Week of May 23-29-2017 Saluki Spirit Announcements | COEHS | SIU

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Week of May 23-29-2017

#SalukiFriday is upon us again: remember to wear your Saluki gear on Fridays!

There is a growing group of Saluki Spirit Liaisons  represent their Dept, unit, campus office, student group, community business, civic group, etc. There isn't a lot involved with the Liaison job - basically just forwarding on information received from Dr. Anton on a weekly basis. The idea is to get Liaisons for all campus and community groups, so that when the Announcements come through, they are coming from someone whose name is familiar to those they are sending them to - basically a grass-roots movement. If you know of anyone who might be interested in serving in this role, please have them contact Dr. Anton.

#SalukiFriday is upon us again: remember to wear your Saluki gear on Fridays! Also, send pics of your group(s) to Dr. Anton, as well as Randy Johnson at 710: randyj@seventen.com Photos will be featured in future Saluki Spirit Announcements as well as on 710's Facebook and Twitter platforms.

  1. )This week we visited with the folks at Phoenix Cycles as a part City of Carbondale’s effort to promote National Bike Month . Those pictures will be up on Friday on the "SIUC Department of Kinesiology" Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SIUC-Department-of-Kinesiology-201366063240550/) and on our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/SalukiSpirit Swing by and give us a follow @SalukiSpirit

    The winner of the Facebook Poll on the Dept. of Kinesiology page for the pics taken at the Carbondale Hampton Inn last week is at the end of the Announcements.

  2. Support Andrea DaySIUC Plant and Service Operations is helping to support one of their own, Andrea Palmer, a PSO engineer who is battling leukemia. If you wish to show your Saluki Spirit by helping Andrea in her fight, please contact Tina Bruce at 618-453-1357 or tinab@pso.edu.edu Below the PSO staff shows their Saluki Spirit and solidarity with their co-worker on “Support Andrea Day”

  3. Saluki Baseball is at Missouri St. this week for the MVC Championship (May 24-27). Their first game is vs. Wichita St. this afternoon (Weds, 5/24) at 4 PM. If you were unable to make it to Springfield, you can catch them online on ESPN3 or on the radio at 1300 AM or 95.5 FM.

    The team set a program record with a team GPA of 3.337 in Spring 2017!

  4. Congrats to Dr. Christie McIntyre (Curriculum and Instruction) who was recently elected as Second Vice President of the Association of Teacher Educators! It is the role of the Second Vice President to take office as First Vice President at the end of the February 2018 Annual Meeting, and then to assume the office of President at the end of the February 2019 Annual Meeting. As leader of ATE, Dr. McIntyre will have opportunities to be actively engaged in responding to future legislation in Washington, D.C. pertaining to teaching, teacher education, and higher education with opportunities to speak to and engage with teacher educators across the US and with the World Federation of Teacher Educators.

  5. Congrats to Sarah Hollis (Foreign Language and International Trade), the first recipient of the Outstanding Student Philanthropy Award from the SIU Foundation!

  6. Saluki Men's and Women's Track and Field had 15 athletes qualify across 10 different events for the 2017 NCAA West Preliminary Championships at the Univ. of Texas from 5/25 – 5/27/17. Twelve athletes from each preliminary site will advance to the NCAA Championships. Kyle Landon (Accounting, high jump), Freya Block (Agribusiness Economics, hammer throw), Jared Kern (Exercise Science, shot put), and the Women’s 4x100 relay team, Mystique Thompson (Exercise Science), Bri’Anna Branch (English), Tyjuana Eason (Psychology), & Shafiqua Maloney (Geography & Environmental Resources) are all ranked in the top 12 going into the event. Competition begins with the field events on Thurs, May 25 at 11 AM. Track events start at 4:30.

    If you were unable to make it to Texas, you can track their progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIU_TrackXC or you can live stream the event at: www.texassports.com/watch

  7. Piotr BaranskiPiotr Baranski (Biological Sciences) of Saluki Men’s Tennis has qualified for the NCAA Singles National Championships in Athens, GA He begins play today, Weds, May 24. It’s the first time SIUC has sent a competitor to this elite competition since 1990! 

    If you weren’t able to make it to Georgia, follow his progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SIU_MTennis

  8. After winning the MVC Championship Tourney, Saluki Women's Softball had two tough defeats in at the NCAA Regional Tournament in Oxford, MS, falling to Ole’ Miss and North Carolina. These two teams ended up playing in the championship game of the tourney and the Salukis acquitted themselves well against these SEC and ACC foes. Thanks to all who supported the team during this historic season!

  9. Kari ThompsonSIUC Athletics officially announces NDSU’s Kari Thompson as the new head coach of Saluki Women’s Volleyball! The Davies Crazies welcome Coach Thompson!


On #SalukiFriday at the Carbondale Hampton Inn, housekeeping ace Amber Smith insisted that they clean the bathroom floors with a toothbrush, but we had our doubts... 

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