Events and Activities

The Student Nursing Association is selling Harvard of the Midwest t-shirts and purple tumblers 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building and Magruder Hall. The t-shirts are available in multiple colors.

There will be Coffee with the President from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Library Cafe.

The Grad School Expo will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. The event is sponsored by Psi Chi. For more information, email

BNB’s Greatest Scare on Earth Haunted House will be from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 28 in the BNB Hall Basement. Admission is $3, and $2 of the admission price will be donated to Doctors without Borders. For more information, email This event will be scary and should not be attended by young children.

James Guffey, professor of statistics, will present
“Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Maintaining Students’ Attention in the Classroom” at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Coffee and cookies will be served. This event is sponsored by the Academic Professional Development Center.

The physics colloquium will continue 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Magruder 1000. Lauren Liegey, Katherine Maxwell and Francis Afzal will speak about their summer research experiences and summer research opportunities for undergraduates.

Sigma Delta Pi is hosting a Day of the Dead Bake Sale from 10:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on the Quad. Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by purchasing skull cookies, chocolates and other baked goods on the Quad. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Vera Piper Endowed Scholarship.

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 House of Grim Haunted House will be 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 31 in Grim Hall. Join the staff for a haunted house experience while learning about the history of Ezra C. Grim Hall. Admission is $3. This event will be scary and should not be attended by young children.

The Society of Dance Arts will showcase its fall recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-2 in Baldwin Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for all audience members. The show will consist of various styles of dance choreographed by TSODA members, as well as performances by guest groups.

The student-directed lab show will present “Be a Good Little Widow” at 8 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in the Black Box Theater. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved at the theater box office in Ophelia Parrish, or call 660.785.4515.

Tau Kappa Epsilon and Phi Delta are sponsoring St. Jude’s Charity Ball from 8-11 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The event is a formal ball and silent auction to raise money for St. Jude’s Research Foundation. Tickets for the event will be on sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22, 25, 28, 30 and Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building. Tickets are $4 for singles and $7 for couples, and will be available at the door for $5.

Phi Epsilon Kappa is hosting their 2nd annual Spooky Mudder at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the University Farm. The Spooky Mudder is a 5K obstacle course, with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. There will be a prize at the finish for all participants, and individual and group costume contests. The fee is a recommended $10 donation.

The New Horizons Music Festival will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The festival includes four concerts and additional events. This year’s festival features Los Angeles Composer Paul Chihara and includes a commission from the composer by Sigma Alpha Iota for the Truman Symphony Orchestra.

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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