January 11, 2000 - Vol. 5 No.39
Carnahan Appoints Board Members

Additional College Rectors Announced

Truman Featured in National Newspaper

 Randy HagertyReceives Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Lyceum to Present Dance Theatre

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Students Accepted into Who's Who

Educator of the Year Nominations

Scholarships Available

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Carnahan Appoints Board Members

     Gov. Mel Carnahan has announced the appointment of Tom Jayne and the reappointment of Ruth Mach to the Truman State University Board of Governors. Jayne’s and Mach’s terms will expire in 2006.
     Jayne is a partner in the law firm of Thompson Coburn in St. Louis. He received his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College and his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to his law practice, Jayne serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Managers for the Central Institute for the Deaf, as well as the St. Louis Arts & Education Council Board of Directors.  A native of Kirksville, Jayne and his wife Patricia have three children. 
     Mach, a 1958 graduate of Truman, is an elementary school principal in the Clayton, Mo., School District. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate from Saint Louis University. In 1997, Mach was named by the St. Louis Suburban Principals Association as distinguished principal. She was also honored by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals as a distinguished elementary principal. Mach was appointed to the Board in February 1995. 

Additional College Rectors Announced

Additional College Rectors AnnouncedVice President for Academic Affairs Garry Gordon has announced the selection of Dennis Leavens and Lin Twining as additional college rectors in the Residential College Program, beginning summer 2000.
         The new Residential College Program, inaugurated at Truman in July 1999, is under the administrative leadership of Interim Dean Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom. The goal of the Residential College Program is to enrich the liberal arts culture through expanded living/learning opportunities, professional academic planning and support programs in Truman’s on-campus residences. 
     Leavens, associate professor of English, will serve as rector in Dobson Hall, while continuing to teach half-time in the Division of Language and Literature. 
     Twining, associate professor of biology, will  serve as rector in Blanton-Nason Hall, while continuing to teach two-thirds time in the Division of Science.
     The three college rectors presently serving in the Residential College Program: John Bohac, Kenneth Carter and David Gruber; will continue in their respective positions. 
     The rectors’ primary focus is promoting special residential college sections in the LSP, co-curricular programming of an intellectual, artistic, cultural and current events nature, and meaningful faculty-student interaction in the residence halls. 

Truman Featured in National Newspaper

     Truman State University was cited recently in a New York Times story as an "institution that higher education experts expect to be on the cutting edge."
     The Jan. 1, 2000 story, written by Karon Arenson, focused on five universities that experts feel will fill different niches in the future of higher education. In addition to Truman, University of Phoenix, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alverno College of Milwaukee and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., were cited.
     To read the article in its entirety, search on Lexus Nexus or stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102.

Randy Hagerty Receives Governor’s Award For Excellence in Teaching

     Randy Hagerty, associate professor of political science, received special recognition from Gov. Mel Carnahan during the 1999 Governor’s Conference on Higher Education in St. Louis on Dec. 9.
     Hagerty was one of 64 outstanding faculty members, each representing a Missouri college or university, to be recognized for his commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens. Hagerty was selected for his effective teaching and advising, service to the University, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.
     “Without quality education and quality teachers, we can never reach our full potential, either as individuals or as a nation,” Carnahan said. “This year’s award recipients demonstrate the spirit and expertise necessary to establish excellence throughout every level of our higher education system.” 
    Hagerty began teaching at Truman in 1990. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. Hagerty received his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 
     Hagerty was awarded the 1999 Educator of the Year award. In his letter to the Educator of the Year Committee, Hagerty wrote, “The key to a liberal arts education lies in its ability to train people how to think, which will better enable them to deal with the world of change that they will face in the future. While knowing facts does matter, unless theses facts are used and applied, they will soon be forgotten after a test has been taken or after a semester is over.” This award is the only student-organized honor for Truman faculty. 
     The annual Governor’s Conference on Higher Education brings together the higher education community from across the state, and state government leaders to discuss various aspects of Missouri higher education, including current initiatives and challenges facing higher education. The December conference focused on the cost, price and affordability of Missouri higher education. 

Lyceum to Present Dance Theatre

     The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will present Gash/Voigt, a contemporary all-women’s dance theatre from St. Louis, at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 20, in Baldwin Auditorium.
     Founded in 1987, the Gash/Voigt dance company strives to explore significant issues related to women and society, and express them in an intense live performance. Gash/Voigt is one of the few all-female contemporary dance theatres in the United States. 
     Ranging from dramatic to humorous, their show features magical moments, primitive rituals, and pure kinetics. They hope to stimulate the audience to form new perspectives through their use of dynamic partnering and innovative props.
      Internationally renowned dance artists Susan Gash and Beckah Voigt co-direct the dance company. Gash teaches at Saint Louis University and is part of the summer faculty at the prestigious Missouri Fine Arts Academy in Springfield, Mo. Voigt is an assistant professor of dance at Webster University. The women use an integrated approach to the arts; combining dance, visual art and music.
     Free tickets for students, faculty and staff in the SAB office, lower level SUB. For more information, call the Public Relations office at 785.4016.

Martin Luther King, JR. Celebration

Ecumenical Service of Love and Peace 
3 p.m., Jan. 16
First United Methodist Church
300 E. Washington

The Flame to the Second Century
Kirk Memorial
All day, Jan. 17

Unity V:
Celebration of Dance, Song and Words
3:30 p.m., Jan. 17
Baldwin Auditorium

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
3:30 p.m., Jan. 18
SUB Activities Room

Dream Big
Contest Winners Announced
3 p.m., Jan. 24
Multicultural Affairs Center

All events sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center.


Students Accepted into Who’s Who

     Sixty-three Truman students have been selected to the 1999-2000 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for their outstanding academic achievement, character, leadership and service. They will be recognized at a banquet on March 25.

 Susan Bertelsmeyer, Meredith Boyt, Ryan Brueckmann, Joseph Bruhl, Calvin Buhler, Kathryn Chojnacki, Anne Chopin, Shalyn Claggett, Alyssa Conine, Laura Crandall, Brian Dale, Pamela Dangremond, Sara Denny, Nikita Dixon, Heather Droste, Sarah Dunn, Lisa Eaton, Holly Farkes, Jennifer Floyd, Christopher Foster, Rebecca French, Jaime Geer, Stacey George, Kristin Goodwin, Benjamin Greer, Melissa Hargrave, Kia Hartfield, Kathleen Hechst, Michael Heien, Jason Hill, Megan Hollingsworth, James Hubler, Alicia Ito, Emily Jentes, Bradley Kieffer, Kate Koenig, Jessica Linsday, Jeremy Loscheider, Hannah Lucas, Skylar Martin, Teneshia Milligan, Jill Mullarkey, Jeri Munsterman, Jessica Neighbors, Kristin Orf, Allison Poehling, Kevin Punswick, Oksana Raptsun, Kristi Russell, Emily Salem, Melida Sanderson, Timothy Sandfort, Sebastian Schnellbacher, Keri Silea, Brandon Smith, Alison Sparks, Kathryn Spiegel, Todor Stavrev, Darlene
Tad-y, David Unger, Kiya Willis, Bradley Wilson and Karin Wirsig.

Educator of the Year Nominations

Nomination applications for Educator of the Year are now available in the Student Senate office, lower level SUB. 

All students are encouraged to nominate outstanding professors.

All nominations are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 27, in the CAOC office, lower level Student Union.

For more  information, call Kristen Riebeling at 785.4714.


Scholarships Available

Endowed Scholarships:
Students can pick up the 2000-2001 Endowed and Annual Scholarship booklet in the Advancement Office, McClain 100, or Financial Aid, McClain 103. Deadline is Jan. 20, 2000.
The following additional endowed scholarships have been announced:

Robert & Mona Justice Annual Athletics Scholarship 
$1,000 scholarship available for intercollegiate athletes who demonstrate financial need.

Jean Krause Memorial Scholarship
$650 scholarship for visual arts students majoring in studio art or entering the MAE program.

Dr. Maren L. Partenheimer Memorial Scholarship 
$1,000 scholarship for a full-time student accepted into a study abroad program. 

Additional Scholarships:
Graduate Student Researchers Program
Must be a U.S. Citizen and full-time graduate student. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2000.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship
For women returning to school later in life. Deadline is March 6, 2000.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation
Awards are made on the basis of an essay that describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goals. Deadline is Jan. 1, 2000.

National Association of Water Companies
Applicants must be graduating college seniors or current graduate students in master’s programs. Deadline is April 1, 2000.

For more information, or to get an application, call the Financial Aid Office at 785.4130.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence, had his poems, “Cassis, Early Spring,” and “Sibyl,” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of The Mid-America Poetry Review.

Dr. Keith Doubt, associate professor of sociology; Christine Sheikh, senior biology and sociology/anthropology major from Kirksville, Mo.; Evan Lewis, sophomore sociology/anthropology major from Champaign, Il.; Tricia Kammerer, senior psychology major from St. Louis; Kimberly Frankie, senior biology major from St. Peters, Mo.; Daniel Capotosto, senior sociology/anthropology major from Independence, Mo.; along with Truman graduates Ann Price, Sarah Farthing, Heather Burgess and Jay Lins, had essays on Bosnia published in the recent edition of Sociological Imagination. 

Gloria Kwok, assistant professor of French, presented her paper, “The Politics and Aesthetics of Métissage in Kim Lefévre’s ‘Méstissage Blanche’ and “Retour å la saison des pluies,” at the M/MLA Convention.

Ranjita Misra, assistant professor of health science; Sarah West, senior health science major from Kirksville, Mo.; and Carrie Grantham, senior health science major from Raytown, Mo.; presented their paper “Perceived Academic Stress Among College Students: Comparison of American and International Students,” at the American School Health Association Conference. In addition, Elizabeth Karstens, senior health science major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  and Melissa Seifert, senior health science major from Excelsior Springs, Mo., joined . Misra in presenting their paper, “Faculty Perceptions of International Students’ Academic Stress.” Tony Russo, senior health science major from Kirksville, Mo. and Shannon Donald, junior health science major from Solon, Iowa, also presented a paper, “Relationship Among Academic Stress, Social Support, and Life Stress Among International Students.” At the convention, Misra conducted a post-conference workshop, “Diet Analysis Using Computer Software.” Misra, Michelle McKean, senior health science major from Fenton, Mo., and Karstens presented their paper, “Health Promotions Programs in Missouri Nursing Homes,” at the American Public Health Association Conference. They also presented their paper, “Administrators’ Perceptions of Health Promotions Programs in Missouri Nursing Homes,” at the Gerontological Society of America Conference. Misra, West, Russo, and McKean had their paper, “Academic Stress of College Students: Comparison of Student and Faculty Perceptions,” published in the Journal of College Student Development.

Paula Presley, director and editor-in-chief of the Truman State University Press, was chosen for inclusion in the Millennium Edition of Who’s Who of American Women. She is one of 26,000 individuals to be identified as the most accomplished women from across the United States and Canada.


On Campus 

12 Wednesday
Spring Semester Begins
5:45 p.m.-Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri Western State College, Pershing Building
7 p.m.-KCOM Health Care discussion, Educational Building South Classroom; see Notes
7:45 p.m.-Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri Western State College, Pershing Building

15 Saturday
1-5 p.m.-Gold Medal Competitions, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes
1:30 p.m.-Men’s Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist University, Pershing Building
3:30 p.m.-Women’s Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist University, Pershing Building

16 Sunday
2:30 p.m.-Truman Wind Symphony Band performance, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes
3 p.m.-Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service of Love and Peace, First United Methodist Church; see p. 1

17 Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No classes, offices closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Eternal Flame, Kirk Memorial
3:30 p.m.-Unity V: Celebration of Dance, Song and Words, Baldwin Auditorium; see p. 1

18 Tuesday
7 p.m.-AAUP presents “Z,” Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see Notes

19 Wednesday
5 p.m.-AAUP chapter meeting, SUB Down Under; see Notes
7 p.m.-AAUP presents “The Conformist,” Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see Notes



The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Health Care Topics and Issue guest speaker series at 7 p.m., Jan. 12, in the Educational Building South Classroom on the KCOM campus. Marc Smith, president of the Missouri Hospital Association, will be the featured speaker.

The Gold Medal Competitions for vocal and instrumental students will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Jan. 15, in Baldwin Auditorium. The public is invited to attend and listen to a variety of musical performers. For more information, call 785.4417.

The Truman Wind symphony band, along with the Macon High School band and the Missouri Western State College band, will perform a free concert at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 16, in Baldwin Auditorium. The concert is in preparation for performances by Macon and Missouri Western at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference. Truman will be performing at the College Band Directors National Association Conference in Oklahoma City in February. 

The American Association of University Professors will present “Films With Political Insight,” at 7 p.m., Jan. 18 and 19, in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. “Z,” a French thriller about a political assassination, will be shown Jan. 18. “The Conformist,” a character study of a Mussolini follower, will be shown Jan. 19. 

The Truman chapter of the American Association of University Professors will hold a campus meeting at 5 p.m., Jan. 19, in the SUB Down Under. A presentation and open discussion on the faculty attrition report will take place. 

The Franklin Street Singers will perform at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22, in Baldwin Auditorium.

Phi Kappa Phi invites its senior members to apply for Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowships. The fraternity will award 50 fellowships valued at $7,000 each. Interested members need to complete the application form, provide three letters of recommendation and write an original essay. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2000. For more information, call Terry Olson at 785.4503.

The Women’s Studies Committee is accepting abstracts for the Women on the Edge conference, in honor of Women’s History Month, March 24-25. Deadline to submit papers is Jan. 25, 2000. Abstracts should be sent to Linda Seidel, Division of Language and Literature. For more information, call 785.4491.

Applications for the International Student Exchange Program are due no later than Jan. 24. Application packets must be complete by this date in order to receive consideration for placement during the 2000 fall semester. Students may pick up application packets at the Center for International Education Abroad Office, Kirk Building 120. For more information, call 785.4076.

Full and part-time positions for the Truman Upward Bound program are now available. Potential positions include chemistry instructor, residence hall coordinator, residential tutors/advisers and night supervisor. Applications can be picked up in Kirk Building 220 and are due Feb. 11. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has part-time jobs available, 20 to 40 hours per week, 8 to 10 weeks. They are currently taking applications and administering tests, hiring will be completed in February. Pay begins at $7.50 per hour, plus 31 cents per mile travel expenses. People hired in Adair County will service only Adair County. For additional information, contact Missouri Wins office, St. Joseph, Mo., 816.671.1246.


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