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GLBT community celebrates awareness week

GLBT community celebrates awareness week

By Tiffany Blanchette

April 15, 2012


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It has been almost one year since Illinois became the sixth state to legitimize civil unions and domestic partnerships in June 2011, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is still campaigning for equal rights in the United States.In an effort to raise awareness about the GLBT comm...

Native Americans celebrate to educate

Native Americans celebrate to educate

By Devontae Weaver

April 14, 2012


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Members of Native American tribes came from across the country to celebrate their heritage and teach about their cultural traditions Friday and Saturday in the Southern Illinois Saluki Pow Wow 2012.The Native American Student Organization, which was founded at SIUC in 2002, partnered with the American In...

Morris Library begins to regain books

Morris Library begins to regain books

By Matt Daray

April 14, 2012


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Volumes of educational texts are on their way to becoming part of Morris Library’s book collection again.The library staff has started to move books and shelves from storage in the McLafferty Annex to the basement floor of Morris Library.A majority of books were put into storage during library renova...

Flying Salukis to defend national title

Flying Salukis to defend national title

By Tara Kulash

April 14, 2012


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Team looks for more success during 50th anniversaryFor more than three hours a day, SIU's Flying Salukis practice their landing, navigation and computer skills to prepare for this year's national competition.Last year, for the first time since 1984, the flying team from the university's aviation depa...

Honors program sees dramatic increase in numbers

By Matt Daray

April 12, 2012


Filed under Campus, Latest News

Intelligence proves popular at SIU, with numbers in honors program showing a drastic increase.SIU has reported a substantial increased number of students in the university's honors program. The number of participants has doubled since 2010, according to the report.Lori Merrill-Fink, director of the ...

College of Education receives national honors

By Matt Daray

April 11, 2012


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Three College of Education and Human Services teaching programs have earned national recognition, and one has been cited as a model for other school programs.The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education awarded National Recognition — the highest honor possible — to the early childhood...

Warm weather affects attendance, focus

Warm weather affects attendance, focus

By Ashley Zborek

April 11, 2012


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Brendan O'Malley said because he is from West Chicago, he has taken advantage of nice weather while he can.With an unusually warm start to the spring, some students are finding it hard to stay on track academically. Many claim that with the variety of outdoor activities Carbondale offers, it is hard to stay foc...

Greathouse, Cler win student elections

By Lauren Duncan

April 11, 2012


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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...

Coroner: Drowning victims were not intoxicated, toxicology still pending

By Sharon Wittke

April 11, 2012


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The Jackson County coroner said the two women who drowned Saturday did not appear to have been intoxicated when the car they were in plunged off a boat launch into Cedar Lake near Carbondale.Dr. Thomas Kupferer, the county coroner, said neither victim showed any obvious signs of drug or alcohol use during h...

McLafferty Annex closed to public

By Tara Kulash

April 11, 2012


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Effective immediately, the McLafferty Annex will be closed to the public as part of the university's project to move books from the storage facility to Morris Library.David Carlson, dean of library affairs, said in an email to faculty Wednesday that the shelving construction and deconstruction, transpo...

Community responds to trustee dispute

By Tara Kulash

April 10, 2012


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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...

Daniels asks for release from men’s basketball

By Joe Ragusa

April 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Latest 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 ...

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