Delta Phi Epsilon may be new model for SIU Greek life

The Gamma Chi chapter of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is the newest Greek life organization to come to campus, and it took less than a semester to colonize. DPE’s SIU chapter, which consists of 75 members, completed all requirements and officially ... Continue Reading →
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 →

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 →

Coping with anxiety on campus

Students with anxiety disorders may have trouble in college, but there are options to help make life less overwhelming. Christy Hamilton, a counselor with Counseling and Psychological Services, said the Student Health Center received 654 students for ... Continue Reading →

‘Diversity’ a buzzword on Rauner’s transition team

From Democrats to pastors, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has lined up a diverse group of people to help his transition into office. One day after winning the Illinois governor’s race, Rauner began announcing picks for his transition team. Rauner’s ... Continue Reading →

Tablet use varies, success unclear

Underclassmen tote tablets throughout campus. However, the success of the tablets is in its infancy. The Mobile Dawg Program, a $1.5 million project distributing more than 5,600 tablets to freshmen this year, could be improving retention and recruitment, ... 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 →

No charges filed in Molly Young case

No charges will be filed in the 2012 case of the death of Molly Young, according to a report by the state’s attorney appellate prosecutor obtained by KFVS-TV. The report says there is insufficient evidence to declare the case a homicide, but that it ... Continue Reading →

Tax increase discussed at council meeting

Nothing is certain but death and taxes. However, it is not certain how high the latter will rise for community members’ homes. Carbondale residents and council members expressed opinions about a proposed property tax increase to fund pensions for police ... Continue Reading →

Hunters help the hungry

Hunters can help feed the hungry this holiday season while doing something they love. Local food pantries are accepting deer meat donations this season. One processing plant providing meat for the hungry is Whitetails Deer Processing in Carbondale. Zach ... 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 →

Dunn to fulfill chancellor duties

In addition to presiding over three campuses, the university’s president will assume chancellor responsibilities in Carbondale. President Randy Dunn will add chancellor duties to his presidential role as a short term solution following the death ... Continue Reading →
Brian Cassella • Chicago Tribune/MCT
Bruce Rauner celebrates his election as governor of Illinois on election
night Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago.

Rauner to face new challenges as Gov.-elect

One in four Illinois residents say Illinois is the worst state to live in, according to a 2014 Gallup poll. Additionally, Illinois is the fourth most corrupt state in the nation, based on U.S. Department of Justice data. Four of the last seven Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Singles look forward to getting ‘cuffed’ this season

The temperature on the thermometer is falling, and singles hope to do the same this time of year—fall in love. Aside from spending the holidays with family and friends, many people prepare for winter by searching for someone to spend it with. This ... 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 →
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