The Kirksville area schools are in need of volunteer readers for the Martin Luther King Jr. Read-In events Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. Volunteers may sign up at the SERVE Center until Dec. 9. Sign up will also be available in the Center for Student Involvement during finals week and the holiday break. Contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 for more information.

The Assessment Colloquium will feature Marcie Kotteman presenting her research on the “History of Assessment at Truman”
at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6, in the SUB Spanish Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

There will be an informational meeting for students who are interested in the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6, in Violette Hall 1412. Students are able to study in a foreign country. Applications are due Feb. 24 for planned international study between July 1, 2007, and Feb. 24, 2006. For more information or to pick up an application, contact Marilyn Romine at 785.4268 or Matt Eichor at 785.4667. Information is also available at

Sierra at Truman is sponsoring a panel of speakers from Missourians for Local Control at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, in the SUB Activities Room. The topic will be “Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth About Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Local Control.” This presentation is free and open to the public. Contact Jim Turner at 785.4348 for more information.

SAB is sponsoring Holiday Lights at 9:30 p.m., Dec. 6, outside Kirk Memorial. Hot chocolate, cappuccino and cookies will be provided for free. True Men, Minor Detail and Unique Ensemble will perform. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will continue from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dec. 7, in the SUB Spanish Room. Cynthia Cooper will be presenting “How One Faculty Member Does It.” Call 785.4391 for more information.

C.I.A.O. presents Christmas in Italy at 7 p.m., Dec. 7, at the University Club. Those in attendance will be able to enjoy free holiday desserts. Contact Eric Schneider at for more information.

The Truman Biology Seminar Series
will continue from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Dec. 9, in Magruder Hall 2050. Biology honors students will be presenting. 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”
on Friday afternoons. This week's session will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dec. 9, in the SUB Governors Room. The topic will be "CleanAccess - Understanding Its Role in Campus Security." Go to for more information.

There will be a Recital of Piano Students
at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 9, in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Nine students of Janice Saffir will be performing piano solos and one concerto. The undergraduate performers are: Katie Craven, John Feiner, Avril Frick, Julie Jackson, Paige Mundhenke, Stephanie Rice and Matt Safley. Graduate students Michelle Jones and Dan Kubus are also performing. The recital is free and open to the public. Recital credit is available for music majors. For additional information, contact Saffir at 785.4421.

The Kirksville Annual Holiday Bird Count will begin at 6:30 a.m., Dec. 10, in Magruder Hall 2024. Participants, who do not need to be experienced bird watchers, will count all the birds encountered within 7.5 miles of downtown Kirksville. Results of this and comparable counts in other locations are used to assess changes in avian abundance and distribution. Doughnuts, fruit, hot chocolate and coffee will be served. For more information, contact Pete Goldman at 785.4632 or

Truman’s Cantoria Choir will be having its 40th Annual Pancake Day fund-raiser
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10. Cantoria members are selling tickets for $4 each. Tickets will also be available at the door. Contact Renee Gordon at 785.7315 for more information.

True Men will present their annual holiday concert
to benefit Habitat for Humanity at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Staff Council will be sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 14, in the SUB Activities Room. Contact Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 for more information.

The Military Science Division cordially invites faculty and staff to attend their Open House
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 14, in Baldwin Hall 156. Please come and enjoy food, drinks and fellowship. For more information, contact Doug Reinsch or Carmen Barnes at 785.4451.

Applications are now being accepted for The Next STEP’s 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
Applications can be found and completed online at Deadline for applications is Feb. 1. For more information or assistance, contact Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 or

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for 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, study 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 work $2,000 will be awarded. Applications are due to the Truman chapter, care of Mike Ashcraft, Social Science Division, by Feb. 1. Application materials are available online at Contact Wynne Wilbur at 785.4435 or for more information.

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for the 2006-2007 Study Abroad Grant competition.
All Truman students are eligible to apply and should have a minimum of 56 credit hours and no more than 90 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Winners will receive $1,000 for study abroad between May 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007. Deadline for applications (submitted to the Society Headquarters) is Feb. 15. Application materials may be obtained online at For more information, contact Wynne Wilbur at 785.4435 or

The International Student Affairs Office is looking for local families to link up with the new international students
arriving in January. This is not a homestay program, but a chance for students and the families alike to learn about different cultures. Students and families enjoy participating together in normal activities such as shopping, sharing meals, and watching movies. Contact the International Student Affairs Office at 785.4215 for more information.

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