Ed Benyas
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.

Jennifer Fuller/WSIU

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.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The Graduate and Professional Student Council at SIU-Carbondale is trying to improve the experience for those seeking advanced degrees.

GPSC President Clay Awsumb  Wednesday presented an overview of findings from a 2018 survey of graduate and professional students.

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

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.

Southern Illinois University

SIU's Department of Public Safety is investigating a sexual assault on the Carbondale campus.

SIU Planning Day of Giving on March 6th, 2019.

Mar 1, 2019

On this edition of WSIU InFocus, we visit with Rae Goldsmith, Interim Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for SIU.

Governor J-B Pritzker is withdrawing the appointments of two members of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Marsha Ryan and Tom Britton - both selected by Pritzker's predecessor Bruce Rauner but never confirmed by the state Senate - are off the board as of Tuesday.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has increased graduate student enrollment for the spring 2019 semester.

Graduate enrollment grew ten percent to 177 students more than spring 2018 to reach its highest level in four years.

Campus Leaders Look at Diversity at SIU

Feb 18, 2019
Southern Illinois University

As February marks Black History Month, Southern Illinois University leaders are taking a look at diversity. WSIU's Amelia Blakely explores this topic at the student, faculty and administrative level. 

Big Muddy Film Festival Starts Rolling Next Week

Feb 15, 2019
Big Muddy Film Festival

For it's 41st year, the student-run film festival, The Big Muddy takes off next week.

The festival showcases independent filmmakers from all over the world for a week, at no cost.

President of the Big Muddy Crew Aster Arseneau says for the southern Illinois region, the festival is a cultural institution.

"Well, I'm from Carbondale, and I feel this is a love letter to Carbondale from me since I'm leaving soon because it allows people to see films they wouldn't see anywhere else," Arseneau said.

Crumbling sidewalks, gas line failures and cracked concrete — the problems at Brookfield Zoo are a metaphor for what’s wrong with public infrastructure throughout Illinois.

As lawmakers begin negotiating a statewide spending plan to fix it, the zoo is among a growing list of those coming to Springfield with their paws out.

The Chicago Zoological Society, the nonprofit that runs the zoo, is asking state lawmakers for help rehabbing and improving its facilities from a promised capital plan.

SIU Trustees have set tuition and fee rates for next year - with no increase for undergraduates or graduate students on the Carbondale campus.

A proposal for a new nursing program at SIU Carbondale illustrated continued friction within the system Wednesday.

SIU Trustees will take up tuition and fee proposals for next year when they meet in Edwardsville this week, and SIU Carbondale's leaders are asking for a zero-percent increase.


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


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Zoology's Andy Anderson and SIUC Plant Biology's Kurt Neubig about Darwin Week 2019.

Five decades ago, R. Buckminster Fuller published his book, "Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth."

A three-day event this week celebrates its 50th Anniversary.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC International Student Council President Mayowa Olaoye and Vice President Yuki Soejima about International Festival 2019.

Among a slew of bills filed this week as the General Assembly opened its new session was a proposal to give $50 million to Southern Illinois University. The money would be used to build a public policy center in downtown Springfield.