April 25, 2000 - Vol. 4 No.53
Program Recognizes Students, Organizations

Truman Birthday Celebration Planned

Special Senate Election

Truman Trivia 

Students Elect New Senate Representatives 

General Honors Program Awards Medals

Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

Graduation Barbecue

Retirement Receptions

E-Commerce Class

Diversity Institute Applications Due May 1

Final Exam Schedule


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Program Recognizes Students, Organizations

     The CAOC 2000 Leadership Recognition Program was held April 19 and recognized several outstanding Truman students and organizations for their service.
     Timothy R. McMahon, director of special projects in the Division of Student Services at Western Illinois University, provided the keynote address. McMahon has 14 years of professional experience in student affairs and understands the value of leadership on a college campus.
     Those honored include Erin Smith, New Student Leader Award; Teneshia Milligan, Outstanding Student Worker; and Tim Hudson, Outstanding Residential Leader Award.
     The Society of the Prim Roses, Outstanding New Organization Award; Stephanie Schlegel, Athletic Leadership Award; Anne Chopin, Alpha Phi Omega (large group), and Stacey George, Student Senate (small group), Outstanding President Awards.
     National College Alcohol Awareness Week?Bacchus & Gamma, Outstanding Educational Event Award; Alpha Sigma Gamma (large group), Delta Sigma Theta (small group), Outstanding Organization Awards; and International Dinner, Interna-tional Club, Outstanding Entertainment Event Award.
     Jamie Geer, Senior Leadership Award; Jaclyn Hentges, Liz Karstens and Rebecca Russell, Student Excellence Award; Liz Hopkins, Cardinal Key, and James Turner, Delta Sigma Pi, E.M. Violette Outstanding Advisor Award; Missy Burger and Melissa Shriver, Ron and Elsie Gaber Award; Susan Bertelsmeyer, Stacey George and Alison Sparks, Omicron Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame.
     Erin Summers, SERVE Center Outstanding Student Volunteer Award; Phi Sigma Pi, SERVE Center Outstanding Organization Award;  and Alpha Sigma Gamma, SERVE Center Outstanding Service Organization Award.
     Sixty-four Truman students were also recognized as 1999-2000 Who’s Who in Ameri-can Universities and Colleges honorees.


Truman Birthday Celebration Planned

     In celebration of Harry S. Truman’s 116th birthday and the end of the academic year, the University and SODEXHO Marriot Services will host a picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ,May 12, on the Mall. 
     A barbecue with brats, chicken, hot-dogs, chips, soda, baked beans, potato salad, relish tray, potato chips, birthday cake and ice cream will be available for $3 for students, faculty and staff. 
     Advance reservations must be made by noon on May 11. To RSVP, e-mail lbradley@truman.edu or call the Public Relations office at 785.7522. The rain site for the barbecue is the SUB Georgian Room.
     A Truman trivia contest is being held in conjunction with the Truman birthday celebration this year. A list of four trivia questions is listed in the sidebar on this page. 
     Interested persons should answer the questions and bring/send the completed contest form (at left) by May 11 to the Public Relations office at McClain Hall 102. 
     Persons who answer all of the questions correctly will have their names placed into a drawing to receive free prizes. Participants must be present at the luncheon to win.
     For more information about the picnic or trivia contest, call 785.4016.


Special Senate Election

April 28
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
SUB lower level

There was a tie for the fifth Student Senate sophomore representative seat

Students with 12-59 hours may vote between
 Kelsey Simpson 
and Jeremy Bright.


Truman Trivia

1. What did the sign on Harry Truman’s White House desk say?

2. For which U.S. President did Truman
serve as Vice President?

3. What Republican did Truman defeat to gain his second term as Pres.?

4. What was Truman’s second favorite passion, after politics?



Students Elect New Senate Representatives

     Junior Ken Hussey was recently elected as Student Senate’s 2000-2001 president while sophomore Jessica Post was elected vice president. Sophomores John Hilton and Ed O’Toole were elected to the offices of secretary and treasurer respectively.
     Winners for representatives-at-large include Adro Mayson, Tanner Williams, Matt Brooker, Andy Lewis and Ken Fixman; for senior representatives, Christopher Ross, Derek Spellman, Sara Jane Bell, Jerry Schirmer and Jessica Loyet; junior representatives, Nolan White, Sara Bartek, Matthew Gorton and Derek Lumsden; sophomore representatives, Beth Evers, Wayne Yocum, Megan Lewis and Muziwi Nyamapfene.
     Jeremy Bright and Kelsey Simpson tied for the fifth sophomore representative seat, marking the first tie in Senate’s history. A run-off election will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 28 in the SUB.
     Student approval was given for a proposition to name the Student Rec. Center after former Truman student Kyle Cope.


General Honors Program Awards Medals

     Truman State University’s General Honors Program Medal Ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m., May 12, in the Sunken Garden. A procession will travel from the McClain Hall foyer to the Sunken Garden. It will be held in  the SUB Georgian Room in the event of rain. Cole Woodcox, associate professor of English and former president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association, will serve as master of ceremonies.
     Graduating students will be honored by the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri for outstanding academic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences portions of their programs of study. The honors program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select more rigorous liberal arts and science courses as they pursue their degrees.
     Awards will be given to graduating seniors who have completed five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of math, natural science, social science, and humanities, and a GPA of at least 3.5 in those five courses. This year, 15 candidates are eligible for General Honors. A complete list of students receiving the awards will be printed in the next issue of the Truman Today.

Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

Barton Bernstein,
 professor of history at Stanford University,
 will lecture on
“Truman, Acheson, and the Decision to Develop the Hydrogen Bomb.”

7 p.m., May 1
Violette Hall 1000

Additional lectures ?
11:30 a.m.
Violette Hall 1000
“Scientists and the 
Atomic Bomb”
Geared toward science students and faculty.

3:30 p.m.
SUB Governors’ Room
Round-table discussion.
“Atomic Bombings Reconsidered.”
Call 785.7243 for details.


Retirement Receptions

You are cordially invited to 
the following
Retirement Receptions
Mary Sue Beersman, professor of mathematics
May 1, 2:30-4:30 p.m., SUB Alumni Room
Dr. Beersman has served Truman for 31 years. 

Eva Jane Noe and Lonny Morrow 
May 1, 4-5 p.m., Violette Hall Commons 
Both served as Special Education Department Faculty

James Lyons, Social Science Division Head
May 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m., SUB Conference Room
Dr. Lyons has served Truman for 28 years

Diversity Institute Applications Due May 1

     As part of faculty development, Truman will offer the first Institute on Diversity, Teaching and Learning August 7-10. Members will examine options for learning and teaching in classrooms that are becoming increasingly diverse.
     Participants will study presentations and case studies on the effects of implicit or explicit racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, heterosexism and classism on student learning.
     In addition, workshops on “Mentoring Under-Represented Students,” “Curriculum Development or Revision to Support Inclusive Classrooms,” and others will be presented by student and faculty panels. 
     Ideas for designing diversity scenarios for use in classrooms and research projects, and a range of reading materials will also be incorporated into the course.
     Eligible Institute members will receive honoraria of $500 each, upon the receipt of  evaluation forms and recommendations for improving the Institute.
     To apply, candidates should write a letter to VPAA Garry Gordon describing expectations for the Institute and the benefits they anticipate as learners, teachers and/or advisors. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information, e-mail smorahan@truman.edu or call 785.4494.

E-Commerce Class Offered

The Division of Business and Accountancy is offering a May interim 
e-commerce class

The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
 May 11-12, 15-17, 
with an organizational
 meeting scheduled 
from 4-5 p.m., May 5.

The cost of the two-credit workshop is $306 and an additional $60 for the text.

To register,
call 785.4143 between April 26 and May 5. Visit www2.truman.edu/ecommerce for more information on the course.


Missouri Police Corps
The Missouri Police Corps will reimburse students for up to $30,000 for college education, or $7,500 per year for four years.

Quota International, Incorporated
Graduate students with excellent grades and
 financial need who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or who are majoring in audiology, speech pathology or deaf education may apply. Deadline is September 22.

Call 785.4130 for details.



Brenda Higgins, assistant professor of nursing, recently received a grant from Faculty Development to attend “Improving Undergraduate Education: Teaching and Learning in the Context of Cultural Differences” in Seattle, Wash. She also attended “To Breathe Freely! Asthma and Allergy for the Primary Care Physician” in Kansas City, Mo

Jessica Neighbors, December 1999 Truman graduate and assistant to the Dean of Admissions, received notification that she was selected as the Omicron Delta Kappa Province XI Leader of the Year for 1999-2000. Truman students have been selected for the honor for three consecutive years.

Joyce Ragland, associate professor of education,will be honored along with the department retirees at a reception from 4-5 p.m., May 1, in the Violatte Hall Commons.

Beth Schneider, senior health science major from Bettendorf, Ia., had her manuscript “Project CHEERS: A Community-Wide Sober Driver Program” accepted for publication in The Health Educator, Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma.

Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian, will present “Dario Fo and Popular Performance” at the Conference on the Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame in Cambridge, UK, on April 29. Truman State University is a co-sponsor of the conference.

The Truman Forensics team ranked 10th in Division One Sweepstakes and boasted several other individual awards at the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament April 13-18 in Athens, Ohio. Shane Mecham, junior political science major from Lincoln, Neb., placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking and received the honor of 15th-best speaker in the nation out of a field of 574, based on his five strongest events. Cabell Gathman, sophomore philosophy/religion major from Pocahontas, Mo., and Robert Layne, junior communication/ pre-secondary education major from Kansas City, Mo., also delivered strong performances at the competition.


On Campus 

25 Tuesday
8 p.m.-Truman Orchestra spring concert, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

26 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development lunch, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
1 p.m.-Baseball vs. NWMSU

27 Thursday
8:30 a.m.-”Take our Daughters to Work Day” breakfast, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes
12 p.m.-Bone marrow drive, SUB Rooms 2 and 3; see Notes
8 p.m.-Jazz ensemble, Baldwin Auditorium
8 p.m.-Director’s showcase, Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; through April 30

28 Friday
7 p.m.-Portfolio show, SUB Quiet Lounge; see Notes
8 p.m.-Chamber ensemble concert, First Presbyterian Church

29 Saturday
8 a.m.-Alpha Sigma Gamma garage sale; see Notes
9 a.m.-Park clean-up/tree planting, Petrilla Park; see Notes
1 p.m.-Baseball vs. UMR
1 p.m.-Auto mechanics workshop, Driver’s Education building; see Notes
2 p.m.-Squirrelfest, Dobson Courtyard; see Notes
4 p.m.-Franklin Street concert, Baldwin Auditorium
5 p.m.-TruNews live broadcast; see Notes
8:30 p.m.-SAB ‘drive-in’ movie, Red Barn park; see Notes

30 Sunday
7:30 a.m.-5K run/walk/jog; see Notes
1 p.m.-Baseball vs. UMR
8 p.m.-Cantoria concert, First Christian Church

1 Monday
2:30 p.m.-Retirement reception, SUB Alumni Room; see p. 2
4 p.m.-Retirement reception, Violette Hall Commons; see p. 2



The Truman Orchestra will hold their final concert of the year at 8 p.m., April 25, in Baldwin Auditorium. The program will showcase Warren Gooch and David McKamie from the Division of Fine Arts.

The Faculty Development Lunch Series continues from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 26, in the SUB Alumni Room. Robert Cowan will present the annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture, “Reflections of the Pursuit of Happiness.”

The Division of Fine Arts BFA Exhibit will be held in the University Art Gallery through April 29. Hours through Thursday are from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; on Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, from noon until 4:30 p.m. Their closing reception will be held at 8:30 p.m. on April 29. 

A “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” breakfast will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m., April 27, in the SUB Georgian Room. All faculty and staff with daughters are invited to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Women’s Resource Center at 785.7224.

There will be a bone marrow donor drive from 12-5 p.m., April 27, in Rooms 2 and 3 of the SUB. A small blood sample will be taken the day of the drive. The greatest shortage of marrow is among ethnic individuals, so African-American volunteers do not have to pay the $25 fee. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

The Visual Communications senior portfolio show will run from 7-9 p.m., April 28, in the SUB Quiet Lounge. The exhibit is in partial fulfillment of the bachelor of fine arts degree. All students are welcome.

Alpha Sigma Gamma will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29, on the grass area on the corner of Normal and High Streets. All proceeds will benefit the service sorority.

E.C.O. will sponsor a clean-up and tree plant-ing at Petrilla Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29. Those interested should meet at the Truman fountain at 9 a.m. Call 785.7619 for details.

An auto mechanics workshop will be held at 1 p.m., April 29, at the Drivers Education building. Rides will be available from the Ryle parking lot. Basic skills such as checking/changing oil and changing tires will be taught. The Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring the workshop.

Squirrelfest will start at 2 p.m., April 29, in the Dobson courtyard. Featured bands will include First Grade Crush, Jerk, Until Tomorrow, Amputee Set and Reflector. Squirrelfest is sponsored by KTRM, Dobson Hall Radio and the Campus Music Collective.

TruNews advanced television students will produce a live newscast at 5 p.m., April 29, on Channel 36. 

SAB will hold a ‘drive-in’ movie at 8:30 p.m., April 29, at Red Barn Park. Featured films include The World is Not Enough and Dogma. Food and drinks will be available and admission is free for everyone. Contact www2.truman.edu/SAB for details on future SAB events.

Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Alpha Psi will hold a 5K run/walk/jog April 30 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the SUB. Reg-istration is $10 and all money will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Association. Prizes will be awarded to winners, and all participants will receive a free tee-shirt.

Poet Carl Martin will give a poetry reading at 9 p.m., May 1, in Violette Hall 1000. There will be a book signing immediately following. Call 785.4122 for details.

A microcosm of American history will be presented by Jeff Gall from 2:30-3:30 p.m., May 3, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Suggestions of what historic sites to visit in Missouri and a discussion of the role 
Missouri has played in U.S. history will be included in the presentation. Call 785.4031 for more information.

A spring barbeque is scheduled at the University Clubhouse at 5 p.m., May 5, at 516 E. Patterson. All Truman faculty, staff and their families are invited to bring a dish to share. Barbecue chicken and brats will be provided by Western’s Meat Market and music by Redwing. Childcare will also be offered.

Ekklesia will sponsor the discussion “Are you Reflecting the Image of Christ?” at a ladies day/luncheon to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 6, at the Church of Christ on Filmore Street. Call 627.4003 for more information.

Graduating seniors who want to receive their copy of the 2000 Echo yearbook should fill out a forwarding address form and bring $4 to the Echo office, lower level SUB.

The Truman Bookstore will hold a special ring ceremony for the students who purchased rings at the graduate fair in March. Doug Daubert will present the rings and commemorative wooden ring boxes to the students at 3:30 p.m., April 25, in the SUB Conference Room.

Deadwood, a blues band composed of Truman faculty and staff, has its first CD available for $10. For purchasing details, call 665.7427 or e-mail lindy@truman.edu.


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