SIU Today - March 21, 2019

From the Chancellor

Happy Birthday, SIU!

I would like to personally invite each of you to help us celebrate our 150th Anniversary from now through March 2020. Attend a 150th-themed event, share your memories, photos and more on social media with the hashtag #SIU150, donate to the Forever SIU Campaign, plan a new event, or add a 150th theme to an existing event — there are many ways you can be a part of this milestone. Full Story

Leading the pack: Meyer pieces it all together to ‘Give Kids a Smile’ 

Jennifer Meyer’s eyes light up and her own smile grows when she talks about a program that helps children in the region who do not have regular access to dental care. For Meyer, an assistant instructor in the School of Allied Health’s dental hygiene program, a smile and good dental health – particularly for a child – mean everything. Full story

Simonds lecture to compare property rights in U.S., the world 

Concerns over government use of eminent domain to seize private property for public use is the focus of a lecture next week at the SIU School of Law. The issue has recently been in the news as landowners along the southern U.S. border object to President Donald Trump building a border wall on their land. Full story

Undergraduate academic catalog is available online 

The university’s 2019-2020 undergraduate academic catalog is available online.

SIU battlebot ‘Absaluki’ brings home first place in Robobrawl competition 

Student robotics engineers made an impressive showing at the “Robobrawl” and another robot design competition held March 9 at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Full story

‘Fresh, healthy’ options at Lentz Dining available to everyone 

Where to go first? After all, there are so many yummy food choices at Lentz Dining Hall, it’s quickly apparent this place bears no resemblance to your grandmother’s school cafeteria, where you simply lined up and took whatever was put on your plate on any particular day. Full story

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