October 3, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 8


 Truman Welcomes Families This Weekend

10th Annual Early-Vreeland Lecture

 United Way Kicks Off Campus Drive

Multimedia Performance to be Presented

 Writing Center Now Open

 Homecoming 2000

 Posters Available

 Fine Arts Events Planned

 Government Internship Meeting Oct. 4

On Campus

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Truman Welcomes Families This Weekend

      A variety of activities have been planned this weekend for Truman students and their families as part of Family Day. Faculty, staff and their families are also invited to meet the visiting families and share in the day’s events.
     The events will kick off on Friday evening with a jazz ensemble concert at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. 
      Saturday’s slate of events begins with Morning on the Mall from 10-11 a.m. Hosted by the Truman Parent’s Council, families are invited to the Student Union mall for coffee and donuts. In case of rain, this event will be held in the SUB Activities Room.
     Events will move indoors to Baldwin Auditorium at 11 a.m., when Truman’s President, Jack Magruder, and Student Senate President Ken Hussey will formally welcome families to campus. Hussey is a senior political science major from St. Charles, Mo., and is the son of Tom and Ginny Hussey. Truman’s Franklin Street Singers will provide entertainment.
     Also at 11 a.m., in Pershing Arena, the volleyball team will take on Emporia State University. At noon, the women’s soccer team meets Rockhurst University. Admis-sion to both events is free.
     Following the assembly, families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a picnic-style lunch at Red Barn Park from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 and must be purchased in advance by calling the Public Relations Office at 785.4016. Student lunches are free with student IDs. In case of rain, the picnic will be held in the Small Gymnasium in Pershing Building.
     After lunch, families can catch the excitement at Stokes Stadium as the Bulldog football team strives to defeat Central Missouri State University. Game time is 2 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the gate; the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and senior citizens. Reserved seating costs $7.
     Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Truman athletic box office (during the week) and at Morning on the Mall earlier in the day. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free to general admission seating with their University IDs.
     Throughout the day, families may enjoy the 27th Annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Kirksville Arts and Crafts Association. The festival runs from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Kirksville Court House Square and features local craftsmen and artisans who exhibit and sell their work.
     Ventriloquist Dan Horn will provide evening entertainment at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board, the event is free to students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available for family members throughout the day for $3 per person.
     A memorial concert will culminate the weekend’s activities at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, in Baldwin Auditorium. The concert will honor Dr. Michael Hooley, head of Truman’s percussion studies for ten years. A number of Hooley’s former students will perform with the University Wind Symphony under the direction of Dan Peterson. Admission to the event is free.
     For additional information about any of the Family Day events, call the Public Relations Office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 785.4016 or visit the Family Day website at www.truman.edu/newsevents/
familyday.htm. A copy of the new hotel/motel guide may also be accessed online at the same web address.


10th Annual Early-Vreeland Lecture

A Life of Learning”

presented by 

Dr. Robert Schnucker
professor emeritus 
of history 

7 p.m.

October 5, 2000

Student Union Building
Governors’ Room


United Way Kicks Off Campus Drive

     The campus steering committee meets to work on plans concerning the United Way fund drive which begins this week. Committee members, from left to right, are Marianna Giovannini, co-chair; President Jack Magruder; Ken Hussey, student drive co-chair; and Glen Giboney, co-chair.

     The 2001 United Way campus fund drive at Truman State University will kick off with a noon luncheon Tuesday. 
     Group leaders from across the campus will receive campaign folders at the luncheon. These volunteers will give Truman employees the opportunity to contribute and help people in Adair and surrounding counties via the campus drive.
     United Way is an organization of agencies that serve the needs of the community by applying goals relative to health, welfare and youth guidance services. One campaign each year keeps the cost of raising funds low and contributors can be assured that most of every dollar goes directly to agency assistance.
     Fifteen agencies are served by the Adair County United Way. They are Adair County Family YMCA, Adair County 4-H Council, American Red Cross/Adair County Chapter, Boy Scouts of America/ Great Rivers Council, Christian Commun-ity Clinic, Civil Air Patrol, Community Sheltered Workshop, Girl Scouts of Becky Thatcher Area, Hospice 2000, Kirksville Day Care Center, Mark Twain Area Counseling Center/Kirksville Branch, NEMO Senior Citizens Services/Nutrition Program, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Salvation Army and Victim Support Services, Inc. 
     These agencies help the homeless, the hungry, the illiterate, victims of family violence and substance abuse, the young and old who can’t take care of themselves, the mentally handicapped and the physically disabled. 
     The campus fund drive will run throughout the month of October and is steered by President Jack Magruder, Glen Giboney, co-chair; Marianna Giovannini, co-chair; and Ken Hussey, student drive co-chair.


Multimedia Performance to be Presented

     The Bach Four will present The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: A Multimedia Performance at 8 p.m., Oct. 16, in the SUB Activities Room.
     The Bach Four is comprised of pianists Genevieve Lee from Pomona College, Timothy Lovelace from the University of Texas at Austin, Robert Satterlee from Bowling Green State University and Esther Wang from the University of Texas at Austin.
     By using spoken commentary and visual images, the Bach Four will provide insight into the world of Johann Sebastian Bach, his compositional genius and the glory of the Well-Tempered Clavier.


Writing Center Is Now Open

For an appointment,

call 785.4484


Please submit papers 7-12 pages in length
 at least 24 hours
 before the 
 and papers over 12 pages 
48 hours before the appointment.


Homecoming 2000

Oct. 20-22

Oct. 20
13th Annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament

Oct. 21
9 a.m.-Homecoming Parade
2 p.m.-Bulldog Football

A complete listing of Homecoming events will be 
featured in next week’s Truman Today.
For more information, 
contact the Advancement Office
at 785.4124.


Posters from the Centennial Kohlenberg Lyceum 

season are available in McClain Hall 102.

Great for Framing!


Fine Arts Events Planned for this Month

      The Truman State University Theatre Department will present their first production of the year, Mrs. California,at 8 p.m., Oct. 3-7, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. 
     The comedy, by Doris Baizley, is about a homemaking “beauty” pageant in 1955, where four contestants compete for the coveted title of Mrs. California. The winner is to embody the epitome of the ideal woman of 1955. 
     Full of quirks and an array of unique characters, the play is perfect for a night of lighthearted laughter, with an interesting twist at the end, when Mrs. California is crowned. 
     Admission to Mrs. California is free. Reserve tickets are $1. People are encouraged to buy reserve tickets for the Friday and Saturday performances. Call the box office at 785.4515 for more information.
     The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will present the first concert of its 2000-2001 season at 8 p.m., Oct. 17, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. 
     The orchestra has recently returned from a highly successful tour of the Kansas City region where performances were given at four area high schools. This concert will include two of the most popular and frequently performed works from the 19th century: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and the Cello Concerto in B Minor by Antonin Dvorak. Elaine Boda, assistant professor of cello and music theory, will be the featured soloist. 
     The orchestra will begin the concert with a brilliant fanfare written in 1986 by the renowned American composer John Adams titled Short Ride in a Fast Machine. The concert is free and open to the public.


Scholarships Announced

     Two scholarship opportunities have been announced.
     The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis will award one semester of funding per an interest-free loan, which can be renewed for subsequent academic years. The deadline is November 15, 2000. A brochure for The Scholarship Foundation can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office. Along with an interest-free loan, they offer an emergency loan and the Deedee Becker Nursing Loan.
     The 25th Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition scholarships may be awarded to first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future lives. First place winners from previous years are not eligible to compete again. Applicants must submit an audition tape and application by March 15, 2001, along with a check for $25.00 (which may be refunded), as well as a statement of musical intentions.
     To receive further information and/or an application, please contact the Financial Aid Office. 


Missouri Government Internship Informational Program

7 p.m., October 4

SUB Down Under

Interested students should contact 
the Public Relations Office at 785.4016. 
Applications are available in McClain Hall 102.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, will give a reading of his work at Legacy Art and Bookworks in Columbia at 7 p.m., Nov. 16. His performance is sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia. Barnes has been awarded a Camargo Foundation Fellowship for the spring semester 2001 and will be in residence at the Foundation complex in Cassis, France. He has declined the offer of a Fulbright Commission for the Distinguished Chair in American Literature in Poland for the next academic year.

Tom Bultman, associate professor of biology, presented “Ecology of an Unusual Insect-Fungus Symbiosis” at the Geobotanical Institute of the Federal Technological University of Switzerland in Zurich and “Effect of Endophytes on the Dichotomy between Tolerance and Defense in Forages Grasses” at the XXI International Congress of Entomology in Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

Julia DeLancey, assistant professor of art, presented papers at two international conferences in the last six months. "From Apothecary’s Shelf to Painter’s Palette: Pigments in Renaissance Florence” was given to the Renaissance Society of America’s annual conference held in Florence, Italy, this spring. “Dragonsblood and Ultramarine: The Dealer in Artists’ Pigments in Florence” was delivered at a conference entitled The Art Market in Italy (15th-17th centuries), also in Florence, in June.

Barry Poyner, associate professor of communication, has been appointed associate editor of the Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. Poyner, STAM board member, also presented Dr. Glenda Clyde with the STAM Emeritus Award for her contributions to communication eduction in the state of Missouri at the state’s annual STAM convention Sept. 21-23 in Lake Ozark.

Five Truman faculty members attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Local Section of the Ameri-can Chemical Society. Special honorees were members who have served as chairpersons of the Local Section; Ken Fountain, professor of chemistry; Roger Festa, professor of chemistry; Vinita Dew, associate professor of chemistry; David Wohlers, professor of chemistry; and Max Freeland, professor emeritus, who was also recognized as a 50-year member. Wohlers and Dana Delaware, professor of chemistry, were recognized for their work as chairmen of the 1999 regional meeting.



Alpha Kappa Lambda and Alpha Sigma Alpha will be teeter-tottering non-stop to raise money for the American Cancer Society Oct. 1-Oct. 6 outside of the SUB.

Faculty Development is sponsoring several workshops today in Pickler Memorial Library Room 205. “Designing Fair and Effective Prompts for Essay Exams” will be held from 9-10 a.m., 10:30-11:20 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Strategies for Student Self-assessment of Exam-writing Skills and Strengths” will be held from noon until 1 p.m. and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. “Fair and Efficient Evaluation and Grading of Exam Essays” will be held from 9-10 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, will give a talk on “Politics in Pop Culture: The Politics of Star Trek at 6 p.m., Oct. 3, in Violette 1010. Call 785.5346 for more information.

Campus Music Collective presents Janis Figure, at 8 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Aquadome. Cost is $3 per person.

The Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series will discuss “What I Did on Sabbatical” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., Oct. 4, SUB Spanish Room. Featured speakers are Chett Breed, English; Connie Ayers, nursing; and Gregg Siewert, French.

The Pre-Law Club is hosting a law school forum from noon until 4 p.m., Oct. 4, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Students interested in law school have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various schools. Everyone is welcome.

A memorial service in honor of Truman alumnus, Ryan Brown, will be held at 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4, at the Kirk Memorial Flame.

University Counseling Services and the Student Health Center will be sponsoring National Depression Screening Day activities for students from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oct. 5, at the Student Health Center. Free anonymous screenings to assess your own depression or the depression of a loved one will be available. For more information, contact University Counseling Services at 785.4014.

Professor Christopher Kleinhenz from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present “Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Visual Arts” (lecture and slide presentation) at 3 p.m., Oct. 5, in Violette Hall 1000.

Amnesty International presents an 80s prom at 9 p.m., Oct. 6, at the Aquadome. Cost is $2 per person. 

Campus Music Collective and Photo Club is sponsoring the Camera Obscura Family Day party from noon until 5 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Aquadome. Small donation requested.

A concert in memory of Dr. Mike Hooley will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 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 .

The Residential College Program will host the University forum, ”Should Truman Have a GLBT Resource Center” at 5 p.m., Oct. 11, in Missouri Hall 365.

Applications for students interested in joining Students Together Educating Peers (S.T.E.P.) can be picked up at University Counseling Services. S.T.E.P. members educate the Truman community on issues related to sexual assault, sexual harassment and diversity. Applications are due Oct. 12. For more information, call 785.4014. 

The Social Science Faculty Research Seminar will continue with a presentation by Sally West, ”Cultured Consumption: Literary and Artistic Borrowings in Late Imperial Russian Advertising” at 3:30 p.m., Oct.16, in SUB Room 4.

A McNair Program informational meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Oct. 18, in SUB Room 6. For more information contact Teresa York at 785.5407.

The Truman debate team and Pi Kappa Delta are sponsoring a visit by the British national debate team at 7 p.m., Oct. 21, in Violette Hall 1000. They will be squaring off against Truman’s national champions in a demonstration debate. They will be debating the resolution, “This house would cancel third world debt.”

The Fall 2000 Career Expo, sponsored by the University Career Center, will be from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 23, in the SUB. It is free to all students in all majors. ”Make an impact” is the Expo’s theme. Students are invited to come to the Career Center to sharpen their skills and network with employers. Check out the website for additional information and a list of employers coming to the Expo at www2.truman.edu/career/ExpoHelp.html.

The Residential College Program is sponsoring a German coffee hour at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centennial Hall second floor north lounge. This is an opportunity to speak German in a relaxed setting and to become acquainted with German faculty. All speakers of German are welcome.

The Student Council for Exceptional Children meets at 6 p.m., Thursdays, Violette Hall 1308. For more information, call Stephanie at 627.4465.


On Campus 

3 Tuesday
AKL and ASA Teeter-Tottering this week.
9 a.m.,10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Workshop, Pickler 205; see Notes.
6 p.m.-“Politics of Star Trek,” Violette 1010; see Notes
8 p.m.-Mrs. California, Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see pg. 3.
and Janis Figure at the Aquadome; see Notes

4 Wednesday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-McNair Research Presentations, Violette 1000
12-4 p.m.-Law school forum, SUB Governors’ Room; see Notes.
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Mrs. California, Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see pg. 3.
8:30 p.m.-Ryan Brown memorial service, see Notes

5 Thursday
1:30-3:30 p.m.-National Depression Screening Day, Health Center; see Notes.
3 p.m.-Professor Kleinhenz, Violette Hall 1000; see Notes.
7 p.m.-Vreeland Lecture, SUB Governors’ Room; see page 1
8 p.m.-Faculty trombone recital, Baldwin Auditorium; and Mrs. California, Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see pg. 3.

6 Friday
7 p.m.-Women’s volleyball, Pershing Arena
8 p.m.-Jazz ensemble concert, Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
9 p.m.-80s prom, Aquadome; see Notes
9:30 p.m.-S.A.B. movie, Gladiator, Baldwin Auditorium

7 Saturday
10 a.m.-Morning on the Mall, SUB mall
11 a.m.-Presidential Address, B aldwin Auditorium
11 a.m.-Women’s volleyball, Pershing Arena
11:30 a.m.-Tailgate lunch, Red Barn Park
12 p.m.-Women’s soccer, soccer field
2 p.m.-Bulldog football, Stokes Stadium
5 p.m.-Viva dance troupe, SUB Down Under
7 p.m.-Ventriloquist Dan Horn, Baldwin Auditorium

8 Sunday
Cantoria performs at Kirksville First Christian Church
11 a.m.-Volleyball, Pershing Arena
12 p.m.- Women’s soccer, soccer field
2 p.m.-Memorial concert, Baldwin Auditorium


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