January 30, 2004

SIUC news events for Feb. 2-8

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- News directors, editors and reporters covering Southern Illinois University Carbondale: To facilitate your planning for next week, here's a listing of events and activities scheduled on campus or that are University-related. We will provide these listings each Friday and are happy to help you arrange coverage.


Monday, Feb. 2


  • "Brown vs. Board of Education (50th Anniversary)," 7 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Law school Dean Peter C. Alexander discusses the landmark ruling, as well as last year's U.S. Supreme Court rulings in University of Michigan affirmative action cases. Part of Black History Month activities on campus.


  • George Harrison commemorative concert, 7:30 p.m., Shryock Auditorium. Classical guitarist Joseph Breznikar and a string quartet led by Michael Barta and Eric Lenz will play a selection of the late musician's work ranging from his days as a Beatle to his time as a solo artist. The concert also marks the 40th anniversary (on Feb. 9) of the Beatles' first American appearance.


Tuesday, Feb. 3


  • "Rethinking Brown vs. Board of Education: The Psychology and Pathology of Integration," noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Kevin Cokley, assistant professor of counseling psychology, will analyze social science data that influenced the outcome of the case. Part of Black History Month activities on campus.


  • Cavani String Quartet "informance," 4 p.m., Eurma C. Hayes Child Care Center, 441 E. Willow, Carbondale. Classical musicians take an offbeat approach to musical appreciation with their version of Goldilocks. All children present may be photographed and/or interviewed. Those who wish to cover the event should arrive 15 minutes before the event starts and ask for Delores Albritten.


Wednesday, Feb. 4


  • Chancellor Walter V. Wendler speaks to the Carterville Rotary Club-breakfast, 7 a.m., Pioneer's Cabin in Carterville. He will discuss building projects on campus, other initiatives and Southern at 150, as well as taking questions from the audience.


  • Brown bag discussion, "Expectance of Excellence and the Almighty Dollar," noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Janine Hargrett, a specialist in Student Judicial Affairs, will discuss some of the choices African-American students make regarding higher education. Part of Black History Month activities on campus.


Friday, Feb. 6


  • African-American Storyteller, 1:30 p.m., Old Main Lounge, Student Center. Rudolph G. Wilson, assistant provost for social and cultural diversity at SIU-Edwardsville, is the speaker.


  • "Before Brown, Beyond Boundaries -- Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education," 7 p.m., Student Center Illinois Room. Amicar Shabazz, director of African American Studies at the University of Alabama, is the speaker for this Black History Month event.