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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...

Little Grassy Literary Festival showcases notable authors for 10th year

Little Grassy Literary Festival showcases notable authors for 10th year

By Tyler Malone, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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For the past ten years, the Little Grassy Literary Festival has brought notable published authors in fiction and poetry to southern Illinois. This year the Literary Festival will host eight published authors April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morris Library in the Guyon Auditorium where they wil...

First annual campus walk to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention

First annual campus walk to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention

By Rana Schenke, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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The university is holding its first Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on April 14, to raise awareness and donations for suicide prevention.  Participants can register online at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website through noon on Friday, April 13, or at the walk starting at 4...

SIUE chancellor pushes back on SIU Board of Trustees vote

SIUE chancellor pushes back on SIU Board of Trustees vote

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

April 13, 2018


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Following Thursday’s SIU Board of Trustees meeting, SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook sent a university-wide email expressing his frustration with the board and the Carbondale campus.

WDBX volunteers concerned with lack of boards willingness for community accountability

WDBX volunteers concerned with lack of boards willingness for community accountability

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 12, 2018


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A dispute over how to organize its board of directors has left community radio station, WDBX-FM with a new station manager and has led some volunteers to leave the station and ask donors not to support the station unless the make-up of the board changes. Volunteers and former station manager, Dave...

Toussaint Mitchell elected as next USG president

Toussaint Mitchell elected as next USG president

By Reagan Gavin, Managing Editor

April 11, 2018


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Toussaint Mitchell was elected the next Undergraduate Student Government president Wednesday, replacing Emily Buice for the upcoming 2018-2019 term. Mitchell is a junior studying cinema and photography and ran against three other candidates, Colton Newlin, Jordan Henderson and Conner Eigelberger. ...

Carbondale campus opposes proposed $5.1 million shift in state funding

Carbondale campus opposes proposed $5.1 million shift in state funding

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

April 11, 2018


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The SIU Edwardsville campus community argues shifting five million dollars in state funding to the Edwardsville campus will make the overall Southern Illinois University system thrive – the Carbondale campus disagrees. 

Seventy five percent of faculty chose to extend or not advance Montemagno’s restructuring plan

Seventy five percent of faculty chose to extend or not advance Montemagno’s restructuring plan

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

April 11, 2018


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Out of the faculty who voted, 75 percent chose to extend the deadlines for reviewing or not advancing SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s restructuring plan, according to a press release from the Illinois Education Association's regional office and the Faculty Association. Faculty Association President Dave Johnson s...

Montemagno’s Ingenuity Lab closes, employees blame his leadership

Montemagno’s Ingenuity Lab closes, employees blame his leadership

By Anna Spoerre, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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EDMONTON, Alberta — Nine months after Carlo Montemagno left a position as director of Ingenuity Lab to assume the chancellorship at SIU’s Carbondale campus, some members of the Alberta community are still picking up the pieces of what they call a failed project brought to life and then abandoned by ...

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