SIU Today - April 18, 2019

Leading the pack: Lester helps students succeed in both their professional and personal life

As director for SIU’s branch of Project Upward Bound, Antyne Lester has spent the last 20 years working with at-risk high school students to prepare them for a rewarding future. From monthly tutoring sessions to intensive summer retreats, Lester is always ready to help one more student on his or her path to success. Full story

Volunteers needed for next week’s SIU Day 

Faculty and staff have the opportunity next week to welcome hundreds of high school students to campus and help them discover what makes SIU Carbondale unique and the place to be for college. Full story

‘Lights Out’ across campus is Friday 

Faculty, staff and student volunteers are invited to help the Saluki Energy Focus Group with its inaugural “Lights Out” event at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Full story

Earth Day celebration includes puppet parade, walk for climate change solutions 

Faculty and students, along with SIU Sustainability and the Touch of Nature Environmental Center are among sponsors of an Earth Day event on Monday at Turley Park in Carbondale. Full story 

‘Bare’ A Musical Take on Life in a Catholic Boarding School 

Department of Theater students will show their talents this week with three performances of the musical “Bare,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theatre. Full story

Sustainability Council applications being accepted 

Applications are being accepted through April 22 for faculty, staff and students who are interested in serving on the SIU Sustainability Council for 2019-2020. The council provides advice and recommendations regarding campus sustainability policy and carefully reviews all green fee grant submissions and chooses the winners. 

Fashion design students show their skills on April 25 

Fashion Design and Merchandising students will show their work next week when they present the 2019 Student Showcase and Runway Fashion Show at the Student Center ballrooms. Full story

Sign up now for SIU’s Rocky Ledges Trail Run and the Ledlenser Trail in Motion Film Tour

The seventh annual Rocky Ledges Trail Run, a unique event that takes place at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, is set for May 4. As a special bonus, this year’s event brings with it an international film showcase the preceding night. Full story

2019 Civil Service Council Flea Market is April 27 

It’s time to find varied treasures at the annual Civil Service Council Flea Market on April 27. Full story

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