Daily Egyptian

Parking, convenience create commuter controversy

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 6, 2012


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Many commuting faculty, staff and students play the parking game when arriving on campus.The destruction of the parking garage eliminated 344 parking spaces and the new parking lot, located east of the Student Center, provides 236 spaces, said Phil Gatton, director of Plant and Service Operations.Gatton s...

International students denied visas

By Ashley Zborek

February 5, 2012


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Out of the  143 Indian students that were accepted to SIUC this semester, only nine enrolled in the university and came to the United States for the spring semester.Carla Coppi, International Programs and Services director, said she has written letters to 50 of the students who did not show up and 38...

Drag show offers outlet for self-expression

Drag show offers outlet for self-expression

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 5, 2012


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Leaving home and family for college can be a challenging transition for some students, while others see it as exposure to different people, values and life experiences.The Spring Drag Show drew a large crowd Friday, filling the Student Center ballrooms with diversity. The show was held by the Saluki Rai...

Readiness key to southern Illinois earthquake survival

By Sharon Wittke

February 5, 2012


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Southern Illinois is on a major faultline, and there is a 25 to 40 percent probability that an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 or higher will hit the central United States in the next 50 years.Brian Blake, the keynote speaker at the Disaster Preparedness Fair held Saturday at The Church of Jesus Chris...

Ohio tiger incident sparks art at SIU

Ohio tiger incident sparks art at SIU

By Kenneth Dixon

February 5, 2012


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Appalled by the recent shooting of endangered tigers in Ohio, Beth Martell decided to create awareness through visual art.Martell, library specialist at Morris Library and creator of the month-long 18 Tigers Art Show, said she decided to make a change after her veterinarian informed her on endangered sp...

Faculty, staff concerned for program cuts

By Tara Kulash

February 2, 2012


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A state-mandated law that could call for program consolidations and cuts has some faculty and staff members worried about what it could mean for their programs.The open forum held Thursday at Morris Library was to review recommendations made by the Program Changes Review Committee in charge of developi...

State funds for higher education increased despite cuts to school

By Lauren Duncan

February 2, 2012


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Illinois is one of few states that increased its funding to higher education between fiscal year 2011 and 2012, even though universities are receiving less.While state universities have made budget cuts because of overall decreased funding from the state over recent years, a recent report shows Illinois ha...

Plant Biology Greenhouse in conditions not up-to-date

By Ashley Zborek

February 1, 2012


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The Plant Biology Greenhouse is in desperate need of a renovation but with no plans for improvement.The greenhouse, one of several on campus, has several functions including class usage, student research, set-ups for university affiliated functions and community outreach.Rocco Milano, a senior from C...

Friday’s ‘Fiesta’ fundraiser to help combat violence against women

By Sharon Wittke

February 1, 2012


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At the 12th annual “Taste of Chocolate” gala Friday night, chocolate aficionados will sample tasty treats donated by local restaurants and bakeries while they bid on art, gift baskets and wines at live and silent auctions.The annual social event, sponsored by the Women’s Center, will be held at the ...

Enrollment down 322 from last spring

By Tara Kulash

February 1, 2012


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After an enrollment decrease of 322 students, Chancellor Rita Cheng said a drop in students is to be expected in the spring semester.The Daily Egyptian obtained the 10-day enrollment figures, which were released Tuesday with an overall 18,442 students registered at SIU. 12,039 are undergraduates — 256 les...

Studying abroad continues to benefit students and community

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 1, 2012


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Making a sundial, recreating the trial of Socrates in an ancient council chamber, working at local pottery shops and running a race in an ancient Olympic stadium are just a few of the hands-on activities students have participated in when studying abroad with SIU.Thomas Saville, associate director of ...

10-day enrollment figures released

By Tara Kulash

January 31, 2012


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After the first 10 days of the semester, SIU spring enrollment is at 18,442 students.While the enrollment number is 322 less than spring 2011 enrollment, Chancellor Rita Cheng said the figure was still higher than expected.“We expected to get about 360 less than last spring based on our smaller class i...

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