November 7, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 13

Kohlenberg Lyecuem Series to Bring Vienna Choir Boys

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Schedule

 Native American Celebration Continues

The Boeing Company Donates $5,000 Dollar Gift

 Genocide Project to be Presented

 Five Former Athletes Inducted into Hall of Fame

 Scholarship Opportunities Announced



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Kohlenberg Lyeceum Series to Bring Vienna Choir Boys
The widely known Vienna Choir Boys will perform at  7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium as part of the 2000-2001 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.
     For five centuries the Vienna Choir Boys have enchanted millions with their unique charm and exceptionally beautiful singing. As one of the world’s oldest and best-loved musical organizations, its remarkable history is intertwined with that of Vienna itself. 
     Since 1948, the Vienna Choir Boys’ school and residence has been located in the restored 18th century Augarten Palace, owned by the Austrian Government and rented to the Choir Boys. The Palace provides space for classes, rehearsals, housing and recreation.
     Fulfilling their original mission, the Vienna Choir Boys continue to sing the Sunday Mass at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna, just as they have every week since their founding. The ensemble consists of four separate groups of 24 members each. 
     They tour extensively on five continents; often, two of the groups tour at the same time, with at least one choir remaining in Vienna to perform the weekly services at the Chapel and to sing at the Vienna State Opera. The Vienna Choir Boys have visited the United States more than sixty times since their first tour in 1932, and regularly perform in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
     The Vienna Choir Boys began their 1999-2000 season Sept. 20 by joining the Boys Choir of Harlem as special guests in “America’s Millennium Salute to Vienna,” a multicultural celebration jointly honoring the musical traditions of Vienna and America. The gala took place in Vienna’s Musikverein and was narrated by one of America’s most distinguished actors, Gregory Peck. 
     Free tickets are available to students, faculty and staff at the SAB Office, lower level of the SUB. Tickets may be purchased at Truman’s Business Office or Edna Campbell's Book Store.


Distinguished Visiting Scholar Schedule

Jonathan Miller

Nov. 13
7:30 p.m. 
Public Lecture
“Laughing Matters: 
Humor and Comedy”
Violette Hall 1000

Nov. 14
11:30 a.m.
Public Colloquium
“The Theatre as 
a Profession”
Violette Hall 1000

Nov. 17
1:30 p.m.
Public Lecture
“The After Life of Plays”
Violette Hall 1000

For more information, 
contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.


Native American Celebration Continues

Truman’s celebration of Native American History Month continues with guest appearances this week by Dr. Robert Allen Warrior, a member of the Osage Nation, and Mike Pahsetopah and his Dancing Eagle Troupe. Both events are being hosted by the Multicultural Affairs Center.
     Warrior will speak from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in Violette Hall 1146, and 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in the SUB Alumni Room on the place of American Indian Studies in the ethnic studies curriculum. A book signing at the University bookstore will follow.
     He currently serves on the English faculty at the University of Oklahoma and has authored two books, Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions (1995) and Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (1996) with Comanche writer Paul Chaat Smith. For the latter book, Warrior received the Gustav Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America, and the book has been noted as “a compelling, heroic story. . . of fleeting moments when a cause taken to its zenith changed Indian lives forever.”
     Mike Pahsetopah and his Dancing Eagle Troupe from Tulsa, Okla., will present “In Step with the Culture” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 10, in the SUB Activities Room. This dance performance will include Oklahoma-style fancy dancing, hoop dancing, eagle dancing and friendship social dancing. 
     Approximately 45 minutes in length, the performances should be compelling. 
     Multicultural Affairs invites and encourages the University community to attend one of the two sessions.


The Boeing Company Donates $5,000 Gift

Front row (l to r): Scholarship recipients Dan Clark, Gary Courtois, 
          Jill Johnson and Karen Dierking.Back row: President Jack Magruder, Don Anselm, Julie Nenninger, s
cholarship recipient Brian Roscoe, Laurel Berner, Steve Gore, Pat Decker, Susan Hatcher and Dean Van Galen.

Representatives from The Boeing Company-St. Louis visited campus last week to present a check for $5,000 on behalf of The Boeing Company Charitable Trust to the Truman State University Foundation. This is the second year that Boeing has provided a gift to fund scholarships for Truman students.
     “We were delighted to meet the current recipients of the scholarship and provide another opportunity for young people who are interested in the aerospace industry,” company representative Steve Gore said.
        The money will provide five scholarships to Truman students for the 2001-2002 academic year. Applications for this and approximately 260 other scholarships for current students will be available when the complete list of scholarship opportunities is announced on the Truman web site in late November. The listing will be accompanied by a new online application.
     “The Foundation hopes to make the application process easier and faster for students this year,” explained Laura Cook, manager of annual and major campaigns. As soon as the online scholarship listing is available, students will be alerted through e-mail, ads in the Index and Truman Today.
       The mission of the Truman State University Foundation is to encourage and administer private financial gifts in support of the University. Last year, gifts to the Foundation totaled more than $2.4 million, providing support for student scholarships, improved technology, student loans for computers and study abroad and support for athletics and other initiatives.


Genocide Project to be Presented

      The Truman State University theatre department will be presenting performances of Just a Word: The Genocide Project at 8 p.m., Nov. 9-11, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
     The production is the final stage of what has become known as “The Genocide Project,” a ten month research program focusing on occurrences of genocide around the world during the past 10 years. The Genocide Project itself is both a theatre production and an academic course.
     More than 30 students from every academic division were able to contribute to the research and script due to a Truman State University institutional grant for curriculum development.
     Just a Word is a non-linear, movement-oriented performance piece with slides, video, both live and recorded sound and original music. The production is largely an image piece or dream play that revolves around the inner journeys of a collection of college students who are doing a play about genocide. 
     As students come face to face with the facts, photos and personal stories connected with genocide, they discover unsettling disparities between their own values and actions. 
     Admission is free for Truman Students, but reserved tickets may be purchased for $1 at the box office. Call the box office at 785.4515 for more information.


Five Former Athletes Inducted into Hall of Fame

      Five former Truman student-athletes were congratulated on being inducted into the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame at half-time of Saturday’s football game.
     The first of the new inductees is Tamara Billerbeck. Billerbeck starred for the Bulldogs from 1984-87 in softball, basketball and volleyball. However, it is her exploits on the softball field as a utility player that have etched her name into the Bulldog record book. 
     As a pitcher, she helped lead the Bulldogs to conference titles in 1985 and 1986. The 1986 Bulldogs finished fourth in the NCAA Division II with a 34-14 record. Billerbeck shattered five school records by the conclusion of her career. She is currently employed by E-WorldTrain in Des Moines, Iowa.
     Darrell Buffington, one of Truman’s greatest offensive guards, was also welcomed into the Hall of Fame. Buffington started at offensive guard each of his four seasons with the Bulldogs, from 1975-1978.
     He played an integral role in the Bulldog conference championship in 1976. He won first-team all-MIAA recognition that year, as well as in his final two years. Buffington now lives is in Milwaukee, Wis., with his wife, Lisa.
     Jim Burchett, the third of the 2000 inductees, enjoyed an outstanding football career at Truman, beginning in 1985. Burchett earned first-team all-MIAA honors in his final three seasons and was a unanimous choice by the conference coaches as a senior. 
     He also earned honorable mention Associated Press Little All-America honors as a junior and senior. Recently, Burchett was named to the Bulldogs’ All Century football team as one of the distinguished centers of the 20th century. He currently lives in Richardson, Texas, with his wife, Connally, and their 5-year-old son, Wade.
     Jeff Frost, Truman’s career passing leader, celebrated Hall of Fame induction on Saturday. Frost led the Bulldogs to their most recent MIAA championship in 1988, and took the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs his senior year in 1990. He earned second-team all-MIAA honors in 1988. Frost set various Bulldog records that still hold strong today. He was named to the Bulldogs’ All Century team. Frost and his wife, Jane, currently reside in Chicago, Ill.
     Mike Duffy, an unforgettable alumnus of the Truman wrestling team, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as well. He qualified for the Division II National Tournament in each of his four seasons. Duffy earned All-American status his junior and senior seasons. He is one of only three Bulldogs to earn All-American honors twice during his college career.
     He was named MVP twice, and in his final season he was one of six Bulldogs to win at least 30 matches in a season. Duffy still holds the best career record, 93-20-1, and his 150 career takedowns still top the Bulldog list. He is currently on furlow from the Christar Missions Organization in the Netherlands.


Scholarship Opportunities Announced

     Several scholarship opportunities have recently been announced.
     The ESA Foundation Scholarship application, guidelines and list of endowments is now available. ESA Foundation Scholarships are available to both male and female applicants of any age, all high school seniors, graduate students, college, technical or trade students. Some scholarships are available for adult continuing education. Application deadline is February 1, 2001. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 785.4130 for more information.
     Children and dependents of Abbott Labora-tories’ employees may be eligible to receive between $1,100 and $13,500 from the Clara Abbot Foundation. Applications are available online at or by calling 1.800.972.3859 to request a copy.
     The Betty Broem-melisiek Memorial Scholar-ships are available to Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) members conducting graduate level work on specific conservation topics. Members already employed, but who wish to improve their technical or administrative competence, are eligible as well as those who have served for at least one academic year as an elected officer of a SWCS student chapter. For more information on SWCS scholarships, visit the national SWCS web site at http:/



Health science students Elizabeth Karstens, Julie Bender, Courtney Diehl, Susan Qualls, Liz Karstens, Melissa Seifert, Dixie Wheeler, Amanda Jones and Casie Curfman, recently presented papers at the annual American School Health Association’s national conference held in New Orleans.

Beth McCracken, senior political science major from Springfield, Mo., presented a paper titled “Foreign Aid: Fatigue or Redirection?”at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association’s Midwest region Oct. 28 in St. Louis. Her research was supported by an undergrad-uate research stipend from Truman State University.

Ed Schneider, head coach of the Truman State University cross country team for the past 24 years, will be honored at the NCAA II cross country banquet that precedes the national championship meet in Pomona, Calif.

“Building the Future,” a video by Carol Race, director of the instructional technology center and Jeremy Harrington, spring 2000 graduate with a major in justice systems, was shown as part of the feature presentation at the New Media Centers’ Five Minutes of Fame Conference in Nashville, Tenn. It was created as an historical record of the sciences at Truman.



The Liberal Studies Retroactive Course List is available at the following Web site: http//

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will have a discussion with Distinguished Visiting Scholar Jonathan Miller at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in the SUB Alumni Room. 

The Faculty Development Wednesday Lunch Series will discuss “Post-election Reflections” at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in the SUB Alumni Room. Featured speakers include Randy Hagerty, Paul Parker, Jim Przbylski and Candy Young.

The Residential College Program will present “Election Night Returns,” live television broadcasts from local and network sources at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

The Truman Triathalon Club welcomes all interested to a seminar on pre-race/event nutrition for athletics at 9 p.m., Nov. 7, in Pershing Building 232.

Alpha Phi Omega will be sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Nov. 8-9, in the SUB Activities Room.

The Division of Fine Arts and the Residential College Program will present an art faculty symposium at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

Multicultural Affairs will sponsor a French cultural evening at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Adair House.

The Women’s Resource Center will host a panel discussion titled “What is 3rd Wave Feminism?” at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

Hillel will host the Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass,”) memorial and vigil service, at 9 p.m., Nov. 9, in front of Kirk Memorial. This ceremonial vigil will commemorate this date in history, as well as promote diversity on campus. The rain site is Violette Hall 1000. For more information, call student senator Ken Fixman at 785.5183.

Windfall submissions deadline for reproducible art, photography, poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, plays, monologues, etc., is 5 p.m., Nov. 10, in the CAOC mailbox. Con-tact Alice at 785.4712 for more information.

Habitat for Humanity will host a “Whose Line is it Anyway?” competition at 8 p.m., Nov. 10, in the SUB Georgian Room. One dollar donations will be accepted.

The Social Science Faculty Research Seminar will continue with “Coping Mechanisms or Genuine Business Opportunities: The Significance of the ‘Formal’ vs. ‘Informal’ Debate for The Advancement of Women in Rural Africa” with Sylvia Macauley at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 13, in SUB Room 4.

A Walt Disney World recruiter will give a preview of the Walt Disney World college program at 6 p.m., Nov. 13, in the SUB Georgian Room.

The Kirksville Art Association, in conjunction with Truman professors Greg Jones and Pavel Wlosok, will present a jazz concert, “A Night of Jazz,” at 8 p.m., Nov. 13, at the Kirksville Junior High Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door and $4 in advance. They will be available at Edna Campbell’s Book Store and Originals Paper Art.

Students interested in receiving K-12 certification to teach foreign languages may attend an informational meeting conducted by Timothy Farley, associate professor of French, at 7 p.m., Nov. 14, in Violette Hall 1412.

The Women’s Resource Center will host “Women of Distinction” at 8 p.m., Nov. 14, in the SUB Georgian Room. Nominations are being accepted until Nov. 7 and are available at the Women’s Resource Center in Ryle Hall.

Staff Development will host “What is in an IRB?” at 9 a.m., Nov. 14, in the SUB Alumni Room.

A general information meeting will be held for all students who are interested in studying abroad during the 2001 spring semester. The orientation will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Nov. 14, in Violette Hall 1010. Materials will be available in Kirk Building 120 after the meeting for those unable to attend.

The Residential College Program will host a University forum discussing the topic “Is Truman a Good Citizen in Its Ecological Community?” at 4 p.m., Nov. 15, in Missouri Hall 365.

The French play “Jacques ou la Soumission” will be performed at 8 p.m., Nov. 15 and 17, in the SUB Down Under.

Cardinal Key is hosting their Fall Interest Party at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the SUB Alumni Room. Any interested sophomore or junior woman is welcome. Contact Erica at 785.4851 for more information.

Flu shots will be administered at the Student Health Center. No appointment is necessary. Shots for students, faculty and staff will be available from 8-11:30 a.m on Nov. 7; 8-11:30 a.m., Nov. 13; and 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 16.


On Campus

4:30 p.m.-Native American History Month speaker, SUB Alumni Room, also at 7 p.m.; see p. 2.
7 p.m.-”Election Night Results,” Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Notes.
9 p.m.-Truman Triathalon Club Meeting, Pershing Building 232; see Notes.

10 a.m.-APO Blood Drive, SUB Activities Room; see Notes.
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Wednesday Lunch, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Art Faculty Symposium, Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Notes.
“Film and the Imagination,” DVS, Violette Hall 1000.

10 a.m.-APO Blood Drive, SUB Activities Room; see Notes.
10:30 a.m.-"On Reflection,” DVS, Violette Hall 1000
7 p.m.-French cultural evening, Adair House; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-”What is the 3rd Wave of Feminism?” panel discussion, Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Notes.
8 p.m.-The Genocide Project, Baldwin Auditorium; see p. 2.
9 p.m.-Kristallnacht memorial and vigil service, Kirk Memorial; see Notes.

11 a.m.-Miller book signing, Truman Bookstore
2 p.m.-”In Step with the Culture,” SUB Activities Room, also 7 p.m.; see p. 2.
8 p.m.-”Whose Line is it Anyway?” competition, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes.

3:30 p.m.-Social Science Faculty Research Seminar, SUB Room 4; see Notes.
6 p.m.-Walt Disney World recruiter, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-”Laughing Matters,” DVS, Violette Hall 1000; see p. 1
8 p.m.-”A Night of Jazz,” Kirksville Jr. High; see Notes.


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