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Master of Accountancy STEM certification

SIU's College of Business and Analytics and School of Accountancy are accredited by AACSB International. In addition, the Master of Accountancy program has received the STEM Optional Practical Training certification.

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.

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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

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.

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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.

Saluki Food Pantry

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.

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.

Alan Walters, pumpkin research

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.

Carus Endowment Morris Library Dean John Pollitz

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.

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