November 28, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 15

United Way Surpasses Goal

Holiday Open House

 TrueMen to Host Benefit Concert

Anderson Receives McGladrey Scholarship

 Senior Tribute is an Option for Graduates

 Retirement Reception

 Division of Education Wins Grant

 Index Wins Pacemaker

 Marchenkov to Present Smits Lecture

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United Way Surpasses Goal
Truman State University faculty, students, staff and retirees exceeded the campus fund drive goal with contributions and pledges totaling 107 percent of the $46,000 goal. Campus co-chairs Glen Giboney, Small Business Development Center director; and Marianna Giovannini, head academic advisor for the Residential College Program; were assisted by student co-chairs, Ken Hussey and Melani Slaughter. Emeriti chair Mary Jane Kohlenberg (professor emerita of math) and retired staff chair Gene Schneider (former physical plant director), along with 98 group leaders, also coordinated their efforts in raising funds for Truman’s portion of the Adair County United Way campaign.
     Thanks in part to the generous giving of the University community, monetary support will be provided to the 15 area agencies assisted by the program. Each agency benefits a different group of residents from Kirksville and the northeast part of Missouri.
Contri-butors this year who donated $104 (or more) were eligible to have their names entered into a $2000 Disney World trip drawing and the winner was announced at the city-wide Victory Luncheon Nov. 16. 
     Pam Reich, assistant professor of mathematics at Truman, won the drawing. Truman employees had 262 entries, out of 1000 total participants from Adair County, entered into the drawing.


Holiday Open House 

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend 

Holiday Open House

3-5 p.m.

December 4, 2000

at the 

University Residence

706 South Halliburton


TrueMen to Host Benefit Concert

      The TrueMen, Truman’s all male a capella ensemble, will perform a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity at 7 p.m., Dec. 5, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Admission to the concert is free; however, $1 donations for Habitat will be accepted upon entrance to the concert. Individuals who make a donation will earn a chance to be serenaded by the TrueMen at the concert.
     Their CD, Ten Miles From Nowhere, will be on sale from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the week prior to the concert in front of Mainstreet Market in the SUB.
     The TrueMen are some of the most popular entertainers on campus. Aside from their success at Truman, they have received many honors and awards off campus as well. They recently performed for the late Gov. Mel Carnahan and will soon honor the personal request of newly-elected Gov. Bob Holden by performing at his inaugural ball.
     The group continues to excel in competition against big name groups from large universities despite being the youngest group on the circuit. 
     Most recently, they were invited to the Best of the Midwest College A Cappella Extravaganza. They opened the show which included groups from major midwestern universities.
     Truman has been chosen as the host site for the midwest regional of the National Collegiate Competition of A Cappella on Feb. 11, in Baldwin Hall. Many  a cappella groups from across the Midwest will perform and compete at this annual event.


Anderson Receives McGladrey Scholarship

Lori Anderson, senior accounting major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $500 McGladrey Scholarship for masters-level study from Mark Phillips, a representative of the McGladrey firm and a Truman alumnus. 
     McGladrey is a regional public accounting firm that has been consistently ranked in the top ten percent nationally. Originally an Iowa-based company, it was purchased two years ago by H & R Block and is now expanding its services throughout the Midwest region. 
     McGladrey annually sponsors a number of scholarships for college seniors who intend to pursue advanced degrees in accounting. 

New Senior Tribute is an Option for Graduates

      Students graduating in December have been offered a unique opportunity through the Office of Advancement.
     The Senior Tribute Project gives graduating seniors the opportunity to thank those individuals who have been instrumental in their college career.
     “A $20 donation to the general scholarship fund will allow the graduating students to recognize family, friends, organizations, faculty or others who have made a significant impact on their educational experience,” annual fund coordinator Charles Hunsaker, said.
     The tributes will be published in a special section of the commencement program next to the graduates’ names.
     Forms for senior tributes, for December graduates, are available in the Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 100. Tribute gifts must be made no later than Dec. 5.
     Call 785.4133 for more information.. 

Retirement Reception

Retirement Reception

Sherry Eitel,
Periodicals Librarian

2-4 p.m.

November 30

Student Union Building
Alumni Room


Division of Education Wins Grant

     The Division of Edu-cation has won a grant from NAFSA titled “Show Me The World.”
     This grant will allow Truman MAE students to interact with international students on campus in constructing innovative units of study. 
     Essentially, the MAE students will work with international students to develop instructional units related to the international students’ country of origin. These units will then be presented to children throughout the area and, in some cases, classes in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Index Wins Pacemaker 

     The Index recently won the Pacemaker Award, college journalism’s highest honor, at the Associated Collegiate Press Conference in Washington, D.C.
     Washington Post staffers judged the submissions on various elements including photography, design, art, graphics and the opinions page.
     The Index has been a Pacemaker finalist in the past. However, this most recent win marks only the second time in the paper’s history it has brought the award back to Kirksville. The other win was in 1997.
     Although the award came as a surprise, it was the result of much dedication and hard work. The Index is a weekly paper written, produced and distributed by students.

Marchenkov to Present Smits Lecture

     Dr. Vladimir Marchenkov of Ohio University-Athens will deliver the Henry Smits Lecture at 7 p.m., Nov. 30, in the SUB Alumni Room. His lecture is titled “Art and Religion in the Age of Denounced Master-Narratives.”
     He will make a presentation entitled, “Az i Ya: Poetic Visions and Ironies of History,” on the life and works of Olzhas Suleimenov, Kazakhstan’s most important living poet, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Dec. 1, in McClain Hall 208.
     Marchenkov received his certification from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages-Translators’ Faculty in Moscow. Later he earned his masters degree in philosophy from Ohio State University and recently his doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from the same institution.
     He worked as an interpreter with Ted Koppel for ABC News’ production of President Mikhail Gorbachev’s resignation and with Barbara Walters in an interview with President Boris Yeltsin. 
     Currently Marchenkov is serving as a visiting assistant professor of aesthetics at Ohio University-Athens. He has worked as an instructor, consultant, independent translator and interpreter.
     All members of the University community are invited to attend Marchenkov’s presentations. For more information contact Mike Davis at 785.4652.


Ben Bennani, professor of English and comparative literature and editor of Bestia and Paintbrush, had his poem, “Primal Sympathy” published in the November 2000 issue of Disquieting Muses. The poem is also showcased on the Internet at

Adam Brooke Davis, associate professor of English, was panel chair and speaker on “The Art of Translation” at the Fourth Festival of the Book sponsored by the Miss-ouri Council for the Book.

Becky Eggering, women’s volleyball coach, was named the Conference Coach of the Year by her peers. She guided Truman to a 28-5 record this year, including a program-best 15-1 conference mark to tie for the MIAA title. 

Terrence Gabel, assistant professor of business administration, recently presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Association for Consumer Research in Salt Lake City, Utah. The papers dealt with the nature of the review process in marketing,  consumer research, advertising and globalization of consumer nationalism in Mexico. This paper was co-authored by Dr. Greg Boller, University of Memphis.

Janice Grow, professor of education, has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to complete translations and analysis of concepts in the Korean mathematics textbook series used in the national primary school curriculum for grades 1 through 6  during 1995-1996.

Holly Hansen, junior political science major from Mason City, Iowa, presented “Gender Empowerment and Development Assistance” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association’s Midwest region. In addition, Matthew Franker, senior political science major from Olathe, Kan., presented “Political Parties as Nationalizing Forces: The Example of Post-Reunification Germany” at the conference.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, and Ryan Kennedy, a senior political science major from Excelsior Springs, Mo., presented the co-authored paper “Mixed Electoral Systems, Super-Presidentialism, Candidate Recruitment, and Political Party Development in Russia, Armenia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.” In addition, recent Truman graduate, Matthew Nagel, spoke on the value of a political science career in the business world and Bryon Moraski, another Truman alumnus, was honored with the Peacock Award for best graduate student paper in the 1999 meeting.

Shirley McKamie’s, fine arts division faculty member, has been selected as Truman’s nominee for the annual M.A.G.S. distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. Her thesis is titled “Three Cubist Portraits:  An Examination of the Related Aspects of Time Manipulation and Amorality within Gertrude Stein’s “Word Portrait Picasso”(1909), Pablo Picasso’s “Portrait of David-Henry Kahnweiler “(1910) and Igor Stravinsky’s “Portrait of the Peasant Bride in the First Tableau of Les Noces” (1917). Her thesis will compete with works from masters degree programs in an 18-state region. 

Laura Potts, senior nursing major from Quincy, Ill., was selected to participate in the Missouri Leadership Council for Nursing Students of the Missouri League of Nurses.

The President’s String Quartet won the state division of the MTNA Collegiate Chamber Music Competition in St. Joseph, Mo. The quartet will travel to the west central division level and compete in Minneapolis, Minn.

Coach Ed Schneider was a charter inductee into the National Cross-Country Hall of Fame. Coach John Cochrane was named MIAA Women’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year. This is the third time Cochrane has been named Coach of the Year by MIAA.

Pete Schroeder, instructor of health and exercise sciences, co-authored an article titled “The Influence of Peer and University Culture on Female Student Athletes’ Perceptions of Career Termination, Professionalism and Social Isolation.” The article was published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Sport Behavior and was co-written by Brenda Reimer of California State University, Chico and Becky Beal, of the University of the Pacific.

Tanner Williams, junior political science major from Green City, Mo., had his article, “Long-Term Planning: Setting the Agenda for a School’s Future” featured in the latest issue of Student Leader magazine. 

The following Summer 2000 graduates received the President’s Recognition Award: James Bonucchi, biology; Lynae Borter, exercise science; Beth Doling, communication and Matthew Spomer, business administration. This award is given to graduating seniors who have achieved the 97th percentile or above on the required nationally normed senior exam prescribed by faculty in the respective major field.



SAB presents a poetry slam by Steve Colman at 7 p.m., Nov. 28, in the SUB Activities Room.

SAB will host a campus coffeehouse at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 28, in the SUB Down Under. It will feature local bands and other student talent.

The Faculty Weekly Lunch Series will discuss “Strategies to Begin a Semester, Sustain Midterm Momentum and Create Closure at the End” at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 29, in the SUB Spanish Room. Featured speakers include Anne Moody, chemistry, and Tony Vazzana, mathematics.

The brass choir will perform a concert at 8 p.m., Nov. 29, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The Lifestyles Advocacy Program will sponsor the display of the Aids Quilt in Kirksville. The Quilt will be displayed from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Nov. 30; from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Dec. 1; and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at the U.S. Army Reserve Center four miles north of Kirksville. Individuals interested in volunteering, or more information, should contact Lena Farless at 627.1723.

A Jazz Ensemble Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Nov. 30, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

A memorial service in honor of Truman student, Joseph Linneman, will be held at 9:30 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Kirk Memorial Flame.

A chamber choir concert will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 1, at Faith Lutheran Church at the corner of Baltimore and LaHarpe.

A Director’s Showcase will be presented at 8:00 p.m., Dec. 1-2, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

The Ryle Hall annual Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Santa Claus will be available for photos.

Cantoria is hosting their annual “All You Can Eat Pancake Day” from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Dec. 2, at the First Christian Church, 100 N. High. Tickets are $3.50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance from any member of Cantoria or in the Fine Arts Division Office.

Cantoria will perform a concert at 3 p.m., Dec. 3, at the First Christian Church, 100 N. High.

The Truman State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony will play at 8 p.m., Dec. 4, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
A BFA student exhibition will be displayed at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4, in the SUB Activities Room.

A sing along Messiah will be held at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, at the First Christian Church of Kirksville. The University Symphony will perform the Christmas portion of the Messiah. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring donations for the Food Depot.

Franklin Street will perform at 8 p.m., Dec. 5, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.


On Campus

28 Tuesday
7 p.m.-SAB presents Steve Colman, SUB Activities Room; see Notes.
7 p.m.-Women’s basketball vs. Rockhurst, Pershing Arena
8:30 p.m.-SAB campus coffeehouse, SUB Down Under; see Notes.

29 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Develop-ment Weekly Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Brass choir concert, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.

30 Thursday
7 p.m.-Henry Smits Lecture Series, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Jazz ensemble concert; see Notes.

1 Friday
7 p.m.-Chamber choir concert, Faith Lutheran Church; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Director’s Showcase, Baldwin Hall Little Theater; see Notes.

2 Saturday
7:30 a.m.-Cantoria’s All You Can Eat Pancake Day, First Christian Church; see Notes.
10 a.m.-Ryle Holiday Market, Ryle Main Lounge; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Director’s Showcase, Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see Notes.

3 Sunday
3 p.m.-Cantoria concert, First Christian Church; see Notes.

4 Monday
6:30 p.m.-Concert Band and Wind Symphony performance, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Sing along Messiah, First Christian Church; see Notes. 

5 Tuesday
7 p.m.-TrueMen concert, Ryle Main Lounge; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Franklin Street concert, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.


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