November 12, 2019

SIU innovation event postponed until Nov. 19 due to weather

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Due to the inclement weather, the open house and meet-and-greet with the 2019 University Innovation Fellows at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been postponed for a week.

Originally set for today (Nov. 12), the showcase for the new Center for Innovation facility is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19, at One Innovation Place, 1745 Innovation Drive in the SIU Research Park. Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served.

The evening will also include the pinning for the University Innovation Fellows, seven entrepreneurial SIU students chosen for a national leadership program. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center, a unit of SIU’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development, and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.

For more information regarding the Center for Innovation, call 618/453-4367 or email To learn more about the University Innovation Fellows, email or call 618/453-6754.