SAB will be holding auditions for the Truman Live! talent show Jan. 31 in Baldwin Auditorium. Students can sign up in the SAB Office by Jan. 31 to try out. All talents are welcome, and groups of up to 10 people are allowed. The winning group or individual will receive a $100 gift card. Stop by or call the SAB Office at 785.4722 for more information.

Service sorority Alpha Sigma Gamma announces its “Service is a Girl’s Best Friend” Spring Rush events. There will be an Information Night 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. There will be a Fellowship Night from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 2, in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Emilee Simpson at 665.8191 or

DEPThS is a new student organization dedicated to gaining personal spiritual knowledge through exposure and discussion, and to gain an open-minded perspective regarding spirituality. DEPThS meets weekly on a variety of spiritual topics each Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Baldwin Hall 249. People are welcome to attend the meeting and this week's topic (Jan. 31) is "Joseph Campbell: Unveiled."

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

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series features Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriclture, and students from AGSC 491: Practicum in Agriculture II from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 1, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

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.

The members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) are seeking faculty and staff volunteers to be incarcerated in a special cell in the SUB Down Under for approximately one hour on either Feb. 1 or Feb. 2 for their Jail Fund-raiser to raise money for their Annual Walk in April. All proceeds for the walk will go to the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis. For more information or to sign up, contact Ben Coate and Meredith Mertz at

The Pre-Law Club is having a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2, in VH 1430. Students are invited to come meet the new officers and bring suggestions for new events. Contact Emily Null at for more information.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting,
from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 2, at the University Farm. Go to for more information.

The Illusion Danz Team will be hosting clinics
from 3-6 p.m., Feb. 3, in the Student Recreation Center for their upcoming tryouts. Those who attend should bring extra shoes and a positive attitude. Contact Leslie Blanchard at 314.368.3582 or for more information.

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

The Society for Sino-American Studies is sponsoring "Taste of Asia: a Chinese New Year Celebration"
at 7 p.m., Feb. 3, in the SUB Down Under. There will be free food, music, and a lion dance. Contact Steven Chau at 785.5701 or for more information.

The Truman State University Communication Disorders (CMDS) Program will be hosting a Graduate Student Recruitment Day
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 4, in BT 128. All prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders from Truman are invited to attend. Information regarding the CMDS graduate program, the profession, employment opportunities, and funding for graduate school will be provided along with the opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and students of the program. Please R.S.V.P. to Program Director Janet L. Gooch at 785.4672 or

The Truman Athletic Department and the Truman Staff Council will sponsor Staff Appreciation Day
on Feb. 4, in conjunction with the basketball games vs. Emporia State. Staff members and their family will receive free admission to the games by showing their IDs. Following their respective games, the teams, cheerleaders and Spike will be available for autographs and pictures. Staff members are reminded they must bring their own camera.

The Society for Sino-American Studies will be selling roses for Valentine’s Day from noon-3 p.m., Feb. 7-9, on the second floor of the SUB. Contact Steven Chau at 785.5701 or for more information.

The 2005 Educator of the Year Award Plaque Unveiling will take place at 4 p.m., Feb. 7, in Pickler Memorial Library. This is to honor last year’s recipient of the Educator of the Year award, Lynn Rose, associate professor of history. Refreshments will be available at a small reception following the unveiling at 4:30 p.m. in the SUB Conference Room. Contact Becky Hadley at 665.6190 or for more information.

The women of Cardinal Key are hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Feb. 8-9, in the Student Union Building. Contact Jenny Steinhoff for more information.

Students can study in the Alps this summer in Chambéry, France.
Students will be able to enjoy six credit hours of French, family stays, weekend excursions, and five days in Paris May 30-July 4. Applications are due Feb. 10. Contact Timothy Farley, professor of French, at 785.4520 or for more information.
The Women’s Resource Center presents the Vagina Monologues performance
at 7 p.m., Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are $2 each from Feb. 5-10 in the Student Union Building, and $5 at the door. Contact Dawn Runge at for more information.

Memorial services for Travis Turco will take place
at 6 p.m., Feb. 11, in the SUB Activities Room. Members of the Truman community who knew Turco and would like to contribute to a memory book being compiled for the family are invited to complete the form found at and bring the completed form to the Memorial Service. If you are unable to attend the Memorial Service but would like to contribute to the memory book, you may drop the completed form off at the Student Affairs Office in KB 112.

Cardinal Key invites all females of sophomore or junior standing (at least 60 Truman credit hours) with a Truman GPA of at least 3.25 to attend their “Make a Difference Tomorrow by Serving Today” Rush events: last name A-M from 1-2 p.m. and N-Z from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 12; last name A-M from 7-8:15 p.m. and N-Z from 8:30-9:45 p.m., Feb. 16; and 6-7:30 p.m, Feb. 19. All events are in the SUB Activities Room. For more details, contact Abbie Smith at or visit

Phi Sigma Pi will be having an information meeting
at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 13, in the SUB Activities Room. Students with 15-75 Truman credit hours and a minimum of 3.0 GPA are eligible to join the national honor fraternity. Contact Jared Pruessner at for more information.

, the campus literary magazine, is now accepting submissions
of art, photography, music, poetry, prose, drama and essays. Submissions may be turned into their office in KM 203B, their CSI mailbox or e-mailed to Submissions are due Feb. 14. See their Web site,, or contact Christina Stroetker at 785.7663 for more details. 

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

Craig E. Nelson, National Carnegie Scholar and professor emeritus of biology at Indiana University, will deliver the 2006 Baldwin Lecture on “Maps for Understanding the Liberal Education” at 12:45 p.m., Feb. 15, in the SUB Georgian Room. Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 785.4391 for more information.

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.

The University Art Gallery presents the national juried competition of contemporary art
until Feb. 24. Contact Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

The International Student Affairs Office is looking for local families to link up with the new international students. 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.

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.

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