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November 18, 2015
Liberal Arts Leaders to sponsor food drive
Liberal Arts Leaders will be conducting a canned food drive to benefit those in need this holiday season. The drive will run from November 30 through December 14 in the departmental offices of the college. Look for the donation box and deposit your canned goods and non-perishable items, which will be collected by student leaders on December 14 and donated to an area food bank. Liberal Arts Leaders thanks the campus community for its help in this endeavor.

November 12, 2015
Guitar Festival 2015 - L. A. Brown
Isaac Lausell Southern Illinois University is poised to host its second annual guitar festival November 12–14, which will combine three days of lectures and master classes for members of the university community with evening concerts open to the general public. International artists and performers from Chicago and New York will join local talent for the expanded 2015 gathering.

October 27, 2015
Rising Voices screening
The Department of Linguistics will offer a screening of "Rising Voices," a one-hour documentary film about the endangerment and revitalization of the Lakota language, at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12, Lawson Hall, Room 161. The film illuminates the problem of ancestral language loss to Native American people. It tells the story of efforts by members of the Lakota community and linguists outside the Lakota community working together to save the Lakota language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota, and American, culture. A Q and A with linguistics faculty Vicki Carstens and Jeff Punske will follow the screening.

September 25, 2015
Junghwa Lee and Frank Stemper (emeritus): Fanfare review and release of Blue 13
Pianist Junghwa Lee, School of Music, and Composer Frank Stemper, faculty emeritus, were treated to a rave review on the release of their new CD, Blue 13, by Fanfare magazine. The major work on the disc is Stemper’s Piano Sonata No. 2, a four-movement work on death and life which he wrote especially for Lee. The piece is described by the reviewer as a “masterwork”—and Lee’s playing “a wondrous thing to hear.” Reviewer David DeBoor Canfield notes that the virtuosity required by Stemper is met by Lee with seeming ease, the musicians working together hand in glove.

September 01, 2015
National Youth Wind Orchestra Luxembourg
National Youth Wind Orchestra of Luxembourg The Southern Illinois Symphony (SISO), along with the Carbondale Community High School (CCHS) and the Carterville High School (CHS) Band programs and their directors, Edward Benyas, Greg Townsend and Nick Williams, present a concert by the National Youth Wind Orchestra Luxembourg (NYWOL) on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30pm at Shryock Auditorium on the SIU Carbondale campus. Admission is free.

September 01, 2015
SIU Theater 2015-16 Tickets Now On Sale
The box office for the SIU Department of Theater 2015-2016 season is officially open. Come join us, and be inspired. The four show subscription series includes “The Addams Family,” “Beyond the Horizon,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Tartuffe.” Not included in the subscription series is one special production, the “Big Muddy New Play Festival 2016.”

March 20, 2015
Buday earns spot in prominent conference
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that doctoral student Amanda Buday is one of 12 students in the country selected for the most prestigious conference in the field of social movements, the Notre Dame Center for the Study of Social Movements "Young Scholars" Conference. Amanda will attend this select conference alongsIde some of the most important figures in the field.

January 11, 2015
Remembering Bob DeHoet
Bob DeHoet The University Museum sadly notes the death of Bob DeHoet, our Education Program Director on December 18. Bob joined the Museum in 1991 as an education assistant. He became the director of the education program in 2006. Bob’s workshops have been enjoyed by several generations of area school children. He was also well known for coordinating the Museum’s annual Arts Education Festival, a program that brought close to 2,000 secondary students to campus for a full-day’s immersion into the arts. In 2010, Bob received the Public and Community Service Award "for dedicated service to the arts in Illinois schools" from the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education. All who had the privilege of working with him will miss Bob.

January 06, 2015
Theater Auditions for Spring 2015
The SIU Department of Theater will hold auditions for spring 2015 productions of “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman and “Last Seen Alice” by Jaclyn Grogan. Auditions will be held Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 1 p.m. in the McLeod Theater. There are roles in “The Children’s Hour” for 12 women and two men who play age ranges between 12-65 years. “Last Seen Alice” has roles for 3 women and one man who play age ranges between 20-60 years. Interested actors should prepare a short (one-two minute) contemporary monologue, either comic or serious. There will be monologues to read for non-majors and members of the community. All SIU students and members of the community are welcome.

January 05, 2015
Memorial Scholarship Honors Murder Victims
The police lieutenant who led the investigation that solved a cold case murder is using the proceeds from a book he has written about it to fund a scholarship for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students.

January 04, 2015
English professor nominated for Grammy
Scott Blackwood, assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has more than the usual reasons to look forward to 2015. His newest novel, “See How Small,” debuts from Little, Brown and Company on Jan. 20. And his work on “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)” received a Grammy nomination. The Grammy Awards Show is Feb. 8.

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