October 10, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 9

Homecomiing Schedule of Events

Alumni Activities Highlight Weekend

 Grand Dérangement to Perform

General Honors Program to Host informational Reception October 19

 United Way Drive is in Full Swing

 Legislative Internship Interviews to be Held

 Department of Public Safety Shuttle Bus to Run

 Summer Institute Gives Hirsch new Perspective on Disability Studies

 Washington D. C. Internship Offers Opportunity

iMissouri -London Program host Informational Meeting

On Campus

Contact Us
Homecoming Schedule of Events
Monday, Oct. 16
8 p.m., Quad or Small Gym

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Sand Volleyball
4 p.m., Ryle Commons
7 p.m., SUB Down Under
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Flag Football
4 p.m., Rugby field
Spades Tournament
5:30 p.m., Ryle Main Lounge
Faculty Night Out
6 p.m., SUB Rooms 4 & 6

Thursday, Oct. 19
Trivial Pursuit
3 p.m., SUB Down Under
Scavenger Hunt
4:30 p.m., Blanton Courtyard
Skit Competition
7:30 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium
Memorial Service
9 p.m., Kirk Memorial

Friday, Oct. 20
13th Annual Golf Tournament, noon
Multicultural Affairs Open House
2 p.m., Adair Building
Ultimate Frisbee
3 p.m., Field at Franklin & LaHarpe
Dusk, Red Barn Park
Lip Sync Competition
6:30 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium
King & Queen Coronation
8 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium
Ebony Essence Formal Ball
8:30 p.m., SUB Activities Room
Pep Rally
9 p.m., Pershing Arena
Recognition of Alphonso Jackson
9 p.m., SUB Activities Room
Video Dance Party
9 p.m., Armory

Saturday, Oct. 21
15th Annual 5K Run
8 a.m., Barnett Hall
Parade, 9 a.m., Franklin Street
Tailgate Party & Chili Fest
11 a.m., Pershing Arena
Class Reunion Luncheons
10:30 a.m.-noon
Rec Center Plaque Dedication
1 p.m., Student Rec. Center
Pre-game Activities, 1:30 p.m.
Football Game
2 p.m., Stokes Stadium
Step Show
5:30 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium
All Alumni Mixer
4:30 p.m., Days Inn; band at 7 p.m.
Truman Debate Team vs. British Team
7 p.m., Violette Hall 1000
Comedian Alonzo Bodden
8 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium


Alumni Activities Highlight Weekend

     Truman alumni will find Homecoming weekend busy with activities. Follow-ing the Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, a social hour will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Aileron’s. The Alumni and Friends Celebration Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., in the SUB Georgian Room. 
     The class of 1950 will have their project dedication at Ophelia Parrish at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Golden Alumni luncheon and reunions for the classes of 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1990 and after. Two dances, the All Alumni Mixer and NPHC dance, will be held that evening.
     Reservations are requested for all alumni events and tickets are required. Those not purchased in advance may be paid for at the door. Call 785.4133 for prices.


The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series 


Grand Dérangement

October 30, 2000

7:30 p.m.

Baldwin Hall Auditorium

Free tickets will be 
available for 
students, faculty and staff approximately one week prior 
to the performance at the Student Activities Board Office, SUB lower level.


General Honors Program to Host Informational Reception October 19

                Catherine Gain received her General Honors Medal from President Magruder in 
               August 2000.  She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

      Truman’s General Honors Program will host an informational reception at 4:45 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Violette Hall Commons. Brochures and worksheets will be distributed and refreshments will be served.
     The General Honors Program offers students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences portion of their program of study. General Honors is awarded to graduating seniors who complete five approved courses from each of the four core areas of mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities. A grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (in the five courses) must be maintained.
     The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri sponsors award presentations for General Honors graduates. Recipients wear their medals with academic regalia during graduation. Medals feature the lamp of learning and are hung from purple and white ribbons.
     Thirteen Truman graduates received General Honors at the May 2000 commencement and one graduate was awarded the General Honors medal in August.
    For more information, contact General Honors committee chairperson Patricia Burton at 785.7247.


United Way Drive is in Full Swing

     This year the Truman campus United Way fund drive kicked off with a luncheon for group leaders. The leaders will be contacting Truman employees to give them the opportunity to contribute toward the support of any one (or all) of the 15 agencies served by the Adair County United Way. Truman employees may contribute by using payroll deduction. A pledge of $2.00 per week gives each Truman employee an entry into the drawing for a $2000 trip to Disney World.
     A pledge of $104 will get one entry into the Disney Trip drawing, a pledge of $208 gets two entries, etc. Remember, any donation is a valuable contribution to the Kirksville community.
     To date $10,178.80 has been pledged toward this year’s Truman goal of $46,000. The campaign will run through the month of October.

Legislative Internship Interviews to be Held

     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. Interns are assigned to public officials or offices based upon compatibility and interests. 
     Interviews for students who have applied for the legislative internships will be held Oct. 24-26. Students should arrive at least 10 minutes early and professional dress is recommended.
     Interested students should contact Public Relations at 785.4016. Applications are still available in McClain Hall 102.

Need a ride to the Train Station for Thanksgiving or Christmas Break?

The Department of Public Safety will be 
providing a shuttle 
service to the LaPlata train station.

Meet and at the McClain Circle Drive
 for the following
November 20, 9  a.m.
November 21, 9  a.m.
December 12, 9 a.m. 
December 13, 9  a.m.

The bus will pick up at the LaPlata train station and return to the McClain Hall 
Circle Drive on:
November 26, 2000,
 8:30 p.m.
January 7, 2001, 
8:30 p.m.

A $5.00 fee is required to hold a reservation. The fee may be paid at the Department of Public Safety building 
and may be refunded
 if cancelled
2 weeks prior 
to departure.

Reservations must be made 2 weeks 
prior to departure. 

Call the Department of Public Safety at 785.4177.


Summer Institute Gives Hirsch New Perspective on Disability Studies

     Jerrold Hirsch, associate professor of history, was selected as one of 25 nationwide participants in the first Summer Institute on Disability Studies. The five-week Institute was held at San Francisco State University this summer and was funded by a $164,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
     The primary purpose of the Institute was to direct thinking about “disability” toward cultural terms rather than medical terms. Methods of building disability-studies curricula into college campuses across the nation was another emphasis of discussion among participants.
     “Unfortunately, the medical focus doesn’t teach us much about the actual experience of being disabled,” Hirsch commented. “The study of disabilities can be a study within the humanities (such as literature, art and history). There are lots of parallels to it and the study of race, gender and class.”
     Hirsch feels the movement toward adding disability studies into college curricula is partially in response to the disability rights movement that has taken place. With the addition of federal mandates such as Title II and the ADA, disabled persons have been provided equal access and rights.
      “There is much overlap between disability studies and public policy. And, interestingly enough, the documented changes to public policy demonstrate that almost all modifications also benefit able-bodied people as well,” Hirsch said.
     He feels that, academically, people haven’t thought about how both law and philosophy apply to the study of disability. 
Inclusion within historical writing would provide not a separate way of looking at the subject, but simply a different angle.
     “I came away from the Institute with a fuller understanding of what it means to be able-bodied or disabled. It gave me a chance to look deeper and understand things able-bodied people take for granted,” Hirsch added.


Washington D. C. Internship Offers Opportunity

Students with a 3.25 GPA or higher interested in applying for one of five Spring 2002 internships in the Washington D.C. area should contact Dr. Julia DeLancey at 785.4430 or via e-mail at 

The selected students earn 15 credits for the internship and related experience.

Applications are due 
March 30, 2001.


Missouri-London Program Informational Meeting

4-6 p.m.

October 17, 2000

Student Union
Building, Room 6

The meeting is open to all students interested in summer, semester and internship

For more information, contact the Center for International 
Education Abroad in 
Kirk Building 120
or at 785.4076.


.Connie Ayers, director of nursing, and Judi Misali, associate professor of psychology, recently presented a paper entitled “Belief and Expectation of Naiveté: A Mechanism for Perpetuating Gender Inequality” at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research in Tel Aviv, Israel. Misale also presented a second paper, “White Privilege: An Assessment of Caucasian Awareness.”

Jim Barnes, professor of comparative literature, had his short story entitled “Pulpwood” accepted for publication in New Letters, an international literary magazine headquartered at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Residential College Program academic advisors and Business and Accountancy advisors recently represented Truman at professional academic advising conferences. Attending the Missouri Academic Advising Association meetings at Lake of the Ozarks, Sept. 28-29 were Catherine Bennani, Marcy Graham, Stephen Groll-man, Debra Kling, Jenny Marcus and Devon Mills for the RCP and Barb Espe, Wynona Murphy and Renee Riley for the BAAC. Stephen Grollman was elected Northeast Missouri representative for MACADA. Attending the national Academic Advising Association conference in Orlando, Fla. Oct 5-7 were Grollman, David Kincaid, Kling and Mark Weidner. The RCP advisors presented a roundtable session at NACADA entitled, “Embedding Academic Advising in a Residential College Program: Lessons from Truman State University.”

The Truman Forensics Team won the Nebraska Double-Up Tournament and captured 20 individual and team awards. In a weekend of intense competition, 17 Truman students won their first overall tournament championship of the season hosted by Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 29-Oct.1. Truman won both the Concordia portion of the tournament and the overall tournament championship. Truman ranked third in the Creighton University portion of the tournament and was first among schools competing in debate. Twenty-nine colleges and universities were represented at the tournament.



The Latter-day Saints Students Association is assisting with a blood drive from 5-8 p.m., Oct. 10, at 2000 E. Normal.

Tom O’Carroll, a visiting Irish musician and storyteller, will be performing an evening of Irish music and folk tales at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10, Ryle Main Lounge and at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11, Centennial Main Lounge. 
This event is sponsored by the Division of Language and Literature and the Residential College Program. For more information, contact Dr. Christine Harker at 785.6018.

The Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series will discuss “Promoting Academic Honesty: Responding to Academic Dishonesty” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., Oct. 11, SUB Alumni Room. Featured speakers are Vicki Burke, assistant to the Dean of Students and Adam Davis, English.

A Physics Colloquium will be held at 4:35 p.m., Oct. 11, Barnett Hall 252. The topic of discussion is “Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Bottom Half of Plate Tectonics.”

The Residential College Program will host the University forum, ”Should Truman Have a GLBT Resource Center?” at 4 p.m., Oct. 11, in Missouri Hall 365 and “Truman’s Assessment Culture: What are the Effects We See on Campus in Learning?” at 4 p.m., Oct. 18, in Missouri Hall 365.

The Jazz Lab Concert at 8 p.m., Oct. 11, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium has been rescheduled for 8 p.m., Nov. 11, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The University League is hosting a fall luncheon for Truman State University faculty wives and female faculty and staff at 11 a.m., Oct. 13, at the President’s residence (or in case of bad weather, the SUB). RSVP required to Suzann Copeland, 627.8104 or Amy Lamp, 627.4874.

The Residential College Program is sponsoring a large screen showing of the Presidential debates at 7:45 p.m., on Oct. 11 and Oct.17, in the Ryle Main Lounge. Viewers will be eligible to participate in Debate Watch 2000, a non-partisan voter education project being facilitated at Truman by the debate and forensics program. For more information on Debate Watch consult http://www2.truman.edu/~kminch/
Debate Watch.html.

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

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 Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will perform at 8 p.m., Oct. 17, in Baldwin Auditorium.

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. They will be squaring off against Truman’s national champions in a demonstration debate at 7 p.m., Oct. 21, in Violette Hall 1000. They will be debating the resolution, “This house would cancel third world debt.”

Windfall submissions deadline for the CD compilation is 5 p.m., Oct. 20, in the Windfall mailbox in the CAOC. Deadlines for all genres of art and literature is Nov. 10. For more information, contact Alice at 785.4712 or tsuwf@yahoo.com.

An information session for The Art of Power, a three-week, six-credit course from July 10-August 1, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, in Baldwin Hall 318. A second session, sponsored by the Missouri Hall Residential College Program (open to everyone), will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 22, in Missouri Hall 365.

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

Ekklesia will host a spiritual growth devotional lunch on “Nonverbal Communication” at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 27, in the SUB Spanish Room and a 7 p.m. devotional titled “Repentance” in the SUB Down Under.
Lutheran Student Fellowship will sponsor a cropwalk at 9 a.m., Oct. 28, at Faith Lutheran Church. Those interested in walking should sign up from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., the week of Oct. 8, in the SUB. Money raised will aid 80 underdeveloped countries although 25% will be donated to a local food pantry.

The Students Activities Board will host MTV Campus Invasion on October 28, with events beginning around noon.

The Truman State University New Music Festival will host guest composer Mark Spraggins. Spraggins will perform at 8 p.m., Nov. 2, in Baldwin Auditorium and at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, in Baldwin Auditorium.


On Campus

10 Tuesday
4 p.m.-Missouri-London Program informational meeting, SUB Room 6; see page 3.
5 p.m.-Latter-day Saints Student Association blood drive; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Tom O’Carroll, visiting Irish musician and storyteller, Centennial Main Lounge; see Notes.

11 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes. 
4 p.m.-University forum hosted by the Residential College Program, Missouri Hall 365; see Notes.
4:35 p.m.-Physics Colloquium, Barnett Hall 252; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Tom O’Carroll, visiting Irish musician and storyteller, Centennial Main Lounge; see Notes.
7:45 p.m.-RCP Debate Watch, Ryle Main Lounge; see Notes.

12 Thursday
6 p.m.-Student Council for Exceptional Children meeting, Violette Hall 1308

13 Friday
11 a.m.-University League luncheon, President’s residence; see Notes.
7 p.m.-Women’s volleyball, Pershing Arena

15 Sunday
4 p.m.-Men’s tennis invitational, tennis courts

16 Monday
8 a.m.- Truman men’s tennis invitational, tennis courts
3:30 p.m.-Social Science Faculty Research Seminar, SUB Room 4; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Bach Four performance, SUB Activities Room; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Homecoming kickoff, Quad; see page 1.


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