SIU Today - October 29, 2020

Show your Saluki spirit each Friday

Everyone in the SIU Carbondale community is invited to show their Saluki spirit by wearing maroon on Fridays. Wherever they live or work, alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members and all friends of the university are encouraged to wear SIU maroon each Friday throughout the year to demonstrate and build pride in the university.

SIU recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month with special virtual activities

With a variety of special virtual events, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month. SIU is partnering with SIU Edwardsville to sponsor conversations, presentations and other activities to celebrate the nation’s Indigenous people and enhance understanding of who they really are.

New video declares “It’s our turn”

SIU’s newest video commercial is now appearing on television stations and online, featuring students engaged in academic, research, creative and extracurricular activities, noting that “it’s our turn” to build bridges and “shake things up.”

Mandatory ethics training deadline is Saturday 

All SIU Carbondale faculty, staff, graduate assistants, volunteers, student employees and extra help employees are reminded that the deadline for the mandatory 2020 annual ethics training is Oct. 31. The ethics training is available on the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform. School of Medicine employees who are on the Carbondale campus will complete training using HealthStream.

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards virtual program is Monday

The university will celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 Faculty and Staff Excellence Award recipients with a virtual ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

SIU doctoral student seeks innovative, sustainable way to control aggressive weed 

Mentored by SIU faculty, agricultural sciences doctoral student Madison Decker is seeking an unconventional way to combat common waterhemp.

Securing SIU with multi-factor authentication  

Since educational institutions are often targeted by cybercriminals, it is increasingly important to take extra security precautions. As a part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Office of Information Technology is strongly encouraging all faculty, staff and students to enroll in multi-factor authentication (MFA).

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