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 →
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 →

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 →

Nation’s ‘deadliest’ frat hopes to establish chapter at SIU

With nine deaths attributed to it since 2006, Sigma Alpha Epsilon hopes to be the next fraternity at SIU. Founded more than 150 years ago, SAE is one of the largest and oldest fraternities in the nation, and is now seeking to join more than 30 other fraternities ... Continue Reading →

Student sees effects of DPS pepper spray

“I still can’t see out of my left eye,” said Cedric Berryhill a week after being pepper sprayed by a Department of Public Safety officer. Two SIU students and a visiting friend said they were pepper sprayed by a DPS officer at Thompson Point for ... Continue Reading →

Adams seeks Carbondale mayor position

A second person has tossed her hat in the ring for mayor of Carbondale. City councilwoman Jane Adams announced Saturday she will run against John Henry, owner of Henry Printing, to replace interim Mayor Don Monty who will not seek re-election April ... Continue Reading →

Dissecting ‘Animals’ without knives

Nudity, sex, blood and a catchy beat are what viewers retain from Maroon 5’s music video for their new single, “Animals.” Between clips of lead singer Adam Levine dancing shirtless inside of a meat locker, the music video exposes issues in society ... Continue Reading →
Olivia Martinez, a freshman from Round Lake studying fashion design merchandising, works on an outfit made out of recycled goods Nov. 7 at Quigley Hall. The SIU Sustainability Department is teaming up with the Fashion Design and Merchandising registered student organization to make outfits out of recycled goods. Saturday is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling nationwide. —Lewis Marien

RSO fashions recycled merchandise

With hundreds of recycled supplies spread throughout its studio, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Registered Student Organization got its hands dirty to make “green” attire. After working for the past six weeks, two designs were made by the group ... Continue Reading →
The Rev. Joseph Brown speaks Thursday at the public visitation for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela who died Sunday. Brown read from scripture, shared a poem and recited an excerpt from a letter written by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Sarvela’s life honored at visitation

The line of people waiting to speak with the family of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who died Sunday, wrapped through the Student Center Ballrooms and out the door between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, university spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said. University ... Continue Reading →

Committee evaluates realistic options

Fresh ideas for downtown Carbondale are budding, but the Downtown Advisory Committee believes it will take financial, public and community responsibility to see these plans through. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its seventh of eight meetings to ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Posard, left, speaks to Paul Sarvela on his last day as SIU President April 31. Sarvela joined Poshard on an farewell tour of campus. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Remembering Paul Sarvela: 1959-2014

Community reflects on 28 years of service to SIU When interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, the university didn’t lose just its chancellor. It lost a husband, a father and a man who loved life, beer, research, ... Continue Reading →
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