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University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

University Museum to close indefinitely on July 1

By Cory Ray
June 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell announced Thursday the University Museum will close indefinitely on July 1. Colwell said the closure is a result of the nearly two year state budget impasse, and the museum will remain closed until "a permanent state budget provides enough support to hire the staff...

184 non-tenure track faculty members unsure of their contract renewals

184 non-tenure track faculty members unsure of their contract renewals

By Cory Ray
May 26, 2017
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The renewals of 184 non-tenure track faculty positions at SIUC are still being considered as the state continues without a budget. The university has approximately 400 NTT faculty, according to Illinois Education Association UniServ Director Bret Seferian. This means half of the NTT faculty at the u...

Charges dismissed against alleged shooters from Kansas

Charges dismissed against alleged shooters from Kansas

By Erin Mathews | The Salina Journal
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, More Headlines, News

Charges were dismissed Wednesday against two men from Saline, Kansas that authorities had alleged were conspiring to kill people in Illinois, and both were expected to be released from the Saline County Jail, where they had been held for about eight months. Prosecutor Amy Norton, an assistant Saline...

McLeod Theater announces Summer Playhouse series

McLeod Theater announces Summer Playhouse series

By Cory Ray
May 18, 2017
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The McLeod Theater announced its Summer Playhouse series: "Into the Woods," "Sister Act," "Singin' in the Rain" and "Pinkalicious the Musical." "Into the Woods" is a musical featuring fairy tale characters such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack from "Jack and the Beanstalk." The...

SIU names two additional chancellor finalists; Pinkert withdraws

SIU names two additional chancellor finalists; Pinkert withdraws

By Luke Nozicka
May 16, 2017
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The university on Tuesday named the two additional candidates being considered for the chancellor position at the university's largest campus. Rodney Scott Hanley, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and Carlo Montemagno, a professor in engineering,...

SIU cancels search for associate chancellor for institutional diversity

SIU cancels search for associate chancellor for institutional diversity

By Luke Nozicka
May 8, 2017
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The university on Monday cancelled its search for a permanent associate chancellor for institutional diversity after two of the three finalists dropped out the day of and the day before their on-campus interviews. Chassity Holliman-Douglas, director of the Center for Graduate and Professional Diver...

Local camp gives girls, LGBTQ youth outlet to rock

Local camp gives girls, LGBTQ youth outlet to rock

By Abbey La Tour
May 8, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

When Elizabeth Donoghue was 12 years old, she wanted to learn to play guitar, but she wasn’t taken seriously because she is a girl. Now she’s making sure other girls, including her daughter, Amina Wilson, get the opportunity she wasn't afforded. Donoghue is a volunteer for Girls Rock Carbondale, whic...

Bark to brew: Review of a local brewery with indigenous ingredients

Bark to brew: Review of a local brewery with indigenous ingredients

By Joe McLaughlin
May 6, 2017
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A person, whose name is lost to time, said a bartender is a pharmacist with a limited inventory. Whomever this person was obviously never visited Scratch Brewing Company in Ava. Macrobrew recipes are fairly straightforward: water, hops, malt, wheat and barley. Microbrewers have a bit more of a creative s...

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute to celebrate 20 years

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute to celebrate 20 years

By Diamond Jones
May 4, 2017
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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar will serve as the keynote speaker for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center Auditorium. Edgar, a companion to the late two-term Illinois senator Paul Simon, was the sitting governor when the institute...

SIU announces spring commencement speakers

SIU announces spring commencement speakers

May 3, 2017
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A U.S. representative and a retired U.S. Air Force general will speak at commencement in less than two weeks, the university announced Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, co-chair of the Democratic Party and Communications Committee, and Gen. Larry O. Spencer, who retired as vice chief of staff after ne...

Equine therapy helps kids take new steps

Equine therapy helps kids take new steps

By Jacob Wiegand
May 3, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

For about three years, Kennedy Baker did not have the ability to hold herself up on a horse. Last month that changed. Baker, a 7-year-old from Goreville who has cerebral palsy and a brain injury called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, always needed another rider to sit on the back of the horse with her...

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