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ASHA Conference Boosts SIUE Student Experience

17 December 2018, 2:00 PM

SIUE senior Alyssa Groene presented her research alongside James Panico, PhD, at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual convention.Perhaps two of the most influential experiences a college student can have along their academic journey are to conduct research and attend professional conferences. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior speech-language pathology and audiology student Alyssa Groene had the opportunity to do both last semester, calling her attendance at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual convention “one of the greatest experiences of my life.”

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SIUE Alumnus Bradford Receives National Award for Leadership

17 December 2018, 1:35 PM

Three-time SIUE alumnus Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr. is the recipient of the 2018 Service to NACUBO
(National Association of College and University Business Officers) Award.

Bradford earned a bachelor’s in math studies/statistics in 1993, a master’s in mathematics in 1995, and a doctor of education in 2008, all from SIUE.

Bradford is senior vice president for business affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

His latest achievement and “personal and professional philo...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Bestows Degrees Upon Graduates

15 December 2018, 1:20 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook at Fall 2018 Commencement

The 2018 Fall Commencement exercises concluded today in the Vadalabene Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, bestowed degrees upon 1,217 eligible graduates during three ceremonies over two days.  

Commencement Ceremony Videos“We are proud of our 2018 SIUE fall graduates, who no doubt will fulfill our University mission of shaping a changing world,” Pembrook said. “We congratulate them on their hard work and persistence, w...

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SIUE’s Mora Shares Delicious Grilled Cheese Recipes on Show Me St. Louis

13 December 2018, 2:25 PM

Kathy Mora on Show Me STLSIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Kathy Mora, PhD, RD, assistant professor of nutrition, shared a delicious array of “fancy” grilled cheese sandwiches with Show Me St. Louis viewers on Thursday, Dec. 13.

The inspiration behind the sandwiches came after Mora and her nutrition students visited Marcoot Jersey Creamery in Greenville. Examples she shared included fresh mozzarella with fig jam, heritage cheese with caramelized onions, smoked gouda with apples, qu...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,200 Graduates

10 December 2018, 7:54 AM

VC Commencement Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, will oversee the 2018 Fall Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Ceremonies in the Vadalabene Center on campus for the 1,217 eligible graduates will be Friday at 2 p.m., and Saturday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SIU System Interim President Kevin J. Dorsey, PhD, MD, will address the School of Nursing (SON) at 2 p.m. Friday. Jessica Lohman, who earned a bachelor’s in nursing, is the student speaker.

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SIUE’s Williams Earns Competitive Statewide Public Health Scholarship

6 December 2018, 2:00 PM

SIUE senior Tiffany Williams (left) was nominated for the ISOPHE Student Scholarship by her faculty mentor, Alice Ma, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Tiffany Williams has been awarded 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.

The ISOPHE Student Scholarship honors those who demonstrate academic excellence in their ability to pursue studies and strong potential in achieving professional success in the public health field.

“This award so...

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SIUE’s Hupp Honored with Champion for Diversity Award

5 December 2018, 1:40 PM

SIUE Champion for Diversity Award winner Stephen Hupp, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, is the recipient of the institution’s 2019 Champion for Diversity Award in honor of his exemplary level of dedication to SIUE’s mission of fostering equal opportunity, and his outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Hupp will receive the award from Chancellor Randy Pembrook during the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15.

“Everything I do has been greatly influenced by my inspirational m...

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SIUE STEM Center Community Impact Fellowship Program Connects Faculty Research with Metro East Educators and Students

3 December 2018, 9:00 AM

Involved in the SIUE STEM Community Impact Fellowship program are (back L-R) Matt Johnson, Kyong Sup Yoon, PhD, Caroline Pryor, EdD, (front L-R) Carol Colaninno, PhD, Nima Lotfi, PhD.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach is helping to bridge the gap between the SIUE research community and students across the Metro East through its new Community Impact Fellowship program.

The program supports SIUE faculty as they leverage their existing and active research programs to engage area learners through STEM-based high impact community engagement products and practices.

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SIUE Alumnus Jon Wagner Inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

27 November 2018, 3:10 PM

SIUE alumnus and Hall of Famer Jon Wagner will be part of the 2019 class of inductees into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame. Wagner is the longtime head coach of Edwardsville High School Wrestling.

He earned a bachelor’s in physical education in 1990 and a master’s in education administration in 2005, both from SIUE.

His winning career as a player and coach, and his Hall of Fame induction, are detailed in an article posted Monday, Nov. 26 in The...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Give Thanks for Good Friends and Good Food

21 November 2018, 8:49 AM

Jeffries-PembrookIn the spirit of the holiday, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) continued its tradition of turkey, thankfulness and togetherness during its fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Meal Celebration. 

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook was one of the featured turkey carvers during the luncheon held Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Multipurpose Room at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

More than 100 students walked into the festively decorated Multip...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Hosts its First College Fair

20 November 2018, 1:53 PM

CollegeFair-White-HarrisA fair that covers the ABC’s of college is a valuable tool and Monday, Nov. 19 was the first time the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS), in partnership with the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund (GESLCF), offered the opportunity for its students. 

More than 100 CHS students, from grades 9-12, participated in the comprehensive college fair. The students were divided into four groups that rotated to the following four sessions:

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SIUE Undergrad Earns Competitive Research Award at National Art Therapy Conference

12 November 2018, 11:45 AM

SIUE sophomore Macey Brown earned the Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award from the American Art Therapy Association.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Macey Brown, of Pekin, has achieved an honor not many undergraduates can boast. Brown earned Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) during their Nov. 3-4 national conference in Miami.

Brown is double majoring in art and psychology. Thanks to SIUE’s unique Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program, she has had the opportunity to pursue a novel research project alongsid...

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FOX2 Features SIUE’s Motion Capture and Analysis Lab

9 November 2018, 11:10 AM

FOX2 News featured SIUE’s state-of-the-art Motion Capture and Analysis Laboratory, located in the School of Engineering Building, on Thursday, Nov. 9. View the report here.

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SIUE Student Teachers Add Math and Fun to Breakfast Time for Eager Elementary Learners

8 November 2018, 12:19 PM

A broad smile replaced a tentative look after a second-grader at Eastwood Elementary School in East Alton learned how to multiply for the first time. Her teacher, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior Ashley Scottoriva, could not help but to let her own face erupt into a big grin. 

Approximately 60 SIUE elementary education teacher candidates completed their final Eastwood Before School Math Group Instruction on Friday, Nov. 2, according to Barbara Martin, EdD, assistant profess...

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SIUE’s Motion Capture Analysis Lab Boosts Regional Research Collaborations

6 November 2018, 10:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is now home to the first publicly-accessible comprehensive motion capture and analysis system (MOCAL) to serve Southwestern Illinois and the Eastern Missouri area.

The state-of-the-art laboratory, located in the SIUE School of Engineering Building, is increasing research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as collaborations with educational institutions, industry experts, private companies and more.

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Prospective Students Explore Advanced Degree Opportunities at SIUE Graduate School Open House

5 November 2018, 9:10 AM

Insiyaa Ahmed inquired about the master’s in environmental sciences program during the SIUE Graduate School Open House.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School encouraged the pursuit of discovery and creativity at its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Faculty and representatives from each of the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Schools of Nursing; Business; Pharmacy; Engineering; and Education, Health and Human Behavior met with prospective students in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

According to SIUE Graduate School Dean and Associate ...

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SIUE Offers More than $4M in New Grants for Illinois Students

31 October 2018, 10:40 AM

In partnership with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is making college more affordable for students with more than $4-million in new grants. Qualified Illinois students can significantly reduce the cost of tuition and fees by combining SIUE academic awards with the new state-funded AIM HIGH Grant. The State of Illinois created the AIM HIGH merit-based scholarship with a goal of attracting more high school graduates to in-state coll...

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SIUE Graduate School Presents Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Thesis Awards

30 October 2018, 2:40 PM

SIUE Graduate School 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Jacob Miller.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has selected Jacob Miller as the University’s 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA). The award recognizes graduate students for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction.

Miller is pursuing a master’s in biological sciences, with a concentration in microbiology. He achieved a bachelor’s in biological sciences from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2016.

The Peoria native has served as a TA for t...

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SIUE Supports Students Through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

30 October 2018, 2:05 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is partnering with Madison and St. Clair Counties to support students working in conjunction with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by providing necessary services to help students achieve their academic goals.

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

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SIUE Students Get First-Hand Look at Impact of Psychologists in Prisons

29 October 2018, 11:50 AM

GreenvillePrisonWhen you think of prison-related job opportunities, you may assume students pursuing a degree in criminal justice would be most interested and/or best suited. But, students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville learned that psychologists are also important contributors in such institutions.

School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD, accompanied a group of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing psychology and sociology degrees on a field trip to the ...

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Prospective Students Invited to Explore Campus at Preview SIUE

24 October 2018, 8:35 AM

Preview SIUEThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions invites prospective students to register for Preview SIUE and experience the University’s array of academic programming, student life opportunities and available support services.

High school and transfer students are encouraged to take advantage of one of two remaining sessions of the University’s most popular visit program being held Saturday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 12.  Registration is available at siue.edu/...

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SIUE Alumna Susan Converse Named 2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year

23 October 2018, 3:55 PM

The Illinois State Board of Education has named SIUE alumna and Edwardsville High School special education teacher Susan Converse the 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Converse earned a bachelor’s in mass communications in 1991, and a master’s in both education in 2001 and educational administration in 2003, all from SIUE.

Her teaching career and award win were detailed in an article posted Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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SIUE’s New Cougar Cupboard Offers Free Food, Hygiene Products and More

22 October 2018, 8:45 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wants its students and campus community focused on achieving educational excellence, not worrying about where or how they can access food and important hygiene products.

That’s why the Kimmel Student Involvement Center has opened the doors to the University’s new Cougar Cupboard food pantry in the Morris University Center.

“Food scarcity is a problem that isn’t necessarily at the forefront when people think about issues surrou...

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Differences Celebrated, Barriers Challenged during SIUE’s Inaugural Diversity Day

17 October 2018, 12:54 PM

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members of varying ethnicities, ideologies, gender identification and sexual orientation took part in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Inaugural Diversity Day 2018 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the University’s Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses. 

SpeakersThe Diversity Day theme was “From Awareness to Action, SIUE Shaping a Changing World.” The kickoff event for community stakeholders on Monday, Oct. 15 fea...

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NSF Awards SIUE $598,402 to Advance Flipped Teaching in STEM Education

17 October 2018, 11:05 AM

The NSF has funded a research project aimed at advancing flipped teaching in STEM education, under the direction of collaborators from SIUE and St. Louis Community College.Flipped teaching, a creative approach that shifts lectures from scheduled class time to other formats like online video, has been shown to increase student learning and motivation. Yet, barriers and resistance to the instructional reversal remain.

Now, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $598,402 in funding to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to support a rigorous endeavor that will allow researchers to spread the innovative student-centered teaching method to other facul...

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Explore the Possibilities at the SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 30

16 October 2018, 11:30 AM

Alan Ayala, of Springfield, met with Morris Taylor, PhD, associate professor and chair of the public administration and policy analysis program, during SIUE’s Graduate School Open House.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 30. 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.

Register now at siue.edu/graduate-admissions/visits!

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

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Lovejoy Library Love Story: SIUE Alumni Celebrate 50th Anniversary

12 October 2018, 11:00 AM

Ann and Richard Moss smile behind Lovejoy Library’s circulation desk, the place they first met more than 50 years ago.True to its name, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library brought both love and joy to alumni Richard and Ann Moss who met there as student workers in the fall of 1966.

A lot has changed in the library since then, but remaining steadfast has been the love shared by Richard and Ann. In honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, they returned to where it all began for a tour and special celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11.

“This is very special! We had no idea our visi...

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Future Educators Explore EarthCaches at SIUE, Community Invited to Participate

11 October 2018, 3:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s expansive 2,600-acre campus offers ample hands-on learning opportunities for students preparing to teach the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learners.

This semester, a cohort of elementary, early childhood, and special education majors are exploring the physical elements of SIUE’s geography through their foundations of science course. The students are taking their coursework in earth science out...

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SIUE Instructional Technology Program Nationally Ranked for Excellence and Affordability

8 October 2018, 3:45 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online instructional technology master’s degree program in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is nationally ranked by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) for its overall excellence and by GradSchoolHub.com for its affordability.

ACO LogoACO has ranked SIUE among the Top 40 online master’s in educational technology programs. The primary data points used to identify the best programs include: acceptance rates, tuition cost, number o...

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Students Meet Area Employers at SIUE’s Career Fair

8 October 2018, 9:05 AM

CareerFair3Dressed in professional attire and armed with resumes and good attitudes, hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students walked through the doors of SIUE Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom to meet potential employers and consider options for their future. 

“This has been productive. Everyone has made me feel comfortable, and I’ve gotten a lot of good information to follow up on,” said Austin Grant, a senior, majoring in marketing management...

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SIUE’s Accelerated Winter Session Offers Convenient, High-Quality Learning Opportunities

4 October 2018, 2:20 PM

Winter Session WordmarkAccelerate toward degree completion by enrolling in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. More than 70 three-week courses will be taught entirely online to provide high-quality learning opportunities in an accessible format.

 Enrollment begins Monday, Oct. 29. This special session runs Dec. 17, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

 “Winter session supports SIUE’s student-centered mission,...

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Anonymous Donor Gives $3.5 Million to Boost STEM Education at SIUE Charter High School

4 October 2018, 9:17 AM

AnonymousDonorA steadfast humanitarian, a staunch supporter of education and a longtime children’s advocate has bestowed $3.5 million upon the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) to enhance its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Center and STEM-related learning. 

“The donor wanted to provide resources to children in East St. Louis to give them access to technology that will strengthen their STEM skills,” said Venessa A...

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SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame during “A Night Among the Stars”

2 October 2018, 1:40 PM

(L-R) (back) Dr. Roderick Nunn, Hon. David Herndon, Angela Heise, Dr. James Campbell, Lisa Klaustermeier, (front) Dr. Patricia Nihill, Dr. Fredna Scroggins and Tania Seger.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored 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.

“Those selected for the Alumni Hall of Fame represent the best of SIUE,” said Alan Kehrer, SIUE Alumni As...

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SIUE Online Healthcare Informatics Grad Program Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 Most Affordable

1 October 2018, 8:35 AM

GradSchoolHub.com has ranked SIUE’s healthcare informatics program the 9th most affordable in the nation.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Healthcare Informatics graduate program is among the “Top 10 Most Affordable Master’s in Health Informatics Online 2018,” according to a new ranking published by GradSchoolHub.com. SIUE’s program ranks 9th on the competitive list.

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The ma...

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SIUE Students Share Influential Experiences as Noyce Summer Scholars

28 September 2018, 12:45 PM

Noyce scholar Donovan Washington shares the major takeaways from his summer experience with College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Budzban.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) shared their excitement and engaged Illinois youth in STEM learning as Noyce summer scholars.

The students participated in the Robert J. Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides $2,500 summer scholarships to qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores and local community college students who are interested in ST...

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SIUE Homecoming Celebrates Cougar Pride

27 September 2018, 11:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students are showing their school spirit this week as they engage in a weeklong series of Homecoming activities and events.

From getting free rides to class from Uber Eddie, a chalk mural contest and chili cook-off to a festive golf cart parade and bonfire, students joined together to celebrate being Cougars.

Homecoming 2018“Being involved is a great way to build connections and make memories on campus,” said Benjamin Schlect, president of Sigma Tau Gam...

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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Among Top Master’s Universities

27 September 2018, 11:10 AM

SIUE Chancellor Randy PembrookFor the ninth-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 100 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is fourth among 27 master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: social mobility – educating low-income students; resear...

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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.

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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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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 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 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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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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SIUE International Student Earns Phi Kappa Phi Academic Scholarship

27 March 2018, 9:45 AM

SIUE senior Francesca Barbieri has earned Phi Kappa Phi's 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship.If you ask Francesca Barbieri what her career aspirations are, she’ll answer with a heartfelt, “to teach children with disabilities and give them hope for a bright future.” To achieve that worthy goal, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior is pursuing a bachelor’s in special education with a minor in Spanish.

“I want to be the person that changes a student’s life, by not only helping him or her succeed as a student, but also giving him or her h...

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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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