September 17, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 5

Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Begins with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Internship at Truman Library Offers Unique Experience for Students

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

McNair Program Receives Recognition

McNair Program Celebrates "A Decade of Excellence"

Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins National Awards

Open Town Meetings

United Way Kicks Off Campus Drive

Koch Receives $1,000 Scholarship

Are You Interested in Seeking an Internship

Hispanic Heratige Month Event

 Homecoming 2002 Apparel

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Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Begins with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
The 2002-2003 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue to broaden the cultural experiences of students, faculty, staff and the community. 
     This year’s line-up features a unique blend of artistry in music and dance. The season will kick off with the performance of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium. 
     Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company began in 1962 as Dance Incorporated Chicago. It became the first jazz dance company to tour the Soviet Union in 1974. 
     The focus on jazz dance led to a new name, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and its current mission of developing and preserving the indigenous American art of jazz dance. The company has brought excitement to audiences around the world and has an active role in outreach and educational programs, including school performances in the Chicago metropolitan area.
     Other performances this fall include the upbeat rhythmic sounds of the St. Louis Brass Quintet Oct. 15 and the lively interpretations, spirited improvisations and Celtic style of Ensemble Galilei Dec.9.
     Free tickets to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will be available to students, faculty and staff beginning Sept. 17 with a University ID at the Student Activities Board office and the Center for Student Involvement, lower level of the SUB. Kraft Foods is a gold level sponsor for this event.


Internship at Truman Library Offers Unique Experience for Students

Truman State University is pleased to announce the fourth annual paid internship for a Truman State University student at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library, located in Independence, Mo. The internship has been made possible by a generous endowment from the family of Fred and Ethel Schwengel.
     The internship is for the spring 2003 semester, and is open to all Truman juniors and seniors who meet University requirements for an internship. Students can earn up to 15 hours of credit for this full-time internship. After being selected by a University committee and the Truman library staff, the intern may work in a variety of areas of the Library including archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development or visitor services. Assignment will be based on intern’s abilities and interests along with the Library’s needs. The internship offers a $2,000 stipend.
     Guidelines for the internship require that selected interns must immerse themselves in the study of President Truman. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will prepare a paper on his or her experiences at the Museum and Library and on a specific study of the Truman presidency. The internship schedule will allow time for the intern to research the project.
     Potential interns must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, basic computer skills, dependability and self-motivation.
     Applications must be received by Oct. 7.  For more information and applications, please contact Jeff Gall, associate professor of history and social science, at 785.4867 or


You are 
cordially invited to the 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
for the 
Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center

3 p.m.
Sept. 27
north side of the building

Special guest: 
First Lady Lori Hauser Holden

A reception will be held in conjunction with
 the Visual Arts Faculty Art Show. 
Tours will be conducted.


McNair Program Receives Recognition
At the recent national TRIO conference organized by the U.S. Department of Education, Truman McNair Program Director Emmanuel Nnadozie had a very nice surprise. In front of the large gathering, Robert Belle, former director of the Office of Federal TRIO Programs, held up the Truman McNair Program publication, The McNair Scholarly Review of Truman State University, and told the audience that Truman’s publication should be emulated by all McNair Programs.
     The McNair Program is one of the six TRIO programs funded by the Federal Department of Education to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate academic potential. The purpose of the McNair Program is to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students and underrepresented minority groups who obtain doctoral degrees. This is accomplished by preparing students for doctoral studies through involvement in research, mentoring, and other activities; assisting students in graduating from college and enrolling in graduate school; and supporting students in the completion of doctoral studies. 
     Truman's McNair Program meets the social, academic and informational needs associated with gaining entry into and completing doctoral studies. 
     Participants in the program are matched with faculty mentors from Truman and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. These mentors assist students in achieving their individual post-baccalaureate educational goals. 
     Students participate in pre-research internships during their sophomore year and summer research internships during their junior year. During their senior year, the focus is on graduate school placement.


McNair Program 

“A Decade of Excellence”

10th Annual McNair Research Presentation and Luncheon
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sept. 18
Violette Hall 1000

Retention, Graduation and Graduate School Placement: A Panel Discussion
3-5 p.m., Sept. 19
Violette Hall 1000

Alumni Social Hour
6-7 p.m., Sept. 20
Adair Building

Closing Banquet
5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 21
Patterson’s Banquet Center
R.S.V.P. required.

Call 785.5393 for more information.


Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins National Awards

The University’s Kappa Nu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized nationally for its work in 2001-2002.
     Under the leadership of the chapter president Kristen Scheidt, senior accounting major from California, Mo., the chapter achieved a Superior Chapter Award at the national meeting held in San Antonio, Texas in August 2002. Having received its national charter in October 2001, this is the second consecutive year that the chapter has been honored. The award is based on members’ participation in professional development and community service activities of the local chapter and participation in the national and regional activities of the national fraternity. The award is the highest level of regional activities of the national fraternity and it includes a monetary award funded by KPMG LLP.
     The chapter also competed for Best Practices Award. During the year, the chapter worked with Jeffrey Romine, professor of accounting, to develop a program to promote accounting careers and Truman State University to high school students. Members visited high school classes, wrote letters to prospective Truman students, and staffed informational tables at Truman-sponsored high school activities. 
     After having won first place for the program’s efforts and accomplishments at the Missouri Valley Regional meeting in April 2002, chapter members Kim Kenny, senior accounting major from St. Charles, Mo.; Kara Siebert, senior accounting major from Fenton, Mo.; and Amy Taucher, senior accounting major from Wildwood, Mo.; presented the program in the national competition against participants from all regions. Truman’s program was recognized as one of the top three in the nation winning a monetary award funded by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

     Beta Alpha Psi is a national professional financial information fraternity. Membership is limited to undergraduate and graduate students of accounting, finance and information systems who have met high academic standards.


Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Give Your Input

Open Town Meetings 
for students, faculty and staff about the
University Master Plan, Affirming the Promise: Fostering a Nationally Recognized Community of Learners

9-10 a.m.
Sept. 17
SUB Governors’ Room

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sept. 20
SUB Alumni Room

4-5 p.m.
Sept. 25
SUB Alumni Room

The most recent draft of the updated plan is available for viewing on the Truman Web site at Your views and opinions on this draft plan and Truman’s future are important. Please review the current draft and participate in the open meetings as we bring the update process for our plan to a conclusion by October.


United Way Kicks Off Campus Drive

Committee members, from left to right, President Jack Magruder, co-chair Donna J. Bailey, student drive co-chairs Phillip Miner and Rebecca Rose, and co-chair Doug Daubert.

The 2003 United Way Campaign at Truman State University will kick off with a brief workshop for group leader volunteers at 7:30 a.m., Sept. 19, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. 
     The campaign will run through October during which time these committed volunteers will give all faculty, staff and students the opportunity to become informed and involved by contributing to the United Way effort. The 2003 goal for Truman is $48,000.
     The strategic plan for the United Way of Adair County is to develop needed resources for service agencies in the community through a unified campaign. This effort provides monies without the high cost of raising funds for each individual agency. Contributors can be assured that most of every dollar goes right back into our community to support agencies who literally help thousands of people in Adair and surrounding counties.
     The 15 agencies who depend on United Way for their yearly budgets are: Adair County Family YMCA, Adair County 4-H Council, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts-Great River Council, Central Missouri Food Bank, Christian Community Clinic, Community Opportunities/
Sheltered Workshop, Girl Scouts of the Becky Thatcher Area, Hospice 2000, Kirksville Day Care Center, NMCS/Civil Air Patrol, Inc., Nutrition Program/NEMO Senior Citizens Services, Inc., RSVP/Senior Adult Services, Inc., Salvation Army, Victim Support Services, Inc. In addition, $5,500 in grants was distributed for additional service organization projects in 2002.
     This year’s campus drive will be lead by co-chairs, Donna J. Bailey and Doug Daubert, and student co-chairs, Rebecca Rose and Phillip Miner, with the theme “Choose to Care.”


Koch Receives $1,000 Scholarship

President Jack Magruder applauds as Corey Koch receives a check for a $1,000 scholarship from Ami Clinkenbeard, scientific recruiter from Kelly Scientific Resources. Koch was invited to participate in a national essay contest following the completion of a summer internship with Fuch’s Century Lubricants in Kansas City, Kan., where he did sample processing and analysis for their quality control lab. His essay, “Full Speed Ahead,” addressed the impact of diverging world factors on scientific research and discoveries of the future. Five scholarships were awarded nationally and Koch received the honorable mention scholarship for $1,000.


Are you interested 
in seeking an internship?

Know of a great internship opportunity in your office or 
elsewhere that you would like to publicize?

If so, the University Career Center wants to help!

The University Career Center now posts all internship 
positions received and asks all employers to post their internship positions on eRecruiting, an online resume, employer, job and internship database.  This gives students the ability to search for internships at their convenience from any computer with Internet access.  Likewise, any internship provider can post and change positions.
ERecruiting is the only online database through which internships are posted; however, the Career Center also maintains a file of employer internship brochures and a number of current internship directories including, the “National Directory of Internships in the Arts,” “The Big Breen Internship Book” (environmental) and the “Sports Internship Book.”

If you wish to access eRecruiting, call the Career Center at 785.4353 to set up a password-protected account..


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event
sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center

Movie Night
“Before Night Falls”
2000 Grand Jury prize winner at the 
2000 Venice Film Fesitval
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26
Violette Hall 1010


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 two poems, “Monsieur le Marquis de Vauvenargues” and “Rue du Faubourg St. Honore,” accepted for publication in Great River Review, a Minnesota literary magazine.

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, had his essay “Translating Genet” accepted for publication in The Clackamas Literary Review.



Want to learn to stretch and breath your stress away? The Art of Living Club will have a yoga course information and registration meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 17, in BH 303. Contact Michael Heinz at 627.7482 for more information.

Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity is recruiting students with backgrounds in business, accounting and economics for membership this fall. Any students interested in joining should attend the rush events this week. Events begin with a professional speaker from 7-8 p.m., Sept. 17, in BH 156. A night at the arcade will be from 7-9 p.m., Sept. 18, on the Kirksville square and an invite only banquet will be from 6-8 p.m., Sept. 19, in the SUB Georgian Room. For more information, contact

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 or call 785.5393 to order T-shirts.

The Women’s Resource Center will be holding an Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 18, in the Ryle Hall Foyer. This is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff to learn about the WRC while enjoying complimentary refreshments. 

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.

The Truman State University Women’s League invites all faculty or staff women and faculty or staff wives to attend the University League Fall Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 21, at the President’s Residence. In case of bad weather it will be in the SUB. There is no charge. Baby-sitting is available on site for $2 per child, $4 maximum. Reservation is required. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 18 to Barbara Smith-Mandell at 665.6781.

Elaine Boda and Sheri Mattson will perform a Faculty Cello and Oboe Recital at 3 p.m., Sept. 22, at the Faith Lutheran Church. Admission is free.

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. There is no  cost and prizes will be distributed at random. For more information, call the Echo Office at 785.4450.

Lyceum performers Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will have a jazz dancing master class from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 24, in the Student Recreation Center Aerobics Room.

Mostly Live Composers Society will host a Student Composition Recital at 3:30 p.m, Sept. 24, in the Ophelia Parrish instrumental rehearsal room. The recital is a chance to hear fun, enlightening, interesting and modern music for free. For more information, contact Alfredo Santa Ana at 665.0756.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. The discussion topic will be “Reflective Practice: Teaching Portfolios.” Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.

The University Career Center will be hosting its Sidewalk Spectacular from noon-3 p.m., Sept. 26, outside on the lawn in front of the University Career Center. There will be a cake walk, popcorn, sno cones, games and giveaways. For more information stop by the University Career Center.

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 e-mail

The German Immersion Weekend will take place Sept. 28-29 at Camp Jo-Ota. Students will earn one credit hour for participating in the camp. The camp activities will be conducted entirely in German. If interested or need more information, contact Andrea Davis at 785.4085.

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 from 2:30-3:20 p.m. on Mondays and from 1:30-3:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. Appointments are necessary. Please call Connie at 785.7414 between 8 a.m. and noon to schedule an appointment.

Faculty and staff interested in playing ultimate frisbee can e-mail Royce Kallerud at Games are once a week and players of all levels are welcome.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering grant opportunities for Phi Kappa Phi students planning to study abroad or do internships during 2003. These grants, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded by the national headquarters of Phi Kappa Phi annually. For more information contact Janice Grow at 785.4390 or e-mail

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. 

There is a misprint in the new faculty/staff directory. Residential Living’s fax number, listed in the back of the directory, should be 785.7742. 


On Campus 

17 Tuesday
9-10 a.m.-Open Town Meeting, SUB Governors’ Room; see Open Town Meetings
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Quincy (Ill.)
7 p.m.-Art of Living Club Yoga Course, BH 303; see Notes

18 Wednesday
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.-10th Annual McNair Research Presentation and Luncheon, Violette Hall 1000; see McNair Program Celebrates "A Decade of Excellence"
10 a.m.-4 p.m.-Women’s Resource Center Open House, Ryle Hall Foyer; see Notes
7-10 p.m.-Campus Greens guest speaker, Percy Schmeiser, Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see Notes

19 Thursday
3-5 p.m.-Retention, Graduation and Graduate School Placement: A Panel Discussion, Violette Hall 1000; 
see McNair Program Celebrates "A Decade of Excellence"

20 Friday
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.-Open Town Meeting, SUB Alumni Room; see Open Town Meetings
4 p.m.-Women’s tennis singles invitational
6-7 p.m.-McNair Program Alumni Social Hour, Adair Building; see McNair Program Celebrates "A Decade of Excellence"

21 Saturday
8 a.m-Women’s tennis singles invitational
11 a.m.-Women’s soccer vs. Winona State (Minn.)
5:30-7:30 p.m.-McNair Program Closing Banquet, Patterson’s Banquet Center; see McNair Program Celebrates "A Decade of Excellence"

22 Sunday
2 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Christian Brothers (Tenn.)



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