SIU Today - February 09, 2023

Chancellor’s Scholarships awarded to high achieving local students

Thirteen high achieving high school seniors from throughout the region on Feb. 6 received 2023 Chancellor’s Scholarships, which cover tuition, mandatory fees, food and housing for four years. A total of 42 scholarships will be awarded this year. In addition, nine students, eight of them from Southern Illinois, received Saluki Support Scholarships, which also cover tuition, mandatory fees, food and housing for four years.

Supporting Salukis with ties to Turkey

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria has caused anguish to all of us. As the university does whenever we learn of disasters, the Center for International Education reached out directly to our Turkish students in Carbondale and through a faculty member from Turkey. As of this time, several Turkish students have stated their family members have all been contacted, and no personal injuries have been reported. As the situation continues to develop, SIU will provide support and services as needed.

Host a winning Super Bowl party with tips from SIU 'food nerd' and expert

No matter whom you root for, the food at your Super Bowl party should be as big and flavorful as your love for your favorite team, and the menu should be easy enough to ensure you can spend your time watching the game and socializing rather than in the kitchen, said Niki Davis, hospitality, tourism and event management program manager and professor of practice.

Nominations for outstanding graduating seniors accepted  

Know of a graduating senior who deserves recognition for their leadership, commitment and service to the university? The Division of Student Affairs is accepting nominations for Outstanding Leadership and Service Awards for Graduating Seniors. 

SIU advertising expert: 'It’s the Super Bowl of brands too'

With 30-second ads estimated at nearly $7 million this year, this Sunday’s Super Bowl is not just a showcase for football but also for advertisers who seek to capture the attention of a predicted more than 100 million viewers in the U.S. alone, said Bridget Lescelius, an associate lecturer in the School of Journalism and Advertising. She provides a preview of what ads this year work the best.

Faculty research support for travel is available

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is announcing a program to provide partial funding to assist researchers to travel to meet with funding agencies, program offices, industry or foundations to explore sponsored program opportunities.

Remember to wear maroon on Spirit Fridays

Faculty and staff are encouraged to show their Saluki pride by wearing maroon on Fridays. Post shots of yourself and your friends in your SIU best and tag them with #SpiritFriday. Even though the men’s and women’s basketball teams don’t return home to Banterra Center until next week, it’s always a great time to show off your Saluki gear. Savannah James, a culinary worker in the Student Center Marketplace, shows off one of the available long-sleeve T-shirts in the SIU Bookstore.

‘The Old Maid and the Thief’ takes to the Shryock Auditorium stage this week 

The tale of a lovelorn old woman in a small town, her catty maid and a wandering thief who becomes their houseguest sets the stage for the opera production of “The Old Maid and the Thief” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, in Shryock Auditorium.

Nomination deadline for Sturgis Public Service Award is Feb. 24  

The nomination deadline for the Lindell W. Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award, which honors SIU Carbondale employees for their community work away from campus, is Feb. 24.

View this month’s ‘Saluki Watch Dawg’ 

The Department of Public Safety’s February 2023 issue of the “Saluki Watch Dawg” is available. This month’s edition includes details for preventing and stopping electronic sexual image extortion, personal safety and stalking prevention tips, information on the department’s education and awareness presentations, and details on Wellness and Health Promotion Services’ survivor support and confidential advising services.

New Arts Jazztet will perform Sunday

Members of the New Arts Jazztet, a Southern Illinois jazz group comprising SIU faculty, along with guests, will perform at Jazz Vespers, an evening prayer service at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Chautauqua St., Carbondale, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

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