Southern Illinois University

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.

Southern Illinois University

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
SIU School of Allied Health

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
Amelia Blakely

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.

File provided by Sloan Marion

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.

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

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SIU Hall of Chancellors

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.

SIU Hall of Chancellors

SIU Trustees are set to consider the appointment of John Dunn as Interim Chancellor for the Carbondale campus.

Amelia Blakely

The Young Democratic Socialists of America and the Southern Illinois Chapter of Democractic Socialists of America proposed today at a press conferece in Morris Library to make Southern Illinois University Carbondale the first public university in the state tution-free.

According to a DSA/YDSA press release, the university has out priced its market and the rising cost in tution is a leading cause for SIUC's declining enrollment.

DSA member and graduate student at SIUC Sam Smucker said it should be incumbent on politicans to fund higher education.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting a vigil Friday evening in memory of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

News of SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's death spread quickly Thursday, and leaders say he'll be remembered as a tireless leader for the school.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno has died.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. 

Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about issues that came before the city's Human Relations Commission, including concerns over a proposed solar array and ideas on how to boost SIUC enrollment.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Jennifer DeHaemers, about expectations for on-campus enrollment in the current academic year, along with projections for the future.

SIU Edwardsville

Faculty and staff at SIU Edwardsville say they no longer have confidence in the university's board of trustees - and are asking the Illinois General Assembly to put pressure on the board when it comes to distributing state funds.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, with updates on reorganization, enrollment, recruitment and retention, and more.