Events and Activities

University President Troy Paino will host his first "Coffee with the President" for the 2013-14 academic year from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Magruder Hall 2007.

Science and Mathematics Distiguished Speaker Series presents Chris Mooney
at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. The lecture is titled, “The Psychology Behind the War on Environmental Science.”

The Vietnamese Student Association will host the Across Vietnam Festival from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Mall. Ten dishes from every part of the country will be available for tasting. There will also be traditional games and activities with a chance to win special prizes. The event is free to attend, but tickets will be needed to sample food. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23-25 in the Student Union Building or at the International Student Affairs Office during regular business hours. For more information contact or

The Theatre Department and Multicultural Affairs Center are sponsoring a performance of Flamenco Dance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. The dancers are Elga Sepulveda Suarez and Richard Martinez Sanchez, two young people from Puerto Rico who own and operate their own theatre company. The dancers are at Truman to assist with choreography for “Blood Wedding,” a Theatre Department production that opens in November. There will also be a Flamenco Dance workshop open to the campus and community at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Pershing Dance Studio. For more information, contact Dana Smith, professor of theatre, at

The deadline for applying to teach English in China through the SA CHN 550 EFL Internship (12 credit hours) in the spring is Sept. 30. Through this internship, students teach English conversation in public schools in rural Guangdong Province. Students also take a one credit hour class, ED 549 EFL Methods - China, prior to departure. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at Sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Education.

The University of Missouri Crosby Master’s of Business Administration Program will have an information session 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Student Union Building 3302. Dinner will be provided. Learn more at and RSVP to

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present “True Grit” at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater. Admission is free with a Truman ID. In collaboration with the QPL’s Big Read, this concert features Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Rodeo” suites, plus other works celebrating the human spirit and the American west.

The deadline to submit an abstract for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium is Oct. 15. Students and residents who wish to be eligible for a cash award associated with their poster need to register by Oct. 8. All abstracts must be submitted electronically via email to Charity Thomann at Register online at

The 19th Annual Women and Gender Studies Conference is calling for papers on the topic “Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives.” Submissions are due 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to in PDF or word document form.
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