Bulldog LEADERS, Truman Athletics and ROTC will host ESPY award-winning inspirational speaker Aaron Thomas at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Pershing Arena. Thomas is the son of the late Ed Thomas, a long-time football coach for Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa. Not long after helping his town recover from the aftermath of a tornado, Ed Thomas was killed at the hands of a mentally ill former player. In his presentation, Thomas shares his story and shows audiences how to deal with adversity, set important goals and live a meaningful life.

Jillian Anthony, campus recruiter for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, will be on campus Sept. 19. Join Anthony and the Truman in Washington Program for an information meeting to discuss internship opportunities in the D.C. area at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Student Union Building 3202. Past D.C. interns will be attending to share their own experiences and answer questions. For more information, visit the Truman in Washington Program website at Contact Jay Self at with any questions regarding the Truman in Washington Program.

The Wellness Zone, located inside the library, will be celebrating its grand opening from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 on the Quad. Students will have the opportunity to practice and learn about stress management techniques. Two back massage chairs located in the library will be available for free trial during the grand opening. Blood pressure screening, stress balls and other stress management resources will be available, as well as some healthy snacks.

The School of Social and Cultural Studies will host an open house at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in Barnett Hall. The open house is an opportunity for faculty and staff to see the renovations recently completed to facilitate the relocation of the departments of Psychology and Military Science, as well as the facilities for the departments of Communication, Justice Systems and Society and Environment. Stop by for complimentary refreshments and tours from 4-5 p.m.

The University will be conducting a public auction of surplus property at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at Dulaney-Baldwin Building No. 4 located on Hwy 63 South and LaHarpe Street.  

Ekklesia will sponsor a free concert by the a cappella gospel group Durant at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

SafeZone training will be available to faculty and staff at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The program will inform participants on how to help create a safer environment for LGBT students on the Truman campus. For more information, contact Joe Hamilton at or visit

Amber Johnson, professor and chair of anthropology, will give a short talk about the archaeology of Northeast Missouri at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Ruth W. Towne Museum. The talk will focus on the basic pattern of culture change in this region and why it differs from surrounding regions. There will be a brief meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member of the newly founded Northeast Missouri chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society immediately following the talk.

The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium will take place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 on the A.T. Still University campus. More information can be found at

Reslife will host Octoberfest from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 on the Mall. Stop by for fun, food, root beer and live performances.

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