Bank of Kirksville Provides Corporate Sponsorship

F.W. de Klerk, Former President of South Africa, To Visit Truman F.W.(Frederik Willem) de Klerk, former president of South Africa, will share his message of "Politics for Peace: The Transition of South Africa" with the campus and Kirksville communities when he visits Truman State University April 4. The Bank of Kirksville, through a significant gift to the Truman State University Foundation, is the major corporate sponsor of the event.

"The Bank of Kirksville is proud to help support this historic event for the enjoyment of Truman students and the community as a whole. Truman State University continues to attract an impressive array of cultural events and guest lectures," Detweiler said. "Truman and its students are truly an asset to the entire northeast Missouri community."

From 1982 to 1989, de Klerk served as leader of the National Party in the Transvaal, the most populous of South Africa's four provinces. He also served as chairman of the Ministers' Council and later as leader of the House of Assembly. In February 1989, he was elected as his party's national leader. Seven months later, after President P.W. Botha resigned, de Klerk was unanimously elected president of South Africa.

In 1993, de Klerk was a co-recipient with Nelson Mandela of the Nobel Prize for the leading role he played in the democratization of South Africa and Time magazine's Man of the Year.

Free tickets for de Klerk's presentation will be available beginning March 23. De Klerk will speak at 8 p.m., April 4 in Baldwin Auditorium. More information regarding de Klerk and his visit will be featured in upcoming issues of Truman Today.

Sodexho Presents United Way Check

Sodexho campus food service presented a $3,448.50 check to the United Way on behalf of approximately 1,000 students who participated in a food fast held in the residence halls. Sodexho gave students the option to skip a meal and designate the money to be donated to the United Way.

Dennis Markeson, director of Sodexho, presented the check to organizers of the food fast: Ron Laue, Missouri Colleges director, Amy Persell, director of E.C. Grim and the apartments, and Kelly Dolles, assistant to the director of E.C. Grim and the apartments.

IABC Hosts Career Day Symposium

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is hosting a business and communication career symposium Feb. 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the SUB Down Under. The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring career options for students interested in the fields of business and communication.

Four panelists will discuss their educational backgrounds, careers and the way communication is used daily in their jobs. Panelists are Barb Holthaus, Patti Miller, Paul Scholder and Sondra Vandenbos.

Holthaus is the assistant director of Public Relations at Truman. Miller serves as the vice president/general manager for Ortech Manufacturing and operations manager for Orscheln Manufacturing. Scholder is an account coordinator with Valentine-Radford, one of the top three advertising agencies in Kansas City. Vandenbos is a human resources specialist with Dickenson-Diveley Midwest Orthopedic Clinic, Inc. of Kansas City.

The symposium is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the International Association of Business Communicators or the Career Day Symposium, contact Amy Lessmann at 785.7522.

Visiting Violinist Joins Truman Faculty For Chamber Music Concert

The Division of Fine Arts presents guest artist Sarah Gentry, violinist, with Truman faculty Lawrence Stomberg, cellist, and David McKamie, pianist, in a chamber music concert March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium.

The concert will consist of Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 #3 of Ludwig van Beethoven and Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99 of Franz Schubert. Admission to the concert is free.

Sarah Gentry is assistant professor of violin at Illinois State University. She teaches music theory and serves as string area coordinator. She received her master's degree from Yale University and her doctorate from Indiana University, where she studied with Franco Gulli.

Gentry performs as concertmaster of the Illinois Opera Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, first violinist of the ISU Faculty Quartet and violinist of the Ricard Trio, which was featured in the Canterbury (England) Music Festival this past fall. Gentry's other recent activities include recitals in Louisiana, guest solo appearances with the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and performing and teaching as a faculty artist at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

Lawrence Stomberg, assistant professor of music, studied cello at Rice University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He received his master's and doctoral degrees at the State University of New York-Stony Brook. Stomberg performs frequently in the Midwest, with recent concerto and chamber music appearances in Quincy, Ill., Columbia and St. Louis.

David McKamie, associate professor of music and coordinator of piano, has established a successful career as a performing artist and a music educator. McKamie holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance form the University of North Texas and a doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Lincoln Dance Troupe To Perform

The Lincoln University Dance Troupe will perform at Truman Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Founded in 1976 by Theressa Ferguson, this extracurricular organization has grown to the point of receiving national recognition. The Dance Troupe averages 10 students per semester and has more than 150 students. They have performed before governors, the legislative body of Missouri, public schools, universities, conferences and workshops. This event is being sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.

Slide Hampton Headlines Festival

The 30th Anniversary of the Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival is Feb. 28. Twenty-two high school bands will compete in six classes. Individual band clinics will feature professional jazz educators and a masterclass with guest artist Slide Hampton.

Hampton has been featured at many jazz festivals, clubs and concerts around the world. He is regarded as one of the top 10 jazz trombonists of all-time as well as a premier composer/arranger of jazz. He has performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and many others. He founded the JazzMasters, a big band featuring compositions and arrangements by its members.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the Truman State Combo performing. The concert will feature the Truman State Jazz Lab Band and the Truman State Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are available in Baldwin Hall and at the SAB desk. Student tickets are free with a valid ID. General admission is $2.


Rob Layne, freshman, was named top speaker in team debate at the Point Loma Nazarene College Forensics Tournament in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 6-8. Layne and sophomore Holly Ahrens, placed second in the tournament. Freshmen Shane Mecham and Jacob Stutzman were octofinalists in parliamentary debate. At the Central Missouri State University tournament Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Layne, Mecham, Stutzman and freshman Ryan Kennedy were octofinalists in parliamentary debate. Mecham finished third speaker in the tournament. Mecham was also awarded third place in after dinner speaking. In competition held at the University of Northern Iowa, sophomore Sandra Douglas placed sixth in programmed oral interpretation.

Bingcheng Lin, visiting researcher, and Yinfa Ma, associate professor of chemistry, attended the HPCA `98 symposium in Orlando, Feb. 1-5. They presented "Determination of Total Iron Binding Capacity in Serum by Capillary Electrophoresis."

David McCurdy, associate professor of chemistry, has just finished the review of a manuscript submitted to the Journal of Chemical Education titled "Optimizing Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Using Sequential Simplex Optimization."

Philip Wilson, assistant professor of science history, received notice that the International History of Dermatology Society awarded his unpublished essay on skin and skin disease in 18th century medical ideology with their 19th annual Samuel J. Zakon Award. Wilson has been invited to co-chair a symposium in February `99 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London devoted to "Dermatology: A Historical Perspective for the New Millennium."

Jerrold Hirsch, associate professor of history, published "From Play-Party to Popular Front: B.A. Botkin, Folklore, and Proletarian Regionalism,"in Intellectual History Newsletter, 19 (1997) 29-36. Hirsch also referred a manuscript for The Annals of Iowa.

Professor is Pulitzer Prize Nominee

Jim Barnes, professor of comparative literature and writer-in-residence, has been nominated for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Barnes was named in the poetry category for his book, Paris, published by the University of Illinois Press.

According to Heinz Woehlk, head of the Division of Language and Literature, the nomination alone is quite remarkable. For a writer, the Pulitzer Prize is comparable to an Oscar.

"A Pulitzer nomination is not easy to come by. It is costly for a publisher to submit any book for consideration. Barnes' book was submitted to the Pulitzer Committee who, in turn, must decide if the work is worthy.

"Others have also recognized Barnes for his work. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Paris was nominated for a National Book Award which further substantiates the quality of Barnes' effort," Woehlk said.

Barnes began his tenure at Truman in 1970 and recognition of his talent and his contributions to the University have grown ever since. The author of hundreds of published poems, essays and short stories, Barnes is well known as a teacher and scholar. He has been awarded many fellowships, including a Fulbright Award in 1993-94 to study in Switzerland. His autobiography, On Native Ground, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press last year.

Barnes credits the University for his writing career. Barnes said, "I teach and I write. I write and I teach. I can't separate the two. If it hadn't been for the University I wouldn't write. I need the University--I hope the feeling is mutual."

Along with his teaching responsibilities, Barnes serves as the founding editor of the Chariton Review, a literary journal established at Truman in 1975.

Published twice a year, the Chariton Review also has gained national acclaim, earning the designation as one of "19 Magazines that Matter" in 1990 by Writer's Digest.

"The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations are grand honors," President Jack Magruder said. "We are very proud of Jim and pleased to have such a talented person working with our students. He is very much a part of what makes Truman a special place to learn."

Newly Established Scholarships for 1998- 99

The Truman State University Foundation has announced two endowed scholarships to be awarded for the 1998-99 academic year.

The Dr. William H. Fountain Scholarship is for $575. Applicants must be sophomore status or above, demonstrate financial need and show promise as a student.

The Marian M. Morelock Scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating academic talent and financial need. Recipients must be from northeast Missouri with preference given to those from Adair County.

Application forms are available and due in the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 105. Deadline for applications is March 9 at 5 p.m. Questions may be directed to Audra Jackson in the Office of Alumni and Development at 785.4028.

Feb. 27 Open Meetings for Candidate for Director of Physical Plant

Karl Schneider Deputy Head, Contract Management Office Engineering Field Activity Midwest, Great Lakes, IL

1:30 p.m. Open meeting with Physical Plant employees, SUB Georgian Room

2:30 p.m. Open meeting with students, SUB Conference Room

3:30 p.m. Reception with faculty, staff, and students, -

SUB Conference Room


Multicultural Affairs will host "Black Women in America: A Journey of Historical Significance" Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 300. Janice Dawson-Threat, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, will provide a presentation of African-American women and education during the 19th Century.

Attention all seniors planning to graduate May 9: Graduation packet materials will be mailed March 25. Make sure you have an updated local address on file in the Registrar's Office, McClain 104, so you can receive this important information.

The Scholastic Enhancement Experience (SEE) is seeking four students to serve as student program coordinators for the residential scholar program for students of color June 22-July 24. Job descriptions and applications are available in Multicultural Affairs, Adair Building. Deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 27.

Windfall, the campus literary magazine, is accepting prose, poetry, artwork and photography. Submissions should be dropped off in the Windfall mailbox in the CAOC by Feb. 25.

Public Safety presents SHARP (Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention). Unit two focuses on managing social and professional physical harassment and is offered Feb. 23 and 26. Unit three is on sexual assault countermeasures and is offered March 2 and 5. All sessions are 7-9 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center conference room.

MAE assistantship application materials are due April 15 at 5 p.m. in the Graduate Office, McClain Hall 203. Special letters of recommendation are required for the MAE GTRA application.

The winter 1998 issue of Detours is available through Feb. 28 in the SUB Media Center. Features include a Midwest ski resort, Drake Relays track and field event, Bald Eagle Days, local profiles and a feature on the Adair County Courthouse. The cost is $3.50; bulk rates are available.

Psi Chi's Third Annual Psychology Conference is Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ryle Hall main lounge. Keynote speaker is Larry Wrightsman, from the University of Kansas forensic psychology department. The event is sponsored by VPAA, Social Science Division, FAC and Ryle Hall. For more information contact Carrie (627.0566) or Lisa (665.0483).

The Astronomy Club presents "Current Events in Space" by Rich Huerman Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the SUB Down Under.

The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for Student Ambassadors. This honorary volunteer organization is comprised of students who give tours to prospective students. Applications are available in McClain Hall 205. Submit applications to Tim Taylor in the Admission Office by March 6. Interviews will be after midterm break. Contact Lisa Odorizzi (627.1505) or Tim Taylor (785.4114) with questions.

Interested in studying in London this summer? An informational meeting will be Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in SUB 4. For more information, contact Alci Arias at 785.4076. Please note that this meeting is Feb. 25 not Feb. 26 as noted in last week's issue.

Mediators Assisting Disputants (M.A.D.) is offering confidential mediations, personal or organizational consultations and communication seminars for the Truman community. If you are in need of services or have questions, call 785.7222 and leave a message.

Homecoming T-shirts and sweatshirts are still available in the CAOC. Sweatshirts are $16; T-shirts are $7.

Truman State University Optimist Club is seeking charter members. The Optimist Club is a service organization dedicated to youth. Leadership opportunities are available. Meetings are every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:45 p.m. in SUB 4. The next meeting is Feb. 23. If you have any questions or are interested but can't be at the meeting, call Chris at 785.4383.

An informational meeting for Showgirl tryouts will be March 4 at 7 p.m. in Pershing Building 225. Tryouts will be March 18-21 from 7-9 p.m. in Pershing Small Gym.

In honor of Black History Month, Todd Hammond will be speaking at the Mathematics Colloquium on "Mathematics and Sub-Saharan Africa" Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 304.

On Campus

23 Monday

Health Awareness Week through Feb. 27; see information tables located in the SUB

7 p.m.-Rich Webster in concert, Ryle Hall main lounge

8 p.m.-Flute Faculty Recital, Julianna Moore, Baldwin Auditorium

25 wednesday

12:30-1:30 p.m.-The Wednesday Faculty Development Lunch Series will feature "Competitive Scholarships: Helping Truman Students Succeed as Applicants" presented by Debbie Kling, SUB Spanish Room

7 p.m.-Stargazer's Astronomy Club presents Current Events in Space, SUB Down Under

7:30 p.m.-Multicultural Affairs presents "Black Women in America: A Journey of Historical Significance," Ophelia Parrish 300

8 p.m.-Percussion Faculty Recital, Michael Hooley, Baldwin Auditorium

26 thursday

8 p.m.-Lincoln Dance Troupe, Baldwin Auditorium

8:30 p.m.-IABC meeting, SUB 5

9:30 p.m.-Student Memorial Service, front of Kirk Memorial

28 Saturday

Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest, Baldwin Auditorium

10 a.m.-4 p.m.-Psi Chi's Third Annual Psychology Conference, Ryle Hall main lounge; see Notes

noon-Baseball vs. Morningside College

1 Sunday

2:30 p.m.-Faculty/Guest Artist Chamber Music Recital, Sarah Gentry, Lawrence Stomberg and David McKamie, Baldwin Auditorium

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