Events and Activities

Truman’s telecounseling program is hiring for the spring 2014 semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the admissions office. For more information or to turn in an application, email Applications are available here.

The National Science Foundation Discussion will be 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Dr. Schroeder from the National Science Foundation will present about applying for grants from the NSF that can be useful for students from a variety of majors.

SAB presents Last Lectures at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Teresa Heckert, professor of psychology, and Madeline Nash, coordinator of ResLife, will give lectures answering the question, “If this were your last lecture, what would you say?” Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

An Academic Professional Development Club lunch will take place 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Dana Vazzana will present “The Power of a Good Syllabus.” Lunch will be served - RSVP here by Nov. 8 to be included in the lunch order.

The Physics Colloquium will continue from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Magruder Hall 1000. Reza Montazami from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University will speak about stimuli responsive advanced functional materials.

Joe Benevento, professor of English, will give a reading from his ninth published book titled, “The Monsignor’s Wife” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. For more information on the book and Benevento’s writing, visit

An Art of Meditation Introduction will be from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14 in McClain Hall 210. The introduction explains meditation and its benefits.

The Truman Biology Department will sponsor a large surplus plant sale
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the University Greenhouse on Patterson Street. Most plants are $5 or less and include orchids, bromeliads, cacti, succulents, palm trees and many other house plants. All funds will be used for operational costs of the University Greenhouse.

The deadline to sign up to stay on campus over Thanksgiving Break is 5 p.m. Nov. 15. For more information, click here.

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.

Truman’s Jazz Ensemble will perform Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation of “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Ilyich at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

A World Language Conservation Luncheon will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 in Ryle Hall Room 1302B. John Smelcer will be speaking about how he is one of the last speakers of the Ahtna Athabaskan language, and what he is doing to conserve the language. Limited seats are available. RSVP to

The Muslim Students Association is hosting a Taste of Islam dinner from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B and C. Discussion will include empowerment of women in Islam. In addition to a presentation, there will be a meal and performance by Muslim actress Rohina Malik. Sponsored by the FAC.

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, a production by the new theatre majors seminar class, will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Severns Theatre. There is mature subject matter throughout the performance and is not suitable for children. Admission is free, and tickets can be reserved in the theatre box office in the lobby of Ophelia Parrish or at 660.785.4515.

Elyse Brisko from Moosylvania, an advertising agency in St. Louis, will give a presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Baldwin Hall 176. Brisko is a senior art director and will speak on topics including Moosylvania, working in a competitive ad agency, personal and client brand, what they look for in college graduates, internship programs and more. This presentation is geared toward students with an interest in marketing, communication, advertising, visual communication and business.

The Global Issues Colloquium will continue from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Magruder Hall 2001. Elaine McDuff, professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Society and Environment, will present “Women’s Voices from the Zimbabwean Diaspora.”

The Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an open house from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Observatory at the University Farm.

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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