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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.

Popular maple syrup festival, pancake breakfast set

The 2016 Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast, a special learning and dining experience offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center, is set for Feb. 27-28.

35 students selected for Women’s Civic Institute

Thirty-five female students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been selected to participate in the Women’s Civic Institute, a program designed to promote personal development, enhance civic involvement and promote an understanding of democratic leadership principles.

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