October 24, 20000 - Vol. 5 No. 11

Executive- in- Residence to Visit Next Week

Grand Dérangement to Dazzle Crowd

 Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Students Help with United Way Drive

 Nursing Students Travel to Philippines

50th Annual International Dinner

 Year 2000 New Music Festival to be Held

 Education Division Hosts Speaker

 Fine Arts to Feature Gallery Talks

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Executive-in-Residence to Visit Next Week
     The Division of Business and Account-ancy will present Vic Yeandel as an Executive-in-Residence Nov. 2-3.
     Yeandel is the vice president of marketing for Consolidated Products, Inc., the parent company of Steak n Shake, Inc. His expertise is in the areas of marketing and brand management.
     In 1997, Forbes magazine recognized Consolidated Products, Inc. as the “14th Best Small Company in America” based on a five-year average return on equity of 42.9 percent. Because of its growth, it is now too large to be included on the list. The August 1998 issue of Money listed the company as one of the top 50 stocks of the bull market.
     Yeandel joined Consolidated Products in 1995. Before assuming his current position, he began his marketing career at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago as a media supervisor. After five years with Leo Burnett, he became an equity partner at Fortis and Fortis Advertising. Following a two-year stint at Fortis and Fortis, he embarked on an eight-year career with Jerrico, Inc. as vice president of development.
     He was awarded a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, where he later received his M.B.A. and J.D.
     This program is sponsored by the I.M.C.E.R.A. Group which endows the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence Program.
     All presentations will be held in Violette Hall 1000 and are open to all students. The presentation schedule follows:

November 2, 2000
9-10:20 a.m.-Advertising Campaigns
Strategic development, media planning, production phases and media buying.

10:30-11:50 a.m.-Advertising Campaigns

1:30-2:30 p.m.-Steak n Shake: The Creation of a Great American Brand
Branding discussion on Steak n Shake

November 3, 2000
8:30-10:20 a.m.-Commercial Speech
Commercial speech protected under the constitution. How the courts currently view commercial speech protections. 
(for advanced students)

12:30-1:30 p.m.-Steak n Shake: The Creation of a Great American Brand


Grand Dérangement to Dazzle Crowd

     Grand Dérangement will perform as the second group in the 2000-2001 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30, in Baldwin Auditorium.
     Grand Dérangement, which literally means ‘great disturbance,’ hails from Nova Scotia and presents a vibrant and energetic concert that reinvents the traditional notion of the Acadian cultural experience.
     The group uses theatre, music, dance and song to present a multi-dimensional experience. The musicians of the group are not only great instrumentalists, they are also innovators who succeed in integrating many styles of music into their performances. 
     They won the Favorite Francophone (French-speaking) group award from Canada’s Atlantic Gig in 1999, appeared at the East Coast Music Awards the same year, and were also named Group of the Year at the Gala du Millénaire.
     Free tickets are available to students, faculty and staff in the SAB Office, SUB lower level.


Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Jonathan Miller

Nov. 6-10
Nov. 13-17

Opera & 
Theater director



Miller is the second 
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the 
2000-2001 series.


Students Help with United Way Drive 

     Truman State University students hope to reach their goal of $6,000 for the United Way campus fund drive. Their primary fund raising activity is a Campus Food Fast Oct. 24. Students living in the residence halls volunteer to not eat their university meal on this evening and Sodexho donates the unused meal fees to the United Way student drive. 
     This year’s student co-chairs are Ken Hussey and Melani Slaughter, and the Food Fast organizer is Kate Felchia.
     Alpha Tau Omega will hold a Fall Class-ic Mountain Bike Ride on Oct. 28, at Thousand Hills State Park. Proceeds from this event will also be donated to the United Way. For more information on the bike ride, visit the website, www.atofallclassic.com or call 665.3552.
     Overall, the campus fund drive has reached 60 percent of its goal. Group leaders will continue to make contacts with each Truman employee to give everyone the opportunity to assist residents of Adair and surrounding counties who benefit from United Way services. Pledges of $104 will receive an entry into the $2000 Disney Trip Drawing.


Nursing Students Travel to Philippines

Twelve nursing students from Truman  traveled to the Philippines this summer to work and interact with nursing students and families. Lena Fairless, Sherry Hartig, Melissa Hoven, April Howard, Diana King, Elizabeth Klinkhamer, My May, Carolyn Schulte, Sandy Schmidt, Lia Starner, Carrie Todd and Ann Wilson spent three weeks experiencing Filipino culture and learning about their health care system. 
     Kit Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, and Sue Barrow, associate professor of nursing, coordinate the study abroad program for Truman’s nursing students.
     During the program, the students worked for one  week in Manila at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, a 450 bed government hospital. In Manila, the students worked with mothers in labor and delivery and with neonates in the nursery. 
     For two weeks they also participated in a transcultural nursing program at West Visayas State University in Iloilo City. In this program Truman students were paired with Filipino nursing students for clinical experiences in diverse settings such as home visits for family assessments and social hygiene clinics, in order to provide health services to commercial sex workers. 
     The nursing students will present posters and media presentations of their  transcultural experience at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, in the SUB Activities Room. The university community is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.


50th Annual International Dinner

“A Golden Celebration of Diversity”

6-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 5, 2000

Student Union Building 
Georgian Room

 The dinner will feature 15 different main entrees and
 five desserts from all over the world.

 Entertainment will also be provided. 

Please remember to purchase tickets in advance.
$10-General Admission
$2.50-Children (kindergarten age and under)


Year 2000 Truman State University New Music Festival to be Held

     The Truman State University Division of Fine Arts, Epsilon Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, and the Upsilon Phi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present the Year 2000 Truman State New Music Festival on Nov. 2-3.
     The event will feature guest composer Dr. Mark Spraggins of California Lutheran University, winner of the 1999-2000 Truman State composition competition. The competition attracted entries from across the United States, as well as several other countries. 
     As competition winner, Spraggins has been commissioned to compose a new work for Truman’s choral group Cantoria. The work, The New Marruu, will be premiered by Cantoria at the first of two festival concerts at 8 p.m., Nov. 2, in Baldwin Auditorium. The concert will also include performances by Truman’s Wind Sym-phony, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir.
     The second concert, featuring recent chamber music by living composers, will take place at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, in Baldwin Auditorium. Spraggins will perform an original piano work at this concert, and several Truman musicians will also participate. Four Truman composers who will also have original works performed at the festival concerts include Michael Bump, Robert Martin,  Pavel Wlosok and Warren Gooch. The public is invited to attend both concerts. Admission is free.
     During the festival, Spraggins will also rehearse with Cantoria, talk to music classes and meet with student composers to critique their work. He will also speak briefly at both concerts.


Education Division to Host Speaker 

      William Stokes, professor of education at Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass., will visit Truman, Oct. 27, and speak on the role of teacher preparation within the context of the liberal arts and sciences. 
     Stokes will deliver a presentation directed at students entitled “Pedagogies of Possibility,” which will focus on the work of Paulo Friere and the critical pedagogy movement. This talk will be held at 10 a.m. in Violette Hall 2351. Students from all majors are invited to this event.
     Stokes will then deliver a speech to the general campus community at noon, Oct. 27, in Violette Hall 1000. The title of his speech is,”Conceptions of Education and Teacher Education Within A Liberal Tradition.” Stokes’ presentation has been arranged by Sam Minner, head of the Division of Education at Truman.
     Minner suggests the presentation will be of general interest to the campus community and all faculty are invited. For more information, call 785.4383.


Fine Arts to Feature Gallery Talks

     The University Art Gallery and Fine Arts Visiting Artists and Scholars Program at Truman is continuing its series of “gallery talks.” These events are targeted towards a general audience and will discuss various aspects of contemporary art and art history. 
     The first gallery talk will be given by Missouri fiber artist, Jo Stealey, and is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 27, in Baldwin Hall 318. The topic of discussion will be her three-dimensional fiber artwork. 
     This year’s gallery talks are not being held in the University Art Gallery, which is currently being renovated and expanded.
     University Art Gallery programs are presented by the Division of Fine Arts, and include national, regional and student exhibits. The Gallery also relies on support from numerous other organizations and individuals in the Kirksville community.
     The gallery talks are informal, with a short presentation and time for questions and discussion. 
     Other speakers that will be featured this semester are Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, 8:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in Baldwin Hall 351 and Julio Flores at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in Baldwin Hall 351.
     Gallery talks are free and open to the public. For more information about the scheduled artists, call the Fine Arts Division at 785.4417.



Christine Harker, assistant professor of English, had her article, “John Knox: ‘The First Blast,’ and the Monstrous Regiment of Gender,” accepted for inclusion in Vol. 2 of Medieval Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, forthcoming from Tuckwell in conjunction with Glasgow University Press.

Jerry Mayhew, professor of health and exercise sciences, was recently recognized for his service to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning research. He received the “Editorial Excellence” award for his work on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning research editorial board and was the only one of 23 associate editors to receive this honor.

Marie Orton, assistant professor of Italian, presented “Representations of Violence in Roberto Benigni’s Films” on Oct. 15 at the Romance Language Annual Conference at Purdue University.

The Truman State University Forensics Team divided forces on Oct. 13-14 and brought home numerous honors from three different speech and debate tournaments, including the tournament championship in parliamentary debate at Winona State University, and two first-place honors in individual events at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.



Memorial Books for the Carnahan and Sifford families will be available in Pickler Memorial Library for students, faculty and staff to sign.

Faculty Development is hosting a workshop at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 24. “Why Don’t They Read Critically? Strategies to Prompt ‘Deep Reading’” will be presented at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., on Oct. 31 and at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. All workshops will be held in Pickler Memorial Library, Room 205.

The Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series will be discussing “Students Learning Through Co-Curriculum” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., Oct. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. Featured speakers are Russ Baughman, chemistry; Jerry Wollmering, athletic director; Todd Holm, communication and assistant director of forensics; Kevin Minch, director of communication and director of forensics; and Mary Hurley, communication and KTRM advisor.

Staff Development presents: “Requisitions and Budget Printouts” at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 25, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Phone Lena at 785.4031 to RSVP.

Professors Marc Rice and Christine Harker will present “Pre-Lyceum Event: the Dance and Music of Grand Dérangement Ex-plained” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Missouri Hall 365.

Faculty and staff are invited to the Women’s Health Issues Luncheon Program at noon, Oct. 26, in the SUB Governors’ Room. The cost is $3, payable at the door. Reservations are required and individuals planning to attend should call Lena at 785.4031. Purchase of lunch is not required to attend the program.

A safe zone workshop will be offered to faculty. “Making Classrooms More Inclusive” will be presented at 2 p.m., Oct. 26, in the Faculty Development Room in Pickler Memorial Library.

The Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan (pre-tax savings for eligible insurance premiums, medical or child care expenses) will be presented in two sessions, from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., Oct. 26, in the SUB Conference Room.

The Truman string orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will perform a concert of works from the 17th-19th century at 8 p.m., Oct. 26, at the First Presbyter-ian Church, 201 South High, Kirksville.

Windfall will be holding a Halloween costume/poetry party at 6 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Aquadome. Wear a costume and bring work to read aloud. The deadline for submissions of poetry, prose, drama and art is 5 p.m., Nov. 10, in the CAOC mailbox. For more information contact Alice at 785.4712.

The Student Activities Board will host MTV Campus Invasion featuring Wyclef Jean, de la Soul and BlackEyedPeas on Oct. 28, with events beginning around noon.

Sam McClure, assistant professor of music, and visiting guest artist, Michal Schmidt will present a recital of sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn at 3 p.m., Oct. 29, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The Residential College Program will host a University forum at 4 p.m., Nov. 1, in Missouri Hall 365. The topic of the forum is “Are Vouchers a Legitimate Way to Improve High School Education?” All members of the University community are welcome to attend.

University Swingers is holding a swing dance from 7-11 p.m., Nov. 3, in Ryle Main Lounge. There will be a dance-off and prizes for the best dressed couple. For more information, contact Erin at 627.5826 or Nathan at 627.2757.

The Athletic Department is hosting the 18th induction ceremony into the Athletic Hall of Fame at 7 p.m., Nov. 4, at the Days Inn. Tickets are $15 each and are available in the Athletic Office.

KomputerXpo 2000 will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Nov. 4, at the Kirksville TCRC. Admission is free.

The film Culture on Screen: Medicine River will be shown at 6 p.m., Nov. 1, in Violette Hall 1430. Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the film as part of Native American Month.

The semi-annual art faculty symposium will be held at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Speakers will be Priya Kambli, Suanna Breed, Nancy Mizuno Elliott, John Bohac and Heather Pulliam. A reception will follow the speakers.

A percussion ensemble concert will be held at 3 p.m., Nov. 12, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

Players are needed for co-ed faculty/staff volleyball. The games are played from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the Student Rec. Center. Anyone who would like to play on any of these days is welcome. 


On Campus

24 Tuesday
3:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Workshop, Pickler Memorial 205; see Notes.

25 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes.
7 p.m.-Nursing presentation; SUB Activities Room; see page 2.
Women’s volleyball vs. Northwest Missouri, Pershing Arena; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Pre-Lyceum event, Missouri Hall 365; see Notes.

26 Thursday
9 a.m. & 2 p.m.-Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan, SUB Conference Room.
Noon-Women’s Health Issues Program for faculty and staff, SUB Governors’ Room; see Notes.
2 p.m.-Safezone workshop for faculty, Pickler Memorial Library; see Notes.
8 p.m.-String orchestra concert, First Presbyterian Church; see Notes.

27 Friday
6 p.m.-Windfall Halloween costume/poetry party,
Aquadome; see Notes.

28 Saturday
Noon-MTV Campus Invasion activities begin.
12:30 p.m.-Women’s soccer vs. Indianapolis, soccer field
2:30 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Indianapolis, soccer field

29 Sunday
11 a.m.-Women’s soccer vs. Northern Kentucky, soccer field
3 p.m.-Recital, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.


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