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December 2, 2002

A Season For The Child Continues Dec. 7 With The Velveteen Rabbit

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) A Season for the Child, co-sponsored by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD) and TheBANK of Edwardsville, continues its 2002-03 season with the annual holiday show Saturday, Dec. 7-a production of Margery Williams' classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit.

The play will be staged twice that Saturday-at 2 and 7 p.m.-in SIUE's Katherine Dunham Hall theater. A Season for the Child traditionally offers two chances to see the holiday show to accommodate families during the hectic shopping season.

The Imaginary Theater Co., the traveling troupe of the St. Louis Repertory Theatre, will stage the two shows. This endearing story of a child and his favorite toy has been adapted for the stage by Kim Wylie with music and lyrics by Joe Dreyer. Children of all ages can enjoy this holiday, heart-warming story about the Velveteen Rabbit who asks, "What does it mean to be real?"

Tickets are $5 per person, including children, and may be obtained through the SIUE Fine Arts box office, (618) 650-2774, or, from St. Louis toll-free, (888) 328-5168, Ext. 2774. Proceeds benefit FOTAD's student scholarship fund.

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December 4, 2002

SIUE To Present Annual Science Teachers Conference Dec. 17

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) Daryl Floit, an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will be the featured presenter at the 2002 SIUE Science Teachers Conference-with its theme of "Inquire Within: Teaching K-12 Science With Inquiry."

The all-day conference is slated for Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the SIUE Science Building. Floit's presentation, titled "Learn on a Bed of Nails and Really Get the Point," addresses the idea of using inquiry methods when teaching science to K-12 students.

In addition, the conference includes presentations: "Amazing Motion Machines" created by Edwardsville Middle School students; "Inquiry with Calculator Based Laboratories" by Shawn Hennon, a lecturer in the SIUE Department of Physics; and exhibits by the World Bird Sanctuary, the Butterfly House, Usborne Publishing, and the Nature Institute.

Participating teachers can earn up to six CPDU's by attending a variety of informative and hands-on workshops during the Dec. 17 event. The conference fee of $35 includes hand-outs, refreshments, and parking in Lot A behind the Science Building.

For registration or for more information, contact Dawn Olive by e-mail: dolive@siue.edu, or Denise Plunk, dplunk@siue.edu, in the SIUE Office of Science and Math Education, or by telephone, (618) 650-3065.

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December 11, 2002

SIUE Names King Humanitarian Award Recipients in Faculty/Staff, Community Categories

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) - Earleen Patterson, director of SIUE's special services program, and Joseph Hubbard, coordinator of Catholic Urban Programs, East St. Louis, have been selected to receive the 2003 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian awards, held in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the University. They will be honored at the celebration luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Delyte Morris University Center.

Stephen Hansen, dean of graduate studies and research at SIUE, was among several who nominated Patterson for the University Humanitarian Award.

"Through her activities on campus and in the community, Ms. Patterson contributes not only to our understanding and tolerance of all people, but also to our appreciation and acceptance of our differences," said Hansen. "Her actions have inspired people of all races to understand and celebrate diversity."

"The Humanitarian Award recognizes principles and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and recognizes efforts meant to inspire tolerance, understanding, and sensitivity for persons of color," said Kent Neely, dean of the University's College of Arts and Sciences in his letter of nomination for Patterson. "Ms. Patterson's efforts in the special services program and Project GAME are clear evidence of her commitment to the Humanitarian Award ideals. Further, her office helps the College fulfill part of its mission with 'assistance for the educationally disadvantage in developing the necessary skills needed to undertake a university-level program of study.'"

"I believe that Joe Hubbard can be counted among those countless people who have struggled and continue to struggle to make Dr. King's dream of justice and freedom for all a reality," said Wilton Gregory, Bishop of Belleville, in his letter of nomination for Hubbard. In his letter, Gregory goes on to note Hubbard's hands-on approach to managing the Catholic Urban Programs that assists individuals with food, rent, utilities, transportation, medical care and other needs.

"Joe's is not a glamorous ministry," said Richard Mark, vice president of energy delivery at Ameren, in his letter of support for Hubbard. "He sees as his responsibility the need to make life better for everyone. He offers all inclusive, unconditional love and assistance in whatever way possible."

The 11:30 a.m. luncheon will be held in the Delyte Morris University Center's Meridian Ballroom, with a keynote address by David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general. Tickets for the luncheon are $12; students, $8. Reservations are being accepted by calling 618/650-2660.

Satcher appears at 7:30 that evening in the Meridian Ballroom as part of the University's Arts & Issues series. Tickets for his appearance are $8; $4, SIUE students. For ticket information, call 618/650-2626, or, from St. Louis toll-free, 888/328-5168, ext. 2626; visit the series' Web site at www.siue.edu/ARTS_ISSUES; write: Arts & Issues, SIUE, Campus Box 1608, Edwardsville, IL 62026; or e-mail jpeeche@siue.edu.

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December 11, 2002

SIUE Names Winner of Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholarship and Humanitarian Award

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) - Sarah Shantell Peebles of Florissant, Mo., has been named the winner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and Humanitarian Award at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Peebles will receive the award and special recognition during the University's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration luncheon on Tuesday, Feb 11. The award includes a $100 cash stipend and a scholarship that provides for tuition and fees, or housing for one academic year of study at SIUE.

An SIUE sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and entrepreneurship, Peebles is active in the SIUE student leadership development program and the Joint Neighborhood Ministry. While in high school she was named to "Who's Who Among American High School Students" and the National Honor Society.

"Sarah impressed me at our first encounter with her magnetic personality and her unusual drive for achieving success," said Renee Fussell, instructor of speech communication at SIUE, in her letter of nomination. "Sarah is a student 'who most exemplifies Dr. King's teachings, principals and philosophical beliefs' by the life she chooses to live. (She) is a leader who people look up to."

The letter of nomination went on to note, "Sarah puts her heart and love into her work. She uses her life in a way that is making a difference in the lives of others. Love is at the core of her being and her passion for living her live in a way to help others."

The 11:30 a.m. luncheon will be held in the Delyte Morris University Center's Meridian Ballroom. Tickets for the luncheon are $12; students, $8. Reservations are being accepted by calling 618/650-2660.

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December 11, 2002

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Planned at SIUE

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will hold its 21st annual celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Tickets are available for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon that will feature a keynote address by former surgeon general David Satcher.

The luncheon program will be held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Delyte Morris University Center, followed by a reception in the Goshen Lounge for the winners of the scholarship and humanitarian awards who will be honored at the luncheon.

Winners of the awards include:

Sarah Shantell Peebles, SIUE Student Scholarship and Humanitarian Award;

Earleen Patterson, director of SIUE's special services program, and Joseph Hubbard, coordinator of Catholic Urban Programs, East St. Louis, University and Community Humanitarian Awards respectively;

Rachel Steele, a senior at Red Bud High School, Red Bud, Ill., essay award;

Katherine Berezowskyj, a junior at Edwardsville High School, poetry award;

Amanda Farrell, a junior at Edwardsville High School, visual arts award.

Tickets for the luncheon are $12; students, $8. Reservations are being accepted by calling 618/650-2660. Satcher appears at 7:30 that evening in the Meridian Ballroom as part of the University's Arts & Issues series. Tickets for his appearance are $8; $4, SIUE students. For ticket information, call 618/650-2626, or, from St. Louis toll-free, 888/328-5168, ext. 2626; visit the series' Web site at www.siue.edu/ARTS_ISSUES; write: Arts & Issues, SIUE, Campus Box 1608, Edwardsville, IL 62026; or e-mail jpeeche@siue.edu.

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December 11, 2002

David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General, To Speak at SIUE

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) - Physician, scholar and lifelong public health advocate, David Satcher will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, as part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Arts & Issues series.

Only the second person to have simultaneously served in the positions of United States surgeon general and assistant secretary for health and human services, Satcher will offer his observations on "Politics, Opinions and Public Health," derived from his term under the Clinton administration.

Tickets for Satcher's appearance are $8; $4, SIUE students. For ticket information, call 618/650-2626, or, from St. Louis toll-free, 888/328-5168, ext. 2626; visit the series' Web site at www.siue.edu/ARTS_ISSUES; write: Arts & Issues, SIUE, Campus Box 1608, Edwardsville, IL 62026; or e-mail jpeeche@siue.edu.

Earlier in the day, Satcher will appear as a keynote speaker as part of the University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration luncheon. The SIUE Student Scholarship and Humanitarian Award will be presented during the luncheon, along with the University and Community Humanitarian Awards, and awards in high school essays, poetry and visual arts.

Tickets for the luncheon are $12; students, $8. Reservations are being accepted by calling 618/650-2660.

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December 11, 2002

Pre-Kwanzaa Forum/Celebration Set For Dec. 17 In East St. Louis

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) The Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club and the SIUE Department of English Language and Literature will present the 16th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Forum/Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the second-floor council chambers of the East St. Louis Municipal Building, 301 River Park Drive, East St. Louis.

The evening includes the traditional KwanSaba candle lighting ceremony by members of the Writers Club's Soular System Ensemble, as well as an art-book-gift bazaar and poetry readings. Kwanzaa is a holiday based on the tenets of resilience, creative expression, family ties, self-reliance, and faith, and is celebrated from Dec. 26-Jan. 1 by 20 million people worldwide.

Members of the Soular Systems Ensemble, accompanied by master drummer Sylvester Sunshine Lee, include Bala Baptiste, Sheryl Johnson, Sherman Fowler, Christienne Hinz, Roscoe Crenshaw, Darlene Roy, Evon Udoh, Bruce Petty, Patricia Merritt, Cheryl D.S. Walker, Marcus "Ma'at" Atkins, John Haynes, Sandra English, and Eugene B. Redmond. Also performing will be K. Curtis Lyle, former member of the famed Watts Writers Workshop.

Among the event's sponsors are: Drumvoices Revue, East St. Louis Cultural Revival Campaign Committee, Renaissance Literary Arts Press, Annual Miles Davis Arts Festival Advisory Board, and the Black River Writers Press. For information, call (618) 650-3991 or write the EBR Writers Club: P.O. Box 6165, East St. Louis, IL. 62202.

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December 11, 2002

SIUE Announces Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Essay, Poetry, and Visual Arts Contest

(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) - Winners of the high school essay, poetry and visual arts contests held in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville were announced today. The winners will receive recognition and awards at the celebration luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Delyte Morris University Center.

The winners are:

Essay: Rachel Steele, a senior at Red Bud High School, Red Bud, Ill.

Poetry: Katherine Berezowskyj, a junior at Edwardsville High School, Edwardsville, Ill.

Visual Arts: Amanda Farrell, a junior at Edwardsville High School, Edwardsville, Ill.

Each winner will receive a $100 cash award and a plaque of recognition. Scholarship and humanitarian award winners also will be recognized during the program that begins with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Meridian Ballroom. A reception for the honorees will follow in Goshen Lounge.

Tickets for the luncheon are $12; students, $8. Reservations are being accepted by calling 618/650-2660.

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December 20, 2002

SIUE Scholarship Endowment A Tribute To Bowles

(EDWARDSVILLE) - Friends of Illinois State Senator Evelyn Bowles (D-56), who recently retired after 50 years of public service, have established the Evelyn Bowles Public Service Scholarship Endowment at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an SIUE student who is a resident of Madison County, has financial need; has demonstrated an interest in participating in government; has a record of government, public or community service; and has the characteristics of those underrepresented in the ranks of elected officials.

"What could be more fitting to Evelyn's legacy of public service than encouraging others to follow in her footsteps," said Gail Donnelly Bader, a friend and supporter of Bowles. "The scholarship allows others to follow Evelyn's example of hard work, fairness and dedication."

Bowles, who served the Madison County area in various public offices for 50 years, said the endowment is "an honor and a suitable way for others who truly have an interest in public service and public policy to follow their hearts. I am very pleased that my friends have chosen this avenue as a tribute to the work I loved."

Bowles also announced that she was transferring $20,000 from her Senate campaign fund to the SIUE Foundation to help fund the scholarship endowment.

"I can't think of anything that would mean more to me than encouraging others to take an active role in public service, the electoral process and government," said Bowles. "I hold a special place in my heart for SIUE. Knowing that others will benefit from this scholarship, and being of service to the people of Madison County means a great deal to me."

"Evelyn Bowles has represented Madison County well," said SIUE Chancellor David Werner. "She has been a strong supporter of education and of SIUE. She has set an example for others to follow, and anyone who knows Evelyn will not be surprised to hear that, with this endowment, she is continuing her role as an advocate for education and public service."

Bowles has served as State Senator from the 56th District for the past eight years, providing a voice in Springfield for constituent concerns and working to better the Madison County area and the State of Illinois. Bowles also has given her time and talents to innumerable community and charitable organizations.

Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Evelyn Bowles Scholarship Endowment should make their checks payable to the SIUE Foundation and designated for the Evelyn Bowles Scholarship Endowment. Donations can be mailed to the SIUE Foundation, Campus Box 1082, Edwardsville, Ill., 62026-1082.

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