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 Weekly Lunch Series will meet
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 2 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s session will feature Sara Orel, Matt Beaky and Jason Miller in conjunction with the Student Research Conference, “Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Conference.”

The Student Activities Board presents “A Liam Show” with Liam Sullivan
at 7 p.m. April 2 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free with a student ID and is $2 for general admission. Tickets are available at the SAB Office located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.

Truman’s Department of Theatre presents the completely student-produced Spring Lab Show “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute. The show will take place at 8 p.m. April 2-5 in the Black Box Theatre. Set in a small university town in the Midwest, the play tells the relationship of four students - romantically, physically and emotionally. Questions arise of art, manipulation, control and lengths people go to for love. Tickets are available at the Theatre Box Office during this week. Tickets are general admission. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day, located across from the lobby in Ophelia Parrish. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing Include name, number of tickets and night of attendance.

Alpha Kappa Alpha and the FAC present Bomani Armah: “Read a Book” from 8-10 p.m. April 3 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Armah, BET’s controversial poet/rapper, will be discussing racial and gender involved stereotypes, the importance of education, community growth and transformations and the impact of popular culture in society. For more information, contact Britney Hendricks at

There will be a Biology Seminar from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 4 in Magruder Hall 2001. Alan Templeton, Washington University in St. Louis, will present “Treescanning: A New Evolutionary Tool for Discovering Genotype/Phenotype Associations.” Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001. For more information, contact Will Petry at

IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1300. This week’s session will feature a two-hour special presentation by representatives from Apple, as well as guest speaker Shelly Pagliai.

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

Truman will be having a Surplus Auction at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Delaney Baldwin Building 4. The auction will include items that are considered surplus by the University. Generally, this includes computers, furniture, building supplies and misc. For more information, contact Bob Jones at

Master storyteller Gladys Coggswell will give a keynote speech
at 9:30 a.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. The topic of the address will be “From Homer to Simpson: A Symposium of Creative, Cultural and Critical Works.” Coggswell has been a professional storyteller for more than two decades. Contact Betsy Delmonico at with questions.

There will be a Writing Workshop led by Debra Di Blasi from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 5 in Baldwin Hall 351. This hands-on workshop will focus on multimedia writing. It is part of the April 4-5 “From Homer to Simpson” conference organized by the Graduate English Organization and the Folklore minor. Seating in the Baldwin Hall computer classroom is limited. Contact Lauren Helbig at to sign up.

The Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Agenda materials can be found on the Board of Governors Web site at

Sigma Sigma Sigma is sponsoring Rock for Robbie Bandfest at 7 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and are on sale until April 4 on the Quadrangle. For location information, contact Sydney Wittmeyer at

The Women of Distinction awards banquet will take place
from 6-8 p.m. April 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Contact Deborah Miller at for more information.

Students enrolled in the Community Nutrition course will present
Healthy Dining from 1-1:30 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Room 322 to Truman faculty, staff and students. Participants will learn tips and tricks about how to dine out at their favorite restaurant without feeling guilty. Participants will also understand their rights as a consumer while dining out. Contact Alison Hays at for more information.

Truman faculty and staff who would like a free baby sitter for a night may sign up for Phi Sigma Pi’s Parent’s Night Out. There will be supervised activities for kids from 6:30-10 p.m. April 11 in the Pershing Small Gym. Phi Sigma Pi will accept children who are three years and older. The children will be able to participate in activities such as crafts, games, movies, sports, story time and snacks. R.S.V.P. by e-mail to with name, number of children, and children’s ages.

The Student Advocate Association of ATSU-KCOM and the Student Recreation Center are sponsors for the 30th Annual Osteopathic Fun Run/Kid’s Run
at 8:30 a.m. April 12. It is $12 to register until 5 p.m. April 9 and $14 to register from April 9-12. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants will receive $1 off their registration fee with the donation of an old pair of shoes to benefit the World Shoe Relief. Participants in strollers are free. Online registration can be completed at For more information, contact Andrea Nelson at 801.721.0720.

The Association of Black Collegians, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. are hosting the Spring Showcase Step and Dance Competition from 7-9 p.m. April 12 in Baldwin Auditorium. Greek teams will step against one another and dance teams will battle it out for prize money. Part of the proceeds go toward a philanthropy. General admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend.

The Student Activities Board presents Fire Dancers from 9-10 p.m. April 14 on the Mall. The event is free, and free refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, a blacklight show will take place in Pershing Arena. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.

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. 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.

The 34th annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place
at 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Approximately 148 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 15, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources Office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.
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