The Truman campus was covered in red on Feb. 2 for National Wear Red Day. Karen Skoch, director of fitness/wellness programs, thanks those Truman students, faculty and staff that participated in helping to raise awareness and raise money in support of the American Heart Association’s research and educational efforts for Adair County. Special thanks to the SERVE Center, Janice Young and HES Health 440 Students, the Student Health Center, and SRC volunteers for planning and implementing activities on campus. Special thanks to the female athletic teams for helping support Wear Red Day. Also, a special thank you to Tim Barcus for taking photographs of the events. It is never too late to get involved and learn more about preventing heart disease. February is the month to love your heart. Schedule your heart health check up today.

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 until 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.

Cap, gown and graduation announcements for May 2007 graduates can now be ordered through the Truman Bookstore until March 5. Log on to for more information.

Book releases by Truman authors in February will be available at the Truman Bookstore. 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.

John Tagg, author of “The Learning Paradigm College,” will speak at a Baldwin Lecture and Luncheon in conjunction with the University Conference at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Student Union Building Lounge. Tagg’s interactive lecture is titled “In the Beginning...” He will also be speaking at a follow-up lunch Feb. 8 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room from noon-1:30 p.m. Those wanting to attend the follow-up lunch should R.S.V.P. by Feb. 6 to Julie Lochbaum at or 785.4391.

ACEI will meet from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Feb 7 in Violette Hall on the upstairs couches. The organization promotes the education and development of young children. Cookies will be provided. Contact Arianna Downard at for more information.

The Spring 2007 Academic Workshop Series continues at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Magruder Hall 1090. David Garth, John Hoffman and Diane
Janick-Buckner will speak on the topic of “Preparing for Graduate School: M.A.E., M.S., Ph.D., M.D.Ph.D. - Is it for me? How do I get there?” Come and engage in a lively discussion on all things graduate school.

CIAO is having a study abroad meeting for those interested in studying abroad in Italy at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in West Campus Suites 100. Contact Gina Ribaudo at for more information.

The Career Center is hosting SCORE mock interviews from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9 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.

Are you flexible? Join people from 5:30-6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the SRC Aerobics Room for an interactive workshop demonstrating proper stretching techniques and highlighting the benefits of stretching prior to physical activity. Stretching 101 will be offered by the SRC Fitness/Wellness Program and HES Health 440 Students. Questions and one-on-one assistance will be from 6-6:30 p.m. Contact Karen Skoch at 785.7739 or for more information.

Hillel is hosting an Israeli dancing night from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 9 in Baldwin Hall 252. No experience is necessary and refreshments will be provided. Contact Anna Horowitz at 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 forall men who are interested in going through recruitment. Contact Joe Baumann at for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a Global Issues Colloquium from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 15 in Magruder Hall 1000. Contact Julie Locbaum at or 785.4391 for more information.

Phi Kappa Phi is having a group lunch for Truman’s staff, faculty and student Phi Kappa Phi members at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Those who wish to attend should R.S.V.P. to Wynne Wilbur at or at 785.4435 by Feb. 12. Phi Kappa Phi members are also welcome to drop by the meeting as their schedule allows.

The kick off event for team-captains who are participating in the third annual Kirksville Heartwalk
will be at 5 p.m. March 15 in the Student Recreation Center. Help with online registration and team packets will be given out. Go to for more information.
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