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SIUE Students to Take Off for First Travel Study in Uganda

22 May 2018, 11:30 AM

Students participating in the Uganda travel study include (front L-R) Katherine Wilson, Cheyenne Durham, Chelsea Franklin, (back L-R) Brianna Reed, Lauren Pruitt, Mica Coleman, Sarah Geatley, Mikayla Colenburg (far back), Haley Adrian, Arné Burns and Brianna Bowles.A five-week trip to Uganda will offer the first passport stamp for many of the 11 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students participating in the University’s first student travel study in Eastern Africa from May 30 to July 4.

The international service experience is the finale of some of the students’ academic journeys, as they complete a bachelor’s in public health from the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) in August. Others are pursuing a bachelo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School 2018 Graduating Class Shows the World – their Scholarship Money

22 May 2018, 9:55 AM

LakeCrowellThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2018 Graduating Class made history with its cumulative earning power of nearly $4 million in scholarships. The 28 seniors were lauded for their scholastic accomplishments during CHS’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 18 at Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. 

“This Charter High School graduating class is an amazing one. The students have some staggering numbers,” said S...

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Illinois Education Association Names SIUE Alumna Outstanding Teacher

18 May 2018, 3:11 PM

SIUE alumna Christina Stamps has been recognized by the Illinois Education Association as an Outstanding Teacher. Stamps teaches sixth grade in Medora.

She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1986.

Details on her recognition are available in The Alton Telegraph.

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Global Academic Advising Organization Names SIUE’s Thomas Outstanding Advising Administrator

17 May 2018, 3:10 PM

SIUE Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): The Global Community for Academic Advising.

The organization also selected Thomas as a mentor for its 2018-20 Emerging Leaders Class. He is one of 10 selected internationally for this role in “engaging and inspiring diverse NACADA leaders.”

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SIUE Mourns Loss of SEHHB Student Kendall Douglas

14 May 2018, 2:10 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior School of Education, Health and Human Behavior student Kendall Douglas, who passed away early Monday, May 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 20.

An O’Fallon, Mo. native, Douglas was an elementary education major in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral ...

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SIUE Alumna, Local Educator Earns Two State Awards for Outstanding Work

10 May 2018, 2:50 PM

Tiffany FlintSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Tiffany Flint is being honored for her outstanding work as an educator who teaches, supports and empowers middle school students in Belleville.

Flint has received the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

“It doesn’t feel like work if you love what you are doing every day,”...

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SIUE Education Graduates Reflect on Inspiration Behind Career Choice during Teacher Appreciation Week

7 May 2018, 4:05 PM

SIUE special education graduate Kathryn Skaer stands alongside her cooperating teacher Amy Croxford of East Elementary in Alton.The nation is celebrating educators during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12. Among those applauding the wonderful, inspiring work of teachers are Spring 2018 graduates of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), who achieved a bachelor’s in early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education.

They each had a teacher growing up, or a cooperating teacher during their studies, who inspired them to be their best, offered a...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Superintendent of Distinction

7 May 2018, 3:55 PM

SIUE alumnus Mark Skertich has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Skertich is superintendent of Southwestern CUSD #9. He earned a master’s in education administration from SIUE in 2001.

Details on his notable achievement were posted Tuesday, May 1 in The RiverBender.

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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 Spring Commencement Sends Class of 2018 into the World

5 May 2018, 7:25 PM

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2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony Videos 

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook oversaw the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 for 2,091 eligible graduates. All the ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook saluted the graduates for their community service and commitment to shaping a c...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights more than 2,000 Graduates

4 May 2018, 8:15 AM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is overseeing the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises today for 2,091 eligible graduates. The fourth of seven exercises began this morning in the Vadalabene Center on campus. All the ceremonies are streamed live on siue.edu/tv.

The exercises began Friday morning with School of Business students receiving their undergraduate degrees. Brian Watson, who earned a bachelor’s in business economics and finance, was the student ...

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SIUE Offers Abraham Lincoln Online Summer Graduate Course

3 May 2018, 11:50 AM

Lincoln Presidential MuseumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Teaching and Learning is offering a new three-credit online summer course “Teaching Lincoln, K-12,” in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Teachers and graduate students from across the country can plan their own trip anytime this summer and enroll in the course that spans July 2-August 4.

“Teachers or other individuals at the graduate level interested in teaching...

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SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase Spotlights Outstanding Research and Creative Activities

1 May 2018, 1:25 PM

Dressed in Lolita fashion, senior Haley Andrews presented her research on the From Lolita fashion to robotic prosthetics, sexual assault prevention to chemical risk exposure, and fair trade to race relations within sacred harp music, a wide array of research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase.

The event, held Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center, highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through SIUE’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate...

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SIUE's Farthing Takes Top Prize for STEM Education Research at Illinois State Academy of Science Annual Meeting

30 April 2018, 9:20 AM

SIUE senior Ashley Farthing earned first place in the STEM Education category for her poster presentation at the Illinois State Academy of Science's Annual Meeting in April.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Ashley Farthing can’t imagine a future doing anything but teaching. She’ll walk across the stage to receive her bachelor’s in elementary education during commencement on Saturday, May 5, knowing a classroom of first graders eagerly await her fall 2018 arrival.

Farthing has secured a teaching position at Lincoln Elementary in her hometown of Marion. Her journey at SIUE has featured solid academic coursework, experiential learning...

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Honors Celebration Features Increased Donor Support

25 April 2018, 8:15 AM

Public health major Mica Coleman was recognized at the SEHHB Honors Celebration with the Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer scholarship.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) spotlighted student achievement and recognized generous donor support during its annual Honors Celebration on Saturday, April 21 in the Morris University Center.

Nearly $23,000 in scholarships and awards were presented, more than doubling last year’s total. More than 60 students studying in the Departments of Teaching and Learning, Applied Health, Educational Leadership, and Psychology wer...

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Students, Faculty and Community Members Honored at SIUE Kimmel Leadership Awards

24 April 2018, 10:38 AM

KimmelAwards-EglandBeing a good leader is not about power and position, but it is having the energy, charisma and character to convince people to do the right thing, make healthy choices and do their best, said Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Christopher Cole Egland. Egland was one of several honored at the University’s 28th Annual Kimmel Leadership Awards on Monday, April 23 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

The annual celebration recognizes outstanding students, ...

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SIUE Springfest Offers Fun and Fresh Air Ahead of Finals

24 April 2018, 8:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s longest running annual event on campus, Springfest, featured a week of fun traditions, entertainment and activities April 16-20. The 2018 theme was “Stranger Things.”

“Every year I look forward to Springfest,” said junior mass communications major Mollie Thompson. “There’s always so many different events that everyone can get involved in. It highlights our diverse community as we all have fun together.&#8221...

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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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SIUE Sustainability Supporters Take Aim at Plastic Straws During Earth Week

17 April 2018, 8:36 AM

PlasticStrawsWhenever Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior Sadie Spears eats out, she always requests that they hold the straw. That is because she carries a reusable one with her. 

Spears, SIUE Student Government vice president-elect, was one of several students who conducted the #EndPlasticPollution ball drop game on Monday, April 16 as part of SIUE’s involvement in Earth Week. 

Monday’s green activity gave participants the opportunity to learn about environmental proble...

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SIUE Celebrates Earth Week, April 16-21

12 April 2018, 8:48 AM

EarthWeekgraphicOne of the most critical issues of our time will be highlighted from Monday-Saturday, April 16-21, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Connie Frey Spurlock, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology. SIUE will join the worldwide observance of Earth Week with informational, enlightening and fun activities leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. 

 “We’ve worked intentionally to make sure we have a range of events that appeal to b...

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Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

11 April 2018, 5:05 PM

Sandra WeissingerThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Sandra Weissinger, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award for an SIUE faculty member. Three additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments with Teaching Distinction Awards, and seven more received Teaching Recognition Awards.

Weissinger, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology and ...

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SIUE Offers Enriching Mentorship to NAACP ACT-SO Program Participants

11 April 2018, 8:59 AM

ACT-SO1Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty, staff and student volunteers provided expert knowledge, confidence-boosting encouragement and inspiring advice to 32 of the 54 students from St. Clair County participating in the NAACP’s East St. Louis ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics) program.

Known as the “Olympics of the Mind,” ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural ...

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SIUE Graduate School Spring Symposium Showcases Student Research and Creative Activities, Highlights Faculty Achievement

9 April 2018, 1:52 PM

Jeremy JewellSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center was abuzz on Wednesday, April 4 as some of the University’s finest research and creative activities were showcased during the Graduate School Spring Symposium.

The annual event celebrates the research efforts and accomplishments of students and faculty, featuring research poster displays, creative exhibits and oral presentations. It began with a presentation by 2016-18 Hoppe Research Award recipient Jeremy Jewell, ...

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SIUE Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation

9 April 2018, 8:50 AM

Graduate students in SIUE's industrial-organizational psychology program surround faculty members (front center L-R) Elora Voyles, PhD, Catherine Daus, PhD, program director Joel Nadler, PhD, and Lynn Bartels, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology master’s program ranks among the top five in the nation for overall program quality, according to an objective study published by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

SIUE’s I/O psychology program, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), was tabbed fourth in the national ranking that concentrated on master’s-level programs and applied ...

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Record Number of Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visit SIUE Campus

6 April 2018, 1:16 PM

HBCU-Visit-JoinerThe Office of Graduate Admissions launched a new diversity recruitment initiative in hopes of introducing qualified students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and McNair Scholars to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Nearly 40 students participated in the HBCU Campus Visit on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5. The program was a multi-phased initiative focused on building relationships with HBCUs located in states n...

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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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SIUE’s Sustained Dialogue Creates Safe Places, Develops Leaders, Promotes Peace

4 April 2018, 1:39 PM

Jessica-TarshaTalking, listening, understanding and connecting across seemingly wide chasms of race and color, sexual orientation, religion, class and socio-economic status, among other things, are taking shape at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the help of the Sustained Dialogue (SD) Campus Network. 

Sustained Dialogue seeks to transform relationships for the better through meaningful dialogue by creating a space for students to convey and exchange not just their opinions about co...

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Future Educators Enriched through Noyce Math & Science Scholarship Program

2 April 2018, 9:10 AM

2018 Noyce Math and Science Scholars Thirteen aspiring math and science educators are 2018 Noyce Scholars at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The undergraduates are participating in the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Program’s enhanced curriculum and engaging in professional learning communities.

“Noyce scholars are empowered to be leaders in their field, influencing, facilitating and inspiring the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, educators and critical thinkers,” said Jessica Krim, Ed...

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Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Amy Hunter Challenge to SIUE Audience – Talk to Each Other

29 March 2018, 12:59 PM

AmyHunterBreaking down barriers among those who differ is possible through developing better understanding and making intentional connections, according to diversity and inclusion speaker Amy Hunter. Hunter, known for her TEDx Talk “Lucky Zip Codes,” spoke at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Diversity Committee’s Diversity Workshop on Wednesday, March 28. 

Hunter gave her presentation, “#metoo: Unders...

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SIUE Early Childhood Center Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

28 March 2018, 11:35 AM

Libby Linhares teaches at the Early Childhood CenterThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Early Childhood Center (ECC) has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high quality early learni...

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SIUE Mission Trip to Costa Rica Provides Transformative Experiences

28 March 2018, 10:55 AM

SON student Kristen Highfill distributes shoes in Costa RicaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, introduced Central American Mission Projects (CAMP) to SIUE during 2017 as an active element of his focus on community service and the University’s mission to shape a changing world. During Spring Break 2018, a group of more than 30 students, faculty and staff from SIUE’s Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Education, Health and Human Behavior upheld the University’s mission, arriving in Costa Rica on Satur...

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SIUE Alumni Positively Impact Area Communities as Educational Leaders

27 March 2018, 10:25 AM

(L-R) Kelly Carpenter, EdD, Dupo School District superintendent and Casey Adam, Pana High School principal “The day I quit learning is the day I need to retire,” said Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Kelly Carpenter, EdD, emphasizing her strong belief in the value of continued learning.

She’s proven that commitment by completing her master’s in special education in 1998, specialist degree in educational administration in 2015 and doctorate in education leadership in 2017, all from SIUE. While soaking in new knowledge and strengthening her leadership skills, sh...

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SIUE International Student Earns Phi Kappa Phi Academic Scholarship

27 March 2018, 9:45 AM

SIUE senior Francesca Barbieri has earned Phi Kappa Phi's 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship.If you ask Francesca Barbieri what her career aspirations are, she’ll answer with a heartfelt, “to teach children with disabilities and give them hope for a bright future.” To achieve that worthy goal, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior is pursuing a bachelor’s in special education with a minor in Spanish.

“I want to be the person that changes a student’s life, by not only helping him or her succeed as a student, but also giving him or her h...

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Online Options Abound During SIUE's Summer Session, Register Now!

26 March 2018, 11:45 AM

SIUE Summer Session 2018Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2018 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. Nearly 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 7.

“Summer session provides students an important opportunity...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Receives Theater Training Through CAS Grant

22 March 2018, 1:24 PM

sankofa residency1Sitting in a circle in a nondescript classroom, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students are introduced to Aunt Ester, Citizen Barlow and the City of Bones. 

The 16 students are reading scenes from the famous playwright August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean under the direction and animation of Kathryn Bentley, associate professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, and artistic director of SIUE’s Black Theater Workshop (BTW).&#1...

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SIUE Graduate Admissions Invites Prospective Students to Spring Open House

21 March 2018, 9:00 AM

SIUE alumnus and prospective graduate student Jantzen Rosales visits with Mike Costigan, PhD, accounting professor emeritus, during the Graduate Admissions Open House.Prospective students are invited to explore the possibilities of an advanced degree at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate Admissions Spring Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Morris University Center’s Meeting Room A.

According to the Council for Graduate Schools, an advanced degree can:

  • Influence how fast and far you can advance in your career
  • Increase your earnings and the amount of responsibility you assume
  • Enhance decision-making respons...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Participate in National Student Walkout in Support of Parkland Victims

14 March 2018, 3:30 PM

balloonreleaseWith the permission of school administrators, approximately 30 students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) assembled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 to memorialize the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

CHS senior student leaders organized a balloon memorial and moment of silence from 10-10:17 a.m. at the Of the River Mounds and Bridges stainless steel statue on the East St. Louis...

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Paying it Forward: SIUE's Washington Learns Value of Mentorship

14 March 2018, 1:30 PM

Personal drive and community involvement, supported by strong mentorship, have been the cornerstones of success for senior Keelah Washington during her academic journey at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

In her four years on campus, the English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, has tallied a long list of achievements. Maintaining a spot atop that list is the personal growth she has gained by having strong mentors by her side, and her influence in others...

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SIUE Alumnae Honored at Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber Awards Gala

9 March 2018, 3:40 PM

Two SIUE alumnae were among those honored for their commitment to the growth, betterment and vitality of the community during the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Awards Gala and Auction held Thursday, March 8 in SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Business Builds: Economies. Leaders. Communities.”

Alumna Linda Cassens received the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Service. She earned a bachelor’s in ps...

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SIUE's Hortis Advocates for Helping Students Reach Their Desired Destination

9 March 2018, 1:25 PM

SIUE Academic Advisor Efrosini Academic Advising Today has published an article entitled “The Odyssey: How to Help Students Reach Their Ithaca” written by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Academic Advisor Efrosini “Effie” Hortis.

Hortis used Homer’s poem The Odyssey as a metaphor for students’ academic journey and the important role advisors play in helping them reach their desired destination. View the full article here.

“Our students are like Odysseus; they enter our offi...

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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 Psychology Welcomes First Dreikurs Visiting Scholar, Dr. Paul Rasmussen

7 March 2018, 9:20 AM

SIUE's first Dreikurs Visiting Scholar Paul Rasmussen, PhD, clinical psychologist for the Veterans Administration in South Carolina. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Psychology will host its first Dreikurs Visiting Scholar, Paul Rasmussen, PhD, a clinical psychologist for the Veterans Administration in South Carolina, the week of March 26.

Rasmussen will host a free lecture entitled “Why is Adlerian/Dreikursian Thinking Relevant Today?” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. ...

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SIUE Alumna Thriving in Competitive Scottish Physical Therapy PhD Program

5 March 2018, 11:25 AM

Peoria native and SIUE alumna Alexa Knuth stands outside a Scottish castle as she explores the countryside. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Alexa Knuth is putting her passion for research into practice as she pursues her doctorate in physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

SIUE’s strong emphasis on student research and experiential learning, uniquely prepared Knuth for RGU’s competitive program which is among few in the world that offers applied work and high-level research opportunities in the field of physical therapy.

“If it had ...

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SIUE to Host Free Community Health Clinic

1 March 2018, 3:55 PM

Terri Poirier SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a free Community Health Clinic from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Fairmont City Library Center located at 4444 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City.

A similar event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Technology Learning Center located at 111 South Appleknocker Drive in Cobden.

Services will include diabetes, hearing, cholesterol, oral health, and height, weight and body mass screenings, as well as blood pressure m...

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SIUE Introduces Online Organizational Talent Management Series

27 February 2018, 11:25 AM

Joel NadlerSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing online organizational talent management courses that provide instruction and practical applications for incorporating industrial/organizational psychology into organizational decision-making. Enrollment is open now for the non-credit course modules that are underway. 

Topics include gathering high-quality survey data, analyzing and interpreting survey results, and designing structured interviews to improve the selection process accur...

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SIUE’s College Student Personnel Administration Program to Host Visit Day

25 February 2018, 3:55 PM

CSPA Visit DaySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s growing college student personnel administration (CSPA) program, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Educational Leadership, will host a Visit Day on Friday, March 16 for those considering a career in higher education.

The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast and end at approximately 7 p.m. at an off-campus social event. It will also feature a welcome from SIUE Vice Chancellor ...

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SIUE Student Organizations Collect Food Items for Homeless Shelter

21 February 2018, 8:41 AM

KDPCannedFoodDriveTwo student organizations at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville collected more than 400 food items in a donation competition for the Community Hope Center in Bethalto. 

The Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education and the Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity delivered the donation to the homeless shelter on Feb. 10. 

“Makenzi Fee, Community Service vice president of Delta Sigma Pi, and I became aware of the ne...

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Thank-A-Giver Initiative Underway at SIUE During Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

15 February 2018, 3:30 PM

Members of SIUE's Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) organization stand on campus, as they promote the February Thank-A-Giver campaign.Throughout February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in the organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) are joining hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month.

SIUE STAT is hosting a Thank-A-Giver (TAG) social media-driven scavenger hunt across campus this month, representing the tangible impact donors have on the University. Additionally, STAT will host a weekly information table in the Morris University...

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SIUE Receives Prints of Original Buckminster Fuller Artworks

15 February 2018, 9:34 AM

ErinVigneau-DimickThe legacy of legendary 20th century architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller will take on even larger life at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability (CSS-Dome), located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with the donation of a portfolio of the artist’s prints. 

The Estate of Buckminster Fuller and Allegra Fuller-Snyder (Fuller’s daughter) donated “Twelve Around One” to the CSS, which Fuller designed.  

“These 13...

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SIUE Offers Personal Trainer Certification

4 January 2018, 11:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering a non-credit course beginning in February for individuals interested in becoming certified personal trainers.

The course will provide the knowledge, practice and experience required to be successful in this growing field. The fitness profession offers flexible hours, full- and part-time careers, and supplemental income.

The course will be offered on Saturday mornings beginning February 24 and will continue through April 7, 2018. To receive ...

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SIUE Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

24 January 2017, 1:55 PM

Eighteen SIUE alumni were among 100 St. Louis area educators who received high praise for their contributions and dedication to the teaching profession and received the 2016 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards.

SIUE alumni included graduates of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School.

  • Kimberly Bossler achieved both a bachelor’s in elementary education and psychology in 2003, and a master’s in education special e...

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