Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian
Janie Beckman, a registered nurse at psychiatric clinic of student health services, displays the bra she made titled “Treasure Your Chest” Wednesday
at the eighth annual “Be My Bra” event. “I haven’t had any family members directly affected by breast cancer, but I know how much of a
struggle it can be for women,” said Beckman.

Bras boost breast cancer compassion

Students participated in a contest Wednesday to display bra art and raise breast cancer awareness. The Student Health Center hosted the seventh annual “Be my Bra” contest where Registered Student Organizations and Greek organizations came together ... Continue Reading →

Engineering experts sell new system to control coal dust

In a coal mine, miners work with clouds of black soot hanging over their heads and entering their lungs. Minerals Development Technologies Inc., a local company owned partially by SIU professors Yoginder Chugh and Harrold Gurley, have created a new system ... Continue Reading →

SIU students create open source 3-D printer

Imagine being able to create an object out of thin air. Whether it is a new car, shoes or cell phone, a group of SIU students are working on making that a reality. Six engineering students are working on a senior design project, titled Project Photoresin ... Continue Reading →
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Homecoming day in photos

SIU celebrated Homecoming Saturday with a parade, tailgating events, a teaser to the SIU basketball season, performances by the Marching Salukis, cheerleaders, Shakers and the main event, SIU football taking on Indiana State University. .galleria-stage ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor and provost change at least 20 campus policies

Administration pleased with semester so far. Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela walked into the chancellor’s office his first day on the job, amazed by the amount of paperwork he was asked to sign each morning. “Why do I need to approve a cook?” said ... Continue Reading →

Community members run to raise awareness for veterans

Members of Team Red, White & Blue, participated in running a leg of the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay. The relay started Sept. 11 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco and ends Nov. 9 at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor and provost change at least 20 campus policies, are pleased with semester

Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela walked into the chancellor’s office his first day on the job, amazed by the amount of paperwork he was asked to sign each morning. “Why do I need to approve a cook?” said Sarvela, who was named acting chancellor July ... Continue Reading →

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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