SIU in the News - July, 2022

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US economy shrank last quarter, 2nd straight drop — expert weighs in

Scott Gilbert, director of undergraduate studies, economics, discusses factors involved in whether the nation is in a recession, a decline in unemployment claims and whether consumers should be worried about more interest rate hikes.

Fox 32 News Chicago — July 28, 2022

Scott Gilbert interview on Newsradio 1120 KMOX

Scott Gilbert, associate professor, School of Analytics, Finance and Economics, discusses inflation and the rise in interest rates.

KMOX St. Louis — Aug. 1, 2022

Illinois Department of Natural Resources says armadillos are part of the state's wildlife

Agustin Jiménez, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences, discusses sightings of armadillos in the state, including Quincy and Urbana, along with habitat modification.

Fox 32 News Chicago — July 20, 2022

Elton John’s first-ever show in Bost remembered by people who were there

As Elton John embarks on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” John L. Hochheimer, professor emeritus, radio, television, digital media, recalls meeting the young performer during John’s first-ever U.S. Tour at the Boston Tea Party Rock Club in 1970.

WGBH Morning Edition — July 28, 2022

Heartland political expert weighs in on Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the impact of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.

KFVS-TV — Aug. 2, 2022

SIU undergraduate researchers present their projects

Rhetta Seymour, director, McNair Scholars Program, discusses the importance of the annual undergraduate McNair Summer Research Symposium.

WSIL-TV — July 29, 2022

Recession talks pick up as economy continues to struggle

Kevin Sylwester, interim director of analytics, finance and economics, College of Business and Analytics, discusses factors that can lead to determining whether the country is in a recession.

WSIL-TV — July 29, 2022

Southern Illinois University researchers have begun studying Carbondale gun violence

Tammy Kochel, associate dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, and Justin McDaniel, associate professor, public health, discuss research into gun violence in Carbondale.

Southern Illinoisan — July 27, 2022

WSIU Radio interviews SIU President Dan Mahoney

SIU System President Dan Mahony discusses prospects for salary increases for faculty and staff, and both campuses continuing community engagement projects.

WSIU InFocus — July 25, 2022

How the huge storm formed in the St. Louis area and why future rainfall will test us

Justin Schoof, director, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, discusses the extreme rainfall that hit St. Louis and the Metro East area earlier this week.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch — July 27, 2022

IDNR changes Asian carp’s name to copi to encourage harvesting and consumption to block their expansion to the Great Lakes

Jim Garvey, director, Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, discusses the importance of harvesting the invasive copi and the fish’s recent name change.

WCBU-FM/WSIU InFocus July 26, 2022

Armadillos in Chicago? This southern animal is migrating north

Agustin Jiménez, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences, discusses the migration of armadillos into northern Illinois. July 15, 2022

SIU holds meet and greet event with new athletic director

Incoming SIU Athletic Director Tim Leonard discusses his vision for Saluki athletics.

KFVS-TV — July 26, 2022

Public corruption the focus of Paul Simon Public Policy and BGA talk

A discussion by David Greising, president and CEO the Better Government Association, during a recent virtual talk hosted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is highlighted.

The Center Square — July 22, 2022

Veterans in Southern Illinois are struggling to find work, but there are ways to combat that

Paul Copeland, Veterans Services coordinator, discusses the benefits of hiring veterans.

Southern Illinoisan — July 22, 2022

CAT’s Illinois departure erodes public trust

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, offers his opinion on Caterpillar Tractor Company’s recent decision to move its world headquarters from Peoria to Texas.

Illinois Times — July 21, 2022

SIU research team studying gun violence in Carbondale

Researchers at SIU Carbondale are studying the issues surrounding gun violence in that Southern Illinois city.

KMOV-TV Online/KFVS 12 – July 19, 2022

SIU researchers, students studying factors related to Carbondale gun violence

After recent mass shootings and local gun violence, SIU students and the city of Carbondale are cooperating on research looking for solutions. Tammy Kochel, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at SIU, is heading up a study aimed at dissecting the causes and patterns associated with gun violence in Carbondale.

WSIL-TV – July 19, 2022

SIU chancellor reflects on second year

Entering his third year at the helm of SIU Carbondale, Chancellor Austin Lane said it is time for him and the campus to turn to the implementation of the university’s Imagine 2030 plan and its five pillars.

Southern Illinoisan – July 15, 2022

Southern Illinois Star Party

Join SIU Carbondale, the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois, and the Adler Planetarium of Chicago on Aug. 6 for a free night of guided telescope observations as well as family friendly astronomy and science activities.

WSIU – July 15, 2022

SIU Foundation raises over $32 million

The SIU Foundation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fundraising arm, recently reported its best fiscal year ever. Gifts to the university totaled more than $32 million, about $5 million more than the organization’s previous best annual total, said Matt Kupec, CEO of the SIU Foundation. 

Southern Illinoisan – July 15, 2022

Carbondale city makes scooters available 

The city of Carbondale has deployed 350 scooters in a partnership with micromobility company Veo and Southern Illinois University. 

Southern Illinoisan – July 15, 2022

Punished, then vindicated for her past

Heather Tillewein, assistant professor, public health, discusses from her research the stigma that student sex workers can face from their academic institutions.

Inside Higher Ed — July 13, 2022

SIUC’s chancellor keeps the focus on recruiting locally

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses the importance of recruiting the Southern Illinois region and looks to the fall 2022 semester.

WSIU InFocus — July 12, 2022

Ongoing port contracts, supply chain issues affecting heartland

Gregory DeYong, associate professor of operations management, discusses how a backlog on the West Coast ports can affect businesses across the country and locally.

KFVS-TV — July 11, 2022

“We want them to stay here:” SIU seeing more local students apply, attend the university

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses efforts underway to recruit local students to SIU Carbondale.

WSIL-TV — July 11, 2022

SIU’s Dental Hygiene Clinic helps students get the state required dental exam before school starts

Jennifer Meyer, assistant instructor, dental hygiene, discusses the clinic's pediatric dental services.

WSIU News — July 8, 2022

SIU professor gets up close look at Ukrainian refugee impact in Poland

Cindy Buys, professor, SIU School of Law, discusses teaching for two months as a visiting professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University and humanitarian relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees.

WSIU InFocus — July 8, 2022

Understanding the state of Illinois red flag law

In the wake of the July 4 Highland Park shooting, Shelly Page, assistant professor, School of Law, discusses the importance of red flag laws.

KFVS-TV — July 6, 2022

The Supreme Court’s EPA decision could hamper regulators’ ability to protect the public

Patricia McCubbin, professor, SIU School of Law, discusses the impact of the June 30 U.S. Supreme Court decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants.

ProPublica — July 5, 2022

Southern Illinois professor gets first-hand look at humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Cindy Buys, professor, SIU School of Law, discusses the humanitarian relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees while in Poland teaching for two months as visiting professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University.

KMOX Radio-St. Louis — July 5, 2022

Armadillo march is already north of Jacksonville

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

Jacksonville Courier Journal — July 4, 2022

BHC grads can earn low cost degrees with Saluki Step Ahead Program

A new partnership between SIU Carbondale and Black Hawk College lets students receive degrees in certain academic programs without the typical high cost. 

Quad City Times — July 4, 2022

SIU Law School partners with Governors State University

An agreement signed last week should help the SIU School of Law attract a greater diversity of students while giving undergraduates at Governors State University a way to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

Southern Illinoisan — July 4, 2022

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