SIU Today - February 09, 2015

Festival celebrates cultural diversity

A celebration of the university’s diverse cultures takes place this week with the annual International Festival. More

Eckert to deliver Beatty jurist-in-residence lecture

Retired Judge Annette A. Eckert will discuss the impact of problem-solving courts when she visits the School of Law this week. More

ISAT research forum is Friday

The School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts is hosting a research forum from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13. More

Debate team picks up two more tournament titles

The university’s debate team added back-to-back tournament wins this past weekend. More

Historian to discuss letters on Thomas nomination

Letters that then-U.S. Sen. Paul Simon received from constituents regarding a highly controversial nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court will be the focus of a discussion next week. 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, Feb. 23-25. Topics and dates are sexual harassment prevention, 3-4 p.m., Feb. 23; discrimination, 11 a.m.-noon, Feb. 24, and disability/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1:30-2:30 p.m., Feb. 25. 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

Annual ‘All Ag Banquet’ set for Feb. 27

The College of Agricultural Sciences will honor students, faculty and others this month during the annual “All Ag Banquet.” More

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