Psychology will be having a poster conference from 12:30-5:30 p.m., May 3, in the SUB Activities Room. Students enrolled in Psychological Research, psychology’s capstone course, will be presenting posters of their research. All posters will be on display for the entire afternoon. Each poster will indicate specific times when the student will be available to discuss the work. Contact Terry Palmer at 785.4314 for more information.

The winner of the 2005 Educator of the Year award will be announced at a banquet at 6 p.m., May 3, in the SUB Georgian Room. Contact Chelsea Schinnour at for more information.

The College Democrats and College Republicans will debate on the future of social security and how it relates to young adults from 8-9 p.m., May 3, in VH 1010. Contact Taylor Burks at 785.4850 for more information.

Representatives from student organizations will meet May 3 to discuss Homecoming 2005. Students will receive information to take back to their organizations concerning the theme, events and responsibilities. Groups interested in participating should send a member to the gathering at 10 p.m., in the BH Little Theatre. For more information, contact Marcie Kottemann at 785.4801 or e-mail

The Weekly Lunch Series May 4 will be a Year-End Bash. Faculty, teaching staff and GTRAs may attend for table fellowship with colleagues and help choose the end-of-the-year awards from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the SUB Spanish Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. is hosting their spring informational meeting at 5:30 p.m., May 4, in VH 1110 for students interested in joining the sorority. For additional details, contact Kia Washington at or 785.5770.

Traci Ciepiela from Public Safety will guide a free self-defense workshop for women only at 7 p.m., May 4, in the SUB Activities Room. The class is part of the Women’s Resource Center Wednesday Workshop Series. Contact for more details.

The Brass Choir will perform in a concert at 8 p.m., May 4, in the OP Performance Hall.

The Director’s Showcase will be performed at 8 p.m., May 4-6, in the OP Courtyard Theatre. Contact Lee Orchard at 785.4267 for more information.

Truman’s Wind Symphony will perform in a free concert at 8 p.m., May 5, in the Baldwin Auditorium.

The Monitor will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary with sparklers from 8-10 p.m., May 5, on the Quadrangle. Call 785.4775 for more information.

The University Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 9-11 p.m., May 5. For directions to the facility, call Michael Adams at 785.4088 or go to

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend the next Tech Break from 2-3 p.m., May 6, in the SUB Alumni Room. Go to for more information.

The AAUP will meet at 4:30 p.m., May 6, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

Students can enjoy two days of gaming bliss at “Game On: The Video Game Pentathalon,” sponsored by ACM and the Take 5 Game Room. Teams of four will compete in a five-event tournament for more than $500 worth of prizes, including the top prize of a PSP. The event will be from 5-10:30 p.m., May 6, in the SUB. Visit for more details.

SAB is sponsoring the Final Blowout at 5:30 p.m., May 6, at the South Field near the Tennis Courts. Students will be able to enjoy free barbecue and a final concert by True Men, Minor Detail and Unique Ensemble followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The rain site for the dinner/concert is Pershing Arena. The rain date for the fireworks is 9 p.m., May 10. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.

The Chamber Choir will perform in a concert at 8 p.m., May 6, in the OP Performance Hall.

An upcoming opportunity is available to those interested in bird watching with other Truman and Kirksville community members. Groups will leave at 6:30 a.m., May 7, from Magruder Hall to bird watch at Thousand Hills State Park. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632.

Students will perform in piano recitals at 2 p.m., May 7 and at 3 p.m., May 8, in the OP Performance Hall. Cheryl Wong, Sarah Blackwell, Daniel Poindexter, Ryan Huber and Lauren Sappington, all students of David McKamie, will be performing May 7. Avril Frick, a student of Janice Saffir, will also be playing May 7. Emmy Thomson, Katie Craven, Stephanie Rice, John Feiner, Rachel Scheperle, Matt Safley and Dan Kubus, all students of Saffir, will be performing May 8. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Franklin Street will perform in a final concert from 4-5:30 p.m., May 7, in the Baldwin Auditorium.

There will be a faculty recital at 7 p.m., May 8, in the OP Performance Hall. Contact Mira Frisch at 785.7822 for more information.

The General Honors Medal Ceremony will be from 4-5:30 p.m., May 13, in the SUB Georgian Room. For more information about the event, contact Patricia Burton at 785.7247 or e-mail

Attention Former JBA Faculty: 2005 marks the 20th anniversary of the Joseph Baldwin Academy. JBA attracts hundreds of gifted junior high students from across the nation to campus every summer to take a three-week class taught by a Truman professor. The JBA program is compiling a list of everyone who has ever taught a JBA course. There will be a reunion reception from 2-4 p.m., July 23. If you have ever taught JBA, please e-mail Jana Morton at and tell her the years and courses you taught.

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