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.

“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 19th 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.

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is now accepting applications for the SERVE Center (scholarship and work-study positions only), for the spring 2007 semester. 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 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.

Truman’s chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor fraternity, will be hosting its Memory Movie Night
from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 5 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre (176). A viewing and discussion of the films “Memento” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” will take place. Contact Ben Greenberg at for more information.

There will be an informational meeting about the Clayton, Mo., Internship Option at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Violette Hall Education Division Conference Room (2351). Those interested in this excellent internship opportunity are invited to attend. Several of the components of the internship, including professional development, will be discussed. Contact Wendy Miner at 785.6074 or at for more information.

There will be a brief informational meeting for students interested in taking part in the three credit hour summer study abroad course in Düsseldorf, Germany, at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Hall 348. The course will take place from July 30-Aug. 19, 2007.

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 Marathoner’s Group will have an informational meeting at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Centennial Hall Main Lounge. Those interested in running a full or half marathon are invited to attend. Contact Chris Copley at for more information.

Psi Chi will be hosting a pre-finals study and relaxation day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in Baldwin Hall 156. Psychology majors, those interested in psychology or students who are looking for a place to study in a relaxing atmosphere are invited to attend. There will be board games, cards and other activities for students who need a study break. Contact Ben Greenberg at for more information.

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.

The Society of Middle Eastern Dance (USMED) will have its Holiday Show
from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A bellydance show with a mini bellydance lesson will be conducted, and those who attend will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa. There will be guest performances by Sweet Nothings and The Society of Dance Art’s (TSODA) Latin dancers. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ashley Tomten 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 the health of the environment. The Chariton Valley Audubon Society will treat participants to a continental breakfast. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or

CIAO Italian Club will have its Italian Club Breakfast
at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the University Club. Admission to the meal is $2 and open to all students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the meal can be obtained by contacting Stacey Walker at

The University Orchestra Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in Baldwin Auditorium. Contact Sam McClure at or at 785.4434 for more information.

Deadline for submissions to The Monitor, the University’s alternative newspaper,
is Dec. 9. Poetry submissions should be sent to, and all other submissions should be sent to

French senior capstone presentations will be given
from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 in McClain Hall 305/302. Seven French majors will discuss their senior research projects. The event is open to the University community. Contact Gregg Siewert at 785.4510 for more information.

The Truman Bookstore will be having Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days from Dec. 16-21.
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