SIU Today - October 04, 2018

From the Chancellor

A Family Atmosphere

Each year at Family Weekend, we honor the family of an SIU student selected from entries at new student orientation. I like this tradition because it highlights what SIU is all about – celebrating our connections as a Saluki family. Full story

Leading the Pack: Kinsels’ chemistry lends itself to public, university service 

Making career and family life work is always a challenge. Two researchers at SIU have not only figured out how to do that, but give a lot of extra time and service, too. Full story

Online ethics training underway

Mandatory online 2018 ethics training for all permanent SIU faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and volunteers is Oct. 1-31. School of Medicine civil service employees who are on the Carbondale campus will also complete training using the Desire2Learn. A letter from Chancellor Carlo Montemagno emphasizes the importance for the test and a notice provides information for taking the test. Full story

SURS general retirement session is Oct. 17

University employees may participate the upcoming State Universities Retirement System (SURS) general retirement session on Oct. 17. This presentation is for all SURS Tier I and Tier 2 participants. Full story

Deadline for honorary degree/service award nominations is Oct. 24

The nomination deadline for honorary degree and distinguished service awards that will be presented at May 2019 commencement ceremonies is Oct. 24. Nominations are also open to the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. Full story

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s October 2018 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes details on the annual security and fire safety report; information on campus security authorities; domestic violence awareness information and the upcoming Carbondale Halloween event.

SIU named to host 2019 national engineering competition 

Engineers-in-training from around the country will descend on campus this spring for a national competition that challenges bridge designers seeking the ultimate in strength and efficiency. Full story

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