SIU Today - September 14, 2015

Study confirms bats’ value in combating crop pests

Research recently written by former graduate student Josiah Maine and his adviser, and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that bats play a significant role in combating crop pests, saving up to $1 billion a year in crop damages. More

Moore to deliver Distinguished Speaker Series lecture

Author, businessman, television personality and U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore will share his inspirational story at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the Student Center Ballrooms. More

Constitution-related events planned at SIU

A debate on Fifth Amendment protections and a discussion on how the U.S. Supreme Court has addressed the right to education, especially as it applies to undocumented immigrants, are among the activities this week on campus that focus on the nation’s Constitution. More

Open-campus training sessions planned

The Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring three open-campus training sessions this week. More

Saluki Family Weekend set for Sept. 25-27

Students and their families will have many opportunities to create great memories during Saluki Family Weekend 2015, set for Sept. 25-27. More

University to host Illinois lieutenant governor

Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, the first Latina elected to statewide office, will speak at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. More

Research, creative activities workshops set

Faculty, mentors and staff are asked to encourage students to attend free research and creative activities workshops sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. More

Conference and scheduling services are merging

Two existing departments that cater to conferences, camps and event scheduling are merging. More

‘Guidebook’ app available for departments, organizations

Departments and organizations on campus can publicize their events through Guidebook, a free app for Android and iOS. More

Touch of Nature's Buffalo Tro set for Oct. 16

The 2015 edition of the Buffalo Tro, a unique annual historical fundraising event at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, is set for Oct. 16 and tickets are now available. More

Openings available at Rainbow’s End

Full- and part-time openings are available at Rainbow’s End Child Development Center. More

SIU Leadership Conference is Oct. 2

Faculty and staff can remind students of the upcoming SIU Leadership Conference, set for Oct. 2, in the Student Center. More

Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit to begin

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is in the process of a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit. More

Identity Management System updates are this weekend

Faculty and staff are reminded that Information Technology staff will roll out an updated version of the Identity Management System ( after the close of business on Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20. More

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