SIU Today - June 17, 2021

SIU vegetable scientist explores how farmers can get more out of their hoop houses

Alan Walters, professor of vegetable science, is researching the potential for local farmers to grow butterhead lettuce using unheated high tunnels or hoop houses, as they sometimes are called.

Saluki Pride: Senetta Bancroft works to assure all have equal access to quality STEM instruction

Science education professor Senetta Bancroft is determined to make STEM opportunities accessible to everyone. Her efforts have drawn accolades from her colleagues and the 2021 Shining Star Award from the School of Education. She is featured this week in Saluki Pride, which profiles faculty and staff whose work is integral to the university’s success. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

It’s a good time for digital cleaning

Just like offices, residence halls and houses, our digital lives can become cluttered with files piling up, becoming outdated or getting lost. Digital cleaning keeps the university, as well as your devices and information, safe and secure throughout the year. The Office of Information Technology has a list of useful tips and resources.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter is available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for June 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

Summer camps are underway 

As temperatures rise, the numerous summer camp offerings for youths and adults continue. SIU is offering many in-person and virtual summer camps and programs for people of all ages.

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