SIU in the News - May, 2021

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Police misconduct records secret, difficult to access

ABC News – May 12, 2021

Bill Freivogel, professor, School of Journalism, and SIU student Kallie Cox and alumna Isabel Miller are part of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting effort. focusing on police accountability

Illinois’ top doc receives honorary degree from SIU

WSIL-TV – May 8, 2021

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, received an honorary Doctor of Community Health degree during May 8 commencement exercises.

Hundreds of SIU 2020 graduates walk across the stage, a year after pandemic canceled their graduation

WPSD-TV – May 9, 2021

SIU graduates from the Class of 2020 participated in in-person commencement ceremonies on May 9.

SIU holds in-person graduation ceremonies

WSIL-TV – May 8, 2021

Graduates who earned their master’s in public safety homeland security administration praise the program and commencement exercises.

SIU to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May

KFVS-TV – May 7, 2021

The 2021 spring commencement ceremonies are previewed.

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Matt Baughman

WJPF Morning Newswatch – May 7, 2021

Matt Baughman, chief of staff, Office of the Chancellor, discusses the 2021 outdoor commencement ceremonies, May 7-9.

Technician shortage continues to put pressure on automotive service shops

KMOX Radio – May 4, 2021

Mike Behrmann, automotive technology, discusses the nationwide demand for automotive technicians.

GUEST VIEW: Growing enrollment by helping students continue their education

Southern Illinoisan – May 4, 2021

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses the university’s efforts in increasing enrollment.

SIU's new VP for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion discusses goals

WSIU InFocus – May 3, 2021

Sheila Caldwell, SIU's inaugural vice president for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, discusses her goals and priorities.

Mountain bike trails offer miles of outdoor opportunities at Touch of Nature

WSIL-TV – May 1, 2021

JD Tanner, director, Touch of Nature Environmental Center, discusses the opening of a mountain bike trail.

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