SIU School of Dental Medicine August 2012 eDition

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

Check out the 2012 Commencement Ceremony at You can also enjoy our Senior Farewell Evening and Class of 2012 Awards Program at And we are proud to share the five new members inducted into OKU at

SDM Events

Give Kids A Smile Day

The annual Alumni Reception at the Illinois State Dental Society Annual Meeting is coming this September. For more information visit In October, we will celebrate our annual Homecoming on the Alton campus. Check for the full schedule. In November, we hold our Alumni Reception at the Greater St. Louis Dental Society Mid-Continent Dental Congress. Visit for details. If you are looking for a rewarding day of service, consider participating in the SDM annual Give Kids A Smile Day, a program that provides free dental care for eligible children in the area. For more information, visit

Summer 2012 SDM Newsletter Now Available

SIUE Alumni Night at the Lincoln Museum

Check out the latest edition of the School of Dental Medicine newsletter at
Join us for an elegant evening at the world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Saturday, September 29th.
The evening includes a host bar cocktail reception, dinner in the museum rotunda, and private access to the museum and all its exhibits. Charter bus service will be available from the SIUE campus to and from the event. Plus, if you'd like to make a weekend of it, we've reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Springfield at a special SIUE alumni rate. Visit for more details or to register.

SIUE Alumni Day at Busch Stadium

Interested in Learning a Second Language?

July 22nd we once again celebrated SIUE Alumni Day at Busch Stadium. Our new chancellor Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe was honored with the opportunity to throw out the first pitch as the Cardinals played the Cubs. Watch the video at The SIUE Alumni Association has partnered with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach to offer fall 2012 non-credit language classes at a discount to Alumni Association members. Offerings range from Introduction to Chinese to Intermediate Spanish with most classes beginning in September. On-line registration is available at Call 618-650-2760 to be given the Alumni member's discount code.

Career Services on-line

Cougar Coaching Changes

The SIUE Alumni Association has teamed with TalentMarks to offer a series of nine webinars featuring experts on interviewing, changing careers, resume building, utilizing social media in the job search and developing your own brand. The webinars begin in October and are free to all SIUE alumni. These webinars can be viewed from wherever you are. Details for accessing these career building webinars will be provided in the September newsletter.
When SIUE baseball takes the field for the 2013 season, it will do so without long-time coach Gary "Bo" Collins. After 34 years, Collins is leaving the dugout to become the director of development for Intercollegiate Athletics. He leaves his coaching job with a record of 1,028-766-7, more wins than any other coach in any other sport at SIUE. SIUE alumnus Tony Stoecklin takes over the coaching duties. Click here for more details.

SIUE Athletics is also proud to announce Paula Buscher has been selected as the new head coach for the SIUE women's basketball team. Buscher replaces Amanda Levins and comes to SIUE after spending 12 seasons at Bradley University. More...

Balanced Man Scholarship Golf Outing and Lunch

SIUE Homecoming 2012

It's the 40th anniversary of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Chapter on the SIUE campus and to celebrate, Sig-Ep is sponsoring the Balanced Man Scholarship Golf Outing and Lunch at the Fox Creek Golf Course. The event begins 8:00AM on Saturday October 13th. Registration is $75.00. For more information or to
register, email
"Let the Good Times Roar" is the theme for the 2012 edition of the SIUE Homecoming. It all starts with the School of Dental Medicine Homecoming celebration on the Alton campus on Saturday, October 6th and concludes with a Women's Soccer Game on Sunday, October 14th. In between, there are activities for everyone, so visit for the complete schedule and make plans to come back for a visit to your alma mater.
SIUE Alumni eDition
An Electronic Newsletter from the Alumni Association and the SIU School of Dental Medicine
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