Sodexho is sponsoring the Generous Helpings Hunger Relief Initiative now through May 12. Sodexho is assisting in raising additional funds by purchasing specified manufacturer food and supply products. One hundred percent of the additional funding earned will be distributed to the Sodexho Foundation to support hunger programs. Every day, Sodexho will Show Case a particular item that will use these featured products from a participating manufacturer. Using more of these products will increase the amount of money donated to hunger relief in North America.

The DEPThS group will meet
at 8 p.m., April 18, in BH 249. E-mail for more information.

The Division of Fine Arts and Theatre Program present "Violet - A musical featuring Deadwood & Co.," directed by Becky Becker at 8 p.m., April 18-22, in the OP Courtyard Theatre. Tickets are $5 each and may now be reserved or purchased in advance at the OP Box Office. Opening night tickets are free. Make reservations by calling the Box Office at 785.4515 or stopping by during Box Office hours, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the OP atrium.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 19, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) and Kirksville Arts Association will host an opening reception for the first ever ARTSEnvironmental Gallery Show from 6-8 p.m., April 19. The show will run from April 19-May 4. For more information, e-mail Cassie Phillips at

The Showgirls Dance Team is having tryouts for its 2006-2007 squad. The first clinic will be from 7-9 p.m., April 20, in Pershing Arena. There will be a short informational meeting following this clinic. There will be an optional open practice from 6-7 p.m., April 21, at the Student Recreation Center, with the second day of clinics immediately following from 7-9 p.m. Finally, tryouts will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April 22, in the Pershing Small Gym. Tryouts will last until the final girl has completed her tryouts. The new team will be posted shortly after. For more information, contact Megan Mills at 314.368.2411 or

Maura Cullen will present
"Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore" at 7:30 p.m., April 20, in Baldwin Auditorium. Residence Life and RCP are sponsoring this speaker. Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing so instead said nothing at all? People are caught in times of political correctness, where "saying" the right things are worlds away from "doing" the right thing. Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, this honest and engaging program gets to the core of the problem; people's fear of being judged and misunderstood. This session will be beneficial to all who struggle with the concept of diversity and it's impact. Contact Andrew Richmond at for more information.

The Filmmaker's Club will present the world premiere of "The Lounge," an original feature length film, from 7-9 p.m., April 21, in VH 1000. The film is the product of two years of planning, production and editing. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Brian Rose at 785.5988 or

Prism will host SHOULDstock 2006, Students Helping Others Understand and Love Diversity, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 22, on the Quadrangle. The event will feature live music, dance, a petting booth, games, barbeque and more. For more information, contact Matthew A. Seibert at 660.349.0531 or

Megan Arns, a junior music and pre-accounting double major from St. Charles, Mo., will present a Junior Percussion Recital from 5-5:45 p.m., April 22, in the OP Performance Hall. For more information, contact Michael Bump at 785.4052.

The German Club will show the film "The Edukators" from 7-10:30 p.m., April 22, in VH 1000. For more information, contact Aubrey Evans at

The Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir will present its Spring "Originals" Concert at 1 p.m., April 23, in the SUB Activities Room. This will be an exciting, high-energy concert featuring original gospel music from Unique Ensemble members. Admission is free. For more information, contact Brycen Marner at 314.276.7954.

Nominations are now open for the 2005-2006 William ODonnell Lee Advising Award. To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form at Faculty receiving the Lee Advising Award will be recognized at August Commencement. Nominations are due by 8 a.m., April 24. For more information, contact Marty Eisenberg at

The SOAN Senior Seminar is sponsoring a series of Capstone Presentations in Sociology and Anthropology on April 24 and April 26. There will be two sessions each day in SUB Room 306. The first session will be from 2:30-4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6-8 p.m. Each of the evening sessions will be followed by a reception and refreshments. Presentations by senior SOAN majors will address a wide range of topics – some examples include inequalities in health care, child abuse policies, critiques of development theory and family planning programs, agricultural development in ancient Japan, and a cross-cultural study of herder diet. Contact Elaine McDuff at for more information.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) will host an Open Forum
at 6 p.m., April 24, in the SUB Activities Room. Students are invited to express their opinions and learn more about SAB. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ashlee Stoddard at 785.4722 or

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor the Assessment Colloquium "Promoting Student Success: Development of an Effective Intervention System" from 4:30-6 p.m., April 25, in the SUB Conference Room. Maria DiStefano, Sue Pieper and Dominick Scalise will present the results of their assessment-grant-funded study examining the effectiveness of the Academic Planning and Development course focused on the College Success Factors Index. For more information, call 785.4391 or e-mail

The communication faculty will sponsor the Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest from 6-10 p.m., April 25, in BH 252. This is a ceremonial speech contest open to all spring Communication 170 students. The finalists will compete for prizes on May 3. Sign-up sheets are available in Communication 170 classes. For more information, contact James Cianciola at 785.6043 or

Alpha Phi Omega will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 26 and 27, in the SUB. Contact Phil Vance at for more information.

Truman Jazz Lab Bands I and II will perform at 8 p.m., April 26, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Tim AuBuchon at 785.4412 or

The Annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m., April 27, in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are available in the Human Resources Office in MC 106 for $10 each.

The Second Annual National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Charity Walk will take place from 5-8 p.m., April 28, at Stokes Stadium. Registration costs $10. All proceeds will benefit the Missouri School for the Blind. For more registration information, contact

The Truman State University Music Department will present the second annual truman Jazz Composers Concert at 8 p.m., April 28, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Tim AuBuchon at 785.4412 or

This year the Kirksville Heart Walk (approximately 2.5 miles) will be in honor of former Truman State University football coach and Truman alumnus, John Ware. Anyone can participate in this event on April 29. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. If you have an interest in participating or being part of a team, contact Jack Schrader at or 785.4171.

The Truman State University Bookstore will host a book signing with Truman religion professors Dereck Daschke and W. Michael Ashcraft of their newly-released co-edited work "New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader" from 10 a.m.-noon, April 29, at the University Bookstore in the SUB. The reader is a collection of primary documents from many cults or New Religious Movements and includes introductions by the co-editors and an appendix on the anticult movement by a leading scholar in the field. The reader is designed for use in undergraduate classes as well as for general readership. This is the first book of its kind. To date, no other reader like this is available. On the day of the signing, the book will be available for purchase for 20 percent off its list price. For more information, contact Steve Pennington, Truman Bookstore Manager, at 785.4211.

The Fifth Annual Business and Accountancy Spring Recognition Dinner will take place at 6 p.m., April 29, in the SUB Georgian Room. The dinner will honor outstanding students from the Division of Business and Accountancy.

Faculty, staff and students who know an international student who deserves to be recognized for his or her hard work and enthusiasm can nominate that person to become the next International Student of the Month. Applications are available at under the Current Students tab. Applications may be submitted at any time. Contact Kara Burns at 665.0468 for more information.

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