SIU Today - August 04, 2016

Firefighters plan training exercise on campus 

Firefighters from communities in the area will be on campus on Tuesday, Aug. 9, to train on removing victims who may be trapped in small, confined spaces. During the exercise the university will block off the entire south end of Lot 47, located on the west side of the Neckers Building, and people should expect to see a large number of emergency services vehicles and workers around the area. More

SIU duo helps discover species of rain frog 

Deep in Peru, amid the rain forests of the Amazon and on the foothills of the Andes Mountains, a secret was waiting.  And university researchers are part of a team that recently discovered it. More

Students benefit from new exercise science technology 

Two new sophisticated pieces of equipment acquired by one of the university’s fastest-growing programs will benefit students and members of the community. More

‘Degree Works’ is now available

Faculty, staff and students now have a tool that helps monitor students’ progress toward completing their degrees in four years. More

‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop’ planned 

Touch of Nature Environmental Center will be the site of a special weekend for women giving them the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of outdoor adventures.  More

Touch of Nature to host Summer Yoga Retreat

A Summer Yoga Retreat with Jan Herzog is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center Aug. 12-14. More

 Lync/Skype conversion to 0ffice 365 cloud starts Friday 

Beginning at noon, on Friday, Aug. 5, all Lync/Skype for Business accounts will join email, SharePoint, and OneDrive in the Office 365 cloud. This change is part of the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) continuing effort to reduce complexities in the system and to increase our ability to manage Lync/Skype for Business and the other Office 365 applications. More

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