SIU Today - October 11, 2021

University plans for two in-person commencement ceremonies in December

Commencement ceremonies for fall 2021 graduates at SIU Carbondale are set to return to Banterra Center on Dec. 11. In an effort to keep graduates and their guests safe, two separate ceremonies – broken down by colleges and schools – are planned.

Flu immunizations will be available on campus Oct. 26-27

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will be providing free flu immunizations until Nov. 15 for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan. The two walk-up flu shot clinics are set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 in the SIU Alumni Association Courtyard at Woody Hall.

Interviews set for chief information officer candidates

Three candidates for chief information officer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will meet with constituents during a series of virtual interviews on Oct. 18, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21. Each candidate will participate in a virtual open forum at noon on the day of their visit.

200+ students registered for today’s open house

More than 230 students have registered for SIU Carbondale’s open house, a free event for Salukis who will be new to SIU in fall 2022 or later and their families. The event is based at the Banterra Center and includes games, a student panel, campus tours, housing tours, academic showcases and a resource fair.

Jungle Dogs headline SIU Alumni Association Homecoming events

The Jungle Dogs, a band legendary to the Carbondale music scene, is the headlining act of the SIU Alumni Association’s Homecoming celebration, happening Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at the Alumni Center on campus.

Webinar on COVID-19’s impact on rural health workforce is Oct. 14

Registration is open for a webinar at noon Thursday, Oct. 14, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the rural health workforce. The Illinois Rural Health Summit organizing group, which includes the School of Medicine’s Department of Population Science and Policy, Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development and the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, identified methods for how the state can use current health care workers more efficiently while committing to long-term rural health workforce recruitment strategies.

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