SIU Today - February 16, 2017


Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell advises faculty and staff that the university will be open but classes will be canceled on Aug. 21, the day of the total solar eclipse. Read his full message.

Forums for associate provost candidates set 

Two candidates for Associate Provost for Academic Programs will make public presentations to the campus community later this month. More

SIU plans unique fundraising campaign for March 1-2 

Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and community members can “Open The Door to Opportunity” by participating in a unique fundraising campaign on March 1-2. More

Kiosk designed to raise awareness about earthquake threat 

Emergency preparedness officials next week will unveil an interactive kiosk aimed at educating the public on earthquake safety, developed in part by researcher Harvey Henson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. More

Big Muddy Film Festival opens Feb. 21

The Big Muddy Film Festival built its reputation on strong documentaries that highlight social issues. That trend continues as the festival prepares for its 39th annual run next week. More

Class for using ‘BigDog’ supercomputer is Tuesday 

“BigDog,” the university’s cutting-edge supercomputer, is now available to faculty and students through the Office of Information and Technology. OIT is offering an instruction session Tuesday, Feb. 21, on how to access and use this powerful research tool. More

Filmmaker Christopher Harris to discuss work March 6 

Award-winning experimental filmmaker Christopher Harris will screen and discuss his work on March 6 in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. More

Openings remain for ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ 

Openings remain for the annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” set for March 3. More

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