Vol. 12 No. 28 - April 15, 2008


  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will present Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    “Twelfth Night” is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. Like so many of his comedies, this one centers on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria and she loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes dead. Dressed as a man and masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose brother has recently died, and decides to use “Cesario” as an intermediary. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man, and who regards her as his confidant.

    When Sebastian arrives on the scene, confusion ensues. Mistaking him for Viola, Olivia asks him to marry her, and a priest secretly marries them. Finally, when the twins appear in the presence of both Olivia and the Duke, there is more wonder and awe at their similarity, at which point Viola reveals she is really a female and that Sebastian is her lost twin brother. The play ends in a declaration of marriage between the Duke and Viola, Toby and Maria, and Olivia and Sebastian, though their marriages are never actually seen.

    National Players, located in Olney, Md., is made up of young professionals from the best college drama programs in the country. Known for their talent, enthusiasm and dedication, the National Players have performed in 35 states and 10 foreign countries.

    Seating is general admission. Admission is free for students, faculty and staff with their University ID. Tickets will be available beginning April 15. Students will be able pick up tickets at the Student Activities Board Office, first floor of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff will be able to pick up tickets at the Center for Student Involvement, first floor of the Student Union Building.

    The University requests that all patrons be seated five minutes prior to the performance. The University reserves the right to fill all seats, reserved and general admission, five minutes before the time of performance stated on the ticket. No refunds will be given.

    Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information or log on to http://lyceum.truman.edu.
  • Faculty Awarded Academic Tenure

    The Truman Board of Governors approved six faculty members to receive reappointment that is tantamount to the granting of academic tenure for the Academic Year 2008-2009 at its April 5 meeting.

    Academic tenure is awarded to faculty on continuous appointments who are recommended by their dean, the provost and vice president of academic affairs, and the University president.

    Faculty selected for this honor are: Pam Gardner, assistant professor of nursing; Jonathan Gering, associate professor of biology; Ernst Hintz, associate professor of German; Barbara Kramer, assistant professor of chemistry; Barbara Price, associate professor of English education; and Janice Clark Young, assistant professor in health and exercise sciences.
  • Phi Beta Lambda Receives Awards at Conference


    Members and advisers from Truman’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter gather during the Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference (left to right) Son Le, Megan Burik, Amy Rowden, Katherine Murphy, Bradley Bartlett, Marissa Chaplin, Daniel Leatherman, Robin Martz, Jonathan Arnold, Stella Costello, Lyle Mitchell, Jacklynn Pham, Kayla Riekena, Alicia Stewart and Cathy Poyner. Members and advisers from Truman’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter gather during the Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference (left to right) Son Le, Megan Burik, Amy Rowden, Katherine Murphy, Bradley Bartlett, Marissa Chaplin, Daniel Leatherman, Robin Martz, Jonathan Arnold, Stella Costello, Lyle Mitchell, Jacklynn Pham, Kayla Riekena, Alicia Stewart and Cathy Poyner. 
    he 49th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference took place March 28-29 in Jefferson City. Members and advisers from Truman State University participated. The conference theme was “Missouri PBL-Leadership in Action.”

    The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training, and election of officers for the next year.

    Workshop sessions included “Employers-What Are They Looking For” conducted by Chester White, OA director of personnel; “PBL Wants You” by Buddy Alberson, Missouri PBL state vice president; “Becoming an Influential Leader” by Andrew McCrea, McCrea Communications; and “The PBL Connection” by Alicia Stewart, PBL North Central vice president and Truman State University student.

    McCrea was the keynote speaker for the event. He shared “The Three Keys to Leadership.”

    The Truman State University PBL Chapter received the Gold Seal Award of Merit. They also received second place in Annual Business Report and 4th Largest Chapter. Their adviser, Cathy Poyner, instructor in business administration, was named 2008 Outstanding PBL Adviser for Missouri.

    Truman students made a strong showing at the at the conference, taking home multiple individual awards.

    Stewart, a junior history major from Clinton, Mo., was installed as Missouri State Secretary. She also took first in the Justice Administration category.

    Son Le, a sophomore pre-accounting and pre-business administration double major from Vietnam, took first in the Accounting Principles category.

    Bradley Bartlett, a sophomore biology major from Crocker, Mo., took fourth in the Business Communication category and fifth in the Business Law category.

    Robin Martz, a junior pre-accounting major from Holts Summit, Mo., took fourth in the Business Law category.

    Marissa Chaplin, a sophomore exercise science and pre-business administration double major from Warrensburg, Mo., took first in the Contemporary Sports Issues category. She also took first in the Sports Management and Marketing category.

    Amy Rowden, a senior economics and business administration double major from Dixon, Mo., took first in the Financial Analysis and Decision Making category and first in the International Business category.

    Lyle Mitchell, a senior business administration major from Salem, Mo., took second in the International Business category.

    Stella Costello, a junior accounting and business administration double major from Grayslake, Ill., took second in the Justice Administration category.

    Katherine Murphy, a sophomore communication major from Saint Ann, Mo., took first in the Public Speaking category.

    The Parliamentary Procedures Team received first. The team includes Jonathan Arnold, a sophomore pre-business administration major from Gallatin, Mo.; Megan Burik; a sophomore English major from Overland Park, Kan.; Jacklynn Pham, a sophomore English major from La Vista, Neb.; Costello; and Murphy.

    Arnold, Burik, Chaplin, Costello, Le, Mitchell, Murphy, Rowden and Stewart are eligible to represent Truman State University at the National Leadership Conference to take place June 21-24, in Atlanta.

    Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. There are more than 11,000 active members in the U.S. Missouri has more than 500 members in 26 chapters.
  • Kimball Named Student Recycler of the Year


    Stephanie Kimball (left) receives the Student Recycler of the Year award from Howard Worcester, Truman’s recycling coordinator, (right) recently.

    tephanie Kimball, a senior Russian major from Bloomington, Ill., was named Student Recycler of the Year. Howard Worcester, Truman’s recycle coordinator, presented Kimball with the award. The award is given for hard work, dedication and devotion to the recycling program.
  • Truman Telecounseling Now Hiring for Fall 2008

    Truman Telecounseling is hiring students to call prospective students in the evenings to answer questions and share their own Truman experiences. This program is coordinated through the Office of Admission, and scholarship, work-study and institutional jobs are available.

    Students may pick up an application at the Office of Admission in McClain Hall 205 or visit http://admissions.truman.edu/telecounseling.asp. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 18.

    For questions, contact Hope Slaby at hope@truman.edu or 785.4114.
  • Scholarship Opportunity Available

    Student Senate will be giving four $500 Student Senate Leadership Scholarships to reward students who give back to the University and community through scholarship, service and student involvement. Applications can be picked up in the Student Senate Office in the Student Union Building Down Under and are due no later than 5 p.m. April 25. Applications should be e-mailed to tsusenate.scholarship@gmail.com.

    Students must attend Truman State University the semester the scholarship is awarded and received. Past and current members of Student Senate are not eligible.


  • 2008 Educator of the Year Banquet Finalists Announced

    Educator of the Year Finalists:
    Jeffrey Gall, associate professor of history and social science education
    Jonathan Gering, associate professor of biology
    Warren Gooch, professor of music
    James Guffey, professor of mathematics
    Leslie Hahner, assistant professor of communication
    Alanna Preussner, associate professor of English

    The Educator of the Year banquet will take place at 6 p.m. April 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    Contact tsu_eoy@yahoo.com to request an invitation or to R.S.V.P.
  • Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir Presents “iSacrifice”

    Unique Week

    “My Mind” - Bible Study
    7 p.m. • April 15
    Student Union Building Down Under

    “My Fellowship”
    Taboo Tournament
    7:30 p.m. • April 16
    Ophelia Parrish 2121

    “My Body”
    Great Sex for Life Workshop
    7 p.m. • April 17
    Violette Hall Commons

    “My 2-Step”
    Crunk 4 Christ Party
    11 p.m.-3 a.m. • April 18

    “My All”
    UEGC Annual Spring Concert
    1 p.m. • April 20
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room

    For more information, e-mail unique_ensemble@hotmail.com.
  • Earth Week 2008 Schedule of Events

    April 20
    Stream Clean
    11 a.m. • Meet at the Centennial Hall south parking lot

    Environmental Stewardship: A Religious Perspective
    7 p.m. • Baldwin Hall 218

    April 21
    Earth Week Tabling
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Quadrangle

    Biofuels Debate
    7:30 p.m. • VH 1000

    April 22
    Gardening in Your Residence Hall Room Workshop
    10-11:30 a.m. • MG Greenhouse

    Environmental Studies Conference
    10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • SUB Down Under

    Food for Thought Dinner: “Night of Great Conversation”
    6 p.m. • SUB Georgian Room
    Free for students, advanced registration required (see Web site for details)

    April 23
    Food Preservation Workshop
    10-11:30 a.m. • University Club house Materials fee: $3

    Environmental Studies Conference
    10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. • SUB Down Under

    Keynote speaker: Michael Shuman,
    author of “The Small-mart Revolution: How Small Businesses are Beating the Global Competition”
    7 p.m. • SUB Georgian Room
    Book signing and reception featuring local, organic, and fair trade foods to follow.

    April 24
    King Corn (SAB)
    7 p.m. • MG 1000

    Environmental Jam ‘n Slam
    9:30 p.m. • See Web site for location

    April 25
    Kirksville Bike Co-op Workshop
    3-5:15 p.m.• Co-op shop

    Critical Mass Bicycle Ride
    5:30 p.m. • Meet at the corner of Franklin St. and Washington St.

    Arbor Day Tree Planting
    See http://earth.truman.edu for more information.

    For a complete listing of events and presentations or to R.S.V.P. for the dinner, log on to Web site http://earth.truman.edu. T-shirts will be available. They were printed locally at Copy Systems on organic, sweat-shop free shirts.
    Sponsored by Student Senate, Environmental Studies minor and Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Agricultural Science, Department of Art, Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of English and Linguistics, Department of Physics, School of Business, the University Farm, Residential College Program, the Kirksville Bike Co-op, Sierra Club, Environmental Campus Organization, Student Activities Board, Fiber Arts Club and Sodexo.
  • Web site Users May Now Search Truman Today Online

    The Truman Today Web page has been modified to allow users the option of searching for key words in current and previous issues. This will allow users to find what they are looking for more quickly.

    Log on to http://trumantoday.truman.edu to begin searching.
  • Now Hiring

    The Center for Student Involvement
    The Center for Student Involvement is now accepting applications for scholarship and work-study positions. Applications for fall 2008 may be picked up at the CSI Office in the Student Union Building. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 with any questions.

    Multicultural Affairs
    The Multicultural Affairs Center is now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications are available for scholarship, work-study, and some institutional hours. Job descriptions and applications can be found online at http://mac.truman.edu/employment/employmentmain.asp. They are due by 5 p.m. April 21. For more information, call Paula Moore at 785.4142 or e-mail Laura Bates at lbates@truman.edu.

    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.

    Student Affairs Office
    The Student Affairs Office is now accepting applications for summer and fall semester work. Applications are available in the Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 3100, and are due May 2.
  • Women’s Resource Center Spa Day

    1-4 p.m. • April 27
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Students will be able to enjoy spa treatments, eat free food, and learn to keep their college lifestyle a healthy lifestyle too.

    There will be free health food, parrafin wax dips, plus people will make some of their own stress relief balls and bath salts.

    The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will be giving out free recipe books and selling WRC and Monologue T-shirts.

    For more information, e-mail Brooke Ratterree at blr372@truman.edu.
  • Graduate Education Week

    Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has proclaimed April 14-18 Graduate Education Week.

    Truman State University offers quality graduate programs in accountancy, biology, communication disorders, education, English and music. Informational tables will be set up from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. everyday of the week across campus.

    Through Graduate Education Week we seek to foster a greater public understanding about the indispensable benefits that graduate and advanced study provide for Missouri.
  • Celebrate National Library Week

    Please join Pickler Memorial Library in celebrating National Library Week, April 14-18.  There will be prize drawings throughout the week. The 2nd Annual Audible Laudables on the Quad(able): A Truman Community Readers’ Gala will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. Contact Janice Weddle, 785.4542 or jweddle@truman.edu, for more information or to schedule a reading.

    Pickler Memorial Library will also be conducting a “Food for Fines” drive this week. People will be able to bring in food items for the Central Missouri Food Bank to take care of their library fines.
  • Campus Life, Spirit and Fun Working Group 2008 Forum

    The forum will take place from 5-6 p.m. April 22 in Student Union Building Room 319.

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback on how Truman’s current policies affect the spirit and fun of the campus.

    A prize drawing for five Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble gift certificates will take place for all those in attendance.
  • Meet the Firms Accounting Career Day

    The School of Business is hosting its second annual Meet the Firms from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    The event is solely focused on careers related to accounting. Sophomore, junior and senior accounting students will have the opportunity to mingle and meet with firms. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact Lana Dowell at ldowell@truman.edu for more information.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: April 21
    *Captains’ Meeting: April 24
    Play Begins: April 28

    Activity: Track Meet
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 21
    *Captains’ Meeting: April 24
    Play Begins: May 1

    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.
  • Public Relations Internship Opportunity Available

    The Truman State University Public Relations Office is now accepting résumés for the full-time fall 2008 internship position. 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. Communication majors are encouraged to apply.

    Interested students should e-mail their résumé and three writing samples to truman.kbest@gmail.com.


  • Notables

    Members of the American Marketing Association (AMA) received an award for Outstanding Community Service for 2007-2008 at the recent International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. Four members of AMA attended the conference: Jessi Bays (president), a senior accounting major from O’Fallon, Mo.; Lisa Buckley, a junior pre-business administration major from Manchester, Mo.; Jeff Jackman, a senior business administration major from St. Louis; and Andrew Cross, a senior business administration major from Crestwood, Mo. The students were accompanied by Datha Damron-Martinez, assistant professor of business administration.

    Lee Anne Flagg, a senior sociology/anthropology major from New Berlin, Wis.,
    has been selected to participate in the Undergraduate Honors Program of the American Sociological Association (ASA) at their annual meeting Aug. 1-4 in Boston. Participants come from sociology departments across the U.S. and around the world, and must be academically exceptional students whose grades and professors attest to their abilities. Honors Program students participate actively in the Annual Meetings of the ASA, develop important networks with their peers across the nation, and have the opportunity to meet with prominent scholars in the discipline. Participation in the Honors Program provides a significant socialization experience early in the careers of the next generation of sociologists.

    Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled “Distinguishing Environmental and Density-Dependent Aspects of Adaptation” in a session on “Mid-Holocene Behavioral Strategies in the Americas” at the Society for American Archaeology meetings March 25-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Hannah Kay, a senior Russian major from Springfield, Ill.,
    has been selected as the April IIEPassport Student of the Month. A resource of EducationDynamics, IIEPassport.org is a study abroad directory on the Internet, and is supported by the Institute of International Education. The Web site showcases a student every month, and Kay, who spent a semester in Moscow, Russia, is the latest. An interview with Kay can be found at http://info.iiepassport.org/students/hannah-kay.html.

    Elaine McDuff, associate professor of sociology,
    attended the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) meeting, March 27-29 in St. Louis. She participated in a panel on “Building the Global Justice Movement in the U.S.: The World Social Forum and the U.S. Social Forum,” organized a session on “Women and Religion,” and was elected chair of the MSS Nominations and Elections Committee.

    John James Quinn, associate professor of political science,
    recently published an article titled: “The Effects of Majority State Ownership of Significant Economic Sectors on Corruption: A Cross-Regional Comparison” in International Interactions 31, 1 (2008): 84-128. He also delivered a paper at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) conference “African Economic Development” at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, March 16-18. It was titled “The Mineral Resource Curse in Africa: What Role does Majority State Ownership Play?”. The paper was co-written by Ryan Conway, a senior philosophy and religion and political science double major from Kirksville.


  • Notes

    Le Coin Francais is sponsoring a presentation about the plans for Kirksville’s new skate park at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu for more information.

    Phi Epsilon Kappa, exercise science fraternity, is sponsoring Glow Stick it to Cancer
    at 9 p.m. April 15 at Stokes Stadium Gardner Track. Glow Stick it to Cancer is a two-mile run/walk at night with glow sticks. All proceeds will benefit the Adair County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Registration forms are available online at http://www2.truman.edu/~sdd209. Contact Sam Dutrow at sdd209@truman.edu for more information.

    The 34th annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place
    at 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Approximately 148 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 16, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources Office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.

    The Weekly Lunch Series will not meet April 16.
    The final Weekly Lunch session for the semester will take place as scheduled April 23.

    Phi Sigma Pi is sponsoring Open Your Eyes to Invisible Children Week.
    Speakers will talk at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The speakers are members of Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization created to help the children of the war in Uganda, and will be doing a presentation about their organization as well as discussing the war in Uganda and how it is affecting children. A free concert featuring True Men, Sweet Nothings, and other local bands will take place from 7-9 p.m. April 17 on the Quadrangle. Phi Sigma Pi members will be selling African jewelry and all proceeds will go to people in need in Uganda. Contact Kanna Taylor at kct923@truman.edu for more information.

    The NEMO Regional Job Fair will take place
    from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 17. For more information, contact Chuck McBee at Chuck.Mcbee@maritz.com.

    Pickler Memorial Library and other local libraries joined together to create READ posters for Kirksville libraries during National Library Week. A reception will take place at 4 p.m. April 17 at the Adair County Public Library to honor the local celebrities who served as models for the posters.

    There will be an informational meeting about the ESL China Internship
    at 7 p.m. April 17 in Violette Hall 2351. The internship will be teaching conversational English in Shuizhai, Guangdong Province, PRC. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu or Jan Grow at jgrow@truman.edu.

    Samantha Brooks will present an agricultural science seminar from 12:30-1:20 p.m. April 18 in Magruder Hall 1096. The topic will be “‘Spotting’ Variation at the KIT Locus in the Horse.” The same day, Brooks will host a 4-H Horse and Youth conversation from 4-6 p.m. in Magruder Hall 1096. Contact Michael Seipel at mseipel@truman.edu for more information.

    IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to the last TechBreak of the semester at 1:30 p.m. April 18 in Violette Hall 1300. Don Bindner and Jason Novinger from the Free Software Club of Kirksville will speak about free and low-cost software options.

    Faculty members Phyllis Robertson and Brian Kubin will perform in the Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s finale
    to the 60th anniversary Legacy of Excellence season at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 3 p.m. April 20. For location information, visit http://www.qsoa.org.

    Alpha Phi Omega will be sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 23 and 24 in the Student Union Building. All blood types are needed, but type O is particularly needed. To be eligible to give blood, the person must weigh 110 pounds or more and be at least 17 years old. Donors should bring a driver’s license for proper identification. Call American Red Cross at 1.800.GIVE.LIFE for more information about this blood drive or other drives in the area.

    Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring St. Baldrick’s: Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer
    at 1 p.m. April 26 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. People will be able to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by shaving their head or donating for others to shave theirs in an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research. A barbecue will be available for purchase. Contact Shelley Dressel at mld322@truman.edu for more information.

    Applications are still being accepted for summer and fall 2008 study abroad programs.
    Submission deadlines for summer 2008 range from mid-April to early May; deadlines for the fall range from mid-April to early June. Applications and more information about specific programs can be picked up in the Study Abroad Office, Kirk Building 114.

    The CSI is now accepting registration for the 2008 Activities Fair,
    to take place from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 4 on the Quadrangle. All campus departments and student organizations in good standing with the CSI are eligible to register. Registration forms are available in the Center for Student Involvement or at http://studentinvolvement.truman.edu. The first 100 organizations to sign up will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

    Le Coin Francais and La Casa Hispanica in Missouri Hall
    are accepting applications for next year until May 2. Contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu or Carol Marshall at carolmar@truman.edu with questions.