The Mostly Live Composers Society will present its Fall 2006 concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the OP Performance Hall. The concert will feature premieres of chamber works by Truman student composers as well as a performance of a conceptual piece. The event is free and open to the public.

DEPThS will meet at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in BH 249. There will be a presentation on Mehr Baba. Contact Dan Johnson at for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series for faculty and teaching staff will have a session
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27 in the SUB Alumni Room. Truman’s support offices and programs will be on display for faculty and teaching staff to learn more about. Sign the sheet at checkout to receive up to $3.00 toward your Sodexho meal.

Applications for Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national leadership fraternity are due by Sept. 27 in the Student Affairs Office in Kirk Building 112, or in the ODK mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement in the Student Union Building. Contact JoAnn Jorgovan at for more information.

“An Introduction to Relativistic Hamiltonian Dynamics,” a Physics Colloquium,
will be presented by Peter Rolnick, professor of physics, at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in MG 2001.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable Lunch Series will meet
from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Sept. 28 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 Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Investigative Case Based Learning: Contexts for Active Students Engaged in Science” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in MG 2001. The lecture will be given by Margaret Waterman, professor of biology at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Tony Weisstein, assistant professor of biology, will host the event. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

A modified supplemental retirement plan meeting
will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the SUB Alumni Room. R.S.V.P. by visiting

The Next STEP will have a student workshop
from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 28 in MG 1090. Students may join students and faculty for a panel discussion about how they can set themselves up for success while majoring in science, math and computer science. Dinner will be served starting at 5:15 p.m. Contact Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 for more information.

The Nursing Program will have its Welcome Windup
from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the SUB Lounge. The event will allow nursing students to gather to welcome each other back to campus. Contact Meredith McCannon at or by phone at 785.4557 for more information.

The Tournée Film Festival will be showing “La Femme de Gilles” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Downtown Cinema 8 movie theater. The film is free to Truman students, faculty and staff. All films are in French with English subtitles. The Tournée Film Festival is sponsored by the Truman State University Divisions of Fine Arts, Language and Literature, Social Science and Education, and the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

An Archaeology Symposium will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28 in the SUB Alumni Room. Truman students and faculty will present on archaeological field experiences and research projects. Refreshments will be served. Contact Amber Johnson at for more information.

The Truman Optimist Club will meet
at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in BH 303. Lt. Gov. of Missouri Optimist Erwin Neighbors will speak. Contact Steve Pennington at 785.4211 for more information.

Sacred Sites in Greece, a six credit hour summer 2007 study abroad class, will have its informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the SUB Activities Room and at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the SUB Conference Room. Slides from previous trips, a discussion of ways to finance the program and a discussion of the next class, planned for May 8-30, 2007 will take place. Contact M. Lynn Rose at or Steven Reschly at for more information.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 28 at the University Farm. Go to for additional information.

Timothy Safranski of the department of animal science at the University of Missouri-Columbia will be giving a talk for the Agricultural Seminar Series, titled “Evaluation of Intrauterine Insemination and Selection for Placental Efficiency in Swine” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in MG 2001.

Lambda Chi Alpha will have its Miss Watermelon Pageant
at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Baldwin Auditorium. Cost to attend is $3, with all proceeds going toward purchasing canned food items for the Adair County Food Pantry. Contact Blake Eyres at for more information.

Nominations for the 2007 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence are due to the Vice President’s Office, McClain 203, by 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Eligible faculty may be nominated by Truman faculty colleagues only. Please see for nomination guidelines.

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.

The Monitor is asking all students to submit essays, news stories, reviews, comics and photos. Send poetry to, and all other material to by Sept. 30.

Echo yearbook will be taking pictures for the 2006-2007 yearbook
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 2-5 in MG 2100. All students, faculty and staff may have their pictures taken. Pictures are free for individuals, and $25 for organizations. Contact Evangeline McMullen, Echo yearbook managing editor, at or 785.4450 for more information.

The Pickler Memorial Library catalog will be unavailable
beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 3 due to a major system upgrade. The catalog should be back online within 24 hours. During this period, MOBIUS searches to find items in Pickler Memorial Library will be available, but patrons will be unable to place requests through the MOBIUS system.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will conduct a “Teaching for Critical Thinking” session from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the SUB Alumni Room. Julie Lochbaum, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will share several ideas from Elder and Paul’s Ideas teacher’s guide.

Omicron Delta Kappa will sponsor a peer-advising barbecue
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Quadrangle. The event will provide an opportunity for younger students to seek the advice of older students in their major. All majors will be represented. Free food will be provided.

National Depression Screening Day will be from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Union Building. The event is sponsored by the University Counseling Services. Free screenings will be available, and a counselor will privately provide treatment and referral recommendations if needed.

A General Honors informational meeting
will take place at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Violette Hall Commons. The General Honors Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs are sponsoring this event. Call 785.4109 or e-mail Patricia Burton at for more information.

An Archaeology Open House
will take place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the SUB Activities Room. Exhibits, photographs and artifacts from various field experiences and excavations will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Contact Amber Johnson at for more information.

Two scholarships for $200 each are available to Truman students from the Student Alumni Association. An application or further information can be obtained from the Web site or pick up an application in person at the Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 100. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Office of Advancement or e-mail your application to

In celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and to show support for Truman’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community, Lambda invites people to add their name to the 2006 GLBT Support List that will appear in the Oct. 12 issue of the Index. For more information and instructions on adding a name to the list, please go to

Van driving classes are scheduled
for 3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 in the Public Saftey Building. Class sizes are limited. People may reserve a space by calling 785.4177. Please allow a minimum of two hours for this class.
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