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SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

SIU faculty members present on reorganization plan at city council meeting

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under City, News

Scott Ishman, interim dean of SIU's college of science, gave a presentation at Tuesday's city council talking about SIU's reorganization plan. Ishman was one of six SIU faculty members who were sent by Chancellor Montemagno to Arizona State University in April to learn from their faculty, staff, and administrators about the process they took to improve their college.

Carbondale building built in 1881 destroyed in fire

Carbondale building built in 1881 destroyed in fire

By Brandi Courtois, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under City, News

A rental property owned by Wright Properties at 409 W. Main Street in Carbondale caught on fire Tuesday morning. The building was built in 1881 for Samuel W. Dunaway.

Neely Hall will be open for housing contracts in fall 2019

Neely Hall will be open for housing contracts in fall 2019

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Students can contract to live in Neely Hall or Thompson Point starting in the fall 2019 semester, according to an email sent from SIU Housing to returning students. "Contract for fall 2019/spring 2020 and choose an available space in Neely Hall or Thompson Point.  Some spaces are based on eligibility determined by majors or other LLC requirements," the email said.

Board of Trustees picks searching firm for permanent president, interim chancellor expected to be chosen by December meeting

Board of Trustees picks searching firm for permanent president, interim chancellor expected to be chosen by December meeting

By Claire Cowley and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Board of Trustees met this morning and picked the Witt/Kieffer executive search firm to help find a new permanent president for the SIU system. This firm is unrelated to the one currently evaluating the Board and the system as a whole, Board Chairperson Amy Sholar said. Interim President J. Kevin Dorsey said he has no intention of becoming permanent president.

With over 40 interim positions in administration, SIUC still can’t hire from outside the university to fill them

With over 40 interim positions in administration, SIUC still can’t hire from outside the university to fill them

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Southern Illinois University Carbondale currently has more than 40 employees in interim positions throughout administration, faculty and staff. There is currently no chancellor, permanent, acting or interim, after the death of Carlo Montemagno last month. Aaron Veenstra, acting associate dean for academic affairs and interim director of graduate studies, said one of the reasons SIU has so many interim positions for administrators is the university lacks hiring power. If everyone who is interim wanted to hire somebody to be the head of a school, the university would be required to do a national search, Veenstra said. “But we can’t hire anybody,” he said.

Veterans receive free dental services on Nov. 9 at University Place Dental

Veterans receive free dental services on Nov. 9 at University Place Dental

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

University Place Dental said they would host free dental services for veterans on Nov. 9 in a press release given to the Daily Egyptian. “There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes,...

SIU Shooting Team plans exciting new collaboration with Colleges of Science, Medicine

SIU Shooting Team plans exciting new collaboration with Colleges of Science, Medicine

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

SIU Shooting Team plans to collaborate with the Colleges of Science and Medicine to help medical students learn bullet retrievals by shooting dead pigs, Vice President of the team Helen Janis said. The team will get some dead pigs from the farm, pigs that have either been euthanized due to old age or...

Parking Division accepting peanut butter for up to $35 citations on Nov. 9

Parking Division accepting peanut butter for up to $35 citations on Nov. 9

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

The Department of Public Safety Parking Division is hosting a fine-reduction event for the SIU Food Pantry in addition to removing up to $35 citations for students who participate. The SIU Food Pantry is a free pantry where students can get non-perishable groceries with no charge. The pantry is only op...

Delta Phi Epsilon holds murder mystery party to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Delta Phi Epsilon holds murder mystery party to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018


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Delta Phi Epsilon is having a Clue-based murder-mystery party on Thursday to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Basically it’s a dinner and a show so when people buy a ticket they get dinner catered by the venue Garden Grove,” President of Delta Phi Epsilon Alex Casanova said. ...

Bost wins against Democratic challenger Kelly

Bost wins against Democratic challenger Kelly

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Incumbent Mike Bost [R – Murphysboro] has won against Brendan Kelly [D – Belleville] for US House of Representatives. Bost had 134,009 votes with 51.8 percent compared to Kelly’s 45.2 percent. The election results said green party candidate Randy Auxier received 7,823 votes. Williamson count...

Windhorst wins over incumbent Phelps Finnie for Illinois House

Windhorst wins over incumbent Phelps Finnie for Illinois House

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, More Headlines, News

Patrick Windhorst [R – Metropolis] has won against incumbent Natalie Phelps Finnie [D – Elizabethtown] and become the state representative for the 118th district of Illinois. Windhorst won with 21,716 votes, having 57.6 percent of the total votes, while Phelps Finnie had 42.4 percent. Windhorst...

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