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October 22, 2020

W-4 reminder for university employees - University employees hired in 2020 and anyone making tax withholding changes this year are now required to use a 2020 Form W-4 Employee’s Withholding Certificate, which is different from previous versions. The new form reflects federal tax law changes that took place in 2018, and it is available on the Payroll website.

October 22, 2020

University honors course proposal deadline is Nov. 16 - The University Honors Program is accepting course proposals from faculty for fall 2021 and spring 2022 UHON seminars. The theme for the year is “The State of Climate Emergency: The Earth and Us.”

October 22, 2020

Media Advisory – SIU Carbondale has experts available to discuss Supreme Court confirmation - With the anticipated votes in the U.S. Senate over the next few days on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, several constitutional law and political experts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale are available to discuss the judicial and political impact. Their specialties include political polarization, judicial decision making, presidential politics, the First Amendment, immigration law and more.

October 15, 2020

Unemployment insurance claim fraud alert - Due to a recent rash of fraud penetrating state unemployment systems, all faculty and staff are urged to watch for any unusual mail from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and, if necessary, take steps to protect your identity and accounts.

October 15, 2020

Tips to avoid phishing scams - The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is providing information to help you avoid becoming a victim of phishing, as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

October 15, 2020

Reminder on prohibited political activities - The SIU Ethics Office would like remind all university employees and appointees about the importance of individuals complying with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, especially during a time when passions are high and many are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 15, 2020

“Pass/no pass” option available for fall 2020 semester - Due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, the university will once again offer undergraduate students the option of requesting a “pass/no-pass” grade for courses taken in fall 2020. Graduate students will have the option of selecting a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grade.

October 13, 2020

State Senate Majority Leader Lightford to discuss career, state issues - Illinois State Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, the first Black woman to serve as the state’s Senate Majority Leader, will discuss a variety of topics including her career and next month’s elections during a virtual conversation next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

October 13, 2020

Media Advisory: U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing - Southern Illinois University Carbondale has several experts available to assist reporters and news crews with perspective on the political aspects of the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The experts’ specialties include political polarization, judicial decision making, presidential politics and more.

October 8, 2020

Virtual lecture about works of Russian female film directors - A virtual discussion at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week will examine why the works of 12 female animation film directors in the Soviet Union and Russia should be included in the tradition of women’s cinema.

October 8, 2020

How to keep your devices secure while using the internet - As a part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is sharing information and resources to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats and increase resiliency against them.

October 5, 2020

Virtual conversation on dismantling systemic racism is Oct. 14 - Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from across the SIU System are invited to join a live virtual discussion next week that examines best practices for dealing with systemic racism as seen in the nation’s systems and organizations, especially higher education institutions.

October 5, 2020

Vela and Gerdes families are SIU’s 2020 Families of the Year - The Jaedyn Vela family and the Alexander Gerdes family are the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Families of the Year for 2020! The university is celebrating Saluki Family Appreciation Week Oct. 5-10, and that includes giving special recognition to both families.