SIU in the News - September, 2020

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Debate coach: Why this debate went terribly wrong – Sept. 30, 2020

Todd Graham, Communication Studies, discusses “the worst debate in the history of presidential debating.”

SIU Debate Director InFocus on Presidential Debates

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 29, 2020

SIU Debate Director Todd Graham discusses the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden.

Hemp harvest underway at SIU Carbondale

WSIL-TV – Sept. 29, 2020

The SIU College of Agriculture is starting to harvest their hemp research field.

SIU’s President Updates COVID, Discusses Diversity Initiatives

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 28, 2020

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses the university's response and plans surrounding COVID-19, and recent "Conversations of Understanding" and initiatives combatting racism.

SIUC Green Roof celebrates a decade

WSIL-TV – Sept. 25, 2020

Ten years ago, the College of Agriculture at SIU Carbondale put together a plan to install a Green Roof on campus.

Pete Buttigieg talks presidential primary run, new book about trust in SIU virtual forum

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 24, 2020

In a forum hosted by the Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Pete Buttigieg said he would “love” to have a role in the White House administration if Joe Biden wins the race in November.

Debate coach: The best debate advice Joe Biden will ever get – Sept. 23, 2020

Todd Graham, SIU Carbondale Communication Studies, provides some insight ahead of Tuesday night’s debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, the Democrat nominee for president.

Could These Be The Last Candidates For Champaign County Recorder?

WILL Radio – Sept. 22, 2020

John Jackson, a political science professor with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, categorizes the recorder as a ministerial position, rather than a political one.

How will President Trump’s U.S. Justice nomination affect your region?

WSIL-TV – Sept. 21, 2020

News 3 spoke with two law experts at the SIU School of Law to obtain some insight on types of changes our region could possibly see with the new nomination.

More than 200 register to vote during first day of All Salukis Vote drive in Carbondale, organizers say

WPSD-TV – Sept. 19, 2020

Law students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been stationed in front of the Carbondale Civic Center to register voters.

Southern Illinois University launches plan to pay tuition for low income students

WSIL-TV – Sept. 17, 2020

A new system-wide initiative at Southern Illinois University will help families pay for their freshman's education on both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. The program is set to begin in the fall of 2021.

SIU law students raise awareness for voter registration

KFVS-TV – Sept. 17, 2020

Voter registration in Jackson County, Illinois is down from 2016, according to the county clerk, but two law students at Southern Illinois University are working to bring those numbers up.

SIU ag reflects new college, expands outreach – Sept. 17, 2020

Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) new College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences continues an agricultural tradition while expanding opportunities for students.

Young people in Southern Illinois do their part to raise voter registration

WPSD-TV – Sept. 17, 2020

SIU School of Law students discuss their upcoming voter registration drive.

3 years ago, the Africana Studies major at SIU was on the chopping block. Now, it's growing.

Southern Illinoisan – Sept. 11, 2020

University officials discuss the growth of the Africana Studies department.

Newsradio WJPF interview with Austin Lane

WJPF Newsradio -- Sept. 11, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses enrollment, student retention rates, faculty and students adapting to a virtual learning environment, and COVID-19 testing.

Sudden death syndrome found in Missouri soybean fields

Farm – Sept. 9, 2020

Mirian Pimentel, a Ph.D. student, and a group of plant pathologists at Southern Illinois University recently discovered a promising new tool to fight SDS. 

Celebrations And Challenges: SIUC Chancellor Talks About Fall 2020 Numbers, Plans

WSIU InFocus – Sept. 8, 2020

Chancellor Austin Lane about Fall 2020 enrollment numbers, retention plans, COVID-19, and more. 

SIU professor’s video to teach preschool children COVID-19 safety

KFVS-TV – Sept. 8, 2020

An Southern Illinois University professor is teaming up with Sigma Xi and Dr. Claire Gibson out of Alberta Canada.

'United We Stand' exhibit opens at SIU University Museum

WPSD-TV – Sept. 3, 2020

A new exhibit at University Museum at SIU Carbondale is showing moments from the Black Lives Matter protests across the region. 

Biological Control Agents Can Protect Soybeans From Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS)

Science Magazine – Sept. 2, 2020

Recently, Mirian Pimentel, a Ph.D student, and a group of plant pathologists at Southern Illinois University, discovered a promising new tool to fight SDS. 

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