October 01, 2004

SIUC news events for Oct. 3-9

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, Oct. 4

  • Members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community will lead a discussion on "queer" terminology, "That's so gay. Is that OK?" The discussion, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Kaskaskia/Missouri Rooms, is part of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

  • Members of faith-based groups will respond to a variety of questions about their views during an issues forum that starts at 7 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom D. Part of Faith Week at SIUC.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

  • The Collegiate Association of Pagan Students will host a roundtable discussion, "Disspelling the Spells, Witchcraft 101," from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ohio Room. Part of Faith Week at SIUC.

Thursday, Oct. 7

  • Rick Garcia, political director of Equality Illinois, will talk about his life experiences growing up Latino and gay, starting at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Mississippi Room. Part of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Month.

Friday, Oct. 8

  • What's the art of staging fights in TV shows and on stage? SIUC alum and fight scene choreographer Richard Raether, one of only 10 "fight masters" certified by the Society of American Fight Directors, will teach his craft to student actors and directors in the Communications Building. Photographers and reporters can arrange to see him in action and interview Raether and students by calling Lori Merrill-Fink, associate professor of theater, weekdays at 618/453-7591.

Saturday, Oct. 9

  • "Inspiring Women Gala: An Evening With the Stars," 6 p.m., Student Center Ballrooms. This event will recognize the inaugural "Inspiring Women of Achievement": Dorothy Budell of Anna; Jackie L. Cox of Murphysboro; Ethel Holladay, Du Quoin; and Jean Ellen Reynolds, Carterville. The program, launched in July, recognizes women from the region whose accomplishments and conduct are inspirations to others while also funding undergraduate student scholarships.
  • A panel of educators and administrators will discuss issues facing Latino/a students today and how they are faring in their educational pursuits. The discussion, which starts at 6 p.m. in the Lesar Law Building Auditorium, is part of Latino Heritage Month.