The Pickler Memorial Library catalog will be unavailable beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3 due to a major system upgrade. The catalog should be back online in about 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.

Echo yearbook will be taking pictures for the 2006-2007 yearbook from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in Magruder Hall 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.

Hispanic Heritage Month events continue with a dinner and discussion of film with special guest John Fraire, associate vice president for enrollment management, at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the West Campus Suites Main Lounge. The event is sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma and MAC.

The Monitor, the University’s alternative student newspaper, will be distributed to all residence halls and high traffic areas on campus Oct. 4.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will highlight “Teaching for Critical Thinking” for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Participants will receive a complimentary set of Critical Thinking resources by Linda Elder and Richard Paul, the thinkers’ guides, and the group will review selected strategies from them.

Omicron Delta Kappa will sponsor a peer-advising barbecue from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the University 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. Food will be provided.

Concert on the Quad, Scratch Track style, will take place from 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the University Quadrangle. The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board. Contact Dawn Juon at for more information.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable Lunch Series will continue from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 5 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. This session will focus on “The Forms of Faculty Participation in Curricular Innovation: Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement.” 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 University Counseling Services is sponsoring National Depression Screening Day
from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Union Building. Free screenings will be available, and a counselor will privately provide treatment and referral recommendations if needed.

The Heartland Task Force will host its Second Annual Mother/Son Stampede from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 on the grounds of the Truman State University Farm and the Juvenile Center Office. Eta Sigma Gamma is assisting with this event for boys five and older and their mom or another special women in their lives. Cost is $6 per couple and $2 for each additional boy. Dinner is included. Participants may pay at the door, but are asked to register in advance by calling the Adair County Family YMCA at 665.1922.

The Truman Optimist Club will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Baldwin Hall 303. Contact Steve Pennington at 785.4211 for more information.

The CIAO Movie Night will feature the film “Ciao Professore” from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Magruder Hall 1000. Contact Stacey Walker at for more information.

Windfall will have a creative writing workshop from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Baldwin Hall 252. Contact Camille Phillips at for more information.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Oxygen Delivery in Skeletal Muscle of Diabetic Rats: Identifying the Obstacles” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Oct. 6 in Magruder Hall 2001. The lecture will be given by William Sexton, professor in the department of physiology at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Cynthia Cooper, professor of biology, will host the event. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

Rotaract Club’s International Film Series will continue with a showing of “Tsotsi” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Violette Hall 1010. This is the second film in Rotaract's International Film Series. This South African film reveals six days in the violent life of Tsotsi, a young Johannesburg gang leader. In one moment his life takes a sharp turn and leads him down an unexpected path to redemption. Topic preview before the film and brief discussion following by John Quinn.

The Anthrology Club and the Division of Social Science are co-sponsoring an Archaeology Open House. It will take place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Student Union Building 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 or to request a table for display.

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

The DriveSafe DriveSmart campaign will take place from Oct. 10-12. Information tables will be set up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10-12 in the Student Union Building. Designed to inform students of the dangers of distracted driving, the campaign will feature a speaker from the Adair County Ambulance District at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Violette Hall 1010. Contact Greg Day at for more information.

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 students, faculty and staff 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 how to add a name to the list, go to

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

Edward Jones will have an informational meeting from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Violette Hall Upstairs Commons. Edward Jones will give a brief presentation about who they are, as well as career information with the company. Pizza and soda will be served after the presentation. Contact Lana Dowell at 785.4346 for more information.

There will be a memorial service for Chris Dothage at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The service will begin by the Flame to the Second Century in front of Kirk Memorial and then the service will move to the Quadrangle. The rain site for the service will be the Student Union Building Lounge located across from Mainstreet Market. If you have any questions, contact David Lusk at the Center for Student Involvement.

MTV’s “Real World” participant Danny Roberts will speak about “Out in the Real World” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Laura Casey at for more information. Admission is free.

There will be a Global Issues Colloquium at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Magruder Hall 1000. Contact Julie Lochbaum at or by phone at 785.4391 for more information.

The Truman Horse Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University Farm. The Truman Equestrian team hosts and competes in the Truman Horse Show. Contact Kate Randall at for more information.

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