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SIU youth summer camp goes swimmingly

SIU youth summer camp goes swimmingly

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Swimming

Southern Illinois University hosted its annual swim camp to help young swimmers improve their techniques last week. The camp, which is sponsored by Nike, was taught in the SIU Student Recreation Center’s Olympic-sized pool by SIU Swim Coach Rick Walker. Rick Walker, who coaches both SIU swim...

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

SIU Board of Trustees to hold emergency meeting, discussion on ousting system president

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The SIU Board of Trustees will convene for a special meeting to consider whether or not to place SIU President Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appoint an acting president for the university system on June 21 in Edwardsville.

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

Metro-East state represenative creates petition calling for IBHE study of SIU system funding

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

State representative Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, has launched a petition calling for a study into the allocation of state funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

‘He can now rest in peace’: Mother of SIU murder victim says son’s ‘day finally came’ after guilty verdict reached

By Diana Wallace, Chicago Tribune

June 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

When Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese was found dead in the woods in 2014 after being missing for five days, authorities in Carbondale initially chalked it up to a tragic accident. The family of the 19-year-old student from suburban Morton Grove was simply unwilling to accept that.

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

Bethune found guilty in 2014 death of SIU student

By Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

June 14, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, News

Gaege Bethune, a 23 year old from Herrin, has been found guilty of first degree murder with aggravated battery in the murder of SIU student Pravin Varughese. 

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

Sunset Concert Series celebrates 40th anniversary

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Uncategorized

The Sunset Concert Series will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year throughout June and July. This year’s events have been dedicated to John W. Corker and Don Castle, both of whom passed away in the last six months. Corker was the SIU Student Center Director from 1976 to 1995, and helped create the...

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

By Victoria Kim, Noah Bierman And Matt Stiles, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 12, 2018


Filed under Global, National, News

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "start a new history" with North Korea after a summit with Kim Jong Un that produced an agreement only to keep talking  and a promise by the U.S. to stop "war games" with its longtime ally, South Korea. The Pentagon's joint military exercises with South Korea...

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

PK’s Gwen Hunt remembered as ‘everybody’s mother’

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under City, News

Patrons who gathered around the bar described Hunt as a second mother to them, and they talked about the times they would come to sit with her and share what was going on in their lives.

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

Board chair announces executive committee does not have authority to remove Dunn

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Amy Sholar, SIU Board of Trustees Chair, has announced that the executive committee does not have the authority to remove president Randy Dunn from the presidency and appoint an acting president.

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

Board of Trustees Executive Committee to hold special meeting Friday, consideration to put Dunn on administrative leave

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee will vote on putting president Randy Dunn on administrative leave and appointing an acting president during a special meeting on Friday.

Dunning named Greek Life Coordinator

Dunning named Greek Life Coordinator

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Rachel Dunning, a 2015 SIU alumna and Carterville native, has joined the Office of Student Affairs as the university's newest Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

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