SIU Today - October 17, 2022

New Saluki mural dedicated

Officials with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, the university and others celebrated Thursday’s dedication of the new Saluki mural at Illinois Avenue and Mill Street. It is the first of three planned murals in the city of Carbondale and part of a larger effort to show Saluki pride in SIU’s hometown, fitting well with the branding and partnerships pillar of the Imagine 2030 strategic plan.

SIU zoology student uses radar to study crayfish’s hidden homes

Working with Harvey Henson, director of SIU’s STEM Education Research Center, zoology major Samantha Dennis uses radar to research the lives of crayfish, a common but ecologically important species.

Flu immunizations available Tuesday

The first of two walk-up flu shot clinics for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, as well as surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the SIU Alumni Association Courtyard at Woody Hall.

University honors course proposal deadline is Oct. 31

Faculty are reminded the deadline to submit course proposals for the University Honors Program for fall 2023 and spring 2024 UHON seminars is Oct. 31. Courses may be proposed in the faculty’s area of choice or along the theme for the year, which is “Culture and Cosmos.”

SIU Education Day brings about 300 future teachers to campus 

As part of the university’s response to the teacher shortage, nearly 300 high school and community college students who are planning to study education are on campus this morning (Oct. 17) during SIU Education Day.

Summit to address rural program, policy needs Oct. 27 

The SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Science and Policy, SIU School of Law and Southern Illinois Healthcare will present the 2022 Innovating Illinois Rural Health Summit: Addressing Rural Needs in Programs and Policies later this month in Springfield.

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