SIU Today - May 31, 2018

Balkansky appointed to oversee College of Liberal Arts

Andrew K. Balkansky, associate dean for students and curricular affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, is acting in the capacity of the college’s interim dean. The SIU Board of Trustees will consider Balkansky’s nomination for appointment as interim dean at its July 12 meeting at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. Balkansky’s current status was effective May 29.


University earns national employer recognition

The university earned national recognition last week when Forbes released its annual rankings of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Midsize Employers” for 2018.


Quality plus quantity: 2018 SI Music Festival offers everything in pairs

The 14th annual Southern Illinois Music Festival runs through June 10 and offers musical presentations across the region that fit young and old audiences alike.


Saluki Drive repaving starts Monday

Due to this week’s inclement weather, Saluki Drive will be partially closed for brief intervals starting Monday through June 20 for repaving. During the project, Lot 18, the circle parking lot directly south of the SIU Arena, will be accessible from a small service drive near the east end of Saluki Drive. Please make arrangements to enter campus from another entrance during this time.


Family fun coming to the jungle

In a special production for young audiences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s McLeod Summer Playhouse is highlighting “The Jungle Book” with several performances in the coming weeks. 


Changes at Saluki Express benefit riders

Students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale will soon be able to ride Saluki Express to St. Louis, Evansville, Indiana, and numerous new local destinations at no additional cost.


Benefit choice open enrollment ends today

The State Employees Group Insurance Program Benefit Choice open enrollment period continues through today, May 31, for all eligible employees. 

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