February 04, 2005

SIUC news events for Feb. 6-12

  • 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, Feb. 7

    • Brown Bag Lecture Series with Steven Haynes, member of the Carbondale City Council, former president of the Carbondale NAACP and Kroger manager, noon, Student Center Ohio Room. Part of Black History Month.

    • University leaders and family members of the late Sen. Paul Simon will hold a news conference to announce a lasting tribute to Simon. Public Policy Institute, 2:30 p.m.

    • The Rev. Arthur Simon, who for three decades has helped spearhead the battle to end world hunger, will present a lecture, "Path to Peace: Tackling World Hunger." The lecture is in honor of Simon's brother, Paul Simon, and starts at 7 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom D.

    • Jerry Blakemore, general counsel for the SIU system, presents "Seeing beyond what is: It was just my imagination," a Black History Month presentation. Student Center Kaskaskia/Missouri Room, 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb, 10

    • William Recktenwald, SIUC's journalist-in-residence, recounts his experience from one of history's deadliest natural disasters – the Dec. 26 tsunami in south Asia. "After the Tsunami," which begins at 4 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom B, also features students from the affected countries offering their unique perspectives on the disaster.