SIU in the News - December, 2022

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Enrollment, retention remain top priorities for SIU leaders in 2023 

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses priorities for the SIU system this year. 

WSIU News – Dec. 28, 2022 

InFocus: With freshman enrollment up in Illinois, SIU’s CEO says more work must be done 

SIU President Dan Mahony discusses enrollment trends and work on retention. 

WSIU InFocus – Dec. 26, 2022 

SIU System campus climate surveys yield greater DEI transparency and innovation 

Sheila Caldwell, SIU System vice president for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Sookyung Suh, director of organizational change management at the SIU School of Medicine, discuss the 2022 campus climate survey. 

INSIGHT into Diversity – Dec. 23, 2022 

Looking to 2023, experts keep a wary eye on supply chain 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses automation initiatives within manufacturing. 

WSIU News – Dec. 30, 2022 

Supply chain issues wreaked havoc into 2022 — suppliers, consumers worked on 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses supply chain issues during the past year and a move by some companies to introduce more automation. 

WSIU News – Dec. 29, 2022 

SIU food nerd and dietitian advise resolving to cook more at home in the new year 

Niki Davis, associate professor of practice, hospitality, tourism, and event management program, and Dawn Null, assistant professor, human nutrition and dietetics, provide meal tips for the upcoming year. – Dec. 26, 2022

Farmers preparing to keep their livestock safe ahead of severe winter weather

Chris Vick, director, University Farms, discusses preparing to care for livestock ahead of the Dec. 22 winter storm.

WSIL-TV – Dec. 21, 2022

Speakers for the 2023 SIU TED talk event announced

Brian Croft, director, Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center and Scott Hamilton-Brehm, associate professor, SIU School of Biological Sciences, will be among the speakers at the TEDxSIUC program on March 4 at the SIU Student Center.

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 21, 2022

Analyst weighs in on move to refer criminal charges against President Trump

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the chances of former President Donald Trump facing criminal charges after the Jan. 6 committee made a criminal referral to the U.S. Department of Justice, and the potential of waning support for Trump among Republicans.

WSIL-TV – Jan. 19, 2022

SIU confers more than 900 students in fall commencement ceremony

The academic achievements of more than 900 students were celebrated at the university's fall commencement Dec. 17 at the Banterra Center.

WSIL-TV – Dec. 17, 2022

SIU School of Education honors graduating seniors with a pinning ceremony

The Dec. 14 pinning ceremony for graduating seniors in the School of Education is highlighted.

WSIU News – Dec. 15, 2022

Flipping faculty from guide on the side to mentor in the center

Erica Blumenstock, assistant professor, nursing, discusses developing a safe, mentoring classroom environment.

FacultyFocus Dec. 19, 2022

This invasive species of fish has established itself in parts of Mississippi River basin

A new study co-authored by Gregory Whitledge, professor, zoology, and the U.S. Geological Survey, on black carp is highlighted.

Belleville News-Democrat/Corydon (Iowa) Times-Republican Dec. 16, 2022

Leather carp, “well-built” buck, Teddy Roosevelt’s Smith & Wesson, black carp

A study on wild black carp co-authored by Gregory Whitledge, professor, zoology, is highlighted in this outdoors column.

Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 17, 2022

Carl Sandburg College partners with SIU Carbondale to allow students to complete bachelor’s online in 10 programs

SIU Carbondale and Carl Sandburg College recently entered into a Saluki Step Ahead agreement.

WRAM-AM/WMOI-FM Dec. 19, 2022

SIUC Chancellor reflects on fall 2022, looks to 2023 

Chancellor Austin Lane reviews the fall 2022 semester, retention efforts, commencement and graduates' job outlook. 

WSIU InFocus – Dec. 13, 2022 

The Fed rate hike and the economy 

Kevin Sylwester, professor and interim director, School of Analytics, Finance, and Economics, discusses the possibilities of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase and offers advice for consumer spending. 

WTAX, Springfield – Dec. 13, 2022 

SIUC, community colleges putting degrees within reach 

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses the Saluki Step Ahead program and joins College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences administrators and alumni for a reception at the Illinois Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Chicago. 

FarmWeek – Dec. 13, 2022 

Group pushing secession from Illinois says Madison County is a key target 

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the evolution of secession proposals in Illinois.  

St. Louis Public Radio – Dec. 15, 2022 

The supply chain is improving, but challenges persist 

Greg DeYong, associate professor, operations management, discusses supply chain issues. 

WSIU News – Dec. 14, 2022 

NewsRadio WJPF interview with John Jackson 

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses Illinois and national politics. 

WJPF Morning Newswatch – Dec. 13, 2022

The best college towns for students on a budget 

Carbondale made BrokeScholar’s list of top 25 affordable college towns. 

The New York Times – Dec. 8, 2022 

"Little Women, the Broadway Musical" comes to SIU McLeod Theater 

Guest director Bill Kincaid, an SIU theater alumnus and former faculty member, along with students Xiana Jones and Mitchell Brandon discuss “Little Women, the Broadway Musical” prior to last week's performances at Shryock Auditorium. 

WSIL-TV – Dec. 1, 2022 

SIUC will monitor the spread of viruses over winter break and adjust plans for the spring semester if necessary 

During winter break, university officials will continue to monitor the situation with COVID, the flu and other viruses. 

WSIU Radio – Dec. 8, 2022

Exploring Sen. Murphy’s Claim About ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ 

Sheila Simon, assistant professor, SIU School of Law, discusses the impact of “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” – Dec. 6, 2022 

Ease of next farm bill’s passage up for debate 

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses prospects of Congress passing a new farm bill next year. 

Iowa Farmer Today – Dec. 3, 2022 

SIU doctoral student researches fungus that sickens hibernating snakes 

The research by doctoral student Adrian Macedo is highlighted. 

New Herald News – December 6, 2022

SIU trustees praise “System-ness,” approve new sustainability proposals

J. Phil Gilbert, chair, SIU Board of Trustees, discusses the impact of administrative changes from the SIU System-level and both campuses.

WSIU News Dec. 1, 2022 

Building a sustainable financial portfolio 

Tim Marlo, clinical associate professor, finance, discusses building a financial portfolio for the future. 

KBSI-TV Dec. 1, 2022 

Illinois DNR suspects bird flu in deaths of 300 waterfowl 

Mike Eichholz, professor, School of Biological Science, discusses precautions to take with waterfowl.   

KFVS-TV – Dec. 1, 2022 

SIU board hires administrators, approves honorees, looks at new projects

The SIU Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 1 is highlighted. 

Southern Illinoisan – Dec. 1, 2022

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