SIU Today - September 15, 2022

SIU Aviation-United Airlines partnership provides opportunities for students

A partnership between the university and United Airlines is providing the most secure career path for aviation students interested in becoming professional pilots. Chancellor Austin A. Lane and United representatives signed a partnership agreement between the university’s School of Aviation and United’s Aviate career development program at the Glenn Poshard Transportation Education Center on Sept. 13.

Saluki Takeover Tour: Chicago 2022 starts today

During this year’s Saluki Takeover Tour: Chicago, SIU leaders, faculty, staff and students are enhancing connections in Chicago through meetings with several schools and receptions with alumni and friends. The Saluki Takeover starts today, Sept. 15, and culminates with SIU’s game against Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Jackson, Miss., mayor to speak at SIU on Tuesday

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, an attorney and the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, will present “From Exploitation to Empowerment: Lessons from Jackson, Mississippi, and the way forward,” on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The Michael and Nancy Glassman Distinguished Lecture is presented by the University Honors Program.

SIU updates virus information dashboard, monitors situation

As fall classes progress, the Emergency Operations Center continues to meet periodically to monitor the public health concerns caused by COVID-19 and monkeypox, and adjust our plans as needed. In the interest of transparency, the dashboard on the Virus Information website has been revised.

SIU System Receives 2022 HEED Award

The SIU System has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Saluki Pride: For Mike Eichholz, service, second-chances and the great outdoors are focuses

A researcher and teacher who focuses on waterfowl and wetlands management, Mike Eichholz values service as one of his main contributions to his work at SIU Carbondale. To that end, he volunteers his time and expertise with groups that help set wildlife management policies throughout the state and country. A professor with the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and the School of Biological Sciences, Eichholz was among faculty and staff chosen to participate in the inaugural cohort of the L.E.A.D. SIU Carbondale initiative. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

Saluki Women’s Weekend engages, inspires

The inaugural Saluki Women’s Weekend earlier this month celebrated the empowerment and continued advancement of women in education, athletics and philanthropy. Hosted by the SIU Foundation Women’s Leadership Council and Saluki Athletics, the two-day affair featured multiple events and many of SIU’s most inspiring women.

SIU Morris Library display commemorates Constitution Day

An exhibit that chronicles that controversy surrounding the appointment of Roland W. Burris to the U.S. Senate in 2009 is available for viewing as Southern Illinois University Carbondale celebrates Constitution Day on Saturday, Sept. 17.

International Guitar Festival offers concerts, workshops and classes

The eighth edition of the International Guitar Festival, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 20-22, will pay tribute to the classical and popular traditions of the guitar in Brazil.

Kick off your tailgate right with tips from SIU “food nerd” and expert

Niki Davis, Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Program manager and professor of practice, offers a few tips for tackling your next football tailgate to ensure it’s safe, fun and tasty for everyone.

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