SIU in the News - April, 2018

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Ancient quids reveal clues about genetic ancestry of early Great Basin inhabitants -- April 30, 2018

... a team of archaeologists and microbiologists from Nevada's Desert Research Institute (DRI) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) showcases the use ... 


Great Cardboard Boat Regatta makes return to Campus Lake for 45th annual event

Southern Illinoisan – April 28, 2018

… 45th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The spirited, family-friendly event …

SIU-C Awards Green Fund Projects

WSIU Radio – April 28, 2018

… as part of that, Southern Illinois University delivered their sustainability awards. The monetary awards come from the student …

SIU unveils new boathouse

KFVS-TV – April 27

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will unveil the renovated Campus Lake boathouse on Saturday, April 28.

Newly renovated SIUC Campus Lake boathouse to be unveiled this weekend

Southern Illinoisan – April 26, 2018

… first emerged during one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s darkest hours: in the middle of the historic …

Illinois Governor's race on pace to be most expensive in U.S. history

WSIL-TV – April 26, 2018

… $9 million. John Jackson, professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says this could be bad …

Students learn about agriculture during SIU farm tour

WSIL-TV – April 25, 2018

... around Southern Illinois learned about agriculture, during a tour of the SIU Farm. Students learned about livestock, forestry, ... 

NYT's Carl Hulse Visits SIUC

WSIU Radio -- April 24, 2018

Carl Hulse, New York Times chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse visited SIU and presented a lecture "Washington Politics in the Age of Trump”  on April 23.

The Father Of the Waffle House Shooting Suspect Is Being Investigated For Giving Travis Reinking His Guns Back

Buzzfeed -- April 23, 2018

... it could spell trouble. George Mocsary, an assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University School of Law, told BuzzFeed News on Monday that under the FOID Act, ...

Midwest engineering students show off skills at SIUC's concrete canoe races

Southern Illinoisan – April 21, 2018

… different kind of canoe race on Saturday morning at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In this race, all of the canoes …

SIU College of Agricultural Sciences hosts farm tours for students

KFVS-TV – April 21, 2018

… Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University will be hosting farm tours at the University Farms. On April 23-27, over 700 students …

SIU symposium focuses on 2nd Amendment

WSIL-TV -- April 19, 2018

... heart of a discussion Thursday at the SIU School of Law. The school hosted four panel discussions, all focused on ... 

SIU grad student shows how Illinois can help solve water crisis

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

… have essentially run out of fresh water," Melinda Yeomans, associate director of the SIU Honors Program, said. "There are places on the globe …

SIU students, staff plant trees for Arbor Day

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

The SIU campus will be a little greener thanks to some students and staff. A group planted 12 trees …

SIU professor creates Cub Scout badge

WSIL-TV – April 17, 2018

SIU math professor Wesley Calvert wasn't a Cub Scout growing up, but his kids are. "I got started working with the scouts …  

The Equal Rights Amendment: Why has it taken this long to ratify?

WSIL-TV – April 16, 2018

… successful right at first and raced through state legislatures," SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute analyst John Jackson said. “And all of a sudden, it stopped.” That is until March 2017, when Nevada … 

Political Expert and Author To Speak Tonight at SIU Carbondale

 WSIU – April 16, 2018

Marie Griffith, Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis discusses her new book, "Moral Combat:  How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics." at the SIU Student Center Ballroom D on Monday April 16th, 2018.

Treaty in Levee Wars Called Crucial for Saving Lives

Public News Service – April 12, 2018

... problem gets worse for its neighbors. Jonathan Remo is an associate professor of geography at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. He says the "Levee Wars" have been ... 

SIUC facility transforms dining hall waste into compost

Southern Illinoisan – April 10, 2018

... Every day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dining halls, hundreds of pounds of food ...

Despite cold temps, volunteers honor their commitments

WPSD-TV – April 7, 2018 

… ‘the Big Event’, a Saluki Day of Service, at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. It’s the second year for the all-day …

‘The Big Event’

WSIL-TV – April 7, 2018

As SIU is a major part of the southern Illinois community-- the University prompts students to give back in what is called "The Big Event."

Special Olympics IL celebrates 50 year anniversary in Carbondale

KFVS-TV – April 6, 2018

…  joined athletes and volunteers for celebrations at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale. “The Special Olympics has its roots …

In joyful opening ceremony at SIU Carbondale, Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary

Southern Illinoisan – April 6, 2018

number of Southern Illinois University administrators, including Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Trustee Phil Gilbert, were also in attendance.The focus of the ceremony was a Southern Illinois …

Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary in southern Illinois

WPSD-TV – April 6, 2018

… national organization celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Eric Baumann says the Special ...

Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

MyWebTimes – April 6, 2018

… 41,663 districtwide. John Jackson, a political science professor at Southern Illinois University, referred to the increase in women running for House seats a necessary …

Special Olympics kicks off 50th year

WSIL-TV – April 6, 2018

… founding members worked for decades. Several people sang the praises of William Freeberg, a SIU professor that started a camp for special needs children …

SIU Law Simonds Lecture: Eileen Norcross

WSIU InFocus – April 5, 2018

Eileen Norcross, director for the State and Local Policy Project and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, discusses the causes and consequences of Illinois’ fiscal woes.

New study to focus on river industry's mental health

WorkBoat – April 4, 2018

... Medicine, and Dawn Null, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Southern Illinois University, will be collaborating on a study to learn ...

Will the #NeverAgain movement actually have an impact?

WSIL-TV – April 1, 2018

... fixture on national news, John Jackson, professor at SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says he doesn't think it will ... 

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