SIU Today - May 19, 2022

SIU Carbondale awards Provost’s Scholarships to local community college students

Four high achieving students from local community colleges recently received in-person visits from university officials when being awarded SIU Carbondale 2022 Provost’s Scholarships, which cover tuition and mandatory fees for two years. Eleven students from Illinois will receive Provost’s Scholarships this year.

Showcase performances highlight Southern Illinois Music Festival

The 18th annual and nationally recognized Southern Illinois Music Festival (SIFest) returns June 6-26 to promote the region’s cultural activity by again featuring a strong blend of professional singers and instrumentalists along with select SIU Carbondale faculty and students.

Virtual symposium, reception part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SIU Carbondale will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with two special events.

  • A symposium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, will feature several panelists discussing “Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ Contributions and Challenges in American Society.”
  • The university will honor its Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty, staff and students during a reception on Monday, May 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cambria Room at the Student Center. The entire campus community is welcome to attend.

Decal-By-Mail parking program available through June 17

The Department of Public Safety Parking Division’s Decal-By-Mail program for eligible faculty and staff for fiscal year 2023 begins today (May 19) and is available through June 17. Applicants must use payroll deduction.

Saluki Pride: Justin Young, leader of the Playing for Pets fundraiser, highlights his passion for teaching

Communications studies instructor Justin Young created a video games class at SIU Carbondale and received a $3,000 teaching innovation grant from the College of Liberal Arts, which he used to bring more resources and equipment for his new class. In the future, his goals include building a cross-disciplinary study of video games at SIU, similar to how people study film or literature. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

SIU’s inaugural Diversity Prelaw Summer Institute aims for more inclusive legal profession

Fifteen high achieving juniors and seniors from colleges around the country will gain insight on legal careers and preparing for law school at the Southern Illinois University School of Law’s inaugural Diversity Prelaw Summer Institute, May 25-29 – part of the university’s commitment to diversifying the legal profession.

Printing and Duplicating migrating to online orders July 1

Printing and Duplicating is streamlining the ordering process and migrating to all online orders effective July 1. Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete account set up in advance so when they need to order, it is ready to go. 

Morris Library hosts special exhibit honoring Polly Winkler-Mitchell 

The Special Collections Research Center of Morris Library is hosting an exhibit, “Drawing with Scissors: The Art of Polly Winkler-Mitchell, 1970s-2000s,” in the library’s Hall of Presidents and Chancellors, across from the first floor rotunda, from Monday, May 23, through June 30.

Towers network infrastructure upgrade underway

Work continues in upgrading the student living experience in Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider residence halls by adding 1,500 new access points and installing new wiring to almost 1,300 rooms. The Office of Information Technology notes the upgrades will dramatically increase internet access and internet speed for students in the residence halls and improve general access, reliability and bandwidth.

2022 SIU Family Weekend, Homecoming

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Family Weekend and Homecoming celebrations at SIU Carbondale. The dates have been set, with Family Weekend on Sept. 23-25 and Homecoming on Oct. 10-15.

New York Times economics correspondent to discuss new book on billionaires profiting from COVID

New York Times global economics correspondent Peter S. Goodman will discuss how several billionaires exploited the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual conversation hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Monday, May 23.

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