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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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SIUE’s Redesigned Public Health Program Prepares Students for Expanding Field

27 July 2016, 9:15 AM

Huaibo Xin, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor and Public Health program director.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior continues to modify and expand its programming, and is now offering a bachelor’s in public health. The Public Health program, formerly known as community health education, prepares students for this fast-growing field and an increasing demand for health promotion and disease prevention.

“In line with the Department of Applied Health and the School’s goals of providing high-quality acad...

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SIUE Lands Among Forbes Magazine’s Top Colleges

11 July 2016, 12:50 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is among the top four public universities in the state according to Forbes magazine’s top colleges ranking.

Forbes ranked 660 institutions nationally, but only the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois-Chicago and Illinois State University were listed ahead of SIUE instate.

The magazine’s criteria are based on return on investment. It assigned the greatest weight to success after graduation (32.5 percent), student ...

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Study Finds Successes, Challenges in Illinois Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation

7 July 2016, 5:10 PM

white-bradfordA report released today from the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in partnership with the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium), assesses the progress of sweeping legislation to redesign the way school principals in Illinois are prepared, with the goal of improving schools statewide through higher quality leadership. The report summarizes findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of these ambi...

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Open House in Springfield for SIUE’s Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics

1 July 2016, 10:00 AM

lyerla-frankFind out how a master’s in healthcare informatics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help advance your career. The open house is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield, Ill. Register today to learn more about this fully online program.

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

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SIUE Expands 2+2 Agreements with Southwestern Illinois College

27 June 2016, 4:45 PM

cobb-deniseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) have added and expanded their 2+2 Partnership Programs, aimed at benefiting students and simplifying the transition from SWIC to SIUE.

The expanded programs include speech pathology and audiology, public health, nutrition, early childhood education, English, including licensure for secondary education, and chemistry.

The agreements also include a renewal of biology and mathematics programming and addressed SWIC&...

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SIUE Safe Zone Participates in St. Louis PrideFest

27 June 2016, 11:05 AM

SafeZone PrideFest 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Safe Zone participated in the 37th annual St. Louis PrideFest parade Sunday, June 26. For the fourth consecutive year, a large group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends marched along with 170 floats, bands and other parade entries in the 10-block route on Market St.

“The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has supported the participation of this event, because at SIUE we live our values of inclusion and citizenship,...

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SIUE and Kaskaskia College Establish 2+2 Agreement in Early Childhood Education

16 June 2016, 10:05 AM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville and Kaskaskia College (KC) have signed a 2+2 Articulation Agreement in early childhood education to better ensure a seamless transfer experience as students transition from KC to SIUE.

Students enrolled in the program will complete two years of coursework at each institution and will qualify for an associate’s in arts or applied science from KC and a bachelor’s in early childhood education from SIUE.

“I would like to thank our Early C...

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Dunn Names Alum Randy Pembrook as SIUE Chancellor

6 June 2016, 9:45 AM

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn has named Randall G. Pembrook, PhD, as the ninth chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history. The selection is pending formal SIU Board of Trustees approval, and Pembrook will officially assume his duties in early August. An official introduction and reception will be scheduled for the beginning of the academic year.

Randall Pembrook, PhD

“I am excited about the selection of Dr. Pembrook to serve as the next chancellor for Souther...

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SIUE Alums Honored as YWCA Women of Distinction

1 June 2016, 8:55 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums Minnie Johnson, Elaine Kane, Val Harris and Kris Fulkerson have been recognized by the YWCA of Alton as Women of Distinction. They were among 11 women celebrated during the 26th annual Women of Distinction banquet and program held Thursday, May 5.

The women were each lauded for their volunteerism, mentorship to other women and girls, commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women, leadership abilities and more.

Fulkerson earned a bachelor&...

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SIUE Revitalizes Honors Program

10 May 2016, 1:00 PM

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

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

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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2016

7 May 2016, 7:35 PM

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

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

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SIUE Alumnus Honored with Superintendent of Distinction Award

6 May 2016, 8:38 AM

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

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

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

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

3 May 2016, 11:10 AM

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

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

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SIUE Undergraduate Research Experiences Fuel Student Success

29 April 2016, 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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

25 April 2016, 2:04 PM

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

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

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

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SIUE Students Clean Up Campus on Earth Day

22 April 2016, 11:43 AM

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

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

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Fire Safety Video Honors SIUE Students

18 April 2016, 1:05 PM

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

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

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SIUE’s Jewell Receives the Hoppe Research Professor Award

14 April 2016, 11:54 AM

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

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

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

7 April 2016, 12:40 PM

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

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

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New Nutrition Program at SIUE Offers “Taste” of Culture

6 April 2016, 8:32 AM

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

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

“Our goal...

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