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2014 News

October 20, 2014
30 Days: A Story of Confinement
The Marion Kleinau Theatre continues its brilliant season with the second show of the season: 30 Days: A Story of Confinement. This show, which runs October 23-25, is an absurdist tragicomedy, written, directed, and compiled by J.J. Ceniceros and assistant directed by Karthiga Devi Veeramani.

October 05, 2014
Big Muddy Shorts
Theatrical readings will be held as part of the "Big Muddy Shorts" series on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 8pm in the C.H. Moe Theater. Free and open to the public.

October 05, 2014
PRISM performance
October 9, 7:30pm: Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble present "PRISM: We Shall Overcome." Shryock Auditorium, $12/$6.

October 02, 2014
CURTAINS Pre-Show Lecture
Join the Department of Theater for a pre-show lecture before the Sunday performance of CURTAINS. Lecture will be held in the MCMA Dean's Conference Room and is open to the public.

October 02, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Concert
3rd Annual School of Music Concert in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Faculty, Students, Alumni and Staff will perform a variety of classical music from Spain to Latin America, including such composers as de Falla, Ginastera, Viardot, Albéniz, Montsalvatge, Obradors, Rodrigo, Guastavino, Granados and others. The audience will get a chance to participate as well! 5 p.m. Old Baptist Foundation FREE

October 01, 2014
Vandeveer Speaker Series
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 3pm, Faner 4135 Speaker: Professor Kevin Hasker, Bilkent University, Turkey and Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis Topic: The Emergent Seed: A Representation Theorem and Two Formulas for Waiting Time for Models of Stochastic Evolution.

September 30, 2014
First Fridays Music at Morris
October 3, 2pm; Morris Library Rotunda. Free and open to public.

September 29, 2014
Department of Theater presents CURTAINS
Thurs.–Sat. 7:30 pm, Sun. 2 pm, McLeod Theater ($16/$6)

September 24, 2014
Saluki Debate back in action
The Saluki Debate Team, coached by Todd Graham, started out the season with an impressive showing at their first two major debates. With a team named best overall, a first place win at the Gina Lane Classic tournament, and a second place trophy for the second team at the Georgia Bowman Invitational, SIU is off to a great start.

September 11, 2014
Fortunate Daughter
The Marion Kleinau Theatre will feature “Fortunate Daughter,” Sept. 12, 8 p.m. The one-woman play is written and performed by guest artist Thao Nguyen, and directed by Martha Rynberg. “The secret to keeping your family happy is . . . keeping your other family secret. A one-dyke show about the difference between coming out and coming home.” Sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the Student Fine Arts Activity Fee. For tickets or information: 618/453-5618.

September 10, 2014
Faner at 40!
The University Museum and CoLA are celebrating Faner Hall's fortieth anniversary! Come join us in celebrating the opening of "Faner at 40"--and other new fall exhibits--Friday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum entrance, Faner Hall, door 12.

August 29, 2014
Brazilian Education Report touts CESL's success
The Brazilian-published "US Education Report" recently highlighted the strong international educational partnership between Brazil and SIU in an article about the Center for English as a Second Language program in Carbondale.

August 28, 2014
University Museum Reception
A reception for fall exhibits in the University Museum will be held Friday, September 12, at 4pm in the Museum atrium (Faner Hall, North End, Door 12). Free and open to the public.

August 27, 2014
Faculty Recital
A faculty recital featuring School of Music members Eric Lenz (Violoncello) & Guillaume Levy (Piano) will be held Wednesday, September 10, at 7:30pm at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.

August 26, 2014
Veterans Art Show
A special veterans art show will be held in the Surplus Gallery (School of Art & Design) from September 8-12, with a reception on Friday, September 12th, from 6pm-9pm.

August 25, 2014
Curriculum Vitae
Reminder: Curriculum vitae for all new tenure-track faculty are due in the CoLA Dean's Office, by September 8.

August 24, 2014
CoLA Welcome Back Reception
CoLA's Welcome back for all Faculty and Staff will be held on Thursday, September 4th from 3pm - 5pm., in Shryock Auditorium.

June 03, 2014
Summer Music Festival Begins
The Southern Illinois Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this June with a packed-full calendar of shows running from June 10-30 in a wide array of regional venues.

June 02, 2014
Museum Opens for Summer Session
The University Museum will reopen for the Summer Session June 10 - August 1. New summer exhibits will be opening June 20 and include curated presentations of landscape photography and social artifacts.

May 09, 2014
MSP 2014 Box Office Now Open
previous show images The box office is now open for the McLeod Summer Playhouse 2014 Season. Depending on how you count it, this is the 59th, 42th, or 19th anniversary of the Playhouse and the 10th birthday since re-opening in 2005. Either way it’s a lot of years, a lot of shows, and a great reason to celebrate. The 2014 season includes a subscription series of three fantabulous productions and a special theater for young audience production. The subscription series includes “Oklahoma!,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” and the CCA All Southern High School Theatre Project production of “Anything Goes.” The special theater for young audience production is the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web,” adapted to the stage by SIU alumnus Joseph Robinette.

May 02, 2014
James L. Moody honored for Distinguished Service
Theater alumnus James L. Moody ('67) will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the University during the May 10 commencement in honor of his continued contributions to SIU. Moody has used his lighting design and technical expertise to pen renowned industry textbooks and returns to campus frequently to mentor students in the Department of Theater. A student award in his name is given every year by the department, and he returns to campus next week to instruct and teach even as he receives his award.

March 31, 2014
Little Grassy Literary Festival
The Little Grassy Literary Festival, bringing established and up-and-coming authors to campus, is a rite of spring for many in the university's creative writing program. The annual festival features readings, panel discussions, and book signings. This year's event will be held April 16-18.

March 30, 2014
Open Conference: Correctional Practices
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will host "Advancements in Correctional Practices: Supervision, Interventions, and Re-entry" on April 10th at Morris Library.

March 29, 2014
Big Muddy New Play Festival
The Department of Theater will present the Big Muddy New Play Festival April 3-6 in the C.H. Moe Theater in the Communications Building. This year's festival includes the full production of a play written by faculty member Jacob Juntunen, along with readings of two full-length student plays.

March 28, 2014
OutsideTheBox 2014
March 28 - April 8. OutsideTheBox is a unique hybrid of a new music festival – a blend of emerging and established composers and musicians of international renown, combined with an all-star nucleus of extraordinary composers, performers and artists who happen to live in Southern Illinois.

March 28, 2014
Municipal Energy Efficiency Information Workshop
Don't miss this April 1 workshop intended to assist local community leaders and government officials on developing, finding funding for, and implementing energy efficiency in the Southern Illinois region. This event is co-sponsored by the Masters of Public Administration program and its student organization (PASO).

March 26, 2014
Conference: Trials, Transgressions, Taboos
Join the departments of English, Journalism, Africana Studies, and GPSC for a co-sponsored AEGIS Conference on March 29. Dr. Eric Lott will deliver his keynote address, "Obama Unchained," at 2:00 pm at Browne Auditorium.

March 21, 2014
Women's Empowerment and Reproductive Health
Join the Department of Economics and esteemed guest Alaka Basu, a widely published social demographer, for a Vandeveer Speaker Series presentation at a special time and place, titled "Women's Empowerment and Reproductive Health: Concepts and Evidence" on Wednesday, March 26th.

February 27, 2014
Pizza and Politics
Join us Monday, March 24 at 5pm for a Paul Simon Institute presentation titled "The Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic Roots and International Implications."

February 24, 2014
Africana Studies remembers former secretary
The College of Liberal Arts mourns the passing of Tish Whitlock, who served as the department secretary and office manager for fourteen years before her retirement in 2012.

February 14, 2014
Event: Renee Rosnes Quartet (Jazz)
Guest artist Renee Rosnes will be performing jazz with Steve Nelson, Peter Washington, and Lewis Nash on Saturday, March 22 at Shryock Auditorium.

February 13, 2014
Performance: Die Fledermaus
The School of Music and Department of Theater will present three performances of Johan Strauss II's "Die Fledermaus" at McLeod Theater, February 28 - March 2.

February 12, 2014
February 19th: Discussion
Discussion: "From Hither and Yon: Journeys of Black Faculty at SIU Carbondale" facilitated by Mr. Phillip Howze of the Department of Africana Studies.

February 03, 2014
WGSS Open House
Join us February 5th, 12pm - 3pm in Faner 3341, for an open house to celebrate the arrival of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to Faner Hall.

January 27, 2014
From Labor To Art: Poetry in the Workplace
Join members of the International English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta) for a presentation by Professor Jon Tribble titled "From labor to Art: Poetry in the Workplace."

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December 31, 2013
Outstanding Dissertation Award 2014
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the competition for the twenty-seventh annual Outstanding Dissertation Award.

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