Applications are available in the Truman State University Financial Aid Office for the J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association. This $1,000 scholarship opportunity is available to civil or environmental engineering science students who have an emphasis in career fields associated with water supply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28.

First-year Activities Coordinating Team (FACT) applications are now available in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. The applications are due to the CSI by 5 p.m. March 2. 2007 FACT members will receive a small stipend or scholarship hours for the fall 2007 semester. Call the CSI at 785.4222 for more information.

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.

Fall 2007 Writing Consultant applications are now available
from the Writing Center in McClain Hall 303. Call the Writing Center at 785.4484 for more information.

Macy’s Midwest will be on campus from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Student Union Building Activities Room presenting “Dress for Success.” There will be a discussion on what is considered business professional and business casual dress and when each is appropriate.

Learn Romanian in two remaining free mini-lessons with Mircea Negrea from 8-9:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 22 in McClain Hall 305 and 306. People can attend one session or both sessions. Sponsored by the Division of Language and Literature Speaker’s Committee.

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.

Bruce A. Wilking from the University of Missouri-St. Louis will speak on the topic of “Brown Dwarfs in Young Star Clusters.” He will speak at the Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Feb 21 in Magruder Hall 1098. This lecture will be presented at the intermediate level. Refreshments will be served at 4:20 p.m.

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.

An Ethics Panel will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 22 in Violette Hall 1000 as part of Business Week. This panel be bringing members of the community to speak on ethics in their careers.

The 2007 Spring Workshop Series continues with “Careers in STEM: Bachelors and Masters Careers from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Magruder Hall 1090. Maria Nagan will direct a panel of Truman alumni from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who will answer questions and share insights. Tentative panelists include an industrial chemist, a field biologist, an acoustical engineer, a secondary math teacher and a research technician at a stem cell institute.

Cardinal Key is having an open rush event Feb. 22. Those with last names beginning A-M should arrive at 6:30 p.m., and those with last names beginning N-Z should arrive at 8 p.m. For more information contact Christen Lauer at or 314.629.5386 for more information.

Diet is a four-letter word. The Student Recreation Center staff will offer a health workshop from 7-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the SRC Conference Room. This presentation will help people to better understand the truth about some of the current trends in dieting. They will discuss the dangers of fad diets and review tips to creating a healthy lifestyle which will enable you to avoid dieting. All Truman students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

A discussion on the topic of Women and Aging will commence after a screening of the film “Look Us in the Eye: The Old Women’s Project” from 8-10 p.m. Feb. 22 in Baldwin Hall 284. Counselor Jane Maxwell will facilitate the discussion. NEMO NOW, VOX and the Women’s Resource Center are sponsoring the event. Contact Monica Barron at 665.8767 or for more information.

John Eyres, author of “Showin’ Ya the Ropes,” will be having a book signing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Truman Bookstore. Eyres is a motivational speaker for young adults. His book is a young adult's resource guide to navigate life. Call the Truman Bookstore at 785.4211 for more information.

February is National Heart Month, and the Student Recreation Center is doing a brief presentation on Cardiovascular Disease Awareness for faculty and staff members from 1:30-2 p.m. Feb. 23 in the SRC Conference Room. The presentation will include information about prevention, risk factors, symptoms and strategies to cope with cardiovascular disease.

University Counseling Services (UCS) is sponsoring a Cancer Support Group for Students at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Pershing Building 234. The support group is for those students struggling with cancer or those who have friends or family members with cancer. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month. Contact the UCS at 785.4014 or for more information.

David Nichols, author of “Founding the Future: A History of Truman State University,” will be having a book signing from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Truman Bookstore. Nichols previously served as the director of the graduate music program at Truman until his retirement in 2001. He joined the music faculty at Truman in 1966. Throughout his career he has been an active writer. This book traces the University's path from 1867 to today's nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institute. Call the Truman Bookstore at 785.4211 or visit to reserve a copy of the book.

An IDSM Folklore Colloquium, “Reading African-American Architecture,” will be presented from 6-7:45 p.m. Feb. 28 in McClain Hall 306. Brett Rogers, a history professor at William Woods College, will speak on this topic. He has been doing research on African-American schools, churches and Freedman communities since the early 1990s. This colloquium is one of four required for credit in the IDSM 300 course. Contact Betsy Delmonico at or 785.4492 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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