SIU in the News - August, 2020

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Students return to SIU campus with move-in modifications

KFVS-TV -- Aug. 12, 2020

Housing on college campuses nationwide is going to look a lot different across the country. Southern Illinois University students started the move-in process on Wednesday.

Masked move-in: New SIU Carbondale students optimistic despite shadow of pandemic

Southern Illinoisan – Aug. 12, 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and their families on Wednesday descended onto campus from around the state and country for the first of five student move-in days. While the campus move-in rite of passage looks a bit different this year, students are optimistic as they start their college journeys.

SIUC move-in begins with new COVID-19 regulations

WSIL-TV – Aug. 12, 2020

SIU Carbondale's first day of move-in kicked off Wednesday with some new rules.

Newsradio WJPF Interview with Austin Lane

WJPF Radio - Aug. 11, 2020

Chancellor Austin A. Lane discusses student move-in, enrollment, and meeting student expectations thanks to the quality of faculty.

SIUC prepares to welcome students back to campus

WPSD-TV – Aug. 11, 2020

More than two thousand students are preparing to move back to the SIUC campus starting August 12.  

With Days Before Fall 2020 Begins, SIUC Chancellor Discusses Preparations

WSIU InFocus – Aug. 11, 2020

SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane discusses preparations for the new school year that begins Monday, Aug. 17, amid a global pandemic.

Southern Illinois Music Festival is a ‘go’

KFVS-TV – August 6, 2020

The festival is set to take place throughout the region. Director of the festival is SIU’s own Edward Benyas. He said safety is their number one priority.

SIU is making their own hand sanitizer

KFVS-TV – Aug. 3, 2020

Southern Illinois University is doing the best they can to stop the spread of the pandemic on its own campus.

SIU Carbondale to use contact tracing to prevent potential COVID-19 spread this fall

WSIL-TV – Aug. 3, 2020

SIU Carbondale is working with the Jackson County Health Department to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Jackson County Health Department to 'take the lead' on contact tracing on SIU campus

Southern Illinoisan – Aug. 1, 2020

As Southern Illinois University Carbondale prepares to welcome thousands of students onto its campus for the fall semester, officials have worked with county and state public health organizations to develop plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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