Ralph Tate, center, an associate professor of automotive
technology, convert a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser from an internal
combustion engine to a plug-in electric vehicle with his students
Thursday at the SIU Transportation Education Center. Tate said
the conversion cost for the car is about $12,000.
Lewis Marien · Daily Egyptian

Students convert cars to use electricity

Students studying automotive technology get chances to work on cars, but it is not every day they are able to create a car of their own. Andy Ju An Wang, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, said SIU offers Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology, ... Continue Reading →
Scott Chaseling, a glass artist-in-residence this semester, explains the process for making his ‘waymarker’ glass jars Saturday in the Vergette Gallery, located in
the Allyn building. The jars colors are produced through glass fusing, while the structure is made by glass blowing. “These are my waymarkers for my time
here, three months so far,” Chaseling said.
Aidan Osborne · Daily Egyptian

Scott Chaseling: Expressing feeling and experience through glass

The art of glassblowing can be dated back as far as 1500 B.C. when it was first discovered that minerals combined with sand under heat and pressure create an easily moldable liquid form of glass. A Carbondale artist who uses a modern combination of ... Continue Reading →
Saluki quarterback Mark Ianotti makes a pass during the Salukis’ 44-29 loss against Illinois State University on Saturday
at Hancock Stadium in Normal.
Ryan Michalesko · For The Daily Egyptian

Positives can be drawn from losing season

SIU’s football season finally came to an end Saturday after an agonizing last six games. The Salukis started the season 5-1 with an upset win against Eastern Illinois and blowout victories against Western Illinois and South Dakota. The final six games ... Continue Reading →

Dancers grace the stage

Dancing for some is a weekend hobby, but for others, it is a lifelong passion. Those passions were displayed for visitors, community members and students alike this weekend. Thirty-three Southern Illinois Dance Company members performed a diverse set ... Continue Reading →

Parkour makes progress

Matthew Riordan, a sophomore from Peotone studying psychology and criminal justice, performs a precision jump Wednesday on the steps in front of Pulliam Hall. Riordan is the Vice President for Unofficial Parkour, which was established this year and has ... Continue Reading →
Sam Renner, left, a junior from Belleville studying mortuary science, packs a shoebox with gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child stuffing party Wednesday in the Student Services building. The boxes will be sent to children throughout the world, and can be tracked with a label. This is the first year for the event, hosted by the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. “For the longest time we’ve been looking for some ways to create communal philanthropy, and this was an easy way for people to contribute,” said AJ Soriano, a senior from Downer’s Grove studying business management and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau Omega. 
—Aidan Osborne | Daily Egyptian

Greek life packages Christmas spirit for children

Many students return home to their families and gather around a Christmas tree to open presents. However, not every child in the world can have the same jolly experience. SIU fraternities and sororities came together Wednesday to help brighten Christmas ... Continue Reading →

Grooming the greenhouse

Josh West, a senior from Trenton studying architecture, grooms plants in a hydroponic vertical tower Wednesday in the greenhouse located behind the Agricultural building. “I’m minoring in landscape because when you look at a building you see everything ... Continue Reading →
Alex Fletcher, front, a freshman from Lake Villa studying business does squats while Dan Drier, a freshman from St. Louis studying radio and television, spots
Tuesday at the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is implementing a dress code in order to enhance the safety and cleanliness of the gym equipment. “I know
they had signs down here showing what you should be wearing and what you shouldn’t be,” Drier said. “If people are going to get upset about not being able to
wear cutoffs and show off their guns then they shouldn’t be coming to the gym, that’s not what it’s about.”
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

New dress code comes to Rec Center in 2015

Michelangelo’s Statue of David has served as a symbol of the human body’s peak since 1504. Unlike David, who stands naked, the muscled members of the SIU community will have to cover their bodies, or at least their biceps, if they visit the ... Continue Reading →
Redshirt freshman Cameron Walter carries the ball Saturday during SIU’s 40-21 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Walter has taken the bulk of the carries for SIU in the wake of senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s ankle injury from Oct. 18 against Youngstown State University.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Walter emerges as leading rusher in Agnew’s absence

The SIU football team has been a run-first offense this season and utilized a combination of four running backs. That was until senior Malcolm Agnew went down with an ankle injury Oct. 18 against Youngstown State. Since then, the bulk of the running ... Continue Reading →

Deer processors prepare for shotgun season

The smell of blood accompanies a knife opening flesh in a deer-processing warehouse as the owners prepare for shotgun season. Whitetails Deer Processing, a business in Carbondale, will have an increase in business this shotgun season—which starts Nov. ... Continue Reading →
Silvan Negrutiu, left, a pianist from Romania, and Amy Catron, a cellist of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, perform Saturday
night in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall as part of their Midwest tour. Negrutiu and Catron came to SIU in
exchange for a performance held previously at Millikin University by SIU associate professor Eric Lenz. “This is my first time
in SIU,” Negrutiu said. “I’m excited to perform to SIU’s warm audience.”
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

The art of cello and piano brought to SIU

Music could be heard escaping the doors of the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall on Saturday night as the SIU School of Music hosted a violoncello and piano recital featuring Amy Catron and Silvan Negruţiu. The two performed “Suite Per Violoncello” ... Continue Reading →
SIU football coach —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Change wouldn’t hurt the SIU football program

The SIU football team may have one more game left, but after yesterday’s loss the Salukis’ playoff hopes are as dead as disco. SIU needed to win seven games against Division I opponents to become playoff eligible, and after Saturday’s 40-21 shellacking ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →
Herrin’s Brent Milner runs downfield for a touchdown Saturday during the Tigers’ 28-7 win against the Carterville Lions at Lions Field in Carterville. After three quarters, the game was tied at 7, but Herrin then scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the win in the IHSA Class 4A Quarterfinal. The Tigers advanced to the IHSA Class 4A Football Semifinals and will play Rochester High School Saturday in Herrin.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Herrin knocks off Carterville in battle of Williamson County

The last time Herrin High School and Carterville High School met on the football field, most current high school students had not yet been born. Saturday afternoon, the two schools met in Carterville with a trip to the Illinois High School Association ... Continue Reading →
Nick Galindo • Daily Egyptian

Studying while shelving

Maira Gimenes, a graduate student studying workforce education and development from São Paulo, shelves books in Morris Library on Wednesday. “I came here to study and just ended up staying,” Gimenes said. “I like working in the library. I’m ... Continue Reading →
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