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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.

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SIUE’s Lotter Earns Competitive Statewide Public Health Scholarship

8 November 2017, 2:35 PM

Amanda Lotter, a senior pursuing a bachelor’s in SIUE’s public health program.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Lotter, of Edwardsville, has achieved a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (ISOPHE). The competitive award is granted annually to three public health students from across the state.

A first-generation college student, Lotter has always been interested in pursuing a health-related field. She says her interest in environmental health drew her to SIUE’s accredited public health progr...

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SIUE’s Washington Named Among Esteemed Lincoln Academy Student Laureates

7 November 2017, 12:10 PM

SIUE’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership, service and overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Washington, a Chicago native, will receive the Academy’s esteemed Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, on behalf of SIUE, during the 43rd Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony being held Satu...

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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 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Stacking up ACE Award Wins

30 October 2017, 3:25 PM

KDPGroupphotoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education has won its fourth consecutive Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award. The SIUE student group received the honor at the ACE Awards Program Saturday, Oct. 28 during the 51st Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh. 

This year, SIUE’s Lambda Theta was one of 24 ACE award winners out of the 600 KDP international chapters. 

“I am proud of the aw...

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SIUE’s Snyders Sisters Accelerated Education Helps Them Pursue Dreams Together

24 October 2017, 12:45 PM

The Snyders sisters from Jerseyville have always been motivated to advance through higher education and achieve their career aspirations.

Together, they are attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and though one is an undergraduate and one a graduate student, their accelerated academic paths have them slated to graduate together in May 2019.

View a video of their story here.

“Ellen’s always been my role model,” said 18-year-old Anne Snyders, a junior majoring ...

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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 and SWIC Introduce Reverse Transfer Credit Program

20 October 2017, 9:20 AM

Students study outdoors on SIUE’s campus.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program adds a new student-centered feature to the institutions’ existing partnership. The program allows students who have transferred from SWIC to SIUE, without having completed their associate degree, an opportunity to transfer credits back to SWIC in order to obtain this initial credential.

“The reverse transfer agreement e...

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Hundreds Aim to Boost Future Success, Apply for Advanced Degree from SIUE

20 October 2017, 8:43 AM

Haruka Kawata attended the SIUE Graduate School Open House to learn more about the art therapy counseling program and gain the perspective of current graduate students.In today’s aggressive professional environment, an advanced degree gives individuals a competitive edge as they boast enhanced leadership preparation, applied skills, and proven excitement for continuous learning and discovery.

Approximately 370 prospective students received information on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs during th...

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SIUE Adjusts 2018 Spring Commencement

20 October 2017, 8:40 AM

Vadalabene Center CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adjusting its Spring 2018 Commencement schedule to accommodate growth at the event and create an even better experience for the graduates and their guests.

“We are making a serious effort to ensure that all of the graduates’ family members and guests are able to see their graduate receive their degree in person, and have the most enjoyable experience possible,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “We had reached a state where...

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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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Madison County Youth Forum at SIUE to Discuss Teen Mental Health

18 October 2017, 1:45 PM

A pair of students present to panelists at the 2016 Madison County Youth Forum.High school students have identified mental health as an important issue in their daily lives.

They will have an opportunity to identify problems and engage in solutions related to teens and stress during the 17th annual Madison County Youth Forum being held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The public is invited to attend and join this important conversation.

The “Stress Less” public f...

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SIUE Noyce Program Participants Inspired by Nationwide Learning Experiences

17 October 2017, 1:40 PM

Noyce scholar Breanna Blackwell poses in front of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Goldon, Colo.Hands-on research opportunities and real-world experiences are among the driving forces behind Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students’ motivation to achieve their career aspirations.

Participants in the University’s Robert Noyce Science and Math Scholarship Programs had the chance to gain both during summer 2017 when they traveled across the country to work at nationally-known research institutions. The students were chosen to participate in the Science Teacher and Resea...

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SIUE’s Hupp Produces Skeptical Film Premiering this Weekend

12 October 2017, 1:05 PM

Stephen HuppSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is an executive producer of Science Moms, a documentary promoting critical thinking about parenting. The film premiers Saturday, Oct. 14 at the QED Conference (Question, Explore, Discover; QEDCon) in Manchester, England.

It’s no coincidence that this skeptical documentary, which features scientists and science communicators (who also ...

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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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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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Area Employers Connect with SIUE Students During October Career Fairs

9 October 2017, 12:00 PM

More than 150 industry employers and graduate schools met strong student prospects from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the Career Development Center’s (CDC) Career Fairs held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 4-5.

Lauren Hammel, a senior engineering student from Highland, explored employment opportunities during the Fall Career Fair.

“Our career fairs are growing tremendously,” said Carrie Smolar, assistant director for employer relations in the CDC. “We’re actively working to help students connect with employers and gain professional opportunities.”

“My progr...

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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 James Nationally Recognized for Teaching with Technology

5 October 2017, 8:15 AM

SIUE’s Susanne James, PhD, associate professor and graduate program director in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Teaching and Learning, received the Focus on Teaching and Technology (FTTC) Teaching with Technology Award on Friday, Sept. 29.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Susanne James, PhD, associate professor and graduate program director in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Teaching and Learning, was presented the national Teaching with Technology Award on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) in St. Louis.

The award recognizes her use of technology and pedagogy in innovative and effective ways to actively engage students in the clas...

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Explore the Possibilities at the SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 18

4 October 2017, 8:35 AM

Paula Clarke, of Chicago, gathers information about the master’s in business administration during the 2015 SIUE Graduate School Open House.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be avail...

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Noyce Summer Scholars Showcase Highlights Impactful Student Experiences

29 September 2017, 9:00 AM

During the Noyce Summer Scholars Showcase Justin Shiau described his summer experience to Paul Rose, PhD, interim dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (middle), and Greg Budzban, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.Twelve Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students spent their summer sharing their excitement and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with Illinois youth.

The students participated in the Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation and provide $2,500 summer scholarships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores, and local community college students w...

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2017 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

28 September 2017, 8:50 AM

Students enjoy the annual Woodland Bowl bonfire during Homecoming 2016.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2017 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Oct. 2, running through Sunday, Oct. 8 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar.” The schedule of student events will include: a chalk mural contest; the 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off; the traditional golf cart parade followed by t...

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SIUE Campus Growth Impressive Despite Economic Challenges

27 September 2017, 1:19 PM

NutritionLabRichWalkerWhile facing economic challenges and prudently planning and developing for the future, this summer Southern Illinois University Edwardsville tackled more than a dozen building projects – large and small – that totaled more than $1.7 million. 

“In spite of financial difficulty in Illinois, SIUE is strong and is still investing in our campus,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker. 

The University’s ongoing construction projects have served t...

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SIUE’s Yuliang Liu Contributes Expertise on OnlineEducation.com

27 September 2017, 10:15 AM

SIUE’s Yuliang Liu, PhD, professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Educational Leadership, was featured as a contributing expert in an article entitled “Look Who’s Talking About Online vs. Traditional Education.”

The article, posted on OnlineEducation.com, highlights Liu’s research study, “Effects of Online Instruction vs. Traditional Instruction on Students’ Learning.”

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Edwardsville Public Library to Host “National Trends in Special Education and School Psychology: Conversations with SIUE Professors”

27 September 2017, 9:10 AM

(L-R) Stacie Kirk, PhD, associate professor of special education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and Jeremy Jewell, PhD, professor of psychology and director of the Clinical Child and School Psychology graduate program.The U.S. Department of Education has reported nationwide shortages of special educators and school psychologists, which experts say have far-reaching consequences on other educators, children with special needs and their families.

In an effort to boost knowledge of and career interest in those fields, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stacie Kirk, PhD, and Jeremy Jewell, PhD, will present “National Trends in Special Education and School Psychology: Conversations with SIUE ...

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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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SIUE Explore Days Help Connect Students with their Ideal Academic Program

15 September 2017, 3:10 PM

A prospective student considers the academic programming available at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fall Explore Days are offering current and prospective students opportunities for in-depth interaction with representatives from specific academic areas, as they work to decide which program will best foster their growth and prepare them to achieve their future aspirations.

“With more than 280 areas of study, SIUE is equipped to offer students a robust educational experience with diverse programming that will prepare them for successful ca...

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SIUE Study Abroad Fair Inspires Students to Pursue Global Experiences

15 September 2017, 2:35 PM

(L-R) Freshmen Ciara Marold and Hayleigh Lutz listen intently to a representative at the SIUE Study Abroad Fair.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students explored a breadth of cultural immersion opportunities during the Study Aboard Fair held Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Morris University Center.

“It’s important to leave the country to get a broader world view,” said Katie Murphy, a sophomore studying speech pathology, as she explored the Study Abroad Fair. “When you’re in college, your horizons are expanding. That’s why now is the perfect time to travel.”

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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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SIUE Makes Impressive Guinness World Record Attempt for “Longest Line of Books”

11 September 2017, 8:20 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville may soon be a Guinness World Record holder for “longest line of books!”

While results await official confirmation from Guinness Book of World Records, a remarkable effort was made on Friday, Sept. 8, International Literacy Day, as the campus and surrounding communities joined to create a path comprising 21,048 books stretching nearly three miles. View a video of the effort here.

SIUE’s total surpassed the current record, which was s...

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Record School of Nursing and Online Enrollment at SIUE

7 September 2017, 9:45 AM

SIUE Freshman Class of 2021.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recorded its ninth largest all-time enrollment as the School of Nursing (SON) posted record enrollment and online enrollment reached a record 854 students for the fall 2017 semester. SIUE saw its overall student enrollment drop slightly (2.4 percent) to 13,796 students registered for fall 2017, but it still lands among the institution’s all-time top 10 enrollment figures.

The SIUE SON has 1,435 students (increase of 100 students or 7 percent) enro...

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Public Invited to Take Part in Sept. 8 Guinness World Record Attempt at SIUE

6 September 2017, 2:40 PM

SIUE invites the public to participate in its “Longest line of books” Guinness World Record attempt, with gently-used donated books creating a path for miles.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has teamed with community businesses and organizations in hopes of achieving a Guinness World Record for the “longest line of books” on International Literacy Day.

Organizer Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, invites the public to help accomplish the amazing achievement, beginning with an opening kickoff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the Outdoor Recreational Sports Complex off...

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Student Organization and Volunteer Fairs Promote SIUE Values

31 August 2017, 1:30 PM

Kassie Jeralds, of pre-pharmacy major from Royalton, signs up to learn more about G.I.R.L., a new student organization founded by junior mass communications major Dejanee Callahan.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were presented with ample opportunities to add value and purpose to their higher education experience during the Student Organization and Volunteer Fairs held Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 28-30.

The Student Organization Fair showcased a sampling of the University’s more than 300 student organizations. According to Michelle Welter, associate director of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, student organizations are the most popular wa...

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American Heart Association Funds SIUE Research on Cost-Effective Tool to Measure Heart Disease Risk

28 August 2017, 8:50 AM

Graduate student Saygin Sop (seated) looks at a 3D model with fellow student Akhila Karlapalem, while Dr. Jon Klingensmith looks on.Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States, and current technologies used to measure risk are expensive and often inaccessible. That’s why Southern Illinois University Edwardsville researchers are working to create a more cost-effective tool for identifying risk of cardiac events through the innovative use of ultrasound.

The American Heart Association has granted SIUE $154,000 in support of the research being conducted by principal investigator Jon Klingensmith, ...

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Book Donations Needed for Guinness World Record Attempt at SIUE

25 August 2017, 10:00 AM

Children in the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program happily display books that have been donated to them.Tens of thousands of books are needed in support of a Guinness World Record attempt to create the “Longest line of books” at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

In conjunction with International Literacy Day on Friday, Sept. 8, organizer Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, invites the public to help accomplish the amazing achievement which will take place on campus near the Early Childhood Center.

The current reco...

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Diverse Programming and Experiential Learning Top of Mind for SEHHB Interim Dean Paul Rose

23 August 2017, 9:00 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) diverse programming offers students powerful learning opportunities that are not readily available elsewhere, according to Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD.

In his interim role as leader of the School, Rose is focused on working collectively with faculty and staff to orient academic programs around student needs. A key component in fostering student success, he says, is the infusion of expe...

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SIUE Welcomes Freshmen to Campus on Move-in Day

17 August 2017, 3:05 PM


Thursday, Aug. 17 marked a significant transition for 1,200 freshmen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as they moved into their residence halls – their new home away from home as they begin their journey in higher education. The students are among the approximately 1,800 freshmen comprising SIUE’s Class of 2021.

“The transition from high school to college is fun,” said Jeffrey Waple, PhD, vice chancellor for student affairs. “It comes with excitemen...

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SIUE Introduces Online Degree Completion Program in Integrative Studies

17 August 2017, 8:00 AM

Denise Cobb

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a completely online degree completion program in integrative studies with a focus on leadership in organizations. It is geared toward non-traditional students, primarily working adults and is available for fall 2017.

“This flexible program is designed to help adult learners return to college to complete their degrees,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “In particular, SIUE no...

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Area Educators Attend SIUE Faculty Led Workshop on Instructing and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

14 August 2017, 9:25 AM

Elizabeth McKenney, PhD, associate professor of school psychology (second from right) participates in an activity with a group of school psychologists during a workshop, entitled, Instructing and Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.Special education teachers and school psychologists engaged in lifelong learning and collaboration to provide the best possible outcomes for their students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) during a workshop hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty Aug. 8-10 at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto.

Leading the innovative interdisciplinary workshop were SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) faculty members Susanne James, PhD, associate professor and g...

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SIUE to Host its Annual Sustainability Workshop on Aug. 14

10 August 2017, 1:40 PM

KimPetzingInnovative ways to merge the classroom with the community is the topic of the next sustainability conference on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

“We are charting a new path for sustainability at SIUE that will involve more stakeholders, including SIUE students, faculty and staff and community members,” said Connie Frey Spurlock, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology a...

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Nationally Known Educator, Dr. Steve Perry, Shares Tactical Methods for Student Success at SIUE’s East St. Louis Charter High School

9 August 2017, 11:30 AM

Dr.StevePerryAs part of his life’s mission to make education and college accessible to those who need it most, Dr. Steve Perry, highly sought-after black educator, author and speaker, spoke at the opening ceremony of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) Teachers Institute on Monday, Aug. 7. 

Perry, educational “revolutionist” for African American students and founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Conn.,...

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SIUE First Day of Classes and Solar Eclipse Events

2 August 2017, 2:20 PM

solar eclipseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first day of classes and the total solar eclipse coincide on Monday, Aug. 21. Classes will be held as scheduled. The solar event will begin at 11:50 a.m. and end at 2:44 p.m. with 99.5 percent totality occurring at 1:18 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to experience this scientific phenomenon during your mid-day break or by arranging a convenient time with your manager or supervisor. 

For the University community, telescope ...

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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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SIUE’s “Digital East St. Louis” Inspires Local Students to Explore City’s History and Culture

25 July 2017, 1:10 PM

Digital East St. Louis instructor Johnathan Tate (middle) leads soil testing in an SIUE science laboratory with high school students Da’Quain White (L) and Alyssa Gines (R).Students from East St. Louis are documenting the culture and history of their hometown, while gaining valuable knowledge and computer skills, by participating in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Digital East St. Louis program.

Now in its third year, the program continues to incorporate new interactive projects for the students, with the underlying goal of inspiring a love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through creative digital humanities content. Di...

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SIUE’s Catherine Daus Featured in WalletHub Study

24 July 2017, 9:00 AM

Catherine Daus, PhD, professor in the Department of PsychologySIUE’s Catherine Daus, PhD, professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Psychology, was featured in the Ask the Experts section of a WalletHub study examining 2017’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America.

She spoke to the ways in which employers can reduce work-related stress, how individuals can reduce stress associated with managing finances, and how families can minimize stress and alleviate tensions through shared activity.

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SIUE Researchers Present on Robotic Interaction at National Early Childhood Innovation Summit

30 June 2017, 9:02 AM

RobotPresentationSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville researchers demonstrated how robots may shape the future of early learning during the 2017 Early Childhood Innovation Summit held June 26-28 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, presented during the conference alongside student Ehren Wolfe, who is pursuing a master’s in computer science. The two are working on a collaborative research effort, led by Jerry We...

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SIUE Workshop Encourages Educators to Integrate STEM into History Lessons

29 June 2017, 9:00 AM

Matt Johnson, instructional design and curriculum specialist with the SIUE STEM Center, instructs workshop attendees on how to integrate STEM into history lessons.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach is partnering with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at SIUE to offer a teacher workshop focused on the integration of STEM thinking in historical lessons.

The workshop was offered June 20-21 in Springfield and June 27-28 in SIUE’s Lovejoy Library. Approximately 20 area teachers attended the workshop to gain inspirati...

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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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New SIUE Camp Inspires Kids to Take Action and Care for the Community

27 June 2017, 8:45 AM

Taking Action and Caring for the Community camp leaders and participants visited a local landfill on Monday, July 26. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Taking Action and Caring for the Community summer camp isn’t just teaching children what to think, it’s teaching them how to think for themselves and make the world a better place by tackling real-world problems through hands-on activities.

Students from grades 3-8 are participating in the new camp, running June 26-30. It is offered by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), and the Office of Educational Outr...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Highland’s Citizen of the Year

27 June 2017, 8:25 AM

The Highland Chamber of Commerce presented SIUE alumnus Joe Michaelis with the Bill Hardy Citizen of the Year award during its annual Membership Dinner and Awards Night held Tuesday, June 20.

Michaelis is the mayor of Highland. He earned a bachelor’s in physical education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1974.

The Belleville News-Democrat detailed the award ceremony in an article posted Friday, June 23.

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SIUE’s Sasso Named ACPA Emerging Scholar in Residence

9 March 2017, 3:17 PM

Dr. Pietro Sasso, assistant professor and director of the college student personnel administration graduate program at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Pietro Sasso, PhD, assistant professor and director of the college student personnel administration graduate program, has been named Emerging Scholar in Residence for the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Coalition for Men and Masculinities.

In this role, Sasso will work with other emerging leaders and support the work of the coalition as a resident expert, including authoring critical thought pieces and delivering conference...

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