SIU in the News - December, 2018

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SIU Carbondale to get over $2 million in new teaching airplanes

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 28, 2018

SIU Carbondale’s aviation programs will be upgrading their teaching fleet with over $2 million in new aircraft.

SIU Carbondale announces $3.8 million in new scholarships

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 27, 2018

Incoming SIU Carbondale students will have access to brand new scholarships next year, at a university that is already one of the most generous in the region.

Shaw: It’s time for a new era of statesmanship in Springfield and Washington

Peoria Journal-Star – Dec. 27, 2018

John Shaw, SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the need for statesmanship.

“I’m confident we can turn SIU around", says enrollment manager

KFVS-TV – Dec. 19, 2018

Southern Illinois University student enrollment numbers are being readjusted to a more “attainable” goal, according to the Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Manager Jennifer DeHaemers.

How do you rehabilitate a terrorist? – Dec. 19, 2018

Raymund Narag, Criminology and Criminal Justice, discusses research among prisoners in the Philippines over the last 10 years.

Research reveals the key to reducing prison radicalisation – Dec. 18, 2018

… research was conducted in partnership with the University of Southern Illinois and has been published in a new book titled Inmate Radicalisation and Recruitment in Prisons, which …

Clinton, Obama and the Sweet 16: SIUC photographer shot over 30 years of Carbondale history 

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 17, 2018
When Buhman became SIU Carbondale’s third-ever official photographer, in 1984, he was “a one-man band,” he said, shooting endless roles of film …

Researchers To Explore Feasibility Of Industrial Hemp Industry In Illinois

WILL Radio – Dec. 17, 2018

A research program is underway at Southern Illinois University to study industrial hemp, which was legalized in Illinois under state law in August.

Pinckneyville native returns to lead SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 14, 2018
SIU Carbondale’s next chancellor has come a long way from mowing lawns in Pinckneyville, where he grew up.

Dunn says he’ll put students first as SIUC interim chancellor

Daily Egyptian – Dec. 14, 2018

John M. Dunn, incoming interim chancellor, believes it is important to keep students in mind while tackling issues surrounding the Carbondale campus, he said during a press conference Friday.

Dunn Says He’s Ready for Carbondale’s Challenges

WSIU Radio – Dec. 14, 2018

SIUC's new Interim Chancellor says he wants to push the university forward - and doesn't think his temporary status will hinder that.

DACA Student and SIU-C Graduate Has High Hopes

WSIU Radio – Dec. 14, 2018

One of the nearly 13-hundred candidates to graduate from SIU-Carbondale December 15 believes he has an exciting, if somewhat, uncertain future.

Cybersecurity tips for holiday shopping, travel

WSIL-TV – Dec. 12, 2018

… information while shopping online. Tom Imboden, Interim Director for SIU's School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies, says this is the type …

‘A realistic view’: SIU Carbondale lowers enrollment goals

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 12, 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s enrollment goals have come back down to Earth.

SIU board to consider John Dunn for Carbondale interim chancellor

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 11, 2018

SIU Carbondale is one vote away from its next leader, who will serve on an interim basis while the board searches for the campus' next permanent chancellor.

SIU Board To Vote on John Dunn as Interim SIUC Chancellor

WSIU Radio – Dec. 11, 2018

SIU Trustees are set to consider the appointment of John Dunn as Interim Chancellor for the Carbondale campus.

Cannabis, hemp are growing markets for Illinois farmers

Prairie Farmer – Dec. 5, 2018

… he’s excited to see Southern Illinois University starting a research institution devoted to the crop.

With new recruitment materials, SIUC hopes to entice more students

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 5, 2018

Each year SIU Carbondale sends glossy recruitment publications to prospective students across the state and region, encouraging them to choose SIUC.

SIUC officials roll out new recruitment materials to boost enrollment

KFVS-TV -- Dec. 5, 2018

As Southern Illinois University Carbondale prepares for the fall semester and all the new students they hope to bring, they are getting ready to send out the reading materials they hope will persuade high schoolers ...

Soybean nematodes can destroy yields

Top – Dec. 4, 2018

… said Jason Bond, a professor and plant pathologist at Southern Illinois University. If soil tests reveal threshold populations of nematodes, …

Legal questions swirl around idea to offer $50 million penthouse to Putin in Trump Tower Moscow

ABC News – Dec. 3, 2018

But Mike Koehler, an FCPA expert and professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law, said there has to be a clear offer or payment of a bribe.

SIUC’s Simon Institute tackles ‘ugly’ politics with Statesmanship Initiative

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 1, 2018

John Shaw wants to talk about statesmanship. The director of SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute believes the university can lead a national discussion …

Illinois soybean researchers adjust following funding cuts

Associated Press – Dec. 1, 2018

… cuts have forced researchers to seek funding elsewhere and adapt their research approach, said Jason Bond, a plant pathology professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “Today, I’m a better researcher …

Southern Illinois remembers President George H.W. Bush

WSIL-TV – Dec. 1, 2018

… that whole ethic is something that we ought to honor," said John Jackson, professor at SIU Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, who has …

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