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Published: Monday, March 30, 2009

Updated: Monday, March 30, 2009

Carbondale Police are still looking for three males they believe were involved in an incident in which shots were fired at Lewis Park Apartments early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a disturbance call just after 12:30 a.m. and found several men and women fighting in the complex’s apartment complex, police said in a Monday news release.

Witnesses said they heard two or three gunshots fired, but Officer Randy Mathis said the bullets struck no one.

Police said an 18-year-old Carbondale man, who was treated for injuries and released from Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, and an 18-year-old Marion woman reported being struck by one of the suspects during the scuffle.

The three men left the area in a four-door sedan with Missouri license plates shortly after the shots were fired, police said.

Police said anyone with information regarding this incident can call 618-549-2677 to submit an anonymous tip.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Motto: Deo Volente
Established: 1869
Type: Public
Chancellor: Samuel Goldman (interim)
President: Glenn Poshard
Faculty: 1,553
Students: 21,000
Undergraduates: 16,500[1]
Postgraduates: 4,500
Location: Flag of the United StatesCarbondale, Illinois, USA
Campus: Rural,
1,133 acres (4.6 km²)
Colors: Maroon and White
Nickname: Salukis
Mascot: Brown Dawg and Gray Dawg[2]
Website: www.siuc.edu

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. The Carbondale campus is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system, which includes SIU’s smaller sister institution Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Founded in 1869, SIU ranks as one of the top public universities in Illinois. SIU is recognized in the U.S. News & World Report rankings as a “National University”, that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research.[3] US News ranks SIU in the “third tier”, meaning that it is currently in the third quartile of schools within the National University category.[4] Among public universities in Illinois awarding doctorate degrees, only the University of Illinois ranks higher. Additionally, SIU is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “Doctoral Research Extensive”. The University offers the full range of degree programs from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, as well as professional degrees in law and medicine.[3]


In 1869, SIU was founded as a teacher’s college named Southern Illinois Normal College. It began with twelve academic departments and an initial class of 143. The university continued as a teacher’s college until Delyte W. Morris took office as president of the university in 1948. Morris was SIU’s longest serving president (1948-1970).[5] During his presidency, he transformed SIU from a teacher’s college to the second-ranked public comprehensive research university in Illinois.[citation needed] Among his many accomplishments, Morris created SIU’s law, medical, and dental schools.

SIU’s total undergraduate enrollment is around 20,000.[3] Typical of public research universities, SIU has over 170 academic degree programs–across all levels; associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral. It also offers professional programs in business, law and medicine. Since 1989, SIU has offered an M.D./J.D. dual degree program, leading to the concurrent award of both degrees after six years.[6]

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes Southern Illinois University, Carbondale as an elite institution of higher education, based on breadth of research and academic programs. Carnegie categorizes Southern as: “RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity).”[7]


  • SIU was the first major university in the United States to be handicapped accessible in the early 1960s.
  • The Princeton Review ranks SIUC as one of the Best Midwestern Universities and one of the Best Valued Colleges in the nation.
  • U.S. News and World Reports ranked SIUC, alongside Princeton, West Virginia and North Carolina State, as one of the top schools for graduating students with the least amount of debt.
  • The College of Business and Administration ranks among the best in the United States, with the finance department among the top 5 percent.
  • The Automotive Industry Planning Council ranks the Automotive Technology Program as No. 1 in the country.
  • The aviation program has been one of the best nationally for many years, with SIU’s young pilots winning the Collegiate National Team Award five of the last six years.
  • SIUC ranks second in the nation in American Philosophy.
  • U.S. News and World Reports ranks the Rehabilitation Institute counseling program sixth in the nation. In addition, the program won the 2006 Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Education and Training from the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration.
  • The Department of Workforce Education is among the Top 10 in the country, joining Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State in that category.
  • The School of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program tied Rutgers University for 22nd in the nation among 184 law schools.
  • SIUC is ranked 30th in the nation for economic diversity (enrolling undergraduates with family incomes less than $40,000 per year), joining UCLA, Kentucky, Brigham Young and others in this category.
  • Less than one year after graduation, 80 percent of SIU graduates are employed full time.
  • Ninety-three percent of our alumni have either a positive or strongly positive attitude toward SIUC.
  • SIU’s student-athletes lead our conference in overall grade point average. And they succeed in competition. Our men’s basketball team had advanced to the NCAA Tournament six straight seasons, including two trips to the Sweet Sixteen. The women’s team was Missouri Valley Conference champion in 2007. Football has been ranked in the Top 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision for the past four years. Softball has been ranked in the Top 25 in the nation for the past two years and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament five straight seasons.
  • SIU will be undergoing more than $200 million in new construction in the next few years, including new academic buildings, a student services building and a new football stadium, creating thousands more jobs and further enhancing our campus.


On November 18, 2005, the SIU Board of Trustees unanimously selected former congressman and three-degree SIU alumnus Glenn Poshard to serve as the new President of Southern Illinois University. Poshard took office in January 2006.[8]

Also, SIUC and SIUE are the same school system.


See: Southern Illinois Salukis

Notable alumni

There are currently over 220,000 graduates of Southern Illinois University worldwide.

Main Article: List of Southern Illinois University alumni

External links

Campus Lake on the south side of campus in February, 2007.

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