Ken Jennings

Greetings alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University.

As you may know, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has made some changes in light of the COVID-19 virus, including extending spring break and exploring options for online and other alternative teaching. While we have no confirmed cases in the SIU system, times like this call for responsible action and the utmost caution.

While we were greatly looking forward to celebrating the 150th Anniversary with our upcoming events on March 27 and 28, the safety, health and well-being of our community, alumni and friends is our top priority. At this time, we have made the decision to cancel the speaking event with Ken Jennings (and all associated student events and receptions).

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all who supported these events. Many hours of planning and preparation have already been spent creating a showcase of the wonderful past, present, and future of SIU. We hope to share aspects of this at upcoming events later in the year.

Special thanks to:

ARTon Products
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
Department of Automotive Technology
Department of English
Fermentation Science Institute
Ken Jennings
KFS Events
Moonbuggy Team
Photogenesis Club
Robotics Team
Saluki Formula Racing Team
School of Art and Design
School of Music
Shawnee LED
SIU Alumni Association
SIU Foundation
SIU Horticultural Association
SIU Research Park
Steve Buhman and New Leaf Photography
Student Center
University Press
Warehouse Liquors

The 150th Anniversary Culminating Events planning committee and  contributors:

Brandon Macier
Britni Bateman
Carly Holtkamp
Elvira Muckelroy
Gena Albert
Jeff Gleim
Katy Green
Kent Epplin
Kim Goforth
Layla Murphy
Michelle Rust
Sarah VanVooren
Tibretta Reiman
Vamsi Manne