SIU Today - November 06, 2014
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.
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
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.
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 secaillinois.org/. If you have any questions please contact Holly Rick, the SIU Carbondale SECA ambassador, at 618/453-6689.