May 27, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 34
Twelve graduates received top honors at Truman’s spring 2003 commencement exercises held May 17 at Stokes Stadium. Each valedictorian had a perfect 4.0 grade point average for all subjects. Pictured from left to right are Brooke Sherrard, Sarah Yancey, Clint Borgstadt, Thomas Harper, Jennifer Altis, David Fieleke, Jennifer Main, Cancan Ma, Mircea Negrea, Kristin McFarland, Anne Lutjens and Katylin Mayhle.
President Jack Magruder (left) and David McKamie, professor of music, (right) congratulate Andy Lee (center) on receiving the Presser Scholar grant.
Richard Andrew (Andy) Lee, junior music performance
and mathematics double major from Liberty, Mo., has been named a Presser
Scholar for the 2003-2004 academic year.
The Technology Champions are a group of faculty and staff who collectively have expertise in 65 area of technology, particularly software applications and their use. The Technology Champions have agreed to be available to answer your specific questions about their respective areas of expertise.
Nnadozie uses technology every day to help him prepare for his classes. Excel, PowerPoint and BlackBoard are some software packages that he uses for his own preparation and in his classes.
Nnadozie believes that using technology in teaching has many benefits, chief among them are the ability to have regular communication with his students and to give them fast feedback to their questions and on their tests and quizzes. Using Excel and BlackBoard allows him to set up online discussions in his classes, to provide class related materials for his students and to build interactive exercises into his classes. Students build their computer skills by using some of this same software to do homework assignments and to prepare for class. Regular use of e-mail by Nnadozie and his students helps to keep teacher and students in close communication throughout the class. He uses Survey Solutions software to poll students for their thoughts on the class and how it is progressing.
To seek Nnadozie’s assistance on any of the software mentioned above, feel free to contact him at 785.5393 or at email@example.com.
May 31-June 1
Specific areas may be closed for periods of time without advance notice for cleaning or contractor projects.
(Hours will vary for Fourth of July holiday.)
Visit http://recreation.truman.edu for more information.
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.
Sept. 1 - Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Oct. 4 - Family Day
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Vacation Begins
Dec. 1 - Classes Resume
Matthew Killmeier, assistant professor of communication, and Capt. Jim Hughes of the Kirksville Police Department, presented a Non-Violence Methods Forum to the public on April 14, organized by the Truman chapter of Amnesty International. Both speakers gave presentations to educate politically minded students about effective methods of non-violent dissent. Killmeier’s presentation explained methods of effective lobbying and communication with the newspaper and television media, including suggestions on advocacy and good communication with the business, industrial and working-class community. Hughes related his experiences with vigils and non-violent dissent and gave some insight and suggestions as to how to maintain safety, and understanding in the community while preserving the right to dissent. Gloria Kwok, associate professor of French; Andy Hilgartner, physicist and author; Wolfgang Hoeschele, assistant professor of geography; and John Quinn, associate professor of political science; presented a panel discussion of historical and scientific issues relating to the War in Iraq on April 17, also organized by the Truman chapter of Amnesty International. Kwok presented a history of the French and American involvement in Indochina, in southeast Asia and its pertinence to the present day situation. Hilgartner gave a presentation on the tremendous menace of depleted uranium resulting from first and second Gulf wars in Iraq. Hoeschele gave a presentation on the German-American perceptions of the war and a comparative discussion of contrasting mainstream thinking in Germany, the United States, as well as other parts of Europe and Asia. Quinn presented a discussion of arguments both for and against the war from the standpoint of the Bush administration, basing the case for on the notion of “rogue states” and defensive pre-emption, and basing the case against on the dangers, losses and illegitimacy of the notion of “pre-emption.” Amnesty International would like to thank these speakers and all the members of the public who participated and attended these forums and discussions, for their time and their dedication.
Heidi Templeton, director of public relations, and Howard Worcester, recycling/ surplus coordinator, presented “Campus Recycling: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” during the Missouri Recycling Association Annual Conference held May 12-14 in Lake Ozark, Mo. Their presentation was part of a session about recycling on college campuses.
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