SIU in the News - November, 2022

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After some freight rail unions reject agreement, strike is again a possibility 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses the impact a rail strike could have on the holiday shopping season and passenger rail service. He believes the chances of an actual strike are “fairly low.” 

WTTW-TV, Chicago – Nov. 23

How to save money on your Thanksgiving meal amid inflation 

Niki Davis, professor of practice and program director, Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, provided money-saving tips for Thanksgiving and the holidays. 

KMOX Radio – Nov. 18, 2022

Looming rail strike seen as 'terrible' for everyone 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses the economic impact of a potential nationwide rail strike. 

Jacksonville Journal-Courier – Nov. 26, 2022

SIU grad student painting mural of her own design inside university's life science building 

Kayleigh Doyle, a graduate student in art, discusses the mural she painted last week on a wall at the Life Science II building. The project is a collaborative effort between the SIU School of Medicine and the School of Art and Design. 

WPSD-TV – Nov. 25, 2022 

Thanksgiving traditions have some interesting origins

Niki Davis, professor of practice and program director, Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, discusses holiday food traditions. 

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 24, 2022

Rail stoppage could add to supply chain disruptions in St. Louis 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses the potential impact of a freight railroad strike on passenger rail service. 

KTVI-TV, St. Louis – Nov. 24, 2022 

Break-off from Illinois highly unlikely 

After voters in three Illinois counties voted to explore ways to leave the state, John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, believes it would be “almost impossible” for these counties to leave Illinois. 

Edwardsville Intelligencer – Nov. 23, 2022

Southern Illinois University examining the use of cannabis for ovarian cancer 

Research at the Cannabis Science Center examining how cannabis can be used to treat ovarian cancer is highlighted. 

High Times and other publications – Nov. 23, 2022

Rail strike could impact nation's supply chain

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses the impact of a rail strike on the nation's supply chain, particularly for agricultural products. 

WAND-TV, Decatur – Nov. 22 

How to find the best Black Friday deals — and avoid the traps 

Omid Kamran Disfani, assistant professor, School of Management and Marketing, recently provided advice on avoiding marketing traps over the holiday season via 

WNBC-TV Online New York — Nov. 22, 2022

SIU Carbondale student from St. Louis named Lincoln Academy student laureate 

The selection of Myla Croft, a senior in political science from St. Louis, as Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 2022 Lincoln Academy of Illinois student laureate is highlighted. 

The St. Louis American – Nov. 19, 2022

Dealing with Dementia 

Shelly Page, assistant professor, SIU School of Law, shares her story of being a full-time faculty member and also a full-time caregiver to her mother, who has dementia. 

Defender, Houston, Texas – Nov. 17, 2022 

Chicago foundation continues support for Southern Illinois 

Dean Xiaoqing “Frank” Liu, College of Engineering, Computing, Technology and Mathematics, and SIU Foundation officials discuss a $50,000 gift from the Chicago-based George A. Bates Memorial Foundation that will be used to support scholarships, college’s leadership development program and its STEM Research Center. The donation brings the Bates Memorial Foundation’s total contributions to the university to more than $450,000. 

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 17, 2022 

SIU looks at the issue of free speech in higher education 

Michelle Deutchman, an attorney and law professor at the University of California, discussed the issue of free speech in universities as part of the “Conversation of Understanding” 2022 Viewfinder Campus Climate survey. 

WSIU News – Nov. 16, 2022

Monthly jobs report sheds positivity on economy, pending recession 

Scott Gilbert, associate professor, School of Analytics, Finance and Economics, discusses the nation's latest job report.   

KBSI-TV – Nov. 16, 2022 

InFocus: "Every day is our preparation for those moments when we will be tested" 

Noted environmental and civil justice attorney Jan Schlichtmann discusses his career ahead of presenting the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Lecture at 6 p.m. today, Nov. 17, in the Lesar Law Building Auditorium. 

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 16, 2022 

Saluki Sleuths: Diving down into the mysterious steam tunnels at SIU 

Mark Owens, director, Facilities and Energy Management, discusses the steam tunnels on campus. 

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 15, 2022 

Consumer Price Index sees lowest year-to-year jump since January 

Kevin Sylwester, professor and interim director, School of Analytics, Finance, and Economics, discusses the latest Consumer Price Index numbers. 

KBSI-TV – Nov. 10, 2022

Illinois Democrats get desired result with help of gerrymandered map

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the impact of redistricting in congressional races in the state.

The Pantagraph — Nov. 12, 2022

SIU holds annual flagpole vigil for Veterans Day

The annual flagpole vigil for Veterans Day is highlighted.

KFVS-TV — Nov. 11, 2022

InFocus: What impact might SCOTUS case have on SIUC admissions?

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and its potential impact on campus and SIU's diversity, equity and inclusivity efforts.  

WSIU InFocus — Nov. 8, 2022

Election 2022: Democrat JB Pritzker wins re-election for Illinois governor over Republican Darren Bailey

John T. Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the importance of federal dollars from the COVID-19 pandemic helping Illinois’ budget situation. 

Shaw Local News Network — Nov. 8, 2022

Tips help create happy holiday meals despite rising prices 

Niki Davis, Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Program manager and professor of practice, offers advice for holiday meals when budgets are tight. — Nov. 8, 2022

SIU plans Veterans Day commemoration

 The annual Veterans Day commemoration at the flagpole honoring SIU and the region's veterans is highlighted. 

KFVS-TV — Nov. 7, 2022

New career, technical center coming to Carbondale’s Eurma C. Hayes Community Center 

The university’s agreement with the Eurma C. Hayes Community Center and the grand opening of the Community Technology Center is highlighted. 

KFVS-TV — Nov. 3, 2022 

Republicans hope to make modest gains in Illinois 

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses state and federal races ahead of the Nov. 8 election. 

Illinois Farmer Today — Nov. 3, 2022 

Freight firms brace for perfect storm 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses the interconnection of railway, water and highway traffic in the St. Louis region and the impact low water levels on the Mississippi River and a potential rail strike could have. 

 Alton Telegraph/Edwardsville Intelligencer — Nov. 3, 2022 

John T. Shaw: Better politics, smarter government: Community foundations play crucial role in Prairie State 

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the importance of community foundations in Illinois. 

Southern Illinoisan/other media outlets — Nov. 3, 2022 

A grand opening at SIU Carbondale 

The Community Technology Center at the Eurma C. Hayes Community Center grand opening is featured. 

KZIM/KSIM, Cape Girardeau, Missouri — Nov. 3, 2022

Vienna High School senior surprised with SIUC scholarship 

Chancellor Austin Lane presented Kassidy Taylor, a senior at Vienna High School, with a full scholarship at a surprise announcement on Nov. 2. 

 KFVS-TV — Nov. 2, 2022 

(Senator) Paul Simon’s American tune 

Camden Burd, assistant professor, history, Eastern Illinois University, reflects on the message and political legacy of the late Sen. Paul Simon, founder of SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. 

Belt Magazine — Nov. 2, 2022 

Capitol Fax: Good news on Illinois’ direction from a poll? 

Capitol Fax cites historical Paul Simon Public Policy Institute polls on how Illinois residents feel about the state’s direction. 

Pontiac Daily Leader — Nov. 2, 2022

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