SIU in the News - April, 2022

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SIU to invest $13M in McLafferty Road research hub

A $13 million interdisciplinary research and economic development hub that will capitalize on the university’s research into food, fermentation and biotechnology is discussed.

Southern Illinoisan — April 29, 2022

SIU Board of Trustees coverage from WSIU Radio

The SIU Board of Trustees on April 28 approved agreements clearing the way for a new multimillion-dollar research and economic development hub, capitalizing on SIU Carbondale’s research into food, fermentation and biotechnology.

WSIU Radio — April 28, 2022

Tech and healthcare in rural Illinois

Linda Baker, university professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, participated in a webinar panel discussion April 28 on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing health care in rural communities. The webinar was moderated by Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton.

WTAX-FM — April 28, 2022

SIU Carbondale partners with the Boy Scouts

The report highlights an agreement with the Scouts BSA’s Greater St. Louis Area Council and Lincoln Heritage Council that provides educational opportunities for the Scouts and encourages them to pursue STEM careers.

WSIL-TV — April 27, 2022

3 ways employers can improve the recruitment process amid the “Great Resignation”

Research by Steven Karau, professor, School of Management and Marketing, is discussed in an article on ways companies can attract the right talent amid the “Great Resignation.” — April 26, 2022

Food pantries need donations going into summer months

Dawn Null, assistant professor, School of Human Sciences, discusses food insecurity for many children during the summer.

WSIL-TV — April 25, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Matt Kupec

Matt Kupec, interim SIU Carbondale athletic director and SIU Foundation CEO, discusses the athletic department’s budget and student-athlete success within the program.

WJPF Morning Newswatch — April 25, 2022

With a new state budget, SIU’s president sees opportunities in the future

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses the impact of the state’s fiscal year 2023 budget on the university system.

WSIU InFocus — April 25, 2022

Vigil held for SIU students killed in crash on Route 3

Faculty, staff, students and the community gathered at Campus Lake on April 22 to remember SIU graduate students Vamshi Krishna Pechetty and Pavan Swarna, who were killed in an April 21 crash that injured three other SIU graduate students.

KFVS-TV — April 22, 2022

The state took his kids three times. And three times it gave them back

Joanna Wells, a clinical associate professor and director of the SIU School of Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, provided her insights in a story on the region's child welfare system.

Pro Publica — April 22, 2022

Sound Artists invite the public for a day of Sound Art at Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center on April 23

Jay Needham, professor of audio arts, School of Media Arts, discusses an upcoming conference on sound art.

WSIU InFocus — April 21, 2022

SIU researchers are studying various uses for cannabis

Aldwin Anterola, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences and Jane Nichols, associate professor, School of Health Sciences, discuss ongoing cannabis research.

KFVS-TV — April 20, 2022

SIU students show off recreated rock saw

Mont Allen, associate professor, School of Languages and Linguistics, discusses a working replica of a Roman water-powered rock saw built by students as part of the university’s unique, interdisciplinary ancient practices program.

WSIL-TV — April 19, 2022

SIU to host summer camps

Sarah VanVooren, associate director, Conference and Scheduling Services, discussed the university’s array of summer camp offerings.

WSIL-TV — April 19, 2022

Manure valued for nutrient management, as replacement for expensive fertilizer

Amir Sadeghpour, assistant professor of soil management and integrated cropping systems, participated in a recent discussion on using manure as a replacement for fertilizer during a recent field day in Clinton County. — April 19, 2022

Trump’s grip on GOP still strong after it withdraws from presidential debate commission, says SIU analyst

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the GOP’s decision to cut ties with the Commission on Presidential Debates.

WSIL-TV — April 18, 2022

SIU is looking for tutors for new statewide tutoring initiative to address learning loss

Christie McIntyre, director of the teacher education program, discusses a statewide collaboration involving SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville along with other universities and school districts in Illinois to tutor students impacted by the pandemic.

St. Louis Public Radio — April 17, 2022

Saluki Con draws pop culture fans of all ages to SIU

The fourth edition of Saluki Con attracted more than 1,000 visitors to the Student Center on April 16.

KFVS-TV — April 16, 2022

SIU leads coalition helping transition to renewable energy

Justin Harrell, senior engineer with facilities and energy management, potential components within efforts of the coalition for regional transition to renewable energy.

WSIL-TV — April 15, 2022

New digital series called "Saluki Sleuths" takes the public on an exciting adventure around campus

Jeff Gleim, executive director, and Anna Twomey, public information associate, Alumni Services, talk about the SIU Alumni Association’s digital series, “Saluki Sleuths.”

WSIL-TV — April 15, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Mike Behrmann and Eugene Talley

Eugene Talley, interim chair, and Mike Behrmann, former chair, SIU School of Automotive, discuss the automotive program and training students to working with advanced technology in today's vehicles.

WJPF Morning Newswatch — April 14, 2022

SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane talks about sustainability and the future

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses Imagine 2030, the university’s strategic plan, sustainability, the campuswide diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, and fall enrollment.

WSIU InFocus — April 12, 2022

SIU, SIC to offer tutoring for K-12 students who fell behind during pandemic

SIU System President Dan Mahony discusses the Illinois Tutoring Initiative, where SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville are partnering with other colleges and university across the state to provide tutoring to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSIL-TV — April 13, 2022

NAACP president speaks at Southern Illinois University

NAACP President Derrick Johnson spoke about the fight for justice, equity and equality during an appearance at SIU on April 11.

WPSD-TV — April 12, 2022

SIU-C professor on World Voice Day

Maria Claudia Franca, professor, communication disorders and sciences, offers tips for taking care of your voice.

WSIU Radio — April 13, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with John Jackson

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses topics including the state’s finances and midterm elections.

WJPF Morning Newswatch — April 12, 2022

SIU researcher working on ways to make stronger, lighter materials

Sabrina Nilufar, assistant professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering, discusses her research on making specially designed structures built through additive manufacturing.

KFVS-TV/KAIT-TV — April 11, 2022

Advanced class in craft malt production set for May 16-19

Matt McCarroll, director, Fermentation Science Institute, discusses the upcoming malt production class at SIU next month.

Craft Brewing Business — April 12, 2022

Next total solar eclipse with prime viewing in Local 6 area just two years away

Bob Baer, specialist, physics, discusses the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse.

WPSD-TV — April 8, 2022

We trust a justice system when we see ourselves as part of it

Camille Davidson, dean, SIU School of Law, discusses the importance of the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The St. Louis American — April 8, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation inspires local law students

SIU School of Law students and Dean Camille Davidson discuss the importance of of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

WPSD-TV — April 8, 2022

What Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation means to those studying law

Camille Davidson, dean, SIU School of Law, and law school students discuss the impact of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

WSIL-TV — April 7 2022

Holocaust survivor shares his story and more with Heartland university

Holocaust survivor Walter Blass visited SIU Carbondale on April 7 to share his story and discuss the refugee experiences Ukrainians are facing.

KFVS-TV— April 7, 2022

SIU celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees on the Carbondale campus

Dave Tippy, superintendent of grounds, discusses the upcoming tree planting to celebrate Arbor Day.

WSIU Radio — April 7, 2022

Upcoming total solar eclipse will be last in contiguous U.S. for 20 years

Bob Baer, specialist, physics, discusses initial plans ahead of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse as SIU Carbondale is the crossroads of the event for a second time in seven years. — April 6, 2022

Two years today at least 31,625,000 people will witness the ‘Greater American Eclipse,’ the most watched celestial event in human history

A photograph of people watching the Great American Eclipse at Saluki Stadium on Aug. 21, 2017, leads a story about the upcoming April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse. SIU and the region are at the crossroads of both eclipse paths. — April 6, 2022

SIU researcher working on new technology that could be 'world changing'

Sabrina Nilufar, assistant professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering, discusses research on how to make specially designed structures built through additive manufacturing.

WSIL-TV — April 6, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Austin Lane

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses student recruiting, research and other topics. 

WJPF Morning Newswatch — April 6, 2022

Additive manufacturing used for stronger structural sandwich materials

Southern Illinois University researchers are working to improve the ultra-strong “sandwich” materials by using additive manufacturing. — April 5, 2022

“It's really quite, quite concerning.” The healthcare industry could change following recent court case

Christopher W. Behan, professor, SIU School of Law, and Dr. Marsha Ryan, assistant professor, SIU School of Medicine, and an adjunct professor of law, discuss the recent negligent homicide conviction of a nurse in Tennessee and the potential impact within the medical community.

WSIL-TV — April 4, 2022

SIUC College of Arts and Media celebrates CAM Fest 2022

H.D. Motyl, associate dean, College of Arts and Media, discusses CAM Fest 2022, an inaugural event that will highlight the works of faculty, staff and students in the various schools and disciplines within the college.

WSIU InFocus — April 4, 2022

International Festival kicks off at SIU

The annual International Festival, with this year’s theme of “One Voice, One People,” is highlighted.

WSIL-TV — April 4, 2022

The 47th Great Cardboard Boat Regatta returns April 23

Mary Kinsel, associate scientist in the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration and faculty adviser for Alpha Chi Sigma, discusses the upcoming Great Cardboard Boat Regatta.

WSIU Public Radio — April 5, 2022

SIUC, KC and Rend Lake team up to offer greater access

SIU’s recent Saluki Step Ahead Program agreements with Kaskaskia College and Rend Lake College are highlighted.

WGEL-FM, Greenville — April 4, 2022

Photos: Altgeld’s ‘castle’ influence on college campuses across Illinois

SIU’s own Altgeld Hall is one of five similar buildings at five state universities in Illinois.

Southern Illinoisan — April 1, 2022

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