December 03, 2004

SIUC news events for Dec. 3-10

News directors, editors and reporters covering Southern Illinois University Carbondale: To facilitate your planning over the 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.

Today (Dec. 3)

  • A public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Center's Art Alley will launch "From Our Perspective: An Exhibit of Wheelchair Art." This is the inaugural art exhibit from SIUC's Touch of Nature Environmental Center, and features large-format, acrylic-on-masonite paintings created by campers in wheelchairs who participated in the Camp Little Giant 2004 summer residential program. Reproductions of the wheelchair art are available in the form of greeting cards, with all proceeds from the sale of the cards going to support Camp Little Giant.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

  • Scores of toddlers and their moms will join the chorus and sing along during "Klassics for Kids," at 10 a.m. in Altgeld Hall. Kara A. and Edward Benyas, members of the School of Music faculty, launched the program this fall to introduce preschoolers to classical music, musical instruments and various forms of live musical expression.
  • Dr. Gary Telgenhoff knows the differences between real crime scene investigations and the hit TV show "CSI." The deputy medical examiner for Las Vegas also serves as a consultant to the show, and he will be speaking in the Student Center's Ballroom D at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 9

  • A simulated disaster in downtown Carbondale will serve as the final exam for students in Peggy A. Wilken's Health Education 434 class and give various agencies, including police and fire departments and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, an opportunity to test their disaster response plans. The scenario will involve a simulated train-car crash with multiple injuries. Organizers ask that media personnel be in place by 9 a.m. at the Amtrak station.