September 10, 2004

SIUC news events for Sept. 11-19

by Tom Woolf

News directors, editors and reporters covering Southern Illinois University Carbondale: To facilitate your planning over the 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.

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • There will be good opportunities for interviews, photos and video as nearly 200 SIUC students contribute to the community during the 10th annual Day of Service, sponsored by the Saluki Volunteer Corps. The students will be working between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the following locations: Helping Habitat for Humanity at 306 E. Chestnut, Carbondale; Main Street planting at the Carbondale town square; helping with a 4-H garden at 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro (adjacent to Jackson County Extension Service building); and cleaning and sprucing up at Thompson Woods on campus, Piles Fork Creek near the east-campus high-rise residence halls, and along U.S. Highway 51 between McAndrew Stadium and Pleasant Hill Road.

Monday, Sept. 13

  • 7:30 p.m., Lesar Law Building Auditorium. International human rights activist and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams presents "Between Terror and Hope: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Struggle for an Active Civil Society." Admission is free.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

  • 10 a.m., Student Center Ballroom B. International human rights activist and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams presents a two-hour workshop on promoting international law and global peace. Admission is free. This will be an opportunity for your audiences to perhaps gain a different perspective based on Williams' international experiences.

Thursday, Sept. 16

  • Leading economist Arvind Panagariya will be available during the day for interviews that will help shed light on outsourcing, one of the hot-button economic issues of the presidential campaign. At 7 p.m. in the Lesar Law Building Auditorium, Panagariya will present "The Outsourcing Debate: Sorting Out the Confusions," the Third Annual Vandeveer Chair Lecture in Economics. Panagariaya is the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and professor of economics at Columbia University. To schedule an interview, contact professor Sajal Lahiri, Vandeveer chair of economics, at 618/536-7746.