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Renowned female journalist talks war reporting

By Matt Daray
March 5, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

Telling stories is what Jackie Spinner loves to do.Spinner, a renowned journalist and SIU alumna, told her own story Monday at the Morris Library Auditorium in celebration of Women’s History Month.While she spoke of her time covering the Iraq War, she said it was hard for her to not take pictures of the a...

Harrisburg raises relief funds, hope

Harrisburg raises relief funds, hope

By Tara Kulash
March 5, 2012
Filed under News

Harrisburg High School's Davenport Gymnasium was packed Sunday night as the community came together for comfort.After an EF4 tornado ripped through the town Wednesday and killed six residents, the Harrisburg Ministerial Alliance organized a worship and prayer service at the high school. More than 800 pe...

Campus aids Harrisburg in tornado relief

Campus aids Harrisburg in tornado relief

By Tara Kulash
March 5, 2012
Filed under News

Students across the university are reaching out to Harrisburg.The EF4 tornado that devastated the town's community Wednesday left 200 to 300 homes and 25 businesses damaged or destroyed. Students, faculty and staff have helped the town by volunteering to clean up and donate money and supplies.Andy Fr...

Safety a top concern for officials

By Sharon Wittke
March 5, 2012
Filed under News

Principals, pastors and public servants share one element in their job descriptions — to prevent random violence, such as the Feb. 27 shootings at a Chardon, Ohio, high school that left three students dead, from occurring.Local officials charged with the safety of the public — school administrators...

Armed robbery attempt, arrest at Bank of Carbondale

By Tiffany Blanchette
March 5, 2012
Filed under News

A 30-year-old Carbondale man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly attempting an armed robbery at the Bank of Carbondale.Darrell L. Hendricks, of 911 North Marion St., was armed with a knife and still inside the bank when Carbondale police arrived after responding to the call at 12:59 p.m., accor...

Community offers aid, support after disaster

Community offers aid, support after disaster

By Tara Kulash
March 4, 2012
Filed under News

Harrisburg's Main Street was a vision of purple Saturday as community members lined the sidewalk.Standing across the street from the First Baptist Church where Jaylynn Ferrell's funeral was, the crowd came to support the families mourning the deaths of those who died in the EF4 tornado Wednesday.Most ...

Citizens discuss environmental issues

By Sharon Wittke
March 4, 2012
Filed under News

Representatives from three local organizations spoke Saturday about the struggle for environmental justice in southern Illinois at the Occupy Carbondale Social Forum Weekend Teach-In in Carbondale.The panel members discussed how southern Illinois’ natural resources are at stake as major oil and gas c...

Ridgway mourns, unites in days following storm

Ridgway mourns, unites in days following storm

By Sarah Schneider
March 4, 2012
Filed under News

The copper cross that once stood on the steeple of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway was bent and battered from the more than two block fall it took after Wednesday’s tornado, but the community still looked up to it at a Sunday service.The cross was hung at a community memorial service held at t...

Preparation is an essential element to tornado safety

By Lauren Duncan
March 4, 2012
Filed under News

If a tornado hit Carbondale today, some students say they don’t know what they would do.Brandon Edingburg, a senior from Chicago studying industrial design, said he would take shelter.“I guess I would go to the bathroom to hide,” he said.Edingburg may not be the only student who doesn’t have...

Poshard explains pension reform

By Lauren Duncan
March 1, 2012
Filed under News

More money may be coming out of university employees' pockets for pensions.In his Feb. 22 budget address, Gov. Pat Quinn indicated a reformation of the state's pension system is needed in order to reduce the $85 billion the state owes for pensions. SIU President Glenn Poshard expressed concerns over...

New RSO embraces esoteric religions, philosophies

By Matt Daray
March 1, 2012
Filed under Campus, News

The religious curiosity of students may now be satisfied with the help of a new RSO.The Study of Esoteric Philosophy, esoteric meaning an idea preserved by a small group, meets weekly at the Student Center and asks members to embrace the concepts and philosophies of different religions through intelle...

Saluki Bassers team up with veterans Saturday

By Sharon Wittke
March 1, 2012
Filed under News

Members of SIUC’s bass fishing team will pair up with student veterans for a day of fishing and relaxation on Lake of Egypt Saturday.The Saluki Bassers, a Registered Student Organization, will sponsor the Third Annual Veterans Buddy Fishing Tournament as a way to thank veterans, said Dominick DiNovo,...

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