April 1, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 27
President Jack Magruder presents Erin Smith with a Truman Scholar certificate.
Erin Smith, junior political science major from
Bettendorf, Iowa, was one of 76 students from 63 U.S. colleges and universities
selected as 2003 Truman Scholars. The recipients were elected by 20 independent
selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability
and likelihood of ‘making a difference.’
In addition, the Truman team ranked ninth overall, out of the 93 colleges and universities competing at the Portland Nationals. Truman was one of only four programs to place four teams in elimination rounds of the tournament. This is the fourth consecutive year in which Truman has cleared four teams from preliminary rounds into the elimination round bracket.
The team of Timothy Baldwin, freshman communication major from Kansas City, Mo., and Marie Tenny, sophomore psychology major from Villa Ridge, Mo., reached the octafinal round of the tournament. Other Truman teams reaching elimination rounds include: Corey Owens, freshman communication and political science double major from Blue Springs, Mo., and David “Ben” Holley, freshman political science major from Neosho, Mo.; Tyson Helder, sophomore communication and political science double major from Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ryan Walsh, sophomore philosophy/religion major from Cassville, Mo.; and Ian Samuel, sophomore computer science major from Pueblo, Colo., and senior Tyler Unsell, senior communication major from Parkville, Mo.
International Movie Night
Events sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, International Club, ISO,
Contact the ISO Office at 785.4215 for more information
The following students will receive awards:
The Beta Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International is offering a recruitment grant of approximately $120. Applicants must be female, have graduated from a high school in Atchison, Holt or Nodaway County in Missouri, have declared a major in education, currently have a GPA of 2.5 or above and apply in the spring of her sophomore or junior year. Applications must be postmarked by April 7. Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 for more information.
Alicia Ito-Ford, a graduate student at University of Kansas, will be the keynote speaker of the conference at noon. She will speak about positive psychology and the hope model.
The distinguished graduate speaker Kayla White, a graduate student from University of Iowa, will be speaking about brain trauma at 12:45 p.m.
There will be a reception following the two speakers with poster presentations by students. This will be followed by numerous oral presentations by students. Contact Joanna Hoag at 665-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Meet on Quad at 4 p.m.
Procession to Pershing
The Truman Mock Trial team is in its third consecutive year, but this is the first year the team has actually competed. The team went to Mizzou in late January to compete in an invitational tournament. It had a record at that tournament of 4-4, which placed it seventh of 20 teams. Team member Josh Jones, freshman political science major from Kirkwood, Mo., won an award for his advocacy as a defense attorney.
The team went to St. Louis for the regional tournament in mid-February. The regional competition drew 23 teams from Missouri, Illinois, and as far as Arkansas and Kentucky. The team again earned a record of 4-4 at regionals to place 11th. Jones won another award for his legal advocacy, and Libby Beilsmith, junior psychology major from St. Charles, Mo., won an award for her portrayal of the defendant. Other team members include: Alexis Andrews, senior justice systems major from Perrysburg, Ohio; Kevin Chase, freshman physics major from University City, Mo.; John Griesedieck, sophomore political science and pre-education double major from Des Peres, Mo.; Sally Guarino, freshman justice systems and psychology double major from Liberty, Mo; Rachel Spavone, freshman political science major from Springfield, Ill.; and Kelly Wikstrom, freshman pre-business administration major from Sedalia, Mo. The team is coached by Martin Jayne, assistant professor of justice systems.
Forms are available online at http://vpaa.truman.edu/leeadvising.pdf.
Nominations are due in McClain Hall 203 by 5 p.m. April 7.
Sometimes people who are in physically and emotionally abusive relationships may not recognize it. Santoro will speak about the warning signs of an emotionally or physically abusive relationship and how to tell if you or someone you love is in a violent relationship.
The program is free and open to the public. Contact Angie Arellano at 785.4771 for more information.
Opening Band: The Wil Seabrook Band
Rain site: Pershing Arena
Doors open: 7 p.m.
Admission is free
No tickets are necessary
Tickets are now available in the SAB Office, lower level of the SUB
Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information on the upcoming events
Nursing Honor Society Induction May 18, 2002
The Truman State University Nursing Honor Society
will host Dr. Peggy Ellis, a representative from Sigma Theta Tau International,
on April 9 and 10. Ellis will be assessing the Truman State University
Nursing Honor Society to determine whether it meets requirements for chartered
status as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Daniel R. Mandell, assistant professor of history, is the editor of “New England Treaties, North and West, 1650-1776,” Vol. 20 in the series “Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws,” recently published by University Publications of America.
Andrew Ashbaugh, senior computer science and communication double major from Wauconda, Ill., and Bryan Vanderhoof, senior business administration major from Kirksville, received first place awards at the 2003 Missouri Educational Broadcasters Association on March 6. They are KTRM staff members. Ashbaugh was awarded for KTRM’s Web site, http://ktrm.truman.edu. Vanderhoof took first place both for station promotion and for air check. KTRM is streaming live on the internet. The Edge went live online March 26. Link to it at their Web site.
The Truman Horse Association ends the 2002-03 school year as Reserve High Point Hunt Seat Team in the region. This is in part due to the strong showing at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale shows where Truman was High Point Hunt Seat Team on Feb. 23, and Nina Tobler, junior agricultural science major from St. Louis, was Reserve High-Point Hunt Seat Rider. Individual rider points are earned as followed: 1st place-seven points, 2nd place-five points, 3rd place-four points, 4th place-three points, 5th place-two points, 6th place-one point. Team points are calculated based on pre-determined “point riders.” At the beginning of each show a rider from each division (Walk/Trot, Walk/Trot/Canter, Novice, Intermediate, Open, etc.) is selected by the coach and/or team members and their points are tallied toward the Team High Point. In most divisions, riders need to acquire 35 points in order to advance to a higher division and/or qualify for regional competition. Carrie Huot, sophomore English major from Broad Brook, Conn., qualified for Regional competition in Walk/Trot/ Canter and placed high enough at regionals to qualify for zone competition to be held April 12 in Indiana.
Graduation clearance packets were mailed March 31 for May 2003 graduates. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 785.4143 or email@example.com if you do not receive your packet. This packet is a graduation requirement and must be completed by April 25.
Donations are being collected in the Education Division Office to help Brian Archibald, graduate student from St. Louis, pay for medical bills. Archibald, a former Truman football player, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s disease. Checks can be made payable to: Brian Archibald Agency Account.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. The focus will be on teaching strategies for preventing plagiarism. The title of the installment is “Part II: Cheating and Plagiarism: Worth a Pound of Cure.” Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.
The Dobson Hall and Fine Arts Film Series will show the movie “Barton Fink” at 6 p.m., April 2, in OP 2210.
The Progressive Coalition invites liberal minded organizations and individuals that wish to coordinate resources and efforts toward the common goal of creating a better society to attend its first meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, in BH 284. Contact Chris Miller at 665.6514 for more information.
The faculty saxophone recital featuring Randy Smith on the alto saxophone, Tim AuBuchon on the tenor saxophone, Katie Collins on the violin, and Patrice Ewoldt on the piano, will begin at 8 p.m., April 2, in the OP Performance Hall. Contact Randy Smith at 785.4440 for more information.
The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a live satellite event, “Cheating & Plagiarism: Using the Internet,” from 1:30-3 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Governors Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.
The Annual Service Recognition Banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Georgian Room.
Beta Alpha Psi is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.
The Board of Governors will meet at 9 a.m., April 5, in the SUB Conference Room.
The Northeast Area Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies will begin at noon, April 5, at Stokes Stadium. Admission is free. Contact Kara Anderson at 665.1419 for more information.
The Truman Wind Symphony and the Truman Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m., April 5, in Ophelia Parrish.
The Residence Hall Association and Hall Senates are sponsoring “Midnight Masquerade,” a formal, all-hall ball from 8 p.m. to midnight, April 5, at the NEMO Fairgrounds. There will be music, dancing, and refreshments. Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door. They will be on sale from March 31 until April 4 in the dining halls and hall desks. Tickets should be purchased from your hall. Each hall will have a different color ticket.
Tickets for the final production of the 2002-2003 theatre season, the timely Greek comedy, Lysistrata, can be reserved by filling out the form here and sending it via campus mail to the Theatre Box Office c/o Division of Fine Arts. Lysistrata will be performed at 8 p.m., April 8, in the OP Courtyard Theatre for free and at 8 p.m., April 9-12, in the Ophelia Parrish Courtyard Theatre for $2.
The Society of Physics Students will host the zone 12 spring meeting April 11-12 in VH 1000. Presentations will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12, in VH 1000. The cost is free to attend, and $5 for a program, breakfast and lunch. Students from schools in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri will be in attendance. Contact Kevin Haworth at 665.1512 for more information.
The 20th Annual Children’s Literature Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11, in the SUB, the Baldwin Hall Little Theater and VH 1320 and 1000. Ten children’s book authors will meet with students from local elementary schools. Contact Ann McEndarfer at 785.6010 for more information.
The Department of Public Safety will sponsor a Rape Aggression Defense Class from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 12, in the Student Recreation Center. Register and pre-pay the $10 fee at the Department of Public Safety from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The entire 10-hour program must be completed to receive credit. Call Public Safety at 785.4177 for more information.
The Sprinting for Service 5k race/walk will be held at 9 a.m., April 12, at the Adair County Family YMCA. April 12 is National Youth Service Day and the race is being held in conjunction with the Adair County YMCA and the Adair County Humane Society. All funds raised will stay in Kirksville, to benefit all life in Adair County. The registration fee is $10 per person and includes a free T-shirt. A group fee of $50 is offered for teams of six participants. Turn in all donations, fees and forms to the Center for Student Involvement. Please make checks out to Truman State University SERVE Center with "Sprinting for Service" in the memo. Registration is available the day of the race/walk, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed. For more information on Sprinting for Service or to register for the race, check out http://www.the-pack.org, contact Youth Service Council member Beth Evers at 785.7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the SERVE Center at 785.4222.
The Truman Society of Dance Arts will perform a Spring Recital at 7 p.m., April 16, in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Jessica Moe at 665.0456 for more information.
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, email@example.com or phone, 785.4691.
Students wishing to attend next fall’s French or German Immersion Weekend to be held Sept. 27-28 must obtain a yellow card. The course titles are FREN 232 and GER 232. Each is worth one credit hour. For French, contact Ron Manning at 785.4018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For German, contact Andrea Davis at 785.4085. Intermediate proficiency is required.
Applications are now available for the 21st Century Leadership Academy. The Academy is designed to teach women leadership skills, allow them to meet key public policy people in government and learn more about public policy. The training program will be May 18-23 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For more information, contact Patricia A. Miller at 785.4260.
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