SIU in the News - January, 2023

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Saluki Ball bridges financial gap for SIU students 

The Saluki Ball on April 22 in Chicago and the Forever SIU fundraising campaign are highlighted. 

Chicago Defender – Jan. 24, 2023 

Paul Simon Institute explores social media's role in politics and news 

Shannon McGregor, an assistant professor of journalism and media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Jan. 26 to discuss how social media has changed politics and journalism.  

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 26, 2023

IBHE's budget request leaves SIU President hopeful for FY24 

Dan Mahony, SIU System president, discusses the Illinois Board of Higher Education's 7 1/2% proposed budget increase for fiscal year 2024 which begins July 1. 

WSIU InFocus – Jan 23, 2023 

Maple syrup workshop offers do-it-yourself instructions to make at home 

Sydney Pogue, outdoor education program coordinator, Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center, discusses the maple syrup workshop. 

WSIL-TV – Jan. 21, 2023 

Illinois passed a sweeping ban on high-powered guns. Now come the lawsuits. 

Sheila Simon, assistant professor of law, School of Law, discusses the decision by some Illinois sheriffs indicating they will not enforce the state's new gun registration rules. 

The New York Times – Jan. 20, 2023

Cooking at home more 

Niki Davis, professor of practice in the hospitality, tourism and event management program, discusses the benefits of cooking from scratch and from home. 

KMOX Radio – Jan. 19, 2023 

Atmospheric rivers are just another example of extremes from climate change 

Justin Schoof, the director of SIU’s School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, discusses atmospheric rivers and climate change.  

WSIU InFocus – Jan. 19, 2023 

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Dale Buck Hales 

Dale Buck Hales, SIU Cannabis Science Center, discusses the prospect of growing a hemp house derived from hemp materials. 

NewsRadio WJPF — Jan. 16, 2023 

NewsRadio WJPF interview with Naeem Qureshi and SIUC Deputy Athletic Director Molly Hudgins 

Molly Hudgins, deputy athletic director, discusses the “Rally Around the Pound” collaboration with Southern Illinois Healthcare that will bring mental health and behavioral health initiatives to the campus and region.      

NewsRadio WJPF — Jan. 13, 2023

SIU School of Medicine tackles challenges to care in rural areas

Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean, SIU School of Medicine, discusses ways that the school is working to combat challenges with rural health care.

WSIU InFocus — Jan. 12, 2023

Staying Prepared — Damar Hamlin event prompts Southern Illinois schools to review safety protocols

David Rule, assistant athletic director, discusses SIU's readiness with automated external defibrillators and the importance of AEDs.

Southern Illinoisan — Jan. 12, 2023

Soybeans star in variety of 2023 field research

Jason Bond, professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, discusses his research on the Soybean Cyst Nematode.

Quad City Times/Illinois Farmer Today and several other newspapers — Jan. 15, 2023

Chancellor Lane discusses preparations and expectations for spring 2023 semester

Chancellor Austin Lane looks ahead to the spring 2023 semester which starts Tuesday, Jan. 17.

WSIU InFocus – Jan. 10, 2023

Newsradio WJPF interview with John Jackson

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses a range of legislative and political issues in Illinois and the national level.

WJPF Morning Newswatch – Jan. 10, 2023

SIUE and SIU School of Law team up to offer students joint law, MPA program

The new concurrent degree between the SIU School of Law and SIU Edwardsville’s online Master of Public Administration program is highlighted. – Jan. 10, 2023

In ‘stronger’ political position, Pritzker enters second term with ‘flexibility’ on policy agenda

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s second term.

The Pantagraph – Jan. 7, 2023

The SIU Saluki officially joins the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

Michael Black, director of marketing, Saluki Athletics, discusses the university’s officially licensed Saluki bobblehead in observance of National Bobblehead Day on Jan. 7.

Southern Illinoisan – Jan. 6, 2023

Kevin McCarthy failing to get the votes for speaker of the House

John Jackson, visiting professor, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the chaos in voting for the speaker of the House, ramifications for the country from the ongoing Republican gridlock and potential alternatives for speaker.

KMOX Radio – Jan. 5, 2023

GOP in disarray with a lack of unity to decide on House speaker

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the election of a speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Laredo Morning Times/Hearst Newspapers – Jan. 5, 2023

Divide over House speaker extends into west-central Illinois

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the congressional divide in election a House speaker.

Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Benzie County (Mich.) Record-Patriot – Jan. 6, 2023

SIU political analyst weighs in on House speaker vote

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discusses the impact of the ongoing debate over who will be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

WSIL-TV – Jan. 4, 2023

Gov. J.B. Pritzker ran a cautious re-election campaign. Will he play it safe in second term?

John Shaw, director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, looks ahead to how Gov. J.B. Pritzker might govern Illinois in his second term.

Chicago Tribune (subscription only) – Jan. 3, 2022

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