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First female judge elected to Williamson County Court speaks at policy institute

First female judge elected to Williamson County Court speaks at policy institute

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 21, 2012


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When Judge Carolyn Smoot was sworn in as the first female Circuit Court judge in Williamson County in 2010 she made area history.Smoot spoke on her perspectives on women in politics and how more women can pursue political careers because of society's progressing ideals Tuesday at the Paul Simon Publi...

City Council hears funding proposals

By Sharon Wittke

February 21, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council discussed fiscal year 2013 funding requests from community and economic development organizations during its meeting at the Civic Center Tuesday.At the Feb. 7 city council meeting, Mayor Joel Fritzler proposed shifting $120,000 from the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau...

Doctoral student from Kenya found dead

By Ashley Zborek

February 20, 2012


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A Ph.D. student from Kenya was found dead in her apartment Sunday.Alice Mbugua, who was pursuing a doctorate in rehabilitation after earning a master’s degree from SIUC, was taken to Carbondale’s Memorial Hospital after she was found Sunday. The reasons of death are unknown and an autopsy is schedule...

City Council will discuss funding requests

By Sharon Wittke

February 20, 2012


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Carbondale City Council members will continue to discuss fiscal year 2013 funding requests from community and economic development organizations during its regular meeting tonight at the Civic Center.A new proposal from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and additional information requested by council...

Students climb for a cause

By Ben Conrady

February 20, 2012


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Volunteers offering cups of water and shouts of encouragement, paired with memories of loved ones,  motivated participants to climb flight after flight of stairs Saturday in the name of lung cancer awareness.February is National Cancer Awareness Month, and four SIUC students did their part in promoting cancer pr...

Area businesses boosted from mild temperatures

By Sharon Wittke

February 20, 2012


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Usually, when people say “it sure is warm,” it’s the middle of July. But this year, they’re talking about winter.Most of the United States has experienced a mild winter so far, and southern Illinois is no exception.  The warmer temperatures have contributed to better-than-average bottom lines ...

Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation offers shelter, care

Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation offers shelter, care

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 19, 2012


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About seven miles north of Route 13 in Carterville on Big Muddy Road, a blue mailbox serves as a landmark to the red barn known as Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation.Free Again is a nonprofit organization, which receives no federal or state funding and depends entirely on donations of time, materials ...

Dean’s List sees slight decrease

By Tara Kulash

February 16, 2012


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For the fall 2011 semester, 3,359 of the 15,000 undergraduates at SIU made the Dean’s List, or 22 percent of the undergraduate population.Students who make the Dean’s List meet or exceed the standards set by their specific college while taking at least 12 credit hours. The minimum standard could ...

Recycled vegetable oil becomes food, fuel

Recycled vegetable oil becomes food, fuel

By Ashley Zborek

February 16, 2012


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At 8 a.m. Friday, farmer Chet Stuemke drove around campus to collect barrels of used vegetable oil from the dining halls.“This stuff will soon power this truck and feed my cattle,” he said.The university’s Dairy Center started taking otherwise useless vegetable-oil waste from the dining halls ...

Leaders propose comparative tool for college statistics

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 15, 2012


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The possible addition of the “College Scorecard,” a new academic tool, to the College Affordability and Transparency Center would aim to streamline informational data from all degree-granting institutions.It would compare key measures of college affordability and value for prospective students and their...

Transportation Education Center near complete

Transportation Education Center near complete

By Ashley Zborek

February 15, 2012


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Construction of the Transportation Education Center is now 80 percent complete and within budget.The center has been in construction for nearly two years and will house the automotive technologies, aviation technologies and flight management programs when completed.Dave Newmyer, chairman of aviation ma...

International Festival celebrates 50 years

International Festival celebrates 50 years

By Tara Kulash

February 15, 2012


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The annual International Festival’s 50th anniversary celebration  Wednesday at the Student Center represented 109 countries.The event began with a flag parade of students dressed in their native cultural attire carrying the flags of their countries. Chancellor Rita Cheng joined the march with an Ame...

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