Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Wednesday, Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Auditorium
Reception to follow in Baldwin Hall 156 Free tickets for students, faculty and staff are available at the Student Activities Board Office, Student Union lower level, and at the door.
Two new members, John W. Briscoe and Randa Rawlins, have been named to the Truman State University Board of Governors by Gov. Mel Carnahan. Their appointments must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate.
John W. Briscoe
Briscoe succeeds Mary Rhodes Russell, who resigned from the Board in September due to her responsibilities as judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals.
"John has already shown his commitment to the University through his work on the Parents Council," Carnahan said.
Briscoe is a partner in the law firm of Briscoe & Mobley in New London, Mo. In addition to his law practice, he serves as the prosecuting attorney for Ralls County.
Briscoe serves on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar and is chairman of the Bar's Finance Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Barkley Cemetery Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the New London Lions Club, Hannibal Elks Club, Boy Scout Troop 106 Committee and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Briscoe received a bachelor's degree from Westminster College and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He and his wife, Joy, former members and co-chairs of the Truman State University Parents Council, reside in New London. They have three sons, John, Andrew and Philip.
Rawlins succeeds Thomas R. Shrout Jr., whose term on the Board had expired. Rawlins is a shareholder in the law firm of Niewald, Waldeck & Brown in Kansas City, Mo.
"Randa brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Truman State Board," Carnahan said. "Those important qualities will result in outstanding service to the University."
Rawlins is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates and the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, to name a few organizations. She is president-elect of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and was recently named one of Kansas City's "Up and Comers" by the Kansas City Business Journal. In addition to her law practice, Rawlins has been extensively involved in presenting at legal seminars and Kansas City Bar Association meetings. Rawlins was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Award for outstanding trial advocacy by the Missouri Bar Foundation in 1994.
Rawlins graduated summa cum laude from Truman in 1979. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
The Student Affairs newsletter has entered cyberspace. The latest issue (December/January) can be accessed from the newly revised Student Affairs Homepage at http://www. truman.edu/studentlife/ saffairs/saffairs.html or it can be reached directly at http://www.truman.edu/ studentlife/saffairs/newsdir.html.
The October issue is also available through the newsletter directory. New departmental links on the Student Affairs homepage are currently under construction.
The December/January issue features the following four articles by Student Affairs undergraduate student interns: "CHANL," "National Residence Halls Honorary Comeback," "Profile of Dr. Chris Gregory" (assistant college professor), and the "Student Rec Center Update"(new options for faculty/staff families). The newsletter also features "Assessment Corner"with data from the 1997 Freshman Interview Project on student's best out-of-class experiences and Dean of Student Affairs Mark Shanley's column "From the Dean."
The Multicultural Affairs Center will host educationally uplifting programs in commemoration of the life and ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium Reflections of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Thursday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m. ,SUB Activities Room
Ecumenical Program of Love and Peace Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Washington
Unity III: A Celebration of Unity through Song, Dance, and Words Monday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium
Candlelight Vigil for Peace-A Silent Support (Co-Sponsored by Time-out) Monday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., meet on first floor of Baldwin Hall
President Jack Magruder has announced that the 1998 Faculty/Staff Campaign will be led by Donna Bailey, instructor of math and computer science, and Dan Heater, assistant director of the Physical Plant. The campaign is scheduled to begin Jan. 26, 1998 and run through the month of February.
Each year the University appeals to all full- and part-time faculty and staff for support of a variety of funds including scholarships to local students and children of alumni, financial assistance for study abroad, faculty development and research, additional support for each of the academic divisions, and cultural programs like the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. In addition, gifts from faculty and staff fund a variety of athletic programs.
"Truman faculty and staff have been very generous in the past, but participation is just as important, if not more important, than the amount you give. Large corporations and foundations look at the number of faculty and staff who give to the University when deciding whether or not Truman will receive large grants," explained Bailey. Since 1994, the participation rate has increased from 28 percent to 67 percent. "The goal of this year's campaign is to maintain this momentum," Heater said.
Bailey and Heater will be recruiting area and division coordinators to assist with the campaign. Coordinators will be invited to a brief orientation session followed by a reception at the University Residence to kick off the campaign.
For more information or to volunteer as a coordinator, call Laura Cook, manager of the Annual Fund, at 785.4688. Campaign updates will be included in future issues of Truman Today.
The deadline for scholarship applications and letters of recommendation has been extended.
Endowed and Annual Scholarship Applications will be accepted at the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, until 5 p.m., Jan. 23.
Questions regarding the scholarship process should be addressed to Audra Jackson, Office of Alumni and Development, McClain Hall 100, 785.4028.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, is included in the new library reference book titled Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (Volume 28), published by Gale Research. The long essay summarizes much of Barnes' life, including his publications, academic accomplishments, honors, and awards.
Sana Camara, assistant professor of French, has recently published an article "A'jami Literature in Senegal: The Example of Serin Muussa Ka, Poet and Biographer" in the latest issue of the prestigious Research in African Literatures, published jointly by Indiana and Ohio State Universities, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall 1997. The article appeared in a special edition of the journal featuring Arabic writing in Africa. The author of one of the first published dictionaries of Wolof, Camara is a native specialist from Senegal returning from sabbatical study leave, having completed his preliminary examinations for a doctorate in French literature in December 1997.
Janet Davis, associate professor of communication, organized and chaired a program on "Problems and Solutions in Translating Isocrates" sponsored by the American Society for the History of Rhetoric at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago.
Brad Day, a senior biology major, has had five of his original, botanical illustrations published in BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of biological sciences. Day's research was supported in part by a Truman Undergraduate Research Stipend. Day's research mentor is Jeff Osborn, associate professor of biology.
Keith Doubt, associate professor of sociology, published his essay, "The Untold Friendship of Kenneth Burke and Talcott Parsons" in Social Science Journal, 1997, Vol. 34, No. 4, pages 527-537. The study developed from the interdisciplinary course "Kenneth Burke as Social Theorist" taught in spring 1992.
Jean Peterson, Counselor Preparation Program, recently had an article published in the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, titled "Naming Gifted Children: An Example of Unintended `Reproduction.'"
Barry C. Poyner, associate professor of communication, was elected treasurer of the Commission on American Parliamentary Practice at the recent National Communication Association Convention in Chicago.
Truman State University Debaters took first place honors in their respective divisions at the University of Missouri St. Louis winter tournament, Dec 5. Freshmen Ryan Kennedy and Jacob Stutzman won first place in Parliamentary debate. Stutzman was named third place speaker and Kennedy fourth place speaker at the event. Sophomore Holly Ahrens and freshman Rob Layne placed first in policy debate. Ahrens won second speaker and Layne fourth at the tournament. Todd Billy, freshman, was awarded quarterfinalist in parliamentary debate. Truman Director of Forensics John Hart was pleased with the results. "There is not much more you can ask them to do when they win both divisions," Hart said. Parliamentary debate is extemporaneous. Debaters do not know the debate topic until 15 minutes prior to the round. Policy debate is much more research-oriented. Debaters debate the same topic all year. This year's topic concerns United States security assistance to Southeast Asia.
The Women's Studies Committee in cooperation with the Women's Resource Center is sponsoring Radical Women, a conference honoring Women's History Month, March 27-28. Faculty, students, staff and Kirksville community members are invited to submit papers or abstracts that go beyond biographical description to analysis, synthesis, and theory. Entries are due to Linda Seidel (LL) by Feb. 1.
Proposals may address, but need not be limited to radical women in "mainstream" politics, the arts, the academy, ministry, law, medicine, or any other profession. Other topics include radical women in the working classes, women as mothers, aunts, grandmothers, friends, and the contributions of radical women in various liberation struggles. Examples of liberation struggles include Fannie Lou Hamer in the civil rights movement, bell hooks in the feminist movement and Audre Lorde in gay liberation.
On Dec. 3-4, 1997, Clark Chipman, regional representative for higher education grants programs for the Department of Education, visited campus to conduct an on-site review of the McNair Program. Chipman monitors and provides technical assistance to TRIO Programs in the Midwest.
Chipman examined and evaluated all aspects of Truman's McNair Program. He analyzed the administration and management, staffing, impact of research and counseling services offered to McNair Scholars, fiscal management, institutional support, and student outcomes.
After the investigation that included conversations with Dr. Emmanuel Nnadozie, director of the McNair Program, and with other key staff, Chipman concluded in his report to Garry Gordon, vice president for academic affairs, that Truman's McNair Program was a model operation. He commended the institution and the McNair staff for the quality and innovations he found throughout the project. Additionally, he noted that Truman's McNair Program was extremely effective, producing the best student outcomes of all the McNair Programs he had reviewed.
Youth Learn-to-Swim Program is being offered at Truman's Natatorium. The program is co-sponsored by the American Red Cross and is taught by Water Safety Instructors. Classes meet on Saturday mornings. The program begins Jan. 17 and ends Apr. 4 for a total of 10 sessions. Class offerings are: ITAP (Infant, Toddler and Preschool) from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Class size is limited to 18; cost is $15. Three sections of levels 1 through 7 are offered from 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., and noon-12:50 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 in each level; cost is $30. Information and registration forms may be picked up in the Natatorium office located in the Pershing Building or by calling 785.4470.
The John Dennis Scholarship applications are available for college-bound high school seniors planning to major in a criminal justice field. For more information and an application, contact the Missouri Sheriff's Association, 229 Madison St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.
The National Association of Water Companies is soliciting applications for three scholarships to be awarded for the 1998 academic year. Awards are limited to graduating college seniors or current graduate students in master's degree programs. To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and be pursuing or plan to pursue a degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business administration or other field that may lead to a career in the investor-owned public water supply business. Submission deadline is April 1, 1998. For more information and an application, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.
E.M. Violette Museum is now open every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. If the hours do not suit your class schedule, call Special Collections at 785.4532 or 785.4537 to schedule individual or group tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Crime updates are available from the Department of Public Safety by calling the Help Line at 785.4444.
Many lost items such as books, clothing and jewelry are forwarded to the Department of Public Safety each month. If you have lost something, call 785.4176 or stop by the Public Safety Office.
The CAOC is now accepting applications for Campus Activities Leader (CAL) coordinator. The CAL coordinator assists with the CAL staff selection process, spring and fall training sessions, and the coordination of the Freshman Week activities program. The deadline is Jan. 28. For more information, contact the CAOC at 785.4222.
The 1998 Truman State University Undergraduate Research Symposium is scheduled for March 20. 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 approximately Jan. 20. Abstracts are due to the committee by Feb. 13. Contact David Lesczynski at 785.4411 for more information.
The opening exhibition of Clayton Merrell, guest artist, will be Jan. 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the Activities Room of the Student Union. Merrell is a faculty member in the Fine Arts Division and has been on staff since 1996. The exhibition is free; refreshments will be served.
Full- and part-time summer positions are available through the Truman Upward Bound Office. Open positions include instructors in composition/literature and journalism/yearbook; residential tutor/advisors; program counselor and photographer. Application materials are available in Kirk Building and are due Feb. 13.
Educator of the Year nomination forms are available in the Student Senate Office and the CAOC. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 26.
The Gene Schneider Retirement Dinner, a celebration of more than 30 years of service to Truman State University, will be held Feb. 7 at the Shrine Club. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10/person at the Physical Plant, Kirk Building 106; Business Office, McClain Hall 105; the Student Union Office, and the Governmental Relations Office, McClain Hall 202. Tickets will be $12 at the door if seating is available.
6 p.m.-Women's Basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Pershing Arena 8 p.m.-Men's Basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Pershing Arena
8:30-9:20 a.m.-Introduction to New WWW Information Resources workshop for faculty, PML 103; also Jan. 15.
12:30-1:30 p.m.-Liability Issues to Ponder, Faculty Development Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.
6 p.m.-Women's Basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-An Evening With Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. representative to the United Nations, a Kohlenberg Lyceum Series event, Baldwin Auditorium.
8 p.m.-Men's Basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
7 p.m.-Wrestling vs. Northern State (S.D.) and Nebraska-Kearney, Pershing Arena
3 p.m.-Men's Basketball vs. Northwest Missouri, Pershing Arena
5:30 p.m.-Women's Basketball vs. Northwest Missouri, Pershing Arena
1:30 p.m.-Men's and Women's Swimming, Pershing Natatorium
Martin Luther King Jr. Day No classes, offices closed