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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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SIUE to Induct Seven to Alumni Hall of Fame during A Night Among the Stars

2 September 2016, 8:35 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor seven remarkable graduates at the 2016 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony A Night Among the Stars on Friday, Sept. 30 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.

A cocktail reception in the MUC gallery will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and an awards presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the MUC Conference Center.

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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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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.

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“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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