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The SIU Foundation has shattered existing fundraising records in FY24! Saluki Nation, together we raised a stunning $46.8 million—a whopping 51% increase from last year! Read more about the record-breaking fiscal year.
2024 Saluki Women's Weekend Save the Date: September 19-21, 2024
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The architectural design of the Tedrick Welcome Center showcases large white pillars, arched windows, and red brick accents.

With a $6 million donation, Roger and Sally Tedrick are leaving yet another indelible mark on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. In honor of their donation, a planned new building on campus will be named the Tedrick Welcome Center. The proposed building was presented to the SIU Board of Trustees’ architecture and design committee in April, and approval of its construction will be on the board’s Feb. 8 agenda. Read more on the blog. Watch the animated walkthrough video. (This concept art shows what the Tedrick Welcome Center could look like once constructed. Provided by Hafer Architects.)

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Saluki Takeover Tour of Southern Illinois engages students, educators, alumni

The Saluki Takeover Tour of Southern Illinois visited multiple high schools and community colleges and hosted six receptions for alumni and community members.

“Southern Illinois is a very large area, and we have been all over,” Lane said. “It has been amazing to see all the students and administrators from Chester, to Mount Vernon, from Pope County to Cairo.”

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John and Jayne Simmons make $10M gift to SIU’s Law School

A $10 million gift from John and Jayne Simmons will impact generations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale law students and strengthen the law school’s ability to serve its students and the region. In honor of their generosity, the law school will be named Simmons Law School, pending approval from the SIU Board of Trustees in April.

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Points of Pride

WSIU serves more than 5 million people in two-thirds of Illinois. It also includes the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service, which helps nearly 1,000 individuals who are blind or have other physical limitations.

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