Desmon Walker, left, a junior from Champaign studying business management and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, and JaPone Johnson, right, a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice participate in the Hands Up, Don't Shoot Rally Monday in front of Grinnell Hall. Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha organized the rally that featured guest speakers talking about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. "We wanted this event to be peaceful and basically shed light on what happened and not necessarily the senseless things following after the rioting," Walker said. --Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Semester In Photos

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SIU football coach —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Change wouldn’t hurt the SIU football program

The SIU football team may have one more game left, but after yesterday’s loss the Salukis’ playoff hopes are as dead as disco. SIU needed to win seven games against Division I opponents to become playoff eligible, and after Saturday’s 40-21 shellacking ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
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Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →
The Rev. Joseph Brown speaks Thursday at the public visitation for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela who died Sunday. Brown read from scripture, shared a poem and recited an excerpt from a letter written by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Sarvela’s life honored at visitation

The line of people waiting to speak with the family of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who died Sunday, wrapped through the Student Center Ballrooms and out the door between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, university spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said. University ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Posard, left, speaks to Paul Sarvela on his last day as SIU President April 31. Sarvela joined Poshard on an farewell tour of campus. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Remembering Paul Sarvela: 1959-2014

Community reflects on 28 years of service to SIU When interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, the university didn’t lose just its chancellor. It lost a husband, a father and a man who loved life, beer, research, ... Continue Reading →
The flag is lowered to half staff Monday outside the Stone Center following President Randy Dunn's press conference. Gov. Pat Quinn  authorized the university to lower the flag in honor of Paul's service to the state and university until sunrise Tuesday. —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Ceremonies set for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela

Ceremonial services for interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, who died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, have been planned. A public visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center Ballrooms with reflections ... Continue Reading →
Coach Barry Hinson shakes hands with Grey Dawg Saturday after SIU’s 102-63 victory against the University of St. Mary during the
team’s first exhibition game of the season at SIU Arena.
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The best of Barry

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Salukis stomp Spires in exhibition match

Exhibition games in college basketball are usually meant to get players minutes and decide who will be designated as redshirt players for the regular season. No players made that decision easy for coach Barry Hinson in SIU’s opening game of the season. The ... Continue Reading →
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Homecoming day in photos

SIU celebrated Homecoming Saturday with a parade, tailgating events, a teaser to the SIU basketball season, performances by the Marching Salukis, cheerleaders, Shakers and the main event, SIU football taking on Indiana State University. .galleria-stage ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis, Sycamores renew rivalry for 52nd time

SIU and Indiana State will write a new chapter in their football rivalry as they take the gridiron for the 52nd time. The two universities have a dynamic history on the field. With the record at 27-24, the all-time series has been close, with a slight ... Continue Reading →
Senior Szymon Opieczonek keeps his eye on the ball Oct. 12, 2013 during his match in the SIU Fall Classic at University Courts in Carbondale.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Lone senior hopes to lead young Salukis

On a team where freshmen make up two-thirds of the roster, seniors play a pivotal role in guiding the freshmen through growing pains. In the case of the SIU men’s tennis team, that responsibility lies with Szymon Opieczonek. The Naklow, Poland native ... Continue Reading →
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A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →
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Keep calm and keep bees

Kenny Fisher’s name still appears on the staff schedule on a whiteboard at the United States Department of Agriculture service center in Murphysboro, though “permanent vacation” is written next to it. Fisher retired in June 2013 after working at ... Continue Reading →

WSIU to air Gubernatorial debate

SIU’s WSIU Public Broadcasting stations 91.9 FM and Channel 8, will present the Illinois Gubernatorial Debate live on Thursday. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, of Chicago and Republican nominee Bruce Rauner of Winnetka will go head to head at 8 ... Continue Reading →
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Shopping close to home

Georgia Wessel, of Carbondale, shops for tomatoes Saturday at the Carbondale Farmer’s market at the West Town Mall parking lot. “I come every week,” Wessel said. “It’s great to come out and shop locally.” The market is open from 8 a.m. to ... Continue Reading →
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