SIU in the News - July, 2019

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Simon Institute Releases 12 Year Review of Polling, Analysis

WSIU InFocus – July 31, 2019

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses "The Simon Review: The Climate of Opinion in Illinois 2008-2019: Gridlock Broken?"

Debate coach: Elizabeth Warren gets an A+

CNN – July 31, 2019

Todd Graham, director of debate at SIU Carbondale, analyzes the candidates’ performance in the first night of debates among Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls.

At a summer camp where community comes first, STEM education thrives – July 31, 2019

This year it also launched programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

With Water Slowly Receding, What Comes Next?

WSIU Radio – July 30, 2019

We will also hear from Dr. Amir Sadeghpour, Assistant Professor in Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems at SIU Carbondale about how southern Illinois soils react to being submerged.

Pritzker announces $280 million for SIU, gives both student members of BOT voting rights

WSIL-TV – July 30, 2019

Both campuses will receive major marquee investments: a new $83 million communications complex will be built in Carbondale.

SIU Carbondale welcomes top minority high schoolers from across the state for STEM camp

Southern Illinoisan – July 29, 2019

On Saturday morning, leaders from SIU Carbondale and state lawmakers gathered bright and early at the Student Center to give a warm and effusive welcome to a special group of guests: 35 of the brightest black and brown young people in the state.

On visit to SIU, Chinese students attend rodeo, stargaze

Southern Illinoisan - July 25, 2019

According to Yi Lee, international partnership coordinator in the Center for International Education at SIU, Northeast Normal University has partnered with SIU since 1983 to introduce their students to continuing studies at SIU.

U.S. Farm Report on the Road from Southern Illinois University – July 21, 2019

U.S. Farm Report is on the road broadcasting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. From the latest on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments and exploring what impact the payments could have on the farm economy to digging into how the weather market could play out this year in the grains, the latest episode of U.S. Farm Report covers it all. 

50 years later, SIU Carbondale unearths small town photos, bringing a rush of memories

Southern Illinoisan – July 20, 2019

In the summer of 1969, Kathryn Kerr’s boss, SIU Carbondale Archivist Ken Duckett, assigned her a task outside her job as a clerk on the sweltering sixth floor of Morris Library.

Interseeding wheat may help in battle against resistant weeds

Illinois Farmer Today – July 20, 2019

Researchers at Southern Illinois University are looking at a novel method of controlling weeds that do not respond to herbicides.

To former Barrington resident, famed astronaut 'was simply Uncle Neil'

Daily Herald – July 19, 2019

"I remember it like it was yesterday," said Trude, who now lives in downstate Marion and works as an admissions counselor for Southern Illinois University. "We watched it in the living room. We were glued to the television."

Live taping of the U.S. Farm Report at SIU

WSIL-TV – July 16, 2019 

Dozens of farmers participated in a live taping by the U.S. Farm Report at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on Tuesday.

Farmers hear from agriculture market analysts at live recording of ‘U.S. Farm Report’

WPSD Local 6 – July 16, 2019

Morale for farmers is at an all time low everywhere. More than 100 farmers attended a program Tuesday sponsored by Legence Bank, American Farm Mortgage Financial Services and Southern Illinois University Carbondale to hear from industry market analysts from a syndicated national agriculture television program.

SIUC's Dunn: Reorganization Continues to Evolve, Student-Centered Work Continues

WSIU Radio – July 16, 2019

SIU Carbondale Chancellor John Dunn discusses reorganization and the First Saluki Center.

Here’s what would happen if an earthquake like those in California occurred in Illinois

Belleville News-Democrat – July 15, 2019

and go backwards for a while forming what today is known as Reelfood Lake in Tennessee, said Harvey Henson, assistant professor of geology and science education at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Fact-check: Pritzker’s claims about Downstate capital spending leave some unanswered questions

Chicago Sun-Times -- July 14, 2019

…  based on what are inevitably going to be the drivers of those (IDOT) formulas,” said John Jackson, a professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale who co-authored …

New invasive fish threatening southern Indiana

Washington Times-Herald – July 13, 2019

Illinois is already dealing with the new invaders. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Southern Illinois University and the U.S. Geological Survey have landed a federal grant. With it they are offering an incentive for fishermen who catch the fish to bring them in for study.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth talks health care, immigration at SIU town hall

WPSD Local 6 – July 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth visited SIU Carbondale last week for a town hall meeting.

Higher education: Illinois universities exploring programs on growing, marketing marijuana

Capitol News Illinois – July 12, 2019

... cannabis-related educational programs. Southern Illinois University, for example, announced in October it was launching a program stretching across several departments to expand research …

Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses issues at town hall

WSIL-TV – July 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth hosted a town hall at SIU Carbondale Friday night, in partnership with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. 

Sen. Duckworth hosts town hall at SIU

KFVS-12 – July 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) held a town hall meeting at Southern Illinois University on Friday, July 12.

Growing Hemp Is Now OK. University Researchers Are Busy Planting Seeds.

Chronicle of Higher Education – July 12, 2019

... said Aldwin Anterola, an associate professor of plant biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. “That’s why we need research.”

 Professor says part of Walmart’s FCPA settlement was ‘excessive’

Talk Business & Politics – July 11, 2019

 … weakness of the overall case which languished almost twice as long as the industry average, according to Mike Koehler, who has experience in Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. Koehler, a law professor at Southern Illinois University on FCPA matters, told Talk Business & Politics the settlement fine …

Southern Illinois man paddling the entire Mississippi River to raise money for veterans

WPSD Local 6 – July 11, 2019

… Nejmanowski will get back in his Kayak and paddle to the Gulf of Mexico. When the SIU Touch of Nature Veterans Adventures program lost its $25,000, Nejmanowski — who is the grant coordinator for the program …

Newsradio WJPF interview with Harvey Henson

Newsradio WJPF -- July 10, 2019

Harvey Henson, director, STEM Education Research Center, discusses earthquakes cautions that recent earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder that earthquakes can happen anywhere.

Some plan to boycott Du Quoin State Fair after organizers remove Confederate Railroad from the lineup

WPSD-TV -- July 9, 2019

... will not use state resources to promote symbols of racism. John Jackson with the Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute said the state should have done a few  things differently.

WSIU InFocus: SIU's Field School Unearths Forgotten History

WSIU InFocus -- July 9, 2019

... reports from Southern Illinois Univesrity Carbondale's field school at Fort Kaskaskia near Chester, Illinois. This is the third year the six-week field school has taken place.

Seismograph in Carbondale picks up California earthquake

WSIL-TV – July 8, 2019

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit southern California last week was so strong that it was picked up on equipment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

WSIU InFocus: 2019 Star Party Features Plenty Of Astronomy Experts

WSIU InFocus -- July 8, 2019

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the public is invited to a free night of astronomy viewing with experts from the SIU Physics Department, The Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois and Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

Student archaeologists learn more about settlement

Rockford Register-Star -- July 6, 2019

... summer more about the settlement is discovered through a partnership between Shawnee National Forest and the Summer Field School of the Center for Archaeological Investigations at SIU.

Field Day: SIU studying crop-based strategy to suppress waterhemp

Illinois Farm Bureau – July 2, 2019

Southern Illinois University (SIU) scientists are trying to suppress waterhemp by controlling weed seed germination in soybean fields.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Chuck Stuhrenberg & Karla Gage

Newsradio WJPF – July 1, 2019

Karla Gage, Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, discusses the university’s ongoing hemp research.

SIU Head Start gets $3.5 million grant

WSIL-TV – July 1, 2019

… a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) grant of $3.5 million was awarded to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The HHS grant will support …

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