The Dairy Center at University Farms remains vacant after cows were auctioned off due to decreased milk production. Associate Professor of Animal Science and Nutrition, Amer AbuGhazaleh, one of two professors associated with the program, is on sabbatical until new cows arrive during the spring semester.
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University dairy cows sold over summer break

  The entire herd of university dairy cattle were auctioned off in June, leaving a vacant barn where they used to reside. Because of the auction, several agriculture students will now lack hands-on experience. Many SIU students and community members ... Continue Reading →
TYLER METROFF | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Limitless leaps at Lake Kinkaid

George Minkel, a senior from Montgomery studying sports administration, left, watches Evan Wiedeman, a senior from Fishers, Ind. studying management, cliff jump Saturday at Kinkaid lake in Murphysboro. Minkel said he couldn’t believe Wiedeman jumped. ... Continue Reading →
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Youth LEGO camps engage, educate

Educational summer camps at Southern Illinois University are bringing kids together to use building blocks outside of playtime. The engineering and robotics LEGO camps, organized by architecture professor Jon Davey, teach children how to make various ... Continue Reading →

Non-profit seeks to feed starving third-world orphans

Every two seconds a child is orphaned, and every 90 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition and hunger, according to the president of Food for Orphans. Food for Orphans, an organization that packs and sends meals to orphans worldwide, teamed up Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Editorial Cartoon January 22, 2013

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Track displays mid-season form at Saluki Open

The Saluki track team nabbed seven event wins in front of its home crowd to conclude the beginning of the 2013 indoor track season Saturday at the Saluki Open. Junior Dougie Palacious notched a triple jump title and posted a 14.99m mark, which is just ... Continue Reading →

Salukis cool down after torrid start

After starting the season with a record of 6-2, the SIU men’s basketball team managed to win only one of its three games in the World Vision Classic in Logan, Utah Dec. 20- 22.A less-than-stellar performance in Utah marked the beginning of a current ... Continue Reading →

Stealing the spotlight

Carlos Smith, a senior from Chicago studying history, dances Friday at the Student Center as a part of SIU Idol: Broadway at Southern. Smith jumped on stage while music played between acts and many members of the audience joined in from the aisles. The ... Continue Reading →

Blacksmith makes his metallic mark

Haley Woodward, a graduate student in metals from Philadelphia, uses a wooden mallet while hot forging a piece of steel Monday in Pulliam Hall’s L. Brent Kington Blacksmith shop. The piece is one of many similar others that will be combined for a larger ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis team gives back

The women’s tennis team members thought they would be teaching kids at their annual junior clinics, but the kids taught them some lessons as well. As senior Melanie Delsart told junior clinic participants to hit volley and backhand shots, she said she ... Continue Reading →

Searching for Signal at Superman Celebration

Derek Pryor, of St. Louis, checks his phone Saturday during the 34th annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill.  People from across the country came dressed as their favorite characters, including Superwoman, Popeye and Anakin Skywalker.  – Steve ... Continue Reading →

“America’s future: Is it at risk?”

   Do the right things; avoid the fads By Karin Chenoweth The Free Lance-Star WASHINGTON —  It doesn’t take much effort to become disheartened about American education. Dismal statistics point to the fact that our children simply don’t ... Continue Reading →

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A motorcycle sits in front of Bald Knob Cross Sunday during the Blessing of the Bikes. The daylong event featured live bands, food and prayers that focused on the safety of riders and their vehicles. Photo by Pat Sutphin of The Daily Egyptian. About ... Continue Reading →

Rocking out at Shryock

Matt Toka, right, perfoms Saturday during the Blackout Forever Tour at Shryock Auditorium. Toka performed along with the It Boys, Ashland High, and headliners The Ready Set and Breathe Carolina. Photo by Sarah Gardner of The Daily Egyptian. About Photo ... Continue Reading →

Dying to graduate

Paul Staab, front, a senior from Springfield studying mortuary science, prepares for his National Board Exam to receive his funeral director’s license Wednesday in the Engineering Building. Wendy McClusky, a senior from Golconda studying mortuary science, ... Continue Reading →
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