SIU Today - April 04, 2019

Leading the pack: For Layla Murphy, college life should also include a little fun

While college life often focuses on strong academics and future career preparation, Layla Murphy thinks a little fun should also be in the mix. That is why she is hard at work planning parties, donut drops and coffee breaks to keep students excited and involved. Full story

Creative, research activities forum showcases undergrad, graduate efforts 

Brimming with research and creative activities conducted by graduate and undergraduate students, the university on Monday will recognize and celebrate those many efforts during the Student Creative Activities and Research Forum in the Student Center ballrooms. Full story

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s April 2019 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on sexual assault awareness including safety tips; preparing for severe weather; SIU Safe Walk mobile app; the department’s ride-along program; and S.A.F.E. website.

SalukiTech is undergoing reorganization 

During April and May, SalukiTech will be undergoing reorganization. During the process, some services will be modified to accommodate changes in the university’s needs. Full story

Luper, Purze and Tippin win the prestigious Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award 

Three art students recently won the competitive Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award. Full story

Little Grassy Festival back for another year with readings, book sales and discussions 

Six fiction writers, poets and essayists highlight the 11th annual Little Grassy Literary Festival. The festival features three days of free activities, set for April 10-12. Full story

Volunteers welcomed for SIU Arbor Day tree planting April 16 

Everyone is invited to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Month with a tree planting on April 16. Full story

Childhood obesity often affects academic performance: now we may know why 

Research by Jebaraj Asirvatham, agribusiness economics, and fellow researchers from the University of Arkansas may point to the root problem of childhood obesity affecting academic performance. Full story

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