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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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SIU SDM White Coat Ceremony Marks Milestone for Aspiring Dentists

8 October 2017, 3:50 PM

SIU SDM 2017 White Coat CeremonySouthern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) first-year students, along with students in the International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP) received the traditional coat of medical professionals, during the School’s 17th annual White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Oct. 6.

The first-year cohort of 51 students, and six IAPP students, took the professional oath of ethics and committed to uphold the School’s values of service, respect, integrity, compassion and competen...

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SIUE Inducts Nine to Alumni Hall of Fame during A Night Among the Stars

6 October 2017, 10:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored nine remarkable graduates at the 2017 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Morris University Center (MUC). These impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

The School of Dental Medicine honorees will be recognized at the Saturday, Oct. 28 Dean’s Scholarship Gala...

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SIUE’s Pembrook Urges Growth and Change Through New Challenges During University Address

21 September 2017, 3:30 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook presented his second annual State of the University Address to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 21 with the theme of “Big Questions.” Pembrook highlighted the University’s many successes, motivated future progress, and in light of two racially motivated incidents on campus last week, emphasized SIUE’s strong stance against hate crimes.

“We’re in a higher education setting, and that mea...

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U.S. News Rates SIUE a Top 15 Midwest Regional Public University

12 September 2017, 9:40 AM

US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 14th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. SIUE is also rated among the top Midwest Regionals for least amount of student debt upon graduation. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2018” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 70 in this year’s rankings of 165 Regional Unive...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Alumnus Celebrated for Community Impact

6 September 2017, 10:10 AM

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) alumnus Eric von Hoven, DMD, was treated to a surprise celebration in honor of his 25 years of dental practice at Cedar Creek Dental in Highland.

 Von Hoven earned a doctor of dental medicine from the SIU SDM in 1992. He has been “not only saving smiles, but spreading them” across the area since. The Belleville News Democrat featured von Hoven in an article posted Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Features Expanded Outreach and Enhanced Curriculum Under Rotter’s Leadership

5 September 2017, 9:40 AM

Under the leadership of Bruce Rotter, DMD, the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) continues to enhance its innovative academic curriculum and expand its community outreach through the operation of multiple oral health clinics.

Dean Rotter emphasizes the School’s commitment to effectively training the clinicians of the future and meeting the oral health needs of the region and beyond.

“The mission of the SIU School of Dental Medicine is to improve the...

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Free Dental Care at Annual Give Kids A Smile Day at SIU School of Dental Medicine

31 August 2017, 1:45 PM

Tooth Fairy at Give Kids A Smile DaySouthern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is urging parents of qualified children between the ages of 3 and 13 to bring their children to its 12th annual Give Kids A Smile Day from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 9 at the School’s main clinic in building 263, 2800 College Ave. in Alton.

Setting Give Kids a Smile Day apart is free comprehensive dental care, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. All dental se...

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Chancellor Pembrook Brings CAMP Mission Trips to SIUE

26 July 2017, 1:15 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook in Costa RicaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is bringing Central American Mission Projects (CAMP) to SIUE as an active element of his focus on community service and the University’s mission to shape a changing world. SIUE has finalized a partnership agreement with CAMP to provide faculty-led travel study programs for SIUE students. 

“The connection with CAMP provides a special combination of opportunities for service to mankind through valuable hands-on e...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Achieve Dean’s Scholarship

13 July 2017, 9:05 AM

(L-R) SIU SDM Dean’s Scholarship recipients Austin LaMay, Evelyn Nord and Kevin Wolf.Three outstanding year-four students have been honored with the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dean’s Scholarship. Recipients Austin LaMay, of Bethalto, Evelyn Nord, of Galesburg, and Kevin Wolf, of Springfield, have each been awarded $5,000 for the 2017-18 academic year.

“These students will surely make a significant impact on the field of dentistry and the communities they serve upon completion of their doctor of dental medicine degrees,&#...

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SIUE’s Online Healthcare Informatics Program Ranked #6 Nationally

27 June 2017, 11:35 AM

Frank LyerlaThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics has been ranked sixth in the nation by affordablecolleges.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 combi...

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