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Amy Buhman

SIU Carbondale plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies to celebrate graduation in May. Amy Buhman, a 2018 Saluki alumna in zoology, is with one of the Saluki statues near Saluki Stadium and Banterra Center. Buhman is a researcher on campus in the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. (University Communications and Marketing photo)

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SIU’s new Voyageur camp at Touch of Nature helps teens develop as outdoor leaders

The Voyageur Leadership Program, a unique new outdoor leadership skills development program for teens, is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center this summer. Participants, ages 13-16, will develop outdoor skills, expand their comfort zones and enhance their leadership abilities as they enjoy a wide variety of adventures during a series of weekly programs.

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SIU’s Camp Little Giant resumes in 2021 on limited basis

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Camp Little Giant, the first university-affiliated camp for children and adults with differing abilities, is back this summer. SIU’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center had to cancel its acclaimed residential camps in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SIU to honor nine Excellence Award recipients

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize nine faculty and staff members this spring for superior scholarship and creative endeavors, teaching, and service with the 2021 Excellence Awards.

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