SIU Today - October 18, 2018

Leading the Pack: Dave Tippy and his team keep SIU beautiful 

Practically everywhere you look on campus you can see the handiwork of Dave Tippy, superintendent of grounds, and his team of more than 60 people. Full story

Jason Seaman returning to hero’s welcome as SIU’s Homecoming 2018 grand marshal 

The last time Jason Seaman crossed the field at Saluki Stadium, the defensive lineman was a football and academic standout. When he returns Saturday for the first time in years, he’ll be carrying extra baggage: two bullets caught while protecting his students during a May school shooting incident in Noblesville, Indiana. Full story

Flying Salukis once again headed for national competition after eighth straight Region VIII win

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Flying Salukis punched another ticket to the national finals with the team’s eighth straight National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VIII title Oct. 13 at Purdue University. Full story

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter available 

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for October is available. The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU System Ethics Office website is at The website contains information regarding how to file a complaint, relevant contact information, and many other resources.

Second ‘Big Data’ seminar features advice on managing huge sums of information 

Huge amounts of data can’t help anyone if researchers don’t develop tools and techniques to manipulate and make sense of them. Full story

‘Saluki Touch-a-Truck’ set for Nov. 3 at Saluki Stadium 

Kids have an opportunity to see these big trucks up close Nov. 3 with an interactive “Saluki Touch-a-Truck” event outside of Saluki Stadium, 1400 Arena Drive, Carbondale. Some of the BIGGEST equipment, including bulldozers, a police cruiser and all sizes of trucks will be on hand for kids and adults to touch, climb on, and get inside these large vehicles. 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

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