Academic Integrity: Copyright Refresher” is the topic for the Weekly Lunch Series from 12:30-1:30 p.m., March 9, in the SUB Spanish Room. “Academic Integrity: How I Handled Cheating and Plagiarism” will move to March 23. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

The Child Development Center will have its second spring seminar from 4:30-5:30 p.m., March 10, in VH 1320. Matthew Killmeier, assistant professor of communication, will present “A Discussion of the Effects of Media on Young Children Today.” The seminar is free to attend, and light refreshments will be served. Childcare can be arranged by contacting the Division of Education Office at 785.4383 at least two days in advance of the event.

Omicron Delta Kappa applications for membership are now available in the CSI and the Dean of Student Affairs Office. Applications are due March 11. Contact Katie Lang at for more information.

Habitat for Humanity is taking a Collegiate Challenge service trip to Mississippi during midterm break. The organization will help build a home for a family in need. All are invited to attend, and no experience is necessary. Contact Kevin Brown at for more information.

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, they 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. and 5 p.m. any day during this registration period.

The Student Recreation Center will have a six-week program beginning after midterm break. The goal of the program is to run the equivalent of a marathon during a six-week period and incorporate strength training. The title of the program is called “Run a Marathon, Lift an Elephant.” Incentive levels vary for beginners and advanced, with prizes for all who complete the six-week program. Sign-ups will be at the Student Recreation Center and various campus locations three weeks prior to the program's start.

Roger Craik, a scholar of English Renaissance literature and professor of English at Kent State University, will be reading poetry at 6:30 p.m., March 22, in the SUB Alumni Room. Craik’s book, “The Darkening Green,” is his latest book of poems. The Speakers’ Committee in the Division of Language and Literature is sponsoring the reading. Contact Rod Taylor at 785.4067 for more information.

SAB is sponsoring a karaoke night from 7-9 p.m., March 23, in the SUB Down Under. Admission is free, and attendance prizes will be given. All students are invited to watch and/or participate. Refreshments will be served. Contact Courtney Rakers at 785.4722 for more information.

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

Students interested in helping with the Truman Open Track & Field Meet March 26, should contact John Cochrane at 785.4341 or by e-mail at

Omicron Delta Kappa is accepting nominations for the Jack Magruder/Vonnie Nichols Faculty/Staff Hall of Fame. If you know a faculty or staff member who has made a difference in your life, pick up a nomination form in the CSI or in any campus office. The forms are due in the ODK mailbox April 1. The winner will be announced at the Leadership Recognition Banquet April 27. Contact Lukin Murphy at 785.7143 for more information.

Truman State University’s study abroad program in Chambery, France, still has openings. The six-credit hour program will take place May 29-July 2. The program offers courses in French language and culture at the Institute Francais des Alpes. Students will lodge with host 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

FAFSA forms are now available on the Web at Students should apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds. Contact the Financial Aid Office, MC 103, at 785.4130 for more information.

Volunteer opportunities are available through the Missouri Department of Family Services, Children’s Division. Interested parties should contact Julie Sneddon at 785.2496 or

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