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 Baldwin Hall 348. POL 554 - Model United Nations, 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 DEPThS group will discuss Taoism at 8 p.m., March 7, in Baldwin Hall 249. DEPThS is a student-led open discussion group about spirituality. E-mail for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will be led by faculty from the team who recently completed the Essential Skills review of COMM 170 for Undergraduate Council 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. Contact Brad Birkel at 816.809.0176 or for more information.

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. Travelers should meet to load the shuttle by 8:30 a.m., March 11, at the Public Safety Building. The bus will pick up students at the LaPlata Amtrak station and return them to the Public Safety Building on March 19, time to be announced. 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 Student Union Building. The Leadership Recognition Banquet will take place on April 16. Contact Kayla Medley at 785.4222 or for more information.

Health science honorary fraternity Eta Sigma Gamma is sponsoring the SAFEBRAKE highway safety awareness campaign on Truman's campus through March 10. A flower memorial displaying the names of Truman students who have died on local highways is set up near the Flame to the Second Century. All Kirksville residents and members of the University community are welcome to visit the memorial. Students, faculty and staff can also gather information about safe driving at an informational table set up in the Student Union Building throughout the week. For more information on SAFEBRAKE, contact Emily Forsyth at 319.560.9735.

The Collegiate Farm Bureau will sponsor an Alternative Fuel Source Forum from 6-8 p.m., March 21, in Violette Hall 1000. This will be an informative event on the sources of alternative energy within Missouri, featuring a panel of experts offering a variety of viewpoints. Contact Jennifer Lane at 627.5963 or for more information.

The Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) is looking for sponsors for the first Community-Sharing Bike Program. The organization plans to provide students, and perhaps the community, with an alternative to expensive and fuel-intensive vehicle use. By sponsoring a bike for a minimum of $10, an organization's name will be placed on the license plate of an ECO bike for a year, spreading the name of the organization across campus. Sponsoring groups are invited to attend the Grand Opening Event from 1-3 p.m., March 22, on the Quadrangle, where they can paint their own bike and participate in activities. For more information or to donate, contact Cassie Phillips at

The Division of Education and the Division of Language and Literature will be sponsoring an informational meeting about the Truman-China English Teaching Partnership at 7 p.m., March 23, in McClain Hall 305. Students will teach conversational English in the WuHua County Public Schools during fall 2006 and spring 2007. Contact Amy Peebles at for more information.

The Recycling Center drop-off containers will be closed to the public March 24-26.

Truman State University will be hosting the 9th Annual Truman Open Track & Field Meet
on March 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Any students, faculty or staff wishing to help with this meet should contact John Cochrane at or 785.4341 or Christina Winkler at or 785.4342.  No experience is necessary.

The SERVE Center is accepting applications for the fall 2006 semester for work-study and scholarship positions only. Applications are available in the Center for Student Involvement, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. Completed applications should be returned to the CSI by 5 p.m. March 29.

The International Club will be sponsoring the International Idol
at 7 p.m., March 31, in Baldwin Auditorium. International students and some of their American friends will perform songs, dances and other arts from across the world. A panel of judges will decide on a winner. These acts are interspersed with guest performances, which are not judged.

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

Truman pre-law advisers will explore the question "Should you really be a lawyer?" in a series of discussions. To express interest or get more information, contact Paul Parker at 785.4505.

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, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130, if you have questions.

To clarify a statement in the Feb. 28 issue of the Truman Today, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society, according to the Phi Kappa Phi Web site.
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