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Greathouse, Cler win student elections

By Lauren Duncan

April 12, 2012


Filed under News

The votes are in for the Undergraduate Student Government president for next school year and the student trustee for the SIU Board of Trustees.Brittany Greathouse, a sophomore from Bolingbrook studying accounting, was elected USG president, while Jesse Cler, a junior from Penfield studying agribusiness econom...

Community responds to trustee dispute

By Tara Kulash

April 11, 2012


Filed under News

While SIU Board of Trustees members have had an ongoing public dispute, community members question the effect it could have on the university’s reputation.Board chairman Roger Herrin was voted out of his seat March 22 at the board’s annual elections and told media outlets he believed SIU President...

University recognizes student workers

University recognizes student workers

By Ashley Zborek

April 11, 2012


Filed under News

More than 4,000 students work at the university, many in unglamorous jobs that don't garner much attention.This week, some may get their due notice as SIU celebrates National Student Employment Week.The week kicked off with the annual ceremony Tuesday, where Jacob Huffstutler, a senior from Mt. Vernon stu...

Daniels asks for release from men’s basketball

By Joe Ragusa

April 11, 2012


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels will not be coming back to the Salukis for his sophomore season, according to sources close to the team.Daniels averaged 24.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game in 28 games this season. He was tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead in blocks per game with 1.6.Daniels ...

Trustee Lowery asks questions of administration

By Lauren Duncan

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

One purpose of the university's Board of Trustees should be to question the administration, says Trustee Don Lowery.Weeks after the board held its annual election and a new chairman was selected, conversations continue between trustees and SIU President Glenn Poshard about issues that arose after the elec...

USG candidates in debate for upcoming election

By Matt Daray

April 10, 2012


Filed under Campus, News

Candidates for president and vice president of Undergraduate Student Government debated who was more qualified for the position Monday at the Student Center.Jeff Rusin, a freshman from Schaumburg studying business administration and political science, said he wants to be president so he can represent...

Environmental center gets upgrades, adds programs

By Sharon Wittke

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

It’s a win-win situation for local union carpenters and the university as work on several renovation projects begins at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda.Volunteers from the Carpenter’s District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, using materials and equipment provided by So...

Student trustee candidates debate for position

By Tara Kulash

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

Candidates for the SIU student trustee position debated Monday night in the Student Center, where they discussed how they would represent the university.Of the two SIU student trustee positions for the SIU Board of Trustees, which is in charge of governance and policy, one position is vacant. One stud...

USG votes against financial board

USG votes against financial board

By Tara Kulash

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

Members of the Undergraduate Student Government voted not to recommend a Student Organization Activity Fee Funding Board be instituted.The USG meeting Tuesday night covered the institution of a SOAF board to help allocate funds to Registered Student Organizations.Brittany Greathouse, a junior from Bo...

Suski named director of admissions

By Lauren Duncan

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

Katharine Johnson Suski, former interim director of undergraduate admissions, was named the permanent director Monday.Suski, who said she held the interim position since 2010, said she went through the application process to become the permanent director soon after after SHE TOOK the position as interim.With ...

New RSO brings magic to muggles

By Devontae Weaver

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

Students have grounded a magical sport from the skies to the SIU campus.Quidditch, a game created by J.K. Rowling in the "Harry Potter" series, has been adapted by students and is now an official university sports club.The co-ed sport played by Harry Potter and other wizard characters at Hogwarts Schoo...

Faculty Senate discusses program review

By Lauren Duncan

April 10, 2012


Filed under News

Ongoing issues, including future review of SIU's programs, were discussed at Tuesday's Faculty Senate meeting.Although no action was taken, senators discussed items that could affect the focus of SIU's programs. Senators talked about the draft of a strategic plan for SIU, program changes review and how vaca...

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