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 →

Derby girls never say die

What do the Dread Pirate Robyn, Lethal Objection, Splatter and A-K forty Devon all have in common? Two words: roller derby. The Southern Illinois Roller Girls will be hosting a scrimmage with their sister and brother leagues, instead of the Northeast ... Continue Reading →

Child center hosts fundraiser

Since 2002, the non-profit Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center has been helping local physically and sexually abused children. Their services assist hundreds of children each year. The mission of the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center in Pinckneyville ... Continue Reading →
Kourtland Bidinger, a student at Parrish School in Carbondale, shares a victory dance with freshman receiver Jimmy Jones at the Saluki Kids Academy camp last week.

Kids academy scores with local students

Most kids do not get the chance to learn about football from Division I players, but for one day, 35 local area grade school students got the chance. The football clinic was part of the Saluki Kids Academy, a literacy camp for striving readers in the ... Continue Reading →
Five of the 20 exchange students discuss what’s next on their schedule while taking a break from volunteering for Green Earth Incorporated, a local organization. These students are part of the Study of the U.S. Institute on Government and Public Policy for Student Leaders.

SIU hosts 20 students from Asia

Undergraduate students from central Asia were selected to travel overseas to experience the culture and learn the government style of the United States, particularly southern Illinois. Five students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey were chosen ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named acting chancellor

Paul Sarvela, vice president for academic affairs, was named acting chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes. ... Continue Reading →

Upcycling to waste less and create more

Upcycling can turn old trash into treasure. Ron Dunkel, coordinator of the Student Center Craft Shop, said “Upcycling is taking waste or old materials and transforming them into something new or better than the original.” The Craft Shop offers an ... Continue Reading →
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