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Mark Dolan, associate professor in SIU Carbondale’s School of Journalism

This is Carbondale -- Mark Dolan, associate professor in SIU Carbondale’s School of Journalism, discusses the new book, “This Is Carbondale,” a year-long effort by photojournalism students. This is the sixth in a series of books that features local communities. (Photo by Steve Buhman)

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Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run set for April 15

Registration is underway for the fifth annual Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run on April 15 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

SIU to close Schneider Hall to prepare for demolition

To prepare for the construction of new residence halls, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will close Schneider Hall, one of three halls commonly referred to as “the towers,” following the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.

Memorial recital will honor SIU’s David Lyons

David Lyons was a collaborative pianist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for nearly a decade. He was also a composer. A memorial recital in his honor will feature his music exclusively as performed by SIU faculty and students.

SIU to host annual Math Field Day

Young mathematicians from throughout the area soon will once again travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for day of competitions, comradery and achievement.

Student group, high school partner on backpack drive

Circle K International, a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, along with faculty and staff at Carbondale Community High School, have organized a backpack drive for the 2017-18 academic year. The “Backpacks for Success” effort is under way.

Annual Edible Book Festival set for April 4

Good books are made by the creative use of words, but an event coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library in April takes the challenge up a notch as people are invited to depict their favorite piece of literature in an edible form.

SIU, ISBE collaborate on student assessment

The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a groundbreaking new process for scoring a large-scale student academic performance assessment.

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