Advertising and Public Relations Organization and Lambda Pi Eta are hosting speaker Matt Hall, vice president of external communications for Hanes at 7 p.m. March 30 in Barnett Hall 1211. This event is part of Communication Week.

Donna Rhinesmith, professor of education, will conduct the Faculty Forum at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Rhinesmith will present results of her research on Controversial Children’s Literature in the Classroom. She has examined children’s literature that has been controversial in schools on political, religious, sexual and social grounds. Faculty, students and the public are invited.

The Weekly Lunch Series continues at 12:30 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room with the third of three events featuring the annual Academic Integrity series on copyright, plagiarism, FERPA and more. Also, a representative from Apple will conduct a hands-on workshop about Apple educational tools.

Alpha Phi Omega is hosting a Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 31-April 1 in the Student Union Building.

The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. March 31 in Magruder Hall 1096. The speaker is Kishor T. Kapale from Western Illinois University who will present “Orbital Angular Momentum of Light for Fun and Profit.” For more information, visit

The National Communication Association Student Club is hosting a movie and discussion featuring “Thank You for Smoking” at 7 p.m. March 31 in Barnett Hall 1211, as part of Communication Week.

The School of Health Sciences and Education have invited senior Mark Couch to discuss his experiences in China at 7 p.m. March 31 in Violette Hall 1320. Couch has spent a year in China, one semester as an intern in Shuizhai under the sponsorship of the Department of Education and the Department of Classical and Modern Language, another teaching English in a private academy in Guangdong Province. MAE students, counseling students, and those interested in languages or ESL, are particularly invited to attend.

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an Observatory Open House from 8-10 p.m. March 31-April 3 at the University Farm.

Students in COMM 357, Survey of Rhetoric, invite the public to an April Fool’s celebration during Communication Week. The class will perform at 1:30 p.m. April 1 in Barnett Hall 1215. Students were challenged by Barry Poyner, professor of communication, to write a dialogue defending rhetoric’s utility and status as an art while simultaneously outwitting Socrates.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host “Summer 2010 Opportunities for International Students” at 7 p.m. April 1 in Violette Hall 1300. The event will explore opportunities for summer employment on and off campus and will feature presentations by the Career Center and the International Student Affairs Office.

The Global Issues Colloquium Series concludes at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Sigma Xi will sponsor speaker Jessica Nunez de Ybarra MD, MPH, of the California Department of Public Health, who will discuss The Challenges of Public Health. In addition to discussing a few of the directions the field of public health is heading and looking at lessons from the past, Ybarra will stress the importance of translating scientific results into policy.

SIFE and Truman’s Success Center will be teaming up to give a presentation on Surviving Last-Minute Group Projects at 8:30 p.m. April 1 in Violette Hall 1140.

The Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center is sponsoring a presentation, “Obtaining Government Grants for Innovative Research” at 12 p.m. April 2 at the Kirksville TCRC (315 S. Franklin). Learn how to seek out, apply for and obtain federal funding to potentially commercialize your innovations. Call the MREIC for more information or to register at 785.4307.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. April 2 at the University Club House, located at 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

Phi Epsilon Kappa’s Relay for Life Team is hosting Glow Stick It to Cancer at 8:30 p.m. April 13 at Stokes Stadium. All proceeds are donated to American Cancer Society. This event is a two-mile fun run/walk with glow sticks on the Stokes Stadium track. Registration will start at 8:30 p.m. and participants who did not pre-register can buy t-shirts while supplies last.
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