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Administration to make academic advising more “centralized” by spring semester

Administration to make academic advising more “centralized” by spring semester

By Kitt Fresa

October 11, 2017


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Chancellor Carlo Montemagno is working on a plan to make the university’s academic advising process more “centralized,” he said in a speech last month. Associate provost Lizette Chevalier said this new plan is expected to be fully implemented by Jan. 1. The new advising department will h...

What’s all the buzz about? An effort to save the bees and enforce sustainable living

What’s all the buzz about? An effort to save the bees and enforce sustainable living

October 11, 2017


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On the 100 acres of lush green that makes up Dayempur Farm, thousands of bees buzzed around pastel-colored boxes Sunday afternoon.   That sound might cause some to panic or run, but for the beekeepers on the farm it is a sound that should be celebrated, because the bee population is declining due...

Sightseers slither into southern Illinois for Snake Road

Sightseers slither into southern Illinois for Snake Road

By Isabelle Rogers

September 27, 2017


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Southern Illinois’ Snake Road, which serves as a migration path for snakes and amphibians going from their summer to winter homes, draws people from all over the country who want to see rare and endangered species. Some, like zoology graduate student Connor French, come to SIU just to be near th...

Nonprofit writing grants, selling merchandize to restore Bucky Dome

Nonprofit writing grants, selling merchandize to restore Bucky Dome

By Isabelle Rogers

September 27, 2017


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A nonprofit organization has its sights set on restoring a prominent Carbondale landmark: the Fuller Dome Home on Forest Avenue, also known as the Bucky Dome. In 1960, research professor Buckminster Fuller built the geodesic structure and lived there with his wife Anne until 1971. According to the do...

Law students holding gender and name change clinic

Law students holding gender and name change clinic

By Amelia Blakely

September 27, 2017


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Law students are hosting a workshop through Sept. 30 to assist adults and minors who have parental consent seeking to legally change their name and/or gender on their birth certificates. The Transgender Name Change and Gender Marker project, which is in its second year and is held by the School ...

Bringing an international worldview to SIU: meet Virginia Tilley, political science professor

Bringing an international worldview to SIU: meet Virginia Tilley, political science professor

By Joe McLaughlin

September 27, 2017


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Political science professor Virginia Tilley has spent much of her 30 years in academia studying discrimination. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in political science from Antioch College in 1985, Tilley took time off before getting her advanced degrees to travel the world and get an up-close l...

Poet laureate, former gang member speaks on campus about importance of youth guidance

Poet laureate, former gang member speaks on campus about importance of youth guidance

By Amelia Blakely

September 26, 2017


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Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez talked about the importance of forming creative spaces for children in a speech delivered on campus Tuesday night for Hispanic and Latino Heritage month. “Art can save lives,” Rodriguez said. “If you give kids a dream, they will make it happen.” Ro...

Green Fee project aims to keep Campus Lake clean through recreational activities

Green Fee project aims to keep Campus Lake clean through recreational activities

By Amelia Blakely

September 26, 2017


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Students will soon have a chance to improve the water in Campus Lake by kayaking, paddle boarding and participating in other recreational activities through the Sustainable Eco-Recreation project. The project, funded by the student Green Fee, includes any water activity that aerates, cools down or cre...

Professors at USG meeting say final exam scheduling change could reduce stress for students

Professors at USG meeting say final exam scheduling change could reduce stress for students

By Cory Ray

September 19, 2017


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Three professors submitted a proposal which they said will minimize the number of students taking multiple finals on the same day to the Undergraduate Student Government Tuesday night.

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Law school dean steps down

Law school dean steps down

By Staff report

September 18, 2017


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Cynthia Fountaine, dean of the School of Law, is stepping down from her position effective Sept. 15. She has occupied the role since 2010. The position will be filled temporarily by Christopher Behan, an associate dean at the law school. Behan will serve as acting dean until the search for an in...

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