The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series Extra Edition features the Wakonese Reading Circle and Ken Bain’s “What the Best College Teachers Do,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 28, in PML 205. Call 785.4391 for more information.

DEPThS weekly meeting at 8 p.m., Feb. 28, in BH 249. All are welcome to attend. E-mail for more information.

Windfall, the campus literary magazine, has extended its submission deadline to Feb. 28. Those who have submitted a work, but have not received confirmation that it was received, are asked to please submit their work again. For more details, visit

Student Senate is sponsoring a Study Abroad Information Session
at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in VH 1000. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about study abroad programs and speak with other students about their experiences abroad. Contact Emily Meyer at 785.5599 for more information.

The Art of Living Club is offering its Art of Living Intensive Yoga Course again.
The introductory meeting for registration and information is at 7 p.m., Feb. 28, in VH 1146. The course will run from March 2-9. This intensive introduction to stress relief through the yoga of breath and posture is open to all students, faculty and staff.

University Counseling Services will host the National Eating Disorders Screening Program March 1 from 9-11 a.m., at University Counseling Services and from 4-5 p.m., at the Student Health Center. Free eating disorders screenings and information will be available on a walk-in basis for students concered about themselves or others. Contact Joe Hamilton at 785.4014 or for more information.

The Division of Fine Arts presents “Gianni Schicchi,” a comic opera by Giacomo Puccini, at 8 p.m., March 2-4, and at 2 p.m., March 5, in the OP Performance Hall. The opera will be performed in English. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Contact Eran Feintuch at 785.5084 for more information.

Omicron Delta Kappa is now accepting nominations for the Student Hall of Fame.
Nomination forms are available in each division office and in the office of David Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs, Kirk Building 112. Nominated students must have at least 90 credit hours and plan to graduate by December 2006. The deadline for nominations is March 2. The award will be presented at the Leadership Recognition Banquet on April 19. Contact Ilana Barash at 665.3130 or for more information.
The University Art Gallery presents “Encounters with Lincoln” illustrations by Thomas J. Trimborn, professor of music, until March 2. Contact Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

The 2006 annual wellness screenings will conclude on March 3.
Human Resources, in cooperation with the staff of the Student Health Center, will be offering blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and prostate screenings for faculty, staff and spouses at the Student Health Center. People must register for a specific appointment block to attend. No walk-ins will be accepted. To R.S.V.P. for a block, visit Questions concerning the screening should be addressed to the nursing staff, Student Health Center at 785.4182 or Human Resources at 785.4031.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet
at 4:30 p.m., March 3, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

Truman’s Mock Trial team will be having an exhibition from 6-8 p.m., March 3, in the SUB Activities Room. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Spectators will be asked to be members of the jury. For more information, contact Bryan Gelecki at 402.578.2349.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) presents Truman Live!, a talent show of Truman performers, at 7 p.m., March 3, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are available at the SAB Office in the lower level of the SUB. Call 785.4722 for more information.

The Iron Dogs are hosting the Roadhouse Open, an Olympic weightlifting meet, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 4, in Pershing Arena. Lifters from around the area will compete. Contact Elizabeth Swartz at 665.0935 or for more information.

Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Sigma Alpha will sponsor the Spike Charity Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 4, at the Student Recreation Center. Coed teams of at least six people, including at least three women, can register to participate for $5 per person. Money raised will go to Hope’s Kitchen. See the fliers posted on campus for registration information.

Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a dodgeball tournament
at 1 p.m., March 4, in the Pershing Small Gym. It will be a double elimination tournament with teams of six to seven people. The cost is $20 per team. Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the day, and the top three teams will receive awards. No pre-registration necessary. For more information, contact Sara Lynn Sterling at 816.914.2339 or

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. will present their “Man of Progression Ball”
at 7:22 p.m., March 4, in the SUB Activities Room. Contact Kia Washington at 785.5743 or for more information.

Student Senate will host the Spring 2006 Diversity Retreat from noon-3 p.m., March 5, in the SUB Spanish Room as a venue for representatives from student organizations to come together. Topics of discussion will include Diversity Week 2006, prospective students, and the first year experience. Contact Matthew Seibert at 660.349.0531 or for more information.

Submissions for the Schwengel-Lincoln Contest in essay, oratory and art
are now being accepted. Contestants must prepare a 1,000-1,500 word, three to five page essay, a speech of the same length or an artistic work. Winners in each division will receive a $300 cash prize or a trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., March 6. Contact Chett Breed at 785.5981, Barry Poyner at 785.4063 or Russell Nelson at 785.7332 for more information.

Joe Benevento, professor of English, will give a public reading
from his new book of poems, “My Puerto Rican Past,” at 7 p.m., March 7, in BH 218. A book signing will follow.

Truman’s Model United Nations Team is looking for new student participants.
Beginning on March 7, training sessions will take place from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in BH 348. Model United Nations, POL 554: Section 2, is a two-semester class (spring and fall) that earns students a total of three credit hours. Those interested in participating should contact Amanda Keener at or Stuart Vorkink at

The Center for International Education/Study Abroad will host its annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 8, on the first floor of Kirk Building. Representatives of study abroad options in Europe, Central America, Africa, and Asia will be present. Contact Carlos Di Stefano at 785.4076 for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will feature a presentation by Leslie Hahner
about the Faculty Task Force on Public Speaking in our Courses from 12:30-1:30 p.m., March 8, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Applications for fall 2006 FAC funding are due by 5 p.m., March 8, to the Center for Student Involvement or Funds Allotment Council Office. For more information, contact Brad Birkel at 816.809.0176 or

The Department of Public Safety will be providing a shuttle service to and from the LaPlata train station for Midterm Break. Reservations are $5 and are due March 9. Students can sign up at the Public Safety Building. For more information or to make reservations, contact Joyce at 785.4177, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Nominations for the Leadership Recognition Program are due by 5 p.m., March 10, to the Center for Student Involvement. Nomination forms can be found at or can be picked up at the CSI in the lower level of the SUB. The Leadership Recognition Program will take place on April 16. For more information, contact Kayla Medley at 785.4222 or

The Special Olympics Northeast Area Track and Field Games are looking for volunteers
to be buddies to athletes from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 8, at Stokes Stadium. Volunteers for other aspects of the games are needed as well, with less of a time commitment. Those interested in volunteering should contact the Student Council for Exceptional Children at 627.6035 or

The 2006-2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on the Web at Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds. Contact the Financial Aid Office, MC 103, 785.4130, if you have questions.
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