SIU Today - September 10, 2018

From the Chancellor

Student success begins here

Our mission to nurture student success means that we must provide unparalleled opportunity to explore all of the many academic, research and campus life activities our university has to offer. That means eliminating barriers and supporting our students in any way we can. Full story

NIH grant funds chlamydia research

Researchers Derek Fisher, microbiology, and Kyle Plunkett, chemistry and biochemistry, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how chlamydia survives within host cells. Full story

Fall faculty luncheon reservations due Friday 

Reservations for the Fall Faculty Welcome Back lunch are due by Sept. 14. Full story

Passport Fair set for Wednesday 

Apply for a passport or renew a passport at the university’s Passport Fair on Sept. 12. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center, near the south entrance. Full story

Comic Con, tailgating, movies and more on tap for SIU’s 2018 Family Weekend 

Saluki Comic Con, campus tours, movies indoors and out, a craft sale, Greek Sing, recreational activities, and of course, tailgating, football and much more will be happening on campus during Family Weekend, Sept. 28-30. Full story

Trail Stewardship Days invite volunteers to help enhance Touch of Nature Environmental Center trails 

Volunteers can sign up to participate in Touch of Nature Environmental Center’s trail restoration program along the Shawnee National Forest each Sunday through Nov. 4. Full story

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