September 17, 2004

SIUC news events for Sept. 18-25

by Tom Woolf

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.

Saturday, Sept. 18

  • If you're in the market for a fun weekend feature with good visual possibilities, check out the Young Artists Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon in Allyn Hall, directly north of the Student Center's parking deck. Taught by University upperclassmen preparing to become art teachers, the workshops encourage kids to experience all sorts of media, such as pastels, paints, clay, beads, stained glass and more. The class for 5-9 year olds runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m.; students ages 10 through 12 meet from 10:45 a.m. to noon; and teens ages 13-18 meet from 9 a.m. to noon.

Monday, Sept. 20

  • Noon, Student Center Mississippi Room: A panel of SIUC faculty members will discuss what it would take to establish a successful Latino studies program at the University. Part of Latino Heritage Month activities.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

  • 3 p.m., Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper columnist, will talk with reporters and photographers in the Student Center's Ohio Room before giving a free public lecture at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 4 -7 p.m., Nature photographer and SIUC alumnus Tom Ulrich will greet visitors at a free reception for his photographic exhibit at the University Museum. Ulrich has traveled to many of the world's most remote locations to capture images that have graced the pages of numerous publications, including National Wildlife, Audubon and National Geographic. He also has published six books of his photography.