Professor hosts benefit for Alabama tornado victims

By Gus Bode

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rodney Jones shares poems with faculty and students Thursday at the Benefit Reading for Tornado Victims in Alabama at the Harris T. Moore auditorium. Jones, who grew up in Alabama, has had nine books published and taught at SIU for 25 years. The event was designed to help raise money for the victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept across Alabama and other states, killing 328 people and causing more than