SIU Today - October 18, 2021

From the Chancellor

A team effort to enhance our partnerships in Chicago

Earlier this month, a large delegation from SIU Carbondale traveled to the Windy City for the Saluki Takeover Tour: Chicago. Representing many colleges and units, we had one goal in mind: building and enhancing partnerships, one of the pillars of our Imagine 2030 strategic plan. More

SIU receives $2.7M grant to establish wet lab 

SIU Carbondale will use a $2.7 million wet lab grant to develop the BioLaunch Core Facility, a multidisciplinary program providing customized lab services and business development assistance to emerging and expanding biotechnology and value-added agriculture businesses, said Chancellor Austin A. Lane. State officials on Thursday announced the grant as part of a $15.4 million investment in the Rebuild Illinois-funded Wet Lab Capital program.

Conversation on creating an antiracist system is Wednesday

A Conversations of Understanding discussion this week will look at transformative action steps that the Southern Illinois University campuses can take to become a more inclusive, just and vibrant academic community. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to join the live virtual discussion at noon Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Tenney Lecture to host noted children’s author, screenwriter Kate Klise

Kate Klise will deliver the University Honors Program Charles D. Tenney Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 21. She will be on campus beginning Tuesday for the screening of a film on Blanche Ames that Klise wrote and narrated and will also work with an honors seminar class involving children’s literature.

Honorary degree/service award nomination deadline is Wednesday

Faculty and staff are reminded that the university is now accepting nominations for honorary degree and distinguished service awards that will be presented at the May 2022 commencement ceremonies. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 20.

SIU’s Haunted Hollow promises fun for all ages

Haunted Hollow, a popular fall tradition and family friendly event packed with fun for all ages, returns bigger and better than ever to the Touch of Nature Environmental Center on Sunday, Oct. 24. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Glass artist Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen will present lecture tonight

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen will discuss her work and present a public demonstration of her creations this week on campus. The lecture is at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 18, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. There will also be opportunities to see her at work in Room 112 in the Pulliam Hall Industrial Wing this week.

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