Vol. 12 No. 27 - April 8, 2008

Features

  • Truman Board of Governors Meets

    The Truman State University Board of Governors met in Kirksville, April 5, at its regular April meeting. The Board welcomed new Board members Mike Greenwell and Karen Haber. Greenwell succeeds Wilma Maddox who served on the Board for 14 years. Haber succeeds Randa Rawlins who served on the Board for 10 years. The Board recognized Maddox and Rawlins with a resolutions of appreciation for their dedication and time commitment to Truman.

    The Board introduced George Cody Sumter, who will become the next student representative to the Board of Governors. Sumter is a senior computer science major from Warrensburg, Mo. Gov. Matt Blunt has appointed Sumter to fill the expired term of Emily Kiddoo, a senior political science major from Memphis, Mo. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

    The Board also received updates from various departments across campus, including the annual reports from Student Government, Faculty Senate and Enrollment Management.

    Among other actions, the Board:
    • Approved a modest increase in enrollment fees for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition and fees for full-time, in-state undergraduate students will be $6,458, a 4 percent increase. Out-of-state fees for full-time undergraduate students will be $11,309, a 4.5 percent increase. The additional funds will be used to meet mandatory cost increases as well as qualitative improvements in instructional equipment and campus technology. The funds will also be used to increase faculty and staff salaries.
    • Approved RubinBrown LLP to serve as the University’s external audit firm;
    • Authorized the president to execute an extension of SunGard Higher Education’s contract for a period of three years with the possibility for further extensions of two one-year periods;
    • Approved the budget for the Franklin Street and Barnett Hall parking expansions;
    • Approved funding for renovations to Dobson Hall; and
    • Approved funding for the Stokes Stadium Turf replacement project.

    The Board is scheduled to meet the afternoon of June 13.
  • Truman Debaters Maintain Tradition of National Success, Rothermel Takes All-American Award

    Six members of the Truman Forensic Union brought home several awards from the 2008 National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) Championship Tournament, held March 27-30, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Two hundred and thirty-four two-person debate teams, representing 83 different colleges and universities attended this year’s championship.

    Dylan Rothermel, a senior economics major from Homewood, Ill., was one of four students nationally to receive NPDA’s Academic All-American Award. This award honors students with especially high grades, debate success, and community service. This is the second year in a row that Truman students have earned the coveted honor.

    In addition, two individual teams reached elimination rounds of the tournament. Rothermel and Mark Buchheit, a sophomore history major from Carthage, Mo., had a 6-2 preliminary round record earning them a bye through the first elimination round. They defeated the University of the Pacific in the triple-octafinal round before ending their march in the double-octafinals, or top 32, of the 234-team field. Sara Archer, a senior accounting major from Riverside, Mo., and Chris Girouard, a junior political science and communication double major from Chesterfield, Mo., earned a 5-3 preliminary record and defeated a team from Vanguard University in the quad-octafinals, before ending in the triple-octafinals, or round of 64. This is Buchheit’s first national elimination round appearance, Rothermel and Girouard’s second, and Archer’s third, respectively.

    Truman ranked 17th overall in the tournament, outranking all other participating Missouri colleges and universities, as well as the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Washington, and the University of California-Berkeley, who rounded-out the top 20.

    This concludes the team’s 2007-2008 competitive season.

    This is the 10th-straight year that Truman has placed teams in the elimination rounds of the national championships. In only one year since 1999 has the team failed to place at least two teams at that level of the tournament. More than 30 Truman teams have accomplished this since Truman joined NPDA.

    “This is an impressive accomplishment considering we only brought six students to nationals this year,” said Kevin Minch, director of forensics. “We normally bring anywhere from four to eight teams to nationals. These students accomplished a lot with much smaller numbers. They have worked very hard, and make me incredibly proud.” Minch, who also serves as president of NPDA, and, therefore, is not allowed to coach during the tournament, added: “I am also incredibly thankful for the leadership of assistant coaches Prof. Kristopher Stroup and Dr. Leslie Hahner, as well as alumni Tyson Helder and Jacob Stutzman, who coached the team so superbly during the contest--and throughout the season.”

    Truman Forensics is a co-curricular program of the Department of Communication and is supported through a combination of University funds and alumni contributions. For more information on Truman Forensics log on to http://forensics.truman.edu or call 785.5677.
  • Students Receive Academic Honor Awards

    The Academic Honor Awards took place March 31 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    Paul Wagner, 1993 Truman alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science, was the speaker. He received a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Baylor University. He is currently the deputy commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

    The following students were honored as the outstanding student in their respective disciplines:

    College of Arts and Sciences
    Agricultural Science…..........................Sheila Rustemeyer
    Art….................................................... Galen Gibson-Cornell
    Art History.......................................….Lauren Walton
    Art: Visual Communication.............….Kacie Sis
    Biology….............................................Kayleigh Swaggart
    Chemistry….........................................Lauren Michael
    Chemistry….........................................Dale Pahls
    Communication-Communication Arts…Alexander Hayden
    Communication-Journalism….............Diane Poelker
    Communication-Public Communication.....Stephen Barnes
    Communication-Communication Studies...Natalie Soltys
    Economics.............................................Justin Junkel
    English ….............................................Eran Feintuch
    French…...............................................Jarrett Anderson
    German…............................................Chelsea Klaus
    History….............................................Daniel Glossenger
    Justice Systems…..................................Jennifer Mueller
    Linguistics...................….....................John Devin Tressler
    Mathematics….....................................Kristofer Raske
    Music…................................................Pamela Corder
    Philosophy............................................Katherine Tullmann
    Physics…..............................................Matthew Over
    Political Science…................................Benjamin Coate
    Political Science…................................Bonnie Treichel
    Psychology…........................................Eneda Hoxha  
    Psychology…........................................Christopher Honts
    Religion…............................................Ryan Dabler
    Russian….............................................Hannah Kay
    Sociology & Anthropology..................Laura Halfmann
    Spanish….............................................Kelsey Doerr
    Theatre….............................................Courtney Schaefer

    School of Business
    Graduate Accounting…........................Ryan Hudnall
    Undergraduate Accounting…...............John Sturgeon
    Business Administration-Finance…......Justin Junkel
    Business Administration-Management..Natalie Gorski
    Business Administration-Marketing…..Erica Rhomberg

    School of Health Sciences & Education
    Graduate Communication Disorders…Amy Kreimer
    Undergraduate Communication Disorders…Katrina Hough
    Graduate Elementary Education….......Elizabeth Huster
    Graduate Secondary Education….........Amanda Geldbach
    Graduate Special Education…..............Sarah Murphy
    Exercise Science…................................Nichole Friederich
    Health Science…..................................Emily Krogmann
    Nursing….............................................Juli Hermanson

    Graduate Studies
    Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award…Maggie Mayhan
  • Theatre Faculty and Students Showcase Talents Together

    Truman’s Department of Theatre will present Marie Jones’ award-winning play, “Stones in His Pockets.” The production is a faculty showcase highlighting the acting talents of Randy Bame, Baldwin Auditorium manager, and Todd Coulter, assistant professor of theatre. Bame and Coulter share the roles of 15 characters of various age and gender. Students and faculty work side-by-side on the production team including directors, designers, stage managers and crews-a unique project that is a rare occurrence.

    “Stones in His Pockets” takes place in rural County Kerry, Ireland. Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn (played by Bame and Coulter) are extras on the set of a movie being filmed. Jones’ comedy recreates the filming and the rural town, locations including the movie set, pub, farmland, and funeral. With slight shifts in physicality and costume Conlon and Quinn become a wide variety of characters.

    The play will be performed at 8 p.m. April 10-12 in the Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theatre. Admission is free. Tickets are now available in the Box Office and may be picked up during regular hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday) in the Ophelia Parrish lobby in front of the James G. Severns Theatre. Tickets may also be reserved via e-mail to theatreboxoffice@truman.edu, or phone at 785.4515.

    For more information contact Marissa LaRose, publicity head and assistant director, at mkl131@truman.edu or Joan Mather, director, at jmather@truman.edu.
  • Student Voting to Take Place April 15 and 16

    In addition to voting on Student Government leaders, students will have the opportunity to vote on an increase to the Student Activities Fee during the Student Senate election April 15 and 16. The proposed increase is $3.50 per student, per semester: $2.80 going toward the Student Activities Board (SAB) and the Funds Allotment Council (FAC) would receive $.70.

    For more information about SAB and their mission, please contact SAB at 785.4722 or stop by the SAB Office in the lower level of the Student Union Building between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Students to Represent Truman at 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

    Forty-four students will be representing Truman at the 2008 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR®). Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Md., will host the conference, April 10-12. More than 2,200 undergraduates from more than 300 colleges and universities will attend the three-day event.

    The students representing Truman include: Chanee Anderson, Gabriel Baker, Harrison Black, Joshua Blechle, Rauleen Mei Caballas, Crystal Cunningham, Eric Dieckman, Jennifer Dine, James Estes, Erin Futrell, Jessica Gasch, Alexander Hayden, Alyson Hendry, Brandy Holmes, Emily Hopson, Adrien Keables, Lina Khan, Hana Khidir, Patrick Kilgore, Elizabeth Klass, Megan Knoche, Patsy Kohlfeld, Alison LaFollette, Thomas Lecaque, Nirab Manandhar, Allison Meadows, Emily Murdock, Christopher Peterson, Gemmicka Piper, Christopher Pivirotto, Megan Sassenrath, Matthew Schweizer, Bradley Smith, Julia Stefani, Henry Strathman, Paul Strauss, Ha Ta, Robert Topping, Katherine Tullmann, Michael Vander Vort, Kelsey Vaughn, Danielle Wall, Lauren Walton and Rachel Ward. They will be accompanied by Hena Ahmad, Sara Orel, Lloyd Pflueger and Steven Reschly.

    The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

    Truman’s participation in NCUR is made possible by generous support from the Provost’s Office and is coordinated by Truman’s STEP Office.
  • Scholarship Opportunities Available

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students. For further information, and an application, stop by the Truman State University Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103. Deadline for submission is April 15.

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a nonprofit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest free loans. The program assists students with financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate good character, and must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles or Warren, or the Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair for at least two years prior to application. Applications are due April 15. For more information please call 314.725.7990 or e-mail info@sfstl.org or you can pick up an application packet in the Truman State University Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103.

    The Truman State University Financial Aid Office has received notification of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) scholarship.
    Scholarship assistance is available to those pursuing careers in the specialty equipment industry. Career path opportunities include: accounting, administration, advertising/PR, design/graphics, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, photo/journalism, race car driver/crew, sales/marketing, technicians and transportation. For more information, visit the SEMA Web site at http://www.sema.org/scholarships. The deadline for applications is April 18.

Announcements

  • Historians Sponsor Early-Vreeland Lecture

    Kerby Miller, University of Missouri-Columbia, will present the annual Early-Vreeland Lecture at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    The topic of his address will be “‘Scotch-Irish,’ ‘Black-Irish’ and ‘Real-Irish’: Immigrants and Identities in the Old South.”

    For more information, contact Jeff Gall at jgall@truman.edu.
  • The Career Center to Host Lend a Hand for a Living Nonprofit Conference

    The conference, to take place April 8, is for students wishing to receive more information about careers in nonprofit environments. In addition to a keynote speaker, students will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions, in which they can connect with Truman alumni about careers in nonprofit organizations. Breakout session topics include: “Nonprofit Jobs,” “A Year of Service Panel,” “Student Intern Panel” and “Career Development and Grad Schools.” A reception with refreshments will follow the conference.

    The conference will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 8 on the third floor of the Student Union Building. Students who want to attend the conference must pre-register, as seating is limited. Please register by visiting http://career.truman.edu and clicking on the ‘Lend a Hand for a Living’ scroll.

    Lend a Hand for a Living was started in 2007 as a response to the high numbers of Truman students wishing to work in the nonprofit sector.
  • Alcohol Awareness Week

    April 7-10

    HLTH 440, University Counseling Services, BACCHUS & Gamma, and MOPIP are sponsoring the events for Alcohol Awareness Week.

    Mocktails and Root Beer Floats
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 8 • Student Union Building Mall

    Remote Control Car Obstacle Course with Beer Goggles, Mocktails, and Root Beer Floats
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 9 • Student Union Building Mall

    National Alcohol Screening
    8 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room
  • Order of Omega Congratulates the 2008 Golden Apple Faculty Award Recipients

    Each year during Greek Week, the Greek community honors outstanding educators who have shown a strong commitment to students both inside and outside the classroom.

    The following professors were honored:
    Patricia Burton, Department of Philosophy and Religion
    Mark Campbell, Department of Agricultural Science
    Datha Damron-Martinez, Department of Marketing
    David Gillette, Department of Economics
    Janet Gooch, Department of Communication Disorders
    Janice Grow, Department of Education
    James Guffey, Department of Math and Computer Sciences
    Bryce Jones, Department of Business Law
    Liz Jorn, Department of Health and Exercise Sciences
    Jason Lin, Department of Business Administration
    Joaquín Maldonado-Class, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
    Anne Moody, Department of Chemistry

    Order of Omega would like to thank the faculty members for their contributions to Truman. The Golden Apple Award Banquet took place April 7.
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents “Twelfth Night”

    7:30 p.m. • April 22
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets will be available April 15. Log on to http://lyceum.truman.edu for more information.
  • Public Relations Internship Opportunity Available

    The Truman State University Public Relations Office is now accepting résumés for the full-time fall 2008 internship position. Interns receive course credit, a stipend and valuable experience in desktop publishing and public relations office duties. Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply.

    Interested students should e-mail their résumé and three writing samples to truman.kbest@gmail.com.
  • Staff Classification and Compensation Plan Study

    James C. Fox, Fox Lawson & Associates, will present his findings and recommendations regarding the Staff Classification and Compensation Plan study from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. April 8 in Violette Hall 1000. The two presentations will provide the same information. The presentation will be recorded for those staff members who are unable to attend either presentation.

    For more information about the study, visit https://secure.truman.edu/businessoffice-s/hr/classification/. Contact Curt Devan at devanc@truman.edu for more information.
  • Now Hiring

    The Center for Student Involvement
    The Center for Student Involvement is now accepting applications for scholarship and work-study positions. Applications for fall 2008 may be picked up at the CSI Office in the Student Union Building. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 with any questions.

    SERVE Center
    The SERVE Center is now hiring. Students may pick up an application today. Applications are available for scholarship and work-study positions for fall 2008 in the Center for Student Involvement or at http://serve.truman.edu. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 9 in the CSI Office. Contact the CSI Office at 785.4222 with any questions.

    Student Affairs Office
    The Student Affairs Office is now accepting applications for summer and fall semester work. Applications will be available in the Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 3100, and are due May 2.

    Writing Center
    Students from all majors are invited to apply for positions as writing consultants. Consultants may choose to receive a stipend or apply their work toward scholarship hours. Stop by The Writing Center, McClain Hall 303 for an application or visit the Web site http://writingcenter.truman.edu. For more information call 785.4484.
  • The Second Annual Audible Laudables on the Quad(able): A Truman Community Readers’ Gala

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. • April 16
    Quadrangle near the Flame to the Second Century

    Join Pickler Memorial Library in Celebrating National Library Week (April 14-18) by reading aloud an excerpt from your favorite written work. Please prepare a five to 10 minute long excerpt.

    Stop by the Flame to the Second Century, located in front of Kirk Memorial, to read and listen. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact Janice Weddle at 785.4542 or jweddle@truman.edu for more information or to schedule a reading.
  • Campus Life, Spirit and Fun Working Group 2008 Forum

    The forum will take place from 5-6 p.m. April 22 in Student Union Building Room 319.

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback on how Truman’s current policies affect the spirit and fun of the campus.

    A prize drawing for five Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble gift certificates will take place for all those in attendance.
  • Sodexho Becomes Sodexo

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    Sodexo is changing the group’s name and rejuvenating its visual identity.

    For more information, visit http://www.sodexousa.com.
  • 2008 Educator of the Year Banquet Finalists Announced

    Educator of the Year Finalists:
    Jeffrey Gall, associate professor of history and social science education
    Jonathan Gering, associate professor of biology
    Warren Gooch, professor of music
    James Guffey, professor of mathematics
    Leslie Hahner, assistant professor of communication
    Alanna Preussner, associate professor of English

    The Educator of the Year banquet will take place at 6 p.m. April 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    Contact tsu_eoy@yahoo.com to request an invitation or to R.S.V.P.

Notables

  • Notables

    The Truman chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recognized in the Winter/Spring 2008 issue of Phi Kappa Phi forum for their successful book drive, in which they partnered with Truman’s chapter of the Communication Disorders Association. The drive assisted Janet Gooch, associate professor and department chair of communication disorders, with her Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant. A portion of the funds was to be used to create a lending library for the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic’s clients and their families.

    Matthew Beaky, associate professor of physics, had his spectral observations of Nova Cygni 2008, acquired at the Truman Observatory, published in the International Astronomical Union Circulars. A suspected nova can only be confirmed through a measurement of its spectrum; Beaky’s observations were the first reported spectrum of the nova, now officially known as V2468 Cygni.

    Masahiro Hara, associate professor of Japanese, presented a paper titled “The Learning of Processing Routines Appropriate for Target Languages” at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2008 Annual Conference March 31 in Washington, D.C.

    Diane Janick-Buckner, professor of biology; Chris Dove, a junior biology major from Chesterfield, Mo.; Eneda Hoxha, a senior biology and psychology double major from Albania; Joshua Kangas, a senior computer science major from Kirksville; Christa Manton, a junior biology major from Linn Creek, Mo.; and Rebecca O’Connell, a junior biology major from Kansas City, Mo.; recently presented posters and attended the 2008 Midwest Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Kangas received one of two awards given to the best undergraduate presentations.

Notes

  • Notes

    The Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s presentation will feature Kris McKim, Truman’s new grants and compliance specialist.

    There will be a Law School Expo
    from 3-5 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The expo will include representatives from Mizzou, Drake, Washburn and Saint Louis University. Materials from other law schools will also be available. A Law School Seminar will follow the Law School Expo from 5-6 p.m. April 9 in Magruder Hall 1090. Forrest Roberts, senior director of outreach and pre-law programs for the Princeton Review, will provide students with insight about completing the application process, picking a school and career options. All are welcome to attend. Contact Emily Zerkel at trumanprelawclub@yahoo.com for more information about these events.

    Students enrolled in the Community Nutrition course will present “Healthy Dining”
    from 1-1:30 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Room 322 to Truman faculty, staff and students. Contact Alison Hays at amh831@truman.edu for more information.

    “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme” by Moliere will be performed by Truman French students
    at 8 p.m. April 10 and 11 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The play will be presented in French with English subtitles. Contact Patrick Lobert at plobert@truman.edu for more information.

    IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. April 11 in Violette Hall 1300. Jim McNabb (ITS) will present about “Accessing Campus Network Resources from Home and Away.”

    The Department of Education is hosting a Job Fair
    from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. More than 25 school districts will be attending the event and anyone interested in the education field is welcome. For more information, contact Laura Nickelson at lenickel@truman.edu.

    There will be a Biology Seminar
    from 12:30-1:20 p.m. April 11 in Magruder Hall 2001. Stephanie Fore, professor of biology, will present on “Ticks: Of Mice and Men.” Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001. For more information, contact Will Petry at wkp956@truman.edu.

    Pickler Memorial Library will present a Public Lecture
    at 3:30 p.m. April 11 in the Library gallery. Scott Thatcher, associate professor of mathematics, will discuss “Mobius: Transforming Geometry.” Visit http://library.truman.edu/events/mobiustalk.htm for more information.

    Truman faculty and staff who would like a free baby sitter for a night may sign up for Phi Sigma Pi’s Parent’s Night Out. There will be supervised activities for kids from 6:30-10 p.m. April 11 in the Pershing Small Gym. Phi Sigma Pi will accept children who are three years and older. The children will be able to participate in activities such as crafts, games, movies, sports, story time and snacks. R.S.V.P. by e-mail to julia159@gmail.com with name, number of children, and children’s ages.

    The Student Advocate Association of ATSU-KCOM and the Student Recreation Center are sponsors for the 30th Annual Osteopathic Fun Run/Kid’s Run at 8:30 a.m. April 12. It is $12 to register until 5 p.m. April 9 and $14 to register from April 9-12. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Online registration can be completed at http://www.active.com. For more information, contact Andrea Nelson at 801.721.0720.

    The Association of Black Collegians, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. are hosting the Spring Showcase Step and Dance Competition from 7-9 p.m. April 12 in Baldwin Auditorium. Greek teams will step against one another and dance teams will battle it out for prize money. Part of the proceeds go toward a philanthropy. General admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) initiation ceremony will take place
    at 1 p.m. April 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A and B. The keynote speaker will be Rep. Rebecca McClanahan. In addition, PKP will be initiating Sue Magruder, first lady emeritus; Mary Rhodes Russell, Missouri State Supreme Court Justice and a former Truman Board of Governors member; and Wilma Maddox, a former Board of Governors member; as the first alumni initiates. Douglas Davenport, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Lisa Glaubitz, reference librarian; Liz Jorn, instructor in health and exercise sciences; and Julie Lochbaum, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; will be the four faculty/staff members who are initiated. Truman’s PKP chapter will also be initiating graduate students for the first time.

    There will be a health and fitness presentation for faculty and staff from 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 14 in the Student Recreation Center Conference room. Presented by students in the Program Implementation and Evaluation class, the topic will be “Smart Snacks.” Contact Rebecca Verhaeghe at rnv051@truman.edu with questions.

    SAB presents Fire Dancers from 9-10 p.m. April 14 on the Mall. The event is free and complimentary refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, there will be a blacklight show in Pershing Arena at the same time. For more information, log on to http://sab.truman.edu.

    Le Coin Francais is sponsoring a presentation about the plans for Kirksville’s new skate park at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu for more information.

    Phi Epsilon Kappa, exercise science fraternity, is sponsoring Glow Stick it to Cancer
    at 9 p.m. April 15 at Stokes Stadium Gardner Track. Glow Stick it to Cancer is a two-mile run/walk at night with glow sticks. All proceeds will benefit the Adair County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Registration forms are available online at http://www2.truman.edu/~sdd209. Contact Sam Dutrow at sdd209@truman.edu for more information.

    The 34th annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place
    at 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Approximately 148 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 15, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources Office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.

    The Weekly Lunch Series will not meet April 16. The final Weekly Lunch session for the semester will take place as scheduled April 23.

    Pickler Memorial Library and other local libraries joined together to create READ posters
    for Kirksville libraries during National Library Week. A reception will take place at 4 p.m. April 17 at the Adair County Public Library to honor the local celebrities who served as models for the posters.

    There will be an informational meeting about the ESL China Internship
    at 7 p.m. April 17 in Violette Hall 2351. The internship will be teaching conversational English in Shuizhai, Guangdong Province, PRC. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu or Jan Grow at jgrow@truman.edu.

    Applications are still being accepted for summer and fall 2008 study abroad programs.
    Submission deadlines for summer 2008 range from mid-April to early May; deadlines for the Fall range from mid-April to early June. Applications and more information about specific programs can be picked up in the Study Abroad office, Kirk Building 114.

    The CSI is now accepting registration for the 2008 Activities Fair,
    to take place from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 4 on the Quadrangle. All campus departments and student organizations in good standing with the CSI are eligible to register. Registration forms are available in the Center for Student Involvement or at http://studentinvolvement.truman.edu. The first 100 organizations to sign up will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

    Le Coin Francais and La Casa Hispanica in Missouri Hall are accepting applications for next year until May 2. Contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu or Carol Marshall at carolmar@truman.edu with questions.