The Writing Center in MC 303 is now open for consultations with students.

The Badminton Club will meet from 3-4 p.m., Saturdays, on the eastern court at the Student Recreation Center. For more information, contact Fatima Smith at 349.0955 or at or visit

The University Art Gallery at Truman State University presents “Society of Illustrators -An Historical View,” an exhibit of 50 original illustrations, five from each of the 10 decades of the 20th century. The show will be open until Feb. 25. The show, produced by the prestigious Society of Illustrators based in New York, will explore the changing role of the illustrator. It will feature early black and white illustrations, story illustrations and advertising art for cigarettes, automobiles and travel among others. There will be several events in addition to the opening reception. “A Night at the Gallery by Daryl Fazio,” assistant professor of art, will be at 6 p.m., Jan. 31, in the University Art Gallery. Rusty Nelson, associate professor of art, will speak at a “Gallery Talk” at 6 p.m., Feb. 7, in the University Art Gallery. The University Art Gallery at Truman is located on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish. Gallery exhibits, talks and most other events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from noon-4:30 p.m. This exhibit is sponsored in part by AIGA and the Residential College Program. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Tentative summer and fall 2005 schedules are now available via TruView. To view the schedules, select “search open course list” from either the student or the faculty tab.

Students living off campus should update their local mailing address and telephone number with the University via TruView. Address and phone 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 should make any needed changes to their course schedules that have been made since they submitted their graduation applications. The applications can be updated between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the Registrar’s Office, MC 104. Candidates do not need to complete a new application. To remain on the graduation list, however, all changes to their degree plans must be on file in the Registrar’s Office no later than Jan. 31.

Sigma Kappa is having their first informal philanthropy recruitment event from 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. All female students interested in joining this national social sorority are welcome to attend.

The Weekly Lunch Series session previously scheduled for Jan. 26 has been canceled in order to facilitate attendance at the Unity Luncheon.

Auditions for the Vagina Monologues, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, will take place from 8-10 p.m., Jan. 26, in the BH Little Theatre. Auditions are open to all female students, faculty and staff, and no preparation is necessary. Scripts are located in the main entrance of Ryle Hall. Call Samantha Cook at 665.2118 for more information.

Sigma Chi Delta is having an information night from 8-8:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in BH 252. Come get to know the girls of Truman’s only local social sorority. Call Valerie Robinson for more information at 665.9516.

Alpha Phi Omega will have informational meetings from 8-9 p.m., Jan. 26, in the SUB Alumni Room, and from 8-9 p.m., Jan. 27, in MG 2050. Alpha Phi Omega is a national coed service fraternity. Contact Shaun Kastner at 785.5804 or for more information.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee is calling for papers for their 10th annual conference March 3-5, in honor of Women’s History Month. The 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. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 26. Contact Linda Seidel at for more information.

The Pre-Law Club is meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 27, in VH 1430. Those students considering a possible career in the legal field are welcome to attend.

The Truman State University Foundation Study Abroad scholarship applications are due Jan. 28. A special application is required and is available in the Center for International Education Abroad, Kirk Building 120.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and coed business fraternity Phi Beta Lambda are having an open informational meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, in the BH Little Theatre.

Teach English in France. The French government will hire up to 1,700 American speakers of English, ages 20-30, to serve in paid internships of 12 hours per week as English assistants and teacher’s aides in the elementary and secondary schools. Currently, three Truman alumni are teaching in this program, and dozens have done it in the past. Learn more about this program on the Web at and or e-mail for more information. Applications must arrive in Chicago no later than Feb. 1.

Phi Kappa Phi announces Graduate Fellowships worth $2,000-$5,000 for graduate study. Truman PKP active members who plan to be full-time graduate students 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, 785.4435.

Cardinal Key and Blue Key are sponsoring their annual Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 1-3, in the SUB Activities Room. Contact Sara Kate Anderson by phone at 627.5182 or e-mail at for more information.

The Freshmen Activities Coordinating Team (FACT) applications are now available in the Center for Student Involvement. Completed forms are due by 5 p.m., Feb. 2, in the CSI. Contact Maggie Wolcott, FACT coordinator, for more information at 785.4222.

Students interested in studying United States/ United Kingdom comparative educational systems at Edge Hill College in Northwest England this summer are invited to an informational meeting at noon or 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 University Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 3.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet from 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 4, in the University Club. E-mail Marc Becker at for more information.

Cardinal Key will have several rush meetings. The first meeting will be from 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 6, in the SUB Governors Room. They will meet from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 9, in the SUB Activities Room. An invite only rush event will be from 7-8:15 p.m., Feb. 13, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Candice Murdock at or go to

The Society of the Prim Roses is having recruitment at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, in the SUB Spanish Room, and Feb. 8-9, in the SUB Alumni Room. Call Monica at 665.7389 for more information.

The Lincoln Contest will offer winners in each a 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 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 positions are also open. In addition, the program needs a mentor/tutor for college freshmen to work from June 5-July 28. Applications are available on the Web at or by contacting the Upward Bound Office in KB 220. Completed applications are due Feb. 14.

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