SIU Today - September 01, 2016

Event promotions require ADA statement 

The campus ADA Task Force, which works to ensure compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, requires offices hosting university events to include the following statement on promotional materials: “Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.” Promotional materials include flyers, posters, advertisements, web pages and email messages promoting campus events to the public, including students, faculty, staff, community members and others. Questions about the work of the task force may be addressed to its chair, Casey Parker, of the Office of Diversity and Equity. Email or call 618/453-2518 with questions regarding use of the statement on marketing materials.

Saluki Family Weekend set for Sept. 16-18

Saluki Family Weekend 2016, a time for students and their families to enjoy wonderful events and create lasting memories, is set for Sept. 16-18.  More

SIU among top 25 best colleges for adult learners 

The university has earned a top-25 spot on the Washington Monthly 2016 College Guide’s inaugural rankings of the “Best 4-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.” More

SIU Extended Campus seeking proposals 

SIU Extended Campus is soliciting proposals for new online programs and courses. More

‘Soul of a Citizen’ author to speak at SIU 

Paul Rogat Loeb has an impressive endorsement list: Bill Moyers said he is “part of what’s good about this world;” Susan Sontag said he is “something of a national treasure,” and Kurt Vonnegut said “smart people who have some influence on the course of history will read and admire you.” More

Faculty/staff appreciation volleyball game is Tuesday 

The Saluki volleyball team hosts Murray State in the first home match of the season at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Davies Gym. All SIU Carbondale faculty and staff will receive free admission by presenting their staff identification at the door.  There will be 250 rooter poms available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open one hour prior to the first serve, and ceremonies will include unveiling the 2015 NCAA Tournament banner. Additional tickets may be purchased by calling 877-SALUKIS (725-8547) or at the door on game night.

Inventory tagging rule changes 

A recent state rule change regarding the marking and inventory of university equipment will result in removing approximately 11,000 bar-coded tags from certain items over the next several months. More

‘Degree Works’ training is Sept. 12-13 

Training on “Degree Works,” a tool that helps monitor students’ progress toward completing their degrees in four years, is scheduled for later this month. More

View the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ September issue 

The Department of Public Safety’s September 2016 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on the “SIU Safe Walk” mobile app, “bait” bicycles, Safety Awareness Facts and Education (SAFE), campus safety information, and the upcoming Southern Illinois Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Media scholars from Pakistan, Slovenia to visit SIU 

The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and the Global Media Research Center will host three visiting scholars this month. More

Tickets available for Touch of Nature’s ‘buffalo tro’ 

The opportunity to experience the ancient American plains Indian ceremony known as a “buffalo tro” is coming to Touch of Nature Environmental Center on Oct. 14. More

Proposals are being accepted for ‘LEAD 2016’ 

Proposals are being accepted for those interested in speaking at the “LEAD 2016” leadership conference, Sept. 30, at the Student Center. The event is a joint venture between the Women’s Leadership Conference and the SI Leadership Conference. More

SIU Today will take a break 

There will be no SIU Today on Monday, Sept. 5, due to the Labor Day holiday. We will resume on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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