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The Southern Illinois University Press is struggling financially and a committee is currently studying the best way for the press to move forward, if at all.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how a baseball series at the SIU Press many years ago helped bolster its reputation across the country.

SIU Trustees heard pleas to save the Africana Studies program during their meeting this week in Alton.

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Two SIU-Carbondale students who are a part of the DACA program remain hopeful about completing their college careers.

That's even though President Donald Trump announced this week he's ending the program, which deferred deportation proceedings for certain young undocumented immigrants.

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S-I-U creative writing professor Allison Joseph is organizing a reading benefit to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

She says it's not the first time the creative writing program has hosted something like this: it's organized benefits for the Joplin tornado, Hurricane Sandy, and even back to the devastation of Katrina.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer sat down with Roberto Barrios, an associate professor of anthropology at SIU-C and co-chair of the Risk and Disasters Topical Interest Group in the Society for Applied Anthropology. He is an expert in post-disaster reconstruction and conducted field research in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

SIU Offers Some Courses to Non-Students

Aug 3, 2017

For those wanting to expand their education, but aren't looking for class credit, SIU offers the Community Listener's Program.
 
Conference Coordinator Leslie Brock says the program has been around for years, but only about 20 people take advantage of it each semester.

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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.

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A southern Illinois man has been indicted in the death of former SIU-Carbondale student Pravin Varughese.

The Carbondale Police Department says 22-year-old Gauge Bethune of Eldorado faces two counts of first-degree murder.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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