October 08, 2004

SIUC news events for Oct. 9-16

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, Oct. 9

  • High school and community college students will participate in SIUC's annual Aviation Career Day. Students, parents and chaperones will arrive at the Southern Illinois Airport between Carbondale and Murphysboro between 8 and 9:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., participants will tour SIUC's aviation facilities at the airport. At 12:30 p.m., they will gather in Lawson Hall, Room 171, for presentations on aviation career opportunities and SIUC's aviation program.
  • Four Southern Illinois women will be honored for their accomplishments during the "Inspiring Women Gala: An Evening With the Stars," which starts at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms. The event recognizes the inaugural "Inspiring Women of Achievement": Dorothy Budell of Anna; Jackie L. Cox of Murphysboro; Ethel Holladay of Du Quoin; and Jean Ellen Reynolds of Carterville.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • Billy Bean, a former major league baseball player, will deliver the keynote address for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Month at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. He is the author of the book, "Going the Other Way: Lessons From a Life In and Out of Major League Baseball."

Friday, Oct. 15

  • Altgeld Hall, built in 1896, now combines history, beauty and state-of-the-art technology. Dedication ceremonies for the recently renovated and expanded home of the School of Music will take place at 1:30 p.m. in front of the building. At 7:30 p.m., musicians will perform a Fanfare from the steps of the building's new Faner Circle entrance, on the building's west side. Student-guided building tours, refreshments and additional musical performances within the building will follow.
  • Taking a page from the 1960s, the College of Education and Human Services is sponsoring a teach-in and panel discussion exploring the impact of the landmark school desegregation ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court 50 years ago. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Law school Dean Peter C. Alexander will deliver the keynote address at 9:30 a.m., and the panel discussion starts at 1:15 p.m. Panel members are: Arnette R. Hubbard, SIUC alumnus and Cook County circuit judge; William R. Norwood, SIUC graduate, retired United Airlines captain and former member of the SIU Board of Trustees; Kathryn A. Hytten, associate professor in educational administration and higher education at SIUC; and Mike Lawrence, director of the Public Policy Institute.