Help Spread Saluki Spirit in Southern Illinois

What is this Saluki Spirit Thing?


Why do it?

In these times of trial and seemingly endless negativity, we need to pull together and celebrate and support what we have that is worth celebrating. We know there are problems and we are certainly not sticking our head in the sand, but we have A LOT of great stuff going on and that type of thing often gets pushed to the background when there are major problems.

What is it?

Is it just another “athletics thing”? NO. While it certainly has a Saluki Athletics element to it, it is really an inclusive effort designed to involve the entire campus, as well as the surrounding community.

The Saluki Spirit Committee

This group was formed this summer and includes representatives from various campus and community entities. It is a group dedicated to ramping up recognition of Saluki Spirit around campus and the community. Out of this group have come several endeavors:

1) Saluki Friday

Following an official proclamation by the Chancellor in July, every Friday we encourage the campus and community to show their Saluki Spirit by wearing their favorite Saluki gear. Doesn’t have to be maroon, it just needs to be representative of our University. Early in the semester Saluki “Run With Us” t-shirts were sold in an effort to Saluki-ize the campus.

2) The Saluki Spirit Table

Every Friday this semester, we have had a table in the Student Center with Saluki-related giveaway items, Saluki Friday promotional items, and advertising for upcoming Saluki athletic events. Members of various Saluki athletic teams have been on hand to help spread the good word of Saluki Spirit. You may have seen pics posted on Facebook, Twitter, or in the Saluki Spirit Announcements (described below).

3) Saluki Spirit Announcements

Each week, we have been collecting material related to upcoming events, significant accomplishments, opportunities to be involved, pictorial evidence of Saluki Spirit, etc. – pretty much anything that we can take pride in on-campus and in the community – and have been compiling them into a series of announcements that have been distributed by the Saluki Spirit Liaisons (described below). Thus far the Announcements have largely been Athletics-related, but slowly but surely we are getting more info on the goings-on in other aspects of campus and community life. As Head Saluki Spirit Liaison, I am hoping that we can continue to get more involvement from all corners of the Saluki world. If you have anything you feel is worth noting or can help spread the word that I am looking for such things, please send anything and everything to: panton@siu.edu

4) Saluki Spirit Liaisons

This is a group of campus and community folks who have volunteered to share the Saluki Spirit Announcements via email each week with their respective constituencies.  The group is composed of people from different departments, programs, units, offices, student groups, community businesses, civic groups, etc.  We have good representation from some groups, but many are underrepresented or not represented at all.   We are always looking to expand this grass-roots effort.  If you know of anyone anywhere on campus or in the community who you think might be willing to join this group, please have them email me at: panton@siu.edu


See the latest Saluki Spirit Announcements below:

SALUKI SPIRIT ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/10/18 – 9/17/18):

1) As always, if anybody has items that they would like to add to the weekly Saluki Spirit Announcements,
please send them to Head Saluki Spirit Liaison Dr. Phil Anton at: panton@siu.edu
The Announcements are designed to reflect Saluki Spirit in all aspects of campus and the community, so
send whatever you want from any corner of southern Illinois. Pictures are always a great addition.

2) If anyone out there would like to become a Saluki Spirit Liaison for their office, business, civic group,
church group, department, community group, group of friends/acquaintances, etc., just email Dr. Anton. Not
much to the Liaison job: just forward the Announcements to your group when you get them from Dr. Anton
and let him know if there is anything happening in your corner of Salukidom that should be recognized
(people, accomplishments, past or upcoming events, etc.).

3) #SalukiFriday is coming up: Remember to wear your Saluki gear on Fridays!
Maroon is always encouraged, but any Saluki gear will do
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 the Saluki Spirit Announcements and on 710’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. As
you can see below, the Advisement Office Staff and Dean Keefer of the College of Education and Human
Services shows the way on #SalukiFriday.

4) The #SalukiFriday Picture Poll winner is still being determined by adding up the total likes from all three of
our social media platforms:
a) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SIUC-Department-of-Kinesiology-201366063240550/)
b) Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalukiSpirit
c) Instagram (“salukispirit”)
Last week we visited Carbondale City Hall and those pics are soon to be posted. and those pics are currently
up on the platforms mentioned above. The winner of our Picture Poll from our #SalukiFriday photo shoot is
usually featured at the end of the Announcements. This week we feature the winner of last week’s Poll of our
pics from the visit to southern Illinois treasure WDBX

5) As many of you already know, a social media project is having a very positive impact on our community.
It’s called Carbondale Proud and it is a grass roots effort to spread positive information and news about
Carbondale throughout social media. The goal is to overwhelm negative comments about Carbondale with
positive ones, and to let the world know what a great city Carbondale is. Sometimes the simplest ideas have
the biggest impact, and it is hoped that Carbondale Proud will raise community spirit, promote a greater
sense of community, and even help to attract future SIU students and businesses to Carbondale.
If you wish to help this effort, here is what you need to do:
a. Search for Carbondale Proud on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/carbondaleproud/?ref=br_rs) and then like the page
b. Invite all of your Facebook friends to like the page
c. Find #carbondaleproud on Instagram and follow it.
d. Start using the hashtag #carbondaleproud in your social media posts – especially when you
post something positive about Carbondale
REMEMBER: #carbondaleproud

6) Campus Sustainability Month is in October and SIUC Sustainability and the SIUC Green Action Team is
reaching out to campus contributors to submit an event. Here are some ways that you can participate:
• Tell us about an event/meeting/activity you already have planned that relates to sustainability.
• Organize an event open to the public: Movie night, nature walk, lecture, workshop, clean up day,
tabling event, lunchtime talk, etc.
• Reduce waste at your pre-existing event: Ask them how!
• Ask an RSO that you advise to organize an event!
Questions? Call them at 618-453-2846 or email sustainability.siu.edu
Add your event on their website: https://sustainability.siu.edu/participate/sustainability-month.php
Deadline is Sept. 20 – sorry for the short notice!

7) The annual Alzheimer’s Walk on the is coming up on Saturday, 9/22. The event takes place at Campus
Lake with registration opening at 8:30, ceremony at 9:30, and the Walk to begin at 10. If you have questions,
contact Marie Sidlowski at 847-324-0358 or msidlowski@alz.org. For more info or to register in advance, go
to: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/IL-Illinois?pg=entry&fr_id=11187

8) The Strong Survivors Fundraising Team (https://strong-survivors.siu.edu/) is having its annual Yard
Sale this Saturday, 9/22/18 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Carterville (116 W. Grand Ave. 62918) from 7
AM to 12 noon. The Sale will be inside the church fellowship hall, so weather will not be an issue.
Come on out, find some treasures, and help support our Strong Survivors efforts.

9) Saluki Swimming and Diving gets its fall season kicked off at the CSCAA Open Water National
Championships this Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at 8:30. If you can’t make it to Lawrence, KS, swim with them
on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SIU_SwimDive

10) Please let Saluki students know about Saluki Cares. This awesome program facilitates and coordinates a
University-wide program of care and support for students in distress.
For more info go to the link below:
https://salukicares.siu.edu/

11) If your Dept, College, RSO, group, etc. is doing outreach in the community, please share details with SIUC
Director of Community Relations, Karen Stallman, at 618-453-2425 OR karenstallman@siu.edu
Speaking of Karen, did you know that she was recently honored by the Southern Illinoisan Business Journal as
one of 2018’s Leaders Among Us? Congrats Karen!
https://thesouthern.com/business/leaders/karen-stallman/article_2c5fea04-a46d-5617-82c7-
cbe7506e390e.html

12) The inaugural SIU Day is in the books for fall 2018. Thanks to everyone who contributed to giving local
high schoolers a taste of campus life and a window into our indomitable Saluki Spirit!

13) Saluki Volleyball is ready to rock Davies Gym with their first two conference matches of the season.
Come on out and make your presence felt as they take on Bradley on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 PM and Illinois St.
at 7 PM on Saturday, Sept. 22.

14) Saluki ComiCon is coming up Sept. 29-30. If you have any input for a presentation, panel, or film, touch
base with the organizers at: https://studentcenter.siu.edu/activities/saluki-comic-con/

15) Looking for great skills to land your dream job? Attend the Career Fair Workshop series events this fall.
All workshop dates, times, and locations are found in the link below:
https://cola.siu.edu/news/2017/063017-career-services-events.html

16) 2-0 Saluki Softball is back on Kay Brechtelsbauer Field at Charlotte West Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22
to take on Lindenwood at 12 PM and Lake Land College at 2 PM.

17) SIU News has a new feature this fall called #LeadingThePack featuring members of our campus
community who are bring their Saluki Spirit every day, going above and beyond to fulfill SIUC’s mission. The
past weeks awardee was:
Matt Shackleton of Intercollegiate Athletics – Congrats Matt!
https://news.siu.edu/2018/09/091318-leading-the-pack-matt-shackleton.php

18) Saluki Cross Country back on the course on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Nuttycombe Invitational. If you are
unable to make it to Madison, WI, run the course with them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SIU_TrackXC
19) The Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast Community Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept. 22nd at SIU Arena
Lot #18 from 8 AM to 1 PM.

20) Saluki Women’s Golf turned in a strong 2
nd place finish at the Cardinal Classic.
They continue their fall season on Sept. 29 and 30 at the Diane Thomason Invite. If you are unable to get to
Iowa City, IA, walk the course with them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SIU_WGolf

21) Wellness and Promotion Services is offering a 4-week mediation class. Classes are free for students and
start at 8:45 AM on Fridays at the SIUC Rec. Center.

22) The BSW students repped SIUC at the American Case Management Association Conference this past
weekend. Well done all!

23) Saluki Men’s Golf is back on the course this weekend at Windon Memorial Classic on Sunday, Sept. 23
and Monday, Sept. 24 If you are unable to make it to Northwestern U. in Lake Forest, follow the squad on
Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SIU_MGolf
For his efforts, Peyton Wilhoit (Marketing) was named Saluki Student-Athlete of the Week – congrats Peyton!

24) Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about your design for the
#GreatCarbondalePumpkinRace. Need more details? Go to: http://www.carbondalepumpkinrace.com/

GO DAWGS!
#WEAREALLSALUKIS
#CARBONDALEPROUD


SALUKI SPIRIT ANNOUNCEMENTS (9/3/18 – 9/10/18):

It has been awhile, but we are back with a fresh set of Saluki Spirit Announcements. We hope to be more
consistent with spreading the good word of Saluki Spirit in the coming weeks – thanks for your patience!

1) As always, if anybody has items that they would like to add to the weekly Saluki Spirit Announcements,
please send them to Head Saluki Spirit Liaison Dr. Phil Anton at: panton@siu.edu
The Announcements are designed to reflect Saluki Spirit in all aspects of campus and the community, so
send whatever you want from any corner of southern Illinois. Pictures are always a great addition.

2) If anyone out there would like to become a Saluki Spirit Liaison for their office, business, civic group,
church group, department, community group, group of friends/aquaintances, etc., just email Dr. Anton. Not
much to it: just forward the Announcements to your group when you get them from Dr. Anton and let him
know if there is anything happening in your corner of Salukidom that should be recognized (people,
accomplishments, past or upcoming events, etc.).

3) #SalukiFriday is coming up: Remember to wear your Saluki gear on Fridays!
Maroon is always encouraged, but any Saluki gear will do!
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 the Saluki Spirit Announcements and on 710’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. As
you can see below, part of the gang down at Carbondale City Hall gets in the SalukiFriday mood!

4) The #SalukiFriday Picture Poll winner is still being determined by adding up the total likes from all three of
our social media platforms:
a) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SIUC-Department-of-Kinesiology-201366063240550/)
b) Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalukiSpirit
c) Instagram (“salukispirit”)
The winner of our Picture Poll from our #SalukiFriday photo shoot is usually featured at the end of the
Announcements. This week we feature the best of the best from our time “helping” with Saluki Paw Printing.

5) As many of you already know, a social media project is having a very positive impact on our community.
It’s called Carbondale Proud and it is a grass roots effort to spread positive information and news about
Carbondale throughout social media. The goal is to overwhelm negative comments about Carbondale with
positive ones, and to let the world know what a great city Carbondale is. Sometimes the simplest ideas have
the biggest impact, and it is hoped that Carbondale Proud will raise community spirit, promote a greater
sense of community, and even help to attract future SIU students and businesses to Carbondale.
If you wish to help this effort, here is what you need to do:
a. Search for Carbondale Proud on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/carbondaleproud/?ref=br_rs) and then like the page
b. Invite all of your Facebook friends to like the page
c. Find #carbondaleproud on Instagram and follow it.
d. Start using the hashtag #carbondaleproud in your social media posts – especially when you
post something positive about Carbondale
REMEMBER: #carbondaleproud

6) The SIUC Sustainability Office and Saluki Athletics are teaming up to green all of the Saluki Football home
games this year! Join the Saluki Green Action Team on gamedays to encourage recycling and waste reduction
this football season. Sign up to help at any or all games on the sustainability website. Just follow this
link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=55h61U10-
UO8kQjeH_NxDbFbzRLeFLJItKfFTznmQWZUMzBSNlg4WThBRlFCOVVSV0tGNVFPRDFQUi4u

7) The Women For Change Carbondale Unity March and Celebration is this Saturday, Sept. 8. Meet at the
Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 10:15 AM. The celebration continues at Attucks Park afterward.

8) After an opening weekend victory at Murray St., Saluki Football heads to SEC Country to take on Ole’ Miss
this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3 PM. If you can’t make it to Oxford, MS listen in on the Saluki Sports Network
(https://siusalukis.com/watch/?Live=363&type=Live) or watch on the SEC Network Alt channel.

9) Looking for great skills to land your dream job? Attend the Career Fair Workshop series events this fall.
All workshop dates, times, and locations are found in the link below:
https://cola.siu.edu/news/2017/063017-career-services-events.html

10) The Rotary Club of Carbondale Breakfast Community Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept. 8 at SIU Arena Lot
#18 from 8 AM to 1 PM.

11) The Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Sisters Working and Achieving Together, and The
Women’s Resource Center are hosting an informational chat about women’s sexual health on Sept. 18 at the
SIUC Student Center at 5 PM in the Ohio Room

12) Saluki Cross Country started off their season well at the Saluki Invite with the men finishing 1
st and thewomen finishing 3rd. They are back on the course on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Commodore Classic. If you
are unable to make it to Nashville, TN, run the course with them on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/SIU_TrackXC

13) On Weds, Sept. 12 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM you can meet with SIUC faculty and the Financial Aid Office at
the SIUC International Programs Study Abroad Fair!

14) SIUC Wellness and Promotion Services is offering a 4-week mediation class. Classes are free for
students and start at 8:45 AM on Fridays at the SIUC Rec. Center.

15) The SIUC Student Programming Council will show eight more films this fall. More info can be found at:
https://news.siu.edu/2018/08/082318-spc-movie-2018.php

16) Saluki Men’s Golf begins their fall campaign this weekend in at the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate hosted
by Indiana U on this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9. If you are unable to make it to Sellersburg, IN, walk
the course with them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SIU_MGolf

17) SIUC earned a rank of 156 on Sierra Club Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list, improving 40 spots since our
initial recognition three years ago! Read more about sustainability at SIUC and the recognition at:
https://news.siu.edu/2018/08/082718-siuc-recognized-as-sierra-club-cool-school.php

18) If your Dept, College, RSO, group, etc. is doing outreach in the community, please share details with SIUC
Director of Community Relations, Karen Stallman, at 618-453-2425 OR karenstallman@siu.edu

19) Saluki Volleyball heads out west this weekend for the Northern Arizona Tournament. They have
matches vs. Northern Arizona and Cal State Northridge on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 AM and 3 PM and then
against Florida on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 AM. If you can’t make it to Flagstaff, AZ follow them on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/SIU_Volleyball
Congrats to Biological Sciences major, Rachel Maguire, the Saluki Student-Athlete of the Week!

20) Saluki ComiCon is coming up Sept. 29-30. If you have any input for a presentation, panel, or film, touch
base with the organizers at: https://studentcenter.siu.edu/activities/saluki-comic-con/

21) Saluki Women’s Golf starts their fall season on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10 and 11 at the Missouri
State Invite. If you are unable to get to Springfield, walk the course with them on Twitter at:
https://twitter.com/SIU_WGolf

22) Bowling and Billiards at the Student Center hosts Lunch at the Lanes every Tuesday from 11 AM – 1 PM.
Bring your lunch and roll a game for only $1.

GO DAWGS!
#WEAREALLSALUKIS
#CARBONDALEPROUD

WINNERS OF THE RECENT #SALUKIFRIDAY SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURE POLL:
In late August, we offered our assistance to the volunteers on the Saluki Paw Printing project.

Good bet that we are not invited back next year…

Saluki Paw Printing Crew #1 were less than thrilled with our brainchild for a new Paw Print pattern…

The Crew seems a bit concerned with our ability to stay between the lines of the Paw pattern…

The Crew then gave us a job they thought we might be able to handle…

Finally, the Carbondale Police escort did the Crew the biggest favor they could have ever asked for…