Extern Program
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Deadline:  Oct 3, 2014.
Spring Break:  March 9-13, 2015.
Extern Program
Host a fellow Saluki with the Extern Program.
Application deadline, Oct 3, 2014.  
Spring Break, March 9-13, 2015.
Southern Alumni Magazine
Read the latest Southern Alumni Magazine for June, 2014!
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Ever considered volunteering for Southern Illinois University?  We invite you to become a volunteer and give the gift of time to your alma mater.
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Every Saluki has a story. Tell us yours today.


Traveling Vietnam Wall Coming To SIU

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.

Do You Have A Story?

Salukis everywhere will soon be celebrating the Homecoming festivities with friends and family. Many alumni will talk about old times as well as what is going on in their life now.  Everyone has a story to tell.  Let us hear yours at www.siu.alumni.com/tellus.

Alumnus Writes About Disabled Veterans

Miguel Reece's ’81 story of disabled veterans isn't about the author, but rather, memories from some of America's most legendary battles and the struggles of those who fought in them.  "The Disabled Veteran's Story" shares recollections from one of the first female pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, POWs from WWII and Korea, and much more. See him interviewed here.

Kasser Leads SIU Alumni Association Board

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.


The Greater Peoria Area Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to attend a Peoria Chiefs baseball game.  Watch the Chiefs play the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the exclusive Hot Corner Club, while enjoying a complimentary all you can eat buffet.  Limited ticket availability so please register early.  All are invited!
Join your fellow Salukis on Aug. 26 for SIU Day at the Du Quoin State Fair!
The SIU Alumni Association together with the St. Louis Chapter invites you to the 30th Annual SIU Day at Busch Stadium featuring the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.  Join us for an optional pregame reception at Joe Buck’s for an all-you-can-eat dinner.  SIU Administration will be in attendance.  Substantially discounted tickets are limited. Ensure your seats by purchasing early! All are invited!
Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on this relaxing 14-night cruise. Let the waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube carry you gently through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, exploring striking vistas rich with history, culture, lore, and traditions.