Due to the COVID-19 shelter at home order, all SIU classes are now being taught online.

Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor’s order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

SIU School of Medicine

At a special meeting of the SIU Board of Trustees Monday, SIU School of Medicine Dean Jerry Kruse provided an update on the COVID-19 response.

SIU's Board of Trustees has given System President Dan Mahony the authority to issue refunds of some fees, as students continue their spring semester online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Faculty, staff, and students at SIU's School of Medicine are on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Dean Jerry Kruse says researchers are volunteering to help in testing labs, students are helping to care for the children of front-line healthcare workers, and dozens of others are stepping up to do what they can.


Jackson County Public Health officials on Saturday confirmed a third COVID-19 case, saying the patient was isolated at home while fighting the infection.

The latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jackson County is an SIU student.

The Jackson County Health Department reported the case Thursday, saying the patient is a male in his late teens who is in "fair" condition, and who apparently caught the virus while visiting the Chicago area.

Southern Illinois University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Dan Mahony.

SIU-C Addresses Campus Changes Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 12, 2020

The Chancellor's office took questions on Thursday, March 12th, regarding the changes to SIU Carbondale in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The campus is extending spring break until March 22nd and will be converting classes to online or alternative formats. The campus is still open, however, and dormitories and dining halls will re-open on Sunday for students who decide to return.

Students that elect to return home will be able to move out of their dorms, though the university says refunds will not be offered in those cases.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the new SIUC Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, Jeff Gleim.

Southern Illinois University

SIU President Dan Mahony says he has a list of top priorities to tackle now that he's officially on the job.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rae Goldsmith about SIU Day of Giving 2020.

Governor JB Pritzker Announces Third DCFS Simulation Training Center
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

Governor JB Pritzker joined SIU and child welfare leaders on the Carbondale campus Thursday to announce the state's third DCFS Simulation Training Center - this one will be located on the Carbondale campus.

SIU Saluki Transfer Day
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SIU kicked off its inaugural Saluki Transfer Day with about 100 transfer students registered for the event.

SIU Day is designed to give high school students a personalized introduction to SIU and all it has to offer, but organizers say this expansion is specifically targeting potential transfer students from the area's community colleges.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in the midst of a re-accreditation process, which authorizes the school to receive more than 100-million dollars annually in federal funding.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Kevin Purcell, former Senior Director of Organization Development at Microsoft, about the screening of "Inside Bill's Brain," along with SIU Leadership Development Program Director Bruce DeRuntz. The LDP is sponsoring the special event series. 

SIU Trustees say they're doing the best they can when it comes to divvying up state monies, amid criticism from some on the SIU Edwardsville campus.


Some faculty at SIU Edwardsville say they want the system's leadership to rethink its funding formula - and give more money to the Metro East campus.

SIU Trustees got a look at plans to hold the line on tuition and fees system-wide Wednesday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Deekshitha Masani and Bisola Atinsola about SIU's International Festival.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim Chancellor John Dunn about enrollment projections, along with the university's plan to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

SIU Trustees will consider freezing tuition and fees when they meet next week.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Darwin Week Co-Coordinator Marisa Szubryt about events planned for 2020:

Chancellor John Dunn's blog

The head of the SIU-Carbondale campus says the spring enrollment numbers show good news regarding student retention.

EDWARDSVILLE — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker released the first 10% of $105 million in funding for a new health sciences building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus Thursday.

The initial $10.5 million pays for the planning and design of the new building, which will house nursing, pharmacy, public health, social work and the many other health science programs at the university. 

Amelia Blakely

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is slated to have it's first TEDx talk on January 25 in the Student Center.

The event's theme is the power of change.

Organizer Danny Vega says organizing the event has been a rollercoaster as he's the first to apply for an event license neccessary to organize the conference. But through the process, Vega says he's learned skills he would not have the opportunity to learn otherwise.

Vega organized the event with the help of the TEDx Committee, which is primarily made up of students and the Office of Student Engagement.

Two universities have formally announced a collaboration intended to bring a new higher education presence to downtown Springfield.

SIU Salukis

Baseball fans in the Pittsburgh area who don't already know what a Saluki is are about to find out as former SIU baseball player Derek Shelton will be the manager of the Pirates in 2020.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, retired SIU professor and Pittsburgh native Pete Peterson takes a look at how Shelton went from Carbondale to a major league managerial position.

SIU Carbondale

Due to a major winter storm forecast for northern Illinois this weekend, officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale say residence halls will open a day early on Friday at 2 p.m. to allow students to travel safely.

SIU Carbondale

A three-year fundraising campaign for Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been extended after raising $90 million, surpassing its goal of $75 million.

SIU-C interim Chancellor John Dunn says The Forever SIU Campaign, originally slated to end last month, will be extended through June 2024 with a new goal of $200 million.