September 24, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 6

First Lady to Speak at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fine Arts Center

Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search

Don't Forget the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Performance

Truman Hosts “Show Me” Invitational Tournament

Campus United Way Drive is Under Way

Nursing Students to Discuss Philippines Trip

Rape Awareness Week Events

Hispanic Hertiage Month Event

Parker to Serve as Executive-in-Residence

Kraft Foods Makes Gift to Lyceum Series

Are You Interested in Seeking an Internship?

Now’s your chance to mark your place in history

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First Lady to Speak at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fine Arts Center

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center renovation and addition project will take place at 3 p.m., Sept. 27, at the north side of the building. First Lady Lori Hauser Holden will be a special guest at the ceremony. A reception will be held in conjunction with the Visual Arts Faculty Art Show. Tours will be conducted.
     The original Ophelia Parrish building, named after Ophelia A. Parrish who served as the head of library and professor of library economy, was officially opened on Sept. 12, 1923. An addition was added in 1939.
     The building was used as a lab school and was home to  Kirksville's Junior High School until Kirksville built a new junior high in the early 1980s. After the junior high moved out, the original building was used for classroom and office space, while the addition was used for storage. 
     In 1997 the Missouri Legislature approved the funding of the first phase of a two phase project for the renovation and addition of Ophelia Parrish that would allow all of the Fine Arts Division to finally be housed under one roof. The first phase included the renovation of the south wing while the second phase funding included the construction of the new addition as well as the renovation of the north wing.


Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
Theodore J. Marchese, managing director of the Academic Search Consultation Service and External Consultant for the Truman State University Presidential Search Committee, will be on campus this week as part of the Presidential Search Committee meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Sept. 28, in the Student Union Building Conference Room. 
     At its Aug. 21st meeting, the Board of Governors voted to retain the Academic Search Consultation Service to assist the Presidential Search Committee. Marchese serves as managing director of that firm, and a listing of Marchese’s credentials can be found at the Presidential Search Web site located at
     Marchese will be on campus on Thursday and Friday in order to meet with numerous members of the Truman State University community. As part of those meetings, open sessions for faculty and staff have been scheduled on Sept. 27. 
     The open session with University staff will be at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. The open session with University faculty will be at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. In addition, an open session for various student representatives will be held at 9 a.m., Sept. 27, in Violette Hall 1408. Any student interested in attending should contact the office of the Dean of Student Affairs at 785.4111.


Don’t forget

The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series


Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24
Baldwin Auditorium

Free tickets to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will be available to students, faculty and staff with a University ID at the Student Activities Board office and the Center for Student Involvement, in lower level of the SUB, and before the performance at the ticket window.

Truman Hosts “Show Me” Invitational Forensics Tournament
Truman will be the host to students from more than 20 colleges and universities at the “Show Me” Invitational Forensics Tournament Sept. 27-29. 
     The three-day event is commonly called a “swing” or “double-up” tournament, in which two separate tournaments are hosted on the same campus during the same weekend.
     Competitors will be able to enter one or both of two individual speaking events tournaments or a separate tournament in Lincoln-Douglas or Parliamentary Debate. 
     The first half of the weekend, “The Buck Stops Here Invitational,” will be hosted by members of Truman’s chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the national speech honorary fraternity. The second half of the swing, “The Bulldog Alumni and Parents Tournament,” will be co-hosted by parents, program alumni and current students of the forensics program. 
     As of Sept. 17, 24 different institutions had signaled their plan to attend. States that will be represented at the tournament are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.
     The entire tournament is open to the public. People wishing to watch debates or individual speaking contests can report to the tournament headquarters table from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room or from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Sept. 28-29, in the Violette Hall foyer. For more information, contact Kevin Minch at 785.5677 or visit


Campus United Way Drive is Under Way

United Way campus fund drive co-chairs Donna J. Bailey and Doug Daubert are leading the way to reach Truman’s goal.

The newly erected United Way sign adjacent to the Truman Bell Tower reminds the campus community of Truman State University’s $48,000 goal for the 2003 Adair County United Way Campaign. Donna J. Bailey and Doug Daubert, co-chairs of the Truman faculty/staff drive, have 80 dedicated volunteer group leaders ready to solicit support for the 15 United Way agencies which help keep Adair County families healthy and children safe and successful. A colleague will be contacting faculty and staff soon.
     Each $104 contribution gives the Truman donor a chance to win $2,000 for a “Your Way-Get Away” vacation trip to be used anytime during the next year. 
     The theme for the 2003 United Way Campaign is “Choose to Care.” The goal is to help show that Truman State University does just that for the community.


Nursing Students to Discuss Philippines Trip

Students who traveled to the Philippines include Tracy Downs, Katie Prinster, Kelsey Simpson, Sarah Harrison, Ruth Szkubiel, Susan Shelley and Ardith Finke, a nursing student from the Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri. This is the first year the program was offered to a student outside of the Truman Nursing program.

Students, faculty, alumni and anyone interested are invited to attend the annual Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines Presentation at 6 p.m., Oct. 1, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Snacks will be provided, followed by an oral presentation, as well as personal accounts and thoughts about the experience.
     This past summer seven nursing students participated in the sixth annual Truman State University Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines. Students who traveled to the Philippines include Tracy Downs, Katie Prinster, Kelsey Simpson, Sarah Harrison, Ruth Szkubiel, Susan Shelley and Ardith Finke, a nursing student from the Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri. This is the first year the program was offered to a student outside of the Truman Nursing program. Mariquit Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, and Steven Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, accompanied the group. 
     During the trip the group spent a week in the city of Manila where their experience started in labor and delivery and then branched out to other areas of the hospital. 
     The next week and a half the group traveled to Iloilo City where their experiences ranged from hospital to home visits  with Filipino families. The final three days were spent relaxing and having fun on the beaches of Boracay.


Rape Awareness Week
Sponsored by the 
Women’s Resource Center 

Sept. 23 - 26

The Clothesline Project 
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sept. 23-26
on the Mall

Rape Walk and Vigil
To honor and remember 
victims and survivors
 of rape and violence
8 p.m.
Sept. 24
Starts at fountain and 
ends at the flame

The Clothesline Project Workshop
Sept. 24
following the walk and vigil
A chance for survivors, victims and others affected by rape and violence to express themselves and make T-shirts to be displayed.

Presentation by Al Weitz
First half
7 p.m.
Sept. 25
Violette Hall 1140

Second half
7 p.m.
Sept. 26
Violette Hall 1144


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


Parker to Serve as Executive-in-Residence

James J. Parker will serve as this year’s Raymond Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence for the Business and Accountancy Division. 
     He will give a campuswide lecture “Leadership” at 3 p.m., Oct. 3, in Violette Hall 1000. 
     Parker is vice president of Caterpillar, Inc. with administrative responsibility for its power systems marketing division. He is responsible for market development, strategic planning, worldwide sales and marketing and administration for Caterpillar’s engine business. 
     He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and completed a Stanford University executive program. 
Parker joined Caterpillar in 1969 and spent several years as a research technician. He held several senior-level pricing positions within Caterpillar engine division and corporate offices in the 1970s. He held the position of pricing manager for Caterpillar Far East Ltd. from 1984-1986. Parker served in a variety of engine and power system marketing positions with a particular emphasis on marine and industrial strategic planning between 1986 and 1992.
     In 1993 he was promoted to manager of marketing support for engine power systems in Caterpillar Asia Pte. Ltd. He served as general manager of the truck engine division in the company’s engine products division from 1995-1998 and from 1998-2001 he held the position of director of the Electrical Power Generation Group. He was elected vice president in October 2001.
     The Executive-in-Residence program was established in 1993 to recognize the significant contributions that Raymond Bentele, an alumnus of Truman, made as president and CEO of Mallinckrodt Inc. For more information, call 785.4268. 


Kraft Foods Makes Gift to Lyceum Series

Kraft Foods is a gold level corporate sponsor of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and they will be a special guest at the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago performance at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium. Pictured from left to right are Vice President for University Advancement Dean Van Galen, David Moen and Amy Humphrey of Kraft Foods, and President Jack Magruder. 


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 Green 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..


Now’s your chance to mark your place in history!

Individual Photos for the 2003 Echo yearbook 
8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sept. 23-26
Third floor of the SUB 

There is no charge and prizes will be distributed at random.



Tiffany Lucas, senior biology major from Springfield, Ill., received a fully paid trip after being awarded first place at the district Beta Beta Beta conference for excellence in research. At the national conference in Texas, she received the first place Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research. Lucas’ research adviser was Laura Fielden, assistant professor of biology. The Beta Beta Beta adviser is Scott Burt, assistant professor of biology.

Suzanne L. Pieper, assessment specialist,  had her article “Assessment and Measurement: Exactly Right for Student Learning” published in the July/August 2002 issue of Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education. The article was written in collaboration with Keston H. Fulcher, A. Katherine Morrow and Amy D. Thelk, doctoral students at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.



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.

American Association of University Presidents (AAUP) will hold a town meeting on the topic “What Should Be the Qualities of Truman’s Next President” from 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 24, in the SUB Alumni Room.

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

The final open town meeting for faculty, staff and other members of the Truman community to provide input and discuss the University Master Plan, Affirming the Promise: Fostering a Nationally Recognized Community of Learners from 4-5 p.m., Sept. 25, in the SUB Alumni Room.

The Division of Fine Arts and Dobson Residential College will present the second film in American Film Classics Series at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in OP 2210. This week’s film is “Broken Blossoms” directed by D.W. Griffith.

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 Career Center. There will be a cake walk, popcorn, sno cones, games and giveaways. For more information stop by the Career Center.

The Truman State University Child Development Center 2002-2003 seminar series will begin at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 26, in VH 1300. Tricia Brown will discuss “Talking With Young Children about Tragic Events: Recommendations for Parents and Care Providers.” Refreshments will be served. Contact Mona Davis at 785.4383 for more information.

Ekklesia and the Kirksville Church of Christ will sponsor “I Believe,” gospel meetings, youth rally and songfest this weekend. There will be a Devo and Lunch at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 27, in the Ryle Hall private dining room. A youth rally for all ages will be from 10-2 p.m., Sept. 28, at the church building and then a songfest from 2:30-4 p.m. Concluding events will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Sept. 29, at the church building.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a Haitian dance workshop by the Asakivle Haitian dance troupe. There will be a private lunch with the dancers from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 28, in Ryle Hall private dining area and the workshop will be from 1-3 p.m., in the Pershing dance studio. There will also be a performance a 8 p.m., in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

INQUEERY Truman’s GLBT Film Series will show their second film in the series at 7 p.m., Sept. 28, in BH 252. The film to  be shown, “Get Real,” is an example of the coming-out film genre.

Interested in studying abroad? You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Missouri-London Program from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sept. 30, in the SUB Alumni Room. Jack Ricard from International Enrichment, Inc. will be present to answer any questions regarding faculties, accommodations, cultural and social activities and on-site support services. Refreshments will be available.

The Majors and Minors Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 2, in the SUB Activities Room. All students are welcome to attend. There will be information provided about majors and minors at the University as well as professional organizations, study abroad programs, internships, potential careers and undergraduate research. For more information visit

Those interested in a women’s studies major or minor should attend the Women’s Studies Fall Picnic from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 2, on the Quadrangle. The event is a social gathering for those interested in Women’s Studies. For more information contact Hena Ahmad at 785.6017.

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.

Students interested in starting a chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a national nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values, should contact Phil Worley at 785.4545. Visit for more information about AISES.

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, MC 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 Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation is sponsoring a video contest for the statewide anti-litter campaign “No More Trash.” Anyone under the age of 22 is welcome to participate in the project as an individual or on a team. The producers of the best 30-second videos that convince 16-22 year-old to stop littering will receive $200. Deadline is Oct. 31. Visit for more information.


On Campus 

24 Tuesday
7:30 p.m.-Kohlenberg Lyceum Series event, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Baldwin Auditorium; see Don't Forget the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Performance

25 Wednesday
12:30 p.m.-Faculty Development’s Weekly Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
3 p.m.-Women’s soccer vs. Rockhurst 
4-5 p.m.-Open Town meeting for faculty, staff and students, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
4:30 p.m.-American Films Classics, Broken Blossoms, OP 2210; see Notes
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Missouri Western

26 Thursday
4:30 p.m.-Child Development Center Seminar Series, VH 1300; see Notes

27 Friday
9 a.m.-External Consultant for Presidential Search Session with Truman Students, VH 1408; see Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
12:30 p.m.-External Consultant for Presidential Search Open Session with University Staff, SUB Georgian Room; see Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
1:30 p.m.-External Consultant for Presidential Search Open Session with University Faculty, SUB Georgian Room; see Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
8 p.m.- Jimmy Eat World, Pershing Arena

8 a.m.-Presidential Search Committee meeting, SUB Conference Room; see Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
noon to 1 p.m.-Asakivle Traditional Haitian dance troupe private lunch, Ryle Hall private dining area; see Notes
1-3 p.m.-Asakivle Traditional Haitian Dance Troupe workshop, Pershing dance studio; see Notes
1:30 p.m.-Bullets men’s rugby game, LaHarpe and Florence
7p.m.-GLBT film series, BH 252; see Notes
8 p.m.-Asakivle Traditional  Haitian dance troupe performance, Baldwin Hall Little Theatre; see Notes


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