Events and Activities

Healthcare Exchange Enrollment will be available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 10 in Violette Hall 1232. This is the final chance for individuals to get help signing up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.

The APO Blood Drive will take place 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

Wayne Bell, founder and CEO of Really Big Coloring Books, will give a campus-wide talk at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in Violette Hall 1000. He will discuss becoming an entrepreneur and creative thinking. Bell is serving as the Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence.

The Spring 2014 edition of the Mostly Live Composers Society Concert Showcase will take place at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Come and experience live performances of newly-composed music for various instrumental and vocal combinations—along with a possible surprise or two. The 50-minute concert is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

A stress management workshop will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in Violette Hall 1144.

A physics colloquium event, “The End of Miniaturization: Electronic Nanostructures,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Magruder Hall 1096. Craig Pryor, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, will discuss how realistic calculations of electronic nanostructures are done, and how the results point the way towards new electronic devices operating with single electrons.

Applications for the 2014 Homecoming Committee are due Feb. 12. They are available online at For more information, contact Shelby Sims at

The Global Issues Colloquium presents “War: What’s It Good For? Absolutely Something” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Magruder Hall 2001. Michael Rudy, assistant professor of political science, will present a quantitative database that documents more than 700 cases of violent force used from 1970-2000.

Alumna Marjorie Maas will return to campus Feb. 13-14 to talk with current students about College Possible
, an AmeriCorps program with the mission of making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. More information about the program is available at

Rock the Town Red Day will be Feb. 14. Community members are encouraged to wear red to raise heart health awareness. Sponsored by NEMO Heart Health and HLTH 440.

Applications for new membership for the Funds Allotment Council (FAC) are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14. They can be found and completed online at For additional questions, email or stop by Student Union Building 1109 A during office hours, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 in Baldwin Auditorium. Presented by the Women’s Resource Center.

The SERVE Center is now accepting applications for an event/PR internship and a community engagement internship for the 2014-2015 academic year. These positions will implement the development of service opportunities on and off campus for students, faculty and staff at the University in accordance with the SERVE Center mission. Applicants should have a strong passion for service. Applications can be found at and will be due Feb 18. For more information, contact Shelby Sims at

Heads VS Feds, an interactive debate on the legalization of marijuana, will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board (SAB), Heads VS Feds places Bob Stutman, a retired DEA agent, against Steve Hager, former editor-in-chief and creative director of High Times, the largest marijuana-related magazine in the world.

The Truman Theatre Department presents “Twelfth Night”
at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-22 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Tickets will be sold at the Theatre Box Office in the Ophelia Parrish lobby beginning one week before the show. Admission cost is $3.

The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B. Students will have the opportunity to speak to other students who have studied abroad in different parts of the world. Refreshments will be provided.

The Tunnel of Oppression: Uproot Oppression
will take place from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20-22 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Sponsored by Residence Life.

The 4th Annual Kansas-Missouri Renaissance Symposium
will run from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. It will feature talks about exciting new research by four leading specialists on Italian Renaissance art, architecture and visual culture.

A guest recital will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, featuring Daniel Sheridan, clarinet, Wobin Park, piano, and David Leung, viola.

Chris Strelluf, lecturer in linguistics, will present “The Dialect of Kansas City: Language Change in the Heart of America,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing lecture series “For Words” sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

Truman is a partner agency for the Regional STEM Education Summit taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 4. Location is TBA. Carol J. Valenta, recently retired chief scientific officer from the St. Louis Science Center, will speak at lunch. Panels will include business leaders, educators and women working in STEM fields. For more information, call 660.665.3766.
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