Daily Egyptian

Studying abroad continues to benefit students and community

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 1, 2012


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Morale improves in north Carbondale mobile home park

Morale improves in north Carbondale mobile home park

By Sharon Wittke

January 31, 2012


Filed under News

Cornerstone Village, a mobile home park on Carbondale’s north side, is getting more than a new name.Tim Coleman, the property manager, said he is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of what used to be The Crossings.He said he is focused on renovating the mobile homes his compan...

Programs could face consolidation

By Tara Kulash

January 31, 2012


Filed under News

A state-mandated review of academic programs could mean a consolidation or cuts of programs in the university.The provost’s office put together a committee in the fall semester to complete a review of all academic programs on campus. The review is a state requirement for all public universities in Il...

Student fees may increase in the next fiscal year

By Kenneth Dixon

January 31, 2012


Filed under News

Members of the Undergraduate Student Government chose not to vote on a possible 3.1 percent student fee increase at the first meeting of the semester Wednesday.At the meeting, the group discussed the proposed student fees increase, including a student activity fee increase of 3.7 percent; Student Center ...

Enrollment affects courses offered

By Lauren Duncan

January 30, 2012


Filed under News

For students who sign up for a course that doesn’t meet enrollment requirements, a last-minute notification that the class has been cancelled can alter their semester plans.Since the semester is in its third week, students who wish to enroll in a course will now be required to have the approval of...

Proposed advisement changes mean more faculty advisers, fewer academic advisers

By Sarah Mitchell

January 30, 2012


Filed under News

The university is considering a change to the advisement system that would shift advisement duties from academic advisers to faculty members who would mentor students.Provost John Nicklow announced the change to faculty in an email Jan. 25. Administrators said they are not sure when the change will be im...

Students face the impact of drinking

Students face the impact of drinking

By Ashley Zborek

January 30, 2012


Filed under News

After one of Carbondale's most notorious drinking weekends, many students must face the university's jurisdiction in handling drinking citations.Jason Gillman, assistant director of Student Health Services, said right after Polar Bear, an all-day drinking event, is the busiest time for the Student Well...

Forest Service considers land proposal

Forest Service considers land proposal

By Sharon Wittke

January 29, 2012


Filed under News

A proposed land swap between Peabody Energy and the Shawnee National Forest would give the Forest Service 830 acres of prime wildlife habitat and the energy company land that could be strip mined.According to the proposal, Peabody would give two parcels of land in Pope County and one in Jackson County...

Green movement on campus to award $29K

Green movement on campus to award $29K

By Lauren Groppi

January 29, 2012


Filed under News

The university's Sustainability Council announced this month it will award nearly $29,000 to seven green projects.The seven projects in the most recent cycle of funding range from climate neutrality, a recycled art exhibition, video field lighting conversion and an Earth Day celebration.The funding came fr...

New program to replace Blackboard next fall semester

By Tiffany Blanchette

January 29, 2012


Filed under News

Administration said convenience, necessity is behind system switchSIU will be switching out Blackboard by fall 2012 for a new learning management system called Desire2Learn, intended to modernize the way instructors and students connect.Desire2Learn is a more modern systen that includes components fo...

Teen hit by train transported to St. Louis, condition improves

By Eli Mileur

January 28, 2012


Filed under News

A 19-year-old male was struck by a moving train Saturday in Carbondale around 2:50 a.m. while attempting to jump onto the train, according to a Carbondale police report.Michael Assefa, of Frankfort, was first brought to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale but was later taken to St. Louis with life-thre...

The student news site of Southern Illinois University