SIU Today - February 28, 2022

Saluki Takeover Tour heads to St. Louis this week

For a few days in March, SIU is planning a takeover of St. Louis. In conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference’s Arch Madness men’s basketball tournament, Wednesday through Saturday, March 2-5, the city will be home to multiple Saluki-themed events. It starts at the Chancellor’s Reception, which begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark and will mark the end of the SIU Day of Giving. The event will also be livestreamed on the SIU Alumni Association’s Facebook page, For a full schedule of events, visit

Vaccine booster clinic on Wednesday and Thursday

The Illinois Department of Public Health will hold a “Boost Before Break” clinic in the Renaissance Room at the Student Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 2-3, for faculty, staff and students who want to receive a booster for their COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J boosters will be available. You can register online in advance. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

SIU’s Women’s History Month celebration starts Tuesday

March marks Women’s History Month, and the university will be celebrating with a variety of special events, including some activities that include the SIU System.

Paul Simon Institute to host virtual conversation about America’s cultural changes

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will host a virtual conversation with author and journalist Tom Zoellner at noon Tuesday, March 1. The conversation will cover Zoellner’s book “The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America,” an essay collection that provides unforgettable glimpses into life in disparate pockets of the country, his career in journalism and teaching.

‘Catalyst!’ faculty research sessions start Friday

Faculty from the College of Arts and Media will share their current research during First Friday sessions beginning March 4. The “Catalyst!” sessions offer faculty and students from across campus the opportunity to see what their peers and instructors are working on. The sessions begin at 1 p.m. in Morris Library’s John G. Guyon Auditorium.

SIU Concert Choir presents ‘Music We Just Have to Sing’ on Thursday

Classical choral music spanning nearly five centuries is on tap this week as the university’s Concert Choir performs compositions for a new audience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Shryock Auditorium.

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