Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Progressive percussion

Christopher Butler, a percussion lecturer from Atlanta, Ga. instructs his students during a sight reading class Tuesday in Altgeld Hall. Butler is a doctoral candidate from the University of Kentucky and was recently hired as a lecturer at SIU. “There ... 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.
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

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 →
Freshman fullback Hans Carmien laughs with teammates Saturday during the second half of the Southeast Missouri State University game at Saluki Stadium. Carmien is the youngest offensive starter for the Salukis this season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Redshirt freshman fills in at fullback

Ray Agnew’s graduation left SIU with a hole on offense that has been filled by a freshman. Redshirt Hans Carmien stepped in for the Salukis at fullback. In three games he has just 2 catches, but has already managed to find the end zone once. Carmien ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Meg Viggars, left, junior Taylor Pippen, center and freshman Abby Barrow jump to block a ball Saturday during the Saluki Invitational at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis play against the University of Evansville at 7p.m. Friday in Davies Gym.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Salukis sweep Skyhawks on the road

SIU volleyball has its longest winning streak of the season heading into conference play. The Salukis (5-6) defeated the University of Tennessee-Martin (5-6) in three sets Tuesday night for the last midweek match of the season. SIU held the Skyhawks ... Continue Reading →
Beth Martell, of Makanda, hangs “Ancestor” by local artist Mary Anne Wildwood, Sunday
for the “Day of the Dead” art exhibit in the first floor rotunda of Morris Library. “I just
got an idea and couldn’t hold it in,” Martell said. Martell began organizing this exhibit
after talking with first grade teacher Ruth Hoak, of Century Elementary in Ullin. Martell
and her friends were concerned with the loss of the Monarch butterflies and decided to
do what they could to raise awareness.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Respecting and celebrating the dead

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a Mexican holiday on Nov. 2 celebrated around the world. The holiday honors the death of ancestors through food, art, and other traditions. The Day of the Dead art exhibit in the first floor rotunda of ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Marcus and Michael Michel, center, both undecided freshman from Chicago, and Zack Turner, right, a freshman from Peoria studying
cinema, dress up as Power Rangers Monday in Lentz Dining Hall. Turner said there was no particular reason for dressing up, they “just
wanted to make people smile”.

Power rangers provide humor

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Nick Gallindo • Daily Egyptian
Stephanie Manjarrez, a senior from Chicago studying social work, laughs while eating Monday at the Hispanic Heritage
Month opening ceremonies in Grinnell Hall. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanics in the
United States and runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Humor in heritage

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Playoffs could be in Salukis’ future

After Its 53-20 win over SEMO, the Saluki football team is off to its best start since 2007. The Salukis’ passing game clicked Saturday night as Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti threw 6 touchdowns to tie the SIU single-game school record. The Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Rosignol perseveres through injury

It usually means the end of a season for an athlete after a torn ACL, but it doesn’t have to be the end of their career. Freshman volleyball player Alex Rosignol tore her ACL playing basketball in the summer before her senior year of high school. The ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →

P’urépechan Festival preserves tradition

Cobden’s fifth-annual P’urépechan Festival took advantage of great weather last weekend, drawing a diverse crowd including people of P’urépechan and other cultures. The festival began in 2010 when Warren Anderson, a professor in anthropology ... Continue Reading →

Leap Of Faith

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Salukis host tournament before MVC play

SIU’s volleyball team will play its first home game this weekend, but won’t be playing in its usual gym. The Salukis (2-5) will be hosting the Saluki Invitational in the SIU Arena for the first time since 2012. The tournament will be played in the ... Continue Reading →

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 →

The dogs behind the Dawgs

For Vicki and Jim Blair, walking the dogs sometimes includes five leashes, excitement and crowds of people. The Blairs volunteer their time and 10 saluki dogs to SIU. Vicki and Jim, who live in Herrin, bring some of their dogs to the university for special ... Continue Reading →
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