John Strong, director of the Missouri Campus Compact, will speak at the Weekly Lunch Series from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in the SUB Spanish Room. This program is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is having a guest speaker at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in VH 1010. Sandra D. Marks will speak about her experiences an an entrepreneur. Everyone is welcome toattend. For more information, call Elizabeth Milford at 665.2615.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a Global Issues Colloquium about Africa’s economic policies, OPEC and the debt crisis at 7 p.m., Feb. 24, in VH 1000. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Students interested in teaching conversational English in China next year should attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 24, in VH 2351. The experience is offered as a 12-hour internship. Contact Amy Peebles at or Tim Farley at for more information.

Kip Deeds will give a slide presentation on his artwork at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in OP 2210. Deeds currently teaches print making at Princeton and has taught various art classes at several institutions. Afterwards, Deeds will be available for discussion and critique.

The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 24 weather permitting.

Omega Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame nomination forms are available in the Center for Student Involvement and division offices. Any faculty, staff or student can nominate an outstanding senior for the award, which will be announced at the Leadership Recognition Night. Applications are due in the ODK mailbox Feb. 25. Contact Lukin T. Murphy at 785.7143 for more information.

MAE and Counseling students interested in a 2005-2006 full-year Teacher of Record Internship in a metropolitan area are invited to attend an informational field trip to Kansas City 74 School District in Kansas City, Mo. Transportation will leave at 7 a.m., March 3, from the Public Safety Building and return at 6 p.m. Internships in the program include a full first-year teacher salary, on-site mentoring and coaching and beautiful living accommodations at a reduced cost. Students accepted into the program must make a two-year commitment to teach in the Kansas City 74 District. To reserve a spot by Feb. 25, stop by the Education Division Office in VH 2300 or call 785.4383. For more information, call Dale Blesz at 785.4398.

Beta Alpha Psi is participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to provide community members with free electronic tax filing. They will be offering their services from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 26 and March 5, in VH 1424. Go to for more information.

The second basketball “SpiritFest” will be at noon, Feb. 26, in the RH Main Lounge. The theme is “Paint Pershing Purple.” Enjoy free purple food, music, games and fun with Spike the Bulldog. The first 100 guests get a free foam paw.

The Truman Volleyball Banquet, honoring the 2004 national runner-up team, will begin with a social at 6 p.m., Feb. 26. A dinner and program will follow. Cost is $12 per person or $5.50 for those 10 and under. Children three and under are free. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call the Volleyball Office at 785.4468 or e-mail

The Center for International Education Abroad is sponsoring a Study Abroad Fair Feb. 28. Directors from host institutions abroad as well as Truman faculty will be available to discuss their programs with students from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the first floor of Kirk Building.

The Center for Student Involvement is sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch Workshop titled “Practically Perfect Publicity for Students and Advisers” from 12:15-1:15 p.m., March 3, in the SUB Spanish Room. The workshop will include discussion about proper, effective and creative event publicity with guest speakers from the Public Relations and Publications Offices. Call the CSI at 785.4222 for more information or to reserve your spot.

The Graduate English Organization is accepting submissions for its second annual Environmental Studies Conference April 21-22. Abstracts of 200-600 words are due March 11. E-mail for more information on the conference.

The Department of Public Safety is offering a shuttle to the LaPlata train station for midterm break. The shuttle will leave at 8:30 a.m., March 12, from the Public Safety Building, and pick up students at the train station March 20. Cost for the shuttle is $5 in advance with reservation for a specific date. Call Joyce Burnett at 785.4177 to reserve space on the shuttle to and/or from the LaPlata train station.

The May 2005 Interim schedule is now available at Registration for May interim courses and workshops will begin March 21 and will continue through the first day of the May Interim. Because students must pay for these courses in advance, students may not register for these courses online. To enroll, students should bring a Permit to Enroll form signed by their adviser, along with proof of payment from the Cashier’s Window, to the Registrar’s Office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. any day during this registration period.

Truman State University’s study abroad program in Chambery, France, still has openings. Students will receive six credit hours for the program, which will take place May 29-July 2. Courses will be in French language and culture at the Institut Francais des Alpes. Lodging will be with French families. There will be excursions in the Alpine region and a trip to Paris. For more information, contact Patrick Lobert, MC 313A, 785.4062 or

The Brashear Elementary After-School Program needs Truman students, faculty and staff to share their knowledge and talents with elementary students. This could be done through hands-on activities, displays, interactive presentations, performances or any other creative method in the form of a one-time or sequence of events or on a regular basis. Interested parties should contact Jenny Pawlowski at

The Adair County Juvenile Office is looking for individuals to work with youth as a part of their mentoring program. For more information on this opportunity, stop by the SERVE Center or e-mail Staci at

Student Senate Housing Guides are now available in the Senate Office free of charge for students.

Phi Epsilon Kappa is now selling Bulldog wristbands. Contact Abby Souders at to place an order. Individual wristbands cost $1 a piece.  

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