SIU Today - February 26, 2015

Flying Salukis honored at State Capital

The Illinois House of Representatives honored the nation’s best intercollegiate flight team, the Flying Salukis, today in the House chamber in Springfield. More

University Honors course deadline is March 10

The University Honors program offers opportunities for faculty and staff as well as for students. More

Former law school dean to deliver Tenney lecture

Peter C. Alexander, former dean of the School of Law, returns to the Carbondale campus Tuesday, March 3, to deliver the Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Lecture for spring 2015. Alexander’s lecture focuses on the subject of a forthcoming book he wrote with his father: “It Takes a Village: The Integration of the Hillburn School System.” More

Events celebrate first-generation college students

Several activities are set as the university celebrates First Generation College Student Awareness Week. The events, with the theme “Making My Family Proud,” run Saturday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 5. More

Students take the spotlight in ‘Stars of Altgeld’

The annual “Stars of Altgeld” concert at Shryock Auditorium features the winners of the School of Music Solo Competition. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. More

Library lecture, film to mark women’s history

A pair of special events at Morris Library in March will celebrate women and their history. More

Deadline is Friday to sign up for spring break trip

It’s not too late for outdoor enthusiasts to sign up for a spring break trip to one of the country’s most beautiful regions as Touch of Nature Environmental Center has combined two adventure experiences into one and extended the registration deadline. More

Workshop available to assist faculty with grades

A faculty workshop offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence will help instructors learn how to create grade categories and items, and how to associate grade items with activities in Desire2Learn (D2L).

The two-hour, hands-on workshop is at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, in Morris Library, Room 174. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Registration for this training is available here.

Area students swing into Jazz Festival Saturday

The annual SIU Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28, is an educational and competitive event for junior high and high school musicians from the region. More

Touch of Nature offers daytime scenic excursions

The public and university students will have the chance to learn about some of the most beautiful natural places in the region. For four Saturdays, beginning March 7, the Touch of Nature Environmental Center will host daytime excursions with “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” More

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