Staff Council’s University and Community Relations Committee is sponsoring “Head to Toe: Keeping Local Kids Warm” drive through Nov. 16 at various locations on campus. People may donate hats, gloves or mittens, scarves and boots and place them in a box located in the Student Union Building, Career Center reception area, Pickler Memorial Library circulation desk, Physical Plant office, Barnett Hall lobby, McClain Hall lobby, McClain Hall 101 and McClain Hall 214. The items will be placed with local children in need of warm clothing for the winter. Contact Kristin Flannigan at for more information.

The Truman Bookstore will be having a Champion fleece sale until Nov. 25. The sale is 25 percent off all Champion fleeces. The Truman Bookstore is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 785.4211 for more information.

A van driving class is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Public Safety Building. Class size is limited. People need to reserve a space in advance. Call 785.4177 or e-mail

An informational meeting about the Missouri-London summer program will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in McClain Hall 210. The study abroad courses in the Missouri-London Summer Program will take place from June 10-July 4. The courses available are ECON: 308 Economics of the European Union and ENG: 347 British Victorian Literature. Contact Mustafa Sawani at or 785.4659 or Linda Seidel at for more information.

The next Weekly Lunch Series session will be at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This session examines how to mentor undergraduate research. Janice Clark Young, assistant professor in health and exercise sciences; Steven Reschly, associate professor of history; and Hena Ahmad, associate professor of English; will lead the discussion. They are faculty mentors whose students received Undergraduate Research Stipends from Truman in the summer of 2007. The Center for Teaching & Learning sponsors this event. Contact Linda Davenport at or 785.4391 for more information.

There will be a Physics Colloquium titled “Explorations of the Fourth State of Matter” at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Magruder Hall 1000. Frederick N. Skiff, professor of physics at the University of Iowa, will be speaking. Refreshments will be provided at 4:20 p.m.

The International Film Festival presents “Coeurs” from France and Italy in 2006. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Downtown Cinema 8. To learn more about the festival and the films, log on to

Free tobacco cessation classes will take place from 8-9 p.m. Nov. 14, 28 and Dec. 5 in Pershing Building 301. There will be free patches, gum, quit classes and physician consultations. Any student, staff or faculty member are welcome. Please contact the Student Health Center at 785.4182 to sign up today.

Frederick N. Skiff, professor of physics at the University of Iowa, will discuss “The Place of Intelligent Design in Science” from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14 in Magruder Hall 2001. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Taner Edis at 785.4583.

The Biology Seminar Series will take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Nov. 16 in Magruder Hall 2001. R. Scott Hawley of the University of Kansas will be speaking on “The Molecular Genetics of Meiosis.” Refreshments will be served at 12:20 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001. The Biology Department and Beta Beta Beta are sponsors for this event.

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

Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association in collaboration with Quincy Community Theatre presents several events. “Melting Pot or Exploding Kettle? The Forgotten History of American Immigration” will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre, 100 S. 14th Street, Quincy, Ill. “American Immigration in Comparative Perspective will take place at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre.  “American Journey-Concert Comments” will take place at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre. “The American Journey Family Concert” will take place at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre. Truman is participating in the Quincy Symphony College Ticketing Plan. These events are free and open to the public.

The Percussion Ensemble “Fall Sampler” concert will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Baldwin Auditorium. It features the Truman Concert Percussion Ensembles I & II and the Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble, assisted by graduate students Adam Groh and Dan Harbaugh. Admission is free.

The Recycling Center and drop-off containers will be closed Nov. 21-25 due to the holiday break.

The STEP Workshop - Summer Research will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 27 in Magruder Hall 1099. This is a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience informational meeteing. Students will be able to learn why they would want to seek out a research experience, what opportunities are available on campus, and how to crafte a competitive application for a program. The meeting will focus on the STEP program's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, but the advice will be applicable to other programs. Contact Jennifer Thompson at for more information.

All students are welcome to attend the Career Center’s etiquette dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Career Center. Students will learn proper dinner etiquette that is extremely useful for job interviews, business opportunities and life. Professional attire is required. Please register at the Career Center by 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Upon registration, Students must pay $12, cash or check, when they register.

“Dormez, je le veux,” a French play, will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Admission is free. Truman French students will present this performance. Contact Patrick Lobert at or 785.4062 for more information.

The Third Annual Madrigal Dinner will take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Jackson Stables. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at or call 785.4428. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir composed of students from across campus. This year, it is being directed by graduate students Nicole Robertson and Tim Rebers. This will be the third annual Madrigal Dinner. The evening includes the Truman Chamber Choir dressing up as Renaissance royalty and peasants to host an evening of food, festivities, entertainment and music. The event lasts about two hours and includes an authentic meal accompanied by a masque, or short play and a concert.
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