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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.

Extern program shapes student’s futures

Extern program shapes student’s futures

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features, In Depth, Latest News

35 students and 28 sponsors are participating in this year’s spring break externship program provided by the collaboration between the Career Development Center and the Alumni Association.

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.

Carbondale Spring plan reimagines future of city, combats climate change

Carbondale Spring plan reimagines future of city, combats climate change

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

The Carbondale Spring plan is a new plan aiming to make Carbondale less reliant on the government and more reliant on community while creating jobs and combating climate change.

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.

Unity in Diversity Festival features drum circle, fashion show

Unity in Diversity Festival features drum circle, fashion show

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

The festival featured activities ranging from drum circles to henna tattoos, food from different countries and regions and tables representing clubs and organizations in the area.

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...

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