SIU Today - October 27, 2016

Campus-wide scan of employee computers is this weekend 

The Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) security team will perform a campus-wide scan of all employee computers to detect unsecured sensitive information on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30. More

Early voting available at Student Center 

Faculty, staff, students and the public who live in Jackson County can cast their ballots Friday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 2-4, on the Student Center first floor near the escalators. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 2-4. More

Spots still open for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ conference

Spots are still open for an event next month that will help young women explore careers in science and mathematics. More

View the October ‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for October is available here. The Office of Executive Inspector General for the agencies of the Illinois governor publishes the newsletter as a way to stay abreast of current issues relating to ethical matters. The university’s Ethics Office website is at The website contains information regarding how to file a complaint and the relevant contact information, as well as many other resources.

Conservation efforts underway in Trail of Tears State Forest

It seems counterintuitive: in order to preserve something in nature, nature must be managed. And not gently -- conservation management techniques include tree harvest, prescribed burns, even sometimes application of herbicides. More

Women’s basketball opens season tonight

The Saluki women’s basketball team will open the 2016-17 season at 6 p.m., today (Oct. 27) at the SIU Arena in an exhibition game against William Woods. All youths ages 12 and under can receive free admission to the game by wearing a Halloween costume. Trick-or-treating will take place on the upper concourse. Visit for more information or to get tickets to the game.

Military Appreciation game is Nov. 5

Saluki football will host their annual Military Appreciation game at 2 p.m., Nov. 5, when the Dawgs take on South Dakota. More

SIU Today welcomes submissions from faculty and staff. Please read the submission guidelines and use the online submission form to share campus announcements and event information.