SIU in the News - December, 2019

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Saturated Buffer Design Research Improves Water Quality

The Capital Journal -- Dec. 31, 2019

Researchers Jon Schoonover, Karl Williard and Gurbir Singh from the College of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, are building upon past research.

Naked mole-rat has bite force of a 'Tasmanian devil' and may advance treatments for human tooth loss, SIU researcher finds

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 26, 2019

Diana Sarko, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the anatomy department with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, recently published a fifth paper about the strange little hairless, buck-toothed creatures.

New report casts more doubt that museum’s stovepipe hat belonged to Lincoln

Chicago Sun-Times – Dec. 24, 2019

pages of writings by Waller’s son, Elbert, the former state legislator, held by archivists at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Connector task force finishes report

Republic-Times – Dec. 24, 2019

… like public safety and economic development. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Director of Small Business Incubator Programs Deborah Barnett, Task Force …

The Grandma Test: Are You Explaining What You Do In A Way That Makes Sense? – Dec. 23. 2019

… emerging industries, Open Assembly engaged the help of linguist Jeffrey Punske, Ph.D., director of undergraduate studies in Linguistics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We wanted to explore …

Debate coach: Women won the night – Dec. 20, 2019

Todd Graham is the director of debate at Southern Illinois University. His debate teams have won five national championships and he has been recognized three times as the national debate coach of the year. 

40 years later, Southern Illinois archaeologist’s finds return to SIU, shedding light on early cultures

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 19, 2019

… writing books, publishing in academic journals and earning a job as Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s curator of archaeology …

SIU Carbondale will no longer require SAT, ACT for admission

Associated Press-KMOV-TV – Dec. 15, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will no longer require students to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to the university.

SIU gives honorary degree to actor Bob Odenkirk

Dec. 15, 2019

"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has been designated with a honorary degree from his alma mater in southern Illinois. Southern Illinois University 's Board of Trustees has confirmed the honorary Doctor of Performing Arts degree …

SIU celebrates more than a thousand new graduates, Saturday

WSIL-TV – Dec. 14, 2019

More students can now call themselves graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

SIU Carbondale Will no Longer Require SAT, ACT for Admission

NBC5Chicago – Dec. 14, 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will no longer require students to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to the university. 

SIU Carbondale announces end to SAT/ACT admissions requirements

KFVS-TV – Dec. 13, 2019

Applications for students wanting to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale may start to look a little different.

SIU Carbondale drops SAT, ACT admission requirement to 'level the playing field'

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 13, 2019

Joining a national trend, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will no longer require students to take the SAT or ACT standardized tests to gain admission …

ACT and SAT scores no longer required for SIU Carbondale applications

WPSD-TV – Dec. 13, 2019

Your student will not have to stress over standardized testing anymore to get into Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Beer 101: As breweries multiply, St. Louis area universities tap into the demand

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Dec. 12, 2019

… as a way for non-science majors to learn the principles of chemistry through beer. Southern Illinois University Carbondale invested in creating a Fermentation Science Institute in 2013 to host brewing classes and research.

SIU sees increase in student applications

WSIL-TV – Dec. 12, 2019

SIU is seeing a significant increase in student applications.

Symbolic Egyptian Head Cones Were A Reality, Archaeologists Find – Dec. 11, 2019

Writing in the journal Antiquity, an international group of scholars that includes Anna Stevens (Monash University), Corina Rogge (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), Jolanda Bos (Archaeology & Heritage Consultancy), and Gretchen Dabbs (Southern Illinois University) have published the first ever physical evidence of people wearing these head cones.

Scientists Are Contemplating a 1,000-Year Space Mission to Save Humanity

Know All Options – Dec. 11, 2019

… Jeffrey Punske, linguists from the University of Kansas and the University of Southern Illinois, write that “[i]f a trip takes several generations to complete, the language may differ …

Bob Odenkirk says he would 'love to come back' to Carbondale to receive honorary SIU degree

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 10, 2019

… actor Bob Odenkirk would “love to come back” to one of his “favorite parts of this whole country,” he said, to receive the honorary Doctor of Performing Arts degree recently designated to him by SIU Carbondale, his alma mater.

SIU Carbondale applications up significantly as recruitment efforts pay off

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 4, 2019

“I’m glad to say I can stand here and share some good news with you for a change,” said Interim Provost Meera Komarraju on Wednesday as she updated the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees on SIU Carbondale’s efforts to stem two decades of enrollment decline.

SIU School of Law teams with medical students to help veterans

KFVS-TV – Dec. 3, 2019

A unique partnership at Southern Illinois University aims to help Heartland veterans in need.

Poshards’ gift to Simon Institute to take SIU student summit to new heights

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 3, 2019

Former SIU President, Illinois State Senator and U.S. Congressman Glenn Poshard has donated $100,000 to the SIU Carbondale Paul Simon Public Policy Institute … 

Southern Illinois University selects next president, pending board confirmation

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 3, 2019

After a national search, Southern Illinois University has chosen its next leader.



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