SIU in the News - July, 2024

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SIU scientists create edible cookies from plastic waste

Lahiru Jayakody, associate professor, microbiology, College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences, discusses development of microbites, made of waste biomass and plastic.

21st Show, Illinois Public Media – July 9, 2024

SIU Chancellor Austin Lane receives Illinois State FFA recognition

Chancellor Austin Lane discusses receiving an Honorary State Degree from the Illinois FFA

KFVS-TV – July 9, 2024

SIU Foundation breaks records for fundraising, scholarships

Matt Kupec, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations and SIU Foundation CEO, discusses the increased financial support to the university.

Southern Illinoisan – July 9, 2024 (subscription required)

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