SIU Today - December 15, 2016


Best wishes to our dedicated faculty and staff during this holiday season. 

Brad Colwell              
Interim Chancellor

UN secretary-general to speak at SIU on Dec. 21

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who leaves office at the end of the month, will deliver his last public lecture at the university on Wednesday, Dec. 21. More

Fall commencement ceremony is Saturday 

Commencement exercises for fall 2016 graduates are set for Saturday, Dec. 17. More

Three named assessment fellows for spring 2017 

A faculty member and two administrative/professional staff members will serve as fellows with a focus on improving student achievement. More

Important reminders for the campus community

The Office of Vice Chancellor for Administration is reminding employees of these important policies. More

End of year tax guideline tips for all employees 

Employees are urged to review their current W-2 information to make sure it is accurate and to meet the deadline for refiling W-4 exempt tax reforms. More

Help SIU save energy costs over break 

In an effort to control campus energy costs, Plant and Service Operations asks employees to help conserve energy by following some simple suggestions before leaving campus for the holiday break. More

‘BigDog’ supercomputer is available for use 

‘BigDog,’ the university’s cutting-edge supercomputer, is now available to faculty and students through the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). More

Supplemental retirement plans universal availability notice 

This notice contains some general information related to university’s Supplemental Retirement 403(b) Plan and the State of Illinois’ 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. The plans are a supplement to the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) pension. More

Recreation center to offer ‘Fitness Plus’ program 

The Student Recreation Center will offer help those with resolutions for the new year by not only getting in shape, but learning a new skill with a “Fitness Plus” program. More

Reminders for avoiding email tax scams 

The Office of Information Technology and the Department of Human Resources want faculty and staff to be aware of the potential for email tax scams. More

Wilderness First Responder workshops planned 

Students as well as outdoor enthusiasts and professionals will want to check out a pair of workshops that Touch of Nature Environmental Center is hosting in early 2017. More

SIU, Faculty Association reach tentative agreement

The university and the SIUC Faculty Association (IEA/NEA), which represents approximately 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty on the SIU Carbondale campus, have reached tentative agreement on a collective bargaining agreement that will be in place until June 30, 2018. More

SIU Today takes a break 

This is the last issue of SIU Today until Thursday, Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!

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