SIU Today - October 30, 2023

SIU external awards spike to $95.7M in 2022-23

Funding from outside sources skyrocketed at SIU Carbondale during the last fiscal year, according to records from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

SIU to launch accelerated online graduate programs supported by Academic Partnerships

SIU Carbondale has signed a new partnership with Academic Partnerships to launch and support 12 online master’s programs that can be completed in as little as one year.

Mahony to speak about enrollment on Friday  

SIU System President Daniel F. Mahony will present “Future of Enrollment – SIU System” to the Carbondale campus community from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library. Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear Mahony speak about enrollment trends and projections and how they may affect the SIU System. After his presentation, Mahony will take questions from the audience.

Reminder: Flu immunizations are available on campus Tuesday 

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will provide free flu immunizations for all active and retired SIU Carbondale employees, their dependents and surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan. Immunizations are available Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Student Center’s Renaissance Room.

Research Discovery Workshop series launches Wednesday  

A new series of workshops for SIU Carbondale faculty starting Wednesday, Nov. 1, will help attendees learn about their colleagues’ work, leading to potential collaborations.

What to do if you’re told to “Run. Hide. Fight.”  

During an active threat, members of the campus community might receive text messages to “Run. Hide. Fight.” Visit the Department of Public Safety’s website to learn more and watch a video that illustrates an active threat scenario (some scenes might be disturbing).

SIU’s Tenney lecture to look at evolving communication, even with space aliens

Sheri Wells-Jensen, an associate professor of linguistics at Bowling Green State University and a 1993 SIU Carbondale alumna, will present “Interstellar Challenge: Would blind aliens build telescopes?” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The lecture is hosted by the University Honors Program and the School of Languages and Linguistics.

Student Speakers Forum on Nov. 2 to focus on media literacy, disinformation 

Five undergraduate students will share their thoughts on media literacy and disinformation in a student speakers public forum on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Student Center Auditorium. This semester’s topic is “Is That a Fact? Media Literacy and (M/Dis)information.” The free, public forum is from 7 to 8 p.m. The forum will also be available via the School of Communications Studies’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Businesses invited to SIU’s Supply Chain and Transportation Roundtable 

The Southern Illinois Supply Chain and Transportation Roundtable is coming to campus on Thursday, Nov. 2, courtesy of the College of Business and Analytics and its management program, in cooperation with the St. Louis chapter of the Association for Supply Chain Management.

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