SIU Today - September 11, 2014

State of the University address available

A transcript of Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela's Sept. 8 State of the University Address is now available on the chancellor's website.

Southern Illinois Heart Walk is Oct. 4

Fundraising teams are being sought for the American Heart Association’s 2014 Southern Illinois Heart Walk, which takes place Oct. 4. SIU is a sponsor of the association’s ‘My Heart, My Life,’ healthy living program, and in the past five years has received $451,000 from the association in research grant funding. The heart walk is from 8 to 11 a.m. The event includes booth activities and opening ceremonies prior to participants walking one-half mile or 2.2 miles at 10 a.m. Teams can register online and pick up team materials in the Student Recreation Center’s Personal Wellness Studio.

Anyone wanting to form a team or register individually can visit or contact the local American Heart Association director at or 618/942-7336. The Heart Walk will be held at John A. Logan College.

Family Weekend will mean fun for all Salukis

Saluki Family Weekend 2014, Sept. 26-28, will offer fun, excitement and special events that create lasting memories for students and their families. More

Sustainability fund applications due Sept. 22

Students, faculty and staff interested in enhancing campus sustainability can apply for the latest round of Green Fund grant awards. More

McNair Scholars applications due Nov. 7

Faculty should remind students who are interested in research opportunities they might be eligible for the 2014-2015 McNair Scholars Program. The program helps students realize their full potential by providing enriching educational experiences for first-generation, low-income college students from all ethnic backgrounds and underrepresented minorities. McNair scholars engage in educational and professional development activities that lay the foundation for stellar research and academic skills. Applications are accepted through Nov. 7, with the announcement of new scholars by Dec. 1. For more information visit or contact Rhetta Seymour, associate director, at

New secure file transfer service available

Information Technology is announcing a new service available to faculty, staff and students that allows for secure file sharing. MOVEit provides a standardized process that will increase security and minimize the likelihood that information could potentially be comprised. More

Conference to focus on women’s leadership

The inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference, Sept. 19, at the Student Center, will focus on efforts to foster leadership development among students. Mallory Johnston, NASA engineer and 3-D SCAN project manager, is the keynote speaker. More

Alumni Association hosting tailgate at Purdue

The SIU Alumni Association is offering a tailgate and ticket package for the Sept. 20 Saluki football game at Purdue. More

SIRIS vintage record sale is Sept. 20-21

The seventh annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale will be at University Mall in Carbondale later this month. More

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