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Morris Library Awards 4 Scholarships to SIU Students

Congratulations to the 2024 winners of the Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Award!

  • Shalini Gupta (Graduate Student Award) for "Investigation of HERG1a Potassium Channel Modulation of Calcium Concentration in the Murine Skeletal Muscle C2C12 Cell Line"
  • Porsche Garrett (Undergraduate Award in the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Social Sciences) for "A Critical History of Three Death Poems"
  • Elana Qasem (Undergraduate Award in the Sciences, Engineering, or Applied Technologies) for "Neural Activation Patterns During Socially Transmitted Aggression"

Congraulations also to the winner of the Thanu And Nongyao Kulachol Library Scholarship, Taegan Carpenter.

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cricket, the magazine for children, at our exhibit reception starting at 2:30pm on Friday, April 12, in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors on the first floor of Morris Library. See historic issues of the magazine and behind-the-scenes documents donated by Cricket's founder, Marianne Carus, to Morris Library's Special Collection Research Center. The event is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618-453-5738 to request accommodations.

The annual WSIU and Friends of Morris Library book, vinyl, and media sale is Friday, April 12, from 4 until 8pm and Saturday, April 13, from 10am until 3pm in the basement of Morris Library. Entrance is free and open to the public. Cash or checks accepted, no credit or debit cards. Hardbacks $1; paperbacks $0.50; vinyl records $1; SIU and Trovillian Press books and media box set prices vary.

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.

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.