Vol. 12 No. 24 - March 18, 2008


  • Women’s Swimming Wins Seventh National Championship


    The Truman women’s swimming team gathers after winning the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships March 15 in Columbia, Mo.

    The Bulldog women’s swimming team won the 2008 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championship at the Mizzou Aquatics Center March 15 in Columbia, Mo. This makes seven national championships in eight years for the Truman women. Truman won with 461.5 points to Drury University’s 449 points.

    All 14 women’s swimmers earned all-America honors. Kate Aherne led the way with eight all-America titles, while Erika Anderson and Molly Polette each grabbed six. Kendra Brunkow, Emily Greenwood and Emily Pufall each grabbed five.

    Members of the men’s team also earned all-America honors. Jason Stokes, Alex Totura and Adam Pruess, walked away with six all-America honors, while Peter McCall nabbed three and Andrew McCall had two. The Truman men scored 48 points and finished in 20th place overall.
  • New Board of Governors Members Appointed


    Mike Greenwell (left) and Sen. Wes Shoemyer (right) gather after the Missouri Senate confirmation of Greenwell’s appointment to the Truman Board of Governors.


    Sen. Charlie Shields (left) and Karen Haber (right) sit at the Missouri Senate confirmation hearing of Haber’s appointment to the University Board of Governors.

    Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, serving as acting governor, appointed two new members of the Truman State University Board of Governors to fill the expired terms of Wilma Maddox of Macon, Mo., and Randa Rawlins of Columbia, Mo.

    The full Missouri Senate confirmed the appointments of Mike Greenwell of Shelbina, Mo., and Karen S. Haber of Kansas City, Mo.

    Greenwell is a partner in the law firm of Greenwell & Wilcox. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Truman State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Daytona. Greenwell previously served on the Missouri Ethics Commission and currently serves on the board of governors of the Missouri Bar Association. Greenwell’s appointment is for a term ending Jan. 1, 2011.

    Haber has taught at the Park Hill School District for 30 years. She is a Spanish and French teacher at Park Hill High School. Haber holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), and a master’s degree in education from UMKC. Haber’s appointment is for a term ending Jan. 1, 2014.
  • Undergraduate Summer Tuition Discounted by 15 Percent

    University President Barbara Dixon has approved continuing the tuition discount program for undergraduate on-campus 2008 summer classes. Designed to encourage enrollment by students seeking a double major, minors, or simply wanting to accelerate their progress, this program reduces per credit hour rates by 15 percent. Details on the new fee schedule are in the Summer Schedule of Classes and students were also notified of this change by e-mail. The discount applies only to on-campus undergraduate courses, and excludes interim courses, graduate courses, and study abroad programs.
  • Truman Opera Theatre Presents “Cosi fan tutte”

    Truman Opera Theatre presents “Così fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 8 p.m. March 27-28 and 3 p.m. March 29-30 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    This two-act comic opera, sung in English, revolves around a wager made by two young men with their older friend that their sweethearts, two sisters, are steadfast and faithful in the love they have for the two men. In order to put that love to the test, the young men pretend to go off to war and return disguised as foreigners who try to woo the two sisters.

    Shirley McKamie, lecturer in music, will give a pre-opera lecture one hour before each performance in Ophelia Parrish Room 2340.

    Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for students, and are on sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish lobby and will also be available at the door before each performance. For more information call 785.4433 or e-mail thueber@truman.edu.

  • Nursing Students, Faculty Attend Advocacy Day


    Truman State University Department of Nursing faculty Stephen Hadwiger, Stephanie Powelson, Pam Melvin and Corrie Willis accompanied senior nursing students to Jefferson City for Missouri Nurse Advocacy Day on Feb. 12. The students visited with Rep. Rebecca McClanahan, Sen. Wes Shoemyer, and other legislators and professional representatives regarding health care issues in Missouri.
  • Sturgeon Selected as Nominee for National Graduate Fellowship


    (Left to right) Teresa Heckert, Jennifer Jesse and John Sturgeon

    The Truman chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce the selection of John Sturgeon as its nominee for the National Graduate Fellowship.
    Sturgeon is a senior accounting and economics double major from Omaha, Neb. He has been incredibly active on Truman’s campus. He has held a variety of leadership positions for a number of student organizations, including serving as treasurer and president for Beta Theta Pi. His leadership and performance in the latter position earned national recognition for both his chapter and himself. Sturgeon has also volunteered his time with several campus organizations, such as Campus PALS, Habitat for Humanity, and the Catholic Newman Center. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue a Masters of Accountancy degree and hopes to become a certified public accountant.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Applications are available in the Truman State University 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 whom have an emphasis in career fields associated with water supply. Deadline for submittal of this application is March 21.

    The Voluntary Service Organization at Columbia Regional Hospital each year gives scholarship assistance to a number of students. To be considered for a scholarship, students must be able to verify that they have been accepted into an accredited clinical or professional health care program leading to a state licensed examination. A 2.89 or better GPA is required to be considered for the scholarship. Students are not required to be currently employed by or seeking employment at Columbia Regional Hospital after graduation. For further information regarding this scholarship, stop by the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103. Information must be received by the scholarship committee by noon April 14.


  • Faculty/Staff Wellness Fair

    The first Faculty/Staff Wellness Fair will take place March 19 in the Student Union Building. There are concurrent sessions scheduled form 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Student Union Building Rooms 319 and 320. Morning sessions will be repeated in the afternoon.

    Free heel scans for bone density and spirometry screening for pulmonary function will be offered by the Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center (NMRMC) from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in SUB Room 322.

    The NMRMC will also provide information about the Healthy Women Program, the Volunteer Program and Orthopedic Surgery and General Surgery Services.

    To register, go to the Human Resources Web site, click on Program Registration at http://hr.truman.edu/register/classlist.asp. All presentations are free, but pre-registration is required for the classes.

    Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete a Heath Risk Appraisal (HRA) as part of the Wellness Fair. Laptop computers and assistance for interested faculty/staff to complete the HRA will be available between 9:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. in SUB Room 322.

    The schedule is available online at http://trumantoday.truman.edu/FSWellnessFairSchedule08.doc. The session descriptions are available online at http://trumantoday.truman.edu/FSWellnessFairDescriptions08.doc. Contact Michael Bird at mbird@truman.edu, Curt Devan at devanc@truman.edu, or Janice Young at jcyoung@truman.edu for more information.
  • Pre-Law Club Presents Guest Speaker

    Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Rhodes Russell will speak about her career in law at 8 p.m. March 20 in Violette Hall 1000. All individuals are invited to attend.

    For more information, contact Emily Zermel at erz2488@truman.edu.
  • Health and Fitness Presentations for Faculty and Staff Members

    Students in the Program Implementation and Evaluation health class will be giving different health and fitness presentations to faculty and staff members.

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • March 25
    PML 103

    Graded Bag Lunch
    1:30-2:30 p.m.• April 1
    SUB Georgian Room B

    Stress Management
    10-11 a.m. •  April 7
    Student Recreation Center Conference Room

    Smart Snacks
    10:30-11:30 a.m. •  April 14 • Student Recreation Center Conference Room

    For more information, contact Rebecca Verhaeghe at rnv051@truman.edu.
  • Environmental Studies Conference 2008: Nourish the Future

    A call for papers, presentations and art.

    Now is the perfect time to start thinking about possible topics and presentations and creating art for the Environmental Studies Conference and the ARTSEnvironmental Gallery Show.

    Consider designing school research or art projects to fit into an environmental studies topic. Papers and presentations from all disciplines and backgrounds will be accepted since environmental studies is an interdisciplinary topic.

    Earth Week is April 20-26 and conference presentations will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22-23. Following the presentations, keynote speaker Michael Shuman will close the conference with a speech at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Auditorium.

    To submit a proposal, e-mail a concise abstract to blw456@truman.edu. Proposals will be accepted through March 31. Conference and Art Show submissions are open to students, faculty and Kirksville community members. For more information about Earth Week events, go to http://earth.truman.edu.
  • Department of Communication and the Ad and PR Club Present “The Art and Science of Word of Mouth Marketing”

    Speaker Willow Baum-Lundgreen will present at 6 p.m. March 26 in Barnett Hall 1211.

    Baum-Lundgreen is a business activist, entrepreneur, writer and new school marketer for the social media age. Her clients have included Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Gillette, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Compuserve and IBM. She will discuss what it’s like working in today’s technologically networked world. Admission is free.
  • Intersections: A Truman Conference

    Intersections: A Truman Conference
    In honor of Women’s History Month

    Thirteenth annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

    March 27  Violette Hall 1000
    noon-1:15 p.m. • Gender identity and the family
    1:30-3:15 p.m. • Fashion, women and power
    3:30-4:20 p.m. • Personal testimony
    4:30-5:45 p.m. • Unpacking activism

    March 28  Violette Hall 1000
    10:30-11:20 a.m. • Powerful women
    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. • Colonized and colonizing women
    12:30-1:20 p.m. • Erotica and resistance
    1:30-2:20 p.m. • International women
    2:30-3:20 p.m. • Workshop: sexuality and geography
    3:30-4:20 p.m. • Women in the movies
    4:30-5:50 p.m. • A play and a keynote

    March 29
      Violette Hall 1000
    11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Radical canons
    1-1:50 p.m. • Whiteness and womanhood
    2-3:15 p.m. • Age studies
    3:30-4:20 p.m. • Staged readings
    4:30-5:45 p.m. • Keynote performance
  • Now Hiring - SERVE Center and Writing Center

    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.

    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, MC 303 for an application or visit the Web site http://writingcenter.truman.edu. For more information call 785.4484.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 19
    *Captains’ Meeting: March 20
    Play Begins: March 26

    Activity: Sports Trivia
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 25
    *Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: March 30

    Entry forms and information sheets may be picked up at the Student Recreation Center (lobby area). Entry forms are to be deposited into the metal box located at the Member Services Desk in the Student Recreation Center. The entry deadline for each sport will be 11 p.m. on the date posted above. Online registration is available.

    *Captains’ Meetings for each sport will take place on the Thursday evening following the entry deadline (unless otherwise noted) at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Student Recreation Center. Official rules for each sport are available online at http://recreation.truman.edu.
  • Spring Break Hours

    Pickler Memorial Library
    March 21 • 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    March 22-23 • Closed
    March 24 • 1 p.m.-1 a.m.
    (offices closed)

    Student Recreation Center
    March 21 • 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    March 22-23 • Closed
    March 24 • 4-11 p.m.
  • Lewis and Clark Bicycle Trail Maps


    The library has eight maps, printed by the Adventure Cycling Association, each covering about 500 miles of bicycle trails through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Oregon. The plastic-treated maps have detailed section maps with insets and elevation profiles as well as field notes, a service directory and climate charts on the back of each sheet. Check out these maps at the library and bicycle through the Lewis and Clark Trail.

  • Sales at the Truman Bookstore

    Spring Fling 25 Percent Sale
    Now through March 29, save 25 percent off T-shirts and hats at the Truman Bookstore (does not include Under Armour brand or children’s sizes).

    March is Women’s History Month: Save 20 Percent on all Related Titles at the Truman Bookstore
    Choose from titles including: “Anne Frank’s Diary,” “Our Bodies Ourselves,” “The Feminine Mystique” and more.

    Call 785.4211 with questions.
  • Truman Ranks Third in RecycleMania

    After six weeks, Truman ranks third in the overall “Per Capita Classic” portion of the contest.

    The competition takes place for 10 weeks. People are encouraged to bring their paper, aluminum cans, cardboard and glass to Truman’s Recycling Center.
  • Brass Choir to Perform


    Roger Cody

    Debra Fortenberry Nichols

    On March 20, the Truman Brass Choir, under the direction of Gregory Jones, will present a special evening of brass music. Roger Cody, Truman  professor emeritus of music, will be featured as a guest conductor and Debra Fortenberry Nichols, a Truman alumna, will be featured as a guest soloist. The program will begin at 8 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall and will also include music for trumpet ensemble, horn choir, and trombone ensemble. 

    Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.


  • Notables

    Jon Beck, associate professor of computer science, presented his paper titled “Fair Division as a Means of Apportioning Software Engineering Class Projects” at SIGCSE08 March 13 in Portland, Ore. With more than 1,200 attendees, SIGCSE is the largest conference of computer science educators in the world.
    An original musical composition by Warren Gooch, professor of music, was selected for broadcast on the radio show “New Music Soapbox” on WOBC-FM in Oberlin, Ohio. Gooch’s composition “The Harvest Moon” for mixed choir was broadcast March 5, in a performance by Truman’s Cantoria under the direction of Mark Jennings, assistant professor of music. The weekly radio show features contemporary music by American composers. “The Harvest Moon” will also be performed March 28 at the College Music Society Great Plains/Great Lakes 2008 conference at Illinois State University. The performance will be by the Illinois State University Concert Choir under the direction of Karyl Carlson. An original musical composition by Gooch has been selected for performance at the 2008 University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival. The composition, titled “The View from the Tower,” is scored for voice, tuba and piano. It will be performed at the festival, which takes place April 14-15.

    Daniel Mandell, associate professor of history,
    has been awarded a Summit Scholar(ship) to attend the 2008 meeting on the University and the Jewish Community, March 24-26 in Washington, D.C., with the theme “Imagining a More Civil Society.” The meeting will feature workshops with speakers ranging from PBS’s Judy Woodruff to the presidents of about 20 universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts, and Hampshire College. Mandell also published his article “Subaltern Indians, Race, and Class in Early America,” in “Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World,” eds. Simon Middleton and Billy G. Smith (University of Pennsylvania Press).

    Jason McDonald, Department of History, will present “Crossing the Border and Confronting Boundaries: Mexican Immigrant Encounters with Racial Segregation in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas,” at the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association’s conference on “Migrations, Translations, Relocations: The Global Within” April 11 in Walla Walla, Wash.


  • Notes

    The Dean of Student Affairs Office has moved to the Student Union Building third floor. The office is located in the former Governors Room of the Student Union Building. The ID Office and Office of Citizenship and Community Standards will remain in their current location, Kirk Building 112, until sometime in May.

    The Career Center is sponsoring a Hiring Preview Session from 5-6 p.m. March 18 in the Career Center. At the session, students will learn about opportunities for scholarship and work-study jobs in the Career Center. Attendance at one Preview Session is required to work in the Career Center. Contact David Kincaid at dkincaid@truman.edu with questions.

    Truman’s Sierra Student Coalition is sponsoring a Renewable Energy Panel
    from 7-9 p.m. March 18 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Students are invited to learn about the availability and impact of renewable energy solutions. The manager of Wind Farm Operations and an AmerenUE representative will be speaking about Truman’s and Missouri’s current energy state and how it might be improved. For more information, contact Hannah Hemmelgarn at hlh833@truman.edu.

    The Weekly Lunch Series will meet
    from 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s session will feature Brian Krylowicz presenting about “Managing Faculty Stress.” This session is part of the campuswide Wellness Wednesday emphasis.

    Truman alumna Beth Lusczek, school of physics and astronomy at the University of Minnesota, will present a Physics Colloquium about two different paths through graduate school at the University of Minnesota at 4:30 p.m. March 19 in Magruder Hall 1096. Snacks will be provided 10 minutes before the talk. For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming talks, visit http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    There will be a Folklore Colloquium from 5:30-7:15 p.m. March 19 in Baldwin Hall 218. Thomas Stewart, assistant professor of English, will present on the topic of the graphic novel. Contact Betsy Delmonico at bdelmoni@truman.edu for more information.

    The Women’s Resource Center will present the 10th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”
    from 7-9 p.m. March 19 and 20 in the Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets cost $3 for one person or $5 for two people and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit Victim Support Services and PFLAG. Contact Shahr Rezaiekhaligh at sjr707@truman.edu for more information.

    The Department of Music and Gateway College, Norway will present a “Recital of French Mélodie” with guest artists Louis Puthod, baritone, and Carlos Cebro, piano. The recital will take place at 8 p.m. March 19 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Admission is free.

    IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. March 21 in Violette Hall 1300. The topic of this week’s discussion is “Social Networking 101.” Social networking sites include Facebook, MyHeritage, LinkedIn and Semo. People will be able to learn how “social networking” is changing the face of the Web as it is known today and what it means to everyone. Best practices will be discussed and how people can protect themselves while using these powerful tools.

    The Truman State University Recycling Center will be closed March 24 for spring break.

    An Alternate Route 63 Open Forum will take place from 6-8 p.m. March 24 at the Adair County Annex Building.

    The International Reading Association will be having a silent autographed book auction
    from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25-28 in the Student Union Building. All proceeds will benefit the Brashear School Library. E-mail Kristina Rieman at kdr759@truman.edu for more information.

    A candidates forum, sponsored by the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce, will take place March 25 at the El Kadir Shrine Club. All of the nine candidates for the Kirksville City Council have been invited along with the five candidates for Kirksville R-III School Board and representatives from the three ballot issues (law enforcement, school district and Hwy. 63 alternate route). People will have the opportunity to visit with the candidates and representatives from the issues from 6-7 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the school board candidates will each be introducing themselves and at 7:15 p.m. the city council candidates will entertain questions from the media moderators.

    Students may attend a viewing of the Disney College Program E-Presentation at 7 p.m. March 25 in Student Union Building Room 319. Students will be able to learn more about this internship from Truman students who are alumni of the program. Contact Jessica Berger at tsudisneyreps@aol.com for more information.

    Red Carpet Runway, a fund-raiser for the Ronald McDonald House sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Pi and the SOC, will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Pageant contestants will be dressed as their favorite movie characters and will then walk around with jars to collect change from audience members. The person who collects the most change will win the prize. Bring spare change or money to vote with. Admission is free.

    There will be a retirement reception held in honor of Judy Lundberg,
    director of grants, from 2-4 p.m. March 28 in Pickler Memorial Library 205.

    Squirrelfest, an outdoor bandfest that has been a Truman tradition for years, will take place
    beginning at 5 p.m. March 28 on the Quadrangle. Bands will start performing at 6 p.m. Dobson Hall Senate and Student Senate are sponsoring this event. Come to Japan, The Lush, Mr. History, Nothing Still, Fight Fight Fight, Honey Gum & the Seed, Cohesion, and Victory Service will be the bands performing at Squirrelfest. In addition to the eight bands, local Kirksville businesses will have information and food available on the Quadrangle. Squirrelfest will also help the Bike Co-op organizers kick off the grand opening for the Bike Co-op, and TAG Improv will be performing between acts. Contact JoEllen Flanagan at jaf3154@truman.edu for more information.

    Women of Distinction Nominations are due
    March 28. This award honors and acknowledges women in the Truman and Kirksville communities who have positively impacted their community or individuals within it. Nomination forms are available in the Women’s Resource Center in the Student Union Building lower level and online at http://wrc.truman.edu.

    SIMS applications are now available
    via the Student Affairs Web site at http://saffairs.truman.edu and in hard copy form in the Center for Student Involvement and the Student Affairs Office. Applications must be returned by March 28 to the Center for Student Involvement. Any problems, contact Student Affairs at 785.4111 or stuaff@truman.edu.
    Beta Alpha Psi will be sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29 and April 5 in Violette Hall 1424. The members will give income tax assistance to students and the community and file their tax return electronically for free. Additional information is available at http://bap.truman.edu/Events/Eventsvita.htm.
    Financial Aid Reminder: April 1 is the filing deadline for Access Missouri funds. Apply soon for all available federal (including work-study, Perkins Loan, and SEOG) and state aid. The 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130, if you have any questions.