Nick and Molly Blew co-own Molly’s Pint. What began as a love for brewing beer in his kitchen 10 years ago eventually led to the dream of Molly’s Pint, which became a reality.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a prime viewing location and site of NASA’s global webcast of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, is inviting educators from around the region to participate in a NASA webinar series focusing on eclipse instruction.
So every spring, for the past several years, I’ve been running in circles around SIU’s Campus Lake, or what’s left of Campus Lake these days, to get ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon. The Campus Lake path measures 2.2 miles, so to get myself into condition to run the 13.1 miles in the half marathon, I have to reach the point where I can run six times around the lake.
In the latest move of an active growth and diversification strategy, Paddock Publications purchased the Carbondale Times, Weekend Times and Nightlife. All are weekly newspapers with a combined distribution of 20,000. Paddock is the SILMG parent company and publisher of the Daily Herald in Chicago’s suburbs.
“We haven’t had a guy in our program for a long time — a true center — who can play with his back to the basket, defend and score,” Hinson said. “We think Kavion’s upside is incredible.”
Republican legislators Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Sen. Paul Schimpf, R- Waterloo, and Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, made a trip Monday to the Autism Center at SIU to see what could be done to maintain levels of funding in order for the center to continue its work.
Stephanie Brown, director of the Autism Society of Southern Illinois, greeted the legislators and gave them a quick glimpse as to what having the center in Carbondale means to families in the Southern Illinois region.
She said the next option outside of SIU is in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where there is currently a six-month waiting list to receive services.
Additionally, she said the earlier children with autism receive services, the better off they will be, and the fact there is a center in Carbondale means there is a family support nearby to help through tough times.
Jarrell Pullen, 22, was arrested by U.S. State Marshals and the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on a warrant issued by the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office charging him with first-degree murder.
On Wednesday, a Jackson County Grand Jury returned a superseding indictment including Cortez Turner, 28, of Murphysboro, in the indictment previously charging Juwan Jackson, 26, of Murphysboro, in connection with a shooting on Oct. 24 resulting in the death of Rogers.
As a graduate of SIU, he said he’s familiar with the area and has the experience to do the job at hand. He focused the first 20 minutes of his open forum explaining how he has managed and made preparations for reductions at other universities.
It’s no secret to the Southern Illinois community that Southern Illinois University has experienced declining enrollment for several years.
Terri Harfst, director of the SIU Financial Aid office and director of undergraduate admissions, said the university has taken steps to change that trend.
She said in the past the university had been purchasing fewer names from various sources for students who take the ACT or SAT tests. She said the university had only been purchasing the names of students who were seniors in high school to recruit them to SIU.
“When you start thinking about college selection, you know that when you are thinking about college, you didn’t start making decisions your senior year in high school,” Harfst said. “That is a process that requires us to be out in front of students and parents early on.
The Women’s Center could close in three months if a state budget or stopgap doesn't include funding for domestic violence or sexual assault survivors.