October 1, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 7

Truman Welcomes Families to Campus

Family Day Calendar of Events

Legislative Internship Program Offers Unique Opportunity to Work in State Government

Washington Center Internships Offer Variety of Jobs

Truman Reaches 33 Percent of United Way Goal

ODK “Take Pride in Our Campus!” Campaign to Begin

Inauguration of New “Technology Champion” Program at Truman

Smith to be Recognized at 2002 MAC Alumni of the Year presentation

Recycling Center Volunteers Still Needed

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Events

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Truman Welcomes Families to Campus

A variety of activities have been planned for Truman students and their families this weekend as part of the annual Family Day. Faculty, staff and their families are also invited to meet the visiting families and share in the events. 
     Following tradition, this year’s events are designed to provide families with information and entertainment from the University and surrounding community. 
     Activities kick off at 10 a.m., Oct. 5, with coffee and doughnuts on the Mall outside the Student Union. 
     The festivities move inside to Baldwin Auditorium at 11 a.m., when Truman’s President, Jack Magruder, and Student Senate President Ryan Walkiewicz will formally welcome families to Truman State University and to Family Day 2002. Walkiewicz is a junior English (pre-law) major from Cary, Ill.
     After the assembly, families are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs for a picnic-style lunch at Red Barn Park. The lunch will provide an opportunity for families to catch up with the details of their student’s life. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. Students with a purchased meal plan are free with an ID.
     Sporting events begin at 1 p.m. when the volleyball team challenges Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in Pershing Arena. Admission is free. The football team takes on Southwest Baptist at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. Tickets can be purchased Oct. 5 at Morning on the Mall.
     Entertainment continues through the evening as magician, Tim Gabrielson takes the stage at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board, the event is free for students with a Truman ID and tickets will be available before the performance for $2.
     The Kirksville community also will get into the spirit of family day with the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Kirksville.
     The University Wind Symphony and the University Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m., Oct. 6, in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission to the concert is free.


Family Day Calendar of Events

Friday, Oct. 4

7 p.m.
Bulldog volleyball vs. Central Mo. State University
Pershing Arena

Saturday, Oct. 5

10-11 a.m. 
Coffee and Doughnuts
on the Mall

11 a.m.
Presidential Address
Baldwin Auditorium

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tailgate Lunch
Red Barn Park

1 p.m.
Bulldog volleyball vs. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Pershing Arena

2 p.m.
Bulldog football vs. Southwest Baptist
Stokes Stadium

8 p.m. 
Magician Tim Gabrielson 
Baldwin Auditorium

Sunday, Oct. 6

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


Legislative Internship Program Offers Unique Opportunity to Work in State Government

Legislative internships are available this spring semester in Jefferson City. The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern with a public official, legislator or stage agency during the spring 2003 semester. 
     The internship, which is open to all majors, provides an inside look at state government. Applications are available in McClain Hall 102 or at http://career.truman.edu/student/internship.asp. A screening committee will interview applicants Oct. 22-24 for the spring 2003 legislative internships. 
     Interns are assigned to public officials or offices based upon compatibility and interests. Care is taken to consider each student’s major, political orientation, career goals and other preferences. The goal is to enhance the probability that each placement becomes a successful learning experience.
     The interns live in Jefferson City during the spring semester and receive a stipend of $2,200.
     Interested students should contact Candy Young at 785.4650 or Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 for more information.


Washington Center Internships Offer Variety of Jobs

Students who will be completing internships in Washington D.C. during the spring 2003 semester pose with Julia DeLancey, campus liaison, and Garry Gordon, vice president of academic affairs. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Sarah Miller, Matthew O'Rourke and Yihong Zeng. Back row from left to right are DeLancey, Sabira Arefin, Sandi Biszantz and Gordon.

Truman students interested in spending a spring semester in Washington D.C., are given that opportunity through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC). The annual program awards up to five Truman participants 15 credit hours for their internship work and an independent study project.
    TWC has opportunities for all majors for any students with a 3.25 GPA or higher interested in applying to intern in Washington during the spring 2004 semester. There will be two informational sessions this semester. The first one will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, in the Career Center and the second meeting will be from 5-6 p.m., Nov. 21, in the Career Center. Any students unable to make those informational sessions, or who have further questions about the program, should contact Julia DeLancey, OP 2233, at 785.4430 or delancey@truman.edu.
      Students taking advantage of the 2003 internships are Sabira Arefin, junior pre-business administration major from Bangladesh; Sandi Biszantz, junior psychology major from Lawrence, Kan.; Sarah Miller, senior English major from St. Joseph, Mo.; Matthew O'Rourke,  senior history and political science double major from St. Peters, Mo.; and Yihong Zeng, senior computer science major from Shifang, Sichuan, ROC. 
     Five Truman students completed TWC internships and independent study work during the spring 2002 semester. Angela Ernst, spring 2002 graduate, interned at the Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice; Justinas Juknys, senior political science major, interned at the Center for Democracy; Tim Papuga, senior business administration major, interned for Leadership ‘02, Al Gore’s Political Action Committee; Megan Pittman interned for the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and Sarah Stanley, senior communication major, interned at Tricom Associates, a public relations firm.


Truman Reaches 33 Percent of United Way Goal

Group leaders attended a workshop to kick-off the United Way campaign on Sept 19.

The Truman State University United Way campaign is off to an impressive start as faculty, staff, emeriti and retired staff respond to dedicated and enthusiastic group leaders in their areas. Truman reported a total of $15,700 in the first week of the 2003 Campaign or 33 percent of the Truman goal. Mary Jane Kohlenberg took charge of the emeriti division and Gene Schneider manned the retired staff division. 
     The campus group leaders are Hena Ahmad, Judy Alexander, Dawood Azfal, Donna Bailey, David Beach, Becky Becker, John Bohac, Chett Breed, Lana Brown, Jay Bulen, Kathy Bulen, Wanda Cagle, Stephanie Chipman, Peggy Clark, Mary Lou Cole, Cavit Cooley, Sheila Coonfield, Cynthia Cooper, Melanee Crist, Karen Croarkin, Adam Davis, Andrea Davis, Janet Davis, Barb Espe, Jeanette Foreman, Marilyn Gibbons, Glen Giboney, Marianna Giovannini, Chad Gooch, Mark Hanley, Barbara Heard, Leah Hettinger, Traci Hill, Lisa Hooper, Stephanie Horton, Larry Hunter, Peter Kelly, Robert Kelsey, Brenda Killen, Barbara Kline, Shuan Klingsmith, Ian Lindevald, Dave Lusk, Emily Lymer, Sara Madsen, Tim Maize, Michael Mann, Dennis Markeson, Meredith McCannon, Ann McEndarfer, Michael McManis, Judi Misale, Diane Moore, Linda Moore, Susanne Neely, Barb Newcomer, Kevin Potter, Cathy Poyner, Chris Ramsay, Luann Regagnon, Joyce Schmitz, Elaine Scudder, Randall Smith, Jane Story, Werner Sublette, Katie Svoboda, Chad Tatro, James Tichenor, Julie Treasure, Glenn Wehner and Cathy Wiggins.


ODK “Take Pride in Our Campus!” Campaign to Begin

Have you noticed some unsightly trails through the campus lawns lately or have you observed the Physical Plant grounds crew’s efforts to replace the trampled dead grass? In an effort to encourage members of the University community to walk on sidewalks and not on the grass, Omicron Delta Kappa is launching the “Take Pride in Our Campus!: Keep Off the Grass” campaign Oct. 3.
      While ODK doesn’t advocate that University staff chase folks off the grass, they do want to make members of the University community aware that most students, faculty and staff don’t walk on the grass as they travel between destinations. Keeping off the grass helps maintain the campus lawns for recreational activities and special events. 
     Members of ODK will be passing out candy between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to remind the University community that most Bulldogs don’t walk on the grass. An ODK information table will be located on the Quadrangle between Baldwin Hall and Pickler Memorial Library. ODK is also sponsoring a campus grounds clean-up project under the guidance of the Physical Plant between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, please contact Beth Evers at 785.7164 or bevers1212@go.com to sign-up. Volunteers also can check-in at the beginning of the hour between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 3, in the Kirk Building Hallway. Volunteers will then be directed to clean-up projects around campus.


Inauguration of New “Technology Champion” Program at Truman

Have a question about technology that you are dying to have answered? Thanks to the efforts of the TLTR, Truman's new Technology Champions can come to your rescue. The “Tech Champs” are a group of faculty and staff who collectively have expertise in 65 areas of technology, particularly software applications and their use. The Tech Champs have agreed to be available to answer your specific questions about their respective areas of expertise. All told, there are currently 33 “Tech Champs,” representing nearly every division and several University departments. To see the current list of Tech Champs, together with the Champs' areas of expertise and contact information, go to http://tltr.truman.edu/tech_champs.html. If you are not already a Tech Champ and would like to become one yourself, contact Chad Mohler at 785.6034 or chmohler@truman.edu.


The Multicultural Affairs Center invites you to celebrate in the 
recognition of Dr. Dwyane Smith at the 2002 MAC Alumni of the Year presentation. 
The presentation, which is part of the Ebony Essence Dance, 
takes place at 9 p.m., Oct. 11, in the SUB Down Under. 

Since Smith has touched many lives in our community spanning over 15 years, there are many people who wish to share in the celebration. It will be a great time and we hope to see you there. 

For more information, visit http://mac.truman.edu/events.html.


Students may volunteer to assist the Recycling Center at the Center or in the residence halls. 

Contact Howard Worcester, recycle coordinator, at 785.7672 for more information about recycling at Truman or to volunteer.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event
sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center

Dance Party
Featuring Latin American music
8:30 p.m.
Oct. 2
SUB Down Under

First Sunday Dinner
at Multicultural Affairs Center 
Featuring Latin American cuisine
5 p.m.
Oct. 6



Casie Curfman, senior health science major from Kahoka, Mo., will receive the Eta Sigma Gamma Founder's Scholarship for Graduate Study at the national meeting of Eta Sigma Gamma in conjunction with the American School Health Association National Conference Oct. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. 

Michael Davis, professor of anthropology, was recently appointed a member of the Central Eurasian Studies Society Publications Committee and copy editor of the society’s journal, Central Eurasian Studies Review. Davis has also been an advisory board member from 1995-2001 as well as interim director from 1998-1999 of the Truman chapter of the International Center for the Advancement of Political and Communication and Argumentation. Currently he is the director of Truman’s Center for Eurasian Research.

Kenneth Hahn, professor of physics, was invited back on the Society of Physics Students Council for the 2002-2003 academic year. The Council is the National Governing Body of The Society of Physics Students. Council members represent their constituency at Zone and Council meetings, support chapters in the zone, facilitate communication and arrange combined activities among chapters.

Gregory Jones, professor of music, has again been asked to serve on the Fulbright Selection Panel in Washington, D.C. Jones will join faculty from other prestigious universities in selecting senior faculty Fulbrights for Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe. The faculty panel joins members of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the U.S. Department of State in evaluating faculty applications in all disciplines. Jones was the recipient of an “Artist In Residence” senior Fulbright in 1995 when he lived in Athens, Greece, and performed extensively in Greece and Bulgaria.

John J. Quinn, associate professor of political science, received news that the book, “The Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict,” edited by Steven E. Lobell and Philip Mauceri will be published by Palgrave. In this book, he has a chapter titled “Domestic Insurgence or Foreign Proxy?: From Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Truman State University Master of Accountancy students earned the three highest scores in the State of Missouri on the May 2002 Uniform CPA Examination. Truman graduates claimed six of the top 10 scores in the state. The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants will award gold, silver and bronze medals to our top three scorers and distinguished performance certificates to the fourth through 10th place candidates. The top 10 Truman students names and rankings are as follows: Stephen C. Williams, gold medalist; Darin A. Wagner, silver medalist; Jason C. Savage, bronze medalist; and Derek L. Smith, Jeffrey T. Farrell and Polina T. Stoyanova, distinguished performance certificates. 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.

Truman State University’s Gamma Rho Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma National Professional Health Science Honorary will be awarded “Chapter of Excellence” at the national meeting of Eta Sigma Gamma in conjunction with the American School Health Association National Conference Oct. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Gamma Rho Chapter has received this highest honor.

The Truman Forensics Union (the speech and debate program) sent contingents to two different locations Sept 19-21, winning high honors at tournaments at Purdue University and the University of Wyoming. Truman individual events competitors captured the individual events sweepstakes championship at Purdue, along with three individual first place awards. Truman students in Wyoming placed four parliamentary debate teams in elimination rounds and captured two additional individual events championships.


Homecoming 2002 “Purple Reign” apparel will be for sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 30-Oct. 11, on the Mall. Apparel costs $10-$20. Tickets for the skit and lip sync competitions also will be sold from Oct. 8-11.

Bacchus and Gamma in conjunction with FAC will be hosting Bernie McGrenahan, an alcohol awareness comedian, in celebration of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week at 7 p.m., Oct. 1, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Kristin Walstrom at kwally35@hotmail.com.

Student Senate will have a forum for students to discuss ideas with student senators on issues such as Pickler Memorial Library hours and meal plan reform at 7 p.m., Oct. 1, in the SUB Down Under. For more information, call 785.4193.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic will be the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.

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 http://rcp.truman.edu/majorsfair.

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 Center for Student Involvement and Omicron Delta Kappa will sponsor an Etiquette Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 3, in the SUB Alumni Room. The cost is $5 or $2 if using your meal plan. Sign up in the Center for Student Involvement in the lower level of the SUB or call 785.4222.

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, in MG 220. The club is open to everyone with an interest in astronomy, and no prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact Matt Beaky at 785.4594. 

Applications for FAC funding for the spring 2003 semester are available in the Center for Student Involvement., lower level of the SUB. FAC gives money to student organizations for campus events. Apllications are due in the Center for Student Involvement Oct. 4.

African Studies Association and the International Club will sponsor an International Idol contest at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4, in Baldwin Auditorium. International students will battle it out with cultural dances, songs and performances to win the title of Truman International Idol. The performance is free for all students, faculty, staff and the community. 

Phi Kappa Phi Fall Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 8, in the SUB Spanish Room. Phi Kappa Phi members can receive their free lunch if they R.S.V.P. to Janice Grow through Patrice Kluge by Oct. 4 at 785.7429 or pkluge@truman.edu

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 http://www.aises.org/ for more information about AISES.

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 jgrow@truman.edu.

Registration for the College Bowl Tournament on Nov. 5 and 6 will be in the Center for Student Involvement in the lower level of the SUB. The deadline to register is Oct. 24. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign-up and there will be a limit of 16 teams. Competition will begin at Truman State University to select the varsity team. The varsity team will then advance to the Regional Championship Tournament scheduled for February 2003.

The Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation are sponsoring a video contest for the statewide anti-litter campaign “No More Trash.” Anyone age 22 or under 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-olds to stop littering will receive $200. Deadline is Oct. 31. Visit http://www.nomoretrash.org for more information.

Want to see an additional intercollegiate athletic team? Truman recognizes that some students may desire that new intercollegiate sports be added to the athletic program of the University. In order to facilitate and process such requests when they occur, the University Athletic Department has established procedures and forms for this purpose. Any student who desires that new intercollegiate sports be added to the athletic program at Truman may make such a request by petitioning the athletic department. Forms are available in the Athletic Office upon request. The completed form will then be returned to the Athletic Director’s Office and then the request will be evaluated by the Athletic Administration, the University President and the Athletic Committee.

The Writing Center is open from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon. and Wed.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.;  9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs.; and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. Any writer-student, faculty, staff-is welcome to use the Center for a quiet place to think about writing, for a discussion about a particular piece of writing at any stage of the writing process: inventing, drafting, revising and editing, or sharing ideas about writing strategies and techniques.


On Campus 

1 Tuesday
7 p.m.-Alcohol Awareness Comedian Bernie McGrenahan, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes
7 p.m.-Student Senate Forum, SUB Down Under; see Notes

2 Wednesday
12:30-1:30 p.m.-Faculty Development’s Weekly Lunch Series, SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
1-5 p.m.-Majors and Minors Fair, SUB Activities Room; see Notes
4:30 p.m.-American Film Classics Series “Dr. Strangelove,” OP 2210; see Master Calendar
5-7 p.m.-Women’s Studies Fall Picnic, Quadrangle; see Notes

3 Thursday
5:30-8:30 p.m.-Etiquette Dinner, SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
7 p.m.-Stargazers Astronomy Club meeting, MG 220; see Notes

4 Friday
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Central Mo. State, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-Truman International Idol, Baldwin Auditorium; see Notes

5 Saturday
FAMILY DAY, see Family Day Calendar of Events
7 p.m.-GLBT Film Series “Fire” BH 252; see Master Calendar

6 Sunday
2 p.m.-University Wind Symphony  and University Symphony Orchestra Concert, Baldwin Auditorium; see Truman Welcomes Families to Campus


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