Students fill their plates Saturday during the International Picnic at the Murdale Shopping Center. The picnic, hosted by International Student Services, was free to students and transportation from campus was provided. Murdale True Value owner George Sheffer said he has been donating supplies and cooking for the picnic since 1997. He said the students come a long way to attend SIU and the one thing he wants to do is make them feel welcome. “The picnic is a great way to say thanks from the community for coming here,” Sheffer said. “We hope you have a great experience and get a great education.”

Center welcomes international students to community

Even though Southern Illinois University’s international students are hundreds of miles away from home, one campus center wants to make sure they still feel as close to it as possible. From Aug. 11 to Saturday, SIU’s Center for International Education ... Continue Reading →

Students, residents find Thanksgiving meal alternatives

Students staying in Carbondale during Thanksgiving break won’t have to look far to find a holiday meal. The Newman Catholic Student Center will offer a free Thanksgiving feast for the community from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday. “It’s a good thing for ... Continue Reading →
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