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.

Need help with your math, chemistry or biology classes? The Multicultural Affairs Center is offering free tutoring for the remainder of the semester. Math tutoring will be available from 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday at the MAC. Those interested in chemistry or biology tutoring should contact Melvin Omodon at

Lambda Chi Alpha would like to congratulate the nine new associate members of the spring class on their induction into the fraternity.

International Writing Centers Week will take place Feb. 12-16. The Writing Center will be celebrating with food, valentines and other activities. Students can check it out and nominate their favorite writing professor for an award. Contact Rebecca Maddox at or 660.676.2349 for more information.

Hurricane Katrina: Is it really over? Guest speaker Ali Shakur will talk about his experience with facing the aftermath of the hurricane from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. He will speak about the current state of New Orleans and what can be done to help. Shakur is part of a New Orleans based organization called Common Grounds, whose mission it is to rebuild New Orleans. For more information on the organization visit Contact Danielle Leveston at for more information.

Colleges Against Cancer is offering to send Valentine’s Day messages to on-campus recipients. Students can visit their table from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 in McClain Hall. Cost is $1, $2 if candy is added. The proceeds go to the Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life Team. Contact Emily Hudson at or 785.4741 for more information.

The Student Activities Board presents the USA Break Dancers from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 13 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free with student ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission will be admitted five minutes before the show, provided there are still available seats. Contact Samantha Sweet at or 785.4722 for more information.

The Mark Twain Local Section of the American Chemical Society will have its 366th meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Magruder Hall 1000. David Weimer from the University of Iowa will be presenting a talk on “Herbal Products: They’re Natural but are They Safe?” or “A Search for Insecticides.” Contact David Wohlers at for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series continues
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room with a follow-up of the University Conference Baldwin Lecture.

There will be a Physics Colloquium
at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Magruder Hall 1098. Sarah E. Smith, a Truman physics alumna, will present “Cell Polarity Protein Dynamics Revealed by Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy.” This is an intermediate level presentation.

Truman’s leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa, will have an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in Magruder Hall 1096. Applications are also available online at

Are you strong enough? Join us 7-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Student Recreation Center Conference Room for an informative workshop addressing the basics of strength training and highlighting the health benefits of adding strength training to your exercise plan. Strength Training 101 will be offered by the SRC Fitness/Wellness Program and HES Health 440 Students. Questions and one-on-one assistance will be 7:30-8 p.m.  For more information, contact Karen Skoch, 785.7739 or

The Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a Global Issues Colloquium from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 15 in Magruder Hall 1000. Kenneth Harrow, professor in comparative literatures and film at Michigan State University, presents “Globalization Comes to Dakar.” Returning from a Fulbright appointment in Dakar, Harrow will discuss his experiences with street children, illegal immigrants and higher education in crisis resulting from forces of globalization. Contact Julie Lochbaum at or 785.4391 for more information.

The SERVE Center is opening BIG Event volunteer registration at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16. The BIG Event will take place March 24. Groups, teams or individuals can register online at Call the SERVE Center at 785.7222 for more information.

Ever had a traditional Jewish meal? Hillel is having a Shabbat Dinner from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16 in West Campus Suites 100. Cost is $5. Contact Anna Horowitz at to R.S.V.P. or for more information.

The Board of Governors will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

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.

Faculty and staff are invited to an Assessment Colloquium from noon-1 p.m. Feb. 20 in the SUB Alumni Room. Contact Julie Lochbaum at or 785.4391 for more information.

Interested in Student Senate’s Storm the Capitol event? There will be an informational meeting from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 21 in Violette Hall 1010. The meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 7 but was canceled. Contact Michelle Landers at or 636.697.7169 for more information.

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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