SIU safety is all the Rave

The word rave does not usually bring thoughts of safety to one’s mind when associated with college students, but university’s new alert system is sure to change that. SIU is now the thousandth customer for the Rave Mobile Safety Alert System. This ... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Wall comes to SIU

In 1982, three known graduates of the Air Force ROTC program at SIU had their names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor their service and sacrifice for their country. A replica of the wall will be on display on the ... Continue Reading →

SIU begins search for new provost

Provost John Nicklow has been reassigned to administrative duties,. Nicklow will be assigned within the College of Engineering and Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela said an interim provost will be appointed at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. “Please ... Continue Reading →

SIU McNair scholars dedicate their summer to research

Most college students use their summer break to kick back and relax, but there are 14 students at SIU who have used their break quite differently. The students are a part of the McNair Scholars Program and have devoted nearly 320 hours of their summer ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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