Missouri Voter Registration forms are now available in Kirk Building 112, at the Cashier Window, in the residence halls, and at the SERVE Center. For more information visit and click on the Voter Registration Link.
University Counseling Services/SPHA presents Sleep Awareness Week. Sheep on the Quad will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on the Quadrangle. Pajama Day will take place Oct. 3. Hammocks on the Quad will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Quadrangle. Visit for more information.

The Fall Luncheon for Phi Kappa Phi members
will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Members are encouraged to attend, even if they did not R.S.V.P. They are asked to bring children’s books (new or gently used) to donate to the Book Drive.

The Weekly Lunch Series continues at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This week’s session will be “Faces of Truman” featuring Truman’s new AmeriCorps VISTA Member for Service Learning, Kelsey Aurand. People will be able to find out about the grant that funds her work on campus, and what exactly she can do to support faculty who are interested in service-learning.

Brian Keck, president and chief operating officer of Macy’s Midwest, will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. All students are welcome. Contact Lana Dowell at for more information.

University Counseling Services is sponsoring National Depression Screening Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building. An information table will have handouts and pamphlets available on a variety of mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Screenings for these mood disorders will occur in Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Students interested in the free screening will complete a short questionnaire (it usually takes less than 10 minutes to complete the screening) and then meet with a University Counseling Services professional to review the results. The counselor will then make recommendations if further treatment is indicated. If you have additional questions, please e-mail

The General Honors Committee will be having the annual General Honors Informational Reception at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Violette Hall Commons. For more information about General Honors, log on to

Eric Patterson, associate professor of chemistry at Truman State University, will present the first Faculty Forum series talk of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Magruder Hall 1000. The title of his presentation is “The Chemistry of Killing: Pest Control and Chemical Warfare.” A reception will follow his presentation. For more information on Patterson’s talk, visit The schedule for the 2007-2008 academic year as well as more information about the Forum is available online at

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. There will be snacks and conversation. Additional details and the topic schedule can be found at

The bike co-op will be hosting mobile workshops from 3:30-5:15 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of every month on the Quadrangle, warm weather permitting. Help will be free (donations encouraged). There will be a charge for replacement parts. Tools and parts for most basic repair jobs will be available. Critical Mass rides are the last Friday of every month. Contact Cassie Phillips at for more information.
Experience Ramadan with the Muslim Students Association at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Learn about the significance of this pillar of Islam by fasting with Muslims, and then joining them for a free ethnic dinner. R.S.V.P.s are required. E-mail Nadia Mozaffar at for more information.

John Ishiyama and Marc Becker will present the Global Issues Colloquium
titled “International Election Monitoring - Promises and Pitfalls” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Magruder Hall 2001. International observation of elections has become increasingly common, with the Carter Center, the European Union, the International Republican Institute (IRI), regional organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS), among others commonly sending observer missions. How successful have these missions been in promoting democracy and transparency? Should we have international observer missions for elections in the United States?
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