February 20, 2004

SIUC news events for Feb. 23-29

by Tom Woolf

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. 23

  • "Black is ... Black Ain't: Being Black & Gay," 7 p.m., Student Center Mississippi Room. This film and panel discussion that follows will explore segregation within the African-American community. A Black History Month event.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

  • Brown bag discussion series, "A Tribute to Nanny Burroughs," noon-1 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Pamela Smoot, assistant professor of Black American Studies, pays tribute to Burroughs, a school founder, educator and civil rights activist. A Black History Month event.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

  • "Video Survey: Campus Attitudes toward Blacks and Education," 7 p.m., Student Center Mississippi Room. SIUC undergraduates Michelle Garnett and Natalie Bonner discuss this video, in which SIUC faculty, staff and students discuss their perceptions of African-Americans in education. A Black History Month event.

Thursday Feb. 26

  • Joseph S. Nye Jr., dean of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, delivers the Morton-Kenney Endowed Lecture, 8 p.m., Hiram H. Lesar Law School Auditorium. SIUC's Political Science Department and the Public Policy Institute are sponsoring the event.
  • Engineering Mind Games and Expo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Engineering Building. More than 400 students from about 20 high schools compete in a variety of engineering-related experiments. For more information, contact Associate Dean Hasan Sevim, 618-453-4321.

Friday, Feb. 27

  • Ebony Showcase, 7 p.m., Furr Auditorium, Pulliam Hall. This Black History month showcase of dance, modeling and entertainment features the Black Fire Dancers, Fashion Models, Voices of Inspiration and Kwiet Storm.

Saturday, Feb. 28

  • Carbondale clean-up, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Beautify Southern Illinois Student Alliance is sponsoring this event. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. in the Student Center's Video Lounge, fourth floor, to receive assignments. For more information, call Tiffany Heil at 618/453-7180.

Story idea: Twelve members of the University's Black Faculty-Staff caucus met with Cairo school district administrators and faculty on Wednesday, Feb. 18, to discuss ways the University can help improve education in the Alexander County school district. To discuss this developing partnership, contact Seymour Bryson, associate chancellor for diversity, at 618/453-1186.