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Richard Hunt (1935 - 2023)

Group portrait of Morris Library staff members posed around Richard Hunt's Running Hybrids in the first floor rotunda, all wearing their matching Running Hybrids t-shirts.

To celebrate the life and legacy of groundbreaking sculptor Richard Hunt, members of Morris Library's staff gathered around Running Hybrids to pose for a photograph. We are proud to provide homes to two of Hunt's works, Running Hybrids in the library's first floor rotunda and Starwalk in the Sharp Museum's Sculpture Garden. Hunt received an honorary degree from SIU in 2022.

Join us for a book talk and reception with Glenn Poshard and Carl Wentworth about their new book, Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard's life in politics and education on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium The book talk begins at 5pm and the reception at 6pm.

Students, submit a paper or project by March 8, 2024, for the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarships. Two $1500 undergraduate scholarships and one $2000 graduate scholarship will be awarded for exceptional use of library materials in student papers and other creative works.

Are you an undergraduate student with an interest in the educational, historical, political, cultural, and social aspects of Southeast Asia? Do you have a special interest in Thailand? Apply for the Thanu and Nongyao Kulachol Library Scholarship. One undergraduate student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. Applications are due April 1, 2024. For more information and to apply follow the link.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research is pleased to announce the ‘Introduction to Proposal Writing’ workshop. Dr. Karen Jones will provide an introduction to the art of proposal writing in Morris Library Room 752 from 3-4:30pm on February 27. Following this, a panel discussion will take place featuring SIU faculty members who have extensive experience in serving on proposal review panels, such as NSF, NIH, USDA, and more. The panelists will present "do’s and don’ts" of proposal writing from the perspective of a reviewer, providing attendees with the best practices in preparing successful proposals. All faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to attend. REGISTER NOW at Please direct any questions to Dr. Jia Liu (

Find out how active listening can improve your learning and relationships from the experts at the Tutoring Center on March 26 at noon in Morris Library Room 752/754.

Learn how to manage test anxiety from the experts at the Tutoring Center on April 24 at 3pm in Morris Library Room 752/754.

Join us for Total Eclipse, a exhibition of See eclipse-themed art in Morris Library's first floor rotunda. The show runs from March 1 through April 30, 2024, and features local artists Rhonda Branum, Cathy Daesch, Jonny Gray, Lisa Lennox, Beth Martell, Julie Murphy, Tim Thomas, Kathy Wides, and Jan York. There will be an opening reception on March 3, from 2-4pm.

Experience Women's Voices 4: Pushing Boundaries from February 6 through May 10, 2024, at the Sharp Museum. There will be artist talks on March 2, 20, and 27, and April 3.

The Inclusive Collection highlights books featuring topics, authors, characters, perspectives, experiences, and expertise that members of systemically marginalized and excluded communities of people bring to every genre and discipline.