Basketball as a bridge for Southern Illinois

  Two months after the season’s conclusion, Carbondale Community High School welcomed a different type of basketball into its gym during the weekend. Many area kids play on Amateur Athletic Union teams during gradeschool basketball’s offseason. ... Continue Reading →

Illinois students continue to choose out-of-state schools

While it is common for students to leave home when they attend college, recent data shows many Illinois students are not only leaving their homes — they are leaving the state. Nearly 25 percent of Illinois’ first-time students left the state for college ... Continue Reading →

Recreation Center to increase class prices

Participants of some group classes at the Recreation Center will soon see an impact on their wallets as well as their bodies. The Recreation Center will begin to charge for some classes in the spring through a new pricing system, though some classes will ... Continue Reading →

Grant brings Stone Center improvements

SIU President Glenn Poshard’s office will soon be a lot more efficient. A $50,000 GeoAlliance grant will help pay for the installation of a geothermal heat pump and cooling system at the Stone Center, which houses Poshard’s office, a conference ... Continue Reading →

Survey looks at view of state

Some Illinois residents think the state is corrupt and are unhappy with the direction it is going in, according to the results of a recent poll. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute conducted a poll in September that asked 1,261 registered Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Website to offer free study services

Students studying for final exams have a new resource to help them prepare. Chegg, a California-based online academic company that specializes in textbook rentals and homework help, will offer its services to SIU students for free from Monday through ... Continue Reading →

Weekend helps small businesses

The holiday shopping season is off to a record start. Businesses nationwide began to offer special sales as early as Thanksgiving evening and continued on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to kick off the busiest shopping time of the year. A record ... 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 →

Salukis gain forward in John A. Logan recruit

A former Carterville and John A. Logan College standout has joined the men’s basketball team. Ryan Bonifield, a 6-foot-5 sophomore forward, walked-on to first-year coach Barry Hinson’s team. Bonifield led Carterville High School in scores and rebounds ... Continue Reading →

Simon aims to lower college costs

A highly ranked Illinois government official is working to find ways to make college more affordable for Illinois students. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon visited the university Oct. 15 to speak with students and faculty members as part of her College Affordability ... Continue Reading →

Officials address Romney’s PBS comments

While some WSIU Radio and Television staff are concerned about comments Mitt Romney made in a presidential debate earlier this month, others at the university say they support the candidate’s comments. Romney, the Republican party’s presidential nominee, ... 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 →

Race, sexuality and politics: Accomplished activist shares life experiences with students

At one point, he was the highest-ranking openly gay person in the White House. He attended Harvard Law School with Barack Obama and he worked as an aide to Bill Clinton. He has hosted his own TV show and written best-selling books. With all of these experiences ... Continue Reading →

Exhibit showcases animal artwork

A new exhibit at University Museum includes a couple of firsts for the gallery. “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” — a collection of sculptures, paintings and drawings of animals  — premiered at the museum Aug. 16 and will be available for ... Continue Reading →

Latino Heritage Month embraces students’ culture

Students of all ages and races gathered in the Student Center’s Big Muddy Room Wednesday evening to make Latino-inspired masks as part of a Latino Heritage Month event. Organizers said they hope the participants gathered more than just mask-making skills. Latino ... Continue Reading →
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