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SIUE’s Harvey Named OVC Male Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

23 February 2017, 1:25 PM

harvey-julianSIUE's Julian Harvey, of Edwardsville is the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Male Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.

The award comes as the senior attends his final OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Friday and Saturday in Charleston.

Harvey enters the meet No. 1 in the nation in the long jump with a leap of 26 feet, 5.5 inches at the Tyson Invitational. That mark also is the longest by an American this year and the third farthest jump in the world.

He also ho...

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SIUE Implements Reverse Transfer Credit Program with L&C

15 February 2017, 2:35 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program is an expansion of the institutions’ partnership to continue to help SIUE students who transfer from L&C to transfer credits back to L&C. This enables them to gain an associate’s from Lewis and Clark, as well as the baccalaureate degree they seek from SIUE.

The program helps L&C document degree completions at th...

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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 Teacher Candidates Named Noyce Scholars, Empowered to Lead

8 February 2017, 10:25 AM

2016-17 Noyce Math and Science ScholarsA new cohort of eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduates, who aspire to be math and science educators, have been named Noyce Scholars through the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Programs. Through the program, the students will have the opportunity to participate in an enhanced curriculum and engage in a professional learning community.

The teacher candidates include math scholars Nicole Dowell, of Cahokia, and Mona Tedder, of Granite City. The science scholars are Lucas...

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SIUE 2017 Pink Zone Effort Raises More Than $7,000

6 February 2017, 1:50 PM

Breast cancer survivors join the SIUE women’s basketball team in celebration ahead of the game against Jacksonville State.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Women’s Basketball and SIUE Pink Zone joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Missouri, contributing more than $7,000 toward a cure.

Fundraising events were capped by the women’s and men’s basketball teams as they played Jacksonville State on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Vadalabene Center. Breast cancer survivors were honored during the women’s game.

Fans check out the basket raffle and purchase Pink Zone t-shirts for breast cancer awareness during the SIUE women’s basketball game vs. Jacksonville State.Other Pink Zone events held throughout January and February in...

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Speech Language Pathologist Launches Practice with Connections from SBDC

6 February 2017, 1:20 PM

block-maggieAfter focusing on early intervention with students in the city of St. Louis, speech pathologist Maggie Block is now providing individualized therapy for Edwardsville-area clients through her practice, Metro East Therapy Inc.

Block’s practice analyzes, investigates, addresses, treats and helps to prevent an array of disorders related to speech. These disorders exist anywhere within the realm of articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, behavior or social language. &#...

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SIUE Among Best Risk-Reward College Choices

5 February 2017, 2:45 PM

SIUE CampusSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has been ranked 80th among all public institutions nationally for Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Lendedu.com’s second annual College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) study. SIUE is third among Illinois state schools.

Risk is defined as the average student loan debt per borrower. Reward is defined as the average early career pay, or the median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience.

The full results of the study are availab...

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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 Healthcare Informatics Students Receive Scholarships

2 February 2017, 8:35 AM

Illinois Rural Health Association health informatics scholarship recipients include (L-R) SIUE’s Beth Barrier, Angela Campbell and Tamera Schumer.Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate students, each pursuing a master’s in healthcare informatics, have been named health informatics scholarship recipients by the Illinois Rural Health Association.

Beth Barrier, of Troy, Westfield native Angela Campbell, and Tamera Schumer, of Salem, each received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017 spring semester.

According to the Illinois Rural Health Association, it recognizes the “great demand for trained medical coding and ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment is Second-Highest All-Time

1 February 2017, 11:20 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,276 students is the second-largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment has reached an all-time spring semester high of 11,022 students. Overall university enrollment declined by only 70 students (0.52 percent) from last spring’s record total of 13,346.

 “The spring 2016 enrollment success is a reflection of the dedication, work ethic and creativity by ...

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IERC and IBHE Publish Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation

26 January 2017, 4:15 PM

IERC-IBHE-BookCoverThe Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has collaborated with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to publish Voices from the Field:  Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation. The book was introduced Thursday, Jan. 26 at an event at Roosevelt University in Chicago to celebrate the early childhood authors, publishers and editors. 

The book highlights the accomplished work of many of Illinois’ tw...

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Dr. Mary Jo Pembrook Teaching Music Lessons to SIUE East St. Louis Center Students

26 January 2017, 11:14 AM

MaryJo1Dr. Mary Jo Pembrook, listens intensely with her head bent toward 12-year-old Kadarius McCollum, who is in the five-finger position while deciphering musical notes on the page in front of him. 

Pembrook, volunteer piano teacher at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Performing Arts Program, smoothly goes from instruction, to patience, to cheerleader in a matter of seconds. 

“You know this one. … Good. Good,” says Pembrook, who ...

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Information Session: Advance your Career with a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration

24 January 2017, 4:50 PM

Grad School Open HouseFind out how a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help advance your career in higher education at an upcoming information session.

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Mississippi Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership within the School of Education, Health and Human Behav...

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SIUE Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

24 January 2017, 1:55 PM

Eighteen SIUE alumni were among 100 St. Louis area educators who received high praise for their contributions and dedication to the teaching profession and received the 2016 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards.

SIUE alumni included graduates of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School.

  • Kimberly Bossler achieved both a bachelor’s in elementary education and psychology in 2003, and a master’s in education special e...

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SIUE Department of Psychology Receives Endowment for Visiting Scholars with Adlerian Expertise

24 January 2017, 10:15 AM

Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, psychiatrist, who carried on and promoted the concepts of Adlerian Psychology.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty and students will be inspired by the pioneering concepts of Adlerian Psychology for years to come thanks to a $500,000 gift to the Department of Psychology from the Family of Rudolf Dreikurs. The gift will fund visits to SIUE from eminent scholars from around the world.

This psychological approach, named after its founder, psychiatrist Alfred Adler, places strong focus on counseling and social dynamics, and applies to all areas of social relatio...

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United Way of Greater St. Louis Honors SIUE Alumna for Outstanding Service

23 January 2017, 12:05 PM

SIUE alumna Dr. Ann Beatty has been recognized with the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2016 Freeman-Kortkamp Award for outstanding service and performance. Beatty is currently a board member of the organization and has previously served in numerous committee roles.

Beatty earned a master’s in psychology from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1978.

Details on Beatty’s years of service and professional accomplishments are included in an article posted...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Chief Operating Officer of Signature Medical Group

20 January 2017, 9:15 AM

SIUE alumnus Chad Sackman has been named chief operating officer of Signature Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician-owned group out of Missouri and Kansas.

Sackman earned a bachelor’s in health education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1999. Details on his new role are posted on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE’s Master’s in Physical Education Tabbed Among Nation’s Best Values

19 January 2017, 3:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s master’s in physical education and coaching pedagogy ranks among the top 25 programs in the nation, being recognized for Best Value by Top Online Colleges.

SIUE’s Master’s in Physical Education Tabbed Among Nation’s Best Values by Top Online Colleges

The list, including SIUE’s regionally accredited program in the 21st spot, highlights institutions that exhibit a combination of “strong academic offerings and affordable tuitions.” The complete list is available here.

“It is a great honor to be recognized fo...

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Satellite Fitness Center Opens in Student Success Center

10 January 2017, 11:45 AM

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Campus Recreation and the Morris University Center (MUC) have partnered to create a satellite fitness facility for SIUE students in the Student Success Center (SSC). An open house in the SSC, Room 0206 on Monday, Jan. 9 featured the converted space that is now a small work-out facility, similar to the concept featured in SIUE residence halls. This allows expanded recreational opportunities for students, particularly during hours when the MUC is open and the Fitness Center i...

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SIUE Chancellor Pembrook Oversees First Commencement

16 December 2016, 2:40 PM

pembrook-commencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook oversaw the fall 2016  commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17. Morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,229 eligible graduates were in the Vadalabene Center on campus. To view the ceremonies, visit siue.edu/commencement/.

In his first commencement since assuming the chancellor’s role in August, Pembrook encouraged the graduates to become ambassadors for SIUE. “You should always represent SIUE with profe...

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SIUE’s Sweatt and Terziovski Win Get to Know Metro East Scholarships

8 December 2016, 2:15 PM

sweatt-allieSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students Allie Sweatt and Katie Terziovski are among six $2,000 scholarship winners in the “Get to know m.e.” campaign.

Each candidate submitted an essay highlighting why they love living in the Metro East. All contestants were required to be a Metro East resident at the time of application, enrolled as a full-time student at one of the host sponsor universities and be in good academic standing with their respective university.

Edwardsville...

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Students Enjoy the Tradition of SIUE CHS Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal

22 November 2016, 3:40 PM

Willis YoungMore than 150 students and special guests feasted Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) fourth annual Thanksgiving Day meal in the Multipurpose Room at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.

“This is life changing, because we are sending our students off with a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” said Gina Jeffries, CHS director, “and for those who may not be able to have a traditional meal, we are setti...

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SIUE Students Add to Extensive Research Experience Through Pioneering Physical Therapy Scholarship

18 November 2016, 10:11 AM

(L-R) SIUE master’s candidates Alexa Knuth and Corinne Brent present their research poster at the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Phoenix, Arizona.Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate students are forging new scholarship territory in the physical therapy discipline, and sharing their notable results nationwide. Master’s candidates Corinne Brent, of Springfield, and Alexa Knuth, of Peoria, presented their latest research project, titled “Physical Therapist’s Perceptions of Psychological Components in Patient Recovery,” during the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference.

Through the...

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Future Health Professionals Gain Connections During SIUE Health Careers Fair

15 November 2016, 1:42 PM

Representatives from The Kroger Co. speak with fourth-year pharmacy student Kelly Korza during the 2016 Health Careers Fair at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students looking to pursue careers in health-related fields had the opportunity to network with more than 40 leading healthcare employers during the annual Health Careers Fair held Monday, Nov. 14. The event was hosted by SIUE's Career Development Center.

Students nearing completion of degrees within SIUE’s health-related disciplines, such as nursing, pharmacy and public health, shared resumes and learned more about available internship and employ...

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SIUE Receives Eighth Straight Military Friendly Designation

11 November 2016, 2:50 PM

Military Friendly 2017Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the eighth-consecutive year.

The premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is ...

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SIUE School Psychology Program Ranked Among Top 10 Nationally for Scholarly Productivity

6 November 2016, 2:50 PM

(L-R) Dr. Stephen Hupp and Dr. Jeremy Jewell, professors of psychology at SIUE. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s school psychology specialist program is ranked 7th in the nation for scholarly productivity, according to a 2016 journal article published in Research and Practice in the Schools.

Also ranking on the national list, are the program’s two full professors, Jeremy Jewell, PhD, at 24th, and Stephen Hupp, PhD, at 25th, for their significant scholarly contributions.

The article, entitled, &#8220...

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SIUE Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

1 November 2016, 11:26 AM

SIUE joins the global GivingTuesday movementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, and celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, #GivingTuesday will be Nov. 29.

The effort is always held the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the holiday giving season begins. The movement inspires people to join together to improve their local communiti...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

25 October 2016, 9:50 AM

cobb-denisePlan now to enroll in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. Since the initial launch in 2014, the University has more than doubled the number of courses offered during the special session that runs Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

This year, more than 50 courses will be taught entirely online during the three-week session. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-...

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Hundreds Apply to Pursue an Advanced Degree During SIUE Graduate School Open House

25 October 2016, 8:45 AM

SIUE graduate student Adebanke Adebayo answers questions and offers advice to prospective students Mary Stanfield (L) and Melissa Britten (R).Leadership preparation through expanded critical thinking, a competitive advantage in the workplace and the excitement of discovery and creativity were among the reasons why prospective graduate students were encouraged to pursue an advanced degree from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School during its Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

More than 300 prospective students received information on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certifica...

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EBR Writer’s Club Continues 30th Year Celebration Today

19 October 2016, 9:50 AM

redmond-eugeneThe Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, named for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s emeritus professor of English, will continue its weeklong celebration of its 30th year anniversary, a Festival of ‘Conch-Us-nest’, from 1-4 p.m. today at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.

A Master’s Workshop panel featuring Shirley Bradley Leflore, Haki R. Madhubuti, Darlene Roy and Jerry Ward, Jr. will be held in room 2074 of Building B, 601 James R. Thompson Dr., in...

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SIU President Dunn Reinforces System’s Viability

18 October 2016, 2:15 PM

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Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn addressed the state of the system today in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

Dunn said Illinois seems to be in the midst of a grand reshaping of the state-university covenant, but he believes all campuses in the SIU system will remain viable for years to come. He pointed to instituting structural changes on campus rather than waiting to change, because a “new normal” is likely.

He e...

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Dunstan, Pembrook Establish SIUE/Community Task Force

17 October 2016, 9:00 AM

dunstan-prembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook and Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced the establishment of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Community Task Force, an entity charged with promoting the partnership between SIUE and the public/private sectors.

The task force will focus on three primary areas for collaboration:

  • Functional operations that are campus centric and capitalize on partnerships between SIUE and the public/private ...

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“Our Home Away from Home”: The Jambga Family

3 October 2016, 9:21 AM

The Jambga family, (back L-R) Hadyn, Devyn, Gwinyai, (front L-R) Bailey and Stephanie, reunites during SIUE Homecoming.

When it comes to being a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar, the Jambgas have made it a family business. This fall, SIUE welcomed Hadyn Jambga to campus, joining his older sister, Bailey, and brother, Devyn, to complete the sibling trifecta.

This should come as no surprise since the children’s parents, Gwinyai and Stephanie (Montgomery) Jambga, are SIUE alums as well. Gwinyai served as a vital piece of the SIUE men’s soccer team in the early ‘90s, earning a bac...

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