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Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13

Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13

By Christi Mathis, SIU Communications May 21, 2024

It’s the 45th season for one of Southern Illinois’ favorite summer traditions – the Sunset Concert Series – and this year’s exciting and eclectic lineup includes two Grammy nominees. Summer...

SIUs Center for Virtual Expression explores new frontiers

SIU’s Center for Virtual Expression explores new frontiers

By Katie Kwasneski, Staff Reporter May 16, 2024

In room 1229 of Faner Hall you will find the Center for Virtual Expression. What originally began as a podcasting lab about 6 years ago has been transformed through the years to address the ever-changing...

A drawer full of bat specimens sits on a table top at SIUs mammal museum.

Going batty: An interview with SIU’s only bat researcher

By Diane Browning , Journ 310 May 14, 2024

Whether you love them or hate them, bats have always been an animal that people have strong opinions on. Public interest in bats has never been all that high, except possibly during the Halloween season....

Nicole Hester, a photojournalist at The Tennessean and a Southern Illinois University alumni, speaks about community storytelling April 13, 2024, in Alto Pass, Illinois.

SIU and Daily Egyptian Alum announced as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

By Joei Younker, News Editor May 9, 2024

Southern Illinois University and Daily Egyptian alum Nicole Hester is a finalist for the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for a photo from her coverage of the Covenant School shooting in...

SIU Athletics announces Pride of Little Egypt NIL Collective

SIU Athletics announces “Pride of Little Egypt” NIL Collective

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Managing Editor May 8, 2024

Southern Illinois Athletics announced its new Name, Image and Likeness collective on Wednesday, titled "Pride of Little Egypt." Pride of Little Egypt succeeds the former Saluki Alliance and FloorburnU...

Protestors gather under impromptu shade as they sit and lay on the Morris Library lawn for their SIU divestment encampment April 30, 2024 at Morris Library in Carbondale, Illinois.

Protestors show solidarity with Palestine at start of SIU encampment

By Jamilah Lewis, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

Editors Note: This article has been updated to add the official title of the meeting held at the Carbondale Public Library. Signs saying “FREE PALESTINE'' and “ DEFUND THE GENOCIDE” line the gates...

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CAPS training program prepares aspiring psychologists with hands-on experience

By Annalise Schmidt, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

SIU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) training program is commemorating half a century of providing top-tier training in the field of psychology. Staff members there say CAPS remains steadfast...

Freshman Maddia Groff takes a deep breath as she gets ready to pitch against Missouri State April 24, 2024 at Charlotte West Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois. Libby Phelps | @libbyphelpsphotography

Expectations weigh heavy on student athletes’ mental health

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

Outside of administrators, athletes are some of the most highly scrutinized figures at colleges.    Every time that they step onto the court, dive into the pool, or throw a discus, there is...

The mental-physical health connection: How stress can make you sick

The mental-physical health connection: How stress can make you sick

By Skyler Davenport-Moore, Journalism 310 May 1, 2024

Burnt out. Tired. Bags under your eyes. Low energy. Waking up feeling like you didn't get enough rest. Not enough time for you to relax. Headaches, anxious and unmotivated. Yup, these are all symptoms...

Undergraduate Program Director Sarah Basler and Graduate Program Director Sarah Dobie are
both lecturers and professors for social work at SIU April 24, 2024 at Pulliam Hall in
Carbondale, Illinois.

Several majors offer pathways to careers in mental health

By Carly Gist, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

In a time where mental health occupations are expected to grow, Southern Illinois University is offering several related majors to inquiring students. Among those majors are sociology, social work and...

Seniors feel the stress as graduation approaches

Seniors feel the stress as graduation approaches

By Alli Goering, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

As graduation approaches, college seniors start to prepare for their next steps. Whether they decide to join the workforce or continue their education, graduates have to get ready mentally for life after...

“Discriminatory” and “unfair:” International students react to   change in health insurance policy 

“Discriminatory” and “unfair:” International students react to  change in health insurance policy 

By Cian Lehtonen, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

Set to take effect in the Fall of 2024 semester, all international students, particularly those students who are also TA’s and GA’s, will no longer have the right to choose a private health insurance...

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