SIU Today - July 14, 2022

SIU Carbondale draws, bolsters students from its own neighborhood 

With robust recruiting efforts, strong partnerships, solid financial support and more, SIU Carbondale is encouraging potential students in the southernmost part of the state to become Salukis.

Effective immediately: Update to COVID testing 

In accordance with Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s July 13 executive order, SIU Carbondale will no longer require weekly testing for most faculty, staff or students who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  However, in accordance with this order, students and employees in specific locations, such as the Student Health Center, who are not fully vaccinated must continue to test.

University completes first phase in equitable compensation review, renews commitment to continuing appointments   

During Chancellor Austin A. Lane’s Listening and Learning Tour, many SIU Carbondale employees expressed concerns about compensation inequities. As a result, the chancellor charged a working group to conduct a robust study of non-represented civil service classifications and certain administrative professional positions.

Saluki Pride: Event planner Gena Albert keeps university celebrations on track

While likely most known for the office’s efforts in coordinating commencement ceremonies, Gena Albert’s work covers coordinating a host of other activities to honor students and recognize employees and collaborating on campus-community events such as the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

Seymour Bryson Scholars get a jump start toward success by visiting SIU campus 

A group of 48 newly admitted Saluki students are visiting the SIU campus this month for the immersive Dr. Seymour Bryson Future Scholars Program, which will give them a jumpstart on their college careers.

SIU Foundation smashes fundraising records

The SIU Foundation had the best fiscal year in its history, raising more than $32 million and awarding more scholarships than ever before.

Lone Star College, SIU sign Saluki Step Ahead pact 

Lone Star College and SIU recently signed a Saluki Step Ahead agreement, making it easier for students at the Texas-based college to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree. SIU has 21 Saluki Step Ahead agreements with community colleges in Illinois, Missouri and Texas.

Event submissions sought for Saluki Startup, Weeks of Welcome

New Student Programs is seeking event submissions for Saluki Startup (Aug. 18-21) and Weeks of Welcome (Aug. 22-Sept. 24). The goal is to promote as many events as possible so students see all of the opportunities available to them.

SIU’s Export Controls newsletter is available 

The monthly SIU Export Controls newsletter for July 2022 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 story on plans by the U.S. Department of Commerce to work with universities to protect potentially sensitive research products from theft by foreign agents and a new Government Accountability Office report on export controls at U.S. universities.

Discussion with Better Government Association president moved to next week

A virtual conversation with David Greising, president and CEO of the Better Government Association, hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is rescheduled to July 20. 

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