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SIU adds disease-resistant soybean lines

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is helping Midwest soybean farmers combat a parasitic roundworm -- the soybean cyst nematode, sometimes referred to as the “billion dollar pest.” And they are using the soybean itself to do it.

Mine dust control facility opening March 20

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is home to a state-of-the-art facility aimed at better controlling dust aerosols in certain coal mines, and officials will celebrate its grand opening next week.


Welcoming the intellectually curious


Students earn literary and art work honors

Nine students engaged in creative writing and visual arts recently earned inaugural SIU Carbondale Literary and Art Award honors.

Cole wins ‘Jabberwock Review’ editor’s prize

Emily Rose Cole, a first year graduate student in the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, won the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize in Poetry from the “Jabberwock Review,” a national literary journal produced at Mississippi State University.


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Alumnus to present Morton-Kenney lecture

A two-degree Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate who is one of the nation’s leading political analysts on demographics, race and politics will return next week to share his thoughts. read more...

Triathlon, boat regatta on course for April 26

Creativity, athleticism and tradition will blend together when two popular long-running events return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on April 26. read more...

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Harvey Henson

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