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

8 December 2016, 2:15 PM

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

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

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Students Enjoy the Tradition of SIUE CHS Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal

22 November 2016, 3:40 PM

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

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

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

18 November 2016, 10:11 AM

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

Through the...

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Future Health Professionals Gain Connections During SIUE Health Careers Fair

15 November 2016, 1:42 PM

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

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

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SIUE Receives Eighth Straight Military Friendly Designation

11 November 2016, 2:50 PM

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

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

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is ...

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

6 November 2016, 2:50 PM

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

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

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SIUE Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

1 November 2016, 11:26 AM

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

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

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

25 October 2016, 9:50 AM

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

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

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

25 October 2016, 8:45 AM

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

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

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EBR Writer’s Club Continues 30th Year Celebration Today

19 October 2016, 9:50 AM

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

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

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SIU President Dunn Reinforces System’s Viability

18 October 2016, 2:15 PM

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

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

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Dunstan, Pembrook Establish SIUE/Community Task Force

17 October 2016, 9:00 AM

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

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

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

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SIUE Students MAP Grants to be Covered for Spring Semester

11 October 2016, 5:10 PM

dunn-pembrook2Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn announced that both the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses will cover MAP grants for students for the spring 2017 semester.

The state’s Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants based on financial need to Illinois undergraduates who study at approved colleges and universities within the state. SIU covered the MAP grants throughout the 2015-16 academic year, and is doing so for the current semester as well.

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Career Fair Attendance Rises as Employers Actively Seek SIUE Students

6 October 2016, 11:38 AM

SIUE’s Madelyn Diden, a junior majoring in management and marketing, visits with Jesse Humphrey of Byrne & Jones Construction during the October Career Fairs.More than 100 industry employers and graduate schools are meeting strong student prospects from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the Career Development Center’s Career Fairs being held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-6.

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

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“Our Home Away from Home”: The Jambga Family

3 October 2016, 9:21 AM

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

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

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

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Seven Join SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

30 September 2016, 10:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor seven remarkable graduates at the 2016 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony A Night Among the Stars tonight in the Morris University Center. These alumni have achieved exploits in their respective fields, are role models and are testaments to SIUE’s educational excellence.

“I want to thank all of our alumni and especially our eight inductees tonight, because the reputation of SIUE is built on the work that you do,” said Dr. Ran...

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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 19

28 September 2016, 8:55 AM

Clarke-PaulaThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19. 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 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be availa...

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Salgado and Dynarski Highlight 14th IERC Symposium

27 September 2016, 9:20 AM

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The Illinois Education Research Council hosts its 14th annual statewide Focus on Illinois Education Symposium, Thursday-Friday, Sept. 29-30, at the Doubletree Bloomington Hotel.

Highlighting the schedule are two distinguished keynote speakers: Juan Salgado, president and chief executive officer of Instituto del Progreso Latino and 2015 MacArthur Genius Fellow; and Dr. Susan Dynarksi, professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics at the University of Michigan, a leading scholar ...

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SIUE SEHHB Receives $4,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

23 September 2016, 8:45 AM

Susan Breck, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Teaching and Learning.The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior $4,000 to support youth literacy. The funding aims to support teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

The grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

“We hope to use this opportuni...

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SIUE’s Jewell Combats Heroin Addiction in Madison County

22 September 2016, 3:20 PM

(L-R) SIUE graduate student Allison Benware, Nancy Cooper, chief probation officer in the MCSCDT, Dr. Jeremy Jewell, and SIUE graduate student Janna Belgard.President Obama has declared the week of Sept. 19-23, Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, acknowledging the rise in drug overdose deaths across the country. Locally, heroin has infiltrated Madison County, contributing to 44 confirmed overdose deaths in 2015, a 50-percent increase compared to the prior year.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jeremy Jewell, PhD, professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is working tirelessly...

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Pembrook Seeks to Build on SIUE’s Momentum

22 September 2016, 2:20 PM

pembrook-podiumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook today focused on both recent and historical successes as building blocks toward continuing positive momentum for the institution while presenting his first annual chancellor’s address to the campus community. The first-year chancellor spoke for more than 30 minutes in a crowded Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center.

SIU President Randy Dunn introduced Pembrook, “We are excited about Dr. Pembrook&#821...

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Early Childhood STEAM Conference Featured in The Telegraph

21 September 2016, 11:15 AM

SIUE hosted its second Early Childhood STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) conference on Monday, Sept. 19. Nearly 200 educators and education students attended the conference, where they were inspired to enhance integrated learning.

The Alton Telegraph highlighted the interactive conference in an article posted Tuesday, Sept. 20.

 

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2016 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

20 September 2016, 9:20 AM

bonfireSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2016 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 26, running through Sunday, Oct. 2 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Back to the E.” The schedule of student events will include: a comedy/magic show featuring Derek Hughes; a chalk mural contest; a screening of “Back to the Future;&#...

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SIUE’s Gopalan Investigates Active Learning Strategies to Boost STEM Education

19 September 2016, 12:05 PM

Dr. Chaya Gopalan, SIUE STEM Center faculty fellow, teaches a biology course at SIUE.When a person imagines a classroom, a more traditional visual may come to mind—students arranged in rows, quickly jotting down notes off slides that accompany a lecture. That standard method of teaching and learning has proved useful in academia. But, perhaps, a flipped perspective, a creatively reversed approach, would prove more successful for the generation and retention of new knowledge.

A study being conducted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, a...

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SIUE is Most Affordable in Illinois

15 September 2016, 3:35 PM

onlinecollegesOnlineColleges.com ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the No. 1 most affordable four-year college in Illinois, among 69 institutions. See the rankings at onlinecolleges.com/Illinois.

“The more important aspect is the high quality education provided by SIUE for the investment,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “More families and employers are understanding that all of our schools, and the College of Arts and Sciences, ...

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

13 September 2016, 7:40 AM

pembrook-randyU.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 13th 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 2017” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 63 in this year’s rankings of 163 Regional Universi...

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SIUE Receives 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

11 September 2016, 2:50 PM

brown-venessaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third year that SIUE has earned the distinction.

 As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion— SIUE will be featur...

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SIUE’s Pembrook Officially Installed as Chancellor

8 September 2016, 4:05 PM

dunn-pembrookSouthern Illinois University President Randy Dunn hosted a scaled down event today for the Edwardsville campus’ new chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

A crowd of more than 300 SIUE faculty, staff and students, along with community members, higher education leaders from around the region and representatives of various political offices gathered to officially install Pembrook.

“We need to celebrate and mark this occasion, beca...

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Join the Conversation During International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

6 September 2016, 1:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville iCARE (Initiative to Create Awareness, Recognition, and Education on Suicide Prevention) will offer multiple opportunities to join in the conversation about mental health wellness during International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 5-11.

The initiative launched an awareness video this week to initiate this important dialogue.

“This video features members of the SIUE community promoting the shared goal of raising awareness regarding ...

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SIUE Records Third-Highest All-Time Student Enrollment

6 September 2016, 10:55 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has recorded its third-highest all-time enrollment with 14,142 students registered for fall 2016.

 “In the ultra-competitive higher education marketplace in which SIUE is competing and combined with other factors beyond our control, we are proud to maintain total enrollment above 14,000,” said Dr. Randy Pembrook, SIUE chancellor. “We have increases in all of our undergraduate schools and college which is a positive sign toward fut...

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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Among Top Master’s Universities in Illinois

1 September 2016, 3:20 PM

pembrook-randyFor the seventh-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 60 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is third among all 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; resea...

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SIUE Establishes Partnership with T-REX

1 September 2016, 1:25 PM

T-REXSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, today announced a new partnership with the T-REX Innovation Center located in downtown St. Louis. The partnership will provide new opportunities for SIUE faculty and students to connect with the burgeoning entrepreneurial community in the St. Louis region.  

SIUE expects to begin fully utilizing the T-REX facilities and programming in early September. Graduate students f...

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Visiting Scholars Promote Intercultural Exchange at SIUE

1 September 2016, 8:55 AM

2016 ITPP Visiting ScholarsThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville International Training Program in Pedagogy (ITPP) is strengthening global perspectives and promoting intercultural exchange across the University by way of 12 visiting scholars from China, who will spend the fall semester on campus.

The ITPP is in its fifth year, this semester hosting scholars from two Chinese universities, including nine from Northwest Normal University (NWNU) and three from Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE).

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STEM-Focused Internships Amplify Career Aspirations of SIUE Students

25 August 2016, 10:30 AM

Noyce intern and SIUE sophomore Christian Watts leads a science show for a large group of visitors at the St. Louis Science Center.The themes of the summer for 14 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were continuous learning and educational outreach to youth across Illinois and Missouri on the topics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The freshmen and sophomore 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 internships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified...

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SIUE Alumna Named Principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Edwardsville

22 August 2016, 9:50 AM

SIUE alumna Diane Wepking is the new principal at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Edwardsville. A seasoned administrator and educator, Wepking earned a bachelor’s in elementary education in 1980 and a master’s in educational administration in 2013, both from SIUE.

Details on her professional experience and excitement for her new role were detailed in an article posted Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

 

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Online Offerings Spark SIUE Summer Enrollment to Seven Year High

22 August 2016, 9:40 AM

Denise-CobbSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville reached its highest summer headcount since 2009 during the 2016 summer term. Led by a sharp increase in online enrollment, SIUE served 6,335 students, which represented an increase of 175 students (2.8 percent) over summer 2015 and 541 more students than summer 2014.

The Schools of Engineering (14.6 percent), Nursing (19.7 percent), Business (6.2 percent), and Education, Health and Human Behavior (6.9 percent), and the College of Arts and Sciences (5.7 ...

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SIUE Among National Leaders in Students Graduating with Low Debt

15 August 2016, 5:00 PM

pembrook-randySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville ranks 116th out of 1,300 colleges nationally for the lowest student loan debt per borrower according to LendEDU. Among public institutions, SIUE ranks 54th nationally. Among all Illinois institutions, SIUE is second.

The survey demonstrates that undergraduate SIUE students, who choose to borrow, carry a very low amount of student debt ($20,817 average) at graduation. More than 42 percent of SIUE students graduate with zero student debt.

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