Two Salukis share bond through golf

Two Salukis — father and daughter — spend most of their days on SIU’s campus, but spend their time completing entirely separate tasks. Phil Gatton, of Carbondale, is the Director of Plant and Service Operations, while his daughter, Alexis Gatton ... Continue Reading →

USG, GPSC discuss fees

The Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council met in the new student services building Tuesday night to hold an open forum in which new student fees were presented. Members of several university departments brought ... Continue Reading →

SIU experiences first snow day since 2009, finals week on schedule

Despite four days of treacherous freezing rain, frigid conditions, gusting winds and snow, this week’s final exam will be unaffected. However, University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said she recommends students contact professors about final projects ... Continue Reading →
Snow accumulates outside the Communications Building Friday during the first campus closure since February of 2009. According to the Weather Channel, Carbondale recorded up to 16.5 inches of snow. Crews worked throughout the day to clear roads and sidewalks on campus. According to university spokesperson Rae Goldsmith, all events scheduled for Saturday and next week should take place as planned.
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

SIU experiences first campus closure since 2009, finals week on schedule

Winter began earlier than usual at SIU, as campus closed Friday morning due to hazardous weather conditions. With finals week beginning Monday, University spokesperson Rae Goldsmith said she recommends students get in contact with professors about final ... Continue Reading →

Pulliam Hall renovations take classes to another level

  The university is renovating Pulliam Hall by adding an extra floor to help house programs being held in outdated facilities on campus. The pool and gym facilities in Pulliam Hall have seen little use in the past few years, so the university decided ... Continue Reading →

Construction, renovations on schedule

While the cold might keep students inside, it hasn’t halted the university’s ongoing construction efforts. Phil Gatton, Plant and Service Operations director, said the Student Services building, a construction project that has cost the university ... Continue Reading →

A guide to the CGI Apocalypse

The year’s end is nigh, and earth has yet to face down the apocalypse. All signs point to oblivion, what with Twinkies going extinct and all. Dec. 21 is just a few weeks away, so all these conspiracy theories will finally be resolved. But while the ... Continue Reading →

Parking spaces fill up quickly on campus

Parking decals expire today, but new ones are available. Parking is an issue on campus because the parking division must find a way to accommodate students who live on campus as well as faculty and students who commute. Students and faculty have to purchase ... Continue Reading →

New Student Services building on schedule

Students, faculty and staff who returned to the campus this fall may have noticed the construction of a new building on the east side of campus. Construction plans are on schedule for the new Student Services building, said Phil Gatton, director of Plant ... Continue Reading →

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale receives $300K grant

U.S. Department of Energy slates university in nation’s top nine in coal research A background in coal research, adjacent coal power plant and a few patent-owning professors may have tipped the federal grant scales toward selecting SIUC to lead in a ... Continue Reading →

Campus undergoes extensive summer upgrades

Plant and Service Operations will have its hands full this summer, as it takes on 20 new projects across campus. “This is the busiest summer that I ever remember and I’ve been (at plant service operations) for 14 years on campus and around campus ... Continue Reading →

Faner to get pedestrian mall

New sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and seating areas are being put in by Faner Hall. The $1.25 million project will improve student safety and beautify the area, according to a university press release. Chancellor Rita Cheng said the money to fund the ... Continue Reading →

Moccia: Abe Martin field needs updates

Baseball field renovations behind schedule, projected to finish on time The renovations to Abe Martin Field have hit a snag with their initial plans, but university administrators say the project is still set to finish on time. Phil Gatton, director of ... Continue Reading →

Wind turbine project shelved, not cancelled

The chair of the SIU Sustainability Council says he wants to squash negative rumors about the university’s wind turbine project. Jonathan Gray, associate professor of speech communication and founding member of the Sustainability Council, said since ... Continue Reading →

Third Triad demolition to make way for improvements

The end of this semester also means the end of three residence halls known as the Triads. Allen Hall, located on East Campus, will be the last of the Triads to lock its doors for good after graduation in May, the same month it is scheduled for demolition. In ... Continue Reading →
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