Tis the season for holiday concerts. And the combined forces of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Choral Union and the SIU Concert Choir will present George Frideric Handel’s famous “Messiah” on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Shryock Auditorium.
The holiday season is often associated with Christmas trees, plastic santas, and other various Christmas decorations. Even though Christmas dominates the winter months, there are millions of people that do not celebrate Christmas and may get offended if invited to a corporate “Christmas” party.
At VA, ending homelessness among Veterans is a top priority. Since 2010, the VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans has worked to permanently house or prevent over 700,000 Veterans and their families from becoming homeless. But there’s still plenty more to be done.
For nearly two decades, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) has been a co-presenter in the annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF). The Veteran service organization raises funds and provides volunteers who escort Veterans to their rehearsals and performances.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is commemorating October as LGBTQ History Month with a variety of special events, including exhibits, roundtable discussions, a film, a drag show and guest speakers.
Judge Michael R. Murphy, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 1995 until taking senior status in 2012, will present a lecture on “Views from the Bench” at the SIU School of Law later this month.