April 16, 2004

SIUC news events for April 19-25

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, April 19

  • Arthur C. Danto, author and art critic for The Nation since 1984, delivers a free lecture at 7 p.m. in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 20

  • Some 4,000 children from around the region will soak up all sorts of cultural experiences during the 18th Annual Arts in Education Festival today and Wednesday, April 21. Events begin both days at 9:45 a.m. and wrap up at 1:30 p.m. The first- through fifth-graders will attend performances and participate in activities at Shryock Auditorium, University Museum, Student Center, Old Baptist Foundation and Pulliam Hall's art studios.

  • "Looking Like the Enemy: Post 9-11 Panel Discussion," 7 p.m., Student Center Mississippi Room. Nilanjana Bardhan, assistant professor of speech communication, will lead this Asian Awareness Month event.

Wednesday, April 21

  • "Vanilla, Chocolate and Maybe Butterscotch," 7 p.m., Student Center Ohio Room. Sunniya Marquez, vice president of the United Asian American Association, leads this Asian Awareness Month discussion.

Thursday, April 22

  • Missouri River Institute Director Tony Prato will talk about the best ways to manage the original "Big Muddy" during a free colloquium set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the University Museum Auditorium at the north end of Faner Hall.

  • Meet anthropologist Richard Deutsch and see his photo exhibition "Rosa, Ireland: Ethno-Photography from the Rugged Land of Donegal" at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. in the University Museum, in Faner Hall.

Saturday, April 24

  • Students will mark National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, by sprucing up the community. Volunteers will meet in the fourth floor Video Lounge of the Student Center at 9 a.m. for orientation, then head out to their assignments at 9:30 a.m. Plans call for participants to landscape in downtown Carbondale and paint and landscape at the Women's Center in Carbondale. Activities should wrap up around 12:30 p.m.

  • Doc Spackman Memorial Triathlon, 8 a.m. Participants will sign in between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. at Lake-on-the-Campus beach. The race consists of a 385-yard swim, five-mile bike ride and two-mile run.

Sunday, April 25

  • The first "Little Grassy Lake Cleanup" runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will shove canoes off from the shores of the Touch of Nature Outdoor Environmental Center to reel in shoreline litter. At noon, lunch will be served on the beach where staffers will tend a bonfire and folk duo Carter and Connelly will perform, free.