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December 15, 2023
The Views of Police Officers Toward Gun Legislation and Public Health Policies Driven by Firearm Safety Concerns.
co-authored by Tammy Rinehant Kochel, professor of criminology and criminal justice and associate dean for research and personnel in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is in the December 2023 issue of The Journal of Community Health.

December 14, 2023
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Parkland College Institute of Aviation, in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will provide a new opportunity for students and community members to advance their flight training credentials, starting next month.

October 16, 2023
SIU Flying Salukis easily surge to a 12th straight regional crown, head to nationals
With co-captain Dayne Snodgrass and senior Krzysztof Skubisz leading the way, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Flying Salukis once again proved their mettle in an overpowering performance to win a 12th straight National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Region VIII championship.

October 14, 2023
United Airlines-SIU Aviation Career Day on Oct. 14 helps aviation dreams soar
United Airlines Capt. David Bertellotti and First Officer Zachary McTee will have a different perspective this year when they approach Southern Illinois Airport on Saturday, Oct. 14, to introduce more than 130 Chicago-area high school students to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program.

September 28, 2023
SIU honors 2023 Families of the Year
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is honoring two families as the 2023 Saluki Family of the Year winners during Family Weekend Celebration (Sept. 29-Oct. 1). The Ethan Cheek family of Pinckneyville, Illinois, is the “legacy” Saluki Family of the Year and the Jakayla Sherrod family of Dolton, Illinois, is the “non-legacy” Saluki Family of the Year.

September 12, 2023
Policing Unrest: On the Front Lines of the Ferguson Protests by Tammy Rinehart Kochel
Professor Tammy Kochel of criminology and criminal justice and associate dean for research and personnel in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is the 2023 Outstanding Book Award recipient from the American Society of Criminology's Division of Policing. The book describes the frontline experiences of police officers who worked the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, protests and includes area residents' experiences.

September 08, 2023
SIU prof decodes motion’s effects on the body to prevent injuries in athletes
CARBONDALE, Ill. – For Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher Sean Quisenberry, life is all about motion. His research endeavors to establish protective measures for high school and college athletes, reducing injury occurrences.

August 18, 2023
SIU professor’s VR training research project could help prevent opioid-related deaths
A professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, along with his colleagues, believe a VR-based training tool may offer some insight into saving lives during opioid overdoses.

August 18, 2023
Online Criminology bachelor's program earns recognition from Forbes
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s criminology and criminal justice online bachelor’s program was recently recognized by Forbes Advisor when comparing affordability, course offerings and delivery methods.

July 20, 2023
SIU hosts national crime and place conference
This week, the criminology and criminal justice program hosted the Crime and Place Summer Institute for seven distinguished scholars from throughout the world and 22 doctoral students from 15 universities.

July 13, 2023
Newsradio WJPF Interview with Tamara Kang
Tamara Kang, an assistant professor in SIU Carbondale’s School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, joins The Morning Newswatch.

July 07, 2023
SIU researcher's team advocates for assessment treatment approach for juvenile sex offenders
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Tamara Kang, assistant professor in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, and her colleagues have created a new research-based assessment for juvenile sex offenders, which they say is more accurate, effective and beneficial for the young offenders and society as a whole than current systems. And since 95-97% of juveniles won’t reoffend, the team recommends treatment over incarceration.

May 15, 2023
Tamara Kang - Tracking Dynamic Intervention Needs
An article co-authored by Tamara Kang, assistant professor, School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, has been selected as the “Editor’s Choice” for the American Psychological Association’s scientific director newsletter, PsycNet.

May 08, 2023
SIU Aviation Lands Seven New Planes
Aviation students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale soon will be enjoying the aroma of new cockpits as seven brand-new Cessna 172 flight training airplanes will be entering SIU's fleet.

May 05, 2023
Nontraditional auto tech major grateful for SIU’s support
Some folks see an automobile as four wheels and a means to an end. Southern Illinois University Carbondale senior Angelina Lopez sees a good time solving problems.

May 05, 2023
SIU dental hygiene students receive special laser training
What do hot dogs, chicken wings, carrots and tomatoes have to do with great dental care? These foods serve as tools by a group of Southern Illinois University Carbondale dental hygiene students to earn a special laser certification.

April 13, 2023
American Airlines-SIU Aviation Career Day: Sharing a passion for flight
A flood of memories will hit dozens of SIU Aviation alumni aboard an American Airlines’ Boeing 737 on Saturday, April 15, as they fly over Southern Illinois University Carbondale and then land moments later at Southern Illinois Airport.

April 11, 2023
SIU student wins top prize in national mortuary science contest
From the military to college to the top prize in a national competition and a job waiting after graduation – that’s where Colten Savage has traveled in the last four years, thanks to hard work, determination and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

April 10, 2023
New, unique SIU doctorate helps meet need for occupational therapists
Preparing occupational therapists for fulfilling careers of helping clients accomplish everyday tasks to optimize their health, well-being and quality of life is the focus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s new hybrid entry-level occupational therapy doctoral program,

April 05, 2023
SIU criminology program using virtual reality to better understand police work
A virtual reality simulator in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s criminology and criminal justice program will provide students greater insight into law enforcement challenges, while also providing a research mechanism to study aspects of police work.

April 04, 2023
2023 Diversity Champion Award
The College of Health and Human Sciences has been selected to receive the 2023 Diversity Champion Award. Our college was recognized for the creativity of new initiatives that promote student success.

March 23, 2023
SIU and Carbondale Fire Department partner for new females-only program
Southern Illinois University is partnering with the City of Carbondale Fire Department to create a new program called Badd Axe Ladies.

March 08, 2023
SIU researcher and blood clot survivor shares expertise for Blood Clot Awareness Month
Julie Partridge, graduate program director and professor of sport and exercise psychology in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Human Sciences, knows full well how sudden and dangerous a blood clot can be.

March 06, 2023
SIU becomes the first university-based mortuary science program in the U.S. with on-site crematory
A love of science and the desire for a career that really helps people drew Emily Bender toward a career in mortuary science.

February 15, 2023
SIU Aviation receives Boeing donation for student scholarships, other resources
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program recently received a donation from The Boeing Company to further enhance offerings to its students.

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