The Student Recreation Center is offering a Cardio 101 Class for Faculty and Staff from 12-12:55 p.m. Wednesdays in the Aerobics Room. Instead of socializing over the table at lunch, faculty and staff can join a group fitness class. Go to for more information.

Applications are now being accepted for Le Coin français, Truman’s French language residence community, and La Casa Hispánica, Truman’s Spanish language residence community. These communities will be housed in Missouri Hall beginning in fall 2007. Applications are due Feb. 9. For more information or to receive an application, contact Tim Farley at for Le Coin français and Carol Marshall at for La Casa Hispánica.

Upward Bound has several summer job openings including instructional, residential, media and other positions. Application packets with résumés, transcripts and references are due Feb. 16 in Kirk Building 220. Go to or call 785.4244 for more information.

Applications for the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life’s 21st Century Leadership Academy are now available at and are due Feb. 23. The Academy is a weeklong, residential college program that encourages students to consider careers in public policy and provides leadership skills training. Applicants must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking students who have expressed interest in women’s public policy leadership and will be returning to Truman for the fall 2007 semester. Contact A. Kay Anderson, registrar, at 785.4143 or for more information.

The Truman Bookstore is having a sale on Jones & Mitchell hooded sweatshirts Jan. 30-Feb. 17. The sweatshirts, normally priced at $49.98, will be selling for $34.99. The Bookstore is located on the ground floor of the Student Union Building.

The Mostly Live Composers Society presents its Fall Student Composers Showcase at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. New Compositions for voice, flute, clarinet, guitar and percussion by seven student composers will be premiered. A “surprise piece,” performed by the Mostly Live Players, will conclude the concert. This 50 minute recital is free and open to the public.

Social, service sorority Tau Lambda Sigma is hosting recruitment events Jan. 30 and 31. Social night will take place from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 30. Service night will take place from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 31. All events take place in the Student Union Building Activities Room and all female students interested in joining should attend. Contact Becky Hadley at or 314.471.5106 for more information or visit the Tau Lambda Sigma Web site at for more information.

Local social sorority Sigma Chi Delta is holding open rush events from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 in Baldwin Hall 303. Contact Alexandra Luedke at or 660.349.9184 for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series continues with a presentation by Sara Orel, associate professor of art, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. She will speak on the topic of “Mentoring a Student Proposal to the Research Conference.”

The Truman Bookstore will feature several new book releases by Truman authors in February.
The new books include “An Illusion of Harmony” by Taner Edis, “Plunging to Leviathan?” by Robert Graber, and “Founding the Future: A History of Truman State University” by David Nichols. Visit for additional author titles. Contact Steve Pennington at 785.4211 for more information.

Psi Chi, a national honor psychology fraternity, is holding a rush event from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Baldwin Hall 349. Psychology majors or minors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Chris Honts at or 563.349.2643 for more information.

“Student Union Presents” is sponsoring a campus viewing of “An Inconvenient Truth” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Baldwin Auditorium. William Allen, assistant professor and coordinator at Mizzou, will provide post-screening comments. Contact Sujit Chemburkar at or 785.4186 for more information.

The Career Center is hosting SCORE mock interviews from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Career Center. Retired professionals who are members of the Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE) will be conducting mock interviews with one-hour time slots. Upperclassmen who are actively applying to graduate or career schools or searching for a job are encouraged to attend. Prior sign-up, résumé and professional attire are required. Contact Polly Matteson at 785.4240 or for more information.

The University Orchestra will perform a concert
at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Contact Sam McClure at 785.4434 or for more information.

Phi Beta Lambda will host a Spring Rush informational meeting at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in Violette Hall 1010. Phi Beta Lambda is the largest coed student business organization in the nation. All majors are welcome to attend. Contact Leon Shih at for more information.

John Tagg, author of “The Learning Paradigm College,” will speak at a Baldwin Lecture and Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Student Union Building Lounge. Tagg’s interactive lecture is titled “In the Beginning.” He will be on campus Feb. 7 and 8 to meet with students and faculty. Contact Julie Lochbaum at or 785.4391 for more information.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to join members of Truman’s women’s soccer team in a 2.6 mile minimarathon at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 in front of Pershing Building. All proceeds go directly to nonprofit organizations that fight disease and poverty in Africa. Suggested donations are $25. For more information or to register, contact Emily Huyck at or 785.7260.

Blue Key Spring Recruitment begins at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Attendance at the event is required for all men who are interested in going through recruitment. Contact Joe Baumann at or 636.699.7472 for more information.
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