Mechanic sees no end for long term project.

Lloyd Estes takes a break from working on his 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Monday at his home in Murphysboro. Estes said the only formal training he had in car maintenance was in high school, and most of his education has come from hands-on experience. “Take ... Continue Reading →

USG votes against financial board

Members of the Undergraduate Student Government voted not to recommend a Student Organization Activity Fee Funding Board be instituted. The USG meeting Tuesday night covered the institution of a SOAF board to help allocate funds to Registered Student ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate discusses program review

Ongoing issues, including future review of SIU’s programs, were discussed at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Although no action was taken, senators discussed items that could affect the focus of SIU’s programs. Senators talked about ... Continue Reading →

Trustee Lowery asks questions of administration

One purpose of the university’s Board of Trustees should be to question the administration, says Trustee Don Lowery. Weeks after the board held its annual election and a new chairman was selected, conversations continue between trustees and SIU ... Continue Reading →

McGee in, last season’s assistants out for men’s basketball

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson made his first hire Tuesday, picking up Terrance McGee for the coaching staff. McGee played under Hinson at Missouri State from 2001 to 2003, and has spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Grand Valley ... Continue Reading →

Suski named director of admissions

Katharine Johnson Suski, former interim director of undergraduate admissions, was named the permanent director Monday. Suski, who said she held the interim position since 2010, said she went through the application process to become the permanent director ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf begins to round out successful season

With one tournament left before the Salukis go to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships April 22 to 24, the end of the season has become a reality for senior golfers as they approach the final competition of the regular season. “I ... Continue Reading →

Strip-search ruling is baffling

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, April 5: In a shocking abdication of its responsibility to uphold Americans’ constitutional freedoms, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, ... Continue Reading →

Environmental center gets upgrades, adds programs

It’s a win-win situation for local union carpenters and the university as work on several renovation projects begins at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda. Volunteers from the Carpenter’s District Council of Greater St. Louis and ... Continue Reading →

Softball secures MVC weekend series against Sycamores

After split doubleheader victories Friday between SIU and Indiana State, the Salukis’ strong defense and dominant pitches from freshman Alyssa Wunderlich helped them win against the Sycamores Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference series at Charlotte ... Continue Reading →

New RSO brings magic to muggles

Students have grounded a magical sport from the skies to the SIU campus. Quidditch, a game created by J.K. Rowling in the “Harry Potter” series, has been adapted by students and is now an official university sports club. The co-ed sport played ... Continue Reading →

USG candidates in debate for upcoming election

Candidates for president and vice president of Undergraduate Student Government debated who was more qualified for the position Monday at the Student Center. Jeff Rusin, a freshman from Schaumburg studying business administration and political science, ... Continue Reading →

Student trustee candidates debate for position

Candidates for the SIU student trustee position debated Monday night in the Student Center, where they discussed how they would represent the university. Of the two SIU student trustee positions for the SIU Board of Trustees, which is in charge of governance ... Continue Reading →

Ducks Sold as Seasonal Pets at Soulard

Michele Logan, of St. Louis, decides what duckling she wants to take home Saturday at the Soulard Farmers Market in St. Louis. When asked why she was buying a duckling, Logan said, “Because they’re so precious, they wanted to go home with me.” Logan ... Continue Reading →
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