Alpha Phi Omega and Alpha Sigma Gamma will host a Salvation Army food and clothing drive from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 3-6 on the second floor of the Student Union Building. 

The Communication Department will host an election watch party from 6 p.m. until president elect or 12 a.m. Nov. 4 in Barnett 1211. This event is a part of Political Communication 2008: Provocative Thinking About Critical Issues. Free food will be provided.

Weekly Lunch Series on Nov. 5 will feature Todd Philips, director of the Student Success Center,
and will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm, in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

The Physics Colloquium series will present, “Power laws in biology: Insight into the structure-function relationship of the human lung,” with Michael Mayo from the University of Missouri at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Magruder Hall 1000. For more information visit

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of Music will present a German Lieder Recital at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Scott Alberts, a Truman associate professor of mathematics, along with Jane Roads, the chair and professor of mathematics and science at Moberly Area Community College, and therapist Steven Voss, associate professor of psychology at MACC, will present a paper on their collaborative research, “CALM: Calming Anxiety to Learn Mathematics,” during the Faculty Forum at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in Magruder Hall 2001.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents “Reflections of a Woman” with motivational speaker Tolu Tolu at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Tolu, author of the book, “Why and How Women Are Exploited By Men Worldwide,” will discuss the common sense solutions for the issues women face in the 21st century. Copies of the book are available in the Truman Bookstore.

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an Observatory Open House from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the University Observatory.

The American Association of University Professors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the University Club, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.603 for more information.

The Mathematical Association of America is hosting the fourth annual Math and Computer Sciences Texas Hold’em Tournament from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7 in the second floor commons of Violette Hall. There will be prizes for the top three players and door prizes. A $5 donation is suggested for Relay for Life.

The members of Hillel will host a Shabbat Dinner from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Activities Room of the Student Union Building for $6.

Ryle Hall Senate is hosting the Mr. and Mrs. Ryle Pageant at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Ryle Hall main lounge. The event is part of the Ryle Cup Challenge and participants can earn points for their house. Ryle Hall residents are encouraged to participate. Sign-up sheets are located on each floor of Ryle Hall.

“American Treasures” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the First Union Congregational Church in Quincy, Ill. In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, Phyllis Robertson, Truman lecturer in music, will lead the Quincy Symphony Chorus in an evening of traditional music from the Civil War Era. Faculty, staff and students receive free admission.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host the 2008 Playboy Scholarship Pageant at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

The Multicultural Affairs Center will sponsor the Native American Heritage Dinner
at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge in celebration of Native American Heritage month. The food is free but there will be limited quantities of it available. For more information contact Katie Shannon at 785.4142 or visit

The Department of English and Linguistics presents Joe Benevento, professor of English, who will read from his new book of short stories, “Some of My Best Friends and Other Fictions,” at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

Students interested in learning more about a new Study Abroad program in Capetown, South Africa from May 14 to June 5, 2009 should plan to attend one of the following information sessions in the Student Union Building 3202: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Contact Elaine McDuff at for more information.

The students of the environment health class, HLTH 362, will host National Recycling Day from 10:20 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 on the Mall. Demonstrations will show the importance of recycling and how it impacts Truman’s community. There will also be free recycling bins.

The Student Activities Board has tickets for the free One Republic concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Pershing Arena.

The SERVE Center will host the annual Big Week of Giving from Nov. 16-21. There will be a canned food drive throughout the week and several events. Student Senate will host the hunger banquet Nov. 16. The annual Hungerfest concert is at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium.

The Student Peace Alliance will host a peer mediation workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Georgian Room C of the Student Union Building. The workshop will teach the necessary skills to help resolve conflict peacefully and constructively. Please RSVP to by Nov. 17.

Notes From the Underground is looking for people interested in improving writing via workshop format. Sign up through TruView or attend the meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Writing Center. Contact James Ginns for more information at
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