March 24, 2015
Creativity, scholarly efforts will be on display
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Creativity is the force that makes things happen at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, whether it happens in the laboratory, on the stage or in the classroom.
With that in mind, the university next month will hold its first “Creative Saluki Week,” featuring a series of events designed to celebrate all facets of scholarly and creative production at SIU.
“It is our first attempt at celebrating all of the scholarly creation occurring across our diverse campus,” said James Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school. “Of course, there are seminars, demonstrations, classes, and outreach occurring all the time on our campus. But we thought this would be a good opportunity to recognize one week of substantial activity occurring on campus, including undergraduate and graduate forums, art and design open houses, notable speakers and workshops for making the most of our intellectual property.
“The hope is that we will get into the habit of doing this each year and using this to remember that every week is a creative week at SIU,” Garvey said.
Creative Saluki Week is set for the week of April 6. Here is a schedule for the week’s events:
Monday, April 6
- Undergraduate Research Forum, Student Center ballrooms
Undergraduates from various programs and colleges will present scholarly and creative work in a judged poster session. Public viewing of the posters is set for 1-3 p.m. with presentations and awards from 3 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.
- Saluki App Competition, 3-4 p.m., Student Center ballrooms
Student competition for innovative software application development. Awards will be presented along with the Undergraduate Research Forum awards. Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities and SIU Tech Transfer.
Tuesday, April 7
- Graduate Research Forum, Student Center ballrooms.
Graduate students present their scholarly work in a judged poster session. Public viewing of the posters is set for 1-3 p.m. with presentations and awards from 3 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.
- 12th annual Sigma Xi Poster Session, 1-3 p.m., Student Center ballrooms
SIU members and their students present the results of their research concurrently with the Graduate Research Forum. Sponsored by Sigma Xi.
- Workshop: “Options and Hurdles for Protecting Scientific Research”, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center
A workshop discussing intellectual property protection of innovative research, including legal experts and a question-and-answer session. Preregistration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Illinois Small Business Development Center.
Wednesday, April 8
- Open Forum on Protecting Scientific Research, times to be announced, Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center.
A discussion about intellectual property protection and applications. Sponsored by the SIU Research Park.
Friday, April 10
- Design/Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Morris Library
Design students meet real-world designers to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in that industry. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. in the rotunda with a meet-and-greet before presentations and discussions get under way at 9:30 a.m. in John C. Guyon Auditorium. Beginning around the same time, SIU artists and designers will provide demonstrations and workshops in new studio facilities during walking tours around campus. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design.
- Gabriel Bialy Lectureship in Reproductive Physiology, noon, room 1059, Life Science III
Dr. Ursula B. Kaiser, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School lecture. Sponsored by the SIU School of Medicine.
Saturday, April 11
- School of Art and Design Open House, noon to 3 p.m., Pulliam Hall
SIU’s staff and faculty provide information on the School of Art and Design.