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SIU tries clearing up confusion about volunteer adjuncts Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Leaders at SIU announced a plan to hire alumni with advanced degrees on a volunteer basis, but some members of the community say it's confusing at best, and at worst, insulting.

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SIU hosting flea market for scholarship fundraiser

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CARBONDALE -- If you're free on Saturday, you can help fund scholarships for SIU students.

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Illinois universities see rise in union activity

Non-tenured faculty and graduate students in Illinois are looking to unions as pay and benefits stagnate. More>>

SIU split bill advances out of committee

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SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House Higher Education Committee passed a measure that would split SIU's campuses.

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SIU grad assistants, civil service workers demand raises

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CARBONDALE -- After years of stagnant pay, SIU graduate students say enough is enough.

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School officials examine new security technology Video included

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MARION -- With school security in the spotlight, local officials are looking at new technology to keep their campuses safe.

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SIU grad student shows how Illinois can help solve water crisis Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The lack of clean water poses a problem for many, but a new report from SIU says Illinois is in a prime position to help.

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SIU professor creates Cub Scout badge Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU math professor Wesley Calvert wasn't a Cub Scout growing up, but his kids are.

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Schoolchildren asked to donate pennies to buy Lincoln papers

The Illinois Bicentennial Commission is asking Sangamon County schoolchildren to donate pennies so it can buy an 1830s-era Abraham Lincoln document. More>>

Bevin official resigns, joins Kentucky Board of Education

Gov. Matt Bevin's secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has resigned to accept an appointment to the state Board of Education. More>>

Lawmaker proposes splitting up the SIU system

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SPRINGFIELD -- After Thursday's vote against a plan to shift more money from SIUC to SIUE, a state lawmaker with ties to Edwardsville wants to split the two campuses.

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SIU board rejects $5.1 million funding shift

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CARBONDALE -- A plan to shift some state funding from SIU Carbondale to SIU Edwardsville has been scrapped, at least for now.

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Restaurant Report Card: Schools and daycare centers

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WSIL -- Restaurants aren't the only places that get a visit from the health inspector.  

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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HERRIN -- March 2 is set aside for readers of all ages. It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and has been known as 'Read Across America' Day for years.  

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Stamping 'smoking kills' on cigarettes may keep teens from the habit

A grim reminder -- "Smoking Kills" -- emblazoned right on a cigarette may help young people avoid the deadly habit.

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WWE Hall of Famer coming to southern Illinois

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The state budget crisis may be over, but it's made a lasting impression on schools in our region.  

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Soda caps could earn your school big money

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MARION -- If you drink a lot of soda saving the caps could help win some money for your school. 

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SCC offers new class for food producers

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ANNA -- Shawnee Community College is offering a new course in June. The Better Process Control School is a 4-day course approved by the FDA.      

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Cinderella casts a spell on Carterville

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CARTERVILLE -- Students at Caterville High School will take to the stage November 18 and 19 for the fall production of Cinderella. 

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Continue your education at JALC

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CARTERVILLE --  School is back in session for students of all ages. But it's not just regular classes students are attending. 

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Schools, programs saved by last-day stopgap budget

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SPRINGFIELD  -- On the last day of Fiscal Year 16, lawmakers put together a partial budget for Fiscal Year 17.

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Data: Many Illinois schools cut back on physical education

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CHICAGO (AP) - Data released by the Illinois State Board of Education show many schools in the state have cut back on days of physical education on class schedules.

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