Faculty and staff are invited to a Microsoft Access 2007 Presentation from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Kirksville TCRC, 315 S. Franklin. This one-day course teaches the basic functions and features of Access; how to design and create databases; how to work with tables, fields and records; and how to sort and filter data and create queries, forms and reports. This course is offered to faculty and staff for a reduced rate of $52 by the TCRC. For more information, call 785.2530 or e-mail

The Weekly Lunch Series continues at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room with “Outcomes Based Local Assessment: Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning” by Karen Smith, associate professor of psychology, Phil Ryan, associate professor of mathematics, Glenn Wehner, professor of animal science, and Ian Lindevald, associate professor of physics. The group participated in a National Science Foundation grant and will discuss their findings and how their experiences might apply to assessments of other Truman learning outcomes.

The Spanish Club is hosting a presentation about Argentina at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Baldwin Hall 251. Katie Tolle, a third-year Spanish and English major, will present on her experiences studying abroad in Argentina in Fall 2009.

The Career Center is sponsoring “Careers in Government,” a program for students interested in pursuing careers in government at 12 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Kirksville TCRC, 315 S. Franklin. Panelists are all Truman graduates representing various government agencies.

A Peace Corps Presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Those interested in opportunities with the Peace Corps can stop by. For more information, visit

The Pershing Society and University Swingers are hosting a three-day tango workshop. From 4-8 p.m. Feb. 11 is the Mate Mixer in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Tango classes will be taking place from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12 in Pershing Dance Studio. Classes continue from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in Pershing Dance Studio and the workshop wraps up with a dance from 8-11 p.m. Feb. 13 in Kirk Gym. Visit for more information.

The next Safe Zone training for faculty and staff will take place at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in the Student Union Building Conference Room 3000. Safe Zone trained members provide support, information and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students, and most importantly create a safe space on campus. For more information, e-mail

The Freedom Writers Series begins with film showings at 6 p.m. in Kirk Gym and 9 p.m. in the Student Union Building HUB on Feb. 13. At 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in Baldwin Auditorium, two of the original Freedom Writer students will present. To conclude the series, there will be a “Netiquette” dinner and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. All events are free. Events are sponsored by Residence Life, New Students Program, Multicultural Affairs Center, Regional Professional Development Center, Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Senate, Center for Student Involvement, National Education Association and Student Affairs.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present
“From the Heart” at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre. Tickets are free for faculty, staff and students with a University ID. Visit for more information.

Cardinal Key is hosting Spring Rush. Rush applications are due to the Cardinal Key mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement by Feb. 17.  Rush Week is Feb. 21-28. For more information, e-mail or visit

Bioethicist and Baptist pastor Dr. Terry Rosell will present a lecture on the sometimes unexpected tensions between organ donation and transplant and religious values systems in “What happens to Jesus if I donate my heart? A Narration of Religious-Cultural Influences on Organ Donation and Transplantation.” The talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Rosell is the Sister Rosemary Flanigan Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City.

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host an international business discussion at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Students will be served dinner and participate in round table discussions over topics such as doing business internationally. All majors are welcome. Register at by Feb. 15.

An information meeting for India Study Abroad will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in Violette Hall 1010 and Feb. 24 in Violette Hall 1146. For more information, e-mail

The next Global Issues Colloquium is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Magruder 2001. Sylvia Macauley, associate professor of history, will present “No Justice, No Peace: the Elusive Search for Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone.”
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