The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a public forum March 24 at the Shrine Club to introduce candidates running for Kirksville City Council and address other local issues on the April 1 ballot. Candidates will be available to meet members of the public from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A question and answer session, moderated by representatives of the local media, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. TruNews staff will be on hand to tape the forum so those community members who were not able to attend will have the option of viewing it on the City of Kirksville’s cable channel 3. Times will be posted later. Truman students living on campus will have the option of viewing it on the University’s cable channel 36 at a later date.

The Society for Sino-American Studies will host a Diversity Forum
for members of Unique Ensemble, HALO, College Democrats, Phi Beta Lambda, Society for Sino-American Studies and the Center for Student Involvement at 6 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Participation is free for this event.

Weekly Lunch continues at 12:30 p.m. March 25 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room with one of the Health and Wellness sessions “Navigating Good Nutrition in the SUB—and Beyond.”

An introductory lecture for Art of Living Club’s “Short course in Deep Meditation (Sahaj Samadhi)” will take place at 7 p.m. March 26 in McClain Hall 208. There will be a free lecture on meditation and its benefits and opportunity to register for upcoming course March 28-30. All students, faculty, staff and community are welcome.

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

Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honors society, are accepting applications for their Leadership Hall of Fame. Applications are available for all graduating seniors, can be found at and are due by March 27. Finalists will be interviewed by April 1 and announced at the Leadership and Recognition Program April 8.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will present “The Equation of Life” with Omar Tyree, an author, journalist, performance poet, songwriter, screenwriter, entrepreneur, innovator and energetic speaker. Tyree will be discussing the Four Indisputable Components of Business Success at 8:30 p.m. April 2 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. This event is sponsored by the President’s Office, Residential College Program and SUB After Dark.

The Computer Gaming Association and SUB After Dark are back with the second Ultimate Night of Games at 8 p.m. April 3 in the Student Union Building Hub. This time there will be board games, card games, social games and of course video games including Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution, Mario Cart, Wii and more. Food will be provided.

SUB After Dark will host a March Madness Final Four College Basketball Championship watch party at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Student Union Building Hub. Free food and games will be provided.

A romance language public lecture will be presented by Thomas D. Cravens, professor of Italian and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, entitled “Why Romance Linguistics?” at 11:30 a.m. April 6 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105.

The Hispanic American Leadership Organization and the Spanish Club will present salsa lessons free of charge at 7 p.m. April 8 in the Student Union Building Room 3204 and April 15 in the SUB Georgian Room A. Participants can put these lessons to use at a Latin Dance Party scheduled for 8 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.   

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