SAB is sponsoring a performance by Recycled Percussion at 7 p.m., Nov. 8, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, visit or contact Dawn Runge at 785.4722 or

The Division of Fine Arts will be hosting its Celebrity Benefit Auction
beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Kirksville Days Inn. This year the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Jazz Program. The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. The Days Inn restaurant area will be open if people would like to have dinner prior to the event. The items will be on display beginning at 6 p.m. that day for people to preview prior to the auction. This is the 11th Celebrity Benefit Auction. Proceeds from previous auctions have gone to benefit scholarship funds in art, music, theatre, and the University Art Gallery. This year approximately 156 items will be auctioned off. A listing of the items for sale is available online as a PDF at

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will continue
with “Tips for Effective Advertising,”featuring William O’Donnell Lee Award Winners, at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Pre-Law Club will be hosting the Law School Expo
from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Nov. 9, in the SUB Activities Room. The Expo will feature up to eight representatives from law schools who will be willing to answer questions for those interested. Informational packets will also be available. The Expo is free and open to all students. For more information contact Ryan Lewis at 314.706.5435.

The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi invites all students, faculty, and staff to its annual Fall Gathering
from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in the SUB Alumni Room. This event will feature a student and faculty panel that will provide information to help students get involved in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and applying for national competitive scholarships. Phi Kappa Phi students who are graduating in December will also be recognized and refreshments will be served.

Stephen Robin, public relations expert in crisis communication, will present “Crash Course in Crisis”
at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, in Violette Hall 1010. His presentation will include reflections on his work as adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This presentation is sponsored by the Truman Public Relations and Advertising Organization, with funding from the Funds Allotment Council. For additional information contact Elizabeth Sandhu at

The submission deadline for applications for prospective McNair Scholars is Nov. 10. Contact Sarah Hass at 785.5393 for additional information.

The Philosophy and Religion Club will be sponsoring a book sale, in conjunction with the Philosophy and Religion conference, that will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 10-12, in the Student Union Building. The late David Gruber’s books will be for sale to benefit the Joseph Gruber Scholarship Fund.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting,
from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 10, at the University Farm. Go to for more information.

The Truman State University Army Reserve Officer Training Program “Bulldog Battalion” will be having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony to honor all veterans of the United States Armed Forces at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at Reigor Armory. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (USAF Retired) Greg Dabney. Refreshments will directly follow the ceremony.

The Biology Seminar Series will continue
with “An International Scientific and Cultural Experience in Mexico” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Nov. 11, in Magruder Hall 2050. Brent Buckner, professor of biology at Truman, will be delivering the presentation.

“La Fille Bien Gardée will be performed in French at 8 p.m., Nov. 11-12, in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Patrick Lobert at

The SERVE Center will assist Special Olympics in hosting the Bowl for Gold
from 2-5 p.m., Nov. 12, at Leisure World. Students are encouraged to get a team together and bowl three games. Contact the SERVE Center as soon as possible for registration information at 785.7222.

The men’s basketball team will take to the home court
at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, in Pershing Arena in an exhibition game against Dreambuilders, former college players who tour the Midwest. Several former Bulldogs are on the team. That game will be the Bill Cable contest, named after the former Truman sports information director and Truman Hall of Fame member. Donations will be collected at the game for Research & Fight for Parkinson’s Disease.

The Child Development Center is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Nov. 14-15, in the second floor lounge of Violette Hall. For more information, call Katy Korte at 785.4473.

The Truman Percussion Ensembles will present their annual “Fall Sampler” concert at 8 p.m., Nov. 14, in Baldwin Auditorium. The performance will be under the direction of associate professor Michael Bump and graduate teaching assistant, Doris Doyon. Featured in this concert will be the Truman Concert Percussion Ensembles I and II, as well as the Truman Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble. Approximately 40 students from various disciplines across campus participate annually in the Truman percussion ensembles. Admission is free.

The Truman Forensics Union public debate series will continue
at 8 p.m., Nov. 15, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic will be “The United States. Should Cease Production and Exportation of Landmines and Sign the United Nations Convention.” 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.

A Graduate Council Meeting will take place from 3:30-5 p.m., Nov. 16, in Baldwin Hall 100. Contact Crista Chappell at 785.4109 or for more information.

SAB presents Trivia Night at 9 p.m., Nov. 17, in the SUB Down Under. Teams of up to five people can compete to win prizes. Admission is free to Truman students. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Points of Excellence Program has replaced the Hats Off Program.
The program can be reached at The timeline, criteria for selection and nomination forms for the month of November may also be found on this page. Please take a moment to visit the site and recognize a staff member for their personal contribution and significant accomplishments. Questions concerning the Points of Excellence Program may be addressed to any one of the Awards Selection Committee members: Deb Engen, Andrea O’Brien, Erika Sterup, Vicky Wehner, and Curt Devan.

The Great American Smokeout is scheduled
for Nov. 17. This annual event encourages tobacco users to quite. Ekklesia, the campus ministry for churches of Christ, and Baachus & Gamma will sponsor Turkey Bowling on the brick mall next to the SUB. Using a frozen turkey, participants will attempt to knock down the bowling pins resembling cigarettes. The fun encourages people to defeat the addiction “cold turkey.” The cost for bowling is one cigarette or for non-smokers one quarter. Funds raised will be used to purchase nicotine patches and gum for those seeking to quit in graduated ways. Prizes will be awarded for those who get a “Lucky Strike!” Literature which tackles the addiction from all angles, including spiritual, will be available. For more information contact Dan and Gaylene Green at 627.5003.

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