The 2006-2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on the Web at Apply soon to be considered for all available federal and state funds.  Contact the Financial Aid Office, MC 103, 785.4130, if you have questions.

Human Resources, in cooperation with the staff of the Student Health Center, announce the 2006 annual wellness screenings.
They will be offering blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and prostate screenings for faculty, staff and spouses at the Student Health Center. To attend, you must register for a specific appointment block from 7:30-8 a.m., 8-8:30 a.m., or 8:30-9 a.m., Feb. 21, Feb. 23 or March 3. No walk-ins will be accepted. To R.S.V.P. for a block, visit Questions concerning the screening should be addressed to the nursing staff, Student Health Center at 785.4182 or Human Resources at 785.4031.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series Extra Edition
features the Wakonese Reading Circle and Ken Bain’s “What the Best College Teachers Do,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, in PML 205. Call 785.4391 for more information.

Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood will have a general interest meeting
from 6-7 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Centenntial Hall Main Lounge. E-mail or contact Marie Weichold at 785.4871 for more information.

The Division of Fine Arts presents “All the Way Home,” adapted by Tad Mosel and directed by Lee Orchard, professor of theatre, at 7 p.m., Feb. 21-25, in the OP Courtyard Theatre. Tickets are $2 each and may be reserved or purchased in advance at the Ophelia Parrish Box Office. The box office is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information about tickets, call 785.4515. Contact Orchard at 785.4267 for more information about the production.

A student who was raised in the Sikh tradition will talk about Sikhism at this week’s DEPThS meeting at 8 p.m., Feb. 21, in BH 249. All are welcome to attend these weekly meetings. E-mail for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Weekly Lunch Series will have an open discussion
about the issues raised during the University Conference Day and Baldwin Lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in the SUB Spanish Room. Call 785.4391 for more information.

The Graduate Council will meet
from 3:30-5 p.m., Feb. 22. Contact Crista Chappell at 785.4109 or for more information.

The application deadline for the 2006 Homecoming Committee has been extended to 4 p.m., Feb. 22. Applications are available at and should be returned to the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 or

Alpha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi are having a date auction
from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22, in the SUB Down Under. Contact Leah Picker at for more information.

The Nursing Student Association will sponsor the Health Awareness Fair, noon-5 p.m., Feb. 23, in the multipurpose gym at the Student Recreation Center. The Fair will include a variety of booths offering health screenings and information, including skin fold testing, blood pressure screenings, hearing screenings, sexual and mental health information and more. Free door prizes will be given away. Contact Lauren Merryfield at for more information.

The International Club will be hosting a date auction
from 7-8 p.m., Feb. 23, in the SUB Down Under. All proceeds will be donated to help the victims of the earthquake in southeast Asia. Contact Chelsea Hokanson at 785.5197 or for more information.

Ryan Huber, a junior music major from Belleville, Ill., will present a Junior Piano Recital
at 8 p.m., Feb. 23, in the OP Performance Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The Observatory will be open to the public, weather permitting,
from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 23, at the University Farm. Go to for more information.

Campus Christian Fellowship will sponsor two presentations by David Menton, professor emeritus at Washington University School of Medicine,
from 7-9:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in the SUB Alumni Room. Menton will give two presentations titled “The Hearing Ear and the Seeing Eye” and “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” followed by a question and answer session. For more information, contact David Shane at 785.5814.

Andy Lee, a Truman alumnus who is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present a Visiting Artist Solo Piano Recital at 8 p.m., Feb. 24, in the OP Performance Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

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

The Center for Student Involvement is sponsoring the Truman College Bowl Team
to attend the Regional Tournament held on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Contact Amy Currier at 785.4222 or for more information.

The Rotaract Club will present the second film of its International Film Series, “Rabbit Proof Fence,” from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 25, in Violette Hall 1000. Contact Brynn Weimer at 665.3452 or for more information.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor the Assessment Colloquium “Collegial Review of Student Writing: The Value of Qualitative Analysis of Student Work” with Barbara Price, associate professor of English education, and members of the Writing Across the University committee at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27, in PML 205. Call 785.4391 or e-mail for more information.

SPJ will host an informational portfolio workshop at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in BH 252. Elizabeth Kelly Klay, features editor at the Springfield News-Leader, will provide tips on perfecting a portfolio package and answer questions.

Windfall, the campus literary magazine, has extended its submission deadline to Feb. 28. Those who have submitted a work, but have not received confirmation that it was received, are asked to please submit their work again. Log on to for more information.

Student Senate is sponsoring a Study Abroad Information Session at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in VH 1000. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about study abroad programs and speak with other students about their experiences abroad. Contact Emily Meyer at 785.5599 or for more information.

Omicron Delta Kappa is now accepting nominations for the Student Hall of Fame. Nomination forms are available in each division office and in the office of David Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs, Kirk Building 112. Nominated students must have at least 90 credit hours and plan to graduate by December 2006. The deadline for nominations is March 2. The award will be presented at the Leadership Recognition Banquet on April 19. Contact Ilana Barash at 665.3130 or for more information.

The University Art Gallery presents “Encounters with Lincoln” illustrations by Thomas J. Trimborn,
professor of music, until March 2. Contact Gallery Director Aaron Fine at 785.5386 for more information.

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

The Student Activities Board (SAB) presents Truman Live!, a talent show of Truman performers, at 7 p.m., March 3, in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets are available at the SAB Office in the lower level of the SUB. Call 785.4722 for more information.

Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Sigma Alpha will sponsor the Spike Charity Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March 4, at the Student Recreation Center. Coed teams of at least six people, including at least three women, can register to participate for $5 per person. Money raised will go to Hope’s Kitchen. See the fliers posted on campus for registration information.

Submissions for the Schwengel-Lincoln Contest in essay, oratory and art are now being accepted. Contestants must prepare a 1,000-1,500 word, 3-5 page essay, a speech of the same length or an artistic work. Winners in each division will receive a $300 cash prize or a trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., March 6. Contact Chett Breed, professor of English, at 785.5981, Barry Poyner, professor of communication, at 785.4063 or Russell Nelson, associate professor of art, at 785.7332 for more information.

Truman’s Model United Nations Team is looking for new student participants.
Beginning on March 7, training sessions will take place from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in BH 348. Model United Nations, POL 554: Section 2, is a two-semester class (spring and fall) that earns students a total of three credit hours. Those interested in participating should contact Amanda Keener at or Stuart Vorkink, professor of political science, at

The annual Study Abroad Fair will be from 10 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 8, on the first floor of Kirk Building. Representatives of study abroad options in Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia will be present.

The Department of Public Safety will be providing a shuttle service to and from the LaPlata train station for Midterm Break. Reservations are $5 and are due March 9. Students can sign up at the Public Safety Building. For more information or to make reservations, contact Joyce at 785.4177, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Nominations for the 2006 Leadership Recognition Program are due by 5 p.m., March 10, in the CSI.  Nomination packets may be picked up in the CSI or found at

The Special Olympics Northeast Area Track and Field Games are looking for volunteers to be buddies to athletes from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., April 8, at Stokes Stadium. Volunteers for other aspects of the games are needed as well, with less of a time commitment. Those interested in volunteering should contact the Student Council for Exceptional Children at 627.6035 or
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