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SIUE Senior Tabbed National Award Winner in Public Health

22 March 2017, 10:05 AM

Megan KaiserSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Megan Kaiser has been named Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year through the University’s public health program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Kaiser, of Normal, will graduate from SIUE in May with a bachelor’s in public health, including a minor in business administration. Her achi...

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SIUE Graduate Admissions Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

22 March 2017, 9:40 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morris University Center Oak and Redbud Rooms.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 70 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be available on graduate admission requirements and financial support...

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Record Number of Prospective Students Attend Preview SIUE

17 March 2017, 3:35 PM

Prospective SIUE student Jina Garry, of Springfield, visits with a faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences during Preview SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed approximately 700 guests, including an all-time high of nearly 300 prospective students, to campus Friday, March 17 for Preview SIUE. This program, combined with the February Preview SIUE program, welcomed nearly 600 prospective students and more than 1,500 guests.

The day-long program provided opportunities for high school and transfer students to learn more about the University’s array of academic programming, student life opportunities...

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Register Now! SIUE Summer Session Offers Accelerated Learning Opportunities

15 March 2017, 4:30 PM

SIUE Summer SessionSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2017 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience through nearly 1,000 available courses. Register now!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or fewer, and classes begin Monday, May 8.

“Summer session offers flexibility, a chance for students to stay part of SIUE and provides an important opport...

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SIUE Students Use Robot to Teach Children About Social-Emotional Skills

15 March 2017, 8:35 AM

A special visitor to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start program at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis generated smiles and engaged children in scientific interaction.

The visitor was Mo, a humanoid robot also called NAO. The robot is part of an ongoing SIUE research project focused on teaching children about social-emotional skills within educational curriculum.

View a video of the robot’s interactive presentation here.

“This i...

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SIUE Alumna “Making a Difference” in the Lives of Elementary Students

14 March 2017, 9:35 AM

SIUE alumna April Becherer, assistant principal at Eagle View Elementary in Columbia, is making a positive impact on her students, leading by example as a person with incredible character. Once a month, she pays a special visit to the home of the winner of the character education award to recognize their great work.

Becherer earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 2005. She was featured on KSDK NewsChannel 5 on Sunday, ...

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SIUE’s Sasso Named ACPA Emerging Scholar in Residence

9 March 2017, 3:17 PM

Dr. Pietro Sasso, assistant professor and director of the college student personnel administration graduate program at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Pietro Sasso, PhD, assistant professor and director of the college student personnel administration graduate program, has been named Emerging Scholar in Residence for the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Coalition for Men and Masculinities.

In this role, Sasso will work with other emerging leaders and support the work of the coalition as a resident expert, including authoring critical thought pieces and delivering conference...

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Oberweis Family Contributes $50,000 Matching Gift for SIUE Nutrition Lab

8 March 2017, 1:18 PM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, Senator Jim Oberweis, Trish Oberweis, PhD, professor of criminal justice studies at SIUE, Rich Walker, interim vice chancellor for administration, and Rachel Stack, vice chancellor for University Advancement and CEO of the University Foundation.In the midst of a decline in state funding, a private donation has launched strong support for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) new nutrition lab. The facility, which is scheduled for completion in August, has received an up to $50,000 investment from the Oberweis family.

Senator Jim Oberweis, chairman of Oberweis Dairy, presented the matching gift to University leaders on Friday, March 3. Oberweis’ daughter, Tris...

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SIUE Graduate School Hosts 21st Annual Symposium

8 March 2017, 8:15 AM

fields-gregSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts its 21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in SIUE’s Morris University Center. This year, the Graduate School is offering prospective graduate students an opportunity to participate by registering at siue.edu/graduate-visit.

“The annual Graduate School Spring Symposium celebrates and showcases the variety of research and creative activities taking place at SIUE,” said Jerry Weinbe...

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SIUE Graduate Program Honored during School Psychology Awareness Week

7 March 2017, 8:45 AM

(L-R) Dr. Elizabeth McKenney, Haley Pemberton, NASP President Melissa Reeves, and Carissa Ball.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Clinical Child and School Psychology program has earned the School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) award for its University and community-wide efforts to raise awareness about its work.

The award was presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2017 annual convention held Feb. 14-21 in San Antonio.

Two student leaders within SIUE’s program helped found the Graduat...

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Alumni Recruit Prospective Employees during SIUE Spring Career Fairs

2 March 2017, 2:55 PM

Representatives from Patheon, including two SIUE alumni, speak with a current student during the spring career fair.Multiple Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni were among the representatives from more than 220 major companies seeking prospective employees during the Career Development Center’s spring career fairs held Tuesday, Feb. 28-Thursday, March 2.

“I received my job with the Springfield Public School District 186 during an SIUE career fair when I completed my master’s in special education in 2014,” said Jasmine Coleman, who also earned a bachelor’s in histori...

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SIUE Sports Medicine Student-Researchers Earn National Recognition

28 February 2017, 8:15 AM

(L-R) SIUE students Matthew Harris, Megan Schaller, Dakota Kamm and Claire Maciejewski presented their research at the 2017 annual meeting of the Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM).Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduate and graduate students represented the Schools of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), and Pharmacy (SOP) on a national stage, earning top prizes for their research activities. Five students were invited to present their scholarly work during the annual meeting of the Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) held Feb. 16-17 at Baylor University in Waco.

Three of the students are participating in the Universi...

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SIUE Adds Veterans National Honor Society

27 February 2017, 8:45 AM

SALUTESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adding SALUTE, the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing and honoring military and veteran students for their service and outstanding academic performance: Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence.

The program is made possible by a grant from the American Council on Education/Walmart Foundation. 

Students inducted into SALUTE represent every slice of American military and veter...

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SIUE’s Harvey Named OVC Male Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

23 February 2017, 1:25 PM

harvey-julianSIUE's Julian Harvey, of Edwardsville is the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Male Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.

The award comes as the senior attends his final OVC Indoor Track and Field Championship Friday and Saturday in Charleston.

Harvey enters the meet No. 1 in the nation in the long jump with a leap of 26 feet, 5.5 inches at the Tyson Invitational. That mark also is the longest by an American this year and the third farthest jump in the world.

He also ho...

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SIUE Implements Reverse Transfer Credit Program with L&C

15 February 2017, 2:35 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program is an expansion of the institutions’ partnership to continue to help SIUE students who transfer from L&C to transfer credits back to L&C. This enables them to gain an associate’s from Lewis and Clark, as well as the baccalaureate degree they seek from SIUE.

The program helps L&C document degree completions at th...

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SIU Board of Trustees Approves SIUE Tuition Increase for 2017-18

9 February 2017, 1:35 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a five percent tuition increase for all new and continuing undergraduate students at SIUE, effective fall 2017. The board met on the Edwardsville campus.

Tuition for the 2017-18 Academic Year will result in a $420 increase over last year for newly entering, undergraduates on the Edwardsville campus.

With the increase, the annual tuition rate will be $8,772 for new, full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) enterin...

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SIUE Fee Changes Approved by SIU Board of Trustees

9 February 2017, 1:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved fee-related changes for the Edwardsville campus for the fall and spring terms of the 2017-18 academic year. The changes made during the board’s meeting on the Edwardsville campus included housing occupancy rates and the student fees for Information Technology, Textbook Rental and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Other fee changes were approved for the Student Welfare and Activity Fee (SWAF), Facilities and resident meal plans.

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SIUE Teacher Candidates Named Noyce Scholars, Empowered to Lead

8 February 2017, 10:25 AM

2016-17 Noyce Math and Science ScholarsA new cohort of eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduates, who aspire to be math and science educators, have been named Noyce Scholars through the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Programs. Through the program, the students will have the opportunity to participate in an enhanced curriculum and engage in a professional learning community.

The teacher candidates include math scholars Nicole Dowell, of Cahokia, and Mona Tedder, of Granite City. The science scholars are Lucas...

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SIUE 2017 Pink Zone Effort Raises More Than $7,000

6 February 2017, 1:50 PM

Breast cancer survivors join the SIUE women’s basketball team in celebration ahead of the game against Jacksonville State.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Women’s Basketball and SIUE Pink Zone joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Missouri, contributing more than $7,000 toward a cure.

Fundraising events were capped by the women’s and men’s basketball teams as they played Jacksonville State on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Vadalabene Center. Breast cancer survivors were honored during the women’s game.

Fans check out the basket raffle and purchase Pink Zone t-shirts for breast cancer awareness during the SIUE women’s basketball game vs. Jacksonville State.Other Pink Zone events held throughout January and February in...

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Speech Language Pathologist Launches Practice with Connections from SBDC

6 February 2017, 1:20 PM

block-maggieAfter focusing on early intervention with students in the city of St. Louis, speech pathologist Maggie Block is now providing individualized therapy for Edwardsville-area clients through her practice, Metro East Therapy Inc.

Block’s practice analyzes, investigates, addresses, treats and helps to prevent an array of disorders related to speech. These disorders exist anywhere within the realm of articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, behavior or social language. &#...

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SIUE Among Best Risk-Reward College Choices

5 February 2017, 2:45 PM

SIUE CampusSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has been ranked 80th among all public institutions nationally for Best Risk-Reward for College Students in Lendedu.com’s second annual College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) study. SIUE is third among Illinois state schools.

Risk is defined as the average student loan debt per borrower. Reward is defined as the average early career pay, or the median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience.

The full results of the study are availab...

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SIUE Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow Participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

3 February 2017, 9:20 AM

RedTagDuring February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) will join hundreds of educational institutions to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month, a global initiative designed to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses.

The initiative is organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and its CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs. Institutions from the United States, United...

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SIUE Healthcare Informatics Students Receive Scholarships

2 February 2017, 8:35 AM

Illinois Rural Health Association health informatics scholarship recipients include (L-R) SIUE’s Beth Barrier, Angela Campbell and Tamera Schumer.Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate students, each pursuing a master’s in healthcare informatics, have been named health informatics scholarship recipients by the Illinois Rural Health Association.

Beth Barrier, of Troy, Westfield native Angela Campbell, and Tamera Schumer, of Salem, each received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017 spring semester.

According to the Illinois Rural Health Association, it recognizes the “great demand for trained medical coding and ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment is Second-Highest All-Time

1 February 2017, 11:20 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,276 students is the second-largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment has reached an all-time spring semester high of 11,022 students. Overall university enrollment declined by only 70 students (0.52 percent) from last spring’s record total of 13,346.

 “The spring 2016 enrollment success is a reflection of the dedication, work ethic and creativity by ...

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IERC and IBHE Publish Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation

26 January 2017, 4:15 PM

IERC-IBHE-BookCoverThe Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has collaborated with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to publish Voices from the Field:  Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation. The book was introduced Thursday, Jan. 26 at an event at Roosevelt University in Chicago to celebrate the early childhood authors, publishers and editors. 

The book highlights the accomplished work of many of Illinois’ tw...

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Dr. Mary Jo Pembrook Teaching Music Lessons to SIUE East St. Louis Center Students

26 January 2017, 11:14 AM

MaryJo1Dr. Mary Jo Pembrook, listens intensely with her head bent toward 12-year-old Kadarius McCollum, who is in the five-finger position while deciphering musical notes on the page in front of him. 

Pembrook, volunteer piano teacher at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Performing Arts Program, smoothly goes from instruction, to patience, to cheerleader in a matter of seconds. 

“You know this one. … Good. Good,” says Pembrook, who ...

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Information Session: Advance your Career with a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration

24 January 2017, 4:50 PM

Grad School Open HouseFind out how a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help advance your career in higher education at an upcoming information session.

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Mississippi Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership within the School of Education, Health and Human Behav...

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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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SIUE Department of Psychology Receives Endowment for Visiting Scholars with Adlerian Expertise

24 January 2017, 10:15 AM

Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, psychiatrist, who carried on and promoted the concepts of Adlerian Psychology.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty and students will be inspired by the pioneering concepts of Adlerian Psychology for years to come thanks to a $500,000 gift to the Department of Psychology from the Family of Rudolf Dreikurs. The gift will fund visits to SIUE from eminent scholars from around the world.

This psychological approach, named after its founder, psychiatrist Alfred Adler, places strong focus on counseling and social dynamics, and applies to all areas of social relatio...

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United Way of Greater St. Louis Honors SIUE Alumna for Outstanding Service

23 January 2017, 12:05 PM

SIUE alumna Dr. Ann Beatty has been recognized with the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2016 Freeman-Kortkamp Award for outstanding service and performance. Beatty is currently a board member of the organization and has previously served in numerous committee roles.

Beatty earned a master’s in psychology from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1978.

Details on Beatty’s years of service and professional accomplishments are included in an article posted...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Chief Operating Officer of Signature Medical Group

20 January 2017, 9:15 AM

SIUE alumnus Chad Sackman has been named chief operating officer of Signature Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician-owned group out of Missouri and Kansas.

Sackman earned a bachelor’s in health education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1999. Details on his new role are posted on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE’s Master’s in Physical Education Tabbed Among Nation’s Best Values

19 January 2017, 3:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s master’s in physical education and coaching pedagogy ranks among the top 25 programs in the nation, being recognized for Best Value by Top Online Colleges.

SIUE’s Master’s in Physical Education Tabbed Among Nation’s Best Values by Top Online Colleges

The list, including SIUE’s regionally accredited program in the 21st spot, highlights institutions that exhibit a combination of “strong academic offerings and affordable tuitions.” The complete list is available here.

“It is a great honor to be recognized fo...

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Satellite Fitness Center Opens in Student Success Center

10 January 2017, 11:45 AM

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Campus Recreation and the Morris University Center (MUC) have partnered to create a satellite fitness facility for SIUE students in the Student Success Center (SSC). An open house in the SSC, Room 0206 on Monday, Jan. 9 featured the converted space that is now a small work-out facility, similar to the concept featured in SIUE residence halls. This allows expanded recreational opportunities for students, particularly during hours when the MUC is open and the Fitness Center i...

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SIUE Chancellor Pembrook Oversees First Commencement

16 December 2016, 2:40 PM

pembrook-commencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook oversaw the fall 2016  commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17. Morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,229 eligible graduates were in the Vadalabene Center on campus. To view the ceremonies, visit siue.edu/commencement/.

In his first commencement since assuming the chancellor’s role in August, Pembrook encouraged the graduates to become ambassadors for SIUE. “You should always represent SIUE with profe...

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SIUE’s Sweatt and Terziovski Win Get to Know Metro East Scholarships

8 December 2016, 2:15 PM

sweatt-allieSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students Allie Sweatt and Katie Terziovski are among six $2,000 scholarship winners in the “Get to know m.e.” campaign.

Each candidate submitted an essay highlighting why they love living in the Metro East. All contestants were required to be a Metro East resident at the time of application, enrolled as a full-time student at one of the host sponsor universities and be in good academic standing with their respective university.

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Students Enjoy the Tradition of SIUE CHS Annual Thanksgiving Day Meal

22 November 2016, 3:40 PM

Willis YoungMore than 150 students and special guests feasted Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) fourth annual Thanksgiving Day meal in the Multipurpose Room at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.

“This is life changing, because we are sending our students off with a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” said Gina Jeffries, CHS director, “and for those who may not be able to have a traditional meal, we are setti...

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SIUE Students Add to Extensive Research Experience Through Pioneering Physical Therapy Scholarship

18 November 2016, 10:11 AM

(L-R) SIUE master’s candidates Alexa Knuth and Corinne Brent present their research poster at the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Phoenix, Arizona.Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate students are forging new scholarship territory in the physical therapy discipline, and sharing their notable results nationwide. Master’s candidates Corinne Brent, of Springfield, and Alexa Knuth, of Peoria, presented their latest research project, titled “Physical Therapist’s Perceptions of Psychological Components in Patient Recovery,” during the 2016 Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference.

Through the...

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Future Health Professionals Gain Connections During SIUE Health Careers Fair

15 November 2016, 1:42 PM

Representatives from The Kroger Co. speak with fourth-year pharmacy student Kelly Korza during the 2016 Health Careers Fair at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students looking to pursue careers in health-related fields had the opportunity to network with more than 40 leading healthcare employers during the annual Health Careers Fair held Monday, Nov. 14. The event was hosted by SIUE's Career Development Center.

Students nearing completion of degrees within SIUE’s health-related disciplines, such as nursing, pharmacy and public health, shared resumes and learned more about available internship and employ...

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