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Deconstructing the reconstruction

Deconstructing the reconstruction

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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As Carlo Montemagno’s first year as chancellor of SIU’s Carbondale campus wraps up, his academic reorganization plan is anticipated to head well past the initial spring 2018 end goal. Montemagno’s plan — now in its third draft — takes SIU from eight colleges with 42 departments to five colleges with ...

Cinema, theater student remembered for love of dancing, passion for others

Cinema, theater student remembered for love of dancing, passion for others

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

May 1, 2018


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Friends, family, and faculty gathered in the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts on Monday to celebrate the life of theater and cinema and photography student Aaron Banez. Approximately 200 people united together and expressed stories of Banez’s passion for the people around him and h...

University announces civil service employee layoffs

University announces civil service employee layoffs

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April 30, 2018


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University administration announced there will be civil service layoffs effective June 30, 2018 according to an email obtained by the Daily Egyptian from the Association of Civil Service Employees. “These layoffs are a result of dropping enrollment, which has caused the planned closure of the to...

Local art teacher pushes to get art education back into Illinois public schools

Local art teacher pushes to get art education back into Illinois public schools

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 30, 2018


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Local grade school art teacher Josh Shearer is achieving his goal of getting every child in the Illinois public school system access to art education one school district at a time. “If I got one school to restart their art program it’d be the most important thing I’ve ever done,” Shearer said....

Police investigate Saturday morning shooting, victim suffered potential life-threatening injuries

Police investigate Saturday morning shooting, victim suffered potential life-threatening injuries

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April 29, 2018


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At approximately 12:04 a.m. Saturday, Carbondale police responded to the intersection of East Chestnut Street an North Robert Stalls Avenue in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers met a victim suffering potential life threatening injuries, according to the Carbondale Police Department. The...

‘He cared a tremendous amount about people,’ tenth anniversary of Rendleman’s death

‘He cared a tremendous amount about people,’ tenth anniversary of Rendleman’s death

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 29, 2018


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“Devout Christian, photographer, writer, editor and friend” are the words written on a plaque resting in front of a redbud tree planted ten years ago in dedication to Ryan Rendleman, photojournalism student at SIU from Batavia and a photographer for the Daily Egyptian. April 29th, 2018 marks the ten year annivers...

20-year-old SIU student identified as pedestrian killed, hit by freight train Sunday

20-year-old SIU student identified as pedestrian killed, hit by freight train Sunday

By Staff Report

April 29, 2018


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The Carbondale Police Department and the SIU Department of Public Safety are investigating an early Sunday morning death after an individual was struck by a freight train. Police have identified the victim as Aaron Banez, a 20-year-old SIU student from Chicago, according to a press release sent on...

USG passes resolution to make campus use 100 percent renewable energy

USG passes resolution to make campus use 100 percent renewable energy

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution to the chancellor’s office requesting to make the campus use 100 percent renewable energy at its final senate meeting. The resolution also requests shutting down the coal plant. USG Senator for the college of business Zhi Hao “Eric” ...

Master’s students art work showcased at the Surplus Gallery

Master’s students art work showcased at the Surplus Gallery

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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After a year and a half of planning and creating, fine arts master’s students Jam Lovell and Daniel Rohr will showcase their master theses art sculpture exhibits at the Surplus Gallery.   The reception begins at 5 p.m. on April 27. The couple met at Eastern Illinois University where they later ra...

SIU Athletic Director Tommy Bell to be replaced by Jerry Kill, effective immediately

SIU Athletic Director Tommy Bell to be replaced by Jerry Kill, effective immediately

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

April 26, 2018


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Jerry Kill, former SIU Football coach and current special assistant to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, will take over responsibilities for the SIU Athletics program effective immediately, according to a press release released Thursday afternoon. The chancellor announced Kill's new role after deciding not to r...

SIU administrators defend higher state funding allocation at senate budget hearing

SIU administrators defend higher state funding allocation at senate budget hearing

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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During a Senate budget hearing, members of SIU’s administration defended an appropriation of $198.8 million in state funds be allocated to SIU for the next fiscal year compared to $179.9 million proposed by the state.

Campus Lake to host the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Campus Lake to host the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to Campus Lake this spring with SIU holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Becker Pavillion on April 28.

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