SIU Today - July 19, 2018

From the Chancellor

The benefits of attending a research university

Just in case you haven’t noticed, SIU has amazing students. Our mission is to give them equally amazing opportunities to contribute to the discovery of new knowledge through research and creative activities. 

Jyotsna Kapur chosen as University Honors Program director 

Jyotsna Kapur will be taking on a new role as director of the University Honors Program.

Concerned about the health of towboat workers, professor works to bring change

When Dawn Null, human nutrition and dietetics, first learned the United States Coast Guard was considering a move to tighten the physical requirements for wheelhouse officers on brown-water towboats, she quickly discovered a potential problem.

Bad service can taint the taste of our food

Jaehoon Lee, marketing, has concludes through several studies that bad service an affect the way food tastes to us at a restaurant or how clean we think our hotel rooms are.

Upcoming ‘Summer Summit’ conference set for July 24 

The final “2018 Summer Summit” professional development conference for faculty and staff is Tuesday. The conference is designed for deans, associate deans, assistant deans, faculty, academic advisors, assessment committee members, recruitment and retention coordinators, the registrar’s office, and undergraduate admissions staff. 

Professor uses discarded trees from region to sculpt art on display at Contemporary Art Center

For sculptor and professor Jerry Monteith, art and design, his work with old tree limbs from Southern Illinois is getting noticed by others across the nation.

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