April 23, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 30

Assessment Consultant to Visit Truman

Earth Day Celebration on Campus

Truman Hosts Foreign Language Festival

Educator of the Year Awards Banquet

Outstanding Students and Organizations Recognized at the 2002 Leadership Recognition Program

Faculty Awarded Academic Tenure

Retirement Reception for Ed McEndarfer

Upcoming Concerts and Play

Tai Chi Presentations and Workshops

AAUP Presents Gift to Campaign

Physics Colloquium

Scholarship Opportunity

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Assessment Consultant to Visit Truman

Susan Hatfield, assessment coordinator at Winona State University, will be on campus April 24-25 to help review Truman’s assessment program. 
     Hatfield’s visit is a result of the ongoing review of assessment by the vice president’s advisory committee on assessment plus comments from discipline action plans, Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) focus groups and attendees at the January Conference that indicate a desire by the campus community to have the assessment program undergo a thorough review. She will conduct a review of the current assessment program and some proposed changes to it. She also will present some of her expertise on projects she has done in the assessment field.
     Hatfield has taught in the communication studies department at Winona State University since 1981. She began working on assessment issues in 1989 and became the coordinator of assessment in 1997. She recently coordinated Winona State University’s self-study for its North Central Association (NCA) accreditation. Hatfield also serves as a consultant evaluator for the NCA. She is a highly sought-after assessment consultant.
     Hatfield received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University (Ohio) and she received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
     She will present “Interpreting Assessment Data” at a faculty open forum from 10:45 a.m.-noon and from 2-3:30 p.m., April 24, in Violette Hall 1000.
     Hatfield will present a campus-wide open forum on assessment from 4-5:30 p.m., April 24, in Violette Hall 1000. She also will present a student open forum on assessment from 9-10:30 a.m., April 25, in Violette Hall 1000.


Earth Day Celebration on Campus

One World Movie Series
7-9 p.m., April 24 and 26
Pickler Memorial Library pit

Eugenie Scott
Teaching of Evolution Seminar
noon, April 25
R.S.V.P. to nsanders@

“Evolution and Creation: The Continuing Controversy”
Public Lecture
8 p.m., April 25
Violette Hall 1000


Truman Hosts Foreign Language Festival 

Area high school students raise their hands at the Foreign Language Festival on April 16 
to signify they are currently studying a specific foreign language.

Truman State University’s classical and modern languages faculty hosted the annual Foreign Language Festival on April 16. 
     Approximately 200 students from seven area high schools attended. Participating schools included Adair R-II, Hannibal Senior High School, Kirksville Senior High School, LaPlata R-II, Linn County High School, Palmyra High School and Quincy Senior High School.
     Classical and modern languages faculty presented language and culture sessions on topics such as “Peruvian Culture,” “Le Tour De France,” “Germany Today” and “Adivina que se vende.” Heinz Woehlk, head of the Division of Language and Literature, presented opening remarks and welcomed students to Truman State University.


The Educator of the Year 
Awards Banquet

7 p.m.
April 25
SUB Georgian Room

Tickets are available in the Center for Student Involvement.

The cost is $10 for faculty and $5 for students. 


Outstanding Students and Organizations Recognized at the 2002 Leadership Recognition Program

New Student Leader Award
Alicia J. Schroeder

Outstanding Student Worker
Mike Houlihan

Outstanding Residential Leader Award
Zac Burden

Outstanding New Organization Award
International Reading Association

Outstanding President Awards
Vijay Yalamanchili
Alpha Kappa Psi
(large organization)

Rayna M. Matczak
Women’s Resource Center
(small organization)

Outstanding Educational Event Award
Spitfire Tour
Student Activities Board

Outstanding Organization Awards
Nursing Students Association
(large organization)

Cardinal Key
(small organization)

Senior Leadership Awards
Amanda Eggers
Adrianna Mayson
Brian Truschinger

Student Excellence Award
Meghana Patel

E.M. Violette Outstanding Adviser Award
Robin Shook
Bacchus and Gamma

Ron and Elsie Gaber Awards
Jill Roberts
Karli Kujawa

Omicron Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame
Amanda Eggers

The SERVE Center Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
Yasine Mogharreban

The SERVE Center Outstanding Organization Award
Delta Zeta

The SERVE Center Outstanding Service Organization Award
Cardinal Key

The 2001-2002 Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges 
students from Truman were also recognized at the ceremony.

The Leadership Recognition Program is sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement. 


Faculty Awarded Academic Tenure

The Truman Board of Governors at its April 6 meeting approved 13 faculty members to receive academic tenure beginning in the fall 2003. 
     Academic tenure is awarded to faculty on continuous appointments who are recommended by their academic division head, the vice president of academic affairs and the University president.
     Faculty selected for this honor are: Mark Campbell, assistant professor of agricultural science; Julia DeLancey, associate professor of art; Stephanie Foré, assistant professor of biology; Jeff Gall, assistant professor of history and social science education; Alan Garvey, assistant professor of computer science; Michael Goggin, assistant professor of physics; José Herrera, assistant professor of biology; Gloria Kwok, associate professor of French; Stephanie Powelson, assistant professor of nursing; Alanna Preussner, associate professor of English; John Quinn, associate professor of political science; Antonio Scuderi, assistant professor of Italian; and Robert Tigner, associate professor of psychology.


Retirement Reception for Ed McEndarfer

32 years of service at Truman

2:30 - 4 p.m.
April 24
SUB Alumni Room


Upcoming Concerts

Jazz Lab Band Concert
8 p.m., April 23
Baldwin Auditorium

Faculty Recital featuring soprano Jacqueline Collett
8 p.m., April 24
Baldwin Auditorium

Jazz Combo II concert
7:30 p.m., April 27
at the Selby House

The University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra Concert
3 p.m., April 28
Baldwin Auditorium

The Percussion Ensemble
8 p.m., April 29
Baldwin Auditorium

Jazz Concert
9 p.m., April 29
at Arnie’s Place

Upcoming Play

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

8 p.m., April 30-May 3
Baldwin Hall Little Theatre

8 p.m., May 4-5
Sunken Garden

For more information, call 785.4519.


Tai Chi Presentations and Workshops

by Michael Demarco

Tai Chi Demonstration and Discussion
4:30-5:30 p.m., April 23
Violette Hall 1332
1:30-2:20 p.m., April 24
McClain Hall 210

A Beginning Lesson in Tai Chi
7-8 p.m., April 23
Pershing Small Gym
6:30-7:30 p.m., April 24
Rec Center Aerobics Room


AAUP Presents Gift to Campaign

Janice Saffir, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) president, recently presented a check to University President Jack Magruder on behalf of the AAUP to support the Magruder Hall Campaign. 
     The Truman chapter of AAUP will be recognized with an engraved brick in the new plaza just north of the building. 
     “We hope other organizations and individuals will join us in supporting this project and take advantage of the opportunity to get their own personalized brick,” said AAUP member James Harmon. 
     Bricks are available in three sizes: $100, $250 and $1,500 (limited).
     For more information about the Magruder Hall brick program, visit the Web site or contact the Advancement Office in McClain Hall 100 at 785.4133 to get a brochure and brick order form.


Physics Colloquium

“Relativistic Quantum Mechanics”

Featuring Peter Rolnick
associate professor of physics at Truman 

4:35 - 5:25 p.m. 
April 24
Barnett Hall 251/2 

For more information 
about the colloquia and upcoming events, 
visit http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia.html.


Scholarship Opportunity Available

A scholarship deadline is quickly approaching.
     The William M. Reiss Foundation Scholarship Fund is accepting applications until May 1. This scholarship is available to students who graduated from high school in Belleville, Ill. For an application, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.



Logan Banks, senior biology major from Irondale, Mo.; Adam Lipps, senior psychology major from Independence, Mo.; and Blake Schneider, senior psychology major from Belleville, Ill., delivered the oral presentation “Effort Threatens Relaxation Training Success” at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) in Las Vegas March 24-28. The remaining team members presented two posters, “Comparison of Three Surface EMG Placements During a Psychophysiological Profile” and “Ergonomic Skin-electrode Impedance Testing.” Frederick Franken, senior psychology major from High Ridge, Mo., co-presented the short course “Basic Review of Neurons” with Fred Shaffer, professor of psychology .

Logan Banks, senior biology major from Irondale, Mo.; Adam Lipps, senior psychology major from Independence, Mo.; Blake Schneider, senior psychology major from Belleville, Ill.; Stephanie Steinman, senior psychology major from Hamilton, Ill.; and Curtis Stokes senior psychology major from Jefferson City, Mo., received $400 AAPB Travel Scholarships based on their academic achievement and research submissions. Banks and Lipps co-managed the 30-student research team. Schneider, Steinman and Stokes served as shift leaders during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, will be co-presenting a talk with Amy Bix of Iowa State University at the American Association for the History of Medicine meeting in Kansas City, Mo., April 25-28. The talk is titled “The Incomplete Female and the Passive Egg: Premodern Concepts of Gendered Bodies in Current Popular Islam.”

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, and Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, had their article “Does Participation in Undergraduate Research Affect Political Science Students?” published in the journal Politics and Policy. Ishiyama also had two other articles accepted for publication: “Elections and Nationalization of the Vote in Post Communist Russian Politics: A Comparative Perspective” in the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics and “Sequential or Flexible? The Impact of Differently Structured Political Science Majors on the Development of Student Reasoning” in the journal PS, Political Science and Politics. All three articles will appear in fall 2002. Ishiyama also was recently named the chairman of the Undergraduate Education Section of the American Political Science Association and appointed as the editor in chief of the newsletter The Political Science Educator.

Christopher Maglio, associate professor of counseling, was elected chairperson of the Missouri State Committee of Psychology (SCOP), the psychology licensure board for Missouri. Maglio, a licensed psychologist and certified health provider, was first appointed to SCOP by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999, after serving as a member and chairperson of the Missouri licensure board for professional counselors.

Daniel Mandell, assistant professor of history, was 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.”

Sam Minner, head of the Division of Education, published a manuscript in the March 2002 American Association of Higher Education Bulletin titled “The Guilty Pleasures of an Endowed Professor.” The paper chronicles Minner’s tenure as an endowed professor at a university in the Southeast.

Fred Shaffer, professor of psychology, taught 12 hours of the “BCIA General Biofeedback Didactic Training Workshop.” He was elected to the AAPB Board of Directors and appointed chairman of the AAPB Education Committee, which schedules the organization’s professional workshops.

The Financial Management Association at Truman State University recently placed first in the state of Missouri and third in the nation, out of 1,399 teams, in the National Collegiate Investments Challenge Competition. During the eight-week Investments Challenge Competition, teams manage simulated portfolios of $100,000 by trading real stocks and options with the goal of maximizing the value of their portfolios. The final value of the FMA portfolio was $148,000, or a 48 percent return over the two-month period.

Student members of Fred Shaffer’s undergraduate applied psychophysiology research team presented three research papers at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) in Las Vegas, March 21-24. The student participants were: Logan Banks, senior psychology major from Irondale. Mo., Amanda Doerr, junior psychology major from Florissant, Mo., Frederick Franken, senior psychology major from High Ridge, Mo., Lynn Giddings, junior psychology major from Monmouth, Ill., Angie Haddock, junior psychology major from Kirksville, Mo., Susan Jacobsmeyer, junior psychology major from St. Louis, Mo., Katie Jones, senior biology major from Liberty, Mo., Rachel Johnson, junior psychology major from Chillicothe, Ill., Stephanie Laxton, junior psychology major from Kirksville, Mo., Adam Lipps, senior psychology major from Independence, Mo., Chad Peters, senior psychology major from Mountain Lake, Minn., Blake Schneider, senior psychology major from Belleville, Ill., Stephanie Steinman, senior psychology major from Hamilton, Ill., and Curtis Stokes, senior psychology major from Jefferson City, Mo. 


SAB will sponsor hypnotist Frederick Winters at 7:30 p.m., April 23, in the SUB Georgian Room. For more information, contact the SAB Office at 785.4722.

Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 23-25, in the SUB Activities Room.

Alpha Phi Omega will have a campus-wide service week, April 23-26. See the SERVE Center in the SUB for more details on how to participate.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will feature “Walt Whitman and the LSP: Why ‘Logic and Sermons Never Convince’” from 12:15-1:15 p.m., April 24, in the SUB Spanish Room. Joe Benevento will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.

The Dobson Hall Film Series will present a double-feature “Une Femme Douce/Lancelot du Lac” at 7 p.m., April 24, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.

The College Libertarians and FAC will host Harry Browne, 2000 Libertarian presidential candidate and founder of the American Liberty Foundation, at 7 p.m., April 24, in the SUB Alumni Room.

The Climbing Club will bring a climbing wall to campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 25, in the Centennial Hall parking lot. Climbing will be free to all Truman students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Seth Graber at 

Truman Society of Dance Arts will present a Spring Recital featuring dance styles from ballet to African dance at 7:30 p.m., April 25, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Jessica Moe at 665.0456.

The Division of Education will have a luncheon for kindergarten and preschool teachers in Northeast Missouri on April 25. The luncheon’s purpose is to present the new MAE early childhood education certification emphasis. Sam Minner will be the host of the luncheon. Jo Agnew will be introduced as the early childhood education contact person at Truman. The program also will include the film “A View from the Floor” that demonstrates the importance of parents and children learning together during an activity at the Children’s Museum in Chicago.

Truman faculty and staff are invited to stop by for complimentary food and drink from 4:30-6 p.m., April 26, at the University Club. 

SAB will sponsor Saturday Night Live comedian Jimmy Fallon at 8 p.m., April 26, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact the SAB Office at 785.4722.

Graduation packets must be completed and returned to their appropriate offices by April 26. Graduation applications for August 2002 and December 2002 also are due in the Registrar’s Office by April 26. Students planning to graduate in May 2003 are encouraged to submit their graduation applications before leaving for summer. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 785.4143.

The Writing Center is now accepting applications for the 2002-2003 year. For more information or to pick up an application, stop by MC 303. The application and interview process must be completed by April 26.

The Lincoln Contest will offer winners in each division a $300 cash prize or an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Applicants can submit their work in the categories of artwork, an essay or an oratory. The deadline for submission is April 26. These contests are made possible by alumni Ethel Schwengel and the late Fred Schwengel. For more information, contact Barry Poyner at 785.4063.

Sigma Chi Delta will sponsor a Date Auction at 4 p.m., April 27, on the Quadrangle.

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.

The Kirksville Church of Christ will sponsor “Educating Our Minds” at 12:30 p.m., April 29, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information about this event and Kirksville Church of Christ events from April 27-28, call 627.4003.

There will be a Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition from 7-9 p.m., April 29, in the Ophelia Parrish Atrium.

The Society of Prim Roses is sponsoring LIFE: Leaving an Impression for Erin until April 29. LIFE is a drawing to raise money for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa in memory of Erin Brennecke. Drawing tickets are available  from any Prim Rose until April 29. $1 gets you 3 chances to win. The drawing for Cardinals tickets, Blues tickets and assorted gift baskets will be April 29. For more information, call 665.0952.

Campbellpalooza featuring bands, tie dye and games will be at 3 p.m., May 4, in the Campbell parking lot. Bands Todd Rocket and the Get Well Soons, Nine O’ Clock Logic and Until Tomorrow will play. The movie “Chicken Run” will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

The Chariton Valley Audubon Society will sponsor the Great Adair County Bird-A-Thon on May 5. Proceeds will go to the Nedra Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund. To participate or sponsor a participant, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or pgoldman@truman.edu.

Donated items are being accepted for Centennial Hall Flea Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 8, in Centennial Hall. All money raised will go to the Kirksville Habitat for Humanity. Donated items can be dropped off at Centennial Hall Desk. For more information, contact Heather Stalling at 785.5115 or heatherstalling@hotmail.com.

The Film Maker’s Club will show the premiere of its second film “Far From View” at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 8, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

The University Club Spring Cookout will be May 17 with musical entertainment by Red Wing. 

Garden plots at Truman’s University Farm are available to anyone in the Kirksville community. To reserve a plot, contact Mark Campbell via phone at 785.4280 or via e-mail at campbell@truman.edu.


On Campus 

23 Tuesday
1 p.m.-Truman softball vs. Central Missouri State, Truman Softball Field
2 p.m.-Truman baseball vs. Iowa Wesleyan, Truman Baseball Field
7:30 p.m.-Hypnotist Frederick Winters, SUB Georgian Room; see Notes

24 Wednesday
1 p.m.-Truman baseball vs. Northwest Missouri State, Truman Baseball Field
4:35-5:25 p.m.-Physics Colloquium, BT 251/2; see Physics Colloquium
7 p.m.-Speaker Harry Browne, Alumni Room; see Notes

25 Thursday
11 a.m.-6 p.m.-Climbing wall, Centennial parking lot; see Notes
7 p.m.-Educator of the Year Banquet, SUB Georgian Room; see Educator of the Year Banquet
7:30 p.m.-Spring Dance Recital, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

26 Friday
2 p.m.-Truman baseball vs. Southwest Baptist, Truman Baseball Field
8 p.m.-SNL comedian Jimmy Fallon, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

27 Saturday
1 p.m.-Bullets Rugby vs. Des Moines, South Field
2 p.m.-Truman baseball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Truman Baseball Field
4 p.m.-Sigma Chi Delta date auction, Quadrangle; see Notes
7 p.m.-Women’s Talent Implosion, SUB Down Under; see Notes

28 Sunday
1 p.m.-Truman baseball vs. Missouri-Rolla, Truman Baseball Field

29 Monday
12:30 p.m.-“Educating Our Minds,” SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
7-9 p.m.-Bachelor of Arts Thesis Exhibition, Ophelia Parrish Atrium; see Notes



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