June 12, 2001 - Vol. 5 No. 36

Ophelia Parrish Renovation Progressing

NEMO Fair Volunteers Needed

Clint Thompson Reception


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Ophelia Parrish Renovation Progressing

     Renovations and construction continue this summer on the Ophelia Parrish building. Work on the facility began in July 1999 and is expected to be completed during the spring 2002 semester. 
     Ophelia Parrish was built in 1923 as a junior high demonstration school and was used in that capacity until 1982. Later, it was used by the fine arts, social science and language and literature divisions. Once completed, all three of Truman’s Fine Arts disciplines will be consolidated in the new setting.
     “Our projections are to have some limited space available for use at the beginning of spring semester,” Bob Jones, Fine Arts Division head, commented. 
     Jones indicates that the bulk of the data cabling and furniture will be in-stalled in the fall semester while the new technology will be added during the early part of the spring semester.
     The new portion of the facility will house a performance hall that seats 500, a 300-seat theatre, a black box theatre (studio lab that also functions as a venue for small-scale performances), an acting studio, choral and instrumental rehearsal areas, computer labs for music and theatre students, new scene and costume workshops, faculty offices and several practice rooms.
     The pre-existing area (north end) is undergoing extensive remodeling and will house the art gallery, alternate gallery, classrooms, music library, uniform and instrument storage, lounge areas, division office and a lobby area.


The Public Relations Office
is looking for 
volunteers to work the gate 
July 24 for 
Truman Day at
the NEMO Fair.

Shifts begin
at 5:45 a.m.
and run for
 three hours each,
 ending at 10:30 p.m.

Call 785.4016 
or stop by the 
Public Relations Office
to sign up.

Volunteers receive a Truman tee-shirt
and free pass 
to the fair for July 24.


You are
to a


to honor


trainer from 1985-2001

2-3 p.m., June 12

Athletic Training Room

Building 125



Seth Huston, Truman’s head swimming coach, and the women’s swim team were recently awarded the Governor’s Fitness and Health Leadership Award by Governor Bob Holden.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, and Valerie Hopkins, McNair Scholar/senior business major from Waterloo, Ill., had their article titled “Assessing the Impact of a Graduate School Preparation Program on First Generation, Low Income College Students” accepted for publication by the Journal of College Student Retention. In addition, Ishiyama had his article titled “Ethnopolitical Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Eastern Europe” accepted for publication by the journal Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Cornelis W. Koutstaal, head of the Human Potential and Performance Division, had his article “A Case Study of International Collaboration” published in the spring 2001 edition of The Communication Connection (Vol. 15, No. 2).

Laura Potts, spring 2001 nursing graduate from Quincy, Ill., has been selected by the National Golf Coaches Association as an All-American Scholar on the NCAA Division II Golf Team. This is the third consecutive year she has received the honor.

Truman seniors from the Business and Accountancy Division scored in the 99th percentile (the highest percentile achievable) on the Major Field Test/Business II (MFT) examinations taken during the spring 2001 semester. This percentile ranking places Truman’s program within the top four of the 388 institutions participating in the nationally-normed business examination, represented by Truman’s 180 business majors who took the spring examination. The MFT measures basic knowledge and skills achieved by senior undergraduates in their major field of study. The MFT/Business II test contains questions from the basic core areas of accounting, economics, finance, law, management, marketing and quantitative analysis.

Truman track and field team members who earned All-America status at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships included the 4X400 meter relay team of Jamille Curry, junior health and exercise science major from Chicago; Kasye Hahn, junior English major from St. Louis; Sara Jessen, freshman chemistry major from Brookfield, Mo.; and Candi Jones, exercise science major from Oskaloosa, Iowa; and decathlon competitor Jake Kingery, sophomore exercise science major from Monroe, Iowa; pole vaulter Kristi Morton, senior health and exercise science major from Mexico, Mo.; and 100-meter hurdler Megan Williams, junior biology major from Columbia, Mo.



The next meeting of the Kirksville Bicycle Club will take place at 7:15 p.m., June 12, at the shelter house at Brashear Park in Kirksville. Truman students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The Truman Board of Governors will meet at 9 a.m., June 16, at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal.

The first session of the PRIMO Biology Academy will be held from June 17-30 on the second floor/south wing of Ryle Hall. For more information, contact Dan Hite, assistant professor of biology at 785.4615.

Beginning June 18, Truman students, faculty and staff will be able to request materials from MOBIUS libraries directly from their own computers. For further details watch the “What’s New” section of the Pickler Library home page as the date approaches.

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., June 25, in the Student Union. This is the only blood drive scheduled to be on campus during the summer months. All donors are welcome.

Summer hours for the Student Union are from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building is closed on the weekends unless prior reservations have been made. Mainstreet Market is open from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on the weekends. The Truman Bookstore is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on the weekends.

The Public Relations Office is seeking a communication major who is available to work from noon until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday . Stop by the office at McClain Hall 102 to apply, or call Heidi Templeton at 785.4016.


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