SIU Today - January 31, 2022

SIU student team makes finals in DOE’s solar power competition

With Kanchan Mondal, director of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering at SIU, encouraging a multi-university collaborative approach, a team of students is among the finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition.

Chancellor’s Faculty-Staff Lounge schedule for February 

The Chancellor’s Faculty-Staff Lounge at Old Main has several university hosts lined up for next month. The first host is Corné Prozesky, director, Recreational Sports and Services, on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Morris Library plans special events on Feb. 2 for centennial of “Ulysses”

Morris Library will celebrate “Ulysses@100” with special events on Wednesday, Feb. 2, to mark the 100-year anniversary of James Joyce’s epic modernist novel. The celebration includes a display of rare books and readings.

New commercials showcase SIU 

New commercials to promote SIU Carbondale are being aired on local stations and streaming TV throughout Illinois, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Memphis and other cities. To see them for yourself, visit

Virtual informational workshops for Green Fund grants start Feb.1

Faculty, staff and students can apply for the latest round of Green Fund grants as SIU continues efforts to become a more sustainable campus. The first virtual information workshop is Tuesday.

Faculty and Staff Excellence Award nominations due Friday

Know someone who inspires you with their incredible talent, passion and commitment? Nominate them for a Faculty and Staff Excellence Award. The nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4. 

Nominations for outstanding graduating seniors accepted

Know of a graduating senior who deserves recognition for their leadership, commitment and service to the university? The Division of Student Affairs is accepting nominations for Outstanding Leadership and Service Awards for Graduating Seniors.

2021 W-2 forms are now available

2021 W-2 forms are now available for viewing and printing on the HRSS website for those who agreed to electronic W-2 consent.

Winter Weekend Classical Musical Festival looks to warm the soul

Area musicians and internationally acclaimed artists will look to warm everyone’s spirit with the Winter Weekend Classical Musical Festival, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 4-6.

Talk on Afghanistan and UN’s global work, local impact is Sunday

A panel discussion on Sunday, Feb. 6, will explore local impact of the United Nations’ work globally, along with the organization’s efforts in Afghanistan both before and since the United States’ withdrawal in August. “The U.N. and Afghanistan: Connecting Global Roads to Local Goals” is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.

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