SIU Today - October 09, 2014

Bequests support student scholarships, research

Bequests totaling more than $1 million will enhance student scholarship, teaching and research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. More

Employees honored for service, commitment

Interim Chancellor Paul D. Sarvela recognized 390 employees for their service to the university in a ceremony and reception today, Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Student Center. More

University honors 156 retired employees

The university honored 156 retired employees, who had 3,642 years of combined experience, Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Student Center. More

Check out revamped ‘SIU Today’ website

A revamped SIU Today website now provides faculty and staff more opportunities to highlight their work and keep up with campus events. Faculty and staff can now submit their accomplishments, follow links to media coverage featuring the work and contributions of the university and members of the SIU community, and explore SIU 'Points of Pride.' Many of these new features will be integrated into a revamped SIU Today email under development.

SURS general retirement session is set

University employees may participate in an upcoming State Universities Retirement System (SURS) general retirement session on Tuesday, Oct. 14. More

Electronic Records Day 2014 is Friday

Records Management is providing several tips for faculty and staff to consider when working with electronic records. These suggestions include knowing your department’s retention schedule and 10 reasons why electronic records need special attention. For assistance, contact the department at 536-6613 or by email at

Applied Sciences and Arts to host research symposium

The submission deadline for the 2014 research symposium hosted by the College of Applied Sciences and Arts is Oct. 22. Articles describing original research and development as well as survey articles relating to applied sciences and arts are being solicited. More

‘WellSIU’ ambassador applications due

‘WellSIU’ ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of health and wellness among faculty and staff. These ambassadors serve as SIU’s key communicators of the WellSIU program, helping direct employees to wellness activities and resources. For more information about becoming a WellSIU ambassador, please visit, or contact Brittney Pender at Applications are due by 5 p.m., Oct. 17.

SIU Press to hold Homecoming sidewalk sale

Southern Illinois University Press has a Homecoming tradition of its own -- the SIU Press sidewalk sale. This year’s sale is Oct. 23 and 24, and features a large selection of paperback and hardbound books. More

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