SIU 150

SIUC Opens New E-Sports Arena

Aug 16, 2019
SIU Esports Arena
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

The SIU Carbondale campus now has a new arena.

Walking past the north end of the SIU Student Center you’ll see something a bit different.

After two years of planning and construction, the SIU E-sports Arena is open and ready for competition.

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Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University's iconic Old Main building burned in 1969. While the structure is gone, remnants can still be found.

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.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's John Jackson, who edited Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Part of SIU-Carbondale's 3rd annual Day of Giving included the kickoff of the school's 150th anniversary celebration.
 
During an event Wednesday at Morris Library, a huge gift box opened with students dancing to celebrate the many different career paths offered at SIU-C.

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Southern Illinois University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn about the school's 150th Anniversary, along with the annual Day of Giving campaign.

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Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams about the city's reaction to Governor J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal, along with other priorities. Williams also discusses the importance of 150 years of Southern Illinois University on the eve of the school's anniversary kickoff.