SIU Trustees have approved a change in the way some schools report to the administration - something leaders hope will be more efficient, but others still have concerns about.

Students Protest SIU Trustees Meeting

Dec 10, 2015
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Activists showed their concern over what they perceive is a safety issue on campus, as SIU leaders gathered for December's Board of Trustees meeting.

Southern Illinois University leaders have begun work on next year's tuition and fee rates.

SIU Police say they're looking into a report of a sexual assault on campus over the weekend.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

AT&T is making a monetary contribution to benefit students in two SIU-Carbondale programs.

The telecommunications giant says it's providing the university with an Aspire Grant for Rising Scholars and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute's East St. Louis Metropolitan Leadership Institute.

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


Former SIU head football coach and current Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill surprisingly announced his immediate retirement from coaching Wednesday.

The 54-year-old Kill, who has beaten kidney cancer and suffers from epilepsy, cited medical reasons for the decision.

Spending controls are tightening at SIU Carbondale, as the school is still without state funding for this fiscal year.

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

Leaders from colleges and universities across southern Illinois spent Thursday telling state lawmakers just what it's like to live without state money - and the uncertainty about whether any will arrive this year.

Southern Illinois University's President fears the state's budget impasse could spell disaster for higher education in Illinois.

Randy Dunn

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

SIU President Randy Dunn
Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

SIU's President is calling on everyone to help come up with ways to streamline the university - particularly in tough budget times.

SIU Reviews: Grandma

Sep 24, 2015

The 2015 comedy–drama  Grandma  marks the return of Lily Tomlin in a leading role on the big screen.  Film Critic Simone Becque has more in this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn says the school is facing its own 'fiscal cliff' when it comes to a lack of money from the state.


Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale has a new interim chancellor.

The Board of Trustees Thursday morning approved Brad Colwell after a recommendation from SIU President Randy Dunn.

POW Photo
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Professor Jan Thompson talks with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about her documentary, "Never The Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience."

SIU Police

SIU Police say a student was sexually assaulted over the weekend in one of the school's residence halls.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is down nearly 700 students for the Fall of 2015, but administrators say there are some bright points to focus on.

SIU President Randy Dunn's choice for interim Chancellor on the Carbondale campus could come within days.

August 25 marks the start of a new semester at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Back to School

The end of summer is here, and parents want to send their children back with everything they need.

The school supply lists are out and items are flying off the shelves at local stores.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has used his veto powers to amend a bill that would have allowed both student members of SIU's Board of trustees to have full voting authority.

Democrats in the Illinois Senate are trying to secure funding for a program that helps low-income students pay for college.

Julian Bond

Civil Rights leader and former NAACP Chair Julian Bond died over the weekend. He was 75.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is moving to sign contracts with hundreds of non-tenure track faculty members who've been in limbo for months because of the state's budget crisis.

Two people arrested and charged in connection to a battery on SIU Carbondale’s campus earlier this year have pleaded guilty in the incident.

SIU Begins Demolition on Old Buildings

Jul 14, 2015
SIU Demolition
Jennifer Fuller/WSIU

SIU Carbondale has begun demolition on some of its older properties this week.

Nine vacant buildings located on SIU's campus are scheduled for demolition. The buildings are located on Elizabeth, Oakland, Whitney and Normal streets.

James and the Giant Peach
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Time is running out to catch the McLeod Summer Playhouse’s performance of James and the Giant Peach.

With only 2 shows left tickets are going fast.