SIU Today - February 02, 2015

SIU Carbondale to host top students, families

The university and the Carbondale community will welcome nearly 460 high-achieving high school seniors and their family members on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, for the Chancellor’s and University Excellence Scholarship Interview Weekend. More

Undergraduate assistantship deadline is Feb. 27

The deadline for faculty and staff to request an undergraduate assistantship (UGA) for the fall 2015 semester is approaching. More

Writing Center to host open houses

The Writing Center in Morris Library is hosting two open houses to assist the campus community. The open house for faculty, staff and graduate students is from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in Morris Library, Room 236. More

Darwin Week activities set

Activities for the 10th annual “Darwin Week” this month include two lectures by Brian Switek, a science writer and National Geographic blogger, in addition to a presentation later in the month by faculty member Richard H. Thomas. More

Alumni Association helps 41 students with books

The SIU Alumni Association has awarded approximately $20,000 worth of textbooks and supplies for the 2015 spring semester to 41 students. More

Talk will focus on black male identity

The Global Media Research Center will host an inaugural symposium that examines current and expanding trends in media making. A symposium, Feb. 20-21, “Expanding Media: Identities,” will consider issues involving identity and focus on representation from the perspective of black men in the United States. More

Student to meet with nation’s Ag industry leaders

Emily Loehmer, a graduate student in food and nutrition in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, wants to make an impact in public health nutrition. She’ll have the chance to meet policy makers and experts in that area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Outlook Forum. More

WellSIU ‘Tuesday Trek’ is Feb. 3

The first 'Tuesday Trek' of the spring semester is at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3. The 1.5- to 2.5-mile walk will begin at the Student Services Building Pavilion. In the event of inclement weather, the location will be the Student Recreation Center indoor track. If you are unsure if the location has changed, please email Brittney Pender or call the Personal Fitness and Wellness Studio at 453-1272. Research shows that walking at least 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer, as well as many other illnesses. Information on this and other “WellSIU Employee/Retiree Wellness Initiative” programs available to faculty and staff is here.

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