February 13, 2004

SIUC news events for Feb. 16-22

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. 16

  • News conference to unveil the new SIUC Web site, 10:30 a.m., Student Center Illinois Room.
  • “Beauty & the Beast: Effect of Segregation on African American Children,” noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Featured speaker for this Black History Month event is Anna Jackson, lecturer in the English Department.
  • “Service Learning: CORE Neighborhood Revitalization,” 7 p.m., Room 171, Lawson Hall. SIUC alum Lawrence Williamson is executive director of CORE Neighborhood Revitalization Inc. in Macon, Ga. The community and economic development corporation revitalizes neighborhoods. A Black History Month event.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

  • Black History Month brown bag discussion series, noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Janine Hargrett, specialist in Student Judicial Affairs, explores non-minority students’ questions regarding the need for a Black Affairs Council on campus.
  • Opening proclamation for the annual International Festival, 5:30 p.m., Student Center Gallery Lounge. An International Programs and Scholars reception follows at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

  • Chancellor Walter V. Wendler gives the keynote address to the annual meeting of he Benton-West City Economic Development Association, 11:30 a.m., at the Kiwanis Club in Benton.
  • International food fair, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Center ballrooms. International students prepare foods from their native countries. Last year, this event drew more than 1,000 people.
  • Black History Month brown bag discussion series, noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Jawaad Kirkwood, a graduate student in workforce education, poet and author, will share examples of his work.

Friday, Feb. 20

  • Chancellor Walter V. Wendler presents the first “State of the University” speech, 11 a.m., Student Center Auditorium.
  • International cultural show, 7 to 9 p.m., Student Center Ballrooms C and D.

Saturday, Feb. 21

  • Leadership symposium for SIUC students, Student Center. Topic for this annual seminar for student leaders is “Personal Freedom.” Glenn Poshard, member of the SIU Board of Trustees, former congressman and former vice chancellor for administration at SIUC, will deliver the keynote address at 9:15 a.m. Symposium sessions that follow will explore the Patriot Act, freedom of the press and profiling. There also will be a panel discussion involving international students.
  • Knowledge Bowl, 1:30 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Students from SIUC, John A. Logan College, Southeast Missouri State University, SIU-Edwardsville and Paducah Community College test their knowledge of African-American history and culture in this Black History Month event.