Southern Illinois University http://wuis.org en Majority Feel Less Safe Since Concealed Carry Law http://wuis.org/post/majority-feel-less-safe-concealed-carry-law <p>As Illinois gun owners increasingly are allowed to carry their firearms as they go about their daily lives -- a new poll shows half of Illinois voters feel less safe. Qualifying gun-owners began receiving their licenses to carry loaded firearms earlier this month.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:11:37 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20573 at http://wuis.org SIU: Most Missing Computers Found http://wuis.org/post/siu-most-missing-computers-found <p>Southern Illinois University in Carbondale says it has accounted for most of the more than 250 computers that an audit noted were missing last summer. &nbsp;</p><p>The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/1fvZVIg ) reports that the university's assistant provost and chief information officer says an initial search recovered 76 of the 256 computers that had been listed as missing. David Crain says another search turned up 61 more computers. &nbsp;</p><p>Crain says that most of the remaining computers were found to have been transferred to surplus. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:33:29 +0000 Associated Press 19937 at http://wuis.org SIU: Most Missing Computers Found Minimum Wage Debate Moves To Universities http://wuis.org/post/minimum-wage-debate-moves-universities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The president of Southern Illinois University came out against raising the state's minimum wage on Thursday. President Glenn Poshard says it'd be too big a hit on the school's bottom line.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the battle for a higher minimum wage brews in Springfield, </span>Poshard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> warns of casualties in Carbondale and </span>Edwardsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Programs at those two campuses, he says, would be hurt in the long run.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:55:35 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19385 at http://wuis.org Minimum Wage Debate Moves To Universities Former State Superintendent Becomes SIU President http://wuis.org/post/former-state-superintendent-becomes-siu-president <p>A former Illinois state superintendent of education has been chosen as Southern Illinois University's new president. &nbsp;</p><p>The SIU board of trustees announced Monday that Randy J. Dunn will be the university's eighth president, replacing Glenn Poshard. Poshard is retiring in June. &nbsp;<br />Dunn is currently president of Youngstown State University in Ohio. &nbsp;</p><p>Randal Thomas is chairman of the SIU board. He says Dunn ``has both the skills and the background to ensure that SIU continues to live up to its mission of providing a quality education.'' &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:07:54 +0000 Associated Press 19156 at http://wuis.org Former State Superintendent Becomes SIU President SIU Closes Carbondale Campus Due To Snow http://wuis.org/post/siu-closes-carbondale-campus-due-snow <p>Classes at Southern Illinois University are canceled because of a storm that's left a slick layer of ice under several inches of snow, with more wintry weather on the way.</p><p>WSIU Radio reports that some services at the 18,000-student Carbondale university were to remain open Friday, including dining services for students, the Morris Library and the student recreation center. &nbsp;<br />University administrators called off Friday's classes because of questionable driving conditions. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:13:09 +0000 Associated Press 14462 at http://wuis.org SIU Closes Carbondale Campus Due To Snow SIU To Begin Search For New President http://wuis.org/post/siu-begin-search-new-president <p>The Southern Illinois University system's governing board has signed off on forming an advisory committee to help search for a replacement for the university's retirement-bound president. &nbsp;<br>The SIU board of trustees also voted Thursday to authorize its executive committee to hire an outside search firm in the quest to find a successor to Glenn Poshard. &nbsp;<br>Poshard announced in July that he plans to retire June 30 of next year, even though his contract expires in 2015. &nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:34:53 +0000 Associated Press 8851 at http://wuis.org SIU To Begin Search For New President Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab http://wuis.org/post/universities-agree-pay-pension-tab <p></p><p>Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits.&nbsp; It's part of lawmakers' ongoing efforts to reduce how much the state is spending on pensions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Illinois has cut its spending on universities for years ... and even more reductions are expected next year.</p><p>School administrators say it's forced them to hike tuition, and to leave positions unfilled.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:47:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2801 at http://wuis.org Universities Agree To Pay Pension Tab