SIU in the News - May, 2019

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Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14

CNN International – May 17, 2019

… Medicine, and Sarah Kertz, a clinical psychologist at Southern Illinois University, in a commentary published alongside the …

2019 SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute Focuses on Mental Health

WSIU Radio – May 16, 2019

Gene Basanta and Michele Mekel of the SIU School of Law discuss their upcoming Health Policy Institute.

‘You will remember this day’: SIU Arena renamed Banterra Center

Southern Illinoisan – May 16, 2019

Standing on a podium atop the Saluki basketball court, Thursday afternoon, SIU Carbondale Athletic Director Jerry Kill made a prophecy.

SIU Arena renamed Banterra Center under multi-million dollar agreement

KFVS-TV – May 16, 2019

A press conference was held at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at SIU Arena for a historic announcement.

SIU Carbondale invests over $1 million in digital recruitment and retention tools

Southern Illinoisan – May 16, 2019

When she was hired in April 2018 to improve enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Jennifer DeHaemers heard rumors of a “technology averse” campus administration.

Two SIUC students are uncovering the hidden secrets of an old Underground Railroad stop in Miller Grove

Southern Illinoisan – May 12, 2019

A historic freed community is gaining more attention as archaeologists and researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale prepare to unearth and share the stories of bravery from those working in the Underground Railroad.

Onward and upward: SIU sends off graduates during its 150th year

Southern Illinoisan – May 11, 2019

Campus was alive Saturday at Southern Illinois University when thousands of families, friends and soon-to-be-graduates filed in for commencement.

Melissa McCarthy attends SIUC Ceremony

WSIL-TV – May 11, 2019

Melissa McCarthy, a former Saluki, joins thousands of students in gaining a degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Emmy- Award winning actress shared wisdom with the eager graduates. 

'Seared into my memory': SIU official reflects on May 8th

WSIL-TV – May 8, 2019

… remember the Derecho of 2009. Brad Dillard, Director of Plant and Service Operations at SIU Carbondale, says it made for a memorable day at the university.

Puppies provide stress relief for SIU students

WSIL-TV – May 7, 2019

Rita Medina, Mass Communication and Media Arts, discusses a visit by puppies to help students reduce stress of finals.

Southern Illinois loses two icons in Harvey Welch and Seymour Bryson

Southern Illinoisan – May 6, 2019

Two pillars of the Carbondale and SIU communities died over the weekend — Harvey Welch and Seymour Bryson.

SIU, Region Mourn Loss of Two Iconic Figures

WSIU Radio – May 6, 2019

Two icons of Southern Illinois University and of the region have died.

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