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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 to Induct Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame During A Night Among the Stars

31 July 2019, 10:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor 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.

A cocktail reception in the Meridian Ballroom will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards pre...

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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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SIUE Alumnus Reshaping Instruction and Learning as President of International Society of Technology in Education

18 July 2019, 11:15 AM

SIUE alumnus Bill Bass.SIUE alumnus Bill Bass, an innovation coordinator for technology integration, information and library media in Missouri’s Parkway School District, is serving as president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In this role, he is leading his professional peers in helping to reshape educational experiences for students around the world.

“I’m excited to help craft the vision and future of the ISTE organization,” Bass said. “Serving as presid...

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SIUE’s Buiter Named to NIRSA National Assembly

10 July 2019, 3:40 PM

Miranda Buiter, Campus RecSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Miranda Buiter is one of three students nationally to serve on the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Assembly. Buiter is among the fifth cohort in SIUE’s College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) program through the Department of Educational Leadership.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with peers and colleagues who are passionate about campus recreation,” Buiter said. “Our leadership...

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SIUE Sophomore’s Dream Becomes Reality During Study Abroad Experience

3 July 2019, 10:20 AM

SIUE sophomore Jessie Charpentier during a study abroad experience in Italy.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Jessie Charpentier, of Edwardsville, fulfilled a lifelong dream this summer while studying abroad in Florence, Italy. The psychology major studied Italian renaissance history alongside six fellow SIUE students from May 21-June 21.

Charpentier says her desire for travel was inspired at a young age by the Lizzie McGuire Movie, which features a teenager’s Italian adventure. Charpentier decided to ensure that dream could become reality by pu...

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SIUE School of Nursing Hosts Sen. Dick Durbin at WE CARE Clinic

3 July 2019, 10:00 AM

Leading Senator Durbin on a tour of SIUE’s WE CARE Clinic were Director Ricki Loar, PhD, APRN, (middle) and Jerrica Ampadu, PhD, (left).The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SON) hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Tuesday, July 2.

Durbin toured the SON’s WE CARE Clinic, located on the University’s East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. Clinic Director Ricki Loar, PhD, APRN, shared an overview of the comprehensive care provided by clinicians at the WE CARE Clinic. She described its commitment to decreasing health disparities and promoting health to members of the East St. Louis community a...

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SIUE Offers Transfer Opportunities to Lindenwood-Belleville Students

1 July 2019, 11:30 AM

SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is providing options for Lindenwood University-Belleville (LUB) students, who are interested in transferring during the 2020 academic year after courses are discontinued at the LUB campus.

“SIUE is providing transfer credit for Lindenwood-Belleville students and an opportunity for those students to complete their studies in the Metro East in an affordable manner,” said Scott Belobrajdic, EdD, associate vice chancellor for enrollment man...

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SIUE Alumnus Werden Sworn In as Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools

1 July 2019, 11:00 AM

SIUE alumnus Robert Werden was sworn in as Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools on Monday, July 1.

Werden earned a master’s in educational administration from SIUE in 2011.

The new leader was featured in an article posted Monday, July 1 in The Telegraph.

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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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SIUE Joins 200 Institutions at AAC&U Summer Institutes

21 June 2019, 9:00 AM

Jessica HarrisSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will join 27 other institutions in the Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers Summer Institute June 25-28 in Philadelphia on the Villanova University campus. More than 200 institutions will participate in the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) various summer institutes.

The AAC&U is partnering with higher education institutions to develop TRHT Campus Centers to prepare the next gener...

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SIUE College Student Personnel Administration Students Spend Summer Gaining Real-World Experience Across the Country

18 June 2019, 3:25 PM

SIUE college student personnel administration graduate student Mariah Young, of Edwardsville, is completing a summer internship at the University of North Texas.From California to Texas, Georgia to Pennsylvania, and back to Missouri, 12 master’s candidates in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s college student personnel administration (CSPA) program are completing competitive national internships, gaining real-world professional training and elevating their job prospects.

“This year, the college student personnel administration program set a record for the number of students who obtained competitive internships across the nati...

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SIUE's Toberman Named Honors Program Asst. Director

17 June 2019, 5:10 PM

Ian TobermanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville University Honors Director Eric W. Ruckh, PhD, has named Ian J. Toberman as University Honors Program assistant director. Toberman currently serves as the academic advisor for SIUE honors students, guiding current students on their curricular, career and co-curricular plans.

The University Honors Program offers a small liberal arts experience to over 500 students within the SIUE’s comprehensive programs. A new honors general education curriculum b...

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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 Alumna Named Exec. Dir. of Humility Homes and Services

4 June 2019, 8:30 AM

SIUE alumna Ashley Velez has been named executive director of Humility Homes and Services, Inc., which provides housing and support services.

Velez earned a bachelor’s in social work with a minor in psychology in 2008, and a master of public administration in 2012, both from SIUE.

Details on her leadership role are available on qctimes.com.

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SIUE Introduces New Military Tuition Discount

3 June 2019, 11:05 AM

SIUE Director of Military and Veteran Services Kevin Wathen (far left) stands alongside SIUE students and active military members (L-R) Nathan Peery, Mackenzie Gould, Marcus Hahn, Joseph Arcilla, Madeline Stack and Colin Arnold. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Military Tuition Rate offers active duty military, drilling reservists and drilling National Guard, the opportunity to receive a high-quality education at a discounted price.

SIUE’s Military Tuition Rate is equal to the maximum allowable benefit provided by the Department of Defense’s Military Tuition Assistance Program, currently set at $250 per credit hour. The reduced tuition rate, combined with waived fees and SIUE’s co...

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SEHHB Brings History Alive for SIUE East St. Louis Center Project Success Students

28 May 2019, 9:36 AM

Torie HayStudents are engrossed in the story, but some of their little faces are pinched as they listen to New Shoes by Lynn Meyer.  

“Oh, we’ll do something different, Ella Mae, she says. We will make a picture for Mr. Johnson. Pencil and paper are over there, gal, Mr. Johnson says to momma,” reads Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Torie Hay to SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Project Success students during a Wednesday, May 22 session in the Multipurpose Ro...

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SIUE’s Online Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology Ranked Among Most Affordable in Nation

23 May 2019, 8:35 AM

SIUE’s online master’s of science in education with a major in instructional technology degree program has been nationally ranked among the Most Affordable Online programs.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s online master’s of science in education with a major in instructional technology degree program is ranked 23rd in the nation and 2nd in Illinois for affordability, according to leading education research publisher SR Education Group.

The 120 Most Affordable Rankings lists featured on OnlineU.org represent online schools across the nation that are committed to providing affordable, economical options for students. The tuition rates of every...

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SIUE Students Bring CALM to Local Middle and High School Students

22 May 2019, 10:50 AM

SIUE senior psychology majors Ashley Monier (front) and Abigail Haloftis (back) taught the importance of forgiveness at the Conversation Toward a Brighter Future conference.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville psychology students taught the importance of forgiveness to middle and high school students at the Conversation Toward a Brighter Future conference held April 20 and May 2, and hosted by the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF).

Seniors Ashley Monier, of Troy, and Abigail Haloftis, of Waterloo, led a short lesson and interactive exercise on forgiveness using the principles of the Compassion Approach to Learning Meditation (CALM) p...

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For the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Graduating Class – the Chase is On

20 May 2019, 3:39 PM

Valedictorian-SalutatorianThe life instructions were clear, concise and motivational – chase your dreams. 

It was the sage advice given by 18-year-old Radricka Kelly-Oden, valedictorian and graduation speaker at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2019 commencement ceremony held Friday, May 17 in SIUE’s Morris University Center, Meridian Ballroom. 

“It is imperative that you chase your dreams, because you didn’t choose your dreams, you...

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SIUE SBDC Hosts Informational Meeting for $15 Million Available for Minority Businesses

20 May 2019, 8:49 AM

Derrick ChampionHilary Scott-Ogunrinde, of St. Louis, was one of more than 60 people attending the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment’s informational meeting on funding opportunities for minority-owned businesses. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted the session on Tuesday, May 14 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

The informationa...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Seniors Present their Accomplishments

15 May 2019, 10:43 AM

AvantaeGullyThe audience was attentive, questioning and supportive even to tears during the annual senior portfolio presentations of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students. 

Twenty-four graduating seniors shared the highs and lows of their high school careers on Thursday, April 25. Taking note were SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD; School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD; English Language and Literature Professo...

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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.

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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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2018 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

21 September 2018, 4:25 PM

SIUE HomecomingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Monday-Saturday, Sept. 24-29. The University will host a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, beginning with the Homecoming Kickoff at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

The week will feature Uber Eddie, a chalk mural contest, royalty voting booth, karaoke, Cosmic Cougar Bowling, the 17th annual Chili Cook-Off, a golf cart parade, Homecoming bonfire and...

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SIUE 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.

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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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