July 28, 2016

Chancellor proclaims ‘Saluki Spirit Fridays’

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell has proclaimed Friday of each and every work week to be “Saluki Spirit Friday,” and encourages faculty, staff, alumni, students and supporters to wear apparel bearing the colors or insignias of the university on those days.

Colwell signed the proclamation on July 26.

The document notes that SIU “seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the college experience at the university great and unique.” The decree also states that SIU’s colors and insignias “play a fundamental role in the university’s efforts to promote and market the educational experience at the university by reinforcing its mission and messages.”

Wearing apparel bearing the approved insignias also encourages solidarity among diverse constituencies and strengthens the spirit of cooperation within the community, the decree states.