SIU Today - August 05, 2021

Mapping their future: SIU graduate student is researching Colorado elk migratory routes

Working with Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, assistant professor at the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Storm Crews, a graduate student in zoology, has spent about a year studying and mapping the impressive migration routes that Colorado elk use as they manage their life cycle, wandering from one habitat to another. He hopes that mapping the animals’ migratory routes, characterizing their seasonal home ranges, and studying the factors that trigger migrations will lead to better-informed management strategies, helping keep the important species healthy and vibrant for generations to come.

Saluki Pride: Douglas Lind connects law students to history

Douglas Lind of the SIU School of Law is an award-winning legal historian who loves to help students with their research and introduce them to rare books. Lind 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.

Faculty and staff volunteers needed for Saluki Startup, Weeks of Welcome

New Student Programs is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to assist with a wide variety of special events that will take place during Saluki Startup (Aug. 12-15) and Weeks of Welcome (Aug. 16-Sept. 25).

Offer a friendly reminder to students to register for fall classes 

As the fall semester approaches, now is a great time for faculty and staff to encourage students to visit SalukiNet and register for fall 2021 classes. Classes begin Aug. 16.

Faculty, staff and students encouraged to get vaccinations 

Research shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and have been highly effective in preventing serious illness and death. Getting vaccinated will help us all in the university community to reach our goal: to stay in the new normal and help protect your friends, family and community. This is also a great time prior to start of fall classes. Visit to find a site near you.

Campus Mail Service announces fall schedule

The university’s campus mail service has announced an operational schedule for the fall 2021 semester.

Paul Simon Institute launches new ‘Illinois Authors’ series 

Illinois historian and author Robert Hartley will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in a virtual discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 10, as part of an "Illinois Authors" series that features author discussions focused on the state's history, politics, economics, sports and culture.

New Arts Jazztet will perform Sunday

New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group made up of SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Chautauqua St., Carbondale, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. 

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