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Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

Locals hope eclipse will bring positive attention to Carbondale, SIU

By Samantha Keebler

August 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News

Some in Carbondale hope the upcoming two minute and 38 second moment of darkness could shine a lasting light on SIU and the community.

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Local artists commemorate the eclipse

Local artists commemorate the eclipse

By Samantha Keebler

August 18, 2017


Filed under City, News

As an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 get ready to visit Carbondale, local artists have been preparing for the eclipse in their own ways.  

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New library exhibit showcases campus history

New library exhibit showcases campus history

By Kitt Fresa

August 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Ten campus buildings, including Wheeler Hall, Davies Gym and Parkinson Laboratory, all have their histories displayed along with original photographs, some dating back as far as 1874.

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Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

Your guide to eclipse weekend’s events and entertainment

By Kitt Fresa

August 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

As eclipse day draws closer and closer, so does the surge of an estimated 50,000-100,000 tourists to the southern Illinois area. With that crowd in mind, city and university officials have prepared an array of events designed to entertain visitors and locals alike for the eclipse and the weekend lea...

Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

By Samantha Keebler

August 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News

The highly-publicized and much-anticipated total solar eclipse has nearly arrived and all of southern Illinois is bracing itself for the flood of spectators sure to turn up by Aug. 21. Tens of thousands of people are expected to arrive in Carbondale and the surrounding towns, and the university has b...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray

August 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

By Cory Ray

August 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, City, News

As the eclipse approaches, it's all eyes on the weather. One question looms large in the minds of many — what will happen if it rains? As of Monday, weather.com reported sunny skies for Aug. 21 and only a 10 percent chance of rain. The last major possibility for rain will be an 80 percent chanc...

Carbondale to see strong police presence during eclipse weekend

Carbondale to see strong police presence during eclipse weekend

By Joseph McLaughlin

August 14, 2017


Filed under City, News

The Great American Eclipse is fast approaching and soon an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people will flock to southern Illinois. Although national attention has been increasingly focused on the region in recent months, Carbondale law enforcement has been planning for the Aug. 21 crowds for well over...

Six Carbondale restaurants you don’t want to miss

Six Carbondale restaurants you don’t want to miss

By Joe McLaughlin

August 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

New to campus or just looking to broaden your horizons? Here are six local restaurants you can't graduate without trying:   Longbranch Cafe and Bakery 100 E. Jackson St. Vegetarian/Vegan Sunday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Kitchen opens at 8 a.m.) Heading into its 20th year of busi...

Can’t-miss events around southern Illinois this semester

Can’t-miss events around southern Illinois this semester

By Joe McLaughlin

August 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

From the biggest celestial event coming to southern Illinois in years, to the Irish Festival, this semester at SIU has a lot to offer. Below is a list of the events that can't be missed around southern Illinois and the necessary details. August Saluki StartUp Aug. 16-18; various locations and times; check ...

New to residence hall life? Here are 10 essentials for every dorm dweller

New to residence hall life? Here are 10 essentials for every dorm dweller

By Samantha Keebler

August 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Your parents have probably been dreading this moment since you started kindergarten, but you’ve likely been excited about it for months. It’s time to move into your first dorm and begin your college career. You will finally transition from living at home and depending on your parents to having indep...

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