SIU Today - December 17, 2015

Message from the Chancellor

You may be aware that recent media reports inaccurately indicated that SIU Carbondale might close if there is no state budget by the end of June. President Dunn and I assure you that this statement is not true and did not come from the university. SIU has no intention of closing. 

While the unprecedented lack of state funding to date is a major challenge that may affect aspects of university operations, SIU Carbondale remains committed to fulfilling its academic mission and commitment to students.  

Brad Colwell
Interim Chancellor

Fall commencement ceremony is Saturday

Commencement exercises for fall 2015 graduates are set for Saturday, Dec. 19. The ceremony for all colleges begins at 2 p.m. at the SIU Arena. More

National Academy of Inventors honors Chugh

The nation’s leading academic organization for inventors is honoring a faculty member in the College of Engineering. More

Indian spice may improve food safety, freshness

Ruplal Choudhary, a food and bioprocess engineer and associate professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems, is part of a research team looking at applications of the spice turmeric to make food-safe, antibacterial surfaces for food processing, preparation and packaging. More

HCM undergraduate program earns certification

The Health Care Management undergraduate program recently earned select national certification from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). More

CD by Lee, Stemper earns top 10 album ranking

Junghwa Lee and Frank Stemper have racked up another accolade for their CD, “Blue 13.” The Global Music Awards ranks the CD in its “Top Ten Albums of 2015,” placing it at number four. More

Dawgs hit the hardwood over break

Saluki basketball is in full swing for both the men’s and women’s teams. The women’s team closes out 2015 at 2 p.m., Dec. 28, against Marshall at the SIU Arena. Missouri Valley Conference play starts in earnest in early January. Men’s home games include Jan. 2 against Northern Iowa, Jan. 9 against Wichita State, and Jan. 12 against Illinois State. The Saluki women’s team hosts Bradley on Jan. 8. Special ticket rates are available for as low as $10. For more information, call 877-SALUKIS (725-8547) or visit

SalukiTech and Network Control Center to merge services

Effective Jan. 4, 2016, the SalukiTech Call Center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of university holidays and administrative closures. More

SIU Today holiday schedule

SIU Today will have the following holiday schedule. The last issue prior to Christmas break will be Monday, Dec. 21. SIU Today will resume on Jan. 7

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