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Saluki Takeover Tour Southern Illinois
Get ready to paint Southern Illinois maroon from April 24 through May 4! Chancellor Austin A. Lane invites you to join your fellow SIU alumni and representatives from the university for the inaugural Saluki Takeover Tour in Southern Illinois. Register for any of the six Chancellor's Receptions throughout the 17 county tour, including the final Southern Illinois Celebration at Walker's Bluff Casino Resort on Saturday, May 4: siuf.org/southern-illinois
Saluki Ball: A Campaign for Students

The second annual Saluki Ball is a black-tie optional event of elegance and philanthropy. Dedicated to raising funds that bridge the financial gap for students, we hope you will join us in making a transformative impact on the lives of our promising scholars. Join us on Saturday, April 20, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk.

This year's musical guest will be En Vogue, one of the most prolific female music groups in history. The event will be emceed by SIU alumnus and ESPN 1000 radio host Marc Silverman.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, tickets, and event information, visit:
 salukiball.siu.edu.

The architectural design of the Tedrick Welcome Center showcases large white pillars, arched windows, and red brick accents.

With a $6 million donation, Roger and Sally Tedrick are leaving yet another indelible mark on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. In honor of their donation, a planned new building on campus will be named the Tedrick Welcome Center. The proposed building was presented to the SIU Board of Trustees’ architecture and design committee in April, and approval of its construction will be on the board’s Feb. 8 agenda. Read more on the blog. (This concept art shows what the Tedrick Welcome Center could look like once constructed. Provided by Hafer Architects.)

If you want to go fast,
go alone;
if you want to go far,
go together.

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John and Jayne Simmons make $10M gift to SIU’s Law School

A $10 million gift from John and Jayne Simmons will impact generations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale law students and strengthen the law school’s ability to serve its students and the region. In honor of their generosity, the law school will be named Simmons Law School, pending approval from the SIU Board of Trustees in April.

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Day of Giving: More than 2,600 Salukis donate over $3.1M

The 8th annual SIU Day of Giving was Wednesday, Feb. 28, and once again, Saluki spirit was on display for 24 straight hours. The SIU Foundation raised more than $3.15 million, and more than 2,600 donors participated. In total, there has been about $17 million donated during the Days of Giving. Every gift pushes the Imagine SIU 2030 fundraising campaign one step closer to its goal of raising $500 million by 2028.

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Points of Pride

WSIU serves more than 5 million people in two-thirds of Illinois. It also includes the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service, which helps nearly 1,000 individuals who are blind or have other physical limitations.

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