The Center for Academic Excellence and the School of Business are recruiting academic peer mentors for the 2013-2014 academic year. Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first and second year students who are accounting and business administration majors, or who are considering these majors. Applicants must be juniors or seniors by the Fall 2013 semester, and must be accounting or business administration majors. A job listing may be viewed on TruPositions under “Academic Peer Mentor.” Applications are available in the Business Academic Advising Center, Violette Hall 2413, and are due March 18.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting
at 4:30 p.m. March 19 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

“Dr. Watson: A.I., Ethics, and the Future of Medicine,” a presentation by Amy Michelle DeBaets, will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20 in the Student Union Building Room 3202. DeBaets is an assistant professor of bioethics at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and a Faculty Scholar in the University of Chicago Program on Medicine and Religion for 2013-2015. She will examine the future of medicine when artificial intelligence, health care and ethics collide. The talk is free and open to the public. While a meal will not be served, attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the talk. For questions, contact Dereck Daschke at or 660.785.6005. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

The Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty will continue from 12:30-1:20 p.m. March 20 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. This week’s session will cover the Digital Library and E-Content. To register for this or any Lunch-n-Learn session, go to

The School of Science and Mathematics will host distinguished speaker Chaim Goodman-Strauss
at 7 p.m. March 20 in Magruder Hall 2001. Goodman-Strauss, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas, will present “How the World Fits Together.”

The Global Issues Colloquium will continue at 7 p.m. March 21 in Magruder Hall 2001. Meg Edwards, visiting professor of political science, will present “Presidential Instability in South America.”

Beta Alpha Psi is sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
, a free tax return preparation and electronic filing program from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23 in Violette Hall 1424. Taxpayers should be sure to bring proof of identity; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099 forms and any other tax forms received in the mail; social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return; and banking information if a direct deposit is desired. For more information, call 660.785.4378.

The Gold Medal Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 23 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Winners of the Gold Medal Competition will perform as soloists with the University Orchestra.

The Early-Vreeland Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Shannon Fogg, historian at the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, will discuss life under Nazi rule in Vichy, France with a presentation entitled “Stealing Home: The Looting of Jewish Apartments in Paris During the Second World War.” The Early-Vreeland Lecture is sponsored by the Department of History.

The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. March 27 in Magruder Hall 1096 with a presentation by alumnus Carlos Di Stefano.

The Truman Brass Choir will perform in concert
at 8 p.m. March 28 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Requests for computer lab software for the 2014 academic year are being accepting until April 1. The computer lab operating system will be Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2010. To suggest a computer software for the computer labs send an email to with the following information: title of software; version; number of licenses; and company information. Software packages that were previously in the computer labs will not be available unless requested. To see the list of software packages that have been requested for 2014, go to To see the list of software packages that were available last year, go to

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