The Annual Benefits Fair is scheduled for 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Building. Representatives from Aetna, Delta Dental, UnitedHealthcare Vision, MOCAFE and CIGNA Life Insurance will be on campus to discuss the plan options the University will offer effective Jan. 1, 2013.

The third annual Community Partner Luncheon
will take place at 12 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B and C.

The physics colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Magruder Hall Room 1000. The symposium will feature key speaker Ronald Bieniek of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Bieniek will speak on the topics of the Mathematical God and Heavenly Physics. More information is located online at

"The Path Less Chosen: An Exchange of Cultural and Educational Perspectives of African and American Study Abroad Programs,” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. This event is sponsored by the African Students’ Association.

The deadline for a $2,000 scholarship to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand
is Nov. 1. The scholarship is for Spring 2013. For more information, call 406.994.7044 or email

The A.T. Still Research Institute is accepting applications for the Summer Research Experience. The undergraduate application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, visit

Applications for the McNair Program
are due by Nov. 1. To view eligibility requirements and access the application, go to

The local Mark Twain division of the American Chemical Society and its student affiliate group will host Herbert J. Kaiser, Ph.D. of Steris Corporation at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Magruder Hall 2001. The topic of his presentation will focus on the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents. For further information please contact David Wohlers at

Award-winning author Peter Nye will present “Writing About What You Want to Write: From Idea to Published Book,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Nye has authored and co-authored seven books, and written on topics as diverse as professional cycling, labor and automotive history. He will speak about his writing career, developing an idea for a book, working with agents, co-authoring books and writing about what you love. Nye’s presentation is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

The Pre-Law Club will host an event with The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Violette Hall 1404. Ellen Suni, dean of the UMKC School of Law, along with several faculty members and admissions counselors, will speak to students that may be interested in law school. Application fee waivers will be available at the meeting. Refreshments will be provided.

Students Supporting the Exceptional Community (SSEC) is hosting Wheelchair Basketball from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Student Recreation Center. Teams should be made of 3-5 people. The early registration fee is $15 dollars for all who sign up by Nov. 8. After that the price will be $17. If every player on the team brings a canned food item, the price will be discounted. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

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