SIU Today - October 14, 2019

Unique Homecoming taste test will help design an SIU-themed bratwurst

Hungry Southern Illinois University Carbondale football fans will have a chance to be part of a unique taste test after the Salukis’ Homecoming game on Saturday.

First round of flu immunizations is Thursday 

The first round of free flu immunizations for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan, is Thursday in the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge. The Jackson County Health Department is administering the immunizations twice on campus in the next two weeks.

Ray LaHood to discuss bipartisanship challenges in a deeply polarized Washington, D.C. 

Ray LaHood, a former Illinois congressman and U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, will visit campus Oct. 21 to discuss the challenge of bipartisanship in a deeply divided Washington, D.C. 

Eight Salukis vying to be 2019 SIU Homecoming king and queen 

Voting is underway for the 2019 Southern Illinois University Carbondale homecoming king and queen.

Savings on Dell technology devices is available on Tuesday 

University faculty, staff and students have an opportunity on Tuesday to save 20% off the purchase of personal technology devices, according to the Office of Information Technology. The exclusive offer applies to many of Dell’s most advanced technology products and last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday only. Visit Dell online using this link to receive the 20% discount.

Art and Design students will host annual open house, tours and demonstrations Oct. 18 

The works of 33 Master of Fine Arts students along with undergraduate art show by students in the School of Art and Design is Friday on campus.

Annuitants fall meeting is set for Oct. 24

All university employees and retirees are invited to attend the fall meeting of the SIUC Annuitants Association, Oct. 24, in the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Building auditorium.

Check out SIU’s “Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Reality” for free on Oct. 17 

The future is now with virtual reality and you can see what this exciting technology is all about at a free informational presentation Thursday at One Innovation Place in the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Park.

United Nations Day event will focus on sustainable development

Examining the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and how they can be utilized to increase sustainability efforts in the region are the focus of a United Nations Day 2019 workshop on Oct. 24.

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