Gukdo Byun, a doctoral student in business administration, and his wife Susan Lee, both of South Korea, share a meal together at the International Student Council’s spring picnic on Saturday at the Campus Lake Boat Docks. “International food is so delicious,” Byun said. “Today, the weather is so excellent. It’s good for a barbecue, and the Campus Lake Boat Docks is a beautiful area for a picnic. I’m so happy.”

International students share traditions

Greetings were traded in various languages and national flags blew in the breeze while foreign exchange students met and reflected on their time in southern Illinois Saturday. The International Picnic is an annual event sponsored by the International ... Continue Reading →

Plunging into polo

Alex Young, a freshman from Schaumburg studying mining engineering, and Ashley Booth, a sophomore studying recreation, throw balls during a practice for the water polo club team Monday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium. “It’s very physical, and ... Continue Reading →

Eyeing the storm

Laura Roberts, a senior from Magnolia studying photojournalism, takes a picture during a thunderstorm Saturday in the Clearwave Communications building during the South of 64 Weekend Workshop in Harrisburg. The seven-floor building was used as the students’ ... Continue Reading →

Crafty canoes

Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale members paddle a cardboard boat Saturday across Campus Lake as part of the 40th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, presented by Alpha Chi Sigma. The regatta invited teams to build cardboard boats and compete in races. ... Continue Reading →

Dome Days delight

  Miranda Needham, a third-grader from Carbondale, plays on a dome-shaped jungle gym Saturday during the first-ever Dome Days at the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home. Dome Days festivities included live music, children activities for kids and a benefit ... Continue Reading →

Transpoetic tribute

Stefan Muir, of Carbondale, speaks Thursday during a poetry open mic at The Blue Martin as part of the weekend’s Fuller Future Festival. Muir, who is part of the Transpoetic Playground, said festival organizers asked him to help incorporate the group’s ... Continue Reading →

Making the cut for pedestrian mall

Sid Rathert, of Ava, cuts a piece of stone Monday in a makeshift workshop outside Faner Hall. Rathert, who has cut stone for 35 years, works part time on the Faner pedestrian mall project. Since there is not much work for stonecutters in southern Illinois, ... Continue Reading →

Spread rocks the house at Hangar 9

A funky, psychedelic jam band comprised of SIU alumni with roots in Carbondale’s basements found itself back in its hometown Saturday at Hangar 9 to the delight of many fans. The groovy improvisation group Spread consists of four men who graduated ... Continue Reading →

Cut from a different cloth

Wade Stofko, a freshman from Crest Hill studying fashion design merchandising, uses a sewing machine Monday in Quigley Hall. Stofko said he was inspired to pursue a fashion design degree by a male senior in the program. “It’s a women’s thing,” ... Continue Reading →

Melding meaning with metal

Ben Dory, a graduate student in art from Lawrence, Kan., works on a piece Tuesday in Pulliam Hall. The piece is one of a series created from a combination of techniques that include metalworking and bookbinding. Dory said he made the pieces as a statement ... Continue Reading →

Derby Date for Valentine’s Day

Southern Illinois Roller Girls skater Toxic O’Dendron pulls ahead of the pack Saturday during the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Pavilion in Marion. The Southern Illinois Roller Girls hosted the scrimmage bout as their season opener and played ... Continue Reading →

RSO helps students network, advance

Registered Student Organization Blacks Interested in Business plans to increase membership and continue its event success. Rashaud Media, the group’s new president and a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice, led the semester’s second meeting ... Continue Reading →

Dreaming of dance

Southern Illinois Dance Company president Whitney Siemsglusz, a senior from Belleville studying human nutrition and dietetics, leads current and hopeful SIDC members in a dance number Tuesday at Furr Auditorium. Ten dancers participated in the audition ... Continue Reading →

Bouncing back from injury

Senior diver Anna Beeck practices on a trampoline Tuesday in the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium. The swim team is preparing for Saturdays’s meet at Washington University in St. Louis. Beeck will compete in her first meet after a two-month absence because ... Continue Reading →

Fundraising for future fun

Splashy, the mascot for Carbondale’s planned Super Splash Park, welcomes attendees to a fundraiser concert Saturday at the Varsity Center for the Arts. Carter and Connelley, an area bluegrass band, performed to raise money for the water park that is ... Continue Reading →
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