Truman’s United Way fund-raising campaign has raised $36,352.25 to date, which is 64.9 percent of the $56,000 goal.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) will present Dashboard Confessional with opening act Brand New at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in Pershing Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, at a cost of $15 for students, and $30 for general admission. Tickets are available in the SAB office on the third floor of the Student Union Building.

The University Society of Middle Eastern Dance will be having Halloween candy gram sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17-18 in the Student Union Building.

DEPThS will have its weekly meeting from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 17 in Baldwin Hall 249. A topic on music and spirituality will be presented. Contact Dan Johnson at for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will continue to highlight “Teaching for Critical Thinking” for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, will give a Folklore Colloquium titled “Philippino Folk Medicine” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Baldwin Hall 218. Hadwiger will be speaking on his studies of the points at which folk and mainstream medical remedies intersect in the Philippines.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable will continue from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. Ken Carter, professor of chemistry, will give a speech titled “Will This be on the Test?: Deliberation as a Guide and Goal in Transcending Grade-Focused Culture.” 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.

There will be a Blackboard workshop from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 19 in McClain Hall 215. Contact Sherry Dare at or at 785.4026 for more information.

The second installment of the Viewpoints Series will be “Viewpoints: The War in Iraq” at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room. ResLife sponsors this event where students and professors debate the most controversial issues of our time. Contact Sam Hodge for more details at

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Cystic Fibrosis: A Clinical and Basic Sciences Review” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 2001. Truman alumna Dr. Megan McBride (’97), D.O., F.A.A.P., of the Mercy Medical Group in Kansas City, Mo., will present the lecture. Lin Twining, professor of biology, will host the event.

Alpha Phi Omega will have an alumni reunion from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ryle Hall Commons. Present and former members are invited to enjoy desserts, volleyball and brotherhood together. E-mail for more information.

The Truman men’s rugby team will take on a squad of its alumni members at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the University Rugby Field, located on Florence Street, directly below the tennis courts.

The Spanish Club will be showing the film “Habla con Ella” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Contact Vincent DeMarco at for more information.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will have its Homecoming Step Show 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Tiffany Johnson at for more information.

Students can submit essays, news stories, reviews, comics and photos to The Monitor, the University’s alternative student newspaper, until Oct. 21 for the upcoming issue. Poetry submissions can be sent to, while all other submissions should be sent to The Monitor will be distributed on campus on Oct. 25.

Want to know how good your French is? Assessment and Testing along with the French program is offering an opportunity to determine your level of French with an internationally-normed exam by taking (at no cost) the ETS Test de Français International, from Canada, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Violette Hall 1224. Please register by e-mail at by Oct. 22 with TFI in the subject line, and in the message include your full name and phone number. The test will take about three hours to complete.

Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir will have its annual fall Homecoming concert at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The concert will feature a performance by the Praise Dancers. Contact Ian Vickers at for more information.

The women’s club soccer team will have a game against the University of Iowa women’s club soccer squad at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the recreational sports field, located behind Centennial Hall.

The University Jazz Ensemble will have a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Baldwin Auditorium.

Employer mock interviews will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center. Students can practice their interviewing skills for the Career Expo. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information, or to sign up for a mock interview.

Edward Jones will sponsor a free informational program titled “How to Work a Career Fair” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center Classroom. The program will help students to prepare for Career Expo and the professional world. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.

“How to Ace the Interview,” a program sponsored by Larry Frey of the Elly Lilly company, will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Career Center Classroom. The program is designed to prepare students for professional interviews. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.

The 2006 President’s Roundtable will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union Building Lounge. The meeting will provide leaders of campus organizations an opportunity to interact with other leaders, as well as to improve leadership transmission skills. Students, faculty and staff interested in participating in the event must R.S.V.P. to Ashley Adams by e-mail at by Oct. 25.

There will be a stress management presentation at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. A speaker from the University Counseling Services will be there to help students learn to identify their own stress symptoms, recognize their sources of stress and discover ways of coping with stress. The event is sponsored by the University Counseling Services and Phi Sigma Pi. Contact Colleen Fitzgerald at for more information.

The University Observatory will have an open house from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 26. The observatory is located at the University Farm.

The Career Center’s Hollywood Haunted Horror House will be from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Career Center. The haunted house is free. Contact Elizabeth Bauer at 785.4353 for more information.

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