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SIU offers single rooms for price of doubles, plans to reopen Neely and Mae Smith

SIU offers single rooms for price of doubles, plans to reopen Neely and Mae Smith

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019

SIU Housing announced they will be offering all students living in University Housing residence halls the option to live on their own, for no additional cost, according to an email sent to students Thursday.

Gilbert elected as SIU Board of Trustees chair, replaces Sholar

Gilbert elected as SIU Board of Trustees chair, replaces Sholar

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019

The SIU Board of Trustees elected J. Phil Gilbert to serve as the board chair for the 2019-2020 year, replacing Alton-based lawyer Amy Sholar.

Kill appointed permanent athletic director, special assistant to the chancellor

Kill appointed permanent athletic director, special assistant to the chancellor

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 14, 2019

"We are grateful for Coach Kill's strong leadership and effective management of Intercollegiate Athletics and his continued role in working on enrollment and outreach for the SIU Carbondale campus," said John M. Dunn, interim chancellor.

Driver rescued from floodwaters by good samaritans

Driver rescued from floodwaters by good samaritans

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019

Two men rescued an unresponsive driver from floodwaters Monday morning, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

City Hall to host photoshoot for SIU 150, Day of Giving

City Hall to host photoshoot for SIU 150, Day of Giving

By Bethany Rentfro, Contributing Reporter

January 31, 2019

“SIU has always had a strong connection with the city of Carbondale and this event will connect alumni as well as community members,” said Rebecca Renshaw, SIU Associate Director for Community Development.

New agreement with Kaskaskia College will make transfers to SIU easier

New agreement with Kaskaskia College will make transfers to SIU easier

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

“SIU Carbondale is very pleased to be partnering with Kaskaskia College on these new agreements,” Jennifer DeHaemers, associate chancellor of enrollment management, said. “This partnership, which provides another pathway to career readiness and advancement, is really important to both institutions as well as the students.”

Bill introduced in statehouse sets aside $50 million to build SIU campus in downtown Springfield

Bill introduced in statehouse sets aside $50 million to build SIU campus in downtown Springfield

By Rana Schenke, News Desk Editor

January 30, 2019

Senator Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, introduced legislation Wednesday afternoon that would set aside $50 million for SIU to establish a satellite campus and public policy center in downtown Springfield.

Citizens can still register to vote online or in-person

Citizens can still register to vote online or in-person

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 17, 2018

Although people can no longer register to vote by mail, the option to register in person and online is still open. On Oct. 21, the online application will close but potential voters can still register in person until election day, Nov. 6.

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

By Campus Desk, Staff Report

September 17, 2018

A Jackson County Judge vacated Gaege Bethune's murder conviction for first-degree murder with aggravated battery in the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, according to WSIL News. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated ...

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

By Staff report, Campus Desk

September 3, 2018

Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects in connection to an early morning shooting, according to the Southern Illinoisan. At 12:25 a.m. Carbondale Police officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim at an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue, according to the Southern...

Project proposed to have alumni volunteers as adjunct lecturers and mentors

Project proposed to have alumni volunteers as adjunct lecturers and mentors

By Staff Report

April 24, 2018

In a university statement released Tuesday by SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, he announced a proposed pilot project that would have qualified alumni serve as temporary volunteers to deliver individual lectures, seminar discussions, mentor students and add different perspectives on thesis committees. ...

Rauner appoints Tom Britton to fill an empty position on the Board of Trustees

Rauner appoints Tom Britton to fill an empty position on the Board of Trustees

By Staff Report

April 10, 2018

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Tom Britton, a retired Southern Illinois University vice-chancellor, to become the newest member of the SIU Board of Trustees on Monday, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

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