SIU Today - October 26, 2015

University to observe Native American Heritage Month

The university will recognize and pay homage to Native American peoples and their cultures with a variety of special activities in November. More

Study’s findings important for planet’s biodiversity

Daniel Nickrent, a visiting professor of plant biology, participated in a recently published study that includes a first-ever comprehensive analysis of global accumulation and exchange of alien plant species between continents. More

Online ethics training underway

Mandatory online 2015 ethics training for all permanent SIU faculty, staff, student employees and graduate assistants continues through Nov. 6. More

School of Music hosts The Thirteen Chamber Choir

Thirteen is good luck, not bad, for the School of Music when it hosts The Thirteen Chamber Choir, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27-28. More

Dual symphony concert set for Shryock

The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the symphony orchestra from SIU Edwardsville for a special night of music on Tuesday, Oct. 27. More

Budget impasse focus of town hall meeting

A panel discussion and town hall meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 27) in Carbondale will examine the impact of Illinois’ continuing budget impasse on local, regional and state coalitions, vulnerable populations, and social service networks in the region. More

Newspapers, social media topic of talk

A symposium Thursday, Oct. 29, in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts will examine the relationship of community newspapers and social media. More

Special exhibit planned for Oct. 30 at museum

There’s all manner of odd, unusual and plain old weird art in the University Museum archives. A selection of the bizarre and strange will be on exhibit in the museum’s Hall of Weirdness from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. More

Polyhedra researcher to visit in November

Wayne Deeter, one of the foremost researchers of roundest polyhedra, will visit campus next week, conducting lectures, workshops and demonstrations as Morris Library Artist-in-Transit. More

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