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SIUE Implements Reverse Transfer Credit Program with L&C

15 February 2017, 2:35 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program is an expansion of the institutions’ partnership to continue to help SIUE students who transfer from L&C to transfer credits back to L&C. This enables them to gain an associate’s from Lewis and Clark, as well as the baccalaureate degree they seek from SIUE.

The program helps L&C document degree completions at th...

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SIUE Alum Launches Beauty Supply Biz in Maryville with SBDC Expertise

14 February 2017, 9:20 AM

green-breonAfter six years of planning and fine-tuning her business strategy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Breon Green has opened the doors on her new beauty supply business, Divine Immanence LLC, in Maryville.

A 2010 SIUE School of Business graduate in business, economics and finance, and a 2014 Webster University MBA graduate, Green’s long-term goal has been to own a business and to provide hair products that are primarily geared toward men and women of color. During her time ...

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SIUE School of Business Receives AACSB Reaccreditation

13 February 2017, 11:40 AM

schoenecker-timThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business accounting and business programs have received continued accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. SIUE is among 185 institutions worldwide holding both the business and additional specialized AACSB accreditation for its accounting pro...

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SIU Board of Trustees Approves SIUE Tuition Increase for 2017-18

9 February 2017, 1:35 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a five percent tuition increase for all new and continuing undergraduate students at SIUE, effective fall 2017. The board met on the Edwardsville campus.

Tuition for the 2017-18 Academic Year will result in a $420 increase over last year for newly entering, undergraduates on the Edwardsville campus.

With the increase, the annual tuition rate will be $8,772 for new, full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) enterin...

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SIUE Fee Changes Approved by SIU Board of Trustees

9 February 2017, 1:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved fee-related changes for the Edwardsville campus for the fall and spring terms of the 2017-18 academic year. The changes made during the board’s meeting on the Edwardsville campus included housing occupancy rates and the student fees for Information Technology, Textbook Rental and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Other fee changes were approved for the Student Welfare and Activity Fee (SWAF), Facilities and resident meal plans.

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SIUE School of Business Instructor Presents Economic Forecast for Edwardsville

9 February 2017, 9:07 AM

Timothy Sullivan, PhD, an instructor in the SIUE School of Business Department of Economics and Finance, was a key presenter during the City of Edwardsville’s Economic Forecast Breakfast held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Wildey Theatre. Sullivan detailed the economic forecast for 2017 and future years.

The RiverBender.com highlighted Sullivan’s predictions in an article posted Thursday, Feb. 9.

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SIUE’s Dr. Shelley Price-Williams Elected as Officer for National Academic Advising Organization, NACADA

6 February 2017, 3:22 PM

ShelleyPriceWilliamsShelley Price-Williams, PhD, coordinator of Student Services and Transitions in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business, was elected as the Advising Graduate and Professional Students Chair for NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. 

Price-Williams will assume her leadership role at the end of the 2017 NACADA Annual Conference being held in October in St. Louis. She will serve in this position until October 2019.

NACADA: The Global Community for A...

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SIUE 2017 Pink Zone Effort Raises More Than $7,000

6 February 2017, 1:50 PM

Breast cancer survivors join the SIUE women’s basketball team in celebration ahead of the game against Jacksonville State.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Women’s Basketball and SIUE Pink Zone joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Missouri, contributing more than $7,000 toward a cure.

Fundraising events were capped by the women’s and men’s basketball teams as they played Jacksonville State on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Vadalabene Center. Breast cancer survivors were honored during the women’s game.

Fans check out the basket raffle and purchase Pink Zone t-shirts for breast cancer awareness during the SIUE women’s basketball game vs. Jacksonville State.Other Pink Zone events held throughout January and February in...

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SIUE Among Best Risk-Reward College Choices

5 February 2017, 2:45 PM

SIUE CampusSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has been ranked 80th among all public institutions nationally for Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Lendedu.com’s second annual College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) study. SIUE is third among Illinois state schools.

Risk is defined as the average student loan debt per borrower. Reward is defined as the average early career pay, or the median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience.

The full results of the study are availab...

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SIUE Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow Participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

3 February 2017, 9:20 AM

RedTagDuring February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) will join hundreds of educational institutions to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month, a global initiative designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.

The initiative is organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and its CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs. Institutions from the United States, United...

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Metro East SBDC’s March 9 Small Biz Symposium is All Systems Go

2 February 2017, 9:00 AM

A cadre of local business minds will offer practical expertise to small business owners at “All Systems Go,” a three-hour session aimed at arming companies with the necessary tools and operational resources to successfully launch their companies. The symposium is 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 9 on the second floor of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center at 1 Hairpin Drive.

An insurance specialist, an employment attorney and a payment solutions spe...

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SIUE Healthcare Informatics Students Receive Scholarships

2 February 2017, 8:35 AM

Illinois Rural Health Association health informatics scholarship recipients include (L-R) SIUE’s Beth Barrier, Angela Campbell and Tamera Schumer.Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate students, each pursuing a master’s in healthcare informatics, have been named health informatics scholarship recipients by the Illinois Rural Health Association.

Beth Barrier, of Troy, Westfield native Angela Campbell, and Tamera Schumer, of Salem, each received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017 spring semester.

According to the Illinois Rural Health Association, it recognizes the “great demand for trained medical coding and ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment is Second-Highest All-Time

1 February 2017, 11:20 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,276 students is the second-largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment has reached an all-time spring semester high of 11,022 students. Overall university enrollment declined by only 70 students (0.52 percent) from last spring’s record total of 13,346.

 “The spring 2016 enrollment success is a reflection of the dedication, work ethic and creativity by ...

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SIUE Marketing Association Announces VWA Success Videos Contest

30 January 2017, 1:25 PM

Nick Hotze, president of the SIUE Marketing Association, has announced the kickoff of the Visionary Wealth Advisors (VWA) “Success Videos” contest. The SIUE Marketing Association is the campus chapter of The American Marketing Association (AMA).

“We are extremely excited to work with Visionary Wealth Advisors, a local investment company, on this contest,” stated Hotze. “The contest is an opportunity for student videographers to highlight their work and win cash pri...

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SIUE SBDC Helps Local Entrepreneur Launch Publication Dedicated to Preserving Life Stories

26 January 2017, 9:10 AM

OneLegacyBringing people together to share their life stories is what entrepreneur Mike Stith, founder of One Legacy LLC, has been doing for two years. With the help of the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Stith launches phase two of One Legacy’s mission: The Family Historian, in February. The monthly journal will be distributed to care givers, care receivers and healthcare professionals in medical offices and senior living c...

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SIUE Executive Education offers Professional Development Workshops

12 January 2017, 10:00 AM


The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Executive Education program offers a variety of exceptional project management courses and workshops during spring 2017.

Spring 2017 Foundations of Project Management

Fridays, Feb. 24, March 3, 17, 24 and 31

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall

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

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Satellite Fitness Center Opens in Student Success Center

10 January 2017, 11:45 AM

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Campus Recreation and the Morris University Center (MUC) have partnered to create a satellite fitness facility for SIUE students in the Student Success Center (SSC). An open house in the SSC, Room 0206 on Monday, Jan. 9 featured the converted space that is now a small work-out facility, similar to the concept featured in SIUE residence halls. This allows expanded recreational opportunities for students, particularly during hours when the MUC is open and the Fitness Center i...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Strategic Advisor to Alabama Graphite Corp.

3 January 2017, 2:55 PM

SIUE alumnus Randy A. Moore, who earned a master’s in business administration from the School of Business in 1985, has been appointed strategic advisor to Alabama Graphite Corp.

Moore’s extensive professional experience and details of his new appointment are feature in a press release posted Tuesday, Jan. 3 on MarketWatch.com.

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Three SIUE Alumni Recognized on STL Biz Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

21 December 2016, 11:45 AM

Damon HarbisonThree Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni, Damon Harbison, David Ruby and William Stahlman, have been recognized on the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list as “rising stars” in their respective professional fields. The industry leaders were among 450 nominees and were chosen with help from previous winners.

Harbison earned a master’s of business administration from SIUE in 2004. He is chief operating officer of SSM Health Cardinal Gle...

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Knowledge from SBDC at SIUE Equips Owners to Launch AXIS Plumbing

20 December 2016, 8:40 AM

axis-plumbingCaseyville resident and veteran plumber James Dawley and his wife, Dawn, have begun their own residential and commercial plumbing business, AXIS Plumbing LLC. They successfully secured Small Business Administration financing, thanks to the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Midwest Regional Bank.

The co-owners began pursuing their dream of running their own small business about a year ago. At that time, they met with Ill...

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Internships Offer SIUE Students Professional Experiences and Connections

19 December 2016, 1:15 PM

Northwestern Mutual-St. Louis’s Chief Development Officer Helen Jardine, presents SIUE’s Alex Kampwerth with his Power of 10 Award and Certificate of Recognition.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business’s Alex Kampwerth, of Breese, is building his resume with experience and accolades. The senior business administration student has been recognized by Northwestern Mutual as a Power of 10 intern.

His achievement is significant as he hopes to become a financial advisor upon graduation in May 2017. He is one of many SIUE students who became connected with the internship opportunity during a career fair hosted by SIUE’s Car...

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SIUE Online Business Analytics Graduate Specialization Ranked Top 10 in Nation

19 December 2016, 9:15 AM

Online MBA Today ranks the SIUE School of Business’s graduate specialization in business analytics 9th in the nation.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business’s graduate specialization in business analytics has been tabbed 9th in the nation by Online MBA Today.

The Top 30 Online MBA Programs in Business Analytics 2017 list ranked programs based on five criteria: tuition cost, accreditation, early career salary, prestige and overall graduation rates.

“The SIUE MBA is a value-added program for students. We provide a high-quality program and faculty, competitive tuition, more ...

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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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SIUE SBDC Aids New Clothing and Branding Firm Built By Battle

6 December 2016, 9:55 AM

smith-dannyLike many individuals, Danny Smith has faced his share of battles and has struggled with ways of overcoming them. Thanks to expertise from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, Smith has founded a clothing and brand company, Built By Battle, to inspire others to tackle their battles and succeed.

 “We all have battles in our lives,” Smith said. “It’s how we choose to face those battles that define who we truly are. We are all Built By Battle.&#82...

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SBDC Helps Edwardsville Resident Open Beauty Boutique

1 December 2016, 11:30 AM

ivy-markiaLearning to embrace one’s beauty – inside and out – is something Markia Ivy has believed in as long as she can remember. On Friday, Nov. 11, Ivy put her passion into action and opened Euphoric Beauty, a unique accessories and hair care product boutique in downtown Edwardsville, armed with expertise from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center.

 “I want people of all ethnicities and from all walks of life to experience euphoric beauty, a beauty that...

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SBDC Expertise Helps Alum Launch Enrollment/Retention Marketing Biz

21 November 2016, 9:36 AM

SIUE MBA graduate Chris Arceneaux got the idea for his business, Active Group Solutions, Inc., while working as an admissions counselor at SIUE.Who better to launch a company equipping universities with targeted outreach to current and prospective students than a recent Southern Illinois University Edwardsville MBA graduate?

Chris Arceneaux’s company, Active Group Solutions Inc. (AGS), assists universities in their communication strategies for reaching, recruiting and retaining students. Personalizing the messaging that students receive and turning a robocall into a message directly from the admissions director, counselor or even...

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Metro East SBDC’s Expertise Guides Fashion Boutique Opening in O’Fallon

13 November 2016, 1:25 PM

Holly HowardFashion and personal style have woven their way throughout Holly Howard’s work experiences from her college years and beyond. Howard’s affinity for creative expression through clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts and home goods has inspired her to open a women’s boutique in downtown O’Fallon.

A graduate of Murray (Ky.) State University, Howard worked her way through college at a well-known boutique in Paducah, Ky. and at a home furnishings store. Howard’s cousin own...

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SIUE Receives Eighth Straight Military Friendly Designation

11 November 2016, 2:50 PM

Military Friendly 2017Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the eighth-consecutive year.

The premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is ...

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Metro East SBDC Helps Mascoutah Couple Launch Custom Bakery

10 November 2016, 7:50 AM

Lizzie-Bob-SweetsCalling all those with a sweet tooth: locally-owned Lizzie Bob’s Sweets from Scratch will soon open its doors offering an array of delicious, homemade, freshly-baked treats. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, Lizzie Bob’s storefront location in Fairview Heights will be open Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Co-owner Liz Toepfer has a long history of using her baking talents in a positive way. As an Air Force wife, Toepfer baked for fellow military sp...

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SIUE ROTC Cadets Show Their Love for the Military and Country

9 November 2016, 9:40 AM

ROTC CadetsWhether it was battling rushing waters in a small raft with a guide who spoke no English, jumping out of an aircraft at 1,450 feet or helping out in a West African’s women’s shelter, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets embraced their assignments with passion and excitement. 

After returning this summer from extended military-related abroad training, five SIUE ROTC cadets reflected on their travels and mission in light of...

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SIUE Alumnus Finds Career Passion after Personal Connection with Alzheimer’s

7 November 2016, 12:55 PM

noel-lindyAlzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than five million Americans. One of the five million is the grandmother of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus and Taylorville native Lindy Noel. Noel earned a bachelor’s in applied communication studies from SIUE in 2011 and a master’s in public administration and policy analysis from the University in 2014.

Noel’s grandmother, Jean Boch, was diagnosed with Alz...

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Junior Code Academy is 2016 Metro East Startup Challenge Winner

4 November 2016, 1:30 PM

mesc winners 2016Junior Code Academy (JCA) grabbed this year’s top cash prize of $10,000 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Startup Challenge (MESC). The regional business plan competition for entrepreneurs and startups announced its three cash prize winners today.

Junior Code Academy has been in operation for one year, and is the brainchild of founder Michael Pedersen. It teaches kids life-changing computer skills.

“By 2020, there will be 1.4 million unfilled computer scie...

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SIUE Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

1 November 2016, 11:26 AM

SIUE joins the global GivingTuesday movementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, and celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, #GivingTuesday will be Nov. 29.

The effort is always held the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the holiday giving season begins. The movement inspires people to join together to improve their local communiti...

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SIUE Expands Academic Partnerships with Lewis and Clark Community College

26 October 2016, 9:50 AM

Denise Cobb, PhD, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is building on its foundation of previous 2+2 agreements with Lewis and Clark Community College. These 2+2 Partnership Programs streamline students’ transfer experience and support efficient progress toward completion of their bachelor’s in multiple programs.

Newly-expanded partnerships have been developed in the areas of English, sociology, mathematics, applied communication studies and computer management information systems (CMIS). The un...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

25 October 2016, 9:50 AM

cobb-denisePlan now to enroll in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. Since the initial launch in 2014, the University has more than doubled the number of courses offered during the special session that runs Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

This year, more than 50 courses will be taught entirely online during the three-week session. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-...

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Hundreds Apply to Pursue an Advanced Degree During SIUE Graduate School Open House

25 October 2016, 8:45 AM

SIUE graduate student Adebanke Adebayo answers questions and offers advice to prospective students Mary Stanfield (L) and Melissa Britten (R).Leadership preparation through expanded critical thinking, a competitive advantage in the workplace and the excitement of discovery and creativity were among the reasons why prospective graduate students were encouraged to pursue an advanced degree from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School during its Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

More than 300 prospective students received information on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certifica...

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SBDC Supports New Owner of Historic 1800s Bar

20 October 2016, 1:50 PM

yellow dog ownersThe Yellow Dog Café & Bar will maintain its historic presence in downtown Worden, under the direction of its new owner Nikki Schreiber-Settles. A former bartender and server at the bar, Schreiber-Settles bought the business from her best friend after working at the establishment for eight years.

With expertise and support from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Schreiber-Settles closed on the purchase May 12.

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SIU President Dunn Reinforces System’s Viability

18 October 2016, 2:15 PM

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Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn addressed the state of the system today in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

Dunn said Illinois seems to be in the midst of a grand reshaping of the state-university covenant, but he believes all campuses in the SIU system will remain viable for years to come. He pointed to instituting structural changes on campus rather than waiting to change, because a “new normal” is likely.

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Casual Mexican Eatery Preps for Spicy Opening, Thanks to Metro East SBDC

17 October 2016, 11:05 AM

taqueria-zanagerArmed with expertise and one-on-one professional connections from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, an independently owned local restaurant will soon be opening its doors and its patio to downtown Edwardsville diners.

Taqueria Z is a locally owned and operated eatery featuring freshly-squeezed margaritas and quick, simple, bold cuisine straight from the mountains of Central Mexico. The brand-new space, located at 109 East Park St. in Edwardsville, will offer hand-held t...

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Dunstan, Pembrook Establish SIUE/Community Task Force

17 October 2016, 9:00 AM

dunstan-prembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook and Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced the establishment of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Community Task Force, an entity charged with promoting the partnership between SIUE and the public/private sectors.

The task force will focus on three primary areas for collaboration:

  • Functional operations that are campus centric and capitalize on partnerships between SIUE and the public/private ...

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