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SIUE SBDC Director DiMaggio May Honored for Work with Small Businesses

23 May 2019, 11:40 AM

SBDC Director Jo Ann DiMaggio MayJo Ann DiMaggio May, director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, received two awards at the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association (IESBGA) Conference in Champaign held May 15-17 at the Hyatt Place Hotel.

Among seven Illinois SBDC Network Shining Star awards, DiMaggio May and her center were honored in the promotion/public relations category for her “tremendous promotional and p...

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SBDC for the Metro East Aids in Success of B&A Services Book Release: “OSHA Field Guide: Understand Workplace Safety & Save Money”

22 May 2019, 8:15 AM

OSHA Field Guide: Understand Workplace Safety and Save MoneyBarb Razer, owner of B&A Respirator Services, LLC has been a client of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) since 2017.

SBDC Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May has assisted and provided Razer with referrals for website design, a list of network connections and helped with registering her LLC.

“Jo Ann has been a valuable source for opportunities, training sessions, proofreading, counseling, research and prov...

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SIUE SBDC Hosts Informational Meeting for $15 Million Available for Minority Businesses

20 May 2019, 8:49 AM

Derrick ChampionHilary Scott-Ogunrinde, of St. Louis, was one of more than 60 people attending the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment’s informational meeting on funding opportunities for minority-owned businesses. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted the session on Tuesday, May 14 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

The informationa...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Exec. VP-Chief Credit Officer at Midwest BankCentre

17 May 2019, 9:50 AM

SIUE alumnus David B. Warning SIUE alumnus David B. Warning has been promoted to executive vice president-chief credit officer for Midwest BankCentre, a locally owned community bank.

Warning earned a bachelor’s in business administration/marketing from the SIUE School of Business in 1982.

Details on his promotion are available on constructforSTL.org, as well as in the St. Louis Business Journal’s People on the Move section.

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SIUE Alumnus Dorsey Named COO of Sivia Law

13 May 2019, 3:18 PM

SIUE alumnus Allen Dorsey Jr. has been hired as chief operations officer of Sivia Law. Dorsey earned both a bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1988 and 1991, respectively.

Details on Dorsey’s new leadership position are available in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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SIUE Confers Degrees Upon 2,600 Graduates

10 May 2019, 10:15 AM

Pembrook-McCarroll 2019 Spring Commencement

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, conferred degrees upon 2,601 graduates during the spring 2019 commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 at the Vadalabene Center. All ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook congratulated the graduates on their hard work, persistence, and focus that propelled them to degree completion. “Your wide array of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives have made SIUE a better institution during you...

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From Bright Idea to Business Success: SIUE’s Summer Entrepreneurship Academy Develops Future Leaders, Register Now!

1 May 2019, 8:40 AM

Edwardsville’s Emily Cecil pitched her business plan for “Special Things” to a panel of experts during SIUE’s Summer Entrepreneurship Academy.High school students entering grades 9-12 will be inspired to pursue an entrepreneurial future by learning the steps to transform an innovative idea into a successful business venture during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA).

Hosted by the SIUE School of business, the SEA will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 17-21 on SIUE’s campus. Registration is now open at siue.edu/summer/camps/summer-entrepreneurship-academy.

Partic...

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Outstanding Student Research Spotlighted at Undergraduate Scholars Showcase

30 April 2019, 8:45 AM

A team of nursing students researched how to reduce the number of hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients as their Senior Assignment (L-R) Grant Herring, Allison Buchmiller, Anna Hagnauer and Ben Reilly.More than 180 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students from 30 degree programs showcased their Senior Assignments and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) to the campus community during the annual Undergraduate Scholars Showcase held Thursday, April 25 in the Morris University Center (MUC).

The showcase highlighted the depth and variety of SIUE’s Senior Assignment, the culminating undergraduate experience, and URCA programs. Outstanding research and creative act...

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SIUE Abuzz During Springfest 2019 Under the Big Top

26 April 2019, 8:40 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Springfest 2019, held April 22-25, offered students an upbeat opportunity to get involved and celebrate camaraderie as the spring semester draws to a close.

The annual celebration is coordinated by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center’s Campus Activities Board. This year’s theme was Under the Big Top, and featured camel rides, a fortune teller, juggling competitions, trivia night, cotton candy and more.

“The goal of Springf...

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International Students Experience SIUE Through Global UGRAD Program

19 April 2019, 8:35 AM

International studies spending the Spring semester at SIUE via the Global UGRAD program are (L-R) Ahmad Masalha, Veranika Kukushkina (seated), and Wen Shu Wong.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has offered unique experiences in undergraduate education and American culture to three international students during their semester long stay through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD).

During the spring 2019 semester, Veranika Kukushkina, of Belarus, Wen Shu Wong, of Malaysia, and Ahmad Masalha, of Israel, have been studying in their respective disciplines, and gaining community s...

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SIUE School of Business Celebrates Life Changing Impact of Donor Support through Scholarships

12 April 2019, 1:10 PM

More than 100 students received scholarship awards valued at over $200,000 during the SIUE School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business celebrated academic achievement and recognized the value of donor support at its annual Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, April 10 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

More than 100 students received scholarships valued at more than $200,000. School of Business Dean Tim Schoenecker, PhD, noted that the School’s incredible award total has nearly tripled over the past four years.

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SIUE Business Student Named Fund for Education Abroad Scholar

10 April 2019, 1:30 PM

SIUE School of Business junior Matthew Healy, of Mason.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business junior Matthew Healy, of Mason, is among 135 students nationwide to receive a study abroad scholarship from the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA).

The FEA granted a record $406,000 in scholarships to its 2019-2020 FEA Scholars with the mission of increasing access to international education. Healy received $5,000 to help advance his business administration, marketing and finance studies while studying at the Foundation for International...

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SIUE School of Business Announces “TheOther40” Winners

9 April 2019, 1:50 PM

Winners of the SIUE School of Business’ 2019 “TheOther40” competition were (L-R) Sydney Daniel, Tristan Warner and Margaret Doolin.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business economics and finance major Margaret Doolin, with Port Doolin Investments, captured first place in the 2019 “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition.

The School of Business hosted the competition for the ninth year, and held its final pitch event on Monday, April 8 in the Morris University Center.

“TheOther40” Business Plan Competition offers SIUE students the opportunity to take a business idea through the stag...

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SIUE Alumna Named to National 4-H Council Board of Trustees

4 April 2019, 10:20 AM

SIUE alumna Lisa SafarianSIUE alumna Lisa Safarian, a prominent leader in the agriculture industry, has been elected to serve on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees.

Safarian, of O’Fallon, Ill., earned a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1988 and 1991, respectively. She is president of Bayer’s Crop Science North America Division.

Details on her latest leadership position are available at 4-h.org.

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Workout with Ludgina Goes Live April 1 with the Assistance of SBDC for the Metro East

29 March 2019, 9:40 AM

Owner of Workout with Ludgina, Ludgina Dieujuste.The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at SIUE and East St. Louis proudly announces the launch of Workout with Ludgina, LLC.

Workout with Ludgina provides High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) online treadmill workouts at an affordable price. Her classes are designed for runners, joggers, walkers, or anyone who is interested in including exercise in their daily life.

These classes can help build endurance, strength, and speed in a fun, upbeat way that makes ...

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IL SBDC for the Metro East Assists V8TV & Speed Shop Expansion in Red Bud

22 March 2019, 9:30 AM

V8TV Owners Kelle and Kevin OesteWhen V8 Speed & Resto Shop and V8TV Productions, Inc. in Red Bud had the opportunity to expand its classic and muscle car restoration shop into the building next door, it reached out to the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for guidance and resources.

V8 Speed & Resto Shop and V8TV Productions owners Kevin and Kelle Oeste needed assistance to expand their business, and they trusted the SBDC.

The Oestes have been wo...

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Play in the Sun and Shine in Class During SIUE’s Summer Session

20 March 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE Summer Session 2019.Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Advancing in your studies and soaking in some summer sun are both possible via Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Summer Session.

SIUE offers nearly 1,000 summer classes, including more online courses than ever! Registration begins Monday, March 25 at siue.edu/summer/apply-or-register.

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five...

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IL SBDC, HUBZone and Government Contracting Webinar April 16

19 March 2019, 4:40 PM

SBDC LogoThe Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)/Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) network is hosting an informational workshop from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 to promote, educate and provide resources to small businesses eligible to participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.

In addition to the HUBZone seminar, the SBDC network is collaborating with the Greater East St. Louis Business Deve...

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Explore the Possibilities at Graduate Admissions Open House and Become Inspired at Graduate School Research Symposium, April 1

19 March 2019, 11:15 AM

Haruka Kawata previously attended the SIUE Graduate Admissions Open House to learn more about the art therapy counseling program and gain the perspective of current graduate students.Prospective students and the general public are invited to learn more about graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s joint Graduate Admissions Open House and Graduate School Research Symposium on Monday, April 1.

The Graduate Admissions Open House will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pre-Function Room, adjacent to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The Graduate School Research Symposium will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge.

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SIUE Alumna Renz Named CFO at Missouri Historical Society

15 March 2019, 10:35 AM

The Missouri Historical Society named SIUE alumna Christina Renz as its chief financial officer. She succeeds Benjamin Washington, who left the organization in July.

Renz holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business, where she serves on the Accounting Advisory Board.

Renz was assistant vice president of finance at St. Louis College of Pharmacy for the last three years. Prior to that, she was a senior manager at KPMG, focusing on audi...

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Parker & Co. Boutique Expands to West County Mall with the Support of the IL SBDC Metro East

14 March 2019, 4:00 PM

Parker & Co. Boutique owner Sara DuguayThe Parker & Co. Boutique women’s apparel e-commerce business is expanding by selling clothing at Kindred in West County Mall.

Parker & Co. owner Sara Duguay has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville since late 2018. She has consulted continuously with SBDC Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May to gain insights and guidance on running her business more efficiently.

Parker & Co offers a large variety of app...

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Drury Development Corp.’s Warner Named 2019 Distinguished CLI Alumni

14 March 2019, 3:50 PM

Robert Warner, VP of construction at Drury Development Corp.Robert Warner, vice president of construction at Drury Development Corp., is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2019 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Leadership Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 8 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.

The CLI Alumni Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the St. Louis area building community.

“CLI’s mission...

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SIUE Spring Events Boost Enrollment Optimism

14 March 2019, 10:25 AM

SIUE CampusAttendance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Spring Previews for prospective students have administrators and admissions personnel optimistically looking at fall 2019 as a stabilizing impact upon overall enrollment.

Since the all-time enrollment of 14,265 in fall 2015, SIUE has dropped 984 students during the course of the state of Illinois budget crisis. However, the fall 2018 enrollment of 13,281 still ranks 17th all-time at the University

Total attendance at Preview SIUE ...

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SIUE Construction Leadership Institute Announces 2019 Graduates

13 March 2019, 8:30 AM

2019 CLI GraduatesThe Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 35 graduates on Friday, March 8 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, PhD, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kris...

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City of Centralia Hosts IL SBDC for the Metro East on April 3

11 March 2019, 1:05 PM

The City of Centralia is pleased to bring a valuable small business resource to the area. The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East will host local business owners and entrepreneurs from throughout the region for staff introductions and one-on-one counseling sessions.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at City Hall, 101 S. Locust Street in Centralia. A 60-minute exclusive workshop, “Social Media Best Practices,” will be prese...

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Students and Alumni put their Best Foot Forward at SIUE’s Spring Career Fair

8 March 2019, 11:39 AM

CareerFair1Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students and alumni once again had the opportunity to look for employment, internships, educational advancement and more during the SIUE Career Development Center’s (CDC) annual two-day spring Career Fair. 

“It is important to keep hosting the career fairs to connect our students and alumni with employers,” said Carrie Smolar, CDC assistant director. “This opportunity gives students and alumni a chance to network with employ...

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SIUE School of Business Among College Factual’s Top 25

6 March 2019, 9:25 AM

School of Business Dean Tim SchoeneckerCollege Factual’s 2019 Best Value Business Administration Schools report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business 25th among 711 programs nationally as “Best Value for the Money.” SIUE’s business administration program stands among the top five percent of all programs for value.

“We are pleased to see that the College Factual rankings recognize the tremendous educational value associated with our BSBA program,” said School of...

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SBDC for Metro East Client Built By Battle Expands Product Offerings

5 March 2019, 5:05 PM

Built by Battle LogoBuilt By Battle, LLC (BXB) has been a client of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville since 2015.

Owner Danny Smith created BXB to offer quality t-shirts, baseball tees, tanks, and sweatshirts for both men and women. When an individual wears the BXB apparel, it’s a message that battles have been faced and life challenges have been tackled. The apparel reflects BXB’s optimistic messages “for the eve...

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IL SBDC for Metro East at SIUE Veterans Workshop Nov. 14

25 October 2018, 2:35 PM

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) are hosting a Veterans Starting a Small Business in Illinois Seminar and Speed Networking event from 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The event takes place at SIUE’s Lukas Annex in the Cougar Pavilion of the Vadalabene Center.

 The event is open to all entrepreneurs, particul...

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2018 SIUE Project Management Symposium Registration Now Open

17 October 2018, 11:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business has opened registration for its 2018 Project Management Symposium. The event is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at the Morris University Center on the SIUE campus. The annual one-day event focuses on cultivating the art and science of project management.

Project management professionals from more than 120 different companies in the St. Louis metropolitan area will participate.

The day will open with panelists Bruce Hauks from A...

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SBDC and International Trade Center at SIUE Recognize “Immigrants in Our Midst”

21 September 2018, 3:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Trade Center (ITC), Small Business Development Center, and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), along with TheBANK of Edwardsville and additional partners will host a conference on Friday, Oct. 5: “Immigrants in Our Midst,” that focuses on how to better serve U.S. immigrants’ financial, legal and social needs. The event will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in SIUE’s Morris University Conference Center.

SIUE alu...

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SIUE Executive Education Offers Professional Development Workshops

31 August 2018, 8:25 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Executive Education program is offering professional development courses and workshops throughout fall 2018 and into spring 2019.

Fall 2018 Foundations of Project Management-PMP Prep

5 Fridays, Sept. 14, 21; Oct. 5, 12, and 19

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Morris University Center

Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification.  Successful completion awar...

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SIUE Executive Education Offers Professional Development Workshops

26 June 2018, 8:10 AM

The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program has announced its upcoming professional development courses and workshops.

Fall 2018 Foundations of Project Management - PMP Prep

Five Fridays, Sept. 14, 21 and October 5, 12 and 19

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Morris University Center

Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification.  Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for the PMP® ...

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SIUE School of Business Graduate Program Ranked 7th Nationally

26 June 2017, 7:50 AM

Riza Demirer, PhD, and director of SIUE’s master’s in economics and finance program.The economics and finance graduate program within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is ranked 7th in The Financial Engineer’s 2017 Financial Economics Rankings.

“It is always rewarding to have our program included among the prestigious schools on this list, and it is an honor to be recognized,” said Riza Demirer, PhD, and director of SIUE’s master’s in economics and finance program. “This is a direct reflection of the hard work ...

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SIUE Chancellor Pembrook Oversees First Commencement

16 December 2016, 2:40 PM

pembrook-commencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook oversaw the fall 2016  commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17. Morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,229 eligible graduates were in the Vadalabene Center on campus. To view the ceremonies, visit siue.edu/commencement/.

In his first commencement since assuming the chancellor’s role in August, Pembrook encouraged the graduates to become ambassadors for SIUE. “You should always represent SIUE with profe...

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

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

summer session 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2016 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. More than 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever before.

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 9.

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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SIUE Graduate School Open House Set for Oct. 14

22 September 2015, 10:15 AM

Jerry WeinbergThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information about SIUE’s various graduate programs, graduate admission requirements, graduate student services and financing a graduate education, including graduate assistantships and competitiv...

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