SIU in the News - October, 2018

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SIU to plant hemp and begin research

WSIL-TV – Oct. 30, 2018

Southern Illinois University plans to create new programs to study industrial hemp and medical marijuana.

National advocate lauds SIU’s cannabis science initiative

Illinois News Network – Oct. 30, 2018

Southern Illinois University is starting a new research initiative into cannabis. The SIU initiative announced last week is aimed at creating a program to support agriculture and industry with research and training.

SIU to grow and research hemp, offer medical pot cultivation program

Chicago Sun-Times – Oct. 29, 2018

Southern Illinois University is busy clearing land to plant a new hemp research field later this spring.  It’s part of a new program that is designed to ...

Holding Duterte accountable

The Asean Post – Oct. 29, 2018

… who conducted the study; assistant professor Raymund Narag at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; has even suggested that these unusually long periods …

Walmart agrees to a $160 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit

Talk Business & Politics – Oct. 26, 2018

The FCPA investigation appears to be winding down according to Mike Koehler. a law professor at Southern Illinois University. He told Talk Business & Politics a year ago …

SIU to create medical marijuana certificate program, launch new research into industrial hemp

Chicago Tribune -- Oct. 26, 2018

Southern Illinois University is creating new programs to study industrial hemp and medical marijuana with the hope of offering a new certificate for students and farmers, school officials announced Friday.

SIU Carbondale creates Montemagno memorial scholarship

Southern Illinoisan - Oct. 24, 2018

Within days of the death of SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, the SIU Foundation and the university’s Alumni Association were working on a memorial scholarship in his honor.

SIUC mourns Montemagno at Shryock Auditorium memorial

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 23, 2018

A maroon commencement robe, a Salukis bomber jacket and a megaphone marked “CHANCELLOR” sat untouched beneath a Shryock Auditorium spotlight on Tuesday afternoon as the Southern Illinois University Carbondale community said its final goodbyes to their leader.

Memorial service held for Chancellor Montemagno

WSIL-TV – Oct. 23, 2018

In his relatively short time at SIU, Dr. Carlo Montemagno made a big impact on those around him. That was evident as more than one hundred …

Chancellor Montemagno Remembered at Memorial Service

WSIU Radio – Oct. 23, 2018

During his memorial service Tuesday, friends and colleagues of SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno remembered him as a determined man with a vision for the school.

Late Chancellor Remembered

River Region Evening Edition – Oct. 23, 2018

Late SIU Carbondale Chancellor Montemagno was remember at a memorial service.

As 12th District Candidates Prep for Debate, SIU's Todd Graham Analyzes Potentials

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 23, 2018

Ahead of that event, SIU Debate Director Todd Graham talked with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about what he expects from it.

A Small Tank With Legs In Southern Illinois

WSIU Radio – Oct. 23, 2018

have seen these creatures.  We will also hear from a scientist at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. If you see an armadillo …

Presidential visit could energize both parties, Paul Simon Institute director says

WPSD-TV – Oct. 22, 2018

… visit Southern Illinois in more than 20 years. Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw said.

SIU medical students weigh small town work, life 

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 21, 2018 

… second-year student at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Flamm is mostly focused on keeping up with a flood …

SIU Salukis celebrate annual homecoming

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 20, 2018

Saluki supporters were out in droves Saturday as the capstone to the Southern Illinois University homecoming week came to a close.

SIU alum, hailed as a hero, makes grand return to campus

WSIL-TV –Oct. 19, 2018

... honorary role as grand marshal for Southern Illinois University's 2018 homecoming parade. It's a way to recognize him for saving ... 

Free legal assistance available for local veterans

Martin Parsons, SIU School of Law, discusses the upcoming Veterans Legal Clinic that will be at the law school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6.

WSIL-TV – Oct. 19, 2018

SIUC administrators vow to continue Montemagno’s academic restructuring

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 15, 2018

Late Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s signature plan to reorganize the academic structure of Southern Illinois University Carbondale will continue, despite his passing last Thursday …

Vigil held to honor Montemagno

WSIL-TV - Oct. 12, 2018

The community gathered to honor Chancellor Carlo Montemagno Oct. 12.

SIU community remembers Montemagno: ‘He had such a vision’

Daily Egyptian – Oct. 12, 2018

SIU Student Affairs held a candlelight vigil honoring Chancellor Carlo Montemagno Friday evening.

Women at Work: Latina empowerment luncheon aims to inspire next generation

WSIL-TV – Oct. 11, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations continued on Southern Illinois University's campus Thursday with a discussion aimed at empowering young Latina women.

This SIU Carbondale staff member saved her own money to create a DACA scholarship

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 9, 2018

… student documentary called “I, Too, Dream American,” about undocumented students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Sarvela was moved by the film’s portrayal of …

InFocus: SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno 

WSIU Radio – Oct. 9, 2018

Chancellor Carlo Montemagno updates his reorganization proposal, talks about recruitment efforts and community outreach, and discusses free speech issues on campus.

SIUC's first-ever scholarship for DACA students

Southern Illinois University Carbondale administrator recently started the school's first-ever scholarship just for DACA students. Debra Sarvela, director for the Center for Environmental Health …

WSIL-TV – Oct. 9, 2018

Professor: No answers in high cost of Illinois governor’s race – Oct. 9, 2018

… too much into the spending tea leaves, said professor John Jackson with SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

SIUC Aviation shines at Regional Fly-In

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 6, 2018

… Southern Illinois, said Mike Burgener, the department chair of SIUC’s Aviation programs, the culmination of years lobbying from SIU Carbondale and …

AOPA Breaks Big News at Carbondale Fly-In – Oct. 6, 2018

… senior aviation technologies student at Southern Illinois University who works at the airport’s FBO, and Kyle Stuhrenberg—a student pilot who also works …

Now without toxic algae, SIU Carbondale’s Campus Lake is a favored fishing spot

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 4, 2018

... spot on the north side of SIU Carbondale’s Campus Lake that would make any Southern Illinois angler jealous. Last Monday evening ... 

SIUC Laser Expert Talks About Advancements After Nobel Prize Winners Announced

WSIU Radio – Oct. 4, 2018

... create ultra-fast laser pulses. SIU-Carbondale chemistry and biochemistry professor Gary Kinsel has been working with lasers since ...

This hospice worker has life lessons everyone should live by – Oct. 3, 2018

… emphasis on hospice care and spirituality. Currently a professor in the School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University and the author of Hospice Social Work, Reese says: “We have a saying in hospice …

Freedom of Speech highlighted by speaker at SIU Law School

WSIU Radio -- Oct. 3, 2018

... Nadine Strossen spoke at the SIU School of Law on Wednesday about the importance of freedom of speech. Strossen says she ... 

Southern Illinois Airport to host large fly-in event

WSIL-TV – Oct. 3, 2018

… Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will join with SIU Aviation for a major fly-in event at the airport. "It's a free event. People can come look around, get up …

Internationally Recognized Explorer is Back at SIUC to Talk About Uncovering Lost City

WSIU-FM – Oct. 2, 2018

… his evening to share his story. Southern Illinois University Carbondale alum Steve Elkins embarked on an effort …

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