March 28, 2000 - Vol. 4 No.49
Lyceum to End With Beverly Sills

International Week Adds New Events

Keith Devlin Schedule of Events

Foundation Scholarships Still Available

Residential Colleges Seek Fellows/Visitors

Service Recognition Banquet


2000 Academic Award Recipients

Campus Job Opportunities

On Campus
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Lyceum to End with Beverly Sills

    Beverly Sills, accomplished opera soprano and leading spokesperson for the arts in America, will culminate this year’s Kohlenberg Lyceum Series with a lecture at 8 p.m., April 8, in Baldwin Auditorium. Sills will speak on her experiences in the arts and the importance of promoting arts participation throughout America.
     Sills began her music career at the age of three, and has since become one of the most beloved and respected sopranos of the 20th century. A flourishing member of the New York City Opera from 1955 to 1980, she performed in the world’s leading opera houses and recorded 18 full-length operas and several solo collections. In addition, she appeared in many television programs and received four Emmys for her television program, Lifestyles with Beverly Sills. 
     Upon her retirement from performing in 1979, Sills advanced to become the General Director and then President of the New York City Opera. She utilized her positions to enhance the quality of the opera and to introduce the use of English surtitles in foreign operas in order to spark interest in young performers and audiences.
     Sills has consistently been dedicated to promoting interests close to her heart. She has served on the President’s Task Force on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, she responded to adversity in her own life by becoming the national chairwoman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, where she helped raise more than $80 million. 
     The generosity and talent that Sills contains radiate from the lectern during her speeches. “She’s a remarkable artist and a rare human being,” Johnny Carson said. “Her infectious laughter punctuates every line until the audience get caught up in the madness.”
     As the current chairman of the Lincoln Center, Sills said she wants to expand educational programs and draw young listeners into opera halls. To fulfill her mission, she uses her inspiring lectures to emphasize the excitement and significance involved with the performing arts. 
     KCOM is a platinum-level sponsor of this event, and the Truman Foundation is co-sponsor. Free tickets for Sills’ presentation will be available beginning March 31 in the SAB office for students, faculty and staff. The Edna Campbell Book Store and Truman Business Office will have tickets for $7 each.


International Week Adds New Events

     The Multicultural Affairs Center has added several new activities to their annual International Week, April 3-8. Events will run Monday through Saturday night and will offer opportunities for all Truman students to become involved.
     The week will start with the Parade of Flags around the Quad at 3:30 p.m. April 5, beginning in front of Kirk Building. Opening Ceremonies will follow at 4 p.m. at the Fountain, and there will be a movie night at 7 p.m. in Magruder Hall 124. 
     Tuesday’s activities include a Study Abroad Fair and International Student Office Open House from 2-4 p.m. in Kirk Building, and an Irish Dance Workshop at 7:30 p.m. in the Ryle College Main Lounge. 
     Open Mic Night at Washington Street Java Company is expected to draw several performers Wednesday night. The show runs from 8-10 p.m. and will feature acts by present and former students and faculty. Open-ings to perform may become available.
     For more information on the week’s activities, watch the Truman Today or call Nancy Homan at 785.4142.

Keith Devlin Schedule of Events

March 28
7:30-8:30 p.m.
“Why Golf Balls Have Dimples and Other Secrets of Mathematics”
Violette Hall 1000

March 29
Noon-1:00 p.m.
“Computer Literacy”
SUB Spanish Room
Faculty only

7:30-8:30 p.m.
“Doctor, What are My Chances?”
Ryle College Main Lounge

March 30
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Public Book Signing
Truman Bookstore

3:30-4:20 p.m.
“The Mathematics of 
Space Flight”
Violette Hall 1000

7:00-8:30 p.m.
“How Do Mathematicians View Mathematics?”
Violette Hall 1000

March 31
2:30-3:20 p.m.
“Set Theory for the Real World”
Violette Hall 1010

Call 785.4016 for details


Foundation Scholarships Still Available

     The deadline for the following Truman State University Foundation scholarships has been extended to April 7. Applications are available in the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 100, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Ruth B. Beal Memorial Scholarship ($250)
For English majors admitted to the MAE program who demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

George and Stacy McGuire Scholarship ($350)
For art majors who will be at least sophomores by Fall 2000.

Jean Mason Kraus Scholarship ($650)
For visual arts students majoring in studio art or entering the MAE program. A strong academic record is also required.

German Club Scholarship ($175)
Available to active members of the German Club who plan to study or work in an accredited academic or internship program in a German-speaking country this summer or during 2000-2001. The program must be conducted completely or primarily in German.
Frank and Mary Carter Scholarship (2/$625)
For math majors who are admitted to the MAE program and demonstrate financial need. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA with three recommendations, two from math professors.

Kenneth Stillwell Mathematics Scholarship ($450)
Available to sophomore math majors with a desire to teach and minimum 3.5 GPA. Students need to demonstrate financial need and have two faculty recommendations.

Forest Ross Kimbley Scholarship ($425)
Available to outstanding pre-med or pre-vet majors.

Gerald and Norma McReynolds Scholarship ($825)
For physics or pre-engineering majors who will be sophomores by next semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students from Missouri.

Dr. Eugene W. Smith Memorial Scholarship ($475)
Available for physics majors who will have junior status by Fall 2000 with a minimum GPA of 3.5.


Residential Colleges Seek Visitors/Fellows

     The Residential College Program invites faculty across campus to consider affiliation as Faculty Visitors or Faculty Fellows in the coming academic year.
     Faculty Visitor designates Truman faculty who have an interest in presenting or attending occasional co-curricular programming or social events in the residence halls, or who wish RCP support in using residence hall facilities for meeting with students as mentors or advisers.
     Faculty Fellows receive formal appointment and certain privileges for one of a variety of contributions to the program. These activities may include teaching a residential college section, joining students regularly for meals, holding office hours or tutoring sessions, sponsoring language tables, participating in co-curricular programming or serving as a disciplinary adviser in the residence halls. Academic service as a Faculty Fellow is reported and counted for tenure and promotion.
     Currently, four dozen Truman faculty are affiliated with the Residential College Program for the 2000-2001 academic year. Individuals interested in more information may consult the RCP on the Truman website, under academics; obtain brochures available in all division offices; or contact the Interim Dean of Residential Colleges at 785.4409, or

Service Recognition Banquet

Honor colleagues celebrating their retirement, 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, and 35-year anniversaries with
 the University.

6:30 p.m., April 5
SUB Georgian Room

Tickets are $8 each.
For tickets and reservations, call Maureen at 785.7298
 by March 31.


Scholarships Available

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
15 scholarships available to undergraduates with financial need who wish to pursue careers in biomedical research, are citizens of the U.S., have a GPA of 3.5, and are in the top 5% of the class. 
Due April 28.

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
Outright grants and interest-free loans are available to U.S. citizens who will be juniors or better by the beginning of the term for which funding is sought and have a GPA of 2.5.
Due April 15.

American Business Women’s Association Chapter of Scholarship
Available to Saline County, Mo., residents who are members of an ABWA member’s household and will be at least sophomores at the beginning of the 2000-2001 term. 
Due April 15.


2000 Academic Award Recipients

 Graduate Student-Accounting
Natalie A. Lischer

Undergraduate Student-Accounting
Sarah J. Vicker

Business Administration-Management
Jewelee J. Stoffle

Business Administration-Finance
Carrie A. Erwin

Business Administration-Marketing
Susan L. Bertelsmeyer

Graduate Student-Elementary Education
Erin T. Gray

Graduate Student-Special Education
Kevin J. Hollinger

Jennifer J. Swain

Michael G. Murawski

Melissa M. Mulvaney

Graduate Student-Communication Disorders
Jennifer L. Sutterer, 
Christina R. Marstall
Undergraduate Student-Communication Disorders
Adelle C. Willer

Health Science
Elizabeth A. Karstens

Exercise Science
Melissa D. Hargrave

Teresa J. Griffin

Katherine A. LaBarbera

English (BA)
Shalyn R. Claggett

English (BS)
Heather R. Fester

Lora E. England

Communication-Arts and Science
Anne M. Baum

Heather G. Roddy

Sarah E. Dunn

Heather A. Woods

Gen. George C. Marshall ROTC Award
Joseph G. Bruhl

Computer Science
Caroline F. Poehling, 
Daniel J. Murphy

Aaron P. Nord

Eric R. Schreiter, 
Janell R. Neulinger

Agricultural Science
Angela O. Hughes

Laura L. Walters

Mitchell P. Soderberg

Todor G. Stavrev

Christopher M. Flieger

David S. Pennington, 
Michael G. Murawski

Justice Systems
Jodi K. Banocy

Political Science
Lisa M. Eaton

Jill Bradley

Sociology and Anthropology
Erin E. Wright


Campus Job Opportunities

Summer employment in the New Media Center
Applications are available in the instructional technology center, Kirk Building 133. Due March 31.

Fall 2000 CAOC 
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., April 5, and are available in the CAOC.

 Fall 2000 TruNews staff Applications are available in the TruNews office, SUB Media Center. Call 785.7296.

Writing Center writing
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and interpersonal skills. For more information and applications, visit McClain Hall 303 or 
call 785.4484. 

See the part-time jobs board in the Career Center for 
additional opportunities.



Jim Barnes, professor of comparative literature and writer-in-residence, is currently in Stuttgart, Germany, completing the last month of a Schloss Solitude Fellowship. He is translating the poetry and fiction of Dagmar Nick, a Munich writer. His translation of a second volume of poetry by Nick, Numbered Days, was published last year by the New Odyssey Press. 

Liz Hopkins, campus wellness director, recently had two articles published. The first was a collaboration with 1999 graduate Amy Wieseler, discussing the “Comparison of the Futrex 5000 Skinfold Calipers for the Prediction of Percent Body Fat in College-age Adults.” The second was written with John Cochrane, women’s track coach, and Jerry Mayhew, human performance lab director, on the “Prediction of Arm and Leg Strength from the 7-10-RM Before and After Strength Training on Nautilus Machine Weight.” Both articles appeared in the Iowa Physical Education Journal.

Sarah Dennis, junior English major from Chatham, Ill.; Heather Fester, junior English/communication major from Jefferson City, Mo.; Beth Schroeder, junior English/history major from Wentzville, Mo.; and Tricia Stucky, senior English/pre-elementary education major from Jefferson City, Mo., presented their research on Chaucer at the annual convention of Sigma Tau Delta in Savannah, Ga. Gina Cross, English graduate student from Moberly, Mo., moderated a session at the convention, and Josh Wright, senior English/pre-elementary education major from Kirksville, was invited to read his original poetry.


On Campus 

28 Tuesday
7 p.m.-Panel discussion on feminism and gender issues, Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Notes

29 Wednesday
10 a.m.-Education forum, SUB Activities Room; see Notes
12 p.m.-Baseball vs. Emporia State University
12 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
2:30 p.m.-”Deciding About Graduate and Professional Schools,” SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
7 p.m.-”Entangled Lives Facing our Slaveholding Past,” SUB Georgian Room; see Notes
8 p.m.-Asia begins, Baldwin Hall Studio Theatre; runs until April 1; see Notes
8:30 p.m.-Anti-Semitism lecture, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes

30 Thursday
2 p.m.-Softball vs. Culver-Stockton

31 Friday
7 p.m.-Lakeside Revue, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

1 Saturday
8 a.m.-Free income tax assistance, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes
8 p.m.-Last performance for Asia, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

3 Monday
4:30 p.m.-Video Tour of Germany, McClain Hall 305; see Notes
8 p.m.-Andrea Sokol-Albert piano recital, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes



A panel discussion on feminism and gender issues will be held at 7 p.m., March 28, in the Ryle College Main Lounge. Admission is free.

“Shaping a National Agenda for Women in Higher Education” will be the discussion from 10 a.m. to noon, March 29, in the SUB Activities Room. Students, faculty and staff will discuss key issues that affect education in the U.S. For more information, call 785.4105. 

The Faculty Development Lunch Series continues from 12:00-1:00 p.m., March 29, in the SUB Spanish Room. Distinguished Visiting Scholar Keith Devlin will be the speaker. 

The Division of Social Science is conducting a workshop titled “Deciding About Graduate and Professional Schools” for sophomore and junior social science majors at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., March 29, in the SUB Alumni Room.

Phi Sigma Pi will sponsor “Entangled Lives: Facing our Slaveholding Past” at 7 p.m., March 29, in the SUB Georgian Room. The speakers will discuss the emotional and sociological implications of African-American slavery and relationships today. 

The Fine Arts Department will present Asia, a play written by senior Holly Kerns, at 8 p.m., March 29 through April 1, in the Baldwin Hall Studio Theatre. Tickets are free and will be available at the door.

The Political Science Society will present a lecture on anti-semitism in Eastern Europe at 8:30 p.m., March 29, in Violette Hall 1010. Jeffrey Stevenson Murer, assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, will be the speaker. For more information, contact John Ishiyama at 785.7305.

“Lakeside Revue: That’s Life,” presented by SAB, is scheduled for 7 p.m., March 31, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are available in the SAB office, lower level SUB. 

Free income tax assistance will be available April 1 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Violette Hall 1010. This service is provided by the Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi. 

Pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert, assistant professor of piano at Texas Lutheran University, will perform a solo piano recital at 8 p.m., April 3, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Phi Alpha Theta submissions for Apprentice Historians are due April 4. All history majors may apply. Call Meredith at 665.0651 for details.

The German Club will show Part III of the Video Tour of Germany, Bavaria, at 4:30 p.m., April 5, in McClain Hall 306.

An English translation of the French play “Trois Prétendants...un Mari” will be presented at 8 p.m., April 6 and 7, in the SUB Down Under. All students are welcome to attend. Call 785.4062 for details.

Dr. Tzy C. Peng, president of the Chinese American Forum, will speak on “Chinese Americans in American Society” at 3 p.m., April 6, in Violette Hall 1000. Call 785.4142 for more information.

Applications for Sigma Tau Delta membership are due April 7 in the Language and Literature division office. Applications may be picked up at the McClain Hall third floor bulletin board. 

Alpha Sigma Gamma’s “Run for Their Lives” 5K/10K run/walk is scheduled for 8 a.m., April 8, beginning outside of the SUB. The event is intended to raise funds for two people with serious medical conditions. Pre-registration is $10, or $12 on race day. For more information, call 665.9058.

Glenn Chambers, award-winning wildlife biologist, will speak at the NEMO Fair Grounds Multipurpose Building at 2 p.m., April 8. Admission to his lecture is free, and rides will be available at 1:30 p.m. in McClain Hall circle drive, courtesy of Tri-Beta Fraternity.

The application deadline for Language and Literature Summer and Fall 2000 internships/ practicums is April 14. Applications can be found in the Lang/Lit Division office and must be submitted to David Fortney’s mailbox, McClain Hall 311.

Less Than Jake will headline a free concert for SAB’s “Dog Days,” from 3-5 p.m., April 15, in the McClain parking lot. If any band is interested in opening for Less Than Jake, demos and biographies may be submitted to SAB.

Compact disc sets of the Truman State University’s Chorus and Symphony Orchestra performance of The Messiah are available for $10 at the Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall. 

The Child Development Center is now accepting preschool program applications for fall/spring 2001 and summer 2000 enrollment (5, 8, 10-week sessions). To be eligible, children must be toilet trained and between two and five years. Call 785.4473 to request schedules or applications.

Students interested in the 8th annual French Immersion Weekend should sign up as soon as possible in Baldwin Hall 288 C. The weekend is scheduled for Sept.30-Oct.1, 2000, at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, Mo. A yellow card and completion or enrollment in FREN 221 is required to attend the course. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at or 785.4059.

Garden plots will be available at the University farm for faculty, staff and students. To reserve a plot, contact David Lesczynski at 785.4411.


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