The 2005-2006 Echo yearbooks are now available for pick up from the Echo office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Yearbooks are available free of charge to students, faculty and staff. For a $5 shipping and handling charge, a book may be shipped to a specified address.

The Women's Club Volleyball team will have tryouts from 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Student Recreation Center. Callbacks will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 13 with a 30-45 minute break for dinner. Students may e-mail Emilie Baugh at if they are unable to attend tryouts on Sept. 12, but they must be able to attend Sept. 13.

Sierra Club will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Violette Hall 1400. Contact Stella Costello at for more information.

Tau Lambda Sigma will have a recruitment meeting
at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Magruder Hall 2050. Tau Lambda Sigma is a service sorority. Recruitment will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 12-15. Contact Kristen Overson at for more information.

DEPThS will have a meeting
from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 12 in Baldwin Hall 249. Contact Dan Johnson at for more information.

Sherry Dare, the Teaching and Learning Technology specialist, will be offering a Blackboard Workshop from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in McClain Hall 215. This workshop will help instructors start building Blackboard course sites. Contact Dare at for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series for faculty and teaching staff will have a session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Dereck Daschke, Marc Rice and Linda Seidel will share what they learned and the action plan they developed at the 2006 CUR Institute on Mentorship, Collaboration and Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Sign the sheet at checkout to receive up to $3.00 toward your Sodexho meal.

Rotaract Club, an international service organization, will be having an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Baldwin Hall 284. Contact Lauren Durand at for more information.

Alpha Phi Omega will have rush interest meetings
at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in Violette Hall 1010, and at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Alpha Phi Omega is a coed, national service fraternity. Contact Jason Hanser at for more information.

The Freethinkers Society will have an immigration discussion from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Baldwin Hall 346. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Jessica Pautler at for more information.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable Series will meet
from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 14 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. The series is sponsored by the Undergraduate Council to give colleagues a chance to discuss curriculum issues. R.S.V.P. to the Center for Teaching and Learning at or by phone at 785.4391 to order a complimentary boxed lunch for the event.

The Next STEP will have a student workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 14 in Magruder Hall 1090. Jason Miller, Next STEP program director, and other students who are new to Truman will have an interactive discussion about how the transition to Truman is going and what can be done to make it better. Dinner will be served starting at 5:15 p.m. Contact Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 for more information.

The Truman Optimist Club will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Hall 251. The Truman Optimist Club is an organization that helps the youth of the Kirksville community. Contact Steve Pennington at 785.4211 for more information.

The French Film Series begins the semester by showing “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Downtown Cinema 8. This film presentation is free to Truman students and faculty. All films are in French dialogue with English subtitles. The first 100 people will receive free popcorn and soda. Contact Tim Farley at for more information.

Sigma Chi Delta will have an informational meeting from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium. All women interested in joining local social sorority Sigma Chi Delta should plan to attend the event. Recruitment will occur Sept. 18-20. Contact Brianna Lennon, Sigma Chi Delta recruitment co-chair, at for more information.

The High Street Dancers will be having a tryout workshop
from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15 in the Pershing Small Gym. Students wishing to tryout for the High Street Dancers must attend all workshops in order to learn the routines. The tryouts will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 in the Pershing Small Gym. All dancers who participated in the High Street Dancers workshops and wish to tryout for the team must pay a $3 tryout fee.Contact High Street Dancers adviser Melody Jennings at 785.7259 or at for more information.

Diane Janick-Buckner will present “The Truman Shoot Apical Meristem Project: A Collaborative Effort Between Biology and Computer Science Faculty and Students” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Sept. 15 in Magruder Hall 2001. This is the first session of the fall 2006 Biology Seminar Series. Jon Gering will be the host. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Phi Beta Lambda, a professional, coed business fraternity, will have its informational meetings
at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre and at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Student Union Building Conference Room (301). Phi Beta Lambda is open to all majors. Contact Molly Smith at for more information.

The 14th Annual McNair Research Presentation
is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in Violette Hall 1000. There will be a luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. in the SUB Lounge. Please R.S.V.P. for the luncheon by Sept. 19 to the McNair Office at 785.5393.

Alpha Phi Sigma will have an interest meeting from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 19 in Pershing Building 233. Alpha Phi Sigma is a national coed honor fraternity for justice systems majors and minors. Contact Jill Scognamiglio at for more information.

Echo Yearbook will have an interest meeting from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 19 in Ophelia Parrish 2121. Contact Erin Hickman at 785.4450 or at for more information.

Alpha Sigma Gamma will have its fall rush at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 20 and 21 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Alpha Sigma Gamma is a service sorority. Contact Julia Redford at for more information.

“Definitions of Folklore” a colloquium of folklore discussing what constitutes folklore will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Baldwin Hall 272B. Using fan communities as a focus, Jack Holcomb, a Truman alumnus, and current professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will discuss his thoughts on the definitions of folklore. Contact Betsy Delmonico at for more information.

Pickler Memorial Library is now accepting donations for a book sale to take place Sept. 20-22. 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.

Campus deadline for 2007-2008 Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study, Research or Teaching Assistantships abroad is Sept. 29. Contact Maria C. Di Stefano, Fulbright program adviser at for more information.

Omicron Delta Kappa will sponsor a peer-advising barbecue
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Quad. The event will provide an opportunity for younger students to seek the advice of older students in their major. All majors will be represented. Food will be provided. Contact Erin Clark at for more information.

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