SIU in the News - October, 2019

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What’s lurking on the Dark Web?

KFVS-TV – Oct. 31, 2019

“Mine was the Chipotle hack of 2017,” said Southern Illinois University Cyber Security Student Travis Durbin. “We were in Memphis for a baseball tournament … “

Flying Salukis Compete

River Region Evening Edition – Oct. 30, 2019

SIU Carbondale is hosting a National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition.

SIU athletic director ‘cautiously interested’ in college athlete compensation

KFVS-12 – Oct. 29, 2019

SIU Carbondale Athletics Director Liz Jarnigan discusses the impact of a decision by the NCAA that clears the way for amateur athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses.

Flying Salukis host Regional competition

WSIL-TV – Oct. 29, 2019

SIU's Flying Salukis hope to win a ninth straight regional title when the team hosts Purdue and Lewis Universities for the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) Region VIII competition beginning Tuesday, Oct. 29 and ending Saturday, Nov. 2.

Science Cafe: Remembering Apollo 11

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 24, 2019

Geology Professor Liliana Lefticariu, discusses her Oct. 24 Science Cafe presentation “The Eagle Has Landed: Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Mission 50 Years Later” at the Science Center of Southern Illinois. The presentation focused on the Apollo Space Program and the future of space exploration.

SIU recognizes United Nations Day

WSIL-TV – Oct. 24, 2019

Students and faculty at SIU Carbondale hosted guest speakers today to recognize United Nations Day.

SIU-C Law School Holds Reproductive Rights Discussion

WSIU Radio – Oct. 24, 2019

A panel on reproductive rights invited community members and students to discuss an issue that's often the subject of contentious debate. Patricia Pfeiffer, president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, said she hoped people who attended gained a broader understanding of what reproductive justice entails.

Opinion | John T. Shaw: Statesmanship will be urgently needed in the coming months

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 24, 2019

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

Tag Along With Archaeologists and Explore Kincaid Mounds

WSIU Radio – Oct. 21, 2019

Paul Welch, Anthropology and Brian Butler, Center for Archaeological Investigations, emeritus, discuss the upcoming Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Kincaid Mounds near Brookport.

Southern Illinois Airport's board approves $13 million construction plan

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 20, 2019

Both companies will work closely with Southern Illinois University’s Aviation Department and plan to hire students in the SIU aircraft maintenance technical program as interns and apprentices. 

SIU Alumni Association Opens New Facility

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 18, 2019

Kathy Dillard, SIU Alumni Association Executive Director, discusses the opening of the new SIU Alumni Center in Woody Hall on campus.

Local schools practice earthquake safety

WSIL-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Harvey Henson, Geology, discusses recent earthquakes and the nationwide “Great Shakeout” earthquake drill. Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Johnston City practiced the drill Oct. 17.

Ground Broken for Saluki Alumni Plaza

WSIU Radio – Oct. 17, 2019

Officials with the SIU Alumni Association and other school officials broke ground Thursday on the Saluki Alumni Plaza on the Carbondale campus.

Uncertainty surrounds Illinois student-athlete endorsement bill

WSIL-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Sitting inside his office at Lingle Hall on the SIU Carbondale campus, Kevin Kendrick recalls his days …

Groundbreaking for Saluki Alumni Plaza held Thursday

KFVS-TV – Oct. 17, 2019

Staff broke ground for the Saluki Alumni Plaza …

SIU Carbondale inaugurates Alumni Plaza, Alumni Center amid Homecoming festivities

Southern Illinoisan – Oct. 17, 2019

In 1994 and 1995, the Alumni Association of Southern Illinois University Carbondale raised $35,000 to repair and beautify the clock tower of Pulliam Hall, campus’ iconic building.

Debate coach: A star emerged from the Democratic debate – Oct. 16, 2019

Todd Graham, Communication Studies, analyzes the Oct. 15 debate performances of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president. 

 ‘I Have Rights:’ How Undocumented Laborers are Exploited During Disaster Recovery – Oct. 11, 2019

… the potential—if not the actual instance—[for FEMA dollars to reach these contractors] is very real,” Roberto Barrios, an anthropology professor at Southern Illinois University, told Earther in an email.

A hidden gem at SIU: University Museum offers a view on humanities, the sciences and the arts

Benton Evening News – October 11, 2019

Many faculty, students and southern Illinois residents often forget that the SIU Carbondale campus boasts a fine museum. And it's free.

University Honors Lecturer Inspires With Buckminster Fuller Focus

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 9, 2019

Kurt Przybilla, the 2019 SIU University Honors Program Glassman Lecturer, discusses drawing inspiration from R. Buckminster Fuller, and how he inspires others.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Reflects on Leadership, Searches, Future

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 8, 2019

Chancellor John M. Dunn discusses the search for his successor along with other leadership priorities for the Carbondale campus.

SIU Set To Host 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo

WSIU InFocus – October 7, 2019

College of Business Dean Terry Clark discusses the upcoming 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo.

High school bands compete in Music and Motion

WSIL-TV – Oct. 5, 2019

Hundreds headed to SIU to support their high school bands at the Saluki Stadium Saturday.

Temple Grandin Advocates for Education Inclusion

WSIU InFocus – Oct. 3, 2019

Animal scientist Temple Grandin talks with WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller prior to her lecture Oct. 3 at SIU Carbondale.

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