SIU in the News - December, 2019

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Beer 101: As breweries multiply, St. Louis area universities tap into the demand

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Dec. 12, 2019

… as a way for non-science majors to learn the principles of chemistry through beer. Southern Illinois University Carbondale invested in creating a Fermentation Science Institute in 2013 to host brewing classes and research.

SIU sees increase in student applications

WSIL-TV – Dec. 12, 2019

SIU is seeing a significant increase in student applications.

Symbolic Egyptian Head Cones Were A Reality, Archaeologists Find – Dec. 11, 2019

Writing in the journal Antiquity, an international group of scholars that includes Anna Stevens (Monash University), Corina Rogge (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), Jolanda Bos (Archaeology & Heritage Consultancy), and Gretchen Dabbs (Southern Illinois University) have published the first ever physical evidence of people wearing these head cones.

Scientists Are Contemplating a 1,000-Year Space Mission to Save Humanity

Know All Options – Dec. 11, 2019

… Jeffrey Punske, linguists from the University of Kansas and the University of Southern Illinois, write that “[i]f a trip takes several generations to complete, the language may differ …

Bob Odenkirk says he would 'love to come back' to Carbondale to receive honorary SIU degree

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 10, 2019

… actor Bob Odenkirk would “love to come back” to one of his “favorite parts of this whole country,” he said, to receive the honorary Doctor of Performing Arts degree recently designated to him by SIU Carbondale, his alma mater.

SIU Carbondale applications up significantly as recruitment efforts pay off

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 4, 2019

“I’m glad to say I can stand here and share some good news with you for a change,” said Interim Provost Meera Komarraju on Wednesday as she updated the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees on SIU Carbondale’s efforts to stem two decades of enrollment decline.

SIU School of Law teams with medical students to help veterans

KFVS-TV – Dec. 3, 2019

A unique partnership at Southern Illinois University aims to help Heartland veterans in need.

Poshards’ gift to Simon Institute to take SIU student summit to new heights

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 3, 2019

Former SIU President, Illinois State Senator and U.S. Congressman Glenn Poshard has donated $100,000 to the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute … 

Southern Illinois University selects next president, pending board confirmation

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 3, 2019

After a national search, Southern Illinois University has chosen its next leader.



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