College Republicans will sponsor Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer who will speak about the economy and his ongoing work for the 9th district in Washington, D.C., at 6 p.m. April 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Immediately following the presentation, Luetkemeyer will take questions from students.

The Faculty Weekly Lunch Series will “Addressing Institutional Issues Through Strategic Promotion and Tenure Criteria” at 12:30 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

The Global Issues Colloquium will continue with a presentation by Jennifer Leigh Disney, from Winthrop University, entitled “Women’s Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicarague” at 7 p.m. April 16 in Magruder Hall 2001. Disney will trace the mobilization of women in two revolutionary contexts, comparing the strategies and outcomes of various organizational forms developed in Mozambique and in Nicaragua over the past 30 years. She will also explore how the military struggles against colonialism and imperialism fostered feminist agency leading to the evolution of each movement and how it changed in a post-revolutionary climate.

The Women’s Resource Center will host “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, A Prayer,” a powerful collection of monologues from men and women about violence against women from Eve Ensler, at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

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

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present “French Connections” at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater in Quincy, Ill. Admission is free to Truman faculty, staff and students with an ID.

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will sponsor “Know Your Rights” with Dan Viets at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Attorney Dan Vites will discuss drug policy issues under the Obama administration while informing students of their legal rights in theory and in practice. Viets will speak on his role in the initiative process that decriminalized marijuana in Columbia, Mo. This event is free and open to the public.

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