Players react to Hinson’s hire

Although waiting for a new coach to be hired was a challenge, freshman forward Treg Setty said he pulled together with his teammates and got through all of the speculation and questions about their own futures as Salukis. “I’ve played basketball my ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prepare for Sun Belt Shootout

Men’s tennis coach Dann Nelson says his team needs to step up its intensity heading into this weekend’s highly-ranked tournament field. The Sun Belt Shootout takes place Saturday and Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at Middle Tennessee State. The ... Continue Reading →

Salukis seek to surpass Redbirds in conference series

Southern Illinois University and Illinois State University are tied in the Missouri Valley Conference, and the winner of Saturday’s game will determine who pushes ahead. The Salukis (18-8, 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference) lead the Redbirds (19-13, ... Continue Reading →

Gilley turns it up a notch for her final season

As spring storm clouds encircled the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Meg Gilley stood on the practice green calmly sinking putt after putt as she closed up an evening of practice that started nearly four hours earlier. The SIU women’s golf team ran away ... Continue Reading →

Friendly Fire

Chad Deaton, of Stonefort, and a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, keeps watch on a prescribed burn Wednesday in Ava. One of the burn’s objectives was to restore the forest to it’s natural state and reduce fuel loads from previous years’ ... Continue Reading →

Fees rise, enrollment falls for College of Business

A recent drop in enrollment at the College of Business may be linked to increase tuition and fee rates for incoming students. Students enrolled at the college must pay a fee for each credit hour they take. Student rates are locked in for four years after ... Continue Reading →

Astronaut scheduled to speak at graduation

The final words of wisdom graduating students will hear at SIUC will come from someone who has a few accomplishments himself. Mark Kelly has been to space, beat cancer and his wife survived an attempted assassination. He’ll be speaking at this year’s ... Continue Reading →

Board members speak out against Herrin, Quinn

Some SIU Board of Trustees members have confirmed feeling intimidated by former chairman Roger Herrin. Herrin, who was voted out of his position 4 to 2 at the March 22 annual election, said he thinks SIU President Glenn Poshard planned the chairman’s ... Continue Reading →

Bills could increase class credits for transfer students

If passed, legislation in the state senate could give transfer students more credits to take from community college when they enroll at universities in the state. Area higher education leaders are looking at Senate Bills 59 and 3804, which both attempt ... Continue Reading →

Administration says tuition increase is needed

Although the SIU Board of Trustees has only considered an increase in tuition and fees so far, some university leaders say it is necessary. The board looked at raising tuition 4.8 percent along with other student fees during a board meeting March 22. ... Continue Reading →

Third Triad demolition to make way for improvements

The end of this semester also means the end of three residence halls known as the Triads. Allen Hall, located on East Campus, will be the last of the Triads to lock its doors for good after graduation in May, the same month it is scheduled for demolition. In ... Continue Reading →

Hinson formally introduced as men’s basketball coach

Barry Hinson couldn’t be happier to be back home as a coach in the Missouri Valley Conference. “I’ve been very public with how I feel about this conference. I just love it,” Hinson said. “I’ve had opportunities in the four years ... Continue Reading →

Golfer captures consecutive wins, earns MVC honors

Foot surgery may have caused junior golfer Jake Erickson to sit out of golf for 10 weeks, but the time off hasn’t seemed to affect his ability to win as a member of the SIU men’s golf team. “At the beginning, I was a little rusty, but then I started ... Continue Reading →

Warm weather means early greens

Since winter took an early leave this year, local produce will be close on its heels, and the Carbondale Farmers’ Market near the Murdale Shopping Center will open a week ahead of time Saturday. The unseasonably warm weather and the late date of ... Continue Reading →

Environmentalists lobby against budget cuts, fees in Springfield

Environmental advocates asked legislators to pass legislation regulating hydraulic fracturing Thursday in Springfield at the annual Environmental Issues Lobby Day. Terri Treacy, conservation field representative for the Illinois Chapter Sierra Club, an ... Continue Reading →
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