SIUE School of Engineering 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 www.siue.edu/alumni/awards/.

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 www.facebook.com/events/481746651861326/.
Alumni Enjoy Happy Hour at Global Brew in
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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 youtube.com.
SIUE: Campus of Motion Video

School of Engineering Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 21

School of Engineering Hosts South Korean Delegation

Please plan to join us for the School of Engineering Annual Awards Banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. This great event enables us to honor our outstanding students, faculty and alumni. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event website or call 618-650-2541. A delegation of four administrators from Tongmyong University, South Korea visited SIUE's School of Engineering on January 15-16. The administrators met with top SIUE officials, including Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Dean Hasan Sevim. Their main objective was to discuss the establishment of a 2+2 program with SIUE in mechanical, industrial, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science programs. Read the full story on the School of Engineering website.

Nominate an Alumnus for the CLI Alumni Leadership Award

2+2 Agreement: SIUE School of Engineering and Lewis and Clark Community College

SIUE and the Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Advisory Board will introduce the Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership Award this spring. The award will recognize an outstanding graduate of the CLI program and honor the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and hard work. The initial award will be conferred as a part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the program, which will be held in the SIUE School of Engineering atrium on Friday, March 1. Read the full story on the School of Engineering website. In September, SIUE's School of Engineering signed a 2+2 Program agreement with Lewis and Clark Community College. The agreement allows a student to spend the first two academic years at Lewis and Clark followed by two years at SIUE to obtain a bachelor’s degree in civil, computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing or mechanical engineering. Read the full story on the School of Engineering website.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 23

SIUE Baseball Alumni to Reunite in April

The SIUE Society of Women Engineers presents its first annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," an event to give girls an introduction to the field of engineering, with hands-on activities, new friends and fun. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 23. For more information, please visit the website.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Shirt
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 gcollin@siue.edu 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 www.collettevacations.com/link/533732.
  • 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 www.collettevacations.com/link/540388 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 www.siue.edu/careerdevelopmentcenter/.
SIUE Alumni eDition
An Electronic Newsletter from the Alumni Association
SIUE Alumni Association Campus Box 1031 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1031
Phone: 618-650-2760 Email: siuealumni@siue.edu Web: siue.edu/alumni