The Child Development Center (CDC) at Truman State University has added a new Monday, Wednesday and Friday (MWF) half-day preschool program. The new MWF half-time program’s schedule will be from 7:15-11: 15 a.m. or 1:30-5:30 p.m. Tuition rates for this program are competitive with community tuition rates. If interested, call the CDC’s Head Teacher Heather Rohn at 785.4473 or the CDC Director Jo Agnew-Tally at 349.0032.

As part of the You Drink & Drive. You Lose. National Crackdown,
the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently working with other local agencies to protect people from impaired drivers until Sept. 5. DPS officers will be conducting patrols throughout the University community.

The University Art Gallery at Truman presents two exhibits until Sept. 30. A solo exhibit of Jo Stealey’s work is on display in the Spotlight (side) Gallery. A public reception will take place at 6 p.m., Sept. 12, at the University Art Gallery. An art faculty exhibit, “The Truman Show,” is on display in the gallery. A public reception will take place at 6 p.m., Sept. 19, at the University Art Gallery. Contact Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

Over the summer as part of the Summer Reading Program, Student Senate and the Residential College Program invited all members of the Truman community to read “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” by Chris Hedges (First Anchor Books, 2002) and/or “Betsey Brown” by Ntozake Shange (Picador, 1985). There will be a discussion of these books at 7 p.m., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. They will discuss “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” on Aug. 31 and they will discuss “Betsey Brown” on Sept. 1.

The Writing Center, located in McClain Hall 303, will be open for consultations beginning Sept. 6. The Writing Center hours will be announced at a later date.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will launch its Weekly Lunch Series for faculty, teaching staff and GTRAs with reports from the 2004-2005 E-Fellows at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 7, in the SUB Spanish Room. Participants may receive $3.00 toward their Sodexho meal by signing the attendance sheet at any of the Student Union checkout counters. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4477 for more information.

The Observatory will be open to the public weather permitting from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sept. 8, at the University Farm. Go to for additional information.

The AAUP will meet at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 9, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

The Brashear Elementary After-School Program is looking for Truman students, faculty, staff and organizations to share their knowledge and talents with the elementary students. This may be done through hands-on activities, displays, interactive presentations, performances, or any type of creative methods. This can be a one-time event, sequence of events or scheduled on a regular basis. Contact campus liaison Colleen McLaughlin at for more information.

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