June 05, 2014

‘Kickoff to Summer’ celebration is June 12

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s third annual “Summer BBQ” is Thursday, June 12, and will give summer semester students the opportunity to gather for great food, fun and games. 

The event is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Student Services Building pavilion.   Chancellor Rita Cheng will welcome the participants, who will be able to enjoy free food, including barbecue, vegetarian lasagna, ice cream and other treats.  The event will also offer a variety of activities for all ages, including face painting, bag toss and music. There will also be prizes. 

After the barbecue, the first concert of the 36th annual Sunset Concert series starts at 7 p.m. featuring Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang.  Shaw is a 2014 Blues Hall of Fame inductee.  The free concert is in the Lot 89A hillside area near the Troutt-Wittmann Academic and Training Center. 

Sponsors include SIU Extended Campus, Non-Traditional Student Services, University Housing’s Graduate and Family Housing, the Center for International Education, Veterans Services, the Center for Inclusive Excellence, Recreational Sports and Services, Student Support Services, the Student Center, Student Programming Council, the College of Business, Dean of Students, Graduate School and Continuing Education and Outreach.