Vol. 10 No. 29 - April 25, 2006


  • Lyceum Series to Close Season with Two of Truman’s Musical Groups

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series season will conclude with performances by two of Truman’s musical groups, the University Chorus and the University Orchestra. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., April 29, in Baldwin Auditorium.

    The University Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, comprises 90 student musicians and performs regularly on campus and on tour in Missouri. It was selected to perform at the January 2006 Missouri Educator’s Association Convention at Tan-Tar-A. Members of the orchestra have recently been featured in performances in Milan, Florence, Rome, Paris and Nice and toured in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague in August 2005.

    The University Chorus, conducted by Mark Jennings, is a large, non-auditioned ensemble composed of students from many of the disciplines offered on campus. Works recently performed include Mozart’s “Requiem,” Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Handel’s “Messiah.” Their Lyceum performance will feature master works for orchestra and chorus as well as contemporary, popular selections.

    Free tickets for this performance are now available for students at the Student Activities Board (SAB) Office in the SUB Governors Room and for faculty and staff in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), lower level of the SUB, with University ID.

    Call 785.4016 for more information.
  • Scholar in Residence to Speak on Prodigies and the Future of the Liberal Arts

    The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeastern Missouri will hold the 15th Annual Spring Lecture at 6 p.m., May 1, in the SUB Room 306. The speaker will be Mark Perry, who joined the Truman faculty in 2005 as a McNair Teacher/Scholar in Residence. The lecture's title is "Hackers, Violinists and Other Dime-a-Dozen Prodigies: Where the Liberal Arts Might Go in the Globalization Age."

    Perry holds a bachelor's degree in music and physics from Haverford College, and a master's and doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in cultural anthropology and the history of culture, respectively. His current research interests focus on the rise of alternative culture and the growing environmentalist movement.

    Admission to the Spring Lecture is free, and the event is open to the public. A reception will follow.
  • Students’ Paper Wins at National Conference


    Thought Technology Ltd. President Hal Meyers (left) and Vice President Larry Klein (right) present a ProComp Infiniti system to Fred Shaffer (second from left), William Robinson III, Andrew Bax, Bryan Sappington and Joseph Goedde.

    Truman State University students Andrew Bax, a senior psychology major from Jefferson City, Mo.; Joseph Goedde, a sophomore psychology major from Jefferson City, Mo.; and William Robinson III, a senior biology major from Chesterfield, Mo.; were named as the 2006 recipients of the Best Student Paper Submission Award by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) at its 37th Annual Meeting, April 6-9, in Portland, Ore.

    At the conference, undergraduate, masters and doctoral students competed for a $4,500 Thought Technology Infiniti data acquisition system.

    Bax, Goedde and Robinson's paper, titled "The Cousins Relaxation Exercise (CRE) Increases Heart Rate Variability," explored the effects of using CRE as an adjunctive treatment in heart rate variability training. The results of their study support the use of the CRE as a home practice exercise to enhance the effects of heart rate variability training and encourage further research within clinical populations.

    These students belong to Truman's Applied Psychophysiology Research Team, mentored by Fred Shaffer, professor of psychology. Their travel was generously supported by the Social Science Division.
  • Index Named Best in State at Missouri College Media Association Conference

    Several Truman students traveled to the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA)'s annual convention April 7-8 in St. Louis. Truman's weekly newspaper, the Index, took home top honors at the convention, including being named Best in State across all divisions and winning first place in the Best Overall Newspaper category for Division 2 schools.

    The annual MCMA journalism awards are judged by the Missouri Press Association. Students from the Index were honored for their work in many areas, earning several awards.

    First place awards went to Alicia Collins, a freshman communication and English double major from Bloomington, Ill., for feature writing; and Lindsay Koski, a junior art major from Kansas City, Mo., and Conor Nicholl, a junior communication and pre-secondary education double major from Maryland Heights, Mo., for sports page. The Index also won first place in the advertising and page one design categories.

    Second place awards went to Sara DeGonia, a sophomore communication and English double major from Liberty, Mo., for feature writing; Jessie Gasch, a junior English and French double major from St. Peters, Mo., for in-depth news reporting; Lisette Metz Grulke, a sophomore pre-secondary education major from Kelley, Iowa, for news photography; Koski for feature page; and Nicholl for sports writing.

    Third place awards went to Perrin Carrell, a junior English major from West Plains, Mo., for editorial cartoon; Maureen Ferry, a May 2005 Truman alumna from St. Louis, for entertainment cartoon; Karen Schwartztrauber, a senior communication and art double major from Colfax, Iowa, for feature page and story illustration; and Chris Tharp, a junior communication major from Kirksville, for sports photography and Web page. The Index also won third place awards in editorial writing and sweepstakes.

    Honorable mentions went to Nick Corich, a freshman art and psychology double major from Kirkwood, Mo., Grulke, Koski, and Lisa Margetis, a sophomore art and communication double major from Orland Park, Ill., for photo page; DeGonia for entertainment review; Tyler Madsen, a junior exercise science major from Decatur, Ill., for sports writing; and Tharp for sports photography.

    Steven Stepanek, assistant professor of communication and Index adviser, traveled to the conference with the students.
  • Student Media Leaders Selected for Upcoming Academic Year

    The Truman Student Media Board has selected the student media leaders for the 2006-2007 academic year.

    The new leaders are: Marisa Butler, a junior art and pre-elementary education double major from Parkville, Mo., KTRM executive director; Erin Clark, a junior communication and English double major from Lincoln, Ill., Detours editor in chief; Sara DeGonia, a sophomore communication and English double major from Liberty, Mo., Index editor in chief; Erin Hickman, a junior English and pre-secondary education double major from Summersville, Mo., Echo yearbook editor in chief; and Andrew Richmond, a sophomore pre-business administration major from West Des Moines, Iowa, executive producer of News36.
  • Lyle Ingraham Scholarship Applications Available May 1

    Applications for the new 2006-2007 Lyle Ingraham Scholarships will be available online beginning May 1. Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors at Truman are eligible to apply. According to scholarship guidelines, the maximum annual award per student is $4,000. Criteria include financial need and leadership and potential for academic success. Students must be full-time and in good academic standing to receive the scholarship.

    The Lyle Ingraham Scholarship fund is designed to assist students with financial need to attain a Truman State University education. The fund was established through an estate gift of $3.44 million by Lyle Ingraham, a native of Green Castle, Mo., who passed away on July 3, 2005, at the age of 99.

    To apply, please go to https://secure.truman.edu/isupport%2Ds/scholarships.asp. The deadline for applications is midnight, May 7. Recipients will be notified and their names will be posted on the Foundation scholarship Web site by the end of May.
  • Scholarships 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 endeavor to teach 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 at McClain Hall 103. Deadline for submission is May 1.

    The William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is recommended. For further information regarding this scholarship, stop by the Financial Aid office at McClain Hall 103. Information must be received by May 1 for consideration.


  • You are cordially invited to the Dedication of Omicron Delta Kappa President's Garden

    in Honor of Jack Magruder

    2 p.m.
    April 29
    Quadrangle, in front of Kirk Memorial Building

    Hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa and the Office of Advancement

    Reception to follow.

    Please R.S.V.P. by calling 785.4133.
  • Invite your siblings for the inaugural Siblings Weekend Event

    April 28-29

    The weekend will allow students and their siblings to create a common bond centered around Truman State University.

    A wide variety of events are scheduled to appeal to a diverse age group.

    Registration is simple and inexpensive. Simply fill out the registration form at http://rha.truman.edu/siblings/ and bring a $5 registration fee with you to the barbeque on April 29. All siblings ages 9-18 are welcome to attend.

    Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) in cooperation with many campus organizations, including the Student Activities Board (SAB), the Residence Hall Senates, and International Club.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega

    10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    April 26 and April 27
    Student Union Building

    For more information, e-mail Phil Vance at pdv014@truman.edu.
  • Boiler Shutdown

    This year's annual boiler shutdown for maintenance and inspection is scheduled for May 16-26. The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water throughout the shutdown period. It is anticipated that the boilers will be back on-line by the afternoon of May 26.

    If you have any questions regarding the shutdown, or if you have schedule conflicts to address, please notify the Physical Plant Office as soon as possible at 785.4200.
  • Global Issues Colloquium

    "Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran"

    Fatemeh Keshavarz
    Washington University

    7:30 p.m.
    April 27
    Violette Hall 1000

    For more information, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 or ctl@truman.edu.
  • Upcoming Student Activities Board (SAB) Events

    Mythbusters: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

    8 p.m.
    April 27
    Pershing Arena

    Tickets are on sale now in the SAB Office in the SUB Governors Room. Tickets are free with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the performance.

    Drive-in Movies: "King Kong" and "The Producers"

    8 p.m.
    April 28
    Red Barn Park
    Rain Site: Pershing Arena

    No tickets are needed, and free popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

    The Final Blowout

    April 29

    2-6 p.m.
    Inflatables, games, snacks, live music, T-shirt making, more than $1,000 in prizes and more.

    6:30 p.m.
    Rugby Field
    Free pizza dinner with Truman ID (First come, first serve).

    7:30 p.m.
    Rugby Field
    Concert and fireworks display.

    No tickets needed.

    Call SAB at 785.4722 for more information about any of these events.
  • SOAN Senior Seminar Sociology and Anthropology Capstone Presentations

    April 26
    SUB Room 306

    First Session
    2:30-4 p.m.

    Second Session
    6-8 p.m.
    Followed by a reception and refreshments.

    Presentations by senior SOAN majors will address a wide range of topics. Some examples include inequalities in health care, child abuse policies, critiques of development theory and family planning programs, agricultural development in ancient Japan, and a cross-cultural study of herder diet.

    Detailed Schedule
    First session 2:30-4 pm, April 26

    2:30 p.m. - "Unconscious Meanings in Relationship Signals"
        Will Vierling
    2:45 p.m. - "Effect of Divorce on Children’s Self-Esteem"
        Phil Campbell
    3  p.m. - "Political Activism Today: Interplay of Gender with Political Participation and Voting Patterns"
        Brian Woll

    5 minute break

    3:20 p.m. - "Red, White-Collar, and Blue: The Crimes and Punishment of Society’s Elite"
        Jonathan Young
    3:35 p.m. - "Effectiveness of Juvenile Delinquency Programs"
        Melissa Outis

    Second session 6-8 p.m., April 26

    6 p.m. - "Living in the Inner City"
        Theresa Radomski
    6:15  p.m. - "Child Maltreatment Policy in the U.S."
        Laura Keck
    6:30 p.m. - "Cross-Cultural Education Studies: What Makes the Scores?"
        Anna Chiu

    10 minute break

    6:55 p.m. - "Critiques of Free Markets and Development Theory"
        Jasmyni Dias
    7:10 p.m. - "Market Integration and Pastoral Land Tenure: Toward an Economic-Anthropological Dialogue"
        Hannah Schreiber
    7:25 p.m. - "A New Paradigm in Family Planning? Why the Economic Perspective has Failed in Sub-Saharan Africa"
        Lukin Murphy

    For more information, e-mail Elaine McDuff at emcduff@truman.edu.
  • The Truman State University Bookstore will host a Book Signing

    with Truman religion professors

    Dereck M. Daschke and W. Michael Ashcraft

    of their newly-released co-edited work

    "New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader"

    10 a.m.-noon
    April 29
    University Bookstore, SUB

    The reader is a collection of primary documents from many cults or New Religious Movements and includes introductions by the co-editors and an appendix on the anticult movement by a leading scholar in the field. The reader is designed for use in undergraduate classes as well as for general readership. This is the first book of its kind. To date, no other reader like this is available.

    On the day of the signing, the book will be available for purchase for 20 percent off its list price.

    For more information, contact Steve Pennington, Truman Bookstore Manager, at 785.4211.
  • End of the Semester Hours

    Pickler Memorial Library

    April 30
    noon-2 a.m.

    May 1-4
    7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.

    May 5
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    May 6
    noon-9 p.m.

    May 7
    noon-2 a.m.

    May 8-11
    7 a.m.-2 a.m.

    May 12
    7 a.m.-6 p.m.

    May 13
    noon-5 p.m.
  • Public Relations Office Accepting Resumes for Fall 2006 Internship

    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.

    Interested students should drop off their résumé, three writing samples and an on-campus reference in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 101, or e-mail them to Katie Best at kbest@truman.edu. Call 785.4016 for more information.


  • Notables

    Sarah Jones, a senior history and pre-secondary education double major from Belleville, Ill., has been awarded the James Madison Fellowship. This prestigious award is given to only one student per state. Jones, who will graduate in May and enter the MAE program in secondary education history, will have her graduate studies paid for and will also go to an intense four week seminar on the Constitution this summer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.jamesmadison.com/.


  • Notes

    The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor the Assessment Colloquium "Promoting Student Success: Development of an Effective Intervention System" from 4:30-6 p.m., April 25, in the SUB Conference Room. Maria Di Stefano, Sue Pieper and Dominick Scalise will present the results of their assessment-grant-funded study examining the effectiveness of the Academic Planning and Development course focused on the College Success Factors Index. For more information, call 785.4391 or e-mail ctl@truman.edu.

    The communication faculty will sponsor the Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest from 6-10 p.m., April 25, in BH 252. This is a ceremonial speech contest open to all spring Communication 170 students. The finalists will compete for prizes on May 3. Sign-up sheets are available in Communication 170 classes. For more information, contact James Cianciola at 785.6043 or jciancio@truman.edu.

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. presents Kappa Week 2K6. Events for the week include the following: Kappa Alpha Psi Intake Informational, 6:11 p.m., April 25, SUB Room 306; Cancer Awareness Forum, 7:11 p.m., April 25, SUB Room 306; Kappa Karaoke/Open Mic, 7:11 p.m., April 26, SUB Down Under; Kappa Alpha Psi Movie Night, 8:11 p.m., April 26, Baldwin Hall Little Theater; REAL TALK: Project Change Forum Founded by Nick Ferrer, 7:11 p.m., April 27, MG 2001; Kappa Alpha Psi Presents A Kappa Komedy Klassic "Laffjam," 6:11 p.m., April 28, Pershing Arena; and Kappa Alpha Psi Sweetheart Ball, doors open at 6:11 p.m., April 29, SUB Activities Room. "Laffjam" is cosponsored by the Funds Allotment Council (FAC), and admission is free. Admission to the Sweetheart Ball will cost $5. For more information, contact Brandon Gordon at 708.250.9128.

    Alpha Sigma Alpha will host a Question and Answer Night as part of their Spring Rush from 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 25, in the SUB Activities Room. Friends are welcome to attend. E-mail Kara Hanson at kah509@truman.edu for more information.

    The DEPThS group will meet at 8 p.m., April 25, in BH 249. E-mail depths.tsu@gmail.com for more information.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 26, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

    The Disability Services Office will sponsor a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group at 7 p.m., April 26, in BT 268. For more information, call 785.4478.

    Truman Jazz Lab Bands I and II will perform at 8 p.m., April 26, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Tim AuBuchon at 785.4412 or aubuchon@truman.edu.

    The Annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m., April 27, in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are available in the Human Resources Office in MC 106 for $10 each.

    The Illusion Danz Team will be having clinics and tryouts this week. The first clinic will be from 8-10 p.m., April 27, in the Pershing Dance Studio. The second clinic will take place from 3-5 p.m., April 28, in the Student Recreation Center Aerobic Room. Tryouts will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 30, in the Student Recreation Center Aerobic Room. All who wish to tryout will also have an interview. Contact Leslie Blanchard at 314.368.3682 or illusiontsu@yahoo.com to sign up for an interview or for more information.

    The University Club invites all faculty and staff members for conversation and refreshments from 4:30-6 p.m., April 28, at the University Club located on Patterson St., across the street from Mail Services. This is a University Club social event, not an official University function therefore people will want to "clock out" before attending.

    The Second Annual National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Charity Walk will take place from 5-8 p.m., April 28, at Stokes Stadium. Registration costs $10. All proceeds will benefit the Missouri School for the Blind. For more registration information, contact nscswalk@gmail.com.

    The Truman State University Music Department will present the second annual Truman Jazz Composers Concert at 8 p.m., April 28, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Tim AuBuchon at 785.4412 or aubuchon@truman.edu.

    HALO and Spanish Club will sponsor Dancing with the Stars from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m., April 28, in the SUB Down Under. Participants can dance with their favorite Spanish staff and students. Admission costs $1, and proceeds will benefit HALO and Spanish Club. Contact Kim Mitchell at 785.4886 or kkm833@truman.edu for more information.

    This year the Kirksville Heart Walk (approximately 2.5 miles) will be in honor of former Truman State University football coach and Truman alumnus, John Ware. Anyone can participate in this event on April 29. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. If you have an interest in participating or being part of a team, contact Jack Schrader at schrader@truman.edu or 785.4171.

    The Office of Admission will host this year's Junior Visit Day from 8:45 a.m.-9 p.m., April 29.

    The Fifth Annual Business and Accountancy Spring Recognition Dinner will take place at 6 p.m., April 29, in the SUB Georgian Room. The dinner will honor outstanding students from the Division of Business and Accountancy.

    The Rotaract Club will present the fifth and final film of its International Film Series, "Goodbye Lenin!" at 6:30 p.m., April 29, in VH 1000. Contact Brynn Weimer at 665.3452 or bew935@truman.edu for more information.

    The Psychology Capstone Research Presentations will take place from 1-5 p.m., May 2, in the SUB Activities Room. Senior psychology majors will be presenting the results of original research in poster format. For more information, contact Karen Smith at 785.6033.

    The Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) and Kirksville Arts Association are hosting the first ever ARTSEnvironmental Gallery Show now through May 4. For more information, e-mail Cassie Phillips at cassiephillips@care2.com.

    Sodexho is sponsoring the Generous Helpings Hunger Relief Initiative now through May 12. Sodexho is assisting in raising additional funds by purchasing specified manufacturer food and supply products. One hundred percent of the additional funding earned will be distributed to the Sodexho Foundation to support hunger programs. Every day, Sodexho will Show Case a particular item that will use these featured products from a participating manufacturer. Using more of these products will increase the amount of money donated to hunger relief in North America.