Spring 2013 Portfolio

Southern Illinois University's freshman pole vaulter Kemar Jones focuses on his swing up Oct. 3, 2012 during practice at Lew Hertzog Track & Field Complex. Coach Brian Porter said off-season practices are geared toward establishing a base for each vaulter to build upon leading up to the season. “This is putting it together right now. Then they’ll adapt to a longer run,” Coach Porter said. “This is setting up their base for the season and getting them ready for what’s going to happen when we get started in January.”

Southern Illinois University’s freshman pole vaulter Kemar Jones focuses on his swing up Oct. 3, 2012 during practice at Lew Hertzog Track & Field Complex. Coach Brian Porter said off-season practices are geared toward establishing a base for each vaulter to build upon leading up to the season. “This is putting it together right now. Then they’ll adapt to a longer run,” Coach Porter said. “This is setting up their base for the season and getting them ready for what’s going to happen when we get started in January.”

Two Cairo Grade School cheerleaders share an embrace after the boys basketball team won.

Two Cairo Grade School cheerleaders share an embrace after the boys basketball team won.

Coach Kerri Blaylock congratulates the SIU Women's softball team after winning to advance to the MVC Championship game.

Coach Kerri Blaylock congratulates the SIU Women’s softball team after winning to advance to the MVC Championship game.

Jennifer VanBrooker, of Carbondale, performs a clean and jerk, an Olympic lift, Sunday during a workout at CrossFit So Ill. VanBrooker said being a CrossFit member is unique to a regular gym membership because it’s a community of people. “Everyone does the workouts together, and we push and motivate each other,” she said. “After a long day at a desk job, I get to come and workout with my friends in a great environment.”

Southern Illinois University's freshman guard Anthony Beane Jr. fights for a loose ball against Missouri State's Anthony Downing March 7, 2013 during the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Bears knocked the Salukis out of the tournament with 61-53 win.

Southern Illinois University’s freshman guard Anthony Beane Jr. fights for a loose ball against Missouri State’s Anthony Downing March 7, 2013 during the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Bears knocked the Salukis out of the tournament with 61-53 win.

Many deer are brought to the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation in Carterville, Ill. after being injured in urban and rural areas. The deer are cared for until they can be released back into their natural habitat.

Many deer are brought to the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation in Carterville, Ill. after being injured in urban and rural areas. The deer are cared for until they can be released back into their natural habitat.

A dog watches his owners swim June 4, 2012 at the Spillway in Murphysboro, Ill. The Spillway is at the end of Kinkaid Lake and is used as a swimming hole on hot summer days in souther Illinois.

A dog watches his owners swim June 4, 2012 at the Spillway in Murphysboro, Ill. The Spillway is at the end of Kinkaid Lake and is used as a swimming hole on hot summer days in souther Illinois.

Charlie Dorsey, of Carbondale, performs her graduate thesis poetry piece Feb. 18, 2013 during Transcending Transgressions, a spoken word open mic event at Global Gourmet in Carbondale, Ill.  “The best part about our open mic nights is sharing and knowing that people are there to listen to whatever it is you’re sharing,” Dorsey said.

Charlie Dorsey, of Carbondale, performs her graduate thesis poetry piece Feb. 18, 2013 during Transcending Transgressions, a spoken word open mic event at Global Gourmet in Carbondale, Ill. “The best part about our open mic nights is sharing and knowing that people are there to listen to whatever it is you’re sharing,” Dorsey said.

Southern Illinois University's freshman utility player Caylee Cook catches as senior pitcher Brittney Lang bats Jan. 31, 2013 during practice at Sports Blast in Carbondale, Ill.

Southern Illinois University’s freshman utility player Caylee Cook catches as senior pitcher Brittney Lang bats Jan. 31, 2013 during practice at Sports Blast in Carbondale, Ill.

Registered Student Organization Aikido members John Bradley, front left, and Ian Kong, front right, practice the Japanese martial art moves Jan. 22, 2013 at the Recreation Center. John Flowers, Aikido president, said the sport involves flowing movements and energy redirection. “It teaches you a different way to resolve fights and resolve conflict without resorting to simply hitting someone,” he said.

Registered Student Organization Aikido members John Bradley, front left, and Ian Kong, front right, practice the Japanese martial art moves Jan. 22, 2013 at the Recreation Center. John Flowers, Aikido president, said the sport involves flowing movements and energy redirection. “It teaches you a different way to resolve fights and resolve conflict without resorting to simply hitting someone,” he said.

Students in Southern Illinois University's Brush Towers look down at the celebration after President Barack Obama's re-election was announced Nov. 7, 2012.

Students in Southern Illinois University’s Brush Towers look down at the celebration after President Barack Obama’s re-election was announced Nov. 7, 2012.

Ray Clover, of Carbondale, rides his bike Sept. 1, 2013 through the flash flooding that covered East Walnut Street. The flood shut down several streets in Carbondale until the fire department alleviated the drain system and towing services cleared strewn cars.

Ray Clover, of Carbondale, rides his bike Sept. 1, 2013 through the flash flooding that covered East Walnut Street. The flood shut down several streets in Carbondale until the fire department alleviated the drain system and towing services cleared strewn cars.

Linsday Murray, 12, found humor amongst tragedy and displayed it on the side of her grandmother, Sharon Murray's residence Feb. 29, 2012 after a tornado spliced the home in half. The tornado, classified as an EF4 with winds reaching 170 mph, ripped through Harrisburg, Ill. at about 4:56 a.m.

Linsday Murray, 12, found humor amongst tragedy and displayed it on the side of her grandmother, Sharon Murray’s residence Feb. 29, 2012 after a tornado spliced the home in half. The tornado, classified as an EF4 with winds reaching 170 mph, ripped through Harrisburg, Ill. at about 4:56 a.m.

Veterinarian Emilie Duke, of Walsh, examines Wallace’s ear Sep. 28, 2013 while veterinary assistant Lyndsey Dudek, of Pinckneyville, holds him during his checkup at Chester Animal Hospital. Wallace, a pug, belongs to Chester resident Esther Johnson.

Veterinarian Emilie Duke, of Walsh, examines Wallace’s ear Sep. 28, 2013 while veterinary assistant Lyndsey Dudek, of Pinckneyville, holds him during his checkup at Chester Animal Hospital. Wallace, a pug, belongs to Chester resident Esther Johnson.

Veterinarian Emilie Duke, of Walsh, examines Wallace’s ear Sep. 28, 2013 while veterinary assistant Lyndsey Dudek, of Pinckneyville, holds him during his checkup at Chester Animal Hospital. Wallace, a pug, belongs to Chester resident Esther Johnson.

Veterinarian Emilie Duke, of Walsh, examines Wallace’s ear Sep. 28, 2013 while veterinary assistant Lyndsey Dudek, of Pinckneyville, holds him during his checkup at Chester Animal Hospital. Wallace, a pug, belongs to Chester resident Esther Johnson.

Hasanah Brown, a 10-year-old student at the Dayemi Homeschool Collective in Carbondale, Ill., gets the finishing touches to her costume March 28, 2012 during the dress rehearsal for their annual spring play.

Hasanah Brown, a 10-year-old student at the Dayemi Homeschool Collective in Carbondale, Ill., gets the finishing touches to her costume March 28, 2012 during the dress rehearsal for their annual spring play.

Carrie Kesler, a senior at Southeast Missouri State University studying dance, performs May 4, 2012 during the ballet called "A Life Unhappening" at Shryock Auditorium. The ballet, performed to spoken word instead of music, examines the emotions connected with Alzheimer's disease. "Hearing the experience of Adam Stone, the writer, and his daughter and our choreographer, Chelsea Stone, helped me to relate and channel the emotions through ballet," Kesler said. "Once I listened to the words of the dialogue, it started to really impact me."

Carrie Kesler, a senior at Southeast Missouri State University studying dance, performs May 4, 2012 during the ballet called “A Life Unhappening” at Shryock Auditorium. The ballet, performed to spoken word instead of music, examines the emotions connected with Alzheimer’s disease. “Hearing the experience of Adam Stone, the writer, and his daughter and our choreographer, Chelsea Stone, helped me to relate and channel the emotions through ballet,” Kesler said. “Once I listened to the words of the dialogue, it started to really impact me.”

Children toss leaves after school Oct. 22 at a playground in Ullin, Ill. Deanna Smith, 12, second from right, and her mother Frances, from Anna, came to Ullin to help babysit for their friend. Deanna said the fall weather has allowed for going outside more often, and the kids enjoy playing in the leaves. “Being outside keeps them out of my hair more,” Smith said. "I hope it stays warm all winter."

Children toss leaves after school Oct. 22 at a playground in Ullin, Ill. Deanna Smith, 12, second from right, and her mother Frances, from Anna, came to Ullin to help babysit for their friend. Deanna said the fall weather has allowed for going outside more often, and the kids enjoy playing in the leaves. “Being outside keeps them out of my hair more,” Smith said. “I hope it stays warm all winter.”

Advertisements

Fall 2012 Portfolio

Spring 2012 Portfolio

Discovery through Nudity

Charlotte Hyzy, a senior from Sycamore studying sculpture, allows viewers to shave her body hair Friday, February 14, 2012 at the Glove Factory in Carbondale, Ill. during the annual Love at the Glove art exhibit. “Through sculpture and performance, I examine my own personal issues with body image and how society can influence negativity,” Hyzy said. “With my exhibit, I was trying to touch upon how society deems it inappropriate for women to have body hair, and, by doing it in a public place, I’m hoping to get others to see through a new perspective.”

The Jewels, a local Carbondale, Ill. band, performs jazz infused music Feb. 14, 2012 during the Love at the Glove art exhibit at the Glove Factory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. David Allen and Kevin Ohlau, both Carbondale residents, said they enjoy playing at the exhibit because it’s a great environment. Ohlau said the event brings good music, art and friendly people together.

A turkey vulture, Cathartes aura, sits on a perch in the sunlight at the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Carterville, Ill. run and owned by Bev Shoftstall, a retired veterinary technician. Shofstall gave up a paying job 15 years ago and continues to operate as a non-profit organization.

This red fox, Vulpes vulpes, resides at the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Carterville, Ill.. As a pup, he was raised by humans and will struggle with re-acclimating to the natural wild lifestyle of red foxes.

Adam Greenlee of Carterville poses during the 2012 Mr. SIU Bodybuilding Competition Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the SIUC Student Center. Greenlee competed in the Open Class and won a trophy for the Best Posing Routine. Posing for bodybuilding competitions can be physically exhausting because of the required endurance for holding isometric muslce contractions. In order to be successful at posing, intense training is required and is also critical for the routines, which last about one minute and are performed to music, Greenlee said.


Sophomore quarterback Kory Faulkner drives the ball into the end zone for a Saluki touchdown during the SIUC football game against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers on Saturday, November 9, 2011 at the SIUC Arena. The Salukis won 45-28, ending their six-game losing streak.

Hasanah Brown, a 10-year-old student at the Dayemi Homeschool Collective in Carbondale, Ill., gets the finishing touches to her costume during the dress rehearsal for their annual spring play. “Layla and Majnun”, a classical Arab story similar to Romeo and Juliet, is the play being performed by the Collective for the 2012 spring semester. They have put on a play for the past three out of the five years since it opened in 2007. Anita Brown, Hasanah’s mother and a teacher at the Collective, said they strive to provide a loving and supportive environment in which students can develop their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Harrisburg Tornado

Linsday Murray, 12, found humor amongst tragedy and displayed it on the side of her grandmother’s residence. The tornado spliced Sharon Murray’s Sullivan Street home in half Feb. 29 in Harrisburg, Ill., where she has lived since 1986. “The paintings are the artwork of my granddaughter,” Sharon Murray said. Sharon Murray was working at the Ferrell Hospital in El Dorado, Ill. when the tornado struck. The tornado ripped through Harrisburg at about 4:56 am on Wednesday morning. It was classified as an EF4 tornado with winds reaching 170 mph.

The family of Mary Osman shares an embrace as they mourn her death Sunday, March 4, 2012 during a prayer and worship service at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ill. Mary Osman, 75, was one of the six people killed Feb. 29 in Harrisburg by the tornado, which uprooted her home and carried it across the street. The high school’s Davenport Gymnasium was packed Sunday night as the community came together to comfort neighbors and families experiencing loss.

Salukis Black Out Cancer – Nov. 15, 2011