SIU Today - October 12, 2023

Saluki Commitment extended to close financial gaps for more families

SIU Carbondale is extending its Saluki Commitment and Saluki Transfer Commitment – a guarantee to fully cover tuition and mandatory fees – to Illinois families who earn up to $103,040 and meet other criteria. The prior limit was $63,575. 

SIU prof gets $588K grant to shrink AI’s carbon footprint

Iraklis Anagnostopoulos, an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study substantially improving the sustainability of modern edge data centers by mitigating the environmental impact of AI and boosting the efficiency of data processing.

Mandated training to maintain discrimination-free and harassment-free campus starts Monday  

Federally mandated training for maintaining a discrimination-free and harassment-free campus begins Monday, Oct. 16, and is due by Dec. 1, 2023. This training is in addition to the 2023 annual online Ethics Act Training.

United Airlines-SIU Aviation Career Day on Oct. 14 helps aviation dreams soar

More than 130 Chicago-area high school students are expected to be on campus and the Glenn Poshard Transportation Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, as SIU Aviation and United Airlines hold the aviation career day to introduce students to the nationally recognized aviation program.

SIU ceramics students, faculty to help fill community initiatives through Empty Bowls 

The talents of ceramics students and faculty will be featured when Empty Bowls, an event where art meets hunger, compassion and advocacy, returns to the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery in the Murdale Shopping Center, 1815 W. Main St., Carbondale. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or as long as the bowls last.

Warm your Saluki spirit by wearing maroon 

It’s another exciting week for Saluki athletics and always a good time to wear maroon, like Shelly Ridgeway, assistant director, Student Health Services and director of Wellness and Promotion Services. The women’s soccer team holds its last home match of the season at 6 p.m. today (Oct. 12) when it faces Valparaiso at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex. The men’s baseball team opens its fall season at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, against Eastern Illinois University at Itchy Jones Stadium, and the No. 13 football Salukis renew their regional rivalry with an away game at Murray State at 2 p.m. Saturday. Be sure to check team schedules at and tag your favorite photo in Saluki best with #SpiritFriday. 

Earth Science Week at SIU to educate people about resources, promote sustainability 

Faculty from SIU’s geology and microbiology programs and its STEM Education Research Center have been involved with activities surrounding Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14. The week closes with a Rock and Mineral Clinic, from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Parkinson Laboratory, Room 101, where people can bring their finds in for identification by university experts.

Girls and boys invited to explore STEM careers at SIU conference

Registration is open for the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference, set for Nov. 4 at the SIU Student Center and other areas on campus. The conference is an opportunity for girls and boys in grades 5-9 to explore careers in science and mathematics. The cost is $10 if students register by Oct. 16, $17 after that date.

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