Events and Activities

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

Study Abroad Cookie Decorating will take place from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Learn about opportunities to study abroad. Free sugar cookies and icing will be provided for cookie decorating, as well as hot chocolate.

The Center for International Education will sponsor a Study Abroad Resume Workshop from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Violette Hall 1216. Students who have studied abroad and would like to learn how to best incorporate their experiences into their resumes are encouraged to attend.

The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Magruder Hall 1096. Pengqian Wang from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Illinois University will present “Dissociation of Molecular Ions Studied by Coincidence Mass Spectroscopy.”

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 Student Activities Board (SAB) will host “Shopping Cart Bingo”
at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Grocery and cleaning themed prizes will be awarded.

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.

Andrea Shelley, Hy-Vee’s registered dietitian, will give a nutrition presentation from 12:15-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1144. Both days will cover the same information. Topics include learning how to navigate the grocery store, reading food labels and implementing Hy-Vee’s nutrition counting system called NuVal System. The presentation is free to all students, faculty, staff and the Kirksville community. This event is sponsored by the wellness committee and in conjunction with TruFit. For more information, contact Miranda Kolenda at

For students interested in staying in their on-campus residence during midterm break, the deadline to register is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. More information can be found here.

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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