Vol. 11 No. 8 - Oct. 17, 2006


  • Alumnus to Sign Books During Homecoming

    Truman alumnus Ken Ralls (’62) will have a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Truman Bookstore.

    Ralls will be signing copies of his two books, “McKay's Island: The Beginning” and “McKay's Island: Vol. 2 The Interlopers.” The third book in the series is due for publication in December.

    Ralls, a captain in the United States Navy, was an airborne radio operator in the Caribbean and Pacific in the 1950s. After graduating from Truman, he taught public school before his present teaching assignment as GED instructor in a Midwestern state prison.

    Books are available for purchase at the Truman Bookstore. Call Steve Pennington at 785.4211 for more information.
  • Truman Partners with U.S. Bank for ATM and Debit Card Usage

    Truman is partnering with U.S. Bank to create a Truman ID Card that can be used as a U.S. Bank ATM/debit card. Students who have a U.S. Bank checking account can choose to activate their Truman ID Card to serve as their ATM/debit card. This new functionality requires that the University replace all Truman ID Cards in January 2007.

    The ID Office is offering to take new pictures, free of charge, for students wishing to have a new picture on their new Truman ID card. The window to take new pictures began Oct. 16 and will run through Dec. 1. The ID Office is located in Kirk Building 112, and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    These new Truman ID cards will be issued after Jan. 1, 2007. More details will follow as to when and how students will pick up their new Truman ID cards. Faculty and staff will receive information in December about receiving their replacement cards after Jan. 1, 2007.

    Contact Truman ID Coordinator Kaye Davis at 785.4123 for more information.
  • Athletes to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

    After a one year hiatus of inducting student-athletes, the Truman Hall of Fame committee has selected two individuals and two teams as part of the 2006 induction Class. The induction will take place as part of Homecoming Activities on Oct. 20-21.

    This year, the first teams will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The concept, adopted from other universities, will allow the Hall to recognize accomplishments of athletic teams rather than selected individuals on those squads. The committee selected one team prior to the University joining the NCAA and another team during the current NCAA-era.

    The 1934 Bulldog football team under coach Don Faurot, one of the greatest teams in school history, and the 1964 Men’s Cross Country team will be the first teams inducted into the Hall.

    Don Faurot’s last team before heading south to the University of Missouri-Columbia was one of the most heralded teams in the nation at that time. The Bulldogs were a perfect 8-0 on the season, scoring 180 points while allowing just 13 on their way to their third straight MIAA championship and eighth in 11 years as a conference sport.

    All-American honors went to co-captains Jack Robinson and Arnold Embree while all-state performers were Robert Doyle, Walter Roth, Drexel Moody, William Scholle, Delbert Maddox, Lynn McHarg, Carl Noble and Martin Rhode. Five other Bulldogs, Orville Towers, Jay Lyle Faurot, Payne Muir, Frank Hanna and Ralph Alexander, were named to the all-conference team.

    The 1964 Men’s Cross Country team was the first team in school history to bring home NCAA hardware. The Bulldogs had an impressive regular season, winning six of seven dual meets. The team finished second in the Southwest Missouri State Invitational meet and were conference champions with five Bulldogs placing in the top eight, including MIAA overall champion, senior Ed Schneider (’65).

    At the national meet, held in Wheaton, Ill., Schneider won the individual national championship in the college division race with a time of 19:43.9. The Bulldogs finished with 105 points and claimed second place in the meet, trailing champion, Kentucky State College by just 10 points. Truman was 59 points ahead of third place State College of Iowa (Iowa State University). Schneider was the lone senior letterwinner on the squad and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986, he retired from coaching the Bulldogs this past December.

    The other letterwinners of the squad were freshman Ronald Werling (’68), sophomores Robert Frost (’67), Craig Guinn (’67) and Gerald Kusek (’68) and junior Terry McDonald (’66).

    Werling was also inducted in the Hall as an individual in 1996. Along with Schneider, Werling is the only other Bulldog cross country runner to earn all-America honors three times.

    The squad was directed by George Hermann and assisted by Tom Songster.

    Two individuals will also be inducted, all-American golfer J.P. Velasco (’90) and former head athletics trainer Clint Thompson.

    Juan P. Velasco (’90) came to then-Northeast from Santiago, Chile and became one of the best golfers in school history. He is the first men’s golfer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Velasco was a four-time all-American, being named to the second-team his first two seasons, and then earning first-team honors in both his junior and senior campaigns.

    The Bulldogs competed in the Division II national tournament in every season Velasco was a member of the squad. He was the team’s medalist in each championship with his best finish of fifth in 1986, his freshman season.

    Velasco finished tied for 13th in 1987 and 11th in 1988, with the event hosted by Truman at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. In his senior season, Velasco finished 22nd.

    While Velasco was a member of the team, the Bulldogs continued a string of eight straight conference titles dating from 1984-1991.

    Clint Thompson was the head athletics trainer for the Bulldogs from 1985-2001 and was instrumental in shaping the lives of athletic training students, student-athletes and coaches.

    Thompson served as editor of the Journal of Athletic Training published by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for 15 years and spent 31 years teaching beginning and advanced athletic training classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Thompson is already a member of three other halls of fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame, while in 1999, he was inducted into the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and he has been a member of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame since 1991.

    The NATA has presented the Clint Thompson Award since 1997 to an individual with an outstanding non-research manuscript which is published by the Journal of Athletic Training.

    Since his retirement, Thompson has been living in Seattle, Wash., with his wife Kathy and is serving as vice president of the Research and Education Foundation for the NATA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and master’s degree from Michigan State University.

    The Truman Athletics Hall of Fame includes 195 student-athletes, coaches and staff members that have played a significant roll for the University. Inductees can be nominated by submitting a nomination form to the Hall of Fame Committee. The committee is composed of former Bulldog letterwinners and meets throughout the year.

    The induction will take place on Oct. 20 as part of the Alumni Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. There will also be a brief ceremony at halftime of the Bulldog football game on Oct. 21 against Washburn.
  • Renowned Musician and Truman Alumnus to Present on Campus

    Truman alumnus and composer J. Mark Scearce, director of the music department at North Carolina State University, will do a presentation on his original music from 9:30-10:20 a.m. Oct. 20 in Ophelia Parrish 2340.

    Scearce, a Kirksville native, is the composer of 60 instrumental works and more than 100 text settings. His works include compositions for orchestra, chorus, band, opera and ballets.

    Scearce has won five international music competitions, is the recipient of five advanced degrees in music and philosophy and has several commercial recordings available.

    Scearce will serve as guest Composer-in-Residence with the Southeast Iowa Symphony from Oct. 16-22. The residency will culminate with a series of concerts, including performances at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa, and Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mount Pleasant.

    For more information on tickets for these concerts, call 319.385.6352 or e-mail seiso@iwc.edu.
  • Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming Events

    Homecoming 2006 will see several Truman alumni being honored at various events.

    The 2006 Alumni of the Year honor goes to Guy and Betty (McKanna) Burton. Guy, a former football player at Truman, earned a B.S. in physical education and business in 1953, and a M.A. in education administration in 1955 from Truman State University (then known as Northeast Missouri State Teachers College). Betty, a former cheerleader at Truman, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1968 with a B.S. in art. The Burtons reside in Leawood, Kan., and are active members of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of Truman State University. Guy serves on the Truman Foundation Board, and he and Betty are distinguished fellows of the Kirk Society as well as members of the President’s Circle in recognition of their generous contributions to the University.

    This year’s Young Alumna of the Year is Sarah (Hartmann) Burkemper, who graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in business administration, and a master of accountancy degree. At the same time, Burkemper was named Outstanding Graduate Accounting Student. She went on to complete an M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Since graduating, Burkemper has worked as a staff accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick, with May Department Store Company, for James Mudd, C.P.A., and as the Lincoln County (Mo.) Public Administrator. She is in her third term as public administrator and is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Troy, Mo. Burkemper continues to actively support the Truman community, having served previously on the Truman State University Foundation Board and as a current member of the Truman State University Board of Governors.

    Gerald “Shag” and Sarah Grossnickle will serve as the 2006 Parade Grand Marshals. After graduating from Truman State University (then known as Northeast Missouri State Teachers College) in 1942 with a B.S.E. in physical education, Shag served in the U.S. Navy as the chief specialist in the physical education program for the Navy Reserve Training Center at Newport, R.I. Sarah and Shag were married in 1942, after she completed her 60-hour certificate from Truman. After the war, Shag taught world history and was a coach at Kirksville Senior High School, and Sarah became a homemaker. Shag served two four-year terms as Adair County sheriff, followed by three terms as Adair County assessor. He also served two terms as public administrator. Sarah also served three terms as public administrator, and between the two, the Grossnickles have contributed 40 years of public service (28 for Shag, 12 for Sarah).

    A football player at Truman, Shag was inducted into the Truman State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. Shag is also a member of several other halls of fame, including the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle High School, El Kadir Shrine Wildlife and the Kirksville Baseball Association. In addition to membership in the Kirksville Area Alumni Chapter of Truman State University, Shag and Sarah are also members of the Kirk Society.

    This year’s Alumni Distinguished Service Awards go to Geraldine “Gerry” (Toth) Ready (’70), Dwayne Smith (’84)(’91) and Charles “Chuck” Woods II (’86).

    Ready graduated from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) in 1970 with a B.S. in business administration and a minor in economics. She has worked for J.C. Penney Co. Inc. for 36 years, and is a project manager and member of the J.C. Penney Direct Operations and Systems team. Ready is treasurer and a founding member of the Truman Dallas Alumni Chapter and is a member of the Truman Alumni Board of Directors. She and her husband, Michael, are members of the Joseph Baldwin and John R. Kirk Society, and fund an annual scholarship at Truman.

    Smith, a native of St. Louis, is the vice president for academic affairs at Harris Stowe State University. Smith attended Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), where he earned his B.S. degree in psychology in 1984, and his M.A. degree in education administration in 1991. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in educational leadership and policy analysis with emphasis areas in multicultural education and black studies. He also completed the management development program at Harvard University. Smith is a founding board member of Kirksville’s Habitat for Humanity, and has previously received Truman’s Multicultural Alumni of the Year Award.

    Woods is director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. In this position he is responsible for the development of the Long-Range Business Plan, preparing financial forecasts, internal performance reporting, supporting external financial reporting and capital planning. Woods holds a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. Serving as the Boeing executive focal to Truman State University, Woods is also a member of the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors.
  • ECO Begins Bring Your Own Bag Campaign

    ECO, Truman's environmental organization, is sponsoring a Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) campaign across campus in order to make students aware of the environmental concerns that arise due to excess plastic bag use, as well as offer information about more sustainable alternatives.

    Brett Wiley, a Truman student and member of ECO's steering committee, has been helping with the campaign, along with many other students.

    "For ECO, it's our first campaign of the year, and we want to inform the campus of possible environmentally friendly practices that the Truman community can use in their everyday lives," Wiley said.

    The idea for the BYOB campaign was initially proposed by Cassie Phillips, also an ECO member. She learned about an online activist site and store, http://www.reusablebags.com, which had initial ideas for running a plastic bag awareness campaign.

    "Not only are they trying to sell items, but there is an educational and activist component to their Web site," Phillips said. "They sell fair-trade products that are both organic and reusable."

    ECO will have informational tables about BYOB set up across campus, as well as at Hy-Vee. The grocery store supports the reuse of bags and offers a $.05 reduction to customers that bring in cloth bags or plastic bags to put their purchases in for current transactions. Customers must tell cashiers when they are planning to use reusable bags in order to receive the discount. The informational tables will have statistics about plastic bag use, along with opportunities to purchase organic cloth bags. Also, ECO will be accepting donations of old T-shirts at the tables that they will make into bags and provide them for members of the Truman and Kirksville communities. If students, faculty or staff would like to get involved or receive more information, they can contact the ECO Steering Committee by e-mail at trumaneco@hotmail.com.

    Informational Tables
    11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    Magruder Hall Main Foyer

    11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 19

    4-6 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Residence Hall Lounges

    12:30-2 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Stokes Stadium


  • Faculty Forum

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Violette Hall 1000

    W. Michael Ashcraft and Dereck Daschke will give a presentation titled “The Study of New Religious Movements: A History and New Contribution.”

    The presentation will discuss cults or new religions, and how scholars have come to define and study them. A reception and book signing will follow in the Violette Hall second floor commons area.

  • Pianists to Perform Recital

    Duo-pianists Martin Cuellar and Melinda Groves will present a recital at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Cuellar will also conduct a Master Class from 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Truman piano majors will be featured during the class.

    Both events are open to the public and are free of charge. Contact David McKamie, professor of music, at 785.4405 for more information.
  • Campus College Bowl Tournament

    Preliminary Tournament
    7-10 p.m. • Nov. 2 • Baldwin Hall

    Final Rounds
    7-10 p.m. • Nov. 4 • Student Union Building

    Registration for the College Bowl Tournament is at the Center for Student Involvement in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Cost is $7.  All participants receive a T-shirt. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign-up. Double elimination competition begins at Truman to select the varsity team. The varsity team will advance to the Regional Championship Tournament to take place Feb. 22-25, 2007.

    If you would like to volunteer to moderate this tournament, contact Sujit Chemburkar at 785.4186 by Oct. 20.
  • Homecoming Activities Oct. 17-21

    Oct. 17

    Field Day
    1:30 p.m.
    Rain site: SUB Activities Room

    Bacchus & Gamma Car Crash
    4 p.m.
    Stadium Drive

    Improv Night
    8:30 p.m.  
    SUB Activities Room

    Oct. 18

    Fire Hydrant Relay
    1:30 p.m.
    Rain site: SUB Activities Room

    Truman Trivia
    8:30 p.m.
    SUB Activities Room

    Oct. 19

    Sand Volleyball
    1:30 p.m.
    Ryle Hall & Phi Sigma Kappa Pits

    Dancing with the Tru-Stars
    7 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Memorial Service
    Following Dancing with the Tru-Stars
    Flame to the Second Century

    Oct. 20

    19th Annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament
    Registration: 10:30 a.m.
    Tee Off: 11:30 a.m.
    Kirksville Country Club

    Bulldog Soccer vs. University of Missouri-Rolla
    2 p.m.
    Soccer Field

    Alumni & Friends Celebration and Hall of Fame Banquet
    6:30 p.m.
    The Lounge, SUB

    Lip Sync
    6:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    20th Annual Black Alumni Reunion and Ebony & Essence Dance
    8:30 p.m.
    SUB Activities Room

    Pep Rally
    Following Lip Sync
    Red Barn Park
    Rain site: Pershing Arena

    Following Pep Rally
    South Field

    Oct. 21

    21st Annual Bulldog 5K Run
    Registration: 7 a.m.
    Race: 8 a.m.
    Barnett Hall

    9 a.m. • Franklin Street
    (Canceled if lightning)

    Nursing Reception
    After the Parade
    SUB Conference Room

    West Campus Suites Ribbon Cutting
    10:30 a.m.
    West Campus Suites
    Tours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    ResLife Alumni Reception
    11 a.m.
    West Campus Suites

    Student Senate Reception
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • SUB

    11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Red Barn Park
    Rain site: Rec Center Small Gym

    Alumni Class Reunions
    Class of 1956, Class of 1966, Class of 1976, Class of 1981, Class of 1986
    11:15 a.m. • SUB
    Young Alumni (1996-2006)
    At the Tailgate Picnic

    Tailgate Picnic
    11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Red Barn Park
    Rain site: Pershing Arena

    Severns Theatre Donor Plaque Ceremony
    11:30 a.m.
    Ophelia Parrish

    Women’s Soccer vs. Washburn
    Soccer Field

    Football vs. Washburn
    2 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium

    Award Presentations
    Halftime of Football game
    Stokes Stadium

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Iowa Wesleyan
    5 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    Step Show
    6 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Columbia College
    7:30 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    SAB Comedian Tom Cotter
    9 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Oct. 22

    Jazz Brunch
    10:30 a.m.
    Adair Building

    Unique Ensemble
    1 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activites Room

    Women’s Soccer vs. Emporia
    1 p.m.
    Soccer Field
  • West Campus Suites Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Take Place Oct. 21

  • The Next STEP and American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Sponsor Speaker Daryle H. Busch

    Daryle H. Busch
    Ph.D., Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas  

    “Ventures in Green Chemistry”
    6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 19
    Magruder Hall 2001
    Reception following in the Cyber Café 

    “Green Oxidative Catalysis at the Center for  Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis”
    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Magruder Hall 1098

    Sponsored by: The Next STEP and American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

  • Fall Career Expo 2006

    1-5 p.m.
    Oct. 25
    Student Union Building

    More than 100 companies will be waiting to talk to Truman students about possible jobs and internships.

    Students who have not done so, may go to the Career Expo for help with resumes, cover letters, company information and more.

    Students can register for Expo on online at http://career.truman.edu.

    Map Out Your Future events such as “How To Work A Career Fair” and Mock Employer Interviews will take place on Oct. 24.

    After Expo, the Career Center will host a reception in our building for employers, students, faculty, and staff.  Students can stop by for snacks, prizes and networking opportunities.
  • National Residence Hall Honorary Of-The-Month Winners

    August Winners

    Adviser: Mike Porro, Centennial Hall
    Student Adviser: Kati Smith, Nason Hall
    Community: Hoffman House (Centennial Hall) and Busch House (Ryle Hall)
    Educational Program: Ryle Hall Mocktail Dance Party, Ryle Hall
    Social Program: Gettin’ Jenga With It, Blanton Hall
    Student: Maria Sumner and Kristin Meilink, Centennial Hall
    Spotlight: Early Returners, Residence Hall Association and Hall Senates

    September Winners

    Spotlight: Andrea O’Brien, director of residence life
    Adviser: Jimmy French, NRHH co-adviser
    Student Advisers: Valorie Wolgast and Kati Kremer, Blanton Hall
    Student: Danielle Noring, Centennial Hall
    Executive Board Member: Laura Scott, Dobson Hall Senate
    Community: Field House (Ryle Hall)
    Diversity Program: Eating with Guang, led by Erica Nesbit, Ryle Hall

  • November Election Candidate Forum

    Meet the Candidates
    5:30-6:30 p.m. • Oct. 24

    Adair County Candidate Introductions
    6:30-7 p.m. • Oct. 24

    Candidates Forum
    7-8:30 p.m. • Oct. 24

    All events take place at the El Kadir Shrine Club on U.S. Highway 63/Baltimore St.

    The events are sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Agricultural Science Informational Session

    6:30-8 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    Magruder Hall

    Students interested in learning more about Truman’s major and minor in agricultural science are invited to this informational meeting. Agricultural science faculty will be on hand to provide information regarding the program.

    Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Magruder Hall Cyber Café area.
    The informational presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2007.

    Contact Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture, at mseipel@truman.edu for more information.
  • Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan Information

    Employees considering retirement who are eligible for MOSERS “80 and Out” rule and who are at least 50 years old with a sum of age and years of service credit equaling 80 or more, or who have 15 years of full-time service at the University and are at least 57 years of age at the time of retirement, are reminded that the window to apply for Truman’s Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan has begun and will remain open until Dec. 15. This plan is voluntary, and the current window is for applications for retirements before July 1, 2007. This will be the final application window for the current Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan.

    Employees eligible for the plan should read Section 10.110 of the Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan Board’s Code of Policies to understand the full policies of the plan. Additional information is also available on the Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan Web site at http://hr.truman.edu/benefits/msrp/. Interested employees with questions should contact Curt Devan, Director of Human Resources, at devanc@truman.edu, or Matt Moore, Benefits Coordinator, at mrmoore@truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open/AST
    Deadline: Oct. 23
    *Captains' Meeting: Oct. 26
    Play Begins: Oct. 28 and Nov. 4

    Table Tennis
    Division: Open/AST
    Deadline: Oct. 30
    *Captains' Meeting: Nov. 2
    Play Begins: Nov. 4 and 11 

    Entry forms may be picked up at the Student Recreation Center (IM bulletin board) and are available online.

    Entry forms must have name, banner ID number and signature of each participant. Entry forms are to be deposited in the metal box located at the Member Services Desk in the Student Recreation Center by 11 p.m. of the posted due date.

    Captains' meetings will take place at the Student Recreation Center Conference Room.

    All intramural rules posted in the handbook are applicable with every sport/event. Each participant is responsible for reviewing Student Recreation Center guidelines and intramural guidelines available on the Web site before any participating in any event/sport.

    *Dates are subject to change upon discretion of director, please utilize the Web site http://recreation.truman.edu for the most current information.


  • Notables

    John Ishiyama, professor of political science and director of the McNair Program, was awarded the 2006 James B. Hamilton Research Scholar Award from the MidAmerica Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), for his recent publications on the effectiveness of educational opportunity programs.

    Huping Ling, professor of history, has been commissioned to edit two books: “Voices of the Asian American Experience,” by the Greenwood Press, a two volume history that will be published in 2009; and “Chinese St. Louis: A Pictorial History, 1857-2000s,” to be published in 2008 by Arcadia Publishing.

    Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture; Charlie Apter, associate professor of agriculture; and Glenn Wehner, professor of animal science; hosted four Vietnamese animal scientists who recently visited the University Farm as part of a tour of the agriculture industry in the United States. The Vietnamese scientists are key players in the regulation of agricultural imports into Vietnam. Seipel gave a presentation on the current state of agriculture in the United States, Apter spoke to the group about the equine industry and Wehner overviewed the beef industry. The visit was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, and coordinated by Bruce Lane of the University of Missouri Extension Service, Wehner was the Truman visit coordinator.

    Gregg Siewert, professor of French, had his review of “Teaching in Eden,” by John Janovy, recently published in the Summer 2006 issue of Great Plains Quarterly (Vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 215-6).


  • Notes

    Truman’s United Way fund-raising campaign has raised $36,352.25 to date, which is 64.9 percent of the $56,000 goal.

    The Student Activities Board (SAB) will present Dashboard Confessional with opening act Brand New at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in Pershing Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, at a cost of $15 for students, and $30 for general admission. Tickets are available in the SAB office on the third floor of the Student Union Building.

    The University Society of Middle Eastern Dance will be having Halloween candy gram sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17-18 in the Student Union Building.

    DEPThS will have its weekly meeting from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 17 in Baldwin Hall 249. A topic on music and spirituality will be presented. Contact Dan Johnson at dan@truman.edu for more information.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will continue to highlight “Teaching for Critical Thinking” for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, will give a Folklore Colloquium titled “Philippino Folk Medicine” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Baldwin Hall 218. Hadwiger will be speaking on his studies of the points at which folk and mainstream medical remedies intersect in the Philippines.

    The Liberal Studies Roundtable will continue from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. Ken Carter, professor of chemistry, will give a speech titled “Will This be on the Test?: Deliberation as a Guide and Goal in Transcending Grade-Focused Culture.” R.S.V.P. to the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@truman.edu or by phone at 785.4391 to order a complimentary boxed lunch for the event.

    There will be a Blackboard workshop from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 19 in McClain Hall 215. Contact Sherry Dare at sdare@truman.edu or at 785.4026 for more information.

    The second installment of the Viewpoints Series will be “Viewpoints: The War in Iraq” at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room. ResLife sponsors this event where students and professors debate the most controversial issues of our time. Contact Sam Hodge for more details at srh436@truman.edu.

    The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Cystic Fibrosis: A Clinical and Basic Sciences Review” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 2001. Truman alumna Dr. Megan McBride (’97), D.O., F.A.A.P., of the Mercy Medical Group in Kansas City, Mo., will present the lecture. Lin Twining, professor of biology, will host the event.

    Alpha Phi Omega will have an alumni reunion from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ryle Hall Commons. Present and former members are invited to enjoy desserts, volleyball and brotherhood together. E-mail kelsey@truman.edu for more information.

    The Truman men’s rugby team will take on a squad of its alumni members at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the University Rugby Field, located on Florence Street, directly below the tennis courts.

    The Spanish Club will be showing the film “Habla con Ella” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Contact Vincent DeMarco at vrd308@truman.edu for more information.

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council will have its Homecoming Step Show 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Tiffany Johnson at ttj221@truman.edu for more information.

    Students can submit essays, news stories, reviews, comics and photos to The Monitor, the University’s alternative student newspaper, until Oct. 21 for the upcoming issue. Poetry submissions can be sent to aHugeManatee@gmail.com, while all other submissions should be sent to monitortrm@hotmail.com. The Monitor will be distributed on campus on Oct. 25.

    Want to know how good your French is? Assessment and Testing along with the French program is offering an opportunity to determine your level of French with an internationally-normed exam by taking (at no cost) the ETS Test de Français International, from Canada, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Violette Hall 1224. Please register by e-mail at nasher@truman.edu by Oct. 22 with TFI in the subject line, and in the message include your full name and phone number. The test will take about three hours to complete.

    Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir will have its annual fall Homecoming concert at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The concert will feature a performance by the Praise Dancers. Contact Ian Vickers at imvy2k@aol.com for more information.

    The women’s club soccer team will have a game against the University of Iowa women’s club soccer squad at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the recreational sports field, located behind Centennial Hall.

    The University Jazz Ensemble will have a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Baldwin Auditorium.

    Employer mock interviews will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center. Students can practice their interviewing skills for the Career Expo. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information, or to sign up for a mock interview.

    Edward Jones will sponsor a free informational program titled “How to Work a Career Fair” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center Classroom. The program will help students to prepare for Career Expo and the professional world. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.

    “How to Ace the Interview,” a program sponsored by Larry Frey of the Elly Lilly company, will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center Classroom. The program is designed to prepare students for professional interviews. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.

    The 2006 President’s Roundtable will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union Building Lounge. The meeting will provide leaders of campus organizations an opportunity to interact with other leaders, as well as to improve leadership transmission skills. Students, faculty and staff interested in participating in the event must R.S.V.P. to Ashley Adams by e-mail at aaa704@truman.edu by Oct. 25.

    There will be a stress management presentation at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. A speaker from the University Counseling Services will be there to help students learn to identify their own stress symptoms, recognize their sources of stress and discover ways of coping with stress. The event is sponsored by the University Counseling Services and Phi Sigma Pi. Contact Colleen Fitzgerald at cef434@truman.edu for more information.

    The University Observatory will have an open house from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 26. The observatory is located at the University Farm.

    The Career Center’s Hollywood Haunted Horror House will be from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Career Center. The haunted house is free. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.