SIU Today - October 31, 2019

Leading the pack: For Houghland, investing in students is a priority 

Missy Houghland has seen SIU from many angles in her 13 years serving the university.

SIU is recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month 

November is Native American Heritage Month and the university is paying homage to the occasion with a number of special events.

SIU extends its free application period through Dec. 1 due to positive response

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor John M. Dunn announced today (Oct. 31) that the campus is extending its free application period for prospective students through Dec. 1 due to the significant level of interest the initiative has generated from high school and transfer students.

Faculty/staff Appreciation football game discount 

Saluki Athletics invites all SIU faculty and staff members and their families to be a part of upcoming football Faculty/staff appreciation games on Nov. 9 when the Salukis face Missouri State.

Jon Tribble’s vision continues with fall literary festival 

The success of the 2019 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Fall Festival could be measured in organizer Allison Joseph’s hearty laugh. She found some joy at a difficult time. Her husband, Jon Tribble, internationally respected editor and poet, passed away on Oct. 2.

Get in shape at SIU’s new Campus Lake Outdoor Fit Court 

There’s a great new way to get in shape on campus. Recreational Sports and Services recently opened the Campus Lake Outdoor Fit Court, offering faculty, staff, students and the community a chance to utilize a wide variety of fitness apparatus. It’s located on the Campus Lake trail, between Becker Pavilion and Bucky’s Haven picnic shelter.

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