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Clay Awsumb elected as GPSC president, to begin term in fall

Clay Awsumb elected as GPSC president, to begin term in fall

By Emily Cooper and Amelia Blakely, Staff Reporters

April 25, 2018


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Clay Awsumb was elected as the new Graduate and Professional Student Council president at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled GPSC meeting.

American playwright August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ coming to Mcleod theater 

American playwright August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ coming to Mcleod theater 

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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“Gem of the Ocean,” a play from famed American playwright and poet, August Wilson will be presented by the university’s Department of Theatre on April 26 through the 29.

SIU names associate chancellor for enrollment management, a position vacant since 2014

SIU names associate chancellor for enrollment management, a position vacant since 2014

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced a new associate chancellor for enrollment management on Monday afternoon. Jennifer DeHaemers, who most recently spent six years as associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will ta...

Carbondale’s family owned bookstore Bookworm expected to close after 17 years

Carbondale’s family owned bookstore Bookworm expected to close after 17 years

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


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The family owned bookstore Bookworm, which has been open in Carbondale for 17 years is expected to close as the owners plan to retire without finding a confident buyer. “We really wanted to sell it because the idea of a university town without a good used bookstore is a tough concept for me to accept...

Graduate assistants and civil service employees file formal complaint for not receiving pay raises

Graduate assistants and civil service employees file formal complaint for not receiving pay raises

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 19, 2018


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Graduate Assistants United and Association of Civil-service Employees union members said in a press conference Thursday SIU is not fulfilling the contractual agreement to give their lowest paid employees a two percent pay raise. The GAU and ACsE filed the complaint against the university to the Illinois...

SIU hosts Civil Engineering Conference for first time in nine years

SIU hosts Civil Engineering Conference for first time in nine years

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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On April 19 through 21, SIU is hosting the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid–Continent Student Conference for the first time since 2009. The conference brings together 16 different schools from Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska to compete in a variety of competitions....

Regional dance company to host its annual spring concert

Regional dance company to host its annual spring concert

By Rana Schenke, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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The Southern Illinois Dance Company is hosting their Spring Concert Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. The Spring Concert will be held at Furr Auditorium in Pulliam Hall. The performance will feature dancers from SIDC, as well as Willow Street Dance Studios and from Fierce,...

GPSC discusses proposed house bills and updated program change proposals

GPSC discusses proposed house bills and updated program change proposals

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 19, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting Tuesday, GPSC President Johnathan Flowers said the new Illinois House Bill 5861 has strong potential to be passed in legislation. The house bill was introduced along with two others, after the Board of Trustees on April...

SIU brings community and students together with Farm to Fork dinner

SIU brings community and students together with Farm to Fork dinner

By Rana Schenke, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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SIU is hosting the third annual Farm to Fork Dinner bringing the campus and local community together to showcase local food and talent, at Grinnell Commons on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. “The event itself, of course, is meant to celebrate local food,” Sustainability Coordinator Geory Kurtzhals said, “and...

SIU president, board chair, release statement on possible reallocation of funds, separation of SIU Carbondale and Edwardsville boards

SIU president, board chair, release statement on possible reallocation of funds, separation of SIU Carbondale and Edwardsville boards

By Daily Egyptian Staff

April 17, 2018


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SIU President Randy Dunn and Board of Trustees Chair Amy Sholar on Tuesday released a statement suggesting the board has not taken an official position on several House bills calling for changes to the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.  HB5861/HB1292 calls for the creation of SIUC and SIUE as separate unive...

SIU Department of Aviation brings three new planes to the fleet

SIU Department of Aviation brings three new planes to the fleet

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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The Department of Aviation purchased three new Piper Arrows for the fleet, replacing five early 80’s Cessna aircrafts. Chief Flight Instructor and Program Coordinator John Voges said the new arrows were purchased using student flight fees, meaning the funds did not come out of the university's b...

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