SIU Carbondale

Due to the ongoing state budget impasse, the museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will close temporarily on July 1.

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says budget cuts have reduced the staff to just one person who will maintain the collections.

People
Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Leaders with the City of Carbondale and SIU-C attended a ribbon cutting Wednesday for the new entrance monument along Route 13 on the east side of town.

When officials at SIU-Carbondale announced almost 80 job cuts last week, over 60-percent of them involved civil service workers. Now, the head of the civil service workers union is speaking out.

Three years after Illinois changed how science would be taught and tested, performance data still isn't available because schools haven't seen science exam scores.

Illinois officials tell the Chicago Tribune science testing and scoring hasn't gone smoothly, largely due to state budget woes.

Leaders at SIU-Carbondale announced some of their plans in an effort to make 19 million dollars in permanent cuts because of the ongoing budget impasse.

The plan includes a reduction in the workforce.

Public forums with the two new chancellor candidates at SIU-Carbondale have been scheduled for next month.

This time of year, cycling is many people's choice to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

But, a study by Yale researchers in 2006 linked cycling to problems with sexual health and urinary dysfunction. Now, a new team of scientists disputes those results.

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Tuesday, Dunn wrote that one of the originally named finalists- Carl Pinkert from the University of Alabama - has withdrawn his name from further consideration.

Images
SIU Housing

A central Illinois man has admitted to committing bank fraud involving the construction of an apartment complex in Carbondale.

The U.S. attorney's office says 56-year-old Christopher Creek of Champaign pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent requests for construction loans to the banks that financed the project for the Pointe at SIU.

An SIU-Carbondale student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

The illness is spread by direct contact with saliva or through the coughing or sneezing of those who are infected.

One of the four finalists for the chancellor's position at SIU-Carbondale has withdrawn from consideration.

J.S. (Jeff) Elwell has withdrawn from the search due to his appointment as president of Eastern New Mexico University.

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

Mayor addresses crowd a City Hall
Brad Palmer / WSIU Radio

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry stressed transparency and greater access for the community during his State of the City address.

Post
Twitter

Officials at SIU-Carbondale say they are aware of a controversial social media post featuring two young people linked to the school.

The post features two white people, one female and one male, in black face in front of a rebel flag to celebrate Donald Trump's win in the presidential election.

People
Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The SIU system is taking a broad approach to its strategic plan moving forward as it waits for direction from the state.

Banner
SIU Student Center

SIU-Carbondale is joining hundreds of other schools across the country to ensure they're meeting the nutritional needs of students.
 
The Saluki Food Pantry will open on Monday, the first day of the fall semester.

SIU-Carbondale is creating a new series of forums for the fall semester called Salukis SPEAK.

SPEAK stands for Solutions for Peace and Equality through Advocacy and Knowledge.

People
Twitter

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus is the 10th Illinois state historian.

Trustees of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency appointed Samuel Wheeler on Tuesday.

Researchers from SIU-Carbondale are partnering with 40 schools in southern Illinois to assess school safety, bullying and ways to promote a safe, supportive learning environment.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale again this year is warning people and animals to avoid skin contact with water in Campus Lake due to the presence of toxic algae.

People
SIU School of Allied Health

Children in southern Illinois have several opportunities this summer to receive free preventative dental services.

They're being offered by the SIU-Carbondale Dental Sealant Grant Program.

Kevin Winstead holds two degrees from Southern Illinois University - and takes pride in being a Saluki. But he says the school has work to do when it comes to diversity and inclusivity on campus.

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

The CEO of SIU-Carbondale is out with a list of initiatives he hopes will make the campus more welcoming.

Brad Colwell says after Monday's student protests and other recent incidents related to racism and the state's budget impasse, it's clear there is much work to do to build understanding and respect between administrators, students, faculty and staff.

SIU students respond to a racist, hate filled video with chalk messages designed to spread love and unity.

 

People
Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Administrators at Southern Illinois University Carbondale say they are vigorously investigating the source of a controversial YouTube video that calls for the lynching and beating of black students.

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell.

SIU leaders say they're looking into allegations of racism on the Carbondale campus, and urging students to uphold the school's "community values."

People
U.S. Department of Energy

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Assistant U.S. Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith, ahead of his visit to SIUC and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

SIU

Former SIU Carbondale Provost John Nicklow has been named President of the University of New Orleans.

Pages