July 8, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 37


Board of Governors Approves Operating Budget

Truman Receives Grant to Purchase Glass Recycling Machine

Dixon Becomes Trumanís 14th President

Scholarship Opportunity Available

Volunteers Needed to Work Gate at NEMO Fair

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Board of Governors Approves Operating Budget

The Board of Governors recently approved the 2004 operating budget. 
     The Board also gave authorization to the president to institute a special student surcharge, up to $100, for the fall semester. 
      In addition, the Board approved the revised student conduct code and the academic calendar.
     During the presidentís report, Jack Magruder announced Gov. Bob Holdenís  intent to appoint Emily C. Dunn, sophomore biology major of Bourbon, Mo., as the new student representative to the Truman Board of Governors. Dunn will replace Micah McKay, senior Spanish major from Independence, Mo., whose term expired. Dunnís appointment must be approved by the Missouri Senate.


Truman Receives Grant to Purchase Glass Recycling Machine

Truman State University has been notified by the State of Missouri Region C Solid Waste Management District that Truman's grant request for a machine to recycle glass has been approved.
     Truman, with the strong support from the City Council and County Commissioners, applied for the grant to purchase a machine that will grind glass to a fine sand that can then be used as drainage fill, pothole filler, ice melt, and glass fault. Both the City and County have agreed to help promote the recycling effort and to purchase the by-product as needed.
     The University will have to rely on community support and their willingness to bring their rinsed glass to the Truman Recycling Center. The Recycling Center is located in the Delaney Baldwin complex located off LaHarpe, across from the Truman Tennis Courts.
     The University hopes to have the machine up and running by late August.
     For more information about this project or the Truman Recycling Center, please call Howard Worcester, recycle/surplus coordinator, at 785.7672.

Other Items Truman Recycles:

Hard Books
Mixed Office Paper
Shredded Paper
Plastic Bottles and Jugs
Aluminum Cans
Printer Cartridges


Dixon Becomes Truman's 14th President

Barbara Dixon became the 14th president of Truman State University on July 1, 2003. 
      Before coming to Truman, Dixon served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Geneseo, a public liberal arts university, from 1997-2003. She previously spent 27 years at Central Michigan University where she was a faculty member, chair of the Academic Senate and associate dean and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. 
     She has both a B.M. and M.M. in applied piano from Michigan State University and a D.M.A. in piano performance, literature and pedagogy from the University of Colorado.


Scholarship Opportunity Available

A scholarship opportunity is currently available to Truman students. 
     The Kansas City Society of CPCU is pleased to offer the Percy S. Lorie Scholarship for the 2003-2004 school year. This scholarship is intended for students who have completed at least 90 hours of college level classes and are majoring in insurance or a related field. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office located in McClain Hall 103. The application deadline is Aug. 1.


July 22 - Truman Day at the NEMO Fair

The Public Relations Office is looking for volunteers to work the gate July 22 for Truman Day at the NEMO Fair. 

Shifts begin at 5:45 a.m. and run for three hours each, ending at 10:30 p.m. 

Call 785.4016 or stop by the Public Relations Office to sign up. 

Volunteers will receive a free day pass to the fair. 



Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has had his short story ìLuckî accepted for publication in the South Dakota Review, the 40th anniversary issue this fall.

Carolyn Cox, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, was selected by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) to participate in its University Affiliate Program. WELCOA's University Affiliate Program is designed to arm health educators and their students with leading edge health promotion information they can use to help businesses manage employee health and associated healthcare costs. The University Affiliate Program provides students access to academic health promotion materials through WELCOA's InfoPoint Web site and Absolute Advantage magazine. The program is provided to universities at no cost.

Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, was interviewed by WBAI radio (New York City), May 25, on Muslim creationism.

Kathleen Field, sophomore mathematics major from Westchester, Ill., was selected as a recipient of a Gilman International Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. The scholarship is offered for her to participate in the semester Missouri Africa Program study abroad program sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis in Ghana. Field will study at the University of Ghana in Legon during the fall 2003 semester. The Institute of International Education (IIE) received 1,276 applications for the 191 awards made this cycle.

Gloria Kwok, associate professor of French, read a paper titled 'Un regard sur les figures féminines dans líoeuvre post-coloniale de Linda Lêî on June 21 at the Conseil International díÉtudes Francophones in New Orleans.

Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French, has been asked by the editors of Who's Who in American Women to submit her details. 



Sodexho will have a picnic on the mall from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. July 11. The main entree choices will be half pound hamburger, half pound sirloin steak and Italian chicken breast. There will be an additional picnic on the mall July 25.

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.

The Writing Center, located in MC 303, is open this summer from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday for consultations on your writing projects. Stop by or call them at 785.4484 for more information or to make an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are appreciated. 


On Campus

11 Friday

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.-Picnic, on the Mall; see Notes

17 Thursday

1 p.m.-Staff Development Program, VH 1000; see Notes

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