SIU Today - April 05, 2018

From the Chancellor

Responding to a funding proposal

Given the harm that an immediate potential reallocation of state funding from the Carbondale campus to Edwardsville campus could cause, and to allow adequate time for the Carbondale campus to provide input, I have asked the Board of Trustees to consider delaying potential alterations to the funding formula until an impartial analysis is conducted with the expertise of an external consultant. More

A special tie to the Special Olympics

You may know Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, a celebration that kicks off Friday at Touch of Nature. But I recently learned that Special Olympics might never have happened at all if it weren’t for the contributions of SIU. More

Respond to reaccreditation survey by April 23

SIU is currently undergoing a reaccreditation process and needs your input. Applied Research Consultants sent an important survey last week, and will be sending reminder emails today with the subject line “Feedback Needed for Campus Reaccreditation.” If you have not received this email, please check your junk and clutter folders. Questions or comments can be directed to

Opportunities remain to join ‘The Big Event’ on Saturday 

It’s not too late for faculty, staff and students to participate in one of the largest one-day service projects in the nation — the second “The Big Event: A Saluki Day of Service.” More

Forum will feature graduate and undergrad research, creative activities

Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are always doing amazing and creative things. An event next week will showcase these activities for the campus community. More

Earth Month celebrations highlight SIU’s green side 

Long a leader in campus “green” initiatives, the university recognizes Earth Day in April through an entire month of sustainability-focused activities and programs. More

Experience the great outdoors at Touch of Nature’s Green Dawgs’ Day 

What better way to celebrate spring than immersing yourself in one of Southern Illinois’ most beautiful places? Touch of Nature Environmental Center is hosting Green Dawgs’ Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8 and everyone is welcome. More

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