Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan Information for faculty and staff is available online at

Members of the University community can receive 25 percent off all Champion sweatshirts and sweatpants at the Truman Bookstore until Nov. 27. The Truman Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.

The women of the Society of the Prim Roses are hosting a Texas hold’em poker tournament from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Lounge. There is a $10 buy-in, and all proceeds will go to Prevent Child Abuse Missouri. Contact Jessica Wolz at for more information.

Cardinal Key will have its fall interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. All women who are passionate about service are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail

The Iota Tau chapter of Pi Delta Phi French honor society, is sponsoring a free magic show in French and English
from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The magic show will feature Charlie Clarck. Contact Gregg Siewert at 785.4510 for more information.

Alpha Phi Omega will have its Fall Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 in the Student Union Building. Contact Phil Vance at for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will continue for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The topic of discussion will be the 20th anniversary of the Truman State University Press (TSUP).

Phi Kappa Phi will have its annual Fall Gathering at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. This year’s Fall Gathering is focused on providing Truman students with an opportunity to learn about three scholarship and grant opportunities that Phi Kappa Phi offers to promote academic excellence.

Twisting for Alzheimer’s, sponsored by Sigma Kappa social sorority and the Student Union, will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. A team consists of two people, and the cost to participate is $5 per team. Contact Sujit Chemburkar, Student Union director, at or 785.4186 for more information.

Ekklesia, the campus ministry for the Churches of Christ, will have a booth
by the Student Union Mall fountain from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16, in recognition of the national Great American Smokeout. The theme of the event is “Trading Habits: GAS Version.” Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served to those who come by and pick up literature. Contact Dan Green at 627.5003 or e-mail for more information.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable will wrap up this semester with another look at the work of John Tagg
at noon Nov. 16 in Pickler Memorial Library 205.
Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

The Society of Dance Arts (TSODA) will have a recital titled “Dance Fusion 2006: Hips Don’t Lie”
at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 in Baldwin Auditorium. The recital will feature several guest groups, including the High Street Dancers, University Swingers, USMED, Showgirls and Illusion Danz Team. Admission to the performance is free. Contact Michelle Gaasch at for more information.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Evolution of Gene Regulation” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Nov. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001. Justin Fay, assistant professor of genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will give the presentation. Stephanie Foré, associate professor of biology, will host. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

The new faculty/emeriti faculty dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Student Union Building Lounge. Zac Burden, Missouri Hall director (on leave), will lead a campus memories tour at 4:30 p.m. David Nichols, professor emeritus of music, will facilitate the program on Truman State University history. New faculty and guests, as well as emeriti faculty and guests are invited. Free childcare will be provided. R.S.V.P. to

The Spanish Club will have its semiformal “So You Think You Can Dance?” at 10 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Cost is $2 per person, or 2 cans of food that will be donated to a local food pantry. Refreshments will be served. Contact Vincent DeMarco at for more information.

The Irondogs are hosting the 4th Annual Double Deuce Open and the 2006 Missouri State Championships Olympic lifting meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Pershing Arena. Women will lift at 10:30 a.m., with light men to follow at 12:30 p.m. The event will conclude with the heavy men lifting competition at 2:30 p.m. Contact Lesley Lovesee at for more information.

The Muslim Student Association is having a henna tattoo fund-raiser from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Students are invited to experience the ancient art of henna tattooing. Contact Andrea Cluck at for more information.

All north Missouri Eagle Scouts are invited to an Eagle Scout reception at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Contact BSA District Commissioner Steve Allen at 627.7610 for location information and with any questions.

SCEC will be hosting a wheelchair basketball tournament at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Recreation Center Multipurpose Room. Teams of three to five people may participate in the tournament. Cost to participate is $15 per team, or $5 individually. No prior wheelchair experience is necessary. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics. Contact Brooklyn Frericks at for more information.

Students can submit essays, news stories, reviews, comics and photos to The Monitor,
the University’s alternative student newspaper, until Nov. 25 for the upcoming issue. Poetry submissions can be sent to, while all other submissions should be sent to

University Counseling Services (UCS) is sponsoring a Cancer Support Group for students struggling with cancer and those who have friends and/or family members with cancer. The group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 27 in Pershing Building 231. Additional meetings will be on the fourth Monday of each month, January-April 2007. For more information, contact UCS at 785.4014 or visit

The Truman Jazz combo bands will have a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

The next Global Issues Colloquium will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in Magruder Hall 1000. Marc Rice, associate professor of music, will present "Arrest This Music! Music and Political Protest." An examination of protest music in the United States, South Africa and Brazil reveals the effectiveness of music to unify and motivate people and to convey a message to authority. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is now accepting applications for the 2007 Homecoming Committee, and for the SERVE Center, for the spring 2007 semester. Homecoming Committee applications are due to the CSI, lower level of the SUB, by 4 p.m. Nov. 29. Interviews will take place Dec. 1, 4 and 5. SERVE Center applications are due to the CSI by 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Interviews will take place Dec. 6 and 7. Contact Amy Currier, program adviser for the CSI, at for more information.

The University Observatory will have an open house from 8-10 p.m. Nov. 30, weather permitting. The University Observatory is located on the University Farm.

Truman’s chapter of the American Medial Student Association (AMSA) will offer practice tests of the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 in Magruder Hall. The cost to take the practice tests is $5 for non-AMSA members and free for Truman AMSA members. Deadline to register is Nov. 30, and students may register by logging on to or by calling 1.800.KAPTEST.

True Men will have its annual Christmas Concert
at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Graeme Allen at for more information.

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