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SIU Professor of Zoology Gregory Whitledge stands at the university’s Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. Whitledge and others recently used the telltale chemistry contained in the growth rings of a bone from the ear of invasive Great Lakes grass carp to identify key breeding grounds for the fish. The information contained in the otoliths, or so-called “ear stones,” could help wildlife managers better target population control efforts aimed at the fish that crowds out native animals. (Photo by Yenitza Melgoza)

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SIU Board of Trustees approve honorary degrees, distinguished service awards

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will receive an honorary Doctor of Community Health degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale following approval by the SIU Board of Trustees today (Dec. 3). Ezike is one of six individuals recommended by SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane to receive honorary degrees and distinguished service awards.

Savanna Ashbaugh

SIU fitness expert offers tips for staying fit at home, even during a pandemic

Staying fit and healthy isn’t ever easy. It’s even trickier in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when people are socially distancing and staying home much more than usual. Savanna Ashbaugh, fitness coordinator at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services, offers tips for working out and staying fit at home.

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

National security expert Eliot Cohen will discuss U.S. foreign policy next week

Eliot A. Cohen, an author, political scientist and former senior Department of State official, will offer his thoughts on the political and national security challenges facing the nation during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.


SIU’s nutrition and dietetics programs earn maximum continuing accreditation

Both the undergraduate and graduate human nutrition and dietetics degree programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently earned the maximum eight-year extension on the accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The accreditation, which goes through Dec. 31, 2028, covers the undergraduate human nutrition and dietetics program and the graduate food and nutrition program. Each program also has logged some impressive statistics, including exam pass and internship placement rates of up to 100%, in recent years.

Saluki Food Pantry

Help Salukis with food insecurities now and all year long

Here is your chance to help Salukis in need. The Saluki Food Pantry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a beneficiary of this year’s GiveSI 30-hour community day of giving fundraising campaign from 6 p.m. Nov. 30 to midnight Dec. 1.

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