SIU in the News - October, 2019

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Tag Along With Archaeologists and Explore Kincaid Mounds

WSIU Radio – Oct. 21, 2019

Paul Welch, Anthropology and Brian Butler, Center for Archaeological Investigations, emeritus, discuss the upcoming Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Kincaid Mounds near Brookport.

Southern Illinois Airport's board approves $13 million construction plan

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 20, 2019

Both companies will work closely with Southern Illinois University’s Aviation Department and plan to hire students in the SIU aircraft maintenance technical program as interns and apprentices. 

Local schools practice earthquake safety

WSIL-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Harvey Henson, Geology, discusses recent earthquakes and the nationwide “Great Shakeout” earthquake drill. Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Johnston City practiced the drill Oct. 17.

Ground Broken for Saluki Alumni Plaza

WSIU Radio – Oct. 17, 2019

Officials with the SIU Alumni Association and other school officials broke ground Thursday on the Saluki Alumni Plaza on the Carbondale campus.

Uncertainty surrounds Illinois student-athlete endorsement bill

WSIL-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Sitting inside his office at Lingle Hall on the SIU Carbondale campus, Kevin Kendrick recalls his days …

Groundbreaking for Saluki Alumni Plaza held Thursday

KFVS-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Staff broke ground for the Saluki Alumni Plaza …

SIU Carbondale inaugurates Alumni Plaza, Alumni Center amid Homecoming festivities

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 17, 2019

In 1994 and 1995, the Alumni Association of Southern Illinois University Carbondale raised $35,000 to repair and beautify the clock tower of Pulliam Hall, campus’ iconic building.

Debate coach: A star emerged from the Democratic debate – Oct. 16, 2019

Todd Graham, Communication Studies, analyzes the Oct. 15 debate performances of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president. 

 ‘I Have Rights:’ How Undocumented Laborers are Exploited During Disaster Recovery – Oct. 11, 2019

… the potential—if not the actual instance—[for FEMA dollars to reach these contractors] is very real,” Roberto Barrios, an anthropology professor at Southern Illinois University, told Earther in an email.

A hidden gem at SIU: University Museum offers a view on humanities, the sciences and the arts

Benton Evening News – October 11, 2019

Many faculty, students and southern Illinois residents often forget that the SIU Carbondale campus boasts a fine museum. And it's free.

University Honors Lecturer Inspires With Buckminster Fuller Focus

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 9, 2019

Kurt Przybilla, the 2019 SIU University Honors Program Glassman Lecturer, discusses drawing inspiration from R. Buckminster Fuller, and how he inspires others.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Reflects on Leadership, Searches, Future

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 8, 2019

Chancellor John M. Dunn discusses the search for his successor along with other leadership priorities for the Carbondale campus.

SIU Set To Host 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo

WSIU InFocus – October 7, 2019

College of Business Dean Terry Clark discusses the upcoming 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo.

High school bands compete in Music and Motion

WSIL-TV – Oct. 5, 2019

Hundreds headed to SIU to support their high school bands at the Saluki Stadium Saturday.

Temple Grandin Advocates for Education Inclusion

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 3, 2019

Animal scientist Temple Grandin talks with WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller prior to her lecture Oct. 3 at SIU Carbondale.

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