Aug. 18, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 1

Numerous Volunteer Opportunities Available Through the SERVE Center

City Offers Transit Service for Citizens

Welcome to Truman

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Brings Cultural Experiences to University Community

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule

Family Day Schedule

What Truman Recycles

Center Recycles Materials to Reduce Waste

Truman Week Rec Center and Library Hours

Activities Fair

Mark Your Calendars for These Events

Schedule for Sunday, Aug. 18

Numbers You Will Need To Know


Contact Us
Submission Form

Numerous Volunteer Opportunities Available Through the SERVE Center

If you are interested in volunteering on campus or in the Kirksville community, the SERVE Center is ready to help hook you up with a volunteer project.
     The SERVE Center, located on the main floor of the Student Union Building, assists and promotes student involvement in community service. 
      The SERVE Center provides information about organizations that are looking for volunteers. It also assists volunteers in contacting someone involved in a particular project. Students can fill out an information sheet at the SERVE Center that allows the Center to notify a volunteer of an opportunity that appeals to their interests. 
     One opportunity during Truman Week is to volunteer with the Kids R Best Fest on Aug. 24 at the Kirksville Aquatics Center. The event is for children in the community. Volunteers will assist with various activities such as a balloon toss, shark attack, face painting and much  more. Shuttles to and from the Aquatics Center will depart from 9:15 a.m until 12:45 p.m. in front of the Student Union Building on Franklin Street.  Please sign up in advance at the Center for Student Involvement in the lower level of the Student Union Building.
     Upcoming opportunities available through the SERVE Center are tutoring at area schools and the Special Olympics Bowl-4-Gold on Oct. 26. This is the second year the SERVE Center has coordinated this event. Teams of five are needed to raise $25 per participant which will go to the success of the Special Olympics. 
     For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the SERVE Center at 785.7222.


City Offers Transit Service for Citizens

If you don’t have a car, Kirk-Tran may be your answer. Kirk-Tran, the public transit service administered by the City of Kirksville, is a cooperative effort between the city, the Kirksville Regional Center and OATS Inc.
     Although Kirk-Tran is not an OATS program, they have a contract with OATS to provide its buses, drivers and office staff to this expansion of OATS services. The Kirk-Tran logo is displayed on OATS buses while they operate during these additional times. 
     Kirk-Tran has added additional weekday hours to serve its Kirksville customers. Kirk-Tran operates weekdays now from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the ride is $1 each way, and reservations must be made at least one business day in advance by calling the OATS office at 1.800.654.6287. 
     Kirk-Tran is also offering free bus rides to all customers during the week of Aug. 19-25. 
    “Kirk-Tran has been a success with those who are taking advantage of the service, but we want many more citizens to utilize this valuable public transit system in Kirksville,” City Manager Scot Wrighton said. “That is why this free week is being offered.”
     Kirk-Tran is funded by the City of Kirksville, Kirksville Regional Center, MoDOT and a grant from the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities. 


Welcome to Truman State University 
and your first issue of the campus newsletter, 
Truman Today!

The Truman Today is a weekly online publication for students, faculty and staff 
where you can find out about events on campus.

Future issues will be available through Campus Pipeline, 
and additional copies will be posted around campus.

Parents, students, faculty and staff can check out the Truman Today online 
on Mondays at


Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Brings Cultural Experiences to University Community 

Since the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series began in 1899 as a lecture course, its aim has been to broaden the cultural experience of students, faculty, staff and the community through speakers, music and drama. Each year a selection of performing arts and entertainment attractions are brought to campus which include concerts, professional dance troupes and guest lecturers. Over the years the Lyceum has featured a wide variety of excellent programs, such as Preservation Hall Dixieland Band, Vincent Price, St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet, Maya Angelou, Guthrie Theatre, Capt. Jim Lovell, Helen Thomas and the Saint Louis Symphony. 
     The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series season tries to provide a carefully balanced line-up of performers and lecturers to appeal to its wide and diversified audience. In addition, the tickets for Truman students, faculty and staff are free.
     The new season opens with a performance by Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium. Mark your calendars, tickets will be available one week prior to the performance in the Student Activities Board Office or in the Center for Student Involvement, both located in the Student Union Building lower level. Call 785.4016 for more information.


Don’t miss the great line-up for the 2002-2003 season!

Gus Giordano Jazz Dance - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

St Louis Brass Quintet - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Galilei - Monday, December 9, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City Symphony - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

San Jose Taiko - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

Peking Opera - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

All events are in Baldwin Auditorium. Performances are free for Truman students.

For more information, call 785.4016.


Truman State University

Family Day 2002

Sat., Oct. 5

Morning on the Mall
10 - 11 a.m.
Student Union Mall

Presidential Address
11 a.m.
Baldwin Auditorium

Tailgate Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Red Barn Park
$5 per person
R.S.V.P. required

Bulldog Volleyball
1 p.m.
Pershing Arena

Bulldog Football
2 p.m.
Stokes Stadium
$5 general admission

Magician Tim Gabrielson
8 p.m.
Baldwin Auditorium
Cost is $2

Bulldog Volleyball
7 p.m.
Oct. 4
Pershing Arena

University Wind Symphony Concert Band and University Orchestra Concert
2 p.m.
Oct. 6
Baldwin Auditorium

For more information, go to the Family Day Web page at or call 785.4016.


What Truman Recycles:
Corrugated cardboard only. Please flatten and stack cardboard. Drop-off sites are available by most dumpsters on campus.
Not acceptable
 Wax coated cardboard
 Feed/Seed sacks
 Pop/Soda carriers
 Anything with food scraps 

Hard Books
Can be placed in book recycle containers or placed with papers.
 All books
 Spiral binders
 Books with glued ends


Can be tied with a string, put in paper bags, placed in a cardboard box or placed loose in newsprint containers.
NOTE: Advertising supplements that come in the newspapers can stay with the newspapers when recycled.

Only slick or shiny magazines and catalogs accepted.
 Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Catalogs, Etc. 


Mixed Office Paper
Can be tied with string, placed in cardboard box or paper bags or placed loose in mixed office paper containers.
 Computer paper
 Typing paper
 Writing paper
 Photocopy paper
 Light pastel colors
 File folders
 Unwanted residential  mail
Not Acceptable
 Carbon paper, other sensitized paper
 Blueprint paper
 Film, photographs, tape or glue
 Metal objects, spiral binders, fasteners 
Plastic Bottles and Jugs
Check the bottom of the container for the recycling logo. Inside the logo is a number identifying the type of plastic. Generally, plastics accepted for recycling at Truman are #1 and #2 only.
Containers must be rinsed.
Please discard all caps and lids.
 Milk jugs
 Juice jugs
 Food containers
 Detergent bottles
 Shampoo bottles
 Butter containers
 Bleach jugs
 Yogurt containers
 PET containers
Not Acceptable
 Motor oil bottles
 Caps and lids
Shredded Paper
All shredded paper must be in bags and tied securely.
 White paper
 Colored paper
 Any paper that can be   placed in mixed office.
All aluminum cans are acceptable. Please rinse the cans and remove labels if 



Did you know...

Every ton of recycled paper:

1. Saves approximately 17 trees.
2. Saves 4,100 kilowatt-hour energy. (That’s enough to power the average home for six months.)
3. Saves 7,000 gallons of water.
4. Keeps almost 60 pounds of air pollution effluents out of the air.
5. Is produced in a cleaner, less toxic process than non-recycled paper.
6. Eliminates 3 cubic yards of landfill material and reduces the need for more landfills.


Center Recycles Materials to Reduce Waste

Wondering what to do with your empty aluminum cans and used paper? Recycle them.
     Recycle bins are available to the University community in all buildings on campus. These bins help the Recycling Center with its goal to reduce solid waste quantities as much as possible.
     The University began its recycling program in October 2001 and purchased a cardboard baler to use in its center. The University recycles 1,000 pounds of cardboard each day with the baler. Cardboard material bins are located outside of most buildings.
     Truman’s Recycling Center is located in Building #4 in the Dulaney/Baldwin Complex at the south end of campus. 
     Students can volunteer to assist the Recycling Center at the center or in the residence halls.
     For more information about recycling at Truman or to volunteer, contact Howard Worcester, recycle coordinator, at 785.7672. 


Truman Week Hours

Student Recreation Center

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aug. 19 - 23

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aug. 24

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aug. 25

Pickler Memorial Library

7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Aug. 19 - 22

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aug. 23

1 - 5 p.m.
Aug. 24 - 25


All new and returning Truman students are invited to attend the

Activities Fair

noon - 4 p.m.
Aug. 28
on the Quad
(rain site is the SUB)

Kirksville merchants also will be passing out coupons and goodies.


Mark Your Calendars for These Events

Fall Calendar

Freshman Move-In - Aug. 18
Truman Week - Aug. 19-23
Upper Class Move-In - Aug. 25
Classes Begin/Late Registration - Aug. 26
Last day to add/audit full semester class - Aug. 30

Labor Day Holiday - Sept. 2 
(no classes)
Fall Premiere Saturday/Truman Visit Event - Sept. 14
Lyceum Event - Sept. 24
Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Family Day - Oct. 5
Homecoming Week - Oct. 7-11
Homecoming - Oct. 12 
Lyceum Event - Oct. 15
St. Louis Brass Quintet 
Mid-term Break - Oct. 18 

President’s Distinguished Scholar Visit Event - Nov. 9 
Thanksgiving Vacation - Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

Lyceum Event - Dec. 9
Ensemble Galilei
Last Day of Classes - Dec. 10
Reading Day - Dec. 11
Final Examinations - Dec. 12-17
Winter Commencement - Dec. 21

Spring Calendar

Residence Halls Open - Jan. 12
Classes Begin/Late Registration - Jan. 13
Last day to add/audit full semester class - Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Holiday - Jan. 20 
(no classes)
January Visit Event - Jan. 25
Lyceum Event - Jan. 28
Kansas City Symphony
January Conference - Jan. 29
(no daytime classes, evening classes will be held)

Lyceum Event - Feb. 11
San Jose Taiko 

Mid-term Break - March 10-16
Lyceum Event - March 25
Peking Opera

Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 10 
(no daytime classes, evening classes will be held)
Spring Vacation Day - April 21
Junior Visit Day - April 26

Last Day of Classes - May 6
Reading Day - May 7
Final Examinations - May 8-13
Commencement - May 17


Schedule for Sunday, Aug. 18

8 a.m.-3 p.m.-Check in and pick up Truman Week packet at your Residential College
11-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2 p.m.-President Magruder’s Welcome for Families, Baldwin Auditorium
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2:15-3 p.m.-Question and answer session with Truman staff
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.-Lunch
Parents, family and friends are invited to eat in all dining halls for a special price of $2.50 each. Mainstreet Market in the Student Union will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for cash sales at regular prices.
noon-3 p.m.-Student Recreation Center Open, “Sneak Peak” only
4-4:45 p.m.-President Magruder’s Welcome for Students, Baldwin Auditorium
5-5:45 p.m.-First class meeting, location noted on fall schedule in Truman Week packet
5:45-7 p.m.-Picnic at Red Barn Park, rain site Pershing Arena
7:10-8:10 p.m.-House meetings and commuter student meeting
8:20-9:20 p.m.-Residential College meeting
9:30-midnight-Ice Cream Social on the Mall, rain site Student Union Building

Numbers You’ll Need to Know

Academic Affairs. . . . .785.4105
Bookstore. . . . . . . . . . 785.4212
Business Office. . . . . .785.4149
Center for Stud. Inv. .  785.4222
Emergencies. . . . . . . . . . . . .911
Financial Aid. . . . . . . .785.4130
Fix-It Line. . . . . . . . . .785.4687
Food Services. . . . . . .785.4197
Health Center. . . . . . . 785.4182
Library. . . . . . . . . . . . 785.4038
Parking. . . . . . . . . . . .785.7400
Rec. Center. . . . . . . . .785.4847
Res. Colleges . . . . . . .785.4409
Res. Living. . . . . . . . . 785.4227
Registrar. . . . . . . . . . . 785.4143
Student Affairs. . . . . . 785.4111
Tech. Helpdesk. . . . . . 785.4544



Students may obtain their ID cards at the ID Office on the first floor of Kirk Building. During Truman Week, the office is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Aug. 18; 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Aug. 19-20; and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Aug. 21-23. Bring your temporary meal card to exchange for permanent ID. 

Student parking decals are available at the Cashier’s Window in the Business Office in McClain Hall 105. The cost is $50 per academic year. Satellite parking is available for $15 per academic year in selected parking lots, and is included with installment payments. The Business Office will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Aug. 18, and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about Parking Services, call 785.7400 or visit the Department of Public Safety Web site at

The Student Union Open House will be held in conjunction with the Activities Fair from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Aug. 28, in the main concourse of the Student Union Building. 

Bulldog football season tickets are now on sale. Discounts are available for Truman faculty and staff. Please visit the Truman bulldogs Web site at and click on the ticket link or call 785.4167. 

The Athletic Office is looking for volunteers for public address announcing and line judging at Truman athletic events. For more information, contact Kevin White at 785.4167. 



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