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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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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Student Jasmine Whitley Tells of Her Travels to Finland

17 September 2018, 2:33 PM

Jasmine WhitleySmiling brightly from the screen is a photo of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) senior Jasmine Whitley, surrounded by her host family in Karvia, Finland. 

Whitley made history as the first student from the CHS to participate in a foreign study. 

“It was my first time out of the country, and my first time on an airplane,” said Whitley, during her PowerPoint presentation at a reception held in her honor Tuesday, Sept. 11 at ...

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

11 September 2018, 8:15 AM

SIUE Campus Fall 2017U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 15th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2019” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 72 in this year’s rankings of 165 Regional Universities Midwest. The University is 14th overall among public universities in that category. The U.S. New...

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SIUE Alumna Golley Named Assistant Principal of the Year

7 September 2018, 3:10 AM

The Illinois Principals Association-Southwest Region has named SIUE alumna Amy Golley the 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Golley earned a bachelor’s in special education from SIUE in 2002. She’s an assistant principal at Alton High School.

Advantage NEWS posted about Golley’s recognition on Friday, Sept. 7.

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SIUE Speech Language Pathology Students Gain Global Perspective on Communication Disabilities During Travel Study

6 September 2018, 10:50 AM

SIUE’s Brianna Bowles learning to use a knitting machine in a workshop employing women who are deaf.From learning the language of Luganda and embarking on a wildlife safari to observing physical and occupational therapy sessions and helping children with disabilities with class lessons, three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville speech language pathology students gained cultural perspective and a broadened view on communication disabilities during their five-week summer travel study in Uganda.

Under the direction of Kathryn Brady, PhD, associate professor of speech language pathology and...

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SIUE Participates in NEH’s Great Stories Club to Benefit Children

4 September 2018, 1:45 PM

Shadrack MsengiThis fall, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is participating in the Great Stories Club, a program run by the American Library Association (ALA) and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). SIUE will partner with St. Vincent Home for Children in the program.

Shadrack Msengi, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is serving as the project director. “The Great Stories Club...

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World Record for “Longest Line of Books” Achieved on Literacy Day at SIUE

4 September 2018, 9:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the surrounding communities came together to collect books for charity and simultaneously arrange the “longest line of books,” breaking the Guinness World Record!

The impressive attempt occurred on September 8, 2017, International Literacy Day. This year, SIUE is celebrating the collaborative world record achievement, having received official confirmation from Guinness World Records nearly a year later in late August 2018.

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SIUE Students, Faculty to Aid in Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

31 August 2018, 10:00 AM

SIUE public health faculty members Drs. Michelle Cathorall and Alice Ma will lead a travel study service trip to Puerto Rico in December.Fourteen Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduates and two public health faculty will travel to Puerto Rico to aid in recovery efforts after the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

The travel study service trip will take place in Yabucoa from December 11-23. Students studying public health, psychology and more will spend five days working with All Hands and Hearts, a nonprofit that partners with local communities to respond to disasters.

“Students will have the oppor...

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SIUE Showcases Value of Organization Participation and Volunteerism

30 August 2018, 11:20 AM

(L-R) Sophomore Vernon Smith, freshman Karriem Muhammad, and sophomore Jeremiah Ratfliff gain information on Collegiate 100 president Braxton McCarroll.Ample opportunities to become involved and make a positive impact were presented to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students this week.

The annual Activities Fair, showcasing some of the University’s more than 300 organizations, was held on Aug. 27-28. The Volunteer Fair, held on Aug. 29, offered students a chance to discover how they can get involved with area nonprofits.

“The number one thing I tell people on campus is to get involved!” said Braxton McCarroll, a s...

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SIUE’s Gopalan Receives 2018 Teaching Career Enhancement Award

23 August 2018, 9:30 AM

SIUE’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, has been presented the 2018 Teaching Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society.The American Physiological Society (APS) has presented its 2018 Teaching Career Enhancement Award to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, to support the implementation of a novel teaching approach in classrooms across the country.

The APS allocated $10,000 for Gopalan to “explore elements associated with the successful implementation of Flipped Teaching and Retrieval Exercise (FT-RE) and develop a FT-RE model to expand in many more classrooms in the future...

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SIUE Ice Cream Social and Merchant Fair Feature Community and Camaraderie

22 August 2018, 4:15 PM

Hundreds of students packed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Goshen Lounge in the Morris University Center on Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the annual Merchant’s Fair and Dairy Queen ice cream social.

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook and City of Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton participated in the event that demonstrated the strong relationship between SIUE and the surrounding community.

“Who’s ready for ice cream?” Pembrook asked the crowd of students. “Th...

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High Quality Summer Internship Inspires SIUE Senior to Use Passion for Justice to Motivate Change

21 August 2018, 9:30 AM

SIUE senior Anna Miller completed a high impact summer internship with Madison County’s Domestic Violence Accountability Court.As Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior psychology and criminal justice double major Anna Miller, of Troy, returns to campus this week, she brings with her a wealth of new knowledge and a broadened perspective thanks to her high impact summer internship.

Miller interned with the Madison County’s Domestic Violence Accountability Court (DVAC) where she assisted advocates in the DVAC, helped with research and statistics, and observed the criminal felony dockets.

“DVAC prov...

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SIUE Campus Abuzz with Activity as Fall Classes Begin

20 August 2018, 4:30 PM

Cole Wendler, of Troy, happily accepts a cup of lemonade as he walks to class.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s campus was full of vibrant smiles and informational exchange on Monday, Aug. 20 as the fall 2018 semester got underway.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, as well as faculty and staff from across campus served lemonade and offered words of encouragement to students passing to and from classes.

“I stepped out of class and was greeted with a cup of lemonade,” said transfer student Angela Manganelli, of Florissant. ...

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SIUE Public Health Students Live Mission to Shape a Changing World During Inaugural Travel Study to Uganda

20 August 2018, 9:20 AM

SIUE’s Chelsea Franklin, of Greenville, handing out health information at a community event on HIV prevention.“Travel study programs can change a person’s life forever: personally, academically and professionally.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Assistant Professor of Public Health Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, MPH, stands by her statement wholeheartedly having witnessed such a transformation as she accompanied eight public health students on a five-week travel study in eastern Africa.

The international service experience left an indelible mark on all involved as students work...

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SIUE Welcomes Class of 2022 with Academic Convocation and Celebratory Parade

17 August 2018, 5:00 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed the class of 2022 in celebratory style on Friday, Aug. 17.

The future leaders who will contribute to SIUE’s mission to “shape a changing world,” attended an Academic Convocation ceremony at 11 a.m. hosted by Chancellor Randy Pembrook and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD.

“Class of 2022, this is an exciting time,” said Pembrook. “We welcome you to our campus and the beginnin...

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SIUE Welcomes New Students to their Home Away from Home on Move-in Day

16 August 2018, 4:50 PM

Move in DaySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville was full of new, smiling faces on Thursday, Aug. 16 as approximately 1,100 freshmen arrived on campus for Move-in Day. They are among the nearly 1,800 first-time freshmen comprising the Class of 2022.

“I’m excited to meet new people and make new friends,” said Clara Zabroac, of Springfield, after arriving at Woodland Hall. “I’m majoring in elementary education and met my roommate this summer.”

Approximately 500 stude...

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SIUE Summer Grad Ready for Next Steps after Complementing Degree with a High Impact Internship

15 August 2018, 4:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students spent their summer around the globe, studying, relaxing, working, serving others, and making a positive difference in their communities through high impact internship opportunities.

Summer graduate Graeme Huntley, of Edwardsville, did that and more, gaining valuable hands-on experience and making his positive mark in East St. Louis through an internship at SIUE’s WE CARE Clinic, located at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Have a Red Carpet First Day

13 August 2018, 11:55 AM

RedCarpet2With the looks of surprise, bewilderment, shyness and pleasure, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students walked down a red carpet on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 13, to the cheers and high fives of CHS and SIUE administrators, faculty and staff. 

“It’s an exciting day, and we wanted to begin the school year on a celebratory note,” said School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD. ...

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SIUE Workshop Helps Teachers Understand History Through a STEM Lens

6 August 2018, 4:45 PM

Matt Johnson, instructional design and curriculum specialist with the SIUE STEM Center, leads a group of teachers on a nature tour during the “STEM Notebooks: Understanding History Through a STEM Lens” workshop. Using the personal notes of some of the greatest scientific minds in history, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach has collaborated once again with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources program at SIUE to offer a unique workshop for educators from around the region.

During the two-day workshop, “STEM Notebooks: Understanding History through a STEM Lens,” tea...

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SIUE to Induct Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

24 July 2018, 5:10 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor 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.

A cocktail reception in the Meridian Ballroom will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards presentati...

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SIUE Instructor Michelle Catalano Recognized for her Critical Thinking Course

19 July 2018, 3:48 PM

Michelle CatalanoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Philosophy Instructor Michelle Catalano’s students take their critical thinking lessons outside the classroom to address important and controversial topics in caring and creative ways. 

Read more about Catalano’s critical thinking courses in Engaged Philosophy: Civic Engagement in Philosophy Classes

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SIUE Disability Support Services is Now ACCESS

19 July 2018, 9:30 AM

ACCESS staff members standing left to right are Andy Koch, Calandra Mitchell, Jim Boyle, Berthine Blanc, Michelle Nickerson and Dominic Dorsey.Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) is the new name for the former Disability Support Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“We changed the name to better reflect the services we provide,” said Dominic Dorsey, ACCESS director. “Our mission is to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that diverse learners have access to the University and its programs through proactive and intentional interventions, resources and programming d...

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SIUE Alumni Reflect on Life-Changing Experience, Mentorship by Professor of Adlerian Psychology

17 July 2018, 11:45 AM

SIUE’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD, (middle) attends ICASSI 2017 with then students (L-R) Andrew Pennock, Nicole Gaither, Katie Turek and Allan Ratkewicz, Jr.During the life-changing pursuit of higher education, great opportunities, challenges and personal and professional development are inevitable.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students who are now alumni have enjoyed personal growth under the mentorship of School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Psychology Professor Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD. According to these alumni, much of that growth occurred from their experiences learning about Adlerian Psychology and attending the Inte...

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SIUE CSPA Graduate Students Spread Nationwide this Summer to Complete Competitive Field Placements

28 June 2018, 3:50 PM

SIUE College Student Personnel Administration graduate student Chelsea Gilles stands (far left front) with fellow student orientation leaders during her summer field placement at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) graduate students are refining their leadership and organizational skills, building professional networks and developing personally as they take a step outside their comfort zones and complete competitive field placements in seven states across the nation.

“The CSPA program’s increased reach and reputation is related to a greater emphasis on professional preparation and the competitiveness of o...

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High School Students Explore the Possibilities of a Future in Healthcare during SIUE’s Collaborative Healthcare Diversity Camp

28 June 2018, 8:40 AM

Students had the opportunity to work in SIUE’s nutrition lab as they learned about the work of registered dietitians.Healthcare is an expansive and continuously evolving industry, which benefits from a diverse workforce. That’s why Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted 32 high school students from Illinois and Missouri during its collaborative Healthcare Diversity Camp held June 18-22.

Campers explored career possibilities in a variety of healthcare fields through hands-on activities and mentorship sessions hosted by the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON), the SIU School of Dent...

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SIUE Alumnus Timothy Staples Named Inaugural Director of Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

26 June 2018, 9:00 AM

Timothy Staples, EdD, director of the SIUE Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will welcome alumnus Timothy Staples, EdD, back to campus as director of its new Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Staples will assume his new role on Monday, July 16.

SIUE’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion will serve as a support and advocacy center for underrepresented students through programming, services, student retention initiatives and professional advocacy. The new center will raise awareness for the SIUE Community ab...

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SIUE Office of the Provost Initiative will Broaden Student Learning and Success through High Impact Practices

21 June 2018, 7:44 AM

Denise CobbIn an effort to reach more students and secure ways to make intense and accelerated learning experiences more equitable, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost sent an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional team to the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2018 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. 

 A five-member team, chaired by Interim Assistant Provost Jessica Harris, PhD, went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake Cit...

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Roccia Named SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

14 June 2018, 10:05 AM

SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Miriam Roccia.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Miriam Roccia as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Roccia will assume her new role on Monday, July 2.

Roccia brings more than 18 years of professional experience in higher education to SIUE. Since 2012, she has been serving as assistant dean of students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She oversaw UMSL’s residential life and housing, recreation and wellness, Mil...

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SIUE Staff Senate Awards Summer Scholarships

13 June 2018, 8:35 AM

(L-R) SIUE Staff Senate Treasurer and Scholarship Chair Collin Van Meter, Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Maggie Haas, Stacey Haas, Taylor Hansen, Trish Hansen, Alexis Acoff, Fannie Acoff, Staff Senate President Gretchen Fricke, and SIU Board of Trustees Chair Amy Sholar.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Staff Senate has awarded its annual University Staff Senate Summer Scholarship to three students pursuing summer coursework to advance their academic career. Each of the students have a parent who works at the University.

Sophomore psychology major Maggie Haas, of Roxana, was awarded $1,000. Mascoutah native Taylor Hansen, a senior majoring in social work, earned $500. Senior biological sciences major Alexis Acoff, of O’Fallon, was presented $...

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SIUE Teacher Candidates Support East St. Louis Reading and Writing Project

12 June 2018, 11:10 AM

(L-R) SIUE’s Brian Johnson, PhD, stand alongside Gordon Bush Elementary’s Carmalita Neely, SIUE senior Abigail Cline, and Gordon Bush Elementary’s Gloria Oggero.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville teacher candidates are gaining hands-on experience while boosting reading fluency and comprehension in East. St. Louis elementary school students in kindergarten, first and second grades through the Everybody Reads and Writes Project at Gordon Bush Elementary School.

Spring and summer 2018 mark the first time the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) teacher education program and Gordon Bush Elementary’s partnership has in...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Hosts and Stars in LOVE of Music Event

6 June 2018, 2:22 PM

CHSLoveEventTunes from Chaka Khan, James Brown, Hezekiah Walker and more will help set the stage for a rhythmic, soulful and enlightening evening at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) LOVE of Music event, where CHS students will perform. 

The Legacy Opportunity Versed Empowerment (LOVE) event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 in the Multipurpose Room on the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. in East St. Lo...

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SIUE’s Dreikurs Ferguson Goes Global with Adlerian Approach to Parenting

6 June 2018, 11:30 AM

SIUE’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson in Bejing.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD, professor and distinguished scholar in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), is traveling globally this summer to share her knowledge on the pioneering concepts of Adlerian Psychology, specifically as it relates to raising children.

The psychological approach, which places strong focus on counseling and social dynamics, is named for its founder, psychiatrist Alfred Adler. Upon Adler’s passi...

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Jamie Ball Named SIUE Director of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination

6 June 2018, 8:40 AM

Jamie Ball, JD, director of SIUE’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination.Following a comprehensive national search led by search committee chairs Phyleccia Cole and Kim Durr and involving numerous constituency groups, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Ball, JD, as director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination (EOA). Ball assumes her new duties effective Monday, June 18.

Ball arrives on campus after serving as the first institutional compliance officer/Ti...

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SIUE’s Sustainability Group Ready for Action

5 June 2018, 3:02 PM

ConnieFreySpurlockWhen it comes to sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker believes it takes “a village” to raise awareness and improve and expand outcomes as it relates to what he sees as one of the world’s critical issues of the day. That is why he incorporated action into the group focused on the topic – literally. 

SIUE’s new Sustainability Action Group (SAG) is focused on updating self-reporting tools that...

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SIUE Faculty and Doctoral Student to Serve on ISBE Professional Review Panel

30 May 2018, 10:40 AM

SIUE’s Vicki Van Tuyle, EdDSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vicki Van Tuyle, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Educational Leadership, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Review Panel. She was recommended for the panel by SIU President Randy Dunn, PhD.

“For over a decade in Illinois there have been many attempts to pass legislation that would provide equity in fundi...

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SIUE Students to Take Off for First Travel Study in Uganda

22 May 2018, 11:30 AM

Students participating in the Uganda travel study include (front L-R) Katherine Wilson, Cheyenne Durham, Chelsea Franklin, (back L-R) Brianna Reed, Lauren Pruitt, Mica Coleman, Sarah Geatley, Mikayla Colenburg (far back), Haley Adrian, Arné Burns and Brianna Bowles.A five-week trip to Uganda will offer the first passport stamp for many of the 11 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students participating in the University’s first student travel study in Eastern Africa from May 30 to July 4.

The international service experience is the finale of some of the students’ academic journeys, as they complete a bachelor’s in public health from the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) in August. Others are pursuing a bachelo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School 2018 Graduating Class Shows the World – their Scholarship Money

22 May 2018, 9:55 AM

LakeCrowellThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2018 Graduating Class made history with its cumulative earning power of nearly $4 million in scholarships. The 28 seniors were lauded for their scholastic accomplishments during CHS’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 18 at Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. 

“This Charter High School graduating class is an amazing one. The students have some staggering numbers,” said S...

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Illinois Education Association Names SIUE Alumna Outstanding Teacher

18 May 2018, 3:11 PM

SIUE alumna Christina Stamps has been recognized by the Illinois Education Association as an Outstanding Teacher. Stamps teaches sixth grade in Medora.

She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1986.

Details on her recognition are available in The Alton Telegraph.

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Global Academic Advising Organization Names SIUE’s Thomas Outstanding Advising Administrator

17 May 2018, 3:10 PM

SIUE Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): The Global Community for Academic Advising.

The organization also selected Thomas as a mentor for its 2018-20 Emerging Leaders Class. He is one of 10 selected internationally for this role in “engaging and inspiring diverse NACADA leaders.”

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SIUE Mourns Loss of SEHHB Student Kendall Douglas

14 May 2018, 2:10 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior School of Education, Health and Human Behavior student Kendall Douglas, who passed away early Monday, May 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 20.

An O’Fallon, Mo. native, Douglas was an elementary education major in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral ...

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SIUE Alumna, Local Educator Earns Two State Awards for Outstanding Work

10 May 2018, 2:50 PM

Tiffany FlintSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Tiffany Flint is being honored for her outstanding work as an educator who teaches, supports and empowers middle school students in Belleville.

Flint has received the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

“It doesn’t feel like work if you love what you are doing every day,”...

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SIUE Education Graduates Reflect on Inspiration Behind Career Choice during Teacher Appreciation Week

7 May 2018, 4:05 PM

SIUE special education graduate Kathryn Skaer stands alongside her cooperating teacher Amy Croxford of East Elementary in Alton.The nation is celebrating educators during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12. Among those applauding the wonderful, inspiring work of teachers are Spring 2018 graduates of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), who achieved a bachelor’s in early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education.

They each had a teacher growing up, or a cooperating teacher during their studies, who inspired them to be their best, offered a...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Superintendent of Distinction

7 May 2018, 3:55 PM

SIUE alumnus Mark Skertich has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Skertich is superintendent of Southwestern CUSD #9. He earned a master’s in education administration from SIUE in 2001.

Details on his notable achievement were posted Tuesday, May 1 in The RiverBender.

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SIUE Students Work Online for a Greener Godfrey

7 May 2018, 9:30 AM

SSCC-GreenerGodfreyIt is a Facebook following that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students worked hard for and are proud of, because they educated and aroused interest in recycling among many Godfrey residents. 

“Facebook is a great way to reach a large amount of people,” said Abbigayle Riedisser, a senior public health major. “We had initially wanted to reach 50 people, but when our project ended, we had 151 Facebook followers on the Greener Godfrey page. 

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SIUE Spring Commencement Sends Class of 2018 into the World

5 May 2018, 7:25 PM

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2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony Videos 

May 4 - 10 am | 2 pm | 6:30 pm
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook oversaw the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 for 2,091 eligible graduates. All the ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook saluted the graduates for their community service and commitment to shaping a c...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights more than 2,000 Graduates

4 May 2018, 8:15 AM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is overseeing the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises today for 2,091 eligible graduates. The fourth of seven exercises began this morning in the Vadalabene Center on campus. All the ceremonies are streamed live on siue.edu/tv.

The exercises began Friday morning with School of Business students receiving their undergraduate degrees. Brian Watson, who earned a bachelor’s in business economics and finance, was the student ...

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SIUE Offers Abraham Lincoln Online Summer Graduate Course

3 May 2018, 11:50 AM

Lincoln Presidential MuseumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Teaching and Learning is offering a new three-credit online summer course “Teaching Lincoln, K-12,” in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Teachers and graduate students from across the country can plan their own trip anytime this summer and enroll in the course that spans July 2-August 4.

“Teachers or other individuals at the graduate level interested in teaching...

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SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase Spotlights Outstanding Research and Creative Activities

1 May 2018, 1:25 PM

Dressed in Lolita fashion, senior Haley Andrews presented her research on the From Lolita fashion to robotic prosthetics, sexual assault prevention to chemical risk exposure, and fair trade to race relations within sacred harp music, a wide array of research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase.

The event, held Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center, highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through SIUE’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate...

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SIUE's Farthing Takes Top Prize for STEM Education Research at Illinois State Academy of Science Annual Meeting

30 April 2018, 9:20 AM

SIUE senior Ashley Farthing earned first place in the STEM Education category for her poster presentation at the Illinois State Academy of Science's Annual Meeting in April.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Ashley Farthing can’t imagine a future doing anything but teaching. She’ll walk across the stage to receive her bachelor’s in elementary education during commencement on Saturday, May 5, knowing a classroom of first graders eagerly await her fall 2018 arrival.

Farthing has secured a teaching position at Lincoln Elementary in her hometown of Marion. Her journey at SIUE has featured solid academic coursework, experiential learning...

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SIUE Springfest Offers Fun and Fresh Air Ahead of Finals

24 April 2018, 8:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s longest running annual event on campus, Springfest, featured a week of fun traditions, entertainment and activities April 16-20. The 2018 theme was “Stranger Things.”

“Every year I look forward to Springfest,” said junior mass communications major Mollie Thompson. “There’s always so many different events that everyone can get involved in. It highlights our diverse community as we all have fun together.&#8221...

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Brianne Guilford Recieves SIUE's Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award

6 April 2018, 9:15 AM

(L-R) SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, 2018-19 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award recipient Dr. Brianne Guilford, Sandy Doreson, daughter of the late Dr. Vaughnie Lindsay, and Dr. Jerry Weinberg.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Brianne Guilford, PhD, has been recognized with the Graduate School’s 2018-19 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award for significant research contributions to her field, respective school and department, and SIUE as a whole.

Guilford is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Applied Health and the exercise physiology graduate program director. Chancellor Randy Pembrook pr...

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Show Me St. Louis Feature's SIUE's Mora for National Nutrition Month

8 March 2018, 3:48 PM

Show Me St. Louis hosted SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior's Department of Applied Health, for a cooking demonstration on the topic of “going further with food,” the theme of National Nutrition Month.

See the guest segment, which aired Thursday, March 8, here.

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SIUE’s Xin Named Outstanding Immigrant Health Professional

3 January 2018, 3:20 PM

Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor in SIUE’s public health program.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor of public health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Applied Health, has achieved the 2017 Outstanding Immigrant Health Professional Award.

The non-profit organization Health for All presents the award annually. It recognizes the contributions of foreign-born individuals who have worked in the health field and served people of the United States thr...

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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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SIUE Nutrition Student Featured Writer in St. Louis Magazine

31 October 2017, 2:00 PM

An article written by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Allison Keck, a senior majoring in nutrition, was featured in the October edition of St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine.

Keck’s article, entitled, “Coconut Oil – What’s the craze?” appears on pages 32-33, and offers educated responses to popular claims about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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SIUE’s Public Health Program Gains CEPH Accreditation

23 October 2017, 1:50 PM

Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor in SIUE’s public health program. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) announced this week that its public health program has received accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

SIUE’s undergraduate public health program in the Department of Applied Health is among the first in the nation to be accredited as a stand-alone program, after a two-year application process. The program has experienced steady enrollment growth with stud...

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SIUE’s New Nutrition Lab Amplifies Experiential Learning in Growing Program

12 October 2017, 10:38 AM

Reading and hearing about a concept offers a strong foundation, but applying a concept through action offers powerful learning experiences that solidify student understanding and retention.

The new nutrition lab, which opened in Fall 2017 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), is providing enhanced teaching and learning opportunities for students in one of the University’s fastest growing programs.

“The nutrition l...

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Oberweis Family Contributes $50,000 Matching Gift for SIUE Nutrition Lab

8 March 2017, 1:18 PM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, Senator Jim Oberweis, Trish Oberweis, PhD, professor of criminal justice studies at SIUE, Rich Walker, interim vice chancellor for administration, and Rachel Stack, vice chancellor for University Advancement and CEO of the University Foundation.In the midst of a decline in state funding, a private donation has launched strong support for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) new nutrition lab. The facility, which is scheduled for completion in August, has received an up to $50,000 investment from the Oberweis family.

Senator Jim Oberweis, chairman of Oberweis Dairy, presented the matching gift to University leaders on Friday, March 3. Oberweis’ daughter, Tris...

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