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.

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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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.

SIU Team Documents New Life Form

Jan 2, 2020

A new form of bacterial life has been discovered by a team of SIU Carbondale researchers, led by Microbiology Assistant Professor, Dr. Scott Hamilton-Brehm.

What's Next for Carbondale's Iconic "Strip"?

Dec 16, 2019
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WSIU's Jacob Gordon explores the past, present, and future for South Illinois Avenue in Carbondale, known as "The Strip."

Watch Jacob's story here:

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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.

Bringing a university presence to the downtown area has been under discussion for years.  But the latest concept dwarfs what has been on the drawing board previously. 

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

SIU System Has A New President.

Dec 5, 2019
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The SIU Board of Trustees, meeting at the Carbondale Campus on Thursday,  voted to appoint Daniel Mahony as the next President of the SIU System.

At a news conference on Thursday,  Mahony said that declining enrollment, while a big issue at SIU, is common at  90 percent of Universities all across the United States, and that he would make it a top priority.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the SIU Board of Trustees' 2019 Diversity Lecturer, Charles Neblett.

SIU Trustees appear split on how - and when - to change the way state funding is divided between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

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A six-figure gift to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will help get more college students involved in public service.

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SIU's Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the appointment of a new system president.

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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."

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SIU Director of Athletics Liz Jarnigan has been named to a committee to assist the U.S. Olympic Committee and the national governing bodies in developing NCAA student-athletes.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Professors Mickey Latour and Jay Needham, chairs of the Faculty Senate Governance Committee, about their work on a campus survey and a town hall meeting to discuss future options.


After the 2019 State of the University Address, Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn talks about goals, challenges, and expectations for the future.

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