The Classical and Modern Languages department will sponsor United Nations speaker Igor Shpiniov at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. He will discuss the work of interpreters and translators at the U.N. Students of all languages, in particular the six official U.N. languages, are encouraged to attend.

“Yule be Fit: Eating for the Holidays,” a health workshop for faculty and staff, will take place at 12 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Building 3201. Learn tips and tricks to ward off the pounds this holiday season.

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.

Mark Lambert, a senior philosophy and religion major and the winner of the 2010 Midwest American Academy of Religions award for the best undergraduate paper, will present “The Disease of the Damned: Leprosy in Myth and Medicine,” for the Folklore Colloquium at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Ophelia Parrish 2113.

H.A.L.O. will be selling hot chocolate and apple cider on the quad from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28. Proceeds will go toward a toy drive for children in the Milan community.

The Global Issues Colloquium will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Magruder Hall 2001 when Dr. Bill Heffernan of the University of Missouri discusses the global food crisis debate.

The Truman Department of Music, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota and The Mostly Live Composers Society will host the 2010 New Music Festival Oct. 28-29 in Ophelia Parrish. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and continue from 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 29. Contact for more information.

Sigma Alpha will sponsor a haunted corn maze at the University Farm from Oct. 28-31. Hours of operation are: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28; 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 29-30; and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 31. General admission is $5, or $3 with a Truman ID. Anyone donating a canned food item will receive $1 off admission on Oct. 28. Kid’s Day is Oct. 31 and will feature all of the fun without the fear.

Phi Sigma Pi will sponsor diversity speaker Phillip Milano's presentation “I Can’t Believe You asked That!” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The Annual Benefits Fair for Truman employees is scheduled for 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29 on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Building. For information on presentations, go to

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 Truman Observatory will host an open house from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 at the University Farm. For details and directions, go to

University Swingers will host a Halloween Dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Dance workshops will take place Oct. 30-31. Go to for more information.

The Candidates Forum, which took place Oct. 9, will be broadcast on the City’s Channel 3 on the following dates: 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31; 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 1.

International Idol will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Baldwin Auditorium. Performers include: the Japanese dance group led by Reina Koyano; the ASA drama team led by Bjay Adio; and the SSAS dance/instrumental team led by Wilson Zhang. Additionally, this year’s I-Idol will feature a first-time-ever surprise.

Truman in Washington information meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Violette Hall 1010. Find out how to apply for internships in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact

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.

The SAB Coffeehouse will feature a performance by Anthony Snape at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building HUB. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.

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.        

HLTH 150 will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Salvation Army from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8-12 at tables in the Student Union Building.

The Truman Brass Choir will perform a program of heroic music along with the Cantoria Singers, tenor Thomas Hueber and others at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Concert Hall. Included will be a special performance of the Hymn to the Fallen from the film “Saving Private Ryan” along with other heroic and contemplative selections for brass, voices and percussion.

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