The faculty forum continues with “Fallen Women and Daring Speech: Victorian Devotional Poetry” by Heather Cianciola, lecturer in English, at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in Violette Hall 1000. Cianciola will discuss how Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti offer a new perspective through which to view Victorian women’s religious verse.

Native American spirit dancer Dennis Rogers will perform
at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, Rogers has been working to promote multicultural education since 1987. He is internationally know for his spirit dancing and his unique style of teaching Native American culture. He demonstrates traditional Navajo crafts, including beadworking, feather work and sand paintings.

“Kony,” a documentary movie by Invisible Children
, will be screened at 8 p.m. March 13 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The event is free of charge and following the screening, a young man or woman from Africa that has been personally affected by the conflict will speak briefly and field questions from the audience. Residence Life, Truman in Africa and Alpha Kappa Lambda are sponsoring this event.

The Lunch-n-Learn series for faculty members continues at 11:30 a.m. March 14 with a workshop on VoiceThread. To register to attend, go to

The State of the District Address
will take place at 8 a.m. March 15 at the Adair County Annex Building. This event is sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, go to

A candidate’s forum
for the April election will take place March 15 at the El Kadir Shrine Club. Candidates for City Council and the Kirksville R-III School Board have been invited to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to meet the candidates. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to

The Early-Vreeland Lecture
will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC from Notre Dame University, will discuss his recently published book “The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan.”

“‘O Excellent Motion’: Directing Through Text,” a workshop by actors from the American Shakespeare Company
, will take place from 3:45-5 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall. Participants will learn how to find performance clues in Shakespeare’s plays and direct the actors in a scene from the repertory. Space is limited to 40 participants. For more information email

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a discussion of issues of interest to the University at 12 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This meeting is to address and give input on the Guiding Coalition. All faculty and staff are invited. Contact Marc Becker at or call 785.6036 for more information.

Beta Alpha Psi will provide free income tax assistance to students and the community from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 and March 31 in Violette Hall 1424. For complete details visit or email

The University Orchestra Gold Medal Concert
will take place at 8 p.m. March 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

The deadline for summer grant applications offered through the Truman Institute is March 26. These grants are designed to move toward the goal of having each major offering at least one online course, where feasible, within the next couple of summer sessions. Applications can be found online at

“Savages and Throwbacks: Racism and Heterosexism in 20th Century America,” a lecture by professor and author Ladelle McWhorter, will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. McWhorter, a professor of philosophy at the University of Richmond, is also the author of “Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America: A Genealogy.” This event is sponsored by the Jonny and Dave Eisenberg Speaker’s Fund, the Department of English and Linguistics and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Educator of the Year nominations are now being accepted They can be made online at

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