SIU Today - October 06, 2022

SIU researcher to probe climate change education for young learners

Kristin Hurst, an assistant professor of sustainability in the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, and a team of researchers recently received a $150,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to discover how to best combine effective climate change communication with best practices for teaching science to young learners.

Safety at SIU

The safety of faculty, staff and students is SIU Carbondale’s top priority. When an emergency arises, the university communicates information to the campus community in several ways.

SIU will provide educational opportunities for Boys & Girls Clubs members in region 

An agreement between SIU Carbondale and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois will provide mentoring and educational opportunities, summer camps, potential scholarships and collaboration between the university and the nonprofit organization that typically serves between 700 and 1,800 school-age youths annually.

Join SIU in celebrating Homecoming

Homecoming 2022, Oct. 10-15, is a Saluki Walk of Fame – an ode to old Hollywood glamour with an added celebration of past and present famous Salukis.

Southern Illinois Made Expo on Oct. 15-16

The Southern Illinois Made Expo will take place at the Marion Pavilion on Oct. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring over 100 vendors. The event is open to the public, with donations being accepted to benefit the 2022 Expo charities of choice, Operation Honor Guard and Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. For more information, visit

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

During the month of October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) acknowledges National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by sharing information through a variety of methods, including informative articles, infographics, challenges, and lunch and learns.

Author and scholar Bryan Hotchkins to address ‘The Complicated Topic of Race’ at SIU Oct. 10

Bryan K. Hotchkins, the author of “My Black is Exhausted: Forever in Pursuit of a Racist-free World Where Hashtags Don’t Exist” will discuss “The Complicated Topic of Race” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium.

SIU’s Start Seeing Pink campaign raises awareness, scholarship funds to fight breast cancer

The university is recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a couple of special events, including the sale of Start Seeing Pink apparel, to raise scholarship funds for SIU students affected by the disease.

Saluki Athletics offering 50% off sale for new faculty/staff season-ticket purchases 

Saluki Athletics is offering a one-time special for SIU faculty and staff to become new, men’s basketball season-ticket holders.

SIU will ‘Send Silence Packing’ with suicide prevention event Oct. 10

The Morris Library lawn will look different from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 10 as scores of very special backpacks will be placed across the greenspace. The all-day awareness event, the first of its kind at SIU, is designed to help end the silence surrounding mental health issues and bring awareness to the issue of suicide.

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, Oct. 9.

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