“Lewis and Clark Across Missouri: Mapping the Historic Landscape” is now on display in the gallery of Pickler Memorial Library. On loan from the Missouri State Archives, these maps portray the Missouri River exactly as the Corps of Discovery experienced it. The Geographic Resources Center at the University of Missouri created this unique map exhibit by combining nineteenth century land survey records with modern mapping technology. Other materials from Pickler Memorial Library and the Violette Museum are on display. The exhibit is available during the library’s scheduled hours until the end of December.

Modified Supplemental Retirement Plan Information for faculty and staff is available online at

Blue Key will have its fall interest meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Blue Key is an all-male service organization, and it will be hosting its interest meeting for all men interested in going through spring 2007 recruitment. Contact Joe Baumann at for more information.

Sana Camara’s lecture titled “Negritude: Poets and the Concept of Black Personality” scheduled for Nov. 7 has been postponed until next semester due to scheduling conflicts.

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Weekly Lunch Series will continue for faculty and teaching staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. John Rutter, associate professor of biology, and Anton Weisstein, assistant professor of biology, will give a presentation titled “Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Knowledge Surveys.”

There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Magruder Hall 2001. S. Guha, from the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will present “Blue-emitting Polymers: Application in Organic Optoelectronics.” Refreshments will be provided at 4:20 p.m.

There will be a Folklore Colloquium from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Baldwin Hall 272B. Jerry Hirsch, professor of history, will give speak about “Benjamin Botkin, Folklorist.” Hirsch is the official biographer of Botkin, national folklore editor for the New Deal’s Federal Writers Project and head of the Library of Congress’s American Folk Song Project.

The Student Alumni Association is sponsoring “Roommates” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Alumnae Katie Wessling and Cindy Spiker were roommates while attending Truman, and they will be speaking on how their lives at Truman influenced their current success.

The Monitor, the University’s alternative student-produced newspaper, will be distributed to all residence halls and high traffic areas across campus on Nov. 8.

The Liberal Studies Roundtable will continue from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 9 in Pickler Memorial Library 205. The work of John Tagg, of Palomar
College and the 2007 University Conference Day speaker, will be reviewed. 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 student workshop will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Magruder Hall 1090. E-mail for more information.

The Tournée Film Festival will be showing “Wild Side” at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Downtown Cinema 8 movie theater. The film is free to Truman students, faculty and staff. This is the final 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.

Students for Social Change will sponsor the film “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in Violette Hall 1000. There is no cost to attend the film.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Expanding Bioassays Using Molecular and Cellular Approaches” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Nov. 10 in Magruder Hall 2001. Melissa Daggett, assistant professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, will present the lecture. Stephanie Foré, associate professor of biology, will host. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

The Horseman’s Association will be offering faculty and staff the opportunity to ride Truman’s horses at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the University Farm. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their children for pony rides as well. Contact Samantha Lagergren at 785.7108 or for more information.

Truman’s Jazz Labs I and II will have a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Tim AuBuchon, assistant professor of music, at for more information.

The Iota Tau chapter of Pi Delta Phi French honor society, is sponsoring a free magic show in French and English from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The magic show will feature Charlie Clarck. Contact Gregg Siewert at 785.4510 for more information.

Alpha Phi Omega will have its Fall Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 in the Student Union Building. Contact Phil Vance at for more information.

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