SIU Today - October 20, 2014

Flu immunizations this week

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services is providing free flu immunizations this week for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan. Both sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge. The first session is Tuesday, Oct. 21, for individuals with last names beginning A-M; the second session is Friday, Oct. 24, for individuals with last names beginning N-Z. More information is available here.

College of Business ranks among the nation’s best

The College of Business earned national recognition as one of the country’s top business schools with inclusion in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.” While the publication does not rank the schools, SIU earned a spot on the top 60 list of the Best Business Schools in the Midwest. More

ISAT research forum is Friday

Two faculty members in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies will present their research at the third ISAT Research Forum on Friday, Oct. 24. More

‘Be My Bra’ Cancer awareness contest is Oct. 29

The registration deadline for the eighth annual ‘Be My Bra’ Cancer awareness event is Friday, Oct. 24. More

Searchers needed in the hunt for ‘Grey Dawg’

Among the many events for Homecoming 2014 this week, a scavenger hunt for “Grey Dawg” will begin Friday, Oct. 24, at the front entrance of Morris Library. More

‘WellSIU’ ambassador applications extended

The application deadline to be a 'WellSIU' ambassador is extended to Nov. 7. These ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of health and wellness among faculty and staff within their departments. These ambassadors also 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., Nov. 7.

Visiting artist Mysock to present lecture

Visiting artist Adam Mysock will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. Mysock is a senior professor of practice at Tulane University and his work has been shown both nationally and internationally. He will discuss his painting and drawing techniques and perspectives.

Symposium will look at community issues

A symposium to examine community issues along with recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is set for Monday, Oct. 27, at the Carbondale Civic Center. More

Pianist Martin Katz to lecture, perform recital

The School of Music will welcome collaborative pianist Martin Katz for an artist residency-on-campus Nov. 2-4. More

‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ is in time for Halloween

The Department of Theater brings a special production to the stage in time to set the Halloween mood. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” will play at the C. H. Moe Theater in the Communications Building, Thursday, Oct. 23, through Oct. 26. More

Immigration information seminar set

Immigration attorney Nancy M. Vizer will present immigration information for students and staff during a discussion at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 13, in the School of Law’s Hiram H. Lesar Building courtroom.

Topics included in the discussion will be tips for maintaining status, how to remain in the United States after graduation, optional practical training and permanent residence through employment. The discussion will also include information on types of temporary immigration status, employment options within academia and industry and immigration violation traps to avoid.

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

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