The deadline to submit an RSVP for the McNair Mentor and Scholar Reception is Feb. 9. The reception will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Send RSVP to

The Truman Theatre Box Office will be open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Feb. 9 for the upcoming mainstage production, “Arabian Nights,” which runs Feb. 18-21. Tickets may be reserved in-person, by phone at 785.4515 or by e-mail at

The Center for Student Involvement will present Event Planning 101, at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Student Union Building CSI Complex. The workshop will go step-by-step through planning an effective event. There will be free food, door prizes and an event planning resource packet. 

The Weekly Lunch Series, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning,
will continue the four-part examination of “The Role of the Classroom in College Student Persistence,” at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11, March 4 and March 18.

The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Magruder Hall 1096.
Clifford M. Will, from Washington University in St. Louis, will present “Black Holes, Waves of Gravity and other Warped Ideas of Dr. Einstein.”

Funds Allotment Council membership applications are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Center for Student Involvement Office. Applications are available outside the FAC office in the Student Union Building.

Omicron Delta Kappa Circle will host an information night at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building. Students interested in joining this national leadership honor society may attend. Requirements include 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the 2008 fall semester (end of 2008 spring semester). Students must also be in the top 35 percent of their class with a minimum GPA of 3.55 for juniors and 3.58 for seniors.

The Nursing Department will conduct free HIV testing from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

Residence Life will sponsor “Eight Weeks to a Fitter You,” an informational meeting, at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. A certified personal trainer will discus proper goal-setting techniques and teach students how to write a workout that is tailored to help meet personal needs and goals.

The Global Issues Colloquium presents Julie Flowerday, assistant professor of anthropology,
who will present “Writing Colonial History under Postcolonial Conditions: The Unfinished Study” at 7 p.m. Feb 12 in Magruder Hall 2001.

The Roteract Club will sponsor an informational meeting at 8 p.m. Feb.12. in Baldwin Hall 249. The purpose of Roteract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

The Association of Black Collegians and Kappa Alpha Psi will sponsor an open mic night, “A Night of Heart and Soul,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Building Hub.

The Brewer, Nason and Blanton Hall Senate will host “Super Milk Shake Brawl” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 on the BNB first floor south lounge. Large chocolate, vanilla or strawberry milk shakes will be on sale for $4. They will also be taking Crush soda orders for $1 for delivery on Valentine’s Day.   

The Truman Chamber Choir will host the fourth annual Madrigal Dinner
at 6 p.m. Feb. 13-14 in the Student Union Building Room 3200. For more information about this evening of food and music, or to purchase tickets go online to

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association presents “Lincoln’s Ideals,” the 54th Young Artists Concert
in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the QJHS Morrison Theater in Quincy, Ill. This event is free to all Truman faculty, staff and students with an ID.

The Student Involvement Complex in the Student Union Building will present Budget 101 at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. It will provide an opportunity to learn successful organizational money management, business office policies and important legal information. There will be free food door prizes and an organizational budget resource packet.

Amnesty International will sponsor “The History and Future of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict,” with Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion,
at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building 3000.

The deadline to sign up for China 330/530G, the two-week course taught in China during the May interim, is March 1. Contact Jan Grow at or 785.2356 for more information.

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