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: November 17th, 2016.

Nov 17, 2016

WSIU Almanac: November 16th, 2016.

Nov 16, 2016

November is Native American Heritage month and this Friday you can see a film about the Trail of Tears.  The free event starts at 3PM and will take place at Morris Library's Guyon Auditorium.  This outreach event is sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, the SIU-C Center for Archaeological Investigations and Morris Library.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 15th, 2016.

Nov 15, 2016

The Southern Illinois Audubon Society is holding their next regular meeting on December 2nd, where expert Steve Holman will give a presentation on climate change.  The Society is also gearing up for their annual Christmas bird count season and they are looking for volunteers.  If you would like to get involved contact Don Mullison at 618-203-2869 or send an e-mail to

WSIU Almanac: November 14th, 2016.

Nov 14, 2016

Today in World Diabetes Day and you can get screened at John A. Logan College, this morning beginning at 7:30AM, or at Southeastern Illinois College near Harrisburg.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 11th, 2016.

Nov 11, 2016

The annual Toys for Tots Campaign is underway and you can bring in your donations of new, unwrapped toys to Murdale True Value.  For more inforamtion call 529-3400.  Also visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 10th, 2016.

Nov 10, 2016

This weekend in Cape Girardeau Veterans can learn about resources available to them.  For more information go to:

WSIU Almanac: November 9th, 2016.

Nov 9, 2016

Olney Central College is hosting a College Fair today at Wattleworth Hall.  Start time is 8:30 this morning.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 8th, 2016.

Nov 8, 2016

November 14th is World Diabetes Day and the Diabetes Today Resource team is holding two screening sessions on that day.  For more information call 684-3143 or 457-5200 Extension 67837. 

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WSIU Almanac: November 7th, 2016.

Nov 7, 2016

This Saturday at The Old Feed Store in Cobden the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are holding a fundraiser to support the mission of the Shawnee National Forest.  For more information visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: November 4th, 2016.

Nov 4, 2016

Olney Community College   is hosting a College Fair on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016.  To find out more call Allan Alldredge, Career Services Coordinator at OCC, at 618-395-7777.  You can also go online to learn more:

WSIU Almanac: November 2nd, 2016.

Nov 2, 2016

The Margie Parker teach-in for peace is presenting special guest Medea Benjamin, on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at the SIU Law School Auditorium.   For more information contact Georgeann Hartzog.  Or visit:

WSIU Almanac: November 1st, 2016.

Nov 1, 2016

This Thursday, November 3rd Olney Central College is hosting a FAFSA completion night.  From 5:00PM to 7:00PM OCC Financial Aid Staff will be on hand to assist.  For more information you can call Coordinator of Financial Air Andrea Puckett at 618-395-7777. 

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WSIU Almanac: October 31st, 2016.

Oct 31, 2016

This Saturday from 9:00AM to Noon there will be a family birdwatching event at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  For more information you can call the Refuge visitor's center at 997-3344, or visit their website:

WSIU Almanac: October 28th, 2016.

Oct 28, 2016

The Ninth annual Centralia Halloween Parade and Fall Festival takes place tomorrow.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 27th, 2016.

Oct 27, 2016

This Saturday October 29th, 2016, you can support the Richland Memorial Hospital Foundation at the Diamonds and Denim event taking place at The Holiday in Mount Vernon.  To find out more call 618-395-6088.  You can also visit the website:

WSIU Almanac: October 26th, 2016.

Oct 26, 2016

Giant City State Park in Makanda is featuring the artwork of photographer and nature enthusiast Brian Kearny.  His photographs will be on display at the Giant City State Park Visitors's Center through October.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 25th, 2016.

Oct 25, 2016

Olney's Haunted Trail starts this Thursday October 27th, 2016.  For more information see the flyer on the WSIU website, OR visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 24th, 2016.

Oct 24, 2016

In Marion, on Halloween October 31st, their big event is the Illinois Star Center Boo Bash ..trick or treating their runs from  5 to 8 and the costume contest is at 6PM...exactly one week from tonight.  For more information visit:

This Friday at the SIU-C Student Center there will be a retirement reception for David Yepsen..currently the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.  The farewell reception starts at 4:30 Friday October 21st.   For more information call 453-4009, or visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 21st, 2016.

Oct 21, 2016

The Olney Central College Student Senate presents the Haunted Trail, October 27th through October 31st.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 19th, 2016.

Oct 19, 2016

October is national Cyber-Security Awareness month, and the SIU Office of Information Technology is offering a free information session on the basics of Cyber-Security.  For more information contact Linda Hubbs at 618-445-4021 or send an e-mail to

WSIU Almanac: October 18th, 2016.

Oct 18, 2016

The Anne West Lindsey District Library presents Midnight Dreary Story hour this morning beginning at 10:00AM.  To learn more visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 17th, 2016.

Oct 17, 2016

Local author Blaine Greer will give a presentation about his 2,300 mile trip from the Mississippi River headwaters to New Orleans on Friday October 21st at the Herrin City Library.  This free public program is sponsored by the Herrin Area Historical Society.

WSIU Almanac: October 14th, 2016.

Oct 14, 2016

On Saturday October 29th you can support the Monroe County YMCA at the Monroe County YMCA Illinois Ozarks 10K Bluff Trail Run.  The run will take place at the large Pavilion  at Borsch Park.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 13th, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Tonight at the Carbondale Township Office Dr. Marj Brooks, Associate Professor in the SIU Zoology Department will present a free program about Campus Lake.  For more information visit the following website:

WSIU Almanac: October 12th, 2016.

Oct 12, 2016

There will be an Art Sale this Friday at RC Realty in Carbondale sponsored by the Carbondale Lions Club with proceeds going to the local diabetes association.  For more information you can call 529-3878.  Also visit:  http://e–

WSIU Almanac: October 11th, 2016.

Oct 11, 2016

WSIU Almanac: October 10th, 2016.

Oct 10, 2016

This Wednesday the Jackson County Health Department will be offering the flu shot at the Murphysboro Senior Citizens Center starting at 10:30AM.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: October 7th, 2016.

Oct 7, 2016

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is featuring several rare, and rarely seen items, on display now through January 2017.  For more information visit:

WSIU Almanac: Thursday October 6th, 2016.

Oct 6, 2016

On October 22nd, the Oasis Shrine Club is holding a free screening clinic at the Southern Seven Health Department in Anna.  For more information contact Doug Sauerbrunn at 618-833-8912.  You can also visit the following website to learn more:

WSIU Almanac: October 5th, 2016.

Oct 5, 2016

On Saturday, October 15th Richland Memorial Hospital is hosting a healing event to help acknowledge pregnancy and infant loss.  The walk will take place at Musgrove Park.  For more information contact Stephanie Ochs at 395-7340.  Or visit: