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SIU design students host fashion show

SIU design students host fashion show

By Tyra Wooten

April 28, 2017


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Jeffrey Scott took the podium wearing a pair of shimmery silver tights Thursday night and spoke to the crowd of about 500 fashion fans in the Student Center ballrooms. “Guys need to have the power to get up and dress how they want to,” he said. Scott, owner and designer of The Tights Guy,...

At student-led forum, chancellor candidate talks diversity, recruitment

At student-led forum, chancellor candidate talks diversity, recruitment

By Luke Nozicka

April 27, 2017


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SIU helped Carl Pinkert get his first job that paid more than minimum wage. If it hadn’t been for two mentors he had while completing his master’s degree in animal science in 1977, Pinkert said, his career would have been “totally different.” Now, vying to become the next permanent chan...

Illinois lawmakers congratulate Winston on retirement

Illinois lawmakers congratulate Winston on retirement

By Luke Nozicka

April 27, 2017


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The Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday introduced a resolution to congratulate Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, on his “distinguished career” and retirement. The resolution, sponsored by four SIU graduates in the legislature and one local representative, calls Mezo...

Pinkert makes case for chancellor spot

Pinkert makes case for chancellor spot

By Abbey La Tour

April 27, 2017


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Carl Pinkert wants to pay it forward. Pinkert, who is vying to become the next chancellor at the university’s largest campus, said his master’s degree in animal science from SIU in 1977 helped launch his career. “I have a huge debt to Southern Illinois University,” Pinkert said. Durin...

Archaeological center would hit ‘rock bottom’ after cuts, director says

Archaeological center would hit ‘rock bottom’ after cuts, director says

By Olivia Spiers

April 27, 2017


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Mark Wagner is the only employee who shows up at work anymore. He is the only staff member of the university’s Center for Archaeological Investigations, which has lost 80 percent of its funding in the last 10 years. The center’s staff has dropped proportionally — to one from nine — since ...

SIU to plant tree in honor of ‘Chef Jim’

SIU to plant tree in honor of ‘Chef Jim’

By Daily Egyptian staff

April 26, 2017


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The university on Wednesday said it plans to plant a Japanese lilac tree in honor of James “Chef Jim” Gilmore, the head chef at Lentz Hall who died about a year ago. The planting will occur at 2:15 p.m. Friday behind the dining facility where he worked. The event is open to the public. Gilmore, who had ...

Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

Winston Mezo, Carbondale’s legendary bagel man, to retire this weekend

By Anna Spoerre

April 26, 2017


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After 34 years, Winston Mezo will sell one last bagel this weekend before retiring from the business. Mezo, a native of Herrin and resident of Carbondale, stood above the charcoal grill situated in his cart April 9, entertaining a growing crowd as the bars closed. “It only took [my nephew]...

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

Recruitment becoming more difficult amid budget cuts, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

April 26, 2017


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As the university continues to deal with an unprecedented state budget impasse approaching the two-year mark and SIU President Randy Dunn’s recent announcement suggesting $30 million in cuts for the Carbondale campus, prospective students have been choosing to go to school elsewhere. Susan Davenport,...

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

GPSC votes in new officers at final semester meeting

By Marnie Leonard

April 26, 2017


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At its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, the Graduate and Professional Student Council voted in new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions at stake were president, vice president of administrative affairs, vice president for student affairs and four representatives...

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

Colwell pushes mission statement, students deliver concerns of inclusivity

By Diamond Jones

April 25, 2017


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Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell kicked off a student forum Tuesday night by saying he wants more people to read the university's mission statement and take seriously the objective of maintaining the institution's goals when resources are tight. The university's mission statement reads "SIU e...

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