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SIUC forestry grant awarded, but no money seen

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 30, 2015

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A $79,000 grant awarded to SIUC has not been distributed because of the lack of a state budget.The grant would cover the Illinois Forestry Development Council director's salary. The council has 29 members and represents variou...

School of Accountancy gets down to business with budget cuts

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 23, 2015

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Accounting is counting on old and new professors to take over courses because of short-staffing and budget cuts.This year, the College of Business experienced a $350,000 budget cut, or 3.6 percent of its overall budget — the larg...

Creative thinking drives Agricultural Sciences amidst budget cuts

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 23, 2015

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The College of Agricultural Sciences is digging for new ways to manage budget cuts.Nearly $167,000 was cut from the college's budget, but Mickey Latour, dean of the college, said, the college is also experiencing cuts from Univer...

School of Law to focus on operations vital to functioning

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 8, 2015

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The School of Law is fighting to retain its core mission as budget cuts are made throughout the university.The school experienced a budget cut of almost $111,000 — 1.2 percent of its overall budget for this fiscal year. Sch...

ASA reduces graduate assistantship funding, leaves staff positions vacant

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 2, 2015

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The College of Applied Sciences and Arts is trimming its budget with cuts that have reduced available tenured professors and graduate assistantships. The college experienced a budget cut of more than $265,000 — nearly 2.4 percent of its overall bud...

College of Mass Communication and Media Arts thins its budget

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

November 1, 2015

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Budget cuts in College of Mass Communication and Media Arts are stretching the college further than its gone before.The college experienced an $88,000 budget cut from the university — 1.6 percent of its overall budget.The cuts come fr...

Spring graduate assistantship contracts move forward, other positions to be cut

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 26, 2015

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SIUC interim Chancellor Brad Colwell released a statement Monday regarding new temporary measures to tackle the ongoing budget crisis.Colwell must now approve any requests for full-time staff positions."All hiring from any funding source ...

College of Science handling budget cuts, struggling with state grants

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 26, 2015

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While university budget cuts are being managed through periodic staff fillings, the tables are turning with a lack of state grants.The College of Science experienced a nearly $321,000 budget cut from from the university — 2.3 per...

Budget cuts threaten to send Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival to purgatory

By Cory Ray |@coryray_DE |Daily Egyptian

October 20, 2015

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The Devil's Kitchen Literary Festival may need an angel for support in upcoming years if its budget is scaled back any more.In the past two fiscal years, the budget for the festival's visiting writer's fund has been reduced by ...

Largest college focuses on enrollment and retention

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 14, 2015

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With recent budget cuts, the College of Liberal Arts must learn to be less liberal with spending money.The college, which is the largest on campus, was given a total budget cut of $673,000, or 2.5 percent, for this fiscal yea...

Undergraduate research funds drop 30 percent

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 6, 2015

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Research comes in many forms, and for the research department, finding ways to fund undergraduate assistants for spring semester may be its next project.The university undergraduate research budget is being trimmed by 30 perc...

Semester contracts create uncertainty concerning spring graduate assistantships

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 4, 2015

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The introduction of semester-long graduate contracts may spell trouble for SIUC graduate students.John Flowers, president of GAUnited, said most graduate assistant contracts typically were offered for one academic year in the past,...

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