Randolph County News

SIU Aviation’s Saluki Aces place second among Air Race Classic college teams

CARBONDALE – For Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Maya Marenda and Graci McDaniel, patience was a virtue in last month’s Air Race Classic. Faced with the prospect of flying underneath clouds during turbulent weather or waiting for better conditions, the decision by The Saluki Aces to delay their journey enabled the pair to finish second in […]

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Red Cross has a critical need for blood and platelet donors in July

CAPE GIRARDEAU — This July, the American Red Cross continues to stress that blood and platelet donors are critically needed right now to support lifesaving transfusions this summer. Donors of all blood types are in demand, especially those with type O blood and donors giving platelets.    Every donation counts in the mission to keep

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Illinois FFA to bestow award on SIU Carbondale chancellor

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane will receive an award from a major agriculture organization when it meets at SIU on Tuesday, July 9. Illinois FFA will present Lane with an Honorary State Degree during the Illinois FFA Association State Officer meeting. The meeting, which begins at

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Back where it belongs: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ returns to SIU’s McLeod Theater stage

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — The matchmaking and romantic exploits of Dolly Gallagher Levi come to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale McLeod Theater stage next week as “Hello, Dolly!” closes out the 2024 McLeod Summer Playhouse season.     The ensemble for the upcoming McLeod Summer Playhouse production “Hello, Dolly!” at a recent rehearsal. Performances are

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All are welcome at SIU event featuring beautiful astrophotography July 15

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus Kevin Morefield, who has garnered national acclaim for capturing amazing astrophotography images, will share his work during a public presentation at his alma mater on July 15.     The public is welcome to attend “The Blurring of Art and Science” from 5 to 7

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SIU engineering students make it easier for people with disabilities to enjoy nature

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – A team of engineering students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently came together to assist people with mobility difficulties who struggle with getting out into nature, where hiking trails and off-road paths can present challenges.   For their required senior capstone project, the mechanical engineering students designed and built

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