The College Democrats is sponsoring a voter registration drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 27-30 on the Quadrangle. Free hot chocolate will be provided to any student who registers to vote. Contact James Lang at or 314.852.5452 for more information.

There will be a STEP Workshop about summer research from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 27 in Magruder Hall 1099. Students will be able to learn why it is a good idea to seek out a research experience, what opportunities there are on campus, and how to craft a competitive application for a program. The focus will be on the STEP program's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, but the advice will be applicable to other programs. Call Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 or e-mail for more information.

The final Weekly Lunch Series session of the semester will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This session allows people to share their teaching ideas that work. The Center for Teaching & Learning sponsors this event. Contact Linda Davenport at or 785.4391 for more information.

Eduardo Velasco, associate professor of physics, will present "What is Dark Energy?" at the next Physics Colloquium. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Magruder Hall 1000. Refreshments will be provided at 4:20 p.m.

The Career Center will host an etiquette dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 28. Students will learn proper dinner etiquette that is extremely useful for job interviews, business opportunities and life. Professional attire is required. Students should have registered by 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Career Center. Upon registration, students paid $12, cash or check.

BIOL 444: Grassroots Environmentalism Presentation will be presented from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 28 in Magruder Hall 2001. The students of the BIOL 444: Environmentalism class will present their recycling project and information about service learning at Truman. Contact Hannah Seckington at for more information.

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

"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. English subtitles will be provided. A French/English script is available online at Contact Patrick Lobert at for more information.

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. Please join us for snacks and conversation. Additional details and our topic schedule can be found at

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.

True Men will be performing a holiday concert at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Graeme Allen at for more information.

The Psychology Department invites the Truman community to attend the Fall Senior Capstone Research presentations. Nearly 50 senior psychology majors will present posters of their research projects from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. People may stop by to see the interesting work of Truman students, and learn something about themselves.

The Board of Governors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Agenda materials are available on the Board of Governors Web site

Alpha Sigma Gamma is sponsoring the annual Ryle Holiday Market to raise money for Victim Support Services from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. This event will feature crafts and treats of local vendors as well as a Kid’s Corner with crafts for kids and other holiday fun, including a visit from Santa Claus. Money from the silent auction and vendor registration fees will go to Victim Support Services. The silent auction features a salon-themed gift basket and a movie gift basket, both with donations from local businesses. Contact Lauren Palazzolo at for more information.
AMSA Universal Health Care Debate will take place
from 8-9 p.m. Dec. 3 in Magruder Hall 2001. AMSA will be hosting a debate between two factions, one being proponents of the U.S. moving toward a universal health care system, one supporting the current system. Contact Charles Tomlinson at or 314.302.2285 for more information.

Staff Council is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union Building. People will be able to make appointments online also. Contact Kristin Flannigan at for more information.

The annual Kirksville Holiday Bird Count will occur Dec. 8. The objective is to keep track of the abundance of bird species that spend the winter in this region. Participants do not need to be experienced bird watchers. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at or 785.4632.

The Student Senate Academic Affairs Committee is sponsoring Swapapalooza, a book trade for all students, from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Everyone is welcome to trade their books for ones they need for next semester. Contact JoEllen Flanagan at for more information.

The MLK "READ In" will take place Jan. 24-25 at area Kirksville locations. Students, staff and/or faculty will be volunteering to help share the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Individuals interested in volunteering for the "READ In" should contact Molly Smith at the SERVE Center by phone at 785.7222 or via e-mail at
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