Accomplishments - February, 2024

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The Daily Egyptian, the university’s student-produced newspaper, recently earned 42 awards at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago, Feb. 16-17. The paper earned the Sweepstakes Award for the most overall wins in its division, along with third place for general excellence for print and an honorable mention for web. The paper garnered nine first-place awards and eight second-place awards, including one for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reporting. 

The SIU Saluki men’s and women’s teams recently earned the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Award for the fall 2023 semester.

Shelly Page, associate professor and director of experiential education, SIU School of Law, presented a discussion on human trafficking in Southern Illinois at John A. Logan College on Feb. 7. 

Mike Reis, who retired in 2023 after 44 years as the radio play-by-play announcer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been voted by the National Sports Media Association as the winner of the 2024 Woody Durham Voice of College Sports Award. Created in 2018, the award recognizes professional college broadcasters who fit the following criteria: preparation; association with their school; tenure at their school; efforts in the community; mentorship of young broadcasters, and character.

Kenneth Stikkers, professor, philosophy, was recently named Erasmus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. The appointment is funded through the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme and part of a larger program of collaboration and exchange of faculty and students between SIU Carbondale and University of Wroclaw (Poland). Stikkers conducted a seminar there on “The American Mind,” Jan. 2-13, and will return in March to teach a course on “The American Philosophical Tradition, from Puritanism to Pragmatism” and present a related public lecture.


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