SIU Today - April 03, 2023

SIU students and staff lead creation of new beer

Grabbing a cold one with a distinctive Saluki twist will become even easier soon, when the Fermentation Science Institute under the direction of Matt McCarroll, FSI director, and a partnered private brewing company release a new SIU-branded beer Tuesday, April 4.

Odenkirk event is tonight at Banterra Center

The Bob Odenkirk honorary degree presentation and Q&A session is at 7 p.m. today, April 3, at Banterra Center. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6 p.m. Registration is not required to attend.

Salukis invited to participate in East Grand Avenue survey 

Faculty, staff and students still have time to participate in a study by the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization in collaboration with the city of Carbondale to evaluate the East Grand Avenue corridor from Washington Street to Giant City Road. Learn more and take the survey. 

School of Law Simonds lecture to focus on trade law

Stephen Alexander Vaden, who serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of International Trade, will discuss how many policy and legal disputes are being shepherded for resolution through a trade law context and what legal doctrines and structural factors may be implicated by this trend during a lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the SIU School of Law.

Wanted: judges and volunteers for science fair

SIU this month again will host students from around the region for the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 8 Science Fair, and organizers are looking for some 200 judges and volunteers to help with the event. The deadline to sign up to volunteer or be a judge is April 14. This year, officials expect about 1,500 students with 350 projects from junior high and high school students from the state’s 21 southernmost counties to enter the event, April 28-29, in the Banterra Center and other campus locations.

Eclipse enthusiast to present lecture Friday

The university community this week can catch a glimpse of what to expect in a year when another total solar eclipse envelops the campus and the area. “Eclipse 2024 – One Year and One Day to Go” is set for 3-4 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

Scholar to speak at SIU about changing health-related behavior on April 5

Stephen Higgins, professor and director of the University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Health, will present the Robert Russell Visiting Scholar lecture at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Morris Library's John C. Guyon Auditorium.

Author, educator Rafael Frumkin to speak at SIU April 6 

Acclaimed author Rafael Frumkin, a creative writing assistant professor in English, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the John C. Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library.

SIU’s Launch That Business ceremony April 6

The Illinois Small Business Development Center is hosting a celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, to showcase and honor new area businesses the center has assisted.

Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter is available

The monthly Illinois Ethics Matters newsletter for March 2023 is available. The Office of Executive Inspector General publishes the newsletter to allow state employees to stay informed of current issues relating to ethics. The SIU System Ethics Office website is

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