Vol. 10 No. 7 - October 11, 2005


  • Highway 63 Ribbon Cutting to Take Place for Four-Lane Highway

    For many, what used to be a dream is now reality. Ceremonies to celebrate the four-laning of 22 miles of Highway 63 between Macon and Kirksville will take place at 2 p.m., Oct. 18, at the Northeast Regional Health and Fitness Center.

    The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Highway 63 Transportation Corporation and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are working with the cities of Macon, Atlanta, LaPlata and Kirksville to organize the festivities. Celebrations at each location will include entertainment, brief comments by invited guests, refreshments, and cutting a ceremonial ribbon.

    Festivities will commence at 11 a.m. in Macon, noon in Atlanta, 1 p.m. in LaPlata, and 2 p.m. in Kirksville, where Truman’s True Men will be performing the national anthem. The format is designed to celebrate all communities along the new highway.

    The project is nearing completion and the additional lanes are expected to open to traffic within the next few weeks.

    Plans to four-lane U.S. Highway 63 between Kirksville and Macon date back to the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1992, the U.S. Highway 63 corridor was identified for expansion to a four-lane highway. However, in 1998, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission came to the conclusion that MoDOT did not have sufficient funding to complete the project as planned.

    When the project’s deferral was announced, the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce organized a community task force to consider the communities options. The ultimate goal of the task force was to work in partnership with MoDOT to solve the problem. With support from the City of Kirksville and MoDOT’s District 2 office in Macon, plans were put in place to form the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation. The Corporation, chaired by Truman alumnus David Clithero, included representatives from Adair, Macon and Schuyler counties and the cities of Kirksville, Macon, LaPlata and Atlanta.

    After developing a strategy to move the project forward, the Corporation members accepted a proposal submitted by Koch Performance Roads Inc., of Wichita, Kan. This proposal offered design and construction management services that greatly condensed the time frame of the project to save time and money. The proposal also included a pledge that the Corporation would seek a one-half cent sales tax from the citizens of Kirksville to provide up to 30 percent of the project’s total cost.

    The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission unanimously endorsed the proposal to accelerate the expansion of Highway 63, after which the City of Kirksville had to seek voter approval. On April 2, 2002, an overwhelming 78 percent of Kirksville voters gave their approval of the one-half cent sales tax increase. This sales tax will generate $11.5 million during a 10-year period.

    Another Truman alumna, Elsie Gaber, currently chairs the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation and welcomed citizens to the groundbreaking ceremony that took place on May 2, 2003, and marked the beginning of the construction on Highway 63 between Macon and Kirksville. This ceremony served as a testament to the fact that when a community or group of people come together to solve a problem, great things can happen. More than 600 citizens participated in this groundbreaking activity.

    For more information about the ceremonies, contact MoDOT’s D2 Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).

  • New Art Exhibit Open Until Nov. 22

    The University Art Gallery at Truman State University presents “Dimensions Variable: An exhibition of expandable sculpture.” The sculptures ship small but expand, unfold, inflate, or assemble big. The exhibit opens with a public reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 10.

    The show features work by artists from across the country including a 45 foot inflatable mouse, a sculpture assembled from open umbrellas, and a large cardboard insect. Aaron Fine, associate professor of art, and Jim Pauls, professor of art, are curating the exhibit.

    “The show is inspired by the challenge of filling a large gallery in Kirksville with sculpture from all across the country,” Fine said. “Artists were challenged to propose works that could ship by standard UPS weights and measurements but would expand to install at a much larger scale.”

    The University Art Gallery programs are presented by the Division of Fine Arts, and include national, regional, and student and faculty exhibits. The Gallery also relies on support from numerous other organizations and individuals in the Kirksville community.

    Financial assistance for this project was supplied by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

    Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday.
  • Truman Bookstore Makes Gift to Lyceum Series


    Pictured left to right Mark Gambaiana, vice president for University advancement; Barbara Dixon, president; Kris Hurley, Truman Bookstore assistant manager, Steve Pennington, Truman Bookstore manager; and Charles Hunsaker, manager of the annual fund.

    Truman Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers is a platinum level corporate sponsor of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    The bookstore will be recognized for its commitment to the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at the performance of Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats Oct. 18.

    This marks the sixth consecutive year that Truman Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers has provided a Lyceum sponsorship.

  • Hudson Receives Interdisciplinary Studies Award


    Michael Seipel, associate professor of agriculture, presents Corey Hudson, a senior sociology/anthropology major from Ozark, Mo., with the Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Studies for the spring 2005 semester.

    Corey Hudson, a senior sociology/anthropology major from Ozark, Mo., received the Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Studies for the spring 2005 semester.

    He was given the award for “Common Ground: Herding, Environmentalism and the Battle for America’s Public Rangelands,” produced in Seipel’s Rural America course. Papers showing exceptionally sophisticated interdisciplinary inquiry were nominated by instructors, and then blind-reviewed by a committee of JINS faculty.

  • Scholarship Opportunities Available

    Glamour magazine is sponsoring a 2006 Top 10 College Women competition. Winners receive a $2,000 cash prize, a trip to New York City, opportunities to meet with top female professionals and national recognition in Glamour’s October 2006 issue. Applicants must be full-time juniors for the 2005-2006 academic year and have leadership experience, involvement on campus and in the community, and academic excellence.

    Applications must be received by Feb. 10 and may be obtained in the Truman State University Financial Aid Office or by e-mailing ttcw@glamour.com.

    The Financial Aid Office has received notification of The Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship provided by the Drink for Health Online Foundation. This scholarship is available to college students 18 years old and older or college-bound students, who qualify by achieving minimum performance requirements within the scholarship program. For more information, go to http://www.drinkforhealthonline.ws.
  • Truman Reaches 50 Percent of Goal


    The Truman United Way campaign has collected  $25,575.54, 50 percent of their goal. The United Way campus campaign committee members include (pictured left to right) President Barbara Dixon, co-chair Lesa Ketterlinus, student drive chair Rachel See and co-chair David Conner.


  • The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series presents the Shangri-La Acrobats

    7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Admission is free for students, faculty and staff with their University ID. Students may pick up tickets at the Student Activities Board Office, lower level of the SUB. Faculty and staff may pick up tickets at the Center for Student Involvement, lower level of the SUB.

    Call the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information.
  • The Career Doctor is In

    4-6 p.m., Oct. 11
    Career Center

    •Resume review
    •How to work a career fair
    •How to register for Career Expo

  • Career Expo

    1-5 p.m., Oct. 26
    Student Union Building

    Visit http://career.truman.edu to sign up for the fall 2005 Career Expo.

    Make sure your resume and cover letter are up to speed by receiving a critique from a full-time staff member or trained career assistant.

    No appointment is needed for resume and cover letter critiques. For more information on these events, contact Glen Ketterlinus at gketter@truman.edu.
  • Majors and Minors Fair

    1-5 p.m.
    Oct. 12
    SUB Activities Room

    Talk to faculty about:
    • majors and minors
    • research opportunities
    • careers and internships
    • study abroad

    This event is co-sponsored by RCP and the Career Center.
  • Midterm Break Hours

    Pickler Memorial Library
    Oct. 13 - 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Oct. 14 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 15 - noon-5 p.m.
    Oct. 16 - Resume regular hours

    Student Recreation Center
    Oct. 13 - 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Oct. 14 - 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Oct. 15 - 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Oct. 16 - 4-7 p.m.
  • Call for Assistance - College Bowl Tournament

    Faculty and Staff College Bowl Moderators

    Interested individuals should contact Sujit Chemburkar at 785.4186 or sujit@truman.edu.

    College Bowl Tournament

    6-10 p.m. • Nov. 2
    Student Union Building

    Individuals and teams may register for the College Bowl Tournament at the Center for Student Involvement. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost is $5 per person to register and all participants receive a T-shirt. Competition begins at Truman to select the varsity team. The varsity team will advance to the regional Championship Tournament to take place in February 2006.
  • Frame Your Experience: Student Produced Short Film Contest Winners

    First Place:
    “A Day in the Life”
    Submitted by: Brian Rose

    Second Place:
    “Late Work”
    Submitted by: Gabriel Baker and Tyler Phillippi

    Third Place:  
    Submitted by: Adam Vogt

    Audience Award Winner:
    “Late Work”
    (Baker and Phillippi)

    Also premiered:
    “Goggles, a Cape, and a Dream” submitted by Marty Meyer, “Brian Goes to College”submitted by Kate Lawrence and Jimmy Moore, “Another Dimension-The Doors Truman Opens” submitted by Travis Turco, “Long Distance” submitted by Brycen Marner, and “College Transition” submitted by Andrew Richmond.

    Prize winning films can be seen from the RCP Web site http://rcp.truman.edu.
  • Homecoming Activities

    Oct. 17
    Homecoming Kickoff

    5:30 p.m. • Red Barn Park
    Rain site: Newman Center
    Chili Cook-Off and Baked Goods Contest
    Following Kickoff • Newman Center

    Oct. 18
    Cow Bingo

    1 p.m. • Quadrangle
    Canceled if lightning
    Cowboy Card Games
    5:30 p.m. • SUB Activities Room
    (Poker, Black Jack, Texas Hold’Em, Cowboy Trivia)
    8 p.m. • SUB Down Under

    Oct. 19
    Truman Round Up

    3:30 p.m. • Centennial Hall Field
    Rain site: SUB Activities Room & Down Under
    (Roping, Potato Sack Races, Slingshot, Pie Eating, etc)
    Faculty Night Out
    6 p.m. • SUB Alumni Room

    Oct. 20
    Sand Volleyball

    1:30 p.m. • Ryle Hall & Centennial Hall Pits
    Canceled if lightning
    Scavenger Hunt
    3:30 p.m. • SUB Down Under
    Skit Competition
    7 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Memorial Service
    Following Skit • Flame to the Second Century

    Oct. 21

    Mechanical Bull
    1-5 p.m. • Mall
    18th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
    10:30 a.m. • Kirksville Country Club
    Lip Sync Competition
    6:30 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Alumni and Friends Celebration and Hall of Fame Banquet
    6:30 p.m. • SUB Georgian Room
    Following Lip Sync • Baldwin Auditorium
    Pep Rally
    9 p.m. or Following Coronation • Red Barn
    Rain site: Pershing Arena (Hay rides to Pep Rally and Bon Fire)

    Oct. 22
    5-K Run

    8 a.m. (Registration at 7 a.m.) • Barnett Parking Lot
    Canceled if lightning
    9 a.m. • Franklin Street
    Canceled if lightning
    Tailgate Picnic
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Parking lot west of Dog Kennels / Football Field
    Rain site: Pershing Arena
    The cafeterias will be closed. Cost is $5. Pre-registration is requested.
    The mechanical bull will be available at the picnic.
    Class Reunion Luncheons
    Class of 1955 and prior, Class of 1965, Class of 1975, Class of 1980, Class of 1985 and Young Alumni (1995-2005)
    11:15 a.m. • SUB
    Pre-registration requested. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.
    Pre-game Activities
    1 p.m. • Stokes Stadium
    Football Game
    2 p.m. • Stokes Stadium
    Presentation of Honorees and Competition Winners
    Halftime • Stokes Stadium
    SAB Comedian
    6 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
    Step Show
    8 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium

    Schedule of Events for Alumni & Friends

    FRIDAY, October 21

    9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Event Registration, Ticket Sales, Homecoming Apparel for Sale, FREE Gifts!!!

    Located in Student Union Building (main level)
    Stop by the Alumni Center to pick up or purchase tickets for Homecoming events, buy Homecoming apparel, sign the message boards, register for door prizes, or get additional Homecoming info. The Alumni Center is a great place to meet up with other alumni and friends.

    10:30 a.m.
    18th Annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament
    $55 per person

    Open to all alumni and friends (18 and older). Individual entries will be paired on teams. $55 entry fee includes golf pack, lunch and golf-cart rental. Registration at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., tee-off at 11:30 a.m.Entry form for golf tournament is available on the
    Homecoming Brochure.Click here for print version of Homecoming Brochure

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    Complimentary Estate Planning Seminar and Luncheon
    RESERVATIONS REQUESTED* to reserve your space

    Student Union Building, Activities Room

    You are invited to attend this complimentary seminar/ luncheon to find out more about your estate-planning options. There is no charge for seminar and luncheon but RSVP is requested.

    4-6 p.m.
    Social Hour
    Kirksville Country Club
    Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar

    6 p.m.
    Truman Intra-Squad Swim Meet
    Pershing Natatorium

    6:30 p.m.
    Alumni and Friends Celebration & Hall of Fame Banquet
    Adult $15/Children age 12 and under $8

    Student Union Building
    Alumni, friends and families are invited to this annual banquet. Alumni honorees, such as Alumni of the Year, Young Alumni of the Year, recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees -- will be introduced. Banquet followed by musical entertainment and coffee across the hall in the Quiet Lounge.

    6:30 p.m.
    Lip Sync Competition
    Baldwin Auditorium
    Sponsored by the women of Sigma Kappa and the men of Pi Kappa Phi

    Approx. 8:30 p.m. (will follow the Lip Sync Competition)
    Homecoming King and Queen Coronation
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Sponsored by Tau Lambda Sigma

    8 p.m.-Midnight
    Ebony and Essence Homecoming Dance
    Student Union Building, Down Under

    Approx. 9 p.m. (will follow King and Queen Coronation)
    Pep Rally
    Red Barn Park (rain site is Pershing Arena)

    SATURDAY, October 22

    7 a.m. Registration
    8 a.m. Run begins
    20th Annual Bulldog 5K Run
    $12 in advance/$15 after Oct. 15

    Run begins in front of Barnett Hall

    Men's and women's divisions: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, and 55 and older. All participants receive a free T-shirt. Medals will be awarded to 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners in each age division. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Cardinal Key, Phi Kappa Epsilon, and the Truman Alumni Association. Entry form for race is available on the
    Homecoming Brochure. Click here for print version of Homecoming Brochure

    8-9 a.m.
    Complimentary Coffee and Donuts Before Parade
    Student Union Building

    9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Event Registration, Ticket Sales, Homecoming Apparel for Sale
    Located in Alumni Center, Student Union Building (main level)

    9 a.m.
    Homecoming Parade
    Franklin Street

    10 a.m.-Noon
    Reunion of Voices and Luncheon
    $6 for lunch
    Fine Arts Center/Student Union Building
    All former NEMO singers and Cantorians invited to meet in the Fine Arts Center/Ophelia Parrish and sing some old favorites, followed by a luncheon at noon in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. The group will also meet at Stokes Stadium to sing the National Anthem before the football game.

    10:30  a.m.
    Magruder Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony/Tours
    North end of Magruder Hall (formerly Science Hall)
    The newly renovated and expanded science facility will be open for tours following the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Check out the new Brick Plaza located outdoors at the north end of Magruder Hall that is filled with bricks engraved with special messages from alumni and friends. Orders for personalized bricks and miniature keepsake versions are being accepted until OCT. 24! To order a brick online visit the Truman Alumni Store or call (800) 452-6678 or (660) 785-4133.

    10:30 a.m.-noon
    Nursing Reception
    Student Union Building, Room 307

    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Missouri Hall 40th Anniversary Open House

    Missouri Hall

    Refreshments and tours of Missouri Hall

    11  a.m.
    Ceremony for the Renaming of the McKinney Center to the Col. and Mrs. Robert L. McKinney Center
    McKinney Center

    The McKinney Center will officially be renamed in honor of both Col. Robert McKinney ('36) and his wife Fran. The late Col. McKinney served Truman for more than 30 years as assistant to the president and head of public relations, and the building was officially named for him in 1973. Fran served as Truman's international student advisor from 1965 to 1994. She died in 2003.

    11 a.m.-1:30  p.m.
    Tailgate Picnic

    New location near Stokes Stadium and Red Barn Park in parking lot west of the football field.

    11:15 a.m.
    Reunion Luncheons
    Adult $9/Children age 12 and under $5
    Student Union Building

    Members of the Reunion Classes and their guests are invited to these special luncheons honoring this year's reunion classes.
    • Class of 1955 & prior (all Golden Alumni are invited to this reunion)
    • Class of 1965
    • Class of 1975
    • Class of 1980
    • Class of 1985
    • Young Alumni (1995-2005)

    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Education Reception
    Sunken Garden (south of Kirk Memorial)

    1:30 p.m.
    Pre-Game Activities
    Stokes Stadium
    Homecoming Court introduced.

    :30-2 p.m.
    Senate Alumni Reception
    Down Under, Student Union Building

    2 p.m.
    Truman Football Game - Truman vs. Pittsburg State (Kan.)
    Stokes Stadium
    Homecoming alumni honorees will be introduced at halftime. Football tickets can be purchased in advance or at the game:
    General admission: $7
    Children & Senior Citizens: $5
    FREE admission for children under age 5
    FREE admission for members of Truman's alumni chapters (must show current alumni chapter membership card)

    5-9 p.m.
    All Alumni Mixer
    $3 (buy tickets in advance* or at the door)
    Days Inn, Ballroom
    All alumni and friends are invited to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and food. Guests will be treated to a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres, and many door prizes will be given away throughout the night. Cash bar. All those attending any of the Class Reunion Luncheons may receive FREE tickets for this event...pick up your free tickets at your Class Reunion Luncheon.

    6-8 p.m.
    Lambda Alliance Reception for Truman GLBT
    University Club, 516 E. Patterson

    6 p.m.
    Comedian: John Wesley Austin
    Baldwin Auditorium
    $2, pay at the door
    Alumni and friends are invited to see John Wesley Austin, a cowboy comedian known for his side-splitting stand-up comedy routine. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

    Step Show (following comedian, see above.)
    $10, pay at the door
    Baldwin Auditorium
    Sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council.

    SUNDAY, October 23

    1 p.m.
    Unique Ensemble Gospel Concert
    Student Union Building

    * Tickets for Homecoming Events

    Tickets may be purchased online through the
    TRUMAN ALUMNI STORE or you may order tickets from the Homecoming Brochure.
    Click here for print version of the HOMECOMING BROCHURE .

    If you would like to have a Homecoming Brochure mailed to you, contact (800) 452-6678, (660) 785-4133, e-mail alumnievents@truman.edu.

    All events subject to change

  • Magruder Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, McKinney Center Renaming Ceremony

    You are cordially invited to attend the ribbon cutting for Magruder Hall and the renaming ceremony of McKinney Center to the Col. and Mrs. Robert L. McKinney Center as part of the Homecoming activities at Truman State University.

    Oct. 22
    10:30 a.m. - North end of Magruder Hall
    11 a.m. - North side of McKinney Center


  • Notables

    Doug Berry, a senior business administration major from Florissant, Mo., was ranked as the top Financial Representative Intern out of 1,100 Northwestern Mutual Financial Network interns. He will be named in an advertising promotion for Northwestern Mutual in the October issue of Time Magazine. Berry completed his internship during the summer and will work full-time at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network upon his graduation in December.

    Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, published “Why ‘Intelligent Design’ is More Interesting than Old-fashioned Creationism,” in the Georgia Journal of Science 63:3 190 (2005).

    Janet Gooch, associate professor and director of communication disorders, attended the annual meeting of the National Academic Advising Association from Oct. 5-10 in Las Vegas.

    Amy Wilson, assistant professor of communication disorders, and Melissa Passe, clinic director, participated in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Sept. 25 in Kirksville.

    The Communication Disorders faculty and staff and CMDS graduate and undergraduate students screened approximately 350 Head Start Children from the Kirksville and surrounding areas Sept. 29-30. Head Start children were screened for speech-language and hearing problems at the Speech and Hearing Clinic. This model program, in conjunction with Early Head Start screenings provided at Truman, received the 2002 Outstanding Partnership Award from the Missouri Head Start Association.


  • Notes

    While the fence surrounding the parking lot west of Magruder Hall has been removed, the lot is not open for parking. The lot is still being used by the Magruder Hall construction crew and will remain closed as it will be used for the SUB construction crew.

    There will be a Quick Grants 60-minute Workshop
    at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11, in Pickler Memorial Library 205. This will be a chance to explore funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). For more information, contact Judy Lundberg at 785.7459.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning and Student Senate are co-sponsoring an Advising Dessert at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, in the SUB Spanish Room. Students and faculty are encouraged to come eat and discuss how to improve advising at Truman. For more information, contact Angela Crawford at AngelaC@truman.edu.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning will continue its Weekly Lunch Series
    at 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 12, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic of this week’s lecture is “Scholarship for Teaching and Learning: Methodology.” Call 785.4391 for more information.

    The Herpetology Club is sponsoring an open house from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 12, in the Herpetology Lab (Magruder Hall 3071). Everyone is welcome to visit the reptiles and amphibians. Contact Mary Green at d1201@truman.edu or 627.5102 for more information.

    The Hurricane Katrina Charity Poker Tournament final table will be from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 12, in the SUB Georgian Room. A $2 donation is requested at each event. Final prizes will be awarded. Sponsors for this tournament include the SUB, Phi Lambda Phi and SAB. For more information, e-mail bbarks@gmail.com.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet
    at 9 a.m., Oct. 13, at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at 785.6036 for more information.

    “Confidences Trop Intimes,” the third film in the five French film series, will be shown from 8-10:30 p.m., Oct. 13, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free. Contact Rachel Berrey at 785.5359 or rlb938@truman.edu for more information.

    The north portion of the Kennels parking lot will be closed with a tent for Homecoming activities Oct. 17-Oct. 20.

    The parking lot at the Kennels will be closed with tents for Homecoming activities
    Oct. 21-24. In addition, the parking lot between McClain Hall and the SUB will be closed for Homecoming activities Oct. 21-22.

    The Truman Forensics Union public debate series will continue at 8 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The topic will be “The United Nations Should Have a Standing Army.” The format will be in the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) style. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Kirksville community are encouraged to attend.

    The Observatory will be open to the public,
    weather permitting, from 8:30-10:30 p.m., Oct. 20, at the University Farm. Go to http://observatory.truman.edu for additional information.

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award applications are available
    in the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Kirk Building 112. Completed applications need to be returned by Oct. 21. For more information, visit http://saffairs.truman.edu, stop by Kirk Building 112, or call 785.4111.

    The Biology Seminar Series will continue with “Pericentromere Evolution in the Brassicaceae”
    from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 21, in Magruder Hall 2050. Anne Hall, postdoctoral associate in the department of molecular genetics and cell biology from the University of Chicago and Truman alumna, will be delivering the presentation.

    Students Exhorting & Evangelizing Campus (SEEC) is sponsoring a DVD presentation
    of “Intelligent Design-A Christian Perspective: Unlocking the Mystery of Life” at 7 p.m., Oct. 24, in the SUB Alumni Room. Contact Charles Leiter at cleiter@swbell.net for more information.

    Members of the University community are cordially invited to participate in the first survey of campus member satisfaction with Physical Plant services.
    The survey has six to seven questions for each type of service, and a section to provide written comments. All survey responses are anonymous. Physical Plant will use the results of the survey to guide their improvement efforts. Their objective is to provide the best possible service. The survey is available online and must be completed by Oct. 28. To take the survey, go to http://survey.truman.edu/takeSurvey.asp?surveyID=185 and log-in with your network username and password.