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Man arrested in connection to previous campus threats

Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, was arrested Monday and charged with eight federal charges in connection to bomb and violent threats made against students and faculty in 2012 and 2013, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, a U.S. attorney for the Southern ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bark back and forth about plays

Communication is key and honesty is the best policy. Those are two mottos that relate to life, but are common practice in team sports, especially SIU volleyball. “I don’t think there’s another sport that has six people in such close proximity to ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Freshman infielder Hunter Anderson, left, tosses the ball to freshman outfielder Logan Blackfan Monday during practice at Itchy Jones Stadium. Anderson and Blackfan are two of 12 freshmen on the SIU baseball roster this year. “It’s going to be fun growing up as a team,” Blackfan said. “Our main goal is to win conference, but we want to get better as a team this fall, and hopefully we can put something together in the spring.”

Baseball reloads with youth

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The art of watercolor on display at Longbranch

Watercolor painting may trigger an elementary school memory where the paint mixture often ended up on clothes rather than paper. Artist Carolyn Hollabaugh uses the same materials on a professional level to create intricate landscapes and moments. Hollabaugh ... Continue Reading →

The Equalizer’ is not Denzel’s most dynamic role

Denzel Washington has an illustrious career highlighted by roles including “Training Day,” “Philadelphia” and “Malcolm X.” Many of his films will be remembered for some time. “The Equalizer” (Rated R; 131 mins) is not one of those movies. “The ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptitian
Bowling & Billiards in the Student Center is a bowling alley that holds classes, league tournaments and bowing events such as cosmic bowling since it opened in 1961. “I have the greatest job on earth,” said Bill Null, the Bowling & Billiards recreation manager. Null currently manages 21 student workers who help run the daily responsibilities of the alley.

Bowling lanes bring school savings

The difference between wooden and synthetic bowling lanes would not be obvious to a regular bowler, but to those paying the bills, the difference is critical. SIU Bowling & Billiards opened in 1961 but in 2007, synthetic lanes replaced the wooden ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
Students walk past the SIU Sustainability Council’s solar charging picnic table Monday. The table
was paid for by student fees, which go to increasing sustainability-focused programs on campus.

Green Fund provides sustainability

The Green Fund is doing all it can to provide projects that enhance sustainability throughout the campus. Because of the fund, SIU is now on the list of Princeton Review’s “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” for three of the last five years. Kris Schachel, ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Jodi Robertson, director of nurses for the Student Health Center, injects a flu vaccine
Monday at the Student Health Center. “Usually an average of around 900 to
1,000 vaccinations are administered for the year,” Robertson said. The next free
flu clinic will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Student Health Center

student flu prevention at Health Center

A pinprick may prevent missing a week of classes because of illness, and the university plans to make flu shots easier on students’ wallets. The university administered free influenza vaccinations from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Health ... Continue Reading →

School of law removes tuition cap

In past years SIU School of Law students could obtain two degrees without increasing their tuition, though now the extra education comes with a cost. At the end of the last academic year, the cap on tuition for graduate students studying law was removed. The ... Continue Reading →

Committee listens to students’ desires

The Downtown Advisory Committee, formed over the summer by the Carbondale City Council to gather information on improving downtown, invites students to voice their opinions at its next meeting. David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-•-Daily-Egyptian

LOGIC harvests for sustainability

Traditionally, one would picture a farmer as an old man wearing dirty overalls with a piece of wheat hanging from his mouth, not your average college student. The Local Organic Gardening Initiative of Carbondale is a Registered Student Organization that ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti passes the ball Saturday during the third quarter of the Salukis’ 34-17 win against Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium. Iannotti threw 2 touchdowns and a career high 272 passing yards during the game. SIU will play the University of South Dakota Saturday at Saluki Stadium.
Nathan hoefert • Daily Egyptian

4-1 Salukis still need to improve

Saluki football pulled a win in its first conference game Saturday night, but only looked decent in the first half. In the victory over Western Illinois University SIU had to lean on a strong second half performance for its fourth win. This has been ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas-Galindo-•-Daily-Egyptian

Salukis introduce new assistants

The Salukis have two new coaches who will experience a meet against a conference rival for the first time Saturday. Head coach Rick Walker hired assistant Elise Knoche earlier this month and graduate assistant Csaba Gercsak Knoche was the head coach at ... Continue Reading →

Salukis compete against themselves

The Saluki swimming team hosted two meets this weekend, but was the only team competing. The University of Evansville and Illinois State University have attended the Saluki Miler and the Saluki Open Water meets in previous years. This year they did not ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs drop two road matches

SIU volleyball finds itself on a new streak, but not one it was hoping for. The Salukis (7-8, 1-2) continued conference play this weekend on the road with a 3-1 loss against the Illinois State University Redbirds (9-5, 3-0) on Friday at the Redbird Arena, ... Continue Reading →
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