SIU in the News - June, 2019

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SIU Motorcycle Training program marks 50-year anniversary

Chicago Daily Herald – June 29, 2019

A pioneering Southern Illinois University motorcycle training program that almost seems like it's been around longer than the motorcycle is celebrating an anniversary.

Debate coach grades night two debaters – June 28, 2019

Todd Graham, director of debate, hands out grades for the second night of the Democrat presidential primary debate on June 27, along with grades for the first 10 Democrat presidential hopefuls who debated on June 26.

SIU Ag Day Brings Researchers and Farmers Together.

WSIU InFocus – June 26, 2019

field day to showcase the latest agricultural research going on at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

How Illinois legalizing recreational marijuana could affect you

KFVS-TV – June 25, 2019

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the impact of Illinois legalizing recreational marijuana.

Debate coach: Smile. Look energized. Don't blow it.

CNN – June 22, 2019

Todd Graham, director of debate, provides insight for the 20 Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls ahead of this week’s debates.

Farmers learn on the fly how to grow state’s new cash crop

Illinois Farmer Today – June 17, 2019

Karla Gage, a weed scientist who is conducting hemp research at Southern Illinois University, is using plastic mulch. The SIU study also involves hemp fiber production …

Digging history: Student archaeologists learn more about Pope County settlement

Southern Illinoisan – June 15, 2019

… discovered through a partnership between Shawnee National Forest and the Summer Field School of the Center for Archaeological Investigations at SIU.

When a community built higher levees to protect itself, flooding worsened for neighbors: The River’s Revenge

NOLA Media Group – June 15, 2019

“And right here is where it breached,” said Jonathan Remo, a geography professor at Southern Illinois University, standing on a levee across the river from Mark Twain’s hometown.

SIU football players fill 30 bags of trash while helping to keep things clean in Murphysboro

KFVS-TV – June 13, 2019

Members of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale football team decided to roll up their sleeves and help clean up Murphysboro, Illinois on June 15.

Boko Haram deploys lots of women suicide bombers. I found out why

The Conversation – June 13, 2019

A study by Jordan Galehan, a doctoral student in criminology and criminal justice, examines reasons for the high number of women involved in Boko Haram suicide bombings.

State Budget Brings Positive News to SIUC

WSIU InFocus -- June 11, 2019

Chancellor John M. Dunn discusses the impact the state’s budget will have on the university.

Latest flood, same complaints: Levees and flood plain development make matters worse

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 9, 2019

The same worries are shared by others, including Jonathan Remo, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale professor specializing in flood and river issues.

Flying Salukis celebrate the past and soar toward the future

Southern Illinoisan – June 9, 2019

As a part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program, the 15- to 18-member squad …

SIU Carbondale gets about $140 million in construction, upgrades in capital bill

Southern Illinoisan – June 5, 2019

Southern Illinois University leaders are in the “good kind” of “uncharted territory,” said Governmental Affairs Director …

50 years later: Fire at SIU’s Old Main

WSIL-TV – June 5, 2019

Saturday marks 50 years since Old Main on the SIU Campus was purposely set on fire and destroyed. To this day, the case remains unsolved. 

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