SIU Today - September 17, 2018

From the Chancellor

Continuing progress on academic organization

During the last two weeks, the Graduate Council and Faculty Senate have voted on several proposals for new schools. To date, five proposals have been approved by both bodies, and three more have been approved by the Senate and are pending votes in the Council. Full story

Faculty and staff regalia orders due by Oct. 19

University Events and Protocol is announcing a faculty and staff regalia sale through Herff Jones, a national provider of custom regalia.  Full story

Local man involved with Thailand cave rescue to give behind-the-scenes look at the daring mission 

While most of the world was held captive by the story of 12 boys and their coach trapped in a dark cave, a specialized team was working frantically to fix the problem. One member on the rescue mission was local restaurant owner Thanet Natisri. Now, Natisri is sharing the real story of the incredible rescue. Full story

Critically acclaimed “Churchill” play to be featured at SIU 

The yearly lecture hosted by the University Honors Program has been turned on its ear by bringing in a one-man live performance of the critically acclaimed play, “Churchill.” Full story

Debate on Trump and Mueller investigation headlines Constitution Day events

Is President Donald Trump wrong about his constitutional claims surrounding the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller? That question will be explored during a student debate during Constitution Day activities. Full story

Daily Egyptian looks to earn second straight online collegiate award 

For a second consecutive year, the Daily Egyptian, the university’s student-produced newspaper, is a finalist to receive one of the nation’s top online collegiate awards. Full story

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