Vol. 14, No. 2 - Sept. 8, 2009

Features

  • Allen Fellowship Nominations Under Way

    The Office of the Provost is now accepting nominations for the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence. The Allens established the Fellowship in 2000 with a $250,000 contribution, one of the largest gifts ever made to the Truman State University Foundation.  

    The $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowships recognize outstanding faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to the success of the University and its students. The committee selects up to three faculty members each year. Tenured or tenure-track faculty who have completed at least four years of full-time service at Truman may apply for the fellowships. Truman faculty colleagues or academic departments may nominate eligible faculty. Previous recipients are not eligible.

    To date, the program has completed eight years of a scheduled eight-year program and has recognized 24 faculty members with awards. Due to favorable investment returns, the Office of the Provost expects the fellowships to continue until at least 2011.

    To nominate an eligible faculty member, send a letter of nomination to the Office of the Provost addressed to the Allen Fellowship Selection Committee.

    The letter of nomination should be no longer than one page and should address how the faculty member fulfills the selection criteria. Deliver a signed hardcopy of the letter to McClain Hall 203, send it through campus mail or by fax to 785.7460.  

    See the website http://www.truman.edu/pages/131.asp for details, including selection criteria and list of prior recipients.
    Turn in nominations to the Office of the Provost by Sept. 30.
  • University Classrooms Receive Technology Upgrade

    New technology is allowing students to review their latest class sessions on their computers or iPhones.

    Thanks to the combined efforts of Truman IT Services, Instructional Design Services (IDS), the Physical Plant, the Student Senate Technology Committee and the University administration, all of whom worked over the summer to install six new SMART classrooms across campus, students can document every sight and sound from the classroom for later viewing. The SMART classrooms, located in Violette Hall, Ophelia Parrish, Barnett Hall and Pickler Memorial Library, are equipped with the latest SMARTBoard, video cameras, document cameras, microphones and classroom capture technology. The classrooms are used to teach a variety of subjects, including economics, foreign language, marketing, linguistics, statistics and more.

    When it’s time for class to start, students take a seat behind a strategically placed room microphone while the professor dons a wireless microphone. At the scheduled time, the system begins recording everything. Minutes after class lets out, all the sights and sounds from class are automatically up on Blackboard for streaming or downloading to computers or portable media devices.

    Students can flip through the instructor’s writings on the SMARTBoard like a notebook, listen to the lecture as an audio-only podcast, or watch a split-screen version with all the notes, diagrams, lectures, video and classroom Q&A. It’s all right there for study and review.

    ITS and IDS staff engineered everything in these rooms themselves at a substantial cost savings and trained more than 60 faculty who will be teaching more than 40 courses in these rooms this semester.

    And not just the SMART classrooms got a facelift. ITS upgraded more than 137 classrooms across campus, installing 30 new media consoles, 37 data projectors, 31 laptop connections and 70 presentation remotes to completely equip all classrooms, all in less than 90 days.

    There is still work to be done, but Truman students and faculty can take full advantage of more enhanced, up-to-date learning technologies and opportunities today. Students are encouraged to contact ITS and let them know what they think of the improvements and how they can continue to innovate. To request training or information go to http://classroomcapture.truman.edu/request or call 785.7750. To schedule the rooms for classes next semester, or meetings/special events anytime, call the Office of the Provost at 785.4105. To provide feedback to ITS on these rooms or other technology-related issues, e-mail itsfeedback@truman.edu.
  • Music Department Sponsors Guest Cello and Trombone Performances

    Two acclaimed musicians will perform at Truman later this month.
     
    Cellist Gregory Sauer performs Sept. 10 and Trombonist James C. Lebens visits Sept. 18. The setting for each 8 p.m. concert is Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  

    Sauer’s concert program includes works by Bach, Corigliano, Schubert and Barber, and will feature Truman faculty member and pianist Yukari Yano.

    Sauer currently serves as the principal cellist of the Tallahassee Symphony and assistant principal cellist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He also performed as principal cellist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra for nine seasons.

    Sauer has served as associate professor of music at Florida State University since 2006. He taught 11 years at the University of Oklahoma and received the honor of Presidential Professor during his time there. He also worked as a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and the Hot Springs Music Festival.

    As a performer, Sauer has appeared in a variety of musical venues. He performed at the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and the Brightmusic Concert Series in Oklahoma City, in addition to others throughout the United States. He has played concertos with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the Quad City Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. Sauer, a member of Trio Solis, performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.

    American trombonist, conductor and educator James C. Lebens holds a bachelor of music as well as a master of music degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Following two years of residency at the Banff Festival of Fine Arts collaborating with numerous world class musicians, Lebens began teaching at the University of Washington while earning a doctorate in musical arts from the same institution.

    Lebens has served as professor of brass instruments at Laval University in Quebec City since 2003. He is a founding member of the Laval University Brass Quintet and the Quebec Wind and Percussion Ensemble, both of which are ensembles in residence at the university. An active jazz musician, Lebens is lead trombone and has recorded with Quebec’s longest running jazz ensemble. He has recorded as a soloist and chamber musician on various labels and has performed as soloist with orchestras and wind ensembles across Canada.

    In addition to the Sept. 18 concert, Lebens will conduct a master class at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Ophelia Parrish 2340.

    Admission to both concerts is free.

  • Degree Works Offers Options for Academic Planning

    The Registrar’s Office has announced the introduction of Degree Works, its new degree audit system.
     
    Degree Works is replacing the older CAPP Degree Audit System known by many students and faculty members. CAPP will no longer be available.

    There are many advantages to this new system. It is easier to read and more intuitive in its navigation. It also has more “bells and whistles” including a planner, a GPA calculator, and a “What-If” option to use when students are considering changing their major/minor.

    Faculty can access Degree Works through the faculty tab on TruView. Students can access Degree Works through their student tab. Staff members can access Degree Works through either the faculty or student tab, depending on what is included in their TruView account.

    Please note that substitutions and learning plans that were applied in the old system may not yet be updated to Degree Works. The Registrar’s Office is updating these manually, but has not yet finished this process. For questions about Degree Works, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

    Faculty may also contact the Registrar’s Office if they or their department would like to request a training session in Degree Works.

  • NSCS Honored with Silver STAR Status

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars recognized its Truman Chapter with Silver STAR status at its annual Convention Honor Gala Aug. 15 in Washington, D.C.

    NSCS functions as an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores. The student-run Truman chapter is one of more than 240 across the nation.  

    Truman NSCS officers Kelvin Hodges and Rachel Schaefer traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the award and a $100 chapter scholarship which will help fund chapter programs for the upcoming academic year.

    NSCS awards STAR status to chapters based on chapter program success, community service, member engagement and on-campus involvement. Chapters must also hold an induction ceremony for new members each semester. The status levels of bronze, silver, gold and platinum reflect the quantity and quality of chapter events.

    On Truman’s campus, NSCS members worked to improve the organization’s long-standing programs such as “Planning for College Success,” a mentoring program for middle school students and “I Stand for Integrity Week,” a week that supports NSCS’ national integrity initiative. The Silver STAR status is the highest rank Truman’s chapter has received during its nearly ten years on campus.
      
    In addition, the Truman chapter also held an induction ceremony for new members, created an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and sent chapter officers Hodges and Schaefer to attend NSCS’ leadership training summit.
  • Ribuado and Pratt Serve as Career Center Interns

    The Career Center has announced Gina Ribuado and Heidi Pratt as its two new communication interns.

    Ribuado is a senior communication major with a minor in Italian studies.

    Pratt is a senior communication major with minors in business and psychology.

    The interns will plan Graduate School Week, Expo 411 and the Career Center Haunted House.  

  • Global Issues Colloquium in Conjunction with Truman’s Constitution Day Events

    Peggy McGuinness of the University of Missouri Law School will speak on “Transnationalism and the Constitution: The Globalization of Rights,” from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    McGuinness will explore how globalization is leading to a convergence among legal systems. In particular, she will examine the current debate over whether and to what extent U.S. courts should look to developments in foreign and international law to resolve legal conflicts in the United States. This session is part of Truman’s observance of Constitution Day.

    After a career in the Foreign Service with postings in Germany, Pakistan, Canada and Washington D.C., McGuinness was awarded her juris doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1999. Since her appointment to the University of Missouri her articles and presentations have included such titles as "The Progress and Paradox of Security Multilateralism," "Peace v. Justice," "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Origins of Debate," "Women as Architects of Peace," "Gender and the Resolution of Armed Conflict," "Guantanamo Detainee Decisions," "Implications for International Law" and many more. McGuinness specializes in public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and foreign affairs and the Constitution. Her weblog is OpinioJuris http://opiniojuris.org. 

  • Graphic Artist Discusses ‘Redesigning America’s Future’

    The Truman graphic design group AIGA will sponsor guest speaker David Gibson, graphic designer, co-founder, and managing principal of Two Twelve Associates of New York City, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Violette Hall. 

    In his presentation, Redesigning America’s Future, Gibson will discuss his experiences working with his clients to use design as a force for positive change in the public realm. 

    Best known for his environmental graphic design work, Gibson is author of “The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places,” published earlier this year by Princeton Architectural Press. 

    The creative leader behind wayfinding and signage systems for the Princeton University campus and the Atlanta Federal Center complex, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Downtown Brooklyn, the Durham Department of Parks & Recreation and the Sound Transit system in Seattle, David is also a co-founder of Public Design Lab, a network of communications professionals devoted to helping U.S. citizens access the public information and civic services they need to live, work, and learn.

    He believes, "We deserve a government that’s efficient, effective, and respectful. Today it’s easy, even enjoyable, to buy an iPod, track a package, or bank online. In contrast, using our most vital public services—Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Administration benefits, and more—can be a time-consuming, humiliating nightmare. Americans design great products and service experiences in the private sector; it’s time to bring the same know-how to the public sector."  

    Gibson will discuss his thoughts on how better communication design can be used for the benefit of citizens to make public systems more transparent, understandable and accessible, in the process to improve the quality of public life and make our democracy more engaging and inclusive. 

     

Announcements

  • Truman Remembers 9/11

    6 p.m.
    Sept. 11
    Magruder 2001


    Award-winning journalist and scholar, Michael Dillon, from Duquesne University, will present images and words to help the campus community remember, reflect and commemorate the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The presentation will conclude with a candlelight vigil.

  • The Writing Center Now Offers Online Scheduling

    The Writing Center now has an online scheduling system. Go to http://writingcenter.truman.edu or drop by the Writing Center in McClain 303 for details. You can also direct questions to 660.785.4484 and write@truman.edu.
  • National Competitive Scholarship Deadlines

    Sept. 11
    George Mitchell Scholarship • Ireland
    British Marshall Scholarship • Great Britain  

    Sept. 18
    Rhodes Scholarship • Oxford  

    Sept. 22
    Fulbright Grants

    Sept. 28
    Gates Cambridge Scholarship • Cambridge University

    Oct. 19
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    Dec. 7
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    For more information, go to http://gradstudies.truman.edu/fellowships/shortlist.asp or contact Maria C. Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.

  • New Student Welcome

    5-8 p.m.
    Thursday, Sept. 10
    Downtown Kirksville


    Kirksville businesses are inviting all new Truman, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College students Downtown for a Kirksville welcome.
    Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product samples and more.
    There will be free live entertainment and food. Contact the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce at 660.665.3766 for more information.
    Show Truman ID for free food, served 5-7 p.m.

  • Study Abroad in Greece

    Informational meetings for Sacred Sites in Greece, a 6-credit-hour Summer 2010 study abroad class, will take place at 6 p.m. Sept 15 in Student Union Building Spanish Room; 5 p.m. Sept. 16 in SUB 3204; and 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in SUB 3203. See photos from previous Greece trips, go over the itinerary for the next class, planned for May 12-June 5, 2010, and discuss ways to finance the program. This year’s trip includes a week on Mykonos with a visit to the Sacred Island of Delos. For more information, contact Steven Reschly, department chair and professor of history, at sdr@truman.edu or 785.4648.

  • 17th Annual McNair Research Presentations and Luncheon

    Sept. 21

    Presentations-10 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000  
    Luncheon-12:30-1:30 p.m. in Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    The deadline to RSVP for the luncheon is Sept. 14 to mcnair@truman.edu. To view the presentation schedule and abstracts, go to http://mcnair.truman.edu.
  • Attention Accounting Majors:

    The Career Center will host interviews for internships and full-time jobs with accounting firms and companies interested in hiring accounting majors.

    To secure an interview slot, visit http://truman.experience.com, and select ‘Interview Schedules.’ Employers will preselect candidates for their interview slots, which will take place in the Career Center.

    Sept. 22- Brown Smith Wallace
    Interviews from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Sept. 23- Pricewaterhouse Cooper
     Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Sept. 24- Deloitte
     Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Sept. 25- Rubin Brown
    Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    For more information, contact Elizabeth Bauer at ebauer@truman.edu.
  • Weekly Yoga and Meditation Session

    Join the Art of Living Club for light yoga stretches, breathing exercises and a guided meditation every Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. in McClain Hall 208. Faculty, staff, students and community members may participate. Participants may bring their own mat if they wish. The sessions are free and require no previous experience. 
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: NFL Pigskin Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Each Friday 3 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 11

    Activity: Sand Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 10
    Play Begins: Sept. 14

    Activity: Co-Rec Sand Volleyball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 10
    Play Begins: Sept. 14

    Activity: Tennis Singles
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Sept. 14

    Activity: Flag Football
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 10
    Play Begins: Sept. 14

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 24
    Play Begins: Sept. 26-27

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 24
    Play Begins: Sept. 26-27

    Activity: Tennis-Doubles
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 21
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Sept. 28

    Activity: Frisbee Golf
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Sept. 28 to Oct. 2

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 1
    Play Begins: Oct. 5

    Activity: Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 1
    Play Begins: Oct. 5

    Activity: MLB Playoff Pickem
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Table Tennis
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 13
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Oct. 24

    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 27
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 2

    Activity: Texas Hold’em
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 8

    Activity: 3 on 3 Basketball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: Nov. 5
    Play Begins: Nov. 9

    Activity: Pickelball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: Nov. 5
    Play Begins: Nov. 9

    Activity: Pitch
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Billiards
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 15

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 16

    Activity: College Bowl Mania
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Finals Week
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Finals Week

    Activity: Wrap Up Meeting
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: NA
    Captains’ Meeting: Dec. 3
    Play Begins: NA

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at http://recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp, or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467. Captains’ Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

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    New Databases

    General OneFile. General interest news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics, including business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports and technology. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

    Health Reference Center Academic. The full text of nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters topical overviews; and reference books. More than 2,000 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

    Informe. Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this reference tool provides full-text of popular Hispanic magazines - not just translations.

    InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
    . Coverage of more than 150 cover-to-cover titles and selected full-text news and business coverage from another 280 sources. Search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other fields.
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

    Students may pick up applications for the 2009-2010 award in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, located in the Student Union Building 3100. Faculty and staff may also nominate students. Nominations are due Sept. 25. To qualify, students should be active in campus and community activities, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and be a senior eligible for graduation in December, May or August of the 2009-2010 academic year.
    Completed student applications must be returned to the Student Affairs Office by Oct. 19. For more information visit http://saffairs.truman.edu or call 785.4111.
  • Call for Papers: Transforming Genders/Transgendering Forms

    The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee invites abstracts from all members of the Truman and Kirksville communities, including Truman graduates now residing elsewhere. Internationalist points of view are especially welcome. Send abstracts to Linda Seidel, Department of English, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 63501 or lseidel@truman.edu. Be sure to include your name, return address, phone number, and e-mail address (if you have one). Don’t forget to give your abstract a title. Deadline: Sept. 15.


    Truman’s Fifteenth Annual WGST Conference

    Oct. 29-31

Notables

  • Notables

    The Kappa Nu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting and finance honorary society, once again attained superior status. Students Eric Bozarth, Joe Pomicter and Laurie Turner attended the annual meeting in Brooklyn, N.Y., in August as representatives of Truman’s chapter. While in Brooklyn, Pomicter presented information about Kappa Nu’s VITA program.

    Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, had his introduction to the 16th century Spanish apothecaries’ handbook “Compendio delos boticarios” reprinted in “Saladino d’Ascoli: La Scienza della salute e l’intercultura.”

    Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, published “Modern Science and Conservative Islam: An Uneasy Relationship,” in “Science and Education.”

    Michael Goggin, associate professor of physics
    , and collaborators at the University of Queensland recently had their paper accepted for publication in the New Journal of Physics. The paper, entitled “Complementarity in variable strength quantum nondemolition measurements,” is a result of work done on sabbatical at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

    Warren Gooch, professor of music, had two of his musical compositions selected for performance at the 2009 joint conference of the Region V Society of Composers and the Iowa Composers Forum. Gooch’s composition MIMOS for solo violin will be performed by Katie Wolfe, professor of violin at the University of Iowa. EMERGENCE for trumpet and piano will be performed by trumpet professor James Sherry of the University of Dubuque. The conference, which takes place Oct. 8-10, is hosted by Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Kyung-Chun (Andrew) Mun, professor of finance, authored a book chapter titled, “The 9-11 terrorist attacks and emerging stock markets,” in “The Impact of 9/11 on Business and Economics: The Business of Terror.”

    Assistant professors of biology Tim Walston and John Ma, along with other biology faculty members, including Brent Buckner, Jose Herrera and Diane Janick-Buckner, recently received a $196,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to purchase a confocal microscope. The microscope will be used in research in biology and mathematical biology projects from both Truman and A.T. Still University. In addition, students in at least eight classes will have the opportunity to learn how to use the microscope.

    David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, attended the 238th meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Washington D.C. Aug. 16-20, as the Mark Twain Local Section Councilor. Wohlers participated in various assigned committee activities and the main council session. He also presented a poster, “Teaching chemistry to a blind student in a liberal arts chemistry laboratory course using Vernier software and probes.” Jessica Michael, a 2009 Truman graduate now enrolled in the Master’s of Arts in Education program, served as a sighted assistant to the blind student, Brandi Jenkins, also a 2009 graduate. Michael appeared as coauthor on the poster.

Notes

  • Notes

    Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will have information nights from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 11 in Violette Hall 1416.

    The Women’s Club Lacrosse Team will conduct an informational meeting from 7-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Centennial Hall Main Lounge.

    Beta Alpha Psi, an honors professional organization for accounting, finance and informations systems majors, will have informational meetings
    at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 in Violette Hall 1400.  

    Hablantes Unidos will have a general meeting from 7:30-8 p.m. Sept. 8 in Baldwin Hall third floor lounge. For more information, contact tsuhablantes.unidos@gmail.com.

    Delta Sigma Theta will host Truman Survival from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Magruder Hall 1096.

    The Women’s Club Basketball Team will hold an informational meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Student Recreation Center. Please direct questions to Stephanie McGrew at sym436@truman.edu.

    Herpetology Club will host an information night from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Magruder Hall 2078.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning will begin its Weekly Lunch Series at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Spanish Room of the Student Union Building. The series will continue for the course of the semester, every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Spanish Room.

    The National Education Association Student Program will have its first meeting
    from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 9 in Violette Hall 1312. NEA-SP will provide free pizza to attendees.

    A Physics Colloquium event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Violette Hall 1000. John Hauptman, from the Iowa State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, will present  “New ideas for big detectors in high energy physics.” The big detectors in high energy physics are huge, the size of 5-story buildings, cost about $500 million apiece, and are one-of-a-kind. Hauptman will discuss why the detectors are so big, and ideas and plans for future experiments at future colliders, with reference to a detector idea initiated at ISU called the "4th detector." This is an intermediate lecture. Snacks are provided five minutes before the talk.  For more information about our colloquium series and upcoming talks, please visit: http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    TSUnami Women’s Ultimate Frisbee will have an informational meeting from 7-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Baldwin Hall 252.

    Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity, will have its first recruitment event from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Student Union Building Georgian Room C. For more information about APO recruitment, e-mail krw8616@truman.edu.

    University Swingers will host free dance lessons from 8:30-9:45 p.m. Sept. 9, Sept. 16 and Sept 23 in Kirk Building Gym.

    The Residence Hall Association will meet for the first time
    from 8-9 p.m. Sept. 10 in Baldwin Hall 251.

    Campus PALS, an organization that pairs Truman students with children from the Kirksville area, will have a meeting from 8-9 p.m. Sept. 10 in Violette Hall 1010.

    University Counseling Services will sponsor a QPR-athon, a suicide prevention training program, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Georgian Room A of the Student Union Building. Participants may attend one of seven different times throughout the day: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Truman alumna, Lindsay Johnson, and assistant professor of occupational therapy from Creighton University, Amy Matthews, will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in Student Union Building Georgian Room C for students who have an interest in occupational therapy. At 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Spanish Room of the Student Union Building, Johnson and Matthews will host a lecture for students interested in careers in physical therapy and pharmacy.

    Illusion Danz Team, a hip-hop dance group, will host a clinic for interested dancers from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Student Recreation Center. Auditions will take place from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sept 12 in the Student Recreation Center and will consist of the dance learned during clinics and an original 16-count dance. For more information, contact illusiondanz@yahoo.com

    High Street Dance Team will host auditions from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 in Pershing Building 225. During those times, those interested will learn the tryout combinations. Review and practice will take place from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 18 and  auditions will be 9 a.m. Sept. 19. There is a $3 tryout fee. For more information, contact High Street Dancers’ faculty sponsor, Melody Jennings, at 660.785.7259 or by e-mail at jennings@truman.edu.

    Sigma Chi Delta, a local social sorority, will begin its recruitment with a meeting from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Hall. For more information about recruitment events, please contact lmw980@truman.edu.

    Tau Lambda Sigma will host an information night from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. For information on all upcoming Tau Lambda Sigma recruitment events, e-mail hew382@truman.edu.

    Co-ed national honor fraternity Phi Sigma Pi will host informational sessions at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Contact kla884@truman.edu for more information.

    Alpha Sigma Gamma’s fall recruitment will begin with an information night from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. For more information, please contact amr550@truman.edu.

    Cardinal Key and Blue Key Honor Societies will co-sponsor a blood drive
    from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 in the Student Union Building.

    Alpha Phi Omega will sell baked goods from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept 16-18 in Violette, Magruder and McClain halls.  

    Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, requests applications
    for its International Human Rights Delegation and Training program in Rwanda, which will take place between Dec. 28, 2009 and Jan. 11, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate. The deadline for applications is Sept. 25.

    The Career Center will host Graduate School Week
    from Sept. 28-Oct. 2. For more information, please visit http://career.truman.edu.

    The Dean of Student Affairs asks Truman faculty and staff to submit grant proposals for excursion/field trip opportunities for students. For information on past recipients as well as grant requirements, please visit http://saffairs.truman.edu/stulife_initiatives.asp. Proposals are due to the Dean of Student Affairs Office in Student Union Building 3100 by Oct. 1.