May 2, 2000 - Vol. 4 No.54
University Alumna, Missouri Chief Judge to Address Spring 2000 Graduates

Honor Society Donates Books to Library

General Honors Program Awards Medals

Student Affairs Office Welcomes Input on Conduct Code Revisions 

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Tentative 2000-2001 Schedule 

 Students to Receive Military Commissions

Retirement Receptions

Spring University Club Barbecue

Truman's Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable

On Campus
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University Alumna, Missouri Chief Judge to Address Spring 2000 Graduates

     Mary Rhodes Russell, Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, will address Truman’s Spring 2000 graduates at their commencement ceremony at 2 p.m., May 13.
      Russell received her B.S. and B.A. from Truman State University and graduated summa cum laude in 1980. She graduated from the University of Missouri?Columbia Law School with her J.D. in 1983, and was appointed by Governor Carnahan to the Court of Appeals in 1995. She is the youngest person in the court’s history to hold the position of Chief Judge.
     Judge Russell was a member of Truman’s Board of Governors from 1993-1997, and served as president from 1996-1997. Other committees and organizations to which Russell has dedicated her time include the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline, where she was selected as the first female member; Missouri State Senate Reapportionment Commission; Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee; and Chairperson of the Bench/Bar Committee of BAMSL. 
     She is also the recipient of several awards, including the University of Missouri Law School Citation of Merit Award, the Young Lawyers Chairperson Award and the Henry Toll Fellowship.
     She also devotes much time to mentoring young women in the legal field.


Honor Society Donates Books to Library

     Officers of Phi Kappa Phi recently donated six books to the Adair County Public Library. This marks the third year for the book donation project and the group hopes to continue it as an annual event to support the local community.
     The Truman chapter was chartered on May 15, 1991, and is now a part of the oldest and largest honor society in the nation. The group recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarship in all disciplines.
     In April, the local chapter initiated 85 new members from the junior and senior classes and faculty/staff.


General Honors Program Awards Medals

     This year, 15 Truman seniors have earned General Honors and will be recognized for their achievements at the spring commencement ceremony on May 12. Truman’s General Honors Program allows students to select and excel in rigorous courses from the liberal arts and sciences areas of their programs. Students who receive a GPA of at least 3.5 in the four specified areas are eligible to receive General Honors.
     Cole Woodcox, associate professor of English and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, will present the medals, which feature the lamp of learning hung from purple and white ribbons. Students who will receive the Honors are listed below.
     Heidi Kathleen Atwell, B.S. biology, Hillsboro, Mo.; Anne Marie Baum, B.A. communication, Webster Groves, Mo.; Michael Kenneth Daming, B.A. political science/English, minors in French and international studies, St. Peters, Mo.; Michael Leandro Heien, B.S. chemistry, Arnold, Mo.; James Tennyson Hubler, B.S. political science, minor in history, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Kate Kathryn Koenig, B.A. English, minor in psychology, St. Joseph, Mo.; Kevin Bruce Martin, B.A. philosophy and religion/English, minors in medieval studies and international studies, Papillion, Neb.; Janell Rebecca Neulinger, B.S. chemistry, minor in statistical methods, Stamford, Conn.; Aaron Paul Nord, B.A. mathematics/English, Chesterfield, Mo.; Kristin Rebecca Orf, B.A. psychology, minor in communication, St. Joseph, Mo.; Timothy Allen Sandfort, B.A. and B.S. in mathematics/sociology and anthropology, minor in biology, Ballwin, Mo.; Robert Sebastian Schnellbacher, B.S. biology/psychology, minors in chemistry and military science, St. Louis, Mo.; Christine Soriea Sheikh, B.A. biology, B.S. sociology and anthropology, Kirksville, Mo.; Kerry Ann Shipley, B.S. chemistry/marketing, St. Louis, Mo.; and Aggeliki Zorbas, B.S. English, Sikeston, Mo.

Student Affairs Office Welcomes Input on Conduct Code Revisions

    Truman’s Student Affairs Office has recently revised the student conduct code and is offering a chance for students, faculty and staff to review the changes. 
     Diane Pfeifer, dean of student affairs, said the office wants to allow the campus to review the new code before they present it to the Board of Governors for approval.
      The Conduct Code regulates student and student organization behavior on campus. Pfeifer said the code was intended to be updated every three years, but was last revised in 1992.
     The new Code includes updated and revised language; terms placed in alphabetical order; clearly defined parameters that have been expanded to describe when a student or organization can be held responsible for behavior; a definition of student organization behavior; the removal of legal jargon; a definition of the University judicial process; the establishment of new sanctions and an outline of the appeals process. 
     Those interested in reviewing the Conduct Code may contact the Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 112, or call  785.4111. Persons may also visit the CAOC, lower level SUB, or call 785.4222. In addition, the code may be viewed on-line  before the end of the school year at


Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Tentative Schedule

September 21 ~ Preservation Hall Jazz
October 30 ~ Grand Derangement
November 14 ~ Vienna Boys Choir
November 26 ~ The Nutcracker
February 8 ~ Peking Acrobats
February 18 ~ St. Petersburg Ice Ballet
March 17 ~ James and the Giant Peach
April 7 ~ Helen Thomas

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Committee would like to make the campus aware of the dates for next year’s Series. Please keep these dates in mind as you plan events for the 2000-2001 academic year. Thank you for your support of the 100th anniversary 
celebration of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.


Students to Receive Military Commissions

     A commissioning ceremony for 13 Truman ROTC students, who will be advancing as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, is scheduled from 9-11 a.m., May 13, in the SUB Activities Room.
     Three-star General Jared L. Bates will appear as the distinguished speaker at the commissioning ceremony. General Bates began his military career as a junior officer and progressed to a field grade officer and General Officer. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1995 and served his final tour as the Inspector General for the U.S. Army before his retirement in 1997. 
     General Bates holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a M.A. from Kansas University. He is also a graduate of the Royal College of Defense Studies in London. His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal, and he has been certified as a Master Parachutist.
     Since his retirement from the military, General Bates has worked as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Nation Group, MPRI. 
     All interested community members are invited to attend the commissioning ceremony. There is no admission charge.

Retirement Receptions

 May 5, 3-5 p.m., SUB Alumni Room

Larry Boleach, 
associate professor of health and exercise sciences & 
Jack Bowen, 
assistant professor of health and exercise sciences

May 8, 3-5 p.m., Violette Hall Commons

Jacquelin Kelly, 
nursing program secretary


Truman's Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable

Truman’s Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable

Hearings* will be held for faculty/staff to provide input about the purchase of a 
Student Information System.

*An on-line discussion board may be accessed through a link on the Faculty Development web page, beginning April 27 through the month of August.

*Face-to-face conversations with TLTR members will take place from 
10 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
May 1, 2, 3, in Pickler 205.

Colleagues on the TLTR Planning Committee will take your recommendations to the ad hoc committee that will help with the SIS selection process.

Spring University Barbecue

5 p.m., Friday, May 5 
516 E. Patterson
Brats and barbecue chicken will be provided by Western’s Meat Market, and families are invited to bring 
a dish to share.

Childcare will also be available.

Music by Redwing



Arthur Anthony was recently promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Army Active Guard Reserve. The promotion ceremony was held at Violette Hall.

Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, was recently awarded a Camargo Foundation Fellowship for the Spring 2001 semester. He will be in residence at the Foundation complex in Cassis, France. 

Patricia S. Burton, associate professor of philosophy, will present the paper “To Carthage Then I Came: Turning Turning Turning Turning,” at a conference at Loyola University May 25-27. Burton will also chair a session on Theolo-gical Themes in the Works of Augustine while at Loyola. 

Robert Bates Graber, professor of anthropology, recently authored a textbook titled Meeting Anthropology Phase to Phase, published by Carolina Academic Press.

Matt McMichael, senior biology/pre-med major from Soldotna, Ark., has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English teaching assistantship in South Korea for the 2000-2001 academic year. McMichael is one of 2000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad next year. 

Kelsey Simpson won the tie-breaking election for the fifth Student Senate sophomore representative seat, held April 28. 

Truman’s Student Recreation Center was recently recognized as an outstanding facility in the April 2000 issue of Recreational Sports & Fitness, the official magazine of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The article was four pages in length and profiled employees Sue Limestall, Dan Zimmer and Liz Hopkins.


On Campus 

3 Wednesday
10 a.m.-TLTR conversation, Pickler 205; see p. 3
11:30 a.m.-Graduation Picnic, SUB Mall; see p. 2
12 p.m.-Stress Release Day, Quadl; see Notes
1:30 p.m.-James Lyons retirement reception, SUB Conference Room
2:30 p.m.-Microcosm of American history, SUB Governors’ Room; see Notes

5 Friday
3 p.m.-Retirement reception, SUB Alumni Room; see p. 3
5 p.m.-Spring barbecue, University Clubhouse; see 
p. 3
7 p.m.-Christian Band Festival, Ophelia Parrish 300; see Notes

6 Saturday
1 p.m.-Ekklesia ladies’ day lecture, Church of Christ; see Notes
6:30 p.m.-Toy Story 2, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes; also at 9:30 p.m.

8 Monday
3 p.m.-Retirement reception, Violette Hall Commons



Student Activities Board is sponsoring a Stress Release Day from noon to 4 p.m., May 3, on the Quad. Fruit smashing, free food and massages will be available for all students. Rain site is Pershing gym.

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 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 Christian Band Festival will be held at 7 p.m., May 5, in Ophelia Parrish 300. Call Me Jacob, Dr. Noise, Walking Dust, and Most Excellent Theophilus will participate in this “Cinco De Mayo Word to Your Face Rockfest.” For more information, contact Brandon Smith at 627.5967.

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.

A Round Barn Blues Festival will begin at 5 p.m., May 6, at the Round Barn. Dan Vogt, owner of Woody’s and the round barn, is sponsoring the event. Admission is $5.

Student Activities Board will be sponsoring movie night, featuring Toy Story 2, May 6, in Baldwin Auditorium. Showings will be held at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Free with a Truman student ID card.

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

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.

Host families are needed for 53 Taiwanese students and faculty who will be visiting Kirksville from June 30-July 2. Students will study the English language and learn about American family life. Host families providing a place for students to stay will be required to attend a special reception. Call 785.4076 for more information or to volunteer.

True Men’s upcoming album is scheduled to be released over the summer. Pre-orders will sell for $10, and $12 after the release date. To order a CD, send cash or a check made out to the True Men to “True Men Pre-Order, 805 South 5th St., Apt. B, Kirksville, MO 63501.” An e-mail or mail confirmation receipt will be sent when orders are received.

Free Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Centennial Celebration posters and Robert Urich posters, suitable for framing, are available in the Public Relations Office, McClain 102. Stop by and pick up a copy.


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