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News Archive - Past 30 Articles

November 24, 2020

National security expert Eliot Cohen will discuss U.S. foreign policy next week - Eliot A. Cohen, an author, political scientist and former senior Department of State official, will offer his thoughts on the political and national security challenges facing the nation during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

November 23, 2020

Virtual workshop available to help faculty, staff and students with stress - Sky@SIUC, a registered student organization, is hosting a virtual workshop to promote the mental well-being of students, faculty and staff during this time of social isolation and stress resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, political tensions and other things happening in the world, organizers said.

November 23, 2020

SIU theater students use their pandemic experiences to create plays - While COVID-19 negated their ability to perform before live audiences this semester, Southern Illinois University Carbondale theater students are refusing to stop the show. Nearly 50 students are creating a series of 10 short plays inspired by their own pandemic experiences and research.

November 23, 2020

SIU’s Rec Center offering students and members free FitBod access - The personal training program FitBod is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Recreational Sports and Services, and all SIU students and RSS members can enjoy six months of free personal training through the app if they sign up now.

November 23, 2020

SIU’s nutrition and dietetics programs earn maximum continuing accreditation - Both the undergraduate and graduate human nutrition and dietetics degree programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently earned the maximum eight-year extension on the accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The accreditation, which goes through Dec. 31, 2028, covers the undergraduate human nutrition and dietetics program and the graduate food and nutrition program. Each program also has logged some impressive statistics, including exam pass and internship placement rates of up to 100%, in recent years.

November 23, 2020

Reminders on payroll, W-2 forms - Human Resources-Payroll wants to remind employees who are responsible for entering or reporting time or sending paperwork, that December is a short month for running all of the necessary payrolls. Please pay attention to run dates on the December calendar so that everyone is paid correctly on their designated pay date.

November 23, 2020

Help Salukis with food insecurities now and all year long - Here is your chance to help Salukis in need. The Saluki Food Pantry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a beneficiary of this year’s GiveSI 30-hour community day of giving fundraising campaign from 6 p.m. Nov. 30 to midnight Dec. 1.

November 20, 2020

SIU’s Master of Accountancy program joins elite group with STEM certification - Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program has officially received the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) certification from the Department of Homeland Security, becoming just the second university in the state and one of a limited number in the nation to hold the designation and be fully accredited by the AACSB International, the leading accreditation body.

November 19, 2020

Reminder: Prepare for Inclement Weather - Faculty and staff should take two important steps to prepare for inclement weather: review the campus policy and ensure that the university has your current cellphone number if you want to receive emergency text alerts.

November 18, 2020

SIU professor researches how to perfect pumpkins - On a greenhouse shelf near Alan Walters’ vegetable laboratory sits a pile of pumpkins that exhibits a variety of orange hues, textures and sizes that have been cataloged, not carved or made into pies. Walters, a professor of vegetable science and breeding at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will tell you these days pumpkins are a lot more than a doorstep ornament to celebrate Halloween.

November 17, 2020

SIU’s Morris Library honors Carus family with new endowment - Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor a benevolent family by establishing the new Alwin C. Carus Endowment. The library’s leadership recently worked with the SIU Foundation to transfer $1 million from the Carus Mineral Trust to create the endowment. It will support archival work and a future endowed chair, the Alwin C. Carus Archivist and Professor of Philosophy, all fully funded by the revenue from the trust.

November 16, 2020

REACH Awards competition applications start Dec. 7 - Full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students can begin applying for the 2021-22 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition on Dec. 7. Students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher are eligible. The application deadline is Jan. 29.

November 13, 2020

Media Advisory – Coping with current COVID-19, the election and other stressors - Experts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale are available to share their advice and expertise with media for stories about how people can cope with the stresses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotly contested 2020 presidential election and other ongoing issues, compounded by ever-present social media and the approaching family holidays.

November 9, 2020

Virtual conversation about African American history in SIU System region is Nov. 16 - Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from across the SIU System are invited to join a live virtual discussion next week that examines African American history events in the regions surrounding SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville. The discussion will highlight influences these historical episodes have had in developing the SIU System.

November 9, 2020

State Rep. Theresa Mah to discuss career, fall veto session and impact of pandemic - State Rep. Theresa Mah will discuss the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session and her political career during a virtual conversation hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Thursday, Nov. 12. Mah’s conversation is at 10 a.m. with John T. Shaw, Simon Institute director. The virtual discussion is part of the Simon Institute’s “Understanding Our New World” series via Zoom.

November 5, 2020

SIU’s popular Holiday Craft Sale goes virtual in 2020 - A popular holiday tradition will still take place at Southern Illinois University Carbondale albeit in a new and different way in 2020. The Student Center’s 42nd annual Holiday Craft Sale will be virtual and expanded to a three-week event.