Catcher Matt Jones gets dressed in the locker room Tuesday before the Southern Illinois Miners’ game against the Frontier Greys at Rent One Park in Marion. Jones, who started 113 games for the Salukis, signed with the Miners June 12. “The transition has been easier staying in the same part of the country,” Jones said. “It’s been a lot of fun playing at the professional level and it’s nice to be close to home.”
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Jones transitions to Frontier League

Catcher Matt Jones’ first home series of his senior season was played at Rent One Park in Marion, but now he’s calling it home in a different uniform. Jones played two seasons with the Salukis. He started 113 games and hit .282 with 4 home runs and ... Continue Reading →
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Talented freshman joins Saluki golf

When the time came for golfer Alice Ho to choose where she would continue her education, she had no shortage of choices. After considering her sister’s school Ohio University and The Ohio State University, Ho chose SIU. Ho picked the university because ... Continue Reading →
Derrek Humphrey, of Sturgis, Ky., takes a break Wednesday from setting up a carnival ride at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Humphrey has earned the nickname ‘Monkey’ because he
climbs on top of rides. The Du Quoin State Fair starts Aug. 22 with the theme “Love a Fair: Since 1923.”
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Guide to this year’s Du Quoin State Fair

The smell of funnel cake creeps over the land, attracting people far and wide. Engines growl as demolition derby cars smash into each other with violent force. Screams echo as people spin in every direction on their conquest for thrill and adrenaline. There ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Bite out of nature

Gabriel Garcia, a senior from Chicago studying geography and environmental resources, purchases produce Wednesday from the Logic Campus Market in front of Faner Hall. Logic is a Registered Student Organization that focuses on growing organic food and ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis get iced for ALS

The SIU football team participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tuesday at Saluki Stadium. The SIU softball team challenged the Saluki football team. As of August 19, the social media trend has raised 22 million dollars for the ALS Foundation and ... Continue Reading →
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The return of Mika’il McCall

Most people rarely get the opportunity to redo something in life they regret, but one member of the Saluki football team finds himself with that opportunity. Mika’il McCall’s 2013 season was cut short after just one game due to a disciplinary dismissal, ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

A family affair

Deborah Barnett, left, a doctoral student in workforce education, her son Travis Barnett, middle, a senior studying geography and environmental resources, and Bryan Waldrop, a senior studying industrial design, have breakfast together Tuesday at Harbaugh’s ... Continue Reading →
Genie Schropp, also known as Vinyl Vixen, of Makanda, runs the afternoon show ‘Independent Worm Hole’ Tuesday on WDBX-FM 91.1. Schropp has been with
the station for nine years after a hiatus from her college broadcasting career. “It’s kind of like I’m reliving my dream,” Schropp said. WDBX has been in operation
since 1996 and relies on community support to stay on the air. WDBX is trying to fundraise $20,000 through a Kickstarter campaign and listener donations to keep
the station running.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Community radio station needs help to survive

WDBX 91.1 FM has been broadcasting in Carbondale since 1996, but in a day when many people stream music online, the local community station is working to stay on the air. Last week the station appealled to the community, asking for $20,000 to help the ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
ABOVE: Sarah Demkovich, a senior from Algonquin studying aviation management, laughs with Michael Bacha, a graduate student from Palatine studying public administration, during a pre-flight inspection Monday at the Southern Illinois Airport. Tuesday is National Aviation Day to commemorate the birth of Orville Wright. The registered student organization Flying Salukis was the 2014 winner of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship.

Friendship flies

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Jamie Eader• Daily Egyptian

Balloon fest more than hot air

Jim Ireland, center, of Lincoln, lights up his balloon Saturday during the Centralia Balloon Fest 2014. This year marked the 25th year for the festival and Ireland has participated each year. “I enjoy flying. It’s worth it to see all the smiles and ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside linebacker Tyler Williamson, right, laughs with teammates Saturday after the final scrimmage at Saluki Stadium. Williamson, a captain of the Saluki football team prides himself in his leadership position. “I am constantly talking to the younger guys,” Williamson said.
Nathan Hoefort • Daily Egyptian

Senior linebacker set to lead defense

One of the Salukis’ nine returning starters on defense has turned into a proven leader on the field and sidelines. Senior outside linebacker Tyler Williamson is one of the faces of the 2014 Saluki football team. He is a captain on defense and is on ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

A slice of southern life

Ivan Vargas, a senior from Brooklyn, NY., studying ecnomics, eats a slice of watermelon Sunday during round two of Watermelonfest 2014 sponsored by New Student Programs. Vargas and his teammate ate 22 pieces of watermelon in one minute.  Ian Mullen ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti rolls out of the pocket at Saluki Stadium during
practice Monday. Iannotti was named starting quarterback for the Salukis for the
2014 season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Junior transfer will start at quarterback

SIU football has found its replacement for departed quarterback Kory Faulkner for the 2014 season. Head coach Dale Lennon announced junior transfer student Mark Iannotti will start the team’s first game of the season against Taylor University. Iannotti ... Continue Reading →
Nico Wood, a doctoral student in performance studies from Chicago takes inventory Tuesday at Cristaudo’s. The establishment has recently
expanded to include a sit down eatery and a gift shop. “We’ve had the business since 1977, we sold it in 2004... It sold a couple times and then
we brought it back,” Nicholas Stewart, co-owner said. “We’ve been in our new location for about two years.”
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

Illinois bad for business

In a recent nationwide study, Illinois ranked as the second-worst state for small business friendliness. The study, conducted by Thumbtack.com in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, evaluated more than 12,000 businesses across the ... Continue Reading →
Susan Ford signs papers in her office Tuesday allowing students to continue enrollment at SIU. “I’ve been here many years and I’m still learning a lot,” Ford said, who was appointed as interim provost and
vice chancellor for academic affairs. Ford may officially be appointed at the September SIU Board of Trustees meeting.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Ford delays retirement for provost position

Susan Ford expected to retire in January, but with the recent repositioning of John Nicklow, she will act as SIU’s chief academic officer instead. Ford, interim dean of the Graduate School, has been appointed as interim provost and vice chancellor ... Continue Reading →
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