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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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SIUE’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp Nominated for Arcus Award

1 February 2017, 2:42 PM

Lakesha Butler, PharmD, camp coordinator and School of Pharmacy clinical associate professorThe St. Louis Regional Chamber has yet again honored Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in its Arcus Awards program.  This year, the University’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp is a finalist in the Inclusion and Talent Attraction category.

The fourth annual Arcus Awards, presented by RubinBrown LLP, will honor companies, organizations and institutions that are operating to make the St. Louis region a better place to live, work and invest. Winners will be announced live ...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Hosts Clinic Open House on SIUE Campus

1 February 2017, 7:45 AM

SIUClinic-SIUEThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is hosting an Open House from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 to showcase its renovated clinic on the Edwardsville campus.

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 t...

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Chancellor Pembrook, SIUE Deans Explore HICEP Opportunities in Costa Rica

25 January 2017, 1:32 PM

SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook reads to a small group of children during his service trip to Costa Rica.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook demonstrated his passion for developing “professionals, scholars and leaders who shape a changing world,” as the institution’s mission states, during his January travels to Costa Rica.

Pembrook spent approximately one week in San Jose and outlying communities volunteering his time for the betterment of local citizens. It was his 12th consecutive year participating in service work in Costa Rica, with studen...

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SIUE’s Online Health Informatics Program Among Nation’s Top 25

11 January 2017, 2:20 PM

lyerla-frankThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 by bestcolleges.com.  

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The master’s in healthcare informatics emphasizes the application of state-of-the-art computing technologies to healthcare.

“The...

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