SIU Today - April 10, 2023

SIU team to travel to Australia to study eclipse, prepare for 2024 event at home

Cori Brevik, assistant professor of practice in the School of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvey Henson, director, STEM Education Research Center, and eight SIU study abroad students will leave for Australia on Thursday, April 13, to study a solar eclipse there on April 20 in a practice run for the 2024 total solar eclipse in Carbondale.

Moot Court team captures national child welfare/adoption law title

Under the direction of Cheryl Anderson, professor, SIU School of Law, third-year law students Sophia Allen, Caitlynne Dixon and Joseph Strater used their hours of research, writing and numerous oral practice rounds over nearly four months — while maintaining regular class loads — to recently capture the 2023 National Child Welfare and Adoption Law Moot Court championship.

Deadline for 2023 Green Fund award proposals extended

The deadline to submit proposals for the newest round of Green Fund awards has been extended to Friday, April 14. Winners will be announced on April 19.

Input on sustainability action plan sought

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the university’s first sustainability action plan by completing the Sustainability Action Planning Survey. The survey will assist in the process of developing a plan by gathering feedback on specific greenhouse gas emissions reduction initiatives. The deadline to participate is Earth Day, April 22.

With SIU students, Thomas Elementary schoolchildren prepare to be Future Salukis 

Second- and third-grade students at Thomas Elementary School in Carbondale are learning about different career fields from SIU students. Since September 2022, about 60 Thomas students have participated in a Future Salukis program with eight SIU students. The program is part of an initiative the university and the Carbondale Elementary School District No. 95 entered into in May 2021.

SIU student research, creative activities highlighted April 13

The research, scholarly and creative activities of more than 100 SIU Carbondale students in all disciplines will be celebrated during the annual Student Research & Creative Activities Forum, Thursday, April 13, in the Student Center Art Gallery.

Paul Simon Institute to host ‘rising star’ Illinois state Rep. Margaret Croke

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is launching “Rising Stars in Illinois Politics” — a new conversation series that focuses on a new generation of the state’s leaders — with state Rep. Margaret Croke of Old Town. Croke will join John Shaw, institute director, for a virtual conversation at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 14.

SIU’s Men of Color Conference to foster success

The Campus to Career Initiative Men of Color Conference is coming to SIU Carbondale April 14, and everyone is welcome to attend the event featuring acclaimed speakers and more. There is no cost, but pre-registration is requested by Tuesday, April 11.

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