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Durbin wants tougher safety measures for tankers carrying crude oil
2015-05-29 10:00:00
Illinois Democrat comes to Collinsville to advocate for quicker phase-out for older tank cars carrying the oil  Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Ward Punches Ticket to NCAA Championship with First Place Finish

2015-05-29 09:35:00

LaDerrick Ward NCAASIUE senior La’Derrick Ward finished first in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Championship with the No. 1 mark in the country and a personal best 26 feet, 8.5 inches in the long jump. Ward will move on to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon, June 10-13.

Despite several lightning delays, Ward managed to best his former SIUE record and win by over six inches.

“La’Derrick had a terrific series,” said Head Coach Eileen McAllister. He was behind the board on his first jump and rushed the finish on his third jump, but all three had the distance. He showed poise through all the weather delays.”

Senior Elizabeth Hampl broke her SIUE record in the hammer throw with a personal best of 200 feet, 2 inches. She finished her SIUE career with a 15th place finish in the preliminary round.

Ahmad Evans fell .04 seconds shy of moving on to the next round in the 100 meters, but broke the SIUE record and set a personal best at 10.38 seconds.

Evans will compete in the 200 meters in day two of the event.

Jessica Oranika finished 27th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.36. Although the junior will not move on in the 400, she will get another chance to qualify for nationals in the 200 meters.

The schedule for the rest of the meet is as follows:

Friday, May 29
5:00 p.m. – La'Donna Caston (women's 100-meter hurdles prelims)
8:00 p.m. – Jessica Oranika and Brittany Thomas (women's 200 meter prelims)
8:25 p.m. – Ahmad Evans and Darius Smith (men's 200 meter prelims)

Saturday, May 30
7:05 p.m. – LaDonna Caston (women's 100-meter hurdles quarterfinal)
7:35 p.m. – Jessica Oranika and Brittany Thomas (women's 200 meter quarterfinal)
7:50 p.m. – Ahmad Evans and Darius Smith (men's 200 meter quarterfinal)

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Worker dies in mishap at SIUE

2015-05-29 09:17:00
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) ? Officials at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville say a construction worker has died while repaving a road on campus. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

SIUE?s Becherer Promoted to Director of Campus Recreation

2015-05-29 08:50:00

Keith Becherer promoted to director of Campus Recreation at SIUEKeith Becherer has been appointed director of Campus Recreation at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville after a national search led by Kelly Jo Karnes, director of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, and her search committee. Becherer has served as interim director of the department since January 2015.

“Keith brings a wealth of institutional knowledge along with familiarity of the needs of our campus community to the position,” said Narbeth Emmanuel, SIUE vice chancellor for Student Affairs. “His passion for SIUE and commitment to the student experience is unquestioned. We fully expect that Keith and his staff will continue to provide a wealth of services and programming to meet the demands of our student population.”

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the successful candidate,” Becherer said. “I know the tremendous responsibility that comes with this position, and I will work tirelessly to meet the needs of our students in all aspects of operation.

“SIUE has been on an amazing upward trajectory the past few years. I am excited to continue to be a part of this outstanding institution as we continue towards our vision of achieving greater national and global recognition.”

Since the beginning of his service in SIUE’s Department of Campus Recreation nearly 13 years ago, Becherer has held positions as a graduate assistant, recreation specialist and assistant director of recreational programs. He has also served as president of the University Staff Senate.

As director, Becherer will manage multiple University facilities, including the Student Fitness Center, Activity Center, Outdoor Recreational Sports Complex, Cougar Lake Recreation Area, SIU School of Dental Medicine Fitness Zone and satellite fitness rooms located in the residence halls.

“Although I have a great familiarity with the department, I will work to gain even greater knowledge of our entire operation, as well as listen to suggestions and feedback from the staff,” he said. “We have multiple exciting initiatives underway that will further enhance the recreational experience at SIUE.”

Becherer achieved a bachelor’s in organizational communication from Xavier University and a master’s in education, kinesiology from SIUE in 2004.

Photo: Keith Becherer, director of Campus Recreation at SIUE

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St. Louis' William Gass wins award for novel 'Middle C'
2015-05-29 08:00:00
St. Louis writer William H. Gass recently was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Teen learning to drive is killed after pulling into path of dump truck on Washington County highway
2015-05-29 07:59:00
Erin D. Mathenia died Thursday morning at the scene of the crash on Highway 21, at Simpson Road.   Read Full Story ...

Over the Rainbow (Taylor Jones)
2015-05-29 07:48:51 CagleCartoons

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Centennial of the graduation of 'the class the stars fell on' has deep Missouri imprint

2015-05-29 07:30:00
Generals Eisenhower, Bradley among them. Read Full Story ...

Thunderstorms forecast for Friday afternoon, overnight across St. Louis metro

2015-05-29 07:29:00
A few strong storms could bring winds gusts and small hail, the National Weather Service office in Weldon Spring said. Read Full Story ...

Report: Sobotka will stay in KHL
2015-05-29 07:10:00
Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka has decided to play a second season in the Kontinental Hockey League, according to a Russian website. Read Full Story ...

In St. Louis, a lot more guns are being stolen from cars
2015-05-29 07:10:00
Police suspect that as more people have bought firearms and obtained concealed-carry permits, more are leaving guns unsecured in their cars Read Full Story ...

Shooting spree hits the safest city in Missouri
2015-05-29 07:00:00
At this busy intersection in the heart of middle class suburbia, safety and fear live in the same neighborhood in Ballwin. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Chinese wall (Arend Van Dam)
2015-05-29 06:52:08 CagleCartoons

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Police searching for schizophrenic man missing in O'Fallon, Mo.
2015-05-29 06:16:00
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a schizophrenic who walked away from a facility in O'Fallon, Mo. Read Full Story ...

Police searching man with schizophrenia missing from facility in O'Fallon, Mo.
2015-05-29 06:16:00
He was last seen Thursday morning, carrying a suitcase as he walked along a treeline near Pieper Road. Read Full Story ...

Police searching for man with schizophrenia missing from facility in O'Fallon, Mo.
2015-05-29 06:16:00
He was last seen Thursday morning, carrying a suitcase as he walked along a treeline near Pieper Road. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

Hiatus refreshes the Decemberists for a new album and tour

2015-05-29 05:00:00
After a No. 1 album, the group took a break to focus on other projects Read Full Story ...

Best Bets: Rascal Flatts, IndiHop, John Mellencamp and more

2015-05-29 05:00:00
We highlight some of the best events in the week ahead, including Jimmy Buffett at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Stages St. Louis and "A Walk in 1875 St. Louis" at the … Read Full Story ...

3 am news

Blatter and soccer (Riber Hansson)
2015-05-29 03:44:22 CagleCartoons

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1 am news

FIFA Soccer Scandal (Paul Zanetti)
2015-05-29 01:54:21 CagleCartoons

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12 am news

Tech leader helped guide St. Louis out of startup desert
2015-05-29 00:20:00
Retiring ITEN founder says region needs to be better connected Read Full Story ...

McClellan: Lawsuit means stadium plan is finished
2015-05-29 00:15:00
Judge should remove fans' false hopes of a new riverfront stadium. Read Full Story ...

Reports of gun thefts on the rise in St. Louis
2015-05-29 00:05:00
Most guns are being stolen out of vehicles, police say. Read Full Story ...

Enter our 2015 Annual Great Garden Contest
2015-05-29 00:00:00
Today, we begin accepting entries for our garden contest. We'll be looking for the best gardens in the St. Louis metro area. Read Full Story ...

Effect of bird flu on egg prices no yolk
2015-05-29 00:00:00
Wholesale egg prices have spiked as millions of birds are lost to the disease. Read Full Story ...

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