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Parking Division accepting peanut butter for up to $35 citations on Nov. 9

Parking Division accepting peanut butter for up to $35 citations on Nov. 9

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

The Department of Public Safety Parking Division is hosting a fine-reduction event for the SIU Food Pantry in addition to removing up to $35 citations for students who participate. The SIU Food Pantry is a free pantry where students can get non-perishable groceries with no charge. The pantry is only op...

Delta Phi Epsilon holds murder mystery party to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Delta Phi Epsilon holds murder mystery party to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Delta Phi Epsilon is having a Clue-based murder-mystery party on Thursday to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Basically it’s a dinner and a show so when people buy a ticket they get dinner catered by the venue Garden Grove,” President of Delta Phi Epsilon Alex Casanova said. ...

Bost wins against Democratic challenger Kelly

Bost wins against Democratic challenger Kelly

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Incumbent Mike Bost [R – Murphysboro] has won against Brendan Kelly [D – Belleville] for US House of Representatives. Bost had 134,009 votes with 51.8 percent compared to Kelly’s 45.2 percent. The election results said green party candidate Randy Auxier received 7,823 votes. Williamson count...

Windhorst wins over incumbent Phelps Finnie for Illinois House

Windhorst wins over incumbent Phelps Finnie for Illinois House

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Patrick Windhorst [R – Metropolis] has won against incumbent Natalie Phelps Finnie [D – Elizabethtown] and become the state representative for the 118th district of Illinois. Windhorst won with 21,716 votes, having 57.6 percent of the total votes, while Phelps Finnie had 42.4 percent. Windhorst...

Bryant defeats Griffin, marks her third term in Illinois House

Bryant defeats Griffin, marks her third term in Illinois House

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Two-term incumbent Terri Bryant [R – Murphysboro] defeated Marsha Griffin [D – Carbondale] in yesterday’s election for Illinois State House of Representatives in the 115th district. 36,889 votes were cast total. Bryant took 61.4 percent of the vote, defeating Griffin by 22 points. This is ...

Joey Odum: Blues staple of Carbondale

Joey Odum: Blues staple of Carbondale

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

Joey Odum, 29, was born with cerebral palsy. He’s been playing the guitar for the past 26 years, starting at the age of three. “Songwriting and playing just came naturally,” Odum said. Odum said he’s been playing in the area, professionally, since he was 15. “I’ve had a lot of ...

HackSI holds sixth annual hackathon Nov. 3-4, includes “everything from robots to drones to 3D printers”

HackSI holds sixth annual hackathon Nov. 3-4, includes “everything from robots to drones to 3D printers”

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Hackers of all ages will come together at HackSI’s sixth annual hackathon on Saturday. The hackathon will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with judging on Sunday evening. Dav Glass, HackSI founder, said to define a hackathon, you need to first define the word “hacker.” ...

Board of Trustees to hold Nov. 9 special meeting, Interim President Dorsey says earliest possible appointment of permanent president is fall 2019

Board of Trustees to hold Nov. 9 special meeting, Interim President Dorsey says earliest possible appointment of permanent president is fall 2019

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

November 1, 2018

In an email on Friday, Interim SIU President J. Kevin Dorsey said the Board of Trustees will schedule a special meeting on Nov. 9 to identify an external firm in search of permanent system president. "The board may also consider the appointment of an interim chancellor at that time," Dorsey said. “Ot...

Third Campus Conversations event discusses grading policies

Third Campus Conversations event discusses grading policies

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Student Trustee Brione Lockett’s third Campus Conversations on Tuesday focused on discussing faculty and student relationships on campus. Undergraduate Student Government President Toussaint Mitchell and Graduate and Professional Student Council President Clay Awsumb were both in attendance and help...

GPSC approves of OIT student tech fee raise

GPSC approves of OIT student tech fee raise

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Graduate and Professional Student Council was scheduled to vote on the possible increase to the Student Technology Fee during their next meeting on Nov. 13, but the council motioned to vote at this Tuesday’s meeting. The final vote was 21 yes votes with three abstentions and two no’s. The major...

USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

The vote on the $3 student increase to the student technology fee will be voted on by USG at the next meeting on Nov. 13, Paxton Morse, the vice president of USG, said. At the previous USG meeting University Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges proposed a $3 raise to the student informati...

Jennifer Johnson’s music and teaching talents work in tandem

Jennifer Johnson’s music and teaching talents work in tandem

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Jennifer Johnson is a former SIU student, a local musician, and a professor whose talent in music and audio production work well throughout her lifestyle. Mark Stoffel, digital media system specialist, said Johnson is putting her own stamp on her career because she is extremely talented and creative. “Sh...

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