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SIUE Black Heritage Month Puts a Spotlight on Health

13 February 2018, 5:14 PM

MythFactFact or fiction? African Americans have disproportionately higher rates of cardiovascular disease-related risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes. A group of students attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Black Heritage Month community health fair on Tuesday, Feb. 13 were split in their responses. The answer is true. 

“Studies show that African Americans are at a higher risk of hypertension, obesity and diabetes than someone of Caucasian descent ...

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SIUE Celebrates Black Heritage Month with a View of “A Different World”

1 February 2018, 4:49 PM

Marissa-PembrookAt Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Black Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Black people, and for the University to recommit to challenges ahead, according to SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. 

Pembrook gave remarks Thursday, Feb. 1 at the SIUE Black Heritage Month Opening Ceremony in the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge. The SIUE Campus Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring the 18th annual observation, which has theme of &#...

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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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SIU SDM Team-Based Clinical Program Offers Versatile Training for Students, Added Convenience for Patients

25 January 2018, 9:40 AM

Third and fourth year SIU School of Dental Medicine students stand in their clinical uniforms among faculty members of the newly formed Department of Clinical Dentistry. Department Chair Steven Hoffman, DMD, (front) is joined by fellow team leaders (L-R) Morgan Emery, DDS, Jack Marincel, DDS, Vince Rapini, DDS, Katherine Weber, DMD, and Dean Drake, DMD.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) continues to evolve to most effectively offer both superior patient care and high-quality clinical preparation for its students.

Its new Team-Based Clinical Program is achieving those objectives with increased mentorship opportunities and enhanced day-to-day operations.

“With the implementation of the Team-Based Clinical Program, students will efficiently progress through clinical experiences while delivering patient-ce...

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SIUE’s Harris Named Interim Assistant Provost

18 January 2018, 1:45 PM

Jessica HarrisSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Jessica Harris, PhD, as interim assistant provost, effective January 1, 2018.  She will serve in the role through next year or until the successful completion of a search to fill the position permanently. A full search for the permanent position will occur in spring 2019. 

Harris is an associate professor of historical studies in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences ...

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SIUE’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Emphasizes Education and Character

17 January 2018, 3:51 PM

“Education is a blueprint for success” was the motivating and reverberating message of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

“Education saved my life, because it provided me with options, opportunities, the capacity to think for myself, the ability to be strategic, the capability to position myself and wherewithal to tap into my po...

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SIUE Releases Diversity and Strategic Plan Goals

17 January 2018, 2:50 PM

Dr. Venessa BrownSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD, today introduced the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals for 2018-25 at the Morris University Center Conference Center.

“I am enthusiastic about and encouraged by the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, because it addresses issues and strategies that are crucial to SIUE’s future,” said Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “It represents a t...

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New SIUE Police Officers Sworn In

11 January 2018, 4:20 PM

(L-R) SIUE Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker, Kasey Hoyd, Lindsey Rice, Police Chief Kevin Schmoll, Xac Vo and Chancellor Randy Pembrook.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Police Department has added three officers to its squad, bringing the total number of sworn officers to 43. The officers were indcuted Wednesday, Jan. 10 by Chancellor Randy Pembrook, with Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker and Police Chief Kevin Schmoll also participating in the ceremony.

“We appreciate the commitment to public safety that these officers have made by taking the law enforcement oath to protect and serve,”...

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NSF Funds SIUE Acquisition of Cutting-Edge Motion Capture and Analysis System

9 November 2017, 2:00 PM

(L-R) Dr. Bryan Smith, Dr. Soyhung Cho and Dr. Sinan Onal.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will soon house the first comprehensive motion capture and analysis system (MCAS) to serve the Southwestern Illinois and Eastern Missouri area, through a $185,358 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) program.

The innovative technology system will be a core research and educational platform for complex body movement analysis in medicine, sports and occupational safety.

“Motion capture and anal...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

19 October 2017, 8:55 AM

Denise CobbEnrollment begins Monday, Oct. 30 for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. This special session runs Dec. 18, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018. More information is available
at siue.edu/winter-session.

More than 60 three-week courses will be taught entirely online. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-division and graduate level.

“SIUE’s faculty is dedicated to providing high quality learning opportunities that...

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SIUE Discusses Race and Ways to Improve its Racial Climate

10 October 2017, 4:29 PM

VenessaTerraConversations about race, building a more safe and equitable campus and the changing face of higher education were among the issues discussed Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Race Dynamics and Racism on Today’s Campus” conference, hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

“I read in The Chronicle of Higher Education that they reported 120 events of racial incidents across the country in the last quarter,&#8...

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SIU SDM Provides Free Dental Care to 118 Children

9 October 2017, 3:15 PM

Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) treated 118 children between the ages of 3 and 13 at its 12th annual Give Kids A Smile Day on Monday, Oct. 9 at the School’s main clinic in Alton.

Give Kids A Smile Day comprises free comprehensive dental care, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. All dental services were provided by SIU SDM faculty, students and staff, members of the Madison and St. Clair distri...

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