SIU in the News - September, 2019

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Saluki Con draws hundreds to SIU campus

WSIL-TV – Sept. 29, 2019

This weekend thousands enjoyed the third annual Saluki Con hosted at the SIU Student Center

Forgotten in death: SIUC archaeologists, students try to find location of Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 27, 2019

Mark Wagner, director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations and associate professor in anthropology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, said the cemetery may be lost, but information about the cemetery and poor farm is known.

Local expert weighs in on impeachment proceedings

WSIL-TV – Sept. 25, 2019

… and is likely to end with the president remaining in office because the Senate will not convict," said John Shaw, director of the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

SalukiCon 2019 Set for Sept. 28-29

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 24, 2019

Nathan Bonner and Mona Martin, Student Center, discuss SIU Carbondale's SalukiCon 2019.

PSPPI's Morton-Kenney Lecture Features David Kennedy

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 23, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David Kennedy discusses his upcoming SIU Carbondale Morton-Kenney Distinguished Lecture.

Starring Salukis: Bob Odenkirk and Jenny McCarthy talk SIU on Emmys red carpet

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 23, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale stole the red carpet at Sunday night’s Emmys — if only for a moment.

Institutions, such as SIU Carbondale, increase use of local foods

Illinois Farmer Today – Sept. 20, 2019

... Eberly, head chef for University Housing at Southern Illinois University, is keen on using foods sourced locally and has made it his passion.

 SIU Salukis are using data to help St. Louis County police fight crime

KSDK-TV – Sept. 18, 2019

Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are crunching numbers to crack down on crime in the Castle Point neighborhood in north county.

Biggest SIU Day yet registers 900 high-schoolers from across Southern Illinois

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 18, 2019

Provost and Vice Chancellor Meera Komarraju discusses SIU Day. The third campus-wide open house was the university’s largest.

Hundreds of Area High Schoolers Attend SIU Day

WSIU Radio – Sept. 18, 2019

Around 900 high school students from the region were on the SIU-Carbondale campus Wednesday.

SIU Day attracts local students

WSIL-TV – Sept. 18, 2019

Provost and Vice Chancellor Meera Komarraju discusses SIU Day which featured more than 50 activities and attracted nearly 1,000 students from 26 schools on Sept. 18.

2019 Constitution Day Features Impeachment Debate

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 17, 2019

SIU Debate Director Todd Graham and SIU Interim Communication Studies Chair Sandy Pensoneau-Conway discuss the 2019 Constitution Day Debate: "Impeach Trump?"

Trump says the Constitution lets him do ‘whatever I want as president.’ On Constitution Day, students learn otherwise.

Washington Post – Sept. 17, 2019

At Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Constitution Day activities will include a debate between Professor Randall Auxier and Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens on this topic: “Impeach Trump.”

SIU adds solar power to campus with help of grant

WSIL-TV – Sept. 13, 2019

Spyros Tragoudas, Electrical and Computer Engineering, discusses the benefits of a $900,000 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency grant that will help support state-of-the-art wireless infrastructure and communication on campus.

Debate coach gives Beto O'Rourke the top grade

CNN – Sept. 13, 2019

Todd Graham, Communication Studies, analyzes the Sept. 12 debate among 10 of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president.

SIU Veterans Summit Opens Thursday

WSIU Radio – Sept. 12, 2019

SIU Carbondale Interim Chancellor John Dunn says veterans play a key role on his campus.

Aspiring budtenders learning the ins and outs of cannabis dispensary work at first community college course of its kind in Illinois

Chicago Tribune – Sept. 10, 2019

Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale also hope to offer …  

SIUC Enrollment, Budget Remain Critical Focus

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 10, 2019

Chancellor John Dunn discusses fall semester 2019 priorities, including enrollment and budget.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale to host Mental Health First Aid Training

WPSDLocal 6 – Sept. 9, 2019

Julie Robertson-Brooks, Student Health and Wellness Center, discusses the importance of mental health resources for outreach and education as part of a training conference earlier this week on campus.

InFocus: Betty Koed, US Senate Historian

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 9, 2019

Koed is a guest of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and is visiting the Southern Illinois University campus Monday. 

Incoming students get help 'navigating the black experience' at SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 8, 2019

For the second year, black students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale were offered a unique opportunity to learn from local African American leaders as they settle in on campus.

Rare body features most people don’t have -- Sept. 8, 2019

Robert Corruccini, emeritus distinguished professor, anthropology, is mentioned in an article on wisdom teeth.

KC and SIU-Carbondale Sign Partnership Agreements, Provide Enhanced Educational Opportunities

Herald Publications -- Sept. 6, 2019

Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale have signed 16 new articulation agreements that will ease ...

From the ground up: Flooring installer creates mobile showroom concept to bring samples to customers

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 1, 2019

Local man discusses his business, which got a hand up from SIU Carbondale’s Illinois Small Business Development Center.

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