Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

Preparation for the 2012 Olympic games in London presents a different set of challenges for former SIU track and field throwers Gwen Berry and Brittany Riley. Berry and Riley are SIU alumnae who are training to compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, ... Continue Reading →

Students lobby for grants in Springfield

This past fiscal year 1,600 applicants who were accepted to the university were unable to attend because they did not receive MAP grants. The state’s Monetary Award Program provides grants to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges ... Continue Reading →

Kony sparks interest in Africa Week

As a part of the university’s acknowledgment of Africa Week, students, faculty and staff will discuss African guerrilla leaders and their effect on the continent today. Today is Cover the Night, an international event created by Invisible Children, ... Continue Reading →

Setty, Daniels denied releases

With tougher academic restrictions coming from the NCAA next season, the athletic department wants to make sure two men’s basketball players who want out of their scholarships fulfill their academic requirements this semester before they leave. Freshman ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis shoots for positive end to conference play

The SIU women’s tennis team prepares for its final two conference matches before the MVC Championships. Both matches are during the weekend. On Saturday, the Salukis play at Illinois State University, traveling Sunday to Peoria to face Bradley University. ... Continue Reading →

Playing pranks for a cure

Gavin Murphy, a graduate student from Herrin studying music, plays the saxophone as a prank Thursday during a science lab in the Life Science Two Building. The prank is part of Slackin’ For Cancer, a weeklong fundraiser put on by the music fraternities ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf seeded third in MVC Championships

After Tuesday’s loss to Northern Iowa, one last tournament stands between the women’s golf team and the end of the season. SIU will compete Sunday through Tuesday in the Missouri Valley Conference championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The team fell ... Continue Reading →

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

Salukis snap five-game losing streak After the Salukis tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and chased Tennessee-Martin’s starting pitcher from the game. Then Skyhawk relief pitcher Daniel Tobik struck out the first two batters he faced, ... Continue Reading →
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