SIU Today - April 08, 2020

SIU faculty join statewide effort to manufacture critical COVID-19 test ingredient 

Testing individuals for COVID-19 is a major part of the ongoing effort to control the virus’ spread, and faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are stepping forward to provide a key ingredient needed for the tests.

University establishes employee guidelines for Coronavirus Response Act

Employees impacted by COVID-19 have access to new leave benefits under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act that went into effect on April 1.

Three students win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards 

The National Science Foundation has awarded three students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale a highly competitive research grant aimed at nurturing the country’s scientific and engineering leaders of tomorrow.

2020 Southern Illinois Music Festival is postponed 

Restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting postponement of the annual Southern Illinois Music Festival with the hope of running a scaled-down music festival later this year.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s April 2020 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on sexual assault awareness including safety tips; preparing for severe weather; the S.A.F.E. website and tips for managing stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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