First-year students may obtain their permanent ID cards at the ID Office located in Kirk Building 112. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Students can make appointments to avoid standing in line Aug. 19. Appointments can be made for times between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 20 or 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 21-22. Students will need to bring their temporary meal card to exchange for a permanent ID.
Student parking decals for students who did not pre-register their vehicles will be available at Parking Services located in the Public Safety Building. The cost is $50 per academic year. The park-and-save decal is available for $15 per academic year, which allows a student to park in selected lots. The Public Safety Building will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Students can also purchase decals from the cashiers window in McClain Hall. For more information about Parking Services, call 785.7400 or visit the Department of Public Safety Web site at

The Student Activities Board presents Truman Week comedian Ronnie Jordan
at 9 p.m. Aug. 25 in Baldwin Auditorium. This event is free to all. Contact Amanda Rhodes at for more information.

Ekklesia, Truman’s campus outreach of the Kirksville Church of Christ, is sponsoring a visit from former professional football player Willie Franklin. The Funds Allotment Council is assisting in Franklin’s return to Truman to speak. He will speak to the Truman football team and anyone else who is interested at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Ladies of the church will provide a free meal beginning at 6:30 p.m. Franklin played football for Oklahoma State University and professionally for the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Colts. He now speaks to college students and urges them to make spiritual goals. Franklin will teach an informal Bible class at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. He will also have a keynote address at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Franklin will also be able to visit with people from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27-28 under the tent on the Mall. Ekklesia will be giving away ice-cold watermelon under the tent and hand held purple fans shaped like football helmets that say “Tru-Fans.” Contact Ekklesia’s campus house at 665.5003 or go to the church’s Web site for more information about Franklin’s visit.

New and returning students are invited to attend the Activities Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 on the Quadrangle. Organizations, departments and outside vendors will display the services they have to offer to students. Contact the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222 for more information.

Campus events are also available on the Master Calendar located online at

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