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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
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

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.


Susana Mendoza
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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.

 

Lake
Jim Eagleston, WSIU

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:

Tennis Courts
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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.

Fermentation Science Institute
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Southern Illinois University, like other universities, adds and removes programs each year. But a new offering aims to tap into an industry growing in popularity.

Fermentation Science came online to train tomorrow’s beer wine and spirit makers.

News that the Illinois Senate may take up a package of budget bills this week in Springfield has many wondering whether this could be the end of the state's budget stalemate.

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Trump Protesters March at SIUC

Jan 20, 2017
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Juli Roznowski

Protesters marched on the SIU-Carbondale campus today as Donald Trump became the new President.

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Governor Bruce Rauner has named Dr. Marsha Ryan to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.

The Big Event
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On April first this year some Carbondale nonprofit organizations will be swarming with students, staff and faculty volunteers doing a day of community service.

It’s called The Big Event, a Saluki day of service.

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A member of the SIU Board of Trustees is stepping down.

Roger Herrin tendered his resignation Thursday. It's effective immediately.

Vehicle
Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Multiple vehicles on the SIU-Carbondale campus were vandalized Thursday by a man acting in a crazed manner.

Eyewitnesses with SIU-C's Office of Information Technology said the unidentified man entered the parking lot across from the Northwest Annex A building around 1:30 p.m.

Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell says the university's doors are open- and will remain that way. He says he's having to battle rumors of closure after a fake news story started circulating on social media.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the system will not be designated as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Dunn said campus chancellors and other officials concluded that the concept of a sanctuary campus is not clearly defined in a legal sense and violating the law would put SIU and all of its students at risk, including the potential loss of federal financial aid. But, Dunn said the system would to everything it can - within the scope of the law - to support its students.

People
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Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth made a stop in Carbondale Thursday, hoping to get more insight on her new committee assignments before heading to Washington next week.

As 2016 winds to a close, WSIU InFocus takes a look back at the people and stories that made headlines here.

SIU's two campuses are weighing requests to become so-called 'sanctuary campuses' for undocumented students.

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The outgoing Secretary-General of the United Nations chose the SIU-Carbondale campus to make his final public address.

In front of a crowd of around 1,400 people in the SIU Student Center ballrooms Wednesday, Ban Ki-Moon talked about what he has learned in his 10 years as the leader of the U.N. and what he'd like to pass on.

Museum
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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Museum Executive Director Dona Bachman, as she prepares to retire.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn, as the university waits for state funding to pay for the second half of the fiscal year.

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