November 05, 2004

SIUC news events for Nov. 6-13

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, Nov. 6

  • EVENT CANCELLED: We sent you a news release on Wednesday, Nov. 3, about SIUC students cleaning and refurbishing the former Cairo Junior High School to prepare it for a College of Education and Human Services tutoring program. The work scheduled at the school for Saturday is cancelled; we will notify you about rescheduling.

Monday, Nov. 8

  • The academic achievement gap between minority and non-minority students and the racial divide in the Carbondale schools is the focus of a free seminar beginning at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Phillip Jackson, director of the Black Star Project in Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. The evening also will include a panel discussion involving parents, educators, administrators and community leaders. Among the topics for discussion will be the state report cards for Carbondale's elementary and high school districts and the federal No Child Left Behind program. Call Mona Brown at the SIUC Center for Basic Skills, 618/453-6891, for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • Air Force and Army ROTC cadets will hold their annual 24-hour vigil and ceremony to honor those who have served the country. The vigil begins at 10 a.m. at the Old Main flagpole.

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Veteran's Day ceremony at the Old Main flagpole begins at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is retired Air Force Col. Phillip C. Miller Jr. SIUC's music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, will play the National Anthem and America the Beautiful, and cadets will perform a 21-gun salute and provide a color guard. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Student Center Ballroom B.

Saturday, Nov. 13

  • Follow some of the 300 junior high girls as they learn about everything from aviation to chemistry to wildlife during the 14th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop consists of different seminars, including "Yes, Cows Have Eggs," "Unmasking Microscopic Mysteries," "Beyond Bambi; Caring for Wildlife" and " Tooth or Consequences." Activities will take place in the Student Center and other locations on campus.
  • Finals of the 13th annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition begin at 4 p.m. at the law school. Students from law schools from throughout the country are competing, and interviews with the students, judges and organizers will be available once the finals are completed, about 5:15 p.m. One of the jurists, U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Julio M. Fuentes, is a 1971 SIUC graduate. For information before the event, contact associate professor Cheryl L. Anderson at 618/453-5634 or professor W. Eugene Basanta, 618/453-8748.