Advisory committee talks business

While perusing downtown, one can get a drink, a bite to eat or hear a local band. However, community members believe downtown could have more to offer. More than 30 community members attended the third of eight Downtown Advisory Committee meetings, specializing ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Print master prepares for show

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, an associate professor of fine arts in Africana studies, works on a print in his studio Tuesday at The Glove Factory. The print is part of Abdul-Musawwir’s next show, “Don’t Play Me.” ”It’s about history and the idea ... Continue Reading →

Women launch leadership conference

A woman from NASA will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Leadership Conference, and it was all made possible with a Facebook message. Kelby Rogers, president for the Society of Women Engineers, said she met Mallory Johnston, a NASA engineer ... Continue Reading →

Colleges experience declining enrollment

Three colleges experienced a decline in their undergraduate enrollment, although overall SIU enrollment increased by 25 students this semester.  The College of Education and Human Services, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Mass Communication ... Continue Reading →

Institute discusses water issues

Seventy-one percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation estimates 748 million people lack access to quality drinking water. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute hosted a lecture ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis to start at Middle Tennessee

The SIU men’s tennis team will play its first competition this weekend. The Salukis travel to the fourth-annual Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to start its season. Matches will be played Friday, Saturday ... Continue Reading →

SIU dives into Maroon and White meet

SIU swimming and diving is extending its appreciation to fans and professors before really getting its feet wet. The Saluki swimming and diving teams open the season with the Maroon & White meet at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country prepares for Saluki Invitational

The defending Missouri Valley Conference Champions will host their last home meet before the championship is held in November. On Sept. 20, SIU’s cross-country team will have its annual Saluki Invitational. The meet will feature the MVC Championship ... Continue Reading →

Hello Weekend talks uniqueness, on-stage presence, and inspiration

The Chicago-based, pop cover band Hello Weekend will bring the party atmosphere to Pinch Penny Pub this Friday. Cover for the show is $5 and for ages 19 and older. The band has played venues all over the Midwest, putting their own personal twist on current ... Continue Reading →

New Faces stage Pulitzer Award winning performances

“New Faces” of the theater department have the chance to show off their talents this weekend through a free performance. The theme of Saturday’s performance is the Pulitzer Prize. Each play in the show has won the prestigious award. “New Faces” ... Continue Reading →

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ is forgettable

A theatrical sequel usually comes to films people have heard of. This does not mean the film has to be universally loved. Many terrible films are given terrible sequels. But for the most part, those films do not turn people’s heads in surprise when ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Perfect putts

Tyler Schoolcraft, a senior from Downers Grove studying accounting, putts a disc into a basket Tuesday at campus lake. SIU Disc Golf is a Registered Student Organization that competes nationally in ranked disc golf events. SIUDG will host its “Ace ... Continue Reading →

Gunshot victim sent to hospital

A person was sent to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in life-threatening condition Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound. The Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of East Grand ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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