SIU in the News - June, 2022

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Experts weigh in on primary election results and what to expect in November

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses why the June 28 Illinois primaries brought a few surprises.

WSIL-TV — June 29, 2022

SIU’s president looks ahead to new fiscal year

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses the upcoming fiscal year 2023 that starts Friday, July 1, enrollment challenges facing higher education and enrollment projections for this fall.

WSIU InFocus — June 27, 2022

It was a ‘big night for the hard right’: John Jackson analyzes 2022 Illinois primary

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, analyzes the June 28 Illinois primary results, what it means for the state's Republican Party and the disappearance of grassroots voter-oriented fundraising.

WSIU InFocus — June 29, 2022

SIH offers new scholarships for students in accelerated BSN program at SIU

Kelli Whittington, assistant professor and nursing program director in the School of Health Sciences, discusses people making career changes to the health care field.

Southern Illinoisan — June 29, 2022

Paul Simon’s John Shaw: Low voter turnout in primaries should concern everyone

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses low voter turnout for the June 28 Illinois primary.

Southern Illinoisan — June 29, 2022

Law professor: ‘There’s not one law that you can think of that controls a man’s body’

Shelly Taylor, assistant professor, SIU School of Law, reacts to the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the federally protected right to abortion.

Boston Globe — June 25, 2022

Simon Institute analysis of 2020 election provides context for ’22

The "Simon Review" analysis on the 2020 election is highlighted.

Illinois Business Journal — June 25, 2022

Experts weigh in on how Roe v. Wade ruling will impact future cases

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and Benjamin Bricker, associate professor, political science, discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade.

WSIL-TV — June 24, 2022

Armadillos are on their way to Chicago

Agustin Jiménez, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences, discusses the migration of armadillos across Illinois.

WBEZ Chicago —June 23, 2022

Can rebranding invasive carp’s bad-boy rap make a difference? Illinois officials are betting on it

James Garvey, director, Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center, discusses the potential for commercial harvest to reduce the invasive copi, the new name for Asian carp.

Jacksonville Journal-Courier/Manistee, Michigan News Advocate — June 22, 2022

SIU, SIH expand partnership to address nursing shortage with accelerated degree

Kelli D. Whittington, assistant professor and nursing program director in the School of Health Sciences, discusses the expanded partnership with SIH.

KFVS-TV — June 22, 2022

Longtime SIU 'Marching Salukis' band director Mike Hanes dies

Iconic SIU Marching Salukis band director Mike Hanes is fondly remembered following his death on June 20.

Southern Illinoisan — June 21, 2022

SIU research reveals geographical shift among Democrats and Republicans in Illinois and U.S.

John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses research showing political shifts in both Illinois and the nation.

WSIL-TV — June 20, 2022

Gas prices drive up motorcycle sales in Southern Illinois

Jared Borrenpohl, senior lecturer, School of Human Sciences and coordinator, SIU Motorcycle Rider Program, discusses the increased interest in motorcycles to combat high gas prices.

Southern Illinoisan — June 20, 2022

Campaign notebook: Simon Paper examines geographic shift and polarization in state politics

A research paper presented by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is highlighted.

Shaw Local News Network — June 20, 2022

NPR’s Summer Booklist includes Gwendolyn Brooks — we talked to two people influenced by her work

Allison Joseph, associate professor of poetry, and Father Joseph A. Brown, professor, Africana and Multicultural Studies, discussed the impact of American poet and author Gwendolyn Brooks on their lives and work.

WSIU InFocus — June 16, 2022

Chancellor Lane ‘cautiously optimistic’ for SIUC’s enrollment this fall

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses registering students for the fall 2022 semester, challenges in recruiting and retaining students, and the Saluki Step Ahead program.

WSIU InFocus — June 14, 2022

One surprising theory why the Philippines has very few mass shootings — despite easy access to lots of guns

Raymund Narag, associate professor, criminology and criminal justice, discusses why there are few mass shootings in the Philippines.

Time — June 15, 2022

In Southern Illinois, there’s growing faith that clean energy transition will pick up

The university's involvement with a regional clean energy consortium is featured.

Energy News Network — June 15, 2022

What will come of the Jan. 6 hearings?

Christopher Mullins, professor, criminology and criminal justice, discusses the start of the U.S. House of Representatives’ committee hearings into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the significance of President Trump’s former associates testifying in the hearings.

The 21st Show/Illinois Public Media — June 14, 2022

Capitol View — The Week in Politics

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the Republican debate for Illinois governor, statewide politics and party realignment and political polarization within the state.

WSIU-TV — June 10, 2022

Local expert weighs in on Jan. 6 committee hearings

Christopher Mullins, professor, criminology and criminal justice, discusses what to expect the opening night of U.S. House of Representatives committee hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its future political impact.

WSIL-TV — June 9, 2022

Archeology field school explores Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

The summer archaeology field school under the direction of Mark Wagner, Center for Archeological Investigations, is featured.

Southern Illinoisan — June 9, 2022

SIU updates internet access in East Campus residence halls

Troy Wiseman, information technology manager, discusses the university’s work to add 1,500 new Wi-Fi access points and install new wiring to almost 1,300 rooms to provide high-quality internet access.

WSIL-TV — June 8, 2022

GOP candidates for secretary of state offer contrasting messages in bid for a post their party hasn’t held for more than two decades

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, offers thoughts on partisan divides being less stark in a political race that is more service-oriented.

Chicago Tribune — June 9, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Brian Croft

Brian Croft, assistant director of programs, Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center, discusses various activities including upcoming summer camps, the Catalyst Race Series and the Little Grassy Get Down.

WJPF Morning Newswatch — June 8, 2022

‘Saluki Sleuths’ investigates SIU’s legends and myths

Jeff Gleim, executive director, and Anna Twomey, public information associate, SIU Alumni Association, discuss the “Saluki Sleuths” video series.

Southern Illinoisan — June 7, 2022

Southern Illinois University students awarded second place in solar energy competition

Story featured SIU students who placed second in a national solar energy design competition.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Southern Illinoisan — June 7, 2022

Prices at the pump soar in Illinois

Kevin Sylwester, interim director of analytics, finance and economics, College of Business and Analytics, discusses the impact of high gas prices.

KFVS-TV/WTHI-TV — June 6, 2022

Local researchers say gun violence is on the rise

Tammy Kochel, professor, criminology and criminal justice and associate dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, discusses the rise in gun violence.

WSIL-TV — June 3, 2022

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