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SIUE Alumnus Goacher Named Chairman-Elect of RBGA Board of Directors

18 January 2019, 3:45 PM

SIUE alumnus Brad Goacher, vice president and chief operating officer at Alton Memorial Hospital, has been named chairman-elect of the RiverBend Growth Association (RBGA) Board of Directors.

Goacher earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1998.

The RiverBender.com detailed his professional career in an article posted Friday, Jan. 18.

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SIUE Executive Education 2019 Professional Development Workshops

17 January 2019, 1:25 PM

The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program has announced its 2019 professional development courses and workshops. 

To register, call Kristine Jarden at 618-650-2668 or Deanna Lotter at 618-650-5440 or visit: siue.edu/business/executive-education/index.shtml.

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SIUE Alumnus Releases New Book on Lincoln’s Life

17 January 2019, 1:15 PM

SIUE alumnus Tom Emery is giving the public a fresh look at Abraham Lincoln by sharing lesser-known stories from the President’s life in his new book: “Moments in Lincoln’s Life.”

Emery earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1995. He is a freelance writer and historical researcher.

Details on Emery’s book were featured in a Jan. 15 article in The Telegraph.

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Tech Fusion and JB’s Smartphone Repair Share Space in Troy with Help of IL SBDC for Metro East at SIUE

17 January 2019, 9:45 AM

TechFusion LogoTwo clients of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tech Fusion and JB’s Smartphone Repair, decided to share space for their respective businesses with a ribbon cutting on Friday, Jan. 4.

Tech Fusion owners Julian Smith and Diego Espinoza met JB Smartphone Repair’s Josef Bosnyak through a mutual friend in SIUE’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Smith and Espinoza contacted Bosnyak about ref...

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SIUE Alumni Named to BizJournal’s Elite 40 Under 40 List

15 January 2019, 8:55 AM

SIUE alumna Lissa Johnson-LewisTwo Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni are among the rising leaders named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s exclusive 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. The annual list showcases St. Louis area movers and shakers in both business and the community.

Among the honorees are alumni Lissa Johnson-Lewis and Ryan Perryman. Johnson earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the SIUE School of Business in 2010. She’s assistant brand manager for Nestle Purina Pet Care.

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Empyre Laundry Uses IL SBDC Metro East at SIUE Expertise, Launches Family-Owned Laundromat in East St. Louis

15 January 2019, 8:30 AM

Empyre Laundry LogoThe Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has equipped Empyre Laundry with the expertise to successfully launch its first laundromat in East St. Louis. Empyre Laundry’s ribbon cutting takes place from 9:30 -11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3600 State St.

Empyre Laundry owner Maria Jones has been passionately working on her business with guidance and support from SBDC graduate assistant Adrine (Renny) Krikorian for ...

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SIUE Students Enjoy Warm, Encouraging Welcome Back for Spring Semester

14 January 2019, 3:10 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were greeted by friendly faces, offered direction to classes, assisted in finding their textbooks and surprised with delicious hot chocolate as the spring 2019 semester kicked off on Monday, Jan. 14. The Office of Student Affairs coordinated the warm welcome.

“Being greeted this morning really shows the warmth of the campus community,” said Justin Rosales, a freshman biological sciences major from Lake in the Hills. “I feel ...

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SIUE Alumnus Gregg Korte Named President of Korte & Luitjohan

10 January 2019, 8:35 AM

SIUE alumnus Gregg Korte is now president of Korte & Luitjohan, after having served as vice president of the family business since 1997.

He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the SIUE School of Business in 1989.

Details on Korte’s career, and Korte & Luitjohan’s recent leadership transitions, are available in an article posted Dec. 4 in AdvantageNews.

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SIUE Alumni Assume Administrative Roles at Beverly Farm

9 January 2019, 1:50 PM

SIUE alumnus John Huelskamp has been named executive director of the Beverly Farm Foundation. Huelskamp brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to his new post.

He earned a bachelor’s in political science in 1996 and a master’s of public administration in 2012, both from SIUE.

Additionally, fellow SIUE alumnus Eric Keith is now chief financial officer of Beverly Farm. Keith completed a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 2001.

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IL SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE, CLA, GEBDA Offer Tax Workshop Jan. 17

9 January 2019, 11:45 AM

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is excited to be collaborating with accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) and the Greater East St. Louis Business Development Association (GEBDA) to bring a specialized “Making Sense of the New Tax Law” workshop to Belleville from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. 

The session brings together local certified public accountants, Justin Price and other b...

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Inaugural Mid-America Trade Summit Honors ITC at SIUE Clients

18 December 2018, 10:35 AM

(L-R) CEO of Smart Controls LLC David Kniepkamp, ITC at SIUE Director Silvia Torres Bowman and Sev-Rend Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tony O’Driscoll.The International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (ITC at SIUE) is celebrating the success of its clients Sev-Rend High Performance Packaging and Smart Controls LLC, both of which were honored as successful exporters during the inaugural Mid-America Trade Summit held Nov. 14-15 at the University of Missouri.

The event drew approximately 90 exporters, trade assistance providers, trade professionals, educators and students from six states. It was hosted by the MU Interna...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Bestows Degrees Upon Graduates

15 December 2018, 1:20 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook at Fall 2018 Commencement

The 2018 Fall Commencement exercises concluded today in the Vadalabene Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, bestowed degrees upon 1,217 eligible graduates during three ceremonies over two days.  

Commencement Ceremony Videos“We are proud of our 2018 SIUE fall graduates, who no doubt will fulfill our University mission of shaping a changing world,” Pembrook said. “We congratulate them on their hard work and persistence, w...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,200 Graduates

10 December 2018, 7:54 AM

VC Commencement Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, will oversee the 2018 Fall Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Ceremonies in the Vadalabene Center on campus for the 1,217 eligible graduates will be Friday at 2 p.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SIU System Interim President Kevin J. Dorsey, PhD, MD, will address the School of Nursing (SON) at 2 p.m. Friday. Jessica Lohman, who earned a bachelor’s in nursing, is the student speaker.

The Sa...

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IL SBDC at SIUE Client Metro East Therapy Expands

3 December 2018, 4:45 PM

Metro East Therapy LogoThe Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced that SBDC client Metro East Therapy in Edwardsville has expanded its business.

The SBDC and Director Jo Ann Di Maggio May have greatly supported Metro East Therapy owner Maggie Block. Di Maggio May has assisted Block since the early stages of her business plan and also assisted in Block’s property acquisition to move to a new, larger location.

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SIUE’s Demirer Receives Inaugural Heitz Faculty Research Award

30 November 2018, 10:10 AM

Riza Demirer, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Riza Demirer, PhD, professor in the School of Business’ Department of Economics and Finance, is the inaugural recipient of the Lawrence B. Heitz Faculty Research Award.

SIUE’s first MBA graduate Lawrence B. Heitz established the award to recognize an SIUE School of Business faculty member for excellence in research and scholarship.

“I extend my appreciation to Mr. Heitz for his generosity and support, as well as School of Busi...

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ITC at SIUE’s Torres Bowman Among “People to Know in Southwest Illinois”

30 November 2018, 9:35 AM

Silvia Torres BowmanThe December issue of Small Business Monthly features International Trade Center at SIUE Director Silvia Torres Bowman among its “People to Know in Southwest Illinois.”

Torres Bowman is highlighted for her efforts to assist small and medium-sized businesses in capitalizing on global opportunities and expanding their footprints.

Read the article here.

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IL SBDC for Metro East Client Warm N Cozy Quilting Expands in Columbia

30 November 2018, 9:25 AM

Warm N Cozy Owners and EmployeesIncreased clientele and the popularity of handmade gifts have led a pair of entrepreneurs to expand their quilting business.

Located in Columbia, Warm N Cozy Quilting is owned by mother-daughter pair, Debbie Chitty and Danielle Cyvas. Their recently expanded shop located on 816 South Main Street #2 now allows them to offer more fabrics, classes, additional services like sew days, and an area for their Quilts of Valor group to create quilts for veterans.

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SIUE Alumnus Named Chief Financial Officer of The Scoular Company

29 November 2018, 2:30 PM

SIUE alumnus Andrew Kenny has been named chief financial officer of The Scoular Company, headquartered in Omaha, Neb.

Kenny earned a bachelor’s in accountancy in 2005 and a master’s in business administration in 2006, both from SIUE.

Details on his new role are available on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE’s Tuttle is Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

20 November 2018, 10:50 AM

Austin Tuttle is Student Lincoln LaureateSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Austin Tuttle, of Sherman, was recognized during the Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ 43rd Annual Student Laureate Convocation on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. The annual event honors one senior from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities for their excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

As one of the student laureates, the 21-year-old senior economics and fin...

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Illinois SBDC for Metro East Supports PinMe Organics’ Gourmet Mushrooms

13 November 2018, 9:35 AM

PinMe organics logoPinMe Organics owner Maracus Scott started his PinMe Organics mushroom business as a hobby just a few short months ago. It grew rapidly and now has a promising future with help from the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

Scott works at SIUE in Information Technology Services. Capitalizing on his on-campus network, he contacted the SBDC for assistance. SBDC Business Specialist Marti Guntren offered one-on-one, no-...

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Princeton Review Tabs SIUE School of Business Among Nation’s Best for 13th Consecutive Year

8 November 2018, 8:40 AM

School of Business Dean Tim SchoeneckerThe Princeton Review has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business as one of the best in the country for on-campus MBA for the 13th-consecutive year. The education services company features the School in the 2019 edition of its book, “The Best 252 Business Schools.”

“The gratifying aspect of this ranking is recognition from the Princeton Review is based primarily on feedback from students and alumni about their educational experiences in our Sc...

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International Trade Center at SIUE Boosts Clients’ Global Success

7 November 2018, 4:20 PM

international flagsLocal companies are finding increased success in global markets thanks, in part, to funding and support made possible by their partnership with the International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The ITC at SIUE is one of the State of Illinois’ nine international trade centers which offer complimentary services to all Illinois businesses and institutions seeking assistance.

According to Margo Markopoulos, director of the Office of Trade and Investment (OTI)...

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IL SBDC at SIUE Welcomes First Record Store in Decades to Edwardsville

6 November 2018, 2:50 PM

Trusty Chords LogoWhen it comes to figuring out the process and perfect location to open the first record store in Edwardsville in decades, look no further than Trusty Chords Record Shop. The music store hopes to draw crowds at its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1514 Troy Rd., Suite C at 11 a.m.  Festivities will begin at 11 a.m.

Behind this musical venture are owners Colin Anderson and Scott Brunkhorst, who share common interests in music and entrepreneurship, along with the help from Greg Wilhelm. ...

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Prospective Students Explore Advanced Degree Opportunities at SIUE Graduate School Open House

5 November 2018, 9:10 AM

Insiyaa Ahmed inquired about the master’s in environmental sciences program during the SIUE Graduate School Open House.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School encouraged the pursuit of discovery and creativity at its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Faculty and representatives from each of the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Schools of Nursing; Business; Pharmacy; Engineering; and Education, Health and Human Behavior met with prospective students in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

According to SIUE Graduate School Dean and Associate ...

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VAST Produce of Waterloo is 2018 Metro East Startup Challenge Winner

2 November 2018, 1:50 AM

SBDCSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fifth annual Metro East Startup Challenge (MESC), a regional business plan competition for entrepreneurs and startups, announced its three winners today at the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville with Waterloo-based VAST Produce earning the $10,000 grand prize.

Beastman Tea, LLC, founded by Bradford Eastman, won the $6,000 second place prize. Eli Ball earned the $4,000 third place award for Midway Spark, LLC.

Brothers Benjamin, Jonathan, Tyler, An...

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SIUE Offers More than $4M in New Grants for Illinois Students

31 October 2018, 10:40 AM

In partnership with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is making college more affordable for students with more than $4-million in new grants. Qualified Illinois students can significantly reduce the cost of tuition and fees by combining SIUE academic awards with the new state-funded AIM HIGH Grant. The State of Illinois created the AIM HIGH merit-based scholarship with a goal of attracting more high school graduates to in-state coll...

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SIUE Business Alumnus Named a NACD Director of the Year

30 October 2018, 4:05 PM

School of Business alumnus R. John Fletcher has earned the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) distinguished designation of 2018 Director of the Year.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business alumnus R. John Fletcher has earned the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) distinguished designation of 2018 Director of the Year.

Fletcher will be honored during the 2018 NACD Directorship 100 black-tie gala on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in New York City.

The annual event recognizes leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers and influencers—leaders who significantly impact boardroom ...

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SIUE Supports Students Through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

30 October 2018, 2:05 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is partnering with Madison and St. Clair Counties to support students working in conjunction with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by providing necessary services to help students achieve their academic goals.

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

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IL SBDC for Metro East at SIUE Veterans Workship 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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IL SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE Celebrates Dog.Heart.Soul Anniversary

24 October 2018, 10:20 AM

Dog.Heart.Soul LogoThe Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its client, Dog.Heart.Soul.

The SBDC has helped Dog.Heart.Soul with a year’s worth of support and information. With SBDC’s one-on-one, no-cost business counseling services, owner Cheryl Newman has grown the business into something special. She meets regularly with SBDC Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May.

 “Jo An...

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Prospective Students Invited to Explore Campus at Preview SIUE

24 October 2018, 8:35 AM

Preview SIUEThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions invites prospective students to register for Preview SIUE and experience the University’s array of academic programming, student life opportunities and available support services.

High school and transfer students are encouraged to take advantage of one of two remaining sessions of the University’s most popular visit program being held Saturday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 12.  Registration is available at siue.edu/...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE Hosts Workshop in Spanish at Fairmont City

23 October 2018, 9:20 AM

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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Fairmont City Library.  

The SBDC will be available to offer advice to entrepreneurs planning to start a business. The workshop is open to all Latino entrepreneurs in the community and will focus on a variety of general topics designed to instruct new business...

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SIUE’s New Cougar Cupboard Offers Free Food, Hygiene Products and More

22 October 2018, 8:45 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wants its students and campus community focused on achieving educational excellence, not worrying about where or how they can access food and important hygiene products.

That’s why the Kimmel Student Involvement Center has opened the doors to the University’s new Cougar Cupboard food pantry in the Morris University Center.

“Food scarcity is a problem that isn’t necessarily at the forefront when people think about issues surrou...

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City of Trenton Hosts SBDC for the Metro East on Nov. 9

18 October 2018, 8:50 AM

The City of Trenton invites local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs to meet the staff of the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to participate in one-on-one counseling sessions. The event runs from 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, Nov. 9 at the Trenton Education Center-Kaskaskia College, located at 520 E. Broadway in Trenton.

Illinois SBDC Director Jo Ann Di Maggio May finds these open house events as an effective ...

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SIUE Introduces 100% Online MBA

17 October 2018, 1:40 PM

Online MBASouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is implementing a 100 percent online MBA program, offering the same academic excellence as on-campus instruction, delivered in an accelerated, online format.

“The SIUE School of Business has a long history of providing high-quality business education in formats that are convenient for working professionals,” said School of Business Dean Timothy Schoenecker, PhD. “While we have been offering business courses online for quite some time, ...

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Differences Celebrated, Barriers Challenged during SIUE’s Inaugural Diversity Day

17 October 2018, 12:54 PM

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members of varying ethnicities, ideologies, gender identification and sexual orientation took part in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Inaugural Diversity Day 2018 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the University’s Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses. 

SpeakersThe Diversity Day theme was “From Awareness to Action, SIUE Shaping a Changing World.” The kickoff event for community stakeholders on Monday, Oct. 15 fea...

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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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Explore the Possibilities at the SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 30

16 October 2018, 11:30 AM

Alan Ayala, of Springfield, met with Morris Taylor, PhD, associate professor and chair of the public administration and policy analysis program, during SIUE’s Graduate School Open House.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 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.

Register now at siue.edu/graduate-admissions/visits!

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperati...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE, Greater ESTL Business Development Assoc. Offer Building Alliances Between Small Business and Government

10 October 2018, 9:30 AM

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Greater East Saint Louis Business Development Association (GEBDA) will bring local small business and government together in an open dialogue from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The event is set for SIUE’s East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, Building D Multipurpose Rooms 1006-1008.

 The event is open to all business owners regionally, particularly St. ...

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Students Meet Area Employers at SIUE’s Career Fair

8 October 2018, 9:05 AM

CareerFair3Dressed in professional attire and armed with resumes and good attitudes, hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students walked through the doors of SIUE Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom to meet potential employers and consider options for their future. 

“This has been productive. Everyone has made me feel comfortable, and I’ve gotten a lot of good information to follow up on,” said Austin Grant, a senior, majoring in marketing management...

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SIUE’s Accelerated Winter Session Offers Convenient, High-Quality Learning Opportunities

4 October 2018, 2:20 PM

Winter Session WordmarkAccelerate toward degree completion by enrolling in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. More than 70 three-week courses will be taught entirely online to provide high-quality learning opportunities in an accessible format.

 Enrollment begins Monday, Oct. 29. This special session runs Dec. 17, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

 “Winter session supports SIUE’s student-centered mission,...

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SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame during “A Night Among the Stars”

2 October 2018, 1:40 PM

(L-R) (back) Dr. Roderick Nunn, Hon. David Herndon, Angela Heise, Dr. James Campbell, Lisa Klaustermeier, (front) Dr. Patricia Nihill, Dr. Fredna Scroggins and Tania Seger.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored eight remarkable graduates at the 2018 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Sept. 28 in the Morris University Center. The impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

“Those selected for the Alumni Hall of Fame represent the best of SIUE,” said Alan Kehrer, SIUE Alumni As...

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SIUE Online Healthcare Informatics Grad Program Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 Most Affordable

1 October 2018, 8:35 AM

GradSchoolHub.com has ranked SIUE’s healthcare informatics program the 9th most affordable in the nation.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Healthcare Informatics graduate program is among the “Top 10 Most Affordable Master’s in Health Informatics Online 2018,” according to a new ranking published by GradSchoolHub.com. SIUE’s program ranks 9th on the competitive list.

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The ma...

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SIUE Homecoming Celebrates Cougar Pride

27 September 2018, 11:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students are showing their school spirit this week as they engage in a weeklong series of Homecoming activities and events.

From getting free rides to class from Uber Eddie, a chalk mural contest and chili cook-off to a festive golf cart parade and bonfire, students joined together to celebrate being Cougars.

Homecoming 2018“Being involved is a great way to build connections and make memories on campus,” said Benjamin Schlect, president of Sigma Tau Gam...

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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Among Top Master’s Universities

27 September 2018, 11:10 AM

SIUE Chancellor Randy PembrookFor the ninth-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 100 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is fourth among 27 master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: social mobility – educating low-income students; resear...

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Unique Woodworks Introduced to Metro East Through IL SBDC at SIUE

26 September 2018, 10:15 AM

Unique Woodworks LogoLike most entrepreneurs, Unique Woodworks owner Timothy Smock has faced success and struggles throughout his business career. Now, he is faced with a fresh challenge of starting a venture in a new state.

Smock has learned what to do and what not to do after being his own boss. He has also discovered an enormous opportunity for his woodworking passion.

Unique Woodworks is known for custom wood signs, furniture, and myriad replications, as well as custom works with 3-D imprints, LED signs (glass...

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SIUE Alumna Appointed to Winnebago Industries Board

25 September 2018, 2:40 PM

SIUE alumna Maria Blase has been appointed to Winnebago Industries, Inc.’s Board of Directors. She will sit on the Audit and the Nominating and Governance Committees.

Blase earned a bachelor’s in accountancy in 1992 and a master’s in business administration in 1993, both from SIUE.

Details on Blase’s appointment are available on MarketWatch.com.

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2018 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

21 September 2018, 4:25 PM

SIUE HomecomingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Monday-Saturday, Sept. 24-29. The University will host a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, beginning with the Homecoming Kickoff at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

The week will feature Uber Eddie, a chalk mural contest, royalty voting booth, karaoke, Cosmic Cougar Bowling, the 17th annual Chili Cook-Off, a golf cart parade, Homecoming bonfire and...

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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.

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Metro East SBDC Client Sly Hedgehog Productions Makes Home in Alton

18 September 2018, 9:25 AM

Sly Hedgehog Productions LogoIllinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been working with Sly Hedgehog Productions for over a year aiding in its growth and achievements in hosting interactive murder mysteries. Sly Hedgehog now has its own location in Alton in the Milton Schoolhouse.

Owners Libby Sykes and Jessica Napier agree that working with SBDC Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May has made the process of operating their business much more enjoyable. Mos...

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SIUE Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Offers Support and Advocacy

17 September 2018, 8:25 AM

“The work of diversity and inclusion at its core is about making sure that every student enrolled at SIUE feels a sense of belonging, knowing that this is a place that’s safe for their growing, learning and development, and that’s our goal.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) is offering that safe space, along with support and advocacy for underrepresented students. It underscores the University&#8217...

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SIU Trustees Approve Schoenecker as SIUE School of Business Dean, Huffstutler as CIO

13 September 2018, 12:35 PM

School of Business Dean Tim SchoeneckerThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved Tim Schoenecker, PhD, as dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business, and Steve Huffstutler as associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) for the SIUE campus, during its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus.

An associate professor of management and marketing in the School, Schoenecker was named interim dean in May 2016, succeeding John Na...

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SDM’s Garcia Appears at Opioid Briefing on Capitol Hill

12 September 2018, 11:40 AM

Dr. Nathalia GarciaNathalia Garcia, DDS, MS, associate professor and section head of periodontics in the Department of Applied Dental Medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine appeared at a congressional briefing on July 19 hosted by the American Dental Education Association. The session examined how Title VII funding of the Public Health Services Act is critical to dental education in the fight against the opioid epidemic in rural areas.  

 “Rural Communities and...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and IRS Offer Tax Symposium on Sept. 19

11 September 2018, 8:35 AM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is collaborating again this year with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer a Tax Symposium from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The continuous education credit (CEU) opportunity is designed for certified public accountants and bookkeepers to receive updated tax information. 

The IRS Tax Symposium in SIUE’s Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom offe...

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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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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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SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative is Seeking Community Partner

26 January 2018, 11:36 AM

ConnieFreySpurlockCalling all municipalities, agencies or businesses with great sustainability projects in need of innovative, cutting-edge thinkers. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) is looking to collaborate with a community partner during its inaugural year, which will run from fall 2018 through spring 2019. 

The SSCC is accepting applications through Thursday, March 15 for a community partner in the Metro East or St. Louis area through Thursday, Ma...

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India Trip Produces Partnerships for SIUE Schools of Pharmacy, Business, Engineering and CAS

28 November 2017, 10:05 AM

SIUE Chancellor Randy PembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook and School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) Dean Gireesh Gupchup visited India in late October and early November to secure agreements that enhance SIUE’s international partnerships.

“We are in the process of increasing our efforts to recruit individuals to SIUE, in particular, Indian students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields seem like a good fit for our programs,” sa...

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