The NEXT Step Workshop, “Spring Scheduling for Transfer Students,” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Magruder Hall 1099. People will be able to join Jason Miller and other transfer students to discuss the ins and outs of registering for their spring classes. There is a five person minimum for this workshop; if fewer than five people register, the workshop will be canceled. Dinner will be provided. To register for the workshop, go to This workshop is open to all transfer students and interested science, mathematics and computer science majors and minors, faculty and staff.
The Admission Office is looking for dedicated and energetic students to organize, facilitate programming and provide guidance to first-year students and their parents for eight summer orientation sessions. The last informational meetings will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Student Union Building Room 322. Applications are available in the Admission Office, McClain Hall 205, or online at Applications are due Nov. 8. Contact JoAnn Jorgovan at 785.4114 or for more information.

Darfur refugees bring stories of survival to Truman at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Survivors of the genocide in Sudan’s western region of Darfur will tell their stories as Campus Christian Fellowship hosts Voices from Darfur-a national speaking tour sponsored by the Save Darfur Coalition featuring refugees from Darfur. Contact Mark Swanson at 665.5772 for more information.

Weekly Lunch Series continues the focus on Teaching Critical Thinking through reading at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Contact Linda Davenport at or 660.785.4391 for more information.

The International Film Festival will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Downtown Cinema 8 with the film “Volver.” This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Pedro Almodovar directed the film, which was released in 2006. To learn more about the festival and the films, log on to

Sigma Alpha will be having a Haunted Corn Maze from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 25, 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 26, 8-midnight Oct. 27 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the University Farm. This is the 10th annual Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze. This year’s theme is “Insane Asylum.” People will be able to enjoy scares in the maze, hot cider, baked goods, and lots of Halloween fun. The cost will be $3 per person. Non-scary Kid’s Day is Oct. 28 and children will get in free with a costume. Contact Becca Pace at or 660.349.9410 for more information.

The Board of Governors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Agenda materials can be found on the Board of Governors Web site at

IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. each Friday in the Student Union Building Room 320. This weekly series is an opportunity to share information about new and existing IT Service offerings. There will be snacks and conversation. Additional details and the topic schedule can be found at

David Nichols will be having a book signing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Truman Bookstore, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. The book will cost $34.95 each. Alumni chapter members will receive a 15 percent discount on purchases at the Truman Bookstore. Contact Steve Pennington, Truman Bookstore manager, at 785.4211 for more information.

Expecto Terror at the Career Center’s Haunted Hogwarts Haunted House. People may bring their friends for a terrifyingly scary time, it’s Harry Potter with a horrifying twist. “Enemies of the heir, beware!” The Haunted House will be open from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Career Center. This is the fifth annual Haunted House. It is free of charge, all are welcome to attend, and free candy will be available. Contact the Career Center at 785.4353 or e-mail Becky Hadley at for more information.

Dobson Hall Senate is hosting its annual fall outdoor concert, Toasterpalooza, from 3-9 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Dobson Hall Courtyard. The bandfest is free and local bands will perform. In addition to bands, TAG Improv will be performing between acts. Popcorn, hot cocoa and cotton candy will be available. Contact JoEllen Flanagan at for more information.

Football players are selling “Dog Tags,” which is a discount card that can be used at many different Kirksville businesses. The card only costs $10 and is active until Sept. 1, 2008. Money raised goes to the football program. Call Shannon Currier at 785.4252 for more information.
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