Homecoming in the SIU Alumni Association tent, at the first table next to the entrance!
Presenting Saluki Marooned to SIU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng visiting the Alumni Association tent.
Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler stopped by the Alumni Association tent.
Debbie Janik--a radio and TV major--and daughter of Ed Janik. Ed and I worked together on WSIU in the 70's. Broadcasting is in the Janik's blood! She's now working as a newscast di
Robert Rickman with Leah Stover, Editor in Chief of the Daily Egyptian. It's important for writers to maintain good press relations.
Jim Kezios purchased a Saluki Marooned paperpack. Jim had some interesting things to say about his part in some of the festivities that took place at SIU in the late 60's and early 70's. He claimed to have been responsible for...EVERYTHING!
About two hours into the SIU Homecoming tailgate party, Missy Pierce lost the lower half of her football. Missy purchased a Saluki Marooned paperback.
A few hours before the Alumni Association tent opened for business
Robert Rickman standing-by for the red-light on WSIL-TV.
Dee James and Robert Rickman on WJPF radio on a Friday morning talking about Saluki Marooned. A big thanks to producer Ted Maguire on a first class production. The audio of the broadcast is on salukimarooned.com
We didn't have nifty banners like this when I worked at WIDB.
On-the-air at WIDB radio, 40-years after my last broadcast at the student station. It was Program Director Kyle Fisher's first on-air interview. His questions were very astute, and I thought he had been doing interviews for years. I also recorded some introductions and station identifications for WIDB. The recording of the broadcast is on the salukimarooned.com website.
The Carbondale library after a talk by the author of Saluki Marooned. Joyce Metcalf who is a member of a local reading club is in the foreground.
The bust of Delyte Morris standing on pedestal made from the bricks of Old Main. It's located at the crosshalls of wheher Old Main used to stand.
Before the book signing at the Bookworm.
Thanks to Clare Mitchell and Ron Graves for inviting me to the Thompson Point cookout at Kellogg Hall. The cheeseburgers were the greatest, and so was the conversation with students from the College of Communications. I also met a student named Marta, and we had an interesting conversation about the character Marta in Saluki Marooned. I think the 21st Century Marta would have gotten along well with her 20th Century counterpart.
Wheeler Hall, and Davies gym in the backround of the old campus.
The SIU student center.
Hanging-out in front of the Student Center. Notice that MacAndrew Stadium was turned into a field.