Vol. 15, No. 4 - Sept. 21, 2010


  • Golden Dragon Acrobats Set to Open 2010-2010 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

    The 2010-2011 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will kick off with the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

    In November 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats made their Broadway debut to a sold out audience. Their six-week Broadway run led to critical acclaim from New York press. The Golden Dragons hail from Hebei, China.

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    Golden Dragon Acrobats

    Free tickets for students, faculty and staff will be available Sept. 22. Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff can receive their free tickets by showing a Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.

    General admission tickets cost $7 for all ages and are available beginning Sept. 22 at the Truman Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells.

    For additional information about this or other Kohlenberg Lyceum events, contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.
  • Communication Lab Offers Speech Help

    The communication lab in Barnett Hall 1215 is now up and running for the fall semester.

    The lab is run by Jay Self, associate professor of communication, and staffed by several student workers with experience in debate and public speaking. 

    Students in the process of developing COMM 170 speeches or any other type of oral presentation are encouraged to stop by the lab for assistance. Lab assistants are trained to aid students with any part of the speechwriting process, from narrowing a topic to practicing speech delivery.

    The lab is open 3-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students are welcome to walk in during these hours or e-mail commlab@truman.edu to set up an appointment. For more information, contact 785.6044 or selfjw@truman.edu.

  • School of Business Offers Extern Program

    The School of Business Truman Alternative Spring Break (TASB) Extern Program provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in locations such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and Iowa.

    From March 7-11, accepted students will apply skills learned in the classroom to a professional work environment, giving them the edge over other graduates applying for jobs.  They will be matched with Truman School of Business alumni and professionals from organizations according to their application, goals, resumé and interview. 

    Externs pay for their own expenses, including travel, housing and meals but can sometimes share lodging costs by rooming together. 

    Information sessions about the program will take place from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 21, Sept. 23, Sept. 29 and Oct. 5 in Violette Hall 1421.

    Visit the TASB website at http://business.truman.edu/students/extern for an application and to review guidelines. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 15 on the Career Center website.
  • IFC Participates in Service Activity

    Truman’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Kirksville Watershed Commission co-sponsored a cleanup of roads in the Forest Lake Watershed the weekend of Sept. 11.

    Active fraternity members joined potential new members in picking up trash along eight miles of roadway in areas that drain into Kirksville’s water supply.

    Participants fanned out to clean up all or parts of the Orrick, Missouri, Michigan and Youngstown trails.

    The event provided an opportunity for potential members to experience the fraternities’ commitments to service and to talk to active members in an informal atmosphere.

    Cleanup participants at the Forest Lake Watershed.

    The IFC is a self-governing body composed of six executive board members and 15 fraternities representing nearly 600 undergraduate students. IFC strives to promote excellence among its member fraternities in numerous areas including scholarship, individual chapter development, leadership and community service.

  • Truman Nursing Students Visit Philippines

    Twelve senior nursing students took part in the Transcultural Nursing Experience this summer, traveling to the Philippines from May 14-June 5.

    During a week-long stay in metropolitan Manila, these students participated in maternal and nursery care at the nonprofit government facility José Reyes Memorial Medical Center.  While there, they worked with mothers and infants who generally could not afford health care, developing competencies in the assessment of birthing mothers and newborns and in cross-cultural communication.

    Communication and cultural accommodation were facilitated for the Truman nursing students during clinical experiences by nursing students from West Visayas State University.

    From Manila, students traveled south to the central province of Iloilo City, where they enrolled in a transcultural nursing program at West Visayas State University. Clinical experiences during this program included visits to homes, a pediatric unit, the social hygiene clinic, a leprosarium and a nursing home.

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    Truman nursing with their nursing buddies from West Visayas State University in Iloilo City, Philippines.

    The students prepared for this trip through classes about cultural immersion and communicable diseases last spring.

    Those who participated included Becky Beitling, Jamie Boschert, Rachel Cope, Julie Dusheke, Karrie Evens, Kate Hagenhoff, Theresa Hasting, Kassie Henning, Katy Leakey, Jackie Ross, Alyssa Scott and Emily Shaw.

    These individuals will present a program entitled “Transcultural Experience in the Philippines” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

  • Students Attend Leadership Academy

    Four Truman students attended the the 21st Century Leadership Academy hosted by the Sue Shear Institute May 23-28 at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. The Leadership Academy is Missouri’s premier leadership development program focused on women’s public sector leadership. Its curriculum includes meetings with female elected officials, government leaders and policy advocates, as well as panel discussions, small group projects and skill-building opportunities. The Academy also includes a trip to Jefferson City, Mo., where Shear Fellows meet with state leaders and participate in a mock legislative session. Truman’s four attendees this summer were (pictured, left to right) Jenny Johnson, Allison Coffelt, Ki’ara Cross and Vianey Beltran. They will continue to represent Sue Shear at various functions throughout the year.


  • Missouri Government Internship Informational Meeting

    An informational meeting about the Missouri Government Internship will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Pizza will be provided. The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the Spring 2011 semester. Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 and up to 15 hours of credit. Applications are available online at http://career.truman.edu/Internships/mogovBrochure.asp. The internship is open to all majors. For more information, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or heidi@truman.edu, or Candy Young at 785.4650 or cyoung@truman.edu.
  • Homecoming Apparel

    Sales Begin Sept. 27

    Tables will be located on the Mall or in the Student Union Building (depending on weather) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. until Oct. 15. Cash or check only. All credit cards (excluding VISA) are accepted at http://homecoming.truman.edu/store.
  • Family Day Schedule

    Saturday, Oct. 2
    Truman Baseball Scrimmage

    9 a.m. •  Truman Baseball Field
    A single 9-inning game.

    Library Café Ribbon Cutting
    9:30 a.m. • Pickler Memorial Library

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon • Pickler Memorial Library
    Tours will begin every 10 minutes.

    Annual Festival Centennial
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Centennial Hall Courtyard
    Free food, games, contests and music.

    Family Day Scavenger Hunt
    10:30 a.m.  • Student Union Building Information Desk
    Join the fun as we explore the Truman campus from an environmental and fitness perspective. Sponsored by the Student Public Health Association, Phi Epsilon Kappa and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. To register, e-mail sej7442@truman.edu.

    School of Business Bridge Ceremony

    11 a.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Reception immediately following in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    Student Activities Board Activity:
    Baby Wants Candy, musical improv group

    4 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Tickets will be available at the SAB Office in the Student Union Building several weeks before the performance as well as the day of the performance. Admission is free with a Truman ID. General admission is $3 for one ticket or 2 tickets for $5.

    Barbecue in Red Barn Park
    5-6:30 p.m.  • Red Barn Park
    $8 per person*
    Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be found online at http://store.truman.edu/familyday.
    *Students with a meal plan do NOT have to purchase a ticket.

    Carnival for the Kids
    5-6:30 p.m. • Red Barn Park
    (Rain site: Student Union Building)
    The Office of Greek Life will have carnival booths with games and snacks with all proceeds going to charity. The Showgirls, Truman Cheerleading Squad, Spike the Bulldog and the Truman “Statesmen” Marching Band will all be making an appearance.

    Bulldog Football vs. Central Missouri
    6:30 p.m. • Stokes Stadium
    General admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Reserved seating is $8. Admission is free to students with a Truman ID. Tickets may be purchased online at http://gobulldogs.truman.edu/store. For more information, contact the Athletics Box Office at 785.4235.

    Friday, Oct. 1

    Men’s Soccer vs. Maryville University

    3 p.m. • Truman Soccer Field

    4-7 p.m. • Student Union Mall
    The ResLife Fun and Spirit Committee will have $1 All-You-Can-Drink Rootbeer, food, give aways and live performances.

    Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band Concert
    8 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium

    Observatory Open House
    8:30-10:30 p.m. • University Farm
    Additional information available online at http://observatory.truman.edu.

    Saturday, Oct. 2
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival*

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.  • Downtown Kirksville
    *The festival includes an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 S. Franklin. For more information, visit http://www.kirksvillearts.com.

    Sunday, Oct. 3
    Family Weekend Concert

    2 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Featuring the University Orchestra, Cantoria and Wind Symphony.

    Call 785.4016 for more information about Family Day.
  • Alpha Sigma Gamma Breast Cancer Awareness Week

    Bras on the Quad
    9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4-8  

    Awareness Speaker
    6-8 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Baldwin Little Theater

    Passionately Pink Pageant
    7-8:30 p.m.
    Oct. 6
    Baldwin Little Theater

    Breast Cancer
    Awareness Vigil
     8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 7

  • University Town Hall Meetings

    Join University President Troy Paino and Student Body President Isaac Robinson at the following budget town hall meetings. Hear the latest on the University’s budget crisis, GIVE YOUR OPINION on how to best solve this problem and discuss any other issues
    on your mind.

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 21

    First Floor South Lounge
    Blanton-Nason-Brewer residents

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Missouri Hall Chariton Room
    Missouri Hall residents

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 6

    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    Centennial residents

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 12

    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Ryle, Campbell, Grim, Fair and Randolph residents

  • On-campus Interviews


    The Career Center will host the following employers:

    Sept. 23-Ernst & Young
    Sept. 24-RubinBrown
    Sept. 28-Emerson Electric
    Sept. 29-UHY
    Sept. 30-BKD
    Oct. 1-Deloitte
    Oct. 27-Aldi

    Sign up for interviews at http://truman.experience.com.
    E-mail careers@truman.edu for more information.
  • Grad School Prep


    The Career Center has created a two-day program focused on preparing students for the graduate school process. Donald Asher will present Sept. 28 and 29 about financing graduate school and tips for underclassmen who are already considering their master’s degree. Both presentations will be in Violette Hall 1010 at 6:30 p.m., and additional personal statement workshops are available for students nominated by their professors. Students can register for the presentations by visiting http://pdi.truman.edu.
  • 21st Annual Undergraduate Philosophy & Religion Conference

     9 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 6
    Student Union Building Conference Room

    Call for Papers:
    - Due Sept. 30
    - Submit papers of approximately 10-15 pages in any area of philosophy or religious studies.
    - Include cover sheet with name, institution, title of paper, address, e-mail, and phone number.
    - Include hard copy of paper without personal information.

    For more information, contact Brenna Hale at bjh5646@truman.edu or Mike Ashcraft at washcraf@truman.edu.
  • “Fuddy Meers”


    8 p.m. • Sept. 29-Oct. 2
    James G. Severns Theatre Ophelia Parrish

     Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by calling 785. 4515, e-mailing theatreboxoffice@truman.edu or visiting the Box Office.

    Box Office Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Show contains some minor violence and crude humor. Contact bcb7486@truman.edu for more information.
  • Global Issues Colloquium

    “A Brief History of Energy”

    7 p.m. • Sept. 23
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Carlos Wexler,
     Department of
     Physics and Astronomy,
    University of Missouri

    Sponsored by the School of Social and Cultural Studies, the Department of Physics and the Provost’s Office
  • Pickler Memorial Library



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    Located in the
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room

    $.50-$1 for most items

    5-8 p.m. • Sept. 21
    Truman Night (ID required)
    Pre-sale party for students, faculty and staff featuring live music, refreshments and drawings for free books.

    9 a.m.-8 p.m. • Sept. 22
    For more, visit
  • Women’s Resource Center Sexual Assault Awareness Week

    In conjunction with the month-long Red Flag Campaign

    Sept. 20-24 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Clothes Line Project
    The Mall

    Sept. 21 • 7 p.m.
    Coffee and Consciousness:
    Marital Rape

    University Club House

    Sept. 23 • 7 p.m.

    Take Back the Night
    Stokes Stadium Track

    Sept. 27 • 6:30 p.m.
    Closing Ceremonies
    Student Union Building  Georgian Rooms
  • Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium

    8 a.m.-3 p.m • Oct. 9
    Connell Information Technologies Center
    A.T. Still University

    Program Objectives:
    • To discuss current and future trends in clinical research;

    • To introduce and promote a new Clinical Researcher Development Program;

    • To provide a foundation for future research by encouraging involvement of ATSU and Truman students in research studies;

    • To provide a venue to identify new areas for biomedical research that potentially will lead to advances in patient care and wellness.

    To register for the symposium go to http://www.atsu.edu/research/conferences_seminars/.
  • 2010 International Film Festival

    All films are screened at the Downtown Cinema 8 and free on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Sept. 22 • 6:45 p.m.
    Parlez-moi de la pluie
     (Let it Rain)

    Sept. 29 • 6:45 p.m.

    Oct. 6 • 6:45 p.m.
    Los viajei del viento
     (Wind Journeys)

    Oct. 13 • 6:30 p.m.
    Män som hator kvinnor
    (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

    Oct. 27 • 6:45 p.m.
    Un home qui crie
    (A Screaming Man)

    Nov. 3 • 6:45 p.m.
     (To the Sea)

    Nov. 10 • 6:45 p.m.
    Le pére de mes enfants
    (Father of My Children)

    Nov. 17 • 6:45 p.m.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    AES Engineers is providing $500 scholarships to students, regardless of courses being studied, who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to one of the two questions posted online at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 8.


  • Notables

    Rich Freese, a music graduate student, had two original compositions receive significant performances this fall. “The Waterfalls of Iceland” for concert band will be performed at the national Society of Composers 2010 Conference at the University of South Carolina on Nov. 13. The composition, which was selected from several hundred scores by a juried process, will be performed by the USC School of Music’s “New Horizons” concert band. Freese’s guitar piece “Scattered Memories” also received a performance on the “New Music Hartford” concert series in Hartford, Conn., Sept. 18.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, had his article “Eager Partners in Reform: Indians and Frederick Baylies in Southern New England, 1780-1840,” published in “Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of Early America’s Religious Landscape.”

    Mike McCarthy, a senior accounting major, and Spencer Clark, a senior biology major, qualified for the National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship to be hosted by Indiana University Nov. 4–6 on Lake Monroe. McCarthy and Clark finished fifth and second respectively in the qualifying tournaments on Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Ouachita and earned the University a $3,500 donation. If they win at the regional championship, the University will receive a $25,000 unrestricted donation and the student’s bass-fishing club will receive a Ranger 177TR bass boat valued at $25,000. The top five teams at the regional championship will also advance to the national championship for a shot at winning $50,000 for their school and $25,000 and a Ranger 177TR bass boat for their club. Last year, McCarthy and Clark finished in sixth place at the College Fishing Challenge in Murray, Ky.

    Marc Rice, associate professor of musicology, had his paper “Cincinnati’s “Jazz Ark:” WNOP and the Rise and Decline of Radio-Free Jazz in the Heartland,” accepted for the national meeting of the Society of American Music. Rice’s paper draws from archival research and personal interviews to examine the role of jazz radio in the musical life of his hometown. The Society is an internationally recognized academic organization of musicologists, writers and scholars who focus on American music. The conference will be attended by approximately 800 members, and will take place in Cincinnati in March 2011.

    Gregory Jones, professor of music
    , returned to the Greek island of Corfu in July as a faculty member for the Melos Brass Ionian Music Academy. He taught master classes on trumpet and was a featured performer along with hornist Eric Ruske (Cleveland Orchestra, Empire Brass), trombonist Don Lucas (Boston University) and professional brass players from several Greek orchestras. Truman senior music major Michael Duncan (trombone) was also a participant in the seminar.
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    Jones (left) and Duncan on the famous Kanoni hill on Corfu.


  • Notes

    An exhibition featuring Truman faculty members Matthew Derezinski, James Jereb and Russell Nelson will take place through Oct. 8 at the University Art Gallery. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and noon-4:30 p.m. Sat.

    Joseph Rollin, recruiter from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and Diane Tobin Johnson from the Truman in Washington Program will put on an informational program about internship opportunities in the D.C. area at 5:30 pm Sept. 20 in the classroom at the Career Center. For more information, visit the Truman in Washington Program website at http://twp.truman.edu or e-mail djohnson@truman.edu.

    Tau Lambda Sigma Recruitment will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 20-22 in SUB Georgian A.

    Phi Sigma Pi fall rush will begin with informational meetings at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Rushees need only attend one meeting. Scholarship and service nights will follow at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22, respectively. All events will take place in the Student Union Building Activities Room 3200.
    The Career Center and the School of Business will sponsor presentations
    by Toastmasters International, a nationally renowned public speaking club, at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. Truman will establish a chapter of Toastmasters International this semester, providing an opportunity for students to develop their public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Visit http://www.toastmasters.org or contact lz3837@truman.edu for more information.

    A Kick-off Breakfast for the community-wide United Way campaign will take place at 7 a.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Cost is $8 at the door.  Reservations are required by calling 665.1924 or e-mailing adairunitedway@cableone.net. A hot buffet breakfast will be served and participants will meet campaign leaders and learn about highlighted campaign events for this year as well as ways they can help.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the University Club house, located at 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The Baby Want Candy Musical Improv Group will perform at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are free for students with ID, $3 GA or 2 for $5.

    A Peace Corps information session will take place
    at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.