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SIU junior special education students Jillian Hulcher, of Springfield, Illinois, and Angie Hargrave, from Anna, Illinois, have gained valuable experience and enhanced their learning as they’ve worked on the Behavior Assessment Training (BAT) Program. Photo by Russell Bailey

SIU’s $5.8M special ed project aims to help keep students with disabilities in Illinois schools

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale team has launched a 2-year project to help educators around the state find effective ways to help students with disabilities and behavioral concerns stay in school rather than face disciplinary action such as suspension or expulsion, thanks to a $5.841 million Special Education Behavior Assessment Training (BAT) Project contract with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

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SIU Carbondale inks agreement to improve access for IECC students

Southern Illinois University Carbondale strengthened its commitment to students in eastern Illinois on March 13 with an agreement to bring the expertise of a doctoral research university to qualified community college students by providing the option to earn their bachelor’s degrees remotely and at a lower cost in 10 academic programs.

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SIU celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in March, April

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with a wide variety of special events, including guest speakers, workshops and more. Although the official nationwide commemoration occurs in May, the university is hosting its celebration in late March and April while more students and faculty are on campus.

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SIU’s Outside the Box new music festival opens March 24

Music lovers throughout the region will have a bevy of musical interests and influences to enjoy later this month as Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosts the Outside the Box 2023 new music festival, continuing the rich history of bringing internationally known musicians and performers to campus.

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March Madness at work can be beneficial or costly, SIU professor says

As people and workplaces get involved in the hype of March Madness, there is both a potential for costly lost work time and productivity as well as the benefits of positive relationships, according to Steve Karau, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor of management who has studied cyberloafing.

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