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SIU Carbondale Day of Giving totals exceed $909,000

The totals are nearly in, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s March 6 Day of Giving raised more than $909,000 for scholarships, programs and other SIU priorities. [MORE]

Join the party as SIU begins its 150th anniversary celebration March 6

It’s a 150th birthday bash and you’re invited. Southern Illinois University Carbondale was founded in 1869 and on March 6, as the third annual  Day of Giving is underway, a yearlong celebration highlighting the university’s accomplishments and future will begin. [MORE]

Saluki Food Pantry - a worthy project for the SIU Day of Giving

“Initially, the chancellor funded the pantry, but for the current fiscal year, we are operating off of the SIU Foundation funding,” Epplin said. “The pantry runs on a very simple budget.” [MORE]

Shaping the future through philanthropy

Nancy Mundschenk and her husband, Paul, established the Teachers Shape the Future matching fund for the SIU Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 6. They’ll be matching donations up to a total of $5,000 to benefit the Office of Teacher Education within the College of Education and Human Services. [MORE]

Campus police raising funds for K9 unit

DPS seeks to acquire a K9 trained in explosives detection,” said Chief Benjamin Newman. “The K9 will be utilized during major events on campus. In the past, we’ve requested assistance from other agencies to provide this service.”[MORE]

Grad assistant to paddle the Mississippi to support veterans at Touch of Nature

“It’s called Paddle for Patriots,” said Nejmanowski, an SIU alumnus, Touch of Nature graduate assistant and Veteran Adventures coordinator. “I’m going to be raising awareness and money for the Veteran Adventures program.”[MORE]

SIU kicks off its yearlong 150th anniversary celebration with the Day of Giving on March 6

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is launching a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary. The fun begins March 6 with the 2019 Day of Giving, an event rallying the university’s supporters from near and far.[MORE]


January 2019

Kyleigh Decker awarded the Virginia Gordon Scholarship

"The Virginia Gordon Scholarship isn't just an award to me," said Decker. "It's an opportunity to open new doors and to become the person I've dreamed of being!" [MORE]

Saluki Hall of Famer Susie Rashid establishes endowed scholarship for Swimming & Diving

Saluki Hall of Fame swimmer Susie Rashid, a College of Business alumnus (1987) and University of Chicago MBA graduate (1998), has established the Saluki Spirit Swimming Scholarship, the Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund announced on Wednesday. Rashid was a member of the Saluki women's swimming team from 1983-1987 and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. [MORE]

Ag Students Express Their Appreciation, Excitement

For two current students, the impact of Georgy’s gift is already being felt. Not only has it brought new livestock to the farms, it’s strengthened their Saluki spirits. [MORE]

Beef, Swine Center donation goes beyond animals

The $50,000 gift, made by Paul Georgy ’73, will bring a new lot of pigs and cattle to the farm. The short-term effect will be the immediate improvement of the quality of the livestock, but the long-term benefits are expected to go much further. [MORE]

A place to create: Day of Giving ensures Morris Library stays ahead of the curve

During the 2018 SIU Day of Giving, Morris Library raised $7,455 from 36 gifts. That money was used to reach one of the library’s top fundraising goals – installing an Adobe Creative Cloud workstation. [MORE]