School of Nursing October 2012 eDition

Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012 is just days away with a great list of reasons to visit your alma mater! The Homecoming schedule includes everything from outdoor concerts and theatrical performances to continuing education programs. We've even got recliner racers and a golf cart parade! We hope you'll come back and join the festivities, and maybe even enter the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off!

The week of festivities kicks off on Saturday, October 6. Visit the Homecoming 2012 website for the full schedule of activities. We can't wait to see you!

SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame 2012

SON Homecoming Workshop

The Alumni Association is proud to welcome the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The 15 individuals being inducted this year are living representations of SIUE's values. Their successes demonstrate the excellence of our University, and we are proud to count them among our more than 90,000 alumni. The 2012 inductees include a White House correspondent, a world-renowned FBI profiler and an Emmy award-winning casting director. Full bios and photos are available online.

The Class of 2012 will be honored at the Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Friday, October 12. Online registration is available.

Celebrate Homecoming and earn continuing education credits by attending the annual School of Nursing Homecoming Workshop! The topic of this year's workshop is "Legal Issues in Nursing and the Nurse Practice Act: Hot Topics in 2012." The workshop will be held Friday, October 12, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The registration fee for alumni is $20.00 and includes lunch and the award of 3.0 contact hours of CEC.

Registration forms can be found online. Join us for this opportunity to network with other SIUE SON alumni and meet current faculty and students.

Free Career Webinars

Discover The Gardens at Twilight

As an ongoing service to our graduates, the Alumni Association is pleased to present a series of free webinars aimed at helping you keep your career on track! Through this Alumni Career Speaker Series, you can get tips on writing your resume, using social media as a networking tool, interviewing and more from the comfort of your home computer.

More information and registration is available. The webinars are presented live the first Wednesday of each month, but are available on-demand after registration.

Join us on Saturday, October 6, for an outdoor concert in a picturesque setting! The Discover The Gardens at Twilight concert, featuring performances by MAC and Ted McCready, will be held at The Lantern in The Gardens at SIUE. Bring your picnic basket and a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of music. The grounds open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 618-650-3070.

Arts & Issues is Back!

Become an Alumni Ambassador

For nearly 30 years, Arts & Issues has been bringing artistic excellence to the SIUE campus through an eclectic blend of speakers and performers. The 29th season of Arts & Issues kicks off on Thursday, October 11, with New Dance Horizons, a Dance St. Louis Production. Also this season, Arts & Issues will welcome renowned authors Nikki Giovanni and David Sedaris, and legendary singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff. Visit the Arts & Issues website to view the full schedule and purchase tickets. Tickets are on sale now!

The growing family of SIUE alumni includes professionals all over the world. One of the goals of the Alumni Association is to help you stay connected with the University and your fellow alumni, no matter where you live. Our Alumni Ambassadors help us achieve this goal by serving as our point of contact and helping to organize alumni social and networking events. Our Alumni Ambassadors help us ensure that all alumni enjoy the benefits of remaining connected to SIUE.

If you are interested in serving as an SIUE Alumni Ambassador where you live, please contact Steve Jankowski.

Become a Mentor!


Each of us can look back on our career as a student and think of someone who supported us, providing insight and direction when we needed it most. At some point, we have all benefited from the kindness of mentors. A mentor can provide a guiding voice in the life of a student, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals. Current SIUE students need those voices in their lives.

Volunteer to serve as a mentor in the STAT Alumni Mentorship Program and you will play a critical role in the lives of future alumni. Register online to become a mentor. For more information, contact Steve Jankowski.

SIUE Alumni eDition
An Electronic Newsletter from the Alumni Association and the SIUE School of Nursing
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