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SIUE Revitalizes Honors Program

10 May 2016, 1:00 PM

ruckh-ericSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is redesigning its Honors Program starting with new freshmen, who are attending in fall 2016, and students who are transfers or continuing students in spring 2017.

“Our goal is to provide the best of liberal arts education at a vibrant University that has dynamic professional schools,” said Eric Ruckh, associate professor of historical studies and director of the SIUE Honors Program. “The honors program accelerates the transition of&#1...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2016

7 May 2016, 7:35 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated its 2016 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday as 1,850 students received their diplomas in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

After bestowing degrees Friday night upon Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students, Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen continued Saturday with the Graduate School, and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in the morning, with the College of Arts and Sciences in the afternoo...

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SIUE Alumnus Honored with Superintendent of Distinction Award

6 May 2016, 8:38 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Leigh Lewis has been honored with a Superintendent of Distinction award from the southwestern region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

Lewis is the superintendent of Triad Community Unit School District 2 in Troy. She earned a master’s in educational administration from SIUE in 1993.

The Belleville News-Democrat detailed her accomplishments as superintendent in an article posted Monday, May 2.

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First Cohort of SIUE’s Innovative Integrative Studies Program to Achieve Degrees

3 May 2016, 11:10 AM

Emily Greenway will earn a bachelor’s in integrative studies at SIUE’s May commencement ceremony. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s May commencement ceremony will celebrate the first cohort of graduates to earn a bachelor’s in integrative studies. The innovative program offers a unique academic experience in which students merge their true passions to create an individualized curriculum track that spans disciplines.

The first eight students to graduate from the program chose to combine such academic focus areas as special education and social work, biology and forensic...

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SIUE Undergraduate Research Experiences Fuel Student Success

29 April 2016, 10:45 AM

Hayley Day, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, demonstrates her research team’s Blind-Aid Glasses.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Scholars Showcase, held Thursday, April 28, featured the depth and variety of learning experiences offered by the University’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) programs.

More than 100 students, representing nearly 40 different departments and programs showcased their outstanding research and creative activities.

“We know that students who conduct undergraduate research, especially...

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Hosts Honors Celebration

25 April 2016, 2:04 PM

Claire Maciejewski was presented the award for Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) spotlighted student achievement and recognized its generous donors at its Honors Celebration, held Saturday, April 23 in the Morris University Center Conference Center.

Approximately 200 students, parents, donors, sponsors, faculty and staff were in attendance as more than $15,000 in awards and scholarships were presented.

“I always look forward to this day, because it really is a fun eve...

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SIUE Students Clean Up Campus on Earth Day

22 April 2016, 11:43 AM

ESG member Love Adantor helps beautify campus on Earth Day.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students from Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the community health education student organization, celebrated Earth Day by collecting trash and debris from the SIUE bike trails.

“As health educators, environmental health and protection is part of what we do,” said Corinne Goodall, president of ESG and senior majoring in community health. “It’s gorgeous out today, and we thought this would be a fun, simple way to help keep our campus beaut...

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Fire Safety Video Honors SIUE Students

18 April 2016, 1:05 PM

Four years after the tragic loss of two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in an off-campus apartment fire, the victims’ families and attorneys are releasing a fire safety video to more than 200 universities nationwide. Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall lost their lives in an off-campus apartment fire on April 22, 2012.

The Petersen and Siddall families and their attorneys, Ted Gianaris, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Thomas Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., set o...

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SIUE’s Jewell Receives the Hoppe Research Professor Award

14 April 2016, 11:54 AM

Dr. Jeremy Jewell, professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented Jeremy Jewell, PhD, with the 2016-2018 Hoppe Research Professor Award. Jewell, a professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is being recognized for his contributions to his field of study.

Jewell’s project, “Investigating the Effectiveness of Compassion Meditation with Behaviorally Disruptive Youth,” will work to understand the impact of a compassion meditation ...

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Advance your Career with an Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics

7 April 2016, 12:40 PM

Find out how a master’s in healthcare informatics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career. Register today for an information session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in SIUE Founders Hall, Room 2300, and learn more about this fully online program.

“With increasing demand for electronic health records and professionals qualified to lead industry change, it’s a great time to pursue a degree in healthcare informatics,” said F...

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New Nutrition Program at SIUE Offers “Taste” of Culture

6 April 2016, 8:32 AM

Ciera Bryant, a sophomore majoring in nutrition makes sushi during the Food and Culture course.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Applied Health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior now offers a bachelor’s in nutrition, an academic program that places emphasis on the relationships between nutrients and human health.

A class students are finding especially unique is the program’s Food and Culture course. It’s a health experience elective that offers students a special “taste” of diversity in food.

“Our goal...

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SIUE STEM Center Outreach Opportunities Expand Community Knowledge

29 March 2016, 10:46 AM

Colin Wilson, manager of SIUE’s STEM Resource Center, leads a chemistry lab experience.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is sharing its extensive resources and experts’ knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with community members through innovative learning opportunities.

This Spring, the Center is providing a diverse range of STEM-related outreach programming, including:

  • Teaching science lessons to students in the homeschool network Metro East Catholic Homeschool Educators (M...

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Henry Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

28 March 2016, 2:47 PM

Dayna Henry, PhD, assistant professor in the community health education program in the Department of Applied Health in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost has presented Dayna Henry, PhD, with the Teaching Excellence Award, the most prestigious teaching award that a tenure-line faculty member can receive at the University. Three additional faculty members were commended for their exceptional teaching skills and accomplishments.

Henry is an assistant professor in the community health education program in the Department of Applied Health in SIUE’s School of Education, Health a...

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Professionals Pursue SIUE’s Online Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education

25 March 2016, 9:58 AM

Caroline Pryor, EdD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new online master’s program option in adult and continuing education is expanding the University’s reach by offering a unique range of online courses, catered toward working individuals.

The program option is a series of online courses available in the master’s in curriculum and instruction through the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Teaching and Learning. It is designed to integrate th...

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SIUE’s Hansen Provides Congress Update to Campus

14 March 2016, 11:05 AM

Congress Update Slideshow PDF

In the wake of the on-going state of Illinois budget crisis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the campus community Monday in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. He discussed the progress made by the SIUE congress that was established last fall to successfully plan for an SIUE that will thrive in the future.

Hansen believes that the University is at an important juncture where resources, growth an...

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Online Options Abound During SIUE’s Summer Session, Register Now!

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

summer session 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2016 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. More than 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever before.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 9.

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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Career Fairs Offer SIUE Students Opportunities for Professional Success

3 March 2016, 3:22 PM

SIUE Spring Career FairsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students networked and discussed potential job opportunities with representatives from more than 150 major companies during three career fairs held on campus March 1-3.

“SIUE is our best producing relationship for our college campus recruiting,” said J.R. Maxfield, lead talent acquisition specialist with Enterprise Holdings and SIUE School of Business alum. “We’re recruiting software engineers for our information technology depar...

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SIUE’s Pryor to Serve on Archeological Society Education Committee

1 March 2016, 9:05 AM

Dr. Caroline Pryor, associate profession in the SIUE Department of Teaching and Learning.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Caroline Pryor, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to serve on the Archeological Society of Saint Louis’ (ASSTL) Education Committee.

Pryor will focus her committee work on aligning resources, such as historic sites and artifacts, with states’ K-12 content area of learning standards.

“I’m incredibly excited to serve on the ASSTL Education Committee and join other region...

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Little Rock Nine’s Thelma Mothershed Wair to Receive SIUE Honorary Degree

25 February 2016, 9:18 AM

Thelma Mothershed Wair

Thelma Mothershed Wair will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at its May 2016 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Carbondale campus.

The SIUE alumna has spent her life championing diversity efforts. In 1957, Wair attended Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., as one of the Little Rock Nine. This followed the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education decision in...

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SIUE Senior Named National Award Winner in Health Education

18 February 2016, 1:22 PM

Corinne Goodall, SIUE senior majoring in health education.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Corinne Goodall has achieved the Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year award through the University’s Health Education program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

“Corinne is extremely deserving of this national recognition as she has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills as president...

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Esteemed SIUE Alumnus Receives Living Legend Award

18 February 2016, 11:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Edward Hightower, PhD, is the recipient of a 2016 Madison County Living Legends Community Service Award. The award acknowledges those who have significantly contributed to the community.

Hightower has earned multiple degrees from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, including a bachelor’s in physical education in 1974, a master’s in educational administration in 1977 and a specialist degree in educational administ...

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Two SIUE Students Receive Get to Know Metro East Scholarships

8 February 2016, 9:50 AM

glushko-annaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Anna Glushko and Heidi Quiggle were among eight winners in The Get to Know Metro East $2,000 scholarship essay contest. Award-winning essays highlighted why students love living in the Metro East.

Glushko, a teaching assistant for the Department of Psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, lives in Godfrey. She is a graduate student studying industrial-organizational psychology. Glushko wove a Wizard of Oz theme into her ...

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SIUE Health and Fitness Clinic Helps People Discover Their Potential

4 February 2016, 2:31 PM

“Enjoy life to the fullest,” “live a healthier lifestyle” and “lose weight” are the top three New Year’s resolutions made in the year 2016, according to a survey by Time Magazine.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Health and Fitness Clinic, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is helping people along their journey to conquer all three of those goals by offering affordable, comprehensive body composition, aerobic fitn...

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SIUE Departmental Name Changes Reflect Program Depth and Diversity

2 February 2016, 4:36 PM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is emphasizing the breadth of its academic offerings with the reorganization of two departmental units. The units are now classified with more comprehensive titles: the Department of Applied Health, and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

“Departmental names are important features of the cultural identity for faculty, staff and students,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, provost and vice chan...

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SIUE Alumni Honored by RiverBend Growth Association

2 February 2016, 11:11 AM

Three SIUE alumni were recognized for their impact on the region at the RiverBend Growth Associational Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday, Jan. 28.

Pat Schwarte was named Ambassador of the Year for the second straight year. Schwarte earned a bachelor’s in business administration at SIUE in 1988.

School of Business alum Steve Thompson received a Chairman’s Award. Thompson achieved a bachelor’s in accountancy at SIUE in 1993.

SIUE alumna Karen Wilson was also recognized as she...

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SIUE Kicks Off Black Heritage Month

1 February 2016, 5:05 PM

Black Heritage KickoffThe SIUE Campus Activities Board and the Black Heritage Month committee hosted opening ceremonies for students, faculty and staff at the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge
 Monday afternoon, Feb. 1.

Among the speakers were Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen, Venessa Brown, associate chancellor in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, junior Ricky Rush, president of the Collegiate 100, and senior studio art major Kiarya Glover, whose work was on display. Free Black Heritage Month...

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SIUE Congress Forwards Action Items to Chancellor

29 January 2016, 2:40 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the final session of three meetings of the SIUE congress Friday morning, Jan. 29, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Hansen opened the session by urging the faculty, staff and student attendees to remember what SIUE is – “a master’s comprehensive university.”

Considering the budget crisis in Illinois, Hansen established the congress in November. He believed that the Uni...

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SIUE’s Koester and McClellan Receive Hammonds Scholarship from Mathews-Dickey

29 January 2016, 2:20 PM

koester-mcclellanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville seniors Emily Koester and Kimberly McClellan have received the Dr. Cleveland Hammonds Jr. Memorial Scholarship for 2015-2016. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the students met with Mrs. Yvonne Hammonds, widow of Dr. Hammonds, at the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club of St. Louis.

Koester and McClellan each received $1,000 in memory of Hammonds, a former SIUE instructor and past superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools. They are in the Teacher ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Hits All-Time High

27 January 2016, 8:30 AM

SIUEClass2019Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,346 students is the largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment is up 281 students or 2.6 percent over last spring. The University has never enrolled more full-time students (10,214) for a spring semester.

 “Considering the highly competitive higher education marketplace, I’m proud of the tireless effort by the enrollment, advising and marketing staffs...

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SIUE Alumna Recognized as “Pinnacle Professional”

25 January 2016, 2:44 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Marilyn Margiotta is being celebrated by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of mental health. Margiotta earned a master’s in clinical psychology from SIUE in 1982.

Margiotta’s professional background and accomplishments were highlighted by MarketWatch on Friday, Jan. 22.

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

22 January 2016, 11:00 AM

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

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Maple-Dogwood Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration ...

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