December 5, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 16

Student Head to Jefferson City

Retirement Reception

 Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 16

New Scholarship Website Goes Live

 Briscoe Named President of Missouri Bar

 Writing Center Hours

 Recreation Center Hours

 Upcoming Events

 Scholarship Opportunities Available

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Students Head to Jefferson City, Begin Legislative Internships

Pictured (front row, left to right) are interns Caitlin Houston, Brent Nelson, Erica Wille, Chris Baucom, Beth McCracken, Adam Aderton, Brity Webster and Matt Franker. Standing (left to right) are Dr. Candy Young, internship advisor; interns Eric Reuther, John Ayres, Jayne Weiss, Tim Byrd, James Knowles III, Kim Tucker, Jared Swanegan, Tanner Williams, Mike DuBois, Jennifer Heien, Todd Kuhns and President Jack Magruder.

     Twenty-one Truman students will begin internships at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City next semester as part of the Missouri Government Internship Program.
     The internship provides an inside look at state government. While in Jefferson City, the interns will be assigned to public officials based on compatibility and interests. The goal is to enhance the probability that each placement becomes a successful learning experience.
     The Truman interns will begin working with state representatives, legislators and in statewide offices with the start of session on Jan. 3. 
     The spring interns are Eric Reuther, senior political science/German major from Ches-terfield, Mo.; John Ayres, senior finance major from Topeka, Kan.; Jayne Weiss, junior psychology/justice systems major from Colum-bia, Mo.; Tim Byrd, senior political science major from St. Louis, Mo.; James Knowles III, senior political science major from Ferguson, Mo.; Kim Tucker, senior political science major from Leeâs Summit, Mo.; Jared Swanegan, senior biology major from Colum-bia, Mo.; Tanner Williams, junior political science major from Green City, Mo.; Mike DuBois, senior political science major from St. Peters, Mo.; Jennifer Heien, junior psychology/sociology/anthropology major from Arnold, Mo. 
     Other students interning at the Capitol are Todd Kuhns, senior communication journalism major from Warrensburg, Mo.; Caitlin Houston, senior biology major from St. Louis, Mo.; Brent Nelson, senior political science major from Nevada, Mo.; Erica Wille, junior political science/communication journalism major from St. Louis, Mo.; Chris Baucom, senior psychology major from New Orleans, La.; Beth McCracken, senior political science major from Springfield, Mo.; Adam Aderton, senior history major from St. Joseph, Mo.; Brity Webster, junior marketing/computer science major from Winfield, Kan.; and Matt Franker, senior political science/business administration major from Olathe, Kan.
     Interns not available for the photo were John Halski, senior philosophy/religion major from St. Louis, Mo., and Ann Kane, junior political science major from Florissant, Mo.


Retirement Reception

Faculty and Staff 

are invited to


Retirement Reception


David Nichols,
Professor of Music

34 years of service

2-4 p.m.

December 6

Student Union Building
Activities Room


Winter Commencement Set for December 16

      Approximately 200 December graduates will receive their diplomas at the winter commencement, set for 2 p.m., Dec. 16, in Pershing Arena. A reception for students, family members, guests, faculty, staff and administration will immediately follow in the SUB Activities Room.
     Diana Ross-Butler, a 1997 Truman alumna from Blue Springs, Mo., will deliver the commencement address. She is also a graduate of Washington Universityâs School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., and is now a practicing attorney. The entire ceremony will be broadcast live on Channel 36. 
     Posed graduation photographs will be taken from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Pershing small gym. There is no charge for the sitting fee and proofs will be mailed.
     December graduates will be honored prior to graduation with a pizza party from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Dec. 8, in the SUB Alumni Room. Lunch and a free gift are courtesy of the National Alumni Associa-tion and the Office of Advancement. 


New Scholarship Website Goes Live 

    The Truman State University Foundation is implementing an online scholarship listing and application for the first time this year. 
     In response to requests from students to make the scholarship application process easier and more accessible, the Foundation decided to implement the new online scholarship application.
     ãWe hope that by offering the online application, students will be able to access the listing at their convenience and prepare applications without having to locate a typewriter or make several copies of the materials,ä explained Laura Cook, manager of annual and major campaigns.
     An application form and list of approximately 260 scholarship opportunities for current students will be available beginning this week, when the Foundation Scholarship website goes live. The web address is http://www2.truman.
     ãAll current students will be sent an e-mail with a link to the new website and links will also be available on Trumanâs webpage in the current student/finances section. We hope to get the word out as much as possible before the holidays so that students have the chance to prepare their applications from a computer at home if they like,ä Cook said.
     The deadline for Foundation Scholar-ship applications is 3 p.m., Jan. 22, 2001. The online application form will not be available after this time and no additional applications will be accepted.
     The mission of the Truman State Uni-versity 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, study abroad and athletic programs, and support for other initiatives.


Briscoe Named President of Missouri Bar

     John W. Briscoe, member of the Truman State University Board of Governors, was recently elected president of the Missouri Bar for 2000-2001.
     After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, he proceeded to work in the field of law for more than thirty years and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1966.
     In 1990, Briscoe was named to the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar. He has also served in many other leadership positions in other state and local organizations.
     Briscoe was appointed to Trumanâs Board of Governors in 1997 by Gov. Mel Carnahan and reappointed in 1999. His term expires in 2005.
     He also serves as the Ralls County Prosecuting Attorney and as a partner in the Briscoe and Mobley law firm in New London, Mo.
     Briscoe is involved in local activities as well. He acts as president of the Barkley Cemetery Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the Lions Club, Hanni-bal Elks Club, Boy Scout Troop #106 Com-mittee and Trinity Episcopal Church.
     Briscoe and his wife, Joy, served on the Truman State University Parentsâ Council from 1995-1997 and currently reside in New London. They have three sons, John, Andrew and Philip.


Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center will be open during finals week 
with amended consultation hours.

Dec. 6
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 7
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
5-9 p.m.

Dec. 8
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 11
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Please note that papers longer than seven pages must be dropped off 24 hours before a 
conference & papers of 12 or more pages should be delivered 
48 hours before a 

Contact the Writing Center at 785.4484.
more information.


Recreation Center Hours for Finals Week

Dec. 6 & 7
11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Dec. 8
11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dec. 9-12
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 13-15
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 16-17

Call 785.4847 for more information.


Upcoming Events 

Dec. 6 - Reading Day

Dec. 7 - Finals begin

Dec. 8 - Board of Governors meeting

Dec. 12 - Finals end

Dec. 13 - Residence halls close for nongraduates; December Interim begins

Dec. 15 - May graduation applications due

Dec. 16 - Commencement

Jan. 7 - December Interim ends 
Residence halls open (10 a.m.)

Jan. 8 - Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)

Jan. 16 - Classes resume

Jan. 20 - Visit Day

Jan. 24 - University Planning Day (no classes 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; evening classes meet)


Scholarship Opportunities Available

     Several scholarships are currently available to Truman students.
     GLAMOUR invites students to apply to the 2001 Top Ten College Women Competi-tion. This competition recognizes the exceptional achievements and academic excellence of female college juniors from across the country. Winners receive $1,000, coverage in the October issue and the opportunity to meet with top professionals in their field. Applications should be postmarked by January 31, 2001.
     The Charles P. Bell Conservation Scholarship application is also available. This is a $500 scholarship and is sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Applicants must be residents of Missouri who are involved or plan to be involved in the management of natural resources and have already earned at least 60 hours of college credit. Applications must be received by January 15, 2001.
     The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for financial assistance for the 2001-2002 academic year. Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in accounting, have a ãBä or better overall GPA and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen attending a U.S. accredited school. Applications must be received by March 10, 2001, for consideration.
     Applications and more information about these scholarships are available in the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103 or by calling 785.4130.


Susan Barrow, associate professor of nursing, presented ãDelegation Issues in the Hospital Setting: and Hospital Liability when there are Allegations of Negligenceäat the Missouri Hospital Associationâs annual convention at Tan-Tar-A Resort.

Terrance G. Gabel, assistant professor of business administration, recently had his article, ãAssessing Divergent Disciplinary Views of the Globalization of Consump-tion: An Exploratory, Cross-Sectoral, and Ethnographic Examination of Consumer-Choice Dynamism Resulting From the Influx of New Forms of Retailingä published in Advances of Consumer Research, Vol. 27, an annual publication of the Association of Consumer 

Janice Grow, professor of education, has been awarded a $97,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to complete translations and analysis of concepts in the mathematics textbook series used in the Korean national primary school curriculum for grades 1 through 6 during 1995-96.

April Howard, senior nursing major from Sikeston, Mo., and Dr. Ranjita Misra, former faculty member, presented ãFactors Contributing to Type 2 Diabetes in Older Blacks: Comparison of Diabetes and Non-Diabetesä at the American Public Health Association Convention in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 14.

Cornelis Koutstaal, head of the Division of Human Potential and Performance, presented his paper, ãDeveloping an Audiology Program for Children in Belize, Central Americaä at the annual convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Washington, D.C.

Randall Smith, associate professor of music, was recognized by the National Association for Music Education as an outstanding teacher in higher education. This recognition appeared in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music magazine.

Sharon McGahan and Stephanie Powelson, assistant professors of nursing, had their paper, ãWhere to Start? Introducing Standardized Nursing Languages in Educational Settings,ä published in the International Journal of Nursing Language and Classification. Powelson also gave a poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Convention in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 15. The presentation was titled ãInvolving Youth in Community Planning, Counseling and HIV Screening at a Rural Midwestern College.ä

Clint Thompson, head athletic trainer, served as a sports medicine consultant to the Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football team in Adelaide, Australia. He observed practices and games while acting as a consultant for the director of sports medicine, the team orthopedic physician and athletic trainers.

Students from Truman State Universityâs forensics program captured third place honors at the United Air Force Academic Classic. Truman students brought home 19 individual and team awards including three tournament championships in individual speech and debate categories.

The annual College Bowl Tournament was held Nov. 7-8. The winning team ÎWell Blurredâ consisted of Nathan Gurnett, a senior history major from Elgin, Ill.; Kyle McQuisten, a senior mathematics major from Roscoe, Ill.; Bill Newton, a senior physics major from Rockford, Ill.; Jeremy Johnson, a senior justice systems major from Jefferson City, Mo.; and Mark Massey, a senior history major from Chesterfield, Mo. 

The Presidentâs String Quartet with Katie Collins, freshman computer science major from Florissant, Mo.; Carrie Jones, freshman music/general concert major from Kirkwood, Mo.; Meredith Manley, senior accounting major from St. Charles, Mo.; and Kim Harris, senior music/general concert major from Leeâs Summit, Mo., recently won the Missouri Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Chamber Music Competition. This ensemble, coached by Elaine Boda, assistant professor of music, will compete in the MTNA division competition held in Minneapolis, Minn., in January.

The Truman Trio, with Sam McClure, assistant professor of music; Elaine Boda, assistant professor of music; and Janice Saffir, associate professor of music, has performed several times this semester. The off-campus performances were held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. They will be performing a new program next semester on February 4 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.



A Board of Governors meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 8., in the SUB Con-ference Room.

The Ryle Residential College Program will host the TrueMen Holiday Benefit Concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 5, in the Ryle Main Lounge. Donations will be collected for Habitat for Humanity.

International students are invited to meet with students from the Education Division to discuss the construction of instructional units related to the international studentsâ country of origin. The initial meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, in Violette Hall 1010, Refreshments will be served.

The Franklin Street Singers will perform at 8 p.m., Dec. 5, in Baldwin Hall Auditori-um.
A workshop about Blackboard Course-Info will be held from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m., on Dec. 6, 13, 14 and 15, in Violette Hall 1304. RSVP to Faculty Development at 785.4391 or via e-mail at facdev@truman.

The University League invites faculty and staff, their families and friends, to a Holiday Extravaganza, their annual all faculty/staff holiday party from 3-5 p.m., Dec. 9, in the SUB Alumni Room. Participants will be treated to Christmas caroling, storytelling, a kidâs craft corner and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Admission to the event is a plate of treats to be shared with everyone and a canned good to be donated to the Kirksville Food Pantry. 

Mary Jane Kohlenberg, professor emerita of mathematics, will sign her new book Hospital on the Move: Life with the 79th Field Hospital in World War II, from 1-3 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Edna Campbell Book Store. Koh-lenberg was encouraged to write the book her husband (Lt. Gilbert Kohlenberg) in-tended to write before his death in 1996. She organized letters, photos, news clippings, and memorabilia to tell the personal story of his life with the 79th field hospital.

The annual faculty/staff blood drive, sponsored by the University Wellness Pro-gram, will be begin at 10 a.m., Dec. 14, in the Student Recreation Center. The last do-nor will be received at 2:45 p.m.

Applications for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) are due in the Center for International Education Abroad no later than Jan. 18, 2001. Application packets must be completed by this date in order to receive consideration for placement in the Fall 2001/Spring 2002 semesters. This deadline is for ISEP only. App-lication packets are available in the Center for International Education Abroad, Kirk Building 120, 785.4076.

Upward Bound now has a part-time position available for a graduate student. The position involves traveling to area high schools one to four days a week from approximately 2-7 p.m. Application materials are available in Kirk Building 220.
Detours magazine is now on sale at the Truman State University Bookstore, Pattyâs University Book Store, Edna Campbellâs Book Store and Hastings.


On Campus

5 Tuesday
5:30 p.m.-Womenâs basketball vs. Mount Mercy, Pershing Arena
7 p.m.- The Ryle Hall Residential College Program presents a TrueMen benefit concert, Ryle Main Lounge.
7:30 p.m.-Menâs basketball vs. Westminster, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-International students meet with Division of Education, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Franklin Street Singers performance, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.

6 Wednesday
Reading Day
9 a.m. & 1 p.m.-Blackboard Course Info workshops, Violette Hall 1304; see Notes.
2 p.m.- Retirement reception for David Nichols; see p. 1. 
4:30 p.m.-FAC and Art of Living present ãA Mystical Speaker,ä Violette Hall 1000.
9 p.m.- RCP showing of musical, The Wiz; Dobson second floor study lounge 

7 Thursday
Final examinations begin.

8 Friday
Final examinations continue.
8:30 a.m.- Board of Governors meeting, SUB Conference Rm.; see Notes.

9 Saturday
3 p.m.-University League Holiday Extravaganza for faculty, staff and families, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes.

10 Sunday
1 p.m.- Booksigning by Mary Jane Kohlenberg Edna Campbellâs Book Store; see Notes.


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