SIU Today - May 12, 2022

SIU plans family fun for May 15 total lunar eclipse

The university will have a free night of educational family fun on Sunday, May 15, at Saluki Stadium for a rare and awesome celestial event — a total lunar eclipse darkening the moon above North America. Information for volunteers who are interested in helping Sunday night is available here.

Longtime SIU professional Amanda Everett to serve as director of admissions 

Amanda Everett, a longtime professional at SIU Carbondale, will serve as director of admissions. She has been serving as interim director since April 2021 and was associate director of operations for undergraduate admissions before that.

Tim Marlo offers his students unique, real-world learning experiences

Tim Marlo, clinical associate professor in the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics, is not only devoted to helping SIU students in the classroom, preparing them for their future careers. As the faculty adviser for the Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge team, he spends countless hours mentoring them and providing them with hands-on learning experiences that give them an edge in the competitive job market. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply .

SIU’s fitness program for cancer survivors and caregivers transforms lives, gives priceless experience in new facility

For Phil Anton, associate professor and director of the exercise science program, his work in establishing Strong Survivors, one of only two programs of its kind for cancer survivors in the country, has personal meaning. Now in a new facility on campus, the program provides exercise training space a couple days each week and includes nutrition and fitness components.

New Student Programs seeking volunteers

New Student Programs is recruiting volunteers to be part of morning welcome teams to assist new students and their families in various activities at upcoming orientations at the Student Center. That includes greeting students and their guests and providing directions once they arrive.

Sixteen Chancellor’s and Provost’s Scholars graduate from SIU Carbondale

They arrived at SIU Carbondale based on their exceptional efforts both in the classroom and their hometowns. Now, 16 high achieving Chancellor’s and Provost’s Scholars are leaving the university with degrees following commencement exercises this past weekend.

Webinar on rural health care innovations in Illinois is May 19

Eric D. Hargan, former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deputy secretary, and Sameer Vohra, chair of the SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Science and Policy, will discuss chronic disease, access to health care and policy impacting rural health in the state next week.

Chicago Tribune reporter to discuss Madigan book

Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long will discuss his recent book about former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in a virtual conversation hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Wednesday, May 18.

‘Illinois Ethics Matters’ newsletter is available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for April 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

SIU’s Export Control’s May 2022 issue is available

The newsletter provides a resource for current export control issues and events that could affect SIU and its faculty. This edition includes a feature on SIU researchers seek improved care and training for working dogs and includes the SIU Export Control Compliance Manual.

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