The Truman Academic Competition Organization went to a sectionals tournament Feb. 9 in Tulsa, Okla., that qualifies teams for competition at a national tournament. Truman A went 13-0, winning the tournament handily and qualifying for a national tournament that will take place April 11-12 at Washington University in St. Louis. Other than having the A team qualify for nationals, Truman team members did very well individually. There were three scorers in the top five: Kent Buxton, a junior biology major from Cape Girardeau, Mo., second overall; Christopher Stone, a junior linguistics major from Springfield, Ill., fourth overall; and Ryan Stander, a sophomore history and political science double major from Liberty, Mo., fifth overall. In the next top five, Truman had two other individuals: Ali Pearson, a senior psychology major from Pacific, Mo., seventh overall; and Tyson Koenig, a sophomore history major from Perryville, Mo., 10th overall. There were more than 40 people at the event representing 11 schools, including Missouri University of Science and Technology, Kansas State University, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Harding University.

Wolfgang Hoeschele, associate professor of geography, has an article titled “Research Agenda for a Green Economics of Abundance” published in the International Journal of Green Economics Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008 in which he outlines the ideas which are detailed in a forthcoming book.

Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, has a chapter titled “A Method for Anticipating Patterns in Archaeological Sequences” in “Archaeology Without Borders: Contact, Commerce, and Change in the U.S. Southwest and Northwestern Mexico,” edited by L.D. Webster & M.E. McBrinn (University Press of Colorado, 2008).

“Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880,” by Daniel Mandell, associate professor of history, has been published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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