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News Archive - Past 30 Articles

March 30, 2015

Media Availability – Astronomer Matt Penn - Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to attend a media availability with astronomer Matt Penn, from the National Solar Observatory, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Student Center Ballroom A on the SIU Carbondale campus.

March 30, 2015

WellSIU ‘Tuesday Trek’ is March 31 - ‘Tuesday Trek’ is at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 31. The 1.5- to 2.5-mile walk will begin at the Student Services Building Pavilion.

March 30, 2015

Poll: Illinois voters wary of fracking - Almost half of Illinois voters -- 48.6 percent -- tend to oppose hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” because of concerns about the environment, according to a new poll conducted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

March 30, 2015

Touch of Nature to host environmental forum - Environmental educators, students and others with an interest in learning more about the world around them will participate in the Environmental Education Association of Illinois annual meeting and conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center April 9-11.

March 30, 2015

Africana Theatre Laboratory presents production - The Africana Theatre Laboratory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale presents “I Can’t Breathe,” a free theatrical presentation, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the C. H. Moe Theater.

March 27, 2015

Workshop will explore cybersecurity careers - High school and community college students interested in cybersecurity careers can take advantage of a workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

March 27, 2015

River cane weaving workshop is April 11-12 - Participants in a spring workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center will learn how to weave river cane into baskets and mats.

March 27, 2015

‘Fitness Fusion’ to hit the Student Rec Center - Recreational Sports and Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is sponsoring a unique fitness experience from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10, and everyone is welcome.

March 27, 2015

Match point: ‘Soup Can Tennis’ clinics set - About 15 years ago Larry Geer, a tennis instructor and employee with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services, decided he wanted to do something “fun” that would help people in more ways than one. Soup Can Tennis was born.

March 27, 2015

Media Advisory – Regional History Fair - Approximately 400 junior high and high school students will come to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Saturday, March 28, for a competitive and educational celebration of Illinois history.

March 26, 2015

‘Outside the Box’ music festival starts Saturday - The spring-like weather entices nearly everyone outside -- including the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Music. In this case, it’s outside -- the box. The annual new-music festival known as “Music Outside the Box” is Saturday through Friday, March 28 to April 3, under the guidance of new faculty member and composer Armando Bayolo.

March 26, 2015

Poll: Illinois voters mixed on state revenue ideas - Three-fourths of registered voters in Illinois would support a 3 percent “millionaires’ tax” on income above $1 million, according to the results of a statewide poll released today (March 26) by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

March 26, 2015

Minority Student Leadership forum is April 9 - The 2015 Minority Student Leadership Conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers students the opportunity to learn, celebrate their heritage and bridge the gap between minority groups through strategies focused on future success.

March 26, 2015

Asian-American Heritage Month events set - Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate Asian-American Heritage month with numerous special events and guest speakers during April.

March 26, 2015

‘DIY’ theater workshops on campus next week - If, as Shakespeare famously asserted, life is a stage, then your closet can be a theater wardrobe and your workbench ready for set design. Putting it another way, “Our Theatre Company Could Be Your Life” can be more than just a title for those who attend Donna Oblongata’s workshops at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

March 26, 2015

Media Advisory -- ‘Foreign Language Day’ - The Department of Languages, Cultures and International Trade at Southern Illinois University Carbondale expects to host more than 1,100 high school students from nearly two dozen area high schools (and one middle school) for the 43rd annual SIU Foreign Language Day on Friday, March 27.

March 25, 2015

Astronomer to launch solar eclipse events - The first in a series of educational events leading up to the total solar eclipse in 2017 is set for next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

March 24, 2015

SIU, Mexican university sign agreement - A new agreement between Southern Illinois University and the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Monterrey, Mexico, will create enhanced educational experiences for students and a variety of other benefits.

March 24, 2015

Southern Illinois University Arts and Cultural Events - This weekly email brings together all the arts and cultural events happening in a two-week period at SIU Carbondale. From music to art, film to dance, guest lectures to workshops and theater, you will find the information here. Event information is subject to change.

March 23, 2015

Poll: More revenue part of state’s budget solution - Registered voters in Illinois are less likely than in the past to believe “cutting waste and inefficiency” can solve the state’s budget woes, and more likely to believe that revenue increases are at least part of the solution, according to the results of a Simon Poll released today (March 23).

March 23, 2015

Rep. Clyburn to discuss voting rights issues - U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act during a presentation at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Monday, March 30.

March 23, 2015

Debate team wins national title again - The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Debate Team did it again! The duo of Josh Rivera and Zach Schneider won the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE), making them national champions in collegiate parliamentary debate.

March 20, 2015

Poll: Rauner’s job approval rating at 36.5 percent - Governor Bruce Rauner’s job approval rating stands at 36.5 percent as he begins his term in office, according to a new poll of registered Illinois voters by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

March 20, 2015

Felicia Norwood to deliver Jeanne Simon lecture - Felicia F. Norwood, recently appointed as director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the Jeanne Hurley Simon lecture series.

March 20, 2015

Library will host ‘Bach in the Subways’ event - Southern Illinois University Carbondale is participating in “Bach in the Subways,” an international project featuring free performances of Johann Sebastian Bach pieces on Saturday, March 21, at Morris Library.