SIU Today - May 04, 2015

College of Liberal Arts dean appointed

Meera Komarraju, chair of the Department of Psychology, will become the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts on July 1 pending approval of the Board of Trustees. More


‘Forever SIU,’ commencement set for May 15-16

Commencement ceremonies that will honor more than 3,100 candidates for degrees are Friday and Saturday, May 15-16. More


Town Hall meeting video to be posted

A video recording of Wednesday’s town hall meeting to discuss potential state budget cuts will be posted at chancellor.siu.edu/budget by 3 p.m. the same day. The 9 a.m. meeting, will take place in the Student Center Auditorium, is hosted by SIU President Randy Dunn and members of the Chancellor’s Executive Planning and Budget Committee.

The dates, times and locations of the three town hall meetings are:

• Wednesday, May 6 – 9 to 10 a.m., Student Center Auditorium

• Thursday, May 7 – 2 to 3 p.m., Student Center Auditorium

• Thursday, May 7 – 5 to 6 p.m., Student Center Auditorium


Student success is goal of ‘Early Warning’ program

College can be a daunting environment for freshmen, who may struggle with demanding class work, time management issues and the simple trials of being out on their own for the first time. More


Tommy Bell appointed athletics director

James T. “Tommy” Bell will return to campus as SIU Carbondale’s new director of intercollegiate athletics. More


School of Law commencement is May 15

U.S. District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel will deliver the keynote address during the commencement ceremonies for School of Law on May 15. More


University launches ‘For the Community’ website

A new website provides a one-stop connection for the public to all the university has to offer specifically for the community. More


WellSIU ‘Tuesday Trek’ is May 5

Tuesday Trek’ is at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 5. 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.


‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ May is issue is available

The Department of Public Safety’s May issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes a “SIU safety survey,” smoke-free campus reminder, final exam study hints, and commencement information. The newsletter is also available on the department’s website.


SIU Choral Union to present ‘Soul Singing’

The SIU Choral Union and guest singers from the First United Methodist Church sanctuary choir present will present “Soul Singing,” a program tracing the beginning of the concertized African-American spiritual to modern black gospel compositions, including the well-loved "Gospel Mass" by Robert Ray. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at Shryock Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for students. For more information, call 618/453-6000 or visit the School of Music events page.


‘Workout Wednesday’ examines intellectual wellness

The WellSIU “Workout Wednesday” from noon to 2 p.m., on May 6 will focus on intellectual wellness. To learn more about the benefits of intellectual wellness, visit the Thompson Point Fitness Center in Lentz Hall. During that time, any faculty, staff or retiree will have the opportunity to use the facility for free. Information on this and other “WellSIU Employee/Retiree Wellness Initiative” programs available to faculty and staff is here.

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