The students in Janice Young’s Health classes are hosting a food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17-21. Non-perishable foods can be dropped off in the Student Union Building, Magruder Hall, Violette Hall and the Quad. Food can also be dropped off at Hv-Vee from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22-23. For more information contact Young at 785.4461.

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 Art Department is hosting a public reception for the “Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest” and “Spotlight Exhibition-Deanna Dikeman” at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

There will be a physics colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Magruder 1000. Klaus Bartschat of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University will present, “Single and Double Ionization of Atoms by Short-Pulse Intense Laser Fields and Charged-Particle Impact.”

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a brown bag lunch and discussion
at 12 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Student Union Building 3201. Topics include: How might you make meaningful improvements to how and what your students learn? How does this compare to suggestions being pushed by the National Center for Academic Transformation and supported by the state? How would you know whether you are successful? How does this compare to current assessment practices at Truman? Participants should bring their lunches from Mainstreet. All are welcome. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

The Sri Lankan Student Association will host Sri Lankan Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The event will feature traditional food and performances. Email for more information.

A Cappella Fest will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Baldwin Auditorium. The event will feature Minor Detail, True Men, Sweet Nothings and more a cappella groups from nearby colleges. Canned food donations are encouraged to give to Food Depot. Admission is free.
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.

Sigma Alpha Iota will host “Music from our Roots,” a fall musicale, from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Sunken Garden. Students will play music from their heritage.

The Annual Benefits Fair will take place from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Student Union Building. For more information go to

The deadline to submit applications for traveling funds to participate in the National Conference of Undergraduate Research is 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Applications can be found online at Students must submit their applications along with their abstracts to Magruder Hall 3132. 

The Theatre Fall Lab Show “Next Fall” will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 26-29 in the BlackBox Theatre. Admission is free.

Up ‘til Dawn Letter Writing Campaign will take place from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Recreation Center.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting their annual food drive for the Kirksville Community. An upcoming drop off will be during the women’s soccer game from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 29.

The deadline to submit McNair Program applications is Nov. 1. They are available online at Contact Sarah Hass, program coordinator, at 785.5393 for additional information.

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