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Members of Africana studies department say they are the model of collaboration the chancellor wants

Members of Africana studies department say they are the model of collaboration the chancellor wants

November 16, 2017


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Members of the Africana studies department say it models the interdisciplinary synergy that Chancellor Carlo Montemagno wants his reorganization plan to promote, and therefore the major shouldn’t be eliminated.

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Diversity Council preparing plan to implement cultural competency in SIU’s core curriculum

Diversity Council preparing plan to implement cultural competency in SIU’s core curriculum

By Amelia Blakely

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Members of the Diversity Council say they are working on a proposal to add cultural competency into the curriculum that they will present to the chancellor by the end of the semester.

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Philosophy department hires first Africana philosophy specialist

Philosophy department hires first Africana philosophy specialist

By Tierra Carpenter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The newest hire to the philosophy department comes as the first ever at SIU in his area of expertise; professor Alfred Frankowski is the university’s only Africana philosophy specialist.

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GPSC to draft resolution opposing the elimination of graduate student instructors of record

GPSC to draft resolution opposing the elimination of graduate student instructors of record

By Amelia Blakely

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Graduate and Professional Student Council members voted to draft a resolution in opposition to Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s decision to eliminate graduate student instructor of record positions.

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SIU student researching the origins of barbecue

SIU student researching the origins of barbecue

By Cory Ray

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

While many people may say they’re passionate about their favorite foods, Zach Myers is taking that passion one step further by asking just how his favorite food — barbecue — came to be.

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ROTC students hold 24-hour flagpole vigil to honor veterans

ROTC students hold 24-hour flagpole vigil to honor veterans

By Cory Ray

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

For a full 24 hours, Reserve Officers' Training Corps students stood under the flagpole outside Woody Hall to remind people passing by to commemorate veterans.

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Graduate students ‘concerned,’ ‘discouraged’ by Montemagno’s vision for SIU

Graduate students ‘concerned,’ ‘discouraged’ by Montemagno’s vision for SIU

By Kitt Fresa

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

As Chancellor Carlo Montemagno continues to release more details regarding his plan to rearrange academic programs, some graduate students say they are growing increasingly concerned about their future at SIU.

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Chancellor initiates task force to boost Africana studies enrollment

Chancellor initiates task force to boost Africana studies enrollment

By Cory Ray

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Undergraduate Student Government President Joshua Bowens announced during the body’s regular meeting Tuesday that Chancellor Carlo Montemagno is forming a committee to attempt to increase enrollment in the Africana studies program. Bowens said he met with Montemagno and Africana studies faculty ...

WWII veteran reflects on his time at war, Veterans Day

WWII veteran reflects on his time at war, Veterans Day

By Amelia Blakely

November 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News

Several times a week, 93-year-old World War II veteran Cal Maginel puts on his favorite cowboy hat and goes to tend to the garden at the Illinois Veterans Home of Anna.

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Guitar festival to be held on campus Friday and Saturday

Guitar festival to be held on campus Friday and Saturday

By Kitt Fresa

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

SIU is hosting its fourth annual guitar festival Friday and Saturday, featuring daytime masterclasses and night performances for the public.

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