Students who are interested in securing off-campus housing for next academic 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 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.

The University Art Gallery
presents the national juried competition of contemporary art from Jan. 23 until Feb. 24. The show opens with a public reception at 6 p.m., Jan. 23, in the University Art Gallery. Contact Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

Truman’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team
will be having informational meetings open to students from all majors at any levels. The meetings will be at 6 p.m., Jan. 24-26, in Violette Hall 1416. Contact Allison Atchley at for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series begins the semester with  “Faces of Truman: Steve Pennington - What can Center for Faculty Networking Do for You?” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Jan. 25, in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee invites Gender and Empire Papers from members of the Truman and Kirksville communities. Please send abstracts to Linda Seidel, Division of Language and Literature, Truman State University or The abstract deadline is Jan. 31.

Alpha Sigma Gamma will be having several Rush events. An information night will be from 7-9 p.m., Jan. 31, in the SUB Activities Room. A service night will be from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 1, in the SUB Alumni Room. A fellowship night will take place from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 2, in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Emilee Simpson at 665.8191 or

Applications are now being accepted
for The Next STEP’s 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Applications can be found and completed online at The 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, 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 worth $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.

National Wear Red Day for Heart Disease Awareness will be Feb. 3. Everyone is encouraged to wear red clothing or shoes to support and raise awareness for women’s heart disease. For more information, contact Malita Winge at

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
will meet at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 3, at the University Club. For more information, contact Marc Becker at 785.6036.

Applications for the 2006 Homecoming committee are now available in the CSI Office. Completed applications are due to the CSI Office by 4 p.m., Feb. 15. Interviews will be scheduled for Feb. 21-22.

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

Upward Bound, a college-preparatory program serving Northeast Missouri high school students, has open positions for on-campus summer employment. Teaching positions include: composition, literature, yearbook/journalism, chemistry/physics, Spanish, performance and dance. Non-teaching positions include: residential coordinator, residential mentors, night supervisor, photographer and college freshmen mentor. Information and materials can be found in KB 220 or at Completed application packets are due Feb. 17.

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