Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptitian
Bowling & Billiards in the Student Center is a bowling alley that holds classes, league tournaments and bowing events such as cosmic bowling since it opened in 1961. “I have the greatest job on earth,” said Bill Null, the Bowling & Billiards recreation manager. Null currently manages 21 student workers who help run the daily responsibilities of the alley.

Bowling lanes bring school savings

The difference between wooden and synthetic bowling lanes would not be obvious to a regular bowler, but to those paying the bills, the difference is critical. SIU Bowling & Billiards opened in 1961 but in 2007, synthetic lanes replaced the wooden ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
Students walk past the SIU Sustainability Council’s solar charging picnic table Monday. The table
was paid for by student fees, which go to increasing sustainability-focused programs on campus.

Green Fund provides sustainability

The Green Fund is doing all it can to provide projects that enhance sustainability throughout the campus. Because of the fund, SIU is now on the list of Princeton Review’s “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” for three of the last five years. Kris Schachel, ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Jodi Robertson, director of nurses for the Student Health Center, injects a flu vaccine
Monday at the Student Health Center. “Usually an average of around 900 to
1,000 vaccinations are administered for the year,” Robertson said. The next free
flu clinic will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Student Health Center

student flu prevention at Health Center

A pinprick may prevent missing a week of classes because of illness, and the university plans to make flu shots easier on students’ wallets. The university administered free influenza vaccinations from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Health ... Continue Reading →

School of law removes tuition cap

In past years SIU School of Law students could obtain two degrees without increasing their tuition, though now the extra education comes with a cost. At the end of the last academic year, the cap on tuition for graduate students studying law was removed. The ... Continue Reading →

Committee listens to students’ desires

The Downtown Advisory Committee, formed over the summer by the Carbondale City Council to gather information on improving downtown, invites students to voice their opinions at its next meeting. David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-•-Daily-Egyptian

LOGIC harvests for sustainability

Traditionally, one would picture a farmer as an old man wearing dirty overalls with a piece of wheat hanging from his mouth, not your average college student. The Local Organic Gardening Initiative of Carbondale is a Registered Student Organization that ... Continue Reading →
Lewis-Marien-•-Daily-Egyptian

A shift from tradition, a respite for campers

Campers with disabilities sang on the patio area of a cabin in a circle with the support and encouragement of assigned SIU student caregivers this weekend at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Traditions Respite Camp is a camp for adults with physical, ... Continue Reading →

Chabad house celebrates Jewish new year

Jewish students and community members are welcome to commemorate the Jewish New Year, and other holidays at Chabad of SIU. Chabad is “a worldwide movement, caring for the spiritual and material needs of all Jews,” according to the organization’s ... Continue Reading →

Philosophy requests diverse hire

The Department of Philosophy’s tenure and tenure-track faculty hiring plan states the department’s faculty is understaffed and has a diversity problem. Faculty hiring plans can be submitted at the beginning of each fall semester by departments to ... Continue Reading →

SIU approves Fermentation Institute

The science of alcohol has not been a formal area study for SIU students—until now. SIU is adding a new Fermentation Institute, which will inhabit the remodeled McLafferty Annex. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the institute last summer. ... Continue Reading →
Brooke Zwicky

Teenage girl missing since Monday

A 17-year-old girl is missing and was last seen about 5:25 p.m. on Monday, according to a Carbondale Police Department press release. Brooke E. Zwicky, a white female who is 5-foot-2-inches, was reported missing to the CPD from the 1000 block of East ... Continue Reading →

Healthcare headlines GPSC meeting

Graduate and Professional Student Council discussed updates on the student healthcare initiative, the 20-hour work cap and the addition of a new science institute and major at its Tuesday meeting. President Matt Ryg said the latest proposal request for ... Continue Reading →

USG introduces Saluki 411

The Undergraduate Student Government proposed several new initiatives, voted on 14 Registered Student Organizations funding requests and appointed six senators at its meeting Tuesday. President Cameron Shulak said USG is working on a web portal for student ... Continue Reading →

Saluki plant breeders develop better soybeans

The university’s latest soybean research project has provided information for further research and triggered a twin program at a university in Greece. Stella Kantartzi heads the soybean research and is a graduate of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, ... Continue Reading →

Students initiate assault task force

With the recent arrests of six SIU students for sexual assaults Sept. 12 through 14 in two separate incidents, student leaders are launching a new task force to address attacks on and off campus. Cameron Shulak, president of the Undergraduate Student ... Continue Reading →
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