SIU Today - October 22, 2018

Public memorial service for Chancellor Montemagno is Tuesday; Scholarship fund established 

Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome to attend a public memorial service honoring Chancellor Carlo Montemagno at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Shryock Auditorium.

In addition, the Carlo D. Montemagno Scholarship Fund has been established under the SIU Foundation. Gifts can be sent to the foundation or made online.
Gifts may also be made in the chancellor’s honor to This Able Veteran. 

To learn more about the chancellor’s distinguished career, many awards recognizing his work, and dedication to family, please see his obituary. Faculty, staff and others are still welcome to share a story or memory on the chancellor’s blog.

Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra opens season with distinguished soloists and music from Bach to the present 

The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra is back at SIU with a new season full of exciting performances. The upcoming series features selections by renowned composers such as Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and many more, while also spotlighting distinguished soloists from across the state. Full story

SIU seeing pink in October to increase breast cancer awareness and raise scholarship funds 

Several events this week on campus will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including forming a giant human pink ribbon on the Morris Library lawn with activities that start at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Full story

State political analyst Jim Nowlan will look at Illinois’ past challenges and future opportunities 

Longtime state government and political analyst Jim Nowlan will offer an assessment of Illinois’ past struggles and future challenges during a lecture on campus Wednesday. Full story

Juried art exhibition at SIU is open for student and community entries 

Artists from across the region are invited to submit entries to the 12th annual C4 Juried Art Exhibition hosted by the Critical Forum student organization. Full story

Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival is back with genres for all audiences 

The Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival is back, with a full schedule of readings and panels scheduled Wednesday through Friday. Full story 

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