SIU Today - August 28, 2014

AT&T contribution expands student opportunities

Some incoming freshman students enjoyed an early introduction to math- and science-related fields through the Saluki Summer Bridge to Success program thanks to a contribution from AT&T.  More

Ceremony honors sisters’ devotion to teaching

They followed different career paths -- one to aviation and the other education -- but sisters LuAnn Gatewood and Gina Gatewood Trover shared a love of teaching.  A ceremony honoring their commitment and memory took place today at the Transportation Education Center with the dedication of the LuAnn Gatewood and Gina Gatewood Trover Weather Dispatch Center. More

OpenSIUC Data Management Service is here

Morris Library now offers data management, including storage, distribution and data preservation, through OpenSIUC. The new service is part of a pilot project that involves 15 universities from around the country using the Digital Commons platform. OpenSIUC can accommodate data of any type with a maximum file size of 1.5 GB. The first collections created under the pilot program are the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s annual statewide and Southern Illinois polls, and the Department of Zoology faculty’s zoology data sets. Researchers interested in participating should contact

Gala will focus on small business success

Over the past three decades, SIU’s Small Business Development Center has helped hundreds of new and expanding businesses throughout the region and a big celebration on Nov. 14 at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center will recognize that success. More

‘Saluki Dawg Watch’ September issue is available

The Department of Public Safety’s September issue of the 'Saluki Dawg Watch' is available.  This month’s edition includes information on an email scam alert, how to identify phishing email messages and websites, crosswalk safety, and rules for attending Saluki football games. The newsletter is also available on the department’s website under the crime prevention tab.

Book focuses on Tri-State Tornado

A new book published by SIU Press focuses on the 1925 Tri-State Tornado that tore through Southern Illinois, along with portions of southeast Missouri and southwestern Indiana. A book signing by the author is today (Aug. 28) beginning at 5 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Carbondale. More

Alumni Association football tailgates set

Join the SIU Alumni Association on Saluki Row on the road and at home for tailgates during the 2014 football season. The Association will be hosting tailgates at three home games this fall, along with an event Sept. 20 at Purdue University.  Information and registration on the Purdue event will be available soon. More

Sustainability Office assisting recycling effort

The SIU Sustainability Office, with help from the Jackson County Health Department, invites the community to take advantage of an electronics recycling collection drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 6, in the SIU Arena south parking lot. Electronic items accepted will include computers and associated equipment, game consoles, monitors, televisions (a limit of two per vehicle), phones, cameras, small household appliances, batteries and power cords. Household chemicals, paint, light bulbs, or furniture will not be accepted. Please visit for more details.

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