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SIUE Alumna Tanzyus Named Head Start Board Chair

19 June 2018, 2:00 PM

SIUE alumna Kristin Tanzyus has been named chair of the Riverbend Head Start and Family Services Board of Directors.

Tanzyus earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1995. AdvantageNEWS detailed Tanzyus’ history with the board and her new appointment in an article posted Monday, June 18.

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2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge Offers $20,000 in Prizes

14 June 2018, 4:55 PM

Entrepreneurs and new business startups are invited to compete in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fifth annual regional business plan competition – the 2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC).

The MESC is organized by the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SIUE and facilitated with the help of the SIUE School of Business. The purpose of the Challenge is to identify, encourage and support entrepreneurs and business startups across the S...

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SIUE Alumnus Harbison Named President at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia

14 June 2018, 4:00 PM

SIUE alumnus Damon Harbison has been named president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia. He has served as interim president since February.

Harbison earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 2004. Details on his leadership role were posted Sunday, June 10 on KFVS12.com.

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Roccia Named SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

14 June 2018, 10:05 AM

SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Miriam Roccia.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Miriam Roccia as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Roccia will assume her new role on Monday, July 2.

Roccia brings more than 18 years of professional experience in higher education to SIUE. Since 2012, she has been serving as assistant dean of students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She oversaw UMSL’s residential life and housing, recreation and wellness, Mil...

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International Business Collaboration Gives SIUE Graduates Competitive Edge, Supports Local Company

7 June 2018, 3:45 PM

(L-R) SIUE May 2018 graduates Gabriele Fancelli and Pietro Beimer, of Italy, stand with Silvia Torres-Bowman, director of the International Trade Center at SIUE.When Italian students Pietro Beimer and Gabriele Fancelli arrived at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in August 2017, they expected to complete a one-year partnership program and receive their bachelor’s degrees in business from the American institution.

While they fulfilled that expectation, they graduated in May 2018 with not only expanded knowledge, but also hands-on experience that has given them a competitive edge in the business world.

Beimer and Fancelli took part in the ...

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IL SBDC Helps Plant New Business in the Metro East With All Seasons Outdoor Solutions

7 June 2018, 11:35 AM

Sean Jentsch with All Seasons Outdoor Solutions in O’Fallon.The landscape service All Seasons Outdoor Solutions (ASOS) in O’Fallon has grown quickly since owner Sean Jentsch launched the new business in April. Aiding in his success has been the Metro East Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Jentsch is a Marine Corps veteran who was looking to give back to the community by offering his landscaping services, after gaining many years of experience working at golf courses and lawn care busine...

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Jamie Ball Named SIUE Director of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination

6 June 2018, 8:40 AM

Jamie Ball, JD, director of SIUE’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination.Following a comprehensive national search led by search committee chairs Phyleccia Cole and Kim Durr and involving numerous constituency groups, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Ball, JD, as director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination (EOA). Ball assumes her new duties effective Monday, June 18.

Ball arrives on campus after serving as the first institutional compliance officer/Ti...

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SIUE’s Sustainability Group Ready for Action

5 June 2018, 3:02 PM

ConnieFreySpurlockWhen it comes to sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker believes it takes “a village” to raise awareness and improve and expand outcomes as it relates to what he sees as one of the world’s critical issues of the day. That is why he incorporated action into the group focused on the topic – literally. 

SIUE’s new Sustainability Action Group (SAG) is focused on updating self-reporting tools that...

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New Summer Entrepreneurship Academy at SIUE Offers High School Students Business Planning and Pitching Experience, Register Now!

4 June 2018, 10:45 AM

SIUE’s Katie Robberson will lead the new Summer Entrepreneurship Academy.High school students exiting grades 9-12 can boost their technical and interpersonal skills, learn from local entrepreneurs and engage with business experts during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA).

The SEA will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 18-22. Registration is available at siue.edu/summer/camps/summer-entrepreneurship-academy.

“There is a lot of excitement for the Summer Entrepreneurship Academy,” sai...

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SBDC at SIUE to Host Starting a Small Business Workshop in Spanish, June 28

29 May 2018, 2:55 PM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a Spanish language workshop on Starting a Small Business in Illinois from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. The workshop will be held at the Fairmont City Library, located at 4444 Collinsville Rd. in Fairmont City.  

It is free and open to all Latino entrepreneurs in the Metro East. Registration is open at https://conta.cc/2HRdxVq.

The workshop will focus on a variety of to...

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SIUE Alumnus Clayton Hinton Named Partner of West & Company, LLC

23 May 2018, 9:50 AM

SIUE alumnus Clayton Hinton has been named a partner of West & Company, LLC. He will be the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Employee Benefits Department.

Hinton earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 2007.

Details on his new role were posted in the Journal Gazette & Times Courier on Thursday, May 17.

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Centralia to Host SIUE Small Business Development Center on June 13

22 May 2018, 11:40 AM

Local business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the region are invited to meet Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Small Business Development Center staff and participate in one-on-one counseling sessions from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Centralia City Hall, 222 S. Poplar St.

The SBDC Community Day will include a 90-minute workshop, “Discussing the Client Experience,” beginning at noon. It will be presented by Carol Eckhoff, MS, CEAS I, CSMT.

The Centralia Econo...

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Global Trade Representatives “Discover Southwest Illinois” with Stop at SIUE

21 May 2018, 8:35 AM

Consuls and trade commissioners of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) representing 11 countries worldwide attended a two-day “Discover Southwest Illinois” tour. The International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed consuls and trade commissioners of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) representing countries worldwide for a luncheon and special introduction to the economically flourishing development hot spot that is southwestern Illinois.

The visit to SIUE was the welcoming stop along the “Discover Southwest Illinois” tour held May 15-16. The Southwest Illinois Trade ...

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Global Academic Advising Organization Names SIUE’s Thomas Outstanding Advising Administrator

17 May 2018, 3:10 PM

SIUE Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): The Global Community for Academic Advising.

The organization also selected Thomas as a mentor for its 2018-20 Emerging Leaders Class. He is one of 10 selected internationally for this role in “engaging and inspiring diverse NACADA leaders.”

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SIUE Spring Commencement Sends Class of 2018 into the World

5 May 2018, 7:25 PM

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2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony Videos 

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook oversaw the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 for 2,091 eligible graduates. All the ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook saluted the graduates for their community service and commitment to shaping a c...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights more than 2,000 Graduates

4 May 2018, 8:15 AM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is overseeing the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises today for 2,091 eligible graduates. The fourth of seven exercises began this morning in the Vadalabene Center on campus. All the ceremonies are streamed live on siue.edu/tv.

The exercises began Friday morning with School of Business students receiving their undergraduate degrees. Brian Watson, who earned a bachelor’s in business economics and finance, was the student ...

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SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase Spotlights Outstanding Research and Creative Activities

1 May 2018, 1:25 PM

Dressed in Lolita fashion, senior Haley Andrews presented her research on the From Lolita fashion to robotic prosthetics, sexual assault prevention to chemical risk exposure, and fair trade to race relations within sacred harp music, a wide array of research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase.

The event, held Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center, highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through SIUE’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and the Illinois Department of Commerce Offer Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) Workshop in Swansea on May 22

1 May 2018, 10:25 AM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is looking forward to hosting a workshop on Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. The First Bank at 4387 N. Illinois St. in Swansea hosts the event.

The workshop is open to all entrepreneurs in the community and will focus on a variety of topics designed to instruct new business start-ups, as well as individuals who have an inter...

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Students, Faculty and Community Members Honored at SIUE Kimmel Leadership Awards

24 April 2018, 10:38 AM

KimmelAwards-EglandBeing a good leader is not about power and position, but it is having the energy, charisma and character to convince people to do the right thing, make healthy choices and do their best, said Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Christopher Cole Egland. Egland was one of several honored at the University’s 28th Annual Kimmel Leadership Awards on Monday, April 23 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

The annual celebration recognizes outstanding students, ...

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SIUE Alumni Among BizJournal's CFO of the Year Awardees

24 April 2018, 9:10 AM

Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni are among the St. Louis Business Journal’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year awardees.

According to the BizJournal, the awards recognize “financial professionals in the St. Louis region for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.”

The SIUE alumni include:

  • Steven Mandeville earned a master’s in accountancy from the Graduate School in 2006. Mandeville is vice president for fi...

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SIUE Springfest Offers Fun and Fresh Air Ahead of Finals

24 April 2018, 8:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s longest running annual event on campus, Springfest, featured a week of fun traditions, entertainment and activities April 16-20. The 2018 theme was “Stranger Things.”

“Every year I look forward to Springfest,” said junior mass communications major Mollie Thompson. “There’s always so many different events that everyone can get involved in. It highlights our diverse community as we all have fun together.&#8221...

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SIUE Faculty, Alumna Among 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction

23 April 2018, 1:30 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty member Alicia Alexander and alumna Stephanie Elliot were among the 2018 Alton YWCA Women of Distinction honorees who were recognized at the 28th annual Women of Distinction dinner on Thursday, April 19.

The event honors women who “through their boundless commitment to the community through their service to others and through their compassionate leadership, help improve the quality of life for everyone in their communities.”

Alexande...

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SBDC at SIUE Helps Bring Polynesian Culture to Metro East

23 April 2018, 7:50 AM

Polynesian Breeze Owner Michele GoldsmithPolynesian Breeze owner Michele Goldsmith has been working with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville since last summer to prepare and perfect her business. Goldsmith will soon open Polynesian Breeze in Collinsville and introduce Polynesian culture to the area with treats such as shave ice.

The Polynesian Breeze idea first came from an experience Goldsmith had when getting ice cream from an ice cream truck. Her husb...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and Dept. of Commerce Offer Minority Entrepreneurship Workshop in East STL on May 22

19 April 2018, 9:50 AM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a workshop on Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) in May. This workshop is open to all entrepreneurs in the community and will focus on a variety of general topics that are designed to instruct new business start-ups as well as individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship.

The topics will include:

  • Business Planning
  • Business Entity Formatio...

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Gamified CMIS Course Offers Virtual Content Engagement Opportunities

19 April 2018, 8:50 AM

The systems analysis and design course taught by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Connie Barber, PhD, is not your average college class. Instead of just listening to someone lecture while they jot down helpful notes, students in this computer management and information systems (CMIS) program course have the added element of gamification. View a video of the course here.

“One random team gets 150 XP (experience points) and the entire class must call me the system master,...

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SIUE Sustainability Supporters Take Aim at Plastic Straws During Earth Week

17 April 2018, 8:36 AM

PlasticStrawsWhenever Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior Sadie Spears eats out, she always requests that they hold the straw. That is because she carries a reusable one with her. 

Spears, SIUE Student Government vice president-elect, was one of several students who conducted the #EndPlasticPollution ball drop game on Monday, April 16 as part of SIUE’s involvement in Earth Week. 

Monday’s green activity gave participants the opportunity to learn about environmental proble...

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IL Metro East SBDC Aids in Growth of The Wealthcare Group

13 April 2018, 9:45 AM

Wealthcare GroupIn 2017, Tara and Jacob Lowry established a partnership with Karen McGarvey and David Wiegand to expand their business with a new brand, The Wealthcare Group, offering services in navigating through insurance benefits and financial planning for the Riverbend area. They know that investments, insurance and employee benefits can be complex. Their teams of advisors are here to assist each client in fulfilling their specific needs.

The Wealthcare Group reached out to the Illinois Metro East Small B...

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The International Trade Center at SIUE to Partner in Trade Mission to Mexico

12 April 2018, 9:50 AM

Silvia Torres Bowman, director of the International Trade Center at SIUE.The International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (ITC at SIUE) welcomes existing and future exporters to participate in “Discover Mexico,” a four-day trade mission to Mexico from Monday-Thursday, July 23-26.

The Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council (SWITIC) will lead the trade mission with the full support of the ITC at SIUE, the Office of Trade and Investment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the U.S. Departme...

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SIUE Celebrates Earth Week, April 16-21

12 April 2018, 8:48 AM

EarthWeekgraphicOne of the most critical issues of our time will be highlighted from Monday-Saturday, April 16-21, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Connie Frey Spurlock, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology. SIUE will join the worldwide observance of Earth Week with informational, enlightening and fun activities leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. 

 “We’ve worked intentionally to make sure we have a range of events that appeal to b...

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Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

11 April 2018, 5:05 PM

Sandra WeissingerThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Sandra Weissinger, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award for an SIUE faculty member. Three additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments with Teaching Distinction Awards, and seven more received Teaching Recognition Awards.

Weissinger, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology and ...

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Mueth Produce is SIUE School of Business “TheOther40” Winner

10 April 2018, 11:10 AM

School of Business 2018 Other 40 WinnersCivil engineering major Dylan Mueth, of Waterloo, captured first place for his Mueth Produce concept in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s eighth annual “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition. The School of Business hosted the competition and held its final pitch event Monday, April 9 at SIUE’s Morris University Center.

“TheOther40” competition offers SIUE students the opportunity to take a business idea through stages needed to launch a product or s...

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Record Number of Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visit SIUE Campus

6 April 2018, 1:16 PM

HBCU-Visit-JoinerThe Office of Graduate Admissions launched a new diversity recruitment initiative in hopes of introducing qualified students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and McNair Scholars to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Nearly 40 students participated in the HBCU Campus Visit on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5. The program was a multi-phased initiative focused on building relationships with HBCUs located in states n...

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SIUE’s Sustained Dialogue Creates Safe Places, Develops Leaders, Promotes Peace

4 April 2018, 1:39 PM

Jessica-TarshaTalking, listening, understanding and connecting across seemingly wide chasms of race and color, sexual orientation, religion, class and socio-economic status, among other things, are taking shape at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the help of the Sustained Dialogue (SD) Campus Network. 

Sustained Dialogue seeks to transform relationships for the better through meaningful dialogue by creating a space for students to convey and exchange not just their opinions about co...

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SBDC Assists Metro East Start-Up Challenge Winners Pint Perfect in Pursuing Business Success

29 March 2018, 8:55 AM

Pint Perfect Owners Sammie Williams and Josh CoclasureJosh Colclasure and Sammie Williams have been friends since childhood. They have always talked about starting a business together and finally had the chance to put their idea for bar and restaurant draft line cleaning services to the test in the Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC).

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) introduced the competition in 2014. The Start-Up Challenge engages multiple sponsors and b...

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Alumna Betsy Hall Collins Shares Tips for Climbing the Corporate Ladder During SIUE School of Business Power Breakfast

27 March 2018, 4:15 PM

SIUE School of Business alumna Betsy Hall Collins, director of global public policy for Walmart, was the featured speaker at the School's Executive Power Speaker Series breakfast.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business alumna Betsy Hall Collins is a shining example of how a driven, hard-working student can flourish in the corporate world.

The 33-year-old exuded a bright personality, unwavering perseverance and a passion for helping others as the featured speaker at the School’s Executive Power Speaker Series breakfast held Tuesday, March 27.

“I wanted to be different than my peers, because I knew I had something to contribute. I swung f...

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SIUE International Student Earns Phi Kappa Phi Academic Scholarship

27 March 2018, 9:45 AM

SIUE senior Francesca Barbieri has earned Phi Kappa Phi's 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship.If you ask Francesca Barbieri what her career aspirations are, she’ll answer with a heartfelt, “to teach children with disabilities and give them hope for a bright future.” To achieve that worthy goal, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior is pursuing a bachelor’s in special education with a minor in Spanish.

“I want to be the person that changes a student’s life, by not only helping him or her succeed as a student, but also giving him or her h...

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Online Options Abound During SIUE's Summer Session, Register Now!

26 March 2018, 11:45 AM

SIUE Summer Session 2018Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2018 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. Nearly 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 7.

“Summer session provides students an important opportunity...

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SIUE School of Business Celebrates Record $200,000 in Donor Support

22 March 2018, 8:35 AM

TheBANK of Edwardsville's Robert Schwartz (far left) stands alongside all 10 SIUE students receiving TheBANK of Edwardsville Scholarship, as well as School of Business Interim Dean Tim Schoenecker, PhD (far right).The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business recognized record donor support with scholarships worth more than $200,000 during its 14th Annual Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 21.

Awards were presented to approximately 100 students pursuing degrees in accounting, business administration, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and marketing.

School of Business Interim Dean Tim Schoenecker, PhD, welcomed sponsors, faculty, adm...

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SIUE Graduate Admissions Invites Prospective Students to Spring Open House

21 March 2018, 9:00 AM

SIUE alumnus and prospective graduate student Jantzen Rosales visits with Mike Costigan, PhD, accounting professor emeritus, during the Graduate Admissions Open House.Prospective students are invited to explore the possibilities of an advanced degree at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate Admissions Spring Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Morris University Center’s Meeting Room A.

According to the Council for Graduate Schools, an advanced degree can:

  • Influence how fast and far you can advance in your career
  • Increase your earnings and the amount of responsibility you assume
  • Enhance decision-making respons...

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SIUE School of Business Discusses Partnership with German Institution

21 March 2018, 8:40 AM

Dr. Janice Joplin, Dr. Simone Maier, Brigitte Ilg, Dr. Tim Schoenecker, Dr. Mary WeishaarThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business hosted representatives from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Heidenheim, Germany, on Monday, March 19.

DHBW guests met with SIUE faculty, staff and administrators to discuss a formal partnership agreement that would facilitate student and faculty exchanges, special short-term academic programs, and collaborative academic and research projects.

“Through international partnerships, both domestic a...

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Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE, TAB, and SCORE of SWIL to Offer High Impact Business Sessions on April 6

19 March 2018, 11:50 AM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is collaborating with The Alternative Board (TAB) and SCORE of Southwest Illinois to present the High Impact Knowledge workshop series from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, April 6. The event takes place in the SIUE Morris University Center, and brings local business resources to support area entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The workshop will include a number of topics:

  • Business Plan 101 ...

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Holland Construction Services’ Marchal Named 2018 Distinguished CLI Alumni

14 March 2018, 4:55 PM

Mike MarchalMike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2018 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Leadership Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 9 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.

Program Co-director’s Chris Gordon, PhD, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of Executive Education in the SIUE School of Business, presented the award.

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SBDC at SIUE Assists Minas Espresso to Bring Brazilian Coffee to the Metro East

14 March 2018, 12:10 PM

Minas Espresso LogOwner Bruno Nobre of Minas Espresso, Inc., with the guidance of his business partner and father-in-law Norberto Torres, approached the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE) late last year about marketing his Brazilian aromatic coffee.

Nobre had been working with the SBDC since November of 2017, so he was able to move quickly through the startup process. Additionally, he has ample experience in farming coffee b...

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SIUE Alumnus Appointed Payroll Division President at BenefitMall

14 March 2018, 11:43 AM

SIUE alumnus Todd Waletzki has been promoted to president, payroll division at BenefitMall, a leading provider of employee benefits and payroll services.

Waletzki earned a master’s in economics from SIUE in 1989. Details on his promotion are available on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE Researcher Gains National Attention for Study on Child Health and Paternal Investment

13 March 2018, 4:15 PM

SIUE's Marlon Tracey, assistant professor of economics.SIUE researcher Marlon Tracey, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Business’ Department of Economics and Finance, is making headlines for a study published in the January 2018 edition of the Journal of Health Economics.

The article entitled “If looks could heal: Child health and paternal investment” details research results that hold implications regarding “the role of a father’s time in enhancing child health, especially in fragile families.”

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SIUE Construction Leadership Institute Celebrates 2018 Graduates

12 March 2018, 5:10 PM

CLI Graduates 2018The Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 29 graduates of its program Friday, March 9 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration. Developed by the SIUE Schools of Business and Engineering, the CLI provides the knowledge, skills and strategies that individuals and companies need in today’s challenging construction industry. 

Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, a...

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SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE and Dept. of Commerce Offer ADME Workshop on March 21

12 March 2018, 4:55 PM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting a workshop on Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in the Morris University Center’s Hickory/Hackberry Room.

The workshop is open to all entrepreneurs and will focus on a variety of general topics that are designed to instruct new business start-ups as well as individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurs...

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SIUE's Hortis Advocates for Helping Students Reach Their Desired Destination

9 March 2018, 1:25 PM

SIUE Academic Advisor Efrosini Academic Advising Today has published an article entitled “The Odyssey: How to Help Students Reach Their Ithaca” written by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Academic Advisor Efrosini “Effie” Hortis.

Hortis used Homer’s poem The Odyssey as a metaphor for students’ academic journey and the important role advisors play in helping them reach their desired destination. View the full article here.

“Our students are like Odysseus; they enter our offi...

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Art Gecko Creative Studio Opens in Downtown O’Fallon, Illinois

4 April 2016, 1:22 PM

Cory Hollerbach and her mother, Robin Springer, both SIUE alumni, have opened Art Gecko Creative Studio, in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating along with its clients, a mother-daughter team who has opened a creative studio in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.

Art Gecko Creative Studio, 125 East State Street, is the brainchild of retired art teacher Robin Springer and her daughter and fellow designer, Cory Hollerbach, both SIUE alumni. Their new business is the culmination of a dream for the duo that has already shar...

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School of Business Interim Dean Navin Weighs in on St. Louis Economic Recovery

23 February 2015, 9:41 AM

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SIUE School of Business Interim Dean John Navin was quoted extensively in the Belleville News-Democrat in a story regarding the St. Louis region’s economic recovery in comparison to other metropolitan areas. Writer Will Buss posted the story on Sunday, Feb. 22. 

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