March 26, 2004

SIUC news events for March 29-April 4

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 29

  • Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Student Center. High school students will present their research papers to a panel of judges between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Poster presentations will take place between 3 and 4:30 p.m.

  • Winners of the most lucrative art competition of its kind for undergraduate students will be announced at 3:30 p.m. at the Glove Factory's Surplus Gallery. The exhibits open to the public at 11 a.m. The annual Rickert-Ziebold competition boasts a $20,000 purse.

  • Free poetry readings by Adrian Blevins, author of "The Brass Girl Brouhaha," and Patrick Donnelly, author of "The Charge," 8 p.m., Student Center Auditorium.

Tuesday, March 30

  • Awards ceremony, Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, 11 a.m., Student Center.

Thursday, April 1

  • Asian Awareness Month kick-off celebration dinner, 6:30 p.m., Newman Center. Keynote speaker is Mannjunath Pendakur, dean of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Festivities also will include performances by Carbondale Community High School multicultural groups and the Lion Dancers of St. Louis.

  • Free poetry reading by Jon Pineda, author of "Birthmark," followed by book signing, 8 p.m., Student Center Fourth Floor Video Lounge.

  • Self-defense training, upstairs assembly room, Student Recreation Center, 7:30-10 p.m. SIUC Department of Public Safety officers lead this nationally recognized program that uses realistic self-defense techniques and also focuses on resisting attacks. Classes will be on Thursdays and Tuesdays, and five, two-hour sessions are required to complete the course, which ends April 15.

Friday, April 2

  • Celebrate the University Museum's 130th birthday at a free, public reception from 4-7 p.m. in the museum, north wing of Faner Hall. Curators will unveil several new gallery spaces adorned with pieces from its extensive permanent collection along with refurbished pieces and traveling exhibits. And there will be birthday cake to boot!

Saturday, April 3

  • India Fest, 7:30 p.m., Carbondale Community High School. An evening of colorful dances, Hindi pop and a DJ dance party. Part of Asian Awareness Month. The Kalapadma Bharatnatyam Dance Academy of Chicago will perform.