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Student researches secrets of Earth’s crust

A geology graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently went to sea with a group of researchers to peer through an unusual “window” in an effort to reveal secrets of the Earth’s crust.

Research points to river revival

All the Lower Cache River needed was a little push.


Welcoming the intellectually curious


SIU offers initial free, for-credit online course

A free, for-credit online learning opportunity is now available at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Debate squad begins season on strong note

Coming off a second straight national title in March, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Debate Team began this debate season with a win and a strong showing.


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SIU Carbondale to celebrate LGBTQ History Month

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize LGBTQ History Month with a variety of special activities throughout October. . read more...

SIU again earns ‘military friendly’ award

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is again recognized for providing outstanding educational opportunities to student military veterans and active duty personnel both inside and outside the classroom.. read more...

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