The Residence Hall Association will sponsor Flag Project, a sexual assault prevention and awareness program, with special guest speaker Joe Hamilton from University Counseling Services, at 7 p.m.  March 16 in Magruder Hall 1000. This event is free and open to the public.

The Career Center will sponsor PDI: Leadership Development
at 5 p.m. March 17 in the Career Center for students looking to improve leadership skills for college activities and beyond. Sign up on the PDI website at

Classics Club will present a lecture by Yasuko Taoka, assistant professor of classics at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at 7 p.m. March 17 in Baldwin Hall Room 251.

The Physics Colloquium
continues at 4:30 p.m. March 18. Truman alumnus Jarrett Johnson will discuss “Star Formation in the Early Universe.” He will review the emerging theoretical picture of how the first generations of stars form and how they, in turn, impact the formation of the earliest galaxies. An important task for the coming years is to connect this picture with the observational data that are becoming available. Johnson will discuss ways that scientists may test the theoretical view of star formation in the early universe using these observations. Snacks are provided ten minutes before the talk. For more information, go to

The Global Issues Colloquium will resume with “The Immigration Debate Reconsidered: A Global Perspective” at 7 p.m. March 19 in Magruder Hall Room 2001. Historian Jason McDonald will take a historical and global approach to immigration in the United States and other major receiving regions of the world, identifying similarities and differences in broad trends, thereby setting the United States experience in a global context.  

Residence Life will sponsor Ritmo: Latin Dance at 8 p.m. March 19 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. Students interested will learn some salsa, cumbia and merengue dance styles.

The College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor "The Proper Pursuit of Happiness," with guest lecturer Danial Haybron, associate professor of philosophy at St. Louis University and author of “The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being,” at 4:30 p.m. March 20 in Violette Hall Room 1010.

The International Club will present International Idol
at 7 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The event will showcase the talents of International students in the Truman and Kirksville community. Admission is free.

The University will host the March Showcase,
a daylong event for prospective students, beginning at 8:30 a.m. March 21.

The Student Union Building will offer two technology workshops for the new equipment within the SUB. The first workshop cover how to operate the latest SUB technology. The second will show how to use the advanced light and sound equipment in the Down Under. This workshop is required for anyone wishing to use the sound and light board in the Down Under. Each workshop will be offered three times beginning March 23. Register for a seat by visiting:

The Truman State Pre-Law Club is hosting its annual Law School Expo from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A-B. This event is free and open to the public. Representatives from the following law schools and law school admission firms will be attending: University of Missouri-Columbia, Drake, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as Kaplan. Admission materials and viewbooks will be available from the law schools at UCLA, University of Illinois, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette, Creighton, and Southern Illinois University. Plus, Kaplan will be giving away a LSAT-prep course tuition waiver-valued at more than $1,000-to a Law School Expo 2009 participant.

Deskercise, a presentation by health students targeted toward Truman faculty and staff, will take place at 11:30 a.m. March 23 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. This 45-minute presentation will demonstrate quick and easy exercises that can be done at a desk to reduce muscle tension and stress.

The Career Center will host a U.S. Navy information session
at 5 p.m. March 23 in the Student Union Building Room 3204. Students will learn more about Navy programs, tuition reimbursement opportunities and have the chance to schedule interviews with the Navy recruiter.

The Women and Gender Studies (WGST) Committee and the English department will sponsor the WGST Conference: On Men from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 26 in Violette Hall 1000.

Leadership Forum will sponsor speaker Angela “Bay” Buchanan
at 8 p.m. March 26 in Violette Hall 1000. Buchanan, who will discuss illegal immigration, is the sister of Pat Buchanan and a CNN contributor.

Truman in Africa and Students for Social Change will host an event for TOMS Shoes
at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. For every pair of shoes sold, the company will donate a pair to children in a developing country. The event will show the documentary “Style your Soles” and TOMS Shoes decorating will be available. To purchase TOMS Shoes visit (with discount code CAMPUSTRU) or for more information contact Tamara Arredondo at

The Career Center will host the third annual Lend a Hand for a Living nonprofit poster display and mini conference April 1 in the Student Union Building. The poster display will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Activities Room. The mini conference will be from 6-9 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Students must pre-register by March 31 at


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