February 27, 2020

University Honors Program presents faculty showcase next week

The University Honors Program on Tuesday will showcase faculty research and teaching around the theme of “survival.”

Each year the Honors Program takes up a theme that is explored in a cluster of courses, distinguished speaker series, and collaborative projects across campus. For the fall 2019-2020 school year SIU faculty were invited to propose courses clustered around the survival theme. Students from these courses will present their projects on April 8. Students from the fall 2019 cluster had showcased their work in early December.

The faculty showcase is from 4 to 6 p.m.in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

Faculty with presentations are:

  • Alfred Frankowski, assistant professor, Philosophy “Hip Hop, Race, Gender and Incarnation.”
  • David Lightfoot, professor, Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems, “Climate Change – Mediating the Climate Crisis with Biotechnology.”
  • Jean-Pierre Reed, associate professor, Sociology, “Politics as Survival: Social Movements and Revolutions Changing Society.”
  • Kenneth Stikkers, professor, Philosophy, “Economic Survival in a Time of Growing Wealth Inequality.”
  • Logan Park, associate professor, Forestry, Recreation, and Park Management “The Evergreen Model.” This student-generated course includes Jacob Bolton and Grant Depoy, who are seniors majoring in forestry.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the University Honors Program at 453-2824 or honors@siu.edu