SIU Today - September 24, 2018

From the Chancellor

Amazing discoveries and thought-provoking lectures

With so much to see and do, it’s easy to overlook some of the more thought-provoking lectures and speakers who come to campus. But I highly recommend taking time to hear about some truly awe-inspiring experiences. Full story

Training relating to sexual harassment deadline is Oct. 1 

Faculty, staff, graduate assistants and student employees are reminded of required training relating to sexual harassment. The deadline to complete the training is Oct. 1. This training is in addition to the federally required “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” training program. Employees will need to access their D2L account at and take the mandatory training online. Contact the Office of Equity and Compliance with questions at or 453-4807. 

In addition, the state’s mandatory online 2018 ethics training for all permanent SIU faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and volunteers will take place Oct. 1-31. 

Energy Forum set for Friday will entertain, educate on sustainability 

Nothing happens without energy, and finding new, cleaner and more sustainable ways to produce it is a major challenge facing humans everywhere. Full story

Regional aviation ‘fly-in’ will showcase SIU’s program

Local residents and general aviation enthusiasts have an opportunity to get involved next month when the university’s nationally recognized aviation program hosts more than 500 pilots from across the nation at a regional fly-in. Full story

Concerts, workshops and classes coming to 2018 Guitar Festival 

For the fifth consecutive year, music enthusiasts will be charmed and inspired by the unique Guitar Festival hosted this week by the music department. Full story

Theater season opens with a post-apocalyptic retelling of the musical “Pippin” 

What’s better: five minutes of fame, or a long and boring life? Full story

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