May 6, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 32
The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education appointed Wilson as the Commissioner of Missouri Higher Education Nov. 1, 2002. As Commissioner, Wilson leads the Missouri Department of Higher Education in carrying out the Coordinating Board’s goals and administrative responsibilities for the state system of higher education. The state system includes 13 public four-year college and university campuses, 19 public two-year campuses, one public two-year technical college, 25 independent colleges and universities and 120 proprietary schools serving more than 360,000 students.
Wilson became the cabinet director for Gov. Bob Holden Jan. 8, 2001. He worked closely with department directors to improve performance and interagency policy innovation in state government.
From 1998 until 2001, Wilson served as Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. In November 2000, the Revenue Department became the first department of state government in Missouri ever to win the respected Missouri Quality Award (MQA) for outstanding customer satisfaction, quality, employee involvement and leadership.
Wilson previously served as deputy director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, a position he has held since 1994. During that time, he worked to develop and implement the Show Me Results initiative. He was recognized by Governing magazine in ranking Missouri as one of the top states in managing for results.
Wilson is a 1976 graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs. He received a master’s degree in business administration from St. Louis University in 1980. In 1995, he completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.
Howard Worcester, recycling coordinator, presents
Melissa Kohl, Grim Hall director, and Stephanie Hurd, apartment complex
coordinator, with a trophy made by the Art Club for winning the 2003 recycling
competition. Grim Hall also won the competition last year.
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A reception will be held
All are welcome.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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There will be a drawing for door prizes including a men’s and women’s
Harry S. Truman’s 119th Birthday Picnic
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Outstanding New Organization Award
Outstanding President of the Year Award
Outstanding Organization Awards
Senior Leadership Award
Excellence in Diversity Award
Student Excellence Award
Outstanding Student Worker Award
E.M. Violette Outstanding Adviser of the Year Award
Outstanding Entertainment Event Award
Outstanding Educational Event Award
Athletic Leadership Award
The SERVE Center Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
The SERVE Center Outstanding Organization Award
The SERVE Center Outstanding Service Organization Award
Ron and Elsie Gaber Award
Omicron Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame Award
The First ODK Faculty Hall of Fame Award
ODK Staff Hall of Fame Award
The 2002-2003 Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges students
The Leadership Recognition Program is sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.
The TLC Pass it Along award is designed to honor Truman students who have demonstrated through their actions and activities a commitment to the Truman tradition of caring and reaching out to others. Individuals nominated must be currently enrolled students. Flynn and Goering were selected from those nominated to receive a $50 gift certificate to the Truman Bookstore.
Flynn was nominated because of her compassion and thoughtfulness as a student adviser and a friend. Goering is an outstanding individual, good natured and worthy of a nomination because of his concern for others during difficult times. The Offices of Student Affairs would like to extend their congratulations to Flynn and Goering, and thank them for making Truman State University a caring place for others on campus.
Truman State University has a rich tradition as an institution that values people as much as it values learning. Truman’s history is filled with stories of dedicated service and personal sacrifice to create this tradition. The TLC Campaign involves various strategies designed to encourage and recognize demonstrations of this tradition among the current students.
Visit http://saffairs.truman.edu/tlc for more information.
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
May 31-June 1
Specific areas may be closed for periods of time without
The cost is $5.
Pay in advance at the Public Safety Building to reserve a space.
Call Joyce Burnett for more information at 785.4177.
The American Royal is offering a $3,500 scholarship program called the Royal Six. The mission of the Royal Six is to provide an opportunity for outstanding college sophomores and juniors to advocate agriculture, leadership and the American Royal. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 24 as of Jan. 1, 2003, maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5 and pursuing a four-year college degree as a sophomore or junior during the fall 2003 term. The deadline is May 31. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, MC 103.
The Sallie Mae Fund is offering financial assistance to low-income families of up to $3,800. Students who demonstrate financial need of more than $1,000 without loans, have a combined family income of $30,000 or less and have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 are eligible. The application deadline is May 31. Applications are available online at http://www.thesalliemaefund.org.
professor of psychology
director of the Student Union Building
He and his family are moving to Maryville, Mo., at the end of May.
He will be attendinggraduate school in the fall.
She has accepted the position as associate director
of University Police
Contact Wanda Cagle at 785.4038 for more information.
Stephen Allen, associate professor of business administration, has received word that his paper titled “Assessing the New Search Engines for Information Support in Business Research,” has been accepted for publication in the May 2003 issue of the journal Regional Business Review. His paper titled “Selecting i-Engineering Economy Needs a Consensus,” co-authored with Ted G. Eschenbach, University of Alaska-Anchorage, has been published in the Engineering Economist journal in the Volume 47 issue. Diane Richmond, Web integration/services manager, and Wendy Carter, University of Missouri-Columbia graduate student, presented a topic with Allen titled “Introduction to E-Polling: Enhancing the Traditional Classroom with Web Technologies,” at the Annual HELIX2003-Higher Education Learning and Information Exchange Conference March 20. The three also received word that their paper titled “Prototyping an Electronic Poll Tool (EPT) to Augment the Operations Management Curriculum in Computer Classrooms” has been accepted for presentation and publication in the joint EUROMA-Production and Operations Management Society Conference in June 2003.
Joe Benevento, professor of English, has published a novel, “Plumbing In Harlem,” now available from Publish America.
Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, has had a chapter, “A World Designed by God: Science and Creationism in Contemporary Islam,” published in “Science and Religion” edited by Paul Kurtz (Amherst: Prometheus, 2003).
The Quota Club recently donated monies to the Speech and Hearing Clinic for the purchase of otoscopes for the Audiological Suite.
Steven Reschly, associate professor of history, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship as a senior scholar in Germany. After a month of intensive language study at the Goethe Institute in Berlin, he will spend the year teaching in the Department of British and American Studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Before leaving for Germany, he will co-lead “Sacred Sites in Greece,” a three-week Study Abroad course with 21 students enrolled. He will then co-facilitate the Advanced Placement workshop for high school teachers in U.S. history.
Martha Rose, associate professor of history, has been awarded a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Fellowship to support her research project, “Shifting Perspectives: Mental Retardation in Ancient Greece.” After a month of intensive language study at the Goethe Institute in Berlin, she will spend the year with the Institute for Greek and Latin Language and Literature at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, where she will give a biweekly Vorlesung und Colloquium (lecture and discussion) on her research project. Before leaving for Germany, she will co-lead “Sacred Sites in Greece,” a three-week Study Abroad course with 21 students enrolled. She will also participate as an invited faculty member in a National Endowment for the Humanities institute, “Integrating Disability Studies into the Humanities.” In addition, Rose is an editor for the “Ancient Worlds” volume of the Encyclopedia of Disability (Sage Publications). Her first book, “The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece,” is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.
Antonio Scuderi, associate professor of Italian, organized and chaired a session on “Italian Theater and the Visual Arts,” at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference April 24-26. He presented “Framing and Improvisation in Dario Fo’s Johan Padan.” There also was a special video presentation of a performance of Johan Padan, which displayed English subtitles written by Scuderi.
Glenn Wehner, professor of agriculture, was recognized for his work on the World Gelbvieh Conference and the Genetics on Ice Sale. Wehner is a member of the World Gelbvieh Conference Task Force. The conference was held Feb. 26 in Houston.
A quilt is currently being constructed for Brian Archibald. Students may purchase a square for $5 and faculty members may purchase a square for $10. Quilt squares and fabric pens are available in the Math Division Office, VH 2100, during regular business hours to sign the squares and send Archibald good wishes. The quilt will be donated to Archibald upon completion. All proceeds will benefit the Brian Archibald Agency Account to help him with medical expenses. Contact Susan LaGrassa at 785.7496 for more information.
There will be an all-you-can-eat taco dinner fund-raising event for Brian Archibald from 4-8 p.m., May 6, at Too Tall’s Two. Each dinner is $5, not including a drink. Archibald is a Truman MAE student who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease in February. All proceeds will benefit the Brian Archibald Agency Account to help him with medical expenses. Contact Susan LaGrassa at 785.7496 for more information.
The annual Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest, named in honor of the late Chandler Monroe who taught at Truman for 30 years, will take place at 7:30 p.m., May 6, in the SUB Governors Room. The event is sponsored by the Division of Language and Literature. The contest will feature finalists from the preliminary rounds held May 5. Contestants are students in public speaking classes in the communication discipline giving ceremonial or commemorative speeches. There will be refreshments. Prizes will be furnished by Truman Debate and Forensics and will include $100 first prize, $75 second, $50 third, and $25 for fourth, fifth, and sixth places. Contact Keri Bodensteiner at 785.5885 for more information.
Amy Holland (’02) will return to campus after teaching English in a French secondary school for a year from 6-8 p.m., May 7, in the SUB Spanish Room. She will speak about her experiences and travels during her French government teaching assistantship. Mainstreet Market will be open for those who wish to purchase a meal. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Faculty and students wishing to learn more about this opportunity and anyone interested in teaching in another culture are especially invited. Holland is one of 22 Truman graduates who have applied to teach English in the French school system since 1994-1995. Contact Gregg Siewert at 785.4510 for more information.
Graduation applications for graduate students are due in the Graduate Office, MC 203, by May 16 for August graduation and by Aug. 1 for December graduation.
Graduating seniors and their friends and families are invited to celebrate their graduation at the annual Baccalaureate Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m., May 17, at the Catholic Newman Center. Graduates do not need to wear their cap and gown. E-mail Kim Zamastil for more information at email@example.com.
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 Chariton Valley Audubon Society, the Truman biology department
and the Missouri Department of Conservation are co-sponsoring a project
to document the breeding bird community at Union Ridge Conservation Area
northwest of Kirksville June 7. Contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or e-mail
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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