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Council meeting to consider funding requests

By Sharon Wittke

February 6, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council will discuss fiscal year 2013 funding requests, a proposed ordinance that would allow chickens in city limits and  other items during the meeting tonight at the Civic Center.Council members will debate the amounts of funding requested by non-profit organizations, such as the Bo...

Arctic owl swoops into southern Illinois

Arctic owl swoops into southern Illinois

By Sharon Wittke

February 6, 2012


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When she spotted a snowy owl sitting on a fencepost near Shawnee Community College, Karen Tharp said she did a double-take.The large, almost all-white predatory bird usually lives in the frozen tundra of Canada, Alaska and Eurasia. The owl occasionally makes appearances in the northernmost contiguou...

Black History Month to highlight campus diversity

By Sarah Mitchell

February 6, 2012


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The Africana Studies major at SIUC is just one step the university has taken to bring diversity to the campus.Though the subject includes far more than can be taught in a month, Black History Month will be observed throughout February and will feature events coordinated by the Africana Studies departm...

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 ...

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