Student creates social networking site

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Tom from Myspace and laid the foundation for social media sites. Now SIU student Jordan Jones is following in their footsteps. Jones, a sophomore from Joliet studying computer science and business management, said ... Continue Reading →
Holly Haliwell, of Carbondale, performs Sunday during ‘Glam, The Ultimate Drag Show” at The Wedding Garden in Carbondale. Haliwell has performed for 3 years in the area, and also works with various
community theatres around southern Illinois. The event was the first drag show held in Carbondale since Club Traz, also known as Club 213, closed its doors in May.
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

The drag show must go on

A spotlight follows a drag queen covered in iridescent sequins as she graces the stage. Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” plays, as people form a line to slip dollar bills between her breasts. Carbondale’s most famous drag queen, Blanche Du Bois, ... Continue Reading →

Subway back, as Starbucks moves

The Student Center has recently added a new dining option and change is still underway. Tena Bennett, director of the Student Center, said Subway opened Saturday and Starbucks is undergoing a move down the hall. She said the Subway was planned to open ... Continue Reading →

Vacant office misleads campus

Anyone hoping to report a grievance to the university in the past two years would have been directed to an office that no longer exists, and a phone number that is out of service. The Office of the Ombudsman was closed in August of 2012, but as of Aug. ... Continue Reading →

Students deal with crowded dorm rooms

There are 200 more students living on campus this year than last year, which has increased the number of people who live in over-crowded rooms. Crystal Bouhl, assistant director of University Housing, said nearly one in every 10 students reside in over-assigned ... Continue Reading →

Candidates debate for trustee election

Three student trustee candidates discussed key campus issues Wednesday during a debate in the Student Center. When the candidates were questioned about the greatest issue that the campus is facing, each had different opinions of how to go about changing ... Continue Reading →

Pulling all the stops for a sellout

With expectations rising for the football team, Athletic Director Mario Moccia hopes the number of attendees at Saluki football games is on the rise too. In 2013, the average attendance at SIU football games was 8,554. That is just over half of the full ... Continue Reading →

Student government seeks senators

More than half of the Undergraduate Student Government seats have not yet been appointed this year. USG Chief of Staff Shantel Franklin, a junior from Chicago studying political science, said there are 20 open senate seats. The Senate consists of 34 seats, ... Continue Reading →

Debate team sets goals sky high

The Saluki Debate Team has three new additions this year: two debaters and a new coach. Todd Graham, director of the team, said Ben Reid, Zach Schneider and Aditya Sharma have recently joined the team. Graham said Reid, a graduate student from Kansas ... Continue Reading →

Corporate sponsorship helps STEM students

A $50,000 donation, to Southern Illinois University, doubled the student participation in a program to bridge the gap from high school to college. The donation allowed 26 incoming freshman interested in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian
Melinda Yeoman, coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center, laughs with members of the new Registered Student Organization, Women Excelling in
Leadership and Learning, Tuesday at the Center for Inclusive Excellence at the Student Center. Yeoman is the faculty advisor for the RSO and has worked with
students to help launch WELL this semester including vice president Savannah McCord, a senior from St. Louis studying business and psychology. “There
are a lot of resources on campus for women to socially connect,” McCord said. “But there are not a lot of avenues for women to connect on a deeper level.”

RSO promotes women’s wellness

If you are a Saluki woman looking for the secrets to success, seek no further. The Women Excelling in Leadership and Learning Registered Student Organization will hold its first workshop of the semester at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Delta ... Continue Reading →
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Banding together

With 207 members, the Marching Salukis are back and bigger than ever. George Brozak, associate director for athletic bands, said the band consisted of 62 members when he began working at the university in 2008. He said while recruiting students, he wants ... Continue Reading →
Taha Khan, a sophomore from Des Plaines studying business, plays guitar Saturday outside
the Life Science II building. Khan has been playing guitar for seven years. “If you have a passion
for something, go for it - don’t give up on it,” Khan said. His brother taught him how to
play guitar, said Khan. He later turned to YouTube videos to improve his music.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Hidden talent strums around campus

While walking around campus, if you hear a guitar riff echoing in the distance, it may be Taha Khan and his guitar. Khan, a sophomore from Chicago studying business, doubles as an aspiring guitar player and songwriter. Khan can often be seen strumming ... Continue Reading →

Hypnotist helps through humor

Captured in a straitjacket from shoulders to waist, comedy hypnotist Matt Grisham decided his best bet to escape was dancing to Michael Jackson’s greatest hits. He successfully broke free Saturday for an audience of SIU students. Next, one audience ... Continue Reading →
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Retention targeted by task force

Nearly 40 percent of students who attended their first year in 2012 didn’t return for a second year, according to the university fact book. As retention remains a continual issue on campus, a task force is implementing new initiatives in the hopes ... Continue Reading →
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