Events and Activities

Campus Christian Fellowship is sponsoring speakers Ivy Koger and Brian Synder who will discuss training and nutrition advice from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. The speakers encourage those interested in training for their first triathlon or road race, or those interested in living a healthier lifestyle, to attend. For more information, contact

The deadline to submit an abstract for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium is Oct. 15. 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.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a winter clothes drive from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 16-18 in McClain Hall. The mission of this drive is to collect winter clothes and donate them, so those who are less fortunate can stay warm this winter.

There will be a Humans vs. Zombies orientation from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 16 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater, Oct. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001 and Oct. 21 in Magruder Hall 2050. Players must attend one orientation and sign a waiver to be eligible to play. For more information, or to sign up on the game engine, visit

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.

Cookies and Cognitive Science will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Violette Hall 1212. Students that want to learn more about Truman’s interdisciplinary minor in cognitive science can attend and learn what cognitive science is, learn what classes at Truman can count toward the minor and see which classes are being taught in the spring 2014 semester. Students, staff and faculty will be in attendance, and cookies will be provided.

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.

The Truman Board of Governors will meet
at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

The Multicultural Affairs Center will host a Homecoming Carnival from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 18 on the Mall. Kick off the Homecoming weekend with a night of fun, food and entertainment. There will be face painting, games and more.

The University Bookstore will host an Alumni Author Event for Homecoming from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 19. Returning authors include Sarah Anderson, Hayley Cooper, Petra DeWitt, Ken Ralls and Carolyn Mulford. They will be available to sign copies of their work.

Catherine Calderon will screen her film “Dancing with the Spirits”
at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Violette Hall 1000. “Dancing with the Spirits” tells the story of her initiation into the Yoruba Orisha religious tradition. The film is free and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Film Studies Minor and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information on the film and film maker, including a trailer, visit

The University Art Gallery will have a public reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 to celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery exhibitions “An Illustrated Life: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of David Grove” and “Disasters of War: New Prints by Nick Naughton.” Refreshments will be served.

Sigma Alpha’s annual haunted corn maze fundraiser
will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 and 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 25-26 at the University Farm. Admission is $3 with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission. On Oct. 24 a $1 discount will be given to those who donate a canned food item. From 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27 the corn maze will host a Kid’s Day. Instead of scary things, the kids can participate in crafts and scavenger hunts. Admission is $3 per child. For more information, contact

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

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.

The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper on a specific topic for the chance to win up to $10,000. The deadline to submit a research paper is Dec. 2. For more information, contact Lana Dowell in the School of Business at
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