SIU Today - October 21, 2021

SIU to provide educational opportunities for Cahokia junior high, high school students

An agreement between SIU Carbondale and Cahokia School District No. 187 will provide mentoring and educational opportunities, summer camps and collaboration between the university and the school district. Chancellor Austin Lane said the agreement fits well with the university’s Imagine 2030 strategic plan, which includes pillars to improve student success and enhance partnerships.

Saluki Pride: Tarnisha Green goes above and beyond to encourage minority engineers

Tarnisha Green directs the Success in Engineering through Excellence in Diversity Program (SEED), supporting students in the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics, especially those from underrepresented populations. Holly Tugiyanto notes Green “goes above and beyond to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to study STEM, and she supports them along their journey to make sure that they are successful.” Green is featured this week in Saluki Pride. We’re looking for nominations; simply fill out this form.

Film, discussion to examine the future of local journalism

A film that highlights the struggles of a family-run newspaper and a community conversation on the future of local journalism is set for Tuesday. The screening and panel discussion is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Make it 10: Flying Salukis head to nationals after another dominating regional performance

After a season in the virtual world, the Flying Salukis took to the air this past week and turned in a dominating performance to capture a 10th consecutive National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VIII competition. The victory sends the team next spring to national competition for a 52nd time in 53 years.

Southern Illinois Research Park receives $150,000 Catalyst prize to help entrepreneurs succeed

The Southern Illinois Research Park has received a $150,000 award, one of just eight given across the country by the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the competitive, inaugural Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst prize competition.

Mandatory ethics training deadline is Oct. 29

SIU Carbondale faculty, staff, graduate assistants, undergraduate assistants, volunteers, student employees and extra help employees are reminded that the deadline for the mandatory 2021 annual ethics training is Oct. 29. The training is available on the D2L platform. School of Medicine employees located on the Carbondale campus will complete training using HealthStream. 

Civil service advisory committee petitions deadline is Monday

University civil service employees have until Monday, Oct. 25, to petition for election to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee. One civil service employee will be elected to serve on the committee for a four-year term from Jan.1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2025. 

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