SIU Today - May 06, 2019

From the Chancellor

Reorganization moves forward with approval of five new schools

In March, we announced the approval of the first seven schools approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education as part of academic reorganization. Today, I am pleased to share that five more schools have been approved by the IBHE. Full story

Melissa McCarthy to receive an honorary doctorate at SIU’s 2019 commencement

Two-time Emmy Award winner Melissa McCarthy is coming back to her roots to receive an honorary doctorate of performing arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s May 2019 commencement. Full Story

SIU celebrates National Small Business Week May 5-11 

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Office of Economic and Regional Development is sponsoring a variety of programs May 5-11. Full story

MATLAB and Simulink are now available on campus 

The university recently purchased a campus-wide license to a suite of MathWorks software including MATLAB, Simulink, and a wide array of companion products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing. Full story

Physician Assistant students earn fifth straight state title; prepare for nationals 

Students in the School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program will look to win a second national title in three years next month in the American Academy of PA’s Challenge Bowl. Full story

SIU Today begins summer schedule May 23 

The last issue of SIU Today for the spring semester will be Thursday. After a short break, SIU Today will begin its summer schedule. Issues will come out once a week, each Thursday, beginning May 23.

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