Midterm and first block final grades are now available through TruView.

The May 2005 Interim schedule is now available at Registration for May interim courses and workshops began 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.

DEPThS will host an exploration of Shamanism (medicine men in the Native American culture) and its connections to spirituality at 8 p.m., March 22, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Contact Suzy Combs at 665.3977 for more information.

The subject for the Weekly Lunch Series March 23 will be “Academic Integrity: How I Handled Cheating and Plagiarism.” The talk will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the SUB Spanish Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning for more information at 785.4391.

FAC and ICA applications for funding are due by 5 p.m., March 23, in the CSI. Applications are available in the CSI or FAC Office. Call the FAC Office at 785.7674 with any questions.

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 the SAB Office at 785.4722 for more information.

Join the Association of Black Collegians as they celebrate the contributions of African American women in honor of Women’s History Month. ABC will play a game similar to the television game show “Family Feud” from 7-8:30 p.m., March 23, in the SUB Alumni Room.The first four teams to sign up in the Multicultural Affairs Center will have the opportunity to play for prizes. Contact Eric Frazier at or 785.5003.

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

The Feminist Majority and RCP are sponsoring “Faith and Feminism” at 8:30 p.m., March 24, in the SUB Alumni Room. Becky Turner will discuss how to reconcile feminism with religious beliefs. Contact Molly Thacker at for more information.

SCEC needs 75 volunteers to be buddies for Special Olympics participants. The event is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m, April 16. Contact Cassie Morrow by March 25 for more information at All volunteers and organizations are welcome.

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

Alpha Phi Omega, the Adair County Family YMCA and Kirksville Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a free children’s Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., March 26, on the Quadrangle. All are welcome to attend. Call 627.1485 for more information.

The BIG Event is still looking for volunteers to participate during the day of service. Students will help community members with various jobs such as yard work and cleaning. Contact the SERVE Center at 785.7222 for more information.

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.

The next AAUP meeting will be at 4:30 p.m., April 1, in the University Club, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

Sigma Lambda Gamma will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their founding, their Quinceanera, April 1. They will have professional salsa dancers available to teach salsa, tango and Latin dance from 6:30-9:30 p.m., in the Pershing Small Gym. Cost is $4. Those who attend may bring a partner to dance with or they may attend alone. A party will follow beginning at 11:30 p.m., in the Pershing Small Gym, where those who learned salsa skills earlier can use their new skills on the dance floor. Salsa, hip-hop and world music will be played at the party. Cost is $2 to attend the party. These events are sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma and Multicultural Affairs. Contact Lindsay Sims at 785.4167 or for more information.

Maria Di Stefano and Maureen Bell will present their research, “Promoting Student Success: Development and Assessment of an Early Identification Model,” at 4:30 p.m., April 4, in the SUB Spanish Room. Di Stefano, Bell, and Suzanne Pieper received an Assessment Grant in 2004 to research this subject.

Human Resources is sponsoring a pre-retirement planning seminar for faculty and staff from 1:30-4 p.m., April 12 or April 13, in the SUB Alumni Room. There will be presentations by MOSERS and the Social Security Office. Contact Matt Moore at 785.7480 or for more information.  

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.

The Writing Center, located in MC 303, is now hiring students from all majors for positions as writing consultants. Consultants may choose to receive a stipend or apply their work toward scholarship hours. Stop by the Writing Center for more information or an application, or call  785.4484.

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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