Sigma Lambda Gamma presents “Auction Block to Hip Hop,” a Broadway musical, at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Building 2107. This event is free and is co-sponsored by the Funds Allotment Council, New Student Programs, Residence Life, College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Language and Literature and the Department of History.

The Weekly Lunch Series will continue the Fall Critical Thinking emphasis with another publication from the Critical Thinking Foundation, “Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools”
at 12:30 Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Participants may receive $3.50 towards their next Sodexho meal simply by signing the attendance sheet at any of the Union checkout counters. All faculty, GTRAs and teaching staff are welcome to attend.

The Physics Colloquium presents speaker Michael Ogilvie, a physics professor from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo
., at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Magruder Hall 1000.  Ogilvie will provide an introductory level presentation titled “Are There More Than Four Dimensions?” For more information, please visit

PRISM and the Funds Allotment Council presents speaker Eric Alva, Marine Staff Sergeant,
at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Alva will be speaking out against “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the military’s policy banning gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans from serving in our armed forces.

The Truman in Washington Program will host a welcome back event
at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the University Club. The achievements of Truman interns will be celebrated, and information on finding an internship will be provided. For more information please contact Erica Foster at

The Dean of Student Affairs Office has applications for the 2008-2009 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award” available for students
. Faculty and staff may also nominate students for this prestigious award. Nominations are due by Sept. 26. Completed student applications need to be returned to the Student Affairs Office, located in the Student Union Building 3100, by Oct. 17. For more information visit or call 785.4111.

Truman’s Equestrian Team will host the first IHSA western horse show of the season
at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 and 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the University Farm. Concession stand available and all are welcome to watch, but please bring lawn chairs.

Phi Sigma Pi, a national coed honor fraternity, will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner
from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. Tickets cost $3 and include beverages, pasta and bread. Limited food is available so arrive early. Part of the proceeds will go towards Phi Sigma Pi’s national philanthropy, Teach for America. Tickets may be purchased at the door or contact Carrie Ostrowski at for tickets or more information.

The Career Center will host “We Know What You Did Last Summer… Internship Reflections 2008”
from 1-2 p.m. Sept. 29 and from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Career Center. Free pizza and door prizes will be provided. All majors are welcome. For more information or to sign up for the event, e-mail Elizabeth Bauer, Career Coordinator, at Limited seating is available so contact the Career Center soon.

University Counseling Services announces National Depression Screening Day
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The staff will provide free screenings for depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and PTSD.

Phi Kappa Phi will have its annual fall lunch meeting
at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. A short business meeting will take place at 11:45 a.m. to celebrate accomplishments from last year and discuss plans for the coming year. Please RSVP to Alan
Garvey at

The Bulldog football team is selling “dog tags” for $10
. Dog tag holders are entitled to discounts at several area businesses. For more information contact Shannon Currier at 785.4252.

SEMA and FEMA are asking homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and flooding
that occurred between June 1-Aug. 13, to apply for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or online at

The Center for Student Involvement is looking for Truman faculty or staff who would be interested in being advisers for student organizations
. If interested, please contact the CSI at 785.4222.

The 2008 Homecoming Committee has added events specifically to allow faculty and staff to be more involved with Homecoming
.  As an integral part of the campus environment, it is important for all faculty and staff to be as involved as possible during this spirited week. If you have any questions, please direct them to, or check out the web page,
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