The Business Office cashier window, located in McClain Hall 105, will have reduced hours of operation effective Nov. 1. The new hours of operation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended hours planned for student paydays and other peak activity times.

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 or online at

The Liberal Studies Roundtable will continue from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 26 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics; Maria Nagan, assistant professor of chemistry; and John Ishiyama, professor of political science; will give a presentation titled “Undergraduate Research Experiences and the Teacher-Scholar Model.” 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 an Agricultural Science informational session from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Magruder Hall. Students interested in learning more about a major or minor in agricultural science will have the opportunity to meet with faculty to ask questions about the program. Refreshments will be served in the Magruder Hall Cyber Café at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation to follow at 7 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2007. Contact Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture, at for more information.

DEPThS will have a meeting from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 24 in Baldwin Hall 249. The topic of the meeting will be “Pastafarianism.” Contact Dan at for more information.

The Monitor, the University’s alternative student newspaper, will be distributed to all residence halls and high traffic areas on campus Oct. 25.

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.

A Truman-China informational meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The China Summer Study Program will be discussed. This study abroad program includes study at Shanghai University and a tour of Beijing. Contact Julie Minn at or 785.6015 for more information. 

The Tournée Film Festival will be showing “Nathalie” at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Downtown Cinema 8 movie theater. The film is free to Truman students, faculty and staff. This is the fourth film in the series. The film is 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.

The University Observatory will have an open house, weather permitting, from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 26. The observatory is located at the University Farm. Go to for additional information.

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  Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Nutrient Sensing and Signaling in Plants” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Oct. 27 in Magruder Hall 2001. Daniel P. Schachtman, associate member and principal investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, will present the lecture. John Ma, assistant professor of biology, will host the event.

The Distinguished Nursing Scholar Fall Dinner Series will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Keela Herr, Ph.D., R.N., a distinguished Truman nursing division alumna, will be the honored guest speaker. Herr is a professor and chair of adult and gerontological nursing at the University of Iowa. Her research focus has been in the area of pain in elderly people. The title of her presentation is "Pain in Aging: An Imperative for Better Care." The presentation is free. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20 per person or $7 for students. R.S.V.P. to Brinda Geisbuhler, B.S.N., R.N., at 665.4810 or The Rho Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society is sponsoring the event.

The men’s rugby team will take on the University of Nebraska squad at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the University Rugby Field, located directly below the Truman Tennis Courts on Florence Street. E-mail Mike Deckard at for more information.

The women’s club soccer team will have a game against the University of Northern Iowa women’s club soccer team at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Recreational Sports Field, located behind Centennial Hall.

Rotaract Club's International Film Series will continue with "To Live" at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Violette Hall 1010. Set in tumultuous China, "To Live" follows Fugui and Jiazhen as they raise a family, managing "to live" from the 1940s to the 1970s in this epic, but personal, story of life through an amazing period. Topic preview before the film and brief discussion following by Huping Ling. Contact Brynn Weimer at 316.393.2946 or

The Residence Hall Association will have its annual Trick-or-Treating for area children from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in all of the University residence halls. Fun and games will also take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Ryle Hall and Centennial Hall Main Lounges. Contact Susie Pope at for more information.

The Career Center’s fourth-annual Haunted House “Hollywood Horror” will be from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Career Center. The Career Center will transform into a haunted theater featuring reenactments of great horror films. The haunted house is free, and candy will be given away to those who attend. Contact the Career Center at 785.4353 for more information.

There will be a Global Issues Colloquium at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Magruder Hall 1000. The event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Michael Kelrick and Steve Carroll will speak about “Global Warming.” Nearly everyone who has examined the issue of global climate change has concluded that global warming is occurring, and that human alteration of the atmosphere is largely responsible for this change. What is the evidence? What should government do? What steps can individuals take? Contact Julie Lochbaum at for more information.

The third installment of the Viewpoints Series will be “Viewpoints: Democrats or Republicans: ‘The Mid-Term Elections’” at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in the West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room. Students and professors will debate the most controversial issues of our time. The event is sponsored by ResLife. Contact Sam Hodge at for more information.
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