January 25, 2000 - Vol. 4 No. 41
Nichols and Romine to Lead Campaign

  Angelo to Present Baldwin Lecture

 Final Reminders

 Romportl Named Public Relations Intern

 Distinguished Visiting Scholar to Speak

 Black History Month

 Truman Participates in Medical Programs

 Scholarships Available

 2000 Career Expo

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Nichols and Romine to Lead Campaign 

     The 2000 Faculty/Staff Campaign will be led by Vonnie Nichols, director of the Student Union, and Jeffrey Romine, associate professor of accounting. The campaign will run through February.
     This week, coordinators from different areas will be contacting full- and part-time faculty and staff to ask for support of the Truman State University Foundation. Through the Foundation, private gifts from faculty and staff help fund a wide variety of causes, such as academic scholarships, study abroad programs, faculty development and research. Additional support for each of the academic divisions, cultural programs such as the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and a variety of athletic programs are also included in the Foundation’s funding. 
     “I’m excited about working with a number of colleagues from different divisions to generate some much-needed support for scholarships and technology on our campus,” said Romine. 
     “Truman faculty and staff have been so generous in the past, participating in the campaign at whatever level they can,” Nichols added. “I hope this year even more people will participate, especially since it’s the 100th anniversary of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.” According to Nichols, the University relies heavily upon contributions to help bring such performers as the Saint Louis Symphony and guest speakers such as Jim Lovell to campus. 
     For more information, contact Laura Cook, manager of the Annual Fund, at 785.4688. Watch the Truman Today for campaign updates. 


Angelo to Present Baldwin Lecture 

      Featured speaker Dr. Tom Angelo will engage the Truman community in an interactive Baldwin Lecture 2000 at 8 p.m., Feb. 4, in the SUB Georgian Room. The Baldwin Lecture is an annual Founder’s Day tradition, held in honor of educator Joseph Baldwin.
     Angelo is the founding director of the assessment center at the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. In 1998, he was named as one of the top 40 “Young Leaders in the Academy” by Change magazine. 
     Angelo, in conjunction will Dr. Patricia Cross, pioneered research in instructor-designed classroom assessment practices. Such practices include the use of the ‘three-minute-letter’ and ‘in-progress evaluation surveys,’ alternative sources of classroom assessment.
     Angelo is nationally recognized as a strong proponent of the new paradigm of teaching, which focuses upon student learning and a scholarship of teaching. His emphasis harmonizes with Truman’s mission statement, which outlines the institution’s desire to build a ‘student-learning centered’ environment.
     Angelo’s campus visit will include two workshops for faculty, a discussion about Truman’s assessment program and a reception at 6 p.m., Feb. 4, immediately preceding the annual Baldwin Dinner and Lecture. The reception will be held in the SUB Alumni Room. The dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in the SUB Georgian Room; reservations are required.
     For more information about the lecture, dinner or schedule of events, contact Vicki Duck, Faculty Development, at 785.4391.


Final Reminders

Educator of the Year

Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 27, in the CAOC, lower level SUB.

Applications are available in the Student Senate office, lower level SUB.

For more information, contact Kristen Riebeling at 785.4714, or call the Student Senate office at 785.4193.

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Applications for endowed scholarships may be picked up in the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 100, 785.4166. 

Additional scholarships applications are available in Financial Aid, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130.


Romportl Named Public Relations Intern 

     Krista Romportl, sophomore communication major from Rhinelander, Wis., has been selected as the Public Relations Office intern for the spring semester. She is the daughter of Michael and Mary Romportl, both of Rhinelander.
     As the intern, Romportl will assist in the writing, production and distribution of the Truman Today. In addition, she will be responsible for writing press releases and performing various office duties. 
     At Truman, Romportl works on the layout/design staff for Detours and is a member of The Society of the Prim Roses. She also served on the Student Senate Public Relations Committee last spring. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in public relations. 
     Students interested in applying for the fall 2000 internship should stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102, call 785.4016 or e-mail Linda Gordon at lgordon @truman.edu.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar to Speak
     Dr. Keith Devlin will begin his schedule as Truman’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at 7 p.m., Jan. 31, in Violette Hall 1000 with his lecture, “New Geometries of Animals, Flowers, Art and the Human Body.” 
     Devlin’s research focuses on applying mathematical techniques to issues of language/information and the design of information systems. He will present various lectures and discussions concerning the topic throughout the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 4.
      Devlin is the dean of the School of Science at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., and is also senior researcher at the Center of the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. In addition, he is a consulting research professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Information Science.
      Devlin’s published works include 22 books, one interactive book on CD-ROM and over 65 research articles. In 1998, his six-part documentary series, Life by the Numbers, was aired on the PBS network, and this past fall his five-part series, Science Bites, was broadcast on BBC television in Britain. 
      Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, whose first visit is planned for March 21-23, will be the third in this year’s DVS series. In October, David Halberstam visited Truman and discussed his work as a journalist/historian. He will return from Feb. 21 to 23.

Schedule of Events

Jan. 31
Public Lecture: “New Geometries of Animals, Flowers, Art and the Human Body”
7 p.m., Violette Hall 1000

Feb. 1
Public Colloquium: “How did the Brain Acquire the Ability to do Mathematics?”
9 a.m., Violette Hall 1000

Public Colloquium: “Street Mathematics”
7 p.m., Violette Hall 1000

Feb. 2
Faculty Development Lunch: “Mathematics in a Liberal Arts Curriculum”
Noon, SUB Alumni Room

Residential College Colloquium: “What Will Mathematics Look Like in Y3K?”
7 p.m., Ryle Hall Main Lounge

Feb. 3
Public Colloquium: “Infosense-Using Mathematics to Make Sense of Information”
10:30 a.m., Violette Hall 1000

Public Book Signing
Noon to 1 p.m., Truman Bookstore

Feb. 4
Advanced Mathematics Seminar
2:30 p.m., Violette Hall 1010


Black History Month

“Reflections from Within”

Dwyane Smith, M.A.
7:30 p.m., Feb 7
SUB Down Under

The Dutchman
7 & 9 p.m., Feb. 16
Baldwin Hall Little Theatre

Roots; Parts I & II
7:30 p.m., Feb. 20
Baldwin Auditorium

Roots; Parts III & IV
7:30 p.m., Feb 22
Baldwin Auditorium

Quiz Bowl Contest
7 p.m., Feb. 24
SUB Down Under

Live Band & Poets Performance
7:30 p.m., Feb. 26
SUB Down Under

Roots; Parts V & VI
7:30 p.m., Feb. 27
Baldwin Auditorium


Truman Participates in Medical Programs

This spring, Truman will again participate in two medical scholars programs. 
     The first, the Pre-Osteopathic Scholars Program, is an early acceptance program with the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. This program is designed to provide admission opportunities to outstanding students who aspire to become doctors of osteopathic medicine.
     Up to five advancing Truman sophomores will be selected for this opportunity. Truman students currently in the program are juniors Katie Nielsen, Kayla Rowe, Casey Wright and Kristi Morton.
     Students selected for the Pre-Osteopathic Scholars Program are offered acceptance to KCOM conditional upon their achievement of certain academic standards as undergraduates. The deadline is April 1. 
     Truman is also participating in the Rural Scholars Program, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. RSP is designed to address the declining level of health care available in small towns and rural areas of Missouri. Up to two advancing Truman freshmen, plus an alternate, are selected annually.
     Truman students currently in the RSP program are sophomores Sarah Davenport, Jeremy Youse and Cassandra Felkerson (alternate); juniors Kylie Christopherson, Kelly Klarenbeek and Tara Thieman (alternate); and seniors Jacob Kesterson and Holly Wherry.
     Selected students are offered acceptance into the UMC School of Medicine conditional upon their achievement of certain academic standards. While undergraduates, students participate in periodic activities at the UMC School of Medicine.
     The program coordinator may also arrange summer internships in the participants’ hometowns. They may include opportunities to participate in office and/or hospital practice and possible employment in area hospitals. The deadline for this program is May 15.
     Acceptance for both programs is based upon high academic achievement, commitment to a career in medicine and possession of personal characteristics expected for quality physicians. In addition, UMC requires that students are Missouri residents from a small town or rural area, have an ACT composite score of 30 or higher and have leadership skills and interests in a variety of extracurricular and service activities.
     Diane Janick-Buckner, associate professor of biology, is Truman’s contact for interested students. No more than five students will be selected for interviews in each program. Application forms can be picked up in Science Hall 118B. For more information, call 785.4305.


Scholarships Available

MENSA Education and Research Foundation
Awards are made on the basis of an essay that describes the applicant’s career, vocational or academic goal; deadline is Jan. 31.

Graduate Student Researchers program
Must be U.S. citizen and full-time graduate student; deadline is Feb. 1.

Gas Capital Scholarship
Available to full-time students and residents of one of ten counties in Kansas; deadline is Feb. 15.

North Central Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
Available to students majoring in wildlife conservation or related field who reside in certain counties of Missouri; deadline is March 1.

John Gyles Education Fund
Available to Canadian or American citizens with a minimum GPA of 2.7; 
deadline is April 1.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Available to full-time undergraduate students who are a customer or dependent of a customer of AmerenUE or AmerenCIPS and have a minimum GPA of 2.0; deadline is April 17. 
(loan program also available)

For more information, call Financial Aid at 785.4130.


2000 Career Expo

1-5 p.m.
Feb. 23
Student Union

Resumes for pre-screening companies are due by 5 p.m.,
Feb. 3, in the Career Center.

For a list of companies, visit www2.truman.edu/career/expo.html, or call 785.4353.



John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article, “Sickles into Roses: The Communist Successor Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Comparative Perspective,” published in the January issue of Democratization. He also had his article, “Political Parties and Candidate Recruitment, Party Organization and the Communist Successor Parties: the Cases of the MSzP, the KPRF and the LDDP,” accepted for publication in Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies).


On Campus 

25 Tuesday
11:30 a.m.-Physics Colloquium, SUB 5; see Notes

26 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
5:45 p.m.-Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Pershing Arena
7 p.m.-KCOM Health Care Discussion, Educational Building South Classroom; see Notes
7:45 p.m.-Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Pershing Arena
8 p.m.-Alpha Phi Omega rush meeting, Baldwin 351; see Notes; also at 6 p.m., Jan. 27, SUB Activities Room

27 Thursday
10:30 a.m.-Summer Employment Informational Meeting, SUB 6; see Notes; also at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 28
6 p.m.-Career Seminar, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes

28 Friday
2:30 p.m.-Physical Plant Reception, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes

29 Saturday
8 a.m.-Science Olympiad, Science Hall and various classrooms; see Notes
6:30 & 9:30 p.m.-SAB movie, Violette Hall 1000; see Notes

31 Monday
11:30 a.m.-Church of Christ devotional lunch, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
6 p.m.-Career Center employment preview, University Career Center; see Notes
7 p.m.-Keith Devlin Public Lecture, Violette Hall 1000; see p. 2
7:30 p.m.-Society of the Prim Roses recruitment, SUB Conference Room; see Notes; also Feb. 1 and 2, SUB Alumni Room2 Monday 



A Physics Colloquium will be held at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 25, in SUB 5. Matthew M. Beaky from the Department of Physics at Duke University will present “Opening a Window on the Submillimeter Universe.”

The Institutional Review Board will meet every Tuesday from Jan. 25 to April 25. The IRB will review projects which involve humans as subjects. For more information, call 785.7459.

The Wednesday Faculty Development Lunch Series will continue from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in the SUB Spanish Room. This week’s topic, “What is the Value of the ‘Co-curriculum’ to Student Development?” will be presented by Dean of Students Diane Pfeifer.

Student Activities Board is beginning its spring membership selection. Applications may be picked up in the CAOC office, and are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 26. Interviews will be held from Jan. 28 to 31. For more information, call 785.4SAB.

Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity, will hold preliminary rush meetings at 8 p.m., Jan. 26, in Baldwin Hall 351; and 6 p.m., Jan. 27, in SUB Activities Room. In order to rush Alpha Phi Omega, students must attend one of these meetings.

The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Health Care Topics and Issues guest speaker series at 7 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Educational Building South Classroom on the KCOM campus. Jim Bergman, vice president of Human Resources at Northeast Regional Medical Center, will be the featured speaker.

Summer Employment informational meetings are scheduled from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 4:30 to 4:45 p.m., Jan. 27; and from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. or 2:30 to 2:45 p.m., Jan. 28. Meetings are sponsored by the Truman Upward Bound Office, 785.4244, and will be held in SUB 6.

The Career Center will host preview sessions for 2000-2001 employment opportunities at 6 p.m., Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, at the University Career Center.

The Physical Plant will hold a reception in honor of Larry Curtis and Bill Morgenstern from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in the SUB Alumni Room. The two men will be retiring after dedicating 27 and 26 years, respectively, to the University.

Student Activities Board will show The Thomas Crown Affair at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Jan. 29, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free for students with a Truman ID.

Volunteers for the Science Olympiad are still needed. The competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 29. For more details or to sign up, call Kristin Goodwin at 627.4093.

Ekklesia (Church of Christ) will host a devotional lunch at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 31, in the SUB Spanish Room. At noon, Truman alumnus Brad Maxwell will bring devotional thoughts on “I Survived Y2K: What Now?” For more information, call Barry Poyner at 785.4063.

Tim Augustine will present the career seminar “How Hard are you Knocking?” from 8 to 10 p.m., Jan. 31, in the SUB Georgian Room. Admission is free. FAC and Delta Sigma Pi are sponsoring the event.

The Society of the Prim Roses will hold their spring 2000 new member recruitment from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4. There is a $5 fee and all non-Greek women are invited to attend. For information on times and locations, contact Julia Geringer at 785.5823.

The deadline to apply for Phi Kappa Phi national fellowships is Feb. 1. All senior members are welcome to apply. For more information, call Terry Olson at 785.4503.

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in the Summer 2000 Missouri-London Program at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, call Dennis Leavens at 785.4269, or the Center for International Education Abroad at 785.4076.

Bacchus & Gamma invites everyone to attend their weekly meetings held at 8 p.m. every Tuesday in Baldwin Hall 252. For more information, contact Theresa Doll at 665.2738.

The Student Recreation Center holds 27 free, non-credit classes per week. Two new classes, yoga and Irish dance, are being offered this semester. For more information, call 785.7739.

The Truman State University Dance Team will be traveling to the 2000 UPA Cheer and Dance Americup Championship, Feb. 24-28, in Minneapolis. The event showcases top cheer and dance teams. For more information, or to assist in sponsoring the team, call Angie Martin, 665.4660.

The U.S. Census Bureau has part-time jobs available, 20 to 40 hours per week, eight 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, call 816.671.1246.


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