SIU in the News - April, 2019

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Newsradio WJPF interview with John Dunn

WJPF -- April 30, 2019

Chancellor John Dunn discusses topics including commencement, higher education funding, recruiting and retention and the importance of regional support and collaboration.

Great Cardboard Regatta celebrates 46 years

WSIL-TV – April 27, 2019

Southern Illinois University hosted the 46th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Becker Pavilion on Campus Lake in Carbondale on Saturday. 

School revives honor society to guide students to ag careers

Illinois Farmer Today – April 25, 2019

A native of Albion, Illinois, in Edwards County, she arrived at Southern Illinois University without a clear career path …

Great Cardboard Boat Regatta delayed an hour due to rain on Saturday

Southern Illinoisan – April 27, 2019

Intermittent rain may have delayed the start of the 46th annual Southern Illinois University Carbondale Great Cardboard Boat Regatta at Campus Lake on Saturday, but not the spirit of competition.

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Students provide equine dental treatment

AgriNews – April 25, 2019

… lead the horses back to their stalls. Stephanie Speiser, senior lecturer at Southern Illinois University College of Agricultural Sciences, gives the students a lesson on proper vaccination technique.

SIUC Professor Comments On the 2018 Climate Report

WSIU InFocus – April 23, 2019

Justin Schoof, Geography and Environmental Resources, discusses the 2018 Climate Report and its potential for the region.

Affordable dental care clinic accepting new patients

WSIL-TV – April 23, 2019

"We do crowns, we do bridges, we do dentures, we do partials, at a fraction of the cost," said Renee Lipe, SIU Community Dental Clinical Manager. 

Demand grows for marijuana cultivation courses in Illinois

Associated Press – April 21, 2019

Karen Midden, interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, said she receives near-daily inquiries …

Southern Illinois wants funding restored for veteran tuition

Southern Illinoisan – April 20, 2019

Southern Illinois University officials hope the new governor will fund a decades-old state commitment to cover the cost of veterans' higher education …

Local political expert weighs in on Mueller Report

WSIL-TV – April 18, 2019

John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, provides perspective and political ramifications on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

No clear plan for future of Crenshaw House, a piece of history more vulnerable as time goes by

Southern Illinoisan – April 18, 2019

The Crenshaw House should be used to tell the story of slavery in Illinois, said Mark Wagner, director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and an associate professor in anthropology. 

SIU, SEMO, JALC Join for Verdi's "Requiem"

WSIU InFocus – April 16, 2019

Maestro Ed Benyas of the Southern Illinois Symphony discusses the upcoming performance of Verdi's "Requiem."

A Heartland perspective on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris

KFVS-TV – April 15, 2019

… has deep roots in both religious and political history in France and according to Southern Illinois art history professor Mont Allen, it's the most visited site in all of Paris.

SIU Carbondale to add recruiters on the ground in St. Louis, Chicago

Southern Illinoisan -- April 15, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is beefing up its student outreach in two cities that have long been key sources of new Salukis: St. Louis and Chicago.

SIU professor receives grant to destroy cancer stem cells

WSIL-TV – April 15, 2019

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are working to find a cure for cancer thanks to a $158,000 grant from a private foundation.

Guest View: Illinois university students support bold actions to renew the Prairie State

State Journal-Register – April 13, 2019

Several weeks ago, the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute decided to reframe the discussion by asking: How can we rebuild and renew Illinois? And to answer that question, we called …

Majoring in marijuana: Colleges ramp up training for weed industry jobs as demand for pot grows

Chicago Tribune – April 11, 2019

Almost daily, Karen Midden, interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, gets a call from someone with a question about the cannabis program the school announced last year. Medical cannabis growers also call in search of students who know a thing or two about running a greenhouse.

SIU-C Math Students Supply Crucial Data for Ameren

WSIU InFocus – April 11, 2019

… Ameren is giving some math students at SIU Carbondale the job of crunching numbers and studying data, all to help the major energy supplier be better prepared for problems.

SIU hardest hit by long-term state cutback in veterans education funding

Southern Illinoisan – April 11, 2019

… demonstrated financial need. At Southern Illinois University, leaders remain hopeful that Pritzker will also return to funding a decades-old state commitment …

SIU students train ‘Saluki Service Dawgs’ to help those in need

KFVS-TV – April 10, 2019

Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale along with SIT Service Dogs have been working together to train service dogs for almost six years.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Discusses Reorganization, Enrollment

WSIU InFocus – April 9, 2019

Chancellor John Dunn discusses program changes as a part of a proposed reorganization plan and enrollment projections for the 2019-2020 academic year.

SIUC sorority creates scholarship for undocumented students

KFVS-TV – April 5, 2019

Over the past two semesters, members of Gamma Phi Omega at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been raising funds for a special scholarship to help undocumented students pay for pricey college tuition.

Big data lecture series brings expertise to SIU

WSIL-TV – April 4, 2019

Part of a lecture series on "Big Data" took place at Morris Library on the SIU campus Thursday.

The lecture was made possible …

Schools asked to name 3 baby dinosaurs in SIU contest

KFVS-TV – April 4, 2019

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Geology Department along with the STEM Education Center are asking for help in naming three new baby dinosaurs.

Hundreds of high schoolers attend World Languages Day at SIU

WSIL-TV – April 4, 2019

…  today in different cultures. SIU hosted a large culture and language fair known as World Languages Day. The students attended …

SIU dinosaur display grows

WSIL-TV – April 4, 2019

… is a cast of a dinosaur fossil, and stands in the foyer of Browne Auditorium near SIU’s Geology Department. In 2017, the department asked the university’s student body …

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosts summit to revitalize Illinois

Daily Egyptian – April 4, 2019

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosted a summit to revitalize the state of Illinois between March 28 and 29.

National Weather Service recognizes SIUC as "Storm Ready"

WSIL-TV – April 3, 2019

The National Weather Service is recognizing SIU as a "Storm Ready" campus. 

SIUC designated as ‘StormReady’ by National Weather Service

KFVS-TV – April 3, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale may very well be one of the safest places to be in the region should severe weather strike, as it is now recognized by the National Weather Service as ‘StormReady.'

Gun-Rights Counties Vow to Resist New Restrictions – April 2, 2019

… busy and with limited resources, can focus their energies on laws that they think are most important, said George Mocsary, a professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Rural officials may not prioritize …

Illinois schoolkids to help SIU name new dinosaurs

Southern Illinoisan – April 2, 2019

… spring of 2017, the SIU Carbondale Department of Geology asked SIU students to help name the university’s first dinosaur.

Used Instruments Will Help Future Southern Illinois Musicians

WSIU InFocus – April 1, 2019

Sigma Alpha Iota fraternity at SIU Carbondale is organizing an instrument drive to collect, not only instruments, but music supplies.



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