News in Brief October 1 2017

Kohlenberg Lyceum series schedule

The Kohlenberg Lyceum series is returning for the 2017-18 season with its first show on Oct. 23. The series returns to Baldwin Hall after renovations last year kept it from performing as much as usual. The first performance will be “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” that features the musical stylings of George Gershwin, one of the most recognizable composers of the 20th century. The next show is christmas themed entitled, “Christmas from Ireland” with music from Lúnasa and guest soloist Ashley Davis on Dec. 6. The show features many celtic inspired music and dances. The third show will be a performance by the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band on Jan 27. The last show of the year will be a performance from the Golden Dragon Acrobats. The show features award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques. Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance and cost $5.50.

Changes Coming for MOBIUS Items at Pickler

The MOBIUS library consortium program, which provides Truman’s Pickler Memorial Library with over 27 million items, will undergo changes. Since its origin in July 1998, the MOBIUS program allows libraries in Missouri to efficiently exchange materials and services. To be more cost effective, Truman will switch to a new MOBIUS cluster, titled AVALON. Students and faculty will be unable to access certain MOBIUS services, requesting items and My Library accounts, from Sept. 29 through Oct. 4.

Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day Oct. 6

National Truman Spirit Day is Oct. 6. The tradition, begun by the Truman Alumni Board of Directors in 2011, is centered around spreading awareness of the university throughout the nation and the world. All people who have some connection with the university are encouraged to wear purple or other school apparel. The Alumni Office will sponsor a photo booth, photo opportunities with Spike, free food, and various giveaways from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in the SUB Hub. Truman students also have a chance to win a 2017 VIP Homecoming Package through entering in the Bulldog Biggest Fans photo contest.

Study Abroad Fair Oct. 5

Truman’s annual Study Abroad Fair, which allows students to meet with representatives from a wide variety of study abroad programs, will take place 12-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the SUB Georgian Rooms. The fair provides students with the opportunity to gather information and have questions answered about Truman’s study abroad options. Program sponsors, current exchange students, and Truman students who have previously studied abroad will be available to interact with interested students. Attendees will also be treated to food and refreshments.