Vol. 10 No. 21 - February 21, 2006


  • Board of Governors Elects Officers


    The Truman Board of Governors new officers (pictured left to right) are Vice President Randa Rawlins, President Ruth Mach and Secretary Mark Wasinger.

    The Truman Board of Governors elected new officers during the Feb. 18 meeting that took place on campus.

    Ruth Mach of St. Louis was elected president of the Truman Board of Governors. Randa Rawlins of Columbia, Mo., was selected vice president and Mark Wasinger of Hannibal, Mo., was selected as secretary.

    Mach is retired after 20 years of service as principal of Meramec Elementary School in the Clayton, Mo., School District. She is now serving as an elementary assistant superintendent with the St. Louis Public Schools and working part-time for the Clayton School District as a specialist in the Human Resources department. A graduate of Truman State University, she earned her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate from Saint Louis University.

    Rawlins is general counsel at Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Mo. She was a Pershing Scholar at Truman, graduating summa cum laude in 1979. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1982. She serves on the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Council of Board Chairs.

    Wasinger is a partner in the law firm of Wasinger, Parham, Morthland, Terrell and Wasinger, L.C. in Hannibal, Mo. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983.
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents "The Trip to Bountiful"

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    he Montana Repertory Theatre will perform “The Trip to Bountiful” as part of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, in Baldwin Auditorium.

    “The Trip to Bountiful” tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who feels the stifling confinement of the city apartment she shares with her son and daughter-in-law and decides to revisit her hometown in the low farmland of the Texas coast. There she discovers, amid the ruin and decay of time’s passage, the satisfaction of a life well-lived and a renewed connection to her past. The play deals with two topics close to the heart, how to cope with parents as they age, and the existential tug people have in their hearts for “home.”

    In addition, the movie version of “The Trip to Bountiful” won an Oscar for Kirksville native Geraldine Page’s heartfelt performance.

    The Montana Repertory is a professional, community-oriented theatre company based at the University of Montana.

    Free tickets for this performance are available Feb. 21 for students at the SAB office and for faculty and staff in the CSI with University ID.

    Call 785.4016 for more information.
  • Applications Available for White House Internship Program

    The White House Internship Program is a highly competitive program offering students the opportunity to serve the president and to explore public service.

    In addition to carrying out normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures and tours, and complete an intern service project.
    Interns may serve in the fall, spring or summer. All candidates must be at least 18-years-old, hold United States citizenship, and be enrolled in a college or university.

    Students interested in applying should read and complete the White House Intern application at the White House Intern Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html. A strong application will include sound academic credentials, a history of community involvement and leadership, solid verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated interest in public service.

    Completed application materials must be submitted to Karen Race, deputy director and intern coordinator in the office of White House Personnel, at intern_application@whitehouse.gov before March 7 for the summer 2006 term (May 23-Aug. 25) and before June 1 for the fall 2006 term (Sept. 5-Dec. 15). The White House selects approximately 100 interns for each session.

    For more information, contact Karen Race by phone at 202.456.5979 or by e-mail at intern_application@whitehouse.gov.
  • Career Center Offers Students Interviewing Experience


    SCORE members who mock interviewed Feb. 14 include (pictured left to right): Harold Laydon, college president emeritus; Carl Block, professor of marketing/business; Mike Wozniak, electrical engineer; and John Rhein, professor of marketing/journalism.

    Polly Matteson, a career coordinator at Truman’s Career Center, has arranged with a SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) chapter from Columbia, Mo., to provide students with very real-world interviewing experiences this semester.

    SCORE is a national volunteer organization with members from all areas of business and academia. Members serve as mentors and advisers having a close working relationship with Small Business Development.

    Visit the Career Center for more information on future SCORE mock interview dates.
  • Fine to Discuss the Creative Process at Faculty Forum

    Aaron Fine, associate professor of art, will present a lecture titled “Puncturing Surfaces: An Examination of the Creative Process” as part of the Truman Faculty Forum at 7 p.m., March 2, in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Fine’s presentation will focus on the process of creating a body of work, as well as the connections between his creative research and the work of other artists at various points in history. Specifically, he will focus on the theme of “surfaces” in his paintings to facilitate a discussion of how the artist works and how that relates to a cultural context.

    Fine’s presentation will be followed by a reception and exhibition of his artwork.
  • Enrollment Fees Approved at Board Meeting

    The Truman Board of Governors approved an increase in tuition and required fees of +3.9 percent for Missouri undergraduates and +4.8 percent for non-Missouri undergraduates for the 2006-2007 academic year at the Feb. 18 meeting that took place on campus.

    In-state enrollment fees for full-time students will be $5,970 (an increase of $115 per semester) while out-of-state costs for full-time students will increase to $10,400 (an increase of $240 per semester).
    The Board approved continuing the $95 per semester Student Recreation Center fee and an $80 per semester Student Union fee. The Board approved the following fees for students enrolled in six or more semester hours during the academic year: a $34 per semester student activity fee, a $2 per semester student government fee, and a $25 per semester student health fee. 

    The Board set the room and board fee for 2006-2007 at the December 2005 Board meeting. It will cost $7,020 per student for a two-person room in the new residence hall, $5,790 per student for a two-person room at Ryle/Centennial, $5,570 per student for a two-person room at Missouri/Dobson/Grim, $5,675 per student for a two-person room at Blanton/Nason/Brewer.

    Student Senate presented its new vision document to the Board. The Board passed a resolution of appreciation for the Student Senate’s good work.
  • Scholarships Available

    Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office for the J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association. This $1,000 scholarship opportunity is available to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science students who have an emphasis in career fields associated with water supply. The deadline for submittal of this application is Feb. 28.

    The Fund for Theological Education (FTE)
    is a leading advocate for excellence and diversity in Christian ministry, working to support the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars, providing fellowships and a network of support to gifted young people from all denominations and racial/ethnic backgrounds. To find out how you might qualify to receive a $1,500 stipend to use for educational expenses, go to http://www.thefund.org. The deadline  for application is March 1.

    The Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis
    is inviting eligible students to apply for the 2005-2006 journalism scholarships that will be awarded by the Foundation in the spring of 2006. Students majoring in journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Recipients are chosen on the basis of aptitude and interest in pursuing a career in journalism or comunications. Academic achievement and financial need are also important factors in the final selection process. Applications are available at the Truman Financial Aid Office. Completed applications must be returned by March 27 to the Journalism Foundation.


  • 2006 Student Research Conference Abstracts Due Feb. 22

    2006 Student Research Conference
    Thursday, April 20

    Abstracts are due Feb. 22.

    Submit abstracts online at http://src.truman.edu.
  • 2006 Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence

    The Division of Business and Accountancy presents
    Laura Patterson, president and co-founder of VisionEdge Marketing, Inc.
    as the 2006 Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence

    Open sessions for all students:
    “Customer Centricity: The Road to Success”
    6:30-8 p.m. • Feb. 21
    Violette Hall 1000

    “Strategically Marketing Services to Build Value and Beat the Competition”
    3:30-5 p.m. • Feb. 22
    Violette Hall 1000

    This program is sponsored by the I.M.C.E.R.A. Group which endows the Raymond F. Bentele/ Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program.
  • Open Course Lists Now Available

    The summer and fall 2006 open course lists are currently available via TruView.

    Additional registration information, including registration dates, is available at http://registrar.truman.edu.

    Printed schedules will be available after Spring Break.
  • "Murderball" Athlete to Speak on Campus

    The Delta Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi presents
    “No Arms, No Legs, No Problem”

    Bob Lujano
    Paralympic rugby athlete from the film “Murderball”

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 22
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Free admission

    Funding provided by the Funds Allotment Council and the Residential College Program
  • Career Center Upcoming Events

    Map Out Your Future Events
    Feb. 27

    Mock Employer Interviews
    Eli Lilly, Dot Foods, Labtech (science majors only), Target
    8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Career Center

    Must pre-register and turn in your résumé at the Career Center to sign up for an interview.

    Navigating Federal Employment
    Clay Hayden, Social Security Administration
    4:30-5:30 p.m. • SUB Governors Room

    Backpack to Briefcase

    Maria Rolfes, Edward Jones
    5:30-6:30 p.m. • SUB Governors Room

    Internship Panel

    6:30-7:30 p.m. • SUB Governors Room

    Ace the Interview

    Larry Frey, Eli Lilly
    6:15-8 p.m. • SUB Spanish Room

    Spring Career Expo 2006
    1-5 p.m.
    Feb. 28
    Student Union Building

    Pre-register at http://career.truman.edu.

    Stop by the Career Center to get help with résumés, cover letters, company information, and more.

    Post-Fair reception for employers, students, faculty and staff
    Feb. 28
    Career Center

    Snacks, prizes and networking opportunities

    For more information or assistance with planning for the Expo, stop by the Career Center or call 785.4353.
  • Faculty/Staff February TGIF

    All Truman faculty and staff are invited to the February TGIF

    4:30-6 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    University Club

    Munchies and a variety of beverages will be provided.
  • Library Survey

    All faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as 900 randomly selected undergraduates have been invited to participate in a Web survey conducted by Pickler Memorial Library.

    This survey is very important to the future planning of library services.

    All people responding have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of several prizes.

    If you haven’t already done so, please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.
  • Black History Month Activities

    Sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center, the Division of Fine Arts, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha and the African Students Organization

    Feb. 22
    Annual Black Music Festival
    8 p.m.
    OP Performance Hall

    Feb. 25
    38th Annual Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
    Truman State University’s jazz ensembles and guest artists Dick Oatts and Mike Kocour
    7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets are $6 at the door. For more information, contact Barry Watson at 660.988.0762 or Tim AuBuchon, assistant professor of music, at 785.4412.

    Feb. 26
    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    4:30 p.m.
    SUB Activities Room
  • Free Tax E-Filing

    Free Tax E-Filing provided by Beta Alpha Psi

    8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 25 and March 4
    Violette Hall 1424

    The entire community is able to use these services. The site operates on a first come, first serve basis.

    Those filing should bring a valid photo ID, social security card, all statements of earnings, their spouse with his or her social security number and all of their children’s social security numbers.

    See http://bap.truman.edu for more information.
  • Student Activities Board Presents Comedian Lewis Black and Guest Jon Bowman

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets are $8 with a Truman ID, $15 for general admission. Contact the SAB Office at 785.4722 for more information.
  • Educator of the Year Nominees

    K. Scott Alberts
    Stephen Allen
    William Ashcraft
    Donna Bailey
    Marc Becker
    Robin Becker
    Joseph Benevento
    Steven Chappell
    Scott Chenault
    Elizabeth Clark
    Janice Clark-Young
    Bruce Coggins
    Jacqueline Collett
    Sal Costa
    Dereck Daschke
    Douglas Davenport
    Adam Davis
    Alan Davis
    Andrea Davis
    Roberta Donahue
    Timothy Farley
    Suren Fernando
    Pam Gardner
    David Garth
    David Gillette
    Janet Gooch
    Robert Graber
    Susan Guffey
    Christine Harker
    Teresa Heckert
    John Ishiyama
    H. Martin Jayne
    Mark Jennings
    James Jereb
    Amber Johnson
    M. Royce Kallerud
    Brian Lamp
    Daniel Mandell
    Tom Marshall
    Jerry Mayhew
    James McCormick
    Shirley McKamie
    Jeanne Mitchell
    Maria Nagan
    Lee Orchard
    Brent Orton
    H. Marie Orton
    Eric Patterson
    Amy Peebles
    Dan Peterson
    Lloyd Pflueger
    Alanna Preussner
    John Quinn
    Donna Rhinesmith
    Priscilla Riggle
    John Rutter
    Randall Smith
    Karon Speckman
    Mark Spitzer
    Kristopher Stroup
    Alex Tetlak
    James Tichenor
    Michael Tidwell
    Sally West
    Brenda Wheeler
    Amy Wilson


  • Notables

    Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, was notified that her article “Undergraduate International Students: A Resource for the Intercultural Education of American Peers?” has been accepted for publication in College Student Journal. The research for the paper was supported by a fellowship from the Diveristy Institute of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Truman State University.

    Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, has just had the paperback edition of “Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism” released by Rutgers University Press. Edis is co-editor of the book, with Matt Young. For more information, see http://www2.truman.edu/~edis/books/id/.

    Masahiro Hara, associate professor of Japanese,
    had a paper titled “Input, Triggering, and Poverty of the Stimulus in the Second Language Acquisition of Japanese Passives” accepted for publication in Second Language Research.

    Nick Hart, a senior political science major from Peculiar, Mo., will participate in Push America’s 2006 “Journey of Hope” in June. Hart will meet 90 fellow members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity from universities across the country as he embarks on the 70 day, 4,200 mile cross-country cycling trek to raise funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to Push America on behalf of Hart should contact him at 816.786.1887 or nick@truman.edu. He has also set up a Web site with more information at http://www2.truman.edu/~nrh113/.


  • Notes

    The 2006-2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds.  Contact the Financial Aid Office, MC 103, 785.4130, if you have questions.

    Human Resources, in cooperation with the staff of the Student Health Center, announce the 2006 annual wellness screenings.
    They will be offering blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and prostate screenings for faculty, staff and spouses at the Student Health Center. To attend, you must register for a specific appointment block from 7:30-8 a.m., 8-8:30 a.m., or 8:30-9 a.m., Feb. 21, Feb. 23 or March 3. No walk-ins will be accepted. To R.S.V.P. for a block, visit http://hr.truman.edu/register/. Questions concerning the screening should be addressed to the nursing staff, Student Health Center at 785.4182 or Human Resources at 785.4031.
    The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series Extra Edition
    features the Wakonese Reading Circle and Ken Bain’s “What the Best College Teachers Do,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, in PML 205. Call 785.4391 for more information.

    Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood will have a general interest meeting
    from 6-7 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Centenntial Hall Main Lounge. E-mail trumanvox@gmail.com or contact Marie Weichold at 785.4871 for more information.

    The Division of Fine Arts presents “All the Way Home,” adapted by Tad Mosel and directed by Lee Orchard, professor of theatre, at 7 p.m., Feb. 21-25, in the OP Courtyard Theatre. Tickets are $2 each and may be reserved or purchased in advance at the Ophelia Parrish Box Office. The box office is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information about tickets, call 785.4515. Contact Orchard at 785.4267 for more information about the production.

    A student who was raised in the Sikh tradition will talk about Sikhism at this week’s DEPThS meeting at 8 p.m., Feb. 21, in BH 249. All are welcome to attend these weekly meetings. E-mail depths.tsu@gmail.com for more information.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will have an open discussion
    about the issues raised during the University Conference Day and Baldwin Lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

    The Graduate Council will meet
    from 3:30-5 p.m., Feb. 22. Contact Crista Chappell at 785.4109 or gradinfo@truman.edu for more information.

    The application deadline for the 2006 Homecoming Committee has been extended to 4 p.m., Feb. 22. Applications are available at and should be returned to the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 or acurrier@truman.edu.

    Alpha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi are having a date auction
    from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22, in the SUB Down Under. Contact Leah Picker at lnp119@truman.edu for more information.

    The Nursing Student Association will sponsor the Health Awareness Fair, noon-5 p.m., Feb. 23, in the multipurpose gym at the Student Recreation Center. The Fair will include a variety of booths offering health screenings and information, including skin fold testing, blood pressure screenings, hearing screenings, sexual and mental health information and more. Free door prizes will be given away. Contact Lauren Merryfield at d2030@truman.edu for more information.

    The International Club will be hosting a date auction
    from 7-8 p.m., Feb. 23, in the SUB Down Under. All proceeds will be donated to help the victims of the earthquake in southeast Asia. Contact Chelsea Hokanson at 785.5197 or ceh438@truman.edu for more information.

    Ryan Huber, a junior music major from Belleville, Ill., will present a Junior Piano Recital
    at 8 p.m., Feb. 23, in the OP Performance Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

    The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting,
    from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 23, at the University Farm. Go to http://observatory.truman.edu for more information.

    Campus Christian Fellowship will sponsor two presentations by David Menton, professor emeritus at Washington University School of Medicine,
    from 7-9:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in the SUB Alumni Room. Menton will give two presentations titled “The Hearing Ear and the Seeing Eye” and “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” followed by a question and answer session. For more information, contact David Shane at 785.5814.

    Andy Lee, a Truman alumnus who is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present a Visiting Artist Solo Piano Recital at 8 p.m., Feb. 24, in the OP Performance Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

    The University Art Gallery presents the national juried competition of contemporary art until Feb. 24. Contact Gallery Director Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

    The Center for Student Involvement is sponsoring the Truman College Bowl Team
    to attend the Regional Tournament held on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 or acurrier@truman.edu for more information.

    The Rotaract Club will present the second film of its International Film Series, “Rabbit Proof Fence,” from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 25, in Violette Hall 1000. Contact Brynn Weimer at 665.3452 or bew935@truman.edu for more information.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor the Assessment Colloquium “Collegial Review of Student Writing: The Value of Qualitative Analysis of Student Work” with Barbara Price, associate professor of English education, and members of the Writing Across the University committee at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27, in PML 205. Call 785.4391 or e-mail lindadav@truman.edu for more information.

    SPJ will host an informational portfolio workshop at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in BH 252. Elizabeth Kelly Klay, features editor at the Springfield News-Leader, will provide tips on perfecting a portfolio package and answer questions.

    Windfall, the campus literary magazine, has extended its submission deadline to Feb. 28. Those who have submitted a work, but have not received confirmation that it was received, are asked to please submit their work again. Log on to http://windfall.truman.edu for more information.

    Student Senate is sponsoring a Study Abroad Information Session at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in VH 1000. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about study abroad programs and speak with other students about their experiences abroad. Contact Emily Meyer at 785.5599 or ejm761@truman.edu for more information.

    Omicron Delta Kappa is now accepting nominations for the Student Hall of Fame. Nomination forms are available in each division office and in the office of David Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs, Kirk Building 112. Nominated students must have at least 90 credit hours and plan to graduate by December 2006. The deadline for nominations is March 2. The award will be presented at the Leadership Recognition Banquet on April 19. Contact Ilana Barash at 665.3130 or ikb513@truman.edu for more information.

    The University Art Gallery presents “Encounters with Lincoln” illustrations by Thomas J. Trimborn,
    professor of music, until March 2. Contact Gallery Director Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m., March 3, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker, associate professor of history, at 785.6036 for more information.

    The Student Activities Board (SAB) presents Truman Live!, a talent show of Truman performers, at 7 p.m., March 3, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are available at the SAB Office in the lower level of the SUB. Call 785.4722 for more information.

    Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Sigma Alpha will sponsor the Spike Charity Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 4, at the Student Recreation Center. Coed teams of at least six people, including at least three women, can register to participate for $5 per person. Money raised will go to Hope’s Kitchen. See the fliers posted on campus for registration information.

    Submissions for the Schwengel-Lincoln Contest in essay, oratory and art are now being accepted. Contestants must prepare a 1,000-1,500 word, 3-5 page essay, a speech of the same length or an artistic work. Winners in each division will receive a $300 cash prize or a trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., March 6. Contact Chett Breed, professor of English, at 785.5981, Barry Poyner, professor of communication, at 785.4063 or Russell Nelson, associate professor of art, at 785.7332 for more information.

    Truman’s Model United Nations Team is looking for new student participants.
    Beginning on March 7, training sessions will take place from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in BH 348. Model United Nations, POL 554: Section 2, is a two-semester class (spring and fall) that earns students a total of three credit hours. Those interested in participating should contact Amanda Keener at akeener@gmail.com or Stuart Vorkink, professor of political science, at ss27@truman.edu.

    The annual Study Abroad Fair will be from 10 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 8, on the first floor of Kirk Building. Representatives of study abroad options in Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia will be present.

    The Department of Public Safety will be providing a shuttle service to and from the LaPlata train station for Midterm Break. Reservations are $5 and are due March 9. Students can sign up at the Public Safety Building. For more information or to make reservations, contact Joyce at 785.4177, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    Nominations for the 2006 Leadership Recognition Program are due by 5 p.m., March 10, in the CSI.  Nomination packets may be picked up in the CSI or found at http://studentinvolvement.truman.edu/2006%20LRP%20Nomination%20Packet.pdf.

    The Special Olympics Northeast Area Track and Field Games are looking for volunteers to be buddies to athletes from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 8, at Stokes Stadium. Volunteers for other aspects of the games are needed as well, with less of a time commitment. Those interested in volunteering should contact the Student Council for Exceptional Children at 627.6035 or scec@truman.edu.