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After a national search that identified 31 potential candidates, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has named four finalists for the chancellor's position.

Last week, when Southern Illinois University revealed that its main campus in Carbondale needs to borrow money from its Edwardsville location, the news seemed shocking. Who knew SIU was in such dire straits? It wasn’t the kind of news any school would want to broadcast.

Special Museum Visits Carbondale

Mar 30, 2017

A mobile art museum dedicated to discussing social justice, forgiveness, and diversity is visiting Carbondale.

Also called the "Justice Fleet Van," it is an interactive museum providing canvases for people to create their own art.

Potential Cuts Spur Words of Support for SIU

Mar 30, 2017

The head of the SIU-C faculty union says the administration is doing a good job of communicating the financial emergency with his members.

In an update to his earlier InFocus interview, SIU President Randy Dunn explains the potential cuts he'll take to university Trustees in April.

Illinois' budget impasse has prompted another "doomsday scenario" at Southern Illinois University – which could be voted on as early as next week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller gets an update from SIU President Randy Dunn on budget issues, and the search for a new SIU Carbondale campus Chancellor.

SIU Audit Results

Mar 23, 2017

A new state audit shows SIU has some work to do in keeping records and maintaining some property.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Fermentation Science Institute Director Matt McCarroll about his upcoming Science Cafe at the Science Center of Southern Illinois.

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Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. 

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A former SIU Track and Field standout who jumped onto the world stage at last summer's Olympic Games is getting financial help in her training for upcoming competitions.

News that Northeastern Illinois University is cutting hundreds of student jobs has workers at schools across the state nervous.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Alumna Tequia Hicks-Delgado about her experiences post-graduation, and her return visit to SIU through the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with financial expert Adam Carroll, ahead of his lecture at SIU Carbondale through the University Honors program.

SIU’s School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine are working to incorporate more information about opioid use and abuse into their curriculum.

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The Illinois Senate is expected to continue its work on the so-called "Grand Bargain" this week - and many fear this is the last, best hope for a spending plan.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Randy Dunn about ongoing budget issues, and the potential for the so-called "Grand Bargain" in the Illinois Senate.

Earthquake Kiosk
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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium partnered up to create a new way to educate the public about earthquakes and how to prepare for them.

They created a earthquake information kiosk that's on display at Carbondale's University Mall.

SIU's President says candidates for Carbondale campus Chancellor could be on campus soon.

SIU President Randy Dunn says Governor Rauner's Budget Address gives him hope that a compromise may be on the horizon when it comes to a state spending plan.

The organization that represents graduate and professional students on the SIU Carbondale campus wants more from the administration when it comes to protections for international students.

SIU Trustees have approved tuition and fee rates for next year, as well as a plan to develop a new housing area on the Carbondale campus.


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Illinois  state comptroller Susana Mendoza visited the SIU campus to talk with employees about problems with health insurance.

 

After an employee was turned away from her healthcare provider she contacted many state office holders to find answers.

 

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with John Magney of the Sierra Club Shawnee Group, about their plans to help clean up SIU's Campus Lake.

The SIU-Carbondale Office of Information Technology is putting out an urgent notice to the campus community about an email scam.

Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges says students, faculty and staff at SIU-C are receiving emails telling them their financial aid award letter is available by clicking on Saluki Net or their SIU email account.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville saw a slight dip in enrollment this semester, but still recorded the second-highest spring enrollment in the school's history.

An SIU Law School expert on immigration and refugee cases says President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration and travel from certain countries may violate international treaties.

Spring enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale mirrors the decline in fall enrollment, but school officials say that was expected.

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says enrollment this spring is down 7.4 percent when compared to the spring semester of 2016. Fall enrollment declined 7.55 percent from the fall of 2015.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Leadership Development Program Director Bruce DeRuntz, and Interim STEM Education Research Center Director Harvey Henson about a new grant to help expand the initiative:

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SIU is eliminating its men's and women's tennis programs as part of cost-cutting measures in the athletic department. Scholarships are being reduced in men's swimming and diving.
 
Director of Athletics Tommy Bell said Thursday these measures will take effect July 1 and save his department approximately $660,000 dollars a year.

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