SIU Today - July 16, 2020

New podcast series featuring creative writing students brings SIU Press books to life

Charlie Birger met his demise on a hangman’s gallows in Benton on April 19, 1928. It was Illinois’ last execution by hanging.

Chancellor meet and greet 

New chancellor Austin A. Lane will hold a virtual “meet and greet” event for faculty and staff from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

Information Technology working to enhance login system

The Office of Information Technology is working to enhance the user experience for faculty, staff and students on campus while improving security for accessing SIU systems and software.

Former U.S. Ambassador Charles Ray to discuss diplomacy, military service 

Charles Ray, a former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe, will reflect about the challenges of military service and diplomacy in a discussion next week hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Student recreation center has opened 

The Student Recreation Center reopened on July 15 with extra health and safety precautions in place.

International student restrictions rescinded 

New U.S. restrictions on international students who take only online courses have been withdrawn following opposition by universities and higher education advocacy organizations.

Join in a unique summer fitness event – a virtual walking trip to Tennessee 

Beginning this week, Recreational Sports and Services is offering a unique experience to participate in a virtual walk from Carbondale to Nashville, Tennessee.

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