SIU's President is transferring more than $50,000 to The Daily Egyptian, in an effort to keep the student newspaper running for the short term.


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

In this month's episode:
- University leaders agree to cost-shift plan in Illinois legislature
- Illinois budget spells further cuts to higher education
- SIU tuition rate gap


WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng.


More than 3,600 students will take part in Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Spring Commencement.

SIU's Board of Trustees has approved a three percent increase in tuition for SIU-C beginning fall 2013.

Trustees are meeting Thursday on the SIU Carbondale campus.  Administrators had proposed a 5% increase for SIUC.  Earlier this spring, Chancellor Rita Cheng said even at five percent the increase likely would not off-set a lower appropriation from the state in FY 2014. At the time, Cheng said further reorganization of the Carbondale campus might be needed to make up the gap.


Governor Pat Quinn has named two new SIU Trustees, and that pleases at least one Illinois lawmaker who's been keeping a close watch on things.


The FBI is asking for the public’s help in the case involving threats against SIU-Carbondale last fall.

Baggott to UAB

Apr 25, 2013

The Assistant to SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng is leaving for a job in Alabama.

St. Louis Public Radio

Busch Stadium isn’t only for Cardinals baseball games anymore. The stadium will house concerts, a soccer game and for the first time ever, an NCAA football game.

It was formally announced Monday that Southeast Missouri State University will take on Southern Illinois University in the stadium on September 21st at 1:00 pm.


WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng.


The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety has issued a campus safety alert.


The head coach at one of the most successful junior college basketball programs in the nation is taking over as the new leader of the women's basketball program at SIU.

Cindy Stein was announced during an afternoon news conference in Carbondale. Stein leaves Illinois Central College after one season and a 3rd place finish in the National Junior College Division Two Tournament last month.   ICC Athletic Director Sue Sinclair says they are grateful to Stein for bringing her outstanding coaching abilities and leadership to their program. 

SIU Board of Trustees meeting from April 3, 2013. The meeting abruptly ended when two trustees walked out in protest.

SIU Names Interim Dean of Students

Apr 1, 2013

Southern Illinois University Chancellor Rita Cheng announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Katie Sermersheim as Interim Dean of Students.

Dr. Sermersheim will replace Dr. Peter Gitau who accepted a position at Northern Kentucky University.
Sermersheim joined SIU in 1996. She has served as Associate Dean of Students since 2011.  Cheng says a national search will be conducted in the near future to fill the position permanently.


Southern Illinois University men’s head basketball coach Barry Hinson says he is not in the running for the post at Texas Tech.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Glenn Poshard. In this episode, a discussion of the federal sequestration, potential state budget cuts, fracking, the potential legislative battle over the future of SIU, and the ongoing discord involving the SIU Board of Trustees.

Governor Pat Quinn wants the Illinois Senate to take another look at his picks for who should sit on Southern Illinois University's Board of Trustees.


WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng.


Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed Fiscal 2014 state budget would eliminate funding for Southern Illinois University’s school of pharmacy in Edwardsville.

The program received about $1.2-million in state grant funding this fiscal year.  Next year’s budget would zero-out the line item. The cut to the pharmacy school would be in addition to the overall reduction in state university funding that the governor is recommending.  


A Metro East lawmaker's attempt to rebuild SIU's Board of Trustees has cleared one legislative hurdle.


SIU President Glenn Poshard delivered his State of the University Address to the SIU Carbondale campus Wednesday.

The James Project

The SIU Board of Trustees has appointed a new interim General Counsel.

Trustees held a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon on the SIU Carbondale campus to approve Associate General Counsel Luke Crater to serve as SIU’s interim chief legal officer. 

SIU President Glenn Poshard recommended Crater for the position.  He is a SIU Law School graduate and has worked for the university since 2006.  Crater will continue his duties with the School of Medicine in Springfield in addition to his new temporary duties as General Counsel.

SIU Math Week

Mar 5, 2013

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Professor and Mathematics Department Chair Greg Budzban about Math Week 2013.

Southern Illinois University Trustee Roger Herrin says there's one thing he can agree with his detractors on: unity needs to find its way to the SIU System.

An Illinois Senator is calling for the SIU Board of Trustees to have a more strict makeup.

Paul Newton, The Southern Illinoisan

SIU Trustees were unable to meet today, a day after the Illinois Senate rejected three new appointees to the Board. But the lack of an official meeting didn’t stop one Board member from clashing with the University’s President over ongoing conflicts and problems.

It appears The SIU Board of Trustees will NOT be welcoming three new members at its meeting Thursday in Edwardsville.

Wednesday the Senate did not provide a single vote in favor of any of the three appointees.  The senate voted 0-23 with 32 “present” votes.  State Senator Bill Haine of Alton says he didn’t know the nominees’ qualifications and Governor Quinn failed to seek Senate advice on the appointees as the state Constitution requires. 

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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 .