The Hispanic American Leadership Organization (H.A.L.O.) presents “Made in L.A.” as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Union Building 3203. This video follows the incredible efforts of factory workers as they strive to oppose exploitation in sweatshops in the United States.

The School of Business will be hosting an open house
from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Violette Hall upstairs commons. The open house is for all students who are interested in learning more about a major in accounting or business administration or a minor in business. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Marilyn Romine, business academic adviser, at 785.4268 or

The Folklore Colloquium presents speaker Derek Daschke, associate professor of philosophy and religion, who will give a presentation
titled “Illness as Folk Theodicy: How Religious Worldviews Explain Disease, Dysfunction, and Affliction” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Ophelia Parrish 2113.

The Truman Men’s Basketball team is selling basketball shorts, sweatpants, polos, long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in preparation for the 2008-2009 season.
Call 785.4272 or stop by Tim Deidrick’s office in Pershing Building 202A for an order form or any other questions. All clothing orders are due Oct. 15.

The Student Peace Alliance is sponsoring Conflict Resolution Day Oct. 16
. They will be hosting a number of events, including Community Art on the Quad from 12-2 p.m., where students can work together to create art with a theme of peace. Mock Mediation will take place from 2:30-3 p.m. and Peer Mediation Workshop from 3-5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Down Under. Both workshops are built to teach the necessary skills to help friends, roommates or group members resolve conflict peacefully and constructively.

Truman’s new Chief Information Officer, Donna Liss, will be presenting at the IT Services first TechBreak of the semester
at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Violette Hall 1200. Join her to learn about the results of last spring’s IT Services Student, Staff and Faculty surveys. Liss will not only be presenting the results, but will also be discussing how she and the IT Services team plan to address the issues and opportunities found in the survey responses. The IT Services team will host informative sessions every third Thursday. TechBreak information and archives can be found at

Up ‘til Dawn will host an All Team Meeting
from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building. The All Team Meeting is an opportunity for students to join the Letter Writing Campaign to ask friends and family members for donations to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

The General Honors committee and the Office of the Provost invites interested, prospective and current General Honors students and faculty advisers to an information reception at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Alumni Room of the Student Union Building. General Honors in Arts and Science is awarded to graduating students who complete five approved courses including at least one from each of the four areas of humanities, social science, mathematics and natural science with a GPA of at least 3.5 in these five courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.5. For more information and details on the program, please visit the General Honors in Arts and Science website at

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an Observatory Open House at the University Farm from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Students may pick up applications for the 2008-2009 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award” in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 3100. To qualify, students should be active in campus and community activities, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and be a senior eligible for graduation in December, May or August of the 2008-2009 academic year. Completed student applications need to be returned to the Student Affairs Office by Oct. 17. For more information visit or call 785.4111.

Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring the Little Event beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 19. Members of Alpha Phi Omega will help with odd jobs needed throughout the community, such as cleaning, raking leaves and cleaning gutters for both students and campus organizations. Please submit any possible job ideas to Theresa Perkins at and include the job details and location.

Farmers Insurance will host an informational meeting for students interested in an internship or career opportunities
at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105. This event is open to all majors and free pizza and cookies will be provided.

CML and Classics Club will host a Classics Quiz Bowl competition
where students will match wits on all Classical topics at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Hall 303.

The Center for Teaching and Learning presents Dereck Daschke, associate professor of philosophy and religion, and Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, as speakers for the next Global Issues Colloquium, “Teaching About Terrorism,”
at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Magruder Hall 2001. Daschke and Appold will share their impressions and reflections from attending the 2008 Summer Workshop on Teaching Terrorism held annually at the University of Oklahoma. They will discuss terrorism research, trustworthy resources and how this subject can intersect with coursework in many disciplines.

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