SIU in the News - May, 2020

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Mahony Recommends Austin Lane for SIUC Chancellor

WSIU Morning Edition – May 27, 2020

SIU's Board of Trustees will meet in special session this week to consider President Dan Mahony's choice for a new SIU Carbondale Chancellor.

SIU president picks Austin Lane as Carbondale chancellor

Southern Illinoisan – May 27, 2020

Former Texas Southern University President Austin Lane is likely to be the next chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Coronavirus Drives Student Advisement to Virtual Format

WSIU InFocus – May 21, 2020

Jean Rendleman Miner and Rita Medina, Mass Communication and Media Arts, discuss student advisement in a virtual setting.

SIU summer camps, programs go virtual this year

WSIL-TV – May 21, 2020

Southern Illinois University's summer camps and programs almost didn't happen due to COVID-19, but the university found a way to make it a reality.

SIU to begin accepting applications for new nursing program

KFVS-TV – May 18, 2020

Southern Illinois University is adding a new major to its course list, nursing.

New nursing program approved at SIU

WSIL-TV -- May 15, 2020

Hundreds of new nurses are expected to join the workforce from SIU after going through its brand new nursing program. The School of Health Sciences at SIU says the new nursing program allows students to have a wide background of coursework.

University, college committee prepares for fall semester

WSIL-TV – May 15, 2020

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has created a committee to determine how campuses across the state can reopen safely this fall. Dr. Dan Mahony moved to southern Illinois to start his new leadership role as SIU System President not too long ago.

'We are optimistic': SIU preparing to welcome students back to campuses this fall

Southern Illinoisan – May 14, 2020

Southern Illinois University is preparing to welcome students back this fall, though with modifications to campus life …

SIU to produce another round of COVID-19 testing material

WSIL-TV – May 13, 2020

The team at Southern Illinois University's School of Biological Science is on track to produce another round of viral transport medium.

SIUC Navigates "New Normal" Amid COVID-19

WSIU Radio – May 12, 2020

Chancellor John Dunn discusses Saturday’s virtual commencement and the university’s plans for the fall semester.

SIU professor develops app to track COVID-19 cases

WPSD-TV – May 12, 2020

Southern Illinois University researcher Koushik Sinha and his team hope the Virus Contact Map they're developing will help people answer those question, make smart choices and prevent more people from becoming infected.

New SIUC research aims to help athletes and law enforcement

WSIL-TV – May 11, 2020

Researchers at SIU Carbondale have developed new technology to improve high-speed decision making skills.

SIU Carbondale honors graduates with virtual commencement featuring Bob Odenkirk

Southern Illinoisan -- May 9, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented graduating Southern Illinois University students from taking their places in the Banterra Center for 2020's spring commencement ceremonies, university officials brought the pomp and circumstance to the students' homes.

SIU holds virtual commencement ceremony

WSIL-TV – May 9, 2020

SIU Carbondale held a virtual commencement ceremony featuring actor, comedian and alumnus Bob Odenkirk.

Simon Institute Begins "Understanding Our New World" Series

WSIU Radio – May 8, 2020

Southern Illinois University's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has launched a new series, with virtual lectures featuring prominent speakers from across the country. 

SIU professor tracking COVID-19

KFVS-TV – May 7, 2020

Southern Illinois University computer science professor Koushik Sinha and three other people formed a team including two graduate students so they can help navigate hot spots for the pandemic.

SIU Team Working On Virus Tracker

WSIU Radio – May 7, 2020

At SIU, a computing professor and two of his students are hoping to make it easier for people to know if they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus.

SIU professor creates app for tracking COVID-19

WSIL-TV – May 7, 2020

A professor from the School of Computing at SIU is working on a Virus Contact Map.

50 years ago, SIU Carbondale campus shut down during Vietnam

Southern Illinoisan – May 5, 2020

John Jackson, a visiting professor at the SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

7 Tech Stocks You Should Buy Now Despite Coronavirus Fears – May 5, 2020

Kevin Sylwester, Analytics, Finance, and Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, discusses technological trends during the pandemic.

JFK’s Analysis of Pre-World War II Britain Offers Parallels to Today’s Covid-19 Pandemic

The Washington Diplomat – May 4, 2020

John T. Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, examines parallels between pre-World War II Great Britain and the United States’ reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIU students pack their dorms; what’s next for the university?

KFVS-TV – May 4, 2020

While Southern Illinois University students are cleaning out their dorms, University officials are working on a plan for the future of the school.

‘Waiting to die’: Coronavirus enters congested Philippine jails -- – May 4, 2020

Raymund Narag, professor of criminology and criminal justice at the Southern Illinois University, is an expert on Philippine jails …

‘Where the federal Corona Bucks Are’: Spring Break for Iffy Schools

Real Clear Investigations – May 3, 2020

The speed with which relief is being provided creates a scenario that will make it almost impossible to accurately track, said Jonathan Bean, a Southern Illinois University economic historian.

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