SIU Today - December 03, 2015

Retirees, service-award recipients will be honored

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell will recognize 508 employees and honor 91 retirees for their service to the university at a ceremony and reception on Monday, Dec. 7. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., in Student Center Ballroom D. The Faculty and Staff Appreciation Coffee will follow from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in ballrooms A, B, and C. Personal time is not required to be taken to participate in the appreciation coffee.

Reminder: Prepare for Inclement Weather

Faculty and staff should take two important steps to prepare for inclement weather: review the campus policy and ensure that the university has your accurate cell phone number if you want to receive emergency text alerts. More

‘Coffee With a Cop’ is Wednesday

The last “Coffee With A Cop” event for the semester is from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the north end of the Student Center. Panera Bread is providing the coffee, and the “Cop” is with the SIU Department of Public Safety. The setting provides an informal and neutral location to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. The event is a return to police officers and the community getting to know each other at times other than just during emergencies.  

Researchers study benefits of ‘Asian greens’

“Asian greens” are becoming fashionable. Often tastier and hardier than the lettuce, cabbage and spinach of traditional American fare, Asian greens are finding their way into food shows, culinary magazines, gourmet and ethnic restaurants – and the University Housing dining halls. More

‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ December issue is available

The Department of Public Safety’s December issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on DPS-offered violence prevention and response training, credit card fraud and winter break theft prevention tips, and a look at recent community policing events. The newsletter is also available on the department’s website.

Concert Choir, Coral Union offer holiday concert

The university’s Concert Choir and Choral Union sing in the holiday season with a concert of “Carols and Lullabies of the Season” on Tuesday, Dec. 8. More

December payroll calendar reminder

Human Resources reminds faculty and staff that December is a short month for running all the necessary payrolls. Anyone responsible for entering or reporting time, or sending in paperwork, is asked to pay attention to the run dates on this month’s calendar so that everyone is paid correctly and on their designated pay date.

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