IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. each Friday in the Student Union Building Room 320. This weekly series is an opportunity to share information about new and existing IT Service offerings. Please join them for snacks and conversation. Log on to for additional details.

The department of communication is proud to welcome television producer and stand-up comedian, Karith Foster to Kirksville. She will be performing at 8 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Seating will start at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend the event. Foster has worked on television programs such as “The View” and has performed on Comedy Central and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has performed live in clubs across the country, such as Caroline’s. Foster will also speak to students in JINS 356: The Art and Science of Humor and in COMM 355: Broadcast Production Sept. 11.

The Student Recreation Center will continue celebrating its 10 year birthday
by running a display of former staff pictures, wacky facts about the center, and construction scrapbooks from Sept. 10-12 inside the Student Recreation Center. The Rec Center will be hosting a carnival from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 12. Games, prizes, cake and punch will be provided. The celebration will come to an end with a grand prize paper airplane toss in the main gym from 4:30-5 p.m.

Women’s Club Soccer tryouts will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the intramural field behind Centennial Hall. Contact Jessica at for more information.  

High Street Dancer clinics and tryouts will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first three days and 9 a.m. the last day in the Pershing Building rooms 130, 120, 225, and then again in 130 on Sept. 11, 13, 14, and 15. The price for tryout will be $3. Contact Melody Jennings at 785.7259 or for more information.

There will be an organizational meeting for a French play
at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 in Baldwin Hall 284. Students who are interested in being part of this play should attend. Contact Patrick Lobert at 785.4062 or for more information.

Alpha Phi Omega will have open meetings for rush at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in Violette Hall 1010. Alpha Phi Omega is a coed service fraternity. Contact Christy Yoder at 314.974.7921 for more information.

The Weekly Lunch Series will take place
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Writing Across the University Committee will present "The Top 3 Challenges with a Writing-Enhanced Course-How Do You Deal?" Contact The Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 or for more information.

An information session for those students who are interested in going to Cairo during winter break for two hours credit will take place from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 13 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. Those students who are unable to attend should contact Sara Orel at or 785.4419 before that date for more information and applications for the trip.
Truman State University’s chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet for the first chapter meeting of the school year at 5 p.m. Sept. 13. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Betty McLane-Iles at 785.4507 or for more information and location.

The first Global Issues Colloquium of the academic year will feature Robert Hitchcock, professor and chair of anthropology at Michigan State University. He will present “Death by Myth? Climate Change, Politics, and Coping Strategies Among the San of Southern Africa” at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Magruder Hall 2001. Contact Linda Davenport at the Center for Teaching and Learning at or 785.4391 for more information.

Sigma Chi Delta, local social sorority, Fall 2007 Recruitment will begin with an informational night
at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Baldwin Hall 303. There will also be open recruitment nights at 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 18 and 19. Recruitment nights on Sept. 17 and 19 will be in Baldwin Hall 303 and the recruitment night on Sept. 18 will be in Baldwin Hall 251. Contact Rachel Meyer and/or Taelor Cash at 573.353.2105 for more information.

The Board of Governors will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Log on to to view the agenda materials and for more information.

“Spicy” First Sunday Dinner is the kick off event for Hispanic Heritage Month.
People will be able to experience authentic dishes reflecting the rich food traditions of Mexico, Spain and other Latin America cultures. This event will be free, but there are limited quantities of food: First come, first served. This First Sunday Dinner will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Contact Laura Bates at or 785.4142 for more information.

Phi Sigma Pi will have a rush-informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Phi Sigma Pi is a coed national honor fraternity based on the ideals of scholarship, leadership and fellowship. Sophomores and first-semester juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to rush. Events to follow the rest of the week. Contact Kelly Albright at 314.852.3856 for more information. 

Student Affairs is looking for three students to assist with developing media presentations that will be used as part of the summer orientation program. The videos will consist of short vignettes depicting scenarios that will help new students and their parents think about some of the issues they might confront during the first year of college. Student Affairs is seeking a student with a strong background in creative writing to help with the script; a student with a theatre background to direct and coordinate the acting; and a student with filming and graphic skills to coordinate the media production process. These three students along with members of the Student Affairs staff will work as a team to ensure a professional and effective final product. Students may use the time spent in this activity for scholarship hours or will receive a small stipend for their work. If you are interested please send a letter to Lou Ann Gilchrist, Dean of Student Affairs, KB 112, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501 or at The letter should address the following:
1. Indicate the student role for which you are applying.
2. Outline your qualifications for the project
3. List name and contact information for two references who can comment on the quality of your work in role for which you are applying.
To be considered for the position, you will need to have your application to Gilchrist by Sept. 21. If you have questions please feel free to contact Student Affairs at 785.4111 or Student Affairs also has a Web site that students can go to at
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