SIU Today - March 18, 2021

SIU announces spring 2021 grading options

Meera Komarraju, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced today, March 18, that undergraduate students have the option of seeking a “pass/no-pass” grade for spring 2021 semester courses, while graduate students may select a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grade, due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19. She also provided updates on fall 2021 semester registration.

Big Muddy Film Festival underway

The venues are different as the iconic Big Muddy Film Festival that runs through March 31 is underway. But this year’s virtual festival gives visitors the same great works from independent filmmakers.

Innovation series begins March 25

A six-week series starting next week for faculty, staff and graduate students throughout the SIU System will center on moving innovative ideas or research with a commercial value from laboratory to market.

Summer camps for children return to Touch of Nature in 2021

Summer camps for children are returning to Touch of Nature Environmental Center in 2021 with an expanded lineup for younger kids.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s March 2021 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes tips for preventing identity theft, information on available resources for those needing help with depression and mental health issues, upcoming blood drives in the region and guidelines for bicycling on campus.

Saluki athletics has busy weekend

The fifth-ranked 4-1 Saluki football team hosts No. 6-ranked South Dakota State at noon Saturday in Saluki Stadium as SIU looks to beat a third top-10 ranked team in a month. Go Dawgs!

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