February 19, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 22

Marable to Replace Gates as Upcoming Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Transportation and U.S. Highway 63 Forums Scheduled

Kohlenburg Lyceum Series presents Truman Showcase

Truman Today Correction

 Lecture to Focus on St. Louis Waterfront

University Career Center Schedules Activities

Phi Mu Alpha presents 34th Annual Jazz Fest

Open House and Retirement Reception Scheduled

Black History Month 2002 Events

Study Abroad Scholarship Available

  American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive

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Marable to Replace Gates as Upcoming Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Manning Marable will replace Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the upcoming Distinguished Visiting Scholar March 27-28. Gates had to cancel due to his selection as the 2002 Jefferson Lecturer. This selection is the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
     Marable is one of America’s most influential historians and political interpreters of the black experience. He is the author and editor of nearly 20 books and anthologies including “Let Nobody Turn Us Around” (2000). He has also written more than 200 scholarly articles in academic journals and edited volumes over his teaching career beginning in 1974.
     In 1976, Marable began writing “Along the Color Line,” a syndicated political affairs series that regularly appears in more than 400 black-owned and black-oriented mass publications throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and India.
     Marable is the founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and serves as professor of history and political science at Columbia University in New York City. Previously he was founding director of Colgate University’s Africana and Hispanic Studies Program and chaired the Black Studies Department at Ohio State University. In 2001, he initiated the Malcolm X Project at Columbia University. 


Transportation and U.S. Highway 63 Forums Scheduled 

Truman students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn more about local and state transportation issues and the U.S. Highway 63 proposal at two forums scheduled this Thursday and next Monday.
    Rep. Bob Behnen will sponsor the first forum and will feature speakers Henry Hungerbeeler, Missouri Department of Transportation director; Estel Fretwell of the Missouri Farm Bureau; Barry Orscheln of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission; and Elsie Gaber, a representative for the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation. The forum is at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Kirksville Junior High Auditorium.
     On Monday, Feb. 25, voters will have two opportunities to hear about the U.S. Highway 63 proposal. The first forum is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. and the second forum is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Kirksville Junior High Auditorium. Two times have been scheduled to allow voters flexibility in attending the informational sessions.
     David Clithero, chair of the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation, will discuss the highway expansion proposal at the forums. The proposal would involve a half-cent sales tax that will be decided by voters on April 2. 
     This project involves a 23-mile stretch of highway, starting at the end of the proposed Macon bypass at Route DD and ending at the proposed start of the Kirksville bypass at Millard. 
     For more information about the forums, call 785.4016. 



Truman Showcase

featuring two of Truman’s own premier musical groups 
Cantoria and the University Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. 
Feb. 20
Baldwin Auditorium

Special guest Whitey Herzog 
will sign autographs for a $5 donation, or he will sign an 
8 1/2 by 11 inch full color Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame poster for $10. 
He will sign autographs from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and for 30 minutes 
following the concert in Baldwin Hall 100. 
No cameras allowed.

Free tickets for Truman students, faculty and staff are available in the 
Student Activities Board Office and the Center for Student Involvement

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



The Board of Governors increased the room and board fee for
 2002-2003 by $192 for a two-person room to $4,928 at the December 2001 Board meeting. 
The increase was incorrect in the Feb. 12 Truman Today. 


Lecture to Focus on St. Louis Waterfront 

Dr. Andrew Hurley, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will present the annual Kohlenberg- Towne lecture at 7 p.m., Feb. 28, in Magruder Hall 274. His presentation is titled “Back to the River: Urban Reconstruction and Civic Identity on the St. Louis Waterfront” and will be followed by a reception.
     Hurley has written two books. His most recent “Diners, Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture” by Basic Books, 2001, marked him as one of the most innovative environmental historians of the United States. 
     His previous book “Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana” by Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995, won the book award of the Missouri Conference on History in 1996. 
     Since 2001, Hurley has been engaged in “The Virtual City Project,” a large project involving the Internet funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
     He has published book reviews in The Journal of American History, Technology and Culture, Gateway Heritage, Environmental History Review, and Environmental History.
     Hurley received his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree from John Hopkins University. He received his Ph. D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He served as an associate professor from 1995-2001 and he currently serves as a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
     A group of Truman alumni and friends established the Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture Series in March 1988, upon the retirement of Gilbert Kohlenberg, professor emeritus of social sciences, and Ruth Warner Towne, professor emeritus of history and dean emeritus of graduate studies. 
     The Series honors the contributions of Kohlenberg and Towne and offers the campus an opportunity to listen to nationally-acclaimed social science scholars. 
     For more information, contact David Robinson at drobinso@truman.edu or at 785.4321. 


University Career Center Schedules Activities

The Career Center has several upcoming programs for students.
     A Mock Career Expo will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 25, at the Student Union Building on the second floor. The Career Center will critique students' approaches to employers. This low pressure situation is great for students wishing to learn how to perfect their introduction skills. 
     Philip Morris will present “How to Work a Career Fair” from 7-8 p.m., Feb. 26, in the SUB Conference Room. They will present the best ways to approach the Career Fair. 
     All students are invited to attend the Career Expo from 1-5 p.m., Feb. 27, in the SUB. A list of employers looking to fill many different jobs is available at http://career.truman.edu/CareerExpo/MasterList.asp. All majors are encouraged to attend. 
     Students interested in interviewing on the day after the Career Expo and who wish to submit a resume for preselection should visit http://truman.erecruiting.com to apply for positions that interest them. The interview sign-up deadline is at midnight Feb. 25.
     A reception will follow the Career Expo from 5:30-6:30 p.m. giving students, employers and faculty the chance to mingle. Food and drink will be available and there will be prizes. 
     The Career Center will have the workshop, Resumania, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 1, in Ophelia Parrish. The Career Center will be critiquing resumes and cover letters, and answering any career related questions students may have. 
     For more information about any of the programs, call 785.4353 or e-mail careers@truman.edu.


Phi Mu Alpha


34th Annual Jazz Fest 

Master Class with Wycliffe Gordon 
(open to the public)
5 p.m.
Feb. 22
Baldwin Hall 156

Master Class with Drummer Todd Strait
6 p.m.
Feb. 22
Baldwin Hall 156

Jazz Quartet
Featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Pavel Wlosok, Todd Strait and James Ward
9:30 p.m.-midnight
Feb. 22
Arnie’s Place
$5 Entrance Fee

Phi Mu Alpha High School Competition
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Feb. 23
Baldwin Hall and the SUB
Free for Truman students 
$2 general admission fee for others

Jazz Fest with 
Featured Guest 
Wycliffe Gordon
with Truman State University Jazz Ensemble 
and Truman State University Jazz Lab Band
7:30 p.m., Feb. 23
Baldwin Auditorium
Free for Truman students
$6 general admission fee for others

For more information, contact Adam Claypool at 665.5645.


Open House for
Daun Hooley
1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 22
Kirk Building Hallway

Retirement Reception for 
Wilma Dodsworth
2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 22
Pickler Memorial Library Basement


  Black History Month 2002


The Language We Cry In
Moderated discussion by Sylvia Macauley

5:30 p.m., Feb. 22
VH 1000

Variety Talent Show: African Students Association

7 p.m., Feb. 24
SUB Down Under

For more information about upcoming Black History Month events, call 785.4142.


Study Abroad Scholarship Available

A study abroad scholarship opportunity is currently available for Truman students. 
      The Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship offers students the opportunity for post-graduate study in a foreign country. To be eligible for this scholarship program, students must be 18-30 years of age, be proficient in the language of the host country and be a citizen of the country in which there is a Rotary Club.
      The academic year scholarship covers transportation between home and the study city, some educational supplies, academic fees, and on-campus housing and meals. 
     An informational meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 19, in Violette Hall 1408. Additional information is also available at the Rotary International Web site at http: //www.rotary.org
     For more information about the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, or to pick up an application, contact Marilyn Romine at 785.4303 or Sandra Fleak at 785.4359. Applications are due to Romine and Fleak by 5 p.m., March 18, for planned international study between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004. 


American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive

sponsored by 
Cardinal Key and Blue Key 

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb. 19-21
SUB Activities Room

For more information, contact Yasine Mogharreban at ya_ya81@hotmail.com.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, will give a reading from his new book of poetry “On a Wing of the Sun” at Stephens College  in Columbia, Mo., in April. The book has been nominated for an Oklahoma Book Award and is currently a finalist in the competition. 

Marc Becker, assistant professor of history, gave a presentation on “Gender and Popular Protest in Latin American Indigenous Movements” to the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at the University of Iowa. He also discussed his work with Native Web, an Internet Web site dedicated to indigenous issues, at a faculty seminar and in several classes.

Casie Curfman, senior health science major from Alexandria, Mo. , received grant funding for her project “Workplace Stress Prevention” and Laura Green, senior health science major from Columbia, Mo., received grant funding for her project “Workplace Violence Analysis and Intervention.” Both grants were from the national office of Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Science Honorary. 

Pamela Gardner, assistant professor of nursing, had her article “Searching for a Dean: Advertised Qualifications” published in the Nov./Dec. 2001 issue of Nurse Educator.

Steven Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, presented “Management of Diabetes by a Latin Woman: A Case Study” at the Elder Lynk Interdisciplinary Multi-Ethnic Series at the Northeast Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room on Feb. 5.

Lynn VanDolah, part-time lecturer in justice systems, was recently elected President of the Missouri Sociological Association (MSA). The MSA is a statewide organization dedicated to providing sociologists and others an opportunity to share ideas and discuss current areas of research. Within the justice systems program, Van Dolah teaches Contemporary Correctional Treatment Methods and Victimology.

Sixteen students from the Truman Forensics Team competed in the largest weekend of forensics competition in the United States Jan. 30-Feb. 4. Students amassed an impressive record at three different tournaments: The Pt. Loma Round Robin-Tournament of Champions, the Southwestern College Invitational, and the Sunset Cliffs Invitational at Pt. Loma Nazarene University. The team swept the tournament sweepstakes championships at both Southwestern and Pt. Loma, and also captured the overall sweepstakes championship by a sizeable margin over the nearest competitor, California State University Long Beach. The team won 49 awards for the weekend.

The Truman State University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Bump, and Cantoria, under the direction of R. Paul Crabb, were selected to perform for the Missouri Music Educators Association 2002 Conference/Clinic Jan. 24 at Tan-Tar-A Resort. The competitive audition process was conducted out-of-state, by certified music departments and state universities in New Mexico, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Groups were selected from the unaltered taped performances of Missouri school music programs during the 2001 school year.



The Spanish Conversation table meets every Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall Private Dining Area. For more information, contact Carol Marshall at 785.6012.

The Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society will have a fortune cookie bake sale from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Violette Hall first floor desk. 

There will be an AAUP Town Meeting from 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 19, in VH 1000. For more information, contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu.

Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society will have regular meetings every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., starting Feb. 19, in PB 333. Membership is open to justice systems majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 3.25, sophomore standing, and at least 15 completed credit hours of justice systems classes. For more information, contact Cavit Cooley at ccooley@truman.edu.

Marc Rice, assistant professor of music, will present a program “Musical Adventures in the Bayou: An Ethnomusicology Field Trip Through the Swamps of Louisiana” at 7 p.m., Feb. 19, in VH 1000. The program is sponsored by the Fine Arts Division and the Residential College Program.

Alpha Phi Sigma National Honorary Fraternity is offering a quiet study hall for all students from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, in VH 1110. For more information, contact Rachel Johnson at 627.4202.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present “Beyond ‘Intercultural’: Difference, Power, and Discrimination Learning at Oregon State University” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Feb. 20, in the SUB Spanish Room. Jay Bulen will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.

The Math and Computer Science Division Colloquium Series will continue with Steve Smith’s presentation “The Inspiration for the Calculus of Variations” at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 20, in VH 1200. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Phil Ryan at 785.4592.

The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.

Paul Garcia, professor of Spanish at St. Louis University, will present “Romanesque Iconography and the Medieval Spanish Epic: Toward a New Interpretation of the ‘Poema Del Mio Cid’” at 3 p.m., Feb. 21, in VH 1430. For more information, contact Carol Marshall at 785.6012.

The Small Business Outreach Project “Follow Up” Presentation will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 22, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Lunch will be available at the cost of $6.75 per person. Contact the Small Business Development Center to make your reservation at 785.4307.

Truman faculty and staff are invited for complimentary food and beverages from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Feb. 22, at the University Club.

The Tom Thumb Gallery will feature student and faculty art at 7 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Aquadome, 121 N. Main Street. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Mimi Kato at 665.7094.

Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Club will offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 23, March 2 and March 23, in VH 1010. This service is free of charge. For more information, contact Chad Epps at 785.5760. 

There will be a Faculty and Guest Artists Chamber Music Recital at 3 p.m., Feb. 24, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1820 S. Baltimore. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sam McClure at 785.4434.

A reception will honor Kenneth Hahn, 2001 Educator of the Year, at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 26, in the SUB Governors’ Room. For more information, e-mail the Educator of the Year Committee at eoy@truman.edu.

The Environmental Campus Organization will present “Ecology of Everyday Life” at 8 p.m., Feb. 28, in VH 1000. Guest speaker Chaia Heller will discuss and challenge popular ecological and environmental philosophies. For more information, contact Theresa Conley at 627.3380.

Proposals for the Summer 2002 Undergraduate Research Stipends/Faculty Addendum are now being accepted. Up to 40 stipends of $2,000 each will be awarded to Truman undergraduate students. Faculty mentors will be eligible to receive up to $1,000. Proposals must be submitted to the division head of the faculty mentor’s division by Feb. 28. Additional information is available in division offices.

Educator of the Year nominations are due in the Center for Student Involvement by March 1. For more information, e-mail the Educator of the Year Committee at eoy@truman.edu.

The Midwest Regional Center of the Institute of International Education is offering five $1,000 study abroad scholarships. For an application, visit http://www.iie.org/midwest/grant. The deadline is March 1.

The Bike-a-Thon Benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 2, outside the Kirksville School Board Building. For more information, contact John Settlage at 665.4627.

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., March 4 and March 18. Weather permitting, visitors are able to look through the telescope. Access to the observatory is via the stairs to the roof from the lobby outside of MG 274.

The Department of Public Safety will offer a shuttle to the train station for spring break. Departure for La Plata will be at 9 a.m., March 9, and the return to Kirksville will be at 8:30 p.m., March 17. The cost is $5 for round trip. For more information, call 785.4177.

The 7th Annual Psi Chi Research Conference will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 23, in the Violette Hall upper commons. For more information, contact Kelley Marie Rudolph at 627.0964.

Truman will host the Truman Open Track and Field Meet on March 30. Any faculty, staff, or students interested in helping with the meet can contact John Cochrane at cochrane@truman.edu or Michelle Baier at mlbaier@truman.edu or call 785.4341. 

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to advise an on-campus organization. There are more than 200 chartered student organizations on campus. Contact the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222 for more information.

The 2002-2003 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 785.4130.


On Campus 

19 Tuesday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive, SUB Activities Room; see  American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
7 p.m.-“Musical Adventures in the Bayou: An Ethnomusicology Field trip Through the Swamps of Louisiana,” VH 1000; see Notes
8-10 p.m.-Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honorary Fraternity quiet study hall, VH 1110; see Notes

20 Wednesday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive, SUB Activities Room; see  American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
12:30-1:20 p.m.-Faculty Development Weekly Luncheon, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
3:30 p.m.-Math and Computer Science Colloquium, VH 1200; see Notes
7 p.m.-Dobson Hall Film Series “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors,” OP 2210; see Notes

21 Thursday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive, SUB Activities Room; see American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive

22 Friday
7 p.m.-Tom Thumb Gallery, The Aquadome, 121 N. Main St.; see Notes
5:30 p.m.-The Language We Cry In, VH 1000; see Black History Month 2002 Events

23 Saturday
8 a.m.-4 p.m.-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), VH 1010; see Notes
1:30 p.m.-Women’s basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
3:30 p.m.-Men’s basketball vs. Missouri Southern, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest, Baldwin Auditorium; see Phi Mu Alpha presents 34th Annual Jazz Fest

24 Sunday
3 p.m.-Faculty Chamber Music Recital, Faith Lutheran Church; see Notes
7 p.m.-Variety Talent Show, SUB Down Under; see  Black History Month 2002 Events



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