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

A group calling itself the May 2 Strike Committee is calling on all SIU-Carbondale students to strike on that first Monday in May.

A group of students and faculty from SIU-Carbondale and John A. Logan College is headed to Springfield Wednesday for a higher education rally.

They will join faculty and students from all over the state to protest the lack of a state budget.

SIU student Cathrine White

Students at SIU-Carbondale are reacting mainly with support for those who spray-painted graffiti on a campus building.

The annual celebration of R. Buckminster Fuller is set for Carbondale.

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

SIU Hosts the Inaugural Energy Day

Apr 6, 2016

Organized by the Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center at SIU, this day-long energy conference featured speakers and panel discussions about carbon dioxide and research.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

Each year SIU Carbondale's School of Art and Design awards the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award to outstanding seniors in the College.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Carbondale Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Jim Garvey about the upcoming DaVinci Days...

Southern Illinois University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks wtih SIU President Randy Dunn.

Incoming students at SIU Carbondale will pay three percent more next year, while new students in Edwardsville will see a nine percent bump in tuition.


SIU Trustees are meeting for the first time since the university released a list of potential cuts. Those cuts might have to happen if the state budget impasse isn't resolved soon.


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

Some Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville faculty members say they are considering organizing a union because of budget woes and potential layoffs.

A measure sponsored by State Senator Gary Forby is designed to put more money into the SIU system.

The Benton democrat's bill would allow the SIU Board of Trustees to sell, lease or transfer and convey surplus real estate and retain the proceeds to be used for a scholarship fund.

After 20 years as a State Senator, Republican David Luechtefeld is retiring.

On March 15th, voters in 58th District will get the chance to vote for a new State Senator.

Two Republicans are seeking their party's nomination.

Higher Education and money

SIU President Randy Dunn says the school will remain viable, but may look dramatically different, if proposed cuts to higher education are enacted in Springfield.

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

SIU School of Medicine Holds Annual Doll Clinic

Mar 3, 2016
Doll Clinic
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Some SIU School of Medicine students had a chance to give check ups to some unusual patients on Thursday.

They were dolls and stuffed animals.

It’s part of the annual doll clinic held in conjunction with SIU head start.

SIU's President says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget includes some tough medicine for higher education again this year.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about next year's budget proposal from Gov. Bruce Rauner, and other issues facing the university.


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

Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to deliver his budget message to the Illinois General Assembly this Wednesday.

In advance of that, interest groups are lining up to plead their case for state funding. Monday, representatives of the state’s colleges and universities made their case.

The call for higher education funding continues to build, as more institutions announce draconian cuts across Illinois.

Coin Collecting Becoming a Popular Investment

Feb 3, 2016
Mike Sprouse, River City Coins and Jewelry
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Coins have been around for centuries, and so have people that collect them.

Some coins from the past are worth a penny while those other rare ones can be worth a lot more.

Some can be taken at face value, while others can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Spring enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is down.

But, school officials say they anticipated it following a decline in fall enrollment.

Governor Bruce Rauner will give his State of the State address this week, and experts say all eyes and ears will be tuned to any new information about the budget stalemate.

Randy Dunn

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell as the Spring 2016 Semester gets underway.

SIU Bomb Threat

A Chicago man who said he was seeking attention on a campus where he was bullied and harassed has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to making bomb threats in a self-declared "war'' on Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.