SIU Today - April 05, 2021

Scholar Excellence Award winner Kroner’s research is changing correctional field 

Daryl Kroner’s colleagues note his research has “changed the way the field of correctional psychology thinks about offenders with mental illness” and may “dramatically improve the lives of several hundred thousand people who are suffering from mental illness while incarcerated or under community supervision.”

Open forums set with College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences dean finalists

Five candidates for dean of the College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will meet with constituents during a series of virtual forums beginning today, April 5.

Vaccines available for faculty, staff and students 

Faculty, staff and students are reminded that the Jackson County Health Department is providing vaccinations for any Illinois resident age 16 and older, including SIU students from Illinois and outside the state. The health department has scheduled walk-in clinics for this week.

Flexible schedule summer program starts May 30

The university will offer an optional employee flexible schedule program again this summer. Employees may flex their hours in order to shorten a workday or work week. The program will begin May 30 and continue through July 31.

Offer a friendly reminder to students to register for fall classes 

While students are honing their work in the last month of the spring semester, this is a great time for faculty and staff to encourage students to register for fall 2021 courses before leaving campus for the summer.

International Festival this week celebrates diversity 

The university is celebrating diversity and inclusiveness that is intrinsic to the campus and represented throughout the region this week during International Festival 2021. The festival begins today and runs through Friday and features a mix of live and virtual events.

‘Diversity and Inclusion Monthly’ April issue published

The April 2021 issue of Diversity and Inclusion Monthly is available from the Office of Associate Chancellor for Diversity. This month’s issue includes a profile on Kimberly Turner, who has received a Diversifying Higher Education in Illinois Fellowship and will earn a doctorate in political science this summer; reminders on pre-commencement ceremonies; April’s diversity training schedule and fliers for numerous events on campus.

SISO to feature works by Glière, Martinu and Strauss 

Chamber ensembles featuring the 20th century works of three celebrated composers will close out the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra season on Thursday, April 8, at Shryock Auditorium.

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank CEO will discuss U.S. economy and monetary policy 

Noted economist and scholar James “Jim” Bullard, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will discuss the nation’s economy during a virtual discussion April 8, hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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