SIU Today - February 17, 2022

Chancellor’s Scholarships awarded to high achieving local students

Seven high achieving high school seniors from throughout the region are receiving 2022 Chancellor’s Scholarships, which cover tuition, mandatory fees, room and board for four years. Six recipients received surprise personal visits from university officials and Grey Dawg.

Win your personal Olympics staying healthy and injury-free

In celebration of the Olympics, Phil Anton, associate professor of exercise science and director of the undergraduate exercise science program, offers his Top 10 Personal Olympics Training Activities to help you earn the “good health and fitness medal” on a daily basis.

Saluki Pride: Sarah VanVooren is a dedicated, adaptable, hard-working leader

Much of the work Sarah VanVooren does as associate director of Conference and Scheduling Services is behind the scenes, but colleagues say she is one of the most organized, hard-working people on campus and the results of her efforts are obvious.

SIU open house set for Feb. 21 

Undergraduate Admissions will hold a free open house from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 for Salukis who will be new to SIU in fall 2022 or later and their families. The event will be based at the Student Center and will include a student panel, campus tours, housing tours, academic showcases and a resource fair. University leaders, faculty and staff will be on site to answer any questions. For a schedule of activities, visit the admissions website.

Top Abraham Lincoln scholar to discuss president’s character, eloquence

Douglas Wilson, one of the United States’ leading Abraham Lincoln scholars, will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Monday, Feb. 21, for a conversation about Lincoln’s character and writing.

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