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Southern Illinois University Carbondale has challenges to address, but it's CEO says the campus has many strengths that will help it through difficult times.

SIUC Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell delivered his annual State of the University Address Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

You can listen to the entire address below:

You can find our link to the live stream HERE or watch below.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director David Yepsen about campaign finance, ahead of a special seminar with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.

SIU Police are investigating a sexual assault on the Carbondale campus.

SIU's annual Constitution Day program will hit on a hot topic.

This year's event will focus on equal justice and the constitution.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

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It’s almost fall and school is back in session.

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale has a lot of new faces that choose to come here because of specific programs to get their degree.

However some students chose SIU because of the food.

Overall enrollment at SIU's Carbondale campus is now below 16,000 students.

Officials at SIU-Carbondale say the project to remove sediment at Campus Lake is progressing.

Xylem, the company hired to reduce the water level of the lake, will be on site Thursday at 8:00 am.  In preparation, the Physical Plant will notch a section of the dam and install a box to hold the syphon piping in place during the dewatering of the lake.

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On Thursday August 25th, 2016 a group of public officials, SIU representitives, corporate leaders and almost 300 SIU Automotive Technology Students gathered at the Transportation Education Center near Carbondale to celebrate a  recent corporate donation to SIU's Automotive Technology Program.

Southeast Missouri State University is reporting a record number of Illinois students in its freshman class.

First-day enrollment figures show 331 new first-time students from Illinois enrolled this fall, nearly a 50 percent increase from fall 2012.

August 22 marks the start of a new semester at Southern Illinois University. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about enrollment expectations, next year's Solar Eclipse, and some water problems on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

Associated Press

SIU Thrower DeAnna Price placed eighth in Monday’s Olympic Hammer Throw Finals.

Monday brings the possibility of a medal ceremony for SIU's DeAnna Price, who advanced to the finals in the Hammer Throw at the Rio Olympic Games.

The 2017 class of the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame will feature two members with ties to SIU-Carbondale.


The life of a longtime political science professor at SIU-Carbondale is being remembered through a special memorial fund.

Barbara Brown passed away in May. She taught at SIU from 1985 to 2000.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

West Texas A&M

Retired SIUC Chancellor Walter Wendler will be the new President at West Texas A&M University.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Student Johnathan Flowers, who is a member of the school's Graduate and Professional Student Council, about his concerns over SIU's new diversity initiative.

Randy Dunn

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the university's new Diversity Initiative:

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During his visit to southern Illinois Tuesday to sign Molly's Law, Governor Bruce Rauner toured SIU's Transportation Education Center at the Southern Illinois Airport.

SIU Trustees Approve Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Jul 14, 2016

Protests in May brought to light students’ concerns about racism and diversity on the SIU–C campus.

Thursday, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a framework for diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the SIU system.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses the recent stop-gap budget, as well as cuts on the SIU Carbondale campus, with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

The state's budget stalemate prompted many students to look elsewhere for college, but some say that's not the end of the problem for higher education.

Southern Illinois University will cover MAP grants for students for the fall 2016 semester on both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Last week's agreement on a stop-gap budget for the state doesn't mean SIU Carbondale is out of the woods. The school's administration says it will have to make further cuts.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the stopgap funding plan doesn't include everything he wanted, but it ensures the university will continue to successfully support its core academic programs and critical student services with fewer disruptions through the end of the year.

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University Communications

Without additional state funding, Southern Illinois University is bracing for another round of dramatic cuts – that may have to be enacted this summer.

Randy Dunn

As Illinois enters the final week of its 2016 Fiscal Year, public universities and colleges are still waiting for funding to help them make it through the next several months.

Illinois' higher education system is preparing for a rough academic year.

The lack of a state budget is causing major hardships for institutions and students.