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New Campus Chancellor Dr. Carlo Montemagno spent his second official day on the job helping students and their families, move in to Residence Halls on Wednesday.

Dozens of first-year medical students will receive their white coats in an official ceremony later this week at the SIU School of Medicine.

The school’s curriculum has long been a leader in training doctors, and leaders recently took on the challenge of reinventing some aspects of that training – to make the students stronger.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the first full state budget appropriation in two years, along with further financial sustainability planning for the Carbondale campus.

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SIU-Carbondale's new chancellor says he's ready to tackle the challenges faced by the University.

Carlos Montemagno will officially start his new job on August 15th. He met with the media Monday in Carbondale.

Illinois has tapped nearly $700 million in existing funds to make the first payment to colleges and universities they've received in seven months.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced the payment Thursday.

SIU Trustees have OK'd a financial stability plan that cuts $26 million from the Carbondale campus, and lays out potential program eliminations for the future.

SIU Trustees are considering a financial sustainability plan for the Carbondale campus that could include changes to the number of colleges and programs on campus.

SIU President Randy Dunn is recommending Carlo Montemagno for the Carbondale campus Chancellor position, and former Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell for a system Vice President position.

SIU's President says now that Illinois has a budget, SIUC will no longer have to borrow from SIUE.

Southern Illinois University's president is serving as the Carbondale campus chancellor again.

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SIU Carbondale's Convenient Care faculty/staff clinic will close on Saturday, July 1.

The clinic opened in late 2012 and provided medical care for acute minor illnesses such as earaches and bladder infections and for minor trauma such as cuts and sprains.

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The state's budget impasse may soon affect more than just overall funding for higher education.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn, less than a week before the end of the state's fiscal year. In this installment, the budget crisis and the ongoing search for a new SIUC Chancellor.

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Two of the four remaining finalists for SIUC Chancellor are bowing out of the search.

The CEO at Southern Illinois University Carbondale says he remains cautiously hopeful that state lawmakers will reach a deal on a budget for next fiscal year.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses campus budget cuts, state budget proposals, enrollment and more with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

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Still no official announcement on a new SIUC Chancellor, but leaders at the university say they are moving closer to a final decision.


SIU Carbondale Chancellor Search Recap

Jun 14, 2017

SIU Carbondale has been interviewing candidates for the Chancellor position since April.

Two of the original four candidates, Carl Pinkert and Jeff Elwell, withdrew from consideration. 

The four finalist are Current Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell , Oakland University President George Hynd, Fisk University Provost and Vice President Rodney Hanley, and University of Alberta Professor and Ingenuity Lab Founder Carlo Montemagno.

Chancellor's Forum: Dr. Carlo Montemagno

Jun 14, 2017
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The sixth and final candidate for SIU Carbondale Chancellor was on campus Wednesday.

Dr. Carlo Montemagno from the University of Alberta answered questions from the hiring committee.

SIU Football Recruit Killed in Indianapolis Shooting

May 24, 2017
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An Indianapolis high school Football star who'd signed with SIU has died after a shooting earlier this month in his hometown.

Illinois lawmakers are nearing the end of their spring 2017 session, as the state nears two years without a full budget in place. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller sat down with SIU President Randy Dunn to talk about what's next for the university:

Higher education has been among the areas feeling the state budget impasse as funding has been cut.  It has forced some schools to reduce classes, lay off employees and, in some cases, close for several days. 

But a review of enrollment indicates small and mid-sized public universities are taking a double hit.   

SIU President Randy Dunn has revealed more information about the search for a new chancellor on the Carbondale campus.

In an email sent to the campus community Tuesday, Dunn wrote that one of the originally named finalists- Carl Pinkert from the University of Alabama - has withdrawn his name from further consideration.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses potential budget cuts and more with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell:

In a unanimous decision, Trustees have approved a plan to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow up to $35 million from SIU Edwardsville.

SIU Carbondale will get a little financial breathing room, thanks to a short-term loan from its sister campus in Edwardsville.

Researchers are trying to gain greater insights into why people experience different health outcomes.  A healthcare expert from Illinois believes those differences could be reduced through community coalitions.

SIU Trustees will decide this week whether to approve borrowing between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and appoint a new chancellor for SIUC.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's Bob Baer, NASA Astronomer Lou Mayo, and NASA Edge Producer Blair Allen about preparations for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Carbondale Chancellor Finalist Dr. Carl Pinkert
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The fourth and final candidate for SIU Carbondale Chancellor visited campus Thursday.

Dr. Carl Pinkert is currently the vice president for research at University of Alabama.

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