October 8, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 8

Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming Events

Homecoming Committee

Homecoming 2002 Schedule of Events

St. Louis Brass Quintet to Jazz it Up

United Way Student Committee Works on $6,000 Goal

“Arcadia” Performances

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

Omicron Delta Kappa Receives National Awards

Invitation to Faculty and Staff to Honor Shirley Morahan

Breast Cancer Awareness Week Schedule

Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Career Expo Oct. 29

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Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming Events

Linda M. Miller, a 1970 graduate of Truman with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, has been named the 2002 Alumna of the Year.
     Miller also received her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1972, and an M.B.A. in management from the University of Detroit in 1981. 
     Following a brief stint in teaching, she began her career in 1973 at Ford’s Engine Plant in Dearborn, Mich., as a quality control analyst. In only nine years, she became the first woman to be named as a production superintendent. Miller was also the first woman named quality control superintendent, supplier quality assurance representative, and the first ever woman plant manager at Ford. Since then she has held positions as the director of Ford’s worldwide Supplier Technical Assistance Org., and director of the Global Manufacturing Business Office. Miller was honored in 1997 by being awarded the Magnificent Seven award by the Business and Professional Women/USA in Washington, D.C., in recognition of her pioneering role as a woman in the automotive industry. She is currently director of Manufacturing for Powertrain Operations with responsibilities for 15 plants in six countries. 
     Kurt Schulz is Truman’s 2002 Young Alumni of the Year Award winner. A 1990 graduate, Schulz is an active member of the St. Louis Alumni Chapter. He was a key player in starting the St. Louis Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament to raise funds for an endowed scholarship to be awarded annually to a St. Louis area student attending Truman. Schulz is a sales representative for Cooper Crouse-Hinds, an industry leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial electrical products for applications around the globe.
      Harry and Bev Gallatin will serve as the Homecoming 2002 Parade Grand Marshals. The Gallatins both earned bachelor of science in education degrees in May 1949. After a stellar basketball career with Truman, Harry Gallatin played pro basketball for the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons while earning a master’s degree at the University of Iowa. He was a seven time NBA All-Star and played in 682 consecutive games. Harry coached southern Illinois-Carbondale, the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks where he was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1963, and the New York Knicks; later he taught and coached at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Truman retired his number 44 jersey in 2001. Bev taught elementary physical education for 10 years at Edwardsville schools. 
     Kay Baird of Plano, Texas, and Steve Justice of Houston, Texas, will receive this year’s Alumni Distinguished Service Awards. Baird graduated from Truman in 1962 with a bachelor of science degree in sociology. Justice graduated from Truman in 1970 with a bachelor of science degree in education and earned a master of arts in education from Truman in 1981.
     These alumni will be honored at the Alumni and Friends Celebration Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Tickets are $14, and can be purchased by calling the Office of Advancement at 785.4133.


Homecoming Committee 

The Homecoming Committee from left to right are Kristen Johnson; Robin Taylor, Center for Student Involvement coordinator; Jason Turk; Erin Lesczynski; Jacquie Holzmann; Maria Rolfes; Josh Davis; Katie Barrett; Denise Watson, manager of alumni relations; and Leah Hettinger, Center for Student Involvement program adviser. 


Homecoming 2002 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Sand Volleyball
4 p.m. - Phi Sigma Kappa House

Faculty/Staff Softball Tournament
5 p.m. - Truman Softball Fields 

Faculty Night Out
6 p.m. - SUB Governors’ Room

7 p.m. - SUB Down Under

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Flag Football
4 p.m. - Red Barn Park

Scavenger Hunt
4:30 p.m. - Fountain

6 p.m. - SUB Down Under

Thursday, Oct. 10
Trivial Pursuit
4 p.m. - Brewer-Blanton-Nason Court 

Student/Faculty Basketball
4:30 p.m. - Student Rec Center

Skit Competition
7 p.m. - Baldwin Auditorium

Memorial Service
9 p.m. - Flame to the Second Century

Friday, Oct. 11
Estate Planning Seminar/Brunch*
10 a.m.-SUB

15th Annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament*
11:30 a.m. - Kirksville Country Club

Social Hour
4-6 p.m. - Aileron's Restaurant

Ultimate Frisbee
4 p.m. - Red Barn Park

Alumni & Friends Celebration Banquet*
6:30 p.m.-SUB

Lip Sync Competition
6:30 p.m. - Baldwin Auditorium

following Lip Sync

Ebony and Essence Dance
8 p.m.-midnight - SUB Down Under

Pep Rally
9 p.m. - Pershing Arena

Saturday, Oct. 12
5K Run*
8 a.m. - Barnett Hall

Homecoming Parade
9 a.m. - Franklin Street

Reunion of Voices
10 a.m.-noon - Ophelia Parrish
R.S.V.P. to pcrabb@truman.edu.

Nursing Reception
10:30 a.m.-noon - Barnett Hall 210

Reunion Luncheons*
11 a.m.-SUB

Tailgate Lunch*
11 a.m. - Pershing Arena

Bulldog football vs. Washburn (Kan.)
2 p.m. - Stokes Stadium

All Alumni Mixer
5-9 p.m. - Days Inn

Step Show
5:30 p.m. - Baldwin Auditorium

Comedian Kivi Rogers
8 p.m. - Baldwin Auditorium

* Reservations Requested


St. Louis Brass Quintet to Jazz it Up

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet will liven up the crowd in Baldwin Auditorium on Oct. 15.
     The Quintet is the second performance of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series is designed to broaden the cultural experience of students, faculty, staff and the community through speakers, music and drama.
     The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority is a platinum level sponsor for the series and a special guest at this event. The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Zeta donated the money in honor of their beloved adviser, the late Ruth W. Towne. Members of the organization also volunteer as ushers during every Lyceum event.
     The Saint Louis Brass Quintet was formed in 1964 by members of the St. Louis Symphony. The group began playing for children in concerts around the Saint Louis area.
     Currently the quintet participates in annual three-day concerts throughout the United States and have performed recent international tours in Mexico, Norway, India and Japan.
     The quintet will display their talent of brass music performance through works from the Baroque era to present day.  They will also offer popular music of the Americas through jazz arrangements of standards by Ellington/Strayhorn, Gershwin and Cole Porter.
     The Quintet will begin its performance at 7:30 p.m. and tickets for the show can be picked up at the Student Activities Board window in the lower level of the Student Union Building beginning Oct. 8. There is no charge for students, faculty and staff with a Truman ID. For more information about the performance call 785.4016.


United Way Student Committee Works on $6,000 Goal

Student drive committee members are front row (left to right) Zach Love, Ayanna Bradley, Phillip Miner, Ann Sterrett, and Tod Mattis; back row (left to right) Jessica Stephens, Rebecca Rose and Dustin DeWitt.

Student Co-Chairs Phillip Miner and Rebecca Rose are busy with the student committee for United Way, making plans to reach their goal of $6,000, exemplifying this year’s United Way Campaign slogan, “Choose to Care.” 
     A large part of the student drive goal will be reached with the annual Food Fast for United Way in the residential colleges in the evening on Oct. 15. Amanda Thwing, Ryle Hall director, is coordinating the event. For each student who indicates he/she will skip that meal in his/her meal plan, Sodexho will donate $1.60 to United Way or a student may choose to eat, but donate $1.60 at the meal for United Way. The student advisers in each residence hall community are contacting their residents to give them this opportunity to contribute, working for 100 percent participation recognition in their respective halls. Last year this event raised more than $3,300 for the United Way and they are hoping to top that this year.
     The student committee also is soliciting the help of student organizations to contribute to United Way as a service project. Depending on the level of giving through the campus campaign, an organization can earn a Gold or Silver United Way Leadership Award.
     Many Truman students already donate many hours of service through the Serve Center to the United Way agencies, including Victim Support Services, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Kirksville Day Care Center, Hospice 2000, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others.


The Truman State University Theatre Department invites one and all to the opening show of the season

directed by Joan Mather

8 p.m.
Oct. 8-12
Ophelia Parrish 
Courtyard Theatre

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For reserve ticket information, please call the Theatre Box Office at 785.4515. 
Reserve tickets are $2 each


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.


Omicron Delta Kappa Receives National Awards

The Truman State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa-National Leadership Honor Society was recognized nationally for its work in 2001-2002. Under the leadership of circle presidents Adrianna Mayson (2001), May 2002 graduate with a major in psychology from Mexico, Mo.; and Brandonn Harris (2002), senior exercise science major from St. Louis; and the guidance of faculty secretary David Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs; and adviser, Jack Magruder, University President; the Truman Circle received the Circle of Distinction Award in June and the Superior Circle Award in September 2002.
     Of the 279 Circles of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the Truman Circle was one of thirteen to receive the award from the Executive Director of the Society. Those 13 circles were then invited to apply for the Superior Circle Award. Truman and seven other Circles of the Society received the Superior Circle Award. 
      To receive the Circle of Distinction Award, the Truman Circle had to hold an initiation ceremony for new members, submit an annual report by the yearly deadline, nominate a member for the Leader of the Year Award, attend the national convention in Louisville, Ky., and submit all other fees and paperwork according to Societal Guidelines.
     To qualify for the Superior Circle Award, the Truman Circle had to receive the Circle of Distinction Award and demonstrate in writing that it had sponsored two-campuswide programs that were consistent with the purposes of ODK in the areas of service on campus, leadership development, faculty/student dialogue, or service to the community. The programs that the Circle submitted for consideration included the Circle’s monthly roundtable discussion of campus and community issues with President Magruder; the ODK Student Hall of Fame Award which is presented annually to a maximum of three graduating seniors in recognition of their leadership and impact on the Truman community; an Etiquette Dinner co-sponsored with the Center for Student Involvement and with the program provided by Lesa Ketterlinus, director of the University Career Center; and a December holiday social and cookie baking program that encourages member interaction and provided decorated cookies for Victim Support Services, the Family Advocacy Center and Truman student advisers. 


Invitation to Faculty and Staff to Honor Shirley Morahan
5:30 p.m, Oct. 9, Special Collections Department
6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 9, University Club

Shirley Morahan retired this year after many years of service to the Division of Language and Literature as professor of English and to the university as a whole in many ways, most recently as acting director of Faculty Development. On Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m., her colleagues in the Division will be presenting Morahan with a book, “Five Hundred Years of the Art of the Book in Ireland,” to be donated in her honor to the Special Collections Department of Pickler Memorial Library. The presentation will be followed by a gathering at the University Club, commencing at 6 p.m. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

R.S.V.P. is greatly appreciated. Please contact Pat Gately at 785.4061 or pgately@truman.edu or 
Chett Breed at 785.5981 or cbreed@truman.edu, or through Campus Mail to the Lang and Lit Division. 
Contributions of homemade goodies are equally welcome. 


Breast Cancer Awareness Week
Sponsored by 
Alpha Sigma Gamma

“Show Your Support” 
Featuring decorated bras made by students, faculty, staff and members of the Kirksville community
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 22-24
on the Quadrangle

Individuals may sponsor and decorate a bra in exchange for a $3 donation. 
The donation goal for organizations is $20.
T-shirts also will be available for $7.

Candlelight Vigil
This remembrance ceremony will feature speakers and poems from individuals who have felt the effects of breast cancer in their own lives
7-9 p.m.
Oct. 24
Flame to the Second Century

Votive candles can be 
dedicated for $1.

All proceeds from the “Show Your Support” display and the candlelight vigil will be given to the National Alliance for Breast Cancer Organizations to be used for breast cancer research.

Contact Megan Cotter at 627.3378 or e-mail asg_ducks@yahoo.com for more information.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Events
sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center

“The Continuing Struggle for Democracy in Latin America”
presentation by W. J. Burggraaff, professor of history at the University of Missouri

5 p.m.
Oct. 10
SUB Activities Room


Career Expo

Get a head start on your future

1-5 p.m., Oct. 29, SUB

Pre-register to attend at http://career.truman.edu/CareerExpo/home.asp.

Check out Expo employers and posted job/internship listings online at http://career.truman.edu.

Stop by the University Career Center at 785.4353.



David Gruber, professor of philosophy, has been appointed to a three year term as a consultant to the American Association of University Professor’s Committee on Part-time and Non-Tenure Track Appointments. He continues as a member of the Association’s Committee on Organization, chair of the Membership Task Force, and chair of the committee to draft a new policy statement on contingent faculty appointments.

John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article “Party Rhetorical Strategies, Political Performance, and Electoral Rules in Post Communist Eastern European Politics” accepted for publication in the journal Political Communication.


Homecoming 2002 “Purple Reign” apparel will be for sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 7-11, on the Mall. Apparel costs $10-$20. Tickets for the skit and lip sync competitions also will be available Oct. 8-11.

There will be an informational meeting about The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars at 8 p.m., Oct. 8, in the University Career Center. For more information, contact Julia DeLancey at 785.4430 or delancey@truman.edu.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 9, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic, “How to Accommodate Students in the Classroom,”will be discussed by Vicky Wehner. Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Fall Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 8, in the SUB Spanish Room. 

Writing Workshops for the Who’s Who application reflective essay will be offered from 2:30-3:30 p.m, Oct. 9, in Missouri Hall 365 and from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Oct. 10, in Violette Hall 1212. Alanna Preussner will conduct the workshop.

There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:35 p.m., Oct. 9, in Barnett Hall 251. The topic is “The Formation of Elliptical Galaxies” by Keith Ashman from the University of Kansas department of physics and astronomy.

There will be a Board of Governors meeting at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 11, in the SUB Conference Room.

The Student Activities Board will present Homecoming comedian, Kivi Rogers at 8:30 p.m., Oct. 12, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets may be picked up at the SAB office in the lower level of the SUB. There is no cost for students with a Truman ID. Guest tickets are $2.

The first Speakers’ Forum will be from 9-10 p.m., Oct. 14 , in the SUB Activities Room. The debate topic is “Resolved that the U.S. should invade Iraq.” Comm 170 students are invited to attend and the meeting is also open to the general public.

Interested in business internships? Need some tips on where to start? Then plan to attend “Internship Insights:  It’s All About Business,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 15, in the SUB Alumni Room. Call 785.4353 for more information.

PRISM will host A Night of Comedy with comedienne Elvira Kurt at 7 p.m., Oct. 16, in Baldwin Auditorium. Kurt has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, Reality Chick on the Oxygen Network, Showtime and in the Vagina Monologues in Toronto, Canada.

The Student Activities Board will present “An Evening with Death,” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in the SUB Georgian Room. Hear stories about the history and horror of Halloween from Doug Bradley, Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies.

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. For more information, call 785.4222.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold an informational meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Phi Kappa Phi honor society is the oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Students can come to this meeting to learn about the eligibility requirements and the benefits of becoming a member.

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.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering grant opportunities for 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 and are open to qualified members and non-members in all fields of study. For more information, contact Janice Grow at 785.4390 or e-mail jgrow@truman.edu.

USA Today is searching for the best undergraduate students in the nation to be honored on the All-USA College Academic Team. Faculty are invited to nominate students for this award. Nominations must be post-marked by Nov. 30. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 or go to 
http://allstars.usatoday.com or e-mail allstars@usatoday.com.

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.

Want to see an additional intercollegiate athletic team? 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.

Student Senate has open positions available. Applications for historian, parliamentarian, three senior representatives and one junior representative are available in the Student Senate office in the lower level of the SUB.


On Campus 

8 Tuesday
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.-The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Fall Luncheon,SUB Spanish Room; see Notes
8 p.m.-The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Informational Meeting, University Career Center; see Washington Center Internships Offer Variety of Jobs 
8 p.m.-“Arcadia” Theatre Production, OP Courtyard Theatre; see “Arcadia” Performances

9 Wednesday
2:30-3:30 p.m-Writing Workshop for the Who’s Who application reflective essay, Missouri Hall 365; see Notes
4:30 p.m.-American film Classics Series “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” OP 2210; see Master Calendar
4:35 p.m.-Physics Colloquium, Barnett Hall 251; see Notes
8 p.m.-“Arcadia” Theatre Production, OP Courtyard Theatre; see “Arcadia” Performances

10 Thursday
2:30-3:30 p.m-Writing Workshop for the Who’s Who application reflective essay, Violette Hall 1212; see Notes
5 p.m.-Hispanic Heritage Month Event, SUB Activities Room; see Hispanic Heritage Month Event
8 p.m.-“Arcadia” Theatre Production, OP Courtyard Theatre; see “Arcadia” Performances

11 Friday
9:30 a.m.-Board of Governors Meeting, Conference Room; see Notes
6 p.m.-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Alumni and Friend Reception, University Club
6:30 p.m.-Men’s and women’s swimming-Purple and White Intrasquad; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
8 p.m.-“Arcadia” Theatre Production, OP Courtyard Theatre; see “Arcadia” Performances

12 Saturday
Homecoming; see Homecoming 2002 Schedule of Events
10 a.m.-Men’s and women’s swimming Alumni Meet; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
7 p.m.-GLBT Film Series, “The Brandon Teena Story,” BH 252; see Master Calendar
8 p.m.-“Arcadia” Theatre Production, OP Courtyard Theatre; see “Arcadia” Performances

13 Sunday
noon-Men’s soccer vs. Indianapolis; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu

14 Monday
7 p.m.-GLBT Film Series “Paris is Burning, Dobson Hall 247; see Master Calendar


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