University Counseling Services, Bacchus and Gamma, and MO PIP are sponsoring National Alcohol Screening Day. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 12, on the Mall, individuals can be screened to see if alcohol plays a negative role in their lives. Students can receive resource information about alcohol and substance abuse and participate in mock-drinking activities. Individuals who complete a survey will have a chance to win various raffle prizes. Free non-alcoholic drinks will be available too. Contact Phil Jorn at or 785.4014 for more information.

MOSERS and the Social Security Office will present two Pre-Retirement Planning seminars for Truman employees from 1:30-4 p.m., April 12 and 13, in the SUB Alumni Room. Please plan to attend one of these sessions if you are within 10 years of retirement or just interested. R.S.V.P. at

Community-based research will be the discussion topic at the Weekly Lunch Series from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 13, in the SUB Spanish Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

The Kirksville Sigma Xi Society will host their 2005 Distinguished Lecturer April 13. Michael Angelo, security manager in government engagements for the Microsoft Corporation, will speak on security and privacy issues. He will lecture from noon-1 p.m., in the McCreight Classroom at A.T. Still University, and from 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the SUB Alumni Room at Truman. Contact Laura Fielden at for more information.

Students can enjoy a German Culture Evening from 6-8 p.m., April 13, in the SUB Down Under. Students and faculty will perform music, poetry, miniplays and skits.

The residence halls will be participating in a soda can competition April 14-20 in honor of Earth Day.

The University Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 9-11 p.m., April 14. For directions, contact Michael Adams at 785.4088.

The weekly Tech Break for faculty and staff will be from 2-3 p.m., April 15, in the SUB Conference Room.

Instructional Design Services will host the first Educational Pod-Casting Symposium April 15. The meeting will be from 3-4:30 p.m., in PML 205 and is open to all students, faculty and staff interested in learning about pod casting and its use in higher education. Contact Linda Davenport at 785.4391 for more information.

Alpha Phi Alpha is sponsoring their Spring Showcase step show at 8 p.m., April 15, in Pershing Arena. Dance competitors representing NPHC fraternities and colleges from across Missouri will compete at the show. Tickets are $7 or $10 for a pass to the performances and after-party.

The Philosophy and Religion faculty invite all interested students for a Pre-Seminar meeting regarding the fall 2005 Senior Seminar in Philosophy and Religion. Students from this semester’s group will share their insights and instructors will have important information. The Pre-Seminar Meeting for PHRE students will be at 4:30 p.m., April 19, in BH 163. Refreshments will be available. Students enrolling in the fall are required to attend this session unless overseas. Students enrolling in future semesters are encouraged to find out more about this important capstone course. Contact Patricia Burton at or at 785.7247 or Ding-hwa Hsieh at or at 785.4655 for more information.

The Society of Dance Arts is sponsoring Dance Fusion 2005: “Shall We Dance?” April 21 and April 22. Free to the public, the dance recital will take place at 7 p.m., in Baldwin Auditorium. Guests include High Street Dancers, the University Swingers, Showgirls, Ceilidh Dancers and Praise Dancers. Contact Beth Austin at 785.5659 for more information.

SAB will present country singer Pat Green live in concert April 22. Doors will open at 7 p.m., in Pershing Arena for the event. Tickets can be picked up at the SAB Office in the lower level of the SUB. The cost is $7 with a student ID and $15 for general admission. Call 785. 4722 for more information.

Two upcoming opportunities are available to those interested in bird watching with other Truman and Kirksville community members. Groups will leave from Magruder Hall at 7 a.m., April 23, and at 6:30 a.m., May 7 to bird watch at Thousand Hills State Park. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632.

Dobson Hall Senate will sponsor Squirrelfest at 1 p.m., April 23, in the Dobson Hall Courtyard. The event brings together Truman bands as well as musical groups from other areas of Missouri for a free, live concert. Contact Shea Cleveland at 785.5181 for more information.

James Fox will give a lecture titled “Serial Killers Among Us” at 8 p.m., April 26, in Baldwin Auditorium. Fox will examine the minds, motives and capture of the infamous serial killers of our time. Lambda Alpha Epsilon is sponsoring the event. Contact Michelle Foard at 785.4738 for more information.

Alpha Sigma Gamma is sponsoring the annual 5K/10K Run/Walk for Their Lives April 30. Registration tables will be set-up in the SUB from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., April 18-21 and April 25-28 or in the Student Recreation Center from 3-7 p.m., April 25-29. Registration costs $10 ahead of time and $12 on the day of the race. All proceeds benefit the families of two Truman students with extensive medical bills. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., at the Centennial Hall crosswalk. Contact Gina Stierwalt at 665.8910 for more information.

SAB’s annual spring carnival, Dog Days, will be from noon-5 p.m., April 30, in the McClain parking lot. The afternoon’s activities include free food, booths, inflatables and music. Contact Naomi Davis at 785.4722 for more information.

Share your poetry and win prizes at a poetry slam fund-raiser for Victim Support Services. The event, sponsored by Centennial Hall Residence Life and the Residential College Program, will be from 7-9 p.m., April 30, in the SUB Down Under. A $2 donation is suggested. Contact Kate Carlson at or 785.4906 for more details.

Student Senate is sponsoring a letter-writing campaign to Jefferson City legislators encouraging them not to cut funding for higher education. Stop by the SUB Office or the Student Senate Office to pick up materials. The campaign will run through April 30.

The Annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m., May 9, in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are available in the Human Resources Office in MC 105 for $10 each.

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