SIU Today - February 04, 2019

From the Chancellor

Southern hospitality in action

On Friday and Saturday, we welcomed more than 320 prospective students and their families to campus to interview for Chancellor’s and University Excellence scholarships. Full story

Faculty, staff can volunteer for “The Big Event”

On March 30, more than 1,000 SIU Carbondale students, faculty and staff members will come together to say “thank you” to the Carbondale community at one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation. Full story

Nominations open for Student Employee of the Year

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for the university’s 2019 Student Employee of the Year. Student employees make valuable contributions to the university throughout the year. The nomination deadline is Feb. 18. Full story

Variety of international films highlight ‘Film Fridays’ this semester 

“Film Fridays,” presented by the Department of Cinema and Photography, will feature seven free films beginning Friday. The film screenings all start at 4 p.m. and will be shown in a new venue this semester, French Auditorium in Lindegren Hall. Full story

Get tickets now for SIU’s popular Maple Syrup Festival 

You can experience the process of turning fresh maple sap into a tasty treat and enjoy the sweet treat atop pancakes during a festival filled with activities indoors and out Feb. 23 and 24 at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. That and much more is happening at the popular annual Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast. Full story

One-act comic opera, “Amelia Goes to the Ball,” will have you rolling in the aisles 

Opera and art come together for two nights of fun as the university’s Opera Ensemble presents “Amelia Goes to the Ball” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at Carbondale Community Arts ArtSpace Gallery. The 1930s classic, lighthearted comedy will have you rolling with laughter as Amelia faces a variety of struggles on her way to an important dance. Performances are free. Full story

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s February 2019 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes a campus community survey, personal safety tips, a reminder about available educational crime prevention programs and services, and Polar Plunge and Donut Dash 5K information.

Transferring to SIU Carbondale is easier thanks to a new articulation agreement with Kaskaskia College

A new agreement sets Kaskaskia College students up for an easier path to transfer into their desired program after graduating with an associate’s degree. Full story

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