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WELCOME TO SIUC

Welcome to Carbondale BY MAYOR BRAD COLE

elcome to Carbondale, the proud home of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the regional center of college life! Carbondale is a magnificent community, rich with natural beauty that stretches from local pocket parks to the surrounding hundreds of thousands of Cole acres of the Shawnee National Forest, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and Giant City State Park. You and your friends will have every opportunity to commune with nature. Perfect picnic spots, hiking trails and biking trails are waiting for you! There are horses to ride, lakes to sail and rocks to climb! Because of the presence of SIUC, Carbondale has an active cultural scene. Make sure you enjoy the exhibits and live theater productions at the Varsity Center, one of our oldest … and newest attractions! Carbondale believes in celebrating history, and the Varsity Center for the Arts is a great example of transforming a historic building into a vibrant center of fine arts. You’ll appreciate the varied cuisine served in our most popular restaurants. From spicy Thai … to saucy Mexican, you can experience the flavors of the world in Carbondale! Our eateries offer everything from fruit encrusted brie cheese to biscuits and gravy … from perfectly rolled sushi to hand-pattied giganto burgers! We have wonderful coffee stops that offer you the opportunity to relax and sip a little … while you study a little or just visit with friends! We want you to be connected to Carbondale and engaged in local life. Visit www.explorecarbondale.com or stay tuned into CityVision 16 or our radio station 1620 AM for up-to-date information about the city of Carbondale. Volunteer at one of Carbondale’s service agencies and get out and visit with local residents and business owners. We welcome your input and ideas, and we want you to be a part of the spirit of our caring community!

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BRAD COLE is mayor of the city of Carbondale. His office is in Carbondale City Hall/Civic Center at 200 S. Illinois Ave., phone 618-457-3229.

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SIUC alumnus Alex Taylor runs across a bridge along the SIUC Campus Lake trail in the spring.

Welcome to Southern Illinois BY BOB WILLIAMS THE SOUTHERN

ne of the best parts of my job is being an ambassador to the beautiful region of Southern Illinois and home of Southern Illinois University Williams Carbondale. It is a pleasure to welcome you to this great area as you continue your important education. To help in your transition, we are mailing you a preview of this section that we have developed as a compilation of information designed to more quickly acclimate you to SIUC and to Southern Illinois. We know you’ll find it useful, and we recommend keeping it accessible for reference

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in the weeks ahead. Newspaper readers will get this section in their Aug. 20 papers. We know more and more of you are going online or mobile. As a media company, we generate a multitude of content that is available through a combination of print and electronic formats. By using both print and Internetbased delivery methods, you receive the best and most comprehensive local news coverage in the region. We provide information you can use not only about SIUC and the Salukis, but also about the wide variety of regional activities, festivals, sporting and cultural events and other exciting opportunities. We encourage you to check us out at www.thesouthern.com or become a fan on Facebook. We also encourage you to explore

• To subscribe: Call 618-351-5000 from Carbondale, Murphysboro and DeSoto; 618-997-3356, option 2 from Williamson County; or 800-228-0429, option 2, between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Southern Illinois and discover the vast natural beauty this region has to offer. The many beautiful lakes, forests, bluffs and rivers make for great outdoor adventures. Many vineyards and orchards are located throughout the region, and our communities offer a wide variety of festivals that you won’t want to miss. Don’t be surprised by the warm welcome you’ll encounter from the local residents you meet along the way; that’s just part of our nature here in Southern Illinois. Again, welcome. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a great university and we know you are in for an exciting year. We’re glad you’re here and we wish you the best of luck in all that you do. BOB WILLIAMS is publisher of The Southern Illinoisan.

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WELCOME TO SIUC WAYS TO GET AROUND Saluki Express The bus route system is the most popular route of transportation for students. Free for students upon showing SIUC I.D. Regular one-way admission is $1 per ride. Spouses and children of SIUC students can purchase a semester pass for a discounted price of $35 per semester. Community members can purchase a semester pass for $46. The Route 1 runs 7 days a week and goes to University Mall and throughout the downtown Carbondale area. It runs until 11:18 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when it runs until 12:18 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, Saluki Express runs a Late Night Route, which runs until 2:30 a.m. Shuttles busses run from SIU Arena parking area all around campus and near the campus residential areas. Bus schedules can be found at the I.D. office on the second floor of the Student Center, on busses, at University Mall and other businesses throughout the Carbondale area. For more information about Saluki Express operations, call 618-453-5749.

Jackson County Mass Transit It provides transportation throughout Jackson County, including all of Carbondale and Murphysboro. Students ages 16 through college ride for a discounted rate of $2 oneway. Regular fare is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 15 and free for children under 6. Personal attendants of disabled patrons can ride free as well. Rides must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Same-day service prices are $5 for students and $6 for adults. People can only book sameday rides if there is room available. High gas prices have increased ridership and space fills up fast — so try to plan ahead. People with medical conditions may be eligible for a subscription service. The Jackson County Mass Transit Service works these people into the daily schedule, meaning there is no need to request a ride every day.

GET ME HOME! Amtrak: www.amtrak.com Greyhound: www.greyhound.com Williamson County Airport: www.wilcoairport.com BART: www.bartshuttle.com

For more information or to request a ride with Jackson County Mass Transit, call 618-549-0304 in Carbondale or Murphysboro or 866-884-7433 from outside of the area.

Buses Tickets are not sold at the Carbondale location. You may get tickets by mail for trips departing from Carbondale if you buy at least 10 mailing days in advance at www.greyhound.com. Greyhound office is at 905 E. Main St. in Carbondale. Three trains depart the station daily. Two buses, one leaving at 10:10 a.m. and the other at 10:55 p.m., are non-stop to St. Louis — taking just under two hours to arrive. The third bus goes south at 8:05 p.m. making stops in Paducah and Nashville along the way. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-231-2222.

Campus transit/ Accessible Van Transport Students with long- or short-term disabilities have options available to get to and from campus. Campus transit services offers rides to students who have become injured or sustained some form of disability that prevents them from getting to class. To qualify for the free ride, students should get their green ticket from health services. Rides are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students with disabilities who have approval through disability student services can use the Accessible Van Transport service, which is free. The service runs from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Both services provide transportation from off-campus locations to campus and from campus to off-campus locations, but not between classes. Riders can call 5 to 10 minutes before pick-up. All rides are free of charge. For more information or for services, call Campus Transit at 618-453-2212.

Night safety transit service This service provides free and safe transportation to get students on and off campus. The rides are available Sunday through Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight (7 p.m. to midnight during daylight saving time). Calls will not be taken after 11:45 p.m. The service takes students from on-campus locations to off-campus residences and vice versa for study and campus related activities. For more information, call 618-453-3771.

Cab companies Yellow Cab: 251 Illinois Ave. Carbondale 618-457-8121. Open 24/7. Cab stand is centrally located to downtown bars and restaurants. Cab may pick up multiple fares during

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Planes Williamson County Regional Airport offers daily flights to St. Louis from Marion. Ticket price can vary depending on when a ticket is booked. A round-trip ticket booked 30 days in advance will cost about $147.50. The airport discontinued service to Chicago in November 2007. Tickets may be purchased at www.flygreatlakes.com; by calling 800-554-5111 or at Williamson County Regional Airport’s ticket counter. The airport is on Illinois 13 between Herrin and Marion. THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO

An Amtrak train passes through a crossing near Carbondale's Town Square.

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one trip — but this can be a great way to meet your neighbors. Sometimes there is a wait when things are busy and all the cabs are out. Ace Taxi: 319 N. Illinois Ave. 618-549-8294. Cabs take approximately 10 minutes to pick up. Company takes major credit cards. Cabs are not shared unless requested.

Local Amtrak office is at 401 S. Illinois Ave. in Carbondale. Amtrak service offers three train routes for people headed to Chicago or New Orleans. The trains make tops in various cities, such as Champaign-Urbana and Memphis, along the way. The trains leave at different times throughout the day, with a night car option leaving once per day. Tickets can be booked by calling 800-872-7245 or visiting www.amtrak.com.

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AA Blue Star Lines: 406 S. Skyline Drive. 618-457-5466. Rental by the hour. Debit and credit cards, cash, personal and travelers checks accepted. www.bluestarlines.com. Broadway Limo: 1215 E. Walnut St. 618-529-5466. Rental by the hour. Debit and credit cards, cash, personal and travelers checks accepted. www.broadwaylimo service.com.

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Saluki Stadium BY PETE SPITLER THE SOUTHERN

The days of Southern Illinois University’s football team being associated with the aging relic known as McAndrew Stadium are about at an end. With the recently-named Saluki Stadium edging ever closer to completion, the Salukis will officially close the book on a place they had called home since 1938 on Sept. 2 when SIU hosts Quincy in its season opener inside its new home. “The main things that need to be completed are the sitework

around the stadium and finishing touches in the press box,” said SIU director of athletics Mario Moccia. “We’re adding a lot of graphics to the exterior like posters that I think bring the stadium to life.” Saluki Stadium has a capacity of 15,000, including 1,080 chairback seats. The horseshoe-shaped facility has a grass berm enclosing the north endzone for lawn seating and features 12 luxury suites — an amenity McAndrew Stadium never had. “Now we’ve got the ‘wow’ factor,” said SIU head football coach Dale Lennon. “People

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Designed to reinforce old SIU traditions but also create new ones

who have been coming in during the summer have left with a positive impression of the Saluki program and the stadium is a very positive factor in recruiting.” A concept that began with discussions between Moccia and former SIU football coach Jerry Kill after SIU’s 20-3 loss to Montana in 2006 has finally come to fruition. A fact that defies the prediction of fans who said that it couldn’t — or wouldn’t —be built. “We talked about a really tight stadium without a track that would meet the NCAA legal limit in terms of spacing

between the field and the stands,” Moccia said. “When you walk in, you can’t see anything but the seats and the berm and it feels like you’re surrounded by fans.” One of the purposes of the new stadium was to reinforce old SIU traditions but also create new ones. The Saluki fight song will be engraved onto the brick wall of the Boydston Center, which is the new athletic support facility also included in the $83 million first phase of Saluki Way. The grave marker of SIU’s first mascot, King Tut, will also be moved over from its old

McAndrew Stadium location. Moccia said there are specific plans involved with the pyramid-shaped artifact. “We’re talking to a few individuals in town about collecting certain Saluki artifacts as opposed to actually finding the body of King Tut,” Moccia said. “When it comes to actually moving the pyramid, we hope to add a sort of time capsule.” In regards to the Quincy game itself, it may be the last Thursday night game SIU plays. The philosophy of the Kill era was to play a lower-level team as a warmup, but with the


WELCOME TO SIUC Saluki program on the rise, better competition is anticipated. “Dale wants to play teams at our level or higher,” Moccia said. “We really want to make sure we get Sept. 2 right and use it as a big learning experience.” One of the ideas for getting it right involves an aircraft flyover, although Moccia said that with budget issues it is still in doubt. Either way, there will be no discounting the level of enthusiasm the fans will have as the next era of Saluki football begins. “We want to hold on to the traditions of the past, but the exciting part will be bringing the past and future together,” Lennon said. “I think when the alums come back, they’ll be proud of being a part of the Saluki football program.” THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO pete.spitler@thesouthern.com 618-351-5073

Workers with International Sports Surfaces began laying down the new FieldTurf on June 23 at the new SIU football stadium. The material being put down is the newest type of artificial turf to be used in the industry.

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WELCOME TO SIUC HIKING TRAILS Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area, Off Illinois 145, Eddyville. 618-658-2111. Four creeks come together in the canyon at Bell Smith Springs. Cache River State Natural Area, Off Illinois 37, Belknap. 618-634-9678. More than 21 miles of designated foot trails within this unique wetland totaling 14,274 acres. One trail takes visitors to bald cypress trees older than 1,000 years. Cave-In-Rock State Park, Off Illinois 1, Cave-In-Rock. 618-289-4545. Hickory Ridge and Pirates Bluff Nature trail wind along the Ohio riverbank. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois 148, south of Marion. 618-997-3344. Noted for spring wildflower hikes along Rocky Bluff Trail and eagle tours in winter. Four other self-guided trails available to view diverse habitats. Devil’s Backbone, Off Illinois 1,

Grand Tower. 618-687-1731. Challenging trail; the end or beginning of the River to River Trail. Dixon Springs State Park, Illinois 146, west of Golconda. 618-949-3394. Enjoy a selfguided 1.7 mile nature trail, 1-mile trail through Ghost Dance Canyon with 60-foot walls and long narrow passageways. Ferne Clyffe State Park, Illinois 37, south of Goreville. 618-995-2411. 18 trails (from easy .25-mile to moderately difficult 2-mile). Fort Massac State Park, Off U.S. 45, Metropolis 618-524-4712. Two easy trails, Long Knife Trail and Hickory Nut Ridge Trail (.5-mile and 2.5-mile) loop through grassy woods, the scenic Ohio River and the fort. Garden of the Gods Recreational Area, Illinois 34,

turn east at Herod 618-287-2201. This 3,300-acre wilderness ranks 10th in the United States for photographing sandstone rock formations and high vistas. The easiest trail is the .25-mile Observation Trail for outstanding views and to see Camel Rock, Anvil Rock and Devil’s Smokestack. Giant City State Park, Giant City Road, south of Carbondale 618-457-4836. The 16-mile Red Cedar Trail is for novice hikers; the Stone Fort Trail is short but steep; Post Oak Trail is designed for disabled persons. Other trails through this picturesque natural wonder are Devil’s Standtable, Giant City, Indian Creek, Trillium and Arrowwood. Hamilton County Fish and Wildlife Area, Illinois 14, east of McLeansboro 618-773-4340.

Two nature trails circle 75-acre Dolan Lake. High Knob Lookout, Off Illinois 34, east of Karbers Ridge. 618-287-2201. One of the trailheads for the River to River Trail, this is a great walk to Garden of the Gods. Iron Furnace Recreation Area, North Elizabethtown 618-2872201. Big Creek Trail loops through creek bottoms and large trees for an easy/moderate hike. Several picnic sites and the historic Iron Furnace. Kincaid Lake Trail, Off Illinois 3, west of Murphysboro 618-687-4914. 16 miles including Hidden Cove and Buttermilk Hill trailheads. Lake Glendale, Illinois 145, Glendale 618-658-2111. Lake Murphysboro, Off Illinois 149, west of Murphysboro 618-684-2867. Easy 3-mile loop, starting at the Big Oak

campground, is close to the lake. LaRue/Pine Hills Ecological Area, Off Illinois 3, south of Grand Tower 618-833-8576. Majestic bluffs overlooking the Big Muddy River. Some roads are closed each spring to protect migrating snakes. Little Grand Canyon, South on 29th St., Murphysboro, to Town Creek Rd., then south 6 miles. 619-687-1731. Moderate to difficult; 80 percent slopes, 4 miles, slippery when wet. Lusk Creek Canyon, Illinois 145, east of Eddyville 618-6582111. A two-mile trail leads to a nature preserve and canyon. Mermet Lake Conservation Area, U.S. 45, north of Metropolis. Two easy, flat trails; .5-mile interpretive nature trail with tree identification and boardwalk into cypress swamp and a 1-mile trail.

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There are no boundaries to distance education courses offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Office of Distance Education offers online semesterbased, print and web-based, and 2-way interactive video courses. These courses are developed and taught by SIUC faculty in the colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Agriculture, Applied Sciences and Arts, and Science. A wide range of courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate

levels. All distance education courses carry full SIUC academic residential credit applicable toward a degree. Students interact with the instructor via e-mail, telephone, chat rooms, discussion groups and during regularly scheduled electronic office hours. Students may register by phone, by mail, or online at www.dce.siu.edu/siuconnected. SIUC students need an advisor’s approval.

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Camel Rock is one of the most recognizable formations along the trail at Garden of the Gods.

Oakwood Bottoms/ Turkey Bayou, Illinois 3, south of Gorham 618-687-1731. Recreation area offering hiking, picnic areas, fishing and handicap accessibility to hiking, fishing pier and wildlife viewing. Pomona Natural Bridge, Illinois 127, south of Murphysboro, turn at Pomona turn-off, then right at General Store 618-687-1731. A .3-mile moderate trail with 90-foot natural sandstone arch carved by water over many hundreds of years. Pounds Hollow/Rim Rock Recreation Area, Karbers Ridge Rd., off Illinois 1. 618-253-1020 or 618658-2111. A .8-mile long Rim Rock trail meanders past old Indian Wall, Pounds Hollow Lake, OxLot Cave (a huge rock shelter bluff) and Fat Man’s Misery. Beaver Trail connects Rim Rock with Pounds Hollow and is one-half mile long. Pyramid State Park, Illinois 127, south of Pinckneyville. 618-357-2574. 350 acres of forested hills and stripmine lakes offer 16.5 miles of trails.

River to River Trail, from Grand Tower on the Mississippi River to Battery Rock on the Ohio River. 618-252-6789. This 160-mile trail extends east to west across Southern Illinois. The trail is marked with wooden diamonds painted white overlaid with a blue “i,” the symbol of the trail. Terrain varies from moderate to difficult and takes at least 14 days to hike the entire trail. Saline County Fish & Wildlife Area, South of Equality, off Illinois 13. 618-276-4405. Four trails, the Lake, Cave Hill, River & Wildlife Nature, total 7 miles of scenic hiking. Shawnee National Forest, 800-699-6637. Stretching from the Ohio to the Mississippi River, the Shawnee offers 270,000 acres of adventure. The unglaciated areas of Southern Illinois boast five natural ecological divisions and are more than 320 million years old. Spring and fall offer the most comfortable temperatures for hiking. There are more than 1,250

miles of paved, gravel, dirt and grass roads in the Shawnee National Forest. Stoneface Trail, Illinois 145, near Rudement. 618-253-1060. Just 5 miles north of Garden of Gods, this scenic trail is moderate, but up and down rocky bluffs. The famous Stone Face is on this trail. Tower Rock, Illinois 146, Elizabethtown. 618-287-2201. Scenic hike to the highest bluff, 160 feet, on the Ohio River. Washington County Conservation Area, Illinois 212, Nashville. 618-3273700. Seven-mile marked trail through forest, wildlife and around a 248-acre lake. Wayne Fitzgerald State Park, Exit 77 off Interstate 57, Whittington. 618-629-2320. Four-mile hiking/ biking trail, 9-mile bridle trail, all in the Rend Lake area. War Bluff Wildlife Sanctuary, Illinois 146, Golconda. 618-683-6702. This wildlife sanctuary, with 10 walking tails, supports young and old forest and more than 530 types of plants.

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JACKSON COUNTY AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM University Mall, Carbondale Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; closed major holidays. 618-457-2217 or 618-529-1466 No charge The museum seeks to identify, preserve and portray outstanding achievement of AfricanAmerican citizens. A variety of quilts and masks are among the items on display.

GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (June 1 to Aug. 31); 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Sept. 1 to May 31); also open by appointment. 618-684-3455 Suggested donation: $2, adults; $1, children The museum details the history and life of Gen. John A. Logan, who was born in 1826 in what is now Murphysboro. Logan’s lasting legacy is that he established Memorial Day as a national holiday. The museum also includes 19th century history of

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obituaries are available. There is also a photo collection of Jackson County that dates back to 1859, along with photos and memorabilia from the 1925 tristate tornado.

THE SCIENCE CENTER JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 1616 Edith St., Murphysboro, directly across from the Gen. John A. Logan Museum Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday; noon to 3 p.m. Friday 618-684-6989 No charge The museum has vintage clothing for women, from 1865 to the 1970s, and more than 160 files that are available for research, including county court records dating to the 1800s. A genealogical research library, microfilm files and an extensive collection of

University Mall, Carbondale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. 618-529-5431 $3.50 for adults and children 4 and older; free, children 3 and younger (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) The Science Center features a variety of scientific marvels and hands-on activities fun for the whole family.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM North wing of Faner Hall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 618-453-5388 No charge The museum has a prehistoric, historic and scientific collection of more than 60,000 objects, along with an art collection of 2,000 objects. There is also a museum gift shop.

FRANKLIN COUNTY FRANKFORT AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2000 E. St. Louis St., West Frankfort 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; also open by appointment; tour groups of 10 or more should call in advance 618-932-6159 or 618-9326189 Donations accepted The former three-story Logan School building features a genealogical library, a oneroom school, a mines and

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FRANKLIN COUNTY GARAGE 1910 MUSEUM 211 N. Main St., Benton 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 618-438-2121 No charge; donations accepted Franklin County’s first Ford dealership built in 1910. The building features an automobile showroom and a machine shop of that era. The Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce also occupies the building. Exhibits include Ford Model T automobiles, including a car that belonged to Southern Illinois gangster Charlie Birger.

Other Birger memorabilia include handcuffs and a bulletproof vest.

OLD CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS DEPOT 102 W. Main St., West Frankfort 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; tours by appointment 618-932-6159 No charge Sponsored by the Frankfort Area Historical Society, the depot was built around the time West Frankfort was founded in 1912. The museum has veterans’ memorabilia from World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. There is also memorabilia from the Civil War and SpanishAmerican War.

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through Saturday except holidays; closed Sundays 800-661-9998 or 618-439-0608 No charge; donations accepted The mansion and adjoining jail have been restored to their original 1905 condition by the Society for the Historic Preservation of Franklin County. The jail has become a symbol for the gang era in Southern Illinois during Prohibition. Included in the museum are memorabilia from the 1920s and the Civil War. The museum is also home to the Franklin County Tourism Bureau. A new county jail was built in 1991.

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SILKWOOD INN MUSEUM 7570 Mulkeytown Road, Mulkeytown 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Saturday of each month Admission to the Inn is free. Donations are accepted.

PERRY COUNTY PERRY COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM 108 W. Jackson St., Pinckneyville 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; also open by appointment 618-357-2225 No charge; donations accepted The museum features rotating displays. The display room features different towns in the county and artifacts from those communities. The museum includes a replica of a oneroom schoolhouse.

UNION COUNTY UNION COUNTY MUSEUM South Appleknocker St., Cobden (by the post office) 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 618-893-2067 No charge, donations accepted The museum features Union County history, Indian artifacts and early pioneer items. There are also items from World War I and World War II, and pottery from Kirkpatrick Pottery Works of Anna, which operated from 1859 to 1900.

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1104 Weaver Rd., Herrin By appointment No charge 618-988-8462 It is the home of David Ruffin Harrison, one of Herrin’s founders, built in 1868. The dining room includes a cupboard handmade more than 100 years ago. There is also a replica of a log cabin that also served as a general store.

JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE MUSEUM John A. Logan College, Carterville 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday No charge 618-985-3741 The museum has a permanent collection of memorabilia from Civil War general and vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan. The exhibits include some of Logan’s letters and furniture.

PURDY SCHOOL John A. Logan College, Carterville By appointment 618-985-3741, ext. 8522 No charge Purdy School was a one-room public school in Perry County from about 1860 to 1951. The school was moved to the college campus in 1983. Visitors experience the turn-of-the-century school setting. Exhibits in the school include a hand bell, vintage textbooks, a recitation bench and a potbellied stove.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 105 S. Van Buren St., Marion 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thursday; tours available 618-997-5863 Donations requested: $2, adults; $1, children 12 and under Tours available of former sheriff’s family living quarters and jail cells from 1913 to 1972. Exhibits include Native American and Charlie Birger-era artifacts, 100-year-old general store and drug store, coal mines and a one-room school. Genealogy information and books of local interest available.


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The days of Southern Illinois University’s football team being associated with the aging relic known as McAndrew Stadium are about at an end. With the recently-named Saluki Stadium edging ever closer to completion, the Salukis will officially close the book on a place they had called home since 1938 on Sept. 2 when SIU hosts Quincy in its season opener inside its new home. “The main things that need to be completed are the sitework

around the stadium and finishing touches in the press box,” said SIU director of athletics Mario Moccia. “We’re adding a lot of graphics to the exterior like posters that I think bring the stadium to life.” Saluki Stadium has a capacity of 15,000, including 1,080 chairback seats. The horseshoe-shaped facility has a grass berm enclosing the north endzone for lawn seating and features 12 luxury suites — an amenity McAndrew Stadium never had. “Now we’ve got the ‘wow’ factor,” said SIU head football coach Dale Lennon. “People

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who have been coming in during the summer have left with a positive impression of the Saluki program and the stadium is a very positive factor in recruiting.” A concept that began with discussions between Moccia and former SIU football coach Jerry Kill after SIU’s 20-3 loss to Montana in 2006 has finally come to fruition. A fact that defies the prediction of fans who said that it couldn’t — or wouldn’t —be built. “We talked about a really tight stadium without a track that would meet the NCAA legal limit in terms of spacing

between the field and the stands,” Moccia said. “When you walk in, you can’t see anything but the seats and the berm and it feels like you’re surrounded by fans.” One of the purposes of the new stadium was to reinforce old SIU traditions but also create new ones. The Saluki fight song will be engraved onto the brick wall of the Boydston Center, which is the new athletic support facility also included in the $83 million first phase of Saluki Way. The grave marker of SIU’s first mascot, King Tut, will also be moved over from its old

McAndrew Stadium location. Moccia said there are specific plans involved with the pyramid-shaped artifact. “We’re talking to a few individuals in town about collecting certain Saluki artifacts as opposed to actually finding the body of King Tut,” Moccia said. “When it comes to actually moving the pyramid, we hope to add a sort of time capsule.” In regards to the Quincy game itself, it may be the last Thursday night game SIU plays. The philosophy of the Kill era was to play a lower-level team as a warmup, but with the


WELCOME TO SIUC Saluki program on the rise, better competition is anticipated. “Dale wants to play teams at our level or higher,” Moccia said. “We really want to make sure we get Sept. 2 right and use it as a big learning experience.” One of the ideas for getting it right involves an aircraft flyover, although Moccia said that with budget issues it is still in doubt. Either way, there will be no discounting the level of enthusiasm the fans will have as the next era of Saluki football begins. “We want to hold on to the traditions of the past, but the exciting part will be bringing the past and future together,” Lennon said. “I think when the alums come back, they’ll be proud of being a part of the Saluki football program.” THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO pete.spitler@thesouthern.com 618-351-5073

Workers with International Sports Surfaces began laying down the new FieldTurf on June 23 at the new SIU football stadium. The material being put down is the newest type of artificial turf to be used in the industry.

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WELCOME TO SIUC HIKING TRAILS Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area, Off Illinois 145, Eddyville. 618-658-2111. Four creeks come together in the canyon at Bell Smith Springs. Cache River State Natural Area, Off Illinois 37, Belknap. 618-634-9678. More than 21 miles of designated foot trails within this unique wetland totaling 14,274 acres. One trail takes visitors to bald cypress trees older than 1,000 years. Cave-In-Rock State Park, Off Illinois 1, Cave-In-Rock. 618-289-4545. Hickory Ridge and Pirates Bluff Nature trail wind along the Ohio riverbank. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois 148, south of Marion. 618-997-3344. Noted for spring wildflower hikes along Rocky Bluff Trail and eagle tours in winter. Four other self-guided trails available to view diverse habitats. Devil’s Backbone, Off Illinois 1,

Grand Tower. 618-687-1731. Challenging trail; the end or beginning of the River to River Trail. Dixon Springs State Park, Illinois 146, west of Golconda. 618-949-3394. Enjoy a selfguided 1.7 mile nature trail, 1-mile trail through Ghost Dance Canyon with 60-foot walls and long narrow passageways. Ferne Clyffe State Park, Illinois 37, south of Goreville. 618-995-2411. 18 trails (from easy .25-mile to moderately difficult 2-mile). Fort Massac State Park, Off U.S. 45, Metropolis 618-524-4712. Two easy trails, Long Knife Trail and Hickory Nut Ridge Trail (.5-mile and 2.5-mile) loop through grassy woods, the scenic Ohio River and the fort. Garden of the Gods Recreational Area, Illinois 34,

turn east at Herod 618-287-2201. This 3,300-acre wilderness ranks 10th in the United States for photographing sandstone rock formations and high vistas. The easiest trail is the .25-mile Observation Trail for outstanding views and to see Camel Rock, Anvil Rock and Devil’s Smokestack. Giant City State Park, Giant City Road, south of Carbondale 618-457-4836. The 16-mile Red Cedar Trail is for novice hikers; the Stone Fort Trail is short but steep; Post Oak Trail is designed for disabled persons. Other trails through this picturesque natural wonder are Devil’s Standtable, Giant City, Indian Creek, Trillium and Arrowwood. Hamilton County Fish and Wildlife Area, Illinois 14, east of McLeansboro 618-773-4340.

Two nature trails circle 75-acre Dolan Lake. High Knob Lookout, Off Illinois 34, east of Karbers Ridge. 618-287-2201. One of the trailheads for the River to River Trail, this is a great walk to Garden of the Gods. Iron Furnace Recreation Area, North Elizabethtown 618-2872201. Big Creek Trail loops through creek bottoms and large trees for an easy/moderate hike. Several picnic sites and the historic Iron Furnace. Kincaid Lake Trail, Off Illinois 3, west of Murphysboro 618-687-4914. 16 miles including Hidden Cove and Buttermilk Hill trailheads. Lake Glendale, Illinois 145, Glendale 618-658-2111. Lake Murphysboro, Off Illinois 149, west of Murphysboro 618-684-2867. Easy 3-mile loop, starting at the Big Oak

campground, is close to the lake. LaRue/Pine Hills Ecological Area, Off Illinois 3, south of Grand Tower 618-833-8576. Majestic bluffs overlooking the Big Muddy River. Some roads are closed each spring to protect migrating snakes. Little Grand Canyon, South on 29th St., Murphysboro, to Town Creek Rd., then south 6 miles. 619-687-1731. Moderate to difficult; 80 percent slopes, 4 miles, slippery when wet. Lusk Creek Canyon, Illinois 145, east of Eddyville 618-6582111. A two-mile trail leads to a nature preserve and canyon. Mermet Lake Conservation Area, U.S. 45, north of Metropolis. Two easy, flat trails; .5-mile interpretive nature trail with tree identification and boardwalk into cypress swamp and a 1-mile trail.

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River to River Trail, from Grand Tower on the Mississippi River to Battery Rock on the Ohio River. 618-252-6789. This 160-mile trail extends east to west across Southern Illinois. The trail is marked with wooden diamonds painted white overlaid with a blue “i,” the symbol of the trail. Terrain varies from moderate to difficult and takes at least 14 days to hike the entire trail. Saline County Fish & Wildlife Area, South of Equality, off Illinois 13. 618-276-4405. Four trails, the Lake, Cave Hill, River & Wildlife Nature, total 7 miles of scenic hiking. Shawnee National Forest, 800-699-6637. Stretching from the Ohio to the Mississippi River, the Shawnee offers 270,000 acres of adventure. The unglaciated areas of Southern Illinois boast five natural ecological divisions and are more than 320 million years old. Spring and fall offer the most comfortable temperatures for hiking. There are more than 1,250

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JACKSON COUNTY AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM University Mall, Carbondale Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; closed major holidays. 618-457-2217 or 618-529-1466 No charge The museum seeks to identify, preserve and portray outstanding achievement of AfricanAmerican citizens. A variety of quilts and masks are among the items on display.

GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM 1613 Edith St., Murphysboro 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (June 1 to Aug. 31); 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Sept. 1 to May 31); also open by appointment. 618-684-3455 Suggested donation: $2, adults; $1, children The museum details the history and life of Gen. John A. Logan, who was born in 1826 in what is now Murphysboro. Logan’s lasting legacy is that he established Memorial Day as a national holiday. The museum also includes 19th century history of

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obituaries are available. There is also a photo collection of Jackson County that dates back to 1859, along with photos and memorabilia from the 1925 tristate tornado.

THE SCIENCE CENTER JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 1616 Edith St., Murphysboro, directly across from the Gen. John A. Logan Museum Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday; noon to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday; noon to 3 p.m. Friday 618-684-6989 No charge The museum has vintage clothing for women, from 1865 to the 1970s, and more than 160 files that are available for research, including county court records dating to the 1800s. A genealogical research library, microfilm files and an extensive collection of

University Mall, Carbondale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. 618-529-5431 $3.50 for adults and children 4 and older; free, children 3 and younger (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) The Science Center features a variety of scientific marvels and hands-on activities fun for the whole family.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM North wing of Faner Hall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 618-453-5388 No charge The museum has a prehistoric, historic and scientific collection of more than 60,000 objects, along with an art collection of 2,000 objects. There is also a museum gift shop.

FRANKLIN COUNTY FRANKFORT AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2000 E. St. Louis St., West Frankfort 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; also open by appointment; tour groups of 10 or more should call in advance 618-932-6159 or 618-9326189 Donations accepted The former three-story Logan School building features a genealogical library, a oneroom school, a mines and

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FRANKLIN COUNTY GARAGE 1910 MUSEUM 211 N. Main St., Benton 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 618-438-2121 No charge; donations accepted Franklin County’s first Ford dealership built in 1910. The building features an automobile showroom and a machine shop of that era. The Benton-West City Chamber of Commerce also occupies the building. Exhibits include Ford Model T automobiles, including a car that belonged to Southern Illinois gangster Charlie Birger.

Other Birger memorabilia include handcuffs and a bulletproof vest.

OLD CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS DEPOT 102 W. Main St., West Frankfort 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; tours by appointment 618-932-6159 No charge Sponsored by the Frankfort Area Historical Society, the depot was built around the time West Frankfort was founded in 1912. The museum has veterans’ memorabilia from World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. There is also memorabilia from the Civil War and SpanishAmerican War.

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through Saturday except holidays; closed Sundays 800-661-9998 or 618-439-0608 No charge; donations accepted The mansion and adjoining jail have been restored to their original 1905 condition by the Society for the Historic Preservation of Franklin County. The jail has become a symbol for the gang era in Southern Illinois during Prohibition. Included in the museum are memorabilia from the 1920s and the Civil War. The museum is also home to the Franklin County Tourism Bureau. A new county jail was built in 1991.

HARRISON HOUSE MUSEUM

SILKWOOD INN MUSEUM 7570 Mulkeytown Road, Mulkeytown 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Saturday of each month Admission to the Inn is free. Donations are accepted.

PERRY COUNTY PERRY COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM 108 W. Jackson St., Pinckneyville 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; also open by appointment 618-357-2225 No charge; donations accepted The museum features rotating displays. The display room features different towns in the county and artifacts from those communities. The museum includes a replica of a oneroom schoolhouse.

UNION COUNTY UNION COUNTY MUSEUM South Appleknocker St., Cobden (by the post office) 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 618-893-2067 No charge, donations accepted The museum features Union County history, Indian artifacts and early pioneer items. There are also items from World War I and World War II, and pottery from Kirkpatrick Pottery Works of Anna, which operated from 1859 to 1900.

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1104 Weaver Rd., Herrin By appointment No charge 618-988-8462 It is the home of David Ruffin Harrison, one of Herrin’s founders, built in 1868. The dining room includes a cupboard handmade more than 100 years ago. There is also a replica of a log cabin that also served as a general store.

JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE MUSEUM John A. Logan College, Carterville 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday No charge 618-985-3741 The museum has a permanent collection of memorabilia from Civil War general and vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan. The exhibits include some of Logan’s letters and furniture.

PURDY SCHOOL John A. Logan College, Carterville By appointment 618-985-3741, ext. 8522 No charge Purdy School was a one-room public school in Perry County from about 1860 to 1951. The school was moved to the college campus in 1983. Visitors experience the turn-of-the-century school setting. Exhibits in the school include a hand bell, vintage textbooks, a recitation bench and a potbellied stove.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 105 S. Van Buren St., Marion 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thursday; tours available 618-997-5863 Donations requested: $2, adults; $1, children 12 and under Tours available of former sheriff’s family living quarters and jail cells from 1913 to 1972. Exhibits include Native American and Charlie Birger-era artifacts, 100-year-old general store and drug store, coal mines and a one-room school. Genealogy information and books of local interest available.


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More Main Street activities Carbondale Main Street has planned a variety of activities for the late summer and fall. Here are some of them:

Brown Bag Concerts Brown Bag Concerts continue from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in the Town Square Pavilion through the end of September. The lunchtime concerts feature a variety of music by area musicians and groups. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant.

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Ross Petty displays his riding skills during the Meet Me on Main Street celebration at the SIUC Rec Center last year. This year’s event will be Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Meet Me on Main Local event introduces students to downtown area Carbondale Main Street, along with the Student Recreation Center, 710 Book Store and The Bank of Carbondale, is welcoming new and returning students with games, prizes and free food with their annual Meet Me On Main from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, on the lawn of the SIUC Rec Center. The event will include free food, soda, water and plenty to do. Students may toss bags, view demonstrations, play laser tag, and conquer an inflatable rock climbing wall courtesy of 710 Book Store. The experience gives student a chance to pick up some free give-aways and find out about many of the popular downtown shops and restaurants at festival booths. Experienced upperclassmen from

SIUC will lead a series of guided tours of downtown Carbondale with stops at various businesses. Participants in the tour-style scavenger hunt qualify for prizes including $100 cash, gift certificates from downtown businesses, and more. The tours, like the event, are free to all who wish to participate. More than 2,000 SIUC students participated in the 2009 Meet Me On Main. For more information about this event, contact the Carbondale Main Street office at 618-529-8040 or e-mail info@carbondalemainstreet.com. Or, visit the Student Recreation Center’s website at www.reccenter.siu.edu. We hope to see you there!

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— Carbondale Main Street

Halloween on Main Street Zombies will take to the streets of Carbondale at noon Oct. 30 in the 710 Book Store parking lot. Make-up artists will THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO be available at 10 a.m. Amanda Harr rappels down a climbing wall at the Rec when registration will Center during the Meet Me on Main Street celebration. begin. Zombies can pay $10 and receive 20 percent discounts at all zombie-friendly establishments. Registration is $8 before Oct. 25 and will include a T-shirt. A Zombie Film Fest will begin at 12:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate, although younger zombies are asked to skip the 6:30 p.m. show. The Zombie Walk is brought to you by Zesty Flyers and Carbondale Main Street. At 4 p.m., a tour of some of the most haunted places in the area leaves the Old Train Depot at 4 p.m. This great tour for kids and adults will features tales of The Hundley House, The Varsity Theater and more. A Professional Ghost Hunt begin at 10 p.m. in the Old Train Depot, one of Carbondale’s haunted spots. Professional ghost seekers will be helping with experiments including searching for cold spots, reading electronic waves and more! Older kids and adults may attend for $25.

Lights Fantastic The 20th annual Light’s Fantastic Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in downtown Carbondale. This well-loved holiday event offers a variety of fun, family-oriented activities to kick off the season. This year, a barbershop quarter will serenade from 4 to 6 p.m. throughout the downtown area, with a the lighting of the Tree in the Town Square at 5:45 p.m. Other activities will be from 4 to 6 p.m., including a Holiday Cookie Walk at businesses on and around Main Street; a Polar Express Station in the Old Train Depot, where children can write letters to Santa and adults can find maps to holiday activities; and visit with Santa’s reindeer in the Town Square. For more information, call Carbondale Main Street at 618-529-8040 or visit www.carbondalemainstreet.com.


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SIUC begins semester with new chancellor

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Students starting or returning to SIUC in the fall will see a nearly completed Saluki Stadium, construction work at the SIU Arena and a new chancellor. Chancellor Rita Cheng was hired in November to relieve Sam Goldman, who took the job in 2008 as an interim. She began in June and has sworn a dedication to boosting research and enrollment at the Carbondale campus. A search committee selected Cheng and another candidate as the final two for the position and passed the final decision to SIU President Glenn Poshard. He chose Cheng and the SIU Board of Trustees made the decision final. Cheng previously served as provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. She worked at UWM for about 22 years. Her background is in finance and management. She is a licensed certified public accountant and has a doctorate in management from Temple University and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. Poshard said in a past interview that with the financial mess the state is in, which ultimately hurts the university, Cheng is a good person to have with SIUC. He also

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Rita Cheng answers questions from reporters after the announcement that she had been chosen as the new chancellor.

said that Cheng will be willing to make the tough decisions should the time come. “She seems to be the total package for meeting the challenges we’ve had,” Poshard said. Cheng said one thing that is extremely important to SIUC is boosting enrollment, which has been in decline since 2004. She said among the things that need to happen is that students need to see that they can have a great experience at SIUC. Now that she has moved to Southern Illinois, Cheng said she is looking forward to becoming involved in the Carbondale community. She said in a past interview that she was surprised by the amount of culture in the region

such as theater, music and wineries. She was also surprised to find businesses such as the International Grocery in the Murdale Shopping Center with authentic international goods. “I don’t think we’re going to be at any loss for things to do,” Cheng said. Tom Luljak, vice chancellor for University Relations at UWM, said in a past interview that Cheng was an essential part of prosperity at the university that included a record enrollment of more than 30,000. “It is a loss for Milwaukee because Rita has done an outstanding job as an administrator and leader in academic programs,” Luljak said. “But we think our loss is (SIUC’s) gain.”

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WELCOME TO SIUC BANKING FACILITIES The Bank of Carbondale 216 E. Main St. www.tboc.com 618-549-2181 Other ATM locations: TBOC East, 1399 E. Main Tres Hombres, 119 N. Washington Attitude Designs, 718 S. Illinois SIU Recreation Center SIU Student Center Pick’s Liquors, Lewis Park Mall Key West, 1108 W. Main St. Gatsby’s Bar, 610 S. Illinois Ave. The Cellar, 101 W. Monroe St. Banterra Bank 1917 W. Main St. www.banterrabank.com 618-549-4445 Other ATM locations: Westowne Centre, 2003 W. Main St. University Place Shopping Center, East Main Street First Bank 1500 W. Main St. www.firstbanks.com 618-549-2116 First Southern Bank 301 East Main www.firstsouthernbank.net 618-549-3621 Other ATM locations: First Southern Bank, 2500 W. Murphysboro Road Arnold’s Market, 2141 S. Illinois Ave. MidCountry Bank 925 W. Main St. www.midcountrybank.com

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618-549-9904 Other ATM locations: MidCountry Bank, 1399 E. Main St. Hucks, 1900 S. Illinois Old National Bank 509 S. University Ave. www.oldnational.com 618-457-3381 Other ATM locations: Memorial Hospital, 405 W. Jackson St. University Place, 1398 E. Main St. Grand Laundromat, 867 E. Grand Ave. Schnuck’s Banking Center, 915 W. Main St. SIU Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive Murdale Shopping Center, 1900 W. Main St. Regions Bank 601 E. Main St. www.regions.com 618-529-2700 Other ATM locations: Regions Bank, 500 W. Main St. SIU Credit Union 1217 W. Main St. www.siucu.org Other ATM locations: SIU Credit Union, 395 N. Giant City Road SIU Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive SIUC Brush Towers, Schneider, 370 Neely Drive SIUC Brush Towers, Mae Smith, 330 Neely Drive SIUC Neely Hall, 275 Neely Drive SIUC Thompson Point, Lentz Hall, 950 Lentz SIUC University Hall, 1101 S. Wall St. SIUC University Park, Tureblood, 265 Neely Dr. SIUC Wall and Grand, 410 E. Grand Ave.


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Advice from a mom

BY MARILYN HALSTEAD

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Being the “mom” of the group, I landed the job of writing a column with advice for college students. Here are some things you need to know when you go to college. Some of them are serious; some are not. Halstead Some advice, like “go to class,” is a no-brainer.  First, you can drink so much you will die. Alcohol poisoning is usually the result of drinking too many alcoholic beverages in a short time period. According to www.mayoclinic.com, symptoms include confusion, vomiting, seizures, slow or irregular breathing, blue or pale skin tone, low body temperature and unconsciousness (passing out). If a friend passes out while drinking and does not respond, that friend needs emergency help immediately.  ICE your phone. ICE stands for “in case of emergency.” The number should be of someone who knows your medical history and can speak for you if you are unable to speak. You can add more than one emergency contact by labeling them ICE1, ICE2, etc.  Keep numbers you would need in an emergency somewhere other than in your phone. Don’t forget to add utlities, such as electric company, and your landlord to the list.  Wash your hands frequently. Contagious diseases such as colds and flu spread rapidly on college campuses.  Eat your veggies. You will feel better and bounce back quicker from all night study sessions (or parties).  Do not walk out in front of cars, even in the crosswalks on campus. Pedestrians have the right of way, but you can get hit by a car.  Do not leave your backpack, cell phone or laptop unattended. Things left alone tend to disappear.  Don’t leave a drink unattended at a party or in a bar. Drugs (or more alcohol) can be added to a drink when you are not paying attention.  Guard your identity. Think of how much personal information is saved on your cell phone alone — bank account numbers, PIN numbers, etc. Make sure to protect personal information in

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SIUC students use the computer lab at Morris Library.

electronic as well as paper forms. Identity theft can be expensive and time-consuming to clear up.  Do not walk through the woods on campus alone at night. Also, short cuts with lots of overgrown vegetation or in isolated areas are bad ideas. Stick to lighted paths after dark and walk with a friend.  Watch for deer. Southern Illinois has a large deer population. They can do a lot of damage to a vehicle and may attack people. The campus deer legend is true! Deer on campus attacked pedestrians during fawning season in 2005 and 2006. No incidents have been reported since 2006.  Go to class. (Yes, I know I mentioned that in the first paragraph, but it’s important!)  Return your library books. Replacement cost of library books that are not returned with eventually show up on your bursar statements.  As you apply for internships and jobs, think about ring tones, ring back tones and voice mail greetings. Remember that the person doing the hiring is often someone who is older and may not appreciate the same “great” music or comedy.  Have fun. Southern Illinois is a great place to live and learn. Just don’t have too much fun! MARILYN HALSTEAD is community news editor for The Southern Illinoisan and mom to 23-year-old, Tom.

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WELCOME TO SIUC BOOK STORES Barnes & Noble: 1300 E. Main St., Carbondale, 618-351-0404 Book World: 823 S. Illinois, Carbondale, 618-549-5122 The Book Worm: 618 E. Walnut St., Carbondale, 618-457-2665 Coram Deo Books: 3249 N. Reed Station Road, Carbondale, 618-457-5282 Gospeland Book Store: 630 E. Walnut St., Carbondale, 618-549-1632 Lifeway Christian Outlet: 110 E. Plaza Dr., Carterville, 618-985-3702 New Ages-Other Worlds: 1337 Walnut St, Murphysboro, 618-687-5135 Rosetta Stone Bookstore: 212 N. Washington, Carbondale, 618-457-5410

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A student studies inside Morris Library.

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Students get more with renovated library THE SOUTHERN

Morris Library as seen almost $60 million worth of changes in the past few years to help students with all of their research and library needs. It was rededicated in 2009 with changes including computers near the stairwells for library searches. Five floors received a makeover with the first possibly receiving the most changes. The first floor includes Delyte’s Café, which serves coffee and snacks for students needing a little fuel to keep the research going. Events also take place in the library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium, named after the late chancellor. Events in the auditorium have included poetry readings and the forums introducing the SIUC chancellor candidates. The Hall of Presidents and Chancellors have hosted exhibits such as Paul Simon papers and photographs, which attracted Simon’s friend U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. David Carlson, dean of Library Services, said in a past interview that the students visiting the library after the renovations in 2009 tripled from 2008. SIU President Glenn Poshard said in a past interview that seeing the renovated library reminded him of the first time he entered the building as a student in January 1966. “It was overwhelming to me because it was so beautiful,” Poshard said. “It has returned to its former glory.”

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Changes at SIUC's Morris Library include new computers, a café and multiple structure renovations.

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A bicyclist cruises down a bike lane on South Poplar Street in Carbondale.


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Renovations to SIU Arena are on track for completion The new-look arena will be christened on national television BY PETE SPITLER THE SOUTHERN

The roof of SIU Arena has been repainted as part of the off-season renovation.

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With Saluki Stadium nearing completion next door and the Boydston Center bearing the promise of new offices, locker and meeting rooms, renovations to 46-year-old SIU Arena are on track for completion in time for the Oct. 15 start of basketball practice. Closed down since the end of the men’s basketball season for a massive retrofit both inside and outside, SIU Arena expects to re-open with 1,200 additional chairback seats — bringing the total to over 4,800 — a new ticket office, additional restrooms and a video scoreboard with individual statistics — among other amenities. “One of the construction managers told me we are slightly ahead (of schedule),” said SIU director of athletics Mario Moccia. “The permanent upper bowl has been poured and in a couple of weeks the scoreboard will arrive. The south lobby still has a lot of work to go, but we’ve got some time.” The new-look arena will be christened on national television as part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Nov. 16, which features games played live consecutively during a 24-hour period. “We have not signed the contract yet, but we’re working toward a game,” Moccia said. “It will be a nontraditional game in the morning. “To be live on ESPN is not something we’re used to and that’s 100 million-plus homes (with ESPN available).” Including recent renovations to other conference arenas, SIU Arena is the oldest basketball facility in the Missouri Valley Conference by 18 years. Much of the décor of its 1964 opening remained in 2010 before renovations began. “When the project is complete, we’re going to be playing in a state-of-the art arena that’s among the best in the Valley,” said SIU women’s basketball coach Missy Tiber, whose program received a marketing grant from THE SOUTHERN FILE PHOTO the NCAA to increase attendance at games. “I don’t think anybody in the conference can match our athletic


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Construction workers attach poles at the top of the bleachers on the southwest side of the new football stadium earlier this year.

support facilities.” One of the big key points was addressing the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, which Moccia said will be met. Accessible seating for wheelchairs will be added in addition to elevators and handrails will be included as well. “I can’t think of one thing where somebody’s going to go into the Arena and say, ‘Oh, that’s the same,’” Moccia said. There is good news for fans in that Moccia said that ticket prices will remain the same for the 2010-11 season despite the improvements. Ticket sales were down between $20,000 and $25,000 in fiscal year 2009, with the athletic department making $40,000 less in individual game sales. “In hindsight, I am so glad that the decision was made to do all these projects at the same time,” Moccia said. “If we didn’t do that, there was the potential that one of them wouldn’t get done.” ALAN ROGERS / THE SOUTHERN pete.spitler@thesouthern.com / 618-351-5073

Saluki Stadium and SIU Arena is shown from the air as construction nears completion.

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One of the first impressions for new students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the Student Center. It offers a place to eat, get involved, relax and get ready for class. “The Student Center is

kind of the living room of the campus,” said Lori Stettler, director of the Student Center. “It’s a place where everyone comes together.” The fall semester will bring changes at the Student Center. The University Bookstore will offer a Rent-a-Text program that will allow

students to rent their textbooks for class, Stettler said. Some events for incoming freshman will begin at the Student Center. This year the university will offer Saluki Startup, which organizes events to help new students transition to college life.


WELCOME TO SIUC Angie Royal, director of New Student Programs, said Week of Welcome has always been for all students but in the past there weren’t events that focused on the new students. Now there is a program for all students and new students. “We know that many of these students are not quite yet in college mode. They’re still in high school mode,” she said. “This is an opportunity for us to reinforce those messages that they were introduced to at SOAR (Student Orientation Advisement and Registration).” Saluki Startup events that will be at the Student Center include Welcome Fest, Family Reception and Dawgs Night Out. The Student Programming Council also hosts events and movie nights throughout the year for students. On Wednesday evenings, Bowling and Billiards hosts a Food Night that gives students the chance to bowl and buy food from the Student Center at a discounted price. Along with events, the Student Center also has the Craft Shop where students can learn bead-making, ceramics and pottery, or they can work with wood in the woodshop. Students can get involved with events and services on and off-campus by visiting the Student Development office on the third floor of the building. The Student Center can also be a place where a student can get a cup of coffee or relax in the TV or study lounge. For more information about the Student Center, visit www.siucstudentcenter.org.

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A student plays a game of 8-ball at the SIU Student Center.

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An SIUC student makes his way through the Faner Hall causeway.

Become One of the Elite Lance Burton has been asked many times why he decided to open Hawkstorm Academy in Carterville, Il, what he is about and what his goals are for the school. Those questions and insight as to why the program is both different from the rest and worth your time and energy will be answered here. Lance is unapologetically a born again Christian so the school for him is a place where he can continue serving the Lord in a new way after giving all of his adult life to serving this great nation. He hopes to impart upon the students a heart of service and duty to others that they may cultivate during their time training here at the academy and intends to incorporate his experiences as a military officer, soldier, and FBI Agent into the programs. Lance spent his first 12 years of training in the traditional arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo, and Okinawan Karate, but later switched to Muay Thai Kickboxing before incorporating Kenjuitsu, Submission Grappling, Boxing, and some Kali into his set of skills. He’s had the good fortune of training with some of the best in the business in each style. He believes in teaching students to use any technique that works. Lance is striving to provide world class martial arts instruction in a professional environment. Many developmental programs including the Basic Course, Junior Warrior Course, and Women's Only Kickboxing are available, however the heart of the Hawkstorm Academy is the Warrior Course. The intensity level in that class is very high with a heavy emphasis on conditioning and developing elite fighting skills comparable to any in the world. It is also the perfect way to prepare for military service You will be pushed past old limitations and continually encouraged to set new goals higher than the ones before.

Choosing Carterville was an easy decision for Lance. His parents both graduated from High School in West Frankfort and currently live in the southern Illinois area. And, now that he has left government service it is the first time in 18 years that he is in the position to spend time with his parents while he still has the chance. Hawkstorm Academy has classes 5 days a week, primarily in the evenings and is in the process of building a new gym right near the current location that will include an even more extensive training area, weight room, commercial grade cardio equipment, and more. Anyone who signs up now will have their membership seemlessly transferred to the new training location at no extra cost when it is complete. October 1 is the target date to have the new gym ready.

Lance W. Burton Chief Instructor / Founder

Lance looks forward to teaching and training with the people of southern Illinois. No matter what your experience is (or isn’t), you will find a place where you can build toward achieving any of your personal goals.

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Salukis serve the community Saluki Volunteer Corps works with 70 not-for-profit organizations throughout the year BY ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ THE SOUTHERN

Mason Sloan, 24, began doing community service with his family when he was young. But he really picked up his service hours when he got to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Sloan, who will begin his master’s studies in economics in the fall, became active in the Saluki Volunteer Corps when he entered SIUC. He received the Presidential Service Award in 2009 and 2010, which is awarded to students who have at least 100 hours of service a year.

“If you have a passion to go out and do some good, then go out and find that,” Sloan said. “If you’re passionate about it then you will give it your all.” Mythili Rundblad, coordinator of Student Development, said the Saluki Volunteer Corps works with 70 not-for-profit organizations throughout the year. It holds three main service events in the year including Day of Service, which will be Saturday, Sept. 11. The second major event is Make a Difference Day, which will be in late October and the third is National Youth Service Day, which is in April.

“The focus is to teach our students how they can be engaged, aware citizens who can make a difference in their own way,” she said. “Hopefully they will continue that throughout their lives.” In the 2009-10 school year, volunteers raised almost $62,000 for local, national and international charities. There were 6,500 students who combined to reach more than 45,000 hours of service. Many of the organizations that Saluki Volunteer Corps works with are in health, including Memorial Hospital, American Cancer Society and

coffee drinker, but they also have lots of frozen drinks, including Italian sodas and fruit smoothies. Common Grounds has limited outdoor seating and Wi-Fi Internet.

The only vegetarian restaurant in Carbondale and most of the ingredients in their food are locally grown and organic. Longbranch’s front and back rooms allow them to often have activities such as live music, poetry readings, a salsa dancing night and movie nights without disturbing those who like the quiet. They regularly display local art and participate in a number of fundraisers. Highlights include a shaded, outdoor deck and access the city of Carbondale’s free Wi-Fi network.

Alzheimer’s Association. Some organizations deal with environmental awareness such as Beautify Southern Illinois and the U.S. Forest Service. Others focus on art and culture such as the African American Museum and the Carbondale Community Arts. Lucas Pulley, a senior in mathematics, received the Presidential Volunteer Award in 2009. He was a part of a group who went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to build houses for children. “There are a lot of people out there who need help and if you have extra time why not spend

‘The focus is to teach our students how they can be engaged, aware citizens who can make a difference in their own way.’ MYTHILI RUNDBLAD COORDINATOR OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

it selflessly helping other people?” he said. For more information about the Saluki Volunteer Corps, visit siuc.orgsync.com/ volunteer.

COFFEE HOUSES Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ, 515 Orchard Drive, Carbondale Cousin Andy’s is open in the Spring and Fall. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m.; adults $10; students, $5; well-behaved children, free. Visit www.cousinandy.org for more information.

Common Grounds Coffee House 600 E. Grand Ave., Carbondale 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily in summer; open to midnight daily for Fall — delivery from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with minimum order of $8. Visit www.yourcommongrounds. com or call 618-549-4180. The restaurant regularly displays art from local artists and students. Their menu has everything for the serious

Panera Bread 1126 E. Walnut St. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 618-457-5755 A franchise of St. Louis Bread Co., Panera offers coffee and specialty drinks, as well as a large soup, salad, sandwich, bread and pastry menu. Free Wi-Fi and outdoor seating.

Longbranch Coffeehouse 100 E. Jackson St. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 7:30 to midnight Saturday. Visit www.lbchouse.com 618-529-4488

Sam’s Café Express University Mall Food Court 1237 E. Main St. 618-529-5555 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays Burgers, gyros, some Mediterranean dishes

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Mj Waring cleans the counter while working at Common Grounds in Carbondale.

Gloria Jeans 1237 E. Main St. University Mall 618-529-3153 Opens 9:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, noon on Sunday

Starbucks Barnes & Noble 1300 E. Main St. 618-351-0404 SIU Student Center 1255 Lincoln Drive 618-453-5530 Kroger East 715 N. Giant City Road 618-457-5315

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WELCOME TO SIUC GALLERIES

THEATERS

Art Alley: Second floor of the SIU Student Center. Carbondale Civic Center Arts Corridor Gallery: 200 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale. 618-457-5100. Hickory Lodge Gallery: 1115 W. Sycamore, Carbondale. Headquarters for Carbondale Community Arts. Special exhibits to be scheduled. 618-457-5100. Law Offices of Joni Beth Bailey: 1008 Walnut St. Murphysboro, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 618-684-8668. Little Egypt Arts Association: 601 Tower Square, Marion. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 618-998-8530 or www.little egyptarts.com. Southern Illinois Art Gallery: 14967 Gun Creek Trail, Whittington. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 618-629-2220. Vergette Gallery: SIUC Allyn Building, Room 107. 8 a.m.4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 618-453-4315.

Browne Auditorium Parkinson Hall, Room 124, 618-453-5274. Home to most of the artists brought in by the Visiting Artists Program. Christian H. Moe Theatre Communications Building, 618-453-3001. Student playwrights and directors present their original works. Kleinau Theatre Communications Building, Room 2014, 618-453-2291 or www.siu.edu/~kleinau. Performance projects written and performed by students in speech communication. McLeod Theatre 618-453-3001 or www.siu.edu/~mcleod. The theater department produces several productions each year in this 488 seat theater. Weekend and evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. SIU Arena 618-453-5341 or www.siu.edu/~arena. This 10,000 seat facility features nationallytouring concerts, family shows, theatrical events and circuses. Home of Saluki basketball. Shryock Auditorium 618-453-2787 or www.siu.edu/shryock. This 1,200 seat theater in the old campus hosts every genre of performing arts.

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WELCOME TO SIUC HERITAGE SITES Woodlawn Cemetery The cemetery at 405 E. Main St. in Carbondale was the location of the first organized Memorial Day service in Illinois, and perhaps the first in the Nation. On April 29, 1866, Woodlawn was the site of a service honoring those who had died in the Civil War. There are more than 60 Civil War soldiers buried in the cemetery. Woodlawn Cemetery has been owned and maintained by the City of Carbondale since 1890. The wrought iron gate at the cemetery entrance actually came from the Carbondale College, which was built in 1860.

Carbondale Historic Town Square Twenty-five historic buildings edge Carbondale’s nostalgic Town Square. When Daniel Harmon Brush, Carbondale’s founding father, filed the original 56-acre plat of Carbondale in 1852, almost 10 acres were left open in the center of town and were deeded to the Illinois Central Railroad to be used for “railroad purposes only.” Throughout the 1800s and 1900s, this area became known as the “public square” and it was both the central focus of the town and its business center. A walking tour map/brochure is available upon request from the Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau, or from the City Hall/Civic Center.

The Old Illinois Central Railroad Passenger Depot The depot was built in 1903 and was designed by Francis Bacon, an Illinois Central Railroad architect. The hipped roof station, modeled after the one in Champaign was built of brick and stone with a tall central block and two long, lower end wings. The outside edges of the brick were shaped to make them look like cut stone. The building was placed on the National Register of

Historic Places in 2002 and is used as the office space of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Carbondale Main Street and the Carbondale Business Development Corporation.

West Walnut Street Historic District Carbondale’s West Walnut Street Historic District was granted designation as a registered National Historic District in May 1975. Fifty-four historic residences are located in the district. While some of the homes date back to a time when Carbondale was founded (early 1850s), most date back to the early 20th century. The homes in the district are private residences and are not open to the public. One exception, the Hundley House, is at 601 W. Main St. and is an exclusive gift shop.

Altgeld Hall Originally the Science Building, Altgeld Hall is the oldest building on campus. It was designed in the Gothic Revival style with yellow brick and gray rockfaced limestone. The pointed arches and trefoil patterns are typical of the gothic revival. The octagonal four-story tower and crenellated turrets and parapet were popular for educational buildings of the period. The building was constructed in 1898 and resembles an English castle. Altgeld Hall has been updated and enlarged. The renovations were designed to match the architecture of the building. The School of Music moved back into the building in July.

Shryock Auditorium This historic and acoustically superb facility boasts performing arts, popular entertainment and lectures. Former President William Howard Taft gave the first public address when the building was dedicated on April

18, 1918. The building is dedicated to Henry William Shryock, president of SIUC from 1913 to 1935.

Wheeler Hall This Romanesque-style red brick and rock sandstone building was the university library. The architecture, with its round, arched windows, is reminiscent of the Richardson Romanesque style.

Gen. John A. Logan Statue The marble and bronze statue depicts the Civil War hero and national figure of the 19th century on horseback. It was erected by the state of Illinois in 1928 at 2125 Spruce St. in Murphysboro.

Grange Hall This 960-square-foot brick meeting hall, four miles north of Murphysboro on Illinois 127-13, was the successor of the first Grange Hall, which burned in 1909. The existing building structure was erected in 1912.

Jackson County Historical Society The Jackson County Historical Society recently moved into their newly constructed building at 1616 Edith St. in Murphysboro, just across the street from the Gen. John A. Logan Museum. It is the location of hundreds of files available for genealogy research, including Jackson County court records dating to the 1800s. The museum also has an exhibit of women’s vintage clothing ranging from 1865 to the 1970s. Open noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday evenings. 618-6846989, 618-684-2689, or 618-687-3649.

Mobile and Ohio Railroad Depot The structure was built in the 1880s and used as a train depot

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People mill around Makanda's boardwalk during Vulture Fest.

for almost 90 years. It is at 1701 Walnut St. in Murphysboro.

Robert W. Hamilton House One of the oldest houses in Jackson County, the Hamilton House was built in 1867. This example of Gothic architectural style is at 203 S. 13th St., and is the new home of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce. 618-684-6421.

Makanda Boardwalk This block of storefronts, dating from the 1890s, has been saved and restored and currently provides shop space for local artists and craftspeople. The original village of Makanda, first named North Pass, began prospering in 1854 when the Illinois Central Railroad built a station, two water tanks and a boarding house along Drury Creek, which still runs through the community. Makanda is the gateway to the Giant City State Park, a beautiful 3,700-acre forestland.

Fountain Bluff Indian Carvings Prehistoric dwellers left their mark on the rock walls of Fountain Bluff at the north end

of Big Hill about a mile southwest of Gorham. The mysterious carvings depict wolves, birds, deer, human forms, crosses, circles and other geometric figures. To reach the rock carving site, turn east off Illinois 3 onto the Gorham Road. Drive 1.2 miles to Gorham and Second Street and turn left. Continue two blocks to Lake Street, turn east and proceed about one mile on the gravel road to the petroglyphs, where roadside parking is available. This gravel road is not perfect. Drive with caution.

Giant City Lodge Located just across the county line near Makanda, the lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s. It was the most structurally ambitious project undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s CCC in Illinois. Currently operates as a wonderful restaurant, famous for its all-you-can-eat fried chicken and surrounded by comfortable cabins and Giant City State Park. 618-457-4921. — Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau

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WELCOME TO SIUC CHURCHES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP American Baptist Campus Ministry, 516 S. Hays St., 618-351-1940 Apostolic Life UPCI, 7076 Old Illinois 13, 618-351-1300 Baptist Collegiate Ministries, 825 W. Mill St., 618-457-2898 Bara Baptist Church, 10556 Burbank Road, 618-351-6442 Beth Jacob Congregation, 904 N. Norwest Drive, 618-529-1409 Bethel AME Church, 316 E. Jackson St., 618-529-5278 Bible Baptist Church, 7373 Old Illinios 13, 618-549-2624 Boskydell Baptist Church, 3518 Boskydell Road, 618-457-8818 Calvary Campus Church, 501 W. Main St., 618-529-4395 Canterbury Fellowship, Episcopal (Anglican), 402 W. Mill, 618-529-4316 Carbondale Muslim Center, 530 N. Wall St., 618-457-6522 Church of Christ, 1805 W. Sycamore St., 618-457-5105 Church of Christ, 900 N. Wall St., 618-457-7093

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Ken Lindquist (left) and Donald Monky light the alter candles during Easter Vigil service at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Carbondale.

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WELCOME TO SIUC Church of God, Illinois 13 East, 618-4576634 Church of God in Christ, 604 N. Marion St., 618-457-5523 Church of the Good Shepherd, Orchard and Schwartz streets, 618-457-2232 Community of Christ (Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), 1755 S. Wall St., 618-457-7535 Cornerstone Reformed Church, 801 N. Almond St., 618-549-3333 Door Christian Fellowship Church, 112 S. Illinois Ave., 618-529-2653 Dutch Ridge Church, 204 Dutch Ridge Road, 618-549-2960 Drury Christian Church, 781 Drury Road, 618-529-3680 Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints, 1501 Chautauqua Road, 618-457-2065 Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 624 N. Oakland Ave., 618-529-1616 Faith Temple Church of God In Christ, 604 N. Marion St., 618-529-3546 First Baptist Church, 302 W. Main St., 618-457-8216 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 306 W. Monroe St., 618-457-6817 First Church of Christ Scientist, 304 W. Walnut St., 618-549-1583

First Church of God, 1140 Giant City Road, 618-529-1456 First United Methodist Church, 214 W Main St., 618-457-2416 First Presbyterian Church, 310 S. University Ave., 618-549-2148 Grace United Methodist Church, 220 N. Tower Road, 618-457-8785 Grand Avenue Christian Church, 1305 E. Grand Ave., 618-457-4222 Greater Gillespie Temple, 810 N. Wall St., 618-549-2515 Heartland Christian Center, 519 S. Giant City Road, 618-529-2681 Hope Church, 715 S. University Ave., 618-529-2744 Hopewell Baptist Church, 400 E. Main St., 618-529-3975 House of Prayer (Apostolic), 401 N. Marion St., 618-549-0033 Islamic Center, 511 S. Poplar, 618-457-2770 Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2150 N. Illinois Ave., 618-549-5783 Lakeland Baptist Church, 719 S. Giant City Road, 618-529-4906 March Of Faith Church, 400 S. Wall St., 618-529-3223 SEE CHURCHES / PAGE 30

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WELCOME TO SIUC CHURCHES: Places students can worship FROM PAGE 29 Murdale Baptist Church, 2701 W. Main St., 618-529-5800 Neighborhood Bible Fellowship, 1218 W. Freeman St., 618-549-7649 New Beginnings Community Church, 2605 W. Striegel Road, 618-549-7110 New Life Covenant Church (Apostolic), 313 W. Chestnut St., 618-457-8825

Sunday Service 11:00 A.M.

New Prairie Community of Faith, 5312 W. Pleasant Hill Road, 618-549-9229 New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 803 N. Robert Stalls Ave., 618-457-7075 Newbirth Kingdom Church, 302 N. Robinson Circle, 618-549-4963 Newman Catholic Student Center, S. Washington St., 618-529-3311 Olivet Freewill Baptist Church, 409 N. Marion St., 618-549-3374

Sunday School 11:00 A.M.

Wednesday Service 6:00 P.M. (1st & 3rd Wednesday)

Reading Room Hours: 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, North Wing (1st & 3rd Wednesday)

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Our Savior Lutheran, 700 S. University Ave., 618-549-1694 Praise Central Church of Deliverance, 400 E. Jackson St., 618-457-4108 Praise Outreach Ministries, 215 E. Sycamore St., 618-351-1749 Rock Hill Baptist Church, Monroe and Marion streets, 618-457-5926 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 402 W. Mill St., 618-529-4316 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 303 Poplar St., 618-457-4556 Union Hill Christian Church, 701 Union Hill Road, 618-549-4007 Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N. Parrish., 618-529-2439 University Baptist Church, 700 S. Oakland Ave., 618-457-0323 University Christian Ministries, 13 S. Illinois Ave., 618-549-7387 Victory Christian Center, 607 E. College St., 618-351-8018 Vineyard Community Church, 1445 S. Wall St., 618-351-8463 Walnut Street Baptist Church, 218 W. Walnut St., 618-457-0479 Wesley Foundation United Methodist, 816 S. Illinois Ave., 618-457-8165

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