SIU Today - October 13, 2022

Haunted Hollow is Oct. 23

Haunted Hollow, one of the region’s most popular, fun, family friendly fall traditions returns to the Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center on Oct. 23 with activities galore for all ages.

Saluki Pride: Naoufal Lakhssassi uses genes to help plants resist diseases and improve their seed composition

The SIU System Inventor of the Year Award recognizes innovators who perform exemplary work in the field of technologies, discoveries and innovations, and made outstanding contributions to the SIU system during the past five years. Naoufal Lakhssassi, who uses genes to help plants resist diseases and improve their seed composition and content, fits the bill for such an award, receiving it in September 2022 during the SIU board of trustees meeting. Nominating a colleague is easy; simply fill out this form.

Salukis Care Day is Oct. 14

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take some time to relax on Friday, Oct. 14, as New Student Programs offers several anti-stress activities. From puppies, to tie-dye, crafts and other fun-filled events, there is sure to be an activity for everyone to enjoy. The fun is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Faner Hall Plaza and other designated areas. New Student Programs has the complete rundown of activities.

Women’s basketball tipoff celebration is on Oct. 23 

The Saluki women’s basketball team will hold a tipoff celebration on Oct. 23 for the start of the 2022-2023 season.

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch sale is Saturday

The fall ritual that is SIU’s Great Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to campus on Saturday, Oct. 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn in front of the Pulliam Hall Breezeway.

SIU ceramics students, faculty to help fill community initiatives through Empty Bowls

Ceramics students and faculty are using their talents to help the community with Empty Bowls, an event where art meets hunger, compassion and advocacy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Store in the Murdale Shopping Center.

‘Till Death Do Us Part’ musical is Oct. 23

“Till Death Do Us Part,” an original musical presented by Fierce, the musical theater registered student organization sponsored by the School of Theater and Dance, will make its premiere Oct. 23 in the Christian H. Moe Theater in the Communications Building.

'Breaking cans' for a Guinness world record

Here’s your chance to be part of a world-record effort. Saluki Athletics and Pepsi MidAmerica are teaming up to attempt to set a new world record for “breaking cans” at Saturday’s Homecoming game against Western Illinois at 2 p.m. at Saluki Stadium. Every fan will receive a 7UP can when they enter the stadium. At the end of the first quarter, fans will be directed to simultaneously crack open their cans. A Guinness World Record representative will be on-site to confirm the record.

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