The Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic has begun providing services via telehealth to citizens in rural communities surrounding Kirksville, in conjunction with the Northeast Missouri Telehealth Network. The Truman community is invited to attend an Open House to unveil the new telehealth site in Barnett Hall, and help spread the word about uses of telehealth. Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic Telehealth Open House will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30 in Barnett Hall 1400, the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. All university staff and faculty who are interested in learning about how telehealth services are used in Northeast Missouri to reduce travel and time for obtaining specialized healthcare should attend. Also, students interested in health-related careers should attend. There will be a live speech therapy demonstration from 10:30-11:30 a.m. There will be limited reserved parking behind Barnett.

Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) needs everyone’s help for the H2O project. They are hosting a two-week fund-raising and awareness campaign from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14 for the drilling of clean water wells in Africa. During this time, they are going to drink only water and then donate the money they would have spent on other beverages to Blood: Water Mission, an organization that funds the drilling of wells in Africa. People and their organizations can do the same. There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Baldwin Hall 249. To learn more about Blood: Water Mission go to http://www. E-mail or for more information.

The next Physics Colloquium is at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Magruder Hall 1000. Ping Yu of the University of Missouri-Columbia department of physics and astronomy will be speaking on “Diffusion Photons for Biomedical Imaging Applications.” There will be refreshments 10 minutes before the talk.

The International Film Festival presents “Le Temps Qui Reste,” which means “Time to Leave.” This is a film from France from 2005. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Downtown Cinema 8. To learn more about the festival and the films, log on to

University Society of Middle Eastern Dance (USMED) presents Halloween Hafla from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Student Union Building Down Under. There will be a short belly dance show that will be then followed by a costume party/dance. Everyone is invited and the cost will be $1 to get in and free for those who wear a costume. During the dance there will be additional activities such as tarot readings and a special guest hypnotist. E-mail for more information.

Huping Ling, professor of history, will be signing her new book, “Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family,” immediately following the Global Issues Forum Nov. 1 in Magruder Hall 2001. Ling has devoted two decades to studying Asian Americans in the Midwest, an underrepresented area in Asian American studies, and published her research in “Surviving on the Gold Mountain: A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives” and “Chinese St. Louis: From Enclave to Cultural Community, Chinese in St. Louis: 1857-2007.” The importance and contributions of her work have been recognized nationally and internationally. “Voices of the Heart” is a firsthand look at Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Thai and Pakistani women of the Midwest. Through oral histories, they tell their heartfelt stories of their journeys to America, their aspirations and dreams, their strides in education and employment, their cultural heritage, and their family dynamics. Published by Truman State University Press, the book will be on sale for $30.

The next Biology Seminar Series will take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Nov. 2 in Magruder Hall 2001. Andrea Porras-Alfaro of the University of New Mexico will be speaking on “Diversity and Structure of Soil and Endophytic Fungal Communities in Semiarid Grassland.” Refreshments will be served at 12:20 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001. E-mail for more information.

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

Eastern Blok will present a lecture and performance on the history of Balkan music at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Eastern Blok has toured all across the United States and received rave reviews. Multicultural Affairs, the Residential College Program and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages are sponsoring this free event.

The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will include the “Simple Symphony for String Orchestra” by Benjamin Britten and Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1” (“Spring”). The orchestra will be joined by Gregory Jones, Truman professor of trumpet, in the “Concerto in E-flat” by Neruda.

Eta Sigma Gamma and the Student Health Center are sponsoring free tobacco cessation classes from 8-9 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5 in Pershing Building 301. There will be free patches, gum, quit classes and physician consultations. Any student, staff or faculty member are welcome. Please contact the Student Health Center at 785.4182 to sign up today.

The Third Annual Madrigal Dinner will take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Jackson Stables. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at or call 785.4428. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted. Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir composed of students from across campus. This year, it is being directed by graduate students Nicole  Robertson and Tim Rebers. People can reserve their tickets now.

The Homecoming Committee thanks
Alpha Sigma Gamma for sponsoring the Tailgate Picnic, Student Senate for sponsoring the Alumni Golf Tournament, and Cardinal Key and Phi Epsilon Kappa for sponsoring the 5K Run.
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