SIU Today - December 14, 2017


Thanks for all you have done for our students and the SIU community during the fall semester. May you have a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2018!

Carlo Montemagno

Alumnus Tilden “Tim” Parks donates $1.3 million for student scholarships

Sometimes a simple act can have a far-reaching impact. Tilden “Tim” Parks ‘76 remembers well the day his father took him to his first SIU basketball game. More

Fall commencement is Saturday

Commencement exercises for fall 2017 graduates are set for Dec. 16. 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

Energy Boost Seed Grant proposal deadline is Jan. 31

The deadline to submit Energy Boost Seed Grant proposals for fiscal year 2019 is Jan. 31, 2018. More

Big Muddy Film Festival gears up for 40th anniversary celebration

The countdown is on for commemorating one of the university’s iconic traditions – the Big Muddy Film Festival. The annual film festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary Feb. 19-25. More

SIU helps create the world’s first centralized system for evaluating degrees, licenses and other professional credentials

From certificates to degrees and beyond, the world offers untold varieties of credentials but there has been no easy way for students, employers, educators and others to evaluate what it all means – until now. More

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s December 2017 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on winter break hours, the 2017 “Start Seeing Pink” breast cancer campaign, security and fire safety tips and the department’s awards ceremony.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletters for December is available. 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.

Workshop for drone operators is set for January

Slots are available for a course that will allow drone operators to earn Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate unmanned aircraft systems. More

SIU Online is being renamed 

Beginning next week, SIU Online will be renamed to MyCourses. All website and SalukiNet links will be updated. For more information or any problems, contact JP Dunn, Center for Teaching Excellence, at 453-1016 or

SIU Today holiday schedule

This is the last SIU Today issue prior to Christmas break. SIU Today will resume on Jan. 4.


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