September 19, 2000 - Vol. 5No. 6

Internship Program Offers Unique Experience

  Community Appreciation Day Planned

 Retirement Reception to be Held

 Fostering Diversity Within Community

 Professor Emeritus to Deliver Lecture

 Applications Due to Review Board

 Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Perform

Rape Awarenes Week

 Truman will Host Families on Oct. 7

 Kickoff Dinner to Occur

Women's Studies Committee will Host Barbecue

 UCC Offers Unique Opportunity

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Internship Program Offers Unique Experience to Truman Students 

     Legislative internships are available this spring semester in Jefferson City for those interested in state government. The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for  students to intern with a public official, legislator or state agency during the spring 2001 semester. 
     The internship, which is open to all majors, provides an inside look at state government. There will be an informational meeting for all students interested in the Missouri Government Internship Program  at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, in the SUB Down Under. Former interns will be present to discuss their experiences. Those who choose to apply will be interviewed by a screening committee before being accepted into the program.
     Interns are assigned to public officials or  offices based upon compatibility and interests. Care is taken to consider each student’s major, political orientation, career goals and other preferences. The goal is to enhance the probability that each placement becomes a successful learning experience. 
     The interns live in Jefferson City for the duration of the spring semester and receive a stipend of $2,200. 
     “Truman interns are in very high demand in Jefferson City,” said State Rep. Don Summers, District 2. “During my tenure as a state representative, I've seen five classes of interns go through the capitol. I see the program as not only worthwhile, but also a win-win situation. The students learn a great deal, and the state government is well-served. You can’t get this kind of experience, both in quality and quantity, anywhere else.”
     Interested students should contact Public Relations at 785.4016. Applications are available in McClain Hall 102.


Community Appreciation Day Planned

     Truman State University’s third annual Community Appreciation Day is being planned for Sept. 30.
     Participants can start the day off by watching women’s volleyball battle with Pittsburg State University at 11 a.m. in Pershing Arena. 
     A picnic lunch co-sponsored by Sodexho-Marriott Food Services and the University will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Red Barn Park. The cost is $3 per person and RSVPs are required and must be made to the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 102, 785.4016, by Sept. 27.
     Bulldog football is at 1:30 p.m. in Stokes Stadium, General admission tickets to the football game will be available to those who attend the picnic and make a $1 donation (for each adult) to the Christian Com-munity Food Depot.
      Bring a blanket to the picnic and wear purple and white to show your Truman State University spirit.


Retirement Reception to be Held

Faculty & staff are invited to a

Retirement Reception


Bert Harper

Royce Cook

1:30-3:30 p.m.

September 25

SUB Alumni Room


Fostering Diversity within Community 

The president’s response to the Final Report of the 
Task Force on Diversity 
is available to view on the web


Professor Emeritus to Deliver Lecture

     Dr. Robert Schnucker will be the speaker for the tenth annual Early-Vreeland Lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 5, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Schnucker, professor emeritus of history at Truman, will speak on “A Life of Learning.”
     Schnucker is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, a member of the Human-ities Iowa Board and minister of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, Iowa.
     Schnucker began his tenure at Truman in 1963 and retired in 1996, with 33 years of service to the University. His course load included classes in history, religion and philosophy. He taught World Civilization and Asian Religions nearly every semester.
     Schnucker was also responsible for organizing the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and the Sixteenth Century Journal and became the executive secretary of the Conference and the Journal’s managing editor and book review editor. Under Schnucker’s guidance, the Journal became a major international publication in its field.
     In 1982, Schnucker initiated the series of Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, which today totals over 50 volumes. He supervised the compilation and distribution of the annual newsletter Scholars of Early Modern Studies. He also oversaw the creation of Thomas Jefferson University Press, which is now the Truman State University Press. 
     The Early-Vreeland Lecture was established by Joseph Vreeland through the Truman Development Fund in memory his wife, who died at age 40. A 1973 Truman graduate, Barbara Early-Vreeland graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in history and French.
     The lecture is intended for a broad audience and is open to the public. For more information contact Torbjorn Wandel, associate professor of history, at 785.4324.


Applications Due to Review Board

All research and educational projects involving human subjects must be reviewed by the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and approved before students or faculty can conduct the project. Proposal applications are available in the Office of Grants and Foundation Relations, McClain Hall 106, and online at, and must be either typewritten or word processed. In order to ensure quick review, applications should be submitted a week prior to a scheduled IRB meeting. 
     For additional information about the IRB process, please contact the Grants Office or the IRB member in your division. IRB meeting dates for the fall semester are September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, November 29 and December 6


Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Perform

Veteran members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will entertain on the Baldwin Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, as they kick off the 2000-2001 kohlenberg Lyceum Series. Tickets will be available Sept. 20 in the SAB Office.


Rape Awareness Week

Sept. 25-29

sponsored by

The Women’s Resource Center 

Sept. 25
7 p.m.-“Rape on Campus: University Reactions”
OP 217B

Sept. 27
6 p.m.-Joe Weinberg speaks to females, Pershing Arena 
8 p.m.-Weinberg speaks to males,
Pershing Arena

Sept. 28
7:30 p.m-Rape Walk 
SUB Mall
8 p.m.-Tau Lambda Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho & FAC 
sponsors speaker, 
Jessica Weiner,
SUB Activities Room

The Clothesline Project will be on display all week,
8 a.m.-5 p.m., 
SUB Mall


Truman Will Host Families on Oct. 7 

     Truman State University’s Family Day 2000 celebration will be held on October 7. Family Day is an opportunity for families to visit their students and take part in a day of University activities.
     The day will begin at 10 a.m. with Morning on the Mall, an opportunity for parents to visit with faculty, staff and other parents while gathering Truman souvenirs and enjoying free coffee and donuts. At 11 a.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium, President Magruder and Student Senate President, Ken Hussey, will formally welcome families to Truman State University.
     A tailgate lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Red Barn Park; tickets are $4 and can be purchased in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102. 
     Families can enjoy women’s volleyball at 11 a.m. in Pershing Arena, women’s soccer at 12 p.m. at the soccer field and Bulldog football at 2 p.m. in Stokes Stadium. 
     Football tickets will be available at Morning on the Mall and prior to the game at the ticket window at Stokes Stadium. Students may also pick up tickets in advance at the Truman athletic box office, located in the Pershing Building. General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and senior citizens. Reserved seating is $7. University students are admitted free with their student ID.
     The Student Activities Board is scheduled to host ventriloquist, Dan Horn, at 7 p.m., in Baldwin Auditorium. General admission is $3. Truman students are free with student ID.
     Families can also visit the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the downtown square.
    For more information call 785.4016.


Kickoff Dinner to Occur

Please join us for the kickoff dinner of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.
5:30 p.m., September 27, SUB Georgian Room
Cost is $10 and reservations are required. To purchase tickets,
 please inquire with the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102, 785.4016.


Women's Studies Committee Barbecue

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

September 22

Red Barn Park

Women’s Studies minors, interested students,
 faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Questions may be
 directed to 
Dr. Hena Ahmad, 


UCC Offers Unique Opportunity

     The University Career Center (UCC) will sponsor Recruiter Involvement Week during the first week of October. 
     Activities will include mock interviews with employers Monday, Thursday and Friday; two presentations of the workshop,”How to Work a Career Fair;” and a career break entitled ”There is Life After a Liberal Arts Degree.” 
     Students must sign up and turn in a resumé by Sept. 22 in order to participate in the interviews.
     For more information contact the University Career Center at 785.4353, 


On Campus 

Pick up Echo yearbooks this week.

19 Tuesday
9 p.m.-Christians in Action meeting, see Notes.

20 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch Series in the SUB Spanish Room; see Notes.
4 p.m.-University Forum sponsored by RCP, MO Hall 365; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Momaday lecture; see insert.
The Art of Living Club meditation course, VH1412; see Notes.
8:30 p.m.-Momaday reception; see insert.

21 Thursday
10 a.m.-Faculty Development informal discussion; see Notes
11 a.m.- Momaday book signing; see insert
12 p.m.-Faculty Development conversation with Momaday, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes.
1:30 p.m.-Momaday Colloquium; see insert.
6 p.m.-Student Council for Exceptional Children meeting, VH 1308; see Notes
3:30 p.m.-Women’s Studies barbecue, Red Barn Park; see box, p. 3.
8 p.m.-Momaday lecture; see insert.

22 Friday
10:30 a.m.-Momaday Colloquium; see insert
6 p.m.-Musical performance by Tribus Futuras, SUB Down Under (part of Hispanic Heritage month sponsored by the Multicul-tural Affairs Center)
8 p.m.-Campus Music Collective; see Notes.

23 Saturday
9 a.m.-Lutheran Student Fellowship Crop Walk; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Campus Music Collective; see Notes.



John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, has been named to the editorial board of Party Politics, an international journal devoted to the study of political parties and party systems.

Tara Goodman, a 1993 alumnus with a major in political science originally from Mt. Vernon, Mo., will be in the hot seat on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Sept. 19. 
Jennifer Marcus, academic advisor in the Residential College Program, had her poem entitled “Border Crossing” published in the latest edition of The Green Hills Literacy Lantern.

Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian, had his review of “Il Segreto 
Del Giullare” by Elena De Pasquale published in the latest edition of the journal Italica.

Karon Speckman, assistant professor of communication, and Mary Shapiro, assistant professor of linguistics, were honored with the William O’Donnell Lee advising award during summer commencement.

David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, along with other members of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities wrote and received a grant from the National Science Foundation to update a popular publication of the American Chemical Society, “Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities.” Wohlers is responsible for organizing a subgroup to write the section regarding blind students. He will attend a writing workshop Nov. 11-12 at Arizona State University in Tempe. Ariz.



The Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series will meet at 12:30 p.m, Sept. 20, in the SUB Spanish Room to discuss “The Courage to Teach: Words from Wakonse.” Featured speakers are Juanita Becker, music; Carol Lockhart, reference librarian; and Nancy Sanders, biology. Faculty are also invited to have a conversation with Distinguished Visiting Scholar, N. Scott Momaday, from 12-1:15 p.m. on Sept. 21, SUB Alumni Room.

The Art of Living Club will hold a short course on meditation at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, in Violette Hall 1412. For more information, contact Lloyd Pflueger at 665.3004.

The Residential Colleges will sponsor a University Forum at 4 p.m., Sept. 20, in Missouri Hall 365. The topic of the discussion is “Was the Decision for Truman’s Public Safety Officers to Carry Guns the Right One?” The RCP is holding another forum,”Should Truman Dramatically Increase Tuition to Take the Next Step in Academic Quality?”at 4 p.m., Sept. 27, in Missouri Hall 365. 

Faculty Development will sponsor an informal drop-in discussion with President Jack Magru-der and Vice President of Academic Affairs Garry Gordon from 10 a.m. until noon, Sept. 21, in the SUB Conference Room.

The Campus Music Collective will host a rock and roll event called “The Get Hustle with Jack Astronaut” at 8 p.m., Sept. 22, at the Aquadome, 121 North Main. Cost is $3 per person. The group will host Cha-Cha-Cha at 9:30 p.m., Sept. 23, at the Theta Psi Barn on Osteopathy Street. It will feature nine techno deejays presented by Funk Enterprises. Cost is $5 per person.

The Lutheran Student Fellowship is sponsoring a crop walk at 9 a.m., Sept. 23, beginning at Faith Lutheran Church. The money raised from the crop walk will be given to Church World Services to help aid countries everywhere. One fourth of the money raised will stay in Kirks-ville to help a local food pantry.

Dr. Gregory Jones, associate professor of music, will present “Understanding and Enjoying the Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Dixieland Explained” at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, in the Violette Hall second floor lounge.  This program is designed as a pre-Lyceum event; Jones will explain the historical setting of Dixieland jazz and demonstrate some of its basic elements.

Blue Key will be providing an off-campus directory for Truman students this year. Any students who have not updated their addresses in the Registrar’s Office, McClain Hall 104, need to do so before Sept. 25 in order for the correct information to be in the Blue Key.

Human Resources will present “It’s your Child’s Future, Make the Most of It” concerning the Missouri Saving for Tuition Program at 2 p.m., Sept. 27; or 10 a.m., Sept. 28, in the SUB Alumni Room. Faculty/staff should call 785.
4031 to RSVP.

The SERVE Center is hosting a Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 28, on the mall. The fair gives students the opportunity to become involved in the Kirksville community. Various community agencies will have tables set up to discuss current philanthropy opportunities for students.

The Staff Development Enrichment Series presents “Backstage at the Symphony” featuring the Truman State University Symphony Orchestra at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 28, Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The Multicultural Affairs Center is hosting a musical performance by Tribus Futuras at 6 p.m., Sept. 29, in the SUB Down Under.

Students who are enrolled in Intermediate German 231 this semester (or have intermediate or higher proficiency) have the opportunity to gain one hour of credit at the German Immer-sion weekend. The event takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Camp Jo Ota in Clarence, Mo. The food and lodging are free and the cost of the credit hour is $30. If interested, contact Andrea Davis at 785.4085.

The McNair Program is hosting the 8th Annual Ronald E. McNair Undergraduate Research Presentation from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 4, in Violette Hall 1000. Students will be presenting research every 20 minutes and there will be a lunch break from 12 p.m. until 1:15 p.m.

A memorial concert in memory of Dr. Mike Hooley will be held on October 8 on the stage of Baldwin Auditorium. The performance will feature many of Hooley’s percussion students performing with the Truman State University Wind Symphony Band.

2000 Echo yearbooks are in. Drop by and pick up a copy of Echo in the SUB Media Center. Call 785.4450 for more information.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children meets at 6 p.m., Thursdays, in Violette Hall 1308. All are welcome.

Christians in Action is seeking new members to help fight injustice and reduce religious persecution by praying and writing letters. Christians in Action meets weekly at 9 p.m. in Violette Hall 1308.

Students can study abroad at Bond University in Australia, a Truman State University College Consortium for International Education program. Truman has been granted a scholarship in the amount of $2,700 to be awarded in the form of enrollment fees credit for the 2001 spring semester. For more information, please visit the Center for International Education Abroad in Kirk Building 120. The Bond University deadline is Oct. 27.


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