SIU Today - January 16, 2020

SIU’s Online MBA program is again tops for Illinois universities 

The university’s online MBA is the top-ranked program in the state of Illinois and among the top 1/3 of all ranked programs in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report “2020 Best Online MBA Programs” rankings released this week.

SIU hosts NAACP 2020 MLK Breakfast on Monday 

The Carbondale NAACP 2020 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be Monday in Student Center Ballroom D. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available at the door.

Updated extra help guidelines, application available

Faculty and staff are reminded that Human Resources now has updated guidelines for the use of extra help positions available on its website.

Shaw to discuss restoring statesmanship on the international stage

John T. Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, will present a program on world leadership later this month.

Hybrid media artist Paul Catanese presents lecture next week

Paul Catanese, a professor of art and director of the Graduate Study for Art and Art History at Columbia College in Chicago, will present a lecture on Jan. 23.

Sign up for Touch of Nature EdVenture Camps and get an early bird discount 

Registration is underway for the 2020 summer camps at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. And, for those who sign up by March 13, there’s big early bird savings available. Discounts range from $30 to $40 per camp session, depending upon the individual camps.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter available 

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for January 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

SIU Today schedule

There will not be an SIU Today issue on Monday as the university observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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