SIU Today - April 02, 2015

Website provides budget resources

A new website provides information and resources to help faculty, staff and others stay attuned to and provide input on discussions about potential state budget cuts to SIU and other public universities in Illinois. The site includes frequently asked questions, statements and presentations, general background about the university's budget, and a form to submit ideas and questions.

Four finalists named for athletics director post

The names of four finalists for director of intercollegiate athletics were announced today. More

‘Coffee with a Cop’ starts April 9 at Student Center

The Department of Public Safety is joining a national movement designed to build positive relationships between police and citizens. The “Coffee with a Cop” initiative on campus encourages the public to stop by Starbucks in the Student Center between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on April 9. More

Education faculty member wins Fulbright award

Sosanya Jones, a member of the College of Education and Human Services faculty, is the recipient of a prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholar award. More

Professor helps attract Indian students to SIU

A faculty member in the College of Engineering hopes recent agreements and discussions with Indian universities will bring more students here. Sanjeev Kumar, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, recently helped finalize an agreement with Manipal University that opens the door for students to finish their undergraduate degrees here.

Edible Books Festival winners announced

A watermelon grill complete with “charcoal” and a charred chicken “mockingbird” took Best in Show honors at the 2015 Edible Books Festival held April 1 at Morris Library. More

Saluki App competition voting deadline is April 5

The voting deadline for the annual Saluki App competition is midnight, Sunday, April 5. There are nine unique applications or application ideas created by SIU Carbondale students vying for the top spot. Award winners will be announced at the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum on Monday, April 6, in the Student Center ballrooms.

Lecture will explore role of faith in politics

There is an old axiom that suggests religion and politics don’t mix. But faith has often influenced the country’s political course since the nation’s founding. More

Diversity offices to sponsor training sessions in April

The Office of the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring three open-campus training sessions, April 28-30. Topics and dates are sexual harassment prevention, 11 a.m.-noon, April 28; discrimination, 2:30-3:30 p.m., April 29, and disability/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 9-10 a.m., April 30. 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

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