May 13, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 33


Cornell to Deliver Address at Nursing Recognition Ceremony 

Retirement Dinner for President Magruder Scheduled for June 28

Spring 2003 Commencement

Public Safety Shuttle to the LaPlata Train Station

Student Recreation Center May Hours

Extended Library Hours for Final Exams

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Mark Your Calendars Fall Semester 2003

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Cornell to Deliver Address at Nursing Recognition Ceremony 

Gretchen R. Cornell, professor emeritus of nursing, will deliver the address “The Ivory Tower, A Fable For Our Times” at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony at Truman. The pre-commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., May 16, in Baldwin Auditorium. 
     The Nursing Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2003 is a traditional program recognizing seniors’ successful completion of a rigorous academic and professional program. The seniors receive recognition for scholarly and service accomplishments and their professional nursing pins. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing signifies eligibility to participate in National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.
     Cornell has several academic degrees, including a Bachelor of Science (General Science) and a Diploma in Nursing from Fort Hays State University; a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois in Chicago; Education Specialist (EdS) from Truman State University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. She retired from Truman after 28 years as a faculty member in the Nursing Program, teaching courses related to nursing care of the older adult, chronic illness, and death and dying. She is currently employed as an associate professor at Brigham Young University. 
     Cornell is co-investigator in a quantitative study of professional values of baccalaureate nursing students and faculty; co-investigator in a qualitative study of widower grief and the perceptions of adult children; and a co-investigator in a qualitative study of caregiver role strain. She is a Team Leader for on-site evaluation for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to accredit professional nursing education programs.
     A reception will follow in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Both activities are free and open to the public.
     Call the Nursing Program with questions at 785.4569 or 785.4557.


Retirement Dinner for President Magruder Scheduled for June 28

On behalf of the Board of Governors, you are cordially invited to a reception and dinner honoring President Jack Magruder June 28. 
     There will be a reception at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Quiet Lounge. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Dinner will cost $12 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations, please fill out an R.S.V.P. card available at and return it with a check to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102, as soon as possible. Make checks payable to Truman State University. Due to limited seating, reservations will be accepted until seating is no longer available. 
     For those who are not able to attend the dinner, please note that a reception will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m., June 30, at the University Residence. All are welcome. 


Spring 2003 Commencement

2 p.m. 
May 17
Stokes Stadium

Quentin Wilson
commissioner of Missouri higher education 
will deliver the commencement address.

There will be a reception immediately following commencement on the Quadrangle near the flagpole. 

In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Pershing Arena and the reception will be in the SUB Quiet Lounge and Activities Room. 


Public Safety Shuttle to LaPlata Train Station

8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 14
Public Safety Building

The cost is $5.

Pay in advance at the Public Safety Building to reserve a space.

Call Joyce Burnett for more information at 785.4177.


Student Recreation Center May Hours

May 12-16
11 a.m.-7 p.m.

May 17-18

May 19-23
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 24-26

May 27-30
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 31-June 1

Specific areas may be closed for periods of time without advance noticefor cleaning or contractor projects.


Extended Library Hours for Final Exams

May 12
7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.

May 13
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

May 14-16
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 17
noon-5 p.m.

Contact Wanda Cagle at 785.4038 for more information.


Scholarship Opportunities Available

The American Royal and The Sallie Mae Fund will sponsor two scholarship opportunities.
     The American Royal is offering a $3,500 scholarship program called the Royal Six. The mission of the Royal Six is to provide an opportunity for outstanding college sophomores and juniors to advocate agriculture, leadership and the American Royal. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 24 as of Jan. 1, 2003, maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5 and pursuing a four-year college degree as a sophomore or junior during the fall 2003 term. The deadline is May 31. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, MC 103.
     The Sallie Mae Fund is offering financial assistance to low-income families of up to $3,800. Students who demonstrate financial need of more than $1,000 without loans, have a combined family income of $30,000 or less and have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 are eligible. The application deadline is May 31. Applications are available online at


Mark Your Calendars - Fall Semester 2003

Aug 17 - Freshman Move-In Day
Aug. 18-22 -Truman Week
Aug. 24 - Upper Class Move-In
Aug. 25 - Classes Begin

Sept. 1 - Labor Day Holiday (no classes)

Oct. 4 - Family Day 
Oct. 10-12 - Mid-term Break
Oct. 13 -17 - Homecoming Week
Oct. 18 - Homecoming 

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Vacation Begins

Dec. 1 - Classes Resume
Dec. 9 - Last Day of Classes 
Dec. 10 - Reading Day 
Dec. 11-16 - Final Examinations 
Dec. 17 - Interim Begins
Dec. 20 - Winter Commencement 



Christopher J. Maglio, associate professor of counseling, has been informed that Gov. Holden has appointed him to a second four-year term on the Missouri State Committee of Psychologists (SCOP). Former Gov. Carnahan first appointed Maglio in 1999. Maglio currently serves as chairperson of the committee. SCOP is responsible for licensing and regulating Missouri’s 1,800 licensed psychologists.

Stephanie Powelson, associate professor of nursing and nursing program director, had an article titled “When the AIDS Quilt Came to Kirksville” published in the March 2003 issue of the American Journal of Nursing.

Sarah Yancey, senior communication major from Sorento, Ill., won a Bronze Quill Award from the St. Louis Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and will receive the award at the Bronze Quill Awards Banquet May 15 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. She earned the award for her work as the editor of the newsletter, Telecom Issues & Answers. Her name will be published in the St. Louis Business Journal for this achievement. Jennifer Ohlendorf, senior communication major from Collinsville, Ill., was in charge of publications and promotions for the IABC 2003 Bronze Quill Awards.



The next issue of the Truman Today will be May 27. The Truman Today is printed biweekly during the summer.

Graduation applications for graduate students are due in the Graduate Office, MC 203, by May 16 for August graduation and by Aug. 1 for December graduation.

Graduating seniors and their friends and families are invited to celebrate their graduation at the annual Baccalaureate Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m., May 17, at the Catholic Newman Center. Graduates do not need to wear their cap and gown. E-mail Kim Zamastil for more information at

This is the last call to sign up for this year's Teaching Portfolio Workshop which will be held May 27-30. Participants will receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty who attended the previous workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have created a portfolio that documents your work in teaching, and that helps you to collect evidence of future enhancements.  This may be one useful technique for complying with 3rd Year Formative Review procedures in your division, but seasoned faculty have derived satisfaction and greater focus for their own professional development from the portfolio process as well. Reserve your space in the workshop by calling the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391, or e-mail

The Chariton Valley Audubon Society, the Truman biology department and the Missouri Department of Conservation are co-sponsoring a project to document the breeding bird community at Union Ridge Conservation Area northwest of Kirksville June 7. Contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or e-mail for more information.

The Echo yearbook reminds graduating seniors to stop by the Echo office in the lower level of the SUB to drop off your name, non-Kirksville address, and a $5 payment to have the 2002-2003 yearbook mailed to you.


On Campus

13 Tuesday

Final Exams End

14 Wednesday

Interim Begins

17 Saturday

2 p.m.-Commencement, Stokes Stadium; see Spring 2003 Commencement

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