September 13, 2018

Hundreds of high school students will visit on SIU Day next week

Faculty and staff  have an opportunity next week to share what is great about SIU as the campus welcomes hundreds of high school students Sept. 19 for the inaugural SIU Day.

The fun-filled, college-wide day includes more than 30 interactive activities and demonstrations to highlight some of the diverse programs and services. Faculty and staff interested in helping out can contact Pamela Smoot, history assistant professor and event organizer, at

“We are super excited about hosting hundreds of students from area high schools and engaging them in numerous hands-on activities,” Meera Komarraju, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said. “We are thankful to all the programs for stepping forward and helping us organize SIU DAY, which we plan to host every semester.”