Vol. 9 No. 20 - Feb. 8, 2005


  • Truman Board of Governors Approves Enrollment Fee Increase and Elects Officers


    The Truman Board of Governors new officers Secretary Randa Rawlins (left), President Sarah Burkemper (third from left), Vice President Ruth Mach (right) are pictured with Truman President Barbara Dixon (second from left).

    The Truman Board of Governors approved an increase in tuition of 4.9 percent for Missouri undergraduates and 3.6 percent for non-Missouri undergraduates for the 2005-2006 academic year at the Feb. 5 meeting held on campus.

    In-state enrollment fees for full-time students will be $5,740, and out-of-state costs for full-time students will increase to $9,920. When combined with the designated fees, the tuition cost per semester for undergraduates in 2005-2006 would increase $165 (+6.0 percent) for Missourians and $205 (+4.3 percent) for out-of-state residents.

    The Board approved continuing the $95 per semester Student Recreation Center fee, an $80 per semester Student Union fee, a $32 per semester student activity fee and a $2 per semester fee to support student government.

    The Board set the room and board fee for 2005-2006 at the December 2004 Board meeting. It will cost $5,540 per student for a two-person room at Ryle/Centennial, $5,380 per student for a two-person room at Missouri/Dobson/Grim and $5,455 per student for a two-person room at Blanton/Nason/Brewer.

    Sarah Burkemper from Troy, Mo., was selected as president and Ruth Mach from St. Louis was selected as vice president and Randa Rawlins was selected as secretary.

    Burkemper is serving in her third term as the public administrator for Lincoln County and is a certified public accountant in Troy, Mo. She was first elected as the public administrator in 1996. She was re-elected in 2000 and 2004. She became a registered guardian in 2000. Burkemper was a Pershing Scholar and graduated cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees from Truman in 1992. She also received a master’s in accountancy from Truman and a master’s in international affairs from Washington University in 1997.

    Mach recently retired, after 20 years of service, as principal of Meramec Elementary School in the Clayton, Mo., School District. She is now serving as an elementary assistant superintendent with the St. Louis Public Schools and working part-time for the Clayton School District, serving as a specialist in the Human Resources department. A graduate of Truman State University, she earned her master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate from Saint Louis University.

    Rawlins is general counsel at Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Mo. Rawlins, a Pershing Scholar at Truman, graduated summa cum laude in 1979. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1982. She serves on the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Council of Board Chairs.

  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents St. Louis Stompers Jazz Band

    stlouisstompers1.jpg The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will present the St. Louis Stompers classic jazz band at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, in Baldwin Auditorium. The Stompers will perform a mixture of Chicago and New Orleans style, traditional jazz and Dixieland selections.

    Performing music reminiscent of jazz giants such as Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, this popular ensemble consists of members Pat Arana, trombone; Bob Grimm, banjo; Mike Lilley, clarinet soprano saxophone; Steve Lilley, cornet; Dave Majchrzak, piano; Joe Schulte, tuba; and Jack Tartar, drums and ukulele.

    The Stompers have played at numerous venues throughout Missouri and Illinois. Some of their performances include the Great River Jazz Society of Hannibal, the St. Louis Jazz Club, the Juvae Jazz Society in Decatur, Ill., Gateway Jazz Festival, the National Ragtime Festival on the Goldenrod Showboat, and the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. In addition, the band has shared their music at various concerts and parties across the Midwest.

    The band has produced six CDs and appeared on KSDK’s TV show “Show Me Saint Louis,” KTVI’s morning show, and Classic 99, KFUO FM’s “From the Garden Live” concert series in recent years.

    Free tickets to the music performance are available now to students, faculty and staff with a University ID. Students may pick up tickets at the Student Activities Board Office. Faculty and staff may pick up tickets at the Center for Student Involvement.

    For more information on this event, call the Public Relations Office at 785.4016. Additional information on the Kohlenberg Lyceum series can be accessed at http://lyceum.truman.edu.

  • "Man of Steel" to Perform on Campus

    Internationally-acclaimed steel pan artist Liam Teague will present a lecture-performance at 7 p.m., Feb. 10, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

    Teague will discuss the genesis and early history of pan music from an intercultural perspective, as well as perform several traditional and contemporary solo compositions.

    A research scholar and assistant director of the Northern Illinois University Steel band, Teague has won numerous awards and distinctions in his native country of Trinidad and Tobago and in the United States for his mastery of the steel pan.

    He is committed to demonstrating the musical potential of his instrument and has spoken and performed all over the world. Some of his stops include opening for the MC Hammer tour of Trinidad, participating at various jazz festivals in the Caribbean, touring Taiwan and playing at the Seoul Drum Festival in South Korea.

    Additionally, Teague has recorded six CDs.

    Teague’s visit is part of an effort by Michael Bump, assistant professor of percussion, to bring the art of pan music and performance to the Truman community. Bump, who is hosting the event, also is researching ways to establish and promote a new ensemble steel pan course for Truman students.

    This event is sponsored by the Residential College Program series and the Center for Teaching and Learning “Diversity Fellowship” program.

    For more information on the steel pan lecture-performance, contact Bump at 785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu.

  • Mock Trial Teams Prepare for Regional Tournament

    Truman’s two mock trial teams will travel to the regional championships Feb. 11-12, in St. Louis with a successful record under their belts. The teams have competed at Quincy, Ill., Kansas City, Mo., and Columbia, Mo., so far this season.

    The varsity team placed 10th, and the junior varsity team finished in the top 20 in their most recent tournament at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    In individual rankings, David Johnson, senior political science major from Kansas City, Mo., has received two awards for his legal advocacy and one honorable mention. Josh Jones, junior political science major from Kirkwood, Mo., has received an attorney award. Erin Gissel, senior psychology major from Pewaukee, Wis., and Kevin Chase, junior political science major from University City, Mo., have earned witness awards for their portrayals.

    To qualify for the regional tournament, Truman’s teams had to place in high standings against 28 other teams from Missouri, Illinois and beyond. The regionals, at Washington University (St. Louis) will determine who goes on to the American Mock Trial Tournament March 18-20, in Richmond, Ky.

    Gissel, Johnson and Jones are varsity team members. Additional varsity members include Brad Brown, sophomore pre-education major from Dexter, Mo.; Megan Pfister, sophomore psychology major from St. Louis; Andy Rodderick, sophomore pre-business administration major from Des Peres, Mo.; and Chris Sumski, freshman health science major from St. Louis. Junior varsity members include Shelly Coffman, freshman justice systems and psychology double major from Anderson, Mo.; Michael Connelly, freshman economics and pre-business administration major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Bryan Gelecki, freshman political science major from Papillion, Neb.; Amy Rowden, freshman physics and economics major from Dixon, Mo.; Mary Rybak, junior communication disorders major from Springfield, Ill.; Ben Sonnenberg, junior political science major from Springfield, Mo.; and Kelly Wikstrom, junior communication major from Sedalia, Mo.

  • New Scholarship Honors Former Choir Director

    The Clay Dawson Choral Scholarship has been established as a tribute to former director of choral activities and chairman of the voice faculty, Clay Dawson.

    The scholarship will be awarded to a member of Cantoria who has demonstrated strong leadership in the ensemble and shown dedication to the choir through a positive attitude, rehearsal discipline and service. Dawson, who is now retired, worked for the University from 1965-1991. While at Truman, he organized and administered the first Missouri All-State Collegiate Choir. He also was co-chairman of Missouri’s first American Choral Directors Association convention.

    He has held numerous positions and won various awards for his choral direction including the Luther T. Spayde Award as Missouri Choral Director of the Year. Dawson now resides in Long Grove, Iowa, and is the librarian at the Long Grove Branch of the Scott County Library System.

    For more information or to make a gift to this honorary scholarship, contact Jamie Hansen at 785.4124. For more information about establishing a scholarship, visit the Web site at http://www.truman.edu/pages/245.asp.

  • Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life Announces the 21st Century Leadership Academy

    Students may join some of Missouri’s top women leaders at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the 21st Century Leadership Academy, Missouri’s premier leadership development opportunity for college women, May 22-27.

    The 21st Century Leadership Academy is a weeklong, residential program that encourages women to consider careers in public policy, and provides leadership skills to help them be successful.

    The 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 participants meet with state leaders and participate in a mock legislative session. Academy graduates are currently working in legislative and executive offices in Washington, D.C., and Jefferson City, attending law school and graduate school around the country, and leading campus political groups.

    Women from all academic majors are encouraged to apply. To receive further information, enjoy a slice of pizza and obtain an application, plan to attend an information session. Dayna Stock, manager of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, will speak at the session at 7 p.m., Feb. 22, in Baldwin Hall 176. Contact Truman’s Undergraduate Office of Admission, McClain Hall 205 or call 785.4114. if unable to attend the session to receive more information.

  • Basketball "SpiritFests" Planned

    Residence Life has organized a themed tailgate parties for the Feb. 9 and Feb. 26 basketball games.

    Both SpiritFests will have free food, games, music, giveaways and fun with Spike the Bulldog.

    “Hawaiian Spirit” is the theme of the Feb. 9 party, which will take place from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a Hawaiian lei.

    “Paint Pershing Purple” is the theme of the Feb. 26 SpiritFest, at noon, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. All purple foods will be served, and the first 100 guests will receive a foam paw.

    The purpose of the SpiritFests is to raise awareness of the athletic department and boost spirit and attendance at athletic events.

    Contact Kari Skillman at 785.7515 for more information.

  • Fraternity Offers Free Tax Filing

    Beta Alpha Psi will provide free electronic tax filing to all students and members of the Kirksville community this year. International students are welcome to file as well.

    The national scholastic and professional fraternity is able to offer this service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) sponsored by the IRS.

    Filing will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 19, Feb. 26, and March 5, in Violette Hall 1432. Follow the signs. The site operates on a first come, first serve basis.

    Those filing should bring a valid photo ID, social security card, all statements of earnings, their spouse with his or her social security number and all of their children’s social security numbers.

    For more information about VITA, visit http://bap.truman.edu.

  • Scholarship Opportunities Available

    The Truman State University Financial Aid Office has announced several scholarship opportunities that are available to Truman students.

    If you are a graduate of Chillicothe R-2 School, currently enrolled in school, have completed 60 hours of course work and have been accepted to the MAE program, you are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship that is being offered by the Chillicothe CTA. Other criteria to be considered for the scholarship include academic ranking/GPA, SAT/ACT scores and the written application form. Pick up an application in McClain Hall 103.

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is offering a scholarship to those students pursuing careers in the $29 billion specialty equipment industry. Career path opportunities include a wide range of fields from accounting to photojournalism and sales. Visit http://www.sema.org/scholarships for a complete listing of opportunities.

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, encourages students with financial need to apply for interest-free loans. Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate good character. Permanent residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles and Warren, or the Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair are eligible.

    Contact the Financial Aid Office at 785.4130 for more information.


  • Black History Month Activities

    Sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center, RCP, Association of Black Collegians, African Student Organization, Kappa Psi Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Phi Mu Alpha

    Feb. 8
    Building a Sound Foundation, Money Management Skills for Recent Grads
    2 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 301

    Business Interviewing Etiquette
    7 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1428

    Feb. 11
    Annual Black Music Festival
    7 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Feb. 13
    “Taste of Home” Dinner
    5-7 p.m.
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Must R.S.V.P. to hughes@truman.edu to receive e-mail notification of reservation. First 100 people only.

    Feb. 18
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. “Knowledge Bowl”
    7 p.m.
    SUB Alumni Room

    Feb. 21
    "From Routes to Roots"
    6 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Feb. 25
    Race Identity and Experiences Across the Black World
    7 p.m.
    Volette Hall 1000

    Feb. 26
    37th Annual Jazz Festival
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Feb. 27
    Sights & Sounds of Africa
    4-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

  • Mark Your Calendars - University Conference

    University Conference
    “Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement”
    Feb. 16

    Donald Harward, senior fellow of The Center for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement at AAC&U, will give the address.

    Harward will present the 2005 Baldwin Lecture at 10 a.m., Feb. 16, in Baldwin Auditorium.

  • "Mammas, Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to Be Actors"

    James Beard
    one-person comedy show

    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 11
    Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theatre

    Admission is free.

  • Homecoming Committee 2005

    Applications are now available in the CSI for the 2005 Homecoming Committee.

    Completed forms are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

    Contact the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222 for more information.


  • Notables

    Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, had her book review essay “Bringing ‘Comparative’ Back to Foreign Policy Analysis” published in the December 2004, issue of International Politics.

    Sylvia Macauley, associate professor of history, was recently invited to represent West Africans in the Diaspora at the second annual general meeting of the West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) Jan. 10-13, in Accra, Ghana. The meeting united about 100 representatives from civil society organizations of the 15 member states in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), development partners and selected civil society groups from the Diaspora. Representatives at the meeting discussed issues related to peace, regional integration and economic development in the West African sub-region. The outcome of the deliberations, in the form of a Communique, was later presented to the ECOWAS Council of Ministers for onward transmission to the Summit of ECOWAS Heads of States and Governments for their consideration. Macauley was chosen as one of the four-person drafting team.


  • Notes

    The University Wellness Program in cooperation with the staff of the Student Health Center will be offering blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate and thyroid screening for faculty, staff and spouses at the Student Health Center in February. This service is provided free to all who are covered by the University’s health insurance plan subject to restrictions. The screenings will take place from 7:30-9 a.m., Feb. 8-9, Feb. 15-16, and Feb. 22, at the Student Health Center. No appointment is required but participants must fast 12 hours before the screening. Faculty and staff should bring their Banner IDs. Call the Student Health Center for more details at 785.4182 or Curt Devan, director of Human Resources, at 785.7298.

    All students are invited to an etiquette dinner from 5-8 p.m., Feb. 8, in the SUB Spanish Room. Co-sponsored by the Career Center and the CSI, the event will consist of a dinner and an interactive seminar to teach proper etiquette at social gatherings. Cost is $5 without a meal plan and $3 with a meal plan. Contact Lesa Ketterlinus at 785.4353 for more information.

    The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) will be having a general interest meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 8, in OP 2121.

    In celebration of the “World Year of Physics,” the physics division is presenting a series of five lectures on Einstein’s contributions to physics. Peter Rolnick will speak about “E=mc2...What’s it All About?” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8, in VH 1000. For a complete lecture schedule, visit http://physics.truman.edu or call Matt Beaky at 785.4594.

    The spring semester Weekly Lunch Series will have a pre-reading for Baldwin from 12:30-1:15 p.m., Feb. 9, in the SUB Spanish Room. The reading, titled “How Civic Engagement is Reframing Liberal Education” can be found at http:// www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-sp03/pr-sp03research.cfm.

    Cardinal Key will have a rush activity from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 9, in the SUB Activities Room. Contact Candice Murdock at d1123@truman.edu or visit http://cardinalkey.truman.edu for more information.

    The Child Development Center Seminar Series presents “Science and the Young Child” from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 10, in VH 1320. John Hoffman will give the lecture. All parents and people interested in the development of young children are invited to the seminar.

    The Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring the Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m., Feb. 10-11, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 11, at tables in the SUB and MC. All proceeds go to Victim Support Services and women in Iraq.

    The Ryle Hall Relay for Life team will offer a baby-sitting service from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 11, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. They will host the first 50 children, ages 2-12 years old. To register, call 785.5387 or contact Dorothy at ddm237@truman.edu. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Ryle Hall Relay for Life team goal.

    Illusion Danz Team is having a dance clinic to learn their tryout routine from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 11, in the Pershing Dance Studio. E-mail illusiontsu@yahoo.com. Tryouts will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 12, in the Student Recreation Center. Those who tryout should bring an extra pair of shoes and their University ID.

    The annual Lincoln Contest will offer winners in each a division a trip to Washington, D.C. Applicants can submit their work in the form of artwork, an essay or an oratory. The deadline for submission is Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12. For more information about the contest or prompt, contact Barry Poyner at 785.4063.

    The public is invited to a free faculty saxophone recital at 2 p.m., Feb. 13, in the OP Performance Hall. Randy Smith, Patrice Ewoldt, Sam McClure and Jose Zayas-Caban will perform.

    The Society of Sino American Students (SSAS) will be selling flowers and balloons for Valentine’s Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 14, in the SUB. Preorders will be taken from 5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 8-11 and Feb. 13, in front of Mainstreet Market in the SUB. A discount will offered for preorders. They will accept cash only. A security deposit is required for large orders. On campus delivery is available. Go to http://china.truman.edu for pricing information.

    The campus literary magazine Windfall is accepting submissions through Feb. 14. They can be dropped off at KM 203B or in the Windfall mailbox in the CSI. Submissions also can be e-mailed to windfall@truman.edu. Call Peggy Amor at 627.3374 or go to http://windfall.truman.edu for more information.

    The Upward Bound Project is offering employment opportunities for the 2005 high school summer session June 12-July 22. A variety of positions are available for this college preparatory program serving Northeast Missouri high school students. Applications can be completed on the Web at http://ub.truman.edu or by contacting the Upward Bound Office in KB 220. Completed applications are due Feb. 14.

    The online application deadline for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience-Science and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program is Feb. 15. Visit http://step.truman.edu for more information. Submit online abstracts for the Student Research Conference at http://src.truman.edu. by Feb. 18.

    The Association of Black Collegians and FAC are bringing clinical psychologist and speaker Shikana Temille Porter to campus. Porter will give her inspirational talk, “From Routes to Roots,” at 6 p.m., Feb. 21, in the SUB Alumni Room.

    Omega Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame nomination forms are available in the Center for Student Involvement and division offices. Any faculty, staff or student can nominate an outstanding senior for the award, which will be announced at the Leadership Recognition Night. Applications are due in the ODK mailbox Feb. 25. Contact Lukin T. Murphy at 785.7143 for more information.

    The Center for International Education Abroad is sponsoring a Study Abroad Fair Feb. 28. Directors from host institutions abroad as well as Truman faculty will be available to discuss their programs with students from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the first floor of Kirk Building.

    The Graduate English Organization is accepting submissions for its second annual Environmental Studies Conference April 21-22. Abstracts of 200-600 words are due March 11. E-mail laurenr@truman.edu for more information on the conference.

    The Brashear Elementary After-School Program needs Truman students, faculty and staff to share their knowledge and talents with elementary students. This could be done through hands-on activities, displays, interactive presentations, performances or any other creative method in the form of a one-time or sequence of events or on a regular basis. Interested parties should contact Jenny Pawlowski at 785.4402 or at jenny_pawlowski@brashear.k12.mo.us.

    Student Senate Housing Guides are now available in the Senate Office free of charge for students. The guide contains listings of rental properties, the name of the landlord with a phone number, special features and the rent amount.

    Phi Epsilon Kappa is now selling Bulldog wristbands. To place an order, contact Abby Souders at abbysouders@truman.edu. Individual wristbands cost $1 a piece.