Repeat summer enrollment decline spawns task force

Summer enrollment has decreased at the university again this year. Eight-week summer session enrollment has dropped from 7,923 last year to 7,313, a decline of 610 students. Chancellor Rita Cheng said in a press release Tuesday that the university has ... Continue Reading →

Youth LEGO camps engage, educate

Educational summer camps at Southern Illinois University are bringing kids together to use building blocks outside of playtime. The engineering and robotics LEGO camps, organized by architecture professor Jon Davey, teach children how to make various ... Continue Reading →

Focus a priority as exams near

With spring break finished and final exams near, students often struggle to remain focused. A March 21 USA Today College article addressed how returning from spring break can be a tough transition for students — especially freshmen. University faculty ... Continue Reading →

Cooling off in Carbondale

  Zuchi Dorjgotov, a 2-year-old from Carbondale, runs through water fountains Tuesday at Attucks Park. Zuchi’s father Dorjgotov Altangerel, a sophomore from Chicago studying mining engineering, said he tries to bring his son to the park everyday. ... Continue Reading →

Summer days spent at Crab Orchard

Nick Mechler, left, of Carbondale, Cam Kistner, middle, of Cambria, and Seth Germann, of Carbondale, sit and fish off of a dock at Crab Orchard Lake Wednesday. Kistner said they come to the lake to fish about once a week and the key to being a good fisherman ... Continue Reading →

Pitcher finishes short stretch with summer team

A two-week stint with the Madison-Wisconsin Mallards of the Northwoods League is the perfect balance  for Saluki pitcher Cody Forsythe this summer, according to both the senior southpaw and coach Ken Henderson. Unlike position players, college pitchers ... Continue Reading →

Agriculture mentors focus on field work

The College of Agricultural Sciences will bustle with research activities this summer as professors guide students in multiple studies. Jon Schoonover, an associate professor of forestry, will mentor six graduate students and one undergraduate student ... Continue Reading →

“The Avengers” kicks off summer with bang

“The Avengers” is by far the best comic book movie to come out since Christopher Nolan’s 2008 hit “The Dark Knight.” It is entertaining and fun to watch, with solid acting performances and great special effects. The film made its debut by breaking ... Continue Reading →
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