29 July 2016, 10:03 AM
28 July 2016, 9:15 AM
Never Industries, Inc., a Metro East-based marketing strategy and personal branding agency, got its name from Founder and CEO Alexander Burkart’s core values, which include never giving up.
The name fits Burkart’s venture, and it also describes the dedication of Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Specialist Jo Ann DiMaggio May. DiMaggio May has worked steadily with Burkart to hone his company’s services and strategy since Never Industries beg...
27 July 2016, 8:50 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums Jennifer Cordia and Kimberly Martin are among 25 female leaders being celebrated as the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2016 class of Most Influential Business Women.
The women were selected out of nearly 200 nominees, and are highly regarded for their business accomplishments, as well as their commitment to community service.
Jennifer Cordia, RN, BSN, MBA earned a bachelor’s from the SIUE School of Nursing in 1993. She is the vice presi...
26 July 2016, 11:19 AM
Success in the highly competitive building industry requires exceptional leadership, management and communication skills. The innovative Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) has packaged those skills into a convenient, accelerated, nine-week program. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is now accepting registrations for the 2017 session of this highly popular program.
Over the course of its 14-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 300 graduates advance to prominent pos...
26 July 2016, 9:50 AM
The newly established Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council has announced its first board of directors.
The regional trade and investment council was formed in September 2015. It elected its first slate of officers this summer: David Kniepkamp, Smart Controls LLC, as president; Herbert Roach, SW IL SCORE, as vice president; Paul Toskin, Commerce Bank, as treasurer; and Erick Dahl, St. Louis Downtown Airport, as secretary.
The Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council’s pu...
19 July 2016, 3:00 PM
The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program announces its upcoming project management courses and workshops.
Fall 2016 Foundations of Project Management
Fridays: Sept. 16, 23; Oct. 7, 14 and 21
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 the PMP® certification exam.
Spreadsheet Skills for Pro...
18 July 2016, 2:20 PM
Take risks, be consistently you and provide mentorship were among ample advice presented at The “W” Network’s Metro East Women’s Leadership Summit held Wednesday, July 13 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center.
Approximately 50 women, including business owners and professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, attended the premiere event of The “W” Network of Downstate Illinois, an education and network-building org...
14 July 2016, 12:20 PM
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Springfield campus today, approved contracts for SIUE chancellor Randall Pembrook and School of Business Interim Dean Tim Schoenecker.
Pembrook becomes SIUE’s ninth chancellor and will assume his new duties Monday, Aug. 1. He takes control from Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen, who has served since August 2015 following Julie Furst-Bowe’s resignation in June 2015.
Pembrook has serv...
11 July 2016, 1:31 PM
SIUE alumnus Michael Grattendick has been named chief financial officer of Aurora Diagnostics, a nationally recognized laboratory company focusing on anatomic pathology and cancer diagnostics in the U.S.
Grattendick earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1992.
A release posted Monday, July 11 on BusinessWire.com details Grattendick’s promotion.
11 July 2016, 1:15 PM
St. Louis Metro East physicist Huston Liu has acquired ABM Marking, a thermal printing, imaging and packaging company in Belleville, with assistance from the Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Liu actively researched and taught physics for 10 years as a full-time professor at Hubei University in central China where he wrote 400 scientific papers and authored 14 patents. In 1999, Liu and his family moved to the U.S., for a university teaching position...
11 July 2016, 12:50 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is among the top four public universities in the state according to Forbes magazine’s top colleges ranking.
Forbes ranked 660 institutions nationally, but only the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois-Chicago and Illinois State University were listed ahead of SIUE instate.
The magazine’s criteria are based on return on investment. It assigned the greatest weight to success after graduation (32.5 percent), student ...
8 July 2016, 1:44 PM
A cadre of female executive presenters will headline The “W” Network’s Metro East Women’s Leadership Summit being held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center.
The premiere event of The “W” Network of Downstate Illinois, an education and network-building organization where women leaders can engage and support each other, will feature two prominent female executives from the St. Lo...
6 July 2016, 10:50 AM
Thanks to no-cost expertise and connections shared by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a new insect control franchise is ready to eliminate flying pests for residents and businesses in Madison County.
Mosquito Joe of Madison County, a franchise owned by Granite City resident James “J.P.” Newcomer, opened for business on May 23.
Newcomer, a business process analyst at Monsanto and a U.S. Air Force retiree, was searching for a...
27 June 2016, 11:05 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Safe Zone participated in the 37th annual St. Louis PrideFest parade Sunday, June 26. For the fourth consecutive year, a large group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends marched along with 170 floats, bands and other parade entries in the 10-block route on Market St.
“The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has supported the participation of this event, because at SIUE we live our values of inclusion and citizenship,...
14 June 2016, 3:55 PM
SIUE alumnus James Thompson has been named the chief financial officer of Ruppert Landscape. Thompson earned a MBA from SIUE in 2005.
Details on his new position are detailed on LawnandLandscape.com.
6 June 2016, 9:45 AM
Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn has named Randall G. Pembrook, PhD, as the ninth chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history. The selection is pending formal SIU Board of Trustees approval, and Pembrook will officially assume his duties in early August. An official introduction and reception will be scheduled for the beginning of the academic year.
“I am excited about the selection of Dr. Pembrook to serve as the next chancellor for Souther...
27 May 2016, 8:40 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb today named Timothy Schoenecker, PhD, as interim dean of the School of Business. Schoenecker has agreed to serve for a period of two years to accommodate other leadership changes within the University and retains the option to be a candidate for the permanent position. The appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.
An associate professor of management and mark...
25 May 2016, 1:15 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Small Business Development Center client Bob Madewell will cut the ribbon and publicly launch his new business Madewell Inspections on Wednesday, June 1. The entrepreneur will give credit to his grandfather for instilling in him the skills and strong work ethic to be successful.
Madewell, of Rosewood Heights, says his grandpa Dean and uncle Tom, both of whom served in the military during WWII, constantly impressed upon him the importance of honesty, int...
16 May 2016, 1:10 PM
What’s 52 feet long, red and orange and fun all over? If you guessed a truck filled with interactive video games ready to play on-site at a birthday party or corporate event, you’re correct.
Granite City resident and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Wayne Felix, 35, created the Me 2 You Game Truck, a new business designed to deliver fun directly to the customer. The mobile game truck is fully stocked with Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Wii and Wii U, and more. U...
10 May 2016, 1:00 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is redesigning its Honors Program starting with new freshmen, who are attending in fall 2016, and students who are transfers or continuing students in spring 2017.
“Our goal is to provide the best of liberal arts education at a vibrant University that has dynamic professional schools,” said Eric Ruckh, associate professor of historical studies and director of the SIUE Honors Program. “The honors program accelerates the transition of...
9 May 2016, 8:30 AM
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Business and Nursing have partnered to prepare advanced practice nurses and nursing administrators with a concurrent master’s in business administration (MBA) and a doctor of nursing practice (DNP).
The DNP program immerses students in evidence-based practice, focused coursework, experiential learning and development of a DNP project that has the potential to improve patient outcomes. The MBA program is designed to develop the profe...
7 May 2016, 7:35 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated its 2016 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday as 1,850 students received their diplomas in the Vadalabene Center on campus.
After bestowing degrees Friday night upon Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students, Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen continued Saturday with the Graduate School, and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in the morning, with the College of Arts and Sciences in the afternoo...
4 May 2016, 8:42 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) hosted an open forum Tuesday, April 19 that featured a panel of successful alumni.
Thirteen graduates of the SIUE School of Business’s computer management and information systems program, including several former AITP officers, offered current students a wealth of advice ranging from internship to networking.
“Definitely take advantage of what the School has to offer,...
3 May 2016, 5:10 PM
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior School of Business student Nick Barnes, who passed away Friday, April 29, from injuries suffered in a car-pedestrian accident in St. Louis’ Central West End.
An Effingham native, Barnes was a junior in the SIUE School of Business.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. A celebration of his life will follow immediately at the Funeral Home.
Read the compl...
29 April 2016, 10:45 AM
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Scholars Showcase, held Thursday, April 28, featured the depth and variety of learning experiences offered by the University’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) programs.
More than 100 students, representing nearly 40 different departments and programs showcased their outstanding research and creative activities.
“We know that students who conduct undergraduate research, especially...
27 April 2016, 4:15 PM
Brothers Gerald and Brian Bach have joined forces as co-owners of Gaslight Vinyl, a new high performance digital print studio in downtown Belleville.
Older brother Gerald was raised in print shops and schooled in graphic design, having worked for a major telecommunications company for more than 10 years. Younger brother Brian spent eight years in the Army with two combat tours in Afghanistan, working in infantry and later with computer systems.
In January, the duo officially opened the doors t...
26 April 2016, 9:25 AM
The loyal support of West Belleville patrons is a welcome sight for long-time resident Nick Renfro, owner of Nick & Vito’s Meat & Deli.
As Nick & Vito’s prepares to celebrate two years in business in mid-May, Renfro says the support from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has also been a factor in his small business’ success.
“I make everything from scratch,” said Renfro, who opened the deli...
19 April 2016, 3:40 PM
A team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville industrial engineering students led by senior Mert Gover captured first place in SIUE’s “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition for 2016. The Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition for the sixth year and held its final pitch event Monday, April 11 at the SIUE Morris University Center.
“TheOther40” Business Plan Competition offers SIUE students an opportunity to take their business ideas through th...
18 April 2016, 1:05 PM
Four years after the tragic loss of two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in an off-campus apartment fire, the victims’ families and attorneys are releasing a fire safety video to more than 200 universities nationwide. Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall lost their lives in an off-campus apartment fire on April 22, 2012.
The Petersen and Siddall families and their attorneys, Ted Gianaris, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Thomas Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., set o...
13 April 2016, 2:55 PM
The late Captain John E. Tipton today became the first Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ROTC graduate to be inducted to the United States Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The enshrinement took place in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge and also served as celebration of the Army ROTC’s 100th anniversary.
“A U.S. Army officer is a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It’s plainly obvious that Captain Tipton filled all of those roles admirably,...
7 April 2016, 12:40 PM
Find out how a master’s in healthcare informatics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career. Register today for an information session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in SIUE Founders Hall, Room 2300, and learn more about this fully online program.
“With increasing demand for electronic health records and professionals qualified to lead industry change, it’s a great time to pursue a degree in healthcare informatics,” said F...
5 April 2016, 11:25 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Patty Navin will serve as the first executive director of the Edwardsville Community Foundation. As executive director, Navin aims to accelerate the Foundation’s growth and enhance its community impact.
Navin earned a bachelor’s in business administration, specializing in professional accounting, from the SIUE School of Business in 1982.
The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Navin’s new role and longstanding history with the...
4 April 2016, 1:22 PM
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...
1 April 2016, 2:52 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Bryan Gonterman has been named AT&T’s vice president and general manager in New York and New Jersey. In his new role, Gonterman will manage more than 2,250 employees and oversee business at nearly 200 retail locations.
Gonterman earned a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from SIUE in 1999. He was also a member of the SIUE baseball team from 1992-1995.
Details on Gonterman’s new position are available on marketw...
31 March 2016, 11:32 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Jennifer Harres, chief financial officer of the First National Bank of Waterloo, has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a 2016 CFO of the Year in the small corporations division.
She earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1993. She is one of 13 area CFO’s being touted for “helping their companies grow beyond the bottom line.”
Each honoree will be featured in the May 13 is...
29 March 2016, 10:46 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is sharing its extensive resources and experts’ knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with community members through innovative learning opportunities.
This Spring, the Center is providing a diverse range of STEM-related outreach programming, including:
28 March 2016, 4:15 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ranked second among Illinois’ 12 public universities in the annual Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam results. Scoring well above state and national averages, SIUE accounting graduates were runners-up to graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Our students did extremely well to place second in such a highly competitive environment,” said John Navin, PhD and dean of the SIUE School of Business. “C...
25 March 2016, 10:00 AM
Dr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, captured third place in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Business Challenge.
Scoville competed as one of 10 finalists in a live business pitch on Thursday, March 17, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national business plan competition. InnovateHER was organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft to unearth innovative products and services that impact a...
25 March 2016, 8:36 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 12th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 23 in the Morris University Center.
Nearly $100,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to more than 75 of the School’s best and brightest students, pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing...
23 March 2016, 2:35 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville double alum Camille Emig-Hill, a communications expert, business and financial services professional, and community and youth supporter, will receive the University’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2016 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting.
Emig-Hill achieved a bachelor’s in mass communications and journalism in 1972 and a master’s in business administration in ‘77....
17 March 2016, 8:39 AM
Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community at the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Annual Community Awards Gala and Auction. The event, sponsored by the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, was held Saturday, March 12 in SIUE’s Morris University Meridian Ballroom.
Dale Keller, president and founder of Keller Construction, received the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement. Keller ea...
16 March 2016, 8:58 AM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ali Kutan, PhD, professor of economics and finance in the School of Business, has received the rank Distinguished Research Professor for his significant scholarly contributions to international financial markets.
The accolade is an academic rank awarded to tenured faculty members in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to research and creative activities.
“I am honored to have received such a special award,” Kutan ...
14 March 2016, 2:15 PM
Dr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, was selected from more than 200 companies across the United States as a finalist in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2016 InnovateHER Business Challenge.
InnovateHER, a national business plan competition organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft, was created to unearth innovative products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and ...
14 March 2016, 11:05 AM
In the wake of the on-going state of Illinois budget crisis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the campus community Monday in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. He discussed the progress made by the SIUE congress that was established last fall to successfully plan for an SIUE that will thrive in the future.
Hansen believes that the University is at an important juncture where resources, growth an...
14 March 2016, 8:52 AM
Southern 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.
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...
14 March 2016, 8:10 AM
Lauren Williams, building information modeling (BIM) manager for S.M. Wilson, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2016 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 11 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.
Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, presented the award.