SIU Today - September 17, 2015

SIU earns national recognition for commitment to diversity

For the fourth consecutive year, the university has earned national recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. More

University celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 

The university celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month from mid-September through mid-October with a host of special events, guest speakers and cultural activities. More

Study to explore insecticide contamination

Michael Lydy, professor of zoology, recently secured at $250,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Institute for Water Resources to help researchers take a closer look at insecticide pollution in urban water sources. More

Saluki Stadium is the place to view lunar eclipse 

The entire community can witness a rare celestial event in a special way on Sept. 27 when a total lunar eclipse, a so-called “blood moon,” will inhabit the skies over Saluki Stadium. More

Center for Sustainable Farming to host festival

The university’s Center for Sustainable Farming invites the community for the Second Annual Harvest Festival and Open House, 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 24. More

SPC sponsoring office door Homecoming contest

The Student Programming Council is offering departments on campus the opportunity to get into the Homecoming spirit by participating in the Office Door Decorating Contest. The first 30 departments or offices to enter are eligible. This year’s theme is “Salukis, Respect the Royalty.” Doors must be prepared to be judged by 4:30 p.m., Oct. 21. Additional guidelines and the entry form are available here. 

‘Never The Same’ to be shown again on Sept. 29

A second showing of “Never The Same: The Prisoner of War Experience,” a documentary that chronicles how Americans held as Japanese POWs during World War II survived, is set for Sept. 29 in the Student Center auditorium. More

Seminar focuses on recent media law developments

A seminar at the SIU School of Law next week will address recent developments involving media law. More

‘Breaking the Surface' planned at Touch of Nature

“Breaking the Surface,” a biannual community paddling event, will take place at Touch of Nature Environmental Center on Oct. 3. There is no cost to participate and everyone is welcome. More

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