SIU Today - November 06, 2014

Vigil, ceremony highlight Veterans Day event

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Walter J. Tomczak, the former commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 205, will present the keynote address at a Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11, on campus. More

Veteran Ally training sessions set

Veteran Services will present Veteran Ally training for faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 18. Developed by the ‘Illinois Joining Forces’ working education group, the training program familiarizes faculty and staff with military culture and guidance for identifying resources for students transitioning from military service to academic pursuits. The training on Nov. 13 is from 9 to 10 a.m. in Morris Library Room 725/754. The training on Nov. 18 is from 3 to 4 p.m. in the law school’s Hiram H. Lesar Building Auditorium. For more information, contact Veteran Services at 453-1317.

SBDC to celebrate three decades of service

The Illinois Small Business Development Center will celebrate three decades of assisting approximately 6,500 clients with new or growing businesses with a special event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 14. More

SIU marks Native American Heritage month

Native American Heritage Month events are underway on campus with a variety of special events, guest speakers and presentations. More

Talk to focus on Iraq and ISIL

A roundtable discussion on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is set for Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building Auditorium. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. Speakers will discuss various aspects of the threat that ISIL poses in the Middle East. More information on the event is available here.

Debate team keeps rolling with tournament wins

The university’s debate team won back-to-back tournaments over the Halloween weekend with wins at the University of Pacific. More

Deadline for SECA contributions is Friday

The State Employees Care A Lot (SECA) charity drive runs through Friday, 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.

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