March 26, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 26

Women’s Swim Team Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to Speak

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Manning Marable Schedule

Stokes Scholar Program Designed to Increase Minority Enrollment, Retention

Organizations Clean Up Adopted Streets

Diversity Day Schedule

Mark Your Calendars

Voter Registration

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Educator of the Year Semi-Finalists Named

Strategic Planning Update

On Campus

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Women’s Swim Team Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

Members of the swim team were recognized by President Jack Magruder and  Kirksville Mayor Bill Murray recently. 
Murray presented the team with a city proclamation to recognize the success of the team and the honor they brought to the city.

The women’s swimming and diving team members brought home the 2002 Division II title for the second consecutive year. This marks the second time in Truman’s history a team has won a Division II national championship. 
      Women’s swim team coach Seth Huston was awarded National Coach of the Year and Diana Betsworth was named Swimmer of the Meet. The team competed for four days. 
     They outscored the Drury team by 185 points to win the title. 


Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to Speak

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will finish the season with a lecture by Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page at 8 p.m., April 6, in Baldwin Auditorium.
     Recognized by many as a former standout for the Minnesota Vikings, Page is the first African American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice for the Minnesota Court system, a position he has held since 1993.
     Page previously served as Minnesota’s Assistant Attorney General and as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Employment Law Division. Prior to that, he served as an associate with Lindquist and Vennum. He received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame and his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. 
     Page was a National Football League player from 1967-1981. He became the first defensive player in NFL history to receive the “Most Valuable Player” Award (1971) and was the first active NFL player to complete a marathon (1979). Page was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1988, the Nike Walk of Fame in 1990 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
     Tickets for Page’s lecture will be available beginning March 28. Free tickets for students, faculty and staff may be picked up with a University ID at the SAB office and the Center for Student Involvement on the lower level of the Student Union Building. Generous support for Page's talk has been provided by the Truman State University Foundation. Truman Bookstore is a platinum level sponsor and a special guest at this performance.


Manning Marable

Public Lecture
“Leadership and the Challenge of a Multicultural Democracy” 
7:30-8:30 p.m., March 27 
Violette Hall 1000 

8:30-9 p.m., March 27 
Violette Hall Commons 

Public Book Signing
11-11:45 a.m., March 28 
Truman Bookstore 

Faculty Development Luncheon
“Diversity in the University” 
noon-1 p.m., March 28 
SUB Georgian Room 

Public Colloquium
“Malcolm X” 
3-4:20 p.m., March 28 
Violette Hall 1000 


Stokes Scholar Program Designed to Increase Minority Enrollment, Retention

Stokes Scholars, Louis Stokes Missouri Alliance for Minority Participation, is a new program sponsored by the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office and Multicultural Affairs Center with support from the McNair Program and National Science Foundation.
     The Louis Stokes Missouri Alliance for Minority Participation at Truman is a multi-disciplinary comprehensive program designed to increase the enrollment and retention of minorities studying life, physical, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and engineering. It is also designed to increase the number of minority undergraduates earning degrees in these disciplines.
     Stokes Scholars will engage in confidence-building and skill-enhancing activities such as student access workshops, presentations on research skills and career preparation seminars. They will be paired with a faculty mentor from their major who will provide academic advising, research experiences, internship supervision and encouragement and support. Stokes Alliance staff will provide academic, personal and career counseling to the scholars.
     In addition, the Stokes Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a funded two-week pre-research experience program during the interim after their sophomore year and a funded eight-week summer research internship program during the summer following their junior year.
     Students eligible for the program must be a United States citizen and from an underrepresented group studying life or physical sciences, mathematics, engineering or social and behavior science approved by the National Science Foundation. They must have formally declared one of the approved majors, attained sophomore status, be enrolled as a full-time student and preferably have at least a 3.0 GPA.
     Stokes Scholars program interviews for spring 2002 began in January. For more information about the program, contact  the Multicultural Affairs Center at 785.4241.


Organizations Clean Up Adopted Streets 

Following the adopt-a-street clean up, organizations warm up in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Garry Gordon, vice president of academic affairs, and Kirksville Mayor Bill Murray thanked the organizations for their efforts. The following organizations participated in the adopt a street cleanup March 21: Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Army ROTC, Beta Theta Pi, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, CHOICE, Parrotheads (group of faculty/staff), Phi Sigma Pi, Pre-Vet Club, Sigma Alpha, Sigma Chi Delta, Sigma Tau Gamma, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Tau Lambda Sigma.


Diversity Day
sponsored by the Student Organization Center 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 26
Student Union Building

Truman Talent and Fashion Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
SUB Activities Room 

Bands on the Mall
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Activities Fair
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Quiet Lounge 

Guest Speakers
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Alumni Room 

SOC includes the organizations: 
African Students Association, Bacchus and Gamma, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, 
Lifestyle Advocacy Program, Phi Sigma Pi, Prism, and the Residential Hall Association 

For more information, contact the SOC at 785.4571. 


Mark Your Calendars

The U.S. Highway 63 Forum and the 
City Council Candidates Forum
will be replayed
 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
March 26-April 1
on Channel 36.

The City of Kirksville will hold a municipal election on April 2, 2002.


For those who were already registered to vote but have moved since the last election, 

you need to call the County Clerk’s Office at 665.3350.


Scholarship Opportunities Available

Several scholarship opportunities are available in April.
     The National Italian-American Foundation sponsors a scholarship program for Italian-American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements in any area of study. There is also another program that is for any ethnic background who is majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies or a related field that also demonstrates outstanding potential and high academic achievements. The deadline is April 30. Applications can be found at
     Family Support Services is a non-profit agency that is sponsoring two scholarship competitions open to undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in special education. One is the Mary Jo Cobb Special Needs Scholarship worth approximately $400. The other scholarship is the Mark M. Fitz Scholarship worth approximately $1,000 for one academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Application deadline is April 30.
     Tylenol Health Education Scholarships are available to students preparing for health-related careers. Application deadline is April 30. For details and and an application, visit


Educator of the Year Semi-Finalists Named


Jon Beck
associate professor of computer science
Dereck Daschke
assistant professor of philosophy and religion
Adam Brooke Davis
associate professor of English
Andrea Davis
instructor in French and German
Julia DeLancey
associate professor of art
Jeffrey Gall
assistant professor of history and social science education
Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
assistant professor of philosophy and religion
John Ishiyama
associate professor of political science
Diane Janick-Buckner
assistant professor of biology
Lucy Lee
professor of Spanish
Chad Mohler
assistant professor of philosophy and religion
H. Marie Orton
assistant professor of Italian


Strategic Planning Update

Since the January Conference the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) has been busy analyzing the input from the attendees as well as the comments received prior to the meeting. The committee is in the early stages of developing draft statements on such topics as Truman's liberal arts culture, the LSP, assessment and out-of-classroom experiences. 
     Once these drafts have been finalized, they will be distributed to the campus community for review and comment. In addition, several public forums will be scheduled to secure community input. 
     The extensive participation of the Truman community in the planning process to date has been very  useful, and the committee is appreciative of the support. The SPAC intends to have the planning process complete by the end of the semester.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has a poem titled “For Roland, Presumed Taken” appearing in a new anthology Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America published by the University of Iowa Press. 

Carolyn Cox, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, has been named “Who's Who Among America's Teachers” for 2002. 

Eric Eickhorst, senior communication major from Kansas City, Mo., and Brooke Sherrard, senior communication and Spanish double major from Centerville, Iowa, were recently awarded summer internships with the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. Eickhorst will intern at the Arizona Star Net in Tucson, Ariz. Sherrard will intern at the Fort Worth Star Telegram in Texas. 

Janet Gooch, associate professor of communication disorders, presented an all-day seminar on cleft palate and craniofacial management to the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Chapter at Minot State University in Minot, N.D. 

Dan Mandell, assistant professor of history, has been awarded the Joyce Tracy Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society to spend a month at the Society’s library researching “Images of Indians in Southern New England, 1760-1880.” 

Elaine McDuff, assistant professor of sociology, had her paper accepted for presentation in a regular session titled “Conflict and Change in Religious Organizations” at the American Sociological Association Meeting, which will be Aug. 16-19 in Chicago. The paper is titled “Clergy-Congregation Mismatches and Clergy Job Satisfaction.” 

Sharon McGahan, assistant professor of nursing, is reviewing Chapter 6 “Client Assessment” and Chapter 8 “Physical Assessment” for the second edition of Fundamentals of Nursing: Caring and Clinical Judgement by Harkreader/Hogan published by Elsevier Science Publishers. 

Stephanie Powelson, assistant professor of nursing, had her paper “World AIDS Day: when the AIDS quilt came to town” accepted for publication in the American Journal of Nursing. 

The President’s String Quartet was awarded second place in the national Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Chamber Music Competition in Cincinnati. Members include Carol Carlson (violin II), freshman music performance and political science double major from Longmont, Colo.; Katie Collins (violin I), senior computer science major from Florissant, Mo.; Carrie Jones (viola), sophomore music education major from Kirkwood, Mo.; and Aaron Ludwig (cello), freshman music performance major from Florissant, Mo. The ensemble is coached by Elaine Boda, assistant professor of music.

John Quinn, associate professor of political science, recently had his book “The Road Oft Traveled: Development Policies and Majority State Ownership of Industry in Africa” published. 

Graduate students in communication disorders along with John Applegate, professor and director of communication disorders; Connie Helton, communication disorders secretary; Barbara Kline, assistant professor of communication disorders; and Melissa Passe, clinical supervision coordinator for the Speech and Hearing Clinic; attended the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association Legislative Day on Feb. 27 in Jefferson City, Mo. 


The Student Activities Board presents Mike Errico live in concert at 7 p.m., March 26, in the SUB Down Under. Admission is free and tickets are not required. For more information, contact the SAB office at 785.4722. 

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present “What I Did on Sabbatical” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., March 27, in the SUB Spanish Room. Guest speakers will be Stephen Hadwiger, Lloyd Pflueger and Ron Rybkowski. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391. 

Nominations for the Leadership Recognition Program are due by 5 p.m, March 27, in the Center for Student Involvement. Nomination packets are available in the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, call 785.4222. 

The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “La Notte” at 7 p.m., March 27, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145. 

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present Distinguished Visiting Scholar Manning Marable from noon-1 p.m., March 28, in the SUB Georgian Room. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391. 

Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honorary society, will sponsor a Latin Dance Party from 8-11 p.m., March 28, in the SUB Down Under. Lessons in Latin dances such as the Salsa and Merengue will be provided by the Latina social sorority. Tickets cost $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For more information, contact Coralie Gill at 785.7303. 

The Staff Development Committee is sponsoring a workshop to show features on the Truman Web from 10-11:30 a.m., April 4, in VH 1000. R.S.V.P. to Human Resources by March 29 at or call 785.4031. 

Mainstreet Market will close at 4 p.m. on March 29 and the Student Union will close at 5 p.m. on March 29 and remain closed through April 1. Regular hours will resume April 2.

The 24th annual Children’s Free Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m., March 30, on the Quadrangle. This event is sponsored by the Kirksville Parks and Recreation, the men of Sigma Lambda Beta and Northeast Regional Medical Center. For more information, call 627.1480 or 627.1485. 

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 or Michelle Baier at or call 785.4341. 

Omicron Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame nomination forms may be picked up in any division office or the Center for Student Involvement. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m., April 2, in the Center for Student Involvement. The Student Hall of Fame is a chance to recognize students for an outstanding contribution to Truman. For more information, contact Andy Lewis at 785.4982. 

The Division of Fine Arts will host a public lecture by visiting artist Linda Hayward at 7 p.m., April 2, in OP 2210. 

The Truman Forensics Showcase will be from 7:30-9 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Georgian Room. This event is an annual presentation of work by members of the Truman Forensics Program. For more information, contact Kevin Minch at 785.5677. 

The annual banquet of the Kirksville chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will be from 6:30-8 p.m., April 5, in the SUB Governors’ Room. For more information, contact Michael Goggin at or 785.4410. 

Sigma Xi will sponsor a two-day Research Ethics Workshop from noon-5:30 p.m., April 5, on the third floor of the SUB and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 6, on the third floor of the SUB. For more information, visit

PRISM is sponsoring SHOULDstock (Students Helping Others Understand and Love Diversity) at noon, April 6, at Red Barn Park. Organizations will have information tables and booths with food and items for purchase. For more information, contact Alexandria Lockett at 785.5178 or visit

The 2nd Annual Big Event is an opportunity for students to give back to the Kirksville community by performing any service tasks requested by Kirksville’s citizens. The Big Event will begin at 9 a.m., April 6. If you or any one you know could use a helping hand with a chore or project, call the SERVE Center at 785.7222 or pick up a service request form from KTUF, KLTE, Kirksville Chamber of Commerce or Copy Systems. 

Truman students who are interested in volunteering for the Big Event April 6 can stop by the SERVE Center on the main level of the SUB or call 785.4222 for more information. 

The Alpha Sigma Gamma 5K/10K Run for Their Lives will be at 8:30 a.m., April 13, in front of Centennial Hall. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2-5 in the SUB; from 3-7 p.m. April 3-4 in the Rec Center; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8-12 in Violette Hall; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6-12 in McClain Hall. Cost is $10 to pre-register and $12 the day of the race. For more information, contact Jen at 627.6090. 

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m., April 15 and April 29. 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. 

Women’s Coop is sponsoring a Women’s Talent Implosion at 7 p.m., April 27, in the SUB Down Under. Men and women will present visual and performance art in tribute to women. For more information, contact Jessica Post at 627.7678. 

Applications are now available for the 21st Century Leadership Academy. The Academy is designed to teach women leadership skills, allow them to meet key public policy people in government and learn more about public policy. The training program will be May 19-24 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For more information, contact Patricia A. Miller at 785.4260. 

The Echo Yearbook is offering Identity Squares for the 2002 yearbook. Squares can be purchased for $7.50 at the Echo office in the lower level of the SUB. 

The Financial Aid Office is seeking full-time student employment for summer 2002 changing to part-time (10-20 hours) for the 2002-2003 academic year. Submit an application and resume by April 8 to the Financial Aid Office, MC 103.

The U.S. Highway 63 agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation, Koch Industries and the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation is available at the reference desk in Pickler Memorial Library.


On Campus 

26 Tuesday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.-Diversity Day, SUB; see Diversity Day
7 p.m.-SAB presents Mike Errico, SUB Down Under; see Notes

27 Wednesday
noon-Truman baseball vs. Emporia State, Truman baseball field 
12:30-1:25 p.m.-Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
5 p.m.-Application deadline for Leadership Recognition Program, Center for Student Involvement; see Notes
7 p.m.-Dobson Hall series presents “La Notte,” OP 2210; see Notes

28 Thursday
Last day to drop full semester courses and for complete withdrawal without possibility that it will affect grade point average. 
8-11 p.m.-Sigma Delta Pi Latin Dance Party, SUB Down Under; see Notes

29 Friday
3:30 p.m.-Truman Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Emporia State, Truman tennis courts 

30 Saturday
Truman Open Track Meet, Stokes Stadium; see Notes
10 a.m.-24th Annual Children’s Free Easter Egg Hunt, Quadrangle; see Notes
1p.m.-Truman Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Baker (Kan.), Truman tennis courts 

1 Monday
Spring Vacation, no classes 



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