SIU Today - September 08, 2014

Former diplomat now inspiring SIU students 

After spending more than three decades “touching lives” in the U.S. and around the world through public service, Janice Jacobs hopes to inspire students to do the same. More

University to receive Veteran Education Award 

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 11, where the university will receive the spring 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veteran Education. The award recognizes SIU’s continuing efforts to enhance the educational experiences of student military veterans.  The ceremony is at 4 p.m., outside of the Traveling Vietnam Wall, south of Saluki Stadium.
The university received the inaugural award in 2010 and is the first two-time award recipient. Among those attending will be SIU President Randy Dunn and Simon Wlodarski, chief of staff, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Lecture will examine world’s water challenges

An upcoming lecture will provide an update on steps for avoiding a global water crisis; a topic of great concern to the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, founder of the institute that bears his name. More

Grayson lecture focuses on Texas end-of-life case

Jessica Hall Janicek, one of the attorneys involved in an end-of-life case earlier this year centering on a Texas woman and her 14-week-old fetus, will discuss the legal and ethical issues involved during the Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the law school. More 

Annual ‘buffalo tro’ set for Touch of Nature

Touch of Nature Environmental Center is again offering a unique opportunity to return to very early America with the fourth annual “buffalo tro.” More

Author, musician to present Glassman lecture 

David Zweig, author, musician and lecturer, will talk about the intersection of media, technology and psychology when he presents a University Honors Program lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Student Center, Ballroom D.  More

Writing Center offering free assistance 

The university’s Writing Center, located in Morris Library, Room 236, offers free writing assistance to students, faculty and staff. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Trueblood Hall location is not available due to remodeling. To learn more about the center’s services or set up an in-person or online appointment, visit or call 453-1231. Faculty may also arrange for an in-class introduction to the center’s services with an in-class introduction request form.

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