Archive for March, 2011

Art Happens

Art Happens

[ April 9, 2011; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] This is the spring exhibition for the Art Therapy Counseling program at SIUE. It features art works created by students in the graduate program. Some are for sale, others are display only. The show is to let the SIUE community know more about art therapy and the Art Therapy Counseling program.
The gallery opens April […]

CAS Colloquium - mark it a success

CAS Colloquium – mark it a success

What can an American citizen learn about America that he or she doesn’t already know?  A lot, if you were fortunate enough to attend the SIUE “Thinking about America” College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Colloquium this past week.
A colloquium is “an academic conference or seminar”, according to the New Oxford English dictionary.  The SIUE […]

Coates challenges audience to find "unspoken truths"

Coates challenges audience to find “unspoken truths”

The 2011 College of Arts and Sciences two-day colloquium proved a significant reflection on American culture, values, history and education. The keynote speaker, Ta-Nehisi Coates, added to the colloquium’s wide range of intellectual reflection with his presentation – A Deeper Black: The Meaning of Race in the Age of Obama.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of "The Beautiful […]

Langston Hughes - Ask Your Mama

Langston Hughes – Ask Your Mama

With a playful air and a total lack of apology, the Langtson Hughes Project filled the Meridian Ballroom last Thursday. The performance was a stream-of-consciousness-like explosion of jazz, poetry and supporting video imagery. Hughes’ 12-part epic poem, “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz” speaks of the struggle for freedom in the early 1960’s. The […]

Colloquium topic - from mental illness to social capital

Colloquium topic – from mental illness to social capital

There is a myriad of ways that a person could “Think about America” when examining this country.  On Wednesday, March 23 the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Colloquium, two professors took very different approaches on the theme “America Divided: Examining the Social and Economic Gaps II.”
Gary Hicks, associate professor and chair of mass […]

Step Up PR presents "An Evening with Speech Communication"

Step Up PR presents “An Evening with Speech Communication”

The Department of Speech Communication is hosting its 3rd annual “An Evening with Speech Communication” on April 13 at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge.
The theme of this year’s event, which is being planned by a group of senior speech communication students in the public relations track who form the team Step […]

Dinosaur or abstract art sculpture, you decide

Dinosaur or abstract art sculpture, you decide

The SIUE entrance to University Park is guarded by a statue, one some people may view as a dinosaur.  But was that the artist’s original idea?  According to Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum, it wasn’t.
Richard Hunt poses next to his latest sculpture at the SIUE East St. Louis campus. photo courtesy of […]

CAS Colloquium - Thursday

CAS Colloquium – Thursday

[ March 24, 2011; ]  

MUC, Goshen Lounge


SIUE Steel Presents Music by American Composers

Dan Smithiger, Music


MUC, Oak/Redbud Rooms


W(h)e(a)ther America: Environment, Climate, Society


Francis Odmerho, Geography; Shunfu Hu, Geography

Thinking About the Long-term Downstream Impacts of the Locks and Dams of the Mississippi River on Channel Patterns


Mark Hildebrandt, Geography

Impacts of Global Climate Change on Extreme Weather Events in […]

CAS Colloquium - Wednesday

CAS Colloquium – Wednesday

[ March 23, 2011; ]  

MUC, Goshen Lounge


Welcome and Opening Session

Aldemaro Romero, College of Arts & Sciences

U.S.-Cuba Exchanges Since 1959 and Their Future: The Potential Role of the SIU System


Writing About America

Creative Writing faculty and graduate students from the Department of English Language & Literature: Allison Funk, Adrian Matejka, Jeffrey Skoblow, Daniel Boyt, Geoff Schmidt, Megan Hudgins, Valerie […]

Women and men equal in Islam, says speaker

Women and men equal in Islam, says speaker

“I faced some differences in my identity as a Muslim and as a typical teenager in the United States,” said Amira Alhiyari, senior Math major at University of Missouri-St. Louis. “I learned in time to balance both — practice my Islam and not lose my identity as an American.”
Alhiyari and a half-dozen other Islamic women […]

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