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Mining dust control

Southern Illinois University Carbondale researchers John Pulliam, center, and Harrold Gurley, right, along with Dave McBride of American Coal Co., discuss the technical aspects of outfitting a continuous mining machine with dust control technology developed at SIU. The researchers worked with Yoginder “Paul” Chugh, professor of mining and mineral resources engineering at SIU, to develop the technology, which recently received a patent and licensed for use. (Photo provided)

Mine dust control research hits marketplace

A new technology for controlling dust in underground mining operations, developed by researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has made its way into the marketplace.

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Opportunity to ‘Ask an Archivist’ is Thursday

Archivists from the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library will participate in a national Twitter event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Poll: Illinois voters support ballot initiatives

The constitutional amendments and advisory referenda on the ballot in Illinois for the mid-term elections appear headed to victories by comfortable margins. That is the indication of a statewide poll sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Revised elementary education program gains approval

The redesigned Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is among the first 10 university programs in the state to earn approval from the Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board.

SIU to host intercollegiate flying competition

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s defending national champion Flying Salukis will look to win their seventh regional title in eight years this week when they host the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Region VIII competition.

Veterans alumni group to host military reunion

The SIU Alumni Association will soon be honoring Salukis who have, and continue to serve, in the United States military. The Saluki Veterans Alumni Group will host its inaugural military reunion on Nov. 14, in Marion.

Training grant to assist social work students

Graduate students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Social Work will soon have the opportunity to receive specialized trauma-based behavioral health training through paid fellowships.

Troy Hudson to discuss his career, book

Troy Hudson, former NBA player and Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Carbondale Community High School basketball standout, will speak at SIU on Saturday, Oct. 25.

SIU Carbondale announces strategies to enhance safety

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will enhance campus safety by developing an ongoing awareness campaign, adding campus lighting, increasing public safety staffing, and evaluating all existing safety-related programs and policies, according to Interim Chancellor Paul D. Sarvela.

Sustainability Council awards ‘green’ project funds

A hydroponic workshop, a community-supported agriculture project, composting commodes and an alternative spring break service project are among the 13 “green” projects receiving funds from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Sustainability Council.

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