Vietnam Wall comes to SIU

In 1982, three known graduates of the Air Force ROTC program at SIU had their names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor their service and sacrifice for their country. A replica of the wall will be on display on the ... Continue Reading →
Protesters gather Friday along Route 13 opposing military action in the Gaza strip. Signs read “Honk
for Peace,” “Gaza Not in My Name,” and “Free Gaza.”

Palestinian supporters protest for awareness

Red, black, white and green litter the sidewalks as car horns blare loudly. Arms are raised with signs reading: “Honk for Peace”, “Drop Books Not Bombs” and “Stop Killing Innocent Women and Children”. More than 100 demonstrators lined Main ... Continue Reading →

SIU begins search for new provost

Provost John Nicklow has been reassigned to administrative duties,. Nicklow will be assigned within the College of Engineering and Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela said an interim provost will be appointed at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. “Please ... Continue Reading →
The Rose Hotel gazebo looks out onto the Ohio River, where Illinois and Kentucky meet. The structure was built in 1882 by the original architect James McFarlands son, James Junior after additionall renovations to the property were completed in the years prior. The gazebo is free for the public to visit and can also be rented to hold events, such as weddings.

Rose Hotel home to more than just guests

In a quaint village along the Ohio River, the Rose Hotel does not stand out of the background, until the graves in the backyard come into view. Prior to being closed in 1967, the hotel had been the longest continually operating hotel in the state. Now ... Continue Reading →

SIU McNair scholars dedicate their summer to research

Most college students use their summer break to kick back and relax, but there are 14 students at SIU who have used their break quite differently. The students are a part of the McNair Scholars Program and have devoted nearly 320 hours of their summer ... Continue Reading →

West Nile mosquitoes in Jackson County

Routine mosquito testing found mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus south of Carbondale in Jackson County but no human cases have been reported. The mosquitos were collected Friday. A dead crow found in the same area also tested positive for the ... Continue Reading →

Updates create better environment

While students are busy updating phones and laptops, staff is busy updating campus for the new school year. New streetlights, better technology and more classrooms are all in store for upcoming semesters. Once spring semester ended, campus updates began. ... Continue Reading →

SIU fights to prevent sexual assault

This upcoming fall semester, the university is making changes to ensure the safety of its students and campus. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act requires colleges to train all new students, faculty and staff in recognizing, reporting ... Continue Reading →

Delish 7 Spice Grill freshens up the strip

Though the 2 a.m. cheese fries from Sam’s Café contain some nutrients and Pagliai’s pizza contains every food group accounted for, healthy food is absent from the strip. Delish 7 Spice Grill intends to change that. Located on the corner of West College ... Continue Reading →

Resistance group heads from Carbondale to Cuba

Tuesday evening the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba made a stop in Carbondale on its way to Cuba. The Social Action Committee of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship cohosted the event with the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois. There was ... Continue Reading →

Unity point students go the extra 835 miles

At the height of WWI, German opposition ran as high as the American flag waved. A century later, four 8th grade girls researched how dangerous patriotism cost a man his life, but eventually saved the lives of many. Four Unity Point Elementary School students ... Continue Reading →
Cheri Reader, of Steamwood, tries out the beeswax jelly made by Annie Broyles, of Paducah, Ky.,who spoke on Saturday at the Heartland Apicultural Society conference.

Beekeepers make a beeline for SIU

This past weekend bee experts, beginners and fans alike swarmed to Carbondale to attend the 2014 Heartland Apicultural Society Beekeeping Conference. The event was created by the HAS in 2001 with the purpose to bring the beekeepers together for education, ... Continue Reading →

Legislative commitee sets rules to go green

The state will be seeing some changes in the near future, as a legislative committee approved medical marijuana rules on Tuesday. Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize medicinal marijuana under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ... Continue Reading →

Students create ACA compliant health plan

The university’s student health insurance plan is not compliant with the Affordable Care Act, and a student task force has created a new, compliant proposal, which they consider to be more valuable than the current plan. Graduate and Professional Student ... Continue Reading →

Population day brings awareness

July 11 is annual World Population Day, and this year’s focus is to bring attention to the correlation between population, resources and the affects it has on the planet. To create national attention for the issue, the Center for Biological Diversity ... Continue Reading →
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