Vol. 12 No. 26 - April 1, 2008


  • Miller to Present 17th Annual Early-Vreeland Lecture

    Kerby Miller will present the 17th annual Early-Vreeland Lecture “‘Scotch-Irish’, ‘Black-Irish’ and ‘Real-Irish’: Immigrants and Identities in the Old South” at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    Miller is a professor in the department of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he has served as an adviser for “Building Communication Processes Across Divided Societies” (an interdisciplinary, international program) and as a member of the campus European Center Proposal Committee, the Irish Initiatives Committee and the Peace Studies Faculty Committee. The University of Missouri-Columbia has awarded him the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; two Greek Councils’ Outstanding Teaching Awards; the MU Panhellenic Council’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award; and the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research. His book “Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America” was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in history. Since 1980, Miller has published or has in press more than 30 major and minor articles and essays, not including encyclopedia entries and book reviews.

    The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture was established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife, a 1973 Truman graduate. The lecture gives the Truman community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.

    For more information on the lecture and associated activities, contact Jeff Gall at jgall@truman.edu or by phone at 785.7747.
  • Nursing Students Compile Recipe Book for the Food Depot


    Truman State University nursing students, Barbara Kueny (left) of Montgomery City, Mo., and Elizabeth Brown (right) of Leawood, Kan., pose with the ingredients used to create the recipe book to be used by the Kirksville Food Depot.

    Truman State University nursing students in the Human Nutrition class have put their classroom knowledge to work this spring semester by working with the Kirksville Food Depot to create a recipe book to distribute to their clients.

    The Food Depot is a consortium of churches that donate food on a rotating basis to the pantry and then distribute the food to families who are in immediate need of groceries. Due to its structure, the Food Depot is able to provide nearly the same ingredients and food items to each family every time. The students were given the list of these various ingredients and food items and were asked to create or modify a week’s worth of recipes using the items on the list while demonstrating the nutritional value of the recipes. The project is an effort to provide nutritious, easy-to-make recipes to the lower-income families and ideally promote healthier eating habits.

    Course Instructor Teak Nelson’s primary goal for incorporating a service-learning component into her course is to provide the students a platform to gain practical experience by working in the “real-world” and to have the opportunity to apply their knowledge from the classroom in a meaningful way to benefit the community. To help her students get a better feel for our area and its needs, Nelson has required that the students volunteer at both the Food Depot and Hope’s Kitchen throughout the semester.

    “I believe that it is important for our students to get out into the community and meet the families who will benefit from their hard work this semester,” Nelson said. “Nursing is a discipline that values personal, face-to-face interactions and if my students were to simply compile the recipe book, we would lack that essential component—meaningful interaction with the population we are striving to serve.”

    The students are currently trying out all of the recipes they created or modified to ensure that the recipes are appetizing as well as simple and nutritious. Once the quality-assurance phase has passed, the students will then compile the recipes put them into a book format and after final editing they will send it to the printer.  The recipe books will then be presented to the Food Depot some time in April.

    Nelson reports that, as a result of this project, the students seem to have a better understanding of the nutrition challenges that the low-income population often faces and she believes this can only enhance their nursing careers as they will inevitably grapple with the realities of poverty.

    “The students’ constant high-energy and enthusiasm for the project is what propels me forward in the semester and pushes me to ensure excellence in the classroom so that each student realizes their maximum positive impact outside of the classroom,” Nelson said.
  • Truman’s Up ’til Dawn Plans Event to Celebrate Raising Money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    More than 500 students took a break from their studies on Oct. 29 to send out 12,000 letters to friends and family members, asking for donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Up ’til Dawn finale event will take place from 3-8 p.m. April 2 on the Quadrangle. All students are invited to participate. A number of Truman State University performing groups will perform from 4-7 p.m., including TAG Improv, High Street Dancers, Minor Detail, True Men and Franklin Street. Activities also include Twister tournaments, a roaming magician, a yoga class, and trivia. Free pizza will be provided.

    Up ’til Dawn is a student-led, student-run fund-raiser hosted by more than 180 campuses nationwide. Up ’til Dawn unites students, staff and their local communities with a goal to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students who lead Up ’til Dawn on their campuses educate the community about St. Jude while raising money through a variety of activities. At the end of the program, campuses host a Finale Event and stay “Up ’til Dawn” celebrating their achievements and honoring the patients at St. Jude.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.

    For more information about St. Jude, call 1.800.822.6344 or visit http://www.stjude.org.
  • Introducing Gallery 1/33, Truman’s Newest, Most Innovative Art Exhibition Space

    Located within a standard student locker in a hallway in Ophelia Parrish, the dimensions of Gallery 1/33 are 24 inches high, 12 inches wide and 17 inches deep. The premise of Gallery 1/33 is that any space can be a location for exhibition if it is treated with according respect, creativity and invention.

    Gallery 1/33 is run by a Student Board of Directors with a faculty contact. Its scale is manageable enough for students to learn how to curate, advertise, install and promote exhibitions. It’s a valuable opportunity for work that may be dealing with large-scale installation ideas, worked out in a small format. It’s a wonderful site-specific challenge for all art-making disciplines and includes curating and display opportunities for student art historians.

    Gallery 1/33’s first exhibit will be “Microcosm,” a group exhibition addressing large, expansive concepts within a small, specific environment. “Microcosm” is curated by student artists Jessica Endaya, James Lang, Peter McEvoy and Matthew James. The opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. April 2 in Ophelia Parrish, second level art locker hallway, near room 2220.

    Gallery 1/33 is sponsored by the Department of Art at Truman State University. For additional information, contact Emily Booth at ebooth@truman.edu.
  • Utilizing the Master Calendar is Key to Finding Out What is Happening on the Truman Campus

    Want to know what is happening on the Truman campus? Thanks to Truman’s Master Calendar this is easy to do, any time of the day, as long as you have access to the internet. Although Truman has had an online Master Calendar for quite some time, this past summer a more user friendly calendar program was purchased and with the Web site redesign, the calendar is now displayed very prominently on the home page. As you can see when you log on to the Master Calendar at http://calendar.truman.edu, at the University’s peak times, there are from about eight to 15 events listed each day. With this many events happening on any given day, it is important for the University and Kirksville community to utilize the calendar on a daily basis to keep up to date on the all the opportunities.

    If you are a chartered student organization or a recognized department/division/program at Truman State University and you want to have your on-campus event listed on the Master Calendar, it is easy to do. Simply click on the “Submit an Event” button on the top right side of the Master Calendar or at the bottom left corner.

    If you want to make sure you do not forget an event, you can also export a Master Calendar event to your Outlook calendar by clicking the word “export” at the bottom of the event description page.
  • Truman Foundation Honors Foudree, Truman Bookstore at Annual Banquet


    Charles M. Foudree


    (Left to right) University President Barbara Dixon, Truman Bookstore Assistant Manager Kris Hurley and Truman Bookstore Manager Steve Pennington

    The Truman State University Foundation will give special recognition to Charles M. Foudree and Truman Bookstore – A Barnes and Noble College Bookseller at its annual banquet set for 6:30 p.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building.

    Alumni and friends who are also members of the University’s John R. Kirk and Joseph Baldwin giving societies will also be honored at the banquet.

    Foudree, a 1966 graduate and resident of Lee’s Summit, Mo., will receive the President’s Leadership Award. The award originated in 1998 and honors select Truman State University alumni and friends for meritorious service through gifts of volunteerism, expertise and financial resources.

    During the past several years, Foudree’s promotional efforts have directly influenced many of his fellow constituents to reconnect with their alma mater, become more involved, invest their resources and develop a deeper sense of appreciation for the work of the University.

    He currently serves as chair of Truman’s inaugural “Bright Minds Bright Futures” campaign, a $30 million student-centered initiative. Prior to that appointment, he served an eight-year stint as a member of the Truman State University Foundation Board. He has served as a member of the School of Business Board of Advisors, an Executive-in-Residence, and a member of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter. Foudree and his wife, Colleen, have endowed two named scholarships at Truman.

    In 1998, Foudree was honored by Truman as its Alumnus of the Year.

    Truman Bookstore – A Barnes & Noble College Bookseller will receive the Distinguished Corporation/ Foundation Award. Established in 2006, the award recognizes corporations and foundations for exemplary support to the University and its students.

    Barnes & Noble College Booksellers operates more than 600 campus bookstores nationwide. In addition to providing textbooks, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers strives to create an engaging retail environment that offers students a place to relax, study, and build collegiate spirit through athletic apparel and custom-branded merchandise.

    The company has operated the Truman Bookstore since 1986, with a history of support and impact has reached far outside the physical space of the bookstore walls. With more than $255,000 in support of Truman State University, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers has demonstrated their desire to be a financial investor in Truman. Their generosity has provided scholarship support, building projects such as the Magruder Hall renovation/expansion, the current renovation of the Student Union Building, and the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.
  • Students Attend Athletic Training Day at Capitol


    Truman State University athletic training majors visited Jefferson City, Mo., for Athletic Training Day on March 4.


  • McLean Mix to Present Innovative Performance

    9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • April 2
    9-10:30 a.m. • April 3
    12:30-4:30 p.m. • April 3
    Violette Hall 1000

    The McLean Mix is an internationally-recognized husband-wife duo. Visitors are welcome to come for any amount of time at any time to experience “Rainforest,” and are invited to bring small instruments.

    The McLean Mix is sponsored by Truman’s Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the School of Health Sciences and Education and the Department of Music.

    A special concert, “Natural Energy” will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1000.

    Contact Robert Martin at rmartin@truman.edu or 785.4385 for more information.
  • Health and Fitness Presentations for Faculty and Staff Members

    Students in the Program Implementation and Evaluation class will be giving different health and fitness presentations to faculty and staff members.

    Graded Bag Lunch
    1:30-2:30 p.m.• April 1
    SUB Georgian Room B

    Stress Management
    10-11 a.m. • April 7
    SRC Conference Room

    Smart Snacks
    10:30-11:30 a.m. • April 14
    SRC Conference Room

    For more information, contact Rebecca Verhaeghe at rnv051@truman.edu.
  • Careers in Museums

    Steven L. Snyder, the Franklin Institute’s vice president of exhibit and program development, will be presenting "Careers in Museums" from 4-6 p.m. April 2 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    Any student wishing to pursue a career relating to museums (or to learn more about museums in general) may attend. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact Becky Hadley at rlh936@truman.edu or call the Career Center at 785.4353 for more information.
  • Alcohol Awareness Week

    April 7-10

    HLTH 440, University Counseling Services, BACCHUS & Gamma, and MOPIP are sponsoring the events for Alcohol Awareness Week.

    Car Crash
    3 p.m. • April 7 • Stokes Stadium

    Mocktails and Root Beer Floats
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 8 • Student Union Building Mall

    Remote Control Car Obstacle Course with Beer Goggles, Mocktails, and Root Beer Floats
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 9 • Student Union Building Mall

    National Alcohol Screening
    8 a.m.-2 p.m. • April 10 • Student Union Building Georgian Room
  • The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents Missouri Contemporary Ballet in "Rock!"

    The Missouri Contemporary Ballet will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Admission is free for students, faculty and staff with their University ID. Students can pick up tickets at the Student Activities Board Office, first floor of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff will be able to pick up tickets at the Center for Student Involvement, first floor of the Student Union Building.

    Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information or log on to http://lyceum.truman.edu.
  • Candidates Forum to be Broadcast

    News36 will air the Candidates Forum following the News36 regular broadcast at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 1 and at 2 a.m. April 2 on campus Ch. 36.

    The Candidates Forum will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. April 4, 5 and 6 on Kirksville cable Ch. 3.
  • Public Relations Internship Opportunity Available

    The Truman State University Public Relations Office is now accepting résumés for the full-time fall 2008 internship position.

    Interns receive course credit, a stipend and valuable experience in desktop publishing and public relations office duties. Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply.

    Interested students should e-mail their résumé and three writing samples to truman.kbest@gmail.com.
  • The Career Center to Host Lend a Hand for a Living Nonprofit Conference

    The conference, to take place April 8, is for students wishing to receive more information about careers in nonprofit environments. In addition to a keynote speaker, students will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions, in which they can connect with Truman alumni about careers in nonprofit organizations. Breakout session topics include: “Nonprofit Jobs,” “A Year of Service Panel,” “Student Intern Panel” and “Career Development and Grad Schools.” A reception with refreshments will follow the conference.

    The conference will take place from 6-9 p.m. April 8 on the third floor of the Student Union Building. Students who want to attend the conference must pre-register, as seating is limited. Please register by visiting http://career.truman.edu and clicking on the ‘Lend a Hand for a Living’ scroll.

    Lend a Hand for a Living was started in 2007 as a response to the high numbers of Truman students wishing to work in the nonprofit sector.
  • Now Hiring - Center for Student Involvement, SERVE Center and Writing Center

    The Center for Student Involvement
    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is now accepting applications for scholarship and work-study positions. Applications for fall 2008 may be picked up at the CSI Office in the Student Union Building. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 with any questions.

    SERVE Center

    The SERVE Center is now hiring. Students may pick up an application today. Applications are available for scholarship and work-study positions for fall 2008 in the Center for Student Involvement or at http://serve.truman.edu. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 9 in the CSI Office. Contact the CSI Office at 785.4222 with any questions.

    Writing Center
    Students from all majors are invited to apply for positions as writing consultants. Consultants may choose to receive a stipend or apply their work toward scholarship hours. Stop by The Writing Center, McClain Hall 303 for an application or visit the Web site http://writingcenter.truman.edu. For more information call 785.4484.
  • Staff Classification and Compensation Plan Study

    James C. Fox, Fox Lawson & Associates, will present his findings and recommendations regarding the Staff Classification and Compensation Plan study from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. April 8 in Violette Hall 1000. The two presentations will provide the same information. The presentation will be recorded for those staff members who are unable to attend either presentation.

    For more information about the study, visit https://secure.truman.edu/businessoffice-s/hr/classification/. Contact Curt Devan at devanc@truman.edu for more information.
  • The Second Annual Audible Laudables on the Quad(able): A Truman Community Readers’ Gala

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. • April 16
    Quadrangle near the Flame to the Second Century

    Join Pickler Memorial Library in Celebrating National Library Week (April 14-18) by reading aloud an excerpt from your favorite written work. Please prepare a five to 10 minute long excerpt.

    Stop by the Flame to the Second Century, located in front of Kirk Memorial, to read and listen. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact Janice Weddle at 785.4542 or jweddle@truman.edu for more information or to schedule a reading.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 7
    *Captains’ Meeting: April 10
    Play Begins: April 12 and 13

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: April 7
    *Captains’ Meeting: April 10
    Play Begins: April 14

    Activity: Punt, Pass & Kick
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 7
    *Captains’ Meeting: April 10
    Play Begins: April 17

    Entry forms and information sheets may be picked up at the Student Recreation Center (lobby area). Entry forms are to be deposited into the metal box located at the Member Services Desk in the Student Recreation Center. The entry deadline for each sport will be 11 p.m. on the date posted above. Online registration is available.

    *Captains’ Meetings for each sport will take place on the Thursday evening following the entry deadline (unless otherwise noted) at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Student Recreation Center. Official rules for each sport are available online at http://recreation.truman.edu.


  • Notables

    The Truman chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity received the prestigious “Chapter of the Year” award at the Regional Leadership Conference this past month in Minneapolis. Delta Chi rewards the top performing chapter in each region with this title. Truman Delta Chi was ranked with each chapter in North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. Delta Chi also received the highest fraternity grade point average at Truman from the last semester according to Greek Life. The chapter GPA was 3.21.

    Daniel R. Mandell, associate professor of history, has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive the inaugural Lawrence W. Levine Award, which will given annually for the best book in American cultural history. Mandell received the award for his book “Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880” (The Johns Hopkins University Press). Nell Irvin Painter, OAH president, and Pete Daniel, OAH president-elect, presented the award in New York City during the 101st Annual Meeting of the Organization March 29.


  • Notes

    Financial Aid Reminder: April 1 is the filing deadline for Access Missouri funds. Apply soon for all available federal (including work-study, Perkins Loan, and SEOG) and state aid. The 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130, if you have any questions.

    The Weekly Lunch Series will meet
    from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 2 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This week’s session will feature Sara Orel, Matt Beaky and Jason Miller in conjunction with the Student Research Conference, “Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Conference.”

    The Student Activities Board presents “A Liam Show” with Liam Sullivan
    at 7 p.m. April 2 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free with a student ID and is $2 for general admission. Tickets are available at the SAB Office located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    Truman’s Department of Theatre presents the completely student-produced Spring Lab Show “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute. The show will take place at 8 p.m. April 2-5 in the Black Box Theatre. Set in a small university town in the Midwest, the play tells the relationship of four students - romantically, physically and emotionally. Questions arise of art, manipulation, control and lengths people go to for love. Tickets are available at the Theatre Box Office during this week. Tickets are general admission. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day, located across from the lobby in Ophelia Parrish. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing theatreboxoffice@truman.edu. Include name, number of tickets and night of attendance.

    Alpha Kappa Alpha and the FAC present Bomani Armah: “Read a Book” from 8-10 p.m. April 3 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Armah, BET’s controversial poet/rapper, will be discussing racial and gender involved stereotypes, the importance of education, community growth and transformations and the impact of popular culture in society. For more information, contact Britney Hendricks at bmh974@truman.edu.

    There will be a Biology Seminar from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 4 in Magruder Hall 2001. Alan Templeton, Washington University in St. Louis, will present “Treescanning: A New Evolutionary Tool for Discovering Genotype/Phenotype Associations.” Refreshments will be served at 12:15 p.m. outside of Magruder Hall 2001. For more information, contact Will Petry at wkp956@truman.edu.

    IT Services invites faculty, staff and students to TechBreak at 1:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1300. This week’s session will feature a two-hour special presentation by representatives from Apple, as well as guest speaker Shelly Pagliai.

    Beta Alpha Psi will be sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5 in Violette Hall 1424. The members will give income tax assistance to students and the community and file their tax return electronically for free. Additional information is available at http://bap.truman.edu/Events/Eventsvita.htm.

    Truman will be having a Surplus Auction at 9 a.m. April 5 at the Delaney Baldwin Building 4. The auction will include items that are considered surplus by the University. Generally, this includes computers, furniture, building supplies and misc. For more information, contact Bob Jones at bobjones@truman.edu.

    Master storyteller Gladys Coggswell will give a keynote speech
    at 9:30 a.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. The topic of the address will be “From Homer to Simpson: A Symposium of Creative, Cultural and Critical Works.” Coggswell has been a professional storyteller for more than two decades. Contact Betsy Delmonico at bdelmoni@truman.edu with questions.

    There will be a Writing Workshop led by Debra Di Blasi from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 5 in Baldwin Hall 351. This hands-on workshop will focus on multimedia writing. It is part of the April 4-5 “From Homer to Simpson” conference organized by the Graduate English Organization and the Folklore minor. Seating in the Baldwin Hall computer classroom is limited. Contact Lauren Helbig at lhelbig@truman.edu to sign up.

    The Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Agenda materials can be found on the Board of Governors Web site at http://governors.truman.edu.

    Sigma Sigma Sigma is sponsoring Rock for Robbie Bandfest at 7 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door and are on sale until April 4 on the Quadrangle. For location information, contact Sydney Wittmeyer at smw777@truman.edu.

    The Women of Distinction awards banquet will take place
    from 6-8 p.m. April 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Contact Deborah Miller at dkm822@truman.edu for more information.

    Students enrolled in the Community Nutrition course will present
    Healthy Dining from 1-1:30 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Room 322 to Truman faculty, staff and students. Participants will learn tips and tricks about how to dine out at their favorite restaurant without feeling guilty. Participants will also understand their rights as a consumer while dining out. Contact Alison Hays at amh831@truman.edu for more information.

    Truman faculty and staff who would like a free baby sitter for a night may sign up for Phi Sigma Pi’s Parent’s Night Out. There will be supervised activities for kids from 6:30-10 p.m. April 11 in the Pershing Small Gym. Phi Sigma Pi will accept children who are three years and older. The children will be able to participate in activities such as crafts, games, movies, sports, story time and snacks. R.S.V.P. by e-mail to julia159@gmail.com with name, number of children, and children’s ages.

    The Student Advocate Association of ATSU-KCOM and the Student Recreation Center are sponsors for the 30th Annual Osteopathic Fun Run/Kid’s Run
    at 8:30 a.m. April 12. It is $12 to register until 5 p.m. April 9 and $14 to register from April 9-12. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants will receive $1 off their registration fee with the donation of an old pair of shoes to benefit the World Shoe Relief. Participants in strollers are free. Online registration can be completed at http://www.active.com. For more information, contact Andrea Nelson at 801.721.0720.

    The Association of Black Collegians, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. are hosting the Spring Showcase Step and Dance Competition from 7-9 p.m. April 12 in Baldwin Auditorium. Greek teams will step against one another and dance teams will battle it out for prize money. Part of the proceeds go toward a philanthropy. General admission is $5 and everyone is welcome to attend.

    The Student Activities Board presents Fire Dancers from 9-10 p.m. April 14 on the Mall. The event is free, and free refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, a blacklight show will take place in Pershing Arena. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.

    Phi Epsilon Kappa, exercise science fraternity, is sponsoring Glow Stick it to Cancer at 9 p.m. April 15 at Stokes Stadium Gardner Track. Glow Stick it to Cancer is a two-mile run/walk at night with glow sticks. All proceeds will benefit the Adair County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces will be provided to all participants. Refreshments will be provided and there will be attendance prizes. Day of registration will be available beginning at 8:45 p.m. April 15 at the gate. Day of registration prices are $7 for glow sticks only and $20 for glow sticks and glow in the dark T-shirt while supplies last. Registration forms are available online at http://www2.truman.edu/~sdd209. Contact Sam Dutrow at sdd209@truman.edu for more information.

    The 34th annual Service Recognition Banquet will take place
    at 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Approximately 148 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 15, at which time they will be available in the Human Resources Office in McClain Hall 106 for $10 each.