Eight senior nursing students will present “Transcultural Nursing in the Philippines” at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Magruder Hall 1000. The topic is “Operations Research: Science of Decision Making.”

Anthony Blades, blindness skills specialist, will conduct a workshop, “The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students With Visual Impairments,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 in Violette Hall 1312. This workshop is free of cost. Blades will host another free workshop, “An Introduction to the Nemeth Code,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 in Violette Hall 1312. For more information, contact Blades at

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting at 12 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Building 3201. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

José Fabres, a Truman alumnus, will give a presentation on the “Pilgrim Way of St. James” at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Baldwin Hall 314. The presentation will be a part of Classic and Modern Languages’ Homecoming Open House. Fabres is a professor of Spanish at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting their annual food drive for the Kirksville Community. Upcoming drop offs will be during the men’s soccer game from 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7; women’s volleyball game from 6:30-8 p.m.  Oct. 8; and women’s soccer game from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 29.  

Communication Disorders Association (CoDA) will sponsor “Communication Disorders Alumni Panel and Reception” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. Truman alumni, Megan (Knoche) Wardlow and Liz Elkan will be speaking about life after graduation. For more information, contact Lauren Dowdy at

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s “Natural Wonders” concert will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Quincy Jr. High School Morrison Theater. The concert will feature the premier of a historical composition by Hannibal native Carolyn Birney to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth. Tickets are free to all Truman faculty, staff and students with a Truman ID.

The Center for International Study Abroad will host speaker, Phoebe Mayer, to talk about studying abroad in Austria from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building 3204.  

The third Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium will take place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Connell Information Technologies Center at A.T. Still University. The event is focused on faculty-mentored student research in biomedical science. Students are encouraged to register and submit an abstract. Visit for registration and submissions. The deadline for registration and submission is extended to Oct. 14.

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