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Game on at Eclipse Comic-Con

Game on at Eclipse Comic-Con

By Joe McLauglin
August 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Though the focus on eclipse day will be astronomy and science, the spotlight during Eclipse Comic-Con was on science fiction.

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Workshop shines light on eclipse research

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

By Paul Beckmeyer
August 19, 2017
Filed under News

The Crossroads Eclipse 2017 Research Workshop launched Saturday in the Student Center with a speech from the recently appointed Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. He spoke about the importance of researching the eclipse and the opportunity it provides scientists to learn more about the universe.  

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City officials, business owners, locals brace for eclipse impact

City officials, business owners, locals brace for eclipse impact

By Samantha Keebler
August 19, 2017
Filed under City, News

With 50,000 to 100,000 eclipse tourists expected to flock to the Carbondale area in the coming days, there are increased risks for shortages of food and and medicine, as well as potential public safety complications.

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Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

By Samantha Keebler
August 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

Some in Carbondale hope the upcoming two minute and 38 second moment of darkness could shine a lasting light on SIU and the community.

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Local artists commemorate the eclipse

Local artists commemorate the eclipse

By Samantha Keebler
August 18, 2017
Filed under City, News

As an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 get ready to visit Carbondale, local artists have been preparing for the eclipse in their own ways.  

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New library exhibit showcases campus history

New library exhibit showcases campus history

By Kitt Fresa
August 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Ten campus buildings, including Wheeler Hall, Davies Gym and Parkinson Laboratory, all have their histories displayed along with original photographs, some dating back as far as 1874.

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Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

By Kitt Fresa
August 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

As eclipse day draws closer and closer, so does the surge of an estimated 50,000-100,000 tourists to the southern Illinois area. With that crowd in mind, city and university officials have prepared an array of events designed to entertain visitors and locals alike for the eclipse and the weekend lea...

Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

By Samantha Keebler
August 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

The highly-publicized and much-anticipated total solar eclipse has nearly arrived and all of southern Illinois is bracing itself for the flood of spectators sure to turn up by Aug. 21. Tens of thousands of people are expected to arrive in Carbondale and the surrounding towns, and the university has b...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray
August 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

By Cory Ray
August 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

As the eclipse approaches, it's all eyes on the weather. One question looms large in the minds of many — what will happen if it rains? As of Monday, weather.com reported sunny skies for Aug. 21 and only a 10 percent chance of rain. The last major possibility for rain will be an 80 percent chanc...

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