October 15, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 9

Pickler Memorial Library to Benefit from $500,000 Estate Gift

Recycling Center Receives Support from Homecoming Activities

Missouri Government Internship

Delta Zeta Chapter Makes Gift to Lyceum Series

McCray to Assist Faculty and Staff in Technology-Mediated Learning Seminar

Truman United Way Campaign at 65 Percent of Goal

Breast Cancer Awareness Week Schedule

Attention Bicyclists

Scholarship Offers Available

Career Expo

PRISM Pride Week Events

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Pickler Memorial Library to Benefit from $500,000 Estate Gift

Truman State University has learned that the Pickler Memorial Library will be the sole beneficiary of a $500,000 trust established by David Long. Long, a resident of Altus, Ark., who passed away in August 2000, established the trust through his estate. Each year, interest from the trust will be used by the Truman State University Foundation to support Pickler Memorial Library.
     Long was raised on a farm near LaBelle, Mo., and attended Truman State University, then Northeast Missouri State Teachers’ College, in the late 1930s. He also served as pastor of East Central Methodist Church near Kirksville during that time. Long went on to receive a doctorate in literature from Florida State Christian College.
     “He exemplified what is central to the University's mission - lifelong learning - and it was his wish that his gifts support future generations of faculty and students and inspire them also to a lifelong love of learning,” said Richard Coughlin, director of Pickler Memorial Library. “The Library is indebted to Dr. Long for his extraordinary gifts and will seek to purchase materials and sponsor programs that remain true to his interests and that will benefit Truman students and faculty.”


Recycling Center Receives Support from Homecoming Activities

Members of the Homecoming Committee stand with Howard Worcester, recycling coordinator, amidstthe aluminum cans organizations dropped off to be recycled during Homecoming Week.

The Recycling Center received an additional 1,100 pounds of aluminum cans during Homecoming Week thanks to campus organizations.
     The organizations each collected at least 15 pounds of aluminum cans for recycling to receive Homecoming participation points. The points went toward winning the Chairman’s Cup, a competition to collect the most points through participation in a variety of Homecoming activities. 
     The team of Alpha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi received first place in the philanthropy event by turning in more than 215 pounds of aluminum cans. The aluminum can donations by the participating organizations will earn the Recycling Center $300.
     In addition, approximately 85 percent of the organizations and 10 percent of the residence halls donated $1 per person totaling $2,400 for the Recycling Center in order to receive Homecoming points. The Recycling Center will use the money from the aluminum cans and monetary donations to build a drop-off pad which will allow members of the community to drop off recyclables even when the Recycling Center is closed. 


Missouri Government Internship

Applications are now available for the Spring 2003 Missouri Government Internship in Jefferson City.

Interns receive a $2,200 stipend and may earn up to 15 hours of credit. 
They live in Jefferson City and work at the capitol for an elected official.

All junior and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at http://career.truman.edu/student/internship.asp or at the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 102.

Applications are due Oct. 18.

Interviews will be held Oct. 22-24.

Call 785.4016 for more information. 


Delta Zeta Chapter Makes Gift to Lyceum Series

The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Zeta sorority is a platinum level sponsor of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and they will be a special guest at the Saint Louis Brass Quintet performance at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, in Baldwin Auditorium. Pictured from left to right are Maria Rolfes, Delta Zeta chapter centennial chair; Bridget Morton, Delta Zeta chapter adviser; University President Jack Magruder; and Stephanie Tice, Delta Zeta chapter president.


McCray to Assist Faculty and Staff in Seminar on Technology-Mediated Learning 

Gordon E. McCray, associate professor of information systems at Wake Forest University, will introduce faculty and staff to the technological age of the learning and teaching process from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Oct. 26, in Violette Hall 1010.
      McCray will explore different approaches to leveraging informations technology in the teaching and learning enterprise in the seminar. Sessions will be interactive and will provide ample time for questions and answers. Proven strategies will be considered and the focus will remain on pedagogy. 
     McCray received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his M.B.A. from Stetson. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He is a fellow of International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning and has consulted with numerous colleges and universities. He is the 2000 winner of one of the Wake Forest University’s highest teaching awards, the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
      McCray’s area of focus with respect to technology-mediated learning is computer enhanced learning, fostering faculty adoption, the pedagogical merit of IT and closely related issues.
      Any faculty or staff interested in attending the seminar should R.S.V.P. to facdev@truman.edu by Oct. 18. Lunch will be provided and there will be a drawing for a laptop computer.


Truman United Way Campaign at 65 Percent of Goal

Generous contributions from less than one-third of Truman State University’s faculty and staff, and local emeriti and retired staff have launched the University United Way 2003 Campaign to 65 percent of its $48,000 goal at the halfway mark. This includes 100 percent participation from the Registrar’s Office whose group leader is Marilyn Gibbons. Other group leaders are still making their contacts and waiting for responses.
     In the meantime, the student committee, lead by Phillip Miner and Rebecca Rose, are looking forward to many empty tables in the residential college cafeterias at Tuesday’s Food Fast for United Way.  Each year, Truman’s food service provider, Sodexho, donates $1.60 for each student with a cafeteria plan who indicates he/she will not eat the evening meal that day.
     “I am always proud of the response from Truman’s faculty, staff and students to this unified effort that supports the health and family services in the Adair County area provided by the United Way agencies” said Donna Bailey, Truman State University’s United Way 2003 co-chair.


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.


Attention Bicyclists

Please do not park and lock bikes to railings of ramps, light poles or stairs. 

Doing so causes problems for disabled access and snow removal. 
It also chips the paint off of the railings that an individual repainted this summer. 

Thanks for your help.


Scholarship Offers Available

There is still time to receive financial aid through scholarships offered by several organizations.
     The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a service-connected scholarship program, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, which targets students who are committed to pursuing careers in health research and basic biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. For more information, visit the NIH Web site at http://ugsp.info.nih.gov.
     The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering a Graduate Research Fellowship in science, mathematics and engineering. Applications must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. Application deadline is Nov. 7. For more information, visit the NSF Web site at http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm.
     The Elie Wiesel in Ethics Essay Contest 2003 is now accepting entries through Dec. 2. This contest is open to full-time juniors and seniors for awards of up to $5,000. 
     For more information or to pick up entry forms and guidelines on any of these scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.


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.


Pride Week 
Oct. 13-16

Movie Night
5-9 p.m.
Oct. 15
Ryle Hall

“But I’m A Cheerleader”

“The Broken Hearts Club”

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

A Night of Comedy with comedian Elvira Kurt
7 p.m.
Oct. 16
Baldwin Auditorium

Kurt is a nationally known comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central and HBO with Ellen DeGeneres.

9-11 p.m.
Oct. 17
Student Union Building Down Under

Events sponsored by PRISM



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has been invited to give a reading of his work at Cedarville University (Ohio) on Oct. 23. One of his recent poems titled “Always Completely at Home,” part of an ongoing cycle of poems concerning the life and art of Picasso, appears in the October issue of 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, a Los Angeles literary magazine.

Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, was appointed vice-president for Board of Milan Centro Latino on Sept. 11 in Milan, Mo. Hadwiger presented “Managing Diabetes according to Mexican American Immigrants” to the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Sept. 19 in Columbia, Mo., and again on Sept. 26 to State of the Science Congress, sponsored by American Association of Colleges of Nursing in Washington, D.C. 

Richard Weerts, professor of music, had his doctoral dissertation critique published in the Council for Research in Music Education Journal, an international publication housed at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The title of the dissertation was “Contemporary Korean Solo Clarinet Music: Analysis with Performance Recommendation of Three Compositions,” Ph.D., New York University by Michael C. Caputo.

Health science students presented their research papers at the Eta Sigma Gamma National Conference Oct. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C. Alan Toigo, junior health science major from Gladstone, Mo.; Sara Clouse, senior health and exercise science major from Smithville, Mo.; and Magen Hembree, junior health and exercise science major from Greenfield, Mo.; presented “Student Ombudsmen Program Model.” Liz Carpenter, junior health and exercise science major from Cameron, Mo.; Nichole Grasch, senior health science major from Springfield, Ill.; and Christina Degenhardt, sophomore, health science major from Perryville, Mo.; presented “Safe Brake II.” Casie Curfman, senior health science major from Kahoka, Mo.; Robyn Hiatt, senior health science major from Kansas City, Mo.; and Toigo presented “Effects of an Ergonomics Intervention on the Perception of MSD Risk in Clerical Workers.” Curfman, Eileen Webber, senior health science major from Ferguson, Mo., and Carpenter presented “Results of an 8-county Health Needs Assessment for Rural, Northeast Missouri.” Maureen Lonegran, junior health science major from Clinton, Iowa, and Erik Judson, junior health science major from St. Louis, presented “Scope of Worksite Health Promotion Programs in the State of Colorado.” Jacqueline Neuwoehner, senior health science major from Highland Village, Texas, and Karrissa Weidinger, senior health science major from Vienna, Mo., presented “A Four-Phase Needs Assessment for a Rural, Free Medical Clinic.”

Members of the Phi Beta Lambda student organization placed second in Impromptu Speaking and fifth in the Job Interview national award at the 2002 PBL National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tenn., this past summer.



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.

The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the SUB Spanish Room. Sherry Dare will discuss “Technological Support of Teaching and Learning.” Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.

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 the University Career Center at 785.4353 for more information.

SAB Karaoke Night will be from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 15, in the SUB Down Under. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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 at 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 next Speaker’s Forum will be at 9 p.m., Oct. 24, in the SUB Activities Room. The topic “Resolved that the Student Activities Fee Should be Designated for Academic Purposes,” will be discussed by speaker Adrienne Cope. The pro side will be represented by Katie Schwaller and the conn by Greg Thompson. All COMM 170 students as well as the general public are welcome to attend.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2002 Athletic Hall of Fame activities Oct. 26. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. in the SUB Quiet Lounge. The banquet and induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are $15 for the banquet and reception, and are available in the Athletic Office, PB 213.

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.

Steven Chavez, Mexican marimba artist and scholar-historian, will be on campus Nov. 4-9 as the artist-in-residence. During the week he will take part in guest class lectures, master classes and and a culminating performance with the Truman Percussion Ensemble at 8 p.m., Nov. 9, in the Ophelia Parrish performance hall.

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.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering members two unique opportunities. The first opportunity is a graduate fellowship for the support of first-year graduate or professional study, valued at up to $8,000. One applicant per chapter will qualify as a finalist for national competition. The other opportunity is Promotion of Excellence Grants for the support of members and chapters wishing to develop programs/activities that advance the goal of excellence in higher education. Up to $100,000 is awarded every three years. 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 

15 Tuesday
5-9 p.m.-Movie Night, Ryle Hall; see PRISM Pride Week Events
7 pm.-“Internship Insights: It’s All About Business,” SUB Alumni Room; see Notes
7 p.m.-SAB Karaoke night, SUB Down Under; see Notes
7:30 p.m.-Saint Louis Brass Quintet, Baldwin Auditorium; see Delta Zeta Chapter Makes Gift to Lyceum Series

16 Wednesday
2 p.m.-Women’s soccer vs. Northwest Missouri State; see see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
4:30 p.m.-American Film Classics, “Double Indemnity” by Billy Wilder, OP 2210; see Master Calendar
7 p.m.- Comedian Elvira Kurt, Baldwin Auditorium; see PRISM Pride Week Events
7 p.m.-GLBT film series midterm double feature, Dobson Hall 247; see Master Calendar

17 Thursday
9-11 p.m.-Dance, SUB Down Under; see PRISM Pride Week Events

18 Friday
Midterm Break
4:30 p.m.-Men’s tennis vs. Westminster; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Washburn (Kan.), Pershing Arena; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu

19 Saturday
noon-Women’s soccer vs. Southwest Baptist; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
1 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Emporia State (Kan.); see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
2 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Rockhurst; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu

20 Sunday
noon-Women's soccer vs. Missouri-Rolla; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
2 p.m.-Men’s soccer vs. Baker (Kan.); see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
4 p.m.-Women’s Tennis Singles Invitational; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu

21 Monday
Classes Resume
7 p.m.-Volleyball vs. Columbia College, Pershing Arena; see http://gobulldogs.truman.edu
7 p.m.-GLBT film series “Red Rain,” Dobson Hall 247; see Master Calendar


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