The McNair Program will host an informational meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Union Building Room 3000. The McNair Program is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with effective preparation for doctoral studies. Specifically, it supports first-generation and low-income college students and students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in graduate education. Truman students interested in learning more about eligibility for, application to and benefits of the McNair Program are invited to attend.

President Paino will host a “Coffee with the President”
from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. The regularly scheduled Coffee with the President events are part of an effort to keep the lines of communication open between the president and the campus. There will be no set agenda. The sessions are intended to provide an opportunity for individuals on campus to come and ask questions about issues facing the University. Please feel free to stop in and visit with President Paino during that time. The Coffee with the President schedule is available at

The Student Health Center will be conducting walk-in flu
clinics for students from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Insurance billing will be provided and the cost to individuals with no insurance will be $20. For more information, contact the Student Health Center at 785.4182.

Anthony Blades, blindness skills specialist, will conduct a workshop, “An Introduction to the Nemeth Code,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 in Violette Hall 1312. For more information, contact Blades at

The Center for International Study Abroad will host speaker, Phoebe Mayer, to talk about studying abroad in Austria from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building 3204.  

The Art Department is hosting a public reception for the “Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest” and “Spotlight Exhibition-Deanna Dikeman” at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

There will be a physics colloquium event at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Magruder 1000. Klaus Bartschat of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University will present, “Single and Double Ionization of Atoms by Short-Pulse Intense Laser Fields and Charged-Particle Impact.”

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a discussion of issues of interest to the University at 12 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Student Union Building 3201. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

The Sri Lankan Student Association will host Sri Lankan Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The event will feature traditional food and performances. Email for more information.
A Capella Fest will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. The event will feature Minor Detail, True Men, Sweet Nothings and more a capella groups from nearby colleges. Canned food donations are encouraged to give to Food Depot. Admission is free.

The third Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium will take place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Connell Information Technologies Center at A.T. Still University. The event is focused on faculty-mentored student research in biomedical science. Students are encouraged to register and submit an abstract. Visit for registration and submissions. The deadline for registration and submission has been extended to Oct. 14.

Sigma Alpha Iota will host “Music from our Roots,” a fall musicale from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Sunken Garden. Students will play music from their heritage.

The Annual Benefits Fair will take place from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Human Resources will send out schedules and additional information soon.

Up ‘til Dawn letter writing campaign will take place from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting their annual food drive for the Kirksville Community. An upcoming drop off will be during the women’s soccer game from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 29.

The deadline to submit McNair Program applications is Nov. 1
. They are available online at Contact Sarah Hass, program coordinator at 785.5393 for additional information.

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