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SIU professor, Alan Walters, stands in the pumpkin fields at the Horticulture Farm on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Dr. Walters, who is a professor of Vegetable Science and Breeding in the Department of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems, is researching how to get pumpkins to grow bigger in hotter climates.

SIU Professor Alan Walters working to develop heat tolerant pumpkins 

By Joel Kottman, Staff Reporter November 20, 2021

Professor Alan Walters, a professor of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems has been working to create heat tolerant pumpkins that can grow in warmer climates.  Walters teaches vegetable science and...

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

By Jason Flynn, News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18 year-old from Antioch, Illinois on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin for charges stemming from fatally shooting two people and injuring a third in August 2020, was found not guilty on...

Zachary Gutenkauf and Jennifer Pierce start research as part of the SIU research team that helps to feed astronauts in Life Science III at SIU Nov. 8, 2021 in Carbondale, Illinois. “This is a multidisciplinary team requiring many specialties. Currently we are in phase one, which is the NASA proposal phase. We are waiting on the phase two ‘rules’ for proof of the concept, which are anticipated to be revealed tomorrow at 10am on NASA TV [Tuesday November 9, 2021]. Once we know the rules for phase two, then the game is afoot,” director of the coal and energy research and a professor in geology, Ken B. Anderson, said.

SIU research team helps on journey to deeper space exploration

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter November 19, 2021

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration  (NASA) has selected Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s research team, µBites (micro-bites,) for their Deep Space Food Challenge to find ways...

A Historical Look at SIU: What’s in a Lake?

A Historical Look at SIU: What’s in a Lake?

By Ryan Jurich , Staff Reporter November 19, 2021

Campus Lake, touted as “one of the jewels” of Southern Illinois in university promotions, has been closed for seven years due to high toxicity levels, and continues to run up against obstacles to rehabilitation. In...

Faculty Senate voted down grade adjustment/mental health resolution

Faculty Senate voted down grade adjustment/mental health resolution

By Jason Flynn, News Editor November 18, 2021

In a nonbinding vote, the Faculty Senate decided against a resolution including a “pass/no-pass” grading option following a series of traumatic events during the Fall 2021 semester. “I think it...

Students practice their performance for the play, “Hay Fever,” at the McLeod Theater Nov. 11, 2021 at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. “Its a comedy, of course I want people to laugh. But Im confident in my cast. Im confident in my design team and their ability and what theyve put forward in bringing this production to life,” Director Rion Towery said.

Theater Department Bringing the Fever to SIU

By Janiyah Gaston, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

Rion Towey decided to do Hay Fever, a comedy play, to provide people with just a few nights to enjoy a show and relax. Southern Illinois University Carbondale theater department is putting on the play...

Student workers are picking labor fights as a path to building stronger communities

Student workers are picking labor fights as a path to building stronger communities

By Jason Flynn, News Editor November 18, 2021

Campus workers are on strike at Columbia University in New York right now, their second this year, and the second largest current strike in the country.  Media outlets have paid renewed attention to...

RSOs left with “basically no money” following fundraising rule change

RSOs left with “basically no money” following fundraising rule change

By Janiyah Gaston, Staff Reporter November 17, 2021

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) rely heavily on fundraising to support their activities throughout the year, but have been restricted from one of their go-to fundraising tools, food sales. Program...

ROTC students switch out for 15 minute shifts at the Veteran Day silent vigil Nov. 11, 2021 at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. “Basically, we have guards standing out and sitting in front of the US flag. As well as a wreath that we have, which represents all branches of the military as well as prisoners of war and those missing in action presented by our POW MIA flag,” fourth year cadet, Rebecca Singer from Airforce ROTC, said.

SIU Veterans Day Vigil Returns for its 40th Year Anniversary

By Dominique Martinez-Powell November 17, 2021

17At 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2021, the cadets of Southern Illinois University’s ROTC program started their silent vigil to commemorate Veterans Day and honor those who have served in the military, past...

SIU student shooting spurs conversation on gun violence

SIU student shooting spurs conversation on gun violence

By William Box, Staff Reporter November 17, 2021

Michelle Dietzel, a second-year student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), was injured in a shooting near campus on the night of Oct. 23 during a student party. Dietzel was shot in the...

Labor of Love: RSO prescreens independent short films

Labor of Love: RSO prescreens independent short films

By William Box, Staff Reporter November 13, 2021

The Big Muddy Film Festival RSO is allowing students to begin prescreening independent film submissions for their festival in February. The prescreening began Sunday, Nov. 7 and continues at Southern Illinois...

RHA making Residence Halls more inclusive

By Janiyah Gaston , Staff Reporter November 12, 2021

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an on campus organization that is responsible for helping students who live in the dorms voice their concerns about what changes they want to see in the residence...

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