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Naked Truth: Sexual health seminar plans to inform women on positive sexual relationship

Naked Truth: Sexual health seminar plans to inform women on positive sexual relationship

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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There will be a sexual health for women seminar Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m., in the Student Center Ohio room. The seminar was organized by Rebecca Gonnering, confidential adviser with the university, and Dr. Lanel Love, assistant director of the multicultural resource center. “This event is im...

Carbondale mayor threatens firing of Human Relations Commission chair over community roundtable

Carbondale mayor threatens firing of Human Relations Commission chair over community roundtable

By Rana Schenke and Austin Phelps, Staff Reporters

September 15, 2018


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Jerrold Hennrich, Carbondale Human Relations Commission chair, said he received two phone calls from the city manager advising him not to go through with a Thursday roundtable because the university might be insulted. The roundtable was meant to facilitate a conversation with community members, Souther...

“My family is just staying prayed up,” North Carolina resident talks about current conditions before Hurricane hits

“My family is just staying prayed up,” North Carolina resident talks about current conditions before Hurricane hits

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2018


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The latest on Hurricane Florence details the storm making landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Sept. 14. There has been a report of two people being killed and another critically injured after a tree fell on a home. A resident of Kannapolis, N.C., Roslyn Borrego, said she has lived in the south for...

Medieval Combat Club, a recognized sport club at SIU, is more than LARPing

Medieval Combat Club, a recognized sport club at SIU, is more than LARPing

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


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Medieval Combat Club meets Tuesdays in the field near Morris Library from 5-7 p.m. to practice medieval combat. “What we do is we take these foam weapons and simulate medieval combat by making sure it’s safe and accessible to people,” Kayla Chamness, president of Medieval Combat Club, said....

Southern Illinois Healthcare announces support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at SIUC

Southern Illinois Healthcare announces support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at SIUC

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Southern Illinois Healthcare announced support for creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus as early as next fall. “We understand our futures are linked," Rex Budde, CEO and president of SIH said in the press re...

Fall Study Abroad Fair introduces students to options abroad, passport application offered

Fall Study Abroad Fair introduces students to options abroad, passport application offered

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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The Center for International Education hosted a study abroad fair on Wednesday at the Student Center to inform students of opportunities available and offered an opportunity for students to apply for passports. Thomas Saville, the associate director for study abroad,  said the study abroad progr...

LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

LIVE: SIU Board of Trustees meets for September 2018 meeting

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September 13, 2018


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The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

The U.S. World Report ranks SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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U.S. News and World Report announced SIU has ranked highest as one of the best national universities for 2019 in the country. The U.S. World Report ranked SIU’s Carbondale campus at 226th in national universities for performance across a set of widely accepted markers for achievement.  “We’...

Caution, banned books ahead!: Morris Library to celebrate Banned Books Week

Caution, banned books ahead!: Morris Library to celebrate Banned Books Week

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Morris Library will be celebrating Banned Books Week this year with multiple displays and a Banned Books Buffet on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Morris Library. There will be two displays in the library, one on the third floor featuring banned and challenged children’s literature, and one on th...

Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery

Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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The Sustainable Living Film Series holds discussions based off of documentaries on the first Wednesday of each month, from April until October at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. Lynn Waters, coordinator of Sustainable Film Series, said since 2010, it showcases a film relating to the specific topic fo...

Students’ Legal Assistance cannot represent students against university drug charges

Students’ Legal Assistance cannot represent students against university drug charges

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Students’ Legal Assistance cannot assist student’s facing university charges for on-campus drug violations, according to Charles Munson, Staff Attorney at the Students’ Legal Assistance office. The legal assistance department cannot assist students who have committed an on-campus drug offense,...

How local programs are affected by Rauner’s recently signed mental health bill

How local programs are affected by Rauner’s recently signed mental health bill

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill that gives more financial assistance for mental health and substance abuse programs across Illinois. Magnolia Hood, former SIU mental health professional administrator, said the lack of health insurance is a big factor for substance abuse problems. “I...

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