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IPA Names SIUE Alum Deets as 2019 Graves Award Recipient

8 November 2019, 1:15 PM

David DeetsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus David Deets, superintendent of Harmony-Emge School District 175 in Belleville, has received the 2019 Herman Graves Award from the Illinois Principals Association (IPA). 

Sponsored by Horace Mann Companies of Springfield, the Graves Award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding service to IPA. Graves was selected as the first honoree, and the award was established because of the intrinsic contributions he made to the Association and...

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SIUE Students Present Exercise and Sport Psychology at AASP Conference

6 November 2019, 8:35 AM

AASP Group ConferenceLast month, eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville exercise and sport psychology students attended and presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 34th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference is the largest of its kind worldwide, and features over 100 workshops, lectures and panels for students and professionals alike.

Lindsay Ross-Stewart, PhD, associate professor of exercise and sport psychology (ESP) and graduate program director in the SIUE Depart...

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SIUE and ECUSD7 Join Forces to Train Psychology Intern

5 November 2019, 8:35 AM

ISPIC GroupThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Psychology has teamed with Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 (ECUSD7) to train a doctoral psychology student, Chelsea Ritter, as a school psychology intern. This partnership was made possible by the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC), a program accredited by the American Psychological Association, and involved a nationwide match process during the 2018-19 school year.

This partnership came to fruition ...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Embrace Technology All Day

31 October 2019, 2:46 PM

Chromebook1Inside and outside of class, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students can be seen studying and working on assignments on their new Chromebook laptops. It is the first time that CHS students have been able to use technology for their entire school day, courtesy of a $3.5 million gift from an anonymous donor. 

A portion of the gift was used to purchase 120 new Chromebook laptops, which students first received on Monday, Oct. 7. Coordinating ...

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SIUE Health Careers Day Encourages Public and Health Professionals to Connect

29 October 2019, 11:45 AM

Paul Rose, SEHHB Associate Dean.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library to bring Health Careers Day to the residents of Edwardsville on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the library, located at 112 S Kansas St.

The event is open to all ages, and attendees will be able to speak to individuals in fields such as dental medicine, art therapy, exercise science, medical technology, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, ...

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SIUE Pre-Collegiate Program Kicks Off a New Academic Year

17 October 2019, 9:58 AM

Pre-Collegiate ProgramSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Pre-Collegiate Programs welcomed 21 students to campus on Thursday, Oct. 10 from SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) and Collinsville High School, according to Makesha Harris Lee, EdD, assistant director.  

During the first Pre-Collegiate event of the 2019-20 school year, juniors and seniors spent a full day attending the following breakout sessions: Leadership Development, Financial Aid, Paying for College via an Interactive Game of...

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Support Dogs in SIUE Classroom Provide Comfort

16 October 2019, 4:15 PM

Support Dogs with SIUE Education StudentsLegendary cartoonist Charles Schulz once wrote, “happiness is a warm puppy.” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Beth Wiemers, an elementary education instructor and field supervisor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, decided to introduce something of that nature to her classroom on Wednesday, Oct. 9 when the subject for the day was creating a positive classroom culture and/or environment. 

One element to creating that positivity is teachers be...

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SIUE Alumni Receive Awards for Educational Administration

16 October 2019, 10:35 AM

Five Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education Health and Human Behavior alumni were honored at the Illinois Principal’s Association Southwestern Region Fall Social and Awards Presentation held in early September. The awards were for their work as leaders in their respective school districts.

The recipients were:

  • Scott Battas, MS ’08, Athletic Director of the Year for Mascoutah School District #19
  • Dawn Elser, MS ’97, EdS ’17, Superintendent of the...

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SIUE Hosts Illinois Regional College Fair, Oct. 22

16 October 2019, 10:10 AM

Illinois Regional College Fair 2018Prospective college students are invited to learn about available higher education opportunities as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts the Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Morris University Center.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC), in conjunction with SIUE. High school students, transfer students and parents in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with college repre...

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SIUE Annual Diversity Day Highlights Social Justice Advocate Howard Ross

15 October 2019, 5:07 PM

Howard RossWell-meaning people can unintentionally create isolation, inequities and even harm to those who are different from themselves, according to Howard Ross, leading social justice advocate and influential expert on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. 

Ross, founder of Cook Ross and best-selling author, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 15 during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual Diversity Day. The two-day event, under the theme “From Awarenes...

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SIUE Winter Session Registration Opens Oct. 28

7 October 2019, 9:45 AM

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

 Registration begins Monday, Oct. 28. This special session runs Dec. 16, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

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

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SIUE Nutrition’s Kathy Mora Talks About Sodium in Your Diet on Show Me St. Louis

3 October 2019, 3:20 PM

Kathy MoraThere are so many different types of salt and ways in which they are utilized in cooking. In addressing that challenge, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kathy Mora, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Health’s nutrition program, breaks down better salt on Show Me St. Louis.

View the segment that aired Thursday, Oct. 3, and get the recipes, here.

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Transfer Visit Day Helps Prospective Students Discover the Possibilities

30 September 2019, 4:25 PM

Prospective students were inspired by the possibilities and encouraged to make an informed decision about enrolling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during Transfer Visit Day held Friday, Sept. 20.

 The event offered 37 students a tour of SIUE’s beautiful, sprawling campus, shared current students’ perspectives, and provided information such as navigating transfer credit, financial aid and how to ease the transition to becoming a transfer student.

“We want to...

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SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

27 September 2019, 9:00 PM

Alumni Hall of Fame 2019 Group PhotoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville honored eight remarkable graduates at the 2019 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Sept. 27 in the Morris University Center (MUC). These impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

 “The SIUE Hall of Fame honorees have made a lasting impact beyond their time at SIUE,” said...

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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 16

25 September 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE Grad School Open HouseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s nationally-recognized Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct 16. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Register now at siue.edu/graduate-visit!

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 140 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral d...

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SIUE Welcomes Diverse Class of Meridian Scholars

24 September 2019, 8:25 AM

SIUE’s 2019 Meridian Scholars Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomes the newest recipients of the University’s Meridian Scholarship to campus. This year’s incoming class of 20 Scholars is among the University’s most diverse, including students from Illinois and Missouri, as well as Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky and Nigeria.

The Meridian Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship given to incoming first-year students. Each year, more than 600 students submit an application essay and resu...

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SIUE Noyce Scholars Recap Summer of Applied Experiences

23 September 2019, 8:40 AM

SIUE sophomore Justin Rosales recaps his summer experience to School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, at the Noyce Summer Scholars Showcase.Whether aspiring to be a pediatric physician, intensive care nurse, wildlife rehabilitator, or otherwise, gaining experience in educating and communicating with young students and community members is valuable for an individual’s career preparedness.

This summer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Robert J. Noyce Teacher Scholarship program afforded those opportunities to seven students pursuing degrees in science-related fields, who have an interest in education. Participa...

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SIUE’s Murphy Shares Insight on the Psychology of Hiring on WBGZ Let’s Talk

18 September 2019, 11:05 AM

SIUE's Jason MurphySIUE’s Jason Murphy, PhD, instructor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Psychology, was featured on WBGZ’s Let’s Talk program for a discussion on the intersection of psychology and business on Monday, Sept. 16.

Murphy shared insight on the use of psychological assessment for employee selection and development, behavioral based interviewing and enhancing worker motivation.

Listen to the segment, “The Psychology of Hiring,” o...

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SIUE Nutrition’s Kathy Mora Shares Baking Sheet Dinners on Show Me St. Louis

12 September 2019, 3:25 PM

Kathy Mora on Show Me St. LouisAmidst the crunch of busy schedules, a homemade, healthy dinner can be difficult to accomplish. As an answer to that common obstacle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kathy Mora, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Health’s nutrition program, shared simple, baking sheet dinner ideas on Show Me St. Louis.

View the segment that aired Thursday, Sept. 12, and get the recipes, here.

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From Awareness to Action: SIUE Diversity Day to Celebrate Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion

12 September 2019, 10:20 AM

SIUE Diversity Day 2019. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual Diversity Day celebration, under the theme “From Awareness to Action, SIUE Shaping a Changing World,” will be held Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 14-15 with educational and active engagement sessions at the Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses.

“We are extremely excited for the powerful messages and action items that will be conveyed throughout our 2019 Diversity Day programming,” said Venessa Brown, PhD, a...

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ACCESS at SIUE Features Expanded Space and Enhanced Accommodations

10 September 2019, 8:50 AM

The days of using disability as a label for specific support services are gone at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Refreshed in name, space and accommodations is the University’s Accessible Campus Community and Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) office.

“We always tell students, ‘If you think we can’t help, come talk to us anyway, because chances are there’s something we can do to assist,’” said ACCESS Director Dominic Dorsey.

“We ope...

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Give 30 Mentoring Program Builds Influencer Base to Help At-Risk Youth

9 September 2019, 11:50 AM

The Regional Office of Education’s Taylor Donohoo, administrative liaison for the program and SIUE alumna, presents information on the Give 30 program during a session held at SIUE.The Madison County Regional Office of Education (ROE) hosted two information and training sessions on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5-6 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library in hopes of gaining additional mentors to enhance the impact of its Give 30 Mentoring Program.

Now in its fourth year, the program’s concept of engaging community members to mentor at-risk youth in local middle and high schools for 30 minutes a week has flourished, as have the youth served....

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SIUE Debuts Among Washington Monthly’s Top National Universities

27 August 2019, 11:45 AM

SIUE CampusAfter being classified as a master’s-large institution for most of its history, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was reclassified in January 2019 by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. The classification upgrade is significant as Washington Monthly has ranked SIUE 115th in its 2019 National University Rankings of 395 doctoral institutions.

SIUE was fourth among Illinois public institutions, behind the Unive...

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SIUE Faculty Research Fellow Aims to Boost Student Voter Engagement

22 August 2019, 8:45 AM

SIUE College Student Personnel Administration Visiting Faculty Research Fellow Jacob I. Wilson.How is voting like driving a car? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty research fellow Jacob I. Wilson has the answer, and he’s using it as the basis for building civic engagement among student voters.

“Voting, like driving a car, is a learned behavior,” Wilson explained. “You can’t give a key to someone who’s never driven before, and expect them to know the rules of the road and feel comfortable behind the wheel. Similarly, we can’t expect...

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SIUE Cougar Welcome Offers Invigorating Engagement Opportunities

21 August 2019, 4:30 PM

A Wild, Wild Cougar Welcome is underway at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During the first week of the semester, engagement activities are all around as students explore how they can become connected with campus life and the local community.

“I think it’s going to be a great year,” said senior Tyrone Johnson. “My plan is definitely to meet new people and continue to find ways to get involved. Doing so makes you feel more a part of the community. Involvement...

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SIUE Introduces Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics

21 August 2019, 7:40 AM

Jennifer ZuercherSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics designed for students who desire a master’s, while gaining eligibility to become a registered dietitian and pursue careers as entry level dietitians.

The nutrition and dietetics program is offered through the Department of Applied Health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

“The program combines graduate-level coursework in nutrition with the clinical cur...

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SIUE Students Enjoy Warm Greetings and Cool Treats as Fall 2019 Classes Begin

19 August 2019, 2:25 PM

Volunteers with Ask Me! signs spread throughout Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s campus on Monday, Aug. 19, as the fall 2019 academic year began. The faculty, staff and administrators greeted students and offered guidance to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

“Lovejoy Library is right over there,” said SIUE Admissions Counselor Ramón DeShazer as he pointed a student toward the building. “Have a great first day!”

“Everyone seems really w...

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SIUE Convocation and Cougar Parade Offer Students a Grand Welcome

16 August 2019, 3:35 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus was abuzz with energy as administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and community members motivated and celebrated the Class of 2023 with an inspiring academic Convocation ceremony and a vibrant Cougar Parade on Friday, Aug. 16.

“My first couple days at SIUE have been fun,” said freshman Dylan Kinell, of Marion. “I’ve met a lot of new people and made some good friends already. I’m excited to start the semester.&#82...

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Move-in Day Brings Active Excitement to Campus, Launches SIUE Experience

15 August 2019, 2:50 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed approximately 1,100 freshmen on Thursday, Aug. 15 for Move-in Day. The annual event has the campus bustling with activity and excitement for the Class of 2023’s academic journey. Those moving to campus are among the nearly 1,700 first-time freshmen attending SIUE.

Approximately 440 student volunteers, called Movers and Shakers, along with nearly 80 administrators, faculty and staff helped streamline the move-in process, so the new stude...

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SIUE’s Webb Travels to China to Coach Instructors of Future Personal Trainers

15 August 2019, 8:30 AM

SIUE’s Benjamin Webb, PhD, demonstrates Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation with at student during the ACSM Chinese CPT Course Instructor Training II in Quanzhou, China.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Benjamin Webb, PhD, brought his expertise in exercise psychology, personal training, and strength and conditioning to Quanzhou, China, Aug. 6-11, where he helped train 60 Chinese scholars and practitioners who will serve as instructors of a certified personal trainer (CPT) preparatory course.

Webb is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Applied Health. He was invited to participate in...

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SIUE Grad School Presents Research Grants to Doctoral Students

13 August 2019, 5:20 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has selected 10 recipients for 2019 Research Grants for Research Doctoral Students (RGRDS) awards. The RGRDS program awards small grants worth $1,000 on a competitive basis to support research/projects initiated and conducted by students of the SIUE education doctorate (EdD) programs, doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs and co-operative PhD programs to enhance their academic progress.

“SIUE doctoral students conduct origi...

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SIUE Public Health Senior Earns Scholarship

13 August 2019, 1:55 PM

SIUE senior Macee Weiss, recipient of the Green Charter Trust Scholarship.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Macee Weiss, of Sumner, plans to work in public health to put to use her passion for helping people. Recently, that supportive nature was reciprocated as she was named a recipient of the Green Charter Trust Scholarship.

“Third time’s the charm,” said Weiss, of her successful receipt of the scholarship. “I had applied the past few years, and am so excited to have now been one of 10 chosen for it. This scholarship will help ...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Principal at CEO School

8 August 2019, 9:55 AM

SIUE alumnus Anthony Smith has been named principal at the Center for Educational Opportunities School in Troy. Smith earned a bachelor’s in health education from SIUE in 1999.

Details on his professional background and new role are available on AdvantageNEWS.com.

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SIUE Senior Earns Competitive Research Award at Internationally-Attended Conference

1 August 2019, 10:40 AM

SIUE summer graduate Chelsie Zajac, of Belleville.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior exercise science major Chelsie Zajac, of Belleville, added a major achievement to her research portfolio when she secured the only undergraduate research poster presentation award during the 2019 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference held July 10-13 in Washington, D.C.

Zajac conducted her research as an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) associate on the novel topic “Parameters of the Athlete Tr...

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SIUE Early Childhood Educators Named Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Faculty Fellows

22 July 2019, 8:30 AM

(L-R) Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Faculty Fellows and SIUE early childhood education faculty members Stacie Kirk, PhD, and Anni Reinking, EdD.Two leading early childhood experts and faculty members in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) Department of Teaching and Learning have been competitively selected to serve as Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Faculty Fellows.

As Faculty Fellows, Stacie Kirk, PhD, professor and early childhood education program director, and Anni Reinking, EdD, assistant professor, will help shape how early childhood professionals in Illinois will ...

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SIU Trustees Approve Deans of SIUE Schools of Pharmacy, and Education, Health and Human Behavior

18 July 2019, 11:55 AM

Hughes-LuerDuring its regularly scheduled meeting on the Springfield campus, the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees (BOT) today approved Mark Luer, PharmD, FCCP, as dean of the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) and Robin Hughes, PhD, as dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB).

Luer steps into the role after serving as interim dean since July 2018. A longtime contributor to the SOP’s success, he is highly regarded as a collaborative and inclusive...

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Future Healthcare Workers Attend SIUE’s Annual Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp

24 June 2019, 2:37 PM

NutritionAn aunt who had a difficult time in childbirth. A grandfather who died after complications with diabetes. A family history of nursing. These are a few reasons that 35 high school students from Illinois and Missouri came to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp.

The collaborative camp, held June 17-21, exposed students to career opportunities in the healthcare industry, and was hosted by the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON), the...

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SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Center Helps Fill Void in Transgender Access to Care

24 June 2019, 9:50 AM

SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Center client Billie Maupin (left) practices an exercise during a voice therapy session with graduate student clinician Tess Spengler.Transgender voice therapy is a much-needed service, but accessing treatment can be difficult.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accredited speech-language pathology and audiology program, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is doing its part to ensure transgender access to care by training its student clinicians to offer assessment and treatment services under the direct observation and supervision of clinical faculty in the Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH...

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Robin Hughes Named Dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

11 June 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Dean Robin L. Hughes, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Robin L. Hughes, PhD, as dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) after a national search. The appointment is subject to SIU Board of Trustees approval, with Hughes slated to assume her new role on Thursday, August 1.

Hughes arrives on campus after serving as professor of higher education and student affairs, a...

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SIUE Introduces New Master’s of Public Health Degree Program

23 April 2019, 9:50 AM

MPH Graduate Program Director Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, MPH, MCHES.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a new master of public health (MPH) degree program offered through the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Applied Health. The first cohort will begin in fall 2019.

The MPH is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the health of worldwide populations, covering the five core areas of public health, including biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and managemen...

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SIUE URCA Program Celebrates Excellent Faculty Mentors and Students

25 March 2019, 4:05 PM

(L-R) SIUE URCA faculty awardees Dr. James Panico and Dr. Sarah Conoyer.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s unique Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program is celebrating the extraordinary work of faculty mentors and students through four awards.

The URCA program encourages, supports and enables students to participate in research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. URCA Associates work one-on-one with faculty mentors to lead their own research projects or creative activities. URCA Assistants work on faculty-led...

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SIUE Alum Opens Chiropractic Office in Edwardsville

22 January 2019, 4:40 PM

SIUE alumnus Tyler Yungck, BS exercise science 2014, has opened Revive Chiropractic in Edwardsville. Intelligencer reporter Julia Biggs profiled Yungck in this story posted Dec. 19.

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SIUE’s Rose Featured in WalletHub Article on Post-Holiday Shopping

7 January 2019, 11:10 AM

SIUE SEHHB Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhDSIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD, shared his scholarly expertise on consumer psychology in a WalletHub article posted Monday, Jan. 7.

In the article, entitled “2019 Post-Holiday Shopping Season Survey,” Rose talks about buyer’s remorse, overspending and consumer outlooks. Read the article here.

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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’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’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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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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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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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 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.

“Students will have the oppor...

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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 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 Students Work Online for a Greener Godfrey

7 May 2018, 9:30 AM

SSCC-GreenerGodfreyIt is a Facebook following that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students worked hard for and are proud of, because they educated and aroused interest in recycling among many Godfrey residents. 

“Facebook is a great way to reach a large amount of people,” said Abbigayle Riedisser, a senior public health major. “We had initially wanted to reach 50 people, but when our project ended, we had 151 Facebook followers on the Greener Godfrey page. 

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SIUE Speech-Language Pathology Program Offers Free Community Hearing Screenings

17 April 2018, 2:30 PM

Karen File had her hearing screened by SIUE speech-language pathology graduate student Jenee' Brown.For homeschooling mother Mindy Jefferson, hearing screenings are not readily available for her family. That’s why Mindy, her four kids, mother and nephew traveled from Alhambra to take advantage of free hearing screenings being offered by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville speech-language pathology graduate student clinicians.

“We had not had our hearing checked in quite a while, so we loved this service,” Jefferson said after her kids, ages 7-12 were screened.

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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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Higher Education Channel Features SIUE's Imagery-Assisted Virtual Reality

9 March 2018, 9:00 AM

The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) featured SIUE research on imagery-assisted virtual reality Thursday, March 8 on its INNOVATIONS show. The story by HEC-TV’s Kathleen Berger can be viewed here.

The SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Lindsay Ross-Stewart, PhD, is the leading researcher of imagery-assisted virtual reality in both athletics and medicine.

As part of her innovative, applied research, she and graduate student Jeff Price, worked with the Cougars bas...

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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 Forges Connections for First Student Travel Study in Uganda

9 February 2018, 9:15 AM

SIUE's Kathy Brady, PhD, (far left) and Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, (far right) stand outside Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services in Uganda with social worker Jackie Amassee and director Olive Nabiryo, and Project Restore founder and director Catherine Keck (back middle).Twelve Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students will participate in a five-week travel study to Uganda in June 2018, marking the first experiential and service opportunity for SIUE students in Eastern Africa.

School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) faculty members Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, assistant professor of public health, and Kathryn Brady, PhD, associate professor of speech-language pathology and audiology, visited Uganda in January to finalize plans and discuss g...

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SIUE Nutrition Program Highlighted on Show Me St. Louis

7 February 2018, 1:10 PM

Kathy Mora and Taylor Aarns on the set of Show Me St. LouisThe Show Me St. Louis studio smelled great on Wednesday, Feb. 7 as SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition, shared three delicious slow cooker recipes. View the segment here.

Host Heidi Glaus highlighted the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s growing nutrition program. Senior nutrition major and URCA assistant Taylor Aarns went along to catch a behind the scenes look at a live cooking segment.

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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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