August 10, 2004

Plenty to see and do during upcoming school year

by Bonnie Marx

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A new school year brings with it new activities, performances and presentations. Below is a listing of many upcoming events across campus for 2005-2006, including McLeod Theater's 40th anniversary season, "Looking Back, Moving Forward."

Enhancing the arts and being a leader in improving the quality of life for residents in the region is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.

Below is a listing of upcoming events in several venues across campus.

Global Media Research Center

  • Sept. 19: American, European and Canadian approaches to intellectual and property law.

• Sept. 22-23: Media memory and dictatorship in South America.

  • Oct. 27-28: Presentations by Patrick Murphy, chair of mass communications at SIUE.
  • Nov. 13: Atsushi Tajima, from the Institute of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Information on programs sponsored by the Global Media Research Center should appear soon on the center's Web site at For more information now, call Laura Germann at 618/453-6876.


McLeod Theater

  • Sept. 28-Oct. 2: "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder
  • Sept. 30: Free, one-person show with Dawn Larson as Maxine Lacey
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Theater history symposium
  • Oct. 5-8: Masks of Transformation conference
  • Nov. 9-13: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare
  • Nov. 13: Free, one-person show with Judith Helton as Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Feb. 22-26: "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn
  • March 23-25: "Fences" by August Wilson
  • March 30-April 7: The 2006 Journeys Productions
  • April 7-9: Gala Anniversary Weekend
  • April 19: Free, one-person show with Tim Mooney in "Criteria"
  • April 28-May 6: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Burt Hevelove and Larry Gelbart, music by Stephen Sondheim

For more information on performances and tickets, visit McLeod Theater's Web site at or call the box office at 618/453-3001.

Shryock Auditorium

  • Sept. 27: Southern Illinois Symphony Series — Mozart and the Three Tenors
  • Oct. 3: Special Events — Garrison Keillor
  • Oct. 11: Celebrity Series — Pilobolus
  • Oct. 24: Celebrity Series — Tango Flamenco
  • Oct. 29: Celebrity Series — Master Harold and the Boys
  • Oct 31: Southern Illinois Symphony Series — Halloween Pops
  • Nov. 2: Celebrity Series — Leahy
  • Nov. 8: Special Events — Will Rogers Follies
  • Nov. 15: Southern Illinois Symphony Series — Mozart and America
  • Nov. 29: Celebrity Series — The Boys Choir of Harlem
  • Jan. 25: Special Events — Blast
  • Feb. 1: Celebrity Series — Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
  • Feb. 10: Celebrity Series — The Bobs
  • Feb. 17: Southern Illinois Symphony Series — Broadway Pops
  • Feb. 28: Celebrity Series — Helikon Opera: Die Fledermaus
  • March 7: Southern Illinois Symphony Series — Mozart and the Butterfly Lovers Concerto
  • March 24: Celebrity Series — Mame
  • April 7: Special Events — CeCe Winans

For tickets or for more information, call the Shryock box office at 618/453-ARTS (453-2787) or visit Shryock Auditorium's Web site at

University Museum

  • Through Aug. 31: Treasures From the Historic Collection: The Carbondale Fair Jug and Kirkpatrick Exhibit
  • Through Sept. 18: Good Dog, Bon Chien (Reception 4-7 p.m., Aug. 26)
  • Through Oct. 2: Southern Illinois Photographic Society (Reception 4-7 p.m., Aug. 26)
  • Through Dec. 16: Behind the Masks: Art, Culture, History (Reception 4-7 p.m., Aug. 26)
  • Through Dec. 16: American Limner Portraits: 1820-1900 (Reception 4-7 p.m., Aug. 26)

For more information, visit the University Museum's Web site at or call 618/453-5388.