SIU Today - July 30, 2020

New COVID-19 safety information and reporting form posted

The university's coronavirus website has been updated to include Saluki Safety, a round-up and expansion of important safety information; a form for confidential reporting of cases; links to resources and updated frequently asked questions; and guidelines and training for employees returning to work on campus. The site is updated regularly. Questions may be sent to

SIU Journalism’s 1857 Project tells history of racism in the Midwest 

The Gateway Journalism Review, a School of Journalism publication that analyzes mass media in the Midwest, has marked its 50th anniversary with an eye-opening and timely issue, “The 1857 Project.”

Deadline for ‘Decal-By-Mail’ is Friday 

The deadline for eligible faculty and staff to participate in the Department of Public Safety Parking Division’s “Decal-By-Mail” program is July 31. Only applications paying by payroll deduction will be accepted until that time.

Illinois House minority leader to discuss health, economic challenges facing state 

State Rep. Jim Durkin, the Illinois House minority leader, will share his thoughts on the numerous challenges facing the state during a virtual discussion next week hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Sign-on processes are changing to be easier and more secure

The Office of Information Technology has been working to move the university to a more modern “authentication method”— making the sign-in experience easier for users while enhancing system security.

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