Truman’s United Way fund-raising campaign has raised $32,648 to date, which is 58.3 percent of the $56,000 goal.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) will present Dashboard Confessional with opening act Brand New
at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in Pershing Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for students are $15 and are now on sale, while general admission tickets will go on sale Oct. 13 at a cost of $30. Tickets are available in the SAB office on the third floor of the Student Union Building.

DEPThS will have its weekly meeting from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 10 in Baldwin Hall 249. A topic on the Quakers will be presented. Contact Dan Johnson at for more information.

The DriveSafe DriveSmart campaign will take place from Oct. 10-12. Designed to inform students of the dangers of distracted driving, the campaign will feature a speaker from the Adair County Ambulance District at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Violette Hall 1010. Contact Greg Day at for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will continue to highlight “Teaching for Critical Thinking” for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Van driving classes are scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 in the Public Safety Building. Class sizes are limited. People may reserve a space by calling 785.4177. Participants need to allow a minimum of two hours for this class.

There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Magruder Hall 2001. Martin Pohl, a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, will be speaking on the topic of “The Energetic Particles and Gamma Ray Bursts.” Refreshments will be served at 4:20 p.m. Visit for more information about the Colloquium Series.

Edward Jones will have an informational meeting from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Violette Hall Upstairs Commons. Edward Jones will give a brief presentation about who they are, as well as career information with the company. Pizza and soda will be served after the presentation. Contact
Lana Dowell at 785.4346 for more information.

A memorial service for Chris Dothage will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Flame to the Second Century, located north of Kirk Memorial and will move to the Quadrangle. The rain site for the service will be the Student Union Building Lounge. Contact David Lusk at the Center for Student Involvement.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable Lunch Series is continuing this week with “Discipline Self-Examination Focused on Student Recruitment and Retention and Faculty Resources” presented by Marc Rice, Patricia Mickey, Mira Frisch and Tom Hueber (all from Fine Arts) from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 12 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. R.S.V.P. to the Center for Teaching and Learning at or by phone at 785.4391 to order a complimentary boxed lunch for the event.

The Tournée Film Festival will be showing “Mondovino” at 6:40 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Downtown Cinema 8 movie theater. The film is free to Truman students, faculty and staff. This is the third film in the series. The movie is 135 minutes long. All films are in French with English subtitles. The Tournée Film Festival is sponsored by the Truman State University Divisions of Fine Arts, Language and Literature, Social Science and Education, and the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Applications for the Golden Leadership Award are due Oct. 12 in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nomination forms. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 or at for more information.

The Truman Horse Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University Farm. The Truman Equestrian team hosts and competes in the Truman Horse Show. Contact Kate Randall at for more information.

The Truman men’s rugby team will have a game against the University of Kansas rugby squad at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Rugby Field, located on Florence Street, directly below the Truman Tennis Courts.

The University Society of Middle Eastern Dance will be having Halloween candy gram sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16-18 in the Student Union Building.

Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, will give a Folklore Colloquia titled “Philippino Folk Medicine” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Baldwin Hall. Hadwiger will be speaking on his studies of the points at which folk and mainstream medical remedies intersect in the Philippines.  

There will be Homecoming fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the South Field. Fireworks will begin immediately  following the Homecoming Pep Rally. The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Alpha Phi Omega will have an alumni reunion from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ryle Hall Commons. Present and former members are invited to enjoy desserts, volleyball and brotherhood together. E-mail for more information.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will have its Homecoming Step Show 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Tiffany Johnson at for more information.

Want to know how good your French is? Assessment and Testing along with the French program is offering an opportunity to determine your level of French with an internationally-normed exam by taking (at no cost) the ETS Test de Français International, from Canada, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Violette Hall 1224. Please register by e-mail at by Oct. 22 with TFI in the subject line, and in the message include your full name and phone number. The test will take about three hours to complete.
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