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Students compete in Ag Industry Day

Students compete in Ag Industry Day

By Tara Kulash

April 21, 2012


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Students from regional high schools had the opportunity to learn about livestock judging and SIU’s agriculture program all in one day.Close to 800 high school students from Future Farmers of America and 4-H organizations competed in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ eighth annual Ag Industry ...

Students lobby for grants in Springfield

By Ashley Zborek

April 18, 2012


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This past fiscal year 1,600 applicants who were accepted to the university were unable to attend because they did not receive MAP grants.The state’s Monetary Award Program provides grants to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need.Twelve SIUC students joined...

Kony sparks interest in Africa Week

By Matt Daray

April 18, 2012


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As a part of the university's acknowledgment of Africa Week, students, faculty and staff will discuss African guerrilla leaders and their effect on the continent today.Today is Cover the Night, an international event created by Invisible Children, an organization that uses film to attempt to end Joseph Rao...

Pulliam pools to close

Pulliam pools to close

By Tara Kulash

April 17, 2012


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A home to many clubs, classes and frequent swimmers will be closed permanently because of old age and high maintenance fees.Members of the SIU Board of Trustees will vote in May for a renovation of Pulliam Hall, including the removal of the building’s two pools.The project will include decommissioning the...

Holocaust victims remembered

Holocaust victims remembered

By Tara Kulash

April 17, 2012


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Yosi Pollak, Auschwitz, age 1. Serenka Padawer, Auschwitz, age 5. Nathan Huf, Frampol, age 10.In honor of Wednesday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day, members of the SIU chapter of the Hillel Foundation read through a book of more than a million Holocaust victims' names in the Faner breezeway.Every...

Lumberjills ax competition

By Ashley Zborek

April 17, 2012


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It wasn’t long after the sawdust settled that two Saluki women realized they’d set a record for Midwestern lumberjills.Forestry team members Ella Herges and Katie Gehrt took first place in the women’s double buck saw at the 60th annual Midwestern Regional Foresters Competition on Friday and Satur...

Fights begin to frequent Brush Towers

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 16, 2012


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Sigler: Fights unrelated to gang violenceNeely Drive was lined with squad cars for the second straight night. Monday, when police responded to two calls regarding disturbances outside the Brush Towers.Calls at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. reported small groups of students near the Towers acting aggressively toward one anot...

City Council approves fiscal year 2013 budget

By Sharon Wittke

April 16, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council unanimously approved the city's 2013 fiscal year expense budget of just over $45 million Tuesday.The Council also unanimously approved the city’s public library budget for fiscal year 2013 and unanimously adopted a resolution that approved the city’s five-year community in...

Filing taxes with parents may benefit families

By Lauren Duncan

April 16, 2012


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College may be a time for students to become independent of their parents, but in the case of taxes, they may want to remain dependent, according to one tax specialist.Tuesday at midnight was the deadline for U.S. citizens to file their tax forms on time. While some SIUC students said they file indep...

Alcoholism not always fueled by underage drinking

By Sharon Wittke

April 15, 2012


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High-risk drinking can be an acute problem for some students, but it’s not as pervasive as it’s perceived to be, said Jason Gillman, director of the university’s Wellness Center.He said it’s time to focus on solutions rather than on problems concerning underage drinking.Students who drink un...

Student trustee focused on student voice

Student trustee focused on student voice

By Lauren Duncan

April 15, 2012


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Newly-elected Jesse Cler says honesty is what he will bring to office as a member of the SIU Board of Trustees.Cler, a junior from Penfield studying agribusiness economics and plant and soil sciences, was elected Thursday to represent Carbondale on the SIU Board of Trustees. He said he hopes to use t...

USG President looks to unite campus

USG President looks to unite campus

By Lauren Duncan

April 15, 2012


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Brittany Greathouse's taste in music ranges from Frank Sinatra to genres such as R&B and country."Anything but heavy metal," she said.Like she gives equal attention to different types of music, the new Undergraduate Student Government presidenthopes to meet with and bring together different groups on...

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