The Classical and Modern Language Department and the Spanish faculty will present “The Evil of the Conquest” by Dr. Iván Reyna, associate professor of Spanish at University of Missouri, Columbia, at 7 p.m. March 26 in Baldwin Little Theater.

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.

Award-winning author Dr. John Smelcer will visit Truman March 27-28 to visit classes and participate in a series of public events. Smelcer is one of the last speakers familiar with the Ahtna language, an endangered Alaska Native language. He has authored 45 books in an eclectic range of interests and disciplines. At 6 p.m. March 27 in Violette Hall 1010, Smelcer will present “The World Raven Made: Ahtna Athabaskan Culture, Language and Myth.” The Truman State University Press will host an open house and book signing meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. March 28 on the third floor of the General Services Building, located at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets. From 7-8:30 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A, Smelcer will participate in a public reading of his poetry, followed by a book signing. All events are free and open to the public. More information about Smelcer and his work is available on his website,

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

The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a listening session from 4-6 p.m. April 3 in the Student Union Building. Local officials, companies, organizations transportation experts and MoDOT engineers will discuss potential scenarios for Missouri’s transportation priorities over the next 20 years. Seating is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Register by emailing or by visiting

The Multicultural Affairs Center is bringing the Global Poverty Project to campus from 5:30-7 p.m. April 8 in Violette Hall 1000. This event will give students the opportunity to learn more about why extreme global poverty exists and give them the tools and resources to actually do something about it.

Truman’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) will host a literacy night
at the Adair County Public Library from 3:30-5:15 p.m. April 10 for students K-3rd grade. NSCS students will be dressed up like book characters and will help children explore new worlds by reading and helping them create a fun craft to take home.

Service Recognition Luncheon RSVPs are due by April 17 to Human Resources. This annual event recognizes Truman employees celebrating an anniversary year of service. Tickets are $10. Individuals being recognized will receive a complimentary ticket.
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