September 03, 2004

SIUC news events for Sept. 5-11

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • News conference, noon, Fort Defiance Park, Cairo. State, University and Cairo officials will unveil a detailed proposal for the development of "Fort Defiance Park: The Confluence of Freedom," a national tourism attraction based on Civil War history. Speakers will include Raymond C. Lenzi, associate vice chancellor of economic development; Robert H. Swenson, assistant professor, SIUC Department of Architecture and Interior Design; Cairo Mayor Paul Ferris; Larry Woolard, regional manager, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; state Rep. Brandon Phelps and state Sen. Gary Forby.
  • Judicial Forum, 7 p.m. Lesar Law Building Auditorium. Illinois Supreme Court candidates Lloyd A. Karmeier and Gordon E. Maag appear at a forum sponsored by the Pre-Law Association.

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • 10th Annual Day of Service, sponsored by the Saluki Volunteer Corps. Student volunteers will participate in four projects: Working with Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up campus and the community, helping at the 4-H Community Garden near Murphysboro and fall planting in downtown Carbondale. The day begins with an orientation for participants at 9 a.m. in Student Center Ballroom B. For more information, call the Saluki Volunteer Corps at 618/453-5714.
  • Professional Responsibility Day, 9:30 a.m., Lesar Law Building. First-year students in the law and medical schools, and students in the MEDPREP program, participate in a three-hour seminar exploring critical and ethical issues that these professions face daily. Small group discussions begin at 10:15 a.m., and interviews with students and faculty are available at noon. For more information, contact professor W. Eugene Basanta at 618/453-8748.