SIU Today - October 16, 2014

Mine dust control research hits marketplace

A new technology for controlling dust in underground mining operations, developed by university researchers has made its way into the marketplace. More

Grant search database available on campus

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research subscribes to a grant search database that faculty, staff and students can use to search for external funding opportunities. More

Computer security tips available

Information Security is providing a guide to five fundamental steps for maintaining technological security. The five steps are common sense, updating software, utilizing strong passwords, encryption and backups. Additional information from the October 2014 Security Awareness Newsletter for Computer Users (SANS) “Ouch!” is available here. A printable tip sheet is also available. For more information, email

Wagner, Simmons to give emeritus faculty lecture

Two longtime School of Music faculty members will discuss and perform examples of the musical interplay between a singer and pianist on Oct. 28. More

Jacobs to present Tenney Distinguished Lecture

Former U.S. ambassador Janice L. Jacobs, who is teaching this fall as a visiting lecturer, will offer her perspectives of 21st Century diplomacy when she presents the Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Lecture. More

River Region Evening Edition students win awards

Students and recent graduates in the Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media program earned top honors at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Student Awards. More

Discussion will look at Fuller and sustainable legacy

“Our Sustainable Legacy and Future: Buckminster Fuller at SIU,” is a free special presentation at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Sunday, Oct. 19. More

Carbondale native, concertmaster Kim to perform

David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a sought-after violin soloist, joins two university ensembles for two days of performances. More

Talk will examine Champaign’s revitalization

Cody Sokolski, CEO of One Main Development, a property management and development company in Champaign, will provide insights into downtown revitalization there during a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 21. More

Literary festival will highlight top authors

The winners of the 2014 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Awards will highlight the annual Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival, Oct. 22-24, in Morris Library. More

Property Control reorganizes

Property Control is a reorganized department comprised of staff that formerly reported to Accounting Services and Procurement Services (Surplus Property). More

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