The Financial Wellness Workshop will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 4, in the SUB Activities Room. This free workshop is open to all students and organizations. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact the CSI at 785.4222.

The Phi Kappa Phi Fall Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4, in the SUB Spanish Room. There will be a free pizza lunch. Please R.S.V.P. to Debbie Nothdurft at 785.7115.

Informational meetings for the Sacred Feminine in Ancient Greece, a three-credit hour study abroad course,
will take place at 6 p.m., Oct. 4, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information on this class planned for June 7-21, contact M. Lynn Rose at or at 785.4057.

The Art of Living Club is having an introductory meeting for its Art of Living course
at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, in Baldwin Hall 252. The course is an 18-hour intensive introduction to yogic postures, breathing, meditation and wisdom that will be Oct. 6-10. For more information, contact Lloyd Pflueger at 785.4056 or Matt at 627.5813.

The Division of Fine Arts presents “Fortinbras” at 8 p.m., Oct. 4-8, in the Ophelia Parrish Courtyard Theatre. Tickets cost $2 each. Call 785.4515 for questions or to reserve tickets.

University Counseling Services will be offering free, confidential screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Oct. 5, in the SUB. At the screening, students will be able to talk confidentially with a counselor about their personal situation. Contact Diane Pletcher or Joe Hamilton at 785.4014 for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will continue its Weekly Lunch Series
at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 5, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic of this week’s lecture is “Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL). What is it? And what’s in it for me.” Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

Leslie Hahner’s COMM 381 class is hosting Katrina Relief: A Night on the Town. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 5. This event is sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha. Contact Christine Schlosser at 785.5369 for more information.

An informational meeting for prospective McNair Scholars will be at 6 p.m., Oct. 5, in Violette Hall 1236. Students must have achieved at least sophomore status. The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 10.

Comedian Lorne Newton will be presenting an evening of comedy from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 5, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Greg Wisa at 785.7189 or

The Hurricane Katrina Charity Poker Tournament will continue from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 5, in the SUB Georgian Room. A $2 donation is requested at each event. The final table will be from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 12. Weekly and final prizes will be awarded. Sponsors for this tournament include the SUB, Phi Lambda Phi and SAB. For more information, e-mail

A Wind Symphony concert will take place at 8 p.m., Oct. 5, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. For more information, contact Dan Peterson at 785.7397.

Human Resources will be having an informational fair for faculty and staff
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 9 a.m. until noon on Oct. 7 in the SUB Governors Room. Representatives from Truman’s 403(b) investment companies, state 457 plan, credit unions, and more will be available to answer questions regarding saving for retirement, investing for college, and more. For more information, visit Highlights include group presentations on various topics, opportunities for individual counseling, an informational luncheon and more.

The tenth annual General Honors informational reception
will take place at 4:45 p.m., Oct. 6, in the Violette Hall Commons. Students interested in pursuing general honors are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Patricia Burton at 785.7247 or Todd Hammond at 785.7510.

The Child Development Center 2005-2006 Seminar Series will feature “Being Proactive About the Prevention of Lead Poisoning in Young Children” from 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 6, in the SUB Governors Room. This segment will be presented by Dr. Arthur Freeland.

Stephen Hadwiger will lead discussion in the Global Issues Colloquium as the issue of “Health: Consumer Good or Community Status?” is examined from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 6, in Violette Hall 1000. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

People can donate $5 to to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to wear denim in conjunction with Lee National Denim Day Oct. 7. Pins with a swatch of denim and a pink ribbon will be available for a cost of $1 for those unable to wear denim Oct. 7. The pins can be purchased from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4-7, in the SUB. People may also sign an honor sheet with names of loved ones that have survived or lost their lives to breast cancer for $1. The sheet of honor will hang outside Pickler Memorial Library next week. The Student Public Health Association is assisting with this event. Contact Vicky Wehner at for more information.

The Biology Seminar Series will continue with “Water and Energy Use by Desert Birds” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 7, in Magruder Hall 2050. Marcus Webster, professor in the biology department at St. John’s University in St. Joseph, Minn., will be delivering the presentation.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars inductions will be from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 7, in Pershing Arena. For more information, contact Kara Burns at

An “Acknowledgment and Remembrance Ceremony” for Hurricane Katrina
will begin at 7 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Flame to the Second Century. Refreshments will be served in the SUB Down Under immediately following the lighting of the flame. For more information, contact Erin at

The Truman Forensics Union public debate series will continue at 8 p.m., Oct. 10, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic will be “The U.S. Should Urge the Security Council to Expand its Permanent Membership.” The format will be in the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) style. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Kirksville community are encouraged to attend.

In celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and to show support for Truman’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community, Lambda invites people to add their name to the 2005 GLBT Support List that will appear in the Oct. 13 issue of the Index. For more information and instructions on adding a name to the list, please go to

There will be a Quick Grants 60-minute Workshop at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11, in Pickler Memorial Library 205. This will be a chance to explore funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). For more information, contact Judy Lundberg at 785.7459.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a dessert buffet and advising discussions from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 11, in the SUB Spanish Room. Students and faculty are encouraged to come eat and disucss how to improve advising at Truman. For more information, contact Angela Crawford at

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 9 a.m., Oct. 13, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

“Confidences Trop Intimes,” the third film in the five French film series, will be shown from 8-10:30 p.m., Oct. 13, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free. Contact Rachel Berrey at 785.5359 or for more information.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award applications are available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 112. Completed applications need to be returned by Oct. 21. For more information, visit, stop by Kirk Building 112, or call 785.4111.

The Career Expo is only a few weeks away. Students can sign up for the Oct. 26 event if they haven’t done so already at the Career Center Web site at and click on the Career Expo link. Students may also have a full-time staff member or trained career assistant critique their resume and cover letter. No appointment is needed for resume and cover letter critiques. The Career Center will host “The Career Doctor is In” from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11. This program specifically focuses on resume review, advice on how to work a career fair, and how to sign up and apply for jobs at Expo. Additional details will be available in the future.

The Residential College Program, Apple Computer, and the Student Union are pleased to announce the winners of the “Frame Your Experience: Student Produced Short Film” contest.
First place: “A Day in the Life” submitted by Brian Rose; second place: “Late Work,” submitted by Gabriel Baker and Tyler Phillippi; third place: “Sidewalks,” submitted by Adam Vogt. “Late Work” received the Audience Award. Several other works also premiered including: “Goggles, a Cape, and a Dream” submitted by Marty Meyer, “Brian Goes to College” submitted by Travis Turco, “Long Distance” submitted by Brycen Marner, “Another Dimension-The Doors Truman Opens,” and “College Transition” submitted by Andrew Richmond. The contest sponsors would like to thank the participants and judges. Prize winning films can be seen from the RCP Web site,

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