SIU Today - February 11, 2016

Sculpture professor forms a niche in the art world 

There was the time when Jerry Monteith, professor of sculpture, brought a piece of his art to a gallery in his backpack, hoping to show it to the curator and get an exhibition. It worked. It might not be the standard way to go about things, but it worked. More

Founder of ‘This Able Veteran’ to present lecture

Behesha Doan will present the Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Lecture for the spring 2016 semester at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17. More

Undergraduate research forum abstracts due

Informational poster abstracts for the annual Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum are due by Feb. 29. The forum, sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, will be April 4 in the Student Center ballrooms. Undergraduate students who have conducted a creative, research, or scholarly project under the guidance of a faculty mentor are invited to display an information poster at the forum’s poster session. Abstracts must be submitted to Additional information, including an abstract template and poster guidelines are available here.

Joseph, alumnus team up for poetry reading 

Allison Joseph, an associate professor in the Department of English, joins forces with alumnus Curtis Crisler to bring “In the Presence of Spirits,” a poetry reading, at 8 p.m., Feb. 18, in the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library. More

College of Business named to ‘best for vets’ list

The College of Business once again earned national recognition for the services, support and culture it provides to veterans. More

‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ February issue is available

The Department of Public Safety’s February 2016 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on personal safety, a required training reminder for university employees, and information on the Polar Plunge and Polar Dash Feb. 27 on campus. The newsletter is also available on the department’s website.

Men’s basketball team hosts Bradley on Wednesday

The Saluki men’s basketball team hosts Bradley at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, as the regular season winds down and the team gears up for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis. The Salukis’ student-athlete letter winner ceremony, recognizing the accomplishments of SIU’s fall sports programs, will take place at halftime. It is also the “Local Unions Game,” where union members in the area can receive special group rate tickets. The final home game, against Missouri State, is Feb. 27. Fans can purchase tickets online at, by phone at 877-SALUKIS (725-8547), or in person at the Arena ticket office.

Big Muddy Film Festival set for Feb. 23-28

The annual Big Muddy Film Festival will again feature independent films from around the world. More

Black History Month schedule changes announced

Several changes to the university’s Black History Month schedule have been announced. More

Reading of ‘A Nightingale for Du Bois’ planned

A world-premiere staged reading of “A Nightingale for Du Bois” by Femi Osofisan offers the community a chance to enjoy a play before it’s fully presented as a play. More

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