WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng for this edition of Morning Conversation.

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NPR host and special correspondent Michele Norris delivered the Michael and Nancy Glassman Distinguished Lecture on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Tuesday evening.

Norris talked about her memoir, The Grace of Silence, as well as her work with NPR's  The Race Card Project and more.  Earlier she joined WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller for a special edition of Morning Conversation.


SIU President Glenn Poshard discusses the latest university news with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams for this edition of Morning Conversation.

A situation at a Carbondale apartment complex earlier this afternoon prompted SIU Police to issue a safety alert.

About 1:45 pm SIU Police advised students and community members to avoid the Fields Apartment complex at 700 Lewis Lane because a suspect believed to be armed and suicidal was supposedly within the apartment complex.  The Fields is located near two Carbondale grade schools and other off-campus housing where SIU students live.

SIU Showcases Green Campus

Oct 21, 2013

SIU's Sustainability Day is Wednesday and is in honor of the nation-wide event.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will officially open its newest building during Homecoming festivities this weekend.

A Dallas, Texas-based firm will help select SIU’s next President.

SIU's Board of Trustees will take another step on the path to naming a new President this week as the Executive Committee is expected to name the outside firm they'll hire to conduct the search.

SI Music Festival

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews Southern Illinois Symphony Maestro Edward Benyas about the upcoming season.

SIU Competes in Flugtag

Sep 23, 2013
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So why would you construct a human powered flying machine that weighs no more than 400-pound and has a wingspan of 28-feet or less and willing launch it into Lake Michigan...?


For this edition of WSIU Radio's Morning Conversation, Jeff Williams talks with SIU President Glenn

Poshard about the  potential impact on the university of a federal government shut down, as well as other issues including the weekend SIU-SEMO football game at Busch Stadium.

SIU Police are asking people to be on the lookout after a robbery on campus early Sunday morning.

The search for a new President at Southern Illinois University took another step forward Thursday, as Trustees outlined the process they'll use.

Enrollment is slightly down at Illinois State University at the beginning of this school year, but incoming freshmen have higher GPAs and ACT scores.

One man has been sentenced and another is awaiting sentencing in a beating case on the SIU-Carbondale campus last spring.


The president of Southern Illinois University is defending more than $2 million spent on lobbyists in Springfield in the past dozen years.


Southern Illinois University Trustees are putting the finishing touches on a plan to search for a new system President, after Glenn Poshard announced his retirement plans in July.

A former standout athlete at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been appointed to serve on the system's Board of Trustees.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard for this Morning Conversation:


SIU students are back in Carbondale starting this weekend, as classes begin for the fall of 2013 on Monday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng about the upcoming academic year.


Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern Illinois University's credit rating.


With Southern Illinois University Carbondale students arriving back on campus and fall classes starting on August 19th, the City of Carbondale will be offering additional services to the public.

SIU President Glenn Poshard to Retire

Jul 25, 2013

SIU President Glenn Poshard will step down from his post next summer. The long-time administrator says it's time for him to slow down, and he's ready for the next chapter in his life.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has hired a new Chief of Marketing and Communications.


Southern Illinois University Trustees will be taking a look at the President's contract at their meeting in Carbondale this week.

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

An SIU School of Medicine researcher is hoping a national grant will help push her study of hearing loss into the next stage.


Former Saluki and Hammer Throw Gold Medalist Jeneva McCall finished 8th in the Shot Put Thursday at the World University Games in Russia.