SIU Today - July 02, 2015

Stettler to lead revived Student Affairs unit

Lori Stettler, formerly the assistant vice chancellor for auxiliary services, is now interim vice chancellor for student affairs following revival of the student affairs division that began July 1. More

SIU now smoke-free

SIU became a smoke-free campus, in compliance with the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act, effective July 1. State law and university policy now prohibit smoking on all campus property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots and university-owned or operated vehicles. An FAQ and other resources are available at

Researcher skeptical about effect of trans fat ban

Jeremy Davis, assistant professor of animal science, food and nutrition, says a recent government mandate to phase out artificial trans fats will do little to improve the health of Americans. More

Staff email servers to undergo maintenance next week

Maintenance work on Exchange servers (staff email) starting at 6 p.m., July 10, may result in intermittent connection issues from Outlook email clients and phones. Staff using Outlook Web Access (OWA) may see longer periods of not being able to use OWA. The maintenance work should be complete by 2 a.m. July 11. For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology at 453-2112.

Physics research explores cyber security

Eric Chitamber, assistant professor in physics, is researching information theory and finding mathematically provable ways to ensure secrecy in data transfer. More

Black Alumni Group reunion set for July 16-19

The Black Alumni Group, a constituent society of the SIU Alumni Association, will reunite alumni from all over the country on campus later this month. More

SIU female aviators win 2015 Air Race Classic

The university’s nationally recognized aviation program achieved another milestone this past weekend when an SIU team won the All Women’s Cross Country 2015 Air Race Classic. More

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