Glass pumpkins to be sold Saturday

Typical pumpkin patches are places for children to run, play and enjoy the fall air. At the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, you may need to watch your step. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Southern Glass Works’ 8th-annual glass pumpkin sale, will begin 9:00 ... Continue Reading →
Savannah McCord, center, a senior from St. Louis studying business management and psychology, instructs an annual yoga class
Wednesday at the Student Center, as part of Campus Sustainability Day. “If we are trying to create sustainability for the earth, it is
important that we create sustainability for our bodies,” McCord said.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Carnival creates sustainable ideas

SIU Sustainability hosted an environmentally friendly series of events for the “fall version” of Earth Day called Campus Sustainability Day. The Student Center art gallery was home to the first “Sustainival” Wednesday. Many “green,” do-it-yourself ... Continue Reading →

Seven sexual assaults reported this semester

Two Chicago police officers say women are most vulnerable to sexual assaults on college campuses between orientation and Thanksgiving break, a time period they call the “red zone.” While being in this zone at SIU, there have been seven sexual assaults ... Continue Reading →

Four suspects in custody for campus battery

The SIU Department of Public Safety has identified all six suspects, four of whom are in custody, in the battery of a former student near the Agriculture Building on Sept. 30, the student said. Chris Hooks, a 26-year-old alumnus who was attacked while ... Continue Reading →

GPSC decides against divestment of fossil fuels

After close deliberation, the Graduate Student and Professional Council decided not to approve the resolution to divest SIU funds from fossil fuel companies. Patricia Walker, a senior from Carbondale studying biological sciences, spoke on behalf of Students ... Continue Reading →

Faculty senate talks deficit

Interim Provost Susan Ford told the faculty senate Tuesday the university has a $3 million budget deficit. “State college revenue comes from two places which are the state and tuition,” she said. State revenues are down since the 2008 recession, so ... Continue Reading →

Alliance aims to end LGBTQ discrimination

Twenty to 40 percent of homeless youth are a part of the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer community, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. This is one of the many statistics addressed Tuesday at a seminar ... Continue Reading →

USG introduces proposal for student trustee vote

Students from SIU and SIU-Edwardsville each have one student trustee to represent them, they are elected by the students on the two campuses. Under current law, the governor chooses one of the trustees to have a vote on the SIU Board of Trustees, but ... Continue Reading →
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Professor works to save Everglades

Everglades National Park is one of the largest habitats of biodiversity in the U.S., home to species like the American alligator, Florida panther and manatee. But the region has been greatly affected by the pollution and farming of humans. In 2000, Congress ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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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 →
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