SIU Today - February 20, 2023

SIU prof is pleased how new school lunch standards can help food insecure kids

Dawn Null, assistant professor of human nutrition and dietetics, is pleased how new school lunch standards from the United States Department of Agriculture can improve the health of the nation’s children, especially those who are food insecure.

Provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs open forums begin Tuesday

The open forums for the five provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs candidates start Tuesday, Feb. 21. Each of the candidates’ full CVs are available on the chancellor’s website.  You will also find links to an evaluation form to complete for each candidate no later than noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28. 

Conversation on fostering welcoming and belonging at SIU is available

The Feb. 14 “Conversation of Understanding” virtual discussion on fostering welcoming and belonging at SIU is available for viewing. This academic year, six “Conversations of Understanding” will focus on findings from the 2022 Viewfinder Campus Climate Survey.

Symposium set at SIU to mark anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

In advance of the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a symposium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, will reflect on the war and look toward the future. Political science faculty Stephen Shulman and Steve Bloom, along with moderator John Shaw, will present “War in Ukraine One Year In: Surprises, Challenges and Recommendations” at 5 p.m. in Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium.

SIU accounting students offer free income tax preparation services

Qualified community members can receive free income tax preparation services on campus starting Saturday, Feb. 25, thanks to a group of specially trained students. Beta Alpha Psi, a College of Business and Analytics honors accounting student organization, is again sponsoring the popular Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year for low- and moderate-income community members.

Support for faculty research equipment available 

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has a program to provide support to faculty to purchase, replace, repair or upgrade research equipment.

Legence Bank donates to help SIU’s Saluki Food Pantry 

A recent $5,000 donation by Legence Bank to the Saluki Food Pantry will be used to purchase food and toiletry items to stock the pantry. In addition, bank staff will be hosting financial literacy programs in various SIU campus locations.

Nomination deadline for Sturgis Public Service Award is Friday  

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 Friday, Feb. 24.

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