SIU Today - November 07, 2019

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SIU law, medical school form unique partnership to help Illinois veterans 

Students and faculty from the SIU School of Law and SIU School of Medicine are partners in a unique collaboration designed to streamline and bolster disability claims for Illinois military veterans.

Veterans Appreciation Lunch is Monday

Students in the SIU Honors Assembly are hosting a free lunch for all military veterans and their families on Monday in the Student Center Ballrooms. The SIU Honors Assembly is comprised of students in the SIU Honors Program.

Vigil honoring nation’s veterans begins Friday 

The university this week will remember those who have served the country with a time-honored tradition that precedes Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.

Thanks “Giving Back” Food Drive on Nov. 14 will benefit SIU students 

Many people need a little help and the “Thanks “Giving Back” SIU 150 Campus Food Drive provides a special opportunity to help Salukis. 

Campus Reminder: Prepare for Inclement Weather 

Faculty and staff should take two important steps to prepare for inclement weather: review the campus policy and ensure that the university has your accurate cell phone number if you want to receive emergency text alerts. 

Documentary to examine voter suppression

A documentary film next week on campus will examine how groups have worked with certain states to make it more difficult for minority groups and young people to vote.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s November 2019 issue of the “Saluki Watch Dawg” is available. This month’s edition includes details on effective communication skills; the RAVE Mobile Alert System; crime prevention tips during the holiday season, and ways to help stay healthy during the flu season.

Explore SIU’s innovative spirit at the Center for Innovation open house on Nov. 12

An open house for the new Center for Innovation facility is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in the SIU Research Park.

New Arts Jazztet will perform Sunday 

New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprised of SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service, at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Chautauqua St., Carbondale, at 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

No SIU Today on Monday

In observance of Veterans Day and the sacrifices made by our armed forces, the university is closed on Monday. SIU Today will return next Thursday.

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