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SIU students slice into the semester at Watermelon Fest

SIU students slice into the semester at Watermelon Fest

By Shyanne Jasper
August 21
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
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
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...

Saluki move-in day in photos

Saluki move-in day in photos

By Athena Chrysanthou
August 19
Filed under Multimedia, News, Photos

Several hundred volunteers, including university administrators, helped move new SIU students into campus residence halls this weekend. “We have the volunteers and the returners, and then you have these new folks, and their eyes are big and they are excited and they want to be here,” said...

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