MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Safety first

Carbondale firefighter Matt Wozniak, talks about fire safety with a group of fifth graders Monday outside of Lewis School. Students displayed their knowledge from fire safety classes earlier in the year. The students used a mobile training home where ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to America

Rose Clark, of Indonesia, reacts to becoming a U.S. citizen Friday at the Lesar Law Building after living in the country for 31 years. Clark was one of 34 individuals granted citizenship after going through multiple steps, such as filling out forms, ... Continue Reading →
William Blankenship,
leader of the
OpenSpace project,
shows off Google
Glass Saturday in
the new OpenSpace
location on the
Carruthers Elementary
School grounds
in Murphysboro.
Google Glass is a pair
of glasses, that can
take photos, record
video and display
information such as
time and directions.
OpenSpace is a project
allowing technology
enthusiasts to
build software and
hardware and work
with tools such as a 3D
printer and programs
such as Arduino and
Raspberry Pi.
MATT DARAY
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Student provides space for technology

Silicon Valley might soon come to southern Illinois, thanks to the efforts of one university student. OpenSpace, a technology “do it yourself” center, officially opened March 22 in Murphysboro. The space provides anyone interested in technology with ... Continue Reading →
Lance Willbridge, a member of the Red Bus Project, sits down in between helping people find thrift clothing inside and outside of the bus Tuesday in front of the Newman Catholic Student Center. The Red Bus Project is a bus turned mobile thrift store that goes from college to college across the country to raise awareness about the needs of orphans as well as raising money for orphan care. According to their website, the project has raised almost $50,000 since it was created in 2012.
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Red Bus Project rolls to Newman Center

A thrift shop on wheels provides individuals a chance to donate to a great cause while shopping on a bright red double-decker bus. The Red Bus Project arrived at the Newman Catholic Student Center on Tuesday morning, providing residents, students and ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Praying to the gods

Jim Engle, of Carbondale, prepares a horn of cider for members of the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance as part of a pagan sabbath ritual Saturday at the Gaia House Interfaith Center. Engel has been a member of SIPA for five and a half years. He said ... Continue Reading →
Jim Wall, a senior lecturer for radio, television and digital media, and Jonathan Wiesen, a history professor, address a crowd
of union workers Wednesday in front of Morris Library. The Illinois Education Association union worker’s contracts are up for
negotiation after June 30 and members said they want a better deal for their new contracts. George Boulukos, an associate
professor in English, said the rally was a peaceful way to ask the university for an improved contract.
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Union workers request contract negotiations

“Union power,” and “we love SIU,” were two of the many chants made by SIU Illinois Education Association union workers on Wednesday in front of Morris Library. Almost 100 tenure and non-tenure-track employees, civil service workers and members ... Continue Reading →

SAT format changes coming in 2016

Prospective college students may have to adjust to a new standardized test format. College Board President and CEO David Coleman announced March 6 the SAT is changing from its current overall score of 2400 to 1600. The test will include three sections: ... Continue Reading →
Swim coach Rick Walker directs his team during stretching Monday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium. The Salukis will compete in the Mid-American Conference Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Thursday through Saturday.
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis hope to finish with a splash

The Saluki men’s swimmers and divers have their work cut out for them in their biggest tournament of the season. SIU will compete in the Mid-American Conference Championships Thursday through Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y. Coach Rick Walker said he isn’t ... Continue Reading →

District 115 candidates voice stances: Bill Kilquist

Democrat Bill Kilquist is one of the two candidates seeking the nomination for the 115 District seat in the Illinois House of RepresentativesV. As a former sheriff and police officer, Kilquist has strong opinions on the law and public safety in the district. ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Mail call

Donavon Forquer, a senior from Carterville studying English, walks his mail delivery route Tuesday behind the Physical Plant. Forquer is one of roughly 20 people working to provide mail for the entire university. Steve Hall, campus mail expeditor, said ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Walking in winter

Lidia Ceniceros, a graduate student in business administration from Phoenix, Ariz., walks through the snowy weather Tuesday on campus. Southern Illinois is expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet as part of a winter storm warning, according ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · FOR THE DAILY EGYPTIAN

Behind the “Horror”

Tyler Oranger, a junior from Marengo studying radio-television, prepares to show “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Student Center Saturday as first-time viewers of the movie are Saran wrapped to each other below. Sara Vicente, a graduate student ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Students create 3D art from paintings

Students are creating a 3D replica of a painting as part of a project in the School of Architecture. Thirty-eight freshmen are recreating Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” as a 3D art exhibit. Two will receive ... Continue Reading →
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Sampling something new

Dana Garsky, a customer service assistant in procurement services, samples chicken Friday at the grand opening of Sbarro and Chick-fil-A at the Student Center. Free samples from both restaurants were provided and a raffle was held for students and staff ... Continue Reading →
From left, Bianca Alaniz, a junior from Chicago studying psychology, Seyla Balcazar, a sophomore from Joliet studying radiation therapy, Lateesha Baquet, a senior from
Tamms studying psychology, Elizibeth Biever, a sophomore from Evansville, Ind., studying business economics and Delila Brandon, a junior from Ellisville, Mo., studying
zoology accept their awards for the 2014 Textbook Award Tuesday at the Student Center. The award was given to 49 students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, earning them free
textbooks for the semester paid for by the SIU Alumni Association.
MATT DARAY | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Alumni Association rewards students with books

Almost all courses at SIU require textbooks and the costs never seem to subside, but for a few Salukis, those textbooks just became free. On Tuesday evening, the SIU Alumni Association awarded 49 students for their academic achievements with textbook ... Continue Reading →
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