SIU Today - February 25, 2016


Many of you may be aware that all of the state’s public universities received a letter from the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits us, asking a number of questions related to institutional financial situations in the face of the state budget impasse. The letter requests a report on our current financial situation and an additional report from institutions that are at risk of closure. Since SIU Carbondale is not at risk of closure, we responded to the request for information about current finances. I share our response with you to keep you updated on our situation to date. Thank you for all you do for SIU during these challenging times.

Brad Colwell
Interim Chancellor

SIU earns Tree Campus USA designation

The university has earned the designation as a 2015 Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. More

Salukis host Missouri State in last home game

The men’s basketball team hosts Missouri State in the last regular-season home game at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in the SIU Arena. University faculty and staff can take advantage of a $10 ticket rate by using the promo code: ‘Senior Sendoff’ when ordering tickets. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets by phone at 877-SALUKIS (725-8547), or in person at the Arena ticket office, by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. There is no limit to the number of tickets faculty and staff can buy at this rate. There will be a pre-game recognition ceremony to honor seniors Anthony Beane, Ibby Djimde and Deng Leek at about 6:50 p.m.

Tuesday Trek set for March 1

The next “Tuesday Trek” is at 12:15 p.m., March 1. The 1.5- to 2.5 mile walk will begin at the Student Services Building Pavilion and go around campus lake. The trek will last about 45 minutes. In the event of inclement weather, the trek will not be held until the following first Tuesday of the next month. If you are unsure whether the trek will be held, please email Brittany Pender or call the Personal Wellness and Fitness Studio at 453-1272. Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer, but exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day can reduce the risk.

Wide variety of spring break camps, trips available

The university is hosting a variety of camps and trips for people of all ages during spring break 2016. More

A/P performance evaluation reminder

All Administrative/Professional evaluations are due April 1. University policy requires all Administrative/Professional employees have their work evaluated on an annual basis between Jan. 1 and March 31. The rating period used for evaluation is January through December of the previous calendar year. The evaluation form is here or on the AIS e-forms website. Completed evaluations should be sent to Human Resources prior to April 1. If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Pat Latch at 453-6660.

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