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SIU, partners secure technical assistance funding

Southern Illinois University Carbondale and its multi-county Greater Egypt partners have been awarded technical assistance funding for a program designed to align higher education programming with the needs of the region’s health care industry.

Concert choir, wind ensemble to perform ‘Prism: The Cosmos’

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble bring “eclipse fever” to Shryock Auditorium on Oct. 6 with “Prism: The Cosmos,” a concert featuring works with an astronomical theme. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Field school, lectures focus on ecology and art

The flow of a river changes slowly over time unless transformed by cataclysmic events. The organizers of a day-long field school invite participants to visit the Ohio-Tennessee Valley watershed to see an example of a cataclysmic change and to learn about it not just in the context of industry and ecology, but also in the context of natural and artificial.

SIU receives suicide prevention grant

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15-34 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With that in mind, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty member has secured a $306,000 grant and will work with campus and off-campus groups to enhance existing suicide prevention efforts and create new programs at SIU.

Touch of Nature offers monthly event series

A new monthly event series at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers all the makings of a great time for the whole family: a campfire, special entertainment and the chance for visitors to experience the great outdoors as they learn more about it.

SIU to offer drone certification course

A two-day course at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in November will allow drone operators to gain Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate unmanned aircraft systems.

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