SIU Today - March 10, 2022

Saluki Step Ahead agreements continue to build

SIU Carbondale continues to strengthen its commitment to students in St. Louis, the Metro East and Chicago with Saluki Step Ahead agreements with St. Louis Community College, Southwestern Illinois College and City Colleges of Chicago. The agreements bring the expertise of a doctoral research university to qualified community college students by providing the option to earn their bachelor’s degrees remotely and at a lower cost.

SIU researchers seek improved care and training for working dogs

Erin Perry, associate professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, used her own experience of nearly losing her dog, Pic, to toxic wreckage to research ways to help canines deal with stress in a healthy way through the fledgling Center for Canine Sciences.

Jan Thompson discusses the Bataan Death March to a Congressional committee

Jan Thompson, professor and director of the School of Journalism, presented comments to a joint U.S. Senate and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing on March 8 as the 80th anniversary of the Bataan Death March approaches next month. Her presentation before the committee is included in the news release.

Saluki Pride: Rita Medina connects with students to help them succeed

Rita Medina has had various roles since arriving on campus seven years ago, and her ability to “connect with students and dedication to being there through every step in their college journey is impressive,” notes Taylor Bennett, assistant director of communications with undergraduate admissions. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

Staying cyber-safe in a changing world

With the present world circumstances, cyberattack threats are becoming a greater concern, and everyone is vulnerable. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is offering tips to proactively manage our virtual environment and protect against cyberattack.

SIU Horticulture Club does well in competition

A team led by horticulture faculty members Alan Walters and Lisa Doyle finished second recently at the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Association of Collegiate Branches Competition in New Orleans.

New Arts Jazztet will perform Sunday

New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprising SIU faculty, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Chautauqua St., Carbondale, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13.


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