SIU Today - February 08, 2021

SIU research shows promise for vaccine against chlamydia in women

A researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has made key progress in creating a vaccine that could protect against the common sexually transmitted disease chlamydia and possibly other STDs. Vjollca Konjufca, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, recently published the results of a study that showed introducing a vaccine through the mouth and into the gut results in an immune response in the female reproductive tract.

SIU committed to serving first-generation students 

SIU and its First Saluki Center are determined provide all of the tools and support first-generation students need to thrive — and those efforts have earned national recognition.

Recreational Sports and Services offering free online workout videos and more 

Recreational Sports and Services is now offering a brand-new series of high-quality workout videos available for free online viewing, complete with warm-ups and cool-downs.

Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra to feature works by Dvořák, Strauss

Shaking off the winter doldrums and inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO) continues its season with a pair of performances later this month. The serenades will feature romantic works for wind ensembles written by composers Antonin Dvořák and Richard Strauss.

Free intramural sports conference open to SIU faculty, staff and students

All faculty, staff and students can participate for free this year in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Annual Conference, taking place virtually Feb. 23-25.

Submissions for ‘Love at the Glove’ art show due Feb. 13 

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to submit digital entries for the student-run 19th “Love at the Glove” art show. The submission deadline for this year’s virtual art show is midnight Feb. 13. The exhibition will be available for online viewing beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 through the end of the month. A printed catalog will be produced later this year and available for purchase. For more information, contact Critical Forum (C4), the creative arts registered student organization by email.

Entry deadline for PBS Short Film Festival is Feb. 22 

Faculty, any interested students, alumni and independent filmmakers are invited to create and submit digital films to WSIU Public Broadcasting for nomination to the 2021 PBS Short Film Festival. The open call deadline is Feb. 22, and there is no entry fee. For more information, email or call 618-453-5595.

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