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20th annual AIDS Walk making a difference in the southern Illinois community

20th annual AIDS Walk making a difference in the southern Illinois community

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Members of the southern Illinois community can come out and show their support for an important cause at the 20th annual AIDS Walk on March 23.

Rainbow Cafe to host forum on LGBTQ+ issues with Carbondale mayoral candidates

Rainbow Cafe to host forum on LGBTQ+ issues with Carbondale mayoral candidates

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

The Rainbow Cafe will be hosting a meet and greet and open forum for Carbondale’s mayoral candidates on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The meet and greet will take place at the Center for Empowerment and Justice at 213 N Washington St.

Outside The Box festival to bring internationally known musicians, virtual reality experiences to SIU

Outside The Box festival to bring internationally known musicians, virtual reality experiences to SIU

By Staff Report, Arts & Entertainment Desk

March 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Latest News, Music, News Briefs

SIU will be hosting the 13th annual Outside The Box multimedia festival March 22-30. The festival is free and features an assortment of concerts, seminars and virtual reality experiences.

‘Hands Up’ bill enters Missouri House

‘Hands Up’ bill enters Missouri House

By Rana Schenke, News Desk Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, National, News Briefs

Missouri Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) filed a bill in the Missouri House on March 7 which would make it illegal for law officers to shoot suspects while surrendering, according to a Missouri Times press release.

Illinois House passes bill requiring schools to include LGBTQ+ individuals in curriculum

Illinois House passes bill requiring schools to include LGBTQ+ individuals in curriculum

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Latest News, News Briefs, State

SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois House passed a bill Wednesday which would require public schools to include lessons on prominent LGBTQ+ figures in history. House Bill 246, also called the Inclusive Curriculum bill, would go into effect July 1, 2020.

Photojournalist to present work on logging protests

Photojournalist to present work on logging protests

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

Orin Langelle, photojournalist and environmental activist, will share images from Shawnee National Forest protests from over two decades ago at SIU.

SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students

SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

High schools from Illinois and Missouri will be sending their best and brightest mathematicians to SIU for the annual Math Field Day.

‘BEER’ scholarship endowed, raises over $25,000

‘BEER’ scholarship endowed, raises over $25,000

By Isabel Miller, Photo and Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest News, News Briefs

“Close to 1000 people donated to the scholarship because they believe in the future of SIU,” Dan Giedeman said.

SIU to hold I.T. Day conference

SIU to hold I.T. Day conference

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

I.T. Day 2019 will be returning to the SIU campus on March 14 with 35 presentations, demonstrations and tours for the public.

SIU Day of Giving raises over $850,000

SIU Day of Giving raises over $850,000

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

SIU raised over $850,000 in donations on its 2019 Day of Giving. The Day of Giving is a 24-hour campaign to inspire alumni, students, parents, friends and the larger community to make a gift to any area of campus. 

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department launches death investigation after body is found

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department launches death investigation after body is found

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

The body of 41-year-old Ryan Jones was found Monday at approximately 10 a.m. on Roseme Road, half a mile east of Ava, according to a press release by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. According to the release, Jones was found outside of his residence by a family member after he failed to s...

Women for Change to host “Vocal with our Local” forum featuring Carbondale mayoral candidates

Women for Change to host “Vocal with our Local” forum featuring Carbondale mayoral candidates

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Women for Change Carbondale is hosting a “Vocal with our Local” forum on Thursday, Mar. 7 at the Civic Center with Carbondale’s mayoral candidates. According to Women for Change’s Facebook page, the forum is to educate and inform the community about candidates and will run from 6-9 p.m. T...

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