SIU Today - November 21, 2016


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all for which we are grateful. I am personally thankful for all of the SIU faculty, staff and students who make our university a great place to work and learn. Even though we are experiencing fiscal challenges, everyone remains vigilant to insure we remain a vibrant institution for another 147 years. Thank you to all members of the Saluki Family – Happy Thanksgiving. 

Brad Colwell
Interim Chancellor

Exhibit showcases the history of SIU Press 

SIU Press has been the university’s publishing imprint for 60 years. A new exhibit in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors in Morris Library displays the history of the press and a glimpse at how it operates. More

Expert to discuss pros, cons of fracking 

An expert in petroleum and environmental geochemistry will visit campus next month to give a presentation on the problems and opportunities inherent in using hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas. More

Inventory management sessions scheduled

Properly managing departmental inventory is an ongoing process, and two sessions to assist faculty and staff in maintaining accurate equipment inventory records are set. More

Free online course will focus on energy issues

The university soon will offer a free online course open to anyone anywhere in the world that will educate participants on energy issues and show them ways to lower their individual carbon footprint. More

November ‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for November 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.

SIU Today holiday schedule 

SIU Today will have the following holiday schedule. There will not be an issue on Thursday, Nov. 24, due to Thanksgiving. The last issue prior to Christmas break will be Dec. 22. SIU Today will resume on Jan. 5.

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