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Photo of the day: Walkers stride to end Alzheimer’s

Photo of the day: Walkers stride to end Alzheimer’s

By Autumn Suyko
September 24, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Photo of the Day, Photos

Members of SIU's Gamma Kappa chapter of Sigma Kappa participate in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday at Campus Lake. More than 215 volunteers registered for the event, said Courtney Finigan, manager of special events with the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Fin...

Photo of the day: Looking for peace in Carbondale

Photo of the day: Looking for peace in Carbondale

By Autumn Suyko
September 22, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News, Photo of the Day, Photos

Vietnam War veteran and SIU alumnus Charlie Howe, of Carbondale, left, holds a sign next to Evan Kroeker, a member of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, during a vigil to end war, poverty and climate change Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Friendship Park in Carbondale. Howe said he was so disgusted...

Gallery: The rush of the rodeo

Gallery: The rush of the rodeo

By Morgan Timms and Jacob Wiegand
September 7, 2016
Filed under Photos

With one hand raised high in the air and the other gripped tightly around a rope, cowboys prepare for the rush that is the rodeo. “After the first few bucks, when the horse levels out; it’s just the best feeling in the world,” said rodeo competitor Logan Murray, of Clay City. Participants...

Gallery: Faces of the Du Quoin State Fair

Gallery: Faces of the Du Quoin State Fair

By Staff report
August 31, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Photos

Hundreds of fairgoers flocked to Du Quoin over the weekend to take in the sights and sounds of the state fair. The annual event offers the region a chance to experience everything from carnival rides to corndogs and rodeos to race cars. The fair is open through Labor Day. Here are the best...

Photo of the day: Lightning strikes over Carbondale

Photo of the day: Lightning strikes over Carbondale

By Morgan Timms
August 26, 2016
Filed under Photo of the Day, Photos

Lightning is seen from the roof of the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, during a thunderstorm in Jackson County.

Wine & Yoga is all the buzz

Wine & Yoga is all the buzz

By Shannon Allen
August 25, 2016
Filed under Videos

Anyone searching for a weekly getaway may find solitude at Alto Vineyards. About a dozen people stretched out across colorful mats Wednesday night at Wine & Yoga, a weekly event hosted by the vineyards. Carbondale native Kelsey Tripp, a certified yoga instructor, started the class last October aft...

Fan Fest brings out Salukis of all ages (PHOTOS)

Fan Fest brings out Salukis of all ages (PHOTOS)

By Shannon Allen
August 23, 2016
Filed under Photos, SIU Football

For some people, being a Saluki ends after four years. For Bill and Diana Gasa, it is a lifelong commitment. The SIU graduates were among a few hundred people who came out to Saluki Fan Fest on Tuesday to support SIU athletics at Saluki Stadium, where members of the cheerleading, volleyball and footba...

SIU students slice into the semester at Watermelon Fest

SIU students slice into the semester at Watermelon Fest

By Shyanne Jasper
August 21, 2016
Filed under Videos

Loud chants filled the air as juice streamed off the chins of students devouring watermelons. SIU's Watermelon Fest, which occurred Sunday afternoon in front of Morris Library, has welcomed students to campus since 1960, said Cordy Love, director of New Student Programs. It began with Delyte W. Mor...

Gallery: SIU students bond at annual Dawgs Night Out

Gallery: SIU students bond at annual Dawgs Night Out

By Brey Mong-Delane
August 21, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Photos

Dawgs Nite Out kicked off the school year by bringing students together for fun and games. The event, organized by the Student Programming Council, included laser tag, henna tattoos, live band karaoke and a photo booth. There were also chances to win prizes from financial aid, such as candy,...

VIDEO: Rubber ducks make splash for good cause

VIDEO: Rubber ducks make splash for good cause

By Jacob Wiegand and Morgan Timms
August 20, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The lazy river of Carbondale’s Super Splash Park was transformed into a race course for more than 1,000 rubber ducks Saturday during the first Duck Derby. The event raised money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Kathy Renfro, executive director of the Carbondale Park District, said ev...

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