April 22, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 30
“Programs preparing professionals for the nation’s schools should be measured against high national standards,” Minner noted. “Just as it is important for those seeking medical attention to know that their physician has been professionally prepared and certified, it is equally important that parents know that teachers have also been carefully prepared to effectively teach students.”
NCATE accredited schools must meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public. Teacher candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they plan to teach as well as the skills necessary to convey it so that students learn. The University must carefully assess this knowledge and skill to determine that candidates may graduate. They must also have partnerships with P-12 schools that enable candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn. Candidates must be prepared to understand and work with diverse student populations. University faculty must model effective teaching practices and the department must have the resources, including information technology resources, necessary to prepare candidates to meet new standards.
Truman’s MAE program is built upon the liberal arts and sciences tradition. All MAE students must first complete a Bachelor’s of Art or a Bachelor’s of Science degree with an academic major, then apply to the selective MAE program.
The U. S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as the professional accrediting body for schools, departments, and colleges of education. On-site visits, document review, and accreditation decisions are all carried out by professionals from the education community, including teachers, school specialists, and teacher educators, as well as members of the public and education policymakers.
For more information about Truman’s teacher education program, visit Truman’s Web site at http://www.truman.edu. More information about NCATE is available at http://www.ncate.org.
Established in 1932, the Fellowship Program awards annually 52 Fellowships of $8,000 each and 30 Awards of Excellence of $1,500 each for post-graduate study at accredited institutions of higher learning. The 82 scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for first-year graduate or professional study. Each chapter may nominate one student for the national competition. All national nominees receive a five-year active membership in Phi Kappa Phi.
Haworth is planning to pursue an applied physics degree at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Earth Day Celebration
Mall, Student Union
Free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones
Music by KTRM
Sponsored by Student Senate, RHA,Sodexho and the Environmental Awareness Committee
Downtown Environmental Awareness Celebration
Sponsored by ECO
Kirksville’s Spur Pond Clean Up Canceled
“Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Optimism”
Robert M. Collins
professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia
A reception with refreshments will follow the lecture.
Collins is the author of the book “More: The Politics of Economic Growth in Postwar America.”
For more information, contact David Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785.4321.
Binford has spent his career challenging his students and his colleagues to think about how we learn about the dynamics of the past by studying the static archaeological record. He has invested considerable effort in developing analytical tools and strategies for archaeologists to use to learn more about the past. As a result of this research focus, Binford has long been interested in what students are taught and what they need to know to become life long learners. Learning how to learn has been the focus of his career.
Excavating Neanderthal sites in France in the early 1960s, Binford realized he needed to know more about how contemporary people used their knowledge of their environment and animal behavior to make a living as hunters and gatherers before he could say anything about whether Neanderthals were or were not behaving like us. As a result, he got research funding to conduct an ethnoarchaeological study of the Nunamiut Eskimo in central Alaska in order to learn what these mobile hunters needed to know to survive. In 2001, Binford published a major contribution to his field, “Constructing Frames of Reference: Analytical Methods for the Use of Environmental and Hunter-Gatherer Data Sets in Archaeology,” which should establish a framework for archaeological research for years to come.
During his career, Binford has taught at the University of Chicago, UCLA, the University of New Mexico, and Southern Methodist University. He is now partially retired and resides in Kirksville.
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Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, (left) receives the Morris D. Forkosch award from Ed Buckner, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism (right).
Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, received
the Morris D. Forkosch award for his book “The Ghost in the Universe.”
It was named “Best Humanist Book of 2002” at the Center for Inquiry Conference
in Washington, D.C., April 11-13. He was given $1,000 in addition to the
Truman’s trial period with the service lasts until May 18. Links to the basic instructions for setting up TurnItIn accounts for faculty and for students can be found at http://tltr.truman.edu/turnitininstructions.html.
Did you know that TurnItIn’s Web site could be used to conveniently manage your students’ exchange and (anonymous) reviewing of one another’s papers? The site can do nifty things like randomly distributing to each student an instructor-specified number of papers to review, keep track of who has and who has not reviewed which assignments and displaying contents and summaries of the peer reviews. Download a PowerPoint presentation with all the details at http://tltr.truman.edu/FacPeerReview.ppt. If you are at all interested in using TurnItIn in the future, please check it out before May 18. TLTR’s recommendation about whether Truman should purchase a TurnItIn subscription will be partly based on faculty interest and participation in the free trial.
Upcoming Fine Arts Events
Spring 2003 B.A. and B.F.A. Art Exhibition Opening Reception
University Art Gallery
Admission is free.
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band Concert
OP Performance Hall
Concert Band Concert
OP Performance Hall
University Choir and Symphony Orchestra Concert
Contact Sam McClure for more information at 785.4434
Thesis Art Exhibit Opening Reception
University Art Gallery
U.S. Hwy 63 Groundbreaking Ceremony
Kirksville Regional Airport
Gates will open to the public at 3 p.m.
The students initiated are: Neetu Abad, Joanne Appleby, Liza Armstrong, Sandra Biszantz, Rebecca Blue, Jeromy Cannon, Kristine Carey, Melissa Clark, Traci Daffer, Carlos Di Stefano, Brian Duff, Ty Fagan, David Fieleke, David Frederick, Sarah Freund, Cabell Gathman, Norma Gill, John Griffith, Melinda Grote, Lisa Hampton, Matthew Hawkins, Kevin Haworth, Jennifer Hertlein, Bryan Hotujec, Virginia James, Austin Jones, Justinas Juknys, Kathleen Kersey, Robbi Kupfer, Todd Lansford, Megan Lewis, Sara Little, Michael Lovinguth, Candice Luebbering, Anne Lutjens, Netanya Martin, Colman McCarthy, Micah McKay, Amy Michaels, Sarah Miller, Daniel Motta, Sean O'Neil, Meghana Patel, Tiara Pettis, Abigail Risius, Jacob Rodemann, Todd Ruecker, Katherine Schenewerk, Brock Schmutzler, Jessica Seamon, Julie Smailys, Ekaterina Smorodkina, Jonathan Spader, Jessica Stephens, Jennifer Svitak, Abigail Swetz Tetyana Sydorenko, Keagan Thalin, Megan Walker, Shannon Wilburn, Tisha Wiley, W. Aaron Wilson, Eli Wiseman and Adrienne Zeiter.
Chuck D of Public Enemy
Speaking on rap, race and the digital divide
Admission is free with student ID at the door.
Improv Comedy Troupe
No tickets are necessary.
Admission is free with student ID and $2 for general admission at the door.
Tickets will be free with student ID and available soon.
Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.
Janice Grow, professor of education, chaired and presented a paper titled “Korean Primary Mathematics: Block Learning and Conceptualization of the Constructs” at the Research Pre-session of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting in San Antonio April 8. Respondents to her paper were Susan Beal, professor and chair of mathematics at Saint Xavier University in Chicago; Paul Trafton, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa; and Denisse Thompson, associate professor of mathematics at the University of South Florida.
Robert J. Miller, senior communication major from Burlington, Iowa, received this year’s George C. Marshall award. The Army ROTC award is a national-level honor given to the top Army ROTC cadet at Truman each year. The recognition allowed Miller to join U.S. government officials at a National Security Seminar April 15-18 in Lexington, Va.
Cassandra Phillips, sophomore art major from University City, Mo., and Abigail Souders, sophomore exercise science major from Rosemount, Minn., received financial help from Phi Kappa Phi. Phillips received $1,000 to help defray expenses while she studies abroad, and Souders received a $1,000 internship grant to help defray expenses while she’s serving as an intern.
Truman’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received 16 individual awards at the 44th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference March 28-29 in Jefferson City, Mo. Kris Kueker, junior accounting major from Perryville, Mo., was elected 2003-2004 Missouri State President of Phi Beta Lambda at the conference. First place recognition went to Maria Rolfes, senior business administration major from St. Louis, for business communications; David Johnson, sophomore political science major from Kansas City, Mo., for impromptu speaking; Andria Rockwell, junior business administration major from Overland, Mo., for public speaking; and Jenny Alleman, sophomore business administration major from Washington, Mo., for future business executive. Second place recognition went to Stacey Kaden, senior accounting major from Lancaster, Mo., for accounting for professionals; Imran Jamal, senior business administration and accounting double major from Mumbai, India, for finance; and Rockwell for future business executive. Third place recognition went to Kueker and Johnson, for emergency business issues; Rachel DeWilde, freshman accounting major from Perryville, Mo., for job interview; and Kara Anderson, junior business administration major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., for management. Fourth place recognition went to Amanda Parke, sophomore accounting major from Manchesney Park, Ill., for accounting principles; Eric Robinson, sophomore business administration major from Kirksville, for business law; Kueker for economics, and Rolfes for marketing. Fifth place recognition went to Emily Szczuka, junior accounting major from Hazelwood, Mo., for business law.
Joseph Farrell, an Italian professor at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, will deliver a presentation on “New Identities in ‘Old Europe’” at 2 p.m., April 22, in the SUB Alumni Room. This presentation will be based on a series of reports he did on European National Identity for BBC Radio.
The Division of Fine Arts will present a public lecture by Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol, on “The Egyptian Royal Family” at 7:30 p.m., April 22, in OP 2210. Contact Sara Orel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Theatre Department will celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday from noon to 3 p.m., April 23, on the Quadrangle. Anyone interested can perform monologues, scenes or sonnets in honor of Shakespeare. The performances do not need to be memorized. Contact Jill Becvar at 627.5505 for more information.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 23, in the SUB Spanish Room. The title of this week’s installment is “Diversity: Teaching and Learning.” Jo Agnew, Linda Seidel and Elaine McDuff will lead discussion. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.
Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 22-24, in the SUB Activities Room. Blood supplies are low and the Red Cross would appreciate as many donors as possible. Contact Tara Owen at 785.5699 for more information.
Graduation applications for students who want to graduate in December 2003 are due in the Registrar’s Office, MC 104, by April 25.
Christ on the Quad: 2003 “Worshipping in Unity” will be from 7-9 p.m., April 25, in the Pershing Small Gym. Contact Mike James at email@example.com or Greg Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a car wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 26, at Hy-Vee. The car wash is free but donations will be accepted. Contact Kevin Brown at 785.5841 for more information.
The Horseman’s Association will host the Spring Horse Show for the NEMO-Arabian Horse Association at 11 a.m., April 26, at the University Farm, located at LaHarpe and Boundary. Contact Theresa Larson at 785.5661 for more information.
PRISM is sponsoring SHOULDstock from noon until dark, April 26, on the Quadrangle. There will be food, booths, merchandise and bands. E-mail Libby Beilsmith at email@example.com for more information.
Squirrel Fest, a concert of multiple bands, will be from 1:30-6:30 p.m., April 26, in the Dobson Hall Courtyard. This event is free and will feature Until Tomorrow. Squirrel Fest is sponsored by the Dobson Hall Senate. Contact Kai Gansner at 785.5249 for more information or look for the display on the Mall.
The Tim AuBuchon Jazz Quartet will perform a concert at 7 p.m., April 26, at the Journal Printing Building. Cost is $10 a person and includes appetizers. Tickets will be available at the door or by contacting James Harmon at 785.4087.
Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor the “Ugly Man on Campus” competition. Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 28-30, in the SUB Down Under. Contact Jessica Nettles at 665.7308 for more information.
An informational meeting about nationally competitive fellowships, such as the Rhodes, Fulbright and Truman, will be from 4-5 p.m., April 28, in the SUB Spanish Room. Students of exceptional ability and all majors are encouraged to attend. National fellowships are offered for studies abroad and in the U.S. Contact John Sapko at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785.4577 for more information.
There will be a study abroad orientation meeting for all those getting ready to study abroad during the summer from 4:30-6 p.m., April 29, in the SUB Governors Room. Patrick Lecaque will give tips on how to prepare for this once in a lifetime opportunity. He will describe what is to be expected, how to pack, etc. Students who have previously studied abroad will answer questions as well. There will be a meeting for students wishing to study abroad in the fall from 4:30-6 p.m., April 30, in VH 1010.
The CSI will offer a Leadership Recognition Program workshop from 9:30-10:20 a.m. and 12:30-1:20 p.m., April 30, in the SUB Activities Room. The sessions are the same. Ron Gaber, vice president and dean of students at A.T. Still University of Health Science, will lead the workshops on résumé building and marketing your leadership skills. The workshops are free and open to any student. There will be a banquet at 6:30 p.m., in the SUB Georgian Room. Contact Abigail Peters at 785.4222 for more information.
Undergraduate graduation applications for students who want to graduate in December 2003 are due in the Registrar’s Office, MC 104, by April 25.
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. Contact Mary Lou Woehlk, director of the Writing Center, by e-mail, email@example.com or phone, 785.4691 for information.
The Cardinal Key Service Club at Truman is conducting a book drive for the Adair County Public Library now through May 2. They will accept new or used books in good condition. There is not a demand for textbooks, but the library needs all other types of books, including children’s books. Cardinal Key will accept monetary donations as well. Checks should be made payable to Cardinal Key. Please drop off the books in the designated boxes at the Adair County Public Library, the Kirksville Primary School, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Hastings, the Centennial Hall lobby and the CSI. For more information, please contact Katie Sauer at 627.1336.
Truman State University will be hosting the Mid-American Athletics Association Championships May 3 and 4. Volunteers wishing to help with this meet would be appreciated. If you have an interest, contact John Cochrane at 785.4341 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Ed Schneider at 785.4342 or email@example.com or Michelle Baier at 785.6039, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Echo Yearbook reminds graduating seniors to stop by the Echo office in the lower level of the SUB to drop off your name, non-Kirksville address, and a $5 payment to have the 2002-2003 yearbook mailed to you.
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