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Country artist Mo Pitney to perform at the Varsity Center

Rockford-native country music artist Mo Pitney will be returning from Nashville to his home state to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Varsity Center in Carbondale. 206 more words


‘Archaeologists aren’t born — they’re made’: Meet Mark Wagner, anthropology professor

Mark Wagner’s teaching philosophy is anyone can become an archaeologist with the proper resources, determination and on-the-job experience.

“Archaeologists aren’t born — they’re made,” said Wagner, an anthropology professor and the director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations. 520 more words


Jeff Gedmin makes his case for Paul Simon Institute director

Written on September 21, 2017 as a student reporter for the Daily Egyptian at SIU.

Jeff Gedmin, one of six finalists to become the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s next director, wants to create a collaborative environment at the bipartisan nonprofit think tank. 538 more words


Riding the Circuit: Benton, Illinois

Of Beatles and Charlie Birger…

As a Mount Vernon, Illinois attorney, I travel throughout the state practicing law and meeting with clients on topics ranging from bankruptcy to estate law, from divorce to litigation. 537 more words


Rural communities resent city-dwellers, visiting political science lecturer says

For nine years, Katherine Cramer studied the political opinions of people living in rural communities in Wisconsin.

Cramer, the director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service and a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said she drove across the state seeking the social “hang-outs” in each community to gauge how residents felt about the U.S. 514 more words


Group weaves sleeping mats for Carbondale homeless

Written on September 1st, 2017 as a student reporter for the Daily Egyptian at SIUC.

Every Tuesday, 62-year-old Brenda Johnson can be found at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, along with six to eight other women, weaving plastic bags into sleeping mats for Carbondale’s homeless. 516 more words


'We are all connected': Spiritual groups to celebrate eclipse

Daily Egyptian article written August 18, 2017.

Though the total solar eclipse Monday will bring many from the scientific community to Carbondale, the experience will also be a spiritual one for local groups. 674 more words