SIU Today - October 27, 2022

Saluki Step Ahead agreement with Kansas City area college

The university strengthened its commitment to students in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with an agreement on Aug. 24 to provide an SIU education to qualified place-bound students who attend Metropolitan Community College through Saluki Step Ahead. The agreement brings a total of 26 Saluki Step Ahead pacts the university has with community colleges in Illinois, Missouri and Texas.

Saluki Pride: Gregory DeYong studies supply chain management and helps students succeed

Gregory DeYong, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Analytics, is very interested in his students and their well-being and helping them succeed, and he proves it in numerous ways, while also advancing research in his field, which is of great relevance in today’s world. He is one of just two tenure-track faculty in the School of Management and Marketing who work in the important area of supply chain management, logistics and transportation.

Conversation on hiring process, candidate evaluations at SIU is available

The Oct. 26 “Conversations of Understanding” virtual discussion about the hiring process and increasing representation of diverse members in leadership at SIU is available for viewing. This academic year, six “Conversations of Understanding” will focus on findings from the 2022 Viewfinder Campus Climate Survey.

Halloween Family Concert is Friday

Everyone is invited come in costume as the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs its Halloween Family Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Shryock Auditorium. The concert features part 1 of the symphony’s introduction to orchestral masterpieces from the Baroque era to our time, especially designed for families. The works will include the “William Tell Overture,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Aleksandr Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” Tickets are available at the door — $20 for general admission, $10 for students of any age. The event is part of the symphony’s five-part concert series.

Spots still available for leadership training sessions 

Openings are still available for the free leadership training sessions offered by the Staff Advisory Committee for the SIU System. The 4½-hour sessions will be in Student Services Building Room 150-160.

Anonymous student alcohol, other drug survey underway

Faculty and staff are encouraged to promote to students an anonymous, online alcohol and other drug survey, which will be open until Nov. 4.

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