SIU Today - November 07, 2022

SIU’s technology suite at Eurma Hayes Center provides free broadband, other benefits

The university and the Eurma C. Hayes Community Center celebrated the Nov. 3 grand opening of the Community Technology Center (CTC), a three-room suite where community members can access free broadband, check out tablet computers, print documents and learn how technology can benefit small businesses and entrepreneurs.

SIU plans Veterans Day commemoration

The university will publicly commemorate Veterans Day with the annual vigil at the flagpole near the center of campus. This year’s Nov. 11 Veterans Day event marks the 41st anniversary of the flagpole vigil, which began in 1981. The event, organized by SIU’s ROTC programs, honors SIU and Southern Illinois veterans who served their country in the U.S. armed forces. SIU faculty and staff who served in the military are especially welcome to attend the vigil and the ceremony, which also honors their time in uniform.

University closed Tuesday, Friday

Faculty, staff and students are reminded that the university will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Election Day and on Friday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day.

Vandeveer lecture on Nov. 10 to look at Bitcoin legacy

John Conley, professor of economics at Vanderbilt University, will present “Bitcoin’s Legacy and Blockchain’s Future” at the Vandeveer Chair Public Lecture in Economics at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Everyone is welcome to attend the free presentation in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

Art and Design faculty lecture series starts Thursday  

A presentation on Thursday, Nov. 10, by Carolina Alarcón, assistant professor, art history, kicks off a new lecture series presented by faculty within the School of Art and Design. Alarcón will present “The King Who Thought He Was Made of Glass and Other Things Leonardo Did Not Know: Art and Science in the Early Modern World” at 7 p.m. in the University Museum Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Free SIU tuition for one lucky Saluki if 2,000 students attend men’s basketball home opener

If 2,000 SIU Carbondale students attend the first home men’s basketball game tonight, Monday, Nov. 7, one lucky Saluki chosen at random will win free tuition for the spring semester.

Two SIU Native American Heritage Month events changing dates

Two of the events SIU Carbondale is hosting this month in honor of Native American Heritage Month are changing dates due to illness. The planned event for tonight, Nov. 7, featuring Troy Wayne Poteete, a founding member of the Trail of Tears Association, as the keynote speaker will be moving to 6 p.m. Nov. 14. The Trail of Tears narrative, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Guyon Auditorium, will take place today at 3:30 p.m., the same time Poteete’s presentation was originally scheduled.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’

The Department of Public Safety’s November 2022 issue of the “Saluki Watch Dawg” is available. This month’s edition details the state’s opioid action plan, the Rave mobile alert system, winter emergency kit reminders, a reminder on preparing for flu season during COVID-19, and crime prevention tips during the holiday season.

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