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In line for the future

In line for the future

May 10, 2012

Karli Keener, a senior from Murphysboro studying elementary education, picks up her cap and gown Wednesday at the University Bookstore. Three commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday to accommodate the 3,480 students receiving degrees.Photo by Pat Sutphin of The Daily Egyptian Read More »...

Fun in the late spring sun

Fun in the late spring sun

May 10, 2012

Jose Anaya, 7, right, plays with his dog, Shorty, Wednesday while his family builds a fort in front of Anaya’s home in the Cornerstone Village trailer park in Carbondale. Anaya’s brother, Alex, 7, said they ask to play outside everyday. “First thing we do when we get off the bus is ask our mom...

Softball takes game one of MVC Championship

Softball takes game one of MVC Championship

May 10, 2012

Senior infielder Alicia Junker swings at a pitch Thursday at Charlotte West Stadium.  This is the fourth year in the school's history that SIU has been chosen to host the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, which concludes on Saturday.Photo by Lynnette Oostmeyer of The Daily Egyptian. Read More...

The buy back blues

The buy back blues

May 9, 2012

Kyle Elliott, left, a freshman from Nashville, Tenn., studying radio and television, and Tram Mai, center, a freshman from Chicago studying fashion design, wait to receive cash back for textbooks Wednesday at the University Bookstore. Students often receive less money back for their books than what th...

Packing up early

Packing up early

May 9, 2012

Brad Horton, right, a sophomore from Belleville studying mechanical engineering, packs clothes into his truck Wednesday at Thompson Point. His mother, Debbie Horton, left, came to bring him his new truck and to take home a load of belongings in the old one.  Debbie Horton said her son will leave Fr...

The End of the Harvest

The End of the Harvest

May 9, 2012

Strawberry pickers harvest strawberries Wednesday at Echo Valley Orchards in Carbondale. Daniel Troyer, an owner of the orchard, said they are almost done harvesting for the season and will soon start preparing the fields for next season.Photo by Jessica Tezak of The Daily Egyptian Read More »...

Saluki Track and Field

Saluki Track and Field

May 9, 2012

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall throws a hammer Wednesday at the Saluki Track and Field Complex.  McCall competes in the discus, hammer throw, and shot put, but prefers the discus.  “It’s prettier,” she said. McCall said competing in all three events is easier than just one. With three events to s...

Catcher unafraid to take a hit

Catcher unafraid to take a hit

May 9, 2012

Sophomore catcher Allie Vadeboncouer plays May 1 during the last home game of the season against Murray State University at Charlotte West Stadium. Vadeboncouer has been hit by a pitch 27 times this season, leading the nation for college softball players.Photo by Pat Sutphin of The Daily Egyptian. Read...

A look back at the Harrisburg Tornado

May 8, 2012

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Semester in Photos Spring 2012

May 8, 2012

The Daily Egyptian Photo Staff for Spring 2012:  Lynnette Oostmeyer, Chris Zoeller, Sarah Gardner, Pat Sutphin, Jessica Tezak, Isaac Smith and Steve Matzker. Read More »...

Reeling and Relaxing

Reeling and Relaxing

May 7, 2012

James Selph, of Rockford, catches a bluegill Monday at Crab Orchard Lake. Selph, who worked in maintenance at SIUC for 23 years, said he was going to bring the fish he caught to his grandkids when he visits them next week. He said he fishes almost daily to relax and enjoy retired life.Photo by Jessic...

The clowns come to town

The clowns come to town

May 7, 2012

D.J. Dean Kelly, a performer with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, warms up the crowd Sunday during the preshow activities at the SIU Arena. Children were encouraged to come down to the floor during the preshow to interact with the performers. The traveling circus performed five shows du...

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