President Paino will host a "Coffee with the President" from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Student Union Conference Room.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
will host its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

The KTRM show “Mike’s Mic” will feature a live interview with writer Dean Pitchford at 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Pitchford is known for writing the screenplay for the film “Footloose,” as well as the title song. In addition, he also wrote the lyrics to the “Fame” theme song, a song for “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” and others. He also wrote the lyrics for “Carrie: The Musical.”

A free public screening of “American Meat,” a newly released documentary about the changing state of animal agriculture, will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 15. “American Meat” examines current animal agriculture practices as well was emerging trends such as organically raised livestock. Immediately following the screening, the Agriculture Science Department will host a panel discussion. Panelists include area farmers, restaurant owners, Truman agriculture professors and “American Meat” director Graham Meriwether. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the screening at 6:30 p.m., and the panel discussion at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

Presidential Debate Watch Parties will be hosted Oct. 16 and Oct. 22 in the Student Union Building.

Alumna Jane Lea Dykstra will be signing copies of her book “What Heaven is Like”
from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Truman Bookstore.

The Candidates Forum will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the El Kadir Shrine Club. Sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Windfall is sponsoring Truman’s Own Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Compose just one sentence that would be the opening sentence to the world’s worst novel. Entries must be original and consist of a single sentence. Limit three entries per person. Open only to Truman students. Submit entries to by Oct. 15. Visit for inspiration. The winner will be announced during the Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading Oct. 30.

The 2012 New Music Festival will offer the public a chance to hear original musical compositions at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The festival will feature two concerts. Both concerts will include performances of new works by award-winning guest composer Steven Snowden, Truman composers and other contemporary composers.

Windfall will host a Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

A schedule of this week’s Truman Athletics events can be found here.

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