June 9, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 35


Barnes Receives Second Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship

Pearce Establishes Scholarship with Gift

Reception to Honor President Jack Magruder

Farewell Reception for Dean Van Galen

Templeton Recognized for Recycling Promotion

Scholarship Opportunity Available

Student Recreation Center and Pickler Memorial Library Summer Hours

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Barnes Receives Second Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship 

Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, was in Italy during the month of February on a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship for the purpose of continuing intensive work on a new manuscript of poems. This was his second Bellagio Fellowship; the first was in 1990 for the purpose of translating the work of Dagmar Nick, a Munich poet and writer. Holders of the fellowships are qualified artists and scholars selected by open competition throughout the world. 
     Barnes will be retiring from the University at the end of July after 33 years of service.
     Barnes has taught Native American literature, contemporary American and English literature, French language and literature, world literature in translation, mythology and creative writing during his tenure at Truman.
     Barnes is the founding editor of the Chariton Review Press and editor of The Chariton Review. He is also a contributing editor to the Pushcart Prize. He has published more than 500 poems in more than 100 journals, including The Chicago Review, The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner and Georgia Review. His translations have also been published in journals, such as Sycamore Review and Black Moon. His community service involves membership in many organizations, including the Associated Writing Programs, the National Association for Ethnic Studies, PEN Center USA West and the Editorial Board of Thomas Jefferson University Press. He has sat on several National Endowment for the Arts committees.
     Barnes received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 1978 and the Columbia University Translation Award for his translation of Dagmar Nick's “Zeugnis und Zeichen” (Summons and Signs) in 1980. He was awarded the St. Louis Poetry Center's Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Award in 1989. In 1993, he received the Oklahoma Book Award for “The Sawdust War,” and he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Switzerland in 1993-94. In 1998, “On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions” was named a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in non-fiction and in the poetry category for “Paris.” He was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in the poetry category for “On a Wing of the Sun” in 2002. 
     Barnes has been the featured poet at the Paris Writers Workshop and at the 13th Franco-Anglais Poetry Translation Festival. In 1995 he was the Munich Translator-in-Residence at Villa Walberta, Germany, and he has held two Carmargo Foundation Fellowships in Cassis, France and the U.S. Representative at the Prague Writer's Festival. In 1998 and in 2000, Barnes was awarded the Academie Schloß Solitude Fellowships in Stuttgart, Germany and received an American Book Award for “On Native Ground.” 
     Barnes has given readings of his work at many campuses, such as Simon's Rock College, San Jose State University, and the University of South Carolina. His most recent readings include Villa Serbelloni (Bellagio, Italy), Brigham Young University, University of Missouri at Columbia, Duke University, University of Arizona, Stephens College, and Kansas State University. 
     For more information about Barnes, visit http://www.jimbarnes.org.


Pearce Establishes Scholarship with Gift

R.L. Pearce, a 1949 alumnus, recently visited campus to give a $25,000 gift to the Truman State University Foundation in honor of his wife, Louise Dye Pearce, a 1949 alumna. The gift will establish the Louise Dye Pearce Memorial Scholarship.
     Louise received a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and played the piano and cello. She was active in many extracurricular activities on campus and was a member of the string quartet. She had a love for all kinds of music and taught piano lessons for many years, instilling a lifelong appreciation of music in many of her students. She passed away in January 2003, and R.L. established this scholarship in fond memory of her, with the hope that it will help someone with the same love for music. 
     The scholarship shall be awarded to a music major with preference given to a descendant of alumni and with preference to a Missouri resident. The scholarship will be renewable. 
     R.L. resides in Bevier, Mo., and in Texas for part of the year.


President Jack Magruder Retirement Dinner

On behalf of the Board of Governors, 
you are cordially invited to a reception and dinner 
honoring President Jack Magruder 
June 28, 2003

5 p.m.
SUB Quiet Lounge

6 p.m.
SUB Georgian Room
$12 per person

To make reservations for the reception, dinner or both, 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
1:30-3:30 p.m.
June 30 
University Residence

All are welcome.


Farewell Reception 

Dean Van Galen
vice president for University advancement and professor of chemistry

3-5 p.m.
June 24
SUB Alumni Room

He has accepted a position as vice president of development at the University of West Florida.

Please R.S.V.P. to Bethany Conover at 785.4133 or bethanyc@truman.edu by June 20.


Templeton Recognized for Recycling Promotion



Marty McKay, Central Paper Stock Co. in St. Louis, (left) and Lisa Danbury, MORA Board president, (right) present Heidi Templeton, director of public relations, (center) with an outstanding recycling award for Truman at the MORA conference.

Heidi Templeton, director of public relations, has been recognized by the Missouri Recycling Association (MORA) for her efforts in working with Howard Worcester, recycling/surplus coordinator, to promote recycling on the Truman campus. 
     MORA recognized 10 individuals and organizations for outstanding recycling programs in Missouri at its annual conference held May 12-14 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. Truman received the award for the outstanding recycling education program.
     Contact Worcester at 785.7672 for more information about the Truman Recycling Center.


Scholarship Opportunity Available

A scholarship opportunity is currently available to Truman students. 
     The Ladies Auxiliary of MLICA is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a young man or woman studying agricultural engineering or construction management with an emphasis in water and soil management. Applicants must be in at least his/her junior year and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 for an application. Deadline is July 1.


Student Recreation Center Summer Hours

 June 9 - July 25


9 a.m.-7 p.m.


11 a.m.-2 p.m.



(Hours will vary for Fourth of July holiday.)

Visit http://recreation.truman.edu for more information. 

Pickler Memorial Library Summer Hours 


7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.


7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


1 p.m.-5 p.m.


5 p.m.-8 p.m.



Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, presented the poster titled “Cultural Case Scenarios for Critical Care” at UIC “Instructional Methods Workshop: Innovations in Clinical Reasoning” held April 25 in Chicago. He presented the same poster at the third annual Capstones of Nursing held May 6 at Truman. In addition, Hadwiger participated on the conference planning committee for the “Living with Diabetes” Conference by Northeast Alliance of Minority Health Advisory Committee held May 3 in Moberly, Mo. 

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, just had his short play “Waiting for Osama” published in the May 2003 issue of Segue.



88.7 The Edge, KTRM-Kirksville, began its summer broadcast schedule June 2. The station will operate from noon until 8 p.m., Monday through Friday for the duration of the summer semester. KTRM has announced an addition of a new specialty show. “The Brown Bag,” featuring Edge veteran Andy Ashbaugh, will air weekdays from noon until 2 p.m. and will feature primarily requested music. To make a request, call 785.5876. The Edge also is available online. Visit the KTRM Web site at http://ktrm.truman.edu and click on the “Listen” link on the left-hand side of the Web page. Contact Bob Ell, KTRM station manager, at 785.4506 or e-mail ktrmtheedge@hotmail.com for more information.

Steven Chappell, assistant professor of communication, will present a Staff Development Program focusing on designing newsletters, fliers and brochures at 2 p.m., June 17, in Baldwin Hall 351. To R.S.V.P., visit http://hr.truman.edu/staffdev or call Human Resources at 785.4031. 

The July Staff Development Program will introduce eRecruiting, a new way to post student job vacancies online. The presentation is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., July 17, in Violette 1000. R.S.V.P. at http://hr.truman.edu/staffdev or call Human Resources at 785.4031. 

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


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2 p.m.-Staff Development Program, Baldwin Hall 351; see Notes

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