New IT site promotes web security

Although the Internet has created a global society that is always connected, computer hackers exploit that connectivity to steal personal information. The Information Security unit of the Office of Information Technology has created secureit.siu.edu to ... Continue Reading →

Quinn announces emergency response center

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday Illinois will invest $4.5 million to further develop the Southern Illinois Airport property, which will include the construction of an emergency response center. The investment comes as part of Quinn’s “Illinois Jobs ... Continue Reading →

Hedrick brings back Noir with Nic Carter’s final chapter

Noir-style of popular films in the ‘40s had a distinct set of characteristics including black and white picture, dramatic lighting, mystery, and a sense of mischief. Portraying that style on a live stage can be just as challenging as it is mesmerizing. The ... Continue Reading →
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Alumnus praises the lard

This weekend marked the 27th-annual Praise the Lard barbecue cook-off in Murphysboro. The event featured 76 teams from 14 different states and a team from Germany. Randy Twyford, owner of Twyford BBQ & Catering, entered Praise the Lard this year ... Continue Reading →
Katie Strain, center, a graduate student from La Grange studying zoology, walks with her daughter Addison, 3, Saturday during the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Carbondale Community High School’s Frank Bleyer Field. The two walked for their team “No Strain, No Gain” and raised $730.
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A mile for their memory

Teams walked Saturday morning carrying colored plastic flowers, symbolizing the memories of their lost loved ones—or their loved ones’ lost memories. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter hosted this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s ... Continue Reading →

Chief Newman makes changes

Police Chief Benjamin Newman oversaw plans for new Department of Public Safety headquarters, new uniforms and new campus liaisons in his first year at the university. The university will spend $1.8 million to move the department headquarters from Washington ... Continue Reading →
Jon Hall, a graduate student from Sesser studying finance, mixes a drink Saturday at Saluki Bar N’ Grill. On Sept. 14, the bar
changed its minimum entry age to 21 and has implemented new menus, training and atmosphere, according to its Facebook page.
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Saluki Bar N’ Grill goes 21 and up

Saluki Bar N’ Grill opened its doors exclusively to patrons 21 years and older for the first time in five years on Sept. 14. Owner Greg Knoob said the age limit changed from 19 to 21 and older after he bought the bar and Cali’s back from Robby Deltre, ... Continue Reading →

Video depicts violence on Strip

A video depicting people fighting Saturday morning on the Strip reached more than 15,000 views by Monday morning. The video, posted by YouTube account PassedOutUniversity on Saturday, shows several people beating an individual on South Illinois Avenue. “Our ... Continue Reading →

Institute discusses water issues

Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation estimates 748 million people lack access to quality drinking water. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosted a lecture ... Continue Reading →

Gunshot victim sent to hospital

A person was sent to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in life-threatening condition Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound. The Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of East Grand ... Continue Reading →
Jon Davey, president of the R. Buckminster Fuller and Ann Hewitt Fuller Dome Home Preservation Board, speaks Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovations at the Richard Buckminster Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale. “We have a great board of people [giving their all] for this project,” he said. The next phase of renovations will refurbish the interior of the dome, and the third and final phase will complete the home as a museum honoring R. Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller.
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Buckminster dome home preservation begins phase 2

After many years of sitting dormant under a tarp, the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home’s exterior has been restored, and owners will continue with the next phase of restoration. Preservation began in April and its second phase commenced Tuesday with a ribbon ... Continue Reading →

SIU investigates Yik Yak app

University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said the university is investigating Yik Yak because of inappropriate posts on the social media application. She said the university is looking into the app, but could not give further details by press time Monday. The ... Continue Reading →

Police make arrest connected to burglary

A suspect was arrested Friday morning after police received information about a gun that connected him to a residential burglary. Malik Wright, 19, of Carbondale, was apprehended when officers learned he was in possession of a handgun reported stolen ... Continue Reading →

Fire damages rooms in Carbondale Towers

Two air conditioning units exploded at the Carbondale Towers about 4 p.m. Saturday, damaging parts of the fourth and fifth floors. No injuries have been reported. Assistant Fire Chief Ted Lomax of the Carbondale Fire Department said two apartments on ... Continue Reading →
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Replica Vietnam wall comes to SIU

One hundred sixty-two southern Illinois natives lost their lives in the Vietnam War. They will join their 58,300 fallen comrades in memorial at the practice football field, south of Saluki Stadium. A travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... Continue Reading →
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