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:                                     

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WSIU Almanac: Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

Apr 4, 2017

Free pre-school screenings for those in the Murphysboro School District #186 will take place today starting at 8:30AM.  For more information call 457-3318.  These pre-school screenings are sponsored by the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs/Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: April 3rd, 2017.

Apr 3, 2017

This Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Jackson County Health Department is Sponsoring a free Shred and Med Disposal day from 8:00AM to 12:00PM at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road in Murphysboro.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 31st, 2017.

Mar 31, 2017

Free preschool screenings for children in the Giant City School District will take place this Monday, April 3rd from 9:00AM to 12Noon at Giant City School.  For more information call 453-4271,

WSIU Almanac: March 30th, 2017.

Mar 30, 2017

Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney offers a C-O-P-D Support Group on the first Tuesday of each month.  For more information call 618-395-7340.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 28th, 2017.

Mar 28, 2017

The Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for swimming season and they are looking for lifeguards.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 27th, 2017.

Mar 27, 2017

The Illinois Indigenous Plants Symposium will be held at John A. Logan College March 31st through April 2nd.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 24th, 2017.

Mar 24, 2017

This Saturday, March 25th 2017, A Tribute To Sun Records Dinner Show will be held in Olney at the V-F-W Post in Olney starting at 6:00PM.  This community event is to benefit the Veterans Group This Able Veteran.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 23rd, 2017.

Mar 23, 2017

Friday, March 31st CASA of Franklin County is hosting the Voice of the Child Spring Event at the Benton Civic Center.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 22nd, 2017.

Mar 22, 2017

In Mount Vernon, the First Presbyterian Church is hosting the Helping Hands Craft Bazaar to benefit the Casey Care Closet in Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Meals on Wheels program.  For more information contact Susan Gajewski at 618-242-7038 or via e-mail to:  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 21st, 2017.

Mar 21, 2017

Tonight at the Carbondale Township Hall University of Illinois Extension Outreach Forester Chris Evans will give a free presentation titled "In Search of Big Trees: The Illinois Big Tree Register."  This free program is sponsored by the Illinois Native Plant Society.  For more information about this event, visit the website:

WSIU Almanac: March 20th, 2017.

Mar 20, 2017

WSIU Almanac: March 17th, 2017.

Mar 17, 2017

Murphysboro's annual St. Patrick's Day Festivities get underway on Saturday March 18th, 2017.  For more information cal 684-6421.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 16th, 2017.

Mar 16, 2017

In Carterville, the Anne West Lindsey District Library has many upcoming events.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 14th, 2017.

Mar 14, 2017

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Summersville Grade School this Friday starting at 2:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 13th, 2017.

Mar 13, 2017

The 79th annual Lions Club Pancake Day in the Arena Building in Cape will be held Saturday, March 11th, 2017.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 10th, 2017.

Mar 10, 2017

The 79th Annual Lion's Club Pancake Day in Cape Girardeau takes place on Wednesday  March 15th, 2017.  Proceeds go to local charities.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 9th, 2017.

Mar 9, 2017

The Little Egypt Arts Association presents the first ever annual poetry invitational.  And they are currently accepting entries.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 8th, 2017.

Mar 8, 2017

There will be a workshop for people interested in becoming a Riverwatch Volunteer, there will be an informational meeting on April 1st on the SIU Carbondale Campus.  For more information go to the following website:

WSIU Almanac: March 7th, 2017.

Mar 7, 2017

The Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity is planning on building a house next year in Carbondale.  For more information send an e-mail to  or you can call 618-534-8111.  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 6th, 2017.

Mar 6, 2017

In Carmi this Saturday, March 11th, 2017, the "Pamper Your Princess" benefit takes place at the Floral Hall Fairgrounds, for more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: March 3rd, 2017.

Mar 3, 2017

Monday, March 6th, 2017, at the Eldorado Elementary School Gym, you can raise funds for local food pantries at a 4-H Rally.  Admission to the event is one can of non-perishable food.  For more information contact Nancy Lambert, with the University of Illinois Extension office in Harrisburg at 618-252-8391.  Or browse to:

WSIU Almanac: March 1st, 2017.

Mar 1, 2017

The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program, or CEO, is for high school students to expose them to the world of business, and DuQuoin High School and Pinckneyville High School are looking for members to join their group.  For more information contact Rex Duncan at  618-713-6320 or via e-mail to  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: February 28th, 2017.

Feb 28, 2017

The next Cache River Movie Night is March 9th, 2017 at the Cache River Wetlands Center.  For more information call the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at 618-634-2231.  To learn more, you can also browse to:

WSIU Almanac: Monday February 27th, 2017.

Feb 27, 2017

In Richland County, on March 7th, the Olney Chamber of Commerce Presents Ladies Night at the Holiday.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: February 24th, 2017.

Feb 24, 2017

You can support the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at the Mardi Paws Parade of Pets tomorrow.  For more information visit;

WSIU Almanac: February 23rd, 2017.

Feb 23, 2017

You can donate blood today at John A. Logan College between 11:00AM and 3:00PM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: February 22nd, 2017.

Feb 22, 2017

On March 25th, 2017 there will be a Dance Marathon on the SIU Carbondale Campus to support the Children's Miracle Network.  For more information contact Demeri Adams at  217-206-5123 or  You can also visit:

WSIU Almanac: February 21st, 2017.

Feb 21, 2017

The Ballard Nature Center in Effingham hosts Family Science Day tomorrow, Wednesday February 2nd, 2017.  For more information call the nature center at 618-483-6856.  You can also find out other information by visiting:

WSIU Almanac: February 20th, 2017.

Feb 20, 2017

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is offering a free roundtable discussion tonight titled "Cracking The Codes:  The System of Racial Inequality" at Faner Hall's University Museum Auditorium.  To see the entire list of Black History Month Events go to:

WSIU Almanac: February 17th, 2017.

Feb 17, 2017

The SIU Department of Public Safety is making available a free app for those who would like to have a SIU Officer walk with them at night on campus.  To learn more visit: