Men's XC team finishes near the top in Louisville by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “The SIUE men's cross-country team certainly turned some heads Saturday. Marc Amarillas led the Cougars in the 8,000-meter Greater Louisville Classic as SIUE finished fourth amongst 33 teams. Amarillas was 29th individually in a field featuring 285 runners as SIUE put forth a strong effort in the team's third meet of the season.”
SIU still owed $80 million for 2011 by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “The state of Illinois still owes SIU $80 million for fiscal year 2011, according to Executive Assistant for Government Affairs Dave Gross.
"Even though we are still owed money for FY11, we are still continuing to get money for FY12," Gross said. Dec. 31, 2011, is the last day the state can make that payment to the universities, but the beginning of the fiscal year was July 1.”
Cougars fall twice in home OVC play by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “When the pressure mounted, the SIUE volleyball team failed to capitalize against Eastern Kentucky Saturday. The Cougars had set point at four different times in the match but faltered, allowing the Colonels to come out of the Vadalabene Center with a four-set 27-25, 20-25, 25-23, 27-25 victory.”
Conference leader SEMO makes easy work of Cougars by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Ohio Valley Conference nemesis Southeast Missouri State put the SIUE women's soccer team in its place Sunday. The league-leading Redhawks scored early and often, dropping SIUE to 3-5-1 overall and just 1-3 in the OVC with a 4-0 victory in Cape Girardeau.”
Musical time travel by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Attending the 1940s Jazz Radio Hour at the Wildey Theatre in downtown Edwardsville Sunday evening was like riding the fast track back in time. With uniformed elevator operators, theater ushers, ionic "cigarette girls" selling novelty items from a tray attached by a neck strap and an on-air emcee, the historic Wildey Theatre underwent a time warp.”
Books Uncensored by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Holden Caufield, Jesus Christ and Harry Potter all had something to celebrate at SIUE's University Bookstore last Wednesday. To celebrate Banned Books week, the University Bookstore had books displayed with placards stating where and why each book was banned.”
Tweconomics and twolitics empowers by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Social media are now being used for science - not in the "Farmville is teaching me agricultural science" way, but in the way real scientists are studying our tweets to find patterns. This is a bonus for young demographics. While the idea that the 140 characters I wrote could now be psychoanalyzed by a bunch of scientists makes me slightly uneasy, I also think it is brilliant.”
Sports "addiction" requires no intervention by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Men, watch out. Your girlfriends and wives could have a new reason to keep you from watching the big game: they think you're addicted to sports. According to Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, some fans can become obsessed with watching sports.”
Network availability causes frustration by The AlestleJan 01, 2013 “Colleges have to adapt to the growing use of electronic devices. With the frequent use of Web-enabled smart-phones, laptops, tablets and e-Books being used by students on campuses, connectivity to the local Wi-Fi network is becoming a topic of discussion. Freshman pre-nursing major Diamond Stribling of Chicago said she uses her laptop and phone to browse the web.”
Twellman scores again, propels SIUE past Dayton by The AlestleJan 01, 2012 “Jack Twellman continued his dominant season and the SIUE Cougars picked up another non-conference win, defeating Dayton 1-0 in overtime Friday. Twellman, a senior midfielder, scored his seventh goal of the season, a golden goal, at the 95:28 mark in overtime to help the Cougars improve to 6-2-2 this season.”
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