SIU in the News - August, 2022

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ABC TV host John Quiñones kicks off SIU Diversity Week

John Quiñones’s appearance as part of Diversity Week is highlighted.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 30, 2022

SIU rolls out new bike lock program

Ben Newman, chief, Department of Public Safety, discusses a bicycle lock gift for students who register their bikes on campus.

Southern Illinoisan — Aug. 30, 2022

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Bob Baer

Bob Baer, specialist, physics, discusses NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch and work on the upcoming April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.

NewsRadio WJPF — Aug. 30, 2022

Tiny fish thought to be gone from Illinois rediscovered

Hannah Holmquist, graduate research assistant, Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, discusses the rediscovery of a tailight shiner while surveying fish at Buttonland Swamp, which is part of the Lower Cache River Land and Water Preserve in Southern Illinois.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 30, 2022 

SIU kicks off Diversity Week in Carbondale

Angela Towne, LGTBQ+ Resource Center coordinator, discusses Diversity Week on campus.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 29, 2022

I-Cash program turns up donation for SIU Carbondale

The state's I-Cash unclaimed property program recently turned up a $25,000 donation from a late SIU Carbondale graduate who had left money in his will.

WSIU News — Aug. 29, 2022

CALPS seeds growing as SIU-C starts fall semester

Erik Brevik, dean, College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences, and Chris Vick, University Farms manager, discuss increase in student enrollment and state-of-the-art machinery used on the research farms. — Aug. 29, 2022

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute study shows breakdown of taxes by region in Illinois

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses distribution of state taxes.

KFVS-TV — Aug. 29, 2022

SIU research team wins $1.33M NSF grant to train sustainability-focused geoscientists

A $1.33 million National Science Foundation grant to create a sustainability scholarship program aimed at bringing that mindset together with science and engineering training to target low-income transfer students is highlighted.

Chicago Crusader — Aug. 26, 2022

Minority students discuss why they chose Southern Illinois University

The university's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is highlighted.

Southern Illinoisan — Aug. 25, 2022

Watch now: Local author’s book teaches children life lessons

LaShonda M. Stewart, professor, School of Management and Marketing, discusses her book, “Emma Jean’s Sew-n-Sew.”

Southern Illinoisan/Panhandle News Channel — Aug. 22, 2022

Birds wandering far from home can be a boon for local tourism

Brent Pease, assistant professor, Forestry, discusses the economic impact of bird outside their home ranges.

Smithsonian Magazine/Hakai Magazine – Aug. 23, 2022

As new semester opens, SIU’s president preps for engagement and new ideas

SIU System President Dan Mahony discusses his goals and expectations for the fall 2022 semester, enrollment, and how higher education has changed as a result of the pandemic.

WSIU InFocus — Aug. 22, 2022

SIU students will prepare copi samples at the Du Quoin State Fair Aug. 27

James Garvey, director of SIU’s Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, discusses copi overtaking waterways and crowding out native fish.

WSIU InFocus — Aug. 24, 2022

Biden to announce loan forgiveness, moratorium extension Wednesday; SIU students speak on impact

Kevin Sylwester, professor and interim director of analytics, finance and economics, College of Business and Analytics, discusses the impact of forgiving student loans.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 23, 2022

SIU holds annual Saluki kickoff event

The Aug. 19 Saluki kickoff welcoming incoming freshman at Saluki Stadium is highlighted.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 19, 2022

National Aviation Day at SIU-C School of Aviation

José Ruiz, professor and interim director, School of Aviation, discusses the aviation program on National Aviation Day and where he sees the industry heading.

KFVS-TV — Aug. 19, 2022

SIUC new students return to campus

New student move-in day is highlighted.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 18, 2022

The problem with corporate pledges to protect abortion access and the climate

Brittany Leach, assistant professor, School of Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology, discusses corporations expanding health care benefits for employees to cover travel to abortion clinics.

Grist — Aug. 18, 2022

SIU students begin moving into the residence halls

Jim Hunsaker, senior associate director, University Housing, discusses the impact of a change in COVID protocols on students.

WSIU News — Aug. 18, 2022

Hundreds of new students move in at SIU

Wendell Williams, associate chancellor of enrollment management, and Jim Hunsaker, senior associate director, University Housing, discuss the Aug. 18 move-in day for new students.

Southern Illinoisan — Aug. 18, 2022

SIU School of Law program comes to Metro East

Camille Davidson, dean, and Shelly Page, professor, SIU School of Law, discuss the law school's new experiential learning program that is coming to Belleville this semester.

WSIU InFocus — Aug. 16, 2022

Move-in days on SIU campus

Jim Hunsaker, senior associate director, University Housing, discusses move-in days and activities for SIU students coming to campus for the fall 2022 semester.

KFVS-TV/WAFB-TV — Aug. 16, 2022

White House advisor, SIU expert offer thoughts on new law's impact on inflation

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the political impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 16, 2022

SIU students begin move in, coming back to university with new COVID-19 policy

Benjamin Newman, chief, Department of Public Safety, and Gena Albert, director, SIU First Year Experience, discuss changes in COVID protocols for the fall 2022 semester and the incoming freshman class.

KVFS-TV — Aug. 15, 2022

Dr. Dale Buck Hales - Southern Illinois University - Cannabis Science Center

Dale Buck Hales, chair, physiology and biochemistry and molecular biology, SIU School of Medicine Carbondale, discusses the center, an upcoming hemp-cannabis symposium and his research into ovarian cancer using hens. — Aug. 14, 2022

Belleville Workforce Development campus will include SIU Law expansion

Shelly Page, professor, director of experiential education, SIU School of Law, talks about the importance of the law school's expansion to the Southwestern Illinois Justice and Workforce Development Campus.  

WSIU News — Aug. 15, 2022

SIU law students get 'Jumpstart' on legal careers

Camille Davidson, dean, SIU School of Law, discusses a three-day, statewide program designed to give incoming law students an early boost in their legal careers.

Southern Illinoisan — Aug. 11, 2022

SIUC Chancellor: Raises, enrollment gains a priority for fall 2022

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses the salary review and enrollment trends as the start of the fall 2022 semester nears.

WSIU InFocus — Aug. 9, 2022

A fish by any other name: Inside the effort to bring ‘copi’ to dinner

Jim Garvey, director, Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, discusses the rebranding of what was the Asian carp and harvesting efforts for invasive fish.

Science Friday/WNYC Studios — Aug. 5, 2022

Organizers prepare for Saluki Women's Weekend in September

SIU Foundation’s Sherrica Hunt, equity and inclusion director of development for diversity, and Stephanie Taylor, College of Health and Human Sciences, discuss the inaugural Saluki Women’s Weekend, Sept. 9-10.

WSIL-TV — Aug. 9, 2022

SIU graduates first class of students in the accelerated BSN program

The Aug. 4 graduation of the university's first accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing class is highlighted.

Southern Illinoisan — Aug. 9, 2022

SIU graduates first class of accelerated nursing students

Kelli Whittington, assistant professor and nursing program director, discusses the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

WSIU News — Aug. 4, 2022

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