SIU in the News - March, 2019

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In times of need, Southern Illinois generosity shaped SIU

Southern Illinoisan – March 17, 2019

… teacher’s college that grew into the modern Southern Illinois University. Carbondale won a hard-fought battle between Southern Illinois towns …

How Farming Altered Human Jaw Structure, Pronunciation

Medical Daily – March 17, 2019

… biological anthropologist Robert Corruccini of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, said that apart from the introduction of agricultural food ...

Who gives a carp? Author details crisis with invasive, river-clogging fish

Post-Dispatch – March 16, 2019

… quotes Southern Illinois University biologist Jim Garvey: “Probably the reason why the Illinois is ground zero for Asian carp is because of …

Southern Illinois University uses fun, hands-on activities to teach students about the SDG’s – March 15, 2019

Making planet Earth more sustainable is possible, as an interactive community event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale demonstrated. 

SIUC turns to students to help fix Illinois government

Southern Illinoisan – March 14, 2019

Each year, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale receives thousands of pages of reports on the fiscal and political health of Illinois.

SIUC Alumni Create New Scholarship

WSIU Radio – March 14, 2019

A group of alumni at SIU-Carbondale has created a new scholarship.

Massac’s Esports team highlighted at SIU’s IT Day

WSIL-TV -- March 14, 2019

… part of Southern Illinois University's I.T. Day, where the Esports team held a presentation. 

Photographer unveils photographs of pivotal Shawnee Forest protests

Southern Illinoisan – March 13, 2019

Langelle will look back on his Shawnee photographs in a public presentation on March 19th, at 6:30 p.m., at SIU Carbondale’s Guyon Auditorium.

Lawmakers hope to finalize rules to grow industrial hemp in Illinois by June

KHQA-TV – March 12, 2019

… crop for production of fiber or seed," said Karla Gage,assistant professor of Weed Science and Plant Biology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Fresh Challenges To State Exclusions On Transgender Health Coverage

NPR – March 12, 2019

Douglas Knutson, a psychologist who studies health and resiliency among LGBTQ populations at Southern Illinois University, said rural trans populations often have high rates of anxiety, depression and suicidality.

Working middle class to see a lower tax bill under IL Gov. Pritzker’s new fair tax proposal

KFVS-TV – March 12, 2019

John Jackson with the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says in order to keep the government going the state needs to budget and cut …

The Quad: A guide to pre-workout supplements and how they can enhance your workout

Daily Bruin – March 11, 2019

… find them attractive. Researchers at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale found that the placebo effect could also be another factor …

More businesses buy mass-shooting insurance

Crain’s Chicago Business --- March 8, 2019

… and George Mocsary, a professor at Southern Illinois University's law school, estimate that less than 10 percent of premiums go to pay claims.

SIU-C Kicks Off Brain Awareness Month with Discussion by Two Alumni

WSIU Radio – March 8, 2019

A group of graduate students at SIU-Carbondale is hosting its second annual Brain Awareness Month.

"Gritty Determination": New Book Chronicles SIU's 150 Years

WSIU In Focus – March 7, 2019

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the book Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges.

45 states, 10 countries and a BEER Scholarship: In 1 day, alumni show record-breaking love for SIU

Southern Illinoisan – March 7, 2019

Twenty-four hours after SIU Carbondale’s third annual SIU Day of Giving, university employees were still counting up donations for the final tally.

IT Day returns to SIU campus

WSIL-TV -- March 7, 2019

SIU is gearing up for the largest technology conference in the area. IT Day is Thursday, March 14.

SIU Launches 150th Anniversary, Day of Giving

WSIU InFocus – March 6, 2019

SIU Carbondale Chancellor John Dunn about the school's 150th Anniversary, along with the annual Day of Giving campaign.

Led by a legendary historian, SIUC looks back at 150 years with birthday book

Southern Illinoisan – March 6, 2019

John Jackson never set out to be a historian of SIU Carbondale. He arrived at SIUC in 1969, the year the university turned 100, as …

New book celebrates 150 years at SIU

WPSD-TV – March 6, 2019

What does 150 years of change look like? Southern Illinois University is celebrating that anniversary this year. One professor is commemorating the occasion with a book about everything the university has faced in his lifetime.

Hundreds of thousands donated to SIU

WSIL-TV – March 6, 2019

SIU kicked off celebrations for its 150th anniversary with the annual Day of Giving. 

Groundbreaking artificial intelligence to help the elderly

WSIL-TV – March 5, 2019

An artificial intelligence and robotics pioneer is collaborating with the Southern Illinois University on projects to help elderly adults and children with disabilities.

SIU kicks off 150th anniversary with the Day of Giving on Wednesday

Southern Illinoisan – March 4, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is launching a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary. The commemoration begins March 6 …

Southern Illinois seeks funding for campuses, highway expansion

Southern Illinoisan – March 4, 2019

… to those projects, however, John Dunn, interim chancellor of the SIU Carbondale campus said the school has a backlog of about $700 million worth of “deferred maintenance” projects.

SIUC’s new mandatory freshman orientation class makes big impact on retention

Southern Illinoisan – March 2, 2019

Early in the fall of 2017, Asia Taylor and her classmates in SIU Carbondale’s freshman orientation course were each asked to write down one of their fears.

Newsradio WJPF interview with John Dunn

WJPF Morning Newswatch – March 1, 2019

Chancellor John Dunn discusses the proposed bachelor’s degree nursing program and higher education funding.

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