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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior March 2013 eDition

Don't Miss the "Handicap This!" Presentation

SIUE's Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders will host "Handicap This!" Sunday, April 21. "Handicap This!" is a humorous yet poignant stage show presentation that depicts the challenges of living with a disability and the judgmental attitudes and perceptions of others. Admission is free for alumni, faculty and staff and community members and organizations supporting those with disabilities. The production will begin at 3 p.m. in the MUC Meridian Ballroom. This production is sponsored by the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD) in collaboration with Socially and Educationally Engaged Community, Inc. (SEEC) and the Madison County Mental Health Board. Contact (618) 650-5423 for more information.

SIUE Baseball Reunion in April

Hot Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Page Sizzle

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's 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.

This month's free career webinar will focus on LinkedIn makeovers. Tonight, March 6, at 7 p.m. Central, author Donna Serdula will offer tips on how to create a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed - and hired! Your LinkedIn summary is where you want to deliver value, get noticed and sell yourself. Serdula will share valuable insights, best practices and ideas on how to make that happen, as well as teach you how to use keywords to show up at the top of recruiters' searches. Register online now.

Learn from Employers How to Stand Out and Get Hired

Alumni-Only Career Fair in St. Louis

The SIUE Career Development Center will host an Employer Panel Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., featuring employers from Boeing, Edward Jones, Sigma Aldrich and others. Alumni and students will learn directly from employers about resume building, interviewing and more. The panel will take place in the Illinois/Mississippi Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center. Admission is free. Call 618-650-3708 to register, or sign up through your Cougar Jobline account.

Don't miss "Recruit St. Louis," an exclusive, alumni-only career fair, Thursday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet with more than 75 employers looking for talented professionals from SIUE and other regional universities. Admission is free. The Career Fair will take place at the Chaifetz Arena at 1 South Compton Avenue in St. Louis.

First Order of Business: How to Find, Join and Serve on a Non-profit Board

Alumni Happy Hours: Fairview Heights and Springfield

Alumnus SJ Morrison '02 has the floor Monday, March 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. for a presentation titled "All A-Board: Serving on a Board or Committee." SJ will teach you the ins and outs of volunteer leadership, including the benefits, the various roles available in different organizations and tips on finding a volunteer opportunity that's right for you. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and plenty of networking will follow the presentation. SJ Morrison '02 is the SIUE Alumni Association President and Director of Marketing and Planning for Madison County Transit. Register for $10 by Wednesday, March 13 by going online or calling us at (618) 650-2760.

Network with your fellow alumni in a relaxed setting at our upcoming Alumni Happy Hours: March 14 at Dandy Inn in Fairview Heights, IL and March 28 at Brickhouse Pub and Grill in downtown Springfield, IL. Alumni Happy Hours run from 6-9 p.m. and provide alumni with great opportunities to meet, network and reminisce. SIUE alumni get their first drink free. Registration is not required, but feel free to RSVP online for the Dandy Inn event or the Brickhouse Pub and Grill event.

Become a World Traveler with Your Fellow Alumni

Nominate an Alumnus/a for the Hall of Fame

Alumni, mark your calendar for the exciting travel opportunities planned for 2013. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 618-650-2760.

  • The Alumni Association is launching "Cougars on the Move" with a trip to San Francisco 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 us online.
  • 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 the website for more.
The SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes and honors SIUE alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at SIUE. Each School and College of the University selects inductees based on pre-determined criteria.

The honoree class members are recognized with a commemorative plaque that will be displayed in a prominent place within each of the respective Schools or College. They are also honored at the annual SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. Nominate someone you admire by completing a nomination form online.

Design the New University Seal

Win SIUE $1,000 with a Vote for the Mascot!

SIUE is hosting a competition to find a university seal, a symbol that will be used on certificates, ceremonial communication pieces, formal invitations and awards. All current and previous members of the University community - including, of course, SIUE alumni - will be eligible to submit a design. The final design will be unveiled at the installation ceremony on Friday, April 19. For more information about the process and how to submit your design by the March 22 deadline, please visit www.siue.edu/chancellor/seal.

Delta Dental of Tennessee has teamed up with the Ohio Valley Conference for the mascot challenge. Cast your vote for SIUE�s Eddie the Cougar by visiting http://deltadentaltn.com/OVCmascots.aspx. The winning mascot will be recognized on court at the OVC Basketball Championships. Delta Dental will award $1,000 to the winning school�s general scholarship fund. All voting is done by fans and ends at noon CT Thursday, March 7.

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