September 10, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 4


McNair Program Celebrates 10 Years at Truman

Public Colloquia on Globalization Series Begins

Truman State University’s Sept. 11  Commemoration

Truman Ranks 11th in Nation in CPA Exam

Tierney Named New Public Relations Intern

Career Center Provides Workshops to Assist Students in Finding Their Career Passion

Who’s Who Applications Now Available

Attention allChillicothe, Mo.High School graduates accepted into the 
College of Education

Begin Preparing for the Fall Expo 2002

Jazzman’s Cafe Opens in SUB Down Under

Volunteer Group Leaders Needed for Fund Drive 

Order your Homecoming 2002 apparel today!

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McNair Program Celebrates 10 Years at Truman

The McNair Program at Truman State University will celebrate “A Decade of Excellence” with several events. 
     The McNair Program begins the 10th anniversary celebration festivities at Truman with the annual McNair Research Presentations and Luncheon. Presentations are from 10:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m., Sept. 18, in Violette Hall 1000 with a break for a luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. R.S.V.P. is required. Join McNair Scholars, students, faculty and staff to view the presentation of the 2002 summer research interns.
     The next event in the celebration will be a panel discussion about retention, graduation and graduate school placement from 3-5 p.m., Sept. 19, in Violette Hall 1000. Staff members from the McNair Program, Residential Living, Financial Aid and Multicultural Affairs will discuss how Truman State University deals with retention, graduation and graduate school placement rates. The panel will explore these issues as they pertain to the Truman mission statement and offer solutions for the University to increase these rates. Everyone is invited to attend.
     McNair Scholars will meet for an alumni social hour from 6-7 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Adair Building. Current McNair Scholars and McNair Program alumni are invited to attend.
     There will be a closing banquet to end the celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 21, at Patterson’s Banquet Center. McNair Scholars, alumni, faculty, students and staff from the University community will celebrate the 10 years of the McNair Program at Truman and honor the four McNair Scholars who have received doctoral degrees. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at the McNair Office, Adair Building; the Cashier’s Window, McClain Hall; and at informational tables, Student Union Building. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 13. For more information, visit the McNair Program 10th Anniversary Web site at or call 785.5393.


Public Colloquia on Globalization Series Begins

Several members of the University faculty have developed a discussion series dealing with issues surrounding globalization. 
     The new series, the Public Colloquia on Globalization, is designed in a format to provide a maximum scope for discussion. Short lectures given by various professors will precede open discussions in order to provide a better understanding of each topic. Background readings on each of the topics may be made available to the public on reserve in Pickler Memorial Library and  professors may be able to obtain information on the colloquia so that they can integrate the ideas into their classes.
     Each event in the series will be from 7:30-9 p.m. in Violette Hall 1000. The series will alternate every two weeks between a lecture/discussion and a film on a related topic. 
     The first lecture of the series will be “What is Globalization?” on Sept. 12 with speakers Emmanuel Nnadozie, professor of economics; Wolfgang Hoeschele, assistant professor of geography; and Sylvia Macauley, assistant professor of history.
     Other topics to be discussed this fall will be “Impacts of Globalization on Cultural Diversity”on Oct. 10 and “Impacts of Globalization on Habitat and Ecological Diversity” on Nov. 7.
     For more information about the Public Colloquia on Globalization, e-mail Faculty Development at


Truman State University’s Sept. 11 Commemoration

Sept. 9

“Memorial Wall”
Student Union Building

Available for people to write comments about Sept. 11.

Sept. 10

“In Memoriam Video”
Centennial Hall
Sponsored by the Residential College Program

Candlelight Vigil
Flame to the Second Century
Sponsored by Student Senate

Sept. 11

Campuswide Commemorative Service
4:30 p.m.
on the Quadrangle
in front of Kirk Memorial Building

President Bush’s 
Speech Broadcast
8:01 p.m.
Residential Colleges


Truman Ranks 11th in Nation in CPA Exam

Recently released statistics from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy indicate that Truman State University masters’ students ranked 11th in the nation for passing all four parts of the May 2001 Uniform CPA Exam. 57.1 percent of Truman State University’s first-time candidates with advanced degrees who took the test passed all four parts of the exam. The national average for passing all four parts in this category was 27.4 percent. 
     Truman masters' students also had the highest pass rate in the nation on the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the May 2001 exam. One hundred percent of Truman masters’ students who took the exam passed this section on their first attempt. No other university in the nation had a 100 percent pass rate in this category. 


Tierney Named New Public Relations Intern

The Public Relations office has announced Maureen Tierney, a senior communication major, as its intern for the fall semester. Tierney, a 1999 graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High School, is from St. Peters, Mo. She is the daughter of Thomas and Debra Tierney.
     As the intern, she will assist in the writing, producing and distributing of the University newsletter, Truman Today, as well as posting it on Campus Pipeline. She will also be responsible for editing the calendar on channel 36, writing press releases and performing various office duties.
     At Truman, Tierney is currently vice president of external affairs for the Society of the Prim Roses and she previously served an active role in both the special events and service committees. She has also been a staff reporter for the Index. Tierney’s interest in obtaining skills in various communication outlets has lead her to this position.


Career Center Provides Workshops to Assist Students in Finding Their Career Passion

A series of five, hour and a half workshops designed to help students explore compatible majors and potential career paths begins Sept. 16. Students will participate in interest testing, determine their personal values, identify their marketable skills, develop a “career timeline,” and learn to use the resources of the University Career Center. The goal of the workshops is to help students who are unsure of their academic and career goals begin to develop a vision for their future.
     During the fall 2002 semester, the workshops cater to the needs of students who have already earned 15-60 credit hours. The first workshop will be from 3:30-5 p.m., Sept. 16, at the University Career Center. The second workshop will be from 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 17, at the University Career Center. Students interested in participating can sign up at the University Career Center in the McKinney Building or call 785.4353. The participation fee is $10.
    The workshops are sponsored by the University Career Center and the Residential College Program.


Who’s Who Applications Now Available

Students may pick up applications for the 2002-2003 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 112. Completed applications must be returned by Oct. 25. 
     Faculty and staff are also invited to nominate deserving students for this prestigious award. Nominations are due by Sept. 27 in the Student Affairs Office. 
     To qualify, applicants and nominees should be active in campus and community activities, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and be a senior eligible for graduation in December, May or August of the 2002-2003 academic year. 
     For further information, visit, stop by Kirk Building 112 or call 785.4111. 


Attention all Chillicothe, Mo. 

High School graduates accepted into the College of Education

The Chillicothe CTA is offering a scholarship to help in the continuing education of a future teacher in the amount of $500. Eligible students must have completed at least 60 hours of course work.

Application deadline: Sept. 20

Stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, for an application.


Begin Preparing for the Fall Expo 2002 
1 to 5 p.m.
Oct. 29 
Student Union Building

What should you do now to prepare?

  • Pre-register to attend at
  • Write a resume, have it critiqued by the Career Center (no appointment needed), and upload it on eRecruiting. Resumes must be uploaded by Oct. 1 to participate in on-campus interviews. Deadline to apply for positions is Oct. 3.
  • Plan your professional look. 
  • Schedule a mock interview at the University Career Center. Check out Expo employers and posted job/internship listings online at Check frequently as employers are registering to attend daily. 
  • Participate in “Get Linked” Week from Oct. 21-25 for tips on making the most of the career fair and sign up to mock interview with an employer on Oct. 28.

For assistance in preparing for the Expo, stop by the 
University Career Center, McKinney Center, 785.4353.


Jazzman’s Cafe Opens in SUB Down Under

Customers stop by Jazzman’s Cafe to check out some of the new offerings. Jazzman’s Cafe, an upscale coffee concept featuring high quality coffee and teas, freshly baked pastries and deserts, will have its grand opening from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sept. 9-11, in the Student Union Building Down Under. The cafe features Seattle’s Best Coffee, latte, mocha, hot chocolate and a large variety of Republic of Teas. The cafe also has fresh baked scones, biscotti, muffins and cookies. Free bakery samples will be available during the grand opening.


The campus fund drive for the Adair County United Way is calling for approximately
100 group leaders to conduct another successful drive this year. 

The responsibility entails contacting approximately 10 neighboring colleagues, informing them about United Way, and extending the opportunity to contribute. The campaign kicks off Sept. 19. The drive will run through October.

If interested in being part of the campus fund drive team, contact drive co-chairs, Donna J. Bailey at 785.4556 or e-mail or Doug Daubert at 785.4186 or e-mail by Sept. 10.


Order your Homecoming 2002 apparel today! 

Short-sleeve T-shirts-$10
Long-sleeve T-shirts-$12

  Hooded Sweatshirts-$22

Available in
purple or gray

Stop by the Center for Student Involvement
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
before Sept. 17 to order.

Visit to view the design.



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has had his poem “The Good Dark” accepted for appearance on Verse Daily, an online magazine which originated in California.

C. Raymond Barrow, professor of sociology and Robert Graber, professor of  anthropology, have received word that their paper, “A General Typology of Communalism,” has been accepted for publication. The paper will appear in the journal Communal Societies in July 2003.

Dereck Daschke, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, had his essay, “Infinite Denial: Religious Celibacy and Priestly Repression,” appear in the September 2002 issue of Clio’s Psyche, a journal of psychoanalysis and culture. 

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, was elected for a two year term as chairman of the undergraduate education section of the American Political Science Association. He was also named editor in chief of the section’s newsletter, the Political Science Educator.

Karon Speckman, associate professor of communication, co-authored an article for the July/August 2002 Quill, the Society of Professional Journalists magazine. The article, “Jobs are out there for those willing to work,” was co-authored with Neil Ralston from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She also has a journal article, “Who did a better job informing youth voters in the 2000 election -TV network news or online news” in WhiteHouseStudies, vol. 2, no. 4, 2002.

Fifteen students from the Master of Accountancy program successfully completed all four parts of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in May 2002. These students composed a group of 22 Master of Accountancy candidates that took the examination for the first time in May. This 68 percent pass rate is an exceptional performance and unofficially could rank the master’s program in the top ten nationwide. They are Justin Brewer, from Rochester Hills, Mich.; Matthew Doyle, from St. Charles, Mo.; Jeff Farrell, from Raymore, Mo.; Jeremiah Finn, from Cascade, Iowa; Turan Hirji, from Calcutta, India; Kristen Hughes, from Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Sally Jaeggli, from Kirksville, Mo.; Chris Moran, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Tom O'Brien, from Florissant, Mo.; Jeanne Pyle, from Albia, Iowa; Jason Savage, from Raytown, Mo.; Derek Smith, from Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Polina Stoyanova; Darin Wagner, from Nixa, Mo.; and Stephen Williams, from St. Peters, Mo. 


Tau Lambda Sigma recruitment will be from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Sept. 9, at Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. They also will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 10, at the flagpole and from 6:30-8 p.m., Sept. 11, in Baldwin Hall 156.

Phi Sigma Pi, a national coed honor fraternity, will have fall rush information nights at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11, in the SUB Activities Room. Eligible students must have 15-75 credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above. For more information, contact Chris Miller at 785.7172, or go to .

High Street Dancers are holding tryouts for their new squad. Clinics will be held from 7-9 p.m, Sept. 12 and 13, in the Pershing Building Small Gym. Tryouts will be at 9 a.m., Sept. 14, in the Pershing Building Small Gym.

The Society of the Prim Roses will hold an informational meeting at 8 p.m., Sept. 12, in the SUB Down Under for female students who might be interested in going through recruitment and want to learn more about the organization. Recruitment week will begin at 8 p.m., Sept. 16, in Baldwin Hall 156. For more information, contact Heather or Nikki at 665.6048 or visit online.

Graduation applications for students planning to graduate in May 2003 are due in the Registrar's Office no later than Sept. 13. 

Do you like to eat? Plan to attend the second annual Northeast Missouri FoodFest, a celebration of locally-produced food from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 14, on the Kirksville Square. Enjoy free food samples, the local cook-off for area chefs, and games and educational programs for kids as well as adults. For more information, contact Michael Seipel at 785.4316.

The French faculty is sponsoring a dinner for French majors from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 15, at Thousand Hills State Park. For more information contact Tim Farley by e-mail at

The next Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will be at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 17, in the SUB Spanish Room. Mike Adams, associate professor of mathematics, and Tony Vazzana, assistant professor of mathematics, will act as discussion leaders on the topic “Calculus in the Liberal Arts.” For more information contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.

Campus Greens is sponsoring a presentation by Percy Schmeiser on “The Family Farm vs. the Corporation,” from 7-10 p.m., Sept. 18, in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Schmeiser is a family farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada. He will be speaking all over the state on the famous court case of Schmeiser vs. Monsanto and the controversy involving many small family farmers and Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed production.

McNair Program T-shirts will be available to commemorate “A Decade of Excellence.” The navy blue T-shirts can be purchased for $10 during the lunch hour, Sept. 18-21, at tables in the SUB. T-shirts also can be ordered by calling 785.5393. 

Individual Photos for the 2003 Echo yearbook can be taken between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., Sept. 23-26, on the third floor of the SUB. The cost is free and prizes will be distributed at random.

The 10th Annual French Immersion Weekend will be Sept. 28-29 at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, Mo. A few openings remain for students in French 221 or above. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at 785.4520 or at

The faculty/staff parking decals issued last year are valid through Aug. 31, 2004. Any vehicle or license plate changes should be reported to Parking Services at 785.7400.

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. 

Students interested in a part-time job this semester are encouraged to apply to work the Tel Alumni campaign. Applications are available in the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 100, and in the University Career Center. For more information, contact Charles Hunsaker at 785.4028.

Off-campus students need to update their address and phone number with the University. Updates can be made online at, or by contacting the Registrar's Office, McClain Hall 104.

The Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering free hearing evaluations on Mondays from 2:30-3:20 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:20 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Please call Connie at 785.7414 between 8 a.m. and noon to schedule an appointment.

The Women’s Resource Center is looking for faculty members to serve on their faculty advisory board. Time commitments are minimal and it is a great way to meet students and faculty members while making a positive impact to the University community. For more information contact Laura Cox by phone at  785.7224 or by e-mail at, or check out the Web site at


On Campus 

10 Tuesday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
7-8:30 p.m.-Tau Lambda Sigma recruitment, meet at the flagpole; see Notes
8 p.m.-HBO’s “In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01,” Centennial Hall lounge; see 
Truman State University’s Sept. 11  Commemoration
9 p.m.-Candlelight Memorial, Flame to the Second Century; see Truman State University’s Sept. 11  Commemoration

11 Wednesday
7:48 a.m.-Flag Raising Ceremony, Quadrangle; see Truman State University’s Sept. 11  Commemoration
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
4:30 p.m.-Campuswide Commemorative Service, Quadrangle in front of Kirk Memorial Building;  see 
Truman State University’s Sept. 11  Commemoration
6:30-8 p.m.-Tau Lambda Sigma recruitment, Baldwin Hall 156; see Notes

12 Thursday
11 a.m.-4 p.m.-Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
7-9 p.m.-High Street Dancer tryout clinic, Pershing Building Small Gym; see Notes

13 Friday
4 p.m.-Men’s tennis singles invitational; see
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Missouri Southern; see
7-9 p.m.-High Street Dancer tryout clinic, Pershing Building Small Gym; see Notes

14 Saturday
Fall Premiere/Truman Visit Event
8 a.m.-Men’s tennis singles invitational; see
9 a.m.-High Street Dancer tryouts, Pershing Building Small Gym; see Notes
1 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Pittsburg State (Kan.); see
1:30 p.m.-Football vs. Quincy (Ill.), Stokes Stadium; see
1:30 p.m.-Men’s rugby game, Florence and McPherson

15 Sunday
2 p.m.-Men’s and women’s tennis Town and Gown Mixed Doubles; see

16 Monday
3:30-5 p.m.-Finding Your Career Passion workshop, University Career Center; see 
Career Center Provides Workshops to Assist Students in Finding Their Career Passion


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