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News Archive - Past 30 Articles

October 21, 2021

Saluki Pride: Tarnisha Green goes above and beyond to encourage minority engineers - Tarnisha Green directs the Success in Engineering through Excellence in Diversity Program (SEED), supporting students in SIU’s College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics, especially those from underrepresented populations. Holly Tugiyanto, an account technician at SIU Extended Campus, nominated Green for Saluki Pride, saying “Tarnisha goes above and beyond to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to study STEM, and she supports them along their journey to make sure that they are successful. It is quite evident in her work that she truly cares about our students and about sending them off into a bright future in STEM.”

October 21, 2021

SIU researchers aim to turn trash from coffee, tea into biodegradable plastic treasure - They’re a big problem, single-use plastics. They’re popular, cheap, one of the most common trash and landfill items, and they don’t recycle very well. Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, however, are working on promising technologies that could bring a molecular-level, sustainable solution to the table while still making it easy to enjoy your favorite beverages. All we have to do is keep drinking coffee and tea.

October 20, 2021

Media Advisory: 400+ students coming to today’s SIU Day to see academics in action - About 430 students from 11 area high schools will take a tour of the campus, meet faculty and get a close look at academic programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale during the first in-person SIU Day since 2019. Reporters, videographers and news crews are invited to cover the event, which starts at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 20, in Shryock Auditorium.

October 18, 2021

Memory T-shirt quilt raffle to benefit SIU recreation students - Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services (RSS) is selling tickets for a memory T-shirt quilt. Benefit proceeds will go to the RSS Certification Scholarship Fund to assist student staff members with professional growth and development opportunities in the recreational sports and services field.

October 18, 2021

Conversation on creating an antiracist system is Wednesday - A Conversations of Understanding discussion this week will look at transformative action steps that the Southern Illinois University campuses can take to become a more inclusive, just and vibrant academic community. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to join the live virtual discussion at noon Wednesday, Oct. 20.

October 14, 2021

Saluki Alumni Plaza formally dedicated at homecoming - Saluki Alumni Plaza will be formally dedicated on Friday, Oct. 15, during SIU Homecoming 2021, during a brief ceremony recognizing alumni and friends who donated to the project since fundraising began in 2018 by the SIU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.

October 14, 2021

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is reminding faculty, staff and students that they hold many of the essential keys to lock criminals out of individual and SIU systems and accounts.

October 14, 2021

Media Advisory – Social Work 50th anniversary event - Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Social Work Program is commemorating its 50th anniversary with a special workshop and celebration on Friday, Oct. 15. Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the event from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Old Main Room, located on the second floor of the Student Center.

October 13, 2021

SIU’s Haunted Hollow promises fun for all ages - Haunted Hollow, a popular fall tradition and family friendly event packed with fun for all ages returns bigger and better than ever to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center on Oct. 24.

October 11, 2021

Media advisory: SIU to hold open house Oct. 11 - Reporters, photographers and news crews are invited to cover Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s in-person open house for prospective students today, Oct. 11. More than 230 students have registered for the free event for Salukis who will be new to SIU in fall 2022 or later and their families.

October 8, 2021

Jungle Dogs headline SIU Alumni Association Homecoming events - The Jungle Dogs, a band legendary to the Carbondale music scene, is the headlining act of the SIU Alumni Association’s Homecoming celebration, happening Oct. 15-16 at the Alumni Center on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.

October 8, 2021

Flu immunizations will be available on campus Oct. 26-27 - The Jackson County Health Department will administer the immunizations at two walk-up flu shot clinics, set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 in the SIU Alumni Association Courtyard at Woody Hall.