The Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Child Development Center will continue from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Nov. 15, on the second floor lounge of Violette Hall. For more information, call Katy Korte at 785.4473.

The final information session for “Braveheart Meets King Arthur,” a study abroad trip to England and Scotland in August 2006,
will be at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 15, in OP 2210. Interested students who are unable to attend the information session should contact Sara Orel at 785.4419 or or Christine Harker at 785.6018 or

The Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, will take place from noon until 5 p.m., Nov. 15-17, on the third floor of the SUB. Appointments are not necessary. Door prizes will be available. Contact Lauren Johnson at for more information.

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 Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will continue with “Inquiring Minds Want to Know,”
featuring faculty sharing about their research or scholarly work, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

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.

There will be a Marathon and Half Marathon informational meeting
at 9:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge and at 9:30 p.m., Nov. 17, in the Centennial Hall classroom. Residence Life and Roadrunners Club are organizing a group to train and run the St. Louis Marathon. The meetings will divulge details about what the program will entail, including: training folders, Saturday group long runs and T-shirts. For additional information visit or contact Jill Moeller at 785.5942.

The Great American Smokeout will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Nov. 17, on the Mall. This annual event encourages tobacco users to quit. Ekklesia, the campus ministry for churches of Christ, and Baachus & Gamma will sponsor Turkey Bowling on the Mall.Contact Dan and Gaylene Green at 627.5003 for more information.

The Iraq war memorial service will take place
from 5-10 p.m., Nov. 17, in the SUB Georgian Room. The Amnesty International Truman Chapter is commemorating the soldiers lives lost in the Iraq war. Balloons will represent fallen American soldiers. Amnesty International works for human rights around the globe. Regular meetings take place at 6 p.m., Wednesdays, in OP 2117.

Dance Fusion 2005 Rhythm of the Night will take place
at 7 p.m., Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, in Baldwin Auditorium. There will be guest performances by Ceilidh, Showgirls, University Swingers and High Street Dancers. This event is sponsored by the Social Science Division Office. Admission is free.

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. Call SAB at 785.4722 for more information.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series will continue
from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Nov. 18, in Magruder Hall 2050. Bo Deng will be presenting “Trappers Drove Hare to Eat Lynx.” Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join IT Services at their regular series titled “Tech Break.”
This week’s session, “Dear ITS, How do I...? Question and Answer Panel,” will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 18, in Violette Hall 1300. Go to for more information.

The Habitat for Humanity Dodgeball Tournament will take place
at 1 p.m., Nov. 19, in the Pershing Small Gym. Students are encouraged to organize a team of six to seven people or students may come alone and get placed on a team. There is a registration fee of $20 per team or $3 per single person. Contact Sara Lynn at 816.914.2339 or for more information.

The Celebration of a Life: Rosa Parks will take place from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 19, in the SUB Georgian Room. There will be a banquet and guest speakers to commemorate the life of Rosa Parks. Tickets are $10 or free for Truman students with a University ID. R.S.V.P. by Nov. 16 at to attend. This event is sponsored by AKA and RCP.

Students who are interested in studying in the Alps in Chambéry, France, this summer should attend an informational meeting
from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 21, in SUB Room 309. Students may receive six credit hours of French. There will be weekend excursions, family stays and five days in Paris. Contact Timothy Farley at or 785.4520 for more information.

Forum for the Revision of the Student Conduct Code will take place from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 29, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Students are encouraged to attend and express how they would like to change or revise the Student Conduct Code. Dave Lusk, assistant dean of student affairs, will be the facilitator. Refreshments will be free. Contact Brandon Large at for more information.

The Physics Colloquium will feature Sergei Kopeikin from the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Physics and Astronomy,
from 4:35-5:25 p.m., Nov. 30, in Barnett Hall 112. The presentation will be “Gravitomagnetism and the Lorentz Invariance of Gravity in the Gravitational Light-Ray Deflection Experiments.” Contact Taner Edis at 785.4583 for additional information.

Phi Kappa Phi announces the 2006-2007 Study Abroad Grant competition. All Truman students are eligible to apply and should have a minimum of 56 and no more than 90 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Winners will receive $1000 for study abroad between May 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. Deadline for applications (submitted to the Society Headquarters) is Feb. 15, 2006. Application materials may be obtained online at For more information please contact Wynne Wilbur, Phi Kappa Phi secretary, at 785.4435 or

Phi Kappa Phi announces the 2006-2007 Graduate Fellowship Competition.
Eligible students must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi and have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study. Selection will be based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study as evidenced by academic achievement, student leadership and service, letters of recommendation, acceptance in an approved graduate program, and a statement of goals. Nationwide, 60 Graduate Fellowships in the amount of $5,000 and 40 Awards of Excellence worth $2,000 will be awarded. Applications are due to the Truman State chapter, care of Mike Ashcraft, social science division, by Feb. 1. Application materials are available at For further information, contact Wynne Wilbur, Phi Kappa Phi secretary, at 785.4435 or

The Truman Chamber Choir will be having a Renaissance Madrigal dinner
at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, in the SUB Georgian Room. This will be an annual event. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for students or $12 plus one meal for students with an on-campus meal plan. See any member of the Chamber Choir for tickets or contact Rachel King at

The Global Issues Colloquium will continue from 7-9 p.m., Dec. 1, in Violette Hall 1000. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting, from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Dec. 1, at the University Farm. Contact Michael Adams at 785.4088 or for more information.

The American Association of University Professors will meet at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 2, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

Staff Council is sponsoring a day for members of the Truman community to ring the bell for the Salvation Army
on Dec. 3. People may sign up to work a two-person, two-hour shift by contacting Katie Best at or calling 785.4243.

Staff Council will again sponsor a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This is the signature fund-raising event for the organization and will take place April 21-22. Deadline for early registration ($5 per person) is Dec. 5. Interested parties may contact Cindy Woods at 785.7691 or for registration packets or additional information.
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