Truman Student Government will host a Presidential Debate at 7:15 p.m. March 31 in Violette Hall 1010. Two candidates for Student Body President will discuss important issues related to Truman’s campus. Lizz Esfeld is running for re-election as president, with Tina Schutter as vice president. The opposition ticket consists of JoEllen Flanagan for president and Isaac Robinson for vice president.

The Weekly Lunch Series will feature a discussion on service-learning
at 12:30 p.m. April 1 in the Student Union Building. Participants will brainstorm possible mechanisms to tag courses with a service-learning citation in the course catalog and on the student’s transcript.

The Funds Allotment Council and Blanton, Nason and Brewer Senate will sponsor the Tunnel of Oppression at 7 p.m. April 1-2 in the BNB basement. There is no cost to participate in this event.

The spring lab show, “How I Learned To Drive,” will be playing at 8 p.m. April 1-4. The theatre box office will be open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31-April 3 in Ophelia Parrish. Seating is limited and tickets are given on a first-come first-serve basis. The box office will also be open at 7:30 p.m. each night before the show. 

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host a special observatory open house from 8:30-10:30 p.m. April 2-5 at the University Observatory. The open house is in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy’s 100 hours of observing. Saturn, Sirius and the Moon will be easily visible. 

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. April 3, at the University Club, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

There will be a Foundation Board meeting at 8 a.m. April 4 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

The Alumni Board of Directors meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. April 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The Board of Governors meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. April 4 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

Thomas D. Cravens, professor of Italian and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will make a presentation entitled “Why Romance Linguistics?” at 11:30 a.m. April 6 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Delving into the historical development of linguistic features, this presentation demonstrates why mutual comprehensibility of Romance languages may vary. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture continues the series of presentations by Cravens sponsored by the program in Romance Languages.

Campus Crusade for Christ will bring Carl Werner, author of “Evolution: The Grand Experiment,” to present “Why I Abandoned Evolution,” at 9 p.m. April 7 in Magruder Hall 2001. Werner will be speaking on why he chose to abandon evolution after he originally started on a quest to prove evolution.

The Student Council for Exceptional Children is taking volunteer buddies for the Special Olympics Spring Games. Buddies will volunteer from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 18 and work one-on-one with the athletes. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer buddy contact Laura Columbo at  

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