SIU Today - February 13, 2020

Statewide innovation and research effort includes $2.5 million for SIU 

An effort at SIU that seeks to enhance research and innovation in Illinois food, entrepreneurship, research and manufacturing is among those that will benefit from a state funding proposal announced by Gov. JB Pritzker Wednesday.

International students find home, camaraderie with Learning Center 

William Acosta is one of many success stories who have advanced through the levels of SIU’s highly regarded Center for English as a Second Language, which is the third oldest certified intensive English program in the United States.

Weekly ‘BigDawg’ lab sessions start Tuesday

The Office of Information Technology’s Research Computing Unit will start the “BigDawg” Spring Campaign 2020 on Tuesday with the first of 10 workshops that continue through April.

Trustees freeze tuition

The SIU Board of Trustees, meeting today (Feb. 13) in Edwardsville, approved freezing tuition and fees across the system for the 2020-21 academic year. Prior to the meeting, Board Chairman Phil Gilbert said the system “remains dedicated to maintaining affordable tuition and fees for Illinois students and families.”

University Honors course submission deadline is March 6

The University Honors Program is accepting course proposals for the Spring 2021 UHON seminars.  The theme for the year is “From Cradle to Cradle.”

Craft Shop offers Valentine’s Day help along with several spring workshops 

A Valentine’s Day Craft Sale and a wide array of workshops are happening this semester courtesy of the Student Center Craft Shop.

University Museum is hosting ‘Fields and Figures’ art exhibit 

Local artist Mary Pachikara is hosting her second solo exhibit, “Fields and Figures,” at the University Museum’s Mitchell Gallery. The opening reception is Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Pachikara will discuss her watercolor works at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 20.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation basketball games set

Saluki Athletics invites all SIU faculty and staff members and their families to be a part of the upcoming Saluki basketball faculty/staff appreciation games at Banterra Center.

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