GPSC elects next year’s officers

The Graduate Professional Student Council elected Matt Ryg as its president Tuesday evening. Ryg, current vice president of Administrative Affairs, defeated Patrick Hunn and Amanda Barnard. “I speak collectively as a group, inside the university and ... Continue Reading →

USG allocates for fiscal year 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government approved every allocation for umbrella organizations for the first period of fiscal year 2015 at its Tuesday meeting. Umbrella organizations are groups that oversee numerous other, smaller groups. The Senate did not ... Continue Reading →

College of Business student revamps traditional recipes

Many students can eat what they want without worrying about the ingredients, which on a college budget might come in handy. But there are those who do not have that luxury. Alex Hutchinson, one of two winners of the blue category in the Saluki App Competition, ... Continue Reading →

Students aim to guide explorers’ paths

One of the 2014 Saluki App Competition winners might help students find their own trails, or at least ones they never knew about. The second annual competition concluded April 7, with the grand prize going to two student apps — SI Trails and The Gluten ... Continue Reading →

Petition for Pravin continues to grow

Calls for a special investigation into the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese are growing quickly. Lovely Varughese, Pravin’s mother, started the Justice for Pravin campaign as a means of finding out what happened to her son the night of his death. Pravin ... Continue Reading →
Aaron Connor, a senior from Murphysboro studying human nutrition and dietetics, fishes Sunday during the fifth-annual Saluki Bassers Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament at Lake of Egypt in Marion. Connor, a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Saluki Bassers, was one of several student veterans who participated in the tournament. He said it was great to be back on the water again. “I love it,” Connor said. “I spent 10 months overseas and the closest thing I got to water was a dam.” The Saluki Bassers meet every week at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Lake boat docks.

Bassers give school national recognition

Not many sport clubs can say they have a professional athlete who once competed for their team, but SIU’s Saluki Bassers, the school’s bass fishing team, holds that distinction. The club debuted in 2004, and has won tens of thousands of dollars from ... Continue Reading →

Miller secures student trustee position

After winning 60 percent of the vote against opponent Kane Hudson, a freshman from Peoria studying engineering, Adrian Miller will serve as SIUC’s student trustee on the SIU Board of Trustees beginning June 1 after Jesse Cler’s term expires. Miller ... Continue Reading →

Shulak wins USG presidency

After winning 54 percent of the vote against opponent Chris Wheetley, a junior from Murphysboro studying political science and paralegal studies, Cameron Shulak will serve as president of the Undergraduate Student Government beginning June 1 after Adrian ... Continue Reading →
Ashani Hamilton, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y. studying animal science, gets up close with Sheik, one of three camels featured in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Thursday at SIU Arena. Hamilton and his zoology class were given a behind-the-scenes look at how the animals are cared for during the circus’s tour, which performed five shows at the arena during the weekend. Hamilton said it was a great opportunity to ask unique questions about the mix of exotic and domestic animals. “We don’t have many opportunities like this, so this was pretty special,” he said.

Circus brings entertainment, education and protestors

As the circus traveled through Carbondale, it brought exotic animals, educational opportunities and activist protests alike. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stopped at the university from Friday through Sunday as part of its “Super ... Continue Reading →

Students protest educational debt

Roughly 20 years ago, an SIU student accepted her very first credit card just outside Faner Hall. Now at age 65, Rene Cook, of Carbondale, said she is still in debt after graduating in 1996 because of that longtime-regretted credit card, along with her ... Continue Reading →

Students protest educational debt

Roughly 20 years ago, an SIU student accepted her very first credit card just outside Faner Hall. Now 65 years old, Rene Cook, of Carbondale, said she is still in debt after graduating in 1996 because of that longtime regretted credit card along with ... Continue Reading →

Graduate assistants file charges against trustees

An ongoing labor complaint against the university administration by a graduate student union remains unsettled.  Graduate Assistants United filed unfair labor practice charges against the SIU Board of Trustees after many months of waiting for the university ... Continue Reading →

Be The Match 5K races for a cure

If someone you know is suffering from a blood cancer, one out of four siblings could possibly be a match transplant. Registered Student Organization, Be The Match is hosting its first GLOW for the Cure 5K walk-run Friday to raise funds and awareness for ... Continue Reading →
Undergraduate Student Government Treasurer Cameron Shulak answers questions as opponent USG Senator Christopher Wheetley waits to present his rebuttal Tuesday during the USG Presidential debate at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The presidential candidates debated several issues facing the undergraduate student body and described how they would work to fix them if elected.

Candidates debate as election clock ticks closer

Student Trustee and Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections are now open on Desire2Learn, and Tuesday evening the candidates took one last chance to make their platforms clear. The debate, sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, ... Continue Reading →
Max Shackelton, 6, of Desoto, plays with a train set Tuesday at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders on campus. The center offers therapy sessions based on individual client needs including social interaction, problem solving and developing a daily routine. The center is a partner with The Autism Program of Illinois. April is Autism Awareness Month. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in 68 children is on the autism spectrum, which is defined as a group of brain development disorders.

Center challenges autism stigma

From the time Ryan Williams was told he would have to be institutionalized to his becoming a high-functioning college student, the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders has made an everlasting influence on his life. Williams, a 19-year-old freshman from ... Continue Reading →
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