SIU Today - May 20, 2021

SIU launches new college combining arts and media

On July 1, the university will launch the College of Arts and Media with Olusegun A. Ojewuyi, a professor in the Department of Theater, serving as the new college’s interim dean.

Paul Simon Institute to host virtual event with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer

John Gaddis – a historian, professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author – will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual discussion at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

‘Decal-By-Mail’ program available through May 31 

Eligible faculty and staff are reminded that the Department of Public Safety Parking Division’s Decal-By-Mail program for the fiscal year 2022 beginning July 1 will be available through May 31. Applicants must use payroll deduction.

COVID-19 vaccines available at Banterra Center through Saturday

The Jackson County Health Department has scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics through Saturday, May 22, at Banterra Center for any Illinois resident age 16 and older. This includes in-state and out-of-state SIU students with a university ID. Visit the health department’s website for more information.

Saluki softball, baseball have busy weekend 

After winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, the Saluki softball team (37-14) is making its 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament and begins play today, May 20, against Arizona State in the Tempe Regional. The double-elimination regional runs through Saturday, May 22. The Saluki baseball team (36-16) close out the regular season hosting Dallas Baptist in a four-game set starting today ahead of next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, May 25-29, at Itchy Jones Stadium.

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