SIU Today - July 01, 2021

SIU researchers study ways to prevent nurses’ burnout

A cross-disciplinary team of faculty from the School of Health Sciences researched methods to reduce or eliminate burnout among nurses.

Saluki Pride: Jessica Crowe goes beyond the classroom to teach sociology

Jessica Crowe, associate professor of sociology, is an innovative teacher and an influential researcher and author. Crowe and SIU colleagues received $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program for the Upper Delta Region Biodiversity Scholarship Program, to provide educational opportunities in biological sciences for students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. 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.

SIU earns national recognition for support of military personnel

The university is again in the national spotlight for its commitment to serving veterans, active duty military personnel and their families with a Military Times 2021 Best for Vets: Colleges ranking for a 15th straight year.

Fireworks return on Sunday 

SIU and the city of Carbondale announced the return of the annual fireworks display on campus. The show will be held at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Learn more about the show and parking details.

Southern Illinois Music Festival begins Tuesday 

The 17th annual and nationally recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival returns to the region beginning Tuesday and runs through July 18, featuring a strong lineup of concert and opera performances that will attract both young and older audiences. Reservations are not necessary. WSIU radio will broadcast an hourlong SIFest 2021 Preview Show at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, and Monday, July 5.

Racial, economic justice are topics of talk with Shriver Center CEO 

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will host a virtual conversation with Audra Wilson, president and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7.

University celebrates student employee/student supervisor of the year 

Masasha Boyd, an admissions and records officer for the Registrar’s Office, is the university’s Student Employment Supervisor of the Year.

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