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SIU closes University Hall due to flooding, relocates 180 students

SIU closes University Hall due to flooding, relocates 180 students

By Campus Desk
April 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

More than 100 SIU students are being relocated to other buildings on campus after officials said University Hall will close because of overnight flooding.

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SIU design students host annual senior fashion show

SIU design students host annual senior fashion show

By Tyra Wooten
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Jeffrey Scott took the podium wearing a pair of shimmery silver tights Thursday night and spoke to the crowd of about 100 fashion fans in the Student Center ballrooms.

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Illinois lawmakers congratulate Winston on retirement

Illinois lawmakers congratulate Winston on retirement

By Luke Nozicka
April 27, 2017
Filed under City, News

The Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday introduced a resolution to congratulate Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, on his retirement.

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Pinkert makes case for chancellor spot

Pinkert makes case for chancellor spot

By Abbey La Tour
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Carl Pinkert wants to pay it forward. Pinkert, who is vying to become the next chancellor at the university’s largest campus, said his master’s degree in animal science from SIU in 1977 helped launch his career.

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Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

By Anna Spoerre
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, More Headlines, News

After 34 years, Winston Mezo will sell one last bagel this weekend before retiring from the business. Mezo, a native of Herrin and resident of Carbondale, stood above the charcoal grill situated in his cart April 9, entertaining a growing crowd as the bars closed. “It only took [my nephew]...

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

By Marnie Leonard
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

At its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, the Graduate and Professional Student Council voted in new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions at stake were president, vice president of administrative affairs, vice president for student affairs and four representatives...

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

By Diamond Jones
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell kicked off a student forum Tuesday night by saying he wants more people to read the university's mission statement and take seriously the objective of maintaining the institution's goals when resources are tight. The university's mission statement reads "SIU e...

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

Fourth Friday Fairs series begins Friday in downtown Carbondale

By Tyra Wooten
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

A “Spring Fling” is the theme of the first Fourth Friday Fairs beginning Friday in downtown Carbondale. The fair runs on the fourth Friday of every month until fall and will feature live music, interactive games, local artists and food vendors. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the C...

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