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SIU doctoral student Lakshika Dissanayake tests whether an engineered microbe can upcycle plastic waste. (Photo by Russell Bailey)

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SIU offering summer craft workshops for adults in 2023

The summer fun isn’t just for youths at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. For the first time, at least in recent history, the Student Center’s Craft Shop will be offering a few adult workshops for people age 16 and older this summer, in addition to the large lineup of children and youth camps, both at the Craft Shop and across campus.

Saluki Pride: Bethany Peppers wins SIU’s Emerging Leader Award

Bethany Peppers, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership for the Office of Student Engagement, has worked at SIU for only a couple of years, but her connection to the university goes back much longer, and she’s already setting herself apart as a leader

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30 Chancellor’s and Provost’s Scholars graduate from SIU Carbondale

Their exceptional efforts in their classrooms and hometowns earned them the honor of receiving two of the highest awards Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers to undergraduate students. That same attention to detail and community service efforts continued in college as 30 Chancellor’s Scholars Program recipients earned degrees during commencement ceremonies this past weekend.

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SIU hosting Industry Day on May 25 to help businesses secure government contracts

Industry Day is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on May 25. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) event is designed to promote businesses in the region and foster connections between businesses and federal and state agencies and prime contractors who seek to purchase their products and services.

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‘Hidden Gems’ will be easily found at Southern Illinois Music Festival, May 25-June 11

For the past 18 years, the nationally recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival (SIFest) has given the region the finest professional singers and instrumentalists from the United States and Europe, mixed in with SIU Carbondale faculty and students. The 19th annual festival, which runs May 25-June 11, will feature orchestral and chamber music, opera, jazz and educational programs, and promises to not disappoint during its nearly three-week run.

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