SAB is hard at work on "Lakeside 2005 - Experience the Red Carpet." All organizations, large or small, are encouraged to apply. The event is highly publicized in the both the Truman and Kirksville community and is a great way to get your organizations name out. Please contact Chris McKinney by e-mail at by Friday, Jan. 21. For more information you can contact SAB at 785.4SAB.

Students living off-campus should update their local mailing address and telephone numbers with the University via TruView. Address and telephone number changes can also be made in the Registrar’s Office, MC 104. Students are responsible for all information sent to their local mailing address from University offices and personnel conducting University business. 

May 2005 Undergraduate Degree Candidates-If you have made any changes in your course schedule(s) since you submitted your graduation application and have not yet updated your application with the Registrar’s Office, you need to do so immediately.  Updates can be made in the Registrar’s Office, MC 104, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You do not need to complete a new application. To remain on the graduation list, all changes to your degree plan and all required substitutions must be on file in the Registrar’s Office no later than Jan. 31. 

The Center for Student Involvement has reduced the cost of Homecoming 2004 apparel. Long-sleeve and short-sleeve T-shirts are $5 each. Hooded and crew sweatshirts are $10 each. Purchase the shirts at the Center for Student Involvement located on the lower level of the SUB. Call 785.4222 for more information.

The Writing Center will open for consultations Jan. 24. The Writing Center is located in MC 303. Call 785.4484 for more information.

Applications for Student Adviser positions in the residence halls are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 24, in BH 110. References are due by Jan. 31. Applicants will be asked to sign up for an interview time on either Feb. 5, 6 or 7. Contact Mike Houlahan at 785.5343 or for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series for Truman faculty, teaching staff and GTRAs begins the semester with an open house with boxed lunches from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in PML 204. Contact The Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4477 for more information.

Students interested in studying U.S.-U.K. comparative educational systems at Edge Hill College in northwest England this summer are invited to an informational meeting at noon or at 6 p.m., Feb. 3, in VH 2351. Edge Hill is one of the leading teacher training institutions in England. The recommended criteria for admission is junior status or above with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee announces a call for papers “Renewing the Movement” for Truman’s 10th annual conference in honor of Women’s History Month, March 3-5. The committee invites abstracts from all members of the Truman and Kirksville communities, including Truman graduates. The deadline for abstracts is Jan. 26. For more information, contact Linda Seidel at

Phi Kappa Phi announces Graduate Fellowships worth $2,000-$5,000 for graduate study. Truman PKP active members who plan to be a full-time graduate student next year should submit applications to the local chapter office by Feb. 1. Details and applications may be picked up in the Center for International Education, or from Wynne Wilbur, OP 1229 or 785.4435.

The Lincoln Contest will offer winners in each division a trip to Washington, D.C. Applicants can submit their work in the form of artwork, an essay or an oratory. The deadline for submission is Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12. These contests are made possible by alumni Ethel Schwengel and the late Fred Schwengel. For more information about the contest or prompt, contact Barry Poyner at 785.4063.

The Upward Bound Project is offering on-campus employment opportunities for the 2005 high school summer session (June 12-July 22). Upward Bound is a college preparatory program serving northeast Missouri high school students. Positions are available for instructors in language arts, chemistry, physics and journalism/yearbook; residence hall staff; night supervisor; photographer and videographer. Also available is a position as a mentor/tutor for college freshmen (June 5-July 28). Application materials are available on the Web at or by contacting the Upward Bound Office in KB 220. Completed applications are due Feb. 14. 

Teach English in France. In the coming spring, the French government will hire up to 1,700 American speakers of English between the ages of 20 and 30 to serve in paid internships of 12 hours per week as English assistants and teachers’ aides in their elementary and secondary schools. Learn more about the program on the Web site at and assistant/index.html. Students do not have to be a French major or senior to apply, but their language skills need to be good enough to function in the country. Contact for more information. Applications must arrive in Chicago before Feb. 15.

The 2005 Annual Baldwin Lecture will be featured on Feb. 16 as part of the University Conference. Donald Harward, a senior fellow from the AAC&U Center for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, will speak on “Liberal Arts For Democracy.” Contact The Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4477 for more information about Harward’s visit.

The Graduate English Organization is looking for abstracts for the Second Annual Environmental Studies Conference. This year’s theme is “Different Worlds, Same Planet: An Interdisciplinary Discourse on the Environment.” The conference will take place April 21-23 and the keynote speaker will be David Gessner, a nationally renowned environmental writer. Anyone may submit a 200-600 word abstract concerning a project to The abstract deadline is March 11.

A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program is beginning in Kirksville. It is a volunteer program that pairs volunteers with a foster child to mentor and support. The program is in need of volunteers and donations. For more information, contact Chad Sawyer at the Juvenile Office at 665.4224 or Sarah Preisinger at

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