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SalukiTech Shuts Down in Student Center, esports center and makerspace to replace

SalukiTech Shuts Down in Student Center, esports center and makerspace to replace

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The SalukiTech computer store, located in the Student Center, closed on Sept. 14 and moved out of the Student Center on Sept. 15. Tena Bennett, the director of the Student Center, said the decision to close SalukiTech was made by the university administration in early August. “The Universit...

The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO explores BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles

The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO explores BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO gives presentations exploring BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles. ALIAS held its first meeting Sept. 14. “ALIAS is an experience-based and positive reinforcement education support group for those who are interested in ris...

SIU welcoming regional high school students to experience campus at first ever SIU Day event

SIU welcoming regional high school students to experience campus at first ever SIU Day event

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

The university will be hosting the first SIU Day on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The events start at 9 a.m. SIU Day is a new program this year that brings high school students from area high schools to SIU to visit the campus and experience the programs and activities SIU has to offer, according to the SIU Day...

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

Jackson County judge vacates Gaege Bethune’s murder conviction

By Campus Desk, Staff Report

September 17, 2018

A Jackson County Judge vacated Gaege Bethune's murder conviction for first-degree murder with aggravated battery in the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, according to WSIL News. The 12-person jury did not find Bethune guilty on the second charge noted – first-degree murder with an aggravated ...

Naked Truth: Sexual health seminar plans to inform women on positive sexual relationship

Naked Truth: Sexual health seminar plans to inform women on positive sexual relationship

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

There will be a sexual health for women seminar Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m., in the Student Center Ohio room. The seminar was organized by Rebecca Gonnering, confidential adviser with the university, and Dr. Lanel Love, assistant director of the multicultural resource center. “This event is im...

Carbondale mayor threatens firing of Human Relations Commission chair over community roundtable

Carbondale mayor threatens firing of Human Relations Commission chair over community roundtable

By Rana Schenke and Austin Phelps, Staff Reporters

September 15, 2018

Jerrold Hennrich, Carbondale Human Relations Commission chair, said he received two phone calls from the city manager advising him not to go through with a Thursday roundtable because the university might be insulted. The roundtable was meant to facilitate a conversation with community members, Souther...

“My family is just staying prayed up,” North Carolina resident talks about current conditions before Hurricane hits

“My family is just staying prayed up,” North Carolina resident talks about current conditions before Hurricane hits

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2018

The latest on Hurricane Florence details the storm making landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Sept. 14. There has been a report of two people being killed and another critically injured after a tree fell on a home. A resident of Kannapolis, N.C., Roslyn Borrego, said she has lived in the south for...

Medieval Combat Club, a recognized sport club at SIU, is more than LARPing

Medieval Combat Club, a recognized sport club at SIU, is more than LARPing

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

Medieval Combat Club meets Tuesdays in the field near Morris Library from 5-7 p.m. to practice medieval combat. “What we do is we take these foam weapons and simulate medieval combat by making sure it’s safe and accessible to people,” Kayla Chamness, president of Medieval Combat Club, said....

Southern Illinois Healthcare announces support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at SIUC

Southern Illinois Healthcare announces support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at SIUC

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Southern Illinois Healthcare announced support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus as early as next fall. “We understand our futures are linked," Rex Budde, CEO and president of SIH said in the press re...

Fall Study Abroad Fair introduces students to options abroad, passport application offered

Fall Study Abroad Fair introduces students to options abroad, passport application offered

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

The Center for International Education hosted a study abroad fair on Wednesday at the Student Center to inform students of opportunities available and offered an opportunity for students to apply for passports. Thomas Saville, the associate director for study abroad,  said the study abroad progr...

LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

By Staff Report

September 13, 2018

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The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018

U.S. News and World Report announced SIU has ranked highest as one of the best national universities for 2019 in the country. The U.S. World Report ranked SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities for performance across a set of widely accepted markers for achievement.  “We’...

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