SIU Today - December 07, 2020

SIU Carbondale virtual commencement to feature alumna, ‘Hamilton’ star Zoe Jensen

The university will recognize more than 900 fall 2020 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 12, with a virtual ceremony featuring a message from alumna and “Hamilton” star Zoe Jensen. In just three years, the 2017 musical theater graduate has gone from singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at her own graduation ceremony in Banterra Center to starring as Eliza Hamilton in the lead female role of the groundbreaking musical’s national tour.

Federally mandated training for maintaining a discrimination-free campus is due by Dec. 31 

All faculty and staff should have received an important email Dec. 4 on Preventing Harassment and Discrimination for Higher Education. This federally mandated training is separate from and in addition to the state-required training on harassment and discrimination completed earlier this fall semester. You must use the single sign on option to log in.

Encourage fall semester graduates to complete survey

Faculty and staff are being asked by the Career Development Center to remind students of a survey for undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to graduate this month.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s December 2020 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes tips for online safety, information on options for reporting crime, the university’s Safety, Awareness, Facts and Education website, and winter weather preparedness.

Human Rights Day presentation to focus on human trafficking 

A virtual presentation Thursday to commemorate the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly more than seven decades ago will examine human trafficking. In addition, Laurie Ryznyk, a professor and associate program director of the SIU School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant (PA) program, will receive the 2020 Human Rights Day Award for her work on issues of human trafficking.

SIU Today holiday schedule reminder  

The last SIU Today issue before winter break will be Thursday. SIU Today will resume in January.

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