Geology professor at sea

Most scientists study their field in a laboratory, but one university professor will embark on a journey across seas to be part of a worldwide study. Eric Ferré, a professor of geology, has been nominated to be a part of the International Ocean Discovery ... Continue Reading →

USG approves increase to insurance, athletic fees

Student fees were recommended to increase after the Undergraduate Student Government voted on them at an impromptu meeting Thursday. The meeting took place at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Services Building after the weather forced a reschedule from Tuesday. The ... Continue Reading →
Katerina Schmidt, a high school senior from Brunswick, Md., paints in the craft area Friday during the Chancellor Scholarship interview weekend at the Student Center. On Friday and Saturday, high school students from around the country who excel in academics and leadership roles were invited to compete for the University Excellence and Chancellor's Scholarships. During the weekend, the students enjoyed bowling, arts and crafts, molding clay and personalizing “dawg tags.” "Receiving this scholarship would mean a lot to me," said Paige McCaleb, a high school senior from Loganton, Pa. "I would know that the university cares and expects a lot out of me." — Remy Abrought | Daily Egyptian

An award-winning weekend

The Chancellor’s Scholars event took place Friday and Saturday as part of Saluki Pride Weekend. The event was filled with all day campus-wide activities, including breakfast with Chancellor Rita Cheng, men’s and women’s basketball games and interviews ... Continue Reading →

Trustees make short business of meeting

Few administrative payroll and position changes were addressed at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting, but university president Glenn Poshard gave an update on the university’s financial outlook during his address to the board. Poshard said although ... Continue Reading →

Subsidized student loan interest rate doubles

  On top of rent, utilities, car insurance and a multitude of other payments, college students now have another bill to worry about as of this summer. Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid an interest rate hike that would increase the interest ... 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  The university is renovating Pulliam Hall by adding an extra floor to help house programs being held in outdated facilities on campus.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 →

Increased online courses offer student flexibility

The university offers a variety of online classes for students who do not have the time or opportunity to complete classes on campus. Online classes give students the option to pursue an education from almost anywhere they want, said Dan Mussa, director ... Continue Reading →

Professors wary of new IT fee

  A new fee implemented by the information technology department may help faculty stay connected, but some are not excited about the added cost. The IT department decided to begin charging departments at the university a technology fee. The fee charges ... Continue Reading →

Tuition increases may affect enrollment decline

    Over the last five years, the university has seen a rise in tuition costs and a downturn in its student enrollment. MSNBC reported June 10th on the rising cost of tuition in America, which showed a correlation between college tuition and ... Continue Reading →

Saluki runners flock together

  Although track and field is often pegged as an individual sport, the SIU men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams have shown the importance of team camaraderie. The 4×400-meter race is a four-legged relay during which four runners ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

Salukis swept in late-season series

After SIU allowed 21 runs in three games, the team lost three straight games this weekend to the Purdue University baseball team to move their record to 21-27. The Salukis’ away record was lowered to 7-19 on the season. In Friday’s game, the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs snag win after 10th-inning heroics

The Salukis pushed their record in extra inning games to 3-3 on the season after junior infielder Jake Welch scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning over Belmont University. The SIU baseball team hosted the Bruins in Carbondale on ... Continue Reading →

Close games make or break Dawgs

The Salukis have lost 16 games by three runs or less this season, and the team looks to improve on late-game errors for these final 11 games. It seems every time the Salukis are close to sealing a win, there is some extraordinary error or play that deflates ... Continue Reading →

Late-game slip costs SIU

After a game-tying home run by Saluki junior catcher Matt Jones, the Salukis allowed four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lose to the University of Illinois baseball team 11-7. The Salukis traveled to Champaign, Ill., to face the Fighting Illini ... Continue Reading →
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