SIU Today - November 10, 2014

SIU receives Student Success Collaborative award

SIU Carbondale is one of three universities in the nation to receive the 2014 Student Success Collaborative Award from the Education Advisory Board (EAB), one of the largest providers of research, technology and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. More

Deadline for CASA research symposium is Nov. 19

The registration deadline for the 2014 College of Applied Sciences and Arts Research Symposium is Nov. 19. The symposium, Nov. 22, in the Student Center’s Missouri and Kaskaskia rooms, will feature about 13 presentations in addition to posters. More

Researchers study bison return to Illinois

Clay Nielsen, professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, along with other researchers on campus, are involved in efforts to return bison to Illinois. More

Veteran journalist Rodgers to share memories

Walter C. Rodgers, a double alumnus and celebrated broadcast journalist whose career included ABC and CNN, will present a lecture Nov. 20 at Morris Library. More

Webinar to examine online course design

A free webinar next week will look at ways to improve online courses, including instructor presence, multiple learning opportunities, amplified assistance and customer feedback. The course, at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18, is hosted by Heidi Jung and Cheryl Bosarge, instructional designers with the Center for Teaching Excellence. The webinar is for the Brightspace Desire2Learn (D2L) community. Visit here for more information and to register.

Faculty research workshop is Wednesday

Faculty will present a free research and creative activity workshop for undergraduate students at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Student Services Building, Room 170. The topic is “Research Methods for Arts and Humanities.” The session is for students presenting at conferences and symposiums, as well as the 2015 Undergraduate Creative Activities Research Forum on April 6. Detailed workshop and contact information is available here, at 453-4433 or by email at

Computer security looks at social engineering attacks

Information Security is providing an in-depth look into social engineering – what it is, how to detect, stop and prevent these attacks from occurring. Additional information from the November 2014 Security Awareness Newsletter for Computer Users (SANS) “Ouch!” is available here. For more information, email

‘Toil and Rubble’ will explore endings

‘Toil and Rubble: Media in Ruins,” will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at the Kleinau Theater. More

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