SIU Today - October 28, 2021

SIU nets $44.7M in research grants and contracts in 2020-21

SIU Carbondale in the last fiscal year remained a powerhouse of research, funded by more than $44.7 million in outside research and service-based grants and contracts. That amount was an increase of more than $7 million beyond the previous five years following the state budget impasse.

Encourage students to register for spring classes 

To help with retention, the university is aiming to have 90% of students register for spring classes before Dec. 1. Faculty and staff are encouraged to remind students to register soon so that they can get the classes they want. Students who register will have their names added to a drawing for a $500 book scholarship at the university bookstore. Drawings will be each Monday, from the names in the prior week, starting Nov. 1.

Saluki Pride: For Karen Baertsch, collaboration is key in any language

Karen Baertsch came to SIU Carbondale nearly two decades ago after first attending a conference on campus. That Baertsch enjoys working with faculty and students is evident, according to Shannon McCrocklin, an assistant professor in the linguistics department. Baertsch is featured this week in Saluki Pride. We’re looking for nominations; simply fill out this form.

SIU Carbondale, Girl Scouts’ pact opens opportunities for girls

An agreement signed Oct. 25 between SIU Carbondale and Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will provide mentoring and educational opportunities, summer camps and potential scholarships for junior high and high school students and encourage them to pursue STEM careers. The memorandum of agreement fits well with the university’s Imagine 2030 strategic plan, which include pillars to foster student success, support diversity, equity and inclusion, and build partnerships.

Have students interested in law school?

Faculty from across campus are invited to join SIU School of Law Dean Camille Davidson for a Nov. 16 lunch presentation, where they will receive information to share with students.

Memory T-shirt quilt raffle to benefit SIU recreation students

Recreational Sports and Services (RSS) is selling tickets for a memory T-shirt quilt. Benefit proceeds will go to the RSS Certification Scholarship Fund to assist student staff members with professional growth and development opportunities in the recreational sports and services field. The drawing is Dec. 3.

‘SIU-Guest’ Wi-Fi network access change is Friday

The Office of Information Technology is alerting the university community that beginning Friday, Oct. 29, the way that family and friends will access the SIU-Guest Wi-Fi is changing to make access easier for campus guests.

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