Imagining Geographies

Southern Illinois University

Imagining Geographies

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Oct.15: Weathering the Storm. Disaster Preparedness Planning; Marion Pavilion, 9:00-4:30.

Oct.16: Planning Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Workshop, J.A. Logan College, 9:00-1:30.

Oct. 27: SYMPOSIUM - Race, Policing, Justice...and the Media. Carbondale Civic Center, 4:00-8:00 PM.

OUR MISSION

Imagining Geographies is a College of Mass Commnication & Media Arts led, university and region-wide initiative dedicated to advancing investigation, discussion, and multiple forms of expression related to space, place, culture, identity, and related themes.






IG's HISTORY IN BRIEF

Imagining Geographies started in Spring 2012 with a rich program that explored a wide range of topics and issues related to the continent of Antarctica. Since Spring 2013 and for the foreseeable future, Imagining Geographies is advancing a series of regional projects entitled Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois.

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IG PROGRAMS TO DATE

2012 Antarctica

2013 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois

2014 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois: Focus on environmental justice & community rights.

2015 Land, Lives, and Arts of Southern Illinois: 'Civic Soul' - a multi-platform media series; Regional Planning Workshop - social vulnerability & disaster risk reduction;Symposium - Race, Policing, Justice and the Media.




SIU PARTNERS

University-wide: Office of the Chancellor - Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research - Graduate & Professional Student Council Morris Library - Sustainability Council & Green Fund - University College.

Colleges & Departments:

EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES: Recreation & Health Education.

LIBERAL ARTS: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Theater.

MASS COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ARTS: Cinema & Photography, School of Journalism, Radio, Television & Digital Media, WSIU Radio & TV, Big Muddy Film Festival, Civic Communication Collective, Daily Egyptian, Global Media Research Center.

SCHOOL OF LAW

SCIENCE: Center for Ecology, Environmental Resources & Policy Program, Geology, IGERT Doctoral Program, Physics, Zoology Graduate Student Association.



SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PARTNERS

List under revision



IG ADVISORY BOARD

Laurie Achenbach (Dean, College of Science; faculty, Microbiology), Angela Aguayo (faculty, Cinema & Photography), Roberto Barrios (faculty, Anthropology), Karla Berry (Director, Center for Teaching Excellence; faculty, Radio, TV & Digital Media), Marie Bukowski (Director, School of Art & Design), Jessica Crowe (faculty, Sociology), Tracy Fidler (Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development), Jonathan Gray (faculty, Communication Studies), Sarah Heyer (Director, Keep Carbondale Beautiful), Larry Hickman (Director, Center for Dewey Studies; faculty, Philosophy), Scott Ishman (Assoc. Dean, College of Science; faculty, Geology), Gary Kolb (President, Carbondale Community Arts; faculty [Emeritus], Cinema & Photography), Nick Smaligo (Doctoral student, Philosophy), Justin Schoof (Chair & faculty, Geography), Silvia Secchi (Co-Director, Environmental Resources & Policy; faculty, Agribusiness Economics), Sustainability Council representative.

Ex Officio members: Jim Allen (Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; faculty, History); Jim Garvey (Interim Vice-Chancellor for Research; faculty, Zoology); Dafna Lemish (Dean, College of Mass Communications & Media Arts; faculty, Radio, Television, & Digital Media).



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