SIU in the News - April, 2018

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SIU grad student shows how Illinois can help solve water crisis

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

… have essentially run out of fresh water," Melinda Yeomans, associate director of the SIU Honors Program, said. "There are places on the globe …

SIU students, staff plant trees for Arbor Day

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

The SIU campus will be a little greener thanks to some students and staff. A group planted 12 trees …

SIU professor creates Cub Scout badge

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

SIU math professor Wesley Calvert wasn't a Cub Scout growing up, but his kids are. "I got started working with the scouts …  

Treaty in Levee Wars Called Crucial for Saving Lives

Public News Service – April 12, 2018

... problem gets worse for its neighbors. Jonathan Remo is an associate professor of geography at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. He says the "Levee Wars" have been ... 

SIUC facility transforms dining hall waste into compost

Southern Illinoisan – April 10, 2018

... Every day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dining halls, hundreds of pounds of food ...

Despite cold temps, volunteers honor their commitments

WPSD-TV – April 7, 2018 

… ‘the Big Event’, a Saluki Day of Service, at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. It’s the second year for the all-day …

‘The Big Event’

WSIL-TV – April 7, 2018

As SIU is a major part of the southern Illinois community-- the University prompts students to give back in what is called "The Big Event."

Special Olympics IL celebrates 50 year anniversary in Carbondale

KFVS-TV – April 6, 2018

…  joined athletes and volunteers for celebrations at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale. “The Special Olympics has its roots …

In joyful opening ceremony at SIU Carbondale, Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary

Southern Illinoisan – April 6, 2018

number of Southern Illinois University administrators, including Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Trustee Phil Gilbert, were also in attendance.The focus of the ceremony was a Southern Illinois …

Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary in southern Illinois

WPSD-TV – April 6, 2018

… national organization celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Eric Baumann says the Special ...

Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

MyWebTimes – April 6, 2018

… 41,663 districtwide. John Jackson, a political science professor at Southern Illinois University, referred to the increase in women running for House seats a necessary …

Special Olympics kicks off 50th year

WSIL-TV – April 6, 2018

… founding members worked for decades. Several people sang the praises of William Freeberg, a SIU professor that started a camp for special needs children …

New study to focus on river industry's mental health

WorkBoat – April 4, 2018

... Medicine, and Dawn Null, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Southern Illinois University, will be collaborating on a study to learn ...

Will the #NeverAgain movement actually have an impact?

WSIL-TV – April 1, 2018

... fixture on national news, John Jackson, professor at SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says he doesn't think it will ... 

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