Folk dances performed by the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico will entertain the Truman community as part of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. The Ballet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Baldwin Auditorium.
Direct from Mexico City, the dances date back to the original Indian inhabitants. Tribes such as the Mayas, Otomis and Aztecs have outstanding artists among their descendants, as well as among the mestitos, people of mixed Indian and white descent.
The history of Mexican dance starts with ancient cultures which flourished in the country during the 3000 years preceding the arrival of the first Europeans. There were acrobats, musicians and medicine men who worked with the supernatural in the zone of Tlatilco. Whistles, flutes, trumpets, bells and rattles have been found that accompanied the dances and songs of the religious and festive ceremonies in Mexico.
The Spanish who arrived in Mexico in 1519 AD added new ingredients to the culture. Along with the language, new songs, new dances and new musical instruments contributed to the diversity of expression. Mexico.
This world-wide traveling company of 35 singers, dancers and musicians is under the general direction of Theo Shanab and choreographed by Lino Ortega. They regularly perform in the United States and Canada, and have appeared throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Shanab integrates genuine folk artists, both musicians and dancers, maintaining a high artistic level throughout the performance. The colorful, rhythmic show is presented in a swirl of authentic costumes with Mariachi, Marimba and Jorocho bands providing exciting musical settings for the panorama of Mexican dance and song.
The Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico is a cultural entity fashioned by scholars and researchers and artists, benefitting from the encouragement of the Mexican government. Performances "hand down" traditions through centuries, preserved in living dances with their full meaning intact.
Free tickets for faculty, staff and students are available with identification at the Student Union SAB office.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society recognized more than 50 students for their academic achievements at a ceremony on Oct. 26. The national society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines.
Sophomores honored include Anne Marie Baum, Susan Lynn Bertelsmeyer, David James Boennighausen, Stacie Renae Boes, James Theodor Bonucchi, Kurt Philip Bormann, Jill Christine Bradley, Daniel Robert Cadoff, Jennifer Lynn Chambers,Chun Tat Chui, Shalyn Rae Claggett, Pamela Lynne Dangremond, Markus Austin Dickinson, Kelly Lynn Donovan,Heather Elizabeth Droste, Leslie Karen Dunn, Sarah Elizabeth Dunn, Lora Ellen England, Christine Anne Gaydos, Thomas Granville Gehlbach, Kristin Leigh Goodwin, Marissa Holmes, Ashley Anne Jacquin, Megan Sanders Kahn, Mollie Isensee Kahn, Kevin Matthew Koch, Andrew Paul Kropf, Kristin Anne Liebowitz, Ross Jeffrey Martin, Todd Patrick Mitchell, Christopher David Mobley, Jill Bernadette Mullarkey, James Joseph Neill, Christina Marie Obrecht,David Steven Pennington, David Richard Pisarkiewicz, Miriah Dawn Plawer, Katie Ann Poeppel, Brenton Elliot Povis, Aurelija Purlyte, Jason Loes Reinberg, Kathryn Ann Spiegel, Kathleen Rose Stokes, Melanie Hope Supranowich, Annah Leigh Terry, Janeen Marie Traen, Laurie Elizabeth Wager, Sarah Jane Waters, Holly Lynn Wherry.
Also honored were December 1997 degree candidates who are members of Phi Kappa Phi: Kristen Lynne Aggeler, Andrew Scott Gensler, Karen Lynn Van Cleave, Erin Kate Burns, Lynette Renee Greunke, Kenna Kathleen Johnson, Christopher Gerard Marstall, Amanda Ruth McMichael, Janet Marie O'Neal.
Two seminars will comprise this semester's Science Seminar Series, which will be given by Ursula Goodenough.
Goodenough will present a science-directed seminar, "Sex and speciation," at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the SUB Activities Room. "Religious naturalism: The religious response to the epic of evolution," directed toward a general audience, will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the SUB Georgian Room; a reception will follow.
"Sex and speciation" will highlight recent work which addresses the molecular genetic mechanisms leading to the evolution of separate sexes. This work bridges cell and molecular biology to evolution, and the results suggest that the rates of divergence and evolution of sex-determining genes are rapid.
"Religious naturalism" will use religious doctrines to explain cosmology and nature and to define their culture and morality. Goodenough will use evolution and other biological principles to demonstrate that the scientific world view is every bit as inspirational and full of wonder as religious views.
Goodenough is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University Medical School, and an adjunct professor of cell biology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She has made significant contributions to many areas of cell biology research in a multitude of peer-reviewed publications, numerous reviews and books. She was elected as president of the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB).
Goodenough's involvement in national science promotion and policy is also significant. For example, she has served on both the Future of Space Science Steering Group and the Commission on Life Sciences for the National Research Council.
Her involvement in science and religion includes four years as president of the Institute for Religion in an Age of Science, member of the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science and member of the AAAS Advisory Committee on the Dialogue Between Science and Religion.
The Division of Fine Arts will present two faculty piano recital this week. Both recitals are free and open to the public.
David McKamie, associate professor of music, at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Baldwin Auditorium. The program will feature Beethoven, Brahms and Handel.
Janice Saffir, associate professor of music, will present a faculty piano recital at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Baldwin Auditori-um. Saffir will perform sonatas by Mateo Albeniz, Ludwig van Beethoven (The Tempest), Samuel Barber, as well as Waltz by Ernesto Nazareth and The Banjo by Louis Moreau Gottschalk. She will offer brief comments on the works.
The Women's Resource Center will sponsor "How to be Friends: Relationships Between Sexualities" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Ryle Hall main lounge; Prism will cosponsor the event.
The WRC will also sponsor "BandFest: Fundraiser for Breast Cancer" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the SUB Down Under. All proceeds go to breast cancer research.
Rita Silverman, professor of education and co- director of the Center for Case Studies in Education at Pace University, will bring extensive experience with the case study method to workshops.
The first workshop will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the SUB Alumni Room; the workshop will be repeated from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 in the same room. "Using Case Studies in the Classroom" is a practical, hands-on workshop. Faculty will play the role of students in a demonstration class and will encourage dialogue with Silverman about how the method works and how to prepare cases for their own courses.
All faculty and staff are welcome to participate at no charge. Participants must register by calling the Office of Faculty Devel-opment at 785.4391. If you have questions, call Alanna Preussner at 785.4477 or 785.4489.
"Questions and Answers with Rita Silverman" for faculty will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the SUB Conference Room.
Silverman will have a special session for students, "Facing the Case Study" from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30 in the SUB Governors' Room.
Silverman has co-authored 12 books on topics in education, with particular emphasis on case studies in teacher education. She has published many book chapters and articles on reflective practice. She has worked extensively with assessment, diversity issues, faculty development and teacher training, including graduate teaching assistants. Her most recent book, with W.M. Welty and S. Lyon, Case Studies for Teacher Problem Solving, was published in 1996 by McGraw-Hill.
Silverman has presented workshops on using case studies at many national conferences and at a wide variety of colleges and universities around the United States. She has received several FIPSE grants from the U.S. Department of Education and has been a regular contributor to AAHE, Lilly Foundation, Professional and Organiza-tional Development Network, AACTE and AERA activities.
Richard "Fritz" Klein is not just a Lincoln look- alike, but rather a serious student of one of our greatest U.S. presidents.
Klein will portray Lincoln at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 in the Ryle Hall main lounge as part of Monday Nights In Ryle.
Klein has portrayed Lincoln since 1976 in 35 states on stage, television and film. Born and raised in southern California, he first portrayed Lincoln at a municipal celebration of the nation's bicentennial. He strives to "leave behind an expression of Lincoln's actual thoughts, humor and sentiments" and seeks to engage the audience directly. His program is well researched; it is based on the work of authors such as David Herbert Donald, Louis Warren and Benjamin Thomas.
The Lincoln Institute For Education offers schools an entertaining and unforgettable history lesson about Lincoln. Klein makes this former president come alive for students. The assemblies are done as though Lincoln had come to visit your school, telling with folksy humor of his own experiences in life. The portraits are essentially biographical, although done in first person. Woven into the fabric of the sketch are an emphasis on the importance of education in free society, suspense, drama, humor and the values of honesty and courage.
Klein resides in Springfield, Ill., where he gives performances for some of the city's 500,000 annual visitors. He also travels across the nation on tours and by special invitation.
Several Lincoln books will be available for purchase before and after the presentation.
The University has met approximately 80 percent of its 1998 goal so far. As the campaign progresses, the agencies that benefit from the Adair County United Way will be featured in the Truman Today.
Boy Scouts of America
The mission of BSA is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and to prepare them to make ethical choices throughout their lifetimes and achieve their full potential.
Community Opportunities, Sheltered Workshop
This agency provides meaningful employment to the handicapped adults in the community who are unable to compete in the open labor market because of their disabilities. It serves adults ages 21 to 65 and older.
Mark Twain Area Counseling Center
This center provides high quality, locally based and community-oriented mental health services. The center offers family counseling services to residents who are no longer eligible for assistance through the Department of Mental Health.
The Truman Cheerleading Squad and High Street Dancers will hold a Dessert/Coffee Bar and Service Auction at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the SUB Alumni Room. Auction begins at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will allow the Cheerleading Squad to attend the National Cheerleading Competition in Florida and the High Street Dancers to perform at Walt Disney World. RSVP by Oct. 31 to Melody Jennings at 785.7259 if you plan to attend.
The nursing department will sponsor "Exploring Nursing As A Major" by nursing faculty from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Barnett Hall 225. A review of prerequisite courses and the application process will be given.
Individual yearbook pictures will be taken from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 3 to Nov. 7 on the third floor of the Student Union.
Professor Clifford M. Will from the Department of Physics at Washington University will present "Was Einstein Right?" at a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Science Hall 11. Will will show how a revolution in astronomy and technology led to a renaissance of general relativity in the 1960s. No previous knowledge of physics is required for those attending.
An Art Faculty Symposium will be held from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Baldwin Hall 351. Admission is free. Short talks will be delivered by art faculty on their own work or research. Julia DeLancey will talk about Documents for a History of the Pigment Trade in Renaissance Florence; Marie Dutka will talk about Printmaking in Krakow, Poland; Clayton Merrell will discuss Outsider Art; Sara Orel will discuss Temple as World in Southeast Asia; Libby Rowe will talk about Humor in My Art. A buffet dinner will be served halfway through the evening. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Art Historical Society. For reservations, call DeLancey at 785.4430.
Advising Handbooks are available for students interested in entering the MAE program. They can be picked up at the Math Division Office, Pickler Memorial Library 315, or the Education Division Office, PML 8.
The University Career Center will have a Graduate School Panel on Guidance and Counseling at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the SUB Governors' Room. Christopher Maglio, Patrick Peck and Jean Peterson will share tips on graduate programs, career paths and opportunities in the field of guidance and counseling. For information, call 785.4353.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is accepting applications for 1998 scholars. Sophomores will be given priority, but all students are encouraged to apply. For more information or an application, stop by the Adair Building or call Tracey or Bertha at 785.5393.
The University Clubhouse is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A Halloween Open House for faculty, staff and students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 31 in the Writing Center, McClain Hall 303. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given.
SAB announces a concert with Toad the Wet Sprocket on Nov. 1 at Pershing Arena. Tickets are on sale at the SAB Office.
The University Career Center will host "Career Break on Student Affairs" at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the UCC. Student Affairs professionals will present a panel of information on graduate schools and internships at Truman and elsewhere.
Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., is offering scholarships of up to $3,000 for students majoring in botany, plant genetics and related subjects. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.
A bonfire and storyteller will be featured at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31 at Red Barn Park. The event is free and sponsored by Ryle Colleges and Readers' Roundtable.