Vol. 15, No. 27 - April 5, 2011


  • “Romance de Tango” to Close Out Lyceum Season

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will conclude with a performance of “Romance de Tango” by the Cuartetango Music & Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    In this production, artistic director Leonardo Suarez Paz combines his talents as a fourth generation tango artist, vocalist and violinist. During “Romance de Tango,” a chamber concert turns into a theater play, which transitions into sultry dance action and captivating song. The performance tells a story where the music of a magical spirit breathes life and color into those in the shadows of the streets of Buenos Aires at dusk.

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    Leonardo Suarez Paz’s “Romance de Tango”

    The show’s cast members have performed on stages worldwide, have been featured in films and television programs and have recorded with top artists of the tango genre.

    Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may acquire their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building.

    General admission tickets for the event cost $7 for all ages and are available at the Truman Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. For additional information, visit http://lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.
  • Students Represent Truman at State Capitol

    Capitol Day 2011.jpg
    Truman students, along with University President Troy D. Paino and Dr. John W. Siscel, III, chair of the University Board of Governors, stand on the Missouri State Capitol steps in Jefferson City with Sen. Brian Munzlinger during Capitol Appreciation Day, March 29. Many of the students had research on display in the Capitol rotunda and presented their findings to their hometown senator and representative. Members of the University Brass Choir, under the direction of Greg Jones, also performed in the Capitol rotunda.
  • Library Hosts Children’s Literature Festival

    Nearly 1,400 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students will participate in the Children’s Literature Festival taking place from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building.

    Visiting authors and illustrators include Francisco Alarcon, Darleen Bailey Beard, Carmen Bernier-Grand, Janet Lee Carey, Dianne Gray, Ard Hoyt, Lynne Jonell, A. LaFaye, Laurie Lawlor, Anna Myers and N.A. Nelson.

    Students will participate in 30-minute sessions with the guest authors and illustrators. All children attending must be pre-registered, and University faculty, staff, students and other interested adults should also pre-register for the sessions.

    To register, contact Daisy Rearick at drearick@truman.edu or call 785.4048.

    An informal meeting and book signing with the authors and illustrators will take place from 3-4 p.m. in the Student Union Building Conference Room 3000. Refreshments will be served and anyone is welcome to attend.

    The festival will conclude with a dinner at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Activities Room 3200. The dinner is limited to pre-registered adults and children accompanied by an adult. The cost of the dinner is $10.50. To register, contact Rearick using the aforementioned contact information. At 7 p.m., author Anna Myers will give a presentation to end the dinner.

    The festival is sponsored by Pickler Memorial Library with financial support from the Freeman Foundation, Barnes & Noble—Truman State University Bookstore and the Truman State University Foundation. The Festival is also supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

    For more information about the Children’s Literature Festival Fund, contact the Office of Advancement at 785.4133 or visit the Office of Advancement website at http://giving.truman.edu/SpecialInitiatives/ChildrensLiteratureFestival.asp. Additional information may be obtained from Sharon Hackney at 785.7366 or shackney@truman.edu and from the Children’s Literature Festival webpage at http://library.truman.edu/Children%27sLiteratureFestival.asp.

    Attending authors’ books are available at Truman’s bookstore in the Student Union Building.

  • Two Senior Students Lay Groundwork for Annual Communication Showcase Event

    What started as part of a class project proposal by two public communication seniors has expanded into a one-of-a-kind opportunity for their peers.

    Kelly Fox and Amanda Goeser, coordinators of the Communication Showcase, developed the idea for an event which invited older students to share their completed work and encouraged younger students to peruse it.

    One mission of the event is to keep the project organic, meaning that students drive the planning, submissions and attendance.

    “We like to think of it as being of, for and by the students,” Fox said. “Students are fundamental to the success of the event.”

    The Communication Showcase covers the three communication concentrations: communication studies, journalism and public communication. Additionally, three aspects of the communication department will be highlighted: academic work, student media and communication organizations.

    “As wide and as diverse as communication is, we wanted this event to unite the department,” Goeser said. “We’d like to see our efforts become a Truman Communication legacy.”

    Submitted student work ranges from articles for Russian media, a persuasive campaign for the Downtown Grocery Store, an ad campaign with a 30-second student-produced commercial and a rhetorical criticism of rock music.

    Communication student Amy Lehnhoff explained, “My group decided to get involved in the Communication Showcase as a way to share our enthusiasm for and lessons learned from our project with the Truman Communication community.”

    The Communication Showcase will take place at 6 p.m. April 16 in the Student Union Building. For more information, visit http://commshowcase.blogspot.com.

  • Phi Tau Cookout Supports Hole in the Wall Gang Camps

    Phi Kappa Tau will conduct the 16th annual Cookout for Kids on April 12 to support camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.

    Phi Tau members will be taking lunch orders for barbecued meals to be delivered April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick-up at 215 North High Street is also available.

    This year’s menu features either a barbecued half chicken or pork steak, with side orders of baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a soda for $8.

    Proceeds from Cookout for Kids go to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses. The camps were originally created in 1988 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, a Phi Tau alumnus. They provide one-week camping experiences for children that require around the clock care and frequent hospitalization.

    It costs, on average, $2,100 to send one child to camp, but Hole in the Wall Gang Camps do not charge families. The camps use contributions and donations.

    Truman’s Phi Kappa Tau chapter has contributed more than $5,000 to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps in the last three years through the Cookout profits.

    To place an order, or to request an order form for an office or organization, call 816.686.0285 or e-mail Ralph Cupelli at rcupelli@truman.edu. Order forms are also available in McClain Hall 203. Advanced orders should be placed by April 5. Late orders will only be accepted subject to food availability.

    For more information about the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, visit http://www.holeinthewallcamps.org.
  • Student Research Conference Set for April 12

    Truman will host its 24th annual Student Research Conference (SRC) April 12, and will feature a broad spectrum of presentations by students from all academic disciplines. Scheduled classes will not meet during the day of the Conference, thereby providing the opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend and fully participate. Evening classes will still meet.

    The day will be a University-wide celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and creative achievement. This year’s Conference will feature more than 280 presentations delivered by 370 student authors who are mentored by 125 faculty. Students will present their scholarly work in a range of presentation types, including oral papers, posters, performing arts and studio arts.

    This event will also include a Conference-wide plenary address by Dr. John Lyden, visiting professor of philosophy and religion from Grand View University. Lyden’s presentation is titled “From the Bible to Star Wars: Religion and Popular Culture.” The plenary session begins at 11 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000.

    There will be no registration table or name tags at this year’s SRC. A program book, including the full schedule of presentations, maps and other information, will be available for everyone at the refreshment tables in Magruder Hall, Violette Hall and Ophelia Parrish. Oral papers will be presented in classrooms in Violette Hall and Magruder Hall, and music and theater performances, art exhibits and oral presentations will be in Ophelia Parrish. The poster session, as well as the closing reception, will be in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Several refreshment breaks will be scheduled throughout the day.

    The Conference website, http://src.truman.edu, includes the full Conference program and all presentation abstracts, which can be electronically browsed and extensively searched. Anyone visiting the website can create a custom schedule of presentations and events that he or she would like to attend. In addition, the website includes other useful information for students and faculty, as well as historical details about past Conferences.  

    The Student Research Conference is planned and coordinated by the Office of Student Research.


  • H.E.A.L. Japan Merchandise Available Now

    International Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 120

    Stickers $1
    Bracelets $3
    T-shirts $14

    All profits will go to Red Cross America.
  • Respect a Little Week

    Movie Screening
    “Mean Girls”
    7:30 p.m.
    April 5
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Anti-Burn Book Table
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    April 6-8

    Sponsored by the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards
  • Computer Upgrade in Pickler Memorial Library

    The computers in Pickler’s lobby have been upgraded to the new virtual desktop system. The lobby computers now have all the same software packages available as in the large general computer labs in Pickler Memorial Library 312 and Violette Hall 2000.
  • Service Board Applications

    The Service Board is accepting applications for membership for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications can be downloaded online at http://serviceboard.truman.edu and submitted to the Service Board mailbox in the Student Union Building CSI Complex by 5 p.m. April 8.

  • Special Olympics Buddies

    Students Supporting the Exceptional Community (SSEC) is looking for volunteers to serve as buddies in the Special Olympics Spring Track and Field Games April 16 at Stokes Stadium. For more information, contact Mary Rose Sallese at mrs1665@truman.edu.
  • Music Concerts

    Voice Majors Recital
    7:30 p.m. April 12
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Jazz Combo Concert
    7 p.m. April 13
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    True Men Spring Concert
    7 p.m. April 15
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Jazz Bands Concert
    8 p.m. April 18
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Wind Symphony II Concert
    8 p.m. April 20
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Wind Symphony I Concert
    8 p.m. April 21
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Brass Choir Concert
    8 p.m. April 25
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Franklin Street Singers Spring Concert
    4 p.m. April 30
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    University Orchestra Concert
    8 p.m. April 30
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
  • Recycling of Toner and Fuser Cartridges

    Starting immediately, Mail Services will take all empty toner and fuser cartridges from Truman offices. Cartridges should be either in the replacement shipping box or inside a plastic trash bag. Cartridges can be collected with the regular daily mail pick-up and delivery. Direct any questions to Mail Services at 785.4277.
  • William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award Nominations

    Do you know a great faculty adviser? Would you like to honor him or her? Nominate an outstanding full-time faculty adviser for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award. Please note that academic advisers are not eligible.

    To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form at
    http://rcp.truman.edu/lee/LeeNomination.htm. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 8.

    For questions about the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award, contact Marty Eisenberg at martye@truman.edu.

  • “A Look Inside SB1070” Screening and Panel Discussion

    Come join the national dialogue on race, migration and U.S. identity. A short documentary entitled “A Look Inside SB1070” will be screened and a panel discussion concerning immigrant rights and anti-immigrant groups in the U.S. will follow.

    7 p.m.
    April 7
    Violette Hall 1010
    Sponsored in conjunction with IDSM 475: Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone.
  • Bulldog Wing Fest

    4:30-6:30 p.m.
    April 20

    Wooden Nickel, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut and Sodexo will compete for the title of Best Wings in Town.

    This event is sponsored by Truman Intramurals.

    Tickets are available now at the membership services desk in the Student Recreation Center and also the day of the event.
    5 tickets = $3
    10 tickets = $6
    15 tickets = $9
    20 tickets = $12
    ($.75/ticket individual sale)
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    National Library Week
    April 10-16
    Pickler Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week. Events will include a Book Swap table, Food-for-Fines, Student Readings and a chance to win prizes.
    Children’s Literature Festival

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 15
    6 p.m. dinner and author presentation
    Contact Daisy Rearick for information or reservations at 785.4048 or drearick@truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Sports Planner

    Activity: Swim Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 7
    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    League: Co-Rec
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 12
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 16-17
    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 20
    Activity: Track Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 21
    Activity: T-shirt Design Contest
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: NA
    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at http://recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467. Captains’ Meetings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the state of Missouri, preferably rural school districts.  The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students.For further information or a scholarship application, stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103 or call 785.4130. Deadline for submission is May 1.

    The William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the FASFA is recommended. Students from Belleville can stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103 for more information on how to apply. Applications are due May 1.

    The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting media communication and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area—City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois—are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at http://stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is May 2.

    AES Engineers is providing $500 scholarships to high school seniors or college students, regardless of courses being studied, who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to one of the questions  posted at http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 7.


  • Notables

    Members of Truman’s American Marketing Association recently attended the American Marketing Association New Orleans Conference. Truman’s chapter received “Outstanding Community Service” and “Honorable Mention for Marketing Week.”

    Twenty-two students representing the Catholic Newman Center traveled to Enid, Okla., March 7-12 to construct a home in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. Students also worked at a thrift store supporting Hope’s Outreach Ministries Homeless Day Center and served lunch at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Soup Kitchen. Addressing the global crisis of homelessness directly encompasses this year’s Newman Center mission statement “Cor ad cor loquitur,” translated as “heart speaks to heart.”

    Four members of Truman’s chapter of Eta Sigma Phi (the national collegiate Classics honor society) traveled to the annual convention in Austin, Texas, March 25-27. David Giovagnoli, a senior classics and English major, presided over the national business meetings as grand president. Lauren Milburn, a junior classics major, was elected grand secretary for 2011-2012. Claire Albrecht, a junior classics major, also ran for high office. David White, a senior classics and business administration major, reported on the local chapter’s res gestae (events) for the year. Additionally, Giovagnoli was on the winning certamen (quiz bowl) team and won the award for best regalia. Bridget Thomas, professor of classics, traveled with the group.

    Curtis Blakely, assistant professor of justice systems, was recently interviewed for and subsequently quoted in “Con job takes on a whole new meaning.” Published by The Daily (the first national daily news publication for the iPad), the story deals with inmate work programs. Blakely, who used to be an inmate employment and work release coordinator in New Mexico, supports these programs for their rehabilitative qualities. The story can be accessed at http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/03/21/032111-news-prison-work-1-5/.

    Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, was invited to the University of Ghent in Belgium March 15-16, where he was on a Ph.D. defense committee and also gave a talk at the Department of Philosophy & Moral Sciences.

    Robert Martin, a composer and professor of education, had two movements of his Homage a Tom et Jerry for solo flute performed at the Mid-South Flute Festival on March 19.

    Barbara Price, professor of English education, and several of her current and former students participated in the Missouri Association of Teachers of English-sponsored Write to Learn conference at Tan-Tar-A March 3-5. Price and Truman alumna Lindsay Baker Woodward offered a presentation, “A Mini-workshop in Multi-modal Writing,” at the conference. Also attending were current MAE students Amanda Greenwood, Felicia Hinds, Deana Judah, Ashley Kleinsorge and Jennifer Peil. Renee Stites, a secondary English MAE student, received MATE’s Robert J. Greef award at the conference. The Greef Award recognizes academic excellence in the field of English education, leadership and character.

    Students Holli Shemonia and Rachel Hinrichs are recipients of a $500 learning abroad scholarship from CAPA International Education. The scholarships were granted for academic merit to study in London this summer.


  • Notes

     K-Life will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9. Deadline to sign up is April 5. Contact sam4125@truman.edu for more information.

    Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 5-6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. April 6 in Magruder Hall 1096. Jane Nachtman, member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, will present “Probing New Physics at the Energy Frontier.”

    The Truman Observatory will host an open house from 8:30-10:30 p.m. April 6 at the University Farm. For more information and directions, go to http://observatory.truman.edu.

    A single elimination volleyball tournament hosted by the Zeta Xi chapter of Beta Theta Pi
    will take place from 12-5 p.m. April 9 at the Student Recreation Center. All proceeds from the event will go to Camp Quality in Kansas City, a camp dedicated to the enhancement of the lives of children diagnosed with cancer. Teams will consist of three men and three women and the cost is $60/team. Forms and money must be submitted by April 8 to a member of Beta Theta Pi. Interested groups can request a form from any member of the organization.

    LifeFest, sponsored by Students for Life, will take place from 12-5 p.m. April 9 on the Quad. There will be music by local bands, games, themed raffle baskets and all-you-can-eat barbecue for $3. All proceeds will benefit Genesis House, a home for young women facing crisis pregnancies.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. April 9 in the Conference Room of the Student Union Building.

    A free tobacco quit class will take place from 8-9:30 April 11 and 18 in the Student Union Building Room 3203. Any Truman or MACC-Kirksville student, staff or faculty can attend. The class includes free nicotine replacement therapy patches and free doctor consultation.

    Truman’s Theatre Department will present “Into the Woods” at 8 p.m. April 13-16 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 785.4515 or by dropping by the window outside the James G. Severns Theatre between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The production is appropriate for anyone 12 years of age or older.

    L’Explicateur (ou l’explication de texte enfin expliquée)
    , a French play, will be performed at 8 p.m. April 13 and 14 in the Student Union Building Down Under. It will be performed in French with English “side-titles.” For more information, contact Patrick Lobert at plobert@truman.edu.

    Missouri Hall Senate will host an Art Gala from 4:30-7 p.m. April 14 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. The Senate will purchase three pieces for $100 each. Entries must be 2-D and easily hangable. Submission deadline is April 13. More information and the submission form can be found at http://missouri.truman.edu.

    Circle K is seeking donations of any kind for its annual rummage sale
    , taking place April 16 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot located on the southwest corner of Franklin and Patterson. Contact kkw4786@truman.edu with questions or to schedule a donation pick-up. Proceeds benefit the Adair County Humane Society.

    Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity (PSP) will host a 5k/10k run or walk April 17 to raise money for Teach for America. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Sign in for everyone will begin at 6:30 a.m., and water and refreshments will be provided. Registration costs $10 for the 5k and $12 for the 10k. The registration form and more information can be found online at http://psp-beta.truman.edu.

    Truman’s Agriculture GardenGals practicum group will be hosting starter plant sales, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on multiple days. Sales will take place April 16 and 23 outside of Tractor Supply Co.; April 18 and 19 inside Magruder Hall; and April 20 and 21 inside the Student Union Building. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and herbs will be available. To pre-order plants, e-mail tsugardengals@gmail.com. Orders will be available for pick-up at any of the selling dates listed above.

    SUEDE Showcase will take place
    at 3 p.m. April 17 and 7 p.m. April 18 in the Student Union Building Down Under. This event is free. The SUEDE Showcase is a dance performance that encompasses many forms of urban and ethnic dance including hip hop, poi, krump, pop, breakdancing and Chinese fan dancing. The show contains explicit lyrics and content, so parental discretion is advised.