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 →
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 →

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 →

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 →
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 →

Nebulas viewable from Neckers

On any given night, there are many planets and stars to see in the sky, however observers may soon be able to see an entirely different galaxy. “It could be now or it could be in a few months, but Andromeda is coming up,” Lecturer of physics April ... Continue Reading →

Molly Young’s dad files million dollar civil suit

Two years after the controversial death of Molly Young, her father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former boyfriend Richard Minton. Her father, Larry Young, is suing for $1 million, claiming the death of his daughter, who died from a gunshot ... Continue Reading →

“Oklahoma!” takes the stage

A young, hopeful cowboy wanders into Aunt Eller’s yard singing, “Oh, what a beautiful morning. Oh, what a beautiful day. I’ve got a beautiful feeling that everything’s going my way!” It’s the night of the box social, and he’s got Laurey ... Continue Reading →

Sailing club endures rough waters

A handful of longtime sailors are trying to keep the tradition of sailing alive and well as economic strains have taken a toll on the southern Illinois sailing community in recent years. “This is kind of what we do to keep it from dying,” said Bob ... Continue Reading →

SIU researcher finds gene linked to aging

A research scientist at the School of Medicine in Springfield has identified a potential aging gene. Dr. Rong Yuan, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, is the principal investigator for two federal grant projects to study aging ... Continue Reading →

Movie magic under the lights

More than one hundred students and residents of Carbondale gathered Tuesday at Saluki Stadium to relax on the field and watch a movie on the video board. Saluki Athletics and SIU Extended Campus sponsored the first “Free Movie Night” of the summer ... Continue Reading →
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