SIU Today - October 29, 2018

A Message from Pamela Montemagno

To our wonderful community, we thank you for your caring deeds and words during our family's recent loss. Your gifts of love and support have comforted us through this difficult time.

Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. Carlo will always be remembered for his integrity, drive for excellence, positive attitude and warm smile.

He will be missed forever, but we know that he will live in the hearts of all who shared their grief with us during this difficult time.

With heartfelt thanks,

Pamela Montemagno

Traditional dance performance to kickoff SIU’s 2018 Native American Heritage Month celebration

With a traditional dance performance Nov. 1, the university will kick off a month-long celebration of Native American Heritage Month, which will feature guest speakers, presentations, workshops, films, a craft night and more. Full story

Research grants support podcasting, AI, robots and more on SIU campus

A new podcasting lab, innovative uses of 3D printing, robots and artificial intelligence and more are all coming to the university thanks to the ingenuity of its faculty and support from the SIU Foundation. Full story

Lesar Lecture to focus on affordable housing as a human right

Housing policies in the United States and efforts to legislate and enforce fair housing will be among the key points in a lecture Tuesday at the SIU School of Law. Full story

Parking Division to drop citations in exchange for peanut butter

Want a parking fine dropped? The Department of Public Safety Parking Division is holding a one-day event on Nov. 9 to benefit the Saluki Food Pantry. Full story

WSIU and Network Knowledge Announce New Public Media Partnership

WSIU and Network Knowledge last week announced a new public media partnership as the stations unite to expand public media across western, central and Southern Illinois with a reach of five million residents across 67 counties. Full story

“Punk Rock” takes an important look at bullying, violence and teen rebellion

Jump back into all the emotions of high school with a group of outspoken 17 year-olds next week as they navigate tough issues in the university’s new play, “Punk Rock.” The play addresses topics including bullying, violence and uncertainty while pulling in audiences with all of the passion and angst associated with the teenage years. Full story

Law school will host free Veterans Legal Clinic Nov. 6

A free Veterans Legal Clinic designed to help veterans with a myriad of issues will be Nov. 6 at the SIU School of Law. Full story

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