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Big names not likely for future Sunset Concerts
Grass is cheaper than gas
ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian Tradition and budget constraints mean the Sunset Concert series will continue to draw crowds with its atmosphere, not headline acts. â€œYes, there could be better bands there â€Ś but when it comes to paying for all that, weâ€™ve got a pretty good thing going here,â€? said Don Castle, associate director of the Student Center and adviser to the Student Programming Council. The Sunset Concert series is made up of seven weekly free concerts that alternate between the steps of Shryock Auditorium and Turley Park Thursdays during the summer, and theyâ€™ve been held for the last 33 years. The concerts host a diverse set of smaller acts for large crowds. People fill the outdoor venues on blankets, in lawn chairs or even full living room sets and spend the time with drinks, grilled food, games and friends. This yearâ€™s artists range from tropical-rock group Conch Republic to hip-hop/jazz fusion artists Animate Objects. The series' four sponsors meet in the spring to plan the concerts and decide on bands, said Kevin Ruby, acting executive director of the SPC. â€œWe want to hit a bunch of different genres,â€? he said. According to Sunset Concert Series 2011 budget documents provided by Castle, the total budget for the seven concerts of the 2011 series was $38,000. That price is divided between the four sponsors: the City of Carbondale, the Carbondale Park District, the Student Center and the SPC, according to the documents. The talent budget for all seven of the 2011 Sunset Concerts was $12,250, or about $1,750 per act, the documents stated. Popular college acts like Wiz Khalifa and Passion Pit go for $75,000 or $40,000-$50,000 respectively, said Chris Barber, senior college agent for Pretty Polly Productions, a booking agency and concert producer. He said emerging acts like Best Coast and Curren$y are in the $10,000-$15,000 range. Castle said for the last two years the City of Carbondale has not paid the full 25 percent of the cost but rather a flat rate of $7000. Last year the remaining cost was absorbed by the other three sponsors, which Castle said he expects to be the case again this year. Of the SPCâ€™s total budget of $60,000 for fiscal year 2012, $7,000 was allocated for the series. Ruby said the difference between that and the full 25 percent had to be made up for with other funds. The price tag is the main obstacle in the way of a larger show for the Sunset Concerts, Ruby said. â€œIt all comes down to funding,â€? he said. â€œUntil weâ€™re able to increase funding, thereâ€™s probably not a high likelihood of having a bigger-name band.â€? Undergraduate Student Government President Brian Nelson said the concerts are a good way to bring together summer school students and the Carbondale community. Ruby said one way to fund big-name talent for the concerts would be a new programming fee similar to one that SIUE has. He said discussions on such a fee are in the very early stages. Castle said bigger acts would probably require better security, higher production values and tickets. Please see SUNSET | 4
BROOKE GRACE | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Bryan Brant, of Pomona, walks his three dogs, two horses and mule across the intersection of Giant City Road and Route 13 Tuesday in Carbondale. Brant makes the trip to
Carbondale once a month to gather food and basic supplies for his farm by Cedar Lake. The horses are Brantâ€™s main form of transportation. â€œGrass is cheaper than gas,â€? Brant said.
Calling all fashionistas, new major available WHITNEY WAY Daily Egyptian Due to multiple requests from students, Jane Workman says department of architecture will offer a fashion stylist specialization in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program. â€œThis was just the right time,â€? said Workman, director of Fashion Design and Merchandising. â€œBritain is the only other place that offers this specialization.â€? After four years of faculty discussion, SIUC will be the first public university in the nation to incorporate a fashion stylist specialization into an academic curriculum, Workman said. The major will begin in the fall 2011 semester. When prospective students visit campus, Workman said they often ask about a fashion stylist major or minor, and many Campus Visit request forms indicated a great interest in the program. Due to the high demand for fashion stylists in the entertainment industry and corporate world, Workman said graduates with this degree can earn anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000. She said the need for stylists has continued to increase in recent years. â€œYou need stylists for toys, television productions, sports uniforms,â€? Workman said. â€œThe relationship to fashion touches every aspect of society.â€? Chancellor Rita Cheng said the program had to be approved by the School of Architecture, the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Faculty Senate, the SIUC chancellor, the SIUC provost and the SIU president. â€œStudents have been asking for this
STEVE MATZKER | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Starting fall semester, the SIUC School of Architecture will provide a unique opportunity for students in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program. The program will now
give designers a chance to work with movie directors, retail stores, TV stations and magazines. The specialization within the program is the only one of its kind in the country.
e want to create a program that will allow students to apply their skills to community efforts. Hopefully within three to five years of this program, students will be able to work with the university and local productions.
â€” Jane Workman director of Fashion Design and Merchandising
program for a number of years,â€? Cheng said. â€œThis program will attract more students to the university.â€? Walter Wendler, director of the architecture department and former SIUC chancellor, said the specializationâ€™s primary goal is to attract community college graduates who want to pursue a
bachelorâ€™s degree. â€œWe want to target community colleges across Illinois ... and students who want to continue higher education after receiving a community college cosmetology certificate,â€? Wendler said. Please see FASHION | 4
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Correction In the Wednesday edition of the Daily Egyptian, the story “SIUC Athletic spending on the rise for five years” should have read “The city of Carbondale also imposed a quarter-percent sales tax increase for Saluki Way.” The Daily Egyptian regrets this error.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
$7 million grant expands agricultural research LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian Bryan Young said he’s going to spend the next six years with dirt on his knees. Young, a professor in the department of plant, soil and agricultural systems in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and a team of researchers at SIUC have received a $7 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, according to a university press release. The research, which will examine different sustainability practices in agriculture, will be conducted south of Decatur on land owned by the foundation, Young said. Instead of studying within 10by-30 feet plots of land, which is the typical size for research at the university, Young said he’ll be working with 2,500 acres.
The college has made some advances in environment-friendly farming practices such as studying the use of certain types of fertilizer and no-till planting, said Todd Winters, dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences. However, Winters said the grant will provide enough money for at least six years of research and may expand into a 20-year time frame. “As long as we’re showing progress, I think (the project) can go longer, which means more money,” Winters said. “We’ve never really been able to look at some of these things long-term.” The team, which consists of faculty, research staff, graduate and undergraduate students, would conduct research in different sizes of land depending on the type of research, Young said. Young said conducting researching on a small plot of land
produces more reliable results and keeps cost down, but when research is expanded into an 80acre plot, results become more realistic and the researchers work with greater variables. “You can take a green house pot with soil in it and study how are (agriculture) chemicals may be moving through that,” he said. “It’s not the same as going to a field … instead of a 10-foot-by-10 foot area, we’re treating 80 acres. You can’t just test a lot of different factors.” The researchers will look at the effects of hybrid, diseaseand-insect-resistant crops on the environment, tilling methods, watershed and water quality issues, agricultural economics, cover crops and soil issues, according to a university press release. Jon Schoonover, assistant professor in the department of forestry and one of the research
team members, said to have such a large plot of land and an extended length of time to conduct watershed research — studying the movement of surface flowing and underground flowing water — is rare. He said watershed is best done with large plots of land over an extended period of time. “This is a rare opportunity to get something long-term,” he said. “It’s unique because of the amount of data we can obtain.” Winters said educating farmers and students is the most important factor in this research. “I think we’ll see the effects of some of these long-term sustainable practices are on a number of different perimeters,” Winters said. “Our students will learn from it, too. Whatever we learn, we always pass it along to our students.” Young said he hopes the results
move farmers further down the path to sustainability. He said the research results would show farmers how to improve productivity and profits while at the same time striving for sustainability. “(Productivity and profit) kind of go hand in hand, but we can produce a lot per acre in terms of yield, but if you had to invest a lot to get that, sometimes your profitability goes down,” Young said. “We have to be mindful of increasing food production, be more efficient on each acre.” Sustainability has different definitions depending on who you are, he said. “Sustainable does not mean organic,” he said. “Sustainable means to increase production of food, to make sure (you use) something that is either neutral or gives benefit to the environment and to be profitable.”
Critics say NASA ignoring its ‘backup plan’ rule SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press A somewhat generational battle over NASA’s future is escalating even as NASA is about to close the book on the space shuttle era. Heroic former astronauts and some current top managers are stepping up their criticism of an agency they see ending its only way to get astronauts into space and going nowhere fast. NASA’s chief counters that his agency is heading somewhere new for a change and dismisses critics as people who “must all be living on another planet.” The critics say NASA is ignoring its own long-standing advice: Have a backup plan. Once shuttle Atlantis has completed its mission, NASA won’t have a way to get into space for years except hitching a ride on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A new design will come from private developers, but that will take at least three years, probably longer, experts believe.
SCOTT AUDETTE | ASSOCIATED PRESS
This Thursday morning, May 15, 1997 file picture shows the lanuch of the space shuttle Atlantis in an eight-minute time exposure as viewed from the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space For his part, NASA Administrator Bolden, a former shuttle commander, defended the shuttle retirement and post-shuttle plans in a speech last week at the National Press Club. “American leadership in space
Center Visitor Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A somewhat generational battle over NASA’s future is escalating even as NASA is about to close the book on the space shuttle era.
will continue at least for the next half century.” Bolden said. “We need future generations to do more than what we can do today. When that final shuttle landing occurs and the cheers and tears subside, we’ll keep on moving to where
we want to go next.” More than a year ago, Obama and Bolden charted a new direction for NASA, sticking with President George W. Bush’s decision to retire the space shuttles. But Obama canceled Bush’s
plan to return astronauts to the moon. Instead, NASA is designing a new rocket and capsule to take astronauts to an asteroid and eventually Mars. The Obama plan wants private companies to take over the job of shuttling astronauts to Earth orbit, and Bolden thinks that could happen by 2015. Paul Hill, who oversees mission operations in Houston, was just as critical: “It isn’t clear at all that we are going to transition to anything.” Lining up with Bolden and the president are the widows and widower of the astronauts who died in the 1986 Challenger accident. In a letter supporting the new NASA direction, they called the commercialization of space a 21st Century approach: “This is a century with new challenges and also new opportunities.” The American public apparently wants the U.S. to continue to be a space leader. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center released Tuesday, 58 percent of Americans think it’s essential the nation continue as a leader in space.
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Damon Dermot, a senior from Northbrook studying human nutrition and dietetics, said he would be willing to pay for a ticket to see at least one big-name act per
Thursday, July 7, 2011 summer at the Sunset Concerts. “If the price was within reason, yes. I’d pay some money,” he said. Sam Bell, of Carbondale, said she comes to hang out with friends and people-watch, but she wouldn’t pay to see a bigger-name band. Castle said he is open to
bringing bigger acts to campus, but preferably not for the Sunset Concerts. He said the people he sees at the concerts are having a good time, and he isn’t sure the concerts should be changed at all. “One of our key jobs is not to screw it up,” he said.
How low can you go
STEVE MATZKER | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Journey Banks, 8, of Herrin, bends the rules of limbo with her friends, June 30 at the Sunset Concert in front of Shryock Auditorium. Banks and her family were just a few of the several thousand people in
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Workman said there is a threeyear plan set in place for the fashion stylist specialization. She said students interested in the major who receive a cosmology certificate will receive one year of university credit and then work toward a fashion design and merchandising degree with a fashion stylist specialization.
attendance to watch Animate Objects, a hip hop-jazz fusion group originally from Champaign. Thursday’s Sunset Concert at Turley Park features Conch Republic, a tropical rock/island style band.
Workman said fashion stylist students would be offered an optional internship, which would give them the opportunity to work with professional stylists, retailers and advisers. Workman said she looks forward to the future of the program. “We want to create a program that will allow students to apply their skills to community efforts,” Workman said. “Hopefully within
three to five years of this program, students will be able to work with the university and local productions.” Workman said any student, regardless of major, is welcome to take fashion stylist courses. “Why not fashion?” Workman said. “It's a facet of everyday life.”
Whitney Way can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-536-3311 ext. 259
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By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement Todayâ€™s Birthday â€” Duties and responsibilities at home are emphasized this year. You may be caring for children or elderly parents. Pool family resources, and keep a tight budget to maximize efficiency. This foundation provides for real and steady growth.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) â€” Today is a 6 â€” When youâ€™re riding fast, youâ€™re likely to hit a bump on the trail. Donâ€™t let it distract you from your major commitments. Take a breather, and get back on the horse.
Aries (March 21-April 19) â€” Today is a 7 â€”Take time early to organize and regroup. Go over the plan again, and prepare in private. Watch out for romantic rocks in the rapids and stick to the facts.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â€” Today is a 9 â€” Many distractions could dampen the mood. Take some time to regroup, privately. Sorting and filing can even be fun, and you might find a long-lost treasure. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) â€” Today is a 6â€” You may find yourself under a bit more pressure now. Give yourself permission to take some quiet time. Close the door, and make your deadlines. Then rest easy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) â€” Today is a 9 â€” Dig into a big job ... youâ€™ll save by doing it yourself. A setback inspires you to try another tack. Compromise and look for whatâ€™s missing that would produce the desired outcome.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) â€” Today is a 5 â€” Rather than complaining, participate with your neighbors to improve your community. You could organize a tree planting party, or clean up a common mess. Everyoneâ€™s grateful.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) â€” Today is an 8 â€”Love is all around, and itâ€™s an excellent time for romance. You look good, feel good and have what it takes. Let folks know what you want. Expect the unexpected.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) â€” Today is a 5 â€”Complications are possible in affairs of the heart. Find support with friends, or lose yourself in a project. Take it easy at home, and roll with it. It all works out.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) â€” Today is a 7 â€” Travel, romance and risk-taking would all be better later. For today, stick to practical routines. Check your bank balances. Simple food can be just as delicious as fancy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) â€” Today is a 6 â€”Favorable winds fill your adventurous sails, even if the ocean may get a bit choppy at times. The wind on your face tells you how to trim for speed.
Leo(July23-Aug.22)â€”Todayisan8â€” Learn from your siblings. Postpone a journey or an investment. Craft a practical plan, and price out the materials. Then take time for your health and well-being.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) â€” Today is a 6 â€” The sea proves a little rough today. Make sure youâ€™re prepared for high winds and waves, and to negotiate rocky areas carefully. Use your common sense and intelligence.
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Forget vacation, Conch Republic to bring Margaritaville to Turley DARCE OLUND Daily Egyptian Trop rock band Conch Republic is a high energy group sure to make the crowd party as if on a white sandy beach. As the groupâ€™s site says, â€˜â€œA little bit rock and roll â€Ś a little bit sand and soul.â€? The Jimmy Buffett tribute band from Lexington, Ky., was founded by husband-and-wife team Michael and Theresa Thomas. â€œBeing in the band together is so much fun,â€? Michael Thomas said. â€œBeing in business together can be trying at times, but most of the time we enjoy having a â€˜second jobâ€™ that we can share and build together.â€? The Sunset Concert Thursday is at 7p.m. at Turley Park. The show is referred to as the groupâ€™s â€œConch on the Half Shellâ€? show â€“ an acoustic show of five musicians playing all kinds of tropical instruments. â€œThe instrumentation includes a blend of vocals, congas, steel drums, ukulele, bass and acoustic guitar, which instantly takes you down to the islands,â€? Michael Thomas said. The members playing the â€œConch in the Half Shellâ€? show are Rich â€œSchoonerâ€? McGuire, lead vocals; Shannon â€œSkelly Monâ€? Gritton, providing ukulele, 6-string and 12-string acoustic guitar and vocals; â€œBud Vegasâ€? McKinley, bass guitar and vocals; Theresa â€˜Senoraâ€™ Thomas, vocals; and Michael â€œPanamaâ€? Thomas, acoustic guitar and vocals. â€œWhether it be a Hawaiian luau or Caribbean beach party, â€˜Conch On The Half Shellâ€™ has the tropical sounds to bring the party to life with island music from Jamaica to Tahiti,â€? Michael Thomas said.
Audience members may be shocked to hear that Theresa Thomas is legally blind and lost 80 percent of her vision when she was just 12 years old. She said that her goal is to help others with challenges and encourage them to strive for the things they want to accomplish. â€œI try my best to not let it slow me down and challenge those who have dreams to find a way to make them happen,â€? Theresa Thomas said. â€œI am a big advocate for the visually impaired and the band does several shows each year to help raise money for different charities.â€? The group is best known for its work around the Midwest and Southern states. Some of the more popular venues the group played include Margaritaville in Key West, Fla., and the Pre-Buffett concert at â€˜Cheeseburger in Paradiseâ€™ in Hillard, Ohio. The group is also the recipient of the 2010 rising Star Award for top beach band by gigmaster.com, an event entertainment website. Although the band is known for playing Buffett tunes, the group also plays other types of beach musicâ€”though they embrace the cover band title.
PROVIDED PHOTO Michael Thomas said the shows offer a variety of covers, including those of The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Harry Belafonte, Sam and Dave, Barry Manilow and Bay City Rollers. â€œItâ€™s all about smiles,â€? he said. Michael Thomas said the best part about being in the band is the opportunity to travel around and meet new people in new places. However, he said the downside is being away from family and friends. â€œOur solution is to bring the kids and friends along as often as possible,â€? Michael Thomas said. â€œMost of our shows are public events that are family-friendly, and our kids are very much into the music and what we call â€˜parakeetsâ€™, or Parrot Heads, in training.â€? Not only will the Parrot Heads bring the beach to concert-goers, theyâ€™ll also engage the crowd in sing-alongs, conga lines, limbo and dance contests. Not to mention the colorful costumes, props, lights and party favors for those who want to participate in the fun. Theresa Thomas, a Mt. Vernon native, said she is excited to play in Illinois and bring the nine piece band along with her.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Woman drops ‘Three Cups of Tea’ suit
MATT VOLZ Associated Press
An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that millions of people were duped into buying Mortenson’s books and donating to his charity based on lies. Former teacher Deborah Netter dropped her lawsuit Friday in Illinois federal court. She had sued Mortenson, his co-author and his publisher over claims that she bought the book based on her belief that it contained the truth as to how Mortenson became involved in building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She cited reports from “60 Minutes” and author Jon Krakauer this spring that alleged Mortenson lied about events in the best-selling book. The reports also questioned whether he financially benefited from the institute and whether his Central Asia Institute built the number of schools it claimed. Mortenson has denied fabricating stories or profiting from the charity. Netter’s Chicago attorney, Larry Drury, said Wednesday that Netter voluntarily dropped the case but declined to say why. She was weighing her options, which include joining the first lawsuit filed against Mortenson in Montana, he said. Mortenson, who is rehabilitating in Montana after open-heart surgery, was not available for comment, family friend and CAI interim director Anne Beyersdorfer said. “We are relieved that he is relieved of the Illinois action,” Beyersdorfer said.
Greg Mortenson with Khanday schoolchildren in Pakistan. Montana plaintiffs Jean Price and Dan Donovan are trying to start a classaction lawsuit against Mortenson, coauthor David Relin and their publisher, Penguin Group, claiming that if the plaintiffs had known portions of the book were fabricated they would not have given their money to Mortenson and the charity. They are asking a federal judge in Missoula to place all the money from Mortenson book purchases — at least $5 million — into a trust to be used for humanitarian purposes. “Three Cups of Tea” was released in 2006 and sold more than 3 million copies, helping Mortenson grow the Central Asia Institute by generating more than $50 million in donations. Penguin Group requested Tuesday that the Montana case be consolidated with the Illinois case and moved to federal court in
New York City, saying it would be more convenient for most of the witnesses and prevent duplicative or inconsistent rulings. The federal Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation dismissed that request on Wednesday, saying the dismissal of the Illinois case made it moot. Alexander Blewett, attorney for Price and Donovan, said he would fight any attempts to move the case out of Montana. “There’s not much question they’re trying pretty hard to keep this from being litigated in Montana,” Blewett said of the publisher. “Our people live in Montana, Mortenson lives in Montana, his charitable corporation’s physical place of business is in Montana. It seems Montana is the place where this case should be litigated.”
Thursday, July 7, 2011 WIRE REPORTS
Five arrested in Decatur dispute that left one man dead D EC ATUR — Five suspects are in custody after the fatal shooting of a Decatur man during a dispute that also left two other men wounded, including one who was cut with a machete, police said Wednesday. The Herald & Review in Decatur reported that Christopher Kraft, 28, was shot to death early Tuesday outside his home. Bart Burcham, 48, also was wounded by gunfire, while Kraft’s father, Richard Kraft, 52, suffered machete wounds to both hands, police said. The attack stemmed from a confrontation between two rival groups, said David Dickerson, deputy chief of criminal investigations with the Decatur Police Department. “As the conflict progressed, Burcham and the younger Kraft were shot,” Dickerson said. “Richard Kraft received lacerations on his hands from his contact with a machete during the physical altercation.” Burcham is recovering after surgery for unspecified injuries, police said, while Kraft’s machete wounds required less serious hospital treatment. Four of the men in custody have been booked on preliminary charges of first-degree murder, police said. The fifth faces possible obstruction of justice charges. All are between the ages of 18 and 23.
Ill. revokes man's parole after Fla. racing deaths An Illinois man who pleaded guilty in Florida to running over and killing two British businessmen during a drag race will serve eight months in prison here, but not in connection with the crash. Ryan LeVin was on parole for an incident in Illinois when he traveled to Florida to answer the charges there. Illinois officials say he violated the terms of his parole by not getting permission to leave the state. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board revoked his parole Wednesday. The Chicago Tribune reports that he's been sentenced to eight months. LeVin pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal crash in Florida. A judge sentenced him to two years of house arrest after he agreed to pay a confidential settlement to the victims' families.
Normal schools deny liability in boy's death B LOO MINGTO N — The Normal school district says it isn't responsible for the death of a junior high student who collapsed after trading punches with schoolmates. The Unit 5 school district said in a response to a lawsuit filed by Donnie Hampton's mother that it had no responsibility to protect him from others. Hampton died in May 2010 at Kingsley Junior High School. School officials have said he and other children were punching each other in a restroom as part of a game. An autopsy found that the 13-year-old Hampton's death was an accident as a result of a disruption of his heart most often caused by being hit in the chest. The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reports that Jasmine Brooks sued the school district and the town of Normal.
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Karim also placed third for the 2009 Walter Payton Award, which
is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in the FCS. Karim finished his Saluki career with 2,080 rushing yards, 26 touchdowns, 10 career 100-yard games
and averaged 6.58 yards per carry. After recognizing the potential in Karim, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Karim in the sixth round of 2010 NFL Draft with the 180th overall pick.
Daily Egyptian In his 2010 rookie season, Karim played in 11 games and rushed for 160 yards on 35 carries. He is now on the second year of his four-year $1.9 million contract according to the
Jacksonville Jaguars official website.
Terrance Peacock can be reached at email@example.com or 536-3311 ext. 269.
A hot meal and a game of kickball
LYNNETTE OOSTMEYER | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Joe Thomson, 17, of Marion, kicks a ball during a kickball game at the Boyton Street Community Center Tuesday in Marion. The center runs a summer lunch program that caters to kids who do not have hot lunches available to them when they are not in school.
The center feeds 75 to 80 kids a day and hosts events such as kickball and badminton. “There really was a need for kids to get hot lunches during the summer, and this center provides that for the kids in this community,” site supervisor Margret Walls said.
Spring athletes recognized for top performances CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian Every year certain athletes excel in Saluki athletics, and athletes from almost every spring sport were honorees of athletic awards. The awards ranged from AllConference to All-American, and while some of the recipients were seniors who recently graduated, some were players who just began their collegiate careers. The women’s softball team had six players reach All-Conference status. Of those, five will return for next season. Head coach Kerri Blaylock said the marquee players' sucess in 2010 sets up future success for the program because the team currently consists of players who understand the system and work together as a unit to achieve a common goal. “We have a great mix of veteran leadership but still some youth, which will bode well for us in the years upcoming,” Blaylock said. “We’ll have a captain back, but we’ll be looking to get the younger kids
ready to step into that role.” The players who received the All-Conference honor are senior pitcher Danielle Glosson, junior shortstop Haley Gorman, junior outfielder Mallory Duran, sophomore outfielder Morgan Barchan, freshman first baseman Taylor Orsburn, and freshman second baseman Jayna Spivey. Despite the mixture of firstteam, second-team and alltournament players, Blaylock said the achievement she is most proud of is the Academic All-American honorees, Duran and senior catcher Cristina Trapani. Blaylock said academics remain a primary focus for her players, and it is an honor for them to be recognized for their performance both on the field and in the classroom. According to the College Sports Information of Directors website, the student athletes who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and participate in at least 50 percent of the team’s games, are elibible for the Academic AllAmerican award.
Throughout the award's history, Blaylock said SIU is second only to the University of Nebraska for most recipients out of all registered institutions. To add to the honorees in this year's spring athletics, men’s freshman tennis player Adam Fabik received Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Team status, while his teammate freshman Jorge Cavero was nominated as the MVC Freshman of the Year. On the women’s tennis team, sophomore Melanie Delsart was also nominated to the MVC All-Select Team. Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams had success in this year’s season as it produced four All-Americans. Senior thrower Gwen Berry and junior thrower Jeneva McCall received AllAmerican honors on the women’s side, while senior thrower Jake Deiters and senior distance runner Jeff Schirmer shared the same title. The All-Conference honorees on the women’s team are junior relay runner Alisa Baron, senior thrower Gwen Berry freshman jumper Kenya
Culmer, senior runner Tredene Gant, senior runner Meredith Hayes, senior runner Connie Hicks, senior runner Megan Hoelscher, junior heptathlon athlete Malaikah Love, junior thrower Jeneva McCall, sophomore runner Kasey Oceguera, sophomore runner Tess Shubert, junior jumper and runner Miracle Thompson, and senior thrower Toni Whitfield. The All-Conference honorees on the men’s team are junior distance runner Neal Anderson, senior distance runner Stephen Arvanis, junior jumper Maxim Bakana, sophomore distance runner Lucas Cherry, junior sprinter Brandon Deloney, senior distance runner Daniel Dunbar, senior thrower Jake Deiters, senior pole vault athlete Tim Robberstad and senior distance runner Jeff Schirmer. Representing the men’s baseball team, three Salukis finished the season with athletic honors. Freshman pitcher Tyler Dray was nominated to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team. Dray finished the season with a
1-2 record and a 3.41 ERA in his 22 appearances. Interim head coach Ken Henderson said Dray pitched to the coaches’ expectations when he was forced to pitch in tough situations. “It’s a huge honor,” Henderson said. “Considering all of the freshmen across the country, it’s a great accomplishment.” In addition to Dray’s rewarding season, junior outfielder Jordan Sivertsen and sophomore starting pitcher Cody Forsythe both earned All-Conference honors. Sivertsen finished with a .308 batting average and led the team with 48 RBIs and nine home runs. Forsythe led both the team and the league when he finished with a 2.08 ERA and six conference wins for an 8-4 record. Henderson said there is tremendous talent on his team, but it is hard for him to look at the awards too seriously. “Every year is different and every team is new,” Henderson said. “It’s a credit to them and the year they had, but you can’t fall back on that. You still have to work just as hard.”
Former Saluki prepares for second NFL season
he list of Karimâ€™s senior-year achievements goes on and on. He broke the single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,339 and was named first-team All-American by four different services, including the Associated Press All-American team.
ZZZGDLO\HJ\SWLDQFRP TERRANCE PEACOCK Daily Egyptian Deji Karim broke the SIUC single-season record for all-purpose yards in 2009 and was named Missouri Valley Conference player of the year. In 2010, after his college career ended, he took his talents to the National Football League.
Karim, a 5-foot-11-inch, 205-pound running back from Oklahoma City rushed for 978 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore at Northeast Oklahoma A&M Junior College prior to transferring to SIU. In his freshman year at NEO A&M, Karim rushed for 994 yards and 15 touchdowns and was named honorable mention All-American, according to the Saluki Athletics Website.
In 2007, Karimâ€™s first year at Southern Illinois, he led the Salukis with eight rushing touchdowns averaged 5.1 yards per carry. Karim was SIUCâ€™s third-leading rusher and carried the ball 76 times for 386 yards in the same season. Karim missed all of the 2008 season because of a knee injury. While Karimâ€™s injury may have been a setback in his college career,
the injury fueled him to have one of the best single-season performances SIUC has ever seen. In 2009, Karimâ€™s senior season, he led Football Championship Subdivision with 1,694 rushing yards and led SIUC to its second consecutive MVC Conference Championship. The same season, Karim led the Salukis to a No. 1 national FCS ranking for three weeks and to the
Elite Eight of the FCS playoffs. The list of Karim's senior-year achievements goes on and on. He broke the single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,339 and was named first-team All-American by four different services, including the Associated Press All-American team. Please see NFL | 11