A candidate forum will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the El Kadir Shrine Club in Kirksville. The forum will allow both local and state government candidates to meet with voters and respond to questions from their opponents and the media. The event is sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

A free public reception will take place for the “Cross Connections” exhibit at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the University Art Gallery. The exhibit consists of graduate student work in visual communications from the Luxum Academy of Fine Arts in China.

An All-University Meeting will take place Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 1000. Thomas Vojta of the Department of Physics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology will present “Quantum phase transitions and novel phases in condensed matter.”

A Missouri Proposition B Discussion Panel will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Magruder Hall 2001. Panelists will discuss Proposition B, the “Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act,” and respond to audience questions. Panelists include representatives from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation and the Alliance for Truth.

The Department of Classical and Modern Language will host “Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline”
at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Magruder Hall 1000. The presentation will be given by Daniel B. Levine of the Classics Department at the University of Arkansas.

The 2011 Summer-in-South Asia program will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. The most distinguishing features of the trip are visits to the villages and homes of borrowers of the world-renowned and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

An American Association of University Professors brownbag lunch forum will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Bring lunch from Mainstreet. Peter Rolnick will lead a discussion on Gary Jones’ article “Universities, the Major Battleground in the Fight for Reason and Capitalism,” available at The article discusses a private foundation that gives money to universities offering specific classes in which Ayn Rand novels are required reading.

The Biology Seminar Series will continue with “Why Blood Clotting in Hibernators is Cool” at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Magruder Hall 1000. The presentation will be given by Dr. Scott Cooper of the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The Physics Colloquium will feature student summer research at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Magruder Hall 1000. Presentations will include: “High resolution Kelvin probe force microscopy with shielded probes” by Kevin Satzinger; “The Destruction of Biofilms Using Ultrasound Treatment” by Benjamin Rusk; “High Resolution SPR Microscopy Based Microarray” by Even Mirts; and “Reaction Front Pinning by Moving Vortices” by Chad Williamson.

Phi Sigma Pi’s “Dance ’til you drop for Teach for America” will take place from 7-11 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Building HUB, with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Entry is $10 for teams of 2-4 dancers. The event will feature light refreshments and guest performances from campus dance groups, with prize drawings every hour. Contact for more information or to register. Pre-registration is not required but preferred.

K-Life will host a dodgeball tournament
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. Contact for more information.

The 21st Annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference will take place from 9 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.        

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