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.

Women of Distinction nomination forms are now available at the Women’s Resource Center in the Ryle Hall foyer or online at They are due April 6. Contact Sarah Downey at for more information.

Study abroad in the Caribbean. Informational meetings for “Sweet Power: Sugar, Empires and Slaves in the Caribbean,” a six-credit-hour 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.

The Society for Creative Anachronism presents a series of quests and diversions for your entertainment at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the Baldwin Hall Taj (first floor near the vending machines). They will be re-creating the Middle Ages. Contact Eric Scott at for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series will continue
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

See what it’s like to live a month in poverty. Students for Social Change invite students to look more deeply into the issue of poverty by simulating a month filed with different events and steps that effect poverty. The simulation will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Contact Natasha Vander Weide at for more information.

The American Medical Student Association will be hosting a Veto the ‘Squito Pajama Party from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. in the Magruder Hall Planetarium March 30. Veto the ‘Squito is a youth campaign aimed at stopping the spread of malaria. A donation of $10 to join the party will pay for one life-saving mosquito net, which will shield a child from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. A 20-minute United Nations documentary will be screened. There will also be party games, prizes and food. Contact Lindsay Allan at or at 785.7112 for more information.

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is hosting its Fourth Annual Midwest StringFest March 30-31. March 30 events include performances by visiting ensembles from area high schools. SAI will perform from 7-8 p.m. March 30 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. There will be workshops all day March 31, concluding with a performance at 4 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Contact Liz Hackney at for more information.

Cheerleading tryouts are here. There is a mandatory tryout clinic to learn routines from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 31 in the Pershing Small Gym. Tryouts begin at 9 a.m. April 1 in the Pershing Small Gym. Download tryout information and the consent form at

There will be three forums about the Student Fee to Support Truman’s Athletics Program proposal. The forums will take place at 5 p.m. April 1 in Pershing Building 325, at 6 p.m. April 2 in the Student Union Building Conference Room, and at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Violette Hall 1010. The proposal calls for a ballot item to be placed before Truman students in the April 2007 student elections. The ballot proposal would ask to implement a fee of $50 per student per semester to support improvements that will enhance Truman’s athletics program and benefit the greater student body through the improvement of facilities used by not only athletes, but by the larger student body through their use in health and exercise science classes and Truman’s intramural program. The purpose of this fee will be to increase funds for athletics and related facilities, and not to replace existing funds to these programs already allocated by the University.

Campus Crusade for Christ is holding its Third Annual Free Spaghetti Dinner
from 6-8 p.m. April 1 in the Centennial Hall Main Lounge. Everyone is welcome.Contact Devin Tressler at or 785.7319 for more information.

Sodexho’s annual food drive will take place April 2-6. All donations will be delivered to Kirksville’s local food bank in time for Easter. Donate nonperishable items, meals, dining dollars or bonus bucks. Carts will be available at all dining halls, C-stores and Mainstreet Market for food items and donation sheets will be available at the cash registers.

Cardinal Key is having a service auction from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 4 and 5 in Violette Hall. Contact Lauren Hamilton at for more information.

Cardinal Key, the Adair County Family YMCA and Kirksville Parks and Recreation present the 29th Annual Children’s Free Easter Egg Hunt
at 10 a.m. April 7 on the Quadrangle. Call 627.1485 for more information.

Get more out of your cardio workout. There will a be seminar on making your cardio workout time more effective from 5:30-6 p.m. April 11 in the Student Recreation Center Conference Room. Contact Andrea Rhodus at for more information.

The Spring Workshop Series continues with a presentation on “Careers in STEM: Ph.D. and M.D.Ph.D. Careers” from 5:30-7 p.m. April 12 in Magruder Hall 1090. Join Alan Garvey and Pam Ryan in discussing the opportunities available after you have obtained a Ph.D. in math and computer science. Other panelists will also be on hand.

Healthy Habits!
There will be a seminar on planning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle from 5-5:30 p.m. April 16 in the Student Recreation Center Conference Room. Contact Andrea Rhodus at for more information.

The 33rd annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building Lounge. Approximately 149 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Due to limited seating, tickets will not go on sale to the public until April 6, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.
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