SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinois University

SIU-C Chancellor Austin Lane laid out his vision and goals in his state of the university address Monday.

The theme of Lane’s address was “imagine.” He discussed his vision for the school and reflected on the impact of the past year. And he pointed to good news about enrollment.

“Enrollment for first-time college students was up by 31% enrollment of new students. That was big for us. In the Southern Illinois region we’re up 32%. Our retention rates from freshman to sophomore year increased to 80%, the highest in 20 years,” Lane said.

The Daily Egyptian has filed Freedom of Information Act requests to learn more about how many SIU-Carbondale students have been quarantined or isolated because of exposure to COVID-19.

The weekly COVID-19 case count from SIU-Carbondale shows another jump in positive tests from last week.

Southern Illinois Healthcare is offering COVID-19 testing for SIU-Carbondale students, faculty and staff.

SIU-Carbondale released its 10-day fall enrollment numbers Tuesday.

SIU-Carbondale has updated its COVID-19 active case count.

The university's web page dedicated to tracking active cases now shows six total cases. They include three on-campus students, two off-campus students and one faculty/staff member.

After finishing their college careers online this past spring, SIU-Carbondale graduates are getting a special perk.

2020 graduates can receive a complementary SIU Alumni Association membership.

Voluntary workouts began Monday morning for 50 Saluki football and basketball student-athletes.

The SIU-C Athletics Department reports the workouts were given the green light after there were no positive COVID tests among those who entered through the Gate 1 return plan.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is canceling summer camps and conference housing for summer 2020 due to ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The State of Illinois is trying to ramp up testing for COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has hired a consulting group to help find additional staff for state labs in Carbondale, Chicago and Springfield. The Carbondale lab needs 56 workers.

The Saluki Food Pantry is asking for help to replenish its depleted supplies.

On its Facebook page Tuesday, the Student Center posted SIU-Carbondale students have taken advantage of emergency food bags to the point where more supplies are needed.

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The SIU-Carbondale Strong Survivors Program hosted an open house Wednesday for its Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory.

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Due to travel restrictions involving the Coronavirus outbreak, the SIU Women's Golf Team is changing its schedule.

The Salukis have dropped out of the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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.

Chancellor John Dunn's blog

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

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Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker visited the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Tuesday to highlight the state's capital program funding for higher education.

Pritzker said in his first year in office, higher education funding has been increased.

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.

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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.

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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.

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SIU-Carbondale is joining more than a thousand other institutions in no longer requiring the SAT or ACT test scores for admission.

Interim Chancellor John Dunn says this aligns SIU-C with national trends to make standardized tests optional.

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A new publication, which bills itself as a leading resource for information on higher education in the U.S., calls SIU-Carbondale a hidden gem.

College Gazette places SIU-C at number eight in its "10 Best Hidden Gem Public Universities in the U.S."

A water main break is disrupting some buildings on the SIU-Carbondale campus.

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For many years, the Campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has been known for having a beautiful campus, with many trees and plants dotting the campus.

Elementary Students Take a Tree Walk

Oct 22, 2019
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Local elementary school students visited the SIU Carbondale campus on Tuesday to learn about trees.

Forestry students led the kids on a walk around campus to learn about various trees that grow in the southern Illinois region.

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Officials with the SIU Alumni Association and other school officials broke ground Thursday on the Saluki Alumni Plaza on the Carbondale campus.

SIU-C Interim Chancellor John Dunn says it's significant this is occurring during the University's 150th anniversary celebration.

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Climate strikes are going on around the world Friday to demand action be taken to address the climate crisis.

Locally, a few dozen people held their own event on the SIU-Carbondale campus, near Faner Hall.


A SIU-Carbondale graduate student is just over halfway through a 23-hundred mile trek down the Mississippi River.

Greg Nejmanowski is the coordinator of SIU Touch of Nature's Veteran Adventures Program, which recently lost an Illinois state grant. He is taking the summer long adventure to raise awareness and enlist support for the program through Paddle for Patriots.

Governor J-B Pritzker says higher education in Illinois will receive a much-needed pick-me-up under the new "Rebuild Illinois" program.

The governor joined lawmakers and university presidents in Springfield Friday to celebrate the capital plan's investments.

SIU Head Start

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant of $3.5 million has been awarded to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The HHS grant will support SIU's Head Start program, which promotes early learning for income eligible families with preschool age children in Jackson and Williamson counties.