Category: Black Studies

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 […]

CAS Colloquium hits stride with “Thinking About America”

CAS Colloquium hits stride with “Thinking About America”

Today’s world shrinking faster than ever before.  With the rise of China and India as new world powers and the internal conflicts in the Middle East, it’s hard not to look at ones own country and think.  This year’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Colloquium at SIUE seeks to do just that.
“Being an American […]

Romero, the media savvy dean

Romero, the media savvy dean

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences can boast that at its helm is a dean who hosts a radio talk show, “Segue,” and now writes a newspaper column, “College Talk” – both designed to highlight the backgrounds, research and courses of CAS faculty members.
His weekly column in “The Edwardsville Intelligencer” is the newest media venture […]

STELLAR - recognizing achievement and excellence in CAS

STELLAR – recognizing achievement and excellence in CAS

A new program is taking off at SIUE in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  STELLAR, which stands for Student Excellence and Achievement Recognition, was developed as a program that will assist CAS students who display potential at SIUE.
“The STELLAR … program is designed to recognize, honor, and develop some of the star student […]

“Segue,” a show of SIUE CAS interviews, debuts Sunday

“Segue,” a show of SIUE CAS interviews, debuts Sunday

Colleges and universities are more than classrooms.  The best are centers of research, innovation, and culture. Many of them seek a method that will allow them to showcase different aspects of their institution.  SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences is debuting just such a technique in the form of a radio show, a push by […]

Colored Museum amazes and exhilarates

Colored Museum amazes and exhilarates

Under the direction of Kathryn Bentley, assistant professor of theater and dance, The Colored Museum proved a clever and poignant way to end this year’s Black History Month.
“The play was good… it was exhilarating,” said Anika Maddox, senior accounting major, who attended Sunday’s show. “I definitely think it touched on history and it also touched […]

Temple Grandin speaks on her life with autism

Temple Grandin speaks on her life with autism

Due to inaccurate portrayals through different media sources, it may be accurately stated that most people do not understand many mental illnesses and disorders.  Autism is one such order that is often misrepresented throughout the media.
SIUE hosted a speaker whose lifelong work may represent the single greatest frontal assault on these misunderstandings.  Sponsored jointly by […]

SIU builds strong relationship with Cuba, states Romero

SIU builds strong relationship with Cuba, states Romero

Southern Illinois University is building an academic relationship with Cuba, according to Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE. Romero began consideration of the project when he realized several SIUE faculty members with ties to Cuban educational institutions.
“When I came to SIUE, I found there were a number of faculty […]

Egyptian teach-in draws crowd in MUC

Egyptian teach-in draws crowd in MUC

Thursday afternoon brought a little rebellion to the Morris University Center in the form of a teach-in.
CAS student Ben Baker Skypes with teach-in audience about the situation in Egypt.
International Programs, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Initiative, and the Arabic Club collaborated in the hopes of cutting through the news inundating SIUE students and the […]

Black History is alive and 'now' at the Metcalf

Black History is alive and ‘now’ at the Metcalf

The theme of this year’s Black Theater Workshop was “The Roots.” The collaboration of ideas, poems, scenes and dance was molded into a solid theme under the faculty artistic direction of Kathryn Benley. The production, at the Metcalf Theater Feb. 11 through 13,  was student written and produced under the SIUE Department of Theater and […]

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