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Scott Simon NPRAward-Winning Journalist to Discuss The Challenges and Opportunities Confronting America's Media

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, will join the Institute on Wednesday, April 17th, at 6:00 p.m. CT.

During the day, he will meet with students and faculty to discuss his career in journalism and participate in an evening discussion with Institute Director John Shaw.

Simon is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning broadcaster, commentator, and author. Mr. Simon is a native of Chicago and joined NPR in 1977 as chief of its Chicago bureau. The Washington Post has called his show “the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial.”

Register for April 17th.

John PalfreyUnderstanding Our New World | John Palfrey

John Palfrey, president of the MacArthur Foundation, will join the Institute on Monday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. CT for our Understanding Our New World series via Zoom.

Mr. Palfrey will talk about his wide-ranging career and the important work of the MacArthur Foundation, including its commitment to supporting independent journalism.


Register for May 6th.

Barb Brown Memorial Fund Garden Party Barb Brown Memorial Fund Garden Party

Please join us for the annual garden party to honor the life and legacy of Barbara L. Brown, Ph.D.

All donations can be made online at BarbBrownMemorial.org or by check made out to the SIU Foundation with "Barb Brown Fund" in the note line. All proceeds go to the fund.

Proceeds of the fund will be used to continue the service and teaching legacy of Dr. Brown. The purpose and intent of the fund is to enrich the educational opportunities for students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and promote the principle that public higher education shares a responsibility to encourage public service and serve the public good by addressing the challenges that confront our communities.

Date: Saturday June 8th, 2024

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Leavitt Family Farm
5001 Riely Lake Road
Ellis Grove, IL

Please RSVP to Karen Leavitt Stallman at 618-978-6093 or karenstallman51@gmail.com. RSVP is required due to space available.

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities are welcome at all events. 

Call SIU Disability Support Services at 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.