WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Judy Ashby of the RBF Dome Home NFP about their ongoing restoration efforts, along with a fundraiser to help push them into the next phase.

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Officials at SIU-Carbondale were all smiles Thursday as interim Chancellor John Dunn announced the university reached a fundraising goal.

Illinois' Office of the Executive Inspector General says former SIU President Randy Dunn violated hiring rules, and former Board of Trustees Chair Randal Thomas failed in his duties.

SIU Trustees met in Carbondale on May 15 to hear updates on the SIUC Reorganization Proposal, along with a presentation from the Illinois Education Association.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is set to confer medical degrees to 65 students and PhDs to three graduate students this weekend.

Dr. Senait Fisseha is the commencement speaker and recipient of this year's Distinguished Alumna Award.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Gene Basanta and Michele Mekel of SIU's School of Law about their upcoming Health Policy Institute.

The union representing faculty, graduate assistants, and civil service employees is asking SIU's Board of Trustees to take control of the controversial reorganization plan on the Carbondale campus.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn. In this episode, Dunn details 2019 Graduation, SIUC's graduation rates, retention, reorganization, and more.

The committee that'll help decide SIU's next president met for its first official meeting Monday -- and left with guidelines and timelines for what comes next.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Saluki Success Program Coordinator Nick Weshinskey, Assistant Lecturer Laura Borger, and Student Austin Barron. The program is slated for change, as the university continues reorganization efforts.

Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams. In this segment, discussion of traffic and other upgrades in neighborhoods across the city, along with a new plan to fix problems in how the city billed SIUC for water and sewer services.

Two icons of Southern Illinois University and of the region have died.

Illinois Capital Bill Faces Bumpy Road

May 6, 2019

1929 was a busy year.

The first car radio is made, sunglasses were invented, Switzerland invented the chainsaw, London installed the first public telephone booth, the first Academy Awards honoring film industry achievement were given out, and Popeye sailed into comic strips.

Locally, after two years of construction, the US 60/62 bridge opened over the Mississippi River connecting Illinois and Missouri.

Presidents and other administrators from Illinois' public colleges and universities took part in a news conference Wednesday regarding funding for higher education.

Governor J-B Pritzker proposed a 5 percent budget increase for public universities and community colleges. But, State Representative LaShawn Ford says the appropriations committee is having a hard time finding the revenue to fund the governor's proposal.

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A group of faculty at SIU-Carbondale recently received a grant that's designed to help attract more students to the humanities.

Mont Allen - an assistant professor of classics and art history - is leading the effort.

One of the people named in a published report about improper hiring by former SIU President Randy Dunn is leaving the university's system office.

SIUC Professor Comments On the 2018 Climate Report

Apr 23, 2019

WSIU's Kevin Boucher talks with SIUC Professor Justin Schoof about the 2018 Climate Report, and its potential revelations for southern Illinois.

SI Music Festival

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Maestro Ed Benyas of the Southern Illinois Symphony about the upcoming performance of Verdi's "Requiem."

SIU-C Math Students Supply Crucial Data for Ameren

Apr 11, 2019

In a unique partnership, Ameren is giving some math students at SIU Carbondale the job of crunching numbers and studying data, all to help the major energy supplier be better prepared for problems.

Touch of Nature

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller visits Touch of Nature to talk with Pat Jones and Cassie Roy about 2019 Summer Camps.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Chancellor John Dunn, as the school forwards more program changes as a part of a proposed reorganization plan. In addition, Dunn describes enrollment projections for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Faculty Association President Dave Johnson about the union's upcoming meeting about proposed reorganization plans at the university.

Ellie Sullivan/SIU-C Vocal Performance Student

The Sigma Alpha Iota fraternity at SIU Carbondale is organizing an instrument drive to collect, not only instruments, but music supplies.  The collection will run through May 5th. 

Amelia Blakely

Friday morning, alumni and their families, along with Southern Illinois University Carbondale adminstration, staff, faculty, and students, gathered around Shryock Auditorium to celebrate the alumni Facebook group, "Carbondale in the 80's and 90's," for giving the most gifts for an non-academic unit and endowing two new scholarships.

New hiring rules, guidelines for a Presidential search, and a spirit of collaboration highlighted Southern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees meeting in Springfield this week.

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As Illinois lawmakers begin work on a state budget for next year, SIU leaders are hopeful a spirit of greater cooperation and synergy will lead to a boost in funding.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rosanne Szekely of SIUC's Radiologic Sciences program about her upcoming Science Cafe, focusing on X-Ray screeners and other security scans.

SIU's new trustees began their two-day meeting Wednesday by sending a strong message of solidarity within the system.

Governor J.B. Pritzker says he wants to work to stabilize higher education - including Southern Illinois University - as quickly and efficiently as possible.