February 1, 2000 - Vol. 4 No.42
Smith to Kick Off Black History Month

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule

Lyceum Series Presents Klezmer Band

Campaign Seeks Lyceum Contributions 

Keith Devlin Schedule of Events 

 McNair Program Workshops Scheduled

Baldwin Lecture 2000

Scholarships Available

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Smith to Kick Off Black History Month

     Dwyane Smith, former assistant dean of Multicultural Affairs at Truman, will return to campus to kick off the celebration of Black History Month, which focus around the theme Reflections from Within. Smith will present his lecture, “Unspoken Legacies: The Higher Education of African-Americans in America Prior to the 1900s,” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, in the SUB  Down Under. The lecture will focus on the history of black education in the United States. 
     Smith, a native of St. Louis, received his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1984 and his master’s degree in education administration in 1991 from Truman. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in higher and adult education from the University  of Missouri -Columbia. He served in the Multicultural Affairs Center at Truman for over 15 years.
     Smith will discuss the education of the first blacks at Jamestown, early inroads, the first blacks to receive degrees, the ante-bellum and post-Civil War periods, the age of Booker T. Washington and will end with the Plessey vs. Ferguson decision.
     Black History Month has been celebrated at Truman for a number of years. Originally established on Feb. 19, 1926, as Black History Week by Virginia educator Carter G. Woodson, it was initiated to honor historical contributions of black Americans. He discovered that black history was not traditionally covered in the public schools at that time and devoted his life to the promotion of their history.
     The celebration was expanded to include the month of February during the American Bicentennial in 1976 and has remained a month-long celebration ever since. February was chosen because the month marked the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Black History Month events

“Reflections from within”

Dwyane Smith, M.S.
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

All events are sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center and Truman ‘s NPHC
 affiliated organizations.


Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule of Events

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, Baldwin Auditorium
This blend of unique music creates a multi-dimensional experience of the lost world of Eastern European Jewish culture and early America as seen through immigrant eyes.

Hello, Dolly!
7:30 p.m., March 1, Baldwin Auditorium
Mainstage Productions brings Broadway’s most beloved matchmaker “back where she belongs” in an all new musical production of
 Hello, Dolly! 

Beverly Sills
8 p.m., April 8, 
Baldwin Auditorium
This celebrated soprano brings warmth, intelligence and humor to the lectern as she shares her experiences in opera and the arts. 

For more information, call the Public Relations office at


Lyceum Series Presents Klezmer Band

   The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will present the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, in Baldwin Auditorium. The band is a hip folk-music ensemble that uses humor and history to pay tribute to the early immigrants of Chicago and the lost world of Eastern European Jewish culture. 
    Maxwell Street consists of two vocalists and eight instrumentalists who combine to present an entertaining blend of dance music, folk songs, theater songs and jazzy Yiddish pop music from the 1930s-1950s. The group performs music drawn from the Maxwell Street Marketplace, a popular entertainment site for the wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants who settled in Chicago at the turn of the century.
     The group has performed in Carnegie Hall, Damrosch Park in New York and on several stages across Europe. They also appear annually in a Hanukkah Concert featuring Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Maxwell Street’s high-energy performances are filled with talent and humor 
     This performance is sponsored by the Heartland Arts Fund Program, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council.

Campaign Seeks Lyceum Contributions 

    As part of the special commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, the Centennial Celebration committee, chaired by professor emeriti of science Dean Rosebery, is concentrating its efforts upon increasing current funding for the Series.
    “As the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Centennial Celebration campaign nears completion, I am asking Truman employees to consider making a gift to the Lyceum Series during the Faculty/Staff Campaign,” said Rosebery,  “Gifts to the Truman State University Foundation will not only support the Series, but will also count toward the campus-wide faculty/staff participation goal.”
     Efforts to increase the fund received a huge boost when the committee received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous local donor. The benefactor agreed to match  all Lyceum Series gifts from individuals, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $50,000.
     To date, the committee’s efforts have resulted in $17,300 in corporate gifts and $49,500 from individuals. The committee is just $500 short of the $50,000 goal for individual gifts.
     Rosebery feels that the success of the Centennial Celebration campaign appears to indicate that the Kirksville community has an appreciation for the cultural opportunities that are provided through Truman’s annual series.
     “I hope faculty, staff and all interested patrons will express their appreciation of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and all the time and effort that Dr. Gilbert Kohlenberg, Dr. Ruth Towne and so many others have contributed, by making a gift to the Lyceum Series,” added Rosebery.
     For convenience, faculty and staff who so desire may request that contributions to the Lyceum Series be donated through the payroll deduction system.


Keith Devlin Schedule of Events

Feb. 1
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

For more information, call the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.


McNair Program Workshops Scheduled

The McNair Program will host a series of career and graduate school workshops, beginning Feb. 9. Donald Asher, accomplished author and lecturer, is the scheduled speaker. 
     Asher’s workshops will focus on successful strategies for graduate school admission and career development, a popular topic among college students. His first workshop, “Bound for Graduate School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs,” will be held from 1-2 p.m., Feb. 9, in Violette Hall 1000. The second, “Designing a Fast-Track Career,” is scheduled from 3-4 p.m., Feb. 9, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free.
     Asher has written several books and has lectured across the country on educational and career topics. Asher’s books will be on display and for sale at the Truman Bookstore during his visit.
      The program is sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center and University Career Services.

Baldwin Lecture 2000

Dr. Tom Angelo 
founding director of the Assessment Center at the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago

7 p.m., Feb. 4
SUB Georgian Room


Scholarships Available

Offered to all liberal arts degree holders who wish to pursue a CPA certificate. Scholarships are given based on academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests, and are contingent upon acceptance in a graduate accounting program. 
Deadline is April 1.

Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Auxiliary Scholarship
Available to students of construction management or agricultural engineering with emphasis in water/soil conservation; must be at least a junior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Gas Capital Scholarship

North Central Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

John Gyles Education Fund

For more information, contact financial Aid, 785.4130



Paula Cochran, associate professor of communication disorders, presented a workshop on using computer-based feedback in speech therapy for the speech-language pathologists of Lee’s Summit schools on Jan. 13. In addition, Cochran recently co-authored the article, “Mining the Internet: Electronic Texts in the Classroom,” which was published in the December/January 2000 issue of Learning and Leading with Technology.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article “Political Parties and Candidate Recruitment in Post-Soviet Russian Politics,” published in the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. He also had his article “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.

The Truman debate team recently competed at the Concordia University speech and debate tournament Jan. 21-22 in Seward, NE. Henri Harmon, freshman pre-accounting major from Kansas City, Mo., and Michael Denham, freshman undeclared from Kansas City, Mo., upset the top team from Creighton University, whose team included one 1999 national finalist, in the octafinal round. Amy Kearney, junior communication major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking, while Brian Amsden, sophomore psychology major from Fenton, Mo., placed sixth.

Joyce Ragland, associate professor of education, spoke at the Kappa Delta Pi forty-second Biennial Convocation in Baltimore, Md., last November. The presentation, “Interdisciplinary Applications of Geography,” was co-presented with David Daniels, associate professor of geography at Central Missouri State University. 

Jeanne Boatright, intern in the Division of Education, is one of five students nation-wide to receive a $1,000 Counselor’s Scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society of Educators for the 1999-2000 academic year. Boatright’s essay was based on the theme, “One Thing I Would Like to Change in Education.”

Douglas Davenport, assistant professor of justice systems, had his article, “Environmental Constraints and Organizational Outcomes: Modeling Communities of Municipal Police Departments,” accepted for publication in Police Quarterly.

Seymour Patterson, professor of economics, had his article, “Investments,” published in the October/November 1999 issue of Economic Focus.


On Campus 

1 Tuesday
11 a.m.-Blue Key blood drive, SUB Activities Room; see Notes
8 p.m.-Informational meeting on Rotary scholarships, SUB Conference Room; see Notes

2 Wednesday
Noon-Faculty Development Lunch, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
4:30 p.m.-Summer Missouri-London Program meeting, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
7 p.m.-KCOM health care discussion, Educational Building South classroom; see Notes
5:45 p.m.-Men’s Basketball vs. CMSU, Pershing Arena
7:45 p.m.-Women’s Basketball vs. CMSU, Pershing Arena

3 Thursday
6 p.m.-Berlin Summer Program meeting, McClain Hall 306; see Notes
8 p.m.-Karlyn Kohrs Campbell public lecture, Violette Hall 1000; see p. 3

4 Friday
2:30 p.m.-Yamaha Clavinova demonstration session, Baldwin Hall 262; see Notes
7 p.m.- Wrestling vs. Coe College, Pershing Arena
8 p.m.-Baldwin Lecture featuring Tom Angelo; see p. 3

5 Saturday
7 a.m.-High school choir contest, SUB Activities Room; see Notes
8:30 a.m.-Board of Governors Meeting, SUB Conference Room
1:30 p.m.-Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
3:30 p.m.-Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
8 p.m.-True Men A Capella Fest,  Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Notes

6 Sunday
7 p.m.-Wrestling vs. University of Central Oklahoma, Pershing 

7 Monday
8 p.m.-Brass Quintet performs; see Notes



Blue Key will host a Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 1-3, in the SUB Activities Room. Free prizes and gift certificates will be available to those who donate.

An informational meeting on the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship is scheduled for 8 p.m., Feb. 1, in the SUB Conference Room. For more information, call 785.4667.

The Wednesday Faculty Development Lunch Series will continue from  noon to 1:00 p.m., Feb. 2, in the SUB Alumni Room. Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Keith Devlin will speak on the topic “Mathematics in a Liberal Arts Curriculum.” All faculty are welcome.

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.

The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Health Care Topics and Issues guest speaker series at 7 p.m., Feb. 2, in the Educational Building South classroom on the KCOM campus. Dr. Clarke Ross, executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, will be the featured speaker.

The Art of Living Club will be sponsoring a Yoga Weekend, Feb. 4 to 6, in Pershing Building 231. Information and registration forms will be available from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Feb. 2, in Ophelia Parrish 213. For more information, contact Lloyd Pfleuger, 785.4056, or Michael Heinz, 785.7178.

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in the Berlin Summer Program at 6 p.m., Feb. 3, in McClain Hall 306. Call Reuben Peterson at 785.4678 for more information.

The 2000 Career Expo is scheduled from 1-5 p.m., Feb. 23, in the SUB. 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.

An information session about the Yamaha Clavinova will be held at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 4, in Baldwin Hall 262. Everyone is welcome.

Cantoria, Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota will host a high school choir contest from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 5, in the SUB Activities Room. The event is free and open to the public.

An A Capella Fest will be held at 8 p.m., Feb. 5, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Mens a capella groups from the University of Illinois, Washington University, Southwest Missouri State University, and Truman’s True Men will be featured at the event. Admission is free.

Truman’s Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m., Feb. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church. Admission is free and open to the public.

College Republicans will have a display table/case in the SUB, Feb. 7-11, to commemorate President’s Day and Ronald Reagan’s birthday. College Republicans meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Violette Hall 1140.

Applications for the Freshman Activities Coordinating Team are available in the CAOC.  Applications are due Feb. 9.

Truman’s production of Man of La Mancha will begin its schedule of performances at 8 p.m., Feb. 9, in Baldwin Auditorium. The program runs through Feb. 12.

University Counseling Services and the Student Health Center will be sponsoring the National Eating Disorders Screening Program, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 15, in the SUB. Counselors will also be available for additional screenings and information from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 16, at the SHC. All screenings are anonymous and free of charge to Truman students. 

Student Activities Board will host an Independent Film Fest, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Violette Hall 1000. Films are due by Feb. 11 in the SAB office and should include participant’s name, phone number and length of film. Admission to the event is free.
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 Board of Governors will meet at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 5, in the SUB Conference Room. 

Evening prayer services for Truman students will be held at 9:30 p.m., Thursday evenings, in SUB 6. The services are sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church and the Canterbury Club.

The Writing Center is  open for conferences. Consultation hours are Monday through Thursdays 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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