Mary Jo Bang, poet and English professor at Washington University in St. Louis, will speak in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield. Bang has authored six books of poems, including Elegy (2007) that received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also speaking at the UIS Student Arts and Research Symposium is Dr. Ryan Ewing, who is exploring the surface of Mars with the NASA Curiosity rover team. The assistant professor of geological sciences at the University of Alabama speaks Friday, April 12, 1:30 p.m. The two-day symposium runs Thursday, April 11, from 5-10 p.m. and Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. showcasing two keynote speakers and student research and creative activities including short talks, poster presentations, art exhibitions and music performances in Sangamon Auditorium lobby and Public Affairs Center. The public is invited.

Mary Jo Bang
Friday, April 12, 6pm
Brookens Auditorium
University of Illinois Springfield

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