SIU Today - April 04, 2022

Holocaust survivor, former Peace Corps director to speak at SIU

Walter Blass, a Holocaust survivor, former Peace Corps director and business executive, will present a lecture and participate in a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the University Museum Auditorium in Faner Hall. Admission is free, though seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Eco-Art Conference and Symposium to focus on the art-science relationship

The Eco-Art Conference and Symposium on Friday, April 8, will promote the interdisciplinary partnership between art and science and how it contributes to mending issues in our environments. The event will focus on environmental concerns, sustainability and climate change.

Rickert-Ziebold Trust Awards Competition begins today

Seven top student artists are finalists in the School of Art and Design’s annual Rickert-Ziebold competition, which starts today.

Playing for Pets is Thursday and Friday

SIU Carbondale faculty, staff and students will be leveling up for charity later this week as they come together with Playing for Pets to play video games to benefit St. Francis CARE (Community Animal Rescue and Education), a no-kill animal shelter near Murphysboro.

Democracy expert to discuss pandemic’s impact on American politics

Danielle Allen, a Harvard University professor, author and democracy expert, will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted America’s political and civic institutions during a virtual event on Tuesday, April 5, hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Join virtual conversation to learn how NYC entrepreneur pivoted during the pandemic 

“Stories of Impact: The Business of Bento Boxes During the Pandemic” is a real story about the hard decisions involved in operating a business in New York amid the pandemic. This Zoom conversation starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, and is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Business and Analytics.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s April 2022 issue of the "Saluki Watch Dawg" is available. This month’s edition includes information on sexual assault awareness including safety tips and available resources; preparing for severe weather; managing stress associated with the pandemic, alcohol and substance abuse awareness, and the S.A.F.E. website.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter is available

The monthly "Illinois Ethics Matters" newsletter for March 2022 is available. The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU System Ethics Office website is



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