SIU Today - May 05, 2022

Commencement weekend starts Friday

The university will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,800 graduates on Friday and Saturday with the SIU School of Law ceremony on Friday in Shryock Auditorium and two commencement exercises on Saturday at Banterra Center.

SIU student researches beavers using novel technique

Working under the supervision of Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, assistant professor of zoology in the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Brooks Pitman, zoology graduate research assistant, is finding out just how busy local beavers can be.

Addressing student concerns about safety

As the spring 2022 semester winds down, read a message to students about efforts to improve safety on campus from Jeffery T. Burgin Jr., vice chancellor for student affairs, and Benjamin Newman, chief of police and director of the Department of Public Safety.

Kibby, Foster appointed as faculty, staff ombudspersons

Michelle Kibby and Lori Foster have been appointed ombudspersons to assist university faculty and staff, respectively. Kibby is a professor in the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, and Foster is an administrative aide in the Office of Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.

Saluki Pride: Artist and professor Jiyong Lee uplifts his students to excel in life after college

Artist and professor Jiyong Lee spends his days in the School of Art and Design assisting students with glass sculptures. He has been asked to be a visiting artist at several institutions around the world where he taught workshops, including the University of South Australia, Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Ireland and more. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

SIU criminal justice faculty, students helping to evaluate community organizations

A research team in the criminology and criminal justice program is helping community organizations to assess and improve their effectiveness in providing services to neighborhoods in a large section of Southern Illinois and the Metro East impacted by economic disinvestment, violence and the war on drugs.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s May 2022 issue of the ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ is available. This month’s edition includes processional and commencement information; residence hall and dining hall closings; tips for avoiding skin cancer, and Saluki Cares.

2022 Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year

Taylor Hartke, a senior from Teutopolis, Illinois, is the 2022 SIU Carbondale Student Employee of the Year. She is working toward her bachelor’s in agricultural systems and education while minoring in communication studies and agribusiness economics. Brandon Macier, assistant director of marketing in the SIU Student Center, received the 2022 Supervisor of the Year award.

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, May 8.

SIU Today begins summer schedule next week 

After the spring semester ends on Saturday, SIU Today will begin its summer schedule and come out once a week, each Thursday, beginning May 12.

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