SIU Today - October 21, 2019

Grant to fund research on solar-powered emergency communications network

Researchers at SIU Carbondale soon will embark on an effort not only to fortify the local communications infrastructure, but also to investigate how green energy might be used to power it.

Nominate an inspiring colleague for a Faculty and Staff Excellence Award 

Know someone who inspires you with their incredible talent, passion and commitment? Nominate them for a Faculty and Staff Excellence Award. The nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7. 

Second round of flu immunizations is Wednesday 

The second 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 Wednesday in the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge. The Jackson County Health Department is administering the immunizations.

Southern Illinois Symphony performance will feature acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt 

The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s season at Shryock Auditorium continues on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., with the combined orchestras of SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville and a world-renowned piano soloist.

NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn to discuss story gathering and storytelling on Wednesday 

Wade Goodwyn, the national desk correspondent for NPR, will discuss the importance of story gathering and storytelling in a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday in McLeod Theatre.

Changes to payroll electronic direct deposit submissions 

To ensure security of information, changes have been made to the process for modifying banking information for paychecks and certain other reimbursements that utilize electronic direct deposit (EDD).

Reproductive Rights panel discussion at SIU on Thursday

A public discussion about women’s reproductive rights is Thursday at the SIU School of Law.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter is available 

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for October is available. The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU System Ethics Office website is at The website contains information regarding how to file a complaint, relevant contact information, and many other resources.

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