Alpha Sigma Gamma is sponsoring an Eating Disorders Awareness Week Panel Discussion from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. It will feature an open discussion about all aspects of eating disorders and self image. Representatives from the University Counseling Center, Student Health Clinic and the Adair County Health Department will be present. For more information, contact Julie Meyer at

The Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s session will feature discussion about some of the publications of the Baldwin Lecturer, William Poole. He is the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The Center for Student Involvement will present Pizza and Publicity at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This event will be a short workshop with information regarding campus posting policies and publicity ideas. Everyone in attendance will receive free pizza, drinks and a publicity packet that includes free posters from the CSI. Contact Bonnie Treichel at for more information.

Weekly Lunch Extra Edition Thursdays will meet Feb. 14 and will feature Jay Bulen, associate professor of music and department chair. He will lead the annual Reading Circle on “Privilege, Power and Difference” by Allan Johnson. All Weekly Lunch Extra Edition Thursday sessions will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Union Building Room 322. Lunch will be provided so people should go directly to the room. This series will also meet Feb. 28.

Benjamin Grossberg of Antioch College will present a reading from 4:30-5 p.m. Feb. 14 in Baldwin Hall 100. The reading will feature his collections of poetry, “Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath,” and “The Auctioneer Bangs His Gavel.” The Department of English and Linguistics is sponsoring this event. Contact Monica Barron at for more information.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) mock interviews will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22 in the Career Center. This is a great opportunity to gain interviewing experience with professionals from a variety of career fields. In-person advanced sign-up with a résumé is required at least 24 hours before the interview date. Interviews are 45 minutes in length including helpful advice to improve the skills of students, and professional business attire is required. Time slots fill quickly.

Eva Horne from Kansas State University will be featured at the Biology Seminar Series from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Feb. 15 in Magruder Hall 2001. Horne will present “Ecology of the Tallgrass Prairie: Research at the Konza Prairie Biological Station.” Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001.

IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Violette Hall 1300. The topic of this week’s discussion is Video Conferencing. Additional details and the topic schedule can be found at

A Folklore Colloquium from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Student Union Building Down Under will present Charlie Parr, a musician and songwriter. The topic of his presentation will be “Folksongs: A Discussion and Demonstration.” E-mail for more

Truman alumnus Jas M. Sullivan from Louisiana State University will present “Race, Identity and Leadership Preference: A Case of Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson” from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Violette Hall 1000. A reception at 7 p.m. at the University Club will immediately follow the presentation. Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring this event. Contact Laura Bates at or 785.4142 for more information.

Jamie D’Agostino, temporary assistant professor of English, will present a reading from 3:30-4 p.m. Feb. 18 in Baldwin Hall 100. The reading will feature his poetry collection “Nude with Anything” along with other recent works. The Department of English and Linguistics is sponsoring this event. Contact Monica Barron at for more information.

A Health Awareness Fair will take place from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Student Recreation Center. Community health professionals will be present. Various screenings for blood pressure, depression and HIV and information on eating disorders, nutrition, massage therapy as well as other health topics will be available. Door prizes donated from area businesses will be given at random to participants at the health fair. Eduardo Crespi, R.N., will speak about global health and the health of Latin America at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Jamie Weninger at for more information. 

Truman State University is proud to present acclaimed vocal artist, Scott Piper, in a special performance of “Unchained Melodies: My Journey in Song” at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Cost is $3 for students and $8 for nonstudents. Tickets are available at Edna Campbell and Ophelia Parrish 1366. Piper is a Truman alumnus. Please call 785.5314 with any questions.

Beta Alpha Psi will be sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23, March 1, March 29 and April 5 in Violette Hall 1424. The members will give income tax assistance to students and the community and file their tax return electronically for free. Additional information is available at

Educator of the Year nomination forms are now available. Students may nominate a professor to be this year’s Educator of the Year. Forms are available at and are due by Feb. 15.

On-Campus Summer Employment Opportunities: Upward Bound
open positions and application materials are available on the Web at or by contacting the Upward Bound Office in Kirk Building 220. Completed applications are due Feb. 15.
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