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WSIU Almanac 3.22.23

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Kevin Boucher

In Carbondale, One of SIU’s most well-known alumni, Bob Odenkirk, is returning to campus. The 1984 SIU graduate will receive two degrees during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Shryock Auditorium. The first will be the bachelor’s degree he earned as a student. The second will be an honorary doctorate bestowed upon him in 2020. After the presentation, there will be a discussion and audience Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public but due to the overwhelming response registration is required. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served. Find the link to register for the free tickets here: https://www.wsiu.org/siu/2023-03-21/advanced-registration-is-now-required-for-the-bob-odenkirk-event-at-shryock-auditorium-on-april-3

In Benton, you can volunteer for Stewardship Workdays at the Rend Lake Visitor Center Pollinator Gardens. Help get the garden in shape for the pollinators, learn proper maintenance and identify the budding plants. The first volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, March 22nd from 8:30 to 10:30am and then every 4th Wednesday of the month thereafter. Tools will be provided but bring your own knee pads if you wish. go.illinois.edu/RendLakePollinate

Centerstone will host the 4th annual Problem and Compulsive Gambling Symposium tomorrow, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. CEUs are available. Gambling disorder experts will address prevention, treatment and recovery services available. The event is free and open to the public. All participants must register online. bit.ly/2023pacgs

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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.