An open forum to announce the winners of the Truman 2009 Innovative Academic Initiative Grants will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Representatives from each project will offer a brief presentation on what they proposed.

The American Marketing Association is hosting penny wars Nov. 17-21 in the School of Business division office.
School of Business organizations will be raising money for their philanthropies. All proceeds will go to the winning organization’s chosen philanthropy.

GlobeMed is sponsoring the fundraiser, “What’s a Dollar to You?” from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 at various tables around campus. All proceeds will benefit a birthing clinic in Haiti.

An informational meeting discussing opportunities to study/work abroad in China will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 in Violette Hall 1300.
The meeting will explain an opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and Shuizhai during the May interim of 2009 with Janice Grow, professor of education and Charles Frost, lecturer in justice systems. Students will receive three hours of credit. Another opportunity to spend a semester in Shuizhai teaching English and earn 12 hours of credit will be discussed during the meeting.

The Faculty Weekly Lunch Series, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, continues at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. This week’s topic is “Inquiring Minds Want to Know.” There will be an additional Faculty Weekly Lunch at 12 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Spanish Room. Christine Harker, associate professor of English, will present “How I Redesigned My Course and Got More of What I Wanted.”

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) informational meeting at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Union Building 3202. Thomas Adams, the MFH representative for the area, will host a question and answer session regarding MFH funding programs and grant processes.

Ekklesia will host Turkey Bowling during the Great American Smoke Out from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20 outside of McClain Hall. The event will have information about the dangers of smoking and strategies to quit.

The Association of Black Collegians is looking for interested participants to take part in their Spring Fashion Show. They will host an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Spanish Room of the Student Union Building.

Sigma Kappa will host “Twisting for Alzheimer’s,” a Twister tournament to benefit Alzheimer’s disease, from 8-10 p.m. Nov. 20 in Georgian Room B of the Student Union Building.

The SERVE Center is hosting “HungerFest,” a concert featuring several local groups, at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. Percussion Ensemble, Minor Detail, Highstreet Dancers, TSODA, Illusion Danz Team, Unique Ensemble, Sweet Nothings and Show Girls will be performing. Admission is free, but canned goods and/or monetary donations are appreciated. All donations will go to Central Missouri Food Bank.

The Student Activities Board is hosting “Battle in Baldwin” at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 in Baldwin Auditorium. The event is free for Truman students with an ID and $5 for general admission. Pick up tickets at the SAB office.

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Classics Club will host “Oratoria Ciceroniana” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University Club and “Homerathon” at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Advanced Latin students will lead a reading of Cicero’s de imperio, and advanced Greek students will lead a reading of the Odyssey. Location of “Homerathon” is to be announced, please call 785.4481 for more information.

Residence Life is hosting an apartment manager information session at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and a student adviser information session at 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Both sessions will be located in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room.

Truman State University nursing students will be hosting the World AIDS Day Memorial Service at the Flame to the Second Century in front of Kirk Memorial at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. The service will be in remembrance of the lives lost or affected by the disease.

The Center for International Education Abroad will host an information session with Jason Keeling, a representative from Edge Hill University, about studying abroad in England. The session will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in Kirk Building 114.  Interested individuals should RSVP to Megan at

The Next STEP Office will be hosting a workshop for students to learn about Summer Research with STEP. The workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union Building 3202. Learn the benefits of research experience; opportunities at Truman for first and second year students interested in science, math and computer science; and how to prepare an application.  Dinner will be provided.  For more information contact The Next STEP Office at 785.7252 or

The John R. Kirk chapter of Blue Key National Honors Fraternity is hosting a fall meet and greet reception at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Georgian Room C of the Student Union Building for students who are interested in rushing next spring semester. In order to be eligible, students must complete at least 45 hours with a GPA of 3.0 or better. To learn more about Blue Key visit, or contact Whitey Holt at with any questions.

Alpha Sigma Gamma is hosting the Ryle Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. There will be crafts, a silent auction and a kids activity corner. All proceeds will go to Victim Support Services. For more information please e-mail
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