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

Immediate opening: Upward Bound (Kirk Building 220) has employment positions open for a student services coordinator II and for a tutor/adviser. Both positions entail mentoring and tutoring area high school students as they prepare for postsecondary education. More information is available on the Web at or by calling 785.4244.

The Monitor
, the University’s alternative newspaper, will be distributed on campus
Nov. 29. Copies will be available in residence halls and at high traffic areas across campus.

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. 29 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Candy Young, professor of political science, and Royce Kallerud, associate professor of English, will give a presentation titled “Plan B: My Best Tip for Surviving the End-of-Semester Nightmare.”

The Student Activities Board presents “The Jay Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All” at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in Baldwin Auditorium. Taboo issues dealing with sex, AIDS and safety, dating and relationships, the pursuit of pleasure, sex and alcohol and the future of sex, will be discussed. Admission is free with a Truman ID and $2 for general admission. Contact Erica Foster at for more information.

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is now accepting applications for the 2007 Homecoming Committee (volunteer), and for the SERVE Center (scholarship and work-study positions only), for the spring 2007 semester. Homecoming Committee applications are due to the CSI, lower level of the SUB, by 4 p.m. Nov. 29. Interviews will take place Dec. 1, 4 and 5. SERVE Center applications are due to the CSI by 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Interviews will take place Dec. 6 and 7. Contact Amy Currier, program adviser for the CSI, at for more information.

There will be an informational meeting for students who are interested in the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in West Campus Suites 100. Students are able to study in a foreign country. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 19 for planned international study between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. For more information or to pick up an application, contact Marilyn Romine at 785.4268, Mark Hanley at 785.4098, or Matt Eichor at 785.4667. Information is also available at the Rotary International Web site at

The University Observatory open house scheduled for Nov. 30 has been canceled.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will present “Ecological Genomics of Soil Nematode Community Responses: Model and Non-Model Approaches” from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Dec. 1 in Magruder Hall 2001. Michael Herman, associate professor of biology at Kansas State University, will give the presentation. Tim Walston will be the host. Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

The Missouri Court of Appeals will be on campus from 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The Court is visiting Truman as part of its outreach program. The Court will hear arguments in five cases, with all hearings open to the public. Contact Martin Jayne at or at 785.4667 for more information.

The Board of Governors will meet
at 9 a.m. Dec. 2 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

Truman’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will offer practice tests of the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE
at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 in Magruder Hall. The cost to take the practice tests is $5 for non-AMSA members and free for Truman AMSA members. Deadline to register is Nov. 30, and students may register by logging on to or by calling 1.800.KAPTEST.

True Men will have its annual Christmas concert
at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Graeme Allen at for more information.

Sigma Alpha Iota, an international women’s music fraternity, is hosting its International Musicale
from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. All performers, musicians and dancers who wish to perform should contact Alethia Stack at or at 665.7114.

There will be an Assessment Colloquium
from noon-1 p.m. Dec. 5 in Ryle Hall’s private dining room. Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics; Jennifer Thompson, STEP program coordinator; and Sue Pieper, assessment specialist; will be discussing a method of assessing journaling that economizes faculty labor while still capturing the insights that are the reason for assigning journaling. This assessment has been undertaken in conjunction with the NSF STEP grant that funds undergraduate research. Lunch from the Ryle Hall cafeteria is $5.

Psychology capstone presentations
will be given from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Senior psychology students will be giving poster presentations of their original research. The event is open to the University community. Contact Karen Smith at or at 785.6033 for more information.

There will be a meeting about the Clayton internship option at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in Violette Hall 2351 (Division of Education's Conference Room). Any interested people are welcome to attend this meeting. There are several components to this internship including funds for professional development. Contact Sam Miner at 785.6074 or e-mail for more information.

There will be a Folklore Colloquium
from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Hall 272B. Jennifer Creer, a long-time student of Mormon culture, will be speaking at the colloquium. She has an M.A. from Truman and experience as an English teacher and assistant director of research at A.T. Still University. She is co-editor of Inkstains, an online journal which she considers the 21st century equivalent of an 18th century coffee house.

The Student Activities Board is sponsoring the annual Holiday Lights from 8-9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Kirk Memorial. There will be performances by Unique Ensemble, Sweet Nothings and True Men. There will also be free hot chocolate, cappuccino and cookies for those who attend.

The final installment of the Viewpoints Series will be “Viewpoints: Global Warming”
at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 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.

Franklin Street Singers will have its fall concert
from 8-9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Baldwin Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts. There is no cost to attend.

The Kirksville Annual Holiday Bird Count will begin
at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 9 in Magruder Hall 2018. Participants, who do not need to be experienced bird watchers, will count all the birds encountered within 7.5 miles of downtown Kirksville. Results of this and comparable counts in other locations are used to assess changes in avian abundance and distribution. Doughnuts, fruit, hot chocolate and coffee will be served. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or
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