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News Archive - Past 30 Articles

April 12, 2021

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.

April 12, 2021

Saluki Event Planners RSO can help plan campus events - The Saluki Event Planners, a registered student organization affiliated with the Meeting Professionals International Association, is available to help campus organizations, departments and units plan events – both virtual and in-person.

April 12, 2021

Additional COVID-19 vaccines available this week - SIU faculty, staff and students can receive the first or second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at clinics at Banterra Center and the Carbondale Civic Center this week. The Jackson County Health Department has clinics today through Thursday, April 12-15, at both locations.

April 8, 2021

Saluki Food Pantry holds spring drive April 29 - As the spring semester moves toward the summer, donations are being sought from faculty and staff to support the Saluki Food Pantry. The food drive is set for April 29.

April 8, 2021

Additional single-dose COVID-19 vaccines available Saturday - SIU faculty, staff and students can receive the single-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination at clinics at Banterra Center and the Carbondale Civic Center on Saturday, April 10. The Jackson County Health Department has also scheduled walk-in clinics for those who want to receive the first of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine today, April 8, and Friday, April 9.

April 7, 2021

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.

April 5, 2021

Vaccines available for faculty, staff and students - Faculty, staff and students are reminded that the Jackson County Health Department is providing vaccinations for any Illinois resident age 16 and older, including SIU students from Illinois and outside the state. The health department has scheduled walk-in clinics for this week.

April 5, 2021

Flexible schedule summer program starts May 30 - The university will offer an optional employee flexible schedule program again this summer. Employees may flex their hours in order to shorten a workday or work week. The program will begin May 30 and continue through July 31.

April 2, 2021

Media advisory: Expert available to discuss police practices - Southern Illinois University Carbondale has an expert available to assist reporters and news crews with perspective on law enforcement dealing with the public in connection with the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

March 31, 2021

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.

March 29, 2021

Vaccines available for Illinois residents age 16 and up - Beginning today, March 29, the Jackson County Health Department will accept vaccination appointments from any Illinois resident age 16 and older, regardless of health condition or occupation. For more information about making an appointment, visit the Jackson County Health Department website.

March 29, 2021

Earth Month events highlight SIU’s sustainability commitment - SIU Carbondale will celebrate Earth Month in April with a variety of special events that highlight the university’s long-standing commitment to sustainability. Due to the pandemic, student-related events will be the focus of many of the activities, but faculty and staff are invited to participate in several.

March 29, 2021

Conversation on mitigating intersectional discrimination is Tuesday - Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from across the SIU System are invited to join a live, virtual conversation on Tuesday, March 30, on intersectional discrimination and how the university community can mitigate this form of bias.

March 25, 2021

Virtual presentation on fighting human trafficking is April 7 - Former FBI counterterrorism expert Richard Schoeberl will discuss his work to investigate and stop human trafficking during a virtual lecture next month hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Wellness and Health Promotion Services.

March 24, 2021

Media Advisory – “The Big Event” 2021 - “The Big Event: A Saluki Day of Service,” a massive Southern Illinois University Carbondale community service event, is happening on Saturday, March 27 and reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover it.

March 22, 2021

SIU employees eligible for vaccine - Beginning today, March 22, all SIU Carbondale employees, including student workers, are eligible for COVID vaccinations. For more information about making an appointment, visit the Jackson County Health Department website.