Semester in Photos: Fall 2017

By Photography Staff

Southern Illinois University Chancellor Carlo Montemagno waves to the audience after his “State of the University” speech Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Shryock Auditorium. Montemagno spoke on his vision for the university and the steps administration plans to take to increase enrollment numbers. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

A fan screams at cheerleaders to “stand up” during the national anthem Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, before the Salukis’ 42-7 win against the Illinois State Redbirds at Saluki Stadium. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Cheerleaders Alaysia Brandy, left, and Czarina Tinker, center, kneel during the national anthem Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, before the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars at SIU Arena. (Brian Muñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Congressional candidate for Missouri’s St. Louis-based 1st District Cori Bush protests alongside hundreds Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri. The protests come on the second day after the “not guilty” verdict announcement of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. (Brian Muñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

A protester holds two upside-down American flags with “No Justice, No Peace” written on them Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017, while marching down Kingsland Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. The protests come on the second day after the “not guilty” verdict announcement of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. (Brian Mu–ñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Air Force ROTC cadet Matthew Merdian, a senior aviation management, holds the American flag Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, during the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza. (Brian Mu–ñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Laura Sweeney, of Aimes, Iowa, Jessica Freeman, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mary Ardery, of Bloomington, Indiana, protest the proposed GOP tax bill, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, outside of Morris Library. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Officers inspect a vehicle that was in a collision with a Carbondale police cruiser Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Mill Street in Carbondale.(Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Kara Belle, a drag queen from Champaign, applies makeup Saturday Oct. 28, 2017, before the Steam Punk Drag Show in the Student Center. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Danny Polovick poses for a portrait alongside his dog “Shakey,” Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in historic downtown Cairo, Illinois. Polovick has lived in Cairo since childhood and has seen the good times and the bad in the town of roughly 3,000. “There used to be several stores and over 40 bars in town but it’s gone downhill,” Polovick said. “A couple of buddies and I pitched in to buy the old union hall and made it into a mancave – we buy 10 cases of beer at a time and spend our time there.” Earlier this year, the US Housing and Urban Development department announced it was going to close the Elmwood and McBride housing projects in the river town, nestled between the Mississippi and the Ohio rivers. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Tayler Goldtrap, a junior forestry major from Kankakee, reads a poetry book while relaxing in a hammock on Aug. 22, 2017, at Thompson Point, in Carbondale. “I chose this spot because it was near my dorm building and the trees were positioned perfectly to connect my [hammock] attachments,“ Goldtrap said. “I was reading the book ‘Lullabies’ by Lang Leav because I was looking for inspiration to write again.” (Dylan Nelson | @DylanNelson99)

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Megan Fakhoury, 7, of Carbondale, takes a bite out of a cheeseburger Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Dale’s Burgers in Carbondale. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated members Lyneesya Wilson, of Nasvhille, Tennesee, Valincia Jackson, of Chicago,  Denasia Winston, of Peoria and Keyantta Houston, of Chicago, joke around Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, before performing at Alpha Phi Alpha’s 21st annual step show at Shryock Auditorium. (Brian Muñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Senior cinema major Michael Morones, of Cary, directs the camera crew Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 on the set of “Better” in Carbondale. (Dylan Nelson | @DylanNelson99)

Junior music education major Justin Niles, left, of Galesburg, and junior information and technology systems major Jesse Frawley, of Imperial, Missouri, practice trombone before the Shryock 100th anniversary concert Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale. (Brian Muñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Senior zoology major Kristian Kilbride, of Cole City, and senior aviation technology major Mike Linley, of Elkhart, Indiana, joke around Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, during the Marching Salukis’ halftime performance rehearsal outside Saluki Stadium. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Nicyah Hastings-Atkins, 9, right, plays with a basketball as Malachi Suggs, 10, center practices his moves and A’Niyah Black, 13, watches outside of the Eurma C. Hayes Center on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Carbondale. “We saw Malachi walking over there,” Hastings-Steele said. “Nicyah saw he had a basketball, so we asked if he wanted to play.” The group had never met before this evening. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Madi Williams, 5, of DuQuoin, rides the swings Aug. 25, 2017, at the DuQuoin State Fair. Williams said she liked the swings, but he favorite was the Zero Gravity ride. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

Tyrell Nesbitt, left, of Sparta, and Chauncy Lucas Madison, ride the “Screamer” Aug. 25, 2017, at the DuQuoin State Fair. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

Daredevil Cyrus Nock, of Sarasota, Florida, balances on a wheel prop Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, during a performance of “The Nerveless Nocks Daredevil Circus,” at the DuQuoin State Fair. “My family has had the company since 1840 – I’m an eighth generation daredevil,” Nock said. “We’ve traveled the world performing, I just love seeing the faces of the audience during the stunts.” (Brian Muñ–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Donna Eggers, of Toledo, assists her golden retriever, Bailey, up a ramp while practicing for a distance jumping competition Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days in Carterville. (Auston Mahan | @AustonMahanDE)

Melany Mulligan of Carbondale rides her horse Rosebud, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odonoghue Stables in Carbondale. Mulligan has had her horse two and a half years but has been riding since she was eight. Mulligan said the thing she enjoys the most about riding is the relationship she has with her horse. “We have a very interesting relationship,” Mulligan said. “We come here every day.” (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Thousands watch as the Great American Eclipse nears totality Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–ñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Rachel Whaley of Carbondale holds a camera obscura over her head while Marc Nelson of Hampton observes Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, before the solar eclipse at Willow Farm in Makanda.(Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Roop Singh, Arya Singh, 5, and Minal Giri, all of Linkenshire, observe the solar eclipse through their eclipse glasses Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Makanda. Makanda, considered the crossroads of the Great American Eclipse, experienced the greatest total solar eclipse duration at over two minutes and 41 seconds. (Anna Spoerre | @annaspoerre)

Max Stewart, 6, of Crystal Lake, stares into the sun with a mask over his glasses Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, before the solar eclipse at Willow Farm in Makanda.

Eclipse-gazers stare look up Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as the sky darkens during the solar eclipse at Willow Farm in Makanda. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

The phases of the Great American Eclipse are shown in a photo illustration Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale. The celestial event brought over 14,000 to the SIU campus. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Trevondo Crockett, of East St. Louis, poses for a portrait among his merchandise Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at his store “Kickaholics” on the Carbondale Strip. “When I was younger, I wanted shoes that looked good,” Crockett said. “Even though I wasn’t able to get them I still knew everything I could about them.” Crockett, a SIU Class of 2014 alumni, is the owner of Kickaholics, a new collector’s shoe store located on the Carbondale Strip. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Senior physiology major Kara Starkweather, left, and Professor of Physiology Dr. Buck Hales pose for a photograph in a Life Sciences II lab Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Carbondale. The duo is using hens, which ovulate similarly to women, to research flaxseed as a dietary intervention in preventing ovarian cancer. “We understand that the major cause of ovarian cancer is the inflammation associated with ovulation,” said Hales. “Our goal is to turn ovarian cancer into a disease that women can live with instead of die from.” (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Nina Alexander and her daughter Shekinah, 8, sit outside of their new home Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Makanda. ÒI just want to say that IÕm very grateful,” Alexander said. “God has blessed me with a beautiful home.” (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

Newly appointed Southern Illinois University chancellor Carlo Montemagno poses for a portrait Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Anthony Hall. “Resources do not define your vision or define your ultimate goals – they establish a framework for the path that you have to travel. But they don’t define who we are as an institution,” Montemagno said. “My vision is that we establish SIUC as a destination institution – that people from across the country and around the world know of us and want to come here because of the quality of the educational experience the students get.” (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Tavae Lewis, a senior from Carbondale studying exercise science, poses for a photograph Monday, Dec. 5, 2017, outside of the Communications Building. The ‘Southern Illinois Golden Boy’ made his professional MMA boxing debut in the welterweight class earlier this month. “I’m about to be a nightmare to those who I have to face,” Lewis said. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Dr. Mont Allen demonstrates how the Greek would drink from a bowl, Friday, Oct. 19, 2017, inside his office in Faner Hall. “When the bowl was brought to the face to drink it became a mask,” Dr. Allen said while explaining that the mask was supposed to resemble Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

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SIU senior wide receiver Connor Iwema, right, stiff-arms Mississippi Valley’s defensive back Adrian Campbell (during the second quarter of SIU’s home opener against the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Saluki Stadium. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

SIU senior safety Ryan Neil (21) tackles University of Northern Iowa running back J’Veyon Browning (34) Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, during the Salukis’ 24-17 loss to the University of Northern Iowa at Saluki Stadium. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Salukis senior outside center Jake Soriano, center, darts past opposing teammates Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, during a men’s rugby practice at the SIU Upper Bowl Pitch in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

St. Louis University sophomore forward Jalen Johnson, right, attempts to steal the ball from junior guard Eric McGill Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-74 loss against the St. Louis University Billikens at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior Chris Cole competes Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the SIU Swimming and Diving invitational at the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Freshman guard Mackenzie Silvey looks to pass Lindenwood University’s Alison Webb Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, during the Salukis 90-68 win against the Lindenwood Lynx at SIU Arena. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

Sophomore Saluki diver Jiarong “Beibei” Ji, of Taiyuan, China, practices diving off of the 3 meter board Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium in the SIU student center. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Junior center Kevin Pippen dunks the ball Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, during the Salukis’ 75-69 loss against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Junior guard Eric McGill, far left, dives for the ball during the Salukis’ 69-64 win against the University of Springfield Prairie Stars Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at SIU Arena. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Junior wide receiver Jimmy Jones waves the flag Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, before the Saluki’s 17-24 loss agains the Panthers. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Sophomore safety James Chinn, left, and sophomore safety James Ceasar, celebrate a touchback Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the Salukis’ 28-20 loss against the Youngstown State Penguins at Saluki Stadium. (Brian Mu–ñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Sophomore quarterback Tanner Hearn celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the SIU home opener against the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Saluki Stadium. The SIU Salukis topped the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils, 55-3. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

Kai Hoffman, center, a sophomore studying aviation technologies from Ontario, Canada, flaunts his shorts in the air Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, after the Salukis score a point during the annual Dig for a Cure’ volleyball match against Bradley at Davies Gym. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Youngstown State University senior center back Will Latham high fives children Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, after the Penguin’s 28-20 win against the SIU Salukis at Saluki Stadium. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Head men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson reacts to a play Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, during the Salukis’ 69-74 loss against the Saintc Louis University Billikens at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)

SIU swim coach Richard Walker cheers on members of the SIU swim team Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium. (Brian Mu–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

Valparaiso University senior middle hitter Taylor Graboski celebrates a point scored Monday, September 25, 2017 during the Salukis’ 2-1 win against the Crusaders at Davies Gym. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

Senior outside hitter Andrea Estrada, left, and sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Sutton celebrate point, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2017, during the Salukis’ 3-2 loss against the Bradley University Braves, at Davies Gym. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

Junior RTD major Darian Wells, of Champaign, pumps up the crowd during the final quarter of the SIU home opener against the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Saluki Stadium. The SIU Salukis topped the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils, 55-3. (Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz)