SIU Today - November 29, 2018

Leading the pack: From high school dropout to academic professor, Juntunen fosters new playwrights

Growing up, Jacob Juntunen didn’t know exactly where life would take him, but academia was not on the top of his list. That is, until he stumbled upon the world of playwriting and suddenly found his calling. Full story

December payroll reminders

Human Resources reminds faculty and staff that December is a short month for running all the necessary payrolls. Anyone responsible for entering or reporting time or sending in paperwork is asked to pay attention to run dates on this month’s calendar so that everyone is paid correctly and on their designated pay date. Full story

Ceremony, reception to recognize service, retiring employees

The university will recognize university employees for their service and commitment and honor retiring employees during a ceremony and reception Friday in Student Center Ballroom D. The ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m., with a faculty-staff appreciation coffee immediately following in ballrooms A, B and C.

SIU students getting special entrepreneurship training and experience 

Six students will be honored today for their selection for University Innovation Fellows, a national leadership program designed to help them become more innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and to foster those traits in fellow students. Full story

Physics staff member to give talk on volunteers observing exoplanets 

Bob Baer, Department of Physics, will give a presentation Friday on involving citizen scientists in an effort to observe planets outside our solar system. Full story

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