August 22, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 2
Gilchrist Appointed as Acting Dean

  Lloyd's Prayer Returns

 Reception for Secretaries

 Jazz Band Kicks off Lyceum Series 

 Scholarship Opportunities Announced

 Interested in Going Greek?

Sophomores prepare for Montage

 Truman Day Activities

 Rec Center Hours

 Graduation Applications Due

 Parking Questions Answered

On Campus

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Gilchrist Appointed as Acting Dean of Student Affairs


     Lou Ann Gilchrist, director of Truman’s University Counseling Services, has accepted the  appointment as Acting Dean of Student Affairs for the upcoming school term. She succeeds Diane Pfeifer who has accepted  a position as Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kan. Fort Hays is Pfeifer’s alma mater and her family  resides in the Hays area.
     Gilchrist has served as director of Counseling Services at Truman since 1993. From 1984-1993 she was an associate professor of counseling at Truman and worked in the counselor preparation program.
     “I have great confidence in Dr. Gilchrist’s ability to lead the student affairs dimension of the University,” Jack Magruder, president, commented.
     Gilchrist received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a major in psychology and a minor in child development and family relationships. She earned her masters in counseling and her educational doctorate degrees from Idaho State University in Pocatello.
     She has served on a number of task forces and committees while at Truman and most recently chaired the Task Force on Diversity. She also served as chairperson for the last two visiting review teams for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
     She is a member of several professional associations, including the American College Personnel Association, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Missouri Counseling Association.
     Gilchrist is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, has been listed in Who’s Who for human service professionals, has been active with the Boy Scouts of America, and serves as a board member of Transitional Care Center, Inc., in Kirksville.


Lloyd's Prayer Returns August 24-26 

     Truman State University’s Theatre Department presents a revival performance of Lloyds’s Prayerby Missouri playwright Kevin Kling. The second run of the show begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 through Saturday, August 26 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.  Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.
     In this show a raccoon boy, an Angel of the Lord, a hotdog and an ex-convict have a few things in common. This combination will make the audience laugh, or possibly cry, and wonder about the nature of things that affect human lives.
      Some material is not suitable for children. For more information about the performance call publicity chair Matthew Kingston at 785.4830.


Secretaries Honored with Reception

Truman StateUniversity
secretaries and receptionist
sare invited to a reception
at the
University Residence

706 South

5:05 p.m.

August 24, 2000

Please RSVP to 785.4100


Jazz Band Kicks Off Lyceum Series 

     The 2000-2001 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series begins with a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, 2000. 
     The group, which is named after one of New Orleans most famous landmarks has been touring the United States for more than 25 years. They have made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Wolf Trap where they received the Wolf Trap Medal for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
     Aside from the opening and closing numbers, the musicians are unsure of what they will play concert to concert. Through-out the course of the performance, the musicians decide what comes next by analyzing the audience. 
     Free tickets to see The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be available for students, faculty and staff approximately one week before the performance in the Student Activities Board office, Student Union lower level. 

 The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule

Preservation Hall Jazz -  Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Grand Dérangement - Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Vienna Choir Boys -  Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker - Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Peking Acrobats -  Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Petersburg Ice Ballet (Cinderella) - 
                                         Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

James and the Giant Peach -
                                       March 17 at 7:30 p.m

Helen Thomas - April 7  at 8 p.m.

Truman Showcase - April 18  at 7:30 p.m. 


Scholarship Opportunities Announced

     Three new scholarships are available. Two Missouri Travel Council Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently sophomores or juniors, in the amount of $1000. Qualifications include being a current Missouri resident, pursuit of a hospitality related major and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The deadline is Sept. 28, 2000.
     The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards will be given in the spring of 2001 to full-time students of Hispanic background in amounts ranging from $1000-$3000. Students must be permanent residents of the United States with a minimum of 15 college hours and a 2.7 GPA. The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2000.
     The Jack J. Isgur Foundation anticipates beginning to award scholarships in the summer of 2001. Awards will be given to students who endeavor to teach various subjects. 
     For more information about these and other scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office at 785.4130.


Interested in Going Greek?

Interfraternity Council Rush for males will be
August 25-Sept. 1

Panhellenic Recruitment for females will be 
Sept. 6-11

For more 
contact the Greek Life Office


These sophomores tried to keep dry as they moved back to campus to prepare for the Montage presentation last week. 
From l-r are Bunmi Okunade, Faith Given, Kalinda Smith and Ebony Moore (front).


Truman Day Activities

Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Activities Fair, Student Organization Information Fair, noon-4 p.m., SUB Mall

Student Union Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Union Main Concourse

Outdoor BBQ, 4:30-6:45 p.m. Red Barn Park 
Rain site: Pershing Arena

Festival, 4-8 p.m., Red Barn Park
Novelty Act: “Transcender,” A virtual Reality Car 

Kirksville businesses will be on hand to talk about services available 
to Truman students as well as providing some free giveaways.
Rain site: Pershing Arena

Concert, 4:30-8 p.m., Red Barn Park
KTRM, True Men, Short Busand Until Tomorrow
Rain site: Pershing Arena


Recreation Center Hours

6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Graduation Applications Due 

December 2000 applications were due on April 28, 2000. 
Students who have not turned in an 
application need to do so as quickly as 

May 2001 applications are due on 
Friday, Sept. 15.

Application forms are available in the Registrar’s Office, McClain Hall, 104.


Parking Questions Answered 

Q:  Can I park in a fire lane only for a few minutes?
     A: NO! Fire trucks need to have adequate access to buildings in an emergency and since we can’t predict when emergencies will occur, parking is not allowed at any time.

Q:  Can I park in a handicapped parking space if it is open?
     A: NO! It is only legal with a State issued placard or temporary permit from Parking Services.  Citations are also issued to vehicles parked on sidewalks, grass, yellow lines, at yellow curbs, and reserved spaces for faculty and staff.  Leaving your hazard lights on does not make it legal.

More questions will be addressed next week. For additional answers to parking
questions, contact the Department of Public Safety at 785.4176.


On Campus 

22 Tuesday
5:30 p.m.- Franklin Street Auditions, Baldwin Auditorium

23 Wednesday
Truman Day
11 a.m. -3 p.m. - Student Union Open House 12-4 p.m. -Activties Fair
4:30-6 p.m. - Outdoor BBQ in Red Barn Park
4-8 p.m. -Festival in Red Barn Park
4:30- 8 p.m. - Concert in Red Barn Park
5:30 p.m. - Franklin Street Auditions, Baldwin Auditorium

24 Thursday
5:30 p.m. - Franklin Street Auditions, Baldwin Auditorium
8 p.m. - Revival performance of Lloyd’s Prayer, Little Theatre

25 Friday
8 p.m.- Revival performance of Lloyd’s Prayer, Little Theatre

26 Saturday
Women’s Cross Country Intra squad Meet
2 p.m.- Women’s Soccer
8 p.m. - Revival performance of Lloyd’s Prayer, Little Theatre

28 Monday
8 p.m. - Faculty Recital, Dr. Greg Jones



Mark Appold, professor of philosophy and religion, presented a paper at the 2000 World Congress of Religion, held July 23-28 in Cape Town, South Africa. Presented as  a contribution to the search for the historical Peter, the paper, “Peter of Bethsaida,” focused on the impact of recent archeological data on the Petrine textual traditions of the Fourth Gospel. The purpose of the International Meeting, sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature, was to further the cooperation of institutions and individuals engaged in the research and teaching of biblical and related studies. Participants from over 35 different countries attended the Congress.

David Gruber, professor of philosophy, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Council of the American Association of University Professors. He has been appointed to the national Committee on Organizaton, and his service to the Committee on Part-Time  and Non-Tenure Track Appointments continues.

Jesse Jokerst, a sophomore chemistry major  from St. Genevieve, Mo., served as a delegate and Kevin Heyen, a junior political science major from Giltner, Neb., served as an alternate from the ninth Congressional district at the Democratic National Convention held from August 14-19 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Jim Turner, associate professor of business and accountancy, presented a paper, “Laidlaw, the Legal Doctrine of Standing, and Complexity Theory” at the annual meeting of the  Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Baltimore, Md., in August.

Amy L. Wilke, a 1998 Truman graduate, of St. Louis, Mo., and Kari L. Ensz, a 1999 Truman graduate, of Wichita, Kan., and Jose Hererra, assistant professor of science had their paper, “Stacking of Seeds Changes Spoilage Dynamics of Food Caches of the Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys spectabilis)“ accepted for publication in the Journal of Mammalogy. Wilke is currently a masters candidate at Iowa State University-Ames and Ensz is attending Kansas State University’s veterinary school.



The artwork of Demond Baine, program coordinator for the Multicultural Affairs Center, will be on display in the Activities Room, Student Union Building August 13 - Oct. 22 daily when the room is available.  Admission is free. This show is part of the Student Union Guest Artists Series.

Open auditions for the Franklin Street Singers, Truman’s show choir, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium, August 22, 23 and 24. For more information, contact Jackie Collett, associate professor of music, at 785.4422.

The annual Student Union Open House will be held in conjunction with Truman Day and the Activities Fair from 11 a.m.until 3 p.m. on August 23 in the main concourse of the Student Union Building (SUB) Free refreshments and door prizes will be given away. SODEXHO-Marriott will sponsor a ping-pong drop at 2:30 p.m.

Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will host Truman Day activities from 4-8 p.m., August 23, at Red Barn Park. Among the activities will be the “Transcender” (virtual reality car), a business fair, two bands (Until Tomorrow and Short Bus), Fall Sports Premiere and True Men. Refreshments will be available.

A faculty music recital will be held at 8 p.m., August 28 in Baldwin Auditorium. Greg Jones, associate professor of music, will be performing. Jones is a member of the music faculty and the recital is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.

Athletics media relations is looking for communication/journalism majors who wish to gain valuable writing experience, and see their work published and distributed nationwide. Freshmen are welcome. Contact Melissa Ware at 785.4031.

The Kirksville Aquatic Center is in need of lifeguards to finish out the summer session and for the fall semester.  Certified lifeguards may fill out applications at the Aquatic Center, located at 801 East Mill Street. Phone 627.7665 for additional information.

Listings for part-time jobs in the Kirksville area and on the Truman Campus are available at the University Career Center.  Stop by the Career Center or call for more information 785.4353. The Career Center is located in the McKinney Center.

Truman State University recognizes that some students may desire that a a new sport be added to the Intercollegiate Athletics program of the University. Any student who desires that a new intercollegiate sport be added at Truman State University can make such a request by petitioning the Department of Athletics.  Forms to request the addition of an intercollegiate sport are available in the Director of Athletics Office, Pershing Building 213. The form must be completed and returned to the Director of Athletics Office.


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