Sigma Lambda Gamma will be sponsoring winter apparel from Bolivia for sale from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., that will continue through Nov. 4 on the Quadrangle. All proceeds will go the a Fair Trade Organization. For more information, contact Tamaka Mann at 627.5466 or

The Adair County Relay for Life in association with the American Cancer Society is tuning up for the 2006 Relay “Cure…Music to Our Ears.”  Although the Relay isn’t until April 21-22 the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4 is dedicated as the kick-off weekend, “Paint Kirksville Purple.”  The week is dedicated to raising awareness about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  From Nov. 1-3 the campus Relay teams will be “Painting Truman Purple.” The teams will be tying purple ribbons to the trees on the Quarangle handing out purple ribbons, and sharing information about Relay for Life. Their goal is to also get everyone to wear purple on Nov. 3.  For this week they don’t want anyone's money, they only want support.  People may stop by their  tables on the Quadrangle and learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.  If you are interesting in helping with the event, contact Mike Lueder at

Computer Gaming Association presents Console Gaming Night as part of the Geek Week activities. This event will take place at 6 p.m., Nov. 2, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. For more information contact Harry Althoff at 660.349.9001 or or visit

The 2005 College Bowl Tournament will take place
from 6-10 p.m., Nov. 2, on the third level of the SUB. This competition will decide the varsity team, which will advance to the Regional Championship Tournament in February 2006. For more information, contact Amy Currier at 785.4222.

The Truman Forensics Union public debate series will continue
at 8 p.m., Nov. 2, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic will be “The U.S. Should Abide by the UN Declaration of Human Rights.” The format will be in the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) style. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Kirksville community are encouraged to attend.  

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will continue with
“Faces of Truman,” with Barb Bevell, at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The upcoming Physics Colloquium will feature several students presenting their summer research
from 4:35-5:25 p.m., Nov. 2, in Barnett Hall 112. Contact Taner Edis at 785.4583 for more information.

The Truman Child Development Center Seminar Series will continue
from 5-6 p.m., Nov. 3, in the SUB Alumni Room. Adam Davis, interim director of interdisciplinary studies, and Jo Agnew-Tally, associate professor of early childhood education, will be presenting, “An Introduction and Overview of the Truman Interdisciplinary Studies Program with an Emphasis on Interdisciplinary Studies within the Field of Early Childhood.”

The Global Issues Colloquium will take place from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 3, in Violette Hall 1000. Guest lecturer Victor LeVine, professor emeritus, Washington University, will be presenting “Making Sense of Terrorism: A Primer with Examples.” From the annals of Africa and the Middle East, what we can learn about the root of resolution and terrorism will be discussed. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Geek Week Miniatures Night will take place
at 6 p.m., Nov. 3, in Baldwin Hall 251. For more information, visit or contact Harry Althoff at 660.349.9001 or

The last day to drop a full-term course for the fall 2005 semester is Nov. 3.
Courses may be dropped via TruView using a fall 2005 RAC number, or in person in the Registrar’s Office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A $50 fee will be assessed, and a W grade will appear on the student’s transcripts for the dropped course. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 785.4143.

The last day for students to change a full-term course to the credit/no credit grading option will be Nov. 3. Students must obtain their adviser’s signature on a credit/no credit form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. A $25 fee will be assessed for each course. Students may take only free elective courses using the credit/no credit grading option. A maximum of five hours of credit/no credit coursework may be completed in one semester, and a maximum of 12 hours can be applied toward degree requirements. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 785.4143.

The Biology Seminar Series will continue
with “Antibiotics and Oxidative Stress Tolerance in Staphylococcus aureus: A Pathogen Defying All Chemotherapeutic Options?” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Nov. 4, in Magruder Hall 2050. Vineet Singh, assistant professor at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, will be delivering the presentation.

The Tech Break for students, faculty and staff
will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in the SUB Conference Room. The topic this week is "VPN - Connecting to the Campus Network from Home." Go to for more information.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
will meet at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

The New Faculty Dinner Series will take place from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 4, in the SUB Spanish Room. Faculty will have the opportunity to unearth some of the treasures beyond the boundaries of campus and enjoy Italian buffet. For more information, contact Julie Lochbaum at 785.4391 or

Iron Dogs are hosting the third annual Double Deuce and also the Missouri State Championship Weightlifting Meet.
This will take place from 10:30 a.m until 4:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in Pershing Arena. The day will feature some of the best men and women weightlifters in the region. This event is free for spectators and open to the public. Call 665.0935 for more information.

University Symphony Orchestra will be performing “The Planets” by Gustav Holst at 8 p.m., Nov. 5, in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sam McClure at 785.4434.

Student Senate’s Vision Committee is sponsoring an open forum to discuss the future of Truman.
This event will take place at 6 p.m., Nov. 7, in Baldwin Hall 303. For more information, contact Robert Kelchen at or at 785.5988.

The Division of Fine Arts will be hosting its Celebrity Benefit Auction
beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Kirksville Days Inn. This year the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Jazz Program. The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. The Days Inn restaurant area will be open if people would like to have dinner prior to the event. The items will be on display beginning at 6 p.m. that day for people to preview prior to the auction. This is the 11th Celebrity Benefit Auction. Proceeds from previous auctions have gone to benefit scholarship funds in art, music, theatre, and the University Art Gallery. This year approximately 156 items will be auctioned off. A listing of the items for sale is available online as a PDF at

SAB is sponsoring a performance by Recycled Percussion
at 7 p.m., Nov. 8, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, visit or contact Dawn Runge at 785.4722 or

The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi invites all students, faculty, and staff to its annual Fall Gathering from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in the SUB Alumni Room. This event will feature a student and faculty panel that will provide information to help students get involved in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and applying for national competitive scholarships. Phi Kappa Phi students who are graduating in December will also be recognized and refreshments will be served.

The submission deadline for applications for prospective McNair Scholars
is Nov. 10. Contact Sarah Hass at 785.5393 for additional information.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 10, at the University Farm. Go to for more information.

The Truman State University Army Reserve Officer Training Program “Bulldog Battalion” will be having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony
to honor all veterans of the United States Armed Forces at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at Reigor Armory. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (USAF Retired) Greg Dabney. Refreshments will directly follow the ceremony.

The SERVE Center will assist Special Olympics in hosting the Bowl for Gold
from 2-5 p.m., Nov. 12, at Leisure World. Students are encouraged to get a team together and bowl three games. Contact the SERVE Center as soon as possible for registration information at 785.7222.

The men’s basketball team will take to the home court for the first time at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, in Pershing Arena in an exhibition game against Dreambuilders, former college players who tour the Midwest. Several former Bulldogs are on the team. That game will be the Bill Cable contest, named after the former Truman sports information director and Truman Hall of Fame member. Donations will be collected at the game for Research & Fight for Parkinson’s Disease.

Truman State University men’s basketball is sponsoring the Charity Stripe contest that will benefit the charity of the winner’s choice.
The contest consists of three shooters representing each organization, shooting two free throws each for a total of six shots. Teams will be facing off during halftime of Truman Men’s basketball games with the winner advancing in this single elimination tournament. Each organization is asked to donate $50 to the Charity Stripe contest with the winning team earning the right to donate all the proceeds to the charity of their choice. For more information, contact Jack Schrader at 785.4171.

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