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Cinema, theater student remembered for love of dancing, passion for others

Cinema, theater student remembered for love of dancing, passion for others

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

May 1, 2018


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Friends, family, and faculty gathered in the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts on Monday to celebrate the life of theater and cinema and photography student Aaron Banez. Approximately 200 people united together and expressed stories of Banez’s passion for the people around him and h...

‘He cared a tremendous amount about people,’ tenth anniversary of Rendleman’s death

‘He cared a tremendous amount about people,’ tenth anniversary of Rendleman’s death

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 29, 2018


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“Devout Christian, photographer, writer, editor and friend” are the words written on a plaque resting in front of a redbud tree planted ten years ago in dedication to Ryan Rendleman, photojournalism student at SIU from Batavia and a photographer for the Daily Egyptian. April 29th, 2018 marks the ten year annivers...

20-year-old SIU student identified as pedestrian killed, hit by freight train Sunday

20-year-old SIU student identified as pedestrian killed, hit by freight train Sunday

By Staff Report

April 29, 2018


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The Carbondale Police Department and the SIU Department of Public Safety are investigating an early Sunday morning death after an individual was struck by a freight train. Police have identified the victim as Aaron Banez, a 20-year-old SIU student from Chicago, according to a press release sent on...

USG passes resolution to make campus use 100 percent renewable energy

USG passes resolution to make campus use 100 percent renewable energy

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution to the chancellor’s office requesting to make the campus use 100 percent renewable energy at its final senate meeting. The resolution also requests shutting down the coal plant. USG Senator for the college of business Zhi Hao “Eric” ...

Master’s students art work showcased at the Surplus Gallery

Master’s students art work showcased at the Surplus Gallery

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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After a year and a half of planning and creating, fine arts master’s students Jam Lovell and Daniel Rohr will showcase their master theses art sculpture exhibits at the Surplus Gallery.   The reception begins at 5 p.m. on April 27. The couple met at Eastern Illinois University where they later ra...

SIU Athletic Director Tommy Bell to be replaced by Jerry Kill, effective immediately

SIU Athletic Director Tommy Bell to be replaced by Jerry Kill, effective immediately

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

April 26, 2018


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Jerry Kill, former SIU Football coach and current special assistant to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, will take over responsibilities for the SIU Athletics program effective immediately, according to a press release released Thursday afternoon. The chancellor announced Kill's new role after deciding not to r...

SIU administrators defend higher state funding allocation at senate budget hearing

SIU administrators defend higher state funding allocation at senate budget hearing

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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During a Senate budget hearing, members of SIU’s administration defended an appropriation of $198.8 million in state funds be allocated to SIU for the next fiscal year compared to $179.9 million proposed by the state.

Campus Lake to host the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

Campus Lake to host the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

By Clair Cowley, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta returns to Campus Lake this spring with SIU holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Becker Pavillion on April 28.

Clay Awsumb elected as GPSC president, to begin term in fall

Clay Awsumb elected as GPSC president, to begin term in fall

By Emily Cooper and Amelia Blakely, Staff Reporters

April 25, 2018


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Clay Awsumb was elected as the new Graduate and Professional Student Council president at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled GPSC meeting.

American playwright August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ coming to Mcleod theater 

American playwright August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ coming to Mcleod theater 

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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“Gem of the Ocean,” a play from famed American playwright and poet, August Wilson will be presented by the university’s Department of Theatre on April 26 through the 29.

Chancellor Montemagno comments on debated topics at final USG Senate Meeting

Chancellor Montemagno comments on debated topics at final USG Senate Meeting

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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At the final Undergraduate Student Government’s Senate meeting of the semester, Chancellor Carlo Montemagno spoke with students about a number of topics that have been getting attention across campus. 

SIU brings community and students together with Farm to Fork dinner

SIU brings community and students together with Farm to Fork dinner

By Rana Schenke, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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SIU is hosting the third annual Farm to Fork Dinner bringing the campus and local community together to showcase local food and talent, at Grinnell Commons on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. “The event itself, of course, is meant to celebrate local food,” Sustainability Coordinator Geory Kurtzhals said, “and...

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