SIU Today - April 29, 2021

From the Chancellor

Growing enrollment by helping students continue their education

In recent months, we’ve talked a lot about attracting students to our beautiful campus and helping them decide to become Salukis. Equally important to our efforts to grow enrollment is keeping the students we already have and guiding them on the path to graduation.

2021 Sturgis Award recipient Helleny’s volunteer efforts help showcase Southern Illinois

When discussing HerrinFesta Italiana, Herrin’s annual weeklong celebration that runs through Memorial Day, it’s hard to not also mention Joey Helleny. The work that Helleny and myriad other volunteers put into running one of the region’s largest and best-known festivals is not only important to Williamson County but Southern Illinois as well.

64 faculty members earn tenure, promotion

The SIU Board of Trustees today, April 29, approved promotions in academic rank and tenure for 64 faculty members, effective with the 2021-2022 academic year in August or the 2022 fiscal year beginning in July.

Virtual workshop to help faculty, staff and students with stress starts Friday

Sky@SIUC, a registered student organization, is hosting a three-day virtual workshop that starts Friday, April 30, to promote the mental well-being of students, faculty and staff focusing on improving stress-management skills.

Remember to review, update ‘People Finder’ profile

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends that faculty and staff check their People Finder profile information periodically to ensure that it is correct. People Finder is an important tool to easily find contact information for faculty, staff and students.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter is available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for April 2021 is available. The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU System Ethics Office website is at

SIU law school professor named Fulbright Specialist

SIU Carbondale has been long known for its global reach, including welcoming its first international student in 1947. Christopher Behan, a professor with the SIU School of Law, is continuing the relationship with his recent selection as a Fulbright Specialist.

Big weekend to be a Saluki

The football Salukis continue their march in the FCS playoffs when they face No. 2 South Dakota at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in a nationally televised game on ESPN2. In baseball, the Salukis open a four-game series against Missouri State at Itchy Jones Stadium on Friday, April 30, and the Saluki softball team faces Valparaiso for three games at Charlotte West Stadium beginning on Saturday, May 1.

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