SIU Today - January 31, 2019

Leading the Pack: After 30 years, Wilson still inspired by students 

Thirty years is a long time to do anything. For Jenise Wilson, however, those three decades at SIU have been an evolving experience with one constant at their center: students, and the university’s relationship with them. Full story

University hosts top students for scholarship interviews Feb. 1 and 2 

More than 320 high-achieving students and their family members will be at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday and Saturday for the Chancellor’s and University Excellence Scholarship Interview Weekend.  Full story

International Festival 2019 features flag parade, food fair and cultural show

The cultural diversity that has long been an integral part of the university takes center stage during the popular annual International Festival in February. Full story

Excellence Award nomination deadline is Feb. 8

The deadline to nominate an inspiring faculty or staff member for an Excellence Award is 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8. Details are available on the Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards website. Full story

Local photographer brings 35 years of cave photography to light at University Museum 

After spending over 35 years absorbed in cave photography, Charles Swedlund’s detailed body of work featuring hundreds of photographs will be on display beginning Friday in University Museum. An opening reception and a short artist talk is set for Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the museum. Full story

Crime prevention organizations may serve as helpful liaisons between police and communities

Julie Hibdon, Criminology and Criminal Justice, finds the community-based efforts to be a potential way to strengthen local areas and build safer neighborhoods for future generations. Full story

Students will prepare your income taxes for free

Area residents can have their income tax preparation done for free this year on campus, courtesy of a group of trained student volunteers. Full story

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