SIU Today - June 14, 2019

From the Chancellor

State budget brings good news for SIU

The new state budget passed by legislators and signed by the governor contains a lot of good news for Illinois colleges and universities in general and for SIU specifically. More

Researchers sprout hemp plants, plan new class for cannabis science initiative

Tucked away in a university greenhouse, the future of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannabis science initiative is sprouting.

‘Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical’ presents a colorful history lesson for audiences of all ages

McLeod Summer Playhouse is set to present the Illinois premiere of “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” as part of its 2019 professional summer season. The musical runs select Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 20.

On-campus support from Undergraduate Admissions is available

Undergraduate Admissions is available to provide recruitment support to departments across campus throughout the year.

Volunteers needed to help promote the university’s 150th anniversary

There are several opportunities this summer and fall to help spread the word about the great events on campus and to promote the university’s 150th anniversary.

Campus recycling update

Sustainability is an ongoing process at SIU and recycling is one way to assure campus is greener and healthier. SIU’s Sustainability Office promotes a campus-wide recycling program that accepts a variety of materials.

SIU spearheading project to propel high school students into teaching careers

The university is part of a collaborative receiving grant funding to address the growing teacher shortage crisis in Illinois.

Free dental clinics will be available for area children this summer

There are several opportunities for children in the region to receive free preventive dental services through the university’s Dental Sealant Grant Program.

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