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SIUE Accounting Professor Achieves Milestone

24 April 2015, 4:35 PM

According to The PhD Project, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Gregory Sierra, assistant professor of accounting in the SIUE School of Business, is one of just 52 male Hispanic-American accounting business school professors in the nation.

Pending approval from the SIU Board of Trustees, Sierra will be promoted to associate professor of accounting with tenure at SIUE.

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SIUE Alumni Association Distributes Nearly $30K in Scholarships

23 April 2015, 5:20 PM

SIUE Alumni AssocThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association annually awards scholarships totaling nearly $30,000. Fourteen students will take advantage of the association’s scholarship opportunities.

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship covers one-year of tuition and fees for an incoming freshman and a current SIUE student. Children, grandchildren, siblings and spouses of SIUE alumni are eligible for the scholarship.

The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors annually awards two l...

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Delta Sigma Pi Partners with University Housing to Beautify SIUE Cougar Village

23 April 2015, 1:14 PM

Cougar Village Clean Up

Members of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity partnered with University Housing Facilities Management (UHFM) to help prepare Cougar Village grounds at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for the spring season. 

Among other things, five members of this year’s pledge class worked together to rake the basketball and tennis courts and distribute sand in the Cougar Village family playground. 

Volunteering were Matthew Wiley, Patrick Miller, Colae Johnson, ...

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SIUE Digital Exhibit "Rivers of America" Displays Regional Portrait of America

23 April 2015, 8:28 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) is featuring a new digital exhibit that describes and celebrates the Rivers of America series of books. The series was one of the most successful publishing ventures of the 20th century.

“The series adapted a fine press printing aesthetic to a mass market product,” said Matthew Paris, education librarian at SIUE. “Each volume includes original maps and illustrations. The original editor ensured th...

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SIUE’s Annual Springfest Draws Hundreds for Food, Fun and Freebies

22 April 2015, 4:35 PM

Two friends enjoying ice cream Students wait in line at Student Government's table
crowd scene Students juggle

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus community on Wednesday observed its longest running annual event – Springfest. 

The outdoor fair featured such traditions as a giant banana split in a canoe (sponsored by TheBANK of Edwardsville), Cougar karaoke and a cake walk (sponsored by University Housing). 

This year's Springfest theme was Evengers. Springfest Week is sponsored by SIUE’s Campus Activities Board (CAB). For more information...

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SIUE School of Business Students Honored at Awards Luncheon

22 April 2015, 1:30 PM

John Navin, dean of the SIUE School of BusinessSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 11th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program on Tuesday, April 21 in the Morris University Center.

Scholarships totaling $90,000 were awarded to 77 students pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing.

“Today we celebrate the exceptional academic achievemen...

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SIU President Randy Dunn’s Budget Address

22 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn visited the SIUE campus Tuesday, April 21. He delivered a budget update in the Morris University Center.

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SIUE’s Gorlewicz to Present at Renowned Engineering Summit

22 April 2015, 8:29 AM

Gorlewicz, JennaJenna Gorlewicz, PhD, and assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been invited to present at the 2015 Engineering Disruption Leadership Summit. The Summit will be held September 28-29 in Arlington, Va.

“This invitation recognizes Dr. Gorlewicz’s contribution to the field of engineering,” said Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “The invitation came personally from the executive direct...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Bergman Partners on IDPH Campaign

21 April 2015, 4:55 PM

Scott BergmanDr. Scott Bergman, associate professor in the Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy, is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health on a new statewide initiative to promote appropriate use of antibiotics in outpatient health care settings.

Antibiotics are often misused in outpatient and other health care settings, contributing to reduced effectiveness of these important drugs and making even common infections more difficult to treat.

The Precious Drugs & Scary Bu...

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SIUE Computer Engineering Demonstrates Robots at Worden Elementary

21 April 2015, 2:20 PM

WordenGary Mayer, PhD and assistant professor of computer science in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering, along with engineering students, visited Edwardsville’s Worden Elementary School in late March for its annual Space Day.

Worden hosts Space Day each spring to give fifth-grade students a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences. 

Mayer and his students provided three separate groups of approximately 20 Worden students w...

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Huffstutler Named Interim Chief Information Officer at SIUE

21 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Steven HuffstutlerSteven Huffstutler, director of Academic and Client Support Services, has been named interim chief information officer (CIO) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Huffstutler will officially assume his new duties on Monday, May 4.

Among his many achievements in 23 years of serving SIUE, Huffstutler helped choose and implement SIUE’s first learning management system. His professional accomplishments at the University include:

  • Chair of eLearning Task Force for New Reality
  • Member...

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SIUE “Taking Back Research” with Launch of Institutional Repository

21 April 2015, 8:44 AM

The implementation of a publishing platform at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is allowing the University to preserve and provide access to more of its faculty’s research. The initiative will aid in reducing the ongoing million-dollar expense of gaining access to research that’s been conducted at SIUE, but published by an outside company.

SPARK, Scholarly Publications and Repository of Knowledge, is an institutional repository that provides a central location to gather the...

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SIUE Dept. of Social Work and School of Pharmacy Hold Drug Abuse Workshop

20 April 2015, 6:00 PM

Dr. Kelly GableAn audience of 100 local social workers, probation officers, police officers, teachers and Drug Enforcement Agency representatives attended “Hooked by Prescription: The Rx Drug Epidemic,” a continuing education workshop on April 10 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Coordinated by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Social Work, speakers from the SIUE School of Pharmacy presented on prescription drug abuse and dependence. 

“This was a gre...

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SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE Campus Projects

20 April 2015, 1:15 PM

FirestationThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus Thursday, April 16, approved four contracts to complete repairs and renovations on the Edwardsville campus. It also approved the City of Edwardsville to build a fire station on the SIUE campus.

The projects include:

  • Resurfacing Circle Drive on the SIUE campus
  • Piping and insulation services as needed for the NCERC at SIUE
  • Asbestos abatement and hazardous materials removal

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SIUE Upward Bound Seniors Instructed to Apply Tenacity and Focus When Headed to College

20 April 2015, 12:44 PM

Senior Dinner
Senior Dinner

High School seniors in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s TRIO Upward Bound celebrated their graduation from the program during a dinner Friday, April 24, at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

“For many of you, going off to college will be one of the most important times in your life,” said Yusuf Haqq, who holds a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration, both from SIUC. Haqq was the k...

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SIUE Alumni Bringing Anthropology to Real Life

20 April 2015, 12:28 PM

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville anthropology graduates are showing how applicable and important anthropology is in the “real world.” 

Read more about Erin Finney and Miranda Yancey-Bailey in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

 

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Budzban to be Dean of SIUE College of Arts and Sciences

20 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Greg BudzbanGregory Budzban, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences. Budzban’s permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Budzban brings more than 25 years of academic experience, along with six years of professional experience from Martin Marietta Aerospace, to SIUE. He most recently served as chair of the department of mathematics and acting director of the STEM Education Research Center a...

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SIUE’s Luesse has NASA Research Featured on KETC-TV

20 April 2015, 9:45 AM

Darron LuesseAfter returning from a trip to space aboard a NASA rocket, the research of Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences, was featured on Science Matters.

Luesse’s research focuses on how plants sense gravity, and how they respond to growing in its absence.

Science Matters is produced and hosted by Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network of Public Media, and features the latest scientific research in ...

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SIUE’s Annual Botball Tournament Showcases Creative Young Minds

19 April 2015, 2:50 PM

Gary MayerMiddle and high school students will engage their minds and their robots when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts its annual Botball tournament on Sat., Apr. 25.

This is the 18th Botball season and the 13th year that SIUE will host the region’s tournament. Sixteen teams will be coming to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom for the competition.

The event, coordinated through the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, pits teams against one another in two-min...

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SIUE Students Push for More Sustainability Participation on Campus

17 April 2015, 3:51 PM

Students Sustainability Petition

A petition pledging Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to recycle and requiring more from administration regarding sustainability goals was presented Friday by members of SIUE’s Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS).  

SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel received the petition, totaling 1,185 signatures.

“I, ... hereby commit to engaging in sustainable practices and to become more knowledgeable about sustai...

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SIUE Administration Addresses State Senate Appropriations Committee Regarding Budget Cuts

17 April 2015, 3:45 PM

SIUE administratorsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville leaders today told Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee members that the proposed state budget cuts will have a significantly negative impact on the Metro East. The conversation took place during a meeting in the Morris University Center on campus.

 “The 31.5 percent reduction in state funds proposed by the Governor’s budget would have a devastating effect on students, employees and our region,” said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE cha...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Excel in Residency Program Matches

16 April 2015, 2:35 PM

Zac VinsonThough all students graduating from the Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy obtain a doctorate of pharmacy, some, such as fourth-year student Zak Vinson of Clinton, seek to advance their educations and careers through a residency program. Vinson has been accepted into the residency program at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, while 18 of his classmates have also received assignments. 

“I decided to do a residency, because I see the progress that pharmacy, as ...

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SIUE Fee Changes Approved by SIU Board of Trustees

16 April 2015, 1:05 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 2015-16 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, the Morris University Cent...

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SIU Board of Trustees Approves SIUE 2015-16 Tuition Increase

16 April 2015, 12:45 PM

Cougar statueThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a five percent tuition increase for the 2015-16 Academic Year that will result in a $366 increase over last year for newly entering, in-state undergraduates on the Edwardsville campus. The board met on the Edwardsville campus.

With the increase, the annual tuition rate will be $7,662 for new, in-state full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) entering fall 2015. Undergraduate students currently in a guaranteed tuit...

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Young Black Males Convene at SIUE for Leadership Conference

16 April 2015, 9:01 AM

Tuskegee University President
Black Leadership Conference

Young black men were selected to attend a two-day leadership conference on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The first day of the conference involved 35 high school students from Edwardsville, East St. Louis, and St. Louis. The second day involved 45 college students from SIUE.   

“The purpose was to bring black men together and get their views about the SIUE campus climate, to build relationships with black SIUE faculty an...

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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods on Stage at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater

16 April 2015, 8:24 AM

Into the Woods play

The Broadway play, Into the Woods, which is based on a book by James Lapine and includes a score by Stephen Sondheim, will open Wednesday, April 22 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Into the Woods, which has also won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical, will run through Sunday, April 26 at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The play is about...

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SIUE Employees Enjoy Carnival Fare, Food and Fun on Appreciation Day

15 April 2015, 5:08 PM

Employee Appreciation Day Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day Employee Appreciation Day

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville employees enjoyed a time of face painting, pig races, basketball pop-a-shot, free food and more at the annual Employee Appreciation Day on Wednesday.

More than 800 on the SIUE campus participated in festivities designed for their pleasure. Employees were treated to free food that included hamburgers, corn dogs, nachos, watermelon, popcorn and soft drinks in a carnival-type atmosphere.

“It seems very nice. I’m impress...

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SIUE Fencing Club’s Gatlin Featured in Intelligencer

14 April 2015, 4:40 PM

SIUE freshman Jessica Gatlin is revitalizing the Fencing Club on campus. Edwardsville Intelligencer writer Matthew Gabalis wrote of Gatlin’s efforts in a story published Saturday, April 11. Read it here.

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Jordan Mendez is SIUE Student Employee of the Year

14 April 2015, 4:15 PM

Jordan Mendez

Whether it’s providing excellent customer service or spearheading an off-campus fundraiser to benefit a coworker, Jordan Mendez demonstrates stellar qualities, which earned her the Student Employee of the Year Award at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Mendez, a sophomore majoring in accounting in the SIUE School of Business, has worked in the Bursar’s Office since fall 2013. Some of the student worker’s office responsibilities include as...

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ERTC Training Center at SIUE Provides Jobs Training

14 April 2015, 4:10 PM

ERTC CenterWith its year-long Water Quality Control Operations Program, the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is poised to assist people facing uncertain employment situations.

“The water treatment industry is quite stable, and layoffs are rare,” said Paul Shetley, ERTC director. “People who enter the career usually stay until they retire. This is a great option for people impacted by downsizing and layoffs like those at U.S. Stee...

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Phantom of the Opera Highlights SIUE Alumni Association Trip to NYC

14 April 2015, 8:55 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is partnering with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach to present a travel opportunity to New York City during August 2015.

The trip begins Tuesday, Aug. 4, with departure from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and returning Saturday, Aug. 8. Tour participants will see three Broadway productions during their stay: “The Lion King,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” and “The Phant...

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IERC Study Finds Most New Illinois Teachers Stick Close to Home

13 April 2015, 5:35 PM

High quality teaching substantially contributes to the success of students and schools, but there has been a great deal of recent debate about how to attract and retain high-quality educators. A new study by the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville adds to this discussion by examining relationships between the characteristics of new Illinois teachers and the distances they travel for teaching employment.

Eric Lichtenberg and Bradford White of t...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Recognized by Honor Society

10 April 2015, 10:55 AM

Miranda WilhelmLast week, 16 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students were inducted into the National Pharmacy Honor Society Rho Chi. Additionally, Dr. Miranda Wilhelm, clinical associate professor for the School, received the Rho Chi Faculty Achievement Award from SIUE’s Chapter of Rho Chi, Delta Beta.


The Rho Chi Society seeks to advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership. Membership in the Rho Chi Society is accorded to the few who distinguish themselves by academic...

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SIUE Digital Exhibit Honors Photography of Charlie Cox

9 April 2015, 2:15 PM

Charlie CoxSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital tribute to long-time SIUE campus photographer Charles Howard “Charlie” Cox, who passed away during December 2014. 

Cox served as campus photographer from 1961-86, a period of time that encompassed the construction and opening of the Edwardsville campus, included the era of the Mississippi River Festival (1969-80), and spanned the University presidencies of John Rendleman...

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SIUE School of Nursing Hosts Health and Career Fair for East St. Louis Charter High School Students

9 April 2015, 8:49 AM

Blood Pressure Health Fair


Different ways to prevent obesity in teens was among the information presented Wednesday at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Health and Career Fair designed for the East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS). 

“We want to bring awareness to the students about healthy BMI (body mass index),” said Abigail Wooley, SIUE nursing student. “If they have problems when they’re younger, it will lead to adulthood. We want them to make lifestyle chang...

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SIUE Students Talk Ferguson with Sociology Panel

9 April 2015, 8:24 AM

Weissinger Weissinger
Weissinger


Much conversation was directed at how to improve attitudes and conditions in light of last year’s Ferguson controversy during a panel discussion Tuesday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

About 30 people, including SIUE student groups, gathered for the “#LetsTalkFerguson: Understanding What is Happening” panel discussion led by Dr. Alyson Spurgas and Dr. Sandra Weissinger, both assistant professors in the Department of Sociology and Crimi...

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SIUE Joins “Bells Across the Land - a Nation Remembers Appomattox”

8 April 2015, 5:25 PM

On Thursday, April 9, at 2:15 p.m. CDT, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville carillon will chime in celebration of freedom and remembrance of the fallen. SIUE will join historic sites, public buildings, city halls, temples, schools, churches and others across the country to commemorate the symbolic end of the American Civil War. “Bells Across the Land - a Nation Remembers Appomattox” is an initiative coordinated by the National Park Service.

On April 9, 150 years ago, ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Student Community Service Recognized Nationally

8 April 2015, 12:25 PM

GenRXawardSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students received national recognition at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) conference in San Diego, March 28. The School’s student chapter of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) received an award for “Best Implementation of Generation Rx activities for Region 4.” 

The Generation Rx Initiative is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and...

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SIUE Department of Civil Engineering Awarded Over $275,000 in Grants

8 April 2015, 9:15 AM

Department of Civil Engineering faculty within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering have been awarded four new research grants, totaling more than $275,000.

“These successful grants have brought further recognition to our faculty members for their excellence in research, and have enhanced the reputation of the Department of Civil Engineering,” said Jianpeng Zhou, PhD and department chair. “In addition to supporting the expansion, development...

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Jon Harris Formally Introduced as Head Men's Basketball Coach

6 April 2015, 3:15 PM

Jon Harris
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – In front of a packed house of media and supporters, Jon Harris was formally introduced as SIUE's eighth men's basketball head coach.

Joined by his wife Heidi and children Hailey, Leah, and Jaxson, Harris addressed the room and answered questions from media members. Both Jon and Heidi were presented with custom Cougar jerseys by SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt.

"You hire someone because you like them, because you trust them, you know they are going to repre...

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SIUE School of Nursing Partners with HSHS Medical Group

2 April 2015, 2:30 PM

Roberta HarrisonThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has recently partnered with Hospital Sisters Health Systems (HSHS) to implement a fully online educational offering. HSHS nurses will be able to advance their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing in as little as one year.

This online, accelerated RN to BS nursing program will be offered to all HSHS employees through a corporate partnership agreement with SIUE, allowing HSHS students to maximize their tuition ...

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Navin to be SIUE School of Business Dean

2 April 2015, 9:05 AM

John NavinJohn C. Navin, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business. Navin has served as interim dean since June 2013, and his permanent appointment as dean is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

“Dr. Navin’s long-time service and excellent leadership will be critically important to the University moving forward,” said Parviz Ansari, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Navin&#821...

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Alternative Spring Break: A Vacation of Helping Others

1 April 2015, 4:15 PM

SIUE Students in Jamaica. While most Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students took advantage of spring break to travel home and unwind or take exotic vacations, three groups of student ambassadors from hit the road and participated in alternative spring break. Sponsored by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center, the crews set out to perform community service work in Kansas City, Negril, Jamaica, and Roanoke, Va. 

In Roanoke, the group’s work included demolition of a home, painting...

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Alternative Spring Break: A Vacation of Helping Others

1 April 2015, 4:15 PM

SIUE Students in Jamaica. While most Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students took advantage of spring break to travel home and unwind or take exotic vacations, three groups of student ambassadors from hit the road and participated in alternative spring break. Sponsored by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center, the crews set out to perform community service work in Kansas City, Negril, Jamaica, and Roanoke, Va. 

In Roanoke, the group’s work included demolition of a home, painting...

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SIUE Student Marketing Chapter Wins AMAICC Awards

31 March 2015, 5:15 PM

SIUE AMA ICC Award2Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) won two awards during the 37th Annual American Marketing Association’s International Intercollegiate Conference (AMAICC) in New Orleans, March 19-22.

SIUE’s AMA chapter was recognized among the 207 chapters attending the conference by winning an award for “Outstanding Planning” and for “Outstanding Membership.”

SIUE’s AMA sent eight SIUE stu...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Announces Teachers of the Year, Scholarship Awards

31 March 2015, 4:10 PM

Gupchup, Schober, Lynch, Crider.Dr. Gireesh Gupchup, dean of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, announced winners of the Teachers of the Year and Scholarship Awards at the school’s annual awards ceremony March 18. The recognition comes as a result of votes cast by current students of the School.

“Teaching and scholarship endeavors are truly appreciated as the School of Pharmacy moves to greater heights,” said Gupchup.

Dr. Mike Crider, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Scie...

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12th Annual Center for Spirituality and Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner

31 March 2015, 3:30 PM

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will hold its 12th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville.

The Center bestows two awards: Spiritual Leadership and Leadership in Sustainability. The dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to promote humanity’s sacred connectio...

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Waple to be SIUE’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

30 March 2015, 3:05 PM

Jeffrey WapleJeffrey Waple, PhD, has been recommended as the new vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Pending approval by the SIU Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled May 14 meeting, Waple’s projected start date is Wednesday, July 1.

“Dr. Waple will provide outstanding leadership to our award-winning student affairs division,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “The depth of his experience in student affairs at a variety of ...

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Young Scientists Descend Upon SIUE Campus with Science Projects

30 March 2015, 12:35 PM

SERC
SERC

More than 250 students, grades 5-12, attended the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition Saturday on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The students displayed 205 projects in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. They were joined by more than 600 people, which included parents, teachers and volunteer judges. 

One of the exhibits was presented  by Jeremiah Krebs, a seventh grader from Sh...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Announces its 2015 Summer Food Program

30 March 2015, 12:09 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. 

Meals will be provided to all SIUE East St. Louis Center Summer Program enrolled children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Any person who believes that he or she has been ...

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SIUE Joins U.S. Engineering Schools to Meet Grand Challenges

30 March 2015, 9:05 AM

Chris GordonIn a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair Monday, March 23, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was among more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announcing plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

The “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as the White House Strategy for American I...

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A World of Fun and Culture Awareness at SIUE Students’ Finger Tips

27 March 2015, 2:25 PM

table tennis volleyball
basketball

Students participated in sporting activities, many from a slightly different approach, Tuesday on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the Student Fitness Center. 

SIUE students enjoyed taking part in the 8th Annual Cougar World Games and the Great Disability Challenge. 

“The students participated in activities which they may never had the opportunity to do so before,” said Natalie Rosales, intramural and aquatics coordinator ...

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University Business Honors SIUE as a Model of Excellence

27 March 2015, 8:50 AM

Kara ShustrinSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Spring 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program.

Sponsored by Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., the Models of Excellence program recognizes innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success on campus.

“Too often, univer...

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LCSI to Salute SIUE and Metro East Higher Ed Institutions

26 March 2015, 3:50 PM

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois will honor Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among five higher educational institutions at its 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Awards Dinner. Set for Thursday, April 2, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, the celebration will pay tribute to the universities and colleges for their collective impact on the workforce and the economy along with their exceptional growth during the past decade.

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SIUE Campus Takes a Swing at Cancer with Donor Drive in Honor of Missouri State University Softball Player

26 March 2015, 3:12 PM

Amy Hunt Dave Fournie Be the Match Officials at the Game Britany Toney

Every four minutes a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. That equals 15 persons an hour and 360 people a day, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Bailee Ronto.

That dire statistic is what caused Ronto to organize the SIUE chapter of Be The Match on Campus (BTMOC), which are college groups affiliated with the national Be The Match.

People between the ages of 18-44 make the best potential marrow donors.

Ronto, president of the SIUE chapter of BTM...

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SIUE Pharmacy Students Win ICHP Awards

26 March 2015, 2:20 PM

Megan LeBaronTwo Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students earned awards at the Spring Meeting of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists/Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. More than 200 hospital pharmacists, faculty members, pharmacy technicians and students from Illinois and Missouri gathered at the event in St. Charles, Mo. 

The students created posters as their senior capstone projects. Megan LeBaron’s poster tied for first plac...

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Fuchs Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

26 March 2015, 10:45 AM

Wendy FuchsThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Wendy Fuchs, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award that a faculty member can receive at SIUE. Six additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments.

Fuchs is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorder within the School of Education, Health an...

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SIUE’s Forbringer Shares Instructional Strategies in Math Webinar Series

25 March 2015, 9:10 AM

Linda ForbringerLinda Forbringer, PhD, associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, presented to educators around the world in mid-March on the topic of supporting students who struggle with mathematics. Launched on March 16, the Voyager Sopris Learning Spring 2015 webinar series shares proven strategies, as well as new research, to guide educators and administrators in transforming student achievement in literacy and math.

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Higher Learning Commission Continues Accreditation for SIUE

24 March 2015, 3:55 PM

The North Central Association’s (NCA) Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has notified Southern Illinois University Edwardsville of its continued accreditation.

The final decision by the Institutional Actions Council was made March 9 and was officially delivered to SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe on March 16.

“We look forward to enhancing our ever-growing reputation for delivering the highest quality education,” said Furst-Bowe. “The HLC has highlighted SIUE’s cultu...

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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Water Conservationist Robert Glennon

24 March 2015, 3:02 PM

Robert Glennon

Many Americans don’t value water and think that it is infinite, according to a professor of law and best-selling author who will speak on April 2 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Robert Glennon is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, which was published in April 2009 by Island Press. He will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

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Upward Bound Math and Science Students Take their Project to SIUE’s STEM Center Regional Competition

23 March 2015, 5:02 PM

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Three high school students are hoping their “trash” will win them praise from judges at the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Math and Science students will submit their entry, “Trash Can Ethanol,” for the March 28 competition hosted by the STEM Center. The young scientists are Mikiyah Bell, Martell Cotton and Pari...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Staff Recognized at State Conference

23 March 2015, 3:19 PM

Lisa Tate and Carolyn Jason were among some of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start staff members who were acknowledged at a recent state conference in Springfield, Ill. 

Tate, program operations and instructional services coordinator, spoke at an Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) conference luncheon as a Head Start alum. She shared both her experiences as a Head Start student and her current role as an employee of the federal program. 

She w...

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SIUE’s Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Attracts 120

22 March 2015, 2:45 PM

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual  “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, March 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building.

“We help young girls see that they can do in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, and that it’s not just a male-oriented field,” said Sofia Chkautovich, a senior civil engineerin...

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts for SIUE Campus Renovations and Repairs

19 March 2015, 2:05 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, March 19, approved contracts worth more than $4.1 million to complete repairs and renovations for two projects on the Edwardsville campus. It also approved planning for repairs in a third project estimated at $3.2 million

The projects include:

  • Installing architectural metal panels, limestone and brick veneer on the Vadalabene Center (VC) external walls to repair chronic wa...

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts and Plans for School of Dental Medicine Upgrades

19 March 2015, 1:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, March 19, approved a contract to remodel the student lab in the SIU School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dental Clinic Building on the Alton campus. It also approved planning for development of an Edwardsville campus dental clinic. 

The SIU SDM student lab renovation will replace existing dental casework including provisions for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Ac...

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Lox to be Dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health & Human Behavior

19 March 2015, 11:50 AM

Curt LoxCurt Lox, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Lox has served as interim dean since May 2014, and his permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Lox brings more than 20 years of academic experience with 19 of those at SIUE. The Orange County, Calif., native joined the School’s faculty in 1996. He served as associate dean from 2003-09 and as chairperson in the...

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SIUE University Housing Receives Certificate of Sustainability

18 March 2015, 4:31 PM

University Housing residents at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville donated 3,256 pounds to USAgain and the program awarded them with a Certificate of Sustainability. 

Last spring, University Housing partnered with USAgain (pronounced "use-again"). USAgain provides consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to dispose of excess clothing, which is diverted from landfills and used for resale in the U.S. and abroad. 

This spring, University Housing is once again partnerin...

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SIUE Reaches 2+2 Agreement with Hong Kong University

18 March 2015, 1:40 PM

HKU MOU SigningSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signed an agreement with Hong Kong University’s (HKU) SPACE Community College on Tuesday, March 17, to collaborate on 2+2 programs in business. It is the first international 2+2 partnership for SIUE’s School of Business (SOB).

“The new articulation agreement with Hong Kong University signifies our commitment to the internationalization initiative,” said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Ac...

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SIUE’s Music Department Presents Faculty Chamber Music Showcase Concert

18 March 2015, 9:02 AM

Marta Simidchieva Kris Pineda

Audiences will enjoy a musical journey spanning the Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Faculty Chamber Music Showcase concerts on March 20 and March 22. 

The first concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Dunham Hall Theater on the campus of SIUE, according to Dr. Lenora-Marya Anop, professor in the Department of Music and coordinator of the Faculty Chamber Music Showcase.  A repeat p...

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St. Louis Symphony Musicians Delights SIUE Audience

17 March 2015, 5:00 PM

Group 3 Ann Choomack

Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony played to an appreciative audience Monday in Dunham Hall Theater at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 The featured artists included Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

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Ann Choomack plays her flute.

Musicians featured from left to right: Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

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India Week 2015 at SIUE to Features Culture, Art and Great Food

17 March 2015, 4:40 PM

Steve and Sandra TamariThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Indian Student Association is holding its annual Indian Week. 

Monday, the Indian Student Association created a rice art display in the Morris University Center. 

Today, a mock Indian wedding was held in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Steve Tamari, associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies, was wed to his wife, Sandra Tamari, specialist in International Affairs. 

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Interface Construction’s Spurgeon is 2015 CLI Alumni Leadership Award Winner

17 March 2015, 10:40 AM

Becky SpurgeonBecky Spurgeon, president and chief financial officer of Interface Construction of St. Louis, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2015 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The presentation was Friday, March 13, as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and graduation celebration in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

“CLI’s mission is to produce accomplished leaders to improve the processes and outcomes of construction,” sai...

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SIUE SBDC Salutes O’Fallon Pharmacy Success Story

16 March 2015, 10:45 AM

Melissa EppsWhen a career pharmacist and an MBA think in tandem, it may well produce a successful entrepreneurial venture.

It has with Melissa and David Epps. Retail pharmacist Melissa Epps and her spouse, David Epps, worked hard to achieve Melissa’s goal of owning an independent pharmacy.

Thanks to expertise from the Metro East Small Business Development Center, the Epps’ venture came to fruition in July 2014. Melissa Epps and her business partners – pharmacy technician Deann Rallo and ...

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Experience Summer at SIUE! Register Now for Courses and Activities

16 March 2015, 8:35 AM

Advance your education, while still enjoying the summer sun, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Enroll in convenient summer classes, or participate in one of many exciting camps and activities on campus. Registration is now open for Summer Session 2015.

SIUE offers more than 700 summer courses, with more online instruction than ever before. Most summer classes meet for five weeks or less, leaving plenty of time for other summer plans.

“Summer session provides an opportunity ...

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SIUE STEM Center Hosts 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge

15 March 2015, 1:20 PM

Nearly 200 budding scientists will be visiting the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus Saturday, March 28. The STEM Center is hosting the regional competition for the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

The regional SERC event brings 5-12th graders from 10 counties together to present their experimental results. Students are eligible for a number of awards as well as a chance to move up to th...

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SIUE Economic Impact Reaches $514 Million

13 March 2015, 9:23 AM

Historic student enrollment numbers, significant job growth and a substantial increase in regional expenditures are among the notable findings in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2015 economic impact report.

The University continues to thrive, boasting a total economic impact on the region of more than $514 million, a nine percent increase since 2010. For every state dollar spent on the University, SIUE generates $8.60 of economic impact in the local economy.

“SIUE's eco...

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Petersen/Siddall Families and Law Firms Present Fire Prevention Gift to SIUE

12 March 2015, 4:02 PM

Petersen-Siddall Families and Law Firms Present GiftThe families of Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall along with their attorneys Ted Gianaris of Simmons Hanly Conroy and Tom Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC, have partnered with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to produce a fire safety video in memory of SIUE students Lauren and Lacy.

The two women passed away from their injuries after their off-campus apartment caught fire in April 2012. The video will share the girls’ stories and emphasize the importance of fire safety f...

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SIU SDM Provides Services to More Than 200 Children During National Dental Health Month

11 March 2015, 2:45 PM

SDM patientThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) provided free oral exams to 216 children during February as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The SDM Community and Preventive Dentistry Program invited local elementary school children to the Alton campus throughout February for free exams and comprehensive, fun and interactive oral health education. In total, 253 students attended from three elementary schools – Lovejoy, Roxana Central and Sout...

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US News Ranks SIUE Among Best Part-Time MBA Programs

11 March 2015, 10:35 AM

John C. NavinThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business part-time master’s of business administration program is ranked in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools. SIUE improved 31 slots in the rankings to No. 153 from a year ago. 

SIUE tied with seven other institutions at 153: Iowa State University, New Mexico State University, Providence College, University of Nevada-Reno, New Hampshire University, University of Tulsa and University of Washington-T...

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U.S. News Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Among Top Graduate Schools

10 March 2015, 4:02 PM

Laura BernaixThe SIUE School of Nursing is ranked among the top nursing schools in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools. It is the first time that SIUE’s growing School of Nursing (SON) has broken into this particular rating.

“It is an honor to be included among the top 25 percent of nursing graduate schools, and the credit goes to our extremely dedicated leadership and faculty,” said Dr. Laura Bernaix, interim dean of the SIUE School of Nursing. “As the Sc...

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SIUE ICorps Team Receives NSF Top Team Award

9 March 2015, 6:30 PM

SIUE NSF ICorps TeamSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Science Foundation (NSF) “I-Corps™ for Learning” team received the Top Team Recognition Award in late February at the final meeting of the 24 teams in California.

The team is comprised of Jenna Gorlewicz, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering, team mentor Dan Harres and Corrine Mueller, graduate assistant in the SIUE Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A re...

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Experience Summer at SIUE! Register Now for Courses and Activities

9 March 2015, 3:48 PM

Advance your education, while still enjoying the summer sun, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Enroll in convenient summer classes, or participate in one of many exciting camps and activities on campus. Registration is now open for Summer Session 2015.

SIUE offers more than 700 summer courses, with more online instruction than ever before. Most summer classes meet for five weeks or less, leaving plenty of time for other summer plans.

“Summer session provides an opportunity fo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Celebrates Black History

6 March 2015, 5:12 PM

Leon Gillespie II, CHS student, performs “Disappointed.” Kim Allen
Samaria Clemons Seth Cluster
Willis Young

Words of encouragement, songs of inspiration and dances of praise were offered Friday as part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) black history program.

More than 30 CHS students presented various acts as part of the program. Also, a longtime Charter High School staff person was honored for his service. Special acknowledgements were made for Willis Young, assistant CHS director, who has worked at school fo...

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SIUE’s Art and Design West Building Recognized in Local Media for its Green Accomplishments

6 March 2015, 11:14 AM

Art and Design West
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Art and Design West Building was featured in last month’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch for being one of many reasons Illinois again tops the country in being environmentally responsible and resource efficient in construction.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch pictured SIUE’s Art and Design West Building and noted that it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council....

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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Nationally Renowned Author Dave Barry

6 March 2015, 10:47 AM

Dave BarryDave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, columnist and humorist, will be on stage at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday, March 18.

Barry, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983-2005, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

One of Barry’s many quotes: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential...

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Information and More Presented at SIUE’s First Water Conservation Fair

5 March 2015, 2:37 PM

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Most of the world’s population must walk for how long to fetch water? The answer: three hours.

Participants learned helpful, interesting and pertinent information at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first Water Conservation Fair on Wednesday, March 4.

The campus community had the opportunity to visit the booths of: Office of Sustainability, Sociology Club, Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC), SIUE Fitness Center, Bike Share Program, Edwardsville Wa...

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SIUE Marketing & Communications Receives 8 Educational Advertising Awards

5 March 2015, 10:49 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Marketing and Communications Department received eight awards in the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards announced February 25. Higher Education Marketing Report sponsors the awards.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, over 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and severa...

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

The Alestle won 13 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference in February. The Alestle earned four first-place awards, placed in six other categories and earned three honorable mentions in competition with 37 Illinois colleges and universities.

The Alestle competed in 18 categories against 13 non-daily student newspapers on campuses with more than 4,000 students including Columbia College in Chicago, Loyola University, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul Universit...

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

The Alestle won 13 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference in February. The Alestle earned four first-place awards, placed in six other categories and earned three honorable mentions in competition with 37 Illinois colleges and universities.

The Alestle competed in 18 categories against 13 non-daily student newspapers on campuses with more than 4,000 students including Columbia College in Chicago, Loyola University, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul Universit...

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SIUE Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain Muslim Students

4 March 2015, 3:22 PM

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A candlelight vigil, to honor three slain Muslim American students, was held Monday night on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The SIU School of Dental Medicine and SIUE sponsored the event that commemorated the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu –Salha, who were killed at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Feb. 11.

“SIUE students wanted to show that all lives matter, and that no one should be judged based on ...

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Former SIUE Wrestlers Inducted into Halls of Fame

2 March 2015, 4:36 PM

Five former SIUE student-athletes have been lauded for their efforts as prep and collegiate wrestlers.

Mark Kristoff, Kip Kristoff and Don Stevens will be inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in March. Stevens, Mark Hattendorf and Al Sears were welcomed into the Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame in late February.

Mark Kristoff was a national champion at 167 pounds in 1988 and was a four-time All-American with the Cougars.

Kip Kristoff was a national champion for the Cougars...

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SIUE Campus Kitchens Raises Money in its First Online Fundraiser

2 March 2015, 2:43 PM

Raise the DoughCampus Kitchens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville raised more than $1,000 in its recent online Raise the Dough campaign.

SIUE received $1,072 through the national online fundraiser from Feb. 20-27, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement in SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The money will be used, among many other things, to prepare and deliver meals to those in need in the area.

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SIUE Alum Named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at John A. Logan College

2 March 2015, 11:08 AM

SIUE alum Amanda Buldtman Shelby is the new women’s basketball head coach at John A. Logan College. She will assume her new duties April 1. The 35-year-old Metropolis native played four years for the Cougars before graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s in biological sciences. Read more about Shelby in the Southern Illinoisan.

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SIUE Dance Marathon Raises Thousands of Dollars for Sick Children

2 March 2015, 11:08 AM

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Eddie Dance Four Students Dancing

Hundreds of participants joined in dance marathon Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to help raise funds and awareness for St. Louis children’s hospitals.

Approximately $43,000 was raised at SIUE’s Third Annual Dance Marathon, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The community project raised money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glen...

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Truth-Telling and Reconciliation Dialogue Held Friday at SIUE

27 February 2015, 4:23 PM

Eric Ragland
Five educators/activists discussed ways to openly and honestly engage in truth-telling and reconciliation across racial, cultural and economic lines Friday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The scholars on the panel included:

  • Dr. Jennifer Logue, assistant professor, Educational Leadership and Women’s Studies at SIUE, moderator of the panel
  • Dr. Alyson K. Spurgas, assistant professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at SIUE
  • Dr. David Ragland, co-director of the Tru...

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SIUE to Host its First Water Conservation Fair March 4

27 February 2015, 4:15 PM

Because every drop of water is precious, student organizations and faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, along with other groups, will host a Water Conservation Fair on Wednesday, March 4.

The fair, which will kick off the #siueonedrop contest, will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge at SIUE.

“The contest encourages students to find creative ways to take a ‘selfie’ at the SIUE water refill stations located on the first floor of SIUE buildings,...

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SIUE Alum Sholar Named to SIU Board of Trustees

27 February 2015, 3:48 PM

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Alton’s Amy Sholar to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees. Sholar earned a bachelor’s in business administration/management from SIUE in 1998 and currently practices law in Alton. Read more in the Alton Daily News.

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SIUE Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy Conduct Interdisciplinary Educational Simulation

27 February 2015, 1:11 PM

Health Sciences Students
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy collaborated to hold a simulation event on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event educated more than 200 students on the topic of medical error disclosure.

The unique interdisciplinary effort was supported by a $7,425 Excellence in Undergraduate Education (EUE) grant through the University. The EUE program funds projects that contribute to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education.

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Musicians from the Grammy-Award Winning St. Louis Symphony in Concert at SIUE

27 February 2015, 10:40 AM

Ann Choomack on flute

Allegra Lilly Chris Tantillo

Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony will be performing a free concert on Monday, March 16, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Performing at 7 p. m. in Dunham Hall Theater will be Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

The musicians will perform the following pieces:

  • Jeff Beal’s Fear of Falling in Love
  • Persichetti’s Serenade No. 10
  • Debussy’s Sonate

The Friends of Music will...

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SIUE School of Nursing Honored with Arcus Award

27 February 2015, 10:16 AM

Laura BernaixThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing received the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s 2014 Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment at the St. Louis Hyatt Regency on Thursday, Feb. 26. The School was one of 12 finalists for the award, which was presented by RubinBrown LLP.

“We are extremely proud of our nursing program and receiving the Arcus Award further validates the significance of the program for our region, the Midwest and beyond,” said D...

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SIUE Selected as Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs

27 February 2015, 8:55 AM

Narabeth Emmanuel
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been selected as one of the 15+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) in 2015. The Center for Higher Educational Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University conducted the national study.

The study is a collaborative project among CHEE, the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – College Student Educators International. It is the second-consecutive year...

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Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps

26 February 2015, 1:02 PM

Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps
The Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery presented a $20,000 check to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Phillips 66 is sponsoring SIUE’s Engineering Summer Camp by providing support for equipment, activities and 10 scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need.

The scholarships cover the $400 cost of attendance, including housing, food and field trip transportation, along with materials and supplies. Equipment sponsorship will ...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe Named to Illinois Performance Excellence Board

26 February 2015, 9:27 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has been named to the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) board of trustees. Furst-Bowe was notified February 23 of her unanimous selection to the 12-member board.

ILPEx partners with Illinois leaders to build organizational knowledge and capability to achieve performance excellence and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the state. ILPEx offers training and feedback reports based on the proven ...

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SIUE Dance Marathon Will Help Raise Money for Sick Children

25 February 2015, 4:52 PM

Students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will dance most of the day and night away to help raise funds and awareness for St. Louis children’s hospitals.

SIUE’s Third Annual Dance Marathon will be from noon Saturday, Feb. 28, through midnight, Sunday, March 1, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The community project will raise money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardin...

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SIUE Seeks to Improve Standing in 2015 RecycleMania

25 February 2015, 9:49 AM

Recycle Mania 2015
The national RecycleMania competition is now in progress and participating students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are hoping this year’s recycling numbers will be higher than last year’s.

“RecycleMania is a competition among colleges and universities across the nation,” said Kevin Adkins, SIUE sustainability officer. “The purpose is to encourage students and the University community who are not recycling to do so, and to encourage those who are to do...

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SIUE Fitness Instructor Promotes the Psychology of Exercise

24 February 2015, 8:49 AM

Emily Buelow
A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville kinesiology student doesn’t just want to get people’s bodies moving and heart rates climbing. She also wants to motivate their minds and keep them coming back for more.

Emily Buelow, graduate assistant in SIUE’s Campus Recreation, helps direct group fitness for the Student Fitness Center. Buelow wants to spread her brand of fitness psychology to others.

The graduate assistant has returned from Dayton, Ohio, where she presented: &#8220...

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SIUE’s Africa Night Delivers on Good Food and Entertainment

24 February 2015, 8:40 AM

Africa Night
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville African Students Association (A.S.A.) concluded their African Week this weekend with food and festivities.

A.S.A held its annual African Night on Saturday. Participants were treated to an evening of entertainment, culture and dishes inspired by Africa.

Photo: A group of SIUE’s African Students Association held its annual Africa Night on Saturday.

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SIUE Professors Debunk Popular Child Development Myths

24 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Stephen Hupp
Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville psychology professors are setting the record straight when it comes to common misconceptions related to child development.

Myth busters Stephen Hupp, associate professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and Jeremy Jewell, professor of psychology and clinical child and school program director, detail 50 commonly believed claims in their book Great Myths of Child Development.

“Parents are exposed to co...

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SIUE Women’s Basketball Raises $7,400 at Pink Zone Game

23 February 2015, 8:32 PM

2015 Pink Zone
The SIUE women’s basketball team raised more than $7.400 at its 2015 Pink Zone game Saturday, Feb. 21, against UT Martin at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher, her basketball staff and the Cougars annually raise awareness and funds for the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

A variety of fundraising activities included Pledge the Runners for Remembrance. Individuals such as SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt ran or wa...

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School of Business Interim Dean Navin Weighs in on St. Louis Economic Recovery

23 February 2015, 9:41 AM

John Navin
SIUE School of Business Interim Dean John Navin was quoted extensively in the Belleville News-Democrat in a story regarding the St. Louis region’s economic recovery in comparison to other metropolitan areas. Writer Will Buss posted the story on Sunday, Feb. 22. Read it here.

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SIUE Looking for a Lift to Help Feed Those in Need

19 February 2015, 3:08 PM

If The Campus Kitchen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wants to feed more people this year, and it does, then it will have to procure more money to do so.

“That’s where the SIUE community comes in and can help us make a greater impact in our area,” said Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement in SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

Raise the dough

Beginning tomorrow through Feb. 27, Campus Kitchen at SIUE (CKSIUE) will participate in the national onlin...

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Edwardsville Native Receives Enterprise Holdings Leadership Award

19 February 2015, 3:04 PM

SIUE Assistant Professor Andrea Hester; SIUE School of Business student Joshua House; Enterprise Holdings representative Scott King; and SIUE Assistant Professor Tim Jacks.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business named Edwardsville native Joshua House as the recipient of the fall 2014 Enterprise Holdings Student Organization Leader of the Semester Award.

The scholarship is awarded to student leaders who participate in events, show a willingness to take on responsibility, promote innovative ideas and effectively involve others in the organization.

“Joshua has demonstrated an intense aspiration to learn and eager involvement in extracur...

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Africa Week at SIUE Seeks to Bring Blacks Together

19 February 2015, 12:06 PM

Speaking on the panel were (from left to right) Wells; Pamela Kodjoe, president of the SIUE African Student Association and graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program; and Dr. Isaac Blankson, associate professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies.Many black students, faculty and staff at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville gathered Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen relationships between Africans and African Americans.

Prince Wells, associate professor in the Department of Music and director of the SIUE Black Studies Program, moderated a panel discussion on “Bridging the Gap Between Africans and African Americans.”

The discussion, which was held in the Lovejoy Library Friends Corner, was part of SIUE’s Africa...

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SIUE Hosts Educator’s Workshops for 2015 Botball Tournament

18 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Gary Mayer
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host 16 teams during the Botball® Educator’s Workshop set for February 21-22 in the Morris University Center (MUC) Conference Center. This year marks the 18th season for Botball® and the 13th year SIUE has hosted the Greater St Louis regional tournament. Teams of middle and high school students from Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Arkansas are participating.

Dr. Gary Mayer, an assistant professor of computer science at SIUE, is lead...

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SIUE Alum Named St. Clair County Associate Judge

17 February 2015, 11:44 AM

SIUE alumnus Thomas B. Cannady BS’78 will be the next St. Clair County Associate Judge. Cannady earned his bachelor of science in business administration from SIUE.

Cannady is currently a partner at Cannady and AuBuchon, a Belleville law firm.

Read more about Cannady’s new position in this Belleville News-Democrat article, posted Feb. 13.

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Dr. David Werner to Receive SIUE Honorary Degree

17 February 2015, 8:35 AM

David Werner
Dr. David Werner will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at its May 2015 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Edwardsville campus.

“David Werner has over 40 years of experience and expertise in higher education, and his achievements while at SIUE are pivotal to the University’s history,” SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe said. “Dr. Werner has c...

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SIUE’s Music Department Holding its First Alumni Concert Feb. 28

17 February 2015, 12:12 AM

Mark LavertyAn award-winning pianist and a celebrated accordion player are among the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums who will perform in SIUE’s first Alumni Concert on Feb. 28.

Approximately 20 alumni will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Dunham Hall Theater as part of a production by the SIUE Department of Music. The concert is under the direction of music instructor Daniel Smithiger.

Dr. Mark Laverty is an award-wining artist who has performed on the piano in the U.S. and Eu...

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Girls at SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Take Time Out to Love Themselves

13 February 2015, 4:36 PM

Several young women from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) received words of affirmation and pointers on dating, self-love and self-respect at a Friday Valentine’s Luncheon.

“If a man says he loves you, then he will treat you like a queen,” said Dr. Kareem Mateen, keynote speaker at the “Loving Ourselves and the Skin We Are In” CHS luncheon.
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School of Pharmacy’s Kerr Has Diabetes Research Featured on healio.com

13 February 2015, 11:03 AM

SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Jessica Kerr, PharmD, led a survey of American Association of Diabetes Educators members to determine their knowledge of regulations concerning insulin use in commercial driver’s license holders. Writing for healio.com, author Amber Cox posted the story Thursday, Feb. 12.  Kerr is assistant chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and an associate professor.

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SIUE Wrestling Tradition Highlighted in STL Post-Dispatch

13 February 2015, 10:01 AM

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Joe Lyons profiled SIUE’s tradition-rich wrestling program in a story published Friday, Feb. 13. Read it here. The feature focuses on the Cougar program’s impact on the sport in the region.

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Students and Leaders Share Why They Love SIUE

13 February 2015, 8:23 AM

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Joe Lyons profiled SIUE’s tradition-rich wrestling program in a story published Friday, Feb. 13. Read it here. The feature focuses on the Cougar program’s impact on the sport in the region.

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“The Adding Machine” on Stage Now

12 February 2015, 3:06 PM

Kat Silvero shares her thoughts with Bryan Arnold
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Experimental Theater Organization (SET) is performing the play “The Adding Machine.”

Curtain times remaining for the play: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Adding Machine,” written by Elmer Rice in 1922, is being directed by SIUE senior theater major Kourtnee Brenner. The play explores deeper questions about humanity and technology, without answering them for the audience.

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SIUE and Friends of Art Host 38th Annual Art Auction

12 February 2015, 2:57 PM

John DenHouter 2The Friends of Art, along with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art & Design, invite the public to the 38th Annual Art Auction on March 19.

This year’s auction will be held in the Art West Gallery, located in the Art & Design West building on SIUE’s campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview, and Ahrens & Niemeier auctioneers will start the bidding at 7 p.m.

The 2015 auction will offer original artworks donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumni, friend...

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University Housing Celebrates Residents on Dean’s List

12 February 2015, 12:02 PM

Dean's ListAcademic successes of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were highlighted at the University Housing Dean’s List Reception on Feb. 4 in Evergreen Hall.

The annual recognition event recognizes University Housing residents who made the fall semester Dean’s List. The criterion for making the Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Approximately 150 Dean’s List recipients and their guests attended the reception. Campus administrators, faculty m...

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SIUE Alum Named College of Arts and Sciences Dean at Maryville U.

12 February 2015, 8:44 AM

SIUE alum Cherie Fister has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Maryville University in St. Louis. She earned an MFA from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1995. After serving as the interim dean since June 2014, Fister will assume her new role effective June 1. Read more about Fister here.

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SIUE Students Create Picket Signs for Peace

11 February 2015, 10:52 AM

Hearts and peace signs, coupled with words of harmony and good will, were inscribed on white boards by students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The arts and crafts activity was called Picket Signs for Peace and was part of SIUE’s Black Heritage Month. Students had a chance to stop by the Goshen Lounge Tuesday, Feb. 10, and create their own posters demonstrating peace. Signs will be displayed in the Free Speech Zone in the Quad during the month of February.

picket signs for peace 02-10-15 Megan LokerSome of the signs...

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Space Travel: SIUE Research Returns to Earth Aboard NASA Rocket

11 February 2015, 9:14 AM

Dr. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences.

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville research project has returned to Earth aboard NASA’s SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, after spending 29 days at the International Space Station. The research focuses on how plants sense gravity, and how they respond to growing in a “microgravity” environment.

The research is being conducted through a two-year, nearly $400,000 NASA grant to Ohio University and SIUE. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences within the SIUE Co...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Celebrates National Dental Health Month

11 February 2015, 9:04 AM

Dental MedicineThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is providing free oral exams as part of its month-long celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The SDM Community and Preventive Dentistry Program invites local elementary school children to the Alton campus throughout the month of February for free exams and comprehensive, fun and interactive oral health education. The SDM has conducted the program for more than 20 years. School children will come to ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Receives ACPE Reaccreditation

10 February 2015, 4:11 PM

Gireesh Gupchup

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program has received continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The accreditation is valid for a full eight years until 2023.

“The eight-year ACPE accreditation of the doctor of pharmacy program at SIUE manifests the excellence of this program and our commitment to exceeding national standards in pharmacy through the dedicated wo...

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SIUE Arts & Issues Presents Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour March 7

10 February 2015, 1:58 PM

Arlo Guthrie

Audiences will be served a Thanksgiving favorite from “Alice’s Restaurant,” when folk musician Arlo Guthrie brings his North American tour to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the 50th anniversary of the iconic song by the same name.

Guthrie, whose brand of musical storytelling is known the world over, will perform “Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom....

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SIUE Encourages STEM Education at Regional Science Olympiad Event

10 February 2015, 12:09 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is proud to host the Science Olympiad regional tournament and enrich students’ education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The hands-on, team-based event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The tournament is similar to a track meet, but with an academic focus. SIUE will host 300 student participants, grades 6-12, from across the region.

“This competition gives students a chance to pursue STE...

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SIUE Biological Sciences Professor Publishes Research on Toad Locomotion

9 February 2015, 3:50 PM

A team of international researchers, including Dr. Richard Essner, Jr., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has published a study on toad locomotion.

The study, published in Functional Ecology, may explain why Cane Toads are such successful invaders.

“We show that toads save energy by doing a bounding gait, rather than stringing together individual hops,” Essner explained. “Regular use of this type of gait...

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SIUE Biological Sciences Professor Publishes Research on Toad Locomotion

9 February 2015, 3:50 PM

A team of international researchers, including Dr. Richard Essner, Jr., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has published a study on toad locomotion.

The study, published in Functional Ecology, may explain why Cane Toads are such successful invaders.

“We show that toads save energy by doing a bounding gait, rather than stringing together individual hops,” Essner explained. “Regular use of this type of gait...

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Kay Werner to Receive SIUE Distinguished Service Award

9 February 2015, 1:23 PM

Kay Werner

Kay Werner will receive Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2015 SIUE commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Edwardsville campus.

Werner retired as the manager of Information Technology at the SIUE East St. Louis Center. She is the wife of David Werner, chancellor emeritus and fellow community leader.

“Kay Werner has left an indelible mark on SIUE and its community serving...

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SIUE Pharmacy Professor named Fellow with American Pharmacists Association

9 February 2015, 10:53 AM

Fred Gattas

Dr. Fred Gattas, clinical assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

“I am honored that my peers, fellow APhA nuclear pharmacists, thought I would be a good candidate to be recognized as an APhA Fellow,” said Gattas. “To be associated in the same group as so many other pharmacists whom I admire is exciting. Pharmacy is such a small world, and being around o...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Hosts More Than 200 at Diabetes Patient Education Symposium

9 February 2015, 10:17 AM

Diabetes Patient Education Symposium

On Saturday, Jan. 24, more than 200 members of the Metro East community gathered in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center to participate in the 9th annual Diabetes Patient Education Symposium.

The program was hosted by the SIUE School of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. They partnered with Novo Nordisk, American Diabetes Association and Alton Memorial Hospital.

This year’s program offered an expert panel of s...

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SIUE Alumni Association Hosts “Launching Your Career Search” Event

7 February 2015, 1:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is hosting a professional development event to help jumpstart your career search. “Launching Your Career Search” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Birger Hall at SIUE.

The event will feature accomplished presenters, who are all SIUE alumni, on the topics of writing an effective resume, LinkedIn secrets and tricks and current interviewing strategies.

Participants will also be offered free professional h...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Wilhelm Appointed to Journal of the American Pharmacists Association Editorial Advisory Board

6 February 2015, 3:41 PM

Miranda Wilhelm

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Miranda Wilhelm was recently appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA)Her duties will take effect on March 27, beginning at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego.

A clinical associate professor, Wilhelm will serve a three-year term and provide vision for the JAPhA within her areas of e...

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SIUE Appoints St. Louis Native as Director of Counseling Services

6 February 2015, 1:50 PM

Jamie Linsin

James (Jamie) Linsin, PhD, is the new director of Counseling Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The St. Louis native emerged from a national search as the top candidate to lead the University to a higher level of excellence by promoting the personal, social, emotional and cognitive growth of SIUE students.

“Dr. Linsin comes to SIUE with considerable experience and knowledge of the challenges and complexities of students’ emotional and psychological attributes,&...

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SIUE Alum Wins Investment Outlook Contest

6 February 2015, 9:12 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Terry Daniels was recently awarded the 2014 Chartered Financial Analyst® Society St. Louis (CFA-STL) Bulls Eye for Crude Oil Spot Price.

Daniels is a senior research analyst with Pension Consultants, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s in physics at SIUE in 1989.

Learn more about Daniels’ achievement in a release posted by Pension Consultants, Inc. on Wednesday.

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llinois Center for Transportation Shines Spotlight on SIUE Professor

6 February 2015, 8:03 AM

Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries, associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is being recognized by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

Fries’ project efforts and achievements are featured in an Investigator Spotlight, published by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

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SIUE Special Education Professor Phillip Weishaar is Appointed Fulbright Specialist Reviewer

5 February 2015, 10:20 AM

Dr. Phil Weishaar

Dr. Phillip Weishaar, associate professor in Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was named last month as a Fulbright Specialist Reviewer.

His responsibility includes evaluating applications of those seeking to become a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in the area of special education. The Specialist program awards grants to U.S. faculty in several disciplines to work collaboratively on short-term projects at international institutions and to p...

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Business Transitions Program Lays Foundation for SIUE Student Success

5 February 2015, 8:48 AM

School of Business Business etiquette Melenie Broyles 01-23-15From the beginning of their collegiate studies in business, to their first steps into the professional world, students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are benefiting from the Business Transitions Program.

The goal of the program is to give SIUE students a competitive edge in the professional workforce by helping mold them into successful business leaders during their college career.

“Our primary objective is to enhance their professionalism,” said Tim Schoenecker, as...

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Great Rivers Math Teachers’ Circle Aims to Ignite Love of Mathematics

5 February 2015, 8:43 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty invite middle school math teachers to enrich their knowledge and build meaningful partnerships with other area teachers and mathematicians by attending the Great Rivers Math Teachers’ Circle (MTC).

The Math Teachers’ Circle Network is a project of the American Institute of Mathematics. SIUE’s Tammy Voepel, associate professor of mathematics and statistics; Adam Weyhaupt, chair of the department of mathematics and statistics; an...

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SIUE Student Displays “Ferguson Unrest” Exhibit

4 February 2015, 2:58 PM

Christian Lee

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student presented photos he took of the aftermath following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Christian K. Lee, a senior in the School of Business, displayed his exhibit: “Ferguson Unrest” in the Goshen Lounge on Tuesday.

The exhibit was part of SIUE’s Annual Black Heritage Month.

For a complete listing of events, visit SIUE Black Heritage Month.

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SIUE Program Gives Working Individuals Opportunity to Pursue New Career

4 February 2015, 8:11 AM

Martha Latorre

How do you pursue a degree toward your dream career if you’re already working full-time? It’s a question many individuals are stuck trying to answer. A program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is opening doors for those people: enhancing their education, and in turn, positively affecting the lives of area children.

The Early Childhood On-Site (EChOS) program at SIUE offers a part-time degree program in Early Childhood Education, focusing on the advancement of already w...

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

4 February 2015, 8:07 AM

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

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9-11 a.m. on the first floor of Alumni Hall at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration program provides an educational opportunity for student...

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SIUE Dance Alumni Help Arts and Issues Celebrate 30th Anniversary

3 February 2015, 3:31 PM

Dance Theatre

Three innovative dance companies, all founded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni, will deliver captivating performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in Dunham Hall Theater.

MILLS/works, Compulsion Dance Theatre and the Modern America Dance Company (MADCO) in St. Louis, are expected to delight audiences with a variety of entertaining and inspiring dance works. Their performances are part of SIUE’s Arts & Issues 30th anniversary celebration and are sponsored by Commerce...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe is Speaker/Panelist at ASEE Conference

3 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will be a speaker and panel member at the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) 40th Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) this week in Palm Springs, Calif.

The conference theme is “Engineering Education: Past, Present and Future.”

“The invitation to speak at the ASEE conference is testimony to the SIUE School of Engineering’s successful corporate connections and...

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SIUE Engineering’s Celik Earns International Best Presentation Award

2 February 2015, 5:30 PM

Serdar Celik

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Serdar Celik earned Best Presentation Award for his research “Effect of Cooling on Solar Panel Performance” at the 6th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in Paris, France.

An SIUE School of Engineering associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME), Celik faced 66 competitors among the more than 200 engineering professionals attending the conference from around the world.

The present...

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SIUE Opens its Black Heritage Month with Singing, Tumbling and Introductions

2 February 2015, 4:18 PM

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A rousing A capella rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and rhythmic acrobats drew a crowd to the opening ceremony of Black Heritage Month in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Goshen Lounge.

The SIUE Gospel choir sang two songs: The Negro National Anthem and “He’s Still Alive.” Turning the Goshen into a gymnasium of sorts were the impressive, tumbling feats of the Zuzu African Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya. The program closed with introduc...

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SIUE Alumni Association Trivia Night Feb. 21

2 February 2015, 2:08 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association will be host its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Feb. 21. The event will be held at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will assist the University in supporting student scholarships, funding travel programs and supporting local alumni programming.

The event promises to be entertaining with several prizes to be won throughout the evening. The first place team will receive $500. The runner-up team will recei...

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SIUE Mass Communications Professor Earns Competitive Going Award

2 February 2015, 1:28 PM

Dr. Elza IbroschevaIncreasingly recognized as a leader in the research of gender representation in media and politics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Elza Ibroscheva has been awarded the William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award. Ibroscheva is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

“Dr. Ibroscheva has emerged as one of the foremost authorities on gender issues in the post-Soviet era,” said Gary Hicks, ...

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SIUE Campus Kitchens Program Featured in Belleville News-Democrat

2 February 2015, 8:40 AM

SIUE’s Campus Kitchens program was featured in the Belleville New-Democrat on Saturday, Jan. 31. BND writer Patrick Kuhl spent a day with the SIUE students preparing food. Read the story.

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SIUE Closes in on HLC Accreditation Reaffirmation

2 February 2015, 8:40 AM

The North Central Association’s (NCA) Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has recommended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The University awaits the final decision from the Institutional Actions Council.

In all previous reviews, SIUE met all of the accreditation and compliance standards required. The HLC conducts Quality Checkup visits to institutions during the fifth or sixth year in eve...

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SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Four Collegiate Advertising Awards

31 January 2015, 1:55 PM

SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Four Collegiate Advertising Awards

The SIUE University Marketing and Communications Department received four awards from the 2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition.

SIUE earned gold awards for two categories: The SIUE Chancellor’s Report in the annual report category and The Gardens at SIUE Calendar in the calendar category.

The SIUE “SMART” television spot earned a silver award in the TV/Video Advertising/PSA-single category.

The SIUE Undergraduate Recruitment Package, which includes the ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Climbs to Record High

30 January 2015, 1:47 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring 2015 semester has grown by 300 students from spring 2014 and full-time spring enrollment has reached an all-time high.

With 10,153 full-time and 13,178 total students enrolled, this is the best spring enrollment picture on record for the institution. The increase over last year is based on several factors including a two percent increase in continuing undergraduates, a 12 percent increase in international enrollment, a 75 percent increase i...

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SIUE Upward Bound Student’s Regional Talent Show Win Strengthens His Academic Ambitions

30 January 2015, 10:30 AM

Sergio Gomez
In person, the 16-year-old seems low-key, but on stage the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound student brought a crowd of 200 to its feet and won first place in a regional talent show competition.

Sergio Gomez is a student in SIUE’s East St. Louis Center TRIO Upward Bound Program. He was selected to attend the TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) Pre-College Student Leadership Conference in October 2014.

The experience and ex...

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SIUE Artists’ Work Displayed at Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition

30 January 2015, 9:49 AM

SIUE Artists’ Work Displayed at Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design students have displayed their work at the Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition.

Today is the last day for the exhibit on display in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building, The exhibit celebrates and shares the artistic accomplishments of the graduate students, said Joe Page, assistant professor in Ceramics in the Art and Design Department. Page is also the spring semester Art West Gallery coordinator.

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SIUE Provost Ansari Joins Academy of Science-St. Louis Board

30 January 2015, 9:48 AM

Parviz AnsariSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been selected for the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees.

The Academy is an independent science organization supported entirely through community contributions. It is the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years. Its purpose is advancing public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to s...

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SIU SDM Alum Greenwood Assumes Command of Fort Benning Dental Clinic

30 January 2015, 8:44 AM

SIU School of Dental Medicine alum Col. William J. Greenwood has assumed command of the U.S. Army Dental Activity at Love Dental Clinic at Fort Benning, Ga. The appointment became official during October 2014.

Greenwood is honored to serve as the new commanding officer.

“He is going to be a great fit down here at Fort Benning,” said Col. Lemuel Covington, Southern Regional Dental Command, Fort Gordon, Ga. “This is an important DENTAC.  This (DENTAC) is one of the biggest in ...

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SIUE Alumni Promoted within TheBANK of Edwardsville

29 January 2015, 2:47 AM

Four alumni from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business have received promotions to assistant vice president/commercial banking within TheBANK of Edwardsville.

Justin Chapman BS’04 earned his bachelor’s in business administration, economics and marketing from SIUE. He began his career with TheBANK in 2008. Prior to his recent promotion, Chapman held positions as bank services consultant, assistant commercial lender and commercial banking officer.

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SIUE Displays Area Business and Organizations at its Spring Cougar Fest

28 January 2015, 2:01 PM

Cougar Spring Fest

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted its second annual Spring Cougar Fest on Tuesday.

Hundreds of SIUE students, staff and faculty enjoyed a fair that combined area merchants and volunteer organizations, said Michelle Welter, associate director of the Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

More than 60 businesses and non-profits were on display at Cougar Fest.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for...

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SIUE Friends of Theater and Dance Presents Dinner Theater Production of Box and Cox

28 January 2015, 11:58 AM

FOTAD

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD) will present its annual dinner theater, Box and Cox, on Sunday, Feb. 8.

FOTAD’s major fundraiser for the year, presenting the Victorian farce written by John Maddison Morton in 1846, will take place in the SIUE Morris University Center’s Fixins’ Restaurant. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The cast and the director are SIUE Theater and Dance alumni, returning for one night...

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School of Dental Medicine to Increase Care for Children with Special Needs

27 January 2015, 5:08 PM

Dr. Bell

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is proud to announce that starting immediately, the School will increase dental services offered to children with special needs.

Through a partnership with the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) and Touchette Regional Hospital, SIU SDM will have access to the hospital in Centreville to provide dental services to children with special needs who require sedation for completion of care. Additionally, SIU SDM will begi...

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SIUE Tabs Mario Sanchez as Men’s Soccer Head Coach

27 January 2015, 10:27 AM

SIUE Tabs Mario Sanchez as Men’s Soccer Head Coach

SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt has announced Mario Sanchez as the new Cougars men’s soccer head coach. Sanchez becomes the seventh head coach in program history.

“We were fortunate in our candidate pool,” Hewitt said. “We had applicants from every major soccer conference in the country. Ultimately, we felt Mario was the best fit for the program.”

Sanchez comes to SIUE after most recently serving as the associate head coach at the University of Louisville...

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SIUE Alumni Association Hosts “Launching Your Career Search” Event

27 January 2015, 8:29 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is hosting a professional development event to help jumpstart your career search. “Launching Your Career Search” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Birger Hall at SIUE.

The event will feature accomplished presenters, who are all SIUE alumni, on the topics of writing an effective resume, LinkedIn secrets and tricks and current interviewing strategies.

Participants will also be offered free professional h...

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Virtual Classroom Prepares SIUE Students for Real-Life Instruction

27 January 2015, 8:25 AM

Virtual Classroom Prepares SIUE Students for Real-Life Instruction

At first glance, it looks like a video game: five avatars sitting at desks, carrying on conversations and demonstrating a multitude of behaviors. But these animations are not as robotic as one may expect. Each avatar is precisely programmed to act and react as students would in a live classroom setting.

At the controls of this virtual classroom are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students pursuing a degree in education. The technology is called TeachLivE™ and employs the idea of...

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SIUE Alum Camacho Named President of Greater Phoenix Economic Council

26 January 2015, 9:38 PM

SIUE alum and former men’s soccer student-athlete Chris Camacho, a veteran economic developer at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, has been named the group’s next president and CEO, replacing Barry Broome.

Broome resigned to take a similar position in Sacramento after leading economic development in Maricopa County for nine years.

Camacho earned a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 2003, and achieved a ma...

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SIUE Student Crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

23 January 2015, 2:36 PM

SIUE undergraduate Sadie Gassmann is the new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.

Gassmann is a junior pursuing a degree in elementary education in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

More information can be found in an article in The Southern.

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Innovative Library Services Draw Increased Traffic Among SIUE Students

23 January 2015, 1:50 PM

Innovative Library Services Draw Increased Traffic Among SIUE Students

Often referred to as the intellectual center of campus, the number of students exploring the expanded and enhanced Library and Information Services (LIS) at Lovejoy Library has grown substantially.

Unlike national trends in academic libraries, Lovejoy Library’s gate count indicates a 15 percent increase in visits annually over the past five years. On average, that results in more than 454,000 visits per year.

“Physically, we’re built as a warehouse, but we are not warehousi...

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

23 January 2015, 8:51 AM

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

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9-11 a.m. on the first floor of Alumni Hall at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration program provides an educational opportunity for student...

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Eugene B. Redmond Poetically Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SIUE’s Awards Luncheon Celebration

21 January 2015, 5:15 PM

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond

They were words of tribute and honor, fit for a King, and masterfully crafted and delivered by regal poets in their own right at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. Watch video here.

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond, SIUE emeritus professor of English, East St. Louis poet laureate and co-founder of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the 32nd Annual MLK Award Celebration.

Redmond – a former Alestle...

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Award Recipients Recognized at Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

21 January 2015, 4:42 PM

MLK High School Awardees

Awards were presented at the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Award Celebration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The University recognized six recipients for their actions, talents and achievements, which exemplified the principles and ideals of King.

More than 25 essays, poems and visual arts entries were submitted from six area high schools for the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Essay, Poetry and Visual Arts Contest.

The words written by Brett Harris, a fre...

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SIUE Student-Athletes Compile 17 Straight Semesters of Cumulative 3.0 GPA

21 January 2015, 7:00 AM

SIUE student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and have now posted a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of better than 3.0 for 17-consecutive semesters.
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SIUE student-athletes completed the 2014 fall semester with a 3.089 grade point average. Among the 253 SIUE student-athletes, 63.2 percent completed the term with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and 29.6 percent finished the fall semester as members of the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or more.

“Our student-athletes continue t...

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SIUE Student Groups March and Protest Against Violence

20 January 2015, 5:36 PM

More than 125 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students marched silently, all with black tape across their mouths and wearing the nametags of dead black men.

The students walked from Lovejoy Library to the Morris University Center to protest police killings of black men across the country. The group, all donned in black, stood silently in the Goshen Lounge. Then in unison, the students laid down in a “Die-In” for a symbolic four minutes to emphasize the death of Michael Bro...

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SIUE to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Wednesday

20 January 2015, 11:30 AM

“Letters of Purpose: Dr. King’s Global Perspective” is the theme for the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Award Celebration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

MLKDr. Eugene B. Redmond, emeritus professor of English at SIUE, poet, editor and author, will be the main speaker. SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will give the welcome.

Among other things, Redmond will reflect on the first time he saw King when he traveled to Washington, D.C. , for the March on...

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SIUE’s Bryan Smith has Activity Band Research Featured on St. Louis TV

20 January 2015, 10:14 AM

SIUE’s Bryan Smith, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, was popular with the media last week.

Smith and former student researcher Kristin Dierker studied four of the most popular activity tracking devices during the 2013-2014 academic year to determine if the devices are accurate.

Smith appeared live with KTVI-TV (Fox) morning host Randi Naughton on January 14 for this segment.

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SIUE Reaches Record Heights in Learfield Sports D-I Directors’ Cup

19 January 2015, 3:17 PM

SIUE Reaches Record Heights in Learfield Sports D-I Directors’ Cup

SIUE Athletics shot up the charts to finish in the top 100 of the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I Final Fall Standings.

With NCAA Tournament appearances by both men’s and women’s soccer, the Cougars earned 75 points in the rankings, which tied Oklahoma of the Big 12 Conference and Oakland of the Horizon League.

SIUE is tied for the No. 6 ranking in the nation among non-football schools, trailing only Providence (Big East), Iona (Metro Atlantic), Creighton (Bi...

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SIUE Alum is New City of Edwardsville Parks and Rec Sports Supervisor

16 January 2015, 2:47 PM

SIUE alum Tom Dougherty is the new City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation sports supervisor. Dougherty earned a master’s in public administration from SIUE after being a graduate assistant in the SIUE campus recreation department.  He is profiled in an Edwardsville Intelligencer story posted Friday, Jan. 16.

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Retired SIUE Assistant Chancellor Heads MLK Day Festivities at Edwardsville Church

16 January 2015, 1:40 PM

A program celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is expected to be full of inspiration and information, thanks to a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville retiree.

Paul Pitts, formerly SIUE assistant chancellor for Institutional Compliance, is leading the MLK program at Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church, 327 Olive St. in Edwardsville.

Read more about Mount Joy’s annual MLK celebration in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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Polster, Volesky Selected on First Day of MLS Superdraft

16 January 2015, 1:36 PM

Polster, Volesky Drafted

SIUE men’s soccer standouts Matt Polster and Christian Volesky each were drafted Thursday during the first day of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Superdraft.

Polster was selected by the Chicago Fire with the seventh overall pick. Volesky was taken by the Portland Timbers with 11th pick in the second round (32nd overall).

Chosen as the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Polster was the first defender selected in the draft.

“We are excited for Matt on being sel...

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Friends of Art 38th Annual Auction Set for March 19

15 January 2015, 4:06 PM

The Friends of Art along with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art & Design invite the public to the 38th Annual Art Auction Thursday, March 19. This year’s auction will be held in the Art West Gallery located in the Art & Design West building on the SIUE campus.

The 2015 auction will offer original artworks donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumni, friends and advanced students. Additional work will be available to the highest bidder in a silent auction.

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New Semester Offers Fresh Opportunity for Student Success

15 January 2015, 9:04 AM

With the start of the spring semester comes a renewed opportunity for students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to excel in the academic setting and work toward their collegiate goals.

“The beginning of the semester is the one time that everyone starts out in their courses with an “A”,” said Kevin Thomas, director of retention and student success. “If students take advantage of that fresh start, they truly can accomplish anything.”

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SIUE Trumpeter’s Unique Style in the Spotlight at St. Louis’s Jazz at the Bistro

15 January 2015, 9:04 AM

Dawn Weber

Years ago, an old and unassuming trumpet claimed the life of a petite, jazz performance graduate student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

From the moment she put her lips on the horn, it was a rhapsody of sorts. And decades later, Weber’s love for the instrument has increased and taken her further into the world of music.

On Jan. 30 and 31, Weber will headline her own production of “Dawn Weber and Friends” at one of St. Louis’s premier jazz hot spots &#82...

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SIUE Students Share New Semester Resolutions

14 January 2015, 9:33 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus is bustling with activity as a new year and new semester are here. The fresh start offers students a chance for resolve as they embark on a semester filled with new courses and opportunities. During the first week of classes, students shared their new semester resolutions. Hear what their goals are for the semester in this video! 

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Third Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Set for Feb. 21

13 January 2015, 9:04 AM

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting its third annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building

Girls from grades 5-8 are invited to attend the daylong event that offers exposure to the engineering field. Participants will complete a total of five activities, covering the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer science engineer...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe Joins Illinois Performance Excellence Panel of Judges

12 January 2015, 7:00 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has been named to the panel of judges for Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx).

ILPEx partners with Illinois leaders to build organizational knowledge and capability to achieve performance excellence and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the state. ILPEx offers training and feedback reports based on the proven organizational management framework of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellen...

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SIUE Alumni Recognized on STL Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

9 January 2015, 4:14 PM

Dr. Munier
Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni are considered among the “best and brightest business leaders in the St. Louis community.” Munier El-Beck, MD BS’00, Ryan Freeman BS’01 and Tolga Tanriseven MS’03 were named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.

The SIUE alums were among more than 750 nominees vying for a spot on the competitive list. When considering the multitude of candidates, the Business Journal indicates i...

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SIUE Executive Education Offers Project Management Workshops

8 January 2015, 3:11 PM

The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program has announced its upcoming project management courses and workshops. 

Essential Writing Skills for Project Success Friday, Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015
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SIUE Main Campus – Founders Hall

Essential Writing Skills for Project Success is a training program that meets on four-consecutive Fridays (half-days). It is designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to communicate effectively in any circumstance (reg...

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University Center of Lake County Adds SIUE Programs

8 January 2015, 11:29 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined The University Center of Lake County consortium of 20 member institutions.

The University Center’s Governing Board moved to add SIUE programs on December 10, 2014. SIUE will contribute three programs to the consortium, which now offers more than 120 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees or professional certificates.

SIUE will contribute three programs:

  • The 36-credit hour Master of Science in Education in Ins...

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Can Activity Trackers Help with your New Year’s Resolution? SIUE Researchers Examine Accuracy of Popular Devices

6 January 2015, 4:25 PM

Bryan Smith
The New Year’s resolution of “getting fit” still reigns as the most widely proclaimed among the general population. That’s likely why one of 2014’s most popular Christmas gifts—activity trackers—tout the ability to help people better monitor their activity level and reach their fitness goals.

“Their general purpose is to track your activities of daily living,” said Bryan Smith, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education at South...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Featured in Illinois Business Journal

6 January 2015, 12:27 PM

The SIUE School of Pharmacy and Dean Gireesh Gupchup are featured prominently in the Illinois Business Journal’s January 2015 issue. Read writer Dennis Grubaugh’s story here.

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SIUE Engineering Alum is Highland Gigabit Challenge Winner

5 January 2015, 1:48 AM

Chico Weber
SIUE School of Engineering alum Chico Weber (’13, BS mechanical engineering) won the inaugural City of Highland Gigabit Challenge.

Highland News Leader writer Mark Hodapp wrote about the competition in a story posted December 17. Read it here.

Weber also was featured on page 7 in the School of Engineering’s 2013 Dean’s Report.

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SIUE Researchers Examine Accuracy of Activity Monitors

22 December 2014, 10:59 AM

Bryan Smith
An online search of trending Christmas gifts shows fitness activity trackers are what many want to find under the tree this year. Multiple companies promote their particular monitor as the most accurate when tracking a person’s activity. But are they as accurate at tracking daily steps and energy expenditure as claimed?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Bryan Smith, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education, and former student researcher Kristin Dierker, stud...

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SIUE Engineering Alum Aaron Detmer Featured in Intelligencer

22 December 2014, 10:55 AM

SIUE alum Aaron Detmer, who was tabbed for Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine’s 40-Under-40 list, was featured in the Edwardsville Intelligencer Friday, Dec. 19.Intelligencer writer Carol Arnett profiled the 34-year-old Breese native in the story. Detmer earned his mechanical engineering degree from SIUE in 2003.

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Dr. Stephen Hansen to Serve as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

22 December 2014, 10:49 AM

Dr Stephen Hansen

Dr. Stephen Hansen will serve as interim dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences effective Monday, Jan. 5. Hansen is a former dean of the SIUE Graduate School and history professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“Dr. Hansen is highly respected among the members of the University community and he has a long and devoted record of service to the University,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Parviz Ansari said. “He...

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SIUE Alumna Hired at Tarlton

19 December 2014, 1:34 PM

A St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, which has made more than $170 million in profits, has hired a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Karyn Miles.

Tarlton Corp. named Miles as marketing and business development associate. Miles holds both master’s and bachelor’s in speech communication from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Read more about Miles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Expanded Exercise Physiology Lab Enriches SIUE Research Opportunities

19 December 2014, 11:01 AM

Exercise Lab

A room originally used for storage, then a cramped lab space, now houses an expansive exercise biochemistry and physiology laboratory, fostering research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

“It provides a great learning opportunity for students that sets us apart from many other universities in the region. Students and other visitors are very impressed with the lab and the op...

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U.S.-Cuba Relations Effect on SIUE

18 December 2014, 11:45 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a vested interest in the current discussion of normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba. According to Larry LaFond, associate dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, SIUE is one of only a few universities with a connection to Cuba, due in large part to the University’s Cuban & Caribbean Center.

The center, established in 2009, coordinates interdisciplinary studies, visits to Cuba and interactions between SIUE and the University of Havana.

In a...

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SIUE Students and Parents Perform in Musical Winter Wonder Land

18 December 2014, 11:37 PM


Christmas Times is HereIn keeping with the holiday season’s events, there was singing, dancing, drumming and more from students and parents of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Head Start/Early Head Start, the Performing Arts Program and the Charter High
School.

The 2014 Musical Winter Wonder Land was held Dec. 12 at the SIUE Head Start’s Discovery Center for Little Scholars in East St. Louis.

“We thought the holidays would be a great time to present the talents of both our st...

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Retired SIUE Professor Gives Readers an Encouraging Look at Africa

18 December 2014, 3:53 PM

According to a retired Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor, the continent of Africa is trying to turn a new page in its modern history.

Dallas L. Browne, a former SIUE history professor, has written the book, “Culture, the Soul of Africa and the Coming Gold Rush.” The book, which Browne spent the past five years writing, is now available on Amazon.

“Africa is at an inflection point,” said Browne in an Edwardsville Intelligencer article. “They’re ...

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SIUE Psychology Professor Co-Authors Article on “Forced Smile Effect”

16 December 2014, 12:06 PM

Shimizu Mitsuru

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mitsuru Shimizu, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, has co-authored an article that analyzes the “hard e” sound and its effects on behavioral patterns.

The Cornell-led studies, “Sounds That Make You Smile and Share: A Phonetic Key to Prosociality and Engagement” was published in the journal, “Marketing Letters”. The findings of Shimizu and...

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SIUE Research Launching into Orbit Aboard NASA Rocket

16 December 2014, 12:06 PM

Dr. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences.

It’s the ultimate location for a “no-gravity control” experiment—space. When NASA launches its SpaceX Dragon rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville research project will be on board, traveling to the International Space Station.

The launch marks the end of the first of a two-year, nearly $400,000 NASA grant to Ohio University and SIUE. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences within the SIUE Colle...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Vice-President at First National Bank

16 December 2014, 11:51 AM

Shannon Scheffel BS ’05 has been promoted to vice-president at First National Bank. He previously served as Bethalto branch manager and loan officer.

Scheffel graduated from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business with a degree in economics and finance.

Read more about Scheffel’s promotion in this November posting on thetelegraph.com.

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SIUE History Class Assists Madison County with Civil War Documents

14 December 2014, 1:24 PM

SIUE’s Erik Alexander, assistant professor in the Department of Historical Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences, and his students in History 338: Civil War & Reconstruction have been involved with the Madison County Recorder’s Office in reviewing and evaluating Civil War documents.

Edwardsville Intelligencer writer Steve Horrell posted a story Saturday, Dec. 13, that detailed the students’ unique experience.

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Emerson Honors SIUE Alumni with Excellence in Teaching Awards

14 December 2014, 12:55 PM

In honor of their achievements and dedication to the teaching profession, a number of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni received 2014 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. They were among 99 local educators honored.

The recipients were selected by their schools’ administration. They now have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson. The competitive grants fund educational projects in technology, innovation and leadership.

“Emerson is proud to recogniz...

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Charlie Cox, 1924-2014; Long-time SIUE Staff Photographer

13 December 2014, 3:06 PM

Charles Howard Cox, a native of New Orleans died Thursday, Dec. 11. He was 90.

Cox worked for 25 years as SIUE’s staff photographer and was essentially the official photographer for the Mississippi River Festival.

Visitation will be Monday from 4 -7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at ESIC Baptist Church in Edwardsville.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch higher education writer Koran Addo remembered Cox in a story posted Dec. 12.

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SIUE Confers more than 1,100 Degrees at Fall Commencement

13 December 2014, 10:30 AM

Kelly Gable
Commencement Videos – 9 a.m.1 p.m.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe oversaw the 2014 Fall Commencement exercises today as 1,159 eligible graduates received their degrees at the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Furst-Bowe focused on SIUE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion during her remarks. She quoted acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou, “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that al...

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SIUE Alum Detmer Named to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40-Under-40

12 December 2014, 10:03 AM

Aaron Detmer
SIUE School of Engineering alum Aaron Detmer is on Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40-Under-40 list.

In his current position as project engineer for G&W Engineering in Maryland Heights, Mo., Detmer advises clients how to use different types of building systems to produce more sustainable designs.

He also serves on the SIUE Alumni Association’s board of directors. Read more about Detmer here.

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SIUE Student-Athletes Mentor Liberty Middle School Students

11 December 2014, 4:23 PM

In a story posted just before Thanksgiving, SIUE student-athletes were highlighted in the Edwardsville Intelligencer for their work with Liberty Middle School students.

Twenty students are transported each month to SIUE to spend an afternoon talking, playing games and just hanging out with Cougar student-athletes. Read it here.

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SIU BOT Approves Planning for Founders and Alumni Halls Renovation at SIUE

11 December 2014, 2:47 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting today on the Carbondale campus approved the development of plans and cost estimates for the renovation of both Founders Hall and Alumni Hall on the Edwardsville campus.

In additional actions, the Board approved budgets to remodel the student laboratory in School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Clinic Building on the Alton campus and the resurfacing of Circle Drive on the Edwardsville campus. The Board also app...

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SIUE Launches Online YouVisit Campus Tour

11 December 2014, 9:08 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with YouVisit, LLC to build a complete walking tour of SIUE’s scenic campus, giving prospective students and their parents access to University grounds and facilities.

High school students, as well as their families and counselors, can now explore SIUE’s campus at their convenience via siue.edu/virtualtour. In place of or in addition to a live campus visit, the tour also allows visitors to take further action to inquire or apply ...

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SIUE Named to President’s Honor Roll for Fifth Consecutive Year

9 December 2014, 4:19 PM

Presidents Honor Roll
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This marks the fifth consecutive year SIUE’s commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement has been recognized.

The criteria includes detailing three specific projects substantially based in philanthropy and community service. These projects included the SIUE Experience, the student o...

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SIUE Upward Bound Program Helps East St. Louis Native Better Manage College

9 December 2014, 3:14 PM

Tony Howard

Achieving a bachelor’s degree in sociology was not a simple task for Tony Howard, but the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound program helped make it a little easier.

“SIIUE TRIO Upward Bound (EC) counselors, college visits and financial aid workshops helped give me a better understanding of not only going to college but of graduating,” said Howard, a 23-year-old East St. Louis native.

Howard graduated in May 2014 from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston...

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SIUE TRIO Upward Bound Student Part of Regional Winning Team

9 December 2014, 2:33 PM

Devon Cason
An alarm system fashioned out of solar lights, yarn, Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners won a first place award for a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound program student.

Devan Cason, Madison County High School sophomore and TRIO Upward Bound (BEM) program student, was part of a Think Tank team that won first place for their home alarm mock-up system at the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) Pre-College Student Leadership Conference (...

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Dog Therapy Helps SIUE Students During Finals Week

9 December 2014, 9:17 AM

Therapy Dogs
A little dog therapy helped Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students take the edge of off finals week.

Students stopped by the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge Monday to pet and interact with a couple of four-legged friends.

This is the second year that SIUE has partnered with C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs of Florissant, Mo, to make the therapy dogs available.

Photos:

Student Sinclair Guntharp pets Kylie, a Boarder Terrier from St. Charles, Missouri.

Student Danielle Black, pets Socr...

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SIUE Administrators Serve Students Breakfast During Finals

9 December 2014, 9:04 AM

Late Night Breakfast before finals week 12-07-14
More than 900 students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville received a free late night breakfast Sunday from SIU President Randy Dunn and SIUE administrators.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, bacon, pastries and juice were on the menu. The warm meal was served in support of students’ finals preparation.

This late night breakfast was the third of its kind sponsored by Morris University Center, Kimmel Student Involvement Center and University Housing. This collaboration to...

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SIUE “Angels” Bring the Holidays to Hundreds

8 December 2014, 3:45 PM

SIUE “Angels” Bring the Holidays to HundredsSIUE “Angels” Bring the Holidays to Hundreds
More than 300 local children received holiday gifts Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The Student Government Office sponsored SIUE’s second annual Angel Tree in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

SIUE “Angels” donated gifts and clothing to local families with children.

The Student Government Office operates out of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

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Brayden Washpun sits on Santa’s lap.

Angel Tree volunteers from the Stud...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,100 Graduates

8 December 2014, 9:14 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will oversee the 2014 Fall Commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 13. Ceremonies for the 1,159 eligible graduates will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Dr. Kelly Gable, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy, is SIUE’s 2014 Teaching Excellence Award winner. Gable will provide the commencement address for the morning ceremony for the Graduat...

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Bill Plaschke Remembers Bill Ward in LA Times

7 December 2014, 3:45 PM

SIUE alum and Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke wrote a warm and touching tribute about his relationship with late professor Bill Ward. Read it here.

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SIUE’s Sexton Elected as Delegate with American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists

7 December 2014, 3:27 PM

Scott Sexton, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy second-year professional student, was elected as the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Region 4 delegate at the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting. This is the first time the SIUE School of Pharmacy has held a national position in this student organization.

“I am filled with honor and excitement to be the new Region 4 delegate,” said Sexton.

“Those who attended the...

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Shoppers Bought Sparkle, Shine and More at SIUE’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

5 December 2014, 10:24 AM

StudentsHundreds of people enjoyed two days of shopping and browsing at the 43rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

On Dec. 3 and 4, local and student vendors displayed a wide range of crafts and merchandise in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge.


Debra Howard, SIUE Post OfficePhotos:

Considering some “bling” at the “Angie’s By Design” table are (from left to right) SIUE students Brie Steele and Briana Folmnsbee.

Debra Howard, SIUE Post Office, tries...

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Illinois Board of Higher Education Official Presents Budget Information at SIUE

5 December 2014, 2:58 AM

Dr. Al Phillips

Dr. Al Phillips, executive deputy director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), gave a presentation about the budget on Friday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“FY 2015 Budget Review and Outlook for FY 2016” was the topic of Phillips’ discussion he gave to the University Planning and Budget Council and the University campus community.

For more information, visit SIUE budget.

Photo: Dr. Al Phillips of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)

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SIUE Sets Stage in Edwardsville for Next Community Engagement and Scholarship Dialogue Session

4 December 2014, 4:08 PM

Dr. Aminata CairoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will conduct its final Community Engagement and Scholarship Dialogue session of the year from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Newsong Fellowship Church, 201 St. Louis St., Edwardsville.

The meeting will be the last of a four-part series of discussions that brought together SIUE faculty, staff, students, community members and other scholars in the region.

The dialogue invited members of the Edwardsville community to exchange with interested SIUE faculty, st...

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Engineering Students from South Korea Visit SIUE

4 December 2014, 8:58 AM

12-02-14, ERTC, Korea, South, Tongmyoung, University, visitingEight students and one professor from Tongmyong University in South Korea recently visited the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering as part of an exchange agreement.

The South Korean visitors were at SIUE from Dec. 8-10. Their visit was a result of SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signing a memorandum of understanding in June with Tongmyong University in Busan, South Korea.

The agreement set up a dual diploma program with Tongmyong, which allows for select Korean stu...

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SIUE Engineering Faculty Receive Best Paper Awards

3 December 2014, 10:27 AM

Two faculty members from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) received international recognition recently for their outstanding research publications.

Dr. Fengxia Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was selected as the winner of the Best Presentation award at the 2014 International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control (MoViC2014).

Dr. Mark McKenney, assistant professor of computer sciences, was awarded the prize for Best Paper at the ...

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SIUE Faculty and Students Join Together for Dec. 3 Concert

2 December 2014, 10:26 AM

wind symphony orchestra rehearsal 11-19-14 John BellFaculty and students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will collectively present a band concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 3, in Katherine Dunham Hall theater.

This final concert of the semester will present the students and faculty of concert band, and wind and percussion studies, said John Bell, professor of music at SIUE and head of band activities at the University.

“All of the music is approachable,” said Bell, director of the SIUE Wind Symphony. “I want th...

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University Housing Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Woodland Hall

1 December 2014, 4:40 PM

Fall 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Woodland Hall, which opened in August 1994, welcoming the first class of residential freshmen at SIUE. Nearly 10,000 residents have lived in Woodland Hall since the building opened.

One of many traditions in Woodland Hall is the annual Woodland Bowl, an event every spring. Woodland Hall is also on the University Frisbee golf course and boasts a full activity wing, workout facility for Woodland Hall residents, and a number of programs throughout the year f...

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Play of Famed English Playwright, Caryl Churchill, Opens Tomorrow at SIUE

1 December 2014, 11:32 AM

Far and Away1Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Theater and Dance will present two 1-act plays by famed English playwright, Caryl Churchill.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 6. Matinee times are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. All performances will be in the Metcalf Theater on the campus of SIUE.

Far Away and A Number are two 1-act plays by Churchill, an English dramatist who has been acknowledged as a major playwright in the Engli...

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SIUE Multicultural Center Grand Opening Set for Nov. 20

13 November 2014, 9:46 AM

15100483_MulticulturalCenterBanner.resizedepsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, for its new Multicultural Center in the Morris University Center. Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel and Associate Chancellor Venessa Brown from the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will participate in the grand opening.

“As our student population has become more diverse with each passing year, establishing the Multi...

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SIUE Seeks Nominations for CLI Alumni Leadership Award

12 November 2014, 4:57 PM

CLI Construction Leadership Alumni Reception 02-21-14Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Advisory Board is now soliciting nominations for the 2015 Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership. The award will recognize an outstanding graduate of the CLI program and honor the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and hard work.

“We have a wide variety of CLI program alumni now serving in leadership roles for St. Lo...

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SIUE Alumni Association Headed to Budapest, Prague and Vienna

12 November 2014, 4:22 PM

Tour-mapThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is partnering with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach to present a travel opportunity to Budapest, Vienna and Prague during May 2015.

The trip begins on Friday, May 1 with a flight to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Tour participants will spend three nights in Budapest before heading to Vienna, Austria for a two-night stay. The trip will conclude with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic. Return to the U.S. is scheduled f...

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SIUE’s Dance in Concert, Celebrating 45 Years, Explodes On Stage Today

12 November 2014, 3:30 PM

DanceConcert1Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Dance is celebrating 45 years of artistic expression and entertainment.

Dance in Concert 2014, which is an alumni concert, will open at 7:30 p.m. today. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. from today through Saturday, Nov. 15. The alumni reception will begin immediately following the concert on Saturday. A matinee showing is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. All shows will be in the Dunham Hall Theater.

The concert is choreographed by faculty and a...

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SIUE Students Honored for Saving Family from House Fire

11 November 2014, 4:42 PM

SIUE students were featured in reporter Derek Beigh’s story in The Pantagraph published Monday, Nov. 10. The story follows:

Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton is proud to say Central Illinois native Brittany Evans and four friends disproved the adage “nothing good happens after midnight.”

“We could have lost a family of four from our community, (but)… that scar never existed due to the fact Brittany and her friends did the right thing,” Patton said. “This i...

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SIUE Heads to Kentucky for NCAA Women’s Soccer 1st Round

10 November 2014, 5:01 PM

selectionshow_srSIUE will face Kentucky in Lexington, for the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. The game is set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.

SIUE’s first round game will be broadcast on SEC Network+ and ESPN3.com.

Kentucky is the No. 3 seed in the region, boasting a record of 15-6. Kentucky lost in the Southeastern Conference championship game to Texas A&M, but received an at-large bid to the tournament.

“We would have been e...

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SIUE Teaching with Primary Sources Program Recognized in Governor’s Proclamation

10 November 2014, 11:14 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS SIUE) was recognized during a proclamation from Governor Pat Quinn and Secretary of State Jesse White to the Illinois Veterans and Community Classroom (IVCC) Project.

The proclamation honors the veterans, students and teachers who have participated in the IVCC Project and declared October 2, 2014, to be Illinois Veterans and Community Classroom day in the state of Illinois. Rodrigo Garcia, dir...

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SIU President Dunn Remarks About SIUC Chancellor Paul Sarvela’s Passing

10 November 2014, 8:47 AM

To the Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends of SIU:

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that Interim SIU Carbondale Chancellor Paul Sarvela passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening. Our hearts go out to his wife, Debbie, their son and daughter, and the other members of their family.

Over the past 28 years, Dr. Sarvela has served our University with distinction as a faculty member, department chair, center director, dean, associate system vice president, and since July...

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Cougars Win OVC WSOC Title; Head to NCAA Tournament

10 November 2014, 8:19 AM

WSOC-OVCchampsSIUE won its first Ohio Valley Conference women’s soccer tournament title in a 3-2 overtime decision over Jacksonville State Sunday and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament.

“This team has risen to the occasion and has refused to give in,” said SIUE Head Coach Derek Burton.

The Gamecocks scored the first two goals of the game, leaving the Cougars with a 2-0 deficit with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation. Both Jacksonville State’s goals were scored by Kelsey Bri...

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SIUE’s Chris Mentz: From Green Beret to Nurse

10 November 2014, 8:00 AM

mentz_chris_mountainIn 2002, recent high school graduate Chris Mentz of Collinsville, first set foot on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. After two years of taking computer engineering courses during the War in Iraq, Mentz decided to enlist as a soldier for the U.S. Army. His life was forever changed.

“I saw what was going on between 2001 and 2003 as far as the war, and I felt a personal obligation to join the military and help do something about it,” said Mentz.

During a...

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SIUE Initiative Seeks to Engage Communities to Increase Resourcefulness

7 November 2014, 3:11 PM

Cairo, Aminata2Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is participating in discussions for the purpose of being more collaborative and resourceful in the communities they serve.

The effort, Community Engagement and Scholarship Dialogue sessions, was originally devised by Dr. Aminata Cairo, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. Also helping organize the initiative is Dr. James Hanlon, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and director of the Institute for Urban Research.

The ne...

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SIUE’s Alestle Wins National College Journalism Award

6 November 2014, 12:57 PM

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, won a national award during the 93rd annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention in Philadelphia.

The Alestle was in the Top Ten for overall excellence in the Best Of Show—Four-Year Weekly Tabloid category, the most competitive of all the categories in the contest. Members of the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers judged entries in the compe...

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Dr. James Hinson to Perform in SIUE’s Friday Faculty Recital

5 November 2014, 4:35 PM

James Hinson, MusicMixtures of light and intense musical numbers are planned for tomorrow’s Faculty Recital at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Dr. James M. Hinson, professor of Music, will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Dunham Hall, room 1109. Hinson is also coordinator of Winds, Brass and Percussion in the Department of Music.

The program will feature two fun, upbeat, flashy/virtuosic works — “Carnival of Venice” and “Clarinet Polka.” “Clarinet...

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SIUE Excels in Student Satisfaction Survey

5 November 2014, 3:39 PM

In a student satisfaction inventory (SSI) during spring 2014 coordinated by higher education consultant Noel-Levitz, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville scored significantly higher as compared to comparison groups and is performing well for its students.

“SIUE undergraduate students are happy in statistically significant terms against our peer set,” said Narbeth Emmanuel, vice chancellor for student affairs. “The information is highly valuable to us as we annually seek t...

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Professor Bill Ward, 1929-2014; Former Mass Communications Dept. Chair

5 November 2014, 3:26 PM

Former SIUE mass communications professor and department chairman Bill Ward passed away this morning. He was 85. His son, Jeff, posted the news on Bill’s Facebook page.

Ward was featured in The Alton Telegraph in a story by Doug Kaufman that was posted Friday, Nov. 7.

Professor Gary Hicks, current chair of the mass communications department, noted Bill Ward’s legendary status among the faculty. Ward was the Great Teacher of the Year Award winner in 1984.

More information will be p...

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SIUE Engineering Students Runner-up at National Student Competition

1 November 2014, 3:38 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students traveled to Downer’s Grove October 15-18 to participate in the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Student Competition.

The SIUE Preconstruction Team placed second out of 11 teams. Team members included: Zach Carlson, Zach Coon, George Justice, Chad Kolmer, Mason Musick and Chrissy Raffety.

The objective of the competition was to expose student competitors to realistic construction contract acqu...

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Gov. Quinn Kicks Off SIUE Science Building East Renovation

1 November 2014, 2:47 PM

JFB-QuinnIllinois Governor Pat Quinn visited Southern Illinois University Edwardsville late in the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 31. Quinn took time to kick off construction of the $23.5 million renovation of the Science Building East.

“The final phase of this world class project will get us one step close to opening one of the Midwest’s top science centers for higher education,” said Quinn, who was surrounded by SIUE students on the dais. “By investing in our educational institution...

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SIU SDM’s Robert Bitter Elected American Dental Association Trustee

1 November 2014, 2:24 PM

Bitter-RobertSouthern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) faculty member Dr. Robert Bitter was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) eighth district earlier in October. The installation took place during the ADA’s 155th annual meeting in San Antonio.

“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to represent the dentists of Illinois as the new trustee of the eighth district,” said Bitter, assistant professor in the Section of Periodontic...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy SSHP Chapter Earns National Award

1 November 2014, 1:58 PM

Lubsch_Lisa_mugThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (SSHP) chapter has received the first Outstanding Professional Development Project Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The award-winning project was Augmenting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Through the Addition of Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI).

The project was designed to educate students on various aspects of PPMI during t...

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U.S. News Tabs SIUE Among Top Midwest Regional Universities For 11th Consecutive Year

29 May 2014, 12:00 AM

US News U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 11th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2015” issue that was released today.

SIUE remained in the top 50 of the Regional Universities Midwest category at 47 in this year’s rankings. SIUE is 11th overall among public universities in that category. The U.S. ...

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