The 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds. Visit the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 or call 785.4130 for more information.

The SERVE Center is hiring for scholarship and work study positions for fall 2007. Applications are available in the Center for Student Involvement office. Completed applications are due to the CSI by 5 p.m. March 28.

The Weekly Lunch Series will continue from 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 21 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The Truman Agriculture Club is sponsoring a Petting Zoo
as part of National Agriculture Week from 1-4 p.m. March 21 on the Quadrangle. Contact Rachel Goldammer at for more information.

There will be a Physics Colloquium
at 4:30 p.m. March 21 in Magruder Hall 1098. Margaret P. Hill from the department of physics and engineering physics at Southeast Missouri State University will speak on the topic of “Improving Magnetic Materials: Physics or Alchemy?” This lecture will be given at the intermediate level. Refreshments will be served at 4:20 p.m.

David Boothby of Heifer International will be speaking
at 7 p.m. March 21 in Violette Hall 1010.  Heifer International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that seeks to end hunger and promote self-reliance through the gifts of animals and training in their care. The presentation is sponsored by the Science Division. Contact Michael Seipel at 785.4316 for more information about the event.

The Spring 2007 Academic Year Workshop Series continues
with a presentation on “Preparing Posters for the Large Format Printer.” The workshop will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. March 22 in Magruder Hall 1090. Join Matt Beaky in learning about design and software techniques to enhance any visual presentation.

Want to work in the Career Center?
There will be a mandatory preview session for those interested in applying for a job at the Career Center from 6-7 p.m. March 22 at the Career Center. Job expectations and benefits will be discussed as well as the application and interview process. Contact Polly Matteson at for more information.

The Coalition of African American Women is sponsoring a screening of the film “The Joy Luck Club”
at 6 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A discussion will follow. Contact LaShonda Mackey at for more information.

The Multicultural Affairs Center is holding a progressive dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Adair House. It will be hosted by the MAC and Dobson Hall SAs. Please R.S.V.P. to the MAC at 785.4142. Only the first 100 spots will be guaranteed. Contact Laura Bates at for more information.

It’s Time to Celebrate! Truman students raised $70,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital through the Up ‘Til Dawn letter writing campaign fund-raiser. Now Truman’s Up ‘Til Dawn chapter is holding a finale event from 8-11 p.m. March 23 in the Student Union Building. Contact Alyson Watkins at for more information.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is holding “GirlTalk” at 6 p.m. March 25 in the Nason Basement Lounge. Women on campus are invited to discuss social responsibility. Contact Danielle Leveston at for more information.

Want to begin a running program? Improve an old one?
The Student Recreation Center is having a Running 101 presentation that will show beginners how to get started and those who are already running how to improve. The presentation will be from 4-4:30 p.m. March 26 at the SRC. Topics include technique, choosing the correct shoes, safety and injury prevention. Contact Karen Skoch at or 785.7739 for more information.

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 the fourth Monday of each month March-April 2007. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in Pershing Building 234.

Study abroad in the Caribbean.
Informational meetings for “Sweet Power: Sugar, Empires and Slaves in the Caribbean,” a six-hour credit study abroad course scheduled for winter break 2007-2008. The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. March 27 in the Student Union Building Conference Room and at 5 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The two sessions will be identical, discussing photos, itinerary and ways to finance the program. Contact Steven Reschly at or 785.4648 for more information.

There will be a City Council Candidates Forum
from 6-8 p.m. March 27 in Violette Hall 1000. Come learn about Kirksville’s proposed smoking ordinance and hear opinions from City Council candidates for the upcoming April 3 elections. Contact Lina Khan at or 314.603.5505 for more information.

The Career Center is hosting “Lending a Hand for a Living” March 28. A panel of professionals working in the non-profit sector will be available to answer questions and discuss job opportunities from 5-6 p.m. in the SUB Conference Room. Contact Lisa Ketterlinus at for more information. Following the panel will be a poster exhibit and reception from 6-9 p.m. in the SUB Activities Room. There will also be handouts on other non-profit organizations. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at for more information.

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is hosting its Fourth Annual Midwest StringFest March 30-31. March 30 events include performances by visiting ensembles from area high schools. SAI will perform from 7-8 p.m. March 30 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. There will be workshops all day March 31, concluding with a performance at 4 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Contact Liz Hackney at for more information.

Cheerleading tryouts are here. There is a mandatory tryout clinic to learn routines from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 31 in the  Pershing Small Gym. Tryouts begin and 9 a.m. April 1 in the Pershing Small Gym. Download tryout information and the consent form at

Sodexho’s annual food drive will be held April 2-6. All donations will be delivered to Kirksville’s local food bank in time for Easter. Donate nonperishable items, meals, dining dollars or bonus bucks. Carts will be available at all dining halls, C-stores and Mainstreet Market for food items and donation sheets will be available at the cash registers.

The 33rd annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building Quiet Lounge. Approximately 149 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Due to limited seating, tickets will not go on sale to the public until April 6, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.
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