SIU Today - April 08, 2021

Environmental toxicologist Michael Lydy wins Teaching Excellence Award 

Michael J. Lydy, School of Biological Sciences, is known as a teacher who integrates his insight and skills as a researcher into relevant learning experiences for all of his students.

Additional single-dose COVID-19 vaccines available Saturday

SIU faculty, staff and students can receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination at clinics at Banterra Center and the Carbondale Civic Center on Saturday, April 10.  The Jackson County Health Department has also scheduled walk-in clinics for those who want to receive the first of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine today, April 8, and Friday, April 9.

SIU physics major Lincoln Weber earns Goldwater Scholarship

Lincoln Weber has recently earned a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Award, which is among the pinnacle of honors for undergraduate research students. Weber, a senior physics major with a concentration in materials and nanophysics, learned that he is one of only 410 college students in the nation who will receive the award for the 2021-2022 academic year. He is the sixth SIU student to earn the award.

Saluki Food Pantry holds spring drive April 29 

As the spring semester moves toward the summer, donations are being sought from faculty and staff to support the Saluki Food Pantry. The food drive is set for April 29.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s April 2021 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes information on sexual assault awareness including safety tips and available resources; campus community survey; preparing for severe weather; managing stress associated with the pandemic and the S.A.F.E. website.

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