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SIUC total solar eclipse 2017 prep

Workers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently completed pouring a series of concrete pads at a spot near the University Farms in the countryside west of campus that will provide scientists as well as amateur astronomers with firm, level resting spots for their telescopes -- a key requirement for quality viewing and photography. The pads will facilitate observations of the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. (Photo provided)

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Institute to host discussion of polls, campaigns

With elections fast approaching, the impressions of 2016 political campaigns and of recent polls by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute are up for discussion next week.

Tichenor named interim director of Simon institute

Jak Tichenor, whose journalism career with WSIU Public Broadcasting spanned nearly 34 years, will become interim director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Nov. 1.

Young artists’ creations will be on display

Children see the world differently than adults do, it’s said, and the art they produce is a reflection of that different vision. The Saturday Young Artist Art Show at Southern Illinois University Carbondale gives a peek at that different vision with the work of artists from kindergarten through eighth grade enrolled in the School of Art and Design community outreach program.

SIU to host English teachers from 23 countries

The Center for English as a Second Language at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host a group of 25 English teachers from 23 countries later this month for a two-week foray into American culture.

Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival is Oct. 26-28

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creative writing master of fine arts degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the program faculty and the Department of English plan to mark the milestone with guest appearances from creative writing MFA alumni.

Three agriculture faculty members win grants

Three Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences are the recipients of more than $158,000 in Illinois Department of Agriculture grants through the federally funded Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Daily Egyptian to celebrate 100th anniversary

The Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student-produced newspaper, celebrates its 100th anniversary this week with events that include a panel discussion and release of a book recounting the publication’s history.

Voters see labor positively, but have concerns with policies

Most Illinois voters say they have a favorable overall opinion of labor unions, but their policy preferences are less like those of union leadership, according to the results of the latest poll from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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