SIU Today - February 01, 2021

SIU’s Research Park is surveying businesses anew about pandemic impact

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Research Park, in partnership with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SIU, invites area businesses to participate in an online survey, available Feb. 1-14. As they did previously, they will use the survey results to formulate short-term and long-term plans to assist the businesses’ specific needs.

View the January “Conversation of Understanding”

Faculty and staff can view the Jan. 26 SIU System “Conversation of Understanding” on “Racism, COVID-19 and the SIU System.” The virtual exchange provides students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts on a variety of themes related to diversity, inclusion and equity. The SIU System President’s Office and the SIU System Diversity Advisory Council are discussion sponsors.

Noted civil rights attorney John Brittain to present Lesar Distinguished Lecture

Noted civil rights attorney and law professor John C. Brittain will share his more than five decades of legal work on Feb. 10 when he presents the 2021 Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Lecture hosted by the SIU School of Law.

2020 W-2 forms are now available

2020 W-2 forms are now available for viewing and printing on the HRSS website for those who agreed to electronic W-2 consent.

‘Diversity and Inclusion Monthly’ published 

The February 2021 issue of “Diversity and Inclusion Monthly” is available from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity. This month’s issue includes thoughts on Black History Month from Charah McKinzie, SIU’s Black Resource Center coordinator; information on the university’s anthropology department’s archeological field school work in the Miller Grove area in Pope County; a profile on Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, a professor in the School of Art and Design, and a list of Black trailblazers at SIU Carbondale.

Reminder: Faculty and Staff Excellence Award nominations due Friday 

The nomination deadline for a Faculty and Staff Excellence Award is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

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