SIU Homecoming Oct. 24-25
Plan to attend the 2014 SIU Homecoming Celebration the weekend of Oct. 24-25. The campus will be “Wild With Pride,” when the Salukis host Indiana State in a 6 p.m. football game Saturday. To see a schedule of events, click here. Go to www.homecoming.siu.edu for updates as the weekend approaches.
It’s time to tailgate with the Salukis! Join the SIU Alumni Association on Saluki Row on the road and for tailgates during the 2014 football season. The Association will be hosting tailgates at three home games this fall, along with an event Sept. 20 at Purdue University. Information and registration for the Purdue event will be available soon.
The Traveling Vietnam Wall, sponsored by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, is coming to the University Sept. 11-14. The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. As the date nears, check this website for more information.
Mike Kasser, a 1978 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and chief financial officer of Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, is the new president of the SIU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors. Kasser takes over the organization’s leadership July 1, replacing Barry Smith ’80, who will continue to serve on the board. Look for a feature on Kasser in the Fall issue of SIU Alumni magazine.