The next issue of the Truman Today will be published June 6. The Truman Today is published biweekly during the summer. Submissions for this issue are due by May 31 to

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.

This year’s annual boiler shutdown for maintenance and inspection is scheduled for May 16-26.
The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water throughout the shutdown period. It is anticipated that the boilers will be back on-line by the afternoon of May 26. If you have any questions regarding the shutdown, or if you have schedule conflicts to address, please notify the Physical Plant Office as soon as possible as 785.4200.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a “Publish, Don’t Perish Workshop”
from 1:30-4 p.m., May 19, in PML 205. Faculty and staff are invited to try this no-nonsense method of academic writing. For more information, contact Linda Davenport at 785.4391 or

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor a Sabbatical Proposal Workshop
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 23, in PML 205. Faculty and staff members are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to jumpstart their proposal writing before the Sept. 8 deadline when all the beginning of the semester activity will be distracting. For more information, contact Linda Davenport at 785.4391 or

The exhibit “Normal to Truman: A 10th Anniversary Celebration of Our Name Change” is currently on display in the Pickler Memorial Library gallery. The exhibit will be on display until July 1. It covers all the name changes in Truman’s history and a few of the events of note that occurred under each name, including the transition from a private to a state school, the mission change, the Mitau Award, the “firsts” (first Index, first yearbook), and more. For more information, contact Elaine M. Doak at 785.7368.

Pickler Memorial Library is now accepting donations for a book sale
to take place in September. Donations of used books, magazines, art prints and audio and video recordings will be accepted. For details visit the library’s Web site at or call 785.4038.
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