Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.

Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says he will forego the final year of his contract and retire at the end of the upcoming school year.

Poshard informed the SIU Board of Trustees of his decision Thursday morning.

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Voters in southern Illinois’ 12th Congressional District heard the three candidates for the U.S. House talk about their job-creation proposals at a debate yesterday.  The event brought together Republican Jason Plummer, Democrat Bill Enyart and the Green Party's Paula Bradshaw at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.  Plummer called for tax reform while Enyart pushed a plan focused on small businesses.

The interim director of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Coal Research Center is now taking on the job permanently.