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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...

Stage Company celebrates 30 year anniversary

Stage Company celebrates 30 year anniversary

By Sharon Wittke

February 15, 2012


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This weekend, Stage Company actors will once again perform a classic courtroom drama that pits a fundamentalist prosecuting attorney against his long-time rival, a free-thinking defense lawyer."Inherit the Wind," the keynote presentation for the Stage Company's 30th anniversary celebration, is a repri...

Students may benefit from online tutoring

Students may benefit from online tutoring

By Ben Conrady

February 14, 2012


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As more papers are being assigned for classes, there are different services students can use in order to perfect their writing.Students can receive tutoring from any location on or off campus with the Online Writing Lab offered by the Writing Center.The OWL provides service similar to the typical sessio...

Résumé experience, thereapeutic activities offered at Craft Shop

Résumé experience, thereapeutic activities offered at Craft Shop

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 14, 2012


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Splattering soft clay onto a spinning wheel, smelling the thick scent of sawdust floating in the air while hammering nails into wood or soldering hot metals together to frame cut glass can all be experienced at one of the Student Center Craft Shop's workshops.The Craft Shop gives the opportunity to ...

Faculty Senate looks at hiring process, program review

By Lauren Duncan

February 14, 2012


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The process by which a potential employee gets hired is being reviewed by the Faculty Senate.At Tuesday's meeting, senators discussed the potential changes to the process SIUC faculty go through to make a recommendation for hire. Provost John Nicklow said a new hiring plan is in the works, and will p...

CoLA considering name change

By Lauren Duncan

February 13, 2012


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The College of Liberal Arts might undergo a name change this year.After discussion among faculty at the college led to an expressed interest in changing the name of CoLA, a committee has been formed to look at whether the current name is suitable, and if not, what new name would better define the colle...

Community prepares for commercial, romantic rush

By Kenneth Dixon

February 13, 2012


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For Theresa Blankenship, owner of Something Sweet, a bakery and candy shop in Murphysboro, preparation for the week of Valentine’s Day begins with baking heart-shaped and red velvet cakes and filling them with homemade fillings including cream cheese, chocolate turtles and dipped strawberries.Looki...

Civil War influenced modern medicine

Civil War influenced modern medicine

By Sharon Wittke

February 13, 2012


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More Civil War soldiers died from disease than from battlefield injuries, but advancements made in sanitation, trauma surgery and disease treatment during the conflict revolutionized medicine in the following decades.At the start of the Civil War, doctors used medical practices dating back to the previous century, ...

Unemployment rates, developed résumés affect students post-graduation success

By Tiffany Blanchette

February 13, 2012


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Interest in a specific field may initially lure students to certain majors, but professional opportunity can become more important as students approach completion of a degree.“Personal interest is very important in choosing a major because it’s what you’re planning on doing for the rest of you...

Fossil hunters remembered at Darwin’s celebration

Fossil hunters remembered at Darwin’s celebration

By Sharon Wittke

February 12, 2012


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The "mother of paleontology," Mary Anning, is rarely mentioned in history books. Neither is William Smith, the "father of geological mapping." But both made discoveries that inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution.Joyce Webb, the keynote speaker at Darwin's 203rd Birthday Celebratio...

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