Student employee week brings recognition to Center for Inclusive Excellence

SIU honored the 2013-14 student employee of the year Thursday morning in Lentz Hall. The criteria necessary to be nominated for this award is established by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators, of which many schools, including ... Continue Reading →
SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Poshard steps down May 1

President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn ... Continue Reading →

Staff council election results in

The Administrative Professional Staff Council will have some new faces in leadership for the next three years. The council met Wednesday in Anthony Hall to announce results of the general election: current councilwoman Kathy Jones, and new members Shane ... Continue Reading →

‘Under matching’ can hinder academic potential

“Under matching” is a new term used to describe the phenomenon that occurs when students, to ensure their acceptance, attend less selective colleges than their academic achievements would permit.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, under ... Continue Reading →
Quin O’Brien, a freshman from Mt. Prospect studying automotive
technology catches and releases a bluegill Tuesday at Campus Lake.
This was O’Brien’s third time fishing at the Campus Lake. Although
he hooked two fish close together, he said, “I got one, actually I think
it’s the same one.” Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks said Campus
Lake’s fish diversity has decreased over several years.
IAN MULLEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Urban lakes unsafe in summer

Again this summer, scientists are advising people to not swim in Campus Lake or allow their dogs to drink from it.  Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks, who specializes in freshwater and marine biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology, said small animals ... Continue Reading →

Poshard: There’s not enough support

President presents legislators with repercussions of a 20 percent cut If university officials want to avoid a major appropriations cut, they will need legislators to extend Gov. Pat Quinn’s temporary tax increases. But President Glenn Poshard said Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →

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.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

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.
CHRIS ZOELLER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →
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