Novermber 27, 2001 - Vol. 6 No. 14

Chanticleer to Perform Holiday Concert

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series presents A Chanticleer Christmas

Seminar Promotes Recycling on Campus

Student Volunteers Needed

Campus Surpasses United Way Goal

Cantoria Selected to Perform at Convention

Truman Today Submission Deadline

Upcoming Music Events

Senior External Exam Open to the Public

Art Historian to Deliver Public Lecture

Jefferson City Legislative Internship Program

Math and Computer Science Scholarships Available

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Chanticleer to Perform Holiday Concert

The vocal ensemble Chanticleer will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, in Baldwin Auditorium as part of the 2001-2002 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. 
     Truman alumnus Matthew Alber (‘97), is in his fourth season with Chanticleer. Alber joined Chanticleer following graduation; he earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. He has been acting for more than a decade in operatic, dramatic and musical theater roles.
     Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978. They are the only full-time classical vocal ensemble in the United States. The group has earned international renown as “an orchestra of voices” with its seamless blend of 12 male voices, ranging from countertenor to bass. 
     Since 1983, Joseph Jennings has directed the group. They have a broad range of vocal interpretation — from Renaissance to modern, gospel to jazz. The group performs more than 100 concerts a year throughout the world and has 23 recordings to their credit, including “Colors of Love” which won the Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. 
     Chanticleer has recently released a new Christmas album, “Christmas with Chanticleer” featuring special guest Dawn Upshaw. Songs from their new album and from their bestselling album “Sing We Christmas” will make up much of their concert.
     Free tickets are available to all students, faculty and staff at the Student Activities  Board Office and the Center for Student Involvement.


The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series


A Chanticleer Christmas

Classical Male Vocal Ensemble

7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, Baldwin Auditorium

Free tickets for students, faculty & staff are available in the SAB Office and the Center for Student Involvement.

For more information about the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, call 785.4016.


Seminar Promotes Recycling on Campus

Several members of the Truman community learned how to help the environment through recycling and about the services available on campus at a recent seminar.
     Monique Murray, senior biology major from Chicago, Ill.; Ashley Sell, junior undecided from St. Louis, Mo.; and Edward Jenkins, sophomore philosophy and religion major from Kansas City, Mo.; discussed the importance of recycling as it helps conserve natural resources and it helps conserve energy. They are currently enrolled in the course “Expanding Environmental Consciousness.”
     Howard Worchester, recycling/surplus property coordinator, provided information about the recycling program at Truman and how people can help.
     In October, the University began their own recycling program and purchased a cardboard baler to use in the new recycling center located in Building 4 of Dulaney Baldwin. With this new baler, the University recycles 1,000 pounds of cardboard each day. In addition to cardboard, the University recycles paper and aluminum. 
     In addition to creating the recycling center, an Environmental Advisory Committee has been appointed to help assess Truman’s environmental efforts.


Student volunteers are needed to help at the Recycling Center.

For more information, contact Howard Worcester at 785.7672.


Campus Surpasses United Way Goal 

Dennis Markeson, Sodexho director, presents a check to student United Way co-chair Stacy Wright for donations from the Food Fast project. Pictured with them are Merideth Schneider, Sarah Borton, Rebecca Rose, student co-chair Matt Gorton and Krista Romportl. Kelly Forrester, Food Fast coordinator and director of Centennial Hall, was unavailable for the photo.

Thanks to the generous support of Truman State University faculty, staff, students, emeriti and retirees, Truman exceeded the campus fund drive goal of $47,500. Contributions and pledges totaled $51,405.77. More than 60 percent of the University community donated their time and money to the campaign.
     The generous monetary support by the University community will provide the 15 area agencies the opportunity to administer their programs another year. Each United Way agency benefits a different group and age of residents from Kirksville and the northeast part of Missouri. 
     Student organizations making donations to the United Way student drive which achieved a Gold Award are Accounting Club, Alpha Pi Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Communications Disorders Association and Phi Sigma Pi, Beta Chapter achieved the Silver Award. The student committee had a goal of $6,000 and has collected $5,590.98 (93 percent of their goal), through their efforts on Family Day, an All Campus Raffle,” and the annual Food Fast along with a variety of activities by various student organizations.
     Donations will continue to be accepted for this year’s fund drive, which will all be allocated to the United Way agencies.



Cantoria Selected to Perform at Convention

Cantoria will be one of only two universities selected to present in March at the prestigious Southwestern regional convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)  in Houston, Texas. 
     Out of 69 submissions from the association’s seven state region, only Cantoria, Truman State University’s premier choral ensemble, and Southwest Texas State University Chorale were issued invitations to perform. There were approximately 600 directors of academic, secular and religious choirs in attendance at the ACDA regional convention in 2000.
     Conducted by Paul Crabb, Cantoria comprises 60 members that are selected by audition each fall from the general student body. With an emphasis on a cappella, the ensemble’s repertoire includes works from the 16th century to the present.
     All proceeds from the group’s annual “Pancake Day” fund-raiser will go toward covering the Cantoria students’ meal expenses while in Texas. The event will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Dec. 1, at the First Christian Church. Tickets are $3.50 and are available at the door or from any Cantoria member. The price of admission pays for sausages, beverages, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. 


Please note the Truman Today deadline for entries is at 5 p.m., 
the Wednesday preceding Tuesday’s publication.

The submission entry form can be accessed at 
or by completing a form available in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102.

For more information, call 785.4243.


Upcoming Music Events

Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert
7 p.m., Dec. 3, Arnie’s Place

University Symphony Orchestra Concert with visiting guest artist Sharon Moe Miranda
8 p.m., Dec. 4, Baldwin Auditorium

Concert Band 
8 p.m., Dec. 5, Baldwin Auditorium

Brass Choir Concert 
8 p.m., Dec. 6, Baldwin Auditorium 

Chamber Choir Concert 
7:30 p.m., Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church 

Franklin Street Singers Concert 
4 p.m., Dec. 8, Baldwin Auditorium 

Cantoria Concert
3 p.m., Dec. 9, First Christian Church 

University Wind Symphony Concert
8 p.m., Dec. 10, Baldwin Auditorium 

All events are free and open to the public.


Senior External Exam Open to Public

The following philosophy and religion majors will have their external examinations at the following times. All examinations are open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 30, Violette Hall 2151
10:30 a.m.-Theresa L. Conley, “In Search of the Ecological Indian: Can Popular Textual Sources Validate the Native American Land Ethic?” 
11:30 a.m.-Jackie Lock, “Judaism and Christianity: Sibling Sects from Second Temple Judaism” 
1:30 p.m.-Thomas Shrout, “Dogen and the True Transmission of the Dharma” 
2:30 p.m.-Jesse Snodgrass, “Salvation, Pluralism and the Christian Norm
3:30 p.m.-Kenny Boyce, “The Properly Basic Nature of Christian Belief
4:30 p.m.-Patrick Cuba, “Establishing Truth Communication and Championing the Dialectic Method with Plato’s ‘Cratylus’” 

Saturday, Dec. 1,  Violette Hall 1216
10 a.m.-Jerry Schirmer, “Time Symmetry (or Lack Thereof) in Nature
11a.m.-Courtney Waters, “Listening to the Logos: How Language Can Change the World”

Sunday, Dec. 2, Violette Hall 1110
1 p.m.-Kevin Poelker, “An Investigation of Abortion in Exceptional Circumstances”
2 p.m.-Jeremy Gray, “Reinterpreting Redistribution: An Analysis of Distributive Justice and the Free Market System” 
3 p.m.-Scott K. Niermann, “Common Good and Natural Law: An Interpretation and Application of Thomistic Thought"


Art Historian to Deliver Public Lecture

Art historian Dr. Louis A. Waldman will give a public lecture titled “Here's Looking at You: Theater and Visual Communication in Renaissance Religious Painting” at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, in Ophelia Parrish 2210.
     Waldman is assistant professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, and a specialist in 16th-century Italian sculpture, the Medici Grandducal Court and Florentine archival research. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and has published widely on 15th- and 16th-century painting and sculpture, graphic arts and architecture. 
     Before teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, he lived for several years in Italy, where he served on the faculty of Syracuse University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Recently he also taught for the University of Texas Study Abroad in Italy Program at Castiglion Fiorentino. 
     He is the recipient the pre-doctoral Kress Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence and a postdoctoral Fulbright. He has led recent graduate seminars including “Renaissance Portraits” and “Renaissance Art Theory and Criticism.”


Jefferson City Legislative Internship Program

Interviews are now being scheduled for Spring 2002 Legislative Internships.

Interns receive a 
$2,200 stipend and 
up to 15 hours of credit.

All majors and those 
students with junior status are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are available in McClain Hall 102 or at

Information about the 
program is available at 

Call 785.4016 for more information. 


The Division of Math and Computer Science has approximately 
15 scholarships available worth up to $3,100 per year.

Applicants must be Math and Computer Science majors, U.S. citizens and able to show financial need.

For more information or to apply, visit



Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian, had his book “Dario Fo and Popular Performance” reviewed in the British literary journal, The Modern Language Review.

Huping Ling, associate professor of history, has published an article titled “Hop Alley: Myth and Reality of the St. Louis Chinatown, 1860s-1930s” in the Journal of Urban History.

Seventeen Truman vocal music majors, their pianists, and three music faculty members traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Central Region Convention and auditions. Approximately 550 singers from Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois participated in these competitive auditions. Three Truman students received awards in their respective divisions: Emily Finn, sophomore music performance major from Cascade, Iowa, received honorable mention; Sarah Bennett, sophomore music performance major from Joplin, Mo., received third; and Dominic Armstrong, senior music performance major from Kirksville, Mo., received first place.

Qi Wang, women’s volleyball coach, was named the Conference Coach of the Year by his peers. He guided Truman to a school-record 35-1 record this year, including a perfect 16-0 conference mark to win the MIAA title. Cassy Felkerson, senior chemistry major from Salem, Mo., was named the league’s MVP and first-team all-conference pick. Eliza Hoerner, senior business administration major from Augusta, Mo., and Monica Marlowe, junior exercise major from Aurora, Ill., also received first-team honors. Jenny Glenn, senior exercise science major from Granby, Colo., was a second-team selection. Jessica Sears, freshman health and exercise science major from Colchester, Ill., was picked as the conference’s freshman of the year and received honorable mention. Jenna Buckner, sophomore communication disorders major from Quincy, Ill., and Shelby Ortwerth, freshman exercise science major from Hannibal, Mo., also received honorable mention honors.



Give the Gift of Sight Eyeglasses Drive will continue until Nov. 30. The SCEC will be taking donations of old pairs of prescription glasses or frames. Drop boxes are located next to the SERVE Center in the SUB and in the Education Office in Violette Hall. Sponsored by SCEC and Lenscrafters Foundation. For more information, contact Jamie at 665.3817 or Elizabeth at 665.7036.

Study Abroad Orientation informational meeting for students preparing to study abroad next semester will be held from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 27, in the SUB Alumni Room. Patrick Lecaque will give tips on how to prepare for this opportunity. He will describe what is expected and how to pack. There will be students who have previously studied abroad to answer questions as well. Refreshments will be available. For more information, e-mail the Center for International Education Abroad office at

The Advertising and Public Relations Club is sponsoring a presentation by KTVO’s general manager and public affairs manager at 8 p.m., Nov. 27, in Violette Hall 1416. For more information, contact Jennifer Robinson at 665.0271.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will discuss “Technology Bytes: Enhancing Student Learning” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Nov. 28, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.

A mathematics and computer science colloquium will be held at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 28, in Violette Hall 1010. Scott Thatcher will give a talk on “Projective Geometry: Some Classical and Modern Applications.” For more information, contact Phil Ryan at 785.4592.

Students enrolled in the Missouri-London Program during the spring semester or those interested in the program should attend an informational meeting either from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 28, in SUB Room 6; or from 4-6 p.m., Nov 29, in SUB Room 5. Dennis Leavens will provide information and answer questions. Students who have experienced the program will be present to answer questions. For more information, contact Leavens at 785.4269. 

The Dobson Hall International Film Series will continue with a screening of “Not One Less” at 7 p.m., Nov. 28, in Dobson Hall 247. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens, Dobson Hall College Rector, at 785.5145.

“Civil Liberties after Sept. 11: New Legislation and Executive Orders for Military Tribunals” informal panel sponsored by Missouri College, the Residential College Program and the Freethinkers Society will be held at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 28, in Violette Hall 1010. Panelists will be Paul Parker and Martin Jayne. For more information, contact David Gruber at 785.5384.

The nursing department and Lifestyle Advocacy Program are sponsoring the 2001 AIDS Memorial Service beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Flame to the Second Century. Come show support for the loved ones of those who have lost their lives to AIDS.

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series presents a holiday concert performed by the vocal ensemble Chanticleer at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, call 785.4016.

A faculty and staff luncheon and tea will be held from noon-1 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Truman University Club. Cost is $8.25 per person. R.S.V.P. is required by Nov. 29 to Mona Davis at 785.4383.

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will host “Dinner with Docs” at 6 p.m., Nov. 30, in the SUB Georgian Room. This is an opportunity to have dinner with physicians and other health care professionals to discuss current health issues. Tickets can be purchased in advance and at the door. Cost is $7 for AMSA members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact Emily Burns at 785.5726.

A chili supper fund-raiser to support students attending the Missouri Music Educators Association’s annual conference will be sponsored by the Truman chapter of Collegiate Music Educators National Conference from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 2, at the First Baptist Church. Tickets are $3 for children and students and $5 for adults. For more information, contact Gregg Aultman at 785.5138.

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., 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.

KTRM, the Serve Center and Sodexho are sponsoring a food drive until Dec. 7. Bring canned goods and/or sealed dry foods to the Serve Center desk outside of Mainstreet Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The Chariton Valley Audubon Society is conducting the Kirksville Christmas Bird Count from dawn until dusk, Dec. 16, within 15 miles of Kirksville. The day culminates with a dinner hosted by the Audubon Society where they compile the results. Participants do not need to be experienced birders to make a valuable contribution. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at or 785.4632.

The Department of Public Safety is offering van driving training opportunities Nov. 28 and Dec. 4. For more information, call 785.4176.

The Writing Center offers help with any writing including professional, academic or creative writing. Stop by McClain Hall 303 or call 785.4484 for an appointment.

Certified lifeguards are needed to work morning and afternoon hours. If interested and qualified, please apply at the Truman State University Natatorium in the lower level of Pershing Building.


On Campus

27 Tuesday
5-7 p.m.-Study Abroad Orientation informational meeting, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
8 p.m.-Advertising and PR Club Presentation, VH 1416; see Notes

28 Wednesday
12:30-1:20 p.m.-Faculty Development Lunch Series, SUB; see Notes
3:30 p.m.-Math and Computer Science colloquium, VH 1010; see Notes
4-6 p.m.-Missouri-London Program informational meeting, SUB Room 6; see Notes
7 p.m.-Dobson Hall International Film Series, Dobson Hall 247; see Notes
7 p.m.-Women’s basketball vs. Greenville, Pershing Arena; see Master Calendar 
8:30 p.m.-“Civil Liberties after Sept. 11: New Legislation and Executive Orders for Military Tribunals,” VH 1010; see Notes

29 Thursday
4-6 p.m.-Missouri-London Program informational meeting, SUB Room 5; see Notes
7 p.m.-AIDS Memorial Service, Flame to the Second Century; see Notes
7:30 p.m.-Chanticleer, Baldwin Auditorium; see Chanticleer to Perform Holiday Concert

30 Friday
6 p.m.-Dinner with Docs, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes

1 Saturday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.-Cantoria Pancake Day, First Christian Church; see Cantoria Selected to Perform at Convention
7:30 p.m.-Men’s basketball vs. Drury, Pershing Arena; see Master Calendar 

2 Sunday
5 p.m.-Kwanzaa, Ryle Hall Main Lounge; see Master Calendar 
6-8 p.m.-Chili Supper Fund-Raiser, First Baptist Church; see Notes

3 Monday
7 p.m.-Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble concert, Arnie’s Place; see Upcoming Music Events
8-10 p.m.-University Observatory open to the public, MG roof; see Notes



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