The Service Board will host a new member informational meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in Student Union Building Room 3202. The organization is committed to civic engagement and global citizenship through service and funding the community service of individuals and student groups. Those interested in joining can locate an application at or send an email to

The Truman Art Gallery will host a public reception for “Handed On: New Works by Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen” at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Women’s Club Lacrosse will sponsor Puppies and Puppy Chow on the Quad from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Proceeds benefit the Adair County Humane Society.

The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Magruder Hall 1000. Nicola Bowler of Iowa State University will present “Electromagnetic Sensing for Nondestructive Materials Characterization.” This is an intermediate level presentation. Snacks will be provided.

Cookies and Cognitive Science takes place at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in Violette Hall 1200. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an informational meeting on Truman’s new Cognitive Science minor. At the meeting participants can learn more about the cognitive science discipline, find out which classes count towards the minor, meet some of the faculty, staff and students involved with the minor and enjoy complimentary cookies.  

The Faculty Forum will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building. Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion, will present “If you can’t trust your friends…: What to believe when your peers disagree with you.”

African Students’ Association will host a Henna Fundraiser
Oct. 5 on the Quad.

The Student Activities Board will host a drive-in movie
7-11 p.m. Oct. 5 on the Quad. The movies “Brave” and “Ted” will be featured at the showing. “Brave” will be shown at 7 p.m. and “Ted” at 9 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be provided to those who attend.

The Sixth Faculty Research Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. For the complete schedule, check the University Master Calendar at

Brian Kubin, assistant professor of music, will be the principal player during the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association’s first performance at 3 p.m. Oct. 7. The concert, taking placing at Quincy Junior High’s Morrison Theater, will feature a new composition, “Swallows in the Window,” by local composer William Camphouse. Admission is free with a Truman ID.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meetin
g at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

Windfall is sponsoring Truman’s Own Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
. Compose just one sentence that would be the opening sentence to the world’s worst novel. Entries must be original and consist of a single sentence. Limit three entries per person. Open only to Truman students. Submit entries to by Oct. 15. Visit for inspiration. The winner will be announced during the Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading Oct. 30.

Windfall will host a Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

Wreck Check is a new mobile application that provides an accident checklist. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, the app is available at

A schedule of this week’s Truman Athletics events can be found here.
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