SIU Today - September 15, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month events start today

2014 Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, Monday, Sept. 15, with an assortment of special events and activities. The celebration runs through Oct. 9. More

SIU earns excellence in veteran education award 

With a tradition of proven support for veterans, military students and their families, the university received the spring 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veteran Education, at a ceremony Sept. 11, outside the Traveling Vietnam Wall exhibit.  More 

New information security website available

A new website from Information Security, a unit of the Office of Information Technology, will assist in promoting security awareness across campus as well as serving as a “one-stop-shop” for information security best practices. More

Constitution Day events feature debate, lectures

A debate on Fourth Amendment protections and a review and preview of selected U.S. Supreme Court cases are among the activities this week that focus on the nation’s Constitution. More

Payroll time entry training offered

Administrative Information Systems (AIS) is offering time entry training for department timekeepers. The formalized training AIS developed will assist each department in ensuring accuracy and timely payroll processing. More

‘Expanding Your Horizons’ seeks leaders

The 24th annual ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ conference is Nov. 1. The conference provides junior high girls in fifth through ninth grade with hands-on experiences in various areas of science, math and engineering. Anyone interested in being a workshop leader should contact Kathy Pericak-Spector at 453-6569 or Mary Wright at 453-6582. More information is available here.

Actuarial math specialization starts next fall

The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently gave the Department of Mathematics the nod to create a new specialization in actuarial mathematics within its existing Bachelor of Arts degree starting in fall 2015. More

‘Start Seeing Pink’ activities set 

A variety of special events and promotions to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer is set for the “Start Seeing Pink” campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. More

Architecture students to feature design work in library

Visitors to Morris Library now have the opportunity to experience unique, interactive, architectural works. More 

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