SIU in the News - May, 2018

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SIU students visit Cuba during President Trump's Administration

KFVS-TV – May 29, 2018

... a dozen of students at Southern Illinois University will be taking a Summer exotic trip to for an incredible learning experience in Cuba.

Linguists Say We Might Be Able to Communicate With Aliens If We Ever Encounter Them – May 27, 2018

… could be the greatest challenge. Another presentation by Jeffrey Punske (Southern Illinois University) and …

From Eisenhower to Kennedy: What the two presidencies meant for a changing America – May 25, 2018

… what led to the country’s swift and historic change? Reporter and author John T. Shaw, director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, documents this shift in his new …

Rural counties' response to state firearm laws: 'Gun sanctuaries'

NBC News – May 25, 2018

George Mocsary, an assistant law professor at Southern Illinois University, said the Illinois resolutions — which protest bills pending in the state legislature …

President Trump pulls out of summit with North Korea

WSIL-TV – May 24, 2018

… period of time at least," said John Shaw, director of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. He says with the unpredictability …

Bonnie and Clyde's getaway car has hidden lessons for cops in the self-driving vehicle era

Popular Science – May 23, 2018

... scenarios is possible, but Joseph Schafer, a professor of criminology at Southern Illinois University focused on the future of policing, says these major themes will probably play out in smaller and uncinematic ways. “We have a romanticized view of the getaway car,” ... 

Cheers to Beer | Making its mark: SIU's Fermentation Science Institute is one of only a handful of programs in the country to offer a full four-year degree

Southern Illinoisan - May 18, 2018

… you may be inclined to think that Southern Illinois University’s Fermentation Science Institute (FSI) is wholly dedicated to the study of fermented beverages. 

Health Policy Institute Focuses Attention on Opioid Crisis

WSIU Radio – May 17, 2018

… talks with Dr. Christine Porucznik of the University of Utah's School of Medicine about the 2018 SIU Health Policy Institute.

SIU Rec Center opens showers to all

WSIL-TV - May 17, 2018

… Student Recreation Center at Southern Illinois University is opening up its showering facilities to residents affected by the water shortage …

SIUC Student Wins Individual Title in Nationwide Security Challenge

WSIU Radio – May 16, 2018

A recent SIU graduate took home the gold, just before he walked across the stage.

SIU Law Professor Says Illinois Needs to Ratify ERA Amendment

WSIU Radio - May 16, 2018

... A professor at the SIU School of Law says ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment is the right thing for the State of Illinois to do.

Will legal sports gambling come to Illinois soon?

WSIL-TV – May 15, 2018

… political analyst with SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, believes several states will try legalizing sports gambling.

Political expert: Rauner's proposal to reinstate death penalty harks back to law-and-order era

Southern Illinoisan – May 14, 2018

… have been unexpected, but it’s not unfamiliar, according to a local political expert. John Jackson, a visiting professor at Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, said Rauner’s death penalty provision is …

Commencement Day: Thousands graduate from SIUC today

Southern Illinoisan – May 12, 2018

For nearly 2,800 Southern Illinois University students, the big day has arrived. There are four separate …

Thousands graduate from SIUC

WSIL-TV – May 12, 2018

Graduates, families, and friends celebrated at SIU Saturday for the school's spring commencement ceremony. Thousands of graduates walked …

Richard Roundtree talks about 'Shaft,' breast cancer during visit to Carbondale

Southern Illinoisan – May 11, 2018

... receiving a Doctorate of Performing Arts during the 5:30 p.m. commencement exercises Saturday for SIU's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Roundtree sat down ... 

Political figures from Illinois: Recipients of the Nobel Prize for Peace, leaders during wartime

Bugle Newspapers – May 11, 2018

… Simon lived in Makanda and founded the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University before his death in 2003.

SIU-C Bestows Honorary Doctorate to Actor Richard Roundtree

WSIU-Radio – May 11, 2018

... longtime film and television star is back at SIU-Carbondale this weekend to receive an honorary degree. Richard Roundtree ...

'Shaft' star honored at SIU

WSIL-TV – May 11, 2018

... will receive an honorary degree in performing arts at SIU. Richard Roundtree went to SIU in the ...

‘Shaft’ actor in Carbondale reflects on career

KFVS-TV – May 11, 2018

... Richard Roundtree best known for playing Shaft visited the SIU campus today to reflect ...

Solar-powered fountain is part of SIUC's to prevent growth of algal blooms in Campus Lake

Southern Illinoisan - May 11, 2018

Visitors to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Campus Lake might have spotted a new feature in the water near Bucky’s Haven... 

SIUC welcomes student teachers into the workforce with pinning ceremony

Southern Illinoisan – May 10, 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Education and Human Services welcomed 63 graduating students into the teaching profession ... 

InFocus: Montemagno Discusses Recruitment, Future Plans

WSIU Radio – May 8, 2018

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno shares his goals for his new recruitment manager, the future of his reorganization plan, and more ... 

Will #MeToo, Student Protests Affect 2018 Elections?

WSIU On Topic – May 7, 2018

... talks with Associate Professor Kenneth Mulligan of the SIU Political Science Department about the #MeToo movement ... 

Little hands on the farm: Kids swarm SIU to learn about ag

AgriNews -- May 2, 2018

... was full of firsts at Southern Illinois University Farms, beginning with a record number of visiting first graders and pre-kindergarteners from ... 

New SIUC enrollment official aims to get university back on track

WPSD-TV – May 2, 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has seen a significant enrollment decline over the past five years, in part due to past state budget issues.  New Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management Jennifer DeHaemers said she hopes to get the university back on track.

FFA teams compete in judging contests

AgriNews – May 2, 2018

... spring at the Southern Illinois University Farms is the SIU Invitational Livestock Career Development Event, when FFA students from ... 

SIUC's new enrollment manager says she's eager to help stop declining numbers

Southern Illinoisan – May 2, 2018

... vice associate chancellor for enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, who officially starts May 14, has been handed

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