The Society of Urban and Ethnic Dance Excellence (SUEDE) will host showcases at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Admission is free. The showcase encompasses many forms of urban and ethnic dance, including hip hop, poi, krump, pop and breakdancing. Parental discretion is advised for explicit lyrics and content.

Students from HLTH 440 will host health workshops for faculty and staff. “The Ins and Outs of Injury Prevention” will take place Nov. 15, with “Self Care: What to Do When You are Sick” following Nov. 17. Both will take place at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building Room 3201.

The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Magruder Hall 1000 with a presentation on subdwarf B variable stars by Maggie Brewer of the Department of Physics at William Jewell College. Subdwarf B variable (sdBV) stars are a class of hot, helium burning stars that represent a stage of late stellar evolution. These stars, only classified in the last 20 years, have short periods of around 200 seconds. The short periods make these stars ideal for undergraduate students to study, as a few nights of data can lead to well defined periods. This is an intermediate level presentation. Snacks are provided five minutes before the talk. For a list of upcoming colloquia go to

The Great American Smoke Out and turkey bowl will take place from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Student Union Building fountain. This nationwide annual event encourages tobacco users to quit cold turkey for 24 hours. Prizes will be awarded for strikes and free t-shirts will be available while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health, CASE, students of COMM 270, Ekklesia Campus Ministry and the Kirksville Church of Christ.

A World AIDS Day Memorial Service is planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 30 outside of the Kirk Memorial Building. The event will be led by the senior nursing class and will including readings, poems and stories to reflect the world impact of AIDS. The public is invited to attend. Contact for more information.

Ionesco’s “L’avenir est dans les oeufs” (The Future is in Eggs) will be performed in French by Truman students at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A French-English copy of the play is available at For more information, contact Patrick Lobert, professor of French, at 785.4072 or

Megan Wargo, Truman volleyball assistant coach, will conduct a meeting
at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 for parents and students ages 12-18 interested in participating in the Kirksville Club Volleyball. Teams will practice two times per week and play in regional tournaments. For information about the meeting, please contact Coach Wargo at or 660.341.9610.
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