SIU Today - February 07, 2019

Leading the pack: For Rachel Frazier, happy students are the best motivation

When students finally receive their diploma, they usually reflect on the amazing support from their parents, friends, classmates and professors. They often do not think about the many people in the background making their graduation possible. Yet, for Rachel Frazier, seeing those smiles at the end of commencement is all the thanks she needs for her part in the process. Full Story

Sign up for our Speakers Bureau and Experts Guide

As we build our reputation and our important relationship with the Southern Illinois community, SIU is launching two projects: a guide of campus experts and a speakers bureau. Full story

Internal search launched for interim vice chancellor for research

The university is launching an internal search for an interim vice chancellor for research following Jim Garvey’s decision to step down after nearly six years in the role. Full story

Speakers, research symposium highlight annual Darwin Week

Next week, the university will once again honor Charles Darwin with Darwin Week, featuring speakers and spotlighting microbes and plants.  Full story

Emeritus faculty lecture will focus on the university’s ‘Golden Age of Writers’

Emeritus Professor Richard F. “Pete” Peterson will discuss the “lively and intellectually challenging time” that was a hallmark of the English department during a lecture later this month on campus. Full story

Free dental care and vision screenings available at the 2019 ‘Give Kids A Smile Day’ March 1

The annual “Give Kids A Smile Day” has an additional purpose this year – free vision screenings. Full story

Get your child involved in art with upcoming Saturday Young Artist Workshops

Looking for a fun way to expand your child’s horizons and get them involved in art? The Saturday Young Artist Workshop is gearing up for the 20th year, featuring an exciting study of food as art. Full story

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