SIU in the News - September, 2021

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Shawnee Community College, SIU leaders to sign agreement on online programs

Chancellor Austin Lane and Shawnee Community College President Tim Taylor signed a Saluki Step Ahead agreement.

KFVS-TV – Sept. 17, 2021

SIU technology professor weighs in on Microsoft announcing password-less sign in

Tom Imboden, School of Analytics, Finance and Economics, discusses Microsoft's plan for password-less computer sign ins.

KFVS-TV – Sept. 16, 2021

Ken Jennings, Greatest ‘Jeopardy!’ Player of All Time visits SIU

Ken Jennings, the greatest "Jeopardy!" player of all time, discussed the importance of education, knowledge in the age of artificial intelligence and what education could look like in another 150 years during a Sept. 16 lecture at Shryock Auditorium.

WSIL-TV – Sept. 16, 2021

Can employers avoid Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate?

Cheryl Anderson, professor, SIU School of Law, discusses the legality of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for employers.

WEEK-TV – Sept. 14, 2021

Jackson: Illinois Rep. Davis a ‘wild card’ as Jesse Sullivan joins governor’s race

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the entry of venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan into the campaign for the 2022 Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

WSIL-TV – Sept. 13, 2021

SIU outlines COVID-19 testing, vaccine plans; chancellor stresses personal responsibility

During a campuswide teleconference on Sept. 13, Chancellor Austin Lane and university officials discussed plans to ramp up vaccinations and weekly testing of the campus population who are not fully vaccinated.

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 13, 2021

The pandemic has complicated children’s friendships — here’s what parents should know

Kristen Barber, sociology, provides input on COVID-19 pandemic safety precautions and the impact on children. — Sept. 8, 2021

Newsradio WJPF interview with Austin Lane

Chancellor Austin Lane touches on several topics including fall 2021 enrollment, vaccination clinics and the university’s recognition as a 2021 LGBTQ+ friendly campus.

Newsradio WJPF – Sept. 7, 2021

SIU professor on what new Texas abortion law could mean for future laws

Cindy Buys, SIU School of Law, discusses the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not hear a new abortion law in Texas.

WEEK-TV – Sept. 3, 2021

Newsradio WJPF interview with John Jackson

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the pullout of troops in Afghanistan and American interventionism and foreign policy.

Newsradio WJPF -- Sept. 3, 2021

Masks are necessary but pose a challenge for speech therapists working with young children

Erin Connelly, speech services coordinator, Clinical Center, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic impact on toddlers’ language and social development.

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 3, 2021

Air Force veteran and coordinator of SIU-C’s Veterans’ Services on the meaning of 9/11

Paul Copeland, coordinator, Veterans Services, and a U.S. Air Force veteran, discusses the meaning of 9/11.

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 2, 2021

Largest freshman class in 5 years enrolled at SIU

Fall 2021 enrollment numbers include consecutive increases in the freshman class for the first time since 2014, and Chancellor Austin Lane wants to see new Salukis take advantage of everything SIU has to offer.

KFVS-TV – Sept. 1, 2021

Illinois deploying community vaccination teams to SIU Carbondale

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses the opportunity that faculty, staff and students have with upcoming vaccination clinics at the Student Center.

WSIL-TV – Sept. 1, 2021

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