SIU Today - October 15, 2018

Services for Chancellor Montemagno announced

A public memorial service honoring Chancellor Carlo Montemagno will take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Shryock Auditorium on campus. Graveside services with full military honors will be held 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Illinois. 

To learn more about the chancellor’s distinguished career, many awards recognizing his work, and dedication to family, please see his obituary. Faculty, staff and community members are still welcome to share a story or memory on the chancellor’s blog.

Flu immunizations will be available Wednesday  

Flu immunizations for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan will be available on campus Oct. 17. Full story

Open studio tours give community a unique look into SIU’s Art and Design creative space

Another year of intriguing open studio tours from the school of Art and Design are on tap for Oct. 19. Full story

Fight back against Parkinson’s with SIU’s Rock Steady Boxing

While there’s no cure for Parkinson’s disease or the tremors, unsteadiness and other physical changes that come with it, Jim Oberg and his wife, Mari Ann, were excited to hear about a program near their winter home that has been proven to slow or perhaps even reverse the Parkinson’s progression. Full story

Simon Institute’s John Jackson will speak at Emeritus Faculty program

John S. Jackson, visiting professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Emeritus Faculty Organization fall program on Oct. 24. Full story

SURS general retirement session is Wednesday 

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

SIU 2018 Homecoming court elections underway

Students are now voting for their 2018 homecoming king and queen. Full story

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