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 →

Committee and community talk arts

Carbondale is no stranger to the arts. Many community members think more can be done to familiarize Carbondale residents and people from other areas with the city’s creative offerings. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its sixth meeting to discuss ... Continue Reading →

Million dollar grant received for trauma research

Trauma, especially in children, hides in deep, unknown areas of the mind. Social work graduate students will soon enter a program designed to uncover specialized treatments for this issue. Twenty-three students in the School of Social Work master’s ... 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 →

Groups disagree on future of energy

Coal is one the oldest forms of energy in the world, being the fossilized remnants of trees that are millions of years old. Now, the debate is whether or not people should continue to use it. Jeff Biggers, a southern Illinois native and author of “Reckoning ... 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 →
Fareed Alston, a SIU alumnus and cinematographer, presented a preview of his film on Ferguson Monday during “Race, Policing, and Justice:
Lessons From Ferguson,” at the Carbondale Civic Center. Alston, one of five panelists discussing media coverage and involvement in Ferguson,
has been documenting the area since August. “As a media person and protester I was subject to many police aggressions,” Alston said.
Jordan Duncan • Daily Egyptian

Ferguson media coverage discussed

Citizens expressed their opinions about media coverage of the events in Ferguson, Mo. in the Carbondale Civic Center on Monday night. A panel of media professionals and specialists, varying from radio to photography and cinema, gathered to discuss journalistic ... Continue Reading →
Will Lusk, left, interacts with Tori Bond Friday while walking the flag to the Marion Veterans Affairs
Medical Center. The center is the checkpoint for the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay marking
day no. 44 of the relay. Lusk and Bond are members of the regional team. “I participated to show
support for my dad and other veterans.” Bond said. The American flag shown was flown on a helicopter
in Afghanistan said Dave James, honorary captain of the relay. The flag will be retired once
the relay is completed Nov. 11 in Washington.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Community members run for veterans

After running miles across the city with an American flag waving overhead, a visibly winded runner was greeted by cheering supporters Friday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. The Old Glory Cost to Coast relay started Sept. 11 at the Veterans ... 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 →

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 →

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 →
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 →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... 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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