Student Center Craft Shop coordinator Ron Dunkel poses for a portrait in the Big Muddy Room at the Student Center on Monday. Dunkel plans to retire in his position, which he has held since 1994. —Peter Rogalla | Daily Egyptian

The art of inspiration

Finding Ron Dunkel is easy. In the basement of the Student Center is a Craft Shop that has been around for 40 years. Ask the person at the main desk if Ron is in. The answer will likely be, “Yes, check in the wood shop.” Since 1982, Dunkel has worked ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor search co-chairs named, committee forming

Early stages of finding a chancellor have begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties after Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Nov. 9, said Rehabilitation Institute Director Carl Flowers and psychology Chairwoman Meera Komarraju have been named ... Continue Reading →

Talk warns of heroin use increase

Sarah Wolfson is back on her horse. Wolfson rode and trained horses throughout high school, but five years ago as an SIU student, Wolfson had an accident while riding, severely hurting both of her knees. To relieve her pain, she was prescribed Vicodin. ... Continue Reading →

SIU will pay more than $1.7M for 2011 furlough days

Southern Illinois University will pay more than $1.7 million to about 1,500 current and former employees who had to take unpaid furlough days in 2011. According to the ruling the university did not appeal Thursday, the administration at the time–President ... Continue Reading →

Sisters aren’t always by blood

A little-known southern Illinois women’s group is no longer a secret. The Secret Sisters Society of Southern Illinois, an organization that embraces women’s versatile personalities, is gaining traction. The group–created in 2013 by Kristi Hoak, ... Continue Reading →

Wire fire burns memories, displaces eight

Eight students affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon had to find new living arrangements for the semester after a Jan. 5 fire damaged their home. The resolution found some young men living with friends, some finding a new apartment and some even taking shelter ... Continue Reading →

The facts about Frozen Fun

Events sponsored by University Housing usually include kiddie games, popcorn and T-shirt giveaways, but rarely do they involve ice skates and green screens. Entertainment Avenue, a Maryland-based firm for fun, provided a 24-by-4 foot synthetic ice-skating ... Continue Reading →
In this file photo from Nov. 7, 2011, supporters of the Faculty Association march through the Agriculture Building during a student-organized rally march across campus. Students, faculty, members of Occupy Carbondale and community members joined the crowd as they made stops around campus.  –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

SIU’s lawsuit appeal deadline Thursday

The university has until Thursday to appeal an Illinois Education Association’s unfair labor practice lawsuit against SIU’s former administration. If it does not appeal, SIU would have to pay nearly $1.9 million to about 2,000 current ... Continue Reading →

Resolutions are ripe at the Rec

The calendar changing leads many people to want to change their lives. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, according to a poll by the University of Scranton. A separate poll conducted by Marist College found health-related ... Continue Reading →

What’s NEXT for Sara Diesburg?

An SIU student was named one of the top-five finalists for a national interior design competition, which included about 800 college students. Sara Diesburg, a senior studying interior design from Paxton, was named a finalist for the competition, called ... Continue Reading →
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A little piece of me

SIU students moved back into their residence hall rooms for the beginning of the new semester, and DAILY EGYPTIAN photographers asked what one possession they brought means the most to them and why. ... Continue Reading →

Southern Illinois celebrates MLK

More than 300 people commemorated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at a breakfast hosted by the Carbondale branch of the NAACP on Monday at the Student Center ballrooms. The 33rd Annual King Breakfast started at 8 a.m. and featured top officials ... Continue Reading →

Trial delayed for man accused of sending SIUC threats of beheadings, bombings

A federal trial has been delayed for the man federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university which caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September ... Continue Reading →
Living alone in a dorm has its pros and cons, just ask Chris Ulloa. Ulloa, a freshman from McHenry studying biology, said this is the second place he has lived in the last semester. After moving onto the Honors floor in Schneider Hall half way through last semester, he had a new roommate. “I could sign up with friends but why do that? This is about living the college experience and meet someone new,” Ulloa said. He and his roommate got along through the year but after entering his room Monday, it seemed much larger only having one bed in a double room. Ulloa was without a roommate. Having the room to himself has its tranquil moments, he said, but it was nice having someone around.

A room for one more

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Recreation Center renovates for 2015

Jessica Brown| Daily Egyptian Patrons’ health will not be the only thing to receive a makeover this year at the Recreation Center. The structure, built in 1976, has gone through significant upgrades during its time on campus and is undergoing more renovations ... Continue Reading →
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