March 18, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 25
The Truman women’s swimming team gathers at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
The women’s swimming team, under the direction
of their new head coach Colleen Murphy, brought home the 2003 Division
II title for the third consecutive year.
Johnson is the vice president and portfolio manager of client services for Loomis, Sayles & Co. Johnson is responsible for managing more than 100 institutional client relationships totaling more than $4 billion in assets. He is a licensed investment adviser with more than 12 years of experience in the areas of equity and fixed income portfolio management and research.
Johnson regularly provides commentary on the economy and financial markets to CBS radio affiliate WBBM in Chicago and KMOX in St. Louis. He also has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine.
Loomis Sayles & Co., established in 1926, is one of the oldest investment management firms in America. Through its institutional product platforms and a family of no-load mutual funds, the firm manages fixed income and equity assets for institutional, high net-worth and mutual fund clients.
The I.M.C.E.R.A. Group which endows the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program sponsors this program.
Johnson will deliver two presentations open to all students. “The Economics of Multiculturalism” will begin at 7 p.m., March 20, in the SUB Georgian Room, and “Corporate Governance and the Investment Management Process” will start at 1:30 p.m., March 21, in Violette Hall 1000. Contact the Business and Accountancy Division at 785.4346 for more information.
May and August 2003 Interim Registration Dates Changed
Carol Ward from the department of anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia
SUB Alumni Room
Ward’s visit to Truman is co-sponsored by Truman State University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.
Contact Cynthia Cooper at 785.4082 for more information or if you wish to meet with Ward during her visit to Truman March 18.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The award honors individuals who have made sustained efforts on behalf of blacks in the State of Missouri. This is the first year for the program, which is part of a nationwide extension of a tradition that began at Delaware State University in 1983.
Nnadozie recently also had the book he edited published by the Academic Press. He wrote the preface and three chapters for the book which is titled “African Economic Development.” Nnadozie received the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award in 1996.
The Public Relations Office has just been notified that the Peking Opera has canceled their performance for the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series that was scheduled for March 25.
Call 785.4016 for more information.
Butler is the executive director of World Trust, and has done a lot of work with minority women in America. She is most well known for her video “The Way Home” in which a discussion takes place between eight councils of women about race, class and gender in the United States.
She also will attend a lunch discussion at 12:30 p.m., March 20, in the Centennial Hall cafeteria for students interested in meeting her and having a short discussion.
Washington University Graduate Study Recruiters to Visit Truman
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
master’s degrees, doctorates and graduate certificates.
10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Professor John R. Russell will present a brief discussion of his research
and discuss opportunities for study in the DBBS.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Call 785.5393 for more information
director of the Student Health Center at the University of Illinois at Champaign
Palinkas is an infectious disease specialist who spent the first decade of his medical career working in a major metropolitan area as the AIDS epidemic was surfacing.
Sponsored by the Residential College Program
Contact Lin Twining at 785.4634 or 785.7122 for more information
The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will present the annual Gold Medal Concert at 8 p.m., March 22, in Baldwin Auditorium. This concert is a showcase for student achievement and will feature four students who were prizewinners in the recently completed Gold Medal Competition. They are Sarah Bennett, soprano; Sarah Billing, viola; Kevin Harrison, tuba; and Dan Kubus, piano. The orchestra also will perform Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” two of the most popular pieces written by American composers in the 20th century. The program also will include “Clockwork” written by Warren Gooch, professor of music. The concert is free and open to the public.
The University Art Gallery will sponsor a public reception for the opening of the 13th Annual National Art Competition, at 7 p.m., March 24, in the University Art Gallery. The exhibit runs from March 24-April 15.
Kathryn Hixson, former editor of the magazine New Art Examiner, made the selections for the show and will host a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m., March 24, in Violette Hall 1000.
More than 200 artists from around the country submitted work for this competition. The exhibit will offer a diverse array of interest and media due to the wide range of artists entering works. Hixson will choose the cash award winners of the competition from the actual artworks.
The reception, gallery talk and admission to the exhibit are all free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4:30 p.m. Contact Aaron Fine, University Art Gallery director, at 785.5386 or e-mail him at email@example.com for more information.
Advising Award Nominations Now AcceptedNominations are now being accepted for faculty academic advisers for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award. Dr. Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar established the award in honor of her late husband, who was president of the University’s Board during the 1970s.
Two academic advisers are selected annually for the award, which includes a $1,000 development fund to be used for travel to advising conferences or institutes, research materials and other relevant items. Only full-time faculty advisers are eligible for consideration.
The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. The 2001-2002 recipients were Diane Janick-Buckner, associate professor of biology, and Kevin Minch, associate professor of communication.
Anyone wishing to nominate an academic adviser should fill out the brief nomination from, which is available in division offices, in the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office or by calling Kathy Powell at 785.4105. The form also can be accessed online at http://vpaa.truman.edu.
Nominations are due April 7. Nominees will be asked to submit additional materials by May 2. Winners will be honored at the summer commencement ceremony in August.
Student Union Purchases Student Art
The Student Union Building has again purchased
art from several Truman students to add to their permanent collection displayed
throughout the building.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has had a poem titled “In St. Maximin With the Old Men at Boules, Looking for the Maestro” accepted for publication in The Evansville Review. Barnes also has had two poems, “Visiting Picasso” and “The First Feria of the Third Millennium, Arles, Easter Monday,” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of The Sewanee Review, America’s oldest literary periodical. In addition, Barnes has had the poems “Autobiography, Chapter XVII: Floating the Big Piney,” “Feria de Paques, Arles Easter 1996,” “By the Ruins,” “Winter’s End,” “West of Reedsport” and “Watching TV at Dooley’s, the Early 1950s” accepted for publication in Abbeywood Press’ “First Anthology of Contemporary American Literature.”
Kit Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, presented on “Social Volunteerism” at the PRIMO conference hosted by Truman State University and sponsored by NEMO AHEC Feb. 8.
Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, will have his essay/polemic “Bob Dylan's Tarantula: An Arctic Reserve of Untapped Glimmerance Dismissed in a Ratland of Clichés” published in the Summer 2003 issue of Jack Magazine.
Sarah Delaware, assistant professor of nursing; Julie Lochbaum, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; and KCOM colleagues; will be presenting a peer-reviewed session at the 2003 Conference of the Central Group on Medical Education of the American Association of Medical Colleges March 21. Their panel discussion/workshop is titled, “The Administrative Portfolio in Medical Education.”
The Truman Forensics Union took third overall
at the annual Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha Honorary National Tournament
held at Western Kentucky University March 8-9. Jaci Devine, sophomore
communication major from Inverness, Ill., captured her first national
championship at the tournament. The tournament confers national titles
each year to the top students in individual events and debate among its
member schools and non-member guests.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., March 18, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic, “What Portfolios Tell Us” will be lead by Doug Davenport, assistant professor of justice systems. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.
The deadline has been extended to submit 2003 Leadership Awards nomination forms. The nominations are due by 5 p.m., March 19, in the Center for Student Involvement, lower level of the SUB. Additional forms are available in the Center for Student Involvement.
The Dobson Hall and Fine Arts Film Series will show the movie “White Nights” at 6 p.m., March 19, in OP 2210.
The Truman State University Child Development Center Seminar Series will culminate with “The Growing of Our Children: Issues of Weight and Health Among Young Children” at 4:30 p.m., March 20, in VH 1300. Pam Gardner, assistant professor of nursing, will be the presenter. Contact Mona Davis at 785.4383 at least two days before the event for childcare.
Beta Alpha Psi is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22, 29 and April 5, in VH 1010. Truman faculty, staff and students as well as Kirksville residents are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Schnurbusch at 665.4603.
Roger Craik will read from his two volumes of poetry from 7:30-9 p.m., March 26, in the SUB Alumni Room. He will address any questions about contemporary poetry, his poetry and creative writing. All are welcome. Contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145 or 785.4269 for more information. The poetry reading is sponsored by the Residential College Program.
Truman will host the Open Track & Field Meet March 29. Anyone wishing to help with this meet would be appreciated. Contact John Cochrane at 785.4341 if interested.
The Third Annual Big Event, an opportunity for students to give back to the Kirksville community, will begin at 9 a.m. March 29. Contact the Serve Center at 785.7222 for more information.
The Annual Service Recognition Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets will be available in Human Resources, MC 106, for $10 through March 26.
The Writing Center is currently accepting applications for Writing Consultants in English and Spanish for the 2003-04 academic year. A limited number of stipend positions are available; however, candidates may choose to fulfill scholarship hours as consultants. Stop by the Writing Center, MC 303, to pick up job descriptions and application forms; or, check the Writing Center Web site at http://ll.truman.edu/wc/wchome.html. The application process must be completed by May 1. This is the first semester that the Writing Center will be hiring a Spanish consultant to work with students writing compositions in Spanish. For more information, contact Mary Lou Woehlk, director of the Writing Center, by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 785.4691.
The 2003-2004 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds. Contact the Financial Aid Office, MC 103, 785.4130, if you have questions.
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