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 →

Non-profit supports student debt forgiveness

Graduation day marks a new beginning for some students, but it also marks the beginning of payments for others. With student debt at an all-time high, one not-for-profit organization, Rolling Jubilee, is buying debt from banks that give student loans ... 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 →

Walk-on freshman brings positive attitude to Saluki golf

Freshman Jackie Biggs ended up in southern Illinois because her mother found a brochure for SIU and talked her into applying. She was born in New Jersey and raised in Colorado. “I was like, ‘Okay, whatever, I guess,’” Biggs said. “But then I ... Continue Reading →

Hollywood’s blunders: a top 10 list

There are a lot of fantastic movies out there. Films that capture our imagination and make us want to either make our own movies or just watch more good movies. It seems every time one reaches into the classic cinema bucket, there is always more to grab ... 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 →

Nutrition and exercise collide in student center

Those who have a break on Tuesdays can go to the Student Center to burn calories and eat a nutritious lunch. Lunchtime Bowl and Burn started Sept. 9 and continues from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Student Center bowling alley each Tuesday. The program offers ... Continue Reading →

Tenure granted to 28 professors in 2014

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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 →

“No Good Deeds” is no good

No one should leave a movie emotionless. The film’s job is to evoke feelings within you. A lack of feeling means a movie did the bare minimum. “No Good Deeds” (Rated PG- 13; 84 min) is the bare minimum of what it takes to be a film. “No Good ... Continue Reading →

Sugar Creek Music Festival to be held this weekend

Sugar Creek Music Festival will have a chance to sit and talk to their favorite artist Sept. 19 and 20 at the Cedar Lake Campgrounds in Vienna. Festival promoters Evin Betts and Peter Floyd officially announced the festival earlier this month via press ... Continue Reading →

Rain prevents Saluki comeback attempt

The men’s golf team was ready to compete Monday, but the course was not. Coach Justin Fetcho said Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club in Normal was already soft from last week’s rain. More rain on Monday made it unplayable. He said the ... Continue Reading →
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