SIU Today - January 20, 2015

Research looks to solve equine colic mystery

Erin Venable, assistant professor of equine science and an expert in equine nutrition, is utilizing eight cannulated horses in looking for answers to equine colic. More

Campus events honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Events continue this week to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. More

Faculty and Staff Excellence Award nominations due

There is still time to submit nominations for the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. The university-wide awards program is an opportunity to publicly honor service to the university, outstanding teaching, important scholarly and artistic contributions, and dedication to furthering SIU Carbondale’s mission. More

Open forums for graduate school dean finalists set

Four candidates for dean of the graduate school Carbondale will meet with constituents during a series of forums beginning later this month. More

Student Code Updated

The Student Conduct Code, the primary document defining the rights and the responsibilities of SIU students, has been updated. The code is substantially the same but includes some organizational changes, clarifications and updated processes. 

Violence protection training sessions set

There are three upcoming opportunities for new employees or faculty and staff who have yet to complete the federally mandated training the university provides to help all employees protect students from relationship violence. More

Diversity offices to sponsor training sessions

The office of the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring three open-campus training sessions, Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29. Topics and dates are sexual harassment prevention, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Jan. 27; discrimination, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 28, and disability/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 3-4 p.m., Jan. 29. Each of the sessions will be in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The sponsoring offices are committed to nurturing diversity and providing opportunities to learn and work in an environment free of bias, discrimination and harassment on campus. For more information, visit

‘Workout Wednesday’ is Jan. 28

The first WellSIU “Workout Wednesday” of the spring semester is from Noon to 2 p.m., Jan. 28, at Thompson Point Fitness Center in Lentz Hall. “Workout Wednesdays” are designed to help faculty, staff and retirees learn more about the eight dimensions of wellness. The first dimension discussed will be physical well-being. This is an opportunity to meet a WellSIU representative for answers to questions about physical wellness and workout plans. Faculty and staff who attend the seminar series will be eligible to win a free WellSIU access pass.

Information on this and other “WellSIU Employee/Retiree Wellness Initiative” programs available to faculty and staff is here.

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