SIU Today - February 12, 2015

Chancellor position description, search timeline posted

A new website with information about the search for a new SIU Carbondale chancellor has been launched. The site currently includes a position description, list of search committee members, the timeline for the search, background materials and contact information for questions, nominations and applications.

Poet Nikki Giovanni’s planned Feb. 19 lecture canceled

The Feb. 19 appearance of poet, writer, commentator activist and educator Nikki Giovanni as part of Black History Month activities has been canceled because of health issues that led to her hospitalization. More

Sustainability fund requests due March 17

The time is now to apply for the latest round of Green Fund grant awards. More

WellSIU ‘Tuesday Trek’ is Feb. 17

'Tuesday Trek' is at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17. The 1.5- to 2.5-mile walk will begin at the Student Services Building Pavilion. In the event of inclement weather, the location will be the Student Recreation Center indoor track. If you are unsure if the location has changed, please email Brittney Pender or call the Personal Fitness and Wellness Studio at 453-1272.

Research shows that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, which is the country’s No. 1 killer. Information on this and other “WellSIU Employee/Retiree Wellness Initiative” programs available to faculty and staff is here.

Big Muddy Film Festival set to delight audiences

Some of the best independent films from throughout the world are coming later this month as part of the 37th annual Big Muddy Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 24 through March 1. More

Writing Center open house is today

Faculty and advisers are invited to attend the Writing Center open house in Morris Library today, Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Room 236. More

‘Accounting Challenge’ to test students’ skills

More than 300 high school and community college students will compete at the 17th annual Accounting Challenge on Feb. 20. More

AmeriCorps event to benefit Good Samaritan House

The Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps is sponsoring an afternoon of bowling fun to benefit the Good Samaritan House in Carbondale. The event is Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Student Center’s Bowling and Billiards. More

Valentine’s Day craft sale is Friday

The Student Center Craft Shop is hosting the annual Valentine’s Day Craft Sale on Friday, Feb. 13. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor in the Art Gallery. More

‘The Whipping Man’ takes to McLeod stage

Like the searing sting of a sharp lash, “The Whipping Man” cracks onto the stage of the McLeod Theater Feb. 26 to March 1. More

Dunn-Richmond center to host photo exhibit

The Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center will again showcase the talents of local artists. More

Civil Service Council Flea Market is April 18

Openings are available for the annual Civil Service Council spring flea market, set this year for April 18, in the SIU Arena parking lot. More

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