Lee Knefelkamp has keynoted virtually all major American higher education national associations over the past decade --the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Higher Education, the National Association of Women in Education, The American Council on Education, the Ford Foundation, the Lily Foundation, the Danforth Foundation, the National Student Personnel Association, to name a few. On Feb. 7, Knefelkamp, professor and chair of the Department of Higher and Adult Education at Teacher's College of Columbia University, will add to her keynote list Truman's Baldwin Lecture.
"The campus as a laboratory for developing democratic intelligence" will be presented at 8 p.m. in the SUB Georgian Room. Refreshments will be at 6 p.m. in the SUB Alumni Room and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. Tickets for the dinner are available in the Office of Faculty Development for $6. (One need not attend the dinner to attend the lecture.)
Knefelkamp has held faculty positions at The American University and University of Maryland. She also served as academic dean at Macalester College, where she received a bachelor's degree in humanities. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from University of Minnesota.
She is one of the nation's leading thinkers in the areas of student learning, cognitive development and multicultural curricular and institutional transformation. She is a senior fellow of the AAHE and of the AAC&U American Commitments National Panel..
She has been honored for her work in adult learning, student developmental theory building and multicultural curricular design. She has received the Carnegie Foundation's highest national award for teaching and scholarly excellence and the University of Maryland's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award for excellence in both teaching and research.
A former Peace Corps volunteer (Costa Rica), she spends part of every summer teaching in the Intercultural Communi- cations Institute which brings together 1,000 individuals worldwide to study intercultural communication theory and methods.
An advocate for diversity in American education, her works focus on the study of college students' intellectual and identity development. Her most recent work is as contributor to the monograph for the AAC&U's The Drama of Diversity and Democracy in Higher Education. She has written numerous books, chapters and articles during the last 20 years that focus on the study of college students intellectual identity development, intercultural issues on campus and moral and ethical development. Her most requested works are "Seasons of Academic Life" and "The Multicultural Curriculum and Communities of Peace."
Red, yellow, and green flags can be seen decorating the former deli location, surrounding a huge sign that reads "Blimpies."
The new sub and salad shop made its grand debut when students returned from their holiday break. Blimpies came to Truman following the Food Service Advisory Committee's recommendation to franchise another fast food restaurant in Mainstreet after the success of Godfather's Pizza.
Dennis Markeson, director of dining services at Truman, describes Blimpies as a high-quality sub and salad shop. Markeson is pleased with the way the new food service is taking off among students and faculty.
"Students are more apt to use a franchise than a regular deli because of brand recognition," Markeson said.
Unlike the former deli, Blimpies offers transfer options to students on a meal plan. The options include a six-inch sub sandwich, chips and soft drink.
For those not on a meal plan, Blimpies offers a wide variety of nutritional six- and 12-inch sub sandwiches and salads, all under $6.
Mummenschanz, the celebrated visual theater trio known for its winning combination of mime, dance, puppetry and magical trickery, will be in the spotlight 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Baldwin Auditorium as part of the Lyceum Series.
More than just mime artists, the three members of Mummenschanz provide an exciting array of acrobatics, contortionism, dance, mimicry, balancing arts and other high jinks while touching all emotions and hitting on the unexpected at every turn.
The performers' signature technique is based on fluid movements of the body, itself oriented right side up or head over heels as the movement demands, removing human "body language" and movements from the conventional. This technique emphasizes how close society is to other creatures and how, like the creatures, humans are perpetually on the edge of being stretched beyond our capabilities.
"Parade," as performed by the Swiss mask-mime troupe as they present their farewell tour, is a captivating performance that brings favorite Mummenschanz characters together with fascinating new creations.
The group originated in 1969 when founders Bernie Schurch and Andres Bossard staged their first show together. Initially the two Swiss mimes mixed spoken dialogue with mask sketches to create humorous productions.
When Floriana Frassetto, another mime student, joined the pair in the early 1970s to form the Mummenschanz trio, all dialogue was abandoned in favor of shows featuring pure mime and mask sketches able to "speak" in a truly universal language. American mime artist John Murphy joined Mummenschanz in 1992 after death of Bossard.
Free tickets for students, faculty and staff will be available beginning Feb. 5 at the SAB Office, Student Union lower level.
The theatre and music departments are joining together for the first Mainstage production of the year. If We Go Out and Call is an original work devised by the students from both disciplines and will be performed Feb. 6-8 at 7 and 10 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium.
Inspired by a study of collaborative methods from recent avant-garde theatre practice, If We Go Out and Call is a theatrical collage that includes modern American poetry, songs, contact improvisation, postmodern percussion, bits of science and myth, a violinist, images and sounds from the actors' own dreams and memories.
The performance explores two basic concepts: motion, in principle and as particular human joy, and the ancient Greek notion of kairos, or fateful moment, realization bursting in time, divine, magical time.
As with Keely and Du, a previous Mainstage production, the entertainment will be arranged on Baldwin Auditorium Stage in arena formation with the audience on all sides of the playing space. Approximately two-thirds of the available seats will be padded chairs and the rest will be pillows.
To reserve tickets call the theatre box office at 785-4515.
The 1996-97 Faculty and Staff Campaign gets under way this week as Jack Bowen and Vonnie Nichols, the 1996-97 campaign co-chairs, along with 52 area coordinators begin to contact their colleagues across campus encouraging their support of the Annual Fund. These volunteers will be asking Truman faculty and staff to contribute, at any level, to the Truman State University Foundation.
The campaign's primary goal is to increase the participation rate of Truman faculty and staff. This percentage is often a criterion reviewed when the University seeks additional funding such as foundation and/or corporate support. In recent years, the participation rate has nearly doubled from 28 percent in 1994 to 55 percent in 1996. The campaign will continue through the month of February with the goal of exceeding last year's record-breaking participation rate.
Demonstration of an Interactive Multimedia Resume or Portfolio will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the SUB Activities Room on Jan. 28. The program is also scheduled for Jan. 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the SUB Governors' Room and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the SUB Alumni Room. David Hass and John Wilking from Kinetic Media, Inc. will present the demonstrations. The program is open to all interested faculty, staff and students. RSVP to the Office of Faculty Development at 785-4391.
Truman Residential Living is hosting an information session for students interested in being student advisors next year. The session will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 in Centennial Hall lounge. If interested in a student advisor position, you must attend the information session.
The Campus Activities and Organization Center is looking for a Campus Activities Leader Program coordinator. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the CAOC Office. The CAL Program coordinator reports to and works closely with the assistant director Union/campus activities. For more information regarding this salaried position, please contact the CAOC at 785-4222.
The University Career Center is hosting a Fine Arts Graduate School Panel with Truman Fine Arts faculty at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the SUB Governors' Room. For more information, contact Susan Job at 785-4353.
The Historical Society and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring a program titled "In Trouble with the Law: Gender and Theft in Turn-of- the-Century Kansas City, Kan.," with Donna Graves at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in Ophelia Parrish 113A. The program is part of the Colloquium Speaker Series.
The Women's Studies Committee is inviting faculty, staff, students and members of the Kirksville community to submit papers or abstracts for a conference on women and politics. All submissions are to be turned in to Linda Seidel by Jan. 31. For more information, call 785-4491
Blue Key and Cardinal Key are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4, 5 and 6 in the SUB Activities Room. Door prizes will be available from local businesses. Sign up sheets to make an appointment will be available Jan. 28, 29 and 30 in the Student Union, McClain Hall, Pershing Building and the residence halls. Appointments are not required but are encouraged.
Laubach Literacy training sessions will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 3, 10 and 24 at the Kirksville Area Technical Center. Interested individuals should contact Terri Jones at 665-2865 to sign up. Enrollment is limited; individuals must attend all three sessions to fulfill requirements.
The February Wellness Luncheon will be Feb. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in the SUB Governors' Room. Dan Martin of the Thompson Campus Center will present "Heart Healthy Lifestyles."
Mark Kellog, professor of trombone/ euphonium and associate principal trombone with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform in a guest recital at 8 p.m. in the SUB Activities Room. He will be accompanied by Joseph Werner, principal pianist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stuart Yoak, university registrar at Washington University in St. Louis, will be on campus Feb. 10 to present information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program is sponsored by the Staff Development Committee.
The 1997 Truman State University Undergraduate Research Symposium is scheduled for March 14. Copies of the Symposium Booklet containing instructions, abstract requirements, submission forms and other information will be available from division offices and the Undergraduate Research Committee. Abstracts are due on Feb. 10. Contact David Lesczynski at 785- 4411 for more information.
Full- and part-time summer positions are available through the Truman Upward Bound Office. Open positions include instructors in mathematics, composition/ literature, foreign language and journalism/yearbook; tutors for college freshmen; residential tutors/advisors; and photographer. Application materials are available in Kirk Building 220 and are due Feb. 14.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate a faculty or staff member for the "Hats Off Award." The nominee should exhibit service to the University that is above and beyond what is normally expected. Nomination forms are available at the CAOC and Human Resources.
A scholarship for women majoring in education is being offered by the Kirksville Monday Club. Applicants must be of junior status planning to enter the teaching profession, have a 3.0 GPA and show financial need. A written recommendation from a department head is required. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. The deadline is Feb. 28.
Psi Chi is accepting abstracts for its second annual Psychology Conference on Feb. 22. The conference will feature student research presentations, psychology alumni now in graduate school and a practicing psychologist as the keynote speaker. Students from all disciplines who conduct research involving psychological issues or related topics are encouraged to submit an abstract for review. Abstract submission forms can be picked up at division offices. The Division of Social Science, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Funds Allotment Council are sponsoring the conference. All completed abstracts should be placed in the Psi Chi mailbox in the CAOC.
Student Hall of Fame nomination forms are available in the CAOC. Students, faculty and staff may nominate seniors graduating by December 1997. The award recognizes those who have had a personal influence on the University or community and have established a standard by which future leaders can measure themselves. Applications are available for hired tutoring positions at the Multicultural Affairs Center. For further information, call the Center at 785-4142.
KNEU is giving away free CDs from Jan. 27 to Feb. 8. Listeners should be the first caller at 785-KNEU when they hear the arctic blast.
"The Information Age: Transformation into the 21st Century" will be presented by Michael Dolence as part of the Nursing Lecture Series Feb. 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Activities Room. For Missouri Road Conditions, call toll- free, 1-888-ASK-MODOT