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Weather balloon launch

A team of students and researchers from Louisiana State University plans to launch two large weather balloons like the one shown here from Saluki Stadium in order to take real-time video and conduct scientific experiments during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Scientific instruments and video equipment will be suspended from the balloon, as shown in this picture of a previous launch. (Photo provided)

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SIU to celebrate Black History Month

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of special presentations, exhibits and activities during the month of February.

Linguistics olympiad open to middle, high school students

Some people are born problem- and puzzle-solvers. They are the people who might be able to translate a few basic, English sentences into the Austronesian language Malay, or figure out Cistercian monk sign language, with just a few hints.

Simon Institute recognizes students

Two students who work with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute are receiving the Mike Lawrence Scholarship and the institute’s Director’s Award.

Online MBA program earns recognition

For the third consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s online MBA program has earned a spot among the top 40 “Best Online MBA Programs” according to U.S. News and World Report.

Workshop to focus on invasive pests, oak diseases

Finding and responding early to invasive pests is the key to managing them and the First Detector Workshop hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center later this month is the place to be to learn more.

SIU will not adopt sanctuary campus designation

Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn today (Jan. 6) announced that none of SIU’s three locations -- Carbondale, Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield -- will be designated a sanctuary campus.

Law school hosts ‘Women in Leadership’ workshop

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien, the first Filipina elected to the Circuit Court of Cook County, will be the keynote speaker at the SIU School of Law Women in Leadership workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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