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.

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. 17.

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

Windfall will host a Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

The KTRM show “Mike’s Mic” will feature a live interview with Tim Conway at 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Conway is perhaps best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” as well as his roles on “McHale’s Navy” and as superhero Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” He also appeared in numerous other comedy television shows and movies and was close friends with several other comedy legends, including Bob Newhart and Don Knotts.

The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

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.

In This Moment: Women and Their Songs, a recital program presented by Katherine Eberle
, mezzo-soprano, will showcase the music of living female American musicians at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The recital will feature music by Juliana Hall, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen and Judith Cloud. These art songs weave lively histories and insights into a varied texture and will raise public appreciation for this extraordinary thread in women’s musical narrative. Concert admission is free. For further event information, visit

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.

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.

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

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