Trade Little Egypt for the real deal

The university’s mascot was once the royal breed of Egypt, and now Salukis can make the pilgrimage back home. Students and members of the community are able to visit Egypt, Greece and Turkey as part of the Ancient Legacies program, led by Robert ... Continue Reading →

Students speak out on college finances

  Several students encouraged their peers to act on the financial issues they face in college during a forum Thursday. Speakers filled the Lesar Law auditorium stage to voice their opinions on financial issues that surround college students during ... Continue Reading →

New director excited to lead University Housing

Student welfare is a priority for a new campus director. Jon Shaffer, who assumed the position  of University Housing director in September, has 20 years of experience working in university housing and other affairs at universities. In his new position ... Continue Reading →

Students help build wall of greenery

The outdoors is coming inside of the Agriculture building. Laurent Corradi and Marie Christine Steffanetti, both renowned hydraulic system engineers and co-founders of Vertical Gardens Technology, LLC out of New York City, visited SIU Thursday to construct ... Continue Reading →

Students eligible and encouraged to run for City Council

table, td, th { border:1px solid black; vertical-align:middle; padding:10px; } td { padding:15px; } From water flowing through a tap to a well-lit street at night, the Carbondale City Council has a constant effect on student life at SIU. With information ... Continue Reading →

Aviation program pilots veterans, service dogs for training

Six veterans and their newly acquainted service dogs took to the skies Tuesday morning at the Southern Illinois Airport. Students and faculty of the SIUC aviation flight program took the pairs up in the air as they learned to work together as part of ... Continue Reading →

Winston beats heat

As a night of karaoke and dollar drink specials comes to an end, fuddled customers flock towards Winston’s Bagel cart on a torrid Tuesday night. Winston Mezo, originally of Herrin, may be the most popular insomniac in Carbondale. His persistence on ... Continue Reading →

SIU staff conduct high school summer camp

Dissecting tadpoles, analyzing water samples, and coring trees were some of the hands-on learning experiences Egyptian High School students were taught by more than a dozen university faculty and students during a two-week summer camp. The camp, called ... Continue Reading →

“America’s future: Is it at risk?”

   Do the right things; avoid the fads By Karin Chenoweth The Free Lance-Star WASHINGTON —  It doesn’t take much effort to become disheartened about American education. Dismal statistics point to the fact that our children simply don’t ... Continue Reading →

Woman tries to keep local art scene alive

Carbondale may not be a metropolitan paradise when it comes to art, but there’s more to the scene than what is first visible. Busy schedules and unfamiliarity with the area may prevent a stronger bond between the university and community art scenes, ... Continue Reading →
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