The 2007-2008 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds. Visit the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 or call 785.4130 for more information.

The SERVE Center is hiring for scholarship and work study positions for fall 2007. Applications are available in the Center for Student Involvement office. Completed applications are due to the CSI by 5 p.m. March 28.

Storm the Capitol sign-up will continue until March 22. Student Senate is sponsoring this event where Truman students go to Jefferson City, Mo., to meet their legislators and advocate for higher education. This event will take place from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27. School buses will provide transportation and sack lunches will be provided. This event is free. Students may sign up online at by March 22.

Participate in the Princess Project, donate your formal wear and win an iPod. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is collecting gently used formal dresses so that underprivileged girls can attend their senior prom. Collection will take place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 13-15 on the Student Union Building main floor. Each person who makes a donation will be able to enter a drawing to win a new iPod shuffle. Contact Amanda Hopkins at for more information.

Have you ever been to China? Students interested in a semester abroad teaching English as a second language in the Peoples’ Republic of China can attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. March 13 in Violette Hall 2351. Contact Jan Grow at or Timothy Farley at for more information.

Sigma Alpha Iota will be pre-selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14-16 and 19-20 in the Foyer of Ophelia Parrish and on the Quadrangle. Doughnuts will be pre-sold for $6 a box to raise money for the organization’s philanthropy projects. Contact Erin Lear at or at 816.289.1706 for more information.

SRC Fitness/Wellness Program and HES HLTH 440 Students want to teach people about using the Web site.
They will be able to learn how to use the online MyPyramid Tracker and the MyPyramid Plan to help them choose the right foods and appropriate amounts just for them. After providing a day’s worth of dietary information, they will receive an overall evaluation by comparing the amount of food they ate to current nutritional guidelines. This tool can be used everyday to show them areas that are missing in their nutritional plan, where to cut back on calories, and positive things they are already doing correctly. A MyPyramid training session for faculty and staff only will be at 10 a.m. March 14 in McClain Hall 215. Additional training will take place at 2 p.m. March 16 and at 4 p.m. March 19 in Pickler Memorial Library 103.

Phi Sigma Pi is sponsoring Puppies on the Quadrangle from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14 on the Quadrangle. People may rent a puppy. Cost is $5 for a half hour. Contact Emily Meyer at or at 847.687.6309 for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series continues
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. It will feature a discussion about differentiating between the professional ranks.

Steven Baldwin from the cardiology department at Washington University will speak at the Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. March 14 in Magruder Hall 1098. He will speak about “Ultrasound as a Means of Enhancing Site-Targeted Drug Delivery.”

“Sex in the Dark” will give students the opportunity to ask anything they have always wanted to know about sex. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. March 14 in Violette Hall 1010. Hailey Hulse, community sex educator from Tri-Rivers Planned Parenthood; Brenda Higgins, director of the Student Health Center; and Jane Maxwell, from University Counseling Services; will answer questions. Paper and pen will available for those who would rather write their questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Marie Weichold at or 785.7178 for more information.

Phi Sigma Pi is sponsoring a field day from 1-3:30 p.m. March 15 on the Quadrangle. People will be able to play soccer, frisbee, kickball and participate in other activities. Contact Emily Meyer at or at 847.687.6309 for more information.

The Art of Living Club presents “Yogic Meditation: An Introduction to Sahaj Samadhi” from 7-9 p.m. March 15 in McClain Hall 208. This is an introduction to Sahaj Samadhi Meditation course, an authentic and traditional form of yogic meditation taught by the Art of Living Foundation and the Art of Living Club on campus. Anyone interested in finding out more about yogic meditation, its benefits and its nature are welcome to attend. The lecture is free. Those interested in registering for the course (March 17-19) must attend. The actual meditation course is taught by private appointment on March 17 with follow up group sessions March 18 from 7-10 p.m. Meditation is a means to bring the mind and body to a deep conscious state of rest, dissolving stress and strain, and rejuvenating life at all levels.

Truman and Amnesty International present Malalai Jova, the youngest-ever Afghan congresswoman, and Ségoléne Royal, Paris National Assembly Member and regional Government Leader, in celebration of Global Women’s History Celebration Month. Two news reel presentations will be presented at 8 p.m. March 15 in Baldwin Hall 251. There will be a discussion following. Contact Betty McLane-Iles at 785.4507 for more information.

An IT-HOW-2 workshop covering basic Web page editing is scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m. March 16 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. Visit or for more information or to sign up.

Learn information that everyone should know about how to reduce cholesterol levels and the dangers of having high cholesterol. This 30 minute presentation is for all faculty, staff, and designated guests at 10:30 a.m. March 16 in the Student Recreation Center Conference Room. Fresh fruit will be provided. Contact Karen Skoch at 785.7739 for more information.

Student sign up for the Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest ends March 16.
There will be cash prizes. Those interested can sign-up in their public speaking classrooms or by contacting their COMM 170 professors. The contest is open to all COMM 170 students from the fall and spring semesters. Contact Angela Crawford at or 913.522.7193 for more information.

Peer tutor applications for the language program will be accepted until March 16. Applications are available in McClain Hall 304. Contact Ron Manning at for more information.

Like Dodgeball? Phi Sigma Pi is having a dodgeball tournament from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18 in the Pershing Small Gym. Teams of eight can compete with an entry fee of $20. Contact Emily Meyer at or at 847.687.6309 for more information.

Kirk Tran is offering a free ride March 21. Kirk Tran, Kirksville’s public transportation system, has 19 local area stops.

There will be a petting zoo on campus as part of National Agriculture Week from 1-4 p.m. March 21 in Magruder Hall 2026. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to play with the animals, including puppies, goats and lambs. Contact Rachel Goldammer at for more information.

The Science Division is sponsoring a Heifer International Presentation from 7-9 p.m. March 21 in Violette Hall 1010. Contact Michael Seipel at 785.4316 for more information.

The Spring 2007 Academic Year Workshop Series continues with a presentation on “Preparing Posters for the Large Format Printer.” The workshop will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. March 22 in Magruder Hall 1090. Join Matt Beaky in learning about design and software techniques to enhance any visual presentation.

The Women and Gender Studies Conference is a three-day event being held in Violette Hall 1000. The conference will last from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 and 23 and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24. The theme of the conference is Sexual Politics. It is sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Committee and the Language and Literature Division. Contact Linda Seidel at or 785.4491 for more information.

Want to begin a running program? Improve an old one? The Student Recreation Center is holding a Running 101 presentation that will show beginners how to get started and those who are already running how to improve. Topics include technique, choosing the correct shoes, safety and injury prevention. Contact Karen Skoch at or 785.7739 for more information.

Study abroad in the Caribbean.
Informational meetings for “Sweet Power: Sugar, Empires and Slaves in the Caribbean,” a six-hour credit study abroad course scheduled for winter break 2007-2008. The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. March 27 in the Student Union Building Conference Room and at 5 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The two sessions will be identical, discussing photos, itinerary and ways to finance the program. Contact Steven Reschly at or 785.4648 for more information.
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