Black History Month to highlight campus diversity

The Africana Studies major at SIUC is just one step the university has taken to bring diversity to the campus. Though the subject includes far more than can be taught in a month, Black History Month will be observed throughout February and will feature ... Continue Reading →

Proposed advisement changes mean more faculty advisers, fewer academic advisers

The university is considering a change to the advisement system that would shift advisement duties from academic advisers to faculty members who would mentor students. Provost John Nicklow announced the change to faculty in an email Jan. 25. Administrators ... Continue Reading →

Counseling Center overwhelmed with students in need

The Counseling Center at the Student Health Center has a hard time scheduling appointments for students because of the amount of clients it receives yearly. Statistics show college students are at risk for depression. According to the American College ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU student to teach form of Kung Fu at Rec Center

Every Tuesday night for last two years, Matthew Mix has spent two hours in Marty Davis’ basement learning a rare form of Chinese martial arts called Wing Chun. Davis, a local Kung Fu instructor, has taught martial arts since 1994. Mix, 15, from Carbondale, ... Continue Reading →

Police investigate battery incident

An aggravated battery incident broke out in the driveway of Cory Hebbeler’s Mill Street home Monday around 3 p.m. An unidentified suspect was observed hitting an unidentified woman, according to a Carbondale police report. Hebbeler, an undeclared graduate ... Continue Reading →

A coffee shop with charity on the menu

Beyond the cozy interior, warm drinks and calming atmosphere, Vintage Soul is a shop that offers more than meets eye. Located on Illinois Avenue, it is Carbondale’s first store to offer fair-trade coffee — coffee that is purchased directly from the ... Continue Reading →

Demolition cuts campus parking

Demolition of the parking garage east of the Student Center began during winter break, ridding the university of 344 parking spots. The garage was demolished so construction of the new Student Services building could begin hopefully in March, said Leo ... Continue Reading →

Study says marijuana less harmful to lungs

Study sparks dialogue about drug’s effects   Some students are beginning to re-evaluate their smoking habits, as a study released last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association stated there is no decline in lung function after ... Continue Reading →

Text message alert system saves lives at universities

As school shootings increase, more universities are looking to increase the effectiveness of emergency notification systems, including the one at SIUC. Russ Thomas, a SIUC police officer, said the Virginia Tech students benefitted from emergency text ... Continue Reading →
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