SIU Today - November 14, 2019

SIU researcher discovers new bacterium living deep beneath former atomic test site 

Those hilariously serious nuclear age monster movies from the 1950s haven’t got anything on the latest discovery by Scott Hamilton-Brehm. Only his science is for real, and it could lead to important breakthroughs in understanding how life makes its way beneath the Earth’s surface, and possibly on other planets.

Interview set for provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs candidate 

Meera Komarraju, the sole applicant for the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will hold forums with constituents next week as part of a day-long interview process. Komarraju is currently serving as the interim provost.

Faculty, staff comments invited on SIU Carbondale’s reaccreditation 

As part of the re-accreditation process from the Higher Learning Commission, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community have an opportunity to provide comments on the university and its academic programs directly to the HLC.

Luminaires on display in Quigley Hall

The work of 40 fourth-year architecture and interior design students is on display in the Quigley Hall gallery.

“Contagion” film, discussion will provide insight into public health efforts, contagious diseases 

A special event on campus Friday night will explore the role public health plays in people’s everyday lives.

Ticket punched: Flying Salukis head to nationals after ninth straight regional title 

With more than half of his squad potentially competing for the first time, Nathan Lincoln, head coach of the Flying Salukis, had a few anxious moments leading to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VIII competition. But stellar efforts earlier this month propelled the team to another national competition in May.

Retailers can learn business success strategies at upcoming SIU workshop 

Helping retailers become more successful is the focus of a free workshop on campus on Wednesday.

Native American poetry reading cancelled 

Due to medical reasons, the Native American Poetry reading featuring Barney Bush scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Nov. 14) is cancelled.  The event was part of the Native American Heritage Month celebration on campus.

‘Twisted,’ a parody of Disney films geared toward adults hits SIU this week 

A collection of SIU students and young professionals from the area started rehearsing for a production of “Twisted” right before Halloween, and they’re ready to show off a parody of Disney geared toward adults this week.

Princesses and superheroes will be at SIU women’s game on Saturday 

Children will have an opportunity to get photographs with Elsa, Moana, Belle, Spider-man and Iron Man prior to the women’s basketball game Saturday against Tennessee Tech at the Banterra Center.

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