WSIU Almanac

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WSIU Almanac is a new weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us.  Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day.   And to make sure we don't miss anything we have a special e-mail set up that you can use to send information to us.  It's short and simple:   almanac@wsiu.org.

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WSIU Almanac: January 26th, 2017.

Jan 26, 2017

The of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is bringing the Secretary of State Mobile Services to SIU Carbondale on Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at the Art Gallery starting at 9:30AM.  For more information see the flyer on the WSIU website.  Or, visit:  https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/vsd802f.pdf

WSIU Almanac: January 25th, 2017.

Jan 25, 2017

In Murphysboro Sallie Logan Public Library has a variety of community activities including craft workshops.  For more information visit: http://sallieloganlibrary.com/

WSIU Almanac: January 24th, 2017.

Jan 24, 2017

In Olney, the Richland County CEO program, which stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, is coming to students in Richland County High School in the Fall of 2017.  For more information, you can visit their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Richland-County-CEO-Program-580323935511079/

WSIU Almanac: January 23rd, 2017.

Jan 23, 2017

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is offering a program on February 11th, called "Valentines for Birds" where families can create unique ways to feed the birds.  For more information call 573-290-5218.  Or, visit:  https://mdc.mo.gov/events/view/1076564

WSIU Almanac: January 20th, 2017.

Jan 20, 2017

In Harrisburg, the art of Jesse Rouse is on display at the Harrisburg District Library now through March 5th.   This 50 piece exhibit can be seen at the library, located at  2 West Walnut Street in Harrisburg.  For more information call 252-1239 or visit:  http://www.harrisburglibrary.org/calendar

WSIU Almanac: January 19th, 2017.

Jan 19, 2017

The SIU-C's Office of Information and Technology has access to a new, cutting-edge supercomputer, known as "Big Dog".  SIU Students and SIU Faculty who are working on research which involves a lot of data and requires fast processing can ask about using this by calling Olinda Hubbs   at  453-6280.  Or via e-mail to:  olindahubbs@siu.edu 

WSIU Almanac: January 18th, 2017.

Jan 18, 2017

The Shawnee National Forest has announced some temporary, seasonal  road closures, for more information visit:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD527073

WSIU Almanac: January 17th, 2017.

Jan 17, 2017

Caritas Family Solutions is always looking for volunteers to work with their non-profit.  For more information visit:  http://caritasfamilysolutions.org/locations/regional-offices-locations/

WSIU Almanac: January 16th, 2017.

Jan 16, 2017

The SIU Carbondale Choral Union is looking for singers who would like to sing with the Choral Union.  For more information visit:  http://www.siuchoralunion.org/

WSIU Almanac: January 16th, 2017.

Jan 16, 2017

The SIU Carbondale Choral Union is looking for singers who would like to sing with the Choral Union.  For more information visit:  http://www.siuchoralunion.org/

WSIU Almanac: January 12th, 2017.

Jan 12, 2017

The Office of Information and Technology at SIU Carbondale are making available  "Big Dog" for use by SIU Faculty and Staff.  "Big Dog" is a very new, and very powerful and fast supercomputer that the University has and for more information call 453-4297 or send an e-mail to Olinda Hubbs at:

olindahubbs@siu.edu.  You can also learn more by visiting:  http://oit.siu.edu/rcc/bigdog/

WSIU Almanac: January 11th, 2017.

Jan 11, 2017

The United Way of South Central Illinois will be using Volunteers to help improve southern Illinois and if you would like to become involved call their office in Mount Vernon at 618-242-8000.  Or, you can visit their website at:  http://www.uwsci.org/

WSIU Almanac: January 10th, 2017.

Jan 10, 2017

In Carbondale, the next New Humanist Forum will take place Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 12:15PM at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.  This Sunday's Speaker is Dr. Eileen R. Meehan, SIU Professor in the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts.  For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/692624800898279/

WSIU Almanac: January 9th, 2017.

Jan 9, 2017

Auditions for "Bingo The Musical" at Wabash Valley College will take place on January 23rd and 24th at 7:00PM in the Brubeck Theatre.  For more information visit:  http://www.iecc.edu/page.php?page=WART

WSIU Almanac: January 6th, 2017.

Jan 6, 2017

The non-profit, Carbondale Community Arts is hosting an exhibit by members of the student art organization the Graduate Association of Painters and Printers going on now through January 13th.  The exhibition is on display at the Carbondale Civic Center.  For more information you can call 457-5100, or visit their website:  http://cola.siu.edu/artanddesign/undergraduate/student-resources/student-groups.php

WSIU Almanac: January 5th, 2017.

Jan 5, 2017

The Illinois Department of Public Health reminds you that this is the Flu season and you can view information about the Flu, and steps you can take to stay healthy this Flu season by visiting the Health Department's Website:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza

WSIU Almanac: January 4th, 2017.

Jan 4, 2017

The next Cape Health and Wellness Seminar will take place on Thursday January 12th starting at 5:30PM.  For more information call 573-339-6604.  Or visit:  http://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/healthexpo

WSIU Almanac: January 3rd, 2017.

Jan 3, 2017

Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton has a series of guided Bald Eagle watching tours planned for the public.  The next trip is planned for January 17th and for more information call 618-786-3323.  For more information you can visit:  https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/PereMarquette.aspx

WSIU Almanac: January 2nd, 2017.

Jan 2, 2017

You can give blood in Nashville tomorrow at Washington County Hospital between 12:00PM and 6:00PM.  For a list of other blood drives in the area visit:  http://redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=62263&sd=122116&ed=032117&zipFormat=true&_requestid=193739

WSIU Almanac: December 30th, 2016.

Dec 30, 2016

In Marion, the non-profit group the Little Egypt Arts Association has the work of art instructor and veteran artist Missy Carstens is on display today.  For more information visit:  http://www.littleegyptarts.com/

WSIU Almanac: December 29th, 2016.

Dec 29, 2016

The Shawnee National Forest is offering firewood permits and you can get yours in person at the Forest Service Offices in Harrisburg, Vienna or Jonesboro.  For more information, you can call 618-253-7114.  Or, visit:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/shawnee/alerts-notices

WSIU Almanac: December 28th, 2016.

Dec 28, 2016

The Illinois Department of Public Health has information about the Flu, and you can visit their website for more information:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza

WSIU Almanac: December 27th, 2016.

Dec 27, 2016

The Junior Duck Stamp Contest is going on now through the end of December at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  To learn more  visit: https://mdc.mo.gov/events/view/1069246

WSIU Almanac: December 26th, 2016.

Dec 26, 2016

The annual Holiday Lights Fair at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds is in progress.  For more information about this drive-thru lights exhibit, visit:  https://www.enjoyillinois.com/en-us/thingstodo/details/11297

WSIU Almanac: December 23rd, 2016.

Dec 23, 2016

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Mentorship Award sponsored by the University Women's Professional Advancement organization.  For more information call Carol Jackson at 453-1099.  You can also e-mail her at  cjackson@siu.edu  

WSIU Almanac: December 22nd, 2016.

Dec 22, 2016

The Cape Health and Wellness Expo will take place of January 5th, 2017.  For more information call 573-339-6604.  Or, visit:  http://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/healthexpo

WSIU Almanac: December 21st, 2016.

Dec 21, 2016

The 2016 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition in Cape Girardeau is going on right now.  For more information call 573-334-9233 or visit:  http://www.capearts.org/

WSIU Almanac: December 20th, 2016.

Dec 21, 2016

There will be a community dinner on Christmas Day in Murphysboro, for more information call 618-534-3822. Or visit:  http://www.murphysboroumc.com/ministries/christmas-day-community-dinner/

WSIU Almanac: December 19th, 2016.

Dec 21, 2016

Tonight in West Frankfort, the child-advocacy group, the Night's Shield is holding an open house starting at 5:00PM.  For more information visit:  http://thenightsshield.org/

WSIU Almanac: December 16th, 2016.

Dec 16, 2016

This Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM  at the  Carbondale Science Center Biologist Mark Guetersloh will give a free presentation about the History of the Cache River.  His presentation is a part of the the Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit titled "Water/Ways" which is a partnership with the Museum on Main Street program and the Illinois Humanities.  For more information visit:  http://yoursciencecenter.org/

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