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SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students

SIU to host Math Field Day for high school students

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

High schools from Illinois and Missouri will be sending their best and brightest mathematicians to SIU for the annual Math Field Day.

‘BEER’ scholarship endowed, raises over $25,000

‘BEER’ scholarship endowed, raises over $25,000

By Isabel Miller, Photo and Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest News, News Briefs

“Close to 1000 people donated to the scholarship because they believe in the future of SIU,” Dan Giedeman said.

Unity in Diversity Festival features drum circle, fashion show

Unity in Diversity Festival features drum circle, fashion show

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News

The festival featured activities ranging from drum circles to henna tattoos, food from different countries and regions and tables representing clubs and organizations in the area.

SIU Day of Giving raises over $850,000

SIU Day of Giving raises over $850,000

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

SIU raised over $850,000 in donations on its 2019 Day of Giving. The Day of Giving is a 24-hour campaign to inspire alumni, students, parents, friends and the larger community to make a gift to any area of campus. 

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department launches death investigation after body is found

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department launches death investigation after body is found

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

The body of 41-year-old Ryan Jones was found Monday at approximately 10 a.m. on Roseme Road, half a mile east of Ava, according to a press release by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. According to the release, Jones was found outside of his residence by a family member after he failed to s...

Women for Change to host “Vocal with our Local” forum featuring Carbondale mayoral candidates

Women for Change to host “Vocal with our Local” forum featuring Carbondale mayoral candidates

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, News Briefs

Women for Change Carbondale is hosting a “Vocal with our Local” forum on Thursday, Mar. 7 at the Civic Center with Carbondale’s mayoral candidates. According to Women for Change’s Facebook page, the forum is to educate and inform the community about candidates and will run from 6-9 p.m. T...

Health care organization to honor SIU Health Care Management students

Health care organization to honor SIU Health Care Management students

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

Two students in SIU’s Health Care Management program will be receiving awards for academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in health care activities. The students being honored, Mitchell Dierkes and Savannah Hopkins, will receive awards from the Mid-America Healthcare Executive...

SIU Department of Public Safety releases alert on possible sexual assault

SIU Department of Public Safety releases alert on possible sexual assault

By Staff Report, News Desk

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, News Briefs

The SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety (DPS) sent out an alert Sunday afternoon concerning a possible sexual assault on campus to students’ through email and text message.

Alumni give back to SIU students with ‘BEER’ scholarship

Alumni give back to SIU students with ‘BEER’ scholarship

By Isabel Miller, Photography and Multimedia Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

The ‘BEER,’ or the Balancing Education, Experience and Reality Scholarship, is a product of an 1980’s to 1990’s SIU alumni Facebook group wanting to give back to their university

Meet Carbondale’s royal family: Members of the drag community share their stories

Meet Carbondale’s royal family: Members of the drag community share their stories

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Culture, Features, Latest News

“My onstage personality is kinda the person I think I would be if I was a female,” Korey Klausing, a queen from Pinckneyville, said. “You have to change your whole body figure – alter it in ways that you normally wouldn’t.

Southern Illinois takes the plunge for Special Olympics

Southern Illinois takes the plunge for Special Olympics

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

“We just love to be able to offer programming for sports and other activities that give socialization to anyone 2-200 that has an intellectual disability and the ability to offer that to them for free,” said Kimberly Talley, co-director for the southern Illinois Special Olympics region.

Sustainability groups strive to make SIU more green

Sustainability groups strive to make SIU more green

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News

More than $2 million has been awarded to green projects at the university ranging from energy to waste management under the green fund by the Sustainability Council.

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