This program will bring internationally recognized scholars-such as Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners-to the SIUE campus. Students, faculty and the community will gain access to some of the world's greatest thinkers. Through the establishment of a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Graduate School will bring exceptional scholars who have truly transformed our understanding of the world to the SIUE campus for several weeks each year. The Scholar-in-Residence will teach courses for SIUE students, conduct colloquia for faculty, make public presentations and interact with the University community, creating an enriching and rewarding learning experience. A permanent endowment will generate the funds to cover the salary, housing, transportation and travel costs for the designated scholar.