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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.

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....

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