Vol. 14, No. 3 - Sept. 15, 2009


  • Family Day Events Scheduled for Sept. 19

    Truman’s annual Family Day will offer a variety of activities for students and their families.

    The festivities begin Sept. 18 with a Men’s Tennis Invitational at 4 p.m. at the Truman Tennis Courts. Later that evening, the Student Activities Board will host a Drive-In at 8 p.m. in Pershing Arena that will feature screenings of “Up” and “Star Trek.” Admission is free, and SAB will serve ice cream and soda.  

    An Open House at the Observatory will take place from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at the University Farm, weather permitting.

    Activities continue Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. when the Men’s Tennis Invitational resumes play on the Truman Tennis Courts. Across the street on the baseball field, the Truman Baseball Team will host a single 8-inning scrimmage, also beginning at 9 a.m.

    Tours of Pickler Memorial Library will take place from 10 a.m.–noon, with new tours beginning every 10 minutes. While there, make sure to view the Remnant Trust Exhibit, which provides an opportunity to view materials ranging from 1250 to 1885 A.D.

    Centennial Hall will host its annual Festival Centennial from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the residence hall’s courtyard and will feature free food, games, contests and music.

    The Student Public Health Association, Phi Epsilon Kappa and the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences will sponsor a Family Day Scavenger Hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to participate and explore the Truman campus should meet at Pershing Building.  

    The School of Business will conduct its induction ceremony at 11 a.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Student Union Building’s Georgian Room B.

    After exploring the main campus, head to the University Farm for the Equestrian Team’s Mock Horse Show, which will begin at noon.

    Women’s Soccer will play Emporia State at 1 p.m. on the Truman Soccer Field.

    University-sponsored events will break until late in the afternoon, and families may head to downtown Kirksville during that time. Kirksville’s downtown area will feature the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival includes an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 S. Franklin Street. For more information, visit http://www.kirksvillearts.com.

    SAB will present "The Evasons, a Mentalist Duo," at 5 p.m. in the Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the SAB office in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Truman students get in free with a Truman ID. General admission is $3 for a single ticket and $5 for a pair.

    A barbecue in Red Barn Park will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. and feature tailgate favorites like hamburgers, BBQ shredded pork, bratwursts and veggie sloppy joes. In addition, a selection of side dishes and soda or water will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $8 per person. Students with a meal plan will not need to pay or purchase a ticket if they present their Truman ID. Those wishing to attend may purchase tickets online at http://store.truman.edu/familyday.

    During the Barbecue, the Carnival for the Kids will also take place in Red Barn Park from 5-7 p.m. The Office of Greek Life will have carnival booths with games and snacks. All proceeds will go to charity. The Showgirls, the Truman Cheerleading Squad, Spike the Bulldog and the Truman “Statesmen” Marching Band will all make an appearance.

    Evening activities will culminate with a Bulldog Football game against Fort Hays State at 7 p.m. in Stokes Stadium. General admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Reserved seating is $8. Truman students presenting their school ID will get in free. Tickets may be purchased online at http://gobulldogs.truman.edu/store/.
  • Global Issues Colloquium Coincides with Truman’s Constitution Day Events

    Peggy McGuinness of the University of Missouri Law School will speak on “Transnationalism and the Constitution: The Globalization of Rights,” from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    McGuinness will explore how globalization is leading to a convergence among legal systems. In particular, she will examine the current debate over whether and to what extent U.S. courts should look to developments in foreign and international law to resolve legal conflicts in the United States.

    This session is part of Truman’s observance of Constitution Day.

    After a career in the Foreign Service with postings in Germany, Pakistan, Canada and Washington D.C., McGuinness was awarded her juris doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1999. Since her appointment to the University of Missouri her articles and presentations have included such titles as “The Progress and Paradox of Security Multilateralism,” “Peace vs. Justice,” “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Origins of Debate,” “Women as Architects of Peace,” “Gender and the Resolution of Armed Conflict,” “Guantanamo Detainee Decisions,” “Implications for International Law” and many more. McGuinness specializes in public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and foreign affairs and the Constitution. Her weblog is OpinioJuris and can be found at http://opiniojuris.org.
  • Baldwin Lecture to Examine Future of Education

    Alan Guskin, Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Change, and University President Emeritus at Antioch University, will speak Oct. 1 as part of the 2009 Baldwin Lecture. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Guskin’s presentation will start at 7 p.m.

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    Alan Guskin

    During the lecture, “The Courage to Change: Higher Education Facing 21st Century Realities,” Guskin will discuss why the future requires a transformation in how students learn, how teachers instruct and how universities operate. Guskin will address fiscal difficulties currently experienced by institutions of higher learning. Colleges and universities have realized the financial difficulties are not short term and cannot be solved though actions used previously. Guskin will discuss how the fiscal model that worked in the last century is not sustainable in the 21st Century and how students, parents and the American society will not have the resources to deal with increasing educational expenses unless institutions innovate to become more effective. Increased efficiency, Guskin will argue, will help fulfill the dream of Americans to have access to higher education, enhance student learning and maintain the quality of work-life for faculty and staff.

    Tickets to the Baldwin Dinner are $8 and may be paid by check. Please return payment to the Center for Teaching and Learning in Pickler Memorial Library 205 by Sept. 24. Emeriti and new faculty may receive complimentary tickets with an RSVP to ctl@truman.edu.

  • United Way Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign

    Truman’s United Way Campaign began Sept. 14 in an effort to strengthen the Kirksville community and reach this year’s goal of $56,000.

    The funds raised during the campaign will stay in the local area. The local United Way has among the lowest overhead in the nation, which means those who contribute will have more of their contribution dollars reaching the people that need it the most.

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    Pictured, from left, Joe Hamilton (United Way Drive co-chair), Debra Kerby (United Way Drive co-chair), Elise Bailey (student chair), and University President Darrell W. Krueger.

    Funds raised by the campaign will help support local programs that help individuals pursue the goals of education, income and health. Recent statistics show that the United Way effects one out of three individuals in the Northeast Missouri area.

    To request more information, please contact Debra Kerby at dkerby@truman.edu or Joe Hamilton at hamilton@truman.edu.

  • Tenhouse Named Public Relations Intern

    The Public Relations Office has announced Jesslyn Tenhouse, a senior journalism and public communication major and Spanish minor, as intern for the fall semester.

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    Jesslyn Tenhouse

    Tenhouse, a Quincy, Ill., native, is a graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She is the daughter of Doug and Debbie Tenhouse and the oldest of four children.

    As the intern, Tenhouse will help write, produce and distribute the University newsletter, Truman Today, as well as post it online. She will also write press releases and perform various office tasks.

    Tenhouse currently serves as the vice president of recruitment for the social sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and previously served as public relations coordinator. She is a member of the honor societies Lambda Pi Eta, Order of Omega and Phi Kappa Phi. Tenhouse also works as a reporter and anchor for News 36.  

    Tenhouse’s interest in public relations, writing and building experience in various communication outlets has led her to this position.   

  • Agricultural Science Department Supports Area 4-H and FFA Members at Local Fairs

    Throughout the summer, Truman’s Agricultural Science department recognized the efforts of 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from Northeast Missouri who worked to prepare their projects for exhibition at county fairs.

    The department purchased animals from the youth premium sales at the Macon County Fair and Northeast Missouri (NEMO) Fair. All proceeds from the premium sales went to the youth exhibitors.

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    Michael Seipel, Agricultural Science Department Chair, and Charlotte Jackson with her market lamb.

    At the Macon County Fair, the department purchased the lamb premium of Charlotte Jackson of New Cambria, Mo. At the NEMO Fair, the department purchased the market hog premium of Ashlyn Billington of Novinger, Mo. The department used funds from the Agriculture Development fund, contributed by alumni and other supporters of the program, to make the purchases.

  • Guest Musician to Perform Sept. 20

    Truman will host a guest artist at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the Montreal Symphony, will perform solo works for trumpet accompanied by Janet Coggins, accompanying coordinator for Truman. After the recital there will be an exhibition of new musical instruments by West Music from Iowa and a master class featuring performances by Truman trumpet students.

    Paul Merkelo

    Merkelo’s experience includes performances with the New York Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony in addition to previous principal trumpet positions in the Rochester Philharmonic and New Orleans Symphony.  He is on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is a graduate of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Graphic Artist Discusses ‘Redesigning America’s Future’

    The Truman chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) will sponsor guest speaker David Gibson, graphic designer, co-founder, and managing principal of Two Twelve Associates of New York City, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Violette Hall.

    In his presentation, Redesigning America’s Future, Gibson will discuss his experiences working with his clients to use design as a force for positive change in the public realm.

    Best known for his environmental graphic design work, Gibson is author of “The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places,” published earlier this year by Princeton Architectural Press.

    The creative leader behind wayfinding and signage systems for the Princeton University campus and the Atlanta Federal Center complex, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and downtown Brooklyn, the Durham Department of Parks and Recreation and the Sound Transit system in Seattle, Gibson is also a co-founder of Public Design Lab, a network of communications professionals devoted to helping U.S. citizens access the public information and civic services they need to live, work and learn.

    He believes, “We deserve a government that’s efficient, effective, and respectful. Today it’s easy, even enjoyable, to buy an iPod, track a package, or bank online. In contrast, using our most vital public services—Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Administration benefits, and more—can be a time-consuming, humiliating nightmare. Americans design great products and service experiences in the private sector; it’s time to bring the same know-how to the public sector.”  

    Gibson will discuss his thoughts on how better communication design can be used for the benefit of citizens to make public systems more transparent, understandable and accessible, in the process to improve the quality of public life and make democracy more engaging and inclusive.


  • Family Day Events

    Saturday, Sept. 19
    Men’s Tennis Invitational
    9 a.m. • Truman Tennis Courts

    Baseball Scrimmage
    9 a.m. • Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon  
    Pickler Memorial Library

    Annual Festival Centennial
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.  
    Centennial Hall Courtyard

    Family Day Scavenger Hunt
    10:30 a.m. • Pershing Building

    School of Business Induction Ceremony
    11 a.m. • Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Equestrian Team “Mock Horse Show”
    Noon • University Farm

    Women’s Soccer vs. Emporia State
    1p.m. •  Truman Soccer Field

    Barbecue in Red Barn Park
    5-6:45 p.m. • Red Barn Park

    Carnival for the Kids
    5-7 p.m. • Red Barn Park

    Student Activities Board presents: The Evasons, A Mentalist Duo
    5 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium

    Bulldog Football
    vs. Fort Hays State
    7 p.m. • Stokes Stadium

    Friday, Sept. 18
    Men’s Tennis  Invitational
    4 p.m. • Tennis Courts

    Fall Drive-In
    8 p.m. • Pershing Building

    Observatory Open House
    8:30-10:30 p.m. • University Farm

    University Art Gallery
    Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Three Faculty Exhibitions: Aaron Fine-works on paper, Priya Kambli-digital photography, Wynne Wilbur-ceramics

    Saturday, Sept. 19
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
    9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Downtown Kirksville

    University Art Gallery
    Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Three Faculty Exhibitions: Aaron Fine-works on paper, Priya Kambli-digital photography, Wynne Wilbur-ceramics

  • Missouri Government Internship Informational Meeting

    An informational meeting about the Missouri Government Internship will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Pizza will be provided. The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the Spring 2010 semester. Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 and up to 15 hours of credit. Applications are available online at http://career.truman.edu/student/internship/mogov_app.pdf. The internship is open to all majors. For more information, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or at heidi@truman.edu, or contact Candy Young at 785.4650 or at cyoung@truman.edu.
  • New Professional Development Institute Programs Begin

    The goal of the new PDI, created by the Career Center and sponsored by Student Affairs, is to prepare students, professionally and personally, for a smooth transition to life after college.

    Sept. 16 • Beginner Resumes and Cover Letters

    Sept. 17 • Major and Career Decisions

    Sept. 23 • Etiquette Dinner

    Sessions are open to everyone. To register, go to http://pdi.truman.edu.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week

    Sept. 21-25
    The Clothesline Project
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. • The Mall
    A visual testament to the experiences and hopes of those who have been sexually assaulted

    Sept. 22
    You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers: A Panel Discussion about Sexual Assault and the Conduct Code
    6:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall Little Theatre
    A panel including members of Victim’s Support Services and University Counseling Services will discuss the recent changes to the conduct code

    Sept. 23
    Stalking: Prevention and Action
    7 p.m. • Baldwin Hall 303
    Learn about stalking on college campuses and what you can do to protect yourself

    Sept. 24
    Take Back the Night
    8 p.m. • Fountain on the Mall
    A candlelight vigil that mourns loss by sexual assault and celebrates survivors

  • Graduate School Week

    Sept. 28
    Visiting Graduate Schools
    Various buildings corresponding to area of study

    “Advice from the Experts” Graduate School Panel
    6-8 p.m Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Sept. 29
    Personal Statement Writing Workshop by Donald Asher
    3-6 p.m.

    How to Attend Graduate School for Free or Minimum Cost by Donald Asher
    6:30-7:30 p.m. Violette Hall 1010

    Sept. 30
    Personal Statement Writing Workshop by Donald Asher
    2:30-5:30 p.m.

    For Underclassmen Only: How to Prepare Now for Grad School by Donald Asher
    6-7:15 p.m. Student Union Building Alumni Room
  • Allen Fellowship Nominations

    Nominations for the $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowships to recognize outstanding faculty members are being accepted by the Office of the Provost until Sept. 30. The Fellowships are open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty with at least four years of full-time service at Truman. For details on the nomination process visit http://www.truman.edu/pages/131.asp.
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

    Students may pick up Applications for the 2009-2010 award in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, located in the Student Union Building 3100. Faculty and staff may also nominate students. Nominations are due Sept. 25. To qualify, students should be active in campus and community activities, have a 2.75 GPA, and be a senior eligible for graduation in the 2009-10 academic year. Completed student applications must be returned to the Student Affairs Office by Oct. 19. For more information visit http://saffairs.truman.edu or call 785.4111.
  • Sacred Sites in Greece 2010

    May 12 - June 5

    Athens · Corinth · Delphi · Mycenae · Olympia

    Those interested should attend one of the INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:
    Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m. · SUB 2102
    Sept. 16, 5-6 p.m. · SUB 3204
    Sept. 29, 6-7 p.m. · SUB 3203

    Course taught in English.
    All majors and levels welcome.
    For more, visit http://www2.truman.edu/~sdr/SacredSites10.htm.
  • 17th Annual McNair Research Presentations

    Sept. 21

    10 a.m.
    Violette Hall 1000  

    To view the presentation schedule and abstracts, go to http://mcnair.truman.edu.
  • High Street Dance Team Tryout Schedule

    Learn the Tryout Combinations
    Sept. 14 • 8-10 p.m.
    Sept. 16 • 8-10 p.m.

    Review and Practice
    Sept. 18 • 8-10 p.m.
    Sept. 19 • 9 a.m.
    ($3.00 tryout fee)

    All meetings will be in Pershing Building 225 (Dance Studio).

    For further information, contact the High Street Dancers' faculty sponsor, Melody Jennings, at extension 7259 or by e-mail at jennings@truman.edu.
  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive

    Sept. 16-17
    10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building
  • The Writing Center Now Offers Online Scheduling

    The Writing Center now has an online scheduling system. Go to http://writingcenter.truman.edu or drop by the Writing Center in McClain 303 for details. You can also direct questions to 660.785.4484 and write@truman.edu.
  • Intent to Graduate Forms Due Oct. 1

    Intent to Graduate Forms for May 2010 are due Oct. 1. The forms can be found on the Registrar’s website (http://registrar.truman.edu/) or in the Registrar’s Office. They are to be returned to the Registrar’s Office in McClain Hall 104. For questions call 785.4143 or e-mail registrar@truman.edu.

  • Fall 2009 Career Expo


    Fall 2009 Career Expo
    Oct. 21
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
  • Grant Proposals for Excursion/Field Trip Opportunities

    The Dean of Student Affairs asks Truman faculty and staff to submit grant proposals for excursion/field trip opportunities for students. For information on past recipients, as well as grant requirements, please visit http://saffairs.truman.edu/stulife_initiatives.asp.  Proposals are due to the Dean of Student Affairs Office in Student Union Building 3100 by Oct. 1.
  • Pickler Memorial Library


    Remnant Trust Exhibit

    A collection of rare manuscripts, incunabula and early Americana books, this exhibit provides an opportunity for the community to interact with unique materials ranging from 1250 to 1885 A.D.  Focusing on democratic principles and ideals—from early philosophers and educators to actions of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars—highlights of the collection include:

    •13th Century manuscript Commentary Petrus Hispanus
    •1475 printing of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae Pars Secunda (one of three in the world, with the other two located at the British Museum in London and the Newberry in Chicago)
    •Early printing of Aristotle’s Ethics, Politics & Economy
    •1776 edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
    •Land deed signed by Frederick Douglass as Recorder of Deeds (1885)
    •1863 edition of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

    A complete listing of all 37 items on loan from Remnant Trust is available upon request. For information on how to utilize this exhibit in the classroom or for other events, please contact the Special Collections Department at Pickler Memorial Library 785.4537.

  • National Competitive Scholarship Deadlines

    Sept. 18
    Rhodes Scholarship • Oxford  

    Sept. 22
    Fulbright Grants

    Sept. 28
    Gates Cambridge Scholarship • Cambridge University

    Oct. 19
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    Dec. 7
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    For more information, go to http://gradstudies.truman.edu/fellowships/shortlist.asp or contact Maria C. Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.
  • Call for Papers: Transforming Genders/Transgendering Forms

    The Women’s and Gender Studies Committee invites abstracts from all members of the Truman and Kirksville communities, including Truman graduates now residing elsewhere. Internationalist points of view are especially welcome. Send abstracts to Linda Seidel, Department of English, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 63501 or lseidel@truman.edu. Be sure to include your name, return address, phone number, and e-mail address (if you have one). Don’t forget to give your abstract a title. Deadline: Sept. 15.

    Truman’s Fifteenth Annual WGST Conference

    Oct. 29-31

  • Attention Accounting Majors:

    The Career Center will host interviews for internships and full-time jobs with accounting firms and companies interested in hiring accounting majors.

    To secure an interview slot, visit http://truman.experience.com, and select ‘Interview Schedules.’ Employers will preselect candidates for their interview slots, which will take place in the Career Center.

    Sept. 23- Pricewaterhouse Cooper
     Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Sept. 24- Deloitte
     Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Sept. 25- Rubin Brown
    Interviews from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    For more information, contact Elizabeth Bauer at ebauer@truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 24
    Play Begins: Sept. 26-27

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 24
    Play Begins: Sept. 26-27

    Activity: Tennis-Doubles
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 21
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Sept. 28

    Activity: Frisbee Golf
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Sept. 28 to Oct. 2

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 1
    Play Begins: Oct. 5

    Activity: Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 1
    Play Begins: Oct. 5

    Activity: MLB Playoff Pickem
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Table Tennis
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 13
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Oct. 24

    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 27
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 2

    Activity: Texas Hold’em
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 8

    Activity: 3 on 3 Basketball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: Nov. 5
    Play Begins: Nov. 9

    Activity: Pickelball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: Nov. 5
    Play Begins: Nov. 9

    Activity: Pitch
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Billiards
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 15

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 16

    Activity: College Bowl Mania
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Finals Week
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Finals Week

    Activity: Wrap Up Meeting
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: NA
    Captains’ Meeting: Dec. 3
    Play Begins: NA

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at http://recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp, or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467. Captains’ Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • School of Business Induction Ceremony

    11 a.m.
    Sept. 19
    Baldwin Auditorium


  • Notes

    Illusion Danz Team will host registration for powderpuff football at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Violette Hall 1010. The powderpuff football tournament begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Those interested may register individually, with a friend or with a group. The registration fee is $3 per person. Contact illusiondanz@yahoo.com for more information.

    Alpha Sigma Gamma’s fall recruitment will begin with an information night from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. ASG will host a service night from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The fellowship night will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.  For more information, contact amr550@truman.edu.

    Alpha Phi Omega will sell baked goods Sept. 16-18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Violette, Magruder and McClain halls.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning will continue its Weekly Lunch Series  at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. This week’s session will focus on Stephen Brookfield’s work on critical thinking and the Critical Thinking Foundation’s website wheel.

    The Music Department will host a performance by trombonist James C. Lebens at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Admission is free.

    Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, requests applications for its International Human Rights Delegation and Training program in Rwanda, which will take place between Dec. 28, 2009 and Jan. 11, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate. The deadline for applications is Sept. 25.