Police Blotter 5/10/12

Campus Campus police responded to a report of residential burglary Tuesday. An Apple Ipod was stolen from Schneider Hall at 11:44 p.m. According to a police report, it was of non-forcible entry and there are no suspects. Travell Johnson, a student from ... Continue Reading →

Grassroots to take hold at magazine release party

Creative writers will get to see their work in published form tonight at the Grassroots release party. The undergraduate literary magazine will hold a party and open mic at 7 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. The annual magazine is published in spring and contains ... Continue Reading →

Summer shows to highlight Murphysboro band shell

A series of concerts this summer could raise the profile of Murphysboro’s Riverside Park band shell. Jeff Carver, of Murphysboro, said he’s getting back in the entertainment business after a decade-long hiatus so he and his wife, Frances, can put ... Continue Reading →

The buy back blues

Kyle Elliott, left, a freshman from Nashville, Tenn., studying radio and television, and Tram Mai, center, a freshman from Chicago studying fashion design, wait to receive cash back for textbooks Wednesday at the University Bookstore. Students often receive ... Continue Reading →

Catcher unafraid to take a hit

Members of the Saluki softball team aren’t quite sure why Allie VadeBoncouer allows herself to be hit by so many pitches, but they aren’t complaining about the results. The sophomore catcher has been plunked 27 times this season, a figure that leads ... Continue Reading →

The End of the Harvest

Strawberry pickers harvest strawberries Wednesday at Echo Valley Orchards in Carbondale. Daniel Troyer, an owner of the orchard, said they are almost done harvesting for the season and will soon start preparing the fields for next season. Photo by Jessica ... Continue Reading →

Saluki Track and Field

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall throws a hammer Wednesday at the Saluki Track and Field Complex.  McCall competes in the discus, hammer throw, and shot put, but prefers the discus.  “It’s prettier,” she said. McCall said competing in all three events ... Continue Reading →

Former volleyball player named coach at Marion High School

Job hunts can be tough after graduation, but Lauren Blumhorst doesn’t have to worry as she finishes student teaching and prepares to begin her professional career at Marion High School. Blumhorst, a senior from Forsyth studying mathematics, had to sit ... Continue Reading →

Alumnus bikes across country for a cause

SIU alumnus Patrick Erickson will ride his bike coast-to-coast this summer to raise money and help build houses for those in need. Erickson will be part of a 32-rider group for Bike and Build, an independent organization that has donated more than $3.3 ... Continue Reading →

Networking, Internet are best resources for job search

With graduation just around the corner, some students are pressed to find a job or internship. Nathan Hentis, a senior from Red Bud studying marketing, said he started his job search about six months ago and has landed two interviews. “I definitely ... Continue Reading →

Strategic plan drafts in final stages

The chancellor’s office is still taking input from students, faculty and staff in relation to a plan that will spell out the goals and mission of the university. It’s been more than one year since work began on a new strategic plan, which is intended ... Continue Reading →

Study suggests dinos’ digestion caused prehistoric pollution

It’s a little reassuring to know that prehistory suffered from the same environmental issues that the country still struggles with today. A recent study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests that gassy dinosaurs are part of the reason ... Continue Reading →

Artists hope end of recession means more sales

Local artists said they hope their sales will increase this year as the economy starts to pick up after a four-year slump. More than 30 artists and craftsmen sold fiber art, paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, glass sculptures and pottery Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Instructors show concern for Thompson Woods

Walking through Thompson Woods offers areas of forest teeming with life, but some parts of the campus’ forest are nothing but dirt and remains of where trees once stood. These areas of the woods have been tampered with in order to manage them better, ... Continue Reading →

University officials should brag about — not belittle — SIU and southern Illinois

Dear Editor: As someone who absolutely loves southern Illinois and has had a wonderful experience for nearly a decade as an undergraduate, graduate student and professional administrative staff member, I was appalled to read Jeff Goetz’s startling ... Continue Reading →
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