SIU Today - September 25, 2014

SIU again earns ‘military friendly’ award

SIU is again recognized for providing outstanding educational opportunities to student military veterans and active duty personnel both inside and outside the classroom. More

Saluki Family Weekend begins Friday

Saluki Family Weekend 2014 will offer fun, excitement and special events that create lasting memories for students and their families. A list of the activities from Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28, is available here.

SIU offers initial free, for-credit online course

A free, for-credit online course will debut during the spring 2015 semester. More

SECA contribution drive underway

The State Employees Care A Lot (SECA) charity drive runs through Nov. 7. More information, pledge forms, and a list of charities at the local, state, national and international level, are available at If you have any questions please contact Holly Rick, the SIU Carbondale SECA ambassador, at 618/453-6689.

SIU Assessment Day Conference set

The inaugural SIU Assessment Day Conference, “Assessing Academic and Co-Curricular Impact on Student Learning,” is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2 in Morris Library. A tentative event schedule is available here. The registration deadline is 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, but early registration is encouraged to ensure receiving conference materials and handouts. Same-day registration is also welcome but conference materials may be limited. Registration and lunch information are available here. For more information, contact Sharon Walters, Assessment and Program Preview Office at 453-5669 or by email. The campus-wide Assessment Committee and Co-Curricular Assessment Committee, in cooperation with the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, are hosting the conference.

Building a ‘creative’ economy is focus of lecture

Ann Markusen, one of the nation’s leading experts on the role of artists and other creative-based enterprises in a community’s economic development, will present her ideas during a Wednesday, Oct. 1, luncheon. More

Debate squad begins season on strong note

Coming off a second straight national title in March, the university’s debate team began this season with a win and a strong showing. More

Film, panel discussion explore record-cutting

Film director and 1981 cinema and photography graduate Alex Steyermark will return to campus next week for a movie screening, record-cutting session and panel discussion on his latest documentary. More

Region’s new federal judge to lecture at law school

U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Building Auditorium. More

Saluki Rookies applications available

Faculty and staff should be aware the application for 2014-15 Creative and Scholarly Saluki Rookies (CCSR) is available. The application deadline is Oct. 19. More

SalukiTech September 2014 newsletter online

In the September SalukiTech newsletter, learn about the new alert system on campus, new password/passphrase policy, software news, and updates for faculty, staff and students. Find out more here.

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