SIU Today - April 16, 2015

Public forums for chancellor finalists set

Four candidates for the position of chancellor will visit campus and participate in interviews beginning next week. More

SIU Board of Trustees approves tuition rates, fees

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today (April 16) approved tuition rates and fees for the 2015-16 academic year. More

Yueh-Ting Lee named Graduate School dean

An educator described by former colleagues as “a committed teacher and active scholar” and “an unfailingly enthusiastic team player” will become dean of the Graduate School this summer. More

Campus community to celebrate Earth Day

Continuing its strong and ongoing commitment to sustainability, the university is celebrating Earth Day with a variety of special activities. More

Cayo named Student Employee of the Year

The university honored outstanding student employees at a breakfast recognition ceremony April 16 as part of its observance of the annual National Student Employee Recognition 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, 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

CESL to offer special three-week session

The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is offering a three-week term for current and former CESL students, university students and the community. A variety of non-credit courses will give participants the opportunity to study English in non-traditional ways, without the pressure of level advanced. The courses offered include interesting options: “Life Skills-Food;” “Learning Through Community,” “Discussion and Debate,” and “CESL, The Play.” The deadline to sign up is April 24. More information is available here or by contacting the CESL office at 453-2265.

Lecture will explore Lincoln’s law practice

A lecture next week will provide perspective on how Abraham Lincoln’s experiences as an attorney in Illinois helped propel him to become president of the United States. More

Medical dosimetry graduates excel on exams

Graduates from the Medical Dosimetry master’s degree program continue to excel on their certification exam. More

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