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Jerry Monteith

Sculpture professor forms niche in art world

There was the time he brought a piece of his art to a gallery in his backpack, hoping to show it to the curator and get an exhibition. It worked. It might not be the standard way to go about things, but it worked.

Seven students earn cybersecurity scholarship

Seven students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and regional community colleges are recipients of a National Security Agency grant-funded scholarship that will prepare them for careers in cybersecurity.

Mark Wagner

Artifact collection includes rare mastodon bone

It’s one of those “you can’t easily mistake it for something else” kinds of finds. But when it’s the only one ever recorded in Jackson County, Ill., it’s almost hard to believe it’s a mastodon bone.

Heartland Honor Band, Choir event is Feb. 11-13

Music students from a dozen area high schools will attend the annual Heartland Honor Band and Choir event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which will include music performances that bring them all together as a single band and a single choir.

Alumni Association awards textbooks, supplies

Thirty-eight Southern Illinois University Carbondale students received textbooks and supplies from the SIU Alumni Association during a Jan. 19 ceremony on campus. The textbooks and supplies are valued at more than $20,000.

High-achieving students, families, to visit SIU Carbondale

Southern Illinois University and the Carbondale community will welcome nearly 400 high-achieving high school seniors and their family members on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, for the Chancellor’s and University Excellence Scholarship Interview Weekend.

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