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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has appointed three new members to serve on the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees. 

Monday afternoon Quinn announced that Sandra Cook, Melvin Terrell, and Lee Milner will fill three expired terms on the SIU Board. 

Southern Illinois University's top lawyer is retiring after two years on the job.

University officials announced Monday that General Counsel Jeff McLellan will retire effective March 1.   McLellan was named to the post as interim legal chief in March 2011.  He was appointed to the full time post in September of that year. Prior to becoming General Cousel for the SIU system he was a special assistant to the Chancellor on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

No word on McLellan's replacement.  He joins his wife in retirement .
 

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Glenn Poshard.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng. In this month's installment, a look at Spring 2013 enrollment, tuition and fee proposals for FY 14, and other issues facing the university.

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The enrollment at Southern Illinois University’s flagship campus is down nearly 1,300 students from spring of last year.

Illinois is months behind in paying its bills to vendors and agencies all over the state, and Southern Illinois University is no different.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Glenn Poshard.

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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Architecture Professor Jon Davey about the Fuller Dome Home, the legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller, and plans to celebrate his life and accomplishments later this spring.

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SIU Women's Basketball Coach Resigns

Jan 21, 2013

Southern Illinois University Women’s Basketball head coach Missy Tiber has resigned.

SIU Athletics Director Mario Moccia announced Tiber’s resignation Monday afternoon. Assistant coach Adrianne Harlow will serve as the team's interim coach for the remainder of the season. Harlow has been an assistant under Tiber for the past 12 seasons at SIU, Tusculum College, and Belmont Abbey College.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng about bond ratings, costs and other issues facing the university. In this episode, online learning and the "new normal" of higher education are also discussed.

Moody’s Investors Service is warning of a possible down-grade in Southern Illinois University’s long-term credit rating from stable to negative.

Three Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are under arrest following an armed robbery Wednesday in one of the school's residence halls.

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The Bucky Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale is one of the very last Buckminster Fuller artifacts remaining in the entire world.

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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Xstream Leadership Group CEO J.R. McGee, SIUC Professor Bruce DeRuntz, and SIUC Senior Michael Uphoff about the Leadership Development Program. The program prepares students in the SIUC Engineering School for leadership opportunities across the country and around the world.

Ten SIU Carbondale students have been banned from the campus following a weekend fight.

SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng says the students have received notices of separation.   The incident occurred Sunday afternoon a little before 5 pm outside of the Mae Smith residence hall.   The fight remains under investigation.

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Southern Illinois University researchers are conducting what is probably one of the largest ecosystem research experiments ever attempted -- the harvesting of 3-Million Asian Carp from the Illinois River. 

As Eileen Waldron reports, their goal is to see if fewer fish down-stream would decrease the threat to Lake Michigan.  The research team is also experimenting with turning the carp into fishmeal.

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As layoff notices are going out to SIU employees on the Carbondale campus, administrators say they're still quite concerned about what could be coming from both Springfield and Washington in the coming weeks.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale has named a new Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Department of Public Safety Director Todd Sigler, about the annual Clery Report, which tallies campus crime and allows schools to compare their statistics.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard about the possible effects of sequestration at the federal level, bond ratings for SIU, capital projects and more.

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It's been a busy week for the Department of Public Safety at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Administrators at Southern Illinois University Carbondale say a number of factors caused enrollment to slide this fall.

Official ten-day enrollment numbers were released yesterday, and show an overall drop of 970 students on the SIU System’s flagship campus.

Leaders say smaller Junior and Senior classes combined with changes in financial aid and a smaller pool of potential students to create the decline. There are 18,847 students enrolled this fall, compared with 19,817 at this time last year.

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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Organizers David Cochran and Robbie Lieberman about the upcoming event:

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Experts say the drought of 2012 will go down in the record books, as farmers watch their crops wither away due to lack of rain.  But the moisture shortage may actually be a GOOD thing for some local growers.

“We’ve had a lot of clear days where the plant was a lot more efficient with producing its own natural sugars through the whole photosynthesis process. And I think the apples have got a really good flavor to them, also.”

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale student is in a St. Louis hospital after he fell from a 4th floor residence hall window.

As national and state leaders debate education policy, at least one local administrator says tougher requirements need to be put in place so that students are ready to hit the ground running after high school.

In this edition of WSIU Radio's Morning Conversation, Host Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard about college readiness, national education policy, performance based funding and the potential for pension reform in Illinois.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Chancellor says enrollment will be down this fall, but she’s still pointing to bright spots in the Freshman and Sophomore classes as reasons to be optimistic for the future.

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Grape growers and wine producers have an opportunity to learn more about how this year's drought may affect their crop, as well as ways to weather the extremes at an upcoming "Viticulture Day" at SIUC.

Two SIU Basketball players have run afoul of the law and face disciplinary action.

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