SIU in the News - November, 2018

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Is floating a $50 million Trump Tower penthouse for Vladimir Putin illegal?

Washington Post – Nov. 30, 2018

… conduct,” said Mike Koehler, an expert on the FCPA at Southern Illinois University who has blogged about the story. As for whether Cohen …

SIU President to students: SIUC must ‘shrink its footprint’

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 30, 2018

SIU System President J. Kevin Dorsey was direct, funny and candid in an open conversation Friday afternoon with SIU Carbondale students about the health of their university and the greater SIU system.

Southern Illinois eclipse trackers to contribute to more astronomy research

KPVI-TV – Nov. 30, 2018

… images is make a movie that shows the corona evolving and twisting,” said Baer, who works in the SIU Carbondale Physics Department. “That was the big deal.”

SIU’s public broadcasting arm buys WSEC, WQEC, WMEC

State Journal-Register – Nov. 29, 2018

A Chatham-based nonprofit has sold the broadcasting licenses for public television stations WSEC, WQEC and WMEC to Southern Illinois University, the nonprofit’s president …

At SIU Carbondale, students' hands-on learning equals gains for community

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 28, 2018

When the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rec Center had a pesky problem that threatened to become a big expense, it turned to the university’s College of Engineering for help. And the college turned to its students.

InFocus: Interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 27, 2018

Interim SIU President Kevin Dorsey talks with Jennifer Fuller.

Karen Midden on WJPF Morning Newswatch

WJPF Radio – Nov. 27, 2018

Karen Midden, SIU Carbondale College of Agricultural Sciences, discusses research and potential uses for industrial hemp. 

SIU-C Student Talks with His Mother About Her Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

WSIU Radio – Nov. 21, 2018

April Teske, Office of Teacher Education, has a candid discussion about her situation with her son, John Haar, a senior in Radio, Television and Digital media.

What the midterms (and past elections) show about US democracy – Nov. 17, 2018

is intervened by the structural arrangements endemic to the American Constitution," said John Jackson, a visiting professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.  "In effect, we can easily come out with minority rule and ...

A Thanksgiving Special: Cooking Tips and Tricks, Local Farm Products, And Family Food Traditions

WILL-Radio – Nov. 15, 2018

Nicole Davis, SIU Carbondale Animal Science Food and Nutrition, provides some cooking tips ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

SIU Department of Anthropology among first to investigate body found in woods north of Carbondale

Daily Egyptian – Nov. 15, 2018

SIU’s Department of Anthropology, to help investigate the remains.

Science Café: Keith Gagnon

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 15, 2018

Keith Gagnon, SIU Carbondale Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, discusses his Nov. 15 presentation, "Back to the Future: From Understanding to Engineering the Human Genome." The presentation is at 7 p.m. at The Science Center at University Mall in Carbondale.

$7,000 in SIUC parking tickets paid with ... peanut butter

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 14, 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has forgiven $7,000 in parking tickets in exchange for donations of peanut butter. A one-day food drive, which took place Nov. 9, gave …

Illinois General Assembly reconvenes for veto session

WSIL-TV – Nov. 14, 2018

John Jackson, SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the upcoming Illinois legislative veto session.

SIUC Student Life Expands E-Sports

WSIU InFocus – Nov. 13, 2018

Lori Stettler, SIU Carbondale vice chancellor for Student Affairs, discusses the expansion of E-Sports on campus and changes within student life.

SIU College of Business hosts job fair

WSIL-TV – Nov. 13, 2018

Dozens of students plan for their future at a job fair, organized by the SIU College of Business.

Neely Hall tower to reopen at SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 12, 2018

Neely Hall, one of SIU Carbondale’s iconic 17-story towers, will reopen to students next fall, according to Jon Shaffer, director of University Housing. Neely and two other East Campus high rise dorms …

Rising Star, Setting Sun

C-SPAN2 BookTV – Nov. 11, 2018

John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses his research on the 10-week period between the 1960 presidential election and President John Kennedy’s January 1961 inauguration. The interview was Oct. 6 at Barnes & Noble in Carbondale.

SIUC students pay parking tickets with peanut butter

KFVS-TV – Nov. 9, 2018

… For today only, students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale had the unique opportunity to kill two birds with, well, two jars of peanut butter …

After years of Democratic control, is the 12th District firmly in Republican hands?

Belleville News-Democrat – Nov. 9, 2018

… looks solidly Republican at this point,” said John Shaw, the director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. “The Democrats ran one of the best candidates they could  …

New SIU med school program will train some students entirely in Southern Illinois, with aim to fill rural health care gap

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 9, 2018

…  SIU School of Medicine is planning major additions to its curriculum that would bring more medical students, physician assistants and doctors to Carbondale and areas of rural Southern Illinois …

2018 Veterans Day Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

WSIU Radio -- Nov. 8, 2018

Paul Copeland, SIU Carbondale Veterans Services coordinator, discusses the commemoration of Veterans Day across Carbondale and SIU.

John Jackson: Southern Illinois Continues GOP Support

WSIU Radio – Nov. 7, 2018

John Jackson, SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the Nov. 6 election results that shows despite gains for Democrats across Illinois, the southern part of the state is bucking that trend and will likely be a stronghold for Republicans for the foreseeable future. He also discusses what might be ahead for the state legislature’s veto session.

SIUC to offer new programs focus on cannabis

KFVS-TV – Nov. 7, 2018

… growing number of states to legalize marijuana to some capacity after the 2018 midterms, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is set to offer new programs focused on educating …

Whitehall police chief says efforts to reduce crime are working

Columbus Dispatch – Nov. 6, 2018

… approaches like Whitehall’s have proved effective in other cities, said Tammy Rinehart Kochel, a professor of criminology at Southern Illinois University. Analyzing the patterns that drive problems allows …

Newsradio WJPF interview with John Jackson

WJPF-AM – Nov. 5, 2018

John Jackson, SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses mid-term election voter turnout, Illinois’ gubernatorial race and political party identification.

Hack SI helps grow minds of all ages

WSIL-TV -- Nov. 4, 2018

Hundreds of technology enthusiasts spent the weekend experimenting with drones, robots and 3D printers at Southern Illinois University. 

SIU Carbondale researchers eye new possibilities for cannabis

Southern Illinoisan -- Nov. 3, 2018

A new initiative to study cannabis has researchers excited across the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. In the next year, the university will be clearing a five-acre field ...

SIU Med School gives a taste of life in poverty to future doctors, nurses, PAs

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 2, 2018

 … a student in the SIU School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program, and Miller, a resident in the med school’s Carbondale Family Medicine Program, were assigned to experience life as impoverished senior citizens, as part of a School of Medicine "poverty simulation,"

2018 Veterans Legal Clinic

WSIU InFocus - Nov. 2, 2018

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with organizers of the 2018 Veterans Legal Clinic at the SIU School of Law - Lucas Park, Martin Parsons, and Kayla Estes.

Farmers are losing money thanks to Trump — but they still support him

Politico – Nov. 1, 2018 

… decline in prices that they blame the president and blame his surrogates like Mike Bost?” said John Jackson, a political scientist who has been with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in the southern part of the district since …

SIU student raises money for elementary music class 

WPSD-TV – Nov. 1, 2018

… fully fund their music programs. Southern Illinois University Carbondale student Brenden Tisler hosted a benefit concert with several local artists in Carbondale.  The money will be donated to Maple Grove Elementary School music program …

Local PBS, NPR station to merge

Southern Illinoisan – Nov. 1, 2018

WSIU, based at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, operates the PBS and NPR stations WSIU-TV/FM Carbondale, WUSI-TV/FM Olney, and WVSI-FM Mt. Vernon. It will merge with Network Knowledge, operator of …

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