SIU Today - September 20, 2018

From the Chancellor

Discouraging bigotry and celebrating diversity

You may have seen media reports of fliers and other communication appearing across southern Illinois and nearby areas – including on campuses – that promote white supremacy groups or call out individuals who share their views. This is happening on campuses across the country, including SIU. 

However, with your help, we can work together to fulfill our mission as a university committed to diversity and inclusive excellence. Full Story

Leading the Pack: Some may see an academic department, but for Susan Graham, it’s a family

When Susan Graham stepped on campus 25 years ago, she had no idea what she was signing up for. But now, her goal is quite simple: support students so they can succeed in what they love to do. Full story

Flu immunizations will be available next month

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will be providing free flu immunizations until Nov. 15 for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan. The Jackson County Health Department will administer the immunizations twice in the upcoming weeks. Full story 

You are the jury in “The Defamation Experience”

You can be a member of the jury as an intense, interactive courtroom drama plays out on campus next week. Full story

After uncovering a legendary lost city, internationally recognized explorer is back to tell the story

Documentary filmmaker and alum Steve Elkins returns to campus next month to share his efforts that unearthed a city lost in a Honduran jungle and Ciudad Blanca, the White City, back on the map. Full story

Big Data seminar series starts next week

There’s lotsa data, and then there’s BIG DATA. Full story 

International trade, political expert will discuss nation’s challenges

Former U.S. Ambassador Ira Shapiro, an acclaimed author on the U.S. Senate and international trade policy expert who played a critical role in negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will discuss challenges facing the nation next week during a visit to campus. Full story

Grants help fund research into improving coal power efficiency and reducing greenhouse gasses

Solving tomorrow’s energy needs and challenges is the primary goal of seed grants awarded to several faculty by an energy research center on campus. Full story



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