“Europe in Transition,” a summer 2009 study abroad program, will have three separate informational meetings at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3 in Violette Hall 1400. Please contact Jason Lin at or Debra Cartwright at for more information.

The next physics colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Magruder Hall 1000. Jacob Burress, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, will present “Gas Adsorption on Nanoporous Bicarbon, Results and Pore Structure Analysis.”

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Classics Club will host “Oratoria Ciceroniana” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University
Club and “Homerathon” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Location of “Homerathon” is to be announced, please call 785.4481 for more information.

Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity will have a chili fundraiser from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3 in upstairs Violette Hall. The cost is $4.

Residence Life is hosting an apartment manager information session
at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and a student adviser information session at 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Both sessions will be located in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room.

Truman State University nursing students will be hosting the World AIDS Day Memorial Service,
in remembrance of the lives lost or affected by the disease, at the eternal flame in front of Kirk Memorial at 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is hosting “Sigma Week”
Dec. 2-7. This year’s theme is “Back to Basics.” Events include: “Back to Chivalry: How to Treat a Lady,” at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Violette Hall 1010; “Back to School: Graduate School Success,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Baldwin Hall 251; “Back to Scholarship: Scholarship Kickball Tournament,” from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 5 in Pershing Arena (The cost is $10 per team of 5 people and students will collectively receive more than $300 in scholarships); “Back to Class: Evening of Blue and White Royalty,” from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Student Union Building Down Under; and “Back to Church,” at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in Georgian Room A of the Student Union Building.

Claypeople will host the Fall Art Sale
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3-4 in the lobby of Ophelia Parrish. Student artists will be selling their work. Ceramics, printmaking, fibers and graphic arts will be on sale.

The Center for International Education Abroad will host an information session with Jason Keeling, a representative from Edge Hill University, about studying abroad in England.
The session will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in Kirk Building 114. Interested individuals should RSVP to Megan at

The Next STEP Office will host a workshop for students to learn about Summer Research with STEP.
The workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union Building 3202. Learn the benefits of research experience; opportunities at Truman for first and second year students interested in science, math and computer science; and how to prepare an application. Dinner will be provided. For more information contact The Next STEP Office at 785.7252 or

The John R. Kirk chapter of Blue Key National Honors Fraternity is hosting a fall meet and greet reception
at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Georgian Room C of the Student Union Building for students interested in rushing next semester. Eligible students must have completed at least 45 hours with a GPA of 3.0 or better. For more information, visit or contact Whitey Holt at

The University Observatory will have an open house from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Participants will get to look at a variety of celestial objects through the University telescopes.

The True Men Winter Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Baldwin Auditorium.

The American Association of University Professors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the University Club, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

The Franklin Street Singers Final Concert will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in Baldwin Auditorium.

Truman State University’s Cantoria will have their 43rd annual Pancake Day
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the First Christian Church. For more information contact Amy Dixon at

The University Board of Governors Meeting
will take place at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Conference Room of the Student Union Building.

Alpha Sigma Gamma is hosting the Ryle Holiday Market
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. There will be crafts, a silent auction and a kids activity corner. All proceeds will go to Victim Support Services. For more information please e-mail

The SERVE Center will sponsor the Bowl for Gold
on Dec. 6. For more information call 785.4222 or e-mail Tim Schuster at

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association will present “Christmas Memories”
at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in Quincy, Ill. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free with an ID, as well as all children under 18.

The University Orchestra Concert
will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The Concert Band and Wind Symphony I Concert
will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

USMED will sponsor a Holiday Bellydance Show
at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Down Under of the Student Union Building. Tickets are $1.

The French Government is seeking applicants ages 20-30 to work as teaching assistants in English at secondary public schools in France. Applications will be accepted in Washington, D.C., until late January. Details are online at, under the education menu. Contact Gregg Siewert, professor of French, at for more information.

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