SIU Today - March 10, 2016


SIU has much to celebrate in spite of the significant stress caused by the state budget impasse. One of the characteristics we should be most proud of -- an attribute that dates to our very beginning -- is the diversity of those who make SIU their academic and professional home. More

Brad Colwell
Interim Chancellor

Event will mark three-millionth volume at library

A March celebration will mark the acquisition of the three-millionth volume for Morris Library. More

‘Outside the Box’ set for March 24-April 3

The Outside the Box Festival, a celebration and study of contemporary music written for classic instrumentation, returns to campus for 15 concerts in 11 days, March 24-April 3. More

Inaugural ‘SIU Energy Day’ is April 6

Two high-ranking federal energy officials will split keynote speaker duties at a daylong energy conference next month. More

Office of Diversity and Equity sponsors training sessions

The Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring three open-campus training sessions this month. More

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter available

The monthly “Illinois Ethics Matters” newsletter for March 2016 is now available.  The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU system Ethics Office website contains information regarding how to file a complaint, relevant contact information, and many other resources.

Touch of Nature to host dinner theater

Tickets are now available for the spring performances at The Gathering Place Off Broadway, a dinner theater experience at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. More

Energy Boost scholarship applications due Friday

Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that Energy Boost Scholarships applications are due by Friday, March 11. Undergraduate students entering Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes and graduate students who are entering the Science Masters in Advanced Energy and Fuels Management program are eligible. More information and complete requirements are here.

‘Book in Every Home’ drive extended to April 15

The Head Start program’s “Book in Every Home” drive has been extended to April 15. More

Grant-writing workshop set for April 8

A one-day workshop to gain the essential skills needed in writing a grant proposal is set next month. More

SIU Today will take a break

This is the last issue of SIU Today prior to the start of spring break. SIU Today will resume on Monday, March 21.

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