SIU Today - August 08, 2019

From the Chancellor

Nursing and beyond

The Illinois Board of Higher Education’s approval of a nursing program at SIU Carbondale is a major achievement. It speaks not only to the hard work for which we are known, but also to many of our priorities. 

Volunteers needed for various activities in welcoming students back to campus

Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for numerous special activities planned for students as they return to kick off the fall 2019 semester that starts on Aug. 19.

SIU 150th anniversary apparel on sale through Monday

For a limited time, the SIU Alumni Association is hosting a pop-up online store with Silkworm for all university faculty and staff to purchase commemorative apparel for the upcoming school year. You will find nearly a dozen items on sale, from T-shirts to pullovers to dress shirts.

Game on: SIU’s new Esports Arena will open Aug.16 

A new era of competition and gaming is coming to campus with the unveiling of the long anticipated Esports Arena. Set on the first floor of the Student Center, the 1,200 square foot facility will launch Aug. 16 with an open house and welcome.

SIU Day at the Du Quoin State Fair is back for another year of fun and entertainment

Salukis across campus are gearing up for another exciting year of the Du Quoin State fair, beginning Aug. 23.

Delaney elected president of SIU Foundation 

David Delaney, a 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the SIU Foundation.

SIUC Annuitants Association sponsoring Red Cross blood drives this month

The university, through the SIUC Annuitants Association, is partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a two-day blood drive later this month.

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