January 15, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 17

Activities Planned to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy

Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs

Unity Luncheon

Kenneth Hahn Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Three Graduates Receive General Honors

Schedule of Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Truman’s Who’s Who Recipients to be Honored with Recognition Luncheon

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Spring 2002 Schedule

Distinguished Visitng Scholar Spring 2002 Schedule

Spring Semester 2002

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Activities Planned to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy

Several activities are planned to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  The Ecumenical Service of Love and Peace kicks off the activities at 3 p.m., Jan. 20, at the First United Methodist Church. The service will include presentations by David Hartsfield, Sharon Squires, assistant professor of education, the Rev. Carrol Davenport, Dr. Henry Wisdom and Ben Stewart, sophomore music general concentration from University City, Mo. 
      Unity VII, a celebration through dance, song and words, will take place at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 21, in Baldwin Auditorium. 
      An original 20-minute performance, created and directed by Becky Becker, assistant professor of theater, and Rachael Carrico, MAE graduate student from Waterloo, Ill., titled “Collected Lives: Memory in Motion” will be the featured event at the second annual Unity Luncheon at 11:45 a.m., Jan. 22, in the SUB Georgian Room. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Statewide Committee will provide financial assistance for the event.
      Cost for the luncheon is $5.50 and those who plan to attend should R.S.V.P. by Jan. 18 to the Public Relations Office at 785.4016. 
      “Collected Lives: Memory in Motion” is   a collage of non-fiction experiences centered around the Civil Rights movement. It will be brought to life on stage by a diverse group of Truman students delivering monologues inspired by interviews they conducted with parents, teachers, mentors and Kirksville residents.
      The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium begins at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 23, in Violette Hall 1000. The event will focus on insights and reflections from four panelists.

Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs

In celebration of the memory and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr., many different service projects will take place during the month of January.
      Beginning with the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day in local nursing homes, volunteers will be assisting residents with letter writing, visiting with residents regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day and performing other tasks on Jan. 15 and Jan. 21. Contact Amanda Thwing, Brewer/Blanton/Nason hall director, at 785.4710 for more information.
      On Jan. 18, volunteers will read to children in the Kirksville schools and discuss the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To volunteer for a one-hour commitment, contact Donna Rhinesmith, associate professor of education, at 785.4389.
      The Martin Luther King Jr. READ OUT will be at 1 p.m., Jan. 19, at the Adair County Public Library. Volunteers will read children’s stories of different cultures and will share information about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This program is geared for ages 4-8 years old. 
      Another Martin Luther King Service Day will be from 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., Jan. 22-23, at the Community Action Head Start Program. Volunteers will read books and help out with other classroom activities. To volunteer for this service day or the READ OUT, contact Bertha Thomas, interim assistant dean of multicultural affairs, at 785.4142.


The Kirksville Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee & Truman’s Multicultural Affairs Office present

“Collected Lives: Memory in Motion”
An ethnographic, innovative, multi-media journey through lesser-known, 
close-to-home stories of the Civil Rights Movement.

at the
2nd Annual
Unity Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
Jan. 22
Georgian Room 

Cost is $5.50 for the luncheon.

R.S.V.P. by Jan. 18 to 785.4016.


Kenneth Hahn Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kenneth Hahn, professor of physics, received special recognition from Gov. Bob Holden during the 2001 Governor’s Conference on Higher Education Dec. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Hahn was one of 66 outstanding faculty members, each representing a Missouri college or university, to be recognized for his commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens. Hahn was selected for his effective teaching and advising, service to the University, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement. 
     Hahn began teaching at Truman in 1987. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. Hahn also received his doctorate from Texas A&M University.
     Hahn was awarded the 2001 Educator of the Year award.
     “I am able to help students grapple with the facts of the universe -- this is how we think the world works and why,” Hahn wrote in his letter to the Educator of the Year Committee. “This ultimately overlaps with philosophy, religion, politics, literature and history.”
     “Knowledge is not static and we must challenge and test and verify even the most obvious of ideas,” Hahn wrote.
     The annual Governor’s Conference on Higher Education brings together the higher education community from across the state, and state government leaders to discuss various aspects of Missouri higher education, including current initiatives and challenges facing higher education. 


Three Graduates Receive General Honors

General Honors graduates are (left to right) Adnan Khan, Sara Bartek and Eric Norige.

Three winter graduates were recognized at Truman’s General Honors Program medal ceremony in December. This marks the eighth year that the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri has sponsored the award ceremony. 
     Sara Bartek, from Lincoln, Neb., received a bachelor of science degree in political science and was presented her medal by Cole Woodcox, associate professor of English.
     Adnan Khan, from Islamabad, Pakistan, received a bachelor of arts degree and bachelor of science degree in business administration and was presented his medal by Jason Lin, professor of business administration.
     Eric Norige, from Webster Groves, Mo., received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and computer science and a bachelor of science degree in computer science and was presented his medal by Michael Adams, associate professor of mathematics.
     The medals, traditionally worn with the academic regalia during commencement, feature the lamp of learning hung from purple and white ribbons. 
     Truman’s General Honors Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their degree programs. The honor is awarded to graduating seniors who have completed five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities. They must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 in those courses. 
     Students who complete a single undergraduate major may not satisfy General Honors requirements with any course in their major field. All Truman State University students are eligible to pursue General Honors in Arts and Sciences by taking the courses designated by the respective disciplines as being courses whose successful completion by a non-major is especially noteworthy. 


Schedule of Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Sunday, Jan. 20
Ecumenical Service of Love & Peace
3 p.m.
First United Methodist Church

Monday, Jan. 21
The Flame to the Second Century will burn all day at Kirk Memorial

Unity VII: Celebration of Unity Through Song, Dance and Words
3:30 p.m.
Baldwin Auditorium

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Unity Luncheon
11:45 a.m.
SUB Georgian Room

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”
3:30 p.m.
Violette Hall 1000

Presentations by:
Wendy Miner
assistant professor of education
John Ishiyama
associate professor of political science
Aaron Gurrly
senior French and English double major from University City, Mo.
and a community minister

Panel Moderator:
Tammy Bringaze
interim director of University Counseling Services

Discussion Moderator:
Meghana Patel
junior political science major from Chesterfield, Mo.


Truman’s Who’s Who Recipients to be Honored with Recognition Luncheon

Truman recipients of the 2001-2002 Who’s Who citation will be honored with a recognition luncheon from noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 2, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. 
     The keynote speaker will be David Clithero, a 1983 Truman alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor of science education degree in business. Clithero worked at Truman in the advancement office and as the assistant to the president for governmental relations. He now works as senior vice president over operations at Preferred Family Heath Care in Kirksville, Mo.
     Who’s Who recipients are selected for their outstanding academic achievement, character, leadership and service. Sixty-six Truman students will be included in the upcoming 2001-2002 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. 
     Truman’s Who’s Who recipients were listed in the Dec. 11 issue of Truman Today. 


Spring 2002 Schedule

Truman Showcase
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20

Death of a Salesman
7:30 p.m.
March 4

Alan C. Page
8 p.m.
April 6

All events are in Baldwin Auditorium.

For more information, contact 785.4016.



Catharine R. Stimpson
Feb. 4-7

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
March 20-21


Spring Semester 2002

Jan. 14       Semester begins
Jan. 14-18  Late registration (fees assessed)
Jan. 21       Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)
Jan. 28       Last day to drop first block course   without penalty
Jan. 30       University Conference Day    (evening classes only)
Feb. 7        Baldwin Lecture
Feb. 11      Last day to drop full semester    course without penalty
March 5     Last day to add or audit second    block courses
March 6     Mid-term and last day of first block   courses
March 8     Residence halls/colleges close (5 p.m.)
March 11   Mid-term break begins
March 17   Residence halls/colleges reopen (10 a.m.)
March 18   Classes resume
March 26   Last day to drop second block course without penalty
April 1       Spring vacation (no classes)
April 11     Undergraduate Research Symposium (evening classes only)
May 8        Reading day
May 9        Final examinations begin (7:30 a.m.)
May 14      Final examinations end
May 15      Residential halls close for non-graduates (noon)
May 17      Applications for August graduation due
May 18      Spring commencement (2 p.m.) 
                  Residential halls close completely



Monica Barron, associate professor of English, has had poems published in the most recent issue of Art Word Quarterly from Minneapolis. She will also have work anthologized in Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace, a collection of writing by Great Plains women writers.

Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has translations of five poems from the German of Dagmar Nick - “Last Reckoning,” “Messages,” “To Pass the Winter,” “No Chance” and “Kite Ascending” - appearing in the current issue of Great River Review, a literary publication of the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, situated in Red Wing, Minn.

Carolyn Cox, associate professor of health science, will receive the Central District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) College/University Health Educator of the Year Award at the annual conference Feb. 8 in Rapid City, S.D. She is in contention for the National AAHPERD College/University Health Educator of the Year Award.

R. Paul Crabb, professor of music, recently conducted the Swiss Choral Society of southeastern South Dakota in a performance of “Messiah (Part 1)” and John Rutter’s “Gloria.” This regional, 75-voice community chorus has sung annual concerts for the past 68 years. Crabb previously conducted them in 1981.

Jerrold Hirsch, associate professor of history, presented a paper titled “‘Cultural Strategy:’ The Seegers and the Botkins as Friends and Allies” at the Ruth Crawford Seeger conference at Elmhurst College. He was also a panelist at the Library of Congress conference “Living Lore: The Legacy of Benjamin A. Botkin.” His essay, “Benjamin Botkin’s Legacy-in-the-Making,” is available online at the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center at http://www.loc.gov/folklife/botkin.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article “Party Organization and the Political Success of the Communist Successor Parties” published in Social Science Quarterly and “Ethnopolitical Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Eastern Europe” published in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Chavanna Johnson, freshman English major from Harvey, Ill., was the 2001 Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest winner. Her speech was titled “Major Artistic Periods of Picasso.” The contest was open to all Fundamentals of Speech students Dec. 11 in the Student Union Building. 

Paula Cochran, professor of communication disorders; Barbara Kline, assistant professor of communication disorders; and John Applegate, professor and director of communication disorders; presented “Using Talking Word Processing to Promote Emergent Literacy” at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in November 2001 in New Orleans.

Janet Gooch, associate professor of communication disorders, and Paula Cochran presented “Do Supervisors and Student Clinicians Agree on Client Progress?” at the ASHA Convention in November 2001 in New Orleans.

Erica Poeshcel, senior communication disorders major from DePere, Wis., and Ellen Axmear, senior communication disorders major from North English, Iowa, presented “Accuracy of Beginning Clinicians’ Articulation Scoring Techniques” at the ASHA Convention in November 2001 in New Orleans. Paula Cochran and Janet Gooch are the faculty advisers.

Truman State University earned fifth place with 185 points in the fall 2001 NCAA Division II Sears Directors’ Cup standings. The Sears Directors’ Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country. Truman was the only Missouri Division II university included in the top ten for fall 2001. 



Volunteers are needed to work with Habitat for Humanity to clean out an existing home for an extensive remodeling. This work will be done on a Saturday in January. Contact Jan Grow at 785.4390 or at jgrow@truman.edu for more information.

Greg Jones and Randy Smith will host a faculty recital with Janet Coggins at 8 p.m., Jan. 16, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Jones at 785.4423.

Sheri Mattson will host a faculty recital at 8 p.m., Jan. 17, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, call Mattson at 785.6051.

Truman faculty and staff are invited to help kick off the new semester with complimentary food and drink from 5-6:30 p.m., Jan. 18, at the University Club. Contact Mona Davis at 785.4383 for more information.

The Truman State University Foundation is awarding 10 $1,500 Study Abroad Scholarships for summer faculty-sponsored programs. Only students who have not previously studied abroad are eligible. The application deadline is Jan. 21. Applications and instructions are available at the Center for International Education Abroad Office in Kirk Building 120. 

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., Jan. 22 and Feb. 4. 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. 

Information Technology Services (ITS) is offering a Microsoft Access 2000 for Beginners Workshop for faculty and staff from 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 25, in Pickler Memorial Library 103. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to itstrain@truman.edu by Jan. 22. 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is offering a defense class for women on Saturdays throughout February. The course fee is $10. Call Officer Tiffany Easley at 785.4176 or visit http://rad.truman.edu for more information.

An International Education/Travel program will be offered from May 15-June 1. The experience will combine study and field trips related to the European Union, Ireland, Scotland and England. The opportunity is appropriate for all majors. For a brochure and further information, contact Mary Giovannini by phone at 785.4365 or contact the CIEA Office at 785.4076.

Upward Bound has employment opportunities available for the 2002 summer session June 9-July 19. Opportunities are available for instructors in Spanish, composition, literature and yearbook/journalism; residential mentors/supervisors; program counselor; night supervisor; photographer; and bridge tutors/advisers (June 2-July 26) for college freshman. Applications are due Feb. 15. For more information and application materials, contact Upward Bound at 785.4244.

Student volunteers are needed at the Recycling Center. If interested, contact Howard Worcester at 785.7672.

The Family Advocacy Center is requesting volunteers to help with tutoring this semester. Contact Peggy Hills at 665.4985 for more information.


On Campus

15 Tuesday
Late registration continues
Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, local nursing homes; see Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs

16 Wednesday
Late registration continues
noon-4 p.m.-Activities Fair, SUB Quiet Lounge and Alumni Room
5:30 p.m.-Women’s basketball vs. Missouri Western, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-Men’s basketball vs. Missouri Western, Pershing Arena
8 p.m.-Greg Jones and Randy Smith Faculty Recital with Janet Coggins, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

17 Thursday
Late registration continues
8 p.m.- Sheri Mattson Faculty Recital, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

18 Friday
Late registration ends
Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, Kirksville schools; see Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs
8 p.m.-Faculty/Staff Semester Kick-Off, University Club; see Notes

19 Saturday
1 p.m.-Martin Luther King Jr. READ OUT, Adair County Public Library; see Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs

20 Sunday
3 p.m.-Ecumenical Service of Love and Peace, First United Methodist Church; see Activities Planned to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy

21 Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day; no classes/all offices closed 
Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, local nursing homes; see Truman Students Needed to Participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Service Programs
3:30 p.m.- Unity VII: Celebration through Song, Dance and Words, Baldwin Auditorium; see Activities Planned to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy



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