SIUC's Chancellor says as more testing becomes available, the school may consider mandatory COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane about Fall 2020 enrollment numbers, retention plans, COVID-19, and more. 

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane about preparations for the new school year, amid a global pandemic.

8-4-2020: Governor Pritzker Press Briefing at SIUC

Aug 4, 2020
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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Austin Lane, as the campus prepares to welcome back students, faculty, and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.

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SIU Carbondale's new chancellor officially began his tenure Monday, and he says he's building the list of things he wants to accomplish.

Coming to town amid a global pandemic adds to the challenge of the new job. But Austin Lane says he's equal to the task. He says getting students back on campus is his main focus right now, balancing the financial needs of the university with making sure everyone is safe.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports on SIU's Conversation of Understanding, the first in a series of town hall-style events to address racism and other issues across the system. 

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SIU Trustees approved Austin Lane as the new Carbondale campus chancellor on Friday - and Lane says he's ready to get started as a Saluki.

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SIU's Board of Trustees will meet in special session this week to consider President Dan Mahony's choice for a new SIU Carbondale Chancellor.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rae Goldsmith about SIU Day of Giving 2020.

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SIU Trustees pored over enrollment and budget updates from each campus during a working session Wednesday, and leaders on the Board say they're pleased to see some progress.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale faces a Title IX lawsuit - alleging sexual harassment, assault, retaliation, and negligence.


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

The union representing faculty, graduate assistants, and civil service employees is asking SIU's Board of Trustees to take control of the controversial reorganization plan on the Carbondale campus.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn. In this episode, Dunn details 2019 Graduation, SIUC's graduation rates, retention, reorganization, and more.

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Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy will accept an honorary doctorate of performing arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's May 2019 graduation.

McCarthy is best known for her comedic work in movies such as "Bridesmaids," "Tammy," and "Gilmore Girls." She began her journey in 1988 as a fashion design major at SIUC, according to the university press release.

After living two years in Carbondale, she moved on to New York where she continued her fashion studies and began performing stand-up.

Two icons of Southern Illinois University and of the region have died.


May might be around the corner, but SIU Carbondale continues to have events this April celebrating Earth Month and encouraging sustainability.

SIU-C's Sustainability Program Coordinator Karen Schauwecker says community organizations on campus and across Carbondale contributed to this year's Earth Month's calendar.

"We have a variety of activites from planting trees on campus to sustainable craft shop activites to help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle," Schauwecker says.

An event Schauwecker says she is personally excited for is called the "Lights Out Event."

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.

SIUC Holds 17th Annual "Give Kids A Smile Day"

Feb 25, 2019
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Dental Hygiene Program is providing it's annual free dental service Friday to children who don't recieve regular dental care.

"Give Kids A Smile Day" Coordinator Jennifer Meyer says the free service is valuable to southern Illinois families becuase many lack dental insurance. The program serves about 240 children every year and can save a family up to $250 per child.

The service will be provided on March 1st from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the SIU Carbondale Community Dental Center.

Salukis Take the State Capitol

Feb 20, 2019
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As Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address, Southern Illinois University Carbondale students traveled across the capitol complex spreading the presence of Salukis.

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.

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While the government remained closed today, Commuincation Design Senior Sloan Marion ended his first week back at Southern Illinios University Carbondale unable to officially enroll due to the shutdown.

Marion says his predicament began when the university requested a tax transcript to verify his finacial aid.

"In order to get a tax transcript, you have to get those through the IRS. Now with the government shutdown, you can't get anything from the IRS," Marion says.

That's because the IRS is closed, as well as many other federal agencies during the shutdown.

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SIUC's new Interim Chancellor says he wants to push the university forward - and doesn't think his temporary status will hinder that.

SIU Trustees are mulling their next steps, after hearing updates on reorganization plans, and from consultants studying their makeup and governing structure.