SIU Today - May 14, 2015

Anton, Jackson receive Sturgis awards

From assisting cancer patients in need of rehabilitation to helping people gain perspective into political machinations on the local, state and federal levels, public and professional service are benchmarks for Southern Illinois University’s 2015 Lindell W. Sturgis Award recipients. More

‘Forever SIU,’ ceremonies, highlight commencement weekend

‘Forever SIU’ and commencement ceremonies are Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. More

Budget website updated

The chancellor’s office budget website now includes the PowerPoint presented by President Randy Dunn at recent town hall meetings, a video of the first town hall meeting, and information about the process for filling vacant faculty and staff positions pending a final state budget. The site also includes an FAQ, and a link to submit questions and ideas.

SIU Board of Trustees approves appointments

Personnel matters dominated today’s (May 14) meeting of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees. More

51 faculty earn promotion, tenure

The SIU Board of Trustees today approved promotions in academic rank and tenure for 51 faculty members effective with the 2015-16 academic year. More

Wright, Barnett, Brake named assessment fellows

A faculty member and two administrative/professional staff members will serve as fellows in a program designed to improve student achievement. More

Walker's pass available for faculty, staff

Recreational Sports and Services is offering a walker’s pass to university faculty and staff for use on the Student Recreation Center’s upper and lower tracks. The pass, which costs $25, allows access from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Friday, May 15 through Aug. 31. The passes are available at the Member Services Center on the center’s upper level. It’s a great way to exercise without worrying about heat, humidity, rain and insects.

Medical school honors employees

The School of Medicine has honored several employees for outstanding professionalism and excellence. More

Concrete canoe team headed to nationals

A team of engineering students paddled away as No. 1 following a recent competition that challenged them to build a canoe out of concrete. More

Academic, artistic camps available this summer

The university offers a large and diverse selection of academic and artistic camp opportunities for children of all ages this summer. More

McLeod Summer Playhouse lineup announced

The McLeod Summer Playhouse 2015 opens June 6 with the professional Theater for Young Audience production of “James and the Giant Peach.” More

Spots available for Young Writers Workshop

The 17th annual Young Writers Workshop, an intensive camp for high school sophomores through seniors (ages 15-18) who want to learn more about writing poetry and creative prose in a professional environment, is next month. More

SIU Today begins new summer schedule next week

Over the summer, SIU Today will come out once a week, each Thursday, beginning May 21.

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