February 20, 2001 - Vol. 5 No. 24

Linda Hlall Library Lecture Series

Lecture Series Schedule


Gold Medal Concert

Lyons Scholarship Totals More Than $17,000

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Registration Begins for the FITTE Program

African Student Association

CCF Takes Truman Students on a Mission to Tijuana

Scholarships Available

James and the Giant Peach

John L. Carey Scholarship

On Campus

Contact Us

Kansas City’s Linda Hall Library to Feature Truman Faculty in 2001 Lecture Series

The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation’s leading specialty research libraries. It houses numerous major collections and reference materials and an education program that features onsite and online exhibitions, a U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository, a rare science history collection and the annual Linda Hall Lecture Series.
     In its fifth year, the upcoming 2001 Lecture Series will feature Truman faculty from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, English, philosophy and religion. Truman becomes the first public university to be invited to participate in the Series and joins an elite group of colleges that  has provided lecturers in the past. Speakers for the 2000 Series were from Swarthmore College (Pa.) while prior speakers represented Grinnell College (Iowa), Carleton College (Minn.), and Beloit College (Wis.). 
     “For the previous lecture series we deliberately tried to pick smaller liberal arts colleges that are noted for the teaching excellence of their faculty. Although it is a university, Truman seems to fit perfectly,  with its emphasis on high quality undergraduate education,” Special Operations Officer Bruce Bradley said.
     According to Bradley, the series is one of several outreach programs offered for the local community. The intent is to promote an interest in science among the 
general public.
     Truman faculty who will participate as 2001 lecturers are Eduardo S. Velasco, associate professor of physics; Michael Goggin, assistant professor of physics; Brian Lamp, assistant professor of chemistry; Jeffrey M. Osborn, associate professor of biology; Christine Harker, assistant professor of English; and Chad Mohler, assistant professor of philosophy and religion. The dates and titles of the lectures are included on this page. More details about the individual presentations will be provided just prior to the lecture dates.
     All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Linda Hall Library, located at 5109 Cherry Street.  Library hours are from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, check the Linda Hall Library website at http://www.lindahall.org.



2001 Linda Hall Lecture

series speakers

Dr. Eduardo S. Velasco
March 15
“Seismic Exploration for Oil and Gas”

Dr. Michael Goggin
April 19
“Chaos and the Predictability of
Complex Systems”

Dr. Brian Lamp
May 17
“Miniaturized Sensor Design”

Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn
Sept. 13
“Pollen: More than
 Something to Sneeze At”

Dr. Christine Harker
Oct. 18
“The Book: A Millennial Evolution
 of Form, Function and Technology”

Dr. Chad Mohler
Nov. 15
“The Development of 
Science: Progressive or Revolutionary?”


Phi Mu Alpha

to host the 

33rd Annual JazzFest


Bobby Watson
Jazz Saxophonist

Feb. 24
Baldwin Auditorium

High School Competition
8 a.m.
Free with Truman ID
 $2 general admission

7:30 p.m.
Free with Truman ID 
$6 general admission

For more information 
contact Andrew Coon 
at 785.7313.

Orchestra to Perform Annual Gold Medal Concert 

The Truman State University symphony orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, assistant professor of music, will perform its annual Gold Medal Concert at 8 p.m., Feb. 27, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. 
     The program will showcase three student performers from the music department, chosen after several rounds of auditions. They include tenor Dominic Armstrong, senior from Kirksville, Mo.; trumpet Jennifer Swain, senior from Bondurant, Iowa and bassoon Michael W. Harris, sophomore from Lee's Summit, Mo. Selections will include works by Mozart, Tomasi, Saint-Saens and Kodaly. A student composition, Revolt, by Alfredo Santa Ana, sophomore music major from Edo De Mex, Mexico, will also be featured.
     The Truman symphony orchestra is comprised of 75-80 student musicians pursuing majors in a wide variety of academic disciplines. The orchestra performs six to seven times annually on campus and tours the region each fall semester. In addition to standard orchestral programming, the ensemble performs regularly with University choral ensembles, collaborates in bi-annual musical and opera productions and accompanies student soloists at the annual Gold Medal Concert each spring semester. The concert is free and open to the public.


Lyons Scholarship Totals More Than $17,000 

One year after the Dr. James Lyons Scholarship was established, the faculty and staff who supported the fund are surprised to learn that it has not only been endowed at the $10,000 level, it currently totals more than $17,000. 
     Last May, Truman faculty and staff gathered at Dr. Jim Lyons retirement ceremony with a special surprise - work had already begun to establish the Dr. James Lyons Scholarship. The scholarship would honor Dr. Lyons’ 28 years of service to Truman, first as psychology professor and later as Head of the Social Science Division.
     Faculty and staff had contributed an impressive $7,000 in gifts and pledges toward the $10,000 goal before passing the ball to student callers at Tel Alumni, Truman’s national phonathon. In October, students took up the effort by calling alumni from the Social Science Division and asking for their support. 
     “When alumni learned that there were just a handful of scholarships in the Social Science Division they were interested, but when we told them it was to honor Dr. Lyons, they were sold,” student caller Paul Stock said.
    “The success of this endeavor is a reflection of the enthusiasm Stephen Pollard, professor of philosophy; Seymour Patterson, Division of Social Science Interim Head and other social science faculty had for the project. Their leadership set a wonderful example for alumni,” said Dean Van Galen, Chief Advancement Officer.
     The Dr. James Lyons Foundation Scholarship will be advertised next fall and will support a social science student. Lyons is considering other criteria for the scholarship. 
     Additional contributions may be sent to the Dr. James Lyons Foundation, McClain Hall 100, Kirksville, MO 63501 and “Lyons Scholarship” should be noted in the memo section. For more information about scholarships, contact Laura Cook at 785.4688.


Eating Disorders Awareness Week 

Feb 19-23 

 Healthy Body Image Fair 
12-6 p.m.
Feb. 19
 Activities Room 

Information Tables
 Caregrams and Flowers
 Feb. 20-23 
McClain and Violette

Panel Discussion
7 p.m.
Feb. 20
 Barnett Hall 203

“Con-figure-ation” and speaker Devon Mills
 8 p.m.
 Feb. 22
Baldwin Auditorium

Flower Drop 
1-3 p.m. 
Feb. 23

Call 665.1049 for details.


Registration Begins for the FITTE Program 

Campus Recreation is bringing back its popular and very user-friendly FITTE Program. 
     This service provides a fitness assessment, custom-designed exercise prescription, and an orientation on the proper use of exercise equipment. The program is especially helpful for beginners who will be taught proper exercise techniques by a certified personal trainer.
    The FITTE Program will begin registering prospective faculty, staff and students Feb. 19. Sign-ups must be done in person at the Campus Recreation Center Office from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For more information or questions, call 785.7739. 


The African Student Association


“Sights And Sounds of Africa”

a skit, dance and fashion show

6-8 p.m, Feb. 25

SUB Georgian Room

For more information call 785.7152.


CCF Takes Truman Students on a Mission to Tijuana

Over winter break, several Truman students completed a 10-day mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico, sponsored by Campus Christian Fellowship. 
     In conjunction with Amor Ministries, a not-for-profit organization that works to build housing for low-income families, the students built a house for the Rojas Godines family. 
     CCF representative Shawna Gewin, freshman exercise science major from Cosby, Mo.,  indicated that the Godines family has many hopes for their new home and especially wants their two-year-old son, Josue, to have his own room, almost unheard of in the Mexican culture.
     Those participating were Brady Lawrence, junior music major from Kansas City, Mo.; Jo Wolz, senior psychology major from Chamois, Mo.; Erin Harris, junior business administration major from Milan, Mo.; Matt Williams, junior computer science major from Humphreys, Mo.; Phil Hart, junior biology major from Peculiar, Mo.; Jamie Bowen, junior biology and chemistry major from Kansas City, Mo.; Heather Wickham, freshman psychology major from Desloge, Mo.; and Derrick Rohr, sophomore physics major from Independence, Mo. 


Scholarships Available for 2001-2002 School Year 

Several scholarships will be available for the 2001-2002 school year. Students may pick up applications today from the Financial Aid Office, McClain 103. For more information about financial aid or additional scholarships call 785.4131.
     The North Central Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is offering a $750 scholarship to a student majoring in wildlife conservation or a related field and who resides in one of the following counties: Grundy, Western Linn, Livingston, Davies, Carroll or Chariton. This scholarship is now renewable so previous winners are eligible to reapply to be considered for renewal. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2001. 
     Applications are now being accepted for the John Gyles Education Awards. Appli-cants must be United States or Canadian residents with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. 
     The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis offers loans and grants to residents of the St. Louis area. Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and demonstrate good character through a pattern of responsible behavior. More information is also available on the website at www.sfstl.org.
     A journalism scholarship, sponsored by the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis, is available to St. Louis metropolitan area residents who show high aptitude and interest in pursuing a career in journalism. Academic achievement and financial need are important factors in the final selection process. 
     Ramapo Anchorage Camp  is a residential summer camp that serves children with emotional, behavioral and learning problems. In affiliation with Regents, College of the State University of New York, a four credit fieldwork course is offered to students working in the program. This program is an approved agency of the Federal Work Study Program as well. 


Mark Your Calendars!

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series 


James and the

 Giant Peach

by the

Cleveland Signstage

2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
March 17
Baldwin Auditorium

Tickets will be available March 9.



The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 

is offering the 

John L. Carey Scholarship

Open to liberal arts students wishing to pursue graduate accounting study.
Applicants should demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership and 
future career interest in accountancy. 

Seven $5,000 scholarships are available.
Applications may be obtained from Jeff Romine in Violette Hall 2456.

Application deadline is April 1.



Sam Minner, head of the Division of Education, recently had two chapters published in edited books. A chapter titled “Teaching Science to Diverse Learners: A Professional Development Perspective,” was published in the book Professional Development Leadership edited by Jack Rhoton and Patricia Bowers. The book was published by the National Science Teachers Association. A second chapter titled “Community Based Native Teacher Education Programs,” appeared in the book Learn in Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century, edited by John Reyhner and Sakiestewa Gilbert.

Michael Seipel, assistant professor of agriculture, recently received a $100,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture for the Truman State University Multicultural Scholars Program in agricultural science. This grant will allow Truman to provide academic scholarships, research experience and mentoring to five new agricultural science majors beginning in the 2001 fall semester.

Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian, had his work on the playwright Dario Fo cited in a recent publication, Dario Fo e la  “pittura scenica” by Christopher Cairns, Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche.



Due to the Career Expo there will be no Faculty Development Lunch Series Feb. 21.

The University Wellness Program, will be offering blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate and thyroid screening for faculty, staff and spouses on specified dates throughout February. All screenings will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The next dates are Feb. 21 in the Student Recreation Center and Feb. 22 in the Student Health Center. For more information, contact the Student Health Center at 785.4182.

Truman’s theatre department presents the upcoming spring lab show, “Nasty Rumors and Final Remarks,” at 8 p.m., Feb. 21-24, in Baldwin Hall studio theatre. The show directed, designed and performed by Truman students, provides an external perspective into a woman’s relationship with individuals in her life, and the events that occur prior to her death. Admission is free with a Truman ID. Advanced reservations may be made with the Theatre Department Box Office for $1. This show contains Adult content, and is not recommended for children. For more information contact 785.4515.

The Art of Living Club will present course information and registration for a short course in meditation, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in Baldwin Hall 252. The course will discuss clarity of mind, inner peace and freedom from stress. 

Beta Alpha Psi and the The Accounting Club will be offering volunteer income tax assistance free of charge from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Feb. 24, March 17, March 31 and April 7, in Violette Hall 1010. For more information, contact Carrie Phillips at 627.1170. 

The African Students Association, a new organization on campus, is organizing events in celebration of Black History Month. The feature event entitled “Sights and Sounds of Africa,” will include a skit, dance and fashion show from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 25, in the SUB Georgian Room. The goal of the ASA is to increase diversity awareness on campus by focusing on presenting the real image of contemporary Africa and the issues that surround its people. For more information, call 785.7152.

Faculty Development  will offer a safe zone workshop entitled “Making Classrooms More Inclusive,” from 3-4:30 p.m., Feb. 27, in Pickler Memorial Library 205. The discussion topic will focus upon creating a safe environment to discuss gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, making classrooms more inclusive and meeting the needs of our students and advisees. Reservations may be made to facdev@truman.edu.

The Student Activities Board will sponsor “The Regurgitator” at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in the SUB Georgian Room. Admission is free to students with an ID and $2 for general admission.

Spanish Club is hosting an evening of Latin dance from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Feb. 27, at the Rec Center aerobics room. All are invited to come and participate. For more information, contact John Becker at 785.4869.

Faculty Development Lunch Series presents “Campus Wide Substance Abuse Report and University Response,” at 12:30-1:25 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Spanish Room. 

The Department of Public Safety will be providing a shuttle service to the LaPlata train station at 9 a.m., March 3, 8 and 9. Students should meet and board at the circle drive in the McClain parking lot. A return shuttle will be provided at the LaPlata station at 8:30 p.m., March 11. The cost of the the shuttle is $5, and reservations should be made two weeks in advance with Dean Baker at 785.7684. This service is limited to a first come first serve basis.

The Truman athletic department will be hosting the Truman Open Track and Field Meet beginning at 10:30 a.m., March 31, in Stokes Stadium. Students, faculty and staff interested in helping with the administration of the meet should contact Ed Schneider at 785.4342 or Michelle Baier at 785.6039.

The RCP German lunch table will meet in the Centennial Hall cafeteria from 12 to 1 p.m. every Friday, in the private dining room. 


On Campus

20 Tuesday
All day - EDA events, McClain & Violette; see p. 2
7 p.m. - EDA Panel Discussion, Barnett 203; see p. 2

21 Wednesday
1-5 p.m. - Career Expo; SUB
5:30 p.m. - Women’s basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla
7:30 p.m. - Men’s basketball vs. Missouri-Rolla
8 p.m. - Spring lab show, Baldwin Hall studio theatre; see Notes

22 Thursday
7:30 p.m. - Art of Living meditation course registration, Baldwin Hall 252; see Notes
8 p.m. - Spring lab show, Baldwin Hall studio theatre; see Notes
8 p.m. - “Con-figure-ation” and speaker Devon Mills, Baldwin Auditorium; 
see p. 2

23 Friday
8 p.m. - Spring lab show, Baldwin Hall studio theatre; see Notes

24 Saturday
8 a.m. - Tax assistance, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes
8 a.m. - JazzFest High School Competition, Bald-win Auditorium; see p. 1
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Free tax assistance, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes
12 p.m. - Truman Softball vs. William Penn.
7:30 p.m. - JazzFest Concert, Baldwin Auditorium, see p. 1 

25 Sunday
4 p.m. - Faculty oboe recital; SUB Activities Rm.
6 - 8 p.m. - African Student Association event, Georgian Room; see p. 2
8 p.m. - Spring lab show, Baldwin Hall studio



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