The Weekly Lunch Series continues with its fall series on Teaching for Critical Thinking at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Spanish Room of the Student Union Building. Matt Beaky from the Physics Department will discuss the New Student Research Office and the New Student Grant Process.

The Global Issues Colloquium features Baldwin speaker, Alan Guskin, who will present, “In the Beginning: Peace Corps,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Magruder Hall 2001. Truman faculty and others will share their experiences with the Peace Corps. In addition, the Career Center will present information on applying to the Peace Corps.

The Weekly Lunch Series presents a special session with Alan Guskin
at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

The 2009 Baldwin Dinner and Lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Alan Guskin, University President Emeritus from Antioch University, will speak on, “The Courage to Change: Higher Education Facing 21st Century Realities.” Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University Club House, located at 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.
The Rho Omega Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing will host a series of events beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building. The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. and is followed by a speaker and the induction ceremony for new members at 1:30 p.m. Induction ceremony reservations are required for lunch. The topic of the presentation, “Human-Companion Animal Interaction: Health for Both Ends of the Leash,” will be presented by Rebecca A. Johnson Ph.D., RN, FAAN, from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association in Quincy, Ill., will present Istvan Szabó on viola at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater on the corner of 14th and Maine St. Tickets are free with a Truman ID.

A University Orchestra concert will take place Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Musical selections include works by Bach and Beethoven. Admission is free.

JujiTSU Men’s Ultimate will host a 3-on-3 tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 in Stokes Stadium. Registration is $20 per team of five. Interested teams should e-mail Dennis Tarasi at with their team name and members or call him at 224.234.8241.

Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, will present the Folklore Colloquium at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 in Ophelia Parrish 2113. His talk is "Angry Atheists and Soulless Scientists: Stereotypes of nonbelief in the era of the 'New Atheism.'"

Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, will present “Encounters with Lincoln Through the Arts,” during a faculty forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Admission is free.

The Men’s Basketball Team is selling Truman Basketball apparel. Orders are due by Oct. 15. For more information contact Tim Deidrick at 785.4272 or

The Rhapsody in Red Heart Gala will take place Nov. 7. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, contact Amy Currier at or at 785.4222.

The Bulldog Football Team is selling “dog tags” for $10. Dog tag holders receive discounts at several area businesses. For more information call 785.7494.

Truman is partnering with Missouri Campus Compact, the Adair County YMCA, Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency, the Salvation Army and the Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center on a collaborative survey. Eligible Kirksville residents will be paid $15 if they meet certain criteria. For the criteria and guidelines go to
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