Students dance to the fundraising beat

One Registered Student Organization partied for a cause Saturday. The first all-night Saluki Thon took place Saturday at the university’s Recreation Center. The six-hour music and dance marathon went from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. and featured live ... Continue Reading →

Veterans grant stuck in limbo

As the semester begins, university Veterans Services faces the same situation they faced one year ago — no coordinator and a possible Illinois Department of Veterans Associations grant application denial. Heidi Belec, a senior studying cinema and photography ... Continue Reading →

Veterans Services loses its coordinator

A coordinator of Veterans Services has resigned for the second time this year. Roderick Santulan, who has been the coordinator of SIU’s Veterans Services since July, has resigned and his last day will be Dec. 11. As a result of turnover in the center’s ... Continue Reading →

Fight by towers yields arrests

University leaders said eight arrests were made in relation to a fight on campus Sunday. Todd Sigler, director of SIU Department of Public Safety, said police responded to the fight outside of Schneider Hall around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and arrests were ... Continue Reading →

Student councils receive board update

The university’s image is still a big concern for at least one member of the Board of Trustees. Jesse Cler, SIU’s student trustee, sat in on the the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council meetings Tuesday to ... Continue Reading →

Study abroad options to increase with Cuba contract

SIU has ventured into the Caribbean. University officials finalized an agreement with the University of Havana in Cuba Sept. 26 that gives both universities’ students the opportunity to gain credit while studying abroad and faculty the chance to collaborate ... Continue Reading →

University’s Latino population low, shows gradual increase

Although the population of Hispanic students accounted for less than 1 percent of total enrollment at SIU in 2010, some students and faculty said they think that number has grown. SIU had 824 Hispanic undergraduate students enrolled in 2010, according ... Continue Reading →

Project Kenya works on medical clinic in Kambi

Citizens of Kambi, Kenya, will receive new resources from SIU with the construction of a library and the start of a new medical clinic. Peter Gitau, associate vice chancellor of student life and intercultural relations, who is originally from Kenya, has ... Continue Reading →

Students and staff share thoughts on campus improvements

Although many campus changes happen during summer months, most of the planning stages begin much earlier in the spring or even fall semester. Chancellor Rita Cheng said there are planned improvement projects for the campus in the process. There will be ... Continue Reading →
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