Events and Activities

The Truman Funds Allotment Council is accepting fund applications for the Spring 2014 semester. Applications are available at and are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in the FAC office, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. In order to be considered for funding, an organization must be chartered for one full semester prior to the semester in which funds are requested. For more information, contact Yang Li at 660.998.4045 or at

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an open house at the observatory from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 7. The observatory is located at the University Farm on Boundary Street.

The Muslim Students Association will host their fundraiser “Dinner & A Muslim” at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. For more information, visit

Sigma Delta Pi is hosting a photo contest for students who have recently studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. The themes for this year’s photo contest are “People” and “Places.” Sigma Delta Pi asks for students to limit submissions to two per person. Submissions are due by Oct. 9. For more information or to submit a photo, email

The SERVE Center is accepting nominations from student organizations for community partners they work with as a way to thank them for working with Truman students. Nomination forms can be found on the SERVE Center website and are due by 12 p.m. Oct. 11. All community partners nominated will be invited to a luncheon. For more information, contact Mary Beth Myers at

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 Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Magruder Hall 1000. Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas will discuss using lithium to study the evolution of stars and the galaxy.

There will be an Academic Professional Development Center lunch from 12-1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. Vicky Wehner, Disability Services coordinator, will discuss the responsibilities of providing accommodations to students with disabilities and the continuum of basic accommodations, such as note takers, through behavioral issues in the classroom. Sandwiches from Blimpie will be served, or attendees may bring their own lunch. RSVP by email to by Oct. 14 to be included in the lunch order.

Dr. James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, will speak on the topic of serial murder at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Fox has consulted on many high profile serial and mass murder cases, as well as for crime shows on television. Admission is free and open to all Truman students and faculty, as well as the community.

Truman’s 2013 Lincoln Contest focuses on the topic of “Global Slavery” and the notion of slavery in today’s society. Submissions for the contest are due by Oct. 31 and can be in art, essay or oratorical form. For more information, contact Barry Poyner at
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