SIU Today - March 14, 2022

Symposium on Ukraine, peace rally set for Wednesday

A free, public symposium on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine featuring SIU faculty and a peace rally will take place on campus on Wednesday, March 16.

Share your ideas for Imagine 2030 

Our new strategic plan, Imagine 2030, is helping us focus our priorities through five distinct and equally important pillars: student success and engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; branding and partnerships; research and innovation; and sustainability. If you have not already done so, visit to learn more, then share your ideas.

SIU alumnus will present Lesar Lecture on Wednesday

Jerry L. Hawkins, executive director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (Dallas TRHT) and a SIU Carbondale alumnus, will share his thoughts on how the nation can become more inclusive and equitable at the SIU School of Law on Wednesday, March 16.

Political analyst to discuss America’s fracturing society in Simon Institute event

Political analyst, author and Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer will discuss the forces that have divided American society, as well as the nation’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a virtual event hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Thursday.

Films featuring works by SIU cinema professor is March 19  

A series of films by Heather M. O’Brien, an assistant professor in cinema in the School of Media Arts, will be part of a showcase on Saturday at ArtSpace 304 in Carbondale and is free and open to the public.

Big Muddy Film Festival updated events 

Faculty and staff can view changes to Big Muddy Film Festival schedule prompted by last month’s inclement weather, including a Zoom lecture with juror Valerie Soe at 1 p.m. today, March 14.

SIU to host hemp and cannabis symposium on March 26

Registration is underway for the second annual Southern Illinois Hemp/Cannabis Symposium later this month in the Student Center. The symposium will be held in the auditorium and also virtually. Speakers will discuss their research, and exhibitors will display modern production technologies in cannabis, in addition to consumer products.

LastPass invitations will be provided soon to faculty, staff

Faculty and staff will soon receive free access to LastPass Business, which will provide a single, secure location to manage passwords and store digital records, including Wi-Fi passwords, membership numbers and insurance card information.

A/P performance evaluations due April 1 

University policy requires that all administrative/professional staff have their work evaluated on an annual basis between Jan. 1 and March 31. The rating period to be used for evaluations completed in 2022 is Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021. Evaluation forms are on the AIS e-forms website. Completed evaluations should be sent to Labor and Employee Relations at or mail code 4319 prior to April 1, 2022. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Labor and Employee Relations at 618-453-6691.

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