November 12, 2004

SIUC news events for Nov. 13-20

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. 13

  • Members of Theta Xi fraternity and the SIUC AmeriCorps chapter will be painting classrooms at the former Cairo Junior High School in preparation for an expansion of outreach efforts by the Saluki Kids' Academy at SIUC. The Kids' Academy will provide after-school tutoring for third- through eighth-grade students in the Cairo School District at the former junior high. SIUC students will be painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saluki Kids Academy Director John C. Davis and Dan Anderson, regional superintendent of schools for Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties, also will be on hand. To reach the former school, take Interstate 57 south to the Cairo exit. Turn left onto Illinois 3 and follow the highway (it becomes U.S. Highway 51) into Cairo. Turn right onto 27th Street and go four blocks to the school. For more information, contact Davis at 618/453-6468.
  • Upwards of 300 junior high school age girls will explore the magic of science and technology at the 14th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference. The daylong workshop, which runs from 9:15 a.m. until 2 p.m., gives girls hands-on experience and career information on math, science, engineering and technology. The workshop consists of different seminars that will be held at the Student Center and other locations on campus. For more information, contact the workshop's co-chairs, Mary Wright or Kathy Pericak-Spector in the mathematics department, 618/453-5302.

Monday, Nov. 15

  • Details of the third annual Southern Angels Business Plan contest will be unveiled during a news conference that begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road. This year's contest features a new, broader set of categories and the potential of up to $250,000 in equity financing to the overall winner.
  • One of the nation's top political journalists, the Washington Post's Dan Balz, will offer a post-election analysis beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom D. The lecture is part of the Morton-Kenney Lecture series. For more information, contact the Public Policy Institute at 618/453-4009.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

  • A symposium that looks at the AIDS/HIV crisis in Africa and its relevance to the United States and the rest of the world features Stephen Lewis, United Nations special envoy to Africa on HIV/AIDS. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. in Student Center Ballroom B. Lewis gives his keynote address at 10:15 a.m., and the afternoon includes panel discussions and a working group that focuses on developing an action plan to be distributed to community groups across the nation that would have an interest in working on the issue. Lewis will be available for interviews after his keynote address. For more information, contact the Public Policy Institute at 618/453-4009.