The Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Student Union Building Room 320. This week’s session will feature Jason Miller, associate professor of mathematics, and Jennifer Thompson, administrative coordinator for The Next STEP program, discussing “Advising Transfer Students.”

The Funds Allotment Council will be having an informational meeting for groups about applying for funding for the Fall 2008 semester at 4 p.m. Feb. 27 in Student Union Building Room 320. For more information, contact Jenny Dix at

Weekly Lunch Extra Edition Thursdays will meet Feb. 28.
Jay Bulen, associate professor of music and department chair, will lead the annual Reading Circle on “Privilege, Power and Difference” by Allan Johnson. This session will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Union Building Room 322. Lunch will be provided so people should go directly to the room.

Students may attend a viewing of the Disney College Program E-Presentation
at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Student Union Building Room 320, March 5 and 25 in Student Union Building Room 319. Students will be able to learn more about this internship from Truman students who are alumni of the program. Contact Jessica Berger at for more information.

IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in Violette Hall 1300. The topic of this week’s discussion is Clickers (Turning Point). Additional details and the topic schedule can be found at

Nathan Brown, a resident of Dancing Rabbit Eco Village
, will be speaking about green living at Dancing Rabbit from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in Violette Hall 1416. ECO is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact Erika Halsey at

Beta Alpha Psi will be sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1, March 29 and April 5 in Violette Hall 1424. The members will give income tax assistance to students and the community and file their tax return electronically for free. Additional information is available at

Dobson Hall Senate will present a Date/Service Auction
from 5-7 p.m. March 1 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Willing individuals will be auctioned off as dates or for services such as cleaning and baking. Half of the proceeds will be going to Relay For Life. Contact Candace Chapman at for additional information.

Whispers in Your Ear 2008, an a cappella festival put on by Sweet Nothings, Truman’s premier coed a cappella group will take place from 7-9 p.m. March 1 in the Baldwin Auditorium. The festival will feature performances by Sweet Nothings, True Men, Minor Detail, XTension Chords (University of Illinois) and Mizzou Forte (University of Missouri-Columbia). Contact Brianna Wagner at with questions.

The Quincy Symphony Chorus will present “Celebrate Broadway” featuring guest vocalist Brad Tomko at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the First Union Congregational Church in Quincy, Ill. All faculty, staff and students will get free admission with their Truman ID. Log on to for more information.

Rep. Rebecca McClanahan presents the second annual photography contest, “Seasons of Tourism.” Entries are due by March 1 and may be submitted at the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce. Entry forms are available at or There will be a reception with a presentation of awards from 5-8 p.m. March 6 at the Kirksville Arts Center.

The International Student Affairs Office and the Funds Allotment Council are hosting an International Dinner
at 6 p.m. March 2 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Students can meet people from different countries and cultures, enjoy their traditional dances and songs and taste varieties of delicious food. For more information, contact Ada Taho at

The Missouri Hall Senate will present the Missouri Hall Student Art Gala from 6-9 p.m. March 3 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. Everyone is invited to experience this friendly competitive celebration of student culture and art and vote on their favorites. Three winners will be awarded $100 and have their work of art displayed in Missouri Hall. Contact Amanda Kliethermes at for additional information.

The Environmental Studies Conference 2008 is calling for papers, presentations and art
. To submit a proposal, e-mail a concise abstract to by March 31. Conference and Art Show submissions are open to students, faculty and Kirksville community members. Papers and presentations from all disciplines and backgrounds will be accepted. For more information about Earth Week events, go to

Financial Aid Reminder:
April 1 is the filing deadline for Access Missouri funds. Apply soon for all available federal (including work-study, Perkins Loan, and SEOG) and state aid. The 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at Contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130, if you have any questions.

The Writing Center would like to thank Steve Pennington and the Truman Bookstore for their generous donation of prizes for the faculty winners of the International Writing Center Association week "Favorite Writing Professor" contest. First place winner was Ed Rogers, lecturer in English. Runners up included Martha Bartter, professor of English, and Joe Benevento, professor of English.
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