Randolph County News

SIU community members can apply now for Green Fund grants

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — Although Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s official school color is maroon, the university has been “green” for decades, and that commitment remains strong as it accepts applications for the 21st round of Green Fund grants. Workshops to assist applicants will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Rooms 150/160 at […]

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SIU alumna, global public health expert to speak about equality at Ryan Bioethicist Lecture

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — Dr. Senait Fisseha, a renowned figure in global public health, health equity and gender equality, will deliver the 2024 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture at the SIU School of Law on Monday, March 4.   Fisseha, vice president of global programs at the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation, will

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Family holds three-generation reunion at SIU’s Touch of Nature to watch eclipse

By Christi Mathis CARBONDALE – When the midday sun goes black during the April 8 eclipse, there’s no place Doris Marlin and family members from far and wide would rather be than Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Three generations of the John Carl Marlin family will be attending the eclipse at SIU. Back row, from left,

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SIU’s Journey to the Eclipse talk to focus on NASA mission to the sun

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – A series of public talks about the upcoming total eclipse continues Friday, March 1, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a scientist discussing a solar probe orbiting the sun.   Nour Rawafi, an astrophysicist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and lead project scientist of NASA’s Parker Solar

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SIU celebrating Women’s History Month with guest speakers and more in March

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — In honor of Women’s History Month, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host a variety of special events, guest speakers, exhibits and more during the month of March. “‘Women Who Advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ is the theme for our 2024 Women’s History Month, and we encourage women across

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SIU seeks 400+ volunteers to assist with eclipse events

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – SIU needs YOU.   Efforts to prepare for the plethora of events for the April 8 total solar eclipse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are well underway, and officials are issuing a call for volunteers, a vital part of the Southern Illinois Crossroads Eclipse Festival.   Gena Albert, associate

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Lt. Gov. Stratton to speak to 600+ FFA members at SIU’s women’s ag conference

By Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – Women’s growing place in agriculture and an appearance by Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton are on tap at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this week. News media, reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the Women Changing the Face of Ag Conference, Feb. 29-March 1.   Organizers expect

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