The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a discussion of issues of interest to the University at 12 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Student Union Building 3201. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

The deadline to apply to attend the 2012 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University is Jan. 17. Applications are available online at President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at The George Washington University March 30-April 1. CGI U is designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world.

There will be a public reception for the gallery exhibit “Voyeur,” curated by Brandelyn Dillaway and Texas Design-Exchange is the Message, at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

The Truman State University Bookstore will host “A Tale of Two Cities,” a presentation and book signing by Huping Ling, professor of history, for  her work “Race, Transnational Migration, and Community in Chicago and St. Louis.” The event will take place from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The deadline for submission of TruScholars Program applications is 11:59 p.m. Jan. 29. The purpose of the TruScholars program is to foster collaborative faculty-student research and creative activities to enhance undergraduate student learning. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery showing. The OSR will fund up to 25 TruScholar applications. Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found at the OSR website Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to

“A Conversation on the Liberal Arts” will continue
at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Peter Goldman, professor emeritus of biology, will share his presentation entitled “A Question Augustus Asked.”

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