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Casey Nehrkorn, of Elkville, exits a limo Monday outside Morello’s Pizza and Grill in Harrisburg. The limo was provided for her and her blind date Dane Neace, of Herrin. Nehrkorn’s name was entered to win a date with a stranger through Z100 River Radio Station. The catch was both her and her date had to be blindfolded the entire time. She said all of her friends were joking with her about what her date would look like, but she was more nervous about meeting him for the first time.

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Most Employable Majors Major

Unemployment Rate

Pharmacology Educational Administration Geophysical Engineering Teacher Education Agricultural Economics Environmental Engineering Nursing Agriculture Forestry Art and Music Education

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Least Employable Majors Major

Unemployment Rate

Clinical Psychology Fine Arts US History Educational Psychology Architecture Industrial Psychology Visual/Preforming Arts Social Psychology International Business Humanities

Source : Wall Street Journal

19.5% 16.2% 15.1% 10.9% 10.6 % 10.4% 9.2% 8.8% 8.5% 8.2%



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Joseph Kissel, a Civil War enthusiast from Jonesboro, demonstrates how to load a rifle Saturday during the Civil War Weekend of Union County in Anna. Kissel’s exhibit included firearms used during the Civil War, and he displayed all the items a soldier kept in his backpack. Kissel said he has been an enthusiast for 35 years.

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Sarah Schneider Managing Editor

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JUSTIN BAGGOTT SIU alumnus from Carbondale


nfortunately, secondary education is a business, and like any successful business, it must have some appeal to create demand. Administrators cannot just assume “if we build it they will come.� That strategy does not work in business and it surely will not make any college successful.


Long graduations may deter elderly, disabled family members

Jessica Miller senior from Centralia studying linguistics

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Yi-Chuan Tsai, left, a graduate student in music from Taiwan, and Jennifer Lee, a graduate student in music from Singapore, take photos in the snow Monday outside of Altgeld Hall. Tsai said this is her first time seeing snow. “It’s so pretty,” she said.

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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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BLAFE TOBREH BLEMME Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

A (Answers tomorrow)

Jumbles: JUICE PLANK SLEEPY FIZZLE Answer: When her jigsaw puzzle was ruined, she did this — FELL TO PIECES

Aries — Today is a 7 — A productive morning leaves space for a romantic evening; make what you will of it. You can have whatever you’re willing to stand for: Love is worth it.

Cancer — Today is an 8 — You’re busy and getting busier at work, and that could interfere with your love life. Communication is key. Travel could be slow. Research holds crucial clues.

Libra — Today is an 8 — There could be a clash between love and money. It’s not a good time to get extravagant. Don’t push yourself too hard. You have super study power. Share kindness.

Capricorn — Today is a 7 — Plan a special day together with a loved one. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Go ahead and give your word. It’s okay to be quiet, too.

Taurus — Today is a 7 — Expand your mind and heart with an adventure, perhaps a rendezvous at a secret spot, followed by a puzzle to untangle or an art project to enjoy.

Leo — Today is a 7 — Don’t overspend on luxuries. Who needs them when you’ve got love? Celebrate with dear ones, and be flexible about how it looks. Your true love holds you to your highest.

Scorpio — Today is a 9 — Your capacity to listen makes you more alluring. Stay in contact with loved ones. You’re getting more powerful, so you might as well raise the stakes.

Aquarius — Today is an 8 — A boost of energy helps you complete projects, but it could also wear you out by the end of the day. Make time for being social later.

Gemini — Today is a 9 — Complete tasks earlier in the day. You’re a powerhouse. Later, reward yourself with relaxation and delicious food. Remember that pampering works best when it goes both ways.

Virgo — Today is a 7 — You’re just on fire. New pathways are revealed. Plan to indulge the places where your heart is. Your confidence is quite attractive.

Sagittarius — Today is an 8 — It all works out (if you’re willing to do the work). You’re in top gear, and improving, but remember that Valentine’s Day is not all about you. Share.

Pisces — Today is a 7 — Step into the emotional limelight. “Respectful” and “willing to be of service” get you the farthest. If the recipe falters, add a dash of “love.”




Two teams race to the centerline Thursday during a game of dodgeball at Davies Gymnasium. Students played a bracket-style tournament with each team representing a different Living Learning Community on campus. SARAH GARDNER DAILY EGYPTIAN



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Sophomore guard Sidney Goins, from Morristown, Tenn., jokes with basketball clinic attendee Maya Jones, 8, Saturday at the SIU Arena about who cheated in a game of “Simon says.” The clinic was in honor of the 26th celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which was Feb. 2. The SIU women’s basketball team was the host of the event and helped coach girls eighth grade and below in basketball-related activities.


Sophomore forward Davante Drinkard, front, and freshman guard Josh Swan stretch Friday at Davies Gymnasium. Both players are sidelined with injuries, Drinkard with a hairline fracture in his foot and Swan with a stress fracture in his leg. Coach Chris Lowery said it is unlikely they will return for the season.

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The Daily Egyptian for February 14th, 2012