SIU School of Dental Medicine February 2013 eDition

Join an Alumni Association Committee Now!

The SIUE Alumni Association is looking for leaders! Whether you enjoy planning events, helping students or advocating for your alma mater, there’s a place for you on one of the newly-structured Alumni Association committees: the Awards & Scholarships Committee, Alumni Advocacy Committee, Mentoring Committee and Alumni Engagement Committee. All SIUE alumni are welcome to participate. Contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 618-650-2760 for more information.

Scholarships Available Now to Students

SIUE Women's Basketball Pink Zone Game Feb. 16

Alumni, we need your help! Please join us in spreading the word to future SIUE alumni about the many scholarships available to them through the SIUE Alumni Association. The SIUE Alumni Association provides a number of scholarships each year to new and current students, including the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, the Stalschmidt Family Legacy Scholarship and the new SIUE Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship, which will be awarded to students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and campus and community involvement.

Applications are available online now. Information and applications for this and our other available scholarships can be found online at

On Saturday, Feb. 16, join the SIUE Women’s Basketball team and the St. Louis affiliate of Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer. Alumni are invited to enjoy food and drinks in our Alumni Hospitality Room before and after the game against Austin Peay State University, and during halftime. Room opens at 3:30 p.m.; game starts at 4 p.m.

Alumni can participate in a variety of activities to support Komen for the Cure, including a Bucket Raffle and a Run/Walk/Bike Challenge. Alumni tickets are discounted at $7 each and include food, drink, $5 concessions voucher and access to the Men’s Basketball Game against Austin Peay at 7 p.m. at no additional cost! Learn more and register online now.

Alumni Happy Hour at Global Brew Feb. 7

Campus of Motion: SIUE

Network with your fellow alumni in a relaxed setting at Global Brew in Edwardsville, Ill. on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6-9 p.m. Co-owned by alumnus Ryan High '07, Global Brew is home to 50 beers on tap, more than 200 bottled craft beers from around the world and a select wine stock ranging in variety and taste. RSVP to our Facebook event at
Alumni Enjoy Happy Hour at Global Brew in

The student-made video “Campus of Motion: SIUE” is a must-see for all alumni and friends of SIUE. This time-lapse montage showcases not only the landscapes, buildings and people of SIUE, but also the incredible talent and creativity of its students. Sophomore CMIS student Tim Marten from Raymond, Ill. created the video using still shots he took for an Art & Design course in Fall 2012. Click the image below to view the video on
SIUE: Campus of Motion Video

Reminder: School of Dental Medicine Hosts Midwinter Alumni Reception Feb. 22

SIU SDM Hosts Successful Accreditation Site Review

SIU School of Dental Medicine alumni are invited to attend the School's annual Midwinter Alumni Reception in Chicago Friday, Feb. 22. Attendees will enjoy an evening with classmates and colleagues, a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the Intercontinental Hotel. For more information, visit the School of Dental Medicine website. To RSVP, contact Stephen Schaus at 618-474-7271 or In November 2012, after months of hard work and preparation, the SIU School of Dental Medicine successfully completed its accreditation process. The School received a preliminary status of continued full accreditation with no reporting recommendations from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Site Visit Panel, pending full commission review. Congratulations to the School of Dental Medicine! Read more on the SDM website.

School of Dental Medicine Acquires "The Table"

SIU School of Dental Medicine Breaks Ground on Simulation Lab

Three faculty members at the SIU School of Dental Medicine recently collaborated to earn $28,000, funded through the SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education (EUE) Award Program, to support the purchase of a virtual dissection table. Dr. Anita Joy, assistant professor and section head of Anatomy; Dr. Dan Welch, assistant professor in the section of Anatomy; and Dr. Kevin Rowland, associate professor and section head of Physiology submitted the proposal and were among only 14 recipients to earn an EUE Award in 2012. Read more on the SDM website.
SIU SDM - The Table
On November 30, 2012, Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and SIU School of Dental Medicine Dean Bruce Rotter broke ground for the SIU School of Dental Medicine’s new simulation laboratory. Nearly 50 supporters gathered at the site, located on the corner of College Avenue and Annex Street on the Alton Campus. The $9.5 million facility will serve as a primary site of instruction for approximately 100 preclinical dental students. Along with the simulation lab, the 18,000 square foot addition includes a ceramic reconstruction room, x-ray room, casting and dispensing areas and the replacement of the school’s fitness center. Read more on the SDM website.
SIU SDM Simulation Lab

Sign Up Now for the School of Dental Medicine Cruise

SIUE Baseball Alumni to Reunite in April

The SIU SDM's Continuing Education Cruise and Celebration will leave New York City for Bermuda Sunday, July 21. This seven night cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway will provide a fantastic setting for the two day conference. The Continuing Education programs will offer information on "Mechanical Considerations of Implant Assisted and Supported Prostheses in the Edentulous Patient" and "Critical Thought Processes and Decisions in the Aesthetic Zone for Implant Supported Prostheses." Purchase a raffle ticket for the cruise by contacting Stephen Schaus at 618-474-7271 or More information on the cruise is available at the SIU School of Dental Medicine website. SIUE Baseball Alumni, join your former teammates for a fun reunion April 19-21. Activities will include a golf outing, a reunion party at Chad Opel House and, of course, cheering on the Cougars April 21 in their game against Eastern Kentucky. All former SIUE Cougar Baseball players are invited. Contact Gary Collins at 618-650-2872 or for more information.
SIUE Cougar Baseball Logo

Upcoming Alumni Travel Opportunities

Career Development Opportunities

Alumni, mark your calendar for the exciting travel opportunities planned for 2013.

  • The Alumni Association is launching “Cougars on the Move” with a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley May 24-28. Alumni will book and purchase their travel individually for this trip, and will have the opportunity to participate in a number of events and activities with their fellow alumni.
  • Join us as we Rediscover Cuba - A Cultural Exploration July 28-August 5 through a partnership with Collette Vacations. To learn more, visit
  • Accompany Jane Drake, director of The Gardens at SIUE, on a trip to the Gardens of American History September 20-28, also offered through Colette Vacations. Visit for more.
An informational meeting for the Cuba and Gardens trips will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 in Birger Hall on the SIUE Campus. For questions or to RSVP for the presentation, contact Alumni Affairs at 618-650-2760.
Don't miss "Recruit St. Louis," an exclusive, alumni-only career fair, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet over 75 employers looking for talented professionals from SIUE and other regional universities. Admission is free. Location and more details to come. Additionally, be sure to take advantage of the many career services from SIUE's Career Development Center, including the Cougar Jobline, online career assessment tools and job search assistance. Career Development Center events are also great opportunities for alumni to help current students. For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit
SIUE Alumni eDition
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