The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an Observatory Open House from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at the University Observatory on University Farm. The event coincides with the peak of the Leonid meteor shower. In addition to the sights through the 14-inch telescope in the dome, those on the patio will likely see a several meteors over the course of the night.  

The Women of Cardinal Key will host a fall interest party at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Cardinal Key is a national honor society comprised of 25 women whose focus is service both on Truman’s campus and within the Kirksville community.

Alpha Phi Omega will present its Ugly Man on Campus (UMOC) Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $2 and will be sold Nov. 17 in the Student Union Building. All proceeds benefit the Kirksville Child Development Center and a charity pre-selected by the winner of the pageant.

Students from public speaking classes will present speeches from history and the movies at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Dr. Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center. The program is sponsored by the Communication Club (NCASC).

The Women’s Resource Center will sponsor “Coffee and Consciousness” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the University Club. The topic, “Disability and Sexuality,” will explore ways in which not able-bodied people have become one of the most sexually oppressed groups, the issues people face and how awareness could be raised.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will present, “Faces of Truman: Baillie Cloyd and the Service-Learning Program,” at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18. in the Spanish Room of the Student Union Building.

The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in Violette Hall 1000. Gregory L. Comer, from the Department of Physics at Saint Louis University, will present “The Multi-faceted Physics of General Relativistic Compact Objects.” For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming discussions, visit

“La fille bien gardée” by Labiche will be performed in French by Truman French students at 8 p.m. Nov. 18-19 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A copy of the script can be read online at For more information, contact Patrick Lobert, professor of French, at 785.4062 or

“An Evening with Richard Deats, peace activist,” sponsored by the Philosophy and Religion Club, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in Georgian Room A in the Student Union Building. For more information, contact Mike Ashcraft at 785.7531 or

Mary Vogt McIntosh, a local records archivist, will give a presentation on her work at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Baldwin Hall 349. McIntosh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Truman in 1991, and she has worked as a local records archivist for the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office since March 1992.

The Great American Smokeout, a national event that encourages tobacco users to quit “cold turkey” for 24 hours, will take place Nov. 19. In observance of the event, Ekklesia, a campus ministry, will sponsor Turkey Bowling on the mall. For more information, contact Dan and Gaylene Green at 627.5003.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present its “Fiesta! Family Concert” at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre on the corner of 14th and Maine streets. Tickets are free with a Truman ID.

The University and Community Relations Committee will host a blood drive from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Go to to sign up for an appointment.

The Weekly Lunch Series will host an evaluation of the lunch program at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

The Student Activities Board will host its annual Holiday Lights concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 on the steps of Kirk Memorial. The event celebrates the upcoming holiday season and features live a cappella music by True Men, Minor Detail, Sweet Nothings, Unique Ensemble and Sophisticated Ladies. Free hot chocolate and holiday cookies will be available.

The Women’s Resource Center is hiring volunteer, scholarship and work-study positions for Spring 2010. Applications can be found in the Women’s Resource Center located in Student Union Building 1100 in the CSI complex. The deadline to apply is Dec. 2. The interviews will take place during the last week of classes from Dec. 7-11.

The Truman Department of Music will sponsor the Fifth Annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in the Student Union Building. Tickets can be purchased online at They are $22 for adults, $17 for students and $9 for children ages 2-8. For more information contact Jon Gil at

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