July 22, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 37

Dr. Steven Crow to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

Truman Volunteers to Assist at NEMO Fair

“Kindly Leave the Stage” Play Performances

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Steven Crow to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

About 180 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees during commencement ceremonies Aug. 3. In addition to these graduates, Truman will have twelve golden alumni, who graduated from 1952 and prior, participate in the ceremony. Approximately 35 golden alumni will attend the Golden Alumni Reunion at noon in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. A reception for all graduates will follow commencement on the Mall. Steven D. Crow, executive director for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, will deliver the commencement speech at 6:30 p.m. on the Quadrangle.
     Crow has served NCA/CIHE since 1982. He was named executive director in August 1997. In this position, Crow oversees the accreditation of 970 institutions in 19 Midwestern states.
     Crow’s vision in developing accreditation processes that respond to rapidly changing educational needs is shown in his emphasis on developing principles to guide international education ventures, investigating the impact of distance learning on institutional accreditation, reconceptualizing accreditation processes, and spearheading collaborative efforts with other agencies and associations. 
     Crow received his bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He received his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


Truman Volunteers to Assist at NEMO Fair

A number of Truman faculty, staff and student workers will once again volunteer to assist the NEMO Fair Committee by working at the gates for one day of the fair.
     Those who are scheduled to work this year include Tim Barcus, J.R. Belew, Mona Bennani, Shawna Berry, Christopher Best, Liz Bradley, Joyce Brown, Lechelle Calderwood, Brad Chambers, Melody Chambers, Barb Clark, Dean DeCock, Paul Detweiler, Lana Dowell, Carol Ellis, Scott Ellis, Jeremiah Finn, Gordon Gregory, Traci Hill, Charles Hunsaker, Ken Hussey, Kim Kellett, Adrianna Mayson, Matt Moore, Shannon Muedeking, Andrea O’Brien, Daisy Rearick, Deanna Rood, Dana Safley, Liz Story, Katie Svoboda, Heidi Templeton, Winston Vanderhoof, Pat Vanderhoof, Vicky Wehner, Teresa Wheeler, Amanda White, Kathy Williams and Phil Worley. 
     Thanks to all those volunteers for helping at the fair.


Truman State University Division of Fine Arts presents

“Kindly Leave the Stage”

a comedy in two acts
by John Chapman

8 p.m.
July 25-27
Baldwin Hall Little Theatre

“Kindly Leave the Stage” is a comedy about a couple going through a bitter divorce who have hired their best friends to represent them in court. There are many funny and unexpected twists.

The show has mature language and subject matter and is not recommended for children. 

Free admission


Don’t forget to turn your computer and lights off 

when you leave the office or room for an extended period of time. 


From June 2001-June 2002, Student Recreation Center users have logged:

47,480 miles on the treadmills
That’s like running to Paris, France and back five times.

46,437 miles (104,065,007 strides) on the Precor trainers
That's like running to Seattle and back 15 times.

603,361 floors on the Stairmaster Free Climbers
That's like hiking to the top of Mount Everest 221 times.

85,213 floors on the Stairmaster Step Mills
That's like walking to the top of the Sears Tower 625 times.

8,042 hours on the Life Fitness Bicycles
That's like riding a bike for 335 consecutive days.


The next issue of the Truman Today will be Aug. 19.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, will be the featured presenter at the annual meeting of the Missouri State Poetry Society. He will give a reading of his recent work and comment on the current state of poetry in the U.S. The event is scheduled for Sept. 27-28 in Lebanon. Also, on Sept. 26 he will give a reading of his work and conduct a workshop on writing at Southwest Baptist University, in Bolivar. Barnes has received word that his short story “Pulpwood,” published in New Letters last year, has made the Distinguished Stories List in the forthcoming annual of “Best American Mystery Stories.” 

Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, had her article “Women’s Representation and Development Assistance: A Cross-National Study” published in Women & Politics, Vol. 23 (3) 2001.

Amanda Eggers, spring 2002 graduate with a major in business administration from Omaha, Neb., has been selected to receive Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Elizabeth Bird Small Award. Eggers was selected from more than 5,000 collegiate members from across the country to receive this award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership within the collegiate chapter and on campus, high scholarship, and personality. It is the highest honor the sorority can bestow on an undergraduate member.



There will be a farewell reception for Benita Williams, fine arts special projects secretary, from 2:30-4 p.m., July 24, in the Ophelia Parrish Lobby.

The Staff Development Committee will present the program “Share and Save” at 10 a.m., July 25, in the Student Union Building Governors’ Room. The program will share ideas on how to use supplies, how to pass them on, and how to share the expense of supplies. 

Transcripts will cost $5 each beginning Aug. 5. 

Bill Kuntz and Mark Campbell are looking for an old farm windmill in working or repairable condition to place at the Truman University Farm. For more information, contact Kuntz at 785.7477 or Campbell at 785.4280.


On Campus 

24 Wednesday
2:30-4 p.m.-Farewell Reception for Benita Williams, OP Lobby; see Notes

25 Thursday
10 a.m.-“Share and Save” Staff Development Program, SUB Governors’ Room; see Notes
8 p.m.-“Kindly Leave the Stage,” Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see “Kindly Leave the Stage” Play Performances

26 Friday
Last day of eight-week undergraduate classes
8 p.m.-“Kindly Leave the Stage,” Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see “Kindly Leave the Stage” Play Performances

27 Saturday
8 p.m.-“Kindly Leave the Stage,” Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see “Kindly Leave the Stage” Play Performances

2 Friday
Last day of summer classes
6:30 p.m.-Board of Governors meeting, SUB Conference Room

3 Saturday
August Interim classes begin
6:30 p.m.-Summer commencement, Quadrangle; see Dr. Steven Crow to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

18 Sunday
August Interim classes end
Freshman Move-In



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