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Southern Illinois farmer and orchardist Wayne Sirles, president of Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass, left, and German orchardist Hubert Bernhard discuss growing apples under solar panels on Bernhard’s orchard in Kressbronn, Germany.

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Talk at SIU to focus on link between eclipses and societal upheaval

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher with a background in geology, chemistry and the humanities, and an interest in interdisciplinary studies, will give the December “Journey to the Eclipse” talk, focusing on times when, according to the historic record, the sun did not behave as it should.

Sesser native using SIU Provost’s Scholarship to prepare for career as an advocate

As the daughter of a longtime elected official, Southern Illinois University Carbondale junior Audrey Gulley said she was already interested in politics and public service, but when she got involved in the YMCA Youth in Government program as a Sesser-Valier High School student and won the position of president of the Senate, she was hooked.

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