Faculty and staff are invited to a Wellness Presentation Opportunity, entitled “New and Smart Grocery Shopping with ‘NuVal’ and ‘Smart Choices’ Programs” at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in Pickler Memorial Library Room 103. To register go to:

SUB After Dark is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building HUB. The evening includes performances by Copacetic, Illusions Danz Team, Franklin Street Singers and the University Swingers. There will be free traditional Mardi Gras and Cajun cuisine for students as well as Mardi Gras trivia.

Phi Kappa Epsilon is selling Camelbak water bottles from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16-17 in Magruder Hall. The water bottles have “Truman Health and Exercise Sciences” on the side and cost $15.

The Weekly Lunch Series carries on at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. The speaker is Baillie Cloyd, Americorps VISTA Member for Service-Learning. She will be presenting “Assessing Learning Outcomes from Public Reflection in Service-Learning Advantage.”

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

A More Perfect Union: The Struggle for Civil Rights for All
will take place at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Pickler Memorial Library Gallery. Speeches are from historic civil rights authors, read by students, faculty and staff.

The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Magruder Hall 1096. The presentation is “The Engine of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy.” This intermediate colloquium is offered by Francesc Ferrer from Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, visit

Bioethicist and Baptist pastor Dr. Terry Rosell will present a lecture
on the 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 begin 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.

The American Chemical Society Chapter is hosting a live action Candy Land
at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Magruder Basement. Travel through Candy Land on the life-size board game, while picking up candy along the way. The event is free and open to the public.

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 discussions about topics such as doing business internationally. All majors welcome. Register at by Feb. 15.

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.”

Funds Allotment Council funding applications
for fall 2010 are now available outside the FAC office in Student Union Building 1116 or at Applications are due at 4 p.m. March 17.

New Student Programs and the School of Business are recruiting academic peer mentors for the 2010-2011 academic year. Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first- and second- year pre-accounting and pre-business majors, or those considering these majors. Applicants must be accounting or business administration majors and at least juniors by the fall semester. The job listing is posted on Tru-Positions. Applications are available in the Business Academic Advising Center, Violette Hall 2413, and are due by March 22, 2010.

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