SAB presents Step Afrika! from 8-9:15 p.m. March 4 in the Baldwin Auditorium. Step Afrika! is a high-energy professional dance troupe that will perform and showcase various step routines as well as explore traditional West African dance origins. Tickets are now available in the Student Activities Board office and are free with Truman ID and $2 for general admission. No photography or recordings are allowed. SAB reserves the right to release unoccupied seats to non-ticket holders five minutes before showtime. For more information, contact Erin Palmer at

The SERVE Center is sponsoring a Girl Scout Cookie Booth in partnership with Kirksville Junior Troop 9169. The booth will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5 in the Violette Hall lobby area. Cookies are $3 per box. Proceeds go to support the troop’s activities all year long. Cookie varieties may be viewed at or

The Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s session will feature a joint session sponsored by the Undergraduate Council (UGC) and the Curriculum Commission titled “Critical Thinking and the Curriculum.”

There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. March 5 in Magruder Hall 1096 featuring Wayne Polyzou from the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa. The topic to be discussed is “Few-body Nuclear Physics: Working Towards the Transition Region.” Snacks will be provided 10 minutes before the talk. For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming talks, visit

Students may attend a viewing of the Disney College Program E-Presentation at 7 p.m. 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.

Rep. Rebecca McClanahan presents the second annual photography contest, “Seasons of Tourism.” There will be a reception with a presentation of awards from 5-8 p.m. March 6 at the Kirksville Arts Center.

The Association of Black Collegians is hosting a Feminine Mystique night
from 7-9 p.m. March 6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. There will be free food, self-defense instruction, an open mic and a hot topic panel. Contact Kierra Mosby at for more information.

IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak
at 1:30 p.m. March 6 in Violette Hall 1300. The topic of this week’s discussion is “TruTube” - video upload tool.  A web application designed by Truman’s Web Services department to facilitate the uploading and display of video in Blackboard and other University Web sites by faculty and staff.

Funds Allotment Council (FAC) funding applications are due by 4 p.m. March 7 in the Center for Student Involvement office. Applications are now available in the FAC office in the Student Union Building lower level. Contact Jenny Dix at with questions.

The Truman State University Recycling Center will be closed March 8 and 15 due to midterm break but will be open March 10-14. The center will also be closed March 24 for spring break.

The Women’s Resource Center presents the Red Dress Project March 17-21 in Pickler Memorial Library and the residence halls. Red dresses and information about sexual violence against women will be displayed in the locations. For more information, contact Rebecca Reddin at

Truman’s Sierra Student Coalition is sponsoring a Renewable Energy Panel from 7-9 p.m. March 18 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Students are invited to learn about the availability and impact of renewable energy solutions. The manager of Wind Farm Operations (of the Wind Capital Group) and an AmerenUE (Truman’s energy provider) representative will be speaking about Truman’s and Missouri’s current energy state and how it might be improved. For more information, contact Hannah Hemmelgarn at

SIMS applications are now available via the Student Affairs Web site and in hard copy form in the Center for Student Involvement and the Student Affairs office. Applications must be returned by March 28 to the Center for Student Involvement. Any problems, contact Student Affairs at 785.4111 or

Beta Alpha Psi will be sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 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

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.

Phi Epsilon Kappa, exercise science fraternity, is sponsoring Glow Stick it to Cancer at 9 p.m. April 15 at Stokes Stadium Gardner Track. Glow Stick it to Cancer is a two-mile run/walk at night with glow sticks. All proceeds will benefit the Adair County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces will be provided to all participants. Refreshments will be provided and there will be attendance prizes. Pre-registration prices are $5 for glow sticks only and $15 for glow sticks and glow in the dark T-shirt. Participants can pre-register by March 18. Day of registration will be available beginning at 8:45 p.m. April 15 at the gate. Day of registration prices are $7 for glow sticks only and $20 for glow sticks and glow in the dark T-shirt while supplies last. Registration forms are available online at Contact Sam Dutrow at for more information.

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