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Chancellor Pembrook to Speak at SIU School of Dental Medicine Commencement

23 May 2017, 2:55 PM

Randy Pembrook CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook will deliver the commencement address to 51 students receiving their doctor of dental medicine degrees at the SIU School of Dental Medicine commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, in the SIUE Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Pembrook became the ninth chancellor in SIUE’s history on August 1, 2016 as the Metro East native returned to the campus where he had earned both bachelor’s and master&#821...

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SIU SDM Emeritus Professor Honored with Outstanding Educator Award

11 May 2017, 1:20 PM

(L-R) Dr. Doug Miley, director of Graduate Periodontics at the SIU SDM, Dr. Neal Roller, Dr. Nathalia Garcia, and SIU SDM Dean Dr. Bruce Rotter.Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Section of Periodontics Emeritus Professor Neal Roller, DDS, MS, has been honored with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award.

According to the AAP, the award is presented at each dental academic institution to a periodontal educator, who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in providing education in the full scope of periodontics and relays that enthusiasm to students.

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Therapy Dogs Comfort SIU SDM and SIUE Students During Finals

5 May 2017, 11:10 AM

(L-R) SIU SDM students Dallas Pineda and Maggie McCarthy enjoy a visit from therapy dog, Elsa, a Portuguese Water Dog.Newman, Kylie, Elsa and Wrigley were a comforting site for students at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) on Thursday, May 4. The four are therapy dogs with CHAMP Assistance Dogs, whose relaxed temperament offered students a bit of lightness amidst the stress of finals.

“I’ve always been a dog lover,” said Michael Hawk, a second year dental student, while petting Elsa. “They are all incredibly calm and willing to let us pet them.”

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SIUE Selected as Peace Corps Site

25 April 2017, 9:55 AM

peacecorpspreplogoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is now a Peace Corps Prep site. This partnership agreement, signed by Chancellor Randy Pembrook on behalf of SIUE and the U.S. Peace Corps, is available only to students at participating partner schools.

 “This program provides an opportunity for students at SIUE to contribute to international peace, social justice and the development of full human potential,” said Mary Weishaar, executive director of International Affairs. “It su...

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Dedication to Emeritus Professor Enhances Picturesque SIU SDM Campus

18 April 2017, 9:05 AM

Dr. David Jenkins expresses his appreciation for the dedicated landscape features in his name during a surprise ceremony held Tuesday, April 11.An emeritus professor of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), known for his significant contributions to teaching, professional development and leadership, and devoted support of campus beautification efforts, now has a scenic dedication settled in front of one of the unique campus’s historic buildings.

The family of Dr. David Jenkins, with the support of SIU SDM Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD, and Director of Development Stephen Schaus, surprised their father wit...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Hosts Research Day

14 April 2017, 8:31 AM

SDM1The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) highlighted the important role research plays in the daily practice and continued advancement of the dynamic profession of dentistry during its 2017 Research Day held Tuesday, April 11.

“Our profession is constantly improving treatment alternatives and introducing new and better options,” said Bruce Rotter, DMD, dean of the SIU SDM. “The dental practitioner must often make choices regarding which are the best...

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SIU SDM’s Martin Land Receives Moulton Award for Fixed Prosthodontics

24 March 2017, 10:15 AM

land-martinDr. Martin F. Land, professor of fixed prosthodontics at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), was awarded the George M. Moulton Award for outstanding achievement in the Art and Science of Fixed Prosthodontics at the 66th Annual Scientific Session of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in Chicago.   

The prestigious award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy and recognizes members who have made a significant impact and contributions to ...

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SIU SDM Recognized as Center of Excellence by LIBERTY Dental Plan

9 March 2017, 9:07 AM

(L-R) Dr. Kathy Shafer, Dr. Eric Langenwalter, State Rep. Dan Beiser, Dr. Cornell Thomas, SIU SDM Dean Dr. Bruce Rotter, Dr. Bert Milligan, SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook, Mr. Ken Holbert and Dr. Kenneth Rawson.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) has been honored as a 2016 Center of Excellence by the national dental management firm LIBERTY Dental Plan. A special award presentation was held Monday, March 6 with LIBERTY representatives and State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) in attendance. Illinois State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) also extended his support for the School’s recognition.

LIBERTY’s Center of Excellence Award is presented to community den...

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SIUE Adds Veterans National Honor Society

27 February 2017, 8:45 AM

SALUTESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adding SALUTE, the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing and honoring military and veteran students for their service and outstanding academic performance: Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence.

The program is made possible by a grant from the American Council on Education/Walmart Foundation. 

Students inducted into SALUTE represent every slice of American military and veter...

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SIU SDM Salutes Founding Dean Frank Sobkowski

20 February 2017, 8:05 AM

sobkowski-frankDr. Francis “Frank” J. Sobkowski, the founding dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 83. His invaluable service, vision for success and legacy will live on in the minds of the students, who attend the School he worked so diligently to create, for generations to come.

In the late 1960s, the need for experienced dental professionals in southern Illinois was reaching crisis proportions. Establishment o...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Dedicates Clinic on SIUE Campus

16 February 2017, 2:00 PM

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) showcased its renovated clinic in University Park on the Edwardsville campus today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The clinic is equipped to provide a full scope of dental services, including preventive dentistry, cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges, dentures, surgery, root canals and implant procedures. The clinic also is equipped to perform simple and complex pediatric dental care. It provides additional training laborat...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month

13 February 2017, 10:40 AM

Elementary students are learning about the importance of oral health and receiving free oral screenings throughout February at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM).

The community offering, coordinated with area schools, is in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month. SIU SDM third year students are leading engaging educational activities for the kids. Fourth year students are gaining hands-on experience as they perform screenings.

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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 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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