August 25, 2009

Event to highlight services for University families

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers much to families and single students and here’s the chance to find out all about those activities and services.

The Family Carnival set for 5-8 p.m. Aug. 29 is an event for the University’s families with children. Information tables at the small gymnasium in the Student Recreation Center will highlight all of the many services and departments serving students, faculty and staff and their children. In addition, the event will showcase community resources for families with children. Families and single parents will find the event informative and entertaining.

It’s an evening of fun and games with free snacks, prizes and more. Children are welcome when accompanied by a parent. The carnival is also a great opportunity to network and socialize with other parents in the area.

For more information, look online at

Or, call 618/453-1380 or 618/453-5501.