There will be a Quick Grants 60-Minute Workshop at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 25, in Pickler Memorial Library 205. This will feature the National Science Foundation’s Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Grant (CCLI) and Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. For more information, contact Judy Lundberg at 785.7459.

The Assessment Colloquium will take place
from 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. This is a joint project between the Assessment Committee Analysis and Reporting Group and TCTL. Adam Davis, interim director of interdisciplinary studies, will discuss “Assessment of JINS Outcomes: ‘The JINS Effect.’” Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

Project Alpha will take place from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 25, in Baldwin Hall 251 and 252. Students may get tested for HIV and learn more about sexually transmitted infections. This event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Contact Biplaw Rai at 660.525.3136 or for more information.

Steven Watts will deliver this year’s Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture
at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, in the SUB Activities Room. Watts, a professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will speak about the role Henry Ford played in shaping twentieth-century America. The lecture is intended for a broad audience and is open to the public. For more information, contact Sally West at 785.7641.

Windfall, the campus literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, art, drama, music, essays, photography, and prose. Submissions are due Oct. 25 in Kirk Memorial 203B, Windfall’s CSI mailbox, or e-mailed to Go to for more information.

Peter Groner from the department of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will be presenting “Rotational Spectroscopy of Interstellar Cloud Molecules with Two Internal Rotors” from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Oct. 26, in Barnett Hall 112. This Physics Colloquium is free and open to the public. Call Taner Edis at 785.4583 for more information.

Sierra at Truman will feature ”Lobbying to Protect Missouri’s Clean Air and Water,” a presentation by Carla Klein, chapter director of Missouri Sierra Club. This open meeting will take place at 6 p.m., Oct. 26, in Baldwin Hall 251. Contact Jim Turner at 785.4348 for more information.

The four-lanes of U.S. Highway 63 from Macon, Mo., to Millard, Mo., will open at 2 p.m., Oct. 27.

The Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maize at the University Farm will be open 7-10 p.m., Oct. 27 and 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 28-29. Kids Day (not scary) will be from 3-6 p.m., Oct. 30. Admission is $3. Concessions will be sold. Contact Kelly Hanley at 660.341.6400 for more information.

The Black and Gold Informational 2005 will take place from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 27, in Violette Hall 1439. This event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha. For more information, contact Biplaw Rai at 660.525.3136.

The Graduate English Organization is hosting an English MA informational forum
at 7 p.m., Oct. 27, in Baldwin Hall 284. During this time, several English graduate students at Truman will talk about their experiences with the program and answer questions from prospective students.

The Truman New Music Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27 and 1:30 p.m., Oct. 28, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. For more information, contact Warren Gooch at 785.4429.

The Equestrian Team Pumpkin and Bake Sale will be
from noon until 4 p.m., Oct. 28, on the Quadrangle. Contact Rebekah Kruvand at for more information.

The Biology Seminar Series will continue
with “Tick-borne Rickettsial Diseases in the Southeastern United States” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 28, in Magruder Hall 2050. Dr. William Nicholson from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, will be delivering the presentation.

SAB presents CAKE in concert. Doors will open at 7 p.m., Oct. 28, in Pershing Arena. Tickets are $8 for students with a University ID and $15 for the general public. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at 785.4722.

Members of the University community are invited to participate in the first survey of campus member satisfaction with Physical Plant services.
The survey has six to seven questions for each type of service, and a section to provide written comments. All survey responses are anonymous. Physical Plant will use the results of the survey to guide their improvement efforts. Their objective is to provide the best possible service. The survey is available online and must be completed by Oct. 28. To take the survey, go to and log-in with your network username and password.

Blanton/Nason/Brewer is hosting a Haunted House
in their basement from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Oct. 29. There is a small fee of $1. Contact Lindsay Allan at 785.7111 or e-mail

Sigma Lambda Gamma will be sponsoring winter apparel from Bolivia for sale
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4, on the Quadrangle. All proceeds will go the a Fair Trade Organization. For more information, contact Tamaka Mann at 627.5466 or

Truman’s Residential Hall Association Annual Community Safe Trick-or-Treating will take place
from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31, in the residence halls.

The Career Center is presenting its Third Annual Haunted House from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31, at the Career Center. Searching for a career can be scary, but not as scary as this hospital themed haunted house. For more information please call 785.4353.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will continue its Weekly Lunch Series
by sponsoring “Extending Your Reach,” a student project to develop annotated bibliographies to guide co-curricular exploration of course content, at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The 2005 College Bowl Tournament will take place from 6-10 p.m., Nov. 2, in the third level of the SUB. This competition will decide the varsity team, which will advance to the Regional Championship Tournament in February 2006. For more information, contact Amy Currier at 785.4222.

The Truman Forensics Union public debate series will continue
at 8 p.m., Nov. 2, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic will be “The U.S. Should Abide by the UN Declaration of Human Rights.” 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. 

The Truman Child Development Center Seminar Series will continue
from 5-6 p.m., Nov. 3, in the SUB Alumni Room. Adam Davis, interim director of interdisciplinary studies, and Jo Agnew-Tally, associate professor of early childhood education, will be presenting, “An Introduction and Overview of the Truman Interdisciplinary Studies Program with an Emphasis on Interdisciplinary Studies within the Field of Early Childhood.”

The Global Issues Colloquium will take place from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 3, in Violette Hall 1000. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The last day to drop a full-term course for the fall 2005 semester is Nov. 3. Courses may be dropped via TruView using a fall 2005 RAC number, or in person in the Registrar’s Office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A $50 fee will be assessed, and a W grade will appear on the student’s transcripts for the dropped course. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 785.4143.
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