March 19, 2004

SIUC news events for March 22-28

by Tom Woolf

SIUC news events for March 22-28 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, March 22
  • "Helping Doctors Help Us," Symposium on Retired Physicians, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Student Center Ballroom A. A working group discussion to develop recommendations for better utilizing retired physicians as volunteers for providing health-care services to elderly in rural areas. The Public Policy Institute is hosting the symposium, which is also sponsored by the SIU law school, SIU School of Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Thursday, March 25
  • Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 8 Science Fair. Judging, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Center ballrooms; 1-4 p.m., public viewing, Student Center ballrooms; 5:30 p.m., awards ceremony, SIU Arena. Approximately 600 junior high and high school students from throughout Southern Illinois compete. For more information, contact Kathy Pericak-Spector at 618/453-6573.
  • "The Effect of NAFTA on Mexico's Economy, Politics and its Relations with the United States," 8 p.m. law school auditorium. Jorge L. Dominguez, a leading professor in international affairs, is guest lecturer for the University's Morton-Kenney Lecture Series. Dominguez will also participate in a discussion of U.S. immigration policies from 3:30-5 p.m. at the University Museum auditorium. For more information, contact Christy Stewart at 618/453-3168.

Friday, March 26

  • Naturalization ceremony, 11 a.m., Hiram H. Lesar Law Building. Federal Judge J. Phil Gilbert will naturalize 21 people as the county's newest citizens. Chancellor Walter V. Wendler is guest speaker. For more information, contact assistant law professor Cindy Buys at 618/453-8743.
  • Grand opening, BioInsite office/lab in Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center's small business incubator program. Company and SIUC officials will speak at 11 a.m. in the Dunn-Richmond conference room. BioInsite, winner of last year's inaugural Southern Angels Business Plan Contest, is a spin-off from research developed at the University.