July 22, 2003
Vol. 7 No. 38


Schnucker to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

Graduation Picnic for August Graduates

Redirect Email During Campus Pipeline Maintenance

New ID Cards to be Printed for Faculty, Staff and Students

Farewell Reception for Lechelle Calderwood

Truman Volunteers to Assist at NEMO Fair

Student Recreation Center Hours and Pickler Memorial Library Hours

Mark Your Clalendars - Fall Semester 2003

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Schnucker to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

Robert Schnucker will deliver the commencement speech at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 1, on the Quadrangle. Schnucker is a professor emeritus of history and religion and director emeritus of Thomas Jefferson University Press, now known as the Truman State University Press. Approximately 153 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees during commencement ceremonies. In addition to these graduates, Truman will have 11 golden alumni, who graduated from 1953 and prior, participate in the ceremony. Approximately 35 golden alumni will attend the Golden Alumni Reunion at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. A reception for all graduates will follow commencement on the Mall. 
     Schnucker is currently an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is the president of the Humanities Iowa board of directors and an interim pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Aplington, Iowa. 
     Schnucker began his tenure at Truman in 1963 and retired in 1996, with 33 years of service to the University. His course load included classes in history and religion and philosophy. He taught world civilization and Asian religions nearly every semester.
     Schnucker was also responsible for organizing the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference and the Sixteenth Century Journal and became the executive secretary of the conference and the journal’s managing editor and book review editor. Under Schnucker’s guidance, the journal became a major international publication in its field. 
     In 1982, Schnucker initiated the series of Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, which today totals more than 65 volumes. He supervised the compilation and distribution of the annual newsletter Scholars of Early Modern Studies.


The National Alumni Association, the Student Alumni Council, and the Office of Advancement is hosting

a Graduation Picnic

for all August graduates on

Wednesday, July 23

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Mall.
Rain site is the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

All graduates who stop by will receive a free lunch and free gift.
(Serving hamburgers, veggie burgers, brats, salads, chips, cookies and soda)

There will be lots of door prizes, including a man's and a woman's Truman watch. Be sure to register.

Congratulations to all August 2003 Graduates.

Please R.S.V.P. to alumnievents@truman.edu or call 785.4133 or (800) 452-6678.


Redirect Email During Campus Pipeline Maintenance

IT Services will upgrade Campus Pipeline (student e-mail/portal system) beginning the morning of July 28 and continuing through July 30. 
     During the upgrade process the Campus Pipeline Web portal and all student e-mail will be unavailable - including e-mail that is forwarded to another e-mail account. All e-mail should be delivered once the system is back online, however as with any technical upgrade, there is a possibility that new e-mail may be returned and that information stored on the system may be lost. Students should back up important e-mail, address book, and calendar information prior to the upgrade. IT Services will notify the campus community when the upgrade is complete and the system is back online. 
     Students who wish to receive e-mail sent to their Truman e-mail address during the upcoming maintenance of Campus Pipeline may choose to have their e-mail redirected to another e-mail address. All e-mail, including e-mail set to forward automatically in Campus Pipeline, will not be delivered until after the maintenance period unless you complete this process. Log in and fill out the form at https://secure.truman.edu/its-s/emailredirect to set your mail to redirect to another account. Mail received during this time will only be delivered to your other mail account and will not be available on Campus Pipeline once the system is back online. Mail will be redirected only while Campus Pipeline is unavailable. Once the maintenance is complete, mail delivery will be returned to normal. 
     Questions regarding the Campus Pipeline upgrade and redirection of e-mail should be directed to the IT Services Help Desk at 785.4544.


New ID Cards to be Printed for Faculty, Staff and Students

New faculty/staff ID cards are being printed for all faculty and staff beginning the last week of July and new student ID cards are being issued to all students at the beginning of the fall semester. Campus services and offices will begin using new ID cards exclusively Aug. 4.
     The card will utilize the new Banner ID numbers instead of social security numbers and have a new design. The new design for the faculty/staff ID includes a photograph of the Truman cupola with the weather vane from Kirk Memorial. The new design for the student ID includes a photo of the bulldog mascot.
     Faculty and staff can go to Kirk Building 112 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 24-Aug. 1 to have their picture taken if they do not have a current color photo in the system. No appointment is necessary. 
     Further information will be available to explain the ID exchange process for faculty and staff.
     First-year students will be issued their student ID card during Truman Week. Upperclassmen students can exchange their old ID cards for new ones at the ID office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 23-29, in Kirk Building 112. No appointments are necessary.


Farewell Reception


Lechelle Calderwood
graphic supervisor 

2-4 p.m. 
July 31
Kirk Building 210


Truman Volunteers to Assist at NEMO Fair

A number of Truman faculty, staff and student workers will once again volunteer to assist the NEMO Fair Committee by working at the gates for one day of the fair. 
     Those who are scheduled to work this year include Carl Baldwin, Shirley Baldwin, Tim Barcus, Christopher Best, Liz Bradley, Lechelle Calderwood, Brad Chambers, Wayne Chipman, Paul Detweiler, Ryan Douglas, Lana Dowell, Carol Ellis, Scott Ellis, Susan Guffey, Mike Houlahan, Jennie Hughes, Charles Hunsaker, Joanne Jackson, Linda Johnson, Roger Johnson, Mary Jane Kiefer, Joshua Lemmer, Mark Lowry, Mike Lueder, Sylvia Macauley, Dawn McKee, Shannon Muedeking, Andrea O’Brien, Daisy Rearick, Maj. Doug Reinsch, Denise Smith, Pualani Spurlock, Liz Story, Katie Svoboda, Heidi Templeton, Teresa Wheeler, Kathy Williams and Phil Worley.
     Thanks to all those volunteers for helping at the fair. 


Student Recreation Center Hours

July 28-Aug. 17

11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Pickler Memorial Library Hours

7:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 
Aug. 1

Aug. 2-3

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 4-8

Aug. 9-10

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 11-15

Aug. 16


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
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 



Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, and John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had their article titled “Donor Characteristics and the Dispersion of Foreign Assistance” published in International Politics (2003) 40.

Sandra Fleak, professor of accounting; Jeff Romine, professor of accounting; and Neil Gilchrist, associate professor of business administration; were recently informed that their article “Portfolio Peer Review: A Tool for Program Change” was published in the January/February 2003 issue of the Journal of Education For Business. The article describes the use of an annual peer review as a significant tool for achieving cultural changes in the business and accounting division. During the spring 1998, division faculty members implemented an annual peer review of all aspects of faculty performance by requiring and evaluating an annual faculty portfolio. Each faculty member’s portfolio includes evidentiary records about all aspects of faculty performance, including teaching, advising, service and scholarly activity accomplishments. 

Peter Ramberg, assistant professor of history of science, recently returned from Germany on NSF-supported research. Ramberg received a grant for his project titled “Biography of Johannes Wislicenus (1835-1902).” The grant will support three years (primarily summers) of archival research in Germany on the life of Wislicenus, a major chemist of the nineteenth century whose career has yet to receive extensive study by historians. 

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, had the following poems accepted in the Muse Apprentice Guild “North of Naropa, Rising White the Everswirl/I Contemplate the Whole Ordeal/Swilling in My Head,” “I Wander Out and into the Night,” “It’s a Weird Time in Space,” “Winding Down through Wolf Pass” and “Out on the St. Vrain Floodplain.” Half of the poems are for the summer 2003 issue and half for the fall 2003 issue.



Sodexho will have a picnic on the mall from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. July 25. The main entree choices will be a half pound hamburger for $4.50, barbecue pork ribs for $5, or a lemon peper chicken breast for $5. 

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

The Center for Student Involvement is preparing for its annual Truman Week Welcome Picnic scheduled for from 5-6:30 p.m., Aug. 17, at Red Barn Park. The rain site will be Pershing Arena. The Center for Student Involvement would like to invite representatives from divisions/offices to serve at the picnic and join us in welcoming the new students to our campus.  This year, approximately 20 servers will be needed for the serving time from 4:45-6:30 p.m.  Dress is casual, and servers will have their meal provided at no charge.  If interested in serving, please e-mail Holly Lehmann in the Center for Student Involvement at hlehmann@truman.edu no later than Aug. 8.  Please include your name and contact number.

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

23 Wednesday

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.-Graduation picnic for August graduates, on the Mall; see Graduation Picnic for August Graduates

25 Friday

Last day of eight-week undergraduate classes
11 a.m.-1 p.m.-Picnic, on the Mall; see Notes

26 Saturday

August interim begins

31 Thursday

2-4 p.m.-Farewell Reception for Lechelle Calderwood, KB 210; see Farewell Reception

1 Friday

Last day of second five-week graduate classes
6:30 p.m.-Summer Commencement, Quadrangle; see Schnucker to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement

16 Saturday

August interim ends

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