Students who are interested in securing off-campus housing for next year may find helpful information at Students may also pick up a Rental Housing Guide from the Student Senate Office, lower level of the Student Union Building.

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has updated their policies for posting on campus. These policies are available at the CSI, lower level of the Student Union Building.

2005 Homecoming apparel is on sale:
short or long sleeve T-shirts are $5, crew neck sweatshirts are $10 and hooded sweatshirts are $15. Homecoming apparel is available in the Center for Student Involvement. Call 785.4222 for additional information.

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 Center for Student Involvement during finals week and the holiday break. Contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 for more information.

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. For more information, contact Doug Reinsch or Carmen Barnes at 785.4451.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will continue
from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dec. 14, in the Center for Teaching and Learning offices, Pickler Memorial Library 204 and 205. There will be a table fellowship and discussion of “The Best Thing I Did All Semester.” Call 785.4391 for more information.

Diversity Institute Fellow Stephen Hadwiger is bringing a free medical Spanish interpreters class to Truman
the week of Jan. 9-13. This is an intensive 8 a.m.-5 p.m. course sponsored by Missouri Foundation for Health through the agency of Jewish Vocational Services.  Spaces are limited, so contact for an application immediately.

The annual Unity Luncheon will be at noon, Jan. 18, in the SUB Georgian Room. Cost is $7.50 per person. There will be a special presentation by Missouri performer/folklorist Gladys Coggswell. She will dramatize her perspective of the Civil Rights Movement. R.S.V.P. needed by Jan. 17 by calling 785.4016.

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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