SIU in the News - June, 2018

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Illinois To Expand Number Of Physician Assistants Allowed By Law

NPR Illinois - June 29, 2018

… said Don Diemer, Director of the Physician Assistant program at Southern Illinois University. "And in health profession shortage areas, that …

Students uncover local forgotten history

WPSD Local 6 - June 29, 2018

... established by freed African American slaves. Students from the Southern Illinois University Archaeology Field School and U.S Department of ... 

Supreme Court decision to be key part of Rauner's legacy, win or lose in November - politics - - June 29, 2018 

movement," said David Yepsen, former director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and a longtime observer of national politics. "I ...

SIU’s Morris Library and Carbondale to honor Willie “Jimbo” Slaughter Saturday

Southern Illinoisan - June 28, 2018 

... Library, a hub for research, study and social activity at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be the site of a special ceremony ...

Archaeologists dig through pre-civil war home

WSIL-TV - June 28, 2018 

... U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and Southern Illinois University Archeology Field School teamed up to have students dig in ... 

Kennedy retirement brings future of Roe v. Wade into question

WPSD Local 6 - June 28, 2018

... pro-life,” said John Jackson, a professor with SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. “And I’m sure that that list of 25 names ... 

College students teach summer classes at Mattoon schools

Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - June 28, 2018

... a Pinckneyville resident who is an elementary education major at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, said she has enjoyed having the ...

Public College Prof Gets Fulbright Scholarship To Make ‘Humanizing Deportation’ Film

Daily Caller News Foundation - June 27, 2018 

... an illegal alien, according to a Tuesday report. Southern Illinois University Carbondale English lecturer Mary Kate Varnau will spend six ...

Illinois Assembly to Expand Number of Physician Assistants Allowed By Law

WSIU Radio – June 27, 2018

… collaborate with 5 physician assistants," said Don Deimer, director of the Physician Assistant program at SIU. "And in health profession …

Southern Illinois University Growing Fermentation Science Institute - June 26, 2018

Matt McCarroll, director of the Fermentation Science Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, stands in a field of barley ...

SIU honors man killed during construction of Morris Library

KFVS 12 - June 26, 2018 

SIU Carbondale is honoring a construction worker who died in 1963 after a fall while working on Morris Library.

SIU student-made film releasing on Amazon

Daily Egyptian - June 26, 2018

The Southern Illinois University student-made film, “Unconditional”, will be released June 28 on Amazon for world-wide viewing. The mystery ...

How Colleges Can Refine Their Student Social Media Policies to Curb Harassment - Campus Safety Magazine

Campus Safety Magazine - June 25, 2018

… A. Brobst, JD, LLM, is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law. She is a former felony prosecutor in Indiana, …

Archaeologists to excavate pre-Civil War home in Pope County

KFVS 12 - June 25, 2018 

The U.S Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southern Illinois University Archeology Field School, and area students will participate …

SIUC researcher creating inventory of Southern Illinois pollinators

Southern Illinoisan – June 23, 2018

In a Southern Illinois University Carbondale laboratory, hundreds of bees, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles are being sorted and cataloged. Sedonia Sipes, an associate professor of plant biodiversity and conservation biology, …

Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans

Channel NewsAsia - June 22, 2018 

... to take a trip to an amusement park," said Connor Oehmke of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. In April, Oehmke, who wasn't ...

Seaman named Grand Marshal for SIU homecoming - June 22, 2018 

... this year at his alma mater. We learned Friday that Southern Illinois University is welcoming back Jason Seaman for homecoming this fall.

Putting the focus on phosphorus - June 22, 2018 

... Education Council’s southern version of its field day at Southern Illinois University Farms were focused more on phosphorus conservation. “

Monday: A look at river and floodplain policy

St. Louis Public Radio - June 22, 2018 

... Jonathan Remo, an associate professor in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Department of Geography and Environmental ...

Top story: Reaction to Trump ending family separation policy

WSIL-TV – June 22, 2018

Cindy Buys, School of Law, discusses federal immigration law and President Trump’s executive order designed to keep immigrant families together.

Ancient gibbon from Chinese tomb may be first ape to go extinct since the Ice Age

Nature - June 21, 2018 

… siamangs is scant, says Ulrich Reichard, an anthropologist at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. That means it’s difficult to know …

How will Illinois benefit from SCOTUS online sales tax ruling?

WSIL-TV - June 21, 2018 

… most people don't pay it," said John Jackson with the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Jackson said the Supreme Court's ruling is a big …

Eclipse Activities Earn Award For SIU Carbondale

WSIU - June 21, 2018 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently was honored for their Eclipse Events and Activities by …

Challenge to Excellence celebrates 35 years at SIU

Southern Illinoisan - June 21, 2018

... a summer residential camp at Southern Illinois University for academically talented students, is wrapping up its 35th year of engaging students. Rose Moroz, academic specialist and director of Challenge to Excellence ...

SIU Summer Camp 2018

WSIL-TV - June 20, 2018

 … out for the summer kids are continuing their learning by attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale Camp. The camp gives kids ages 6 …

Anti-Bribery Enforcement Remains Steady Under Trump

Big Law Business - June 20, 2018

 ... an above-average year,” Mike Koehler, an FCPA professor at Southern Illinois University Law school, told Bloomberg Law. Data from the SEC, …

 Counseling, holistic approaches best way to treat dependency, manage pain

Herald-Whig - June 20, 2018 

… and Tylenol to treat daily pain. Michael Connolly, a physician at Southern Illinois University's Center for Family Medicine, agreed. "I …

SIU Carbondale earns international award for eclipse events

Southern Illinoisan - June 20, 2018 

… when Southern Illinois University Carbondale began preparing for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, there was no blueprint to guide its …

SIU Carbondale, Rend Lake College to offer joint criminal justice program

Southern Illinoisan - June 20, 2018 

Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale have established a joint criminal justice program that will allow students to …

SIU department hosts “bring your horse to college” days

 KFVS 12 - June 20, 2018 

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus is hosting "bring your horse to college days." It's a fun and …

 New facility aims to improve health care in southern Illinois

WPSD Local 6 - June 19, 2018 

… will provide. It’s the result of a collaboration between Southern Illinois University and Southern Illinois Healthcare. The building will …

SIUC nets international award for eclipse events

KFVS 12 - June 19, 2018 

According to SIU Carbondale, the university events during the eclipse have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Opioid Crisis: How it got started

Herald-Whig - June 17, 2018 

Michael Connolly, a family medicine doctor and professor at Southern Illinois University Medicine in Quincy. “The expectation became that we … 

What Janus v. AFSCME could mean in Illinois

WSIL-TV – June  14, 2018

... backbone of funding and people support for the Democratic party,” said John Jackson, professor at SIU Carbondale's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... 

Simon Institute's John Shaw Authors Book Focusing on Eisenhower-Kennedy Transition

WSIU - June 13, 2018

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about his new book, "Rising Star, Setting Sun: …

Rend Lake College and SIU approve agreement for combined criminal justice program

WJPF News Radio - June 13, 2018
Lake College Board of Trustees have approved a new agreement with Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale. According to RLC, students …

Exclusive: Jason Seaman opens up after Noblesville shooting

IndyStar - June 13, 2018
And people just need to remember that." Seaman, a former Southern Illinois University defensive lineman, said has no fear about returning to …

RLC, SIU enter agreement on criminal justice program

KFVS 12 - June 12, 2018
… degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. “The addition of Southern Illinois University to our list of opportunities for Criminal Justice …

SIU: Student wins award, invents first portable prosthetic device for musicians

KFVS 12 - June 12, 2018 

An SIU Carbondale student has invented a portable prosthetic device for musicians.

Carbondale founders park committee seeks public input on student landscape designs

KFVS 12 - June 12, 2018
… the Carbondale Civic Center. First-year agriculture students at Southern Illinois University have completed 32 landscape designs for the …


Landscape Architecture Magazine - June 12, 2018
… public health and is the science director at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Office of Population Science and Policy, …

What a Janus v. AFSCME could mean in Illinois

WSIL-TV - June 10, 2018 

… the Democratic party,” said John Jackson, professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says if the court rules against unions it will …

5 Sneaky Ways You Can Get Sick On Vacation & How To Steer Clear Of The Germs

Elite Daily - June 10, 2018

Howard Tinsley, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at Southern Illinois University, told Reader's Digest that packing your schedule to …

SIU-Carbondale turns dining hall food waste into compost

American Academy of Pediatrics - June 8, 2018

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University is turning hundreds of pounds of uneaten dining hall food into compost. The Carbondale …

Dental program offers services for children

The Gazette - Democrate - June 8, 2018

… region to receive free preventive dental services through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Sealant Grant Program. A total …

What to do if you are suicidal, depressed? Springfield health officials offer advice

The State Journal-Register - June 8, 2018 

Kari Wolf, a doctor and chair of psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, about those resources and how to find them….

Illinois Governor's race on pace to shatter spending record

WSIL-TV - June 7, 2018 

… that crown, but John Jackson… Professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute says the race between Rauner and Pritzker could nearly …

Art Program For Those With Dementia Opens Minds & Hearts

NPR Illinois - June 6, 2018 

… has named “Spring-fields.” Greg Kyrouac is with the SIU School of Medicine. He’s helping oversee the program, made possible by a federal …

Illinois: Soybean Cyst Nematodes – Race Shifts, Cover Crops as Alternative Controls

AgFax - June 5, 2018 

… checkoff-funded study, led by Dr. Jason Bond of Southern Illinois University, that will further explore the relationship between grass cover …

Experts working on ‘universal language’ to help humans speak to aliens

The Week UK - June 5, 2018 

… the Daily Mail reports. Linguists Jeffrey Punske, from Southern Illinois University, and Ian Roberts, from the University of Cambridge …

ET phone home? Chomsky’s Universal language theory could help us chat with aliens (POLL) - June 5, 2018 

Presenting separately, Jeffrey Punske from Southern Illinois University and Ian Roberts from the University of Cambridge, ...

SIU Discover Remnants of 2 Century-Old Army Fort

US News & World Report - June 4, 2018 

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Anthropology students at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale have discovered remnants of an army fort near the …

Changes at SIU’s Saluki Express Will Expand Routes

WSIU - June 4, 2018 

Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will soon have an easier time getting to St. Louis or Evansville Indiana at no extra … 

Plant-based diets are the most effective at preventing disease - June 4, 2018

… noted Louis Premkumar, a professor of pharmacology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. “Obviously, it appears to be true …

SIU discover remnants of 2 century-old Army fort

Miami Herald - June 4, 2018 

Anthropology students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have discovered remnants of an army fort near the community of Chester …

The 'universal language' that could let us speak to aliens | Daily Mail Online

Daily Mail Online - June 4, 2018 

… to alien languages. At the workshop, Jeffery Punske from Southern Illinois University, Ian Roberts from the University of Cambridge, and …

 Celebrating eccentric chemistry graduation traditions

Chemical & Engineering News - June 3, 2018 

It’s a lucky student who graduates from Kyle Plunkett’s lab at Southern Illinois University. Plunkett is an amateur brewmaster, and he makes …

SIU researcher studying naked mole rats' peculiar adaptations - June 2, 2018 

Sarko, an assistant professor of anatomy with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been studying naked mole rats for …

 The Broad Stage and Red Hen Press with AT THE KITCHEN TABLE - June 1, 2018

… the Illinois Arts Council. She teaches at and directs the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale MFA Program in Creative Writing, where she …

How Kim Foxx Went From YMCA Kid to Cook County State's Attorney

Illinois - June 1, 2018 

… in 1990, Foxx completed her undergraduate and law degrees at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, then served as Toni Preckwinkle's …

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