Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Three arrested during South Ash Street incident

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an Unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a freshman ... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin frenzy

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Chicago high school students visit art facilities.

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →

Morton Grove mayor shows support for Varughese family

On the eight-month anniversary of the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria held a news conference to show support for the family. “We are a close-knit community in Morton Grove. We pride ourself on family,” ... Continue Reading →

Student advances in business pitch competiton

The Office of Economic and Regional Development held a competition that required students to pitch business ideas to a board of judges in 90 seconds or less. After deliberation, the judges chose Brandon Nolte, a senior from Golden Eagle studying business ... Continue Reading →

World Food Day emphasizes change

Nearly one out of eight people on Earth suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to a United Nations report. U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said 17,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day. World Food Day was Oct. 15 and aimed to ... Continue Reading →

Budget pressures cause fee conflict

SIU administration reduced a fee this semester intended to centralize funding from colleges to the university to improve technological infrastructure. The university instituted a fee to every college starting Feb. 28, 2013 to support the Department of ... Continue Reading →
Bonnie Kucharski, center, director of Managed Services at Liaison Technologies, cuts a ribbon Thursday during an open house at Liaison Technologies
in Carbondale. Liaison Technologies, a data management company, celebrated its expansion at the open house as it has grown to 56 employees
since moving to Carbondale.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Liaison brings tech jobs to SIU

Opportunity for SIU students to find technology jobs in southern Illinois increased Friday when Liaison Technologies, a data management company, doubled in size. SIU graduates make up 95 percent of the firm’s 56 employees. The firm celebrated its new ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor needs surgery to remove treatable cancer

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela will need surgery to remove his rare but treatable tumor, according to an email on Wednesday by his oncologist, Dr. Brian Van Tine. Van Tine, an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor diagnosed with treatable cancer

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela has been diagnosed with a rare but treatable cancer. “The good news is that I have been given an excellent prognosis for a positive outcome, and I will be able to maintain an active, if somewhat modified schedule in my ... Continue Reading →

Interest in DPS self defense class doubles

The SIU Department of Public Safety is instructing women of all ages to be prepared to fight for their safety in any situation. Sgt. Chad Beights of DPS who has taught the program for eight years, said the class usually has about 20 people sign up. This ... Continue Reading →

October brings domestic violence awareness

Three women die every day because of domestic abuse, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. October is domestic violence awareness month, and students and community members are marking the occasion by educating the public on how to ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
Allyssa Kolenda, left, a freshman from Naperville studying languages, cultures and international
studies, and Josie Mitzelfelt, a freshman from Trivoli studying architecture,
walk a dog Wednesday around Campus Lake. St. Francis Community Animal Rescue &
Education, a shelter in Murphysboro, brought dogs to campus for Rover to the Rescue, an
event put together by Dawn Null, wellness coordinator at Student Health Services Wellness
Center. “I put this together to give students who are animal lovers and may have left
their pet at home a chance to relax during a stressful time before midterms,” Null said.

Students bond with animals to relieve stress

Rescued pooches of all sizes and breeds came together to boost the morale of SIU students on Wednesday at the Campus Lake Boat Dock. The St. Francis CARE animal shelter teamed up with the Wellness and Health Promotion Services to create Rover to the Rescue—an ... Continue Reading →

One-of-a-kind class to debut in spring

This spring, SIU is will offer a free online course that is the first of its kind. Behavior Analysis and Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders is the university’s first Massive Open Online Course, and is the only course in the country that deals with ... Continue Reading →
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