September 4, 2001 - Vol. 6 No. 3

New Computer Implementation Project

Who's Who Applications Available, Nominations Sought

Student Representative to the Board of Governors

Graduations Application Deadlines 

On Campus

Contact Us

New Computer Implementation Project to Place Registration, Other Services On-line

Truman State University signed a purchase agreement this summer with the SCT Corporation for use of their Banner® software products and services. Banner® software will replace existing University systems for student information, financial aid, finance and human resources. 
     Implementation of campus portal software from Campus Pipeline, Inc.® is also a part of this project. 
     The new system will be designed to enhance University services to students, faculty and staff in the areas of admissions, budget, event calendaring, finance, financial aid, human resources and payroll, purchasing, registration, reporting, student accounts, student advising, student records and residential living.
     Included in the new system are the following: World Wide Web access for admission application, student registration and enrollment verification, grade reporting, financial aid and account status, budget and requisition status, automated degree audit to support academic advising and similar enhancements that affect virtually all of the student service areas.
     The implementation of the Banner® systems will take place over a 36-month time period and will involve many University staff, faculty and students at different phases of the project. Nancy Hoffman has agreed to take a leave of absence as Registrar to serve as project manager for the implementation of the systems. Kay Anderson has agreed to serve as Interim Registrar during the implementation process. 
     Hoffman will lead an implementation team comprised of faculty, staff and students in each affected area. Members of the implementation team will work with project teams to provide knowledge and expertise in specific functional areas to ensure the success of SCT Banner® solutions at Truman.
     The implementation team will  communicate with the University community on a regular basis regarding the progress of this project. Watch for information regarding the project Web site in an upcoming issue of Truman Today. 


Who’s Who Applications Available, Nominations Sought

Students may pick up applications for the 2001-2002 Who’s Who Among Students in Amer-ican Universities and Col-leges Award in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 112. Completed applications must be re-turned by Oct. 8. 
     Faculty and staff are also invited to nominate deserving students for this prestigious award. Nominations are due by Sept. 21 in the Student Affairs Office. 
     To qualify, applicants and nominees should be active in campus and community activities, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and be a senior eligible for graduation in December, May or August of the 2001-2002 academic year.
     For further information, stop by Kirk Building 112 or call 785.4111. 


Student Representative to the Board of Governors applications 

are available at the Student Senate Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union.

Applicants will be seeking a two-year term beginning January 2002 and 

extending to January 2004. Students must be  residents of Missouri 

to be eligible.

For more information, please contact Student Senate President Matt Brooker at 785.4193.

Applications should be turned in by 5 p.m., Sept. 14, to the Center for Student Involvement, located in the lower level of the Student Union.



December 2001 graduation applications were due in April, 2001.

Students who have not turned in applications need to see the Registrar.

May 2002 graduation applications are due on Friday, Sept. 14

Students may apply to  graduate after completing 75 hours of coursework.

Application forms are available in the Registrar’s Office, McClain Hall 104.



Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian, had his article, “Dario Fo’s Motivic-Thematic Code,” published in the journal Oral Tradition.

Richard Weerts, professor of music, had a doctoral dissertation critique published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research, published by the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  The dissertation topic is “The Impact of the Home Environment on Success in Instrumental Music” by Louis Michael Bonifati.



Please note the Truman Today submission deadline has been moved up to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

All upperclassmen who have changed addresses since last semester need to fill out change-of-address forms at the Registrar’s Office in McClain 104.

The Faculty Development Lunch Series will be from 12:30-1:20 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the SUB Spanish Room.  The topic of this week’s discussion will be "News from the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity." Faculty can charge up to $3 for their lunch if they go through the Mainstreet Market and sign the faculty development charge slip.  For more information about the Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series, contact Shirley Morahan, director of Faculty Development, at 785.4477.

The Dobson Hall International Film Series will begin with a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in Dobson Hall 247. The next film is Edward Yang’s profound Yi Yi, shown at 7 p.m., Sept. 12. in Dobson Hall 247. For more information contact Dennis Leavens, Dobson Hall College Rector, at 785.5145.

Army ROTC & Army Reserves are sponsoring a portable obstacle course from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 6, at Red Barn Park. Participation is free. Contact Capt. Doug Reinsch or SSG Corey Graham at 785.4453 for more information.

The University Club Barbeque for faculty and staff starts at 6 p.m., Sept. 7, at the University Club. Families and friends are welcome. Bring a dish to share; chicken, bratwurst and refreshments are provided.  Music by Deadwood will begin at 7 p.m.

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8 to 10 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19 and Dec. 3. Weather permitting, visitors are welcome to come and look through the telescope. Access to the observatory is via the stairs to the roof from the lobby outside of Magruder Hall 274.

Cardinal Key and Blue Key will host a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 11-13, in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Kristen Leiby at 665.3902.

The Ninth Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Presentations will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in Violette Hall 1000. There also will be a lunch break from 12-1:15 p.m. in the Georgian Room.  For more information, or to RSVP for the luncheon, please contact Teresa York by Sept. 7 at 785.5393.

The United Way is in need of group leaders for their campus fund drive. Interested faculty, staff and students need to volunteer by September 14. For more information, contact drive co-chairs Donna Bailey at 785.4556 or Marianna Giovannini at 785.4864.

Northeast Missouri Foodfest, an event that features locally produced foods, will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 15, on the Adair County Courthouse lawn. Visitors will be able to sample locally produced food as well as learn about its nutritional benefits. For information, call Michael Seipel at 785.4316.

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will perform As You Like It at 8 p.m., Sept. 17, in Baldwin Auditorium and The Winter’s Tale at 8 p.m., Sept. 18, also in Baldwin Auditorium. For additional information, please contact the Language and Literature Division at 785.4481. 

Faculty and staff members who drive Truman vans during the school year will need to sign up for a mandatory van training session. For a list of dates and times, call DPS at 785.4177.

Consider joining Bird Watching for Beginners, an informal group that chases birds for several hours every other weekend. The experience offers exercise, socializing and knowledge of local bird life. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. For qualifications and applications, stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Applications are due Oct. 15.

The Division II Degree-Completion Scholarship Program applications may be obtained from the athletic director, Pershing Building 213. The program provides deserving Division II student athletes who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility with financial assistance. Applications must be returned by Oct. 1.


On Campus

4 Tuesday
7:30 a.m.-Classes resume

5 Wednesday
Panhellenic new member recruitment week begins
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
7 p.m.-Dobson Hall International Film Series shows Happy Together, Dob-son 247; see Notes

6 Thursday
9 a.m.-Army portable obstacle course, Red Barn Park; see Notes

7 Friday
10 a.m.-Women’s volleyball vs. Southwest Baptist University, PB (Days Inn Classic)
6 p.m.-University Club barbe-que; see Notes
7 p.m.-Women’s volleyball vs. Arkansas Tech University, PB (Days Inn Classic)

8 Saturday 
12 p.m.-Women’s volleyball vs. Henderson State University, PB (Days Inn Classic)
12 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Wisconsin-Parkside
2 p.m.-Women’s volleyball vs. Christian Brothers University, PB (Days Inn Classic)

9 Sunday
Interfraternity new member recruitment week begins
12 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Lewis University

10 Monday
8 p.m.-University observatory open to the public, MG roof



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