SIU in the News - January, 2020

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Airbus faces record $4 billion fine after bribery probe

Reuters – Jan. 29, 2020

"To my knowledge, an approximate USD 4 billion global settlement amount would be the largest global bribery settlement amount in history," said bribery law expert Mike Koehler, a professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Southern Illinois coalition works to sell youth on careers in teaching

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 28, 2020

… seven partner high schools offer dual-credit courses fulfilling education degree requirements for the community colleges and for SIU Carbondale’s College of Education and Human Services.

Shawnee National Forest, SIU Museum Celebrate 80th Birthday

WSIUInFocus – Jan. 27, 2020

Through next month, the SIU Museum is hosting a special exhibit featuring photographs taken in the 1930s and the 1940s during the popular Ozark Tours which took place within the Shawnee National Forest.

Head starts are in need of certified teachers

KFVS-TV – Jan. 27, 2020

SIU professor Stacy Thompson said the key to getting more students interested in getting certified is recognition.

Shaw, Simon Institute Focus on Statesmanship

WSIUInFocus – Jan. 23, 2020

John T. Shaw, director, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the Institute’s Statesmanship initiative.

Funds help SIU-C develop state-of-the art facility

WCIA-TV – Jan. 22, 2020

Tuesday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the release of $8.3 million to begin renovation and expansion of SIU-C’s Communications Building. The funding begins the design phase for the estimated $83 million project for the state-of-the-art facility.

Governor releases design funding for $83 million building at SIUC

Illinois Business Journal – Jan. 22, 2020

Surrounded by stakeholders and faculty and students, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday the release of $8.3 million to begin renovation and expansion of the Communications Building at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

SIU finds new ways to recruit and retain students

WSIL-TV – Jan. 21, 2020

SIU Carbondale has seen a decline in enrollment over the last decade, so the university is working to recruit and retain students.

Is Your Future Of Work Jargon Confusing Your Sales Prospects? Here’s How To Gain More Traction

Forbes – Jan. 21, 2020

… of many a startup. But according to linguist Jeffrey Punske, director of undergraduate studies in Linguistics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, it’s worth pumping the brakes—or at least …

Gov. Pritzker, other leaders celebrate multi-million dollar expansion at SIUC

WSIL-TV – Jan. 21, 2020

After more than 20 years of trying to make improvements SIU leaders are finally getting the chance to upgrade the communications building.

Pritzker returns to SIU, announces release of funding for new communications building

Daily Egyptian – Jan. 21, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the release of $8.3 million in funding to SIUC for renovations to the communications building at a press conference while visiting campus Tuesday.

Gov. Pritzker visits SIU-C Communications Building

WSIU Radio – Jan. 21, 2020

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker visited the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Tuesday to highlight the state's capital program funding for higher education.

SIUC receives $8.3 million for state-of-the-art communications building

KFVS-TV – Jan. 21, 2020

Governor Pritzker announced the release of $8.3 million to begin renovations and expansion on the communications building on SIUC’s campus.

SIU Grow Your Own combating special education teacher shortage

WPSD-TV – Jan. 17, 2020

A university is doing its part to end the special education teacher shortage in southern Illinois. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is using more than $300,000 from the state for its new special education program, Grow Your Own. The first group of students is set to graduate in December of 2021.

How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry

WILL Radio – Jan. 16, 2020

 ... more about all this, we spoke with John Groninger, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale …

SIU Carbondale adapts 'SIU Day' event for transfer students

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 16, 2020

In the three semesters since Southern Illinois University Carbondale launched SIU Day, the campus-wide open house for Southern Illinois high schoolers has nearly doubled in attendance.

Debate coach: This candidate gets an F – Jan. 15, 2020

Todd Graham, director of debate at Southern Illinois University, gives performance grades for the Jan. 14 Democratic presidential candidate debate.

The kill switch for CRISPR that could make gene-editing safer – Jan. 15, 2020

gene editing in human cells. “We’re pretty sure that what we have works better than all the best anti-CRISPR proteins out there already,” says Keith Gagnon, an RNA biochemist at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale who led the research.

'American Symphony' Recieves National Award

WSIU InFocus – Jan. 8, 2020

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Southern Illinois Symphony Music Director and Southern Illinois Music Festival Artistic Director Ed Benyas about Lionel Semiatin's “American Symphony” being honored at the national level.

Insight to unanswered legal questions for Illinois marijuana laws

KFVS-TV – Jan. 6, 2020

Interim Dean of SIU’s Law School Cindy Buys also agrees. Buys is an immigration law and constitutional law professor and she suggests, “If you are not a U.S. citizen, you do not partake in drugs.”

Native American Remains Reinterred in Arizona

Archaeology – Jan. 6, 2020

… human remains unearthed in Black Mesa, Arizona, between 1977 and 1983 by archaeologists from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, have been repatriated to the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe for reburial …

The Saluki sound: Marching Salukis entertain Southern Illinois for nearly 60 years

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 5, 2020

... woodwinds and beating drums fill Saluki Stadium each weekend as the Southern Illinois University football team battles on the gridiron — the rhythms and melodies of the Marching Salukis.

Political expert says tensions in Iraq will get worse before they get better

WPSD-TV – Jan. 3, 2020

Political expert John Jackson with the SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is watching what's happening in Iraq closely.

State universities adding hemp research, classes

FarmWeekNow – Jan. 3, 2020

A panel of researchers from Southern Illinois University (SIU), the University of Illinois and Western Illinois University (WIU) reported on their universities’ involvement with industrial hemp at the recent Illinois Department of Agriculture hemp summit.

Returning home: Sacred artifacts held by SIU Carbondale reburied with Hopi, Navajo ancestors

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 2, 2020

From 1977 to 1983, Southern Illinois University Carbondale led a massive series of archaeological digs at Black Mesa, in Northern Arizona, where Peabody Energy leased land from the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe to strip mine for coal.

SIU Team Documents New Life Form

WSIU InFocus – Jan. 2, 2020

A new form of bacterial life has been discovered by a team of SIU Carbondale researchers, led by Microbiology Assistant Professor, Dr. Scott Hamilton-Brehm.

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