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Yahaira Heller, a graduate student in public administration from Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, dances with her fiancée Victoria Hammond, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, studying geology, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, during SIU LGBTQ Resource Centers third annual Pride Prom at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. In 2015, Heller, a McNair Scholar and former president of the Latino Cultural Association, suggested the idea of a pride prom to the then-director of SIUs LGBTQ Resource Center in celebration of LGBTQ awareness week. Its been really sad hearing stories from students who didnt get the opportunity to bring their preferred partner to prom, said Heller, who at the time worked at the LGBTQ Resource Center. So when we started knocking around ideas [for awareness week events], I remembered those stories and was like, what about if we do a prom? ... Even with all these budget cuts, I hope to God that LGBTQ Resource Center can continue to do this. If you showcase that this university is LGBTQ friendly, then by doing things like this you’re going to want to come here after you leave high school. In the fall, Heller will be the graduate coordinator of the Saluki Rainbow Network after serving as the liaison and senator in previous years. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
August Bishop, a junior from Mundelein studying fashion design merchandising, sings on Saturday, April 22, 2017, during SIU LGBTQ Resource Centers third annual Pride Prom at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
From left: Kristina Bechtold, a sophomore from St. Louis studying geography and environmental resources; Richard Bisgaard, a senior from Clarksville, Tennessee, studying mechanical engineering; Hannah Peterson, of McHenry; and Jacqueline Hayden-Moore, a junior from Lake in the Hills studying zoology, play with balloons as they clean up after the third annual Pride Prom on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Victoria Hammond, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, studying geology and her fiancee, Yahaira Heller, a graduate student in public administration from Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, pose for a portrait Saturday, April 22, 2017, during the SIU LGBTQ Resource Centers third annual Pride Prom at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. In 2015, Heller, former president of the Latino Cultural Association, suggested the idea of a pride prom to the then-director of SIUs LGBTQ Resource Center in celebration of LGBTQ awareness week. Its been really sad hearing stories from students who didnt get the opportunity to bring their preferred partner to prom, said Heller, who at the time worked at the LGBTQ Resource Center. So when we started knocking around ideas [for awareness week events], I remembered those stories and was like, what about if we do a prom? ... Diversity cannot just be spoken, diversity is an action. Without action, diversity is nothing. And that’s for everyone. We need to act on our university’s mission statement and stuff like [the pride prom] — this is how you do it. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Dawn Lester, a senior from Oblong studying journalism, and Caitlin Blaylock, of St. Louis, embrace Saturday, April 22, 2017, during the SIU LGBTQ Resource Centers third annual Pride Prom at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. The two have been dating for six months. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
From left: Claire Mathews, a junior from Batavia studying advertising; Kiera Yard, a sophomore from Naperville studying behavior analysis and therapy; Alicia Mayen, a senior from Evanston studying history; and Cecilia Miranda, a freshman from Chicago studying psychology, dance together Saturday, April 22, 2017, during the SIU LGBTQ Resource Centers third annual Pride Prom at Grinnell Hall in Carbondale. The prom was themed The Sapphire Ball in celebration of the LGBTQ Resource Centers 45th anniversary. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Spectators check their phones Sunday, April 16, 2017, before the start of the 81st annual Easter sunrise service at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 19, 2017
Junior center Nick Hutchins sprints to third base Tuesday, April 11, 2017, during the Salukis 4-2 win against Southeast Missouri at Itchy Jones Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 12, 2017
Southeast Missouri junior infielder Tristen Gagan attempts to catch out senior outfielder Dyllin Mucha at first base Tuesday, April 11, 2017, during the Salukis 4-2 win against the Redhawks at Itchy Jones Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Clark Daughenbaugh, of Texico, left, and his Charlie Hayes, of Rome, New York, spend time with Hayes new mule, Lilly, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, after a full day of trail riding during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Mule riders gather with their dogs to browse vendors and mingle after a long day of trail riding Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Thomas Deshotel poses for a portrait with his mule Thursday, April 6, 2017, before the mornings trail rides during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Donnie Murray, of Livermore, Kentucky, rides his mule passed old church and saloon props before beginning the mornings trails Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Steve Dawson, of Licking, Missouri, watches as his new Australian Shepherd puppy, named Shawnee, explores the terrain outside his tent Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. This brings all the mule community together here in one first place so that we can enjoy our mules, ride and just have a good time, Dawson said. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Terry Dawson, of Licking, Missouri, sips coffee alongside Mark Duncan, also of Licking, with her new Australian Shepherd puppy, named Shawnee, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 26, 2017
Air Force veteran Clark Daughenbaugh, of Texico, shares a moment with Lilly, a young mule recently purchased by his friend, Charlie Hayes, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. Mules arent stubborn like people think they are, Daughenbaugh said. Theyre very smart, probably smarter than people. Mules just let us be next to them. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Dani Jo Golden, of Junction, waves with her 11-month-old daughter, Emma, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during the second annual McAllister and Friends Mule Ride at High Knob Campground in the Shawnee National Forest. Golden gave birth to Emma following the 2016 mule ride and is now pregnant with a second daughter due soon after this years ride. Golden said she intends for all her children to be future mule riders. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Cougar freshman outfielder Reagan Curtis grins to her teammates after catching a fly ball Wednesday, March 29, 2017, during the Salukis 4-0 loss to SIUE at Charlotte West Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 3, 2017
Senior outfielder Merri Anne Patterson reaches for the ball as it goes over the fence Wednesday, March 29, 2017, during the Salukis 4-0 loss to SIUE at Charlotte West Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 3, 2017
Freshman infielder Maddy Vermejan celebrates after hitting a double Wednesday, March 29, 2017, during the Salukis 4-0 loss to SIUE at Charlotte West Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 3, 2017
SIUE Cougars welcome home sophomore outfielder Alyssa Heren after her home run Wednesday, March 29, 2017, during the Salukis 4-0 loss to SIUE at Charlotte West Stadium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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April 3, 2017
Senior pole vaulter Chad Weaver launches himself over the bar Saturday, March 25, 2017, during the pole vault finals at the Bill Cornell Classic in Carbondale. Weaver placed second in the pole vault to teammate Nathan Schuck. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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March 27, 2017
Azadeh Amiri, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Tehran, Iran, marches with her countrys flag Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, during the International Parade of Flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center. It doesnt matter where youre from, Amiri said. You just see friendship and unity between our international students. I think its a beautiful thing.(Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Marisa Winegar, of Carbondale, carries the Ethiopian flag Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, during the International Parade of Flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center. Winegar said she was marching for her friends who are refugees from East Africa. It was wonderful to see people come together and celebrate the things that so many human beings share, Winegar said. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Azadeh Amiri, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Tehran, Iran, marches with her countrys flag Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, during the International Parade of Flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center. It doesnt matter where youre from, Amiri said. You just see friendship and unity between our international students. I think its a beautiful thing.(Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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May 10, 2017
Azadeh Amiri, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Tehran, Iran, marches with her countrys flag Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, during the International Parade of Flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center. It doesnt matter where youre from, Amiri said. You just see friendship and unity between our international students. I think its a beautiful thing.(Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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February 9, 2017
Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell leads students on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, during the International Parade of Flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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February 9, 2017
Kristina Ksarjian, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn., studying speech communication, braces before leading off the 200-yard medley relay Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the SIU womens teams 164-79 win over Evansville at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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February 4, 2017
Filippo Dellolio, a senior from Usmate, Italy, stands with a cardboard cutout of his mother, Sondra, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during a ceremony honoring seniors on the SIU swimming and diving team at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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February 4, 2017
Drake senior forward Lizzy Wendell attempts a basket Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, during the Salukis 71-60 loss to the Bulldogs at SIU Arena. (Morgan Timms | @Morgan_Timms)

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February 3, 2017
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January 20, 2017
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