SIU Today - April 22, 2019

High school students will preview college life at SIU Day 2019 

Hundreds of high school students from four states have been invited to experience a preview of all the university has to offer on the second SIU Day, set for Friday. Full story

Join the worldwide phenomenon: The 46th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta 

The 46th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to SIU’s Campus Lake at 1 p.m. on Saturday and everyone’s invited. Full story

NEH grant will combine STEM, humanities in new minor at SIU 

A group of faculty recently received a grant that will help broaden the perspective of students who are involved in objective disciplines – such as science, engineering and technology and mathematics – by attracting them toward the humanities. Full story

Sustainability projects aimed at improving Campus Lake, student recreation opportunities 

Several new “eco-recreation” projects are scheduled for installation this week on Campus Lake. Full story

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients to be honored 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor five individuals during the annual SIU Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony on Friday. Full story

McNair Scholars alumna returns to inspire students 

Krystelle Jean-Michel, an alumna of the university’s McNair Scholars Program, will present the keynote address on Thursday when the program celebrates graduates and new scholars. Full story

‘Denim Day’ is Wednesday

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Student Multicultural Resource Center is sponsoring the 20th annual “Denim Day” at Morris Library on Wednesday. Full story

New identity and access management system coming

The university and Office of Information Technology are implementing a new Identity and Access Management system that will replace the website. The first phase of the project will go live in late May and transition effect on faculty, staff and students is expected to be minimal. Full story

Final “Big Data Seminar” looks at new open-source framework for plant image analysis

Understanding and analyzing plant data with computational tools is the topic of the university’s final “Big Data” lecture coming on Thursday. Full story

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