WSIU http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-urge-caution-during-cold-weather <p></p><p><strong>Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with information from latest city briefing</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Kelly MacNeil, The Associated Press, Julie Bierach & WSIU 32774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials Urge Caution During Cold Weather Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-wagner-express-views-us-involvement-syria <p><em>Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.</em></p><p>A southern Illinois Congressman says the United States shouldn’t get involved in Syria – and worries any form of attack would put this country and its allies at greater risk.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>R-Collinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians is an international issue – one the U.S. shouldn’t take the lead on.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:44:52 +0000 WSIU & St. Louis Public Radio 29646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria SIUE Incoming Students To Pay More Next Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/siue-incoming-students-pay-more-next-year <p></p><p><em>Reporting from Jennifer Fuller, WSIU.</em></p><p>Incoming students at SIU Edwardsville will pay more next year. The SIU Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for next year's new students, which is a &nbsp;2 percent decrease over what administrators had proposed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SIUE Chancellor Julie </span>Furst-Bowe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says they'll have to make due with what the Board has decided, but this choice will send her back to the drawing board.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:23:45 +0000 WSIU 26246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SIUE Incoming Students To Pay More Next Year Abrupt Protest At SIU Trustees Meeting Leaves Group Without Chairperson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/abrupt-protest-siu-trustees-meeting-leaves-group-without-chairperson <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporting from WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Southern Illinois University's embattled Board of Trustees tried to meet again Wednesday, but the meeting ended abruptly when two members walked out - before a chairperson could be elected.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SIU </span>Edwardsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;student trustee David Hamilton made a motion to postpone the officer and committee chair nominations until a full board is seated.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:35:37 +0000 WSIU 25102 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Abrupt Protest At SIU Trustees Meeting Leaves Group Without Chairperson Police, FBI investigating threat mailed to Ill. university http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-fbi-investigating-threat-mailed-ill-university <p><em>WSIU's Jennifer Fuller contributed reporting to this story.</em></p><p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation and police at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are investigating after someone mailed a threat to the university last night.</p><p>The threat prompted an safety alert to students, faculty and staff, but SIU-C spokesman Rod Sievers called that a precaution.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:30:03 +0000 WSIU 4654 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police, FBI investigating threat mailed to Ill. university Morning headlines - Friday, May 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-11-2012 <p><strong>Judge approves settlement in lawsuit over mental health care for the deaf</strong></p><p>A federal judge has approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against two Missouri state agencies on behalf of more than a thousand deaf residents.</p><p>Plaintiffs in the 2010 lawsuit alleged that the state departments of Mental Health and Social Services failed to provide adequate mental health care for deaf persons in crisis.</p><p>The departments were sued under the&nbsp; Americans with Disabilities Act.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 11:35:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy, The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & WSIU 3676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, May 11, 2012 Deaths, damage following sweep of severe storms through Branson, Mo., Harrisburg, Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/deaths-damage-following-sweep-severe-storms-through-branson-mo-harrisburg-ill <p><strong>If you have photos of the storms in Harrisburg, Ill. or Branson, Mo., please email web producer Kelsey Proud at kproud@stlpublicradio.org.</strong></p><p><em><strong>Updated 4:22 p.m. with National Weather Service map:</strong></em></p><p>Here&#39;s a map released by the National Weather Service of the path of the tornado that roared through Branson. You can track the path of the storm as it gained speed:</p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:28:51 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann, WSIU & Kelsey Proud 3170 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Deaths, damage following sweep of severe storms through Branson, Mo., Harrisburg, Ill. SIUC, Faculty Association sign tentative agreement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/siuc-faculty-association-sign-tentative-agreement <p>Officials at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and the SIUC Faculty Association have signed off on a tentative contract agreement.</p><p>Faculty Association spokesman Dave Johnson confirms the two sides signed the tentative deal Monday after the union <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-november-10-2011">ended its week-long strike on Nov. 9</a>.</p><p>Johnson tells WSIU Radio that the next step is for the union&#39;s Departmental Representative Council to discuss the tentative agreement on Thursday.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:30:45 +0000 The Associated Press & WSIU 2487 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SIUC, Faculty Association sign tentative agreement Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-november-10-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Interstate 70 between St. Louis, Kansas City could be come toll road</strong></p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:48:36 +0000 Julie Bierach, WSIU & The Associated Press 2445 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, November 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-november-3-2011 <p><strong>SIUC tenure and tenure-track faculty go on strike</strong></p><p>Three of the four <a href="http://www.siu.edu/">Southern Illinois University Carbondale </a>(SIUC)&nbsp;unions in a contract dispute with the administration have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike among non-tenure track faculty, civil service staff and graduate assistants. But one group walked off the job this morning.</p><p>Talks toward a new contract broke down last night.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:26:51 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WSIU 2396 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, November 3, 2011