Late August is fast upon us as SIUE begins its 46th year of providing a quality education and serving as an important resource for Southwestern Illinois.
And, this year’s beginning finds some new wrinkles unfolding in the university’s history—a new national corn-to-ethanol plant under construction in University Park and a facelift for the 35-year-old university center. And, don’t forget a new Starbucks on campus for those who lean toward the caffeinated side of life.
To kick things off, Welcome Week began with this year’s theme of SIUE Show Time, and Stratton Quad is teeming with students, faculty, and staff in a welcoming mode. Say hello to the chancellor and Mayor Neibur on Wednesday about noon as they hand out free ice cream. Also make sure to say hello to the students from many student organizations who will be offering information about what they do. And, enjoy some music from the live bands while you’re at it.
There’s also the Merchants’ Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in the Quad, the Starbucks grand opening at 11:15 a.m. the same day, and the Ice Cream Cabaret from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday, in Katherine Dunham Hall, where entertainment will be provided by various SIUE employees and ice cream sundaes will be the order of the day.
Welcome to SIUE. It’s Show Time.
Jean Auffarth, Nursing, teaches nursing process and assessment, advanced professionalism and leadership in nursing, and specialty content: pediatric nursing. A 1992 MSN recipient at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, her thesis concerns postpartum depression. Her scholarly interest is perinatal grief and loss. She enjoys gardening, hiking/camping, music, reading, home decorating, and travel.
Lydia L. Bean, Geography, teaches world regional geography and introductory geography. She earned a doctorate in 2002 from Southwest Texas State University. Her scholarly interests include cross-border research and women in geography. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and swimming. She is engaged to be married to James Miller.
Sanjiv K. Bhatia, Computer Science, teaches operating systems, computer architecture, and game development. A 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his dissertation topic concerns knowledge-based information retrieval and classification. His scholarly interests include image database indexing using JPEG coefficients. He enjoys gardening.
Jenny Bolander, Curriculum and Instruction, was awarded an Education doctorate in 2002 at Illinois State University. Her dissertation topic concerns first year, first grade teachers support for teaching reading. Her scholarly interests include beginning teachers. She enjoys antiques collecting.
Kevin Cannon, Sociology, teaches in the criminal justice program. He was awarded a doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2001. His scholarly interests include prison gangs, and homophobia and criminal justice. He enjoys golf, martial arts, and cigars.
Huei Li Chin, Music, teaches piano pedagogy and class piano. She holds a master of Music from West Virginia University, and was awarded a doctorate in June 2002 at The Ohio State University. Her scholarly interests are learning styles, developmental psychology, and transfer programs. She enjoys playing church music, badminton, and table tennis.
Thorsten Dennerline, Art and Design, teaches in the area of printmaking. he earned an MFA at Syracuse University. His master's project was a portfolio with Danish poet. In 2000-01, Dennerline was a Fulbright Scholar in Chile, and has had an exhibition in Denmark. His scholarly interest is in the area of artists’ books.
Rick Dreiling, Growth, Development, and Structure in the School of Dental Medicine, teaches histology and gross anatomy. He earned a doctorate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His dissertation topic concerns the presence and arrangement of type II collagen in the basilar membrane. His scholarly interest is cochlear anatomy and visible human 3D reconstructions. He enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.
David DeWeese, Curriculum and Instruction, received a doctorate in Education from East Tennessee State University. His dissertation topic concerns instructional planning and teaching: perceptions of practice of faculty in principal preparation programs. His scholarly interests include the recruitment, selection, induction, and retention of public school teachers and teaching mentors. He enjoys choral music.
Brigham Dimick, Art and Design, teaches studio drawing and life drawing. He was awarded an MFA in 1991 at Indiana University-Bloomington, and recently held a solo exhibition at MCS Gallery in Easton, Pa. He enjoys listening to jazz, home remodeling, and physical fitness. He is recipient of the 2002 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Dan Dooly, Computer Science, received a D.Sc. degree in 2002 from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a 1995 graduate of SIUE. His dissertation topic concerns multiple instance learning. His scholarly interest is in the area of machine learning. He enjoys strategy games.
Thad Duhigg, Art and Design, teaches in the area of sculpture. He was awarded an MFA in 1989 at Syracuse University. He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Hungary, and has had a solo exhibition in Fort Worth. His scholarly interests include the relationship between art and popular culture. He enjoys tennis, film, and cooking.
Leigh Anne Eubanks, History, teaches history pedagogy, war and society, and the history of WW II. She holds an MA in teaching from Duke University, and a master’s and a doctorate in history from Cornell University. She made a presentation at the March 2002 meeting of the “Project on Construction of Public Memory” in Tuzla, Bosnia. Avocational interests are handwork, science fiction, and volunteering for the SPCA.
Allison Fahsl, Special Education and Communication Disorders, was awarded a doctorate in 2001 at Oklahoma State University. At the November 2000 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, in Edmond, OK, Fahsl made a presentation, “Saxon vs. Non-Saxon: Differences in Math Achievement Scores of Elementary School Students.” Scholarly interests include learning disabilities and mathematics instruction.
Jameca Falconer, Psychology, teaches psychology of gender and multicultural awareness, and career counseling. She earned a doctorate in 2002 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, and has prepared a forthcoming presentation to the American Psychological Association. She enjoys aerobics, reading, traveling, and family and friends.
Yanling Ge, Economics and Finance, anticipates receiving a doctorate this month from the University of Mississippi. Yangling’s dissertation topic concerns two essays in long-term care insurance. She made a presentation in April at the Risk Theory Society Annual Meeting, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys the outdoors.
Gary Giamartino, will join the School of Business as Dean on Oct. 1. He was awarded a doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 1979. His thesis topic concerns organizational climate. He will make a presentation this month at the Academy of Management meetings in Denver about “Curriculum Integration in a Part-Time MBA Program.” He enjoys travel and jazz.
Sharon Grider, Nursing, teaches in the RN to BSN program. She received a master of science in Nursing in 1968 at Washington University in St. Louis. Her thesis topic concerns education for maternity patients. She is a chapter leader for the Compassionate Friends national organization. She is a graduate of SIUE and a former faculty member.
Nicholas Guehlstorf, Political Science, teaches introduction to political science, American public policy, and environmental law. He was awarded a doctorate in 2002 at Purdue University. He has a planned presentation, in August, at the American Political Science Association: “Culture Wars Over the Risks, Regulations and Responsibilities in Genetic Agriculture.” He enjoys outdoor activities.
Chuck Harper, Theater and Dance, teaches acting, directing, and international theater. He was awarded an MFA in stage direction at the University of Washington in 1997. He has recently directed a production of The Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo at the Summer Arts Festival, University of Washington. He enjoys yoga and running.
Dan Holder, Art and Design, teaches art history and art appreciation. He earned an MFA in 1987 at SIUE, and plans to pursue a post-graduate degree in art history. He enjoys music, guitar, and sports, especially basketball. He is married and has two children.
Shunfu Hu, Geography, teaches physical geography, computer-assisted cartography, and GIS. He received a doctorate in 1998 from the University of Georgia. An author or co-author of a number of articles, Shunfu has made several presentations, nationally and internationally. He enjoys playing ping pong, swimming, and fishing.
Carol Huncik, Theater and Dance, teaches modern dance, ballet, and composition. She is a 2002 graduate of Smith, where she earned an MFA. Her thesis concerns feminist pedagogy in choreographic work. She presented her thesis concert at Smith in February. She enjoys yoga.
Steve Hupp, Psychology, teaches clinical child seminar and prevention programs with families. He anticipates receiving a doctorate from Louisiana State University. His dissertation topic concerns the effects of delayed rewards, tokens, and student medication on sportsmanlike behavior with ADHD-diagnosed children. He enjoys movies and fiction writing, and reports a baby on the way.
Momo Jeng, Physics, teaches conceptual physics and physics for engineers. Earlier this year, he earned a doctorate at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His scholarly interests are complexity, sand pile models, and superconductors. He enjoys Scrabble, Go, Hex, and other games.
Karen Kelly, Nursing, teaches graduate courses in nursing administration. She was awarded an MSN in 1977 and a doctorate in 1983, both from SIUE. Her scholarly interests include nursing autonomy/control of professional practice. She enjoys St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball, reading murder/medical/legal thrillers, and singing in a choir. She is happy to be back at SIUE.
Zhi-Qing “ZQ” Lin, Biological Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Program, earned a doctorate in 1996 at McGill University, Canada. In the past five years, he published 11 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has made seven presentations at national or international meetings. He has a wide range of research interests, including understanding the control of major environmental factors over the biogeochemical cycles of contaminants in the air-water-soil-plant system. He also enjoys photography.
Rebecca Lindell, Physics, teaches introductory physics and astronomy. She earned a doctorate in 2001 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a dissertation topic concerning student understanding of lunar phases. Her scholarly interest involves developing a valid assessment tool to measure conceptual understanding in the astronomy classroom. She enjoys cooking and reading.
Elizabeth Lowe, Library and Information Services, was awarded a doctorate at Fordham University in medieval history. Her scholarly interests are the medieval church, the history of libraries, and bibliographical control (cataloging).
Eric Malina, Chemistry and the Office of Science and Math Education, teaches general chemistry and physical science methods for future teachers. Earlier this year he received a doctorate at Purdue University. Malina made recent presentations at the American Chemical Society national conference in Chicago and at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching national conference in New Orleans. He enjoys golf, drag racing, and softball.
Maruice Mangum, Political Science, teaches African-American politics, American government, and U.S. public policy. He was awarded a doctorate at Louisiana State University in 1998, and has a publication forthcoming in the Political Research Quarterly, “Psychological Involvement in Black Voter Turnout.” He enjoys billiards, bowling, music, movies, and board and card games.
Stephen Marlette, Curriculum and Instruction, teaches in the elementary education program. A graduate of Kansas State University, Marlette’s dissertation topic concerns the implementation of the Kansas science education standards: a principal/teacher perspective. He enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing, and travel. He and his wife, Nan, are the parents of Nathan, 7, Hannah, 4, and Matthew, 2.
Dave Mason, Accounting, teaches in the areas of tax and cost accounting. He received a master’s from Colorado State University and a doctorate from the University of Colorado. He has articles published in Advance Taxation and in Tax Pro Quarterly. Bicycling, skiing, boating, hiking, and camping are some of his interests, as well as studying the Bible and spending time with family. His wife is Judi.
Lori Meier, Nursing, teaches in the area of maternal-newborn nursing. She received an MSN in 2001 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her thesis topic concerns a comparison of breastfeeding literature from Medela, Ross, and Mead Johnson. She recently made a presentation about teenage pregnancy at a local ANHONN meeting.
Betsy Meinz, Psychology, teaches experimental psychology. Earning a doctorate in 1998 from Georgia Institute of Technology, Meinz’s dissertation concerns moderation of age effects on cognitive tasks by experience. Scholarly interests include aging and cognition, and music cognition. She enjoys cooking and music.
Trish Oberweis, Sociology, teaches in the new criminal justice studies program. She earned a doctorate at Arizona State University in 1999. Her scholarly interests are identity and justice, legal decision-making, youth, and feminism. She enjoys photography, nature, and current events.
Barbara O’Donnell, Curriculum and Instruction, teaches mathematics education. She earned a doctorate in Education in 1999 from the University of North Dakota. She has made presentations at the 45th Annual Conference on Teaching of Mathematics and at the 31st Annual IATE Fall Conference. She enjoys bicycling, prairie restoration, and camping.
Matthew Petrocelli, Sociology, teaches in the criminal justice program. He received an MCJ in 1994 at the University of Colorado, and a doctorate at Arizona State University in 1997. Petrocelli’s dissertation topic concerns police use of force and suspect resistance. His scholarly interests are in the areas of police subculture and police leadership.
Jonathan Pettibone, Psychology, teaches introductory psychology, experimental and cognitive psychology, and graduate statistics and methods. He earned a doctorate in 2000 from the University of South Carolina. His scholarly interests include phantom decoy effects, ideal point preferences, and consumer choice. He enjoys mountain and road biking, back-packing, hiking, and camping.
Julie Pietroburgo, Public Administration and Policy Analysis, teaches public budgeting, organization theory, fundraising, marketing and communications, and performance appraisals. A 1998 SIUE graduate, Pietroburgo, earlier this year, received a doctorate from Saint Louis University. She has made presentations at the annual meetings of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. She also has received external grants in end of life care and has corporate experience with the Southwestern Bell Corp. She enjoys travel, gardening, and antiques collecting.
Gloria Griffin Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, teaches in the area of children’s literature. She earned a master’s and a doctorate in Education, both from SIUE in 1982 and 1999, respectively. Her dissertation topic concerns occupational stress as reported by Illinois elementary and secondary principals. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and travel.
Glenn Reside, Applied Dental Medicine, teaches in the oral and maxillofacial surgery section. He received a DMD in 1977 from Washington University Dental School and participated in the OMS Residency Program at Brooks Army Medical Center, San Antonio, in 1985. He enjoys golf, reading, bicycling, and travel. He and his wife, Karin, are the parents of Jonathan, 19, and Connor, 16.
Johanna Schmitz, Theater and Dance, teaches dramatic experience and forms of dramatic action. She earned a doctorate in 2001 at the University of California-Davis. Her dissertation topic concerns desire for authenticity: millennial reconstructions of Shakespeare’s theatre. Her current scholarly interest is architectural and performance/performative reconstruction.
Cynthia Schroeder, Kinesiology and Health Education, teaches homo kinetics, curriculum and instructional strategies for elementary physical education, and the teaching and skill acquisition of golf, tennis, and racquetball. In 1999 she earned a doctorate in exercise physiology at Kansas University. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel Singpurwalla, Philosophical Studies, teaches critical thinking, ancient philosophy, introduction to philosophy, and ethics. She earned a doctorate earlier this year from the University of Colorado. Her scholarly interests are moral psychology, meta-ethics, and ancient philosophy. She enjoys literature, art, and music, hiking, and travel.
Roger Speidel, Theater and Dance, teaches technical theater/design courses. He earned a master’s in communication studies/theater at South Dakota State University and an MFA in scene design from the University of South Dakota. He was set designer and technical director of the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the past two years. He enjoys construction and scene painting.
Tad Steinhauer, Restorative Dentistry, teaches in the removable prosthodontics section. He is a graduate of the SIU School of Dental Medicine, and his scholarly interest centers on dental materials research. He enjoys sports, reading, and woodworking.
David Taylor, English Language and Literature, earned a master’s at Southeast Missouri State University, where he produced a poetry collection, “I’m the Apocalypse.” He enjoys teaching any course related to composition and creative writing. His work has appeared in several small press and university magazines—the most recent in Anthology, Limestone Circle, and TimBookTu.
Andy Theising, Political Science, teaches American and urban politics. He earned both a master’s and a doctorate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1996 and 1997, respectively. He currently is working with PBS to turn his research into a national documentary. His scholarly interests include East St. Louis and addressing urban issues in that city.
Renee E. Weiss, Educational Leadership, teaches courses in instructional design and in beginning software development. Earning a doctorate in 1999 at the University of Memphis, her dissertation topic concerns the effect of animation and concreteness of visuals on immediate recall and long-term comprehension when learning the basic principles and laws of motion. She enjoys photography, sewing, and jewelry-making.
Matt Wilt, Art and Design, teaches in the ceramics area. A graduate of Ohio University at Athens, he has published in American Craft and in Ceramics: Art and Perception. His scholarly interest concerns ancient Iranian ceramics. He enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing.
J.P. “Jim” Zhou, Civil Engineering, teaches in the graduate program. He received an M.A. Sc. in 1993 from the University of British Columbia. He anticipates receiving a doctorate later this year from from UBC. He has P.Eng. certification in British Columbia, P.E. certification in Washington, and is a former consulting engineer in Canada. He enjoys swimming and skiing.
SIUE students, faculty and staff as well as the community will take over the 100 block of St. Louis Street in downtown Edwardsville Friday night, Aug. 23, for a block party to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.
The party is sponsored by the city, the university and the SIUE Campus Activities Board. A DJ and two local bands, Somnia and the Well Hungarians, will provide music from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Inflatable games, face painting, information booths and other activities will be available. Local vendors and civic organizations will sponsor concessions, including soft drinks, beer and food. Downtown merchants will have special hours.
This is the second year of the jointly sponsored celebration. Last year, the city and university sponsored an evening in City Park.
SIUE’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) is made up of student representatives and typically has its “late-nighter”on the first Friday night of the new semester, providing games, bands and other entertainment on the Stratton Quad on campus.
This year, CAB decided to move its event downtown as a way of joining with the city and university to help acclimate students to the area. There is no admission charge for the event, and everyone is invited.
Native American music? Chamber blues? Gloria Steinem? This sounds like an Arts & Issues season.
That’s exactly what it is. The Arts & Issues series begins its 18th season Friday, Sept. 6, with the enchanting sounds of pre-eminent Native American flautist and Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai.
The remaining season is filled with the kind of quality and provocative entertainers and speakers that Southwestern Illinois audiences have come to expect from the series.
Nakai performs music inspired by his Navajo-Ute heritage and is joined by avant-garde Tibetan musician Nawang Khechog, who draws musical inspirations from his spiritual culture.
Described as both “irresistible” and “scandalous,” Corky Siegel and his harmonica will bring Chamber Blues to SIUE for a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The groundbreaking and innovative Chamber Blues sound has earned acclaim throughout the country and continues to open doors for classical, blues, and jazz listeners alike.
Celebrating the music of his Ugandan culture, Samite will perform in concert Thursday, Nov. 21. Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo has said, “When you hear the music of Samite, the soul of Africa is revealed to you,” and such will be the case in this presentation of traditional and contemporary sounds performed on African instruments.
The National Theatre of the Deaf presents the rollicking romantic comedy, Oh, Figaro! on Tuesday, Jan. 28. A contemporary take on two classic Beaumarchais farces, this evening of theater is presented in the NTD’s signature performance style that allows audience members to see and hear every word.
Physician, scholar, and lifelong public health advocate, David Satcher, will appear Tuesday, Feb. 11. Only the second person to have simultaneously served in the positions of surgeon general and assistant secretary for Health and Human Services, Satcher will offer his observations on “Politics, Opinions and Public Health,” derived from his term during the Clinton administration.
One of the women’s movements most important figures, Gloria Steinem, will speak Wednesday, March 19. Steinem’s voice and ideas have shaped the direction women are moving today, and she’ll be reviewing where she has come from and where she is going.
The world-renowned Takacs Quartet comes to SIUE for an evening of Haydn and Beethoven on Thursday, March 27. The Chicago Tribune has acclaimed the ensemble as “four of the best string alchemists on the planet.”
A fixture of the White House pressroom for more than 40 years, award-winning reporter and columnist Helen Thomas closes out the 2002-2003 Arts & Issues series Tuesday, April 8. This indomitable doyenne of the press corps brings her perspectives, experiences, and opinions on the White House and the Presidency to SIUE for a fascinating and memorable evening of politics and history.
All Arts & Issues events are presented at 7:30 p.m., either in the Meridian Ballroom of the Delyte W. Morris University Center or in the Katherine Dunham Hall theater.
For a free brochure or ticket information, call (618) 650-2626, or, from St. Louis toll-free, (888) 328-5168, Ext. 2626; visit the series' Web site at www.siue.edu/ARTS_ISSUES; write: Arts & Issues, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1608; or, by e-mail, email@example.com. Admission includes free parking in the lots behind the Morris University Center or Katherine Dunham Hall.
Frédéric François Chopin’s complete solo piano works will be performed—over a seven-month period in nine recitals at SIUE—by the renowned pianist Ian Hobson.
The recitals will be performed in Katherine Dunham Hall theater at 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Sept. 8-9; Monday, Nov. 18; Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 22-23; Wednesday-Thursday, March 19-20; and Tuesday-Wednesday, April 1-2.
Musicologist Allan Ho, a professor of Music, said complete works are rarely performed anywhere. “It’s an honor for us to have Ian Hobson perform the cycle here,” Ho said. The title of the nine-recital series is “Frédéric Chopin: Evolution of a Genius.”
Ho explained that the cycle will be performed chronologically, following stages in the Polish composer’s life and career. “Chopin remains one of the most popular composers of all time,” Ho said. “Many of his works are famous, yet others seldom heard.
The series will include more than 200 compositions, Ho explained, tracing Chopin’s development as a composer. “It will include all of his familiar works, as well as many new discoveries for our listeners,” he said. “It will be a fascinating musical journey.”
Called one of the greatest pianists of our time, Hobson’s programs consistently demonstrate a repertoire that spans centuries and demands a command of styles and scholarly vision. His recordings and recitals encompass a cross section of works from miniature to mammoth.
A professor of Music at the University of Illinois, Hobson maintains and active performance, conducting, and recording schedule. In recent seasons, Hobson has performed at Wigmore Hall, London, Alice Tully Hall, the “Mostly Mozart Festival” in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
He also has performed the Chopin and Moscheles concertos at the Bard Music Festival, and has presented recitals in the United States, England, and Europe, featuring diverse works such as Beethoven’s complete sonatas, excerpts from Gershwin’s Song Book, Schumann’s major piano works, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, and Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata, to name a few.
A native of Wolverhampton, England, Hobson studied at the Royal Academy of Music, at Cambridge, and at Yale. He won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 1981, after already garnering silver medals at both the Artur Rubinstein and Vienna-Beethoven competitions.
He also has been on the juries of international piano competitions, such as the Van Cliburn, and is known worldwide as a pianist, conductor, and teacher. Hobson has recorded more than 35 compact discs of works, including piano concertos by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Poulenc, and Saint-Saëns, as well as Liszt transcriptions and the complete Beethoven sonatas, Brahms variations, Chopin etudes, Hummel sonatas, and Rachmaninoff preludes, etudes-tableaux, and transcriptions.
Subscription tickets for the Chopin cycle at SIUE are $60; students and senior citizens, $45. Individual tickets for each of the nine recitals are $7; students and senior citizens, $6. For ticket information, call the SIUE Department of Music, (618) 650-3900.
It may be a small world after all, but international students attending SIUE need help acclimating to a new culture, climate, and surroundings.
International Student Services is charged with making sure that transition is as smooth as possible, says ISS Adviser Toni Liston. “The vast majority of these students are new to the United States,” she said, “so it’s important to provide them assistance with the cultural transition, allowing them to concentrate on their education.”
Since 1997, the growth of the international student population at SIUE has been high because of a change in the tuition structure. The rate for international students was lowered, making SIUE more attractive.
However, Liston believes that growth rate will change because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We won’t know for sure until after school begins, but the number of new international students enrolling is lower than at this time last year,” she said. “Because of Sept. 11, U.S. Immigration has tightened restrictions on international students coming to this country and other countries have restricted their students from coming here.
“And, there are those students who are just fearful of flying here.”
Liston said in the past five years, an average of 125 new international students each semester has been enrolling at SIUE. As of Aug. 15, that number was at 75.
New regulations from Immigration also will require Liston’s staff to report more information about each enrolled student. “That will increase our workload, but we’ll be able to handle it.” She estimates total international student enrollment will be about 500 for fall semester.
Meanwhile, Liston’s staff continues to provide support for their charges by picking up students at the airport, helping them find household items and furniture, introducing them to community volunteers who “adopt” international students, and generally helping with the transition to American culture, not to mention their class schedules.
Those interested in donating household items and other everyday necessities to the ISS effort may contact Liston, (618) 650-3785, or, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It can be both an exciting and troubling experience for these students, but we try to help them in any way we can,” Liston said. “Many of our former students keep in touch with us and tell us the experience was good. It’s nice to know we made a difference.”
Bradley L. Hewitt, Ph. D., who has served 13 years in numerous positions at SIUE including assistant Athletics director, has been named director of Intercollegiate Athletics at SIUE.
Narbeth Emmanuel, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, said Hewitt is the seventh director of athletics in the university’s history. The 43-year-old Hewitt assumed the post Aug. 1.
“Brad brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position. I expect a smooth transition for Brad. He is a focused individual who has proven several times that he can be successful no matter the task,” Emmanuel said.
Former Athletics Director Cindy Jones stepped down but will remain to help in the transition. She said she plans to retire from the university in December.
Hewitt’s task will be to guide a successful athletics program with several teams and individuals who have provided national recognition for SIUE. He inherits an program that has won 16 national championships. Hewitt previously served as SIUE’s assistant athletics director under Jones from 1989 to 1994. In 1994, he served as the University’s venue manager for the track & field and wrestling events during the U.S. Olympics Festival in 1994.
Since 1994, Hewitt has held several positions at SIUE, including acting CEO of the SIUE Foundation (1998-2000) and adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (1996-present).
From 1994-98 and from 2000 to the present, he was assistant vice chancellor for Development and Public Affairs, overseeing the operating units of Alumni Services, SIUE Foundation, Public Affairs, Photographic Services, and University Graphics, Publications and Printing.
Before coming to SIUE, he was director of sports marketing at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa; a recruiting coordinator and assistant football coach at SIU Carbondale; and an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
He earned a bachelor’s in Mathematics in 1981 at Central Missouri State as well as a master’s in Athletics Administration in 1982. Hewitt completed his doctorate in sports management at SIUC in 1994.
An active member of the area community, Hewitt has served as a member of the board of directors for the St. Louis Sports Commission, a member of the board of directors for the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Prairie State Games. He currently is president of the Edwardsville High School Football Booster Club.
A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Hewitt also has been a module presenter for SIUE’s Kimmel Leadership Development Program.
Caffeine aficionados have a new home on campus—a new Starbucks, complete with overstuffed chairs and computer data jacks, and, of course, a variety of coffee beverages.
It’s a part of the $19.3 million renovation project progressing at the Morris University Center. In addition, Center Court on the lower level has opened an additional area for seating. However, it will be late fall before the new kitchen and servery will be ready. A refurbished Cougar Lanes also opened in time for the new semester.
“We’re minimizing inconveniences as much as we can,” said Mary Robinson, director of the center. “Work will progress as quickly as possible to restore some semblance of normality, but a little patience and a little advanced knowledge will smooth things out greatly.”
Other parts of the renovation expected to open this fall are: University Restaurant patio dining: Oct. 14; Alestle offices: Oct. 14; new kitchen and servery: Nov. 18;
Kimmel Leadership Program offices: Nov. 18; copy center: Nov. 18; and the second-floor Conference Center: Nov. 25.
Meanwhile, the Kimmel Leadership Center and the Information Offices have moved to the Mississippi-Illinois Rooms on the second level of the MUC. The Print and Design Shop has moved into temporary quarters in the same space that Union Station had used during the store’s renovations. The Alestle staff is nestled in the second-floor University Center Gallery.
For up-to-the-minute information on the project, click here.
Gary A. Giamartino, professor of Management and dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit (MI) Mercy, has been named dean of the SIUE School of Business. He will assume his new post Oct. 1, according to SIUE Provost Sharon Hahs.
At Detroit Mercy since 1997, Giamartino also had been a professor of Business Administration and dean of the School of Business, Society and Public Policy at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for four years prior to his Detroit post. He also was director of the Institute for International Trade, Diplomacy and Development and a member of the Management faculty at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia from 1986-1993.
Giamartino also has been a member of the faculty at The Citadel and the College of Charleston, both in Charleston, SC.
He earned a doctorate in 1979 from Vanderbilt University, where he majored in Social Psychology, with related studies in Organizational Behavior and Theory in the Owen Graduate School of Management. He also holds a master’s in Psychology from Western Kentucky University, and a bachelor’s in Psychology from State University College at Fredonia, NY.
In addition, Giamartino also graduated from the Management Development Program at Harvard University in 1994.
He is a member of the Academy of Management, the International Council for Small Business, the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He also has authored and co-authored numerous articles for various journals ad also has made several presentations and conferences.
Hahs said she was pleased with the search committee’s selection and was appreciative of the committee’s effort. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Giamartino to campus,” she said. “I also want to commend the search committee members for their care, thought, and hard work during the process.
“They represented the School of Business and the university well. My thanks to all who participated and provided their insights.”