It is that time of year again to start looking toward housing for fall early returners. The process and policy for Housing for Early Returners is available online at: Early returners must be returning for purposes of employment, athletics, academics or to assist in the coordination of University sponsored Truman Week activities.

The Student Recreation Center will be hosting a Summer Sports Camp for children ages 7-9 July 9-13 and ages 9-11 July 23-27. The camp will give children the opportunity to have fun, learn and participate in activities that will keep them physically fit. Cost of the camp is $75 per child and $50 for each additional immediate family member. The deadline for enrollment is May 31. Visit or contact Scott Wagner at 785.7739 for more information.

A consortium of groups in Kirksville will be offering Entrepreneurship 101
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2 at the Kirksville TCRC, designed to help people start their own consulting businesses. This is a way for knowledge workers to create niche employment for themselves beyond what the Kirksville market offers. A number of spouses, partners or householders of Truman faculty/staff might be interested in participating in this workshop to learn how to translate their skills and education into such an enterprise. This workshop is also suitable for students who desire to create self-employment as they work their way through school, or who may wish to settle in Kirksville upon graduation. Steve Holt from the University of Missouri Business Development will be the workshop facilitator. Lunch will be provided and the cost is $25 per person. Contact Julie Lochbaum at 785.4391 for more information.

Two groups of agriculture practicum students, DaVine and Little Fowls on the Prairie, will hold a field day from 4-6 p.m. May 2 at the University Farm. They will be presenting the results of projects they have worked on for the past two semesters. The University Farm is located at the intersection of LaHarpe and South Boundary streets. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, including salsa and fried green tomatoes. Contact Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture, at 785.4316 or at for more information.

Faculty wishing to apply for sabbaticals during the academic year 2008-2009 should submit a letter of intent to their current dean by May 4. Details are available at The sabbatical applications themselves are due Sept. 7.

The annual boiler shutdown for maintenance and inspection is scheduled for May 7-18.
The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water during this time. The boilers are anticipated to be back online by the afternoon of May 18. Contact the Physical Plant office at 785.4200 in regards to a conflict or for more information.

There will be a retirement reception for Matt Eichor, professor of chemistry and director of the Northeast Area Criminalistics Laboratory,
from 2-4 p.m. June 21 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

There will be a retirement reception for Melinda Wood, director of financial aid, from 2-4 p.m. June 22 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The Center for Student Involvement will host the Activities Fair
from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 6 on the Quadrangle. All departmental and student organization tables must be reserved via the registration form available now in the CSI office, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. It is also available on the CSI Web site, The registration deadline is Aug. 31. Table space is limited. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 for more information.
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