SIU Today - February 20, 2017


Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell encourages faculty and staff to participate with students in “The Big Event: A Saluki Day of Service,” on April 1. Read his full message.

McNair Scholars application deadline is March 9 

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit names of undergraduate students they believe would be a good fit for the university’s McNair Scholars program. The deadline for submission is March 9. More

Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan to serve as host for SIU’s eclipse festivities 

A well-known broadcaster in the field of space exploration will be on hand to host the university’s total solar eclipse festivities. More

Philosophy department conference is Feb. 23-24

It’s a silver anniversary for Philosophical Collaborations: A Conference for Faculty and Graduate Students Interaction. The 25th annual conference is Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24. More

Talk will look at female labor in Russian film industry 

Michele Leigh, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography, will present a lecture March 9 as a part of the Women Faculty Award Spotlight Series. More

Choir, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band present concert 

The SIU Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band come together to present a concert featuring a variety of music, from classic composers most know by name to new composers due to visit campus in person later this year. More

‘In Service of Venus’ hits Kleinau stage this week 

Digital matchmaking, “hookup” apps, service industries and body image come together in “In Service of Venus: A Show About Loving, Dating and Serving. And Jellyfish,” a solo and group performance, playing in the Marion Kleinau Theater. More

Polar Plunge, Donut Dash will benefit Special Olympics 

The College of Business American Marketing Association branch is co-sponsoring a Polar Plunge and Donut Dash on Saturday, Feb. 25, to raise money for Special Olympics. More

Jazz Festival returns to SIU 

The SIU Jazz Festival returns to campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, and brings a Saluki home for a visit. More

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