SIU Today - December 11, 2014

Fall commencement ceremony is Saturday

Commencement exercises for fall 2014 graduates are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the SIU Arena. More

‘Teaching Triads’ to launch next semester

Teaching Triads is a peer-observation program launching next semester designed to help faculty members grow and develop as teachers. The program is through the Center for Teaching Excellence. More

Board OKs honorary degrees, service awards

The Board of Trustees this week voted to recognize a number of individuals with honorary degrees and distinguished service awards, approved renovation and improvement projects, and discussed the search for a permanent chancellor at SIU Carbondale. More

Student uses her path of discovery to help others

Brooke Patton knelt by the side of a small, shallow reservoir near the village of Mutoku in Zimbabwe, taking water samples and watching dozens of local people draw water from the area’s main source. More

From Sudan to SIU, student pursues his vision

For Chol “Simon” Ajoksis, there is no looking back -- only working hard to realize his future. The 36-year-old Ajoksis, who spent 13 years in refugee camps as one of “The Lost Boys of Sudan,” will earn a degree in aviation management at commencement exercises Saturday. More

Honduran family will reunite at commencement

“Good-bye” has been Sindy Amador’s least favorite word the past couple of years. She has been saying it to her young son and the rest of her family far too often and for far too long as she has pursued her dream. The farewells will end for the Honduran native when her beloved family sees Amador earn her master’s degree in foreign languages and literature on Saturday. More

Men’s basketball holiday ticket special

Saluki Athletics has a holiday ticket special for seven upcoming men's basketball home games, in which fans can purchase lower bowl seats in either end zone for just $10. More

‘SalukiTech’ December 2014 newsletter online

In the December 2014 ‘SalukiTech’ newsletter, learn about the Technology Mentor Program, security tips, the university’s emergency alerts reminder, and possible service outages on Dec. 20. Find out more here.

SIU Today holiday schedule reminder

SIU Today’s last issue prior to Christmas break will be Thursday, Dec. 18. SIU Today will resume on Jan. 8.

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