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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights 1,850 Graduates

2 May 2016, 9:05 AM

Hansen CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen will oversee the 2016 Spring Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 for 1,850 eligible graduates. The first of four exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Thelma Mothershed Wair will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. The SIUE alumna has spent her life championing diversity efforts. In 1957, Mothershed Wair attended Central High School in Little Roc...

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SIUE Engineering Students Win ASCE Geowall Competition

2 May 2016, 8:40 AM

Geowall studentsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students won the GeoWall Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Friday, April 22 at the Mid-Continent Student Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

“I think it’s gratifying to see such hard work and dedication out of a group of students,” said team captain Andrew Burkhardt, a senior civil engineering major from Beckemeyer. “Teamwork is an extre...

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SIUE Undergraduate Research Experiences Fuel Student Success

29 April 2016, 10:45 AM

Hayley Day, a senior majoring in electrical engineering, demonstrates her research team’s Blind-Aid Glasses.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Scholars Showcase, held Thursday, April 28, featured the depth and variety of learning experiences offered by the University’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) programs.

More than 100 students, representing nearly 40 different departments and programs showcased their outstanding research and creative activities.

“We know that students who conduct undergraduate research, especially...

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SIUE Announces Undergraduate Degree in International Studies

28 April 2016, 1:35 PM

nastasia-sorinThe Illinois Board of Higher Education has recently been approved a new undergraduate degree in international studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to begin in fall 2016.

The Bachelor of Arts in international studies, offered by the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), will focus on the complex social, political, economic and cultural interrelations that exist among nations and regions of our increasingly globalized world, according to Sorin Nastasia, PhD, assistant professor...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Graduates Attain Near Perfect Residency Match Rate

28 April 2016, 9:04 AM

SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Jingyang Fan, Dr. Lisa Lubsch and student Sara Mohiuddin.For Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) graduates seeking to advance their educations and health care careers, pharmacy residency programs provide one such avenue.

Residencies provide postgraduate training, allowing the resident to practice direct patient care and practice management under the supervision of an experienced preceptor. Residents gain a competitive advantage in the job market, more clearly defined career goals, and a better perspective on which area ...

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Riverbender.com Highlights SIUE Suzuki Program’s 50th Spring Concert

28 April 2016, 9:01 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Suzuki program is celebrating 50 years of successfully inspiring young musicians and instilling in them a love of violin, viola and cello. The program held it’s spring concert on Sunday, April 24.

The Riverbender.com’s Dan Brannen featured the program and its director Vera McCoy-Sulentic, and highlighted the spring concert, in an article posted Thursday, April 28.

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Vinyl Start-Up Connects with Metro East SBDC to Fine-Tune Business Plan

27 April 2016, 4:15 PM

Gaslight VinylBrothers Gerald and Brian Bach have joined forces as co-owners of Gaslight Vinyl, a new high performance digital print studio in downtown Belleville.

Older brother Gerald was raised in print shops and schooled in graphic design, having worked for a major telecommunications company for more than 10 years. Younger brother Brian spent eight years in the Army with two combat tours in Afghanistan, working in infantry and later with computer systems.

In January, the duo officially opened the doors t...

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Heartfelt Gift Establishes Visionary Adaptive Learning Classroom at SIUE

27 April 2016, 3:56 PM

Standing outside the Charles and Helen Foster Adaptive Learning Classroom are (L-R) Kerrill Foster, Helen Foster, Ann Robertson and Dr. Tom Foster.The Charles and Helen Foster Adaptive Learning Classroom, located in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Peck Hall, is an innovative space that allows for the continuous reimagining of teaching and learning across all academic disciplines.

Through a six-figure gift to the University from Tom Foster, PhD, professor of physics, and Ann Robertson, the visionary learning environment has been established and named in honor of Foster’s parents, and their firm belief in the value o...

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Erin Bode Highlights SIUE Lovejoy Library “Night in the Stacks” Fundraiser

27 April 2016, 11:50 AM

St. Louis entertainer Erin Bode is the featured artist for Lovejoy Library’s “Night in the Stacks” fundraiser Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m. on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.

More than 70 autographed music-themed auction items, many from artists who once performed at the Mississippi River Festival, will be available on Lovejoy’s first floor.

Dinner and drinks will be provided by the 1818 Chophouse. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $45, and ...

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SIUE Alumnus Retires after Illustrious Career in Navy Reserves

27 April 2016, 9:05 AM

Chief Petty Officer Darryl G. Howlett Jr.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Chief Petty Officer Darryl G. Howlett Jr. recently retired from the United States Navy, concluding a career that took him around the world.

During his service for the Navy Reserve, Howlett held positions for the U.S. Pacific Command as an information systems technician chief petty officer, leading chief petty officer, joint logistics directorate, reserve leading petty officer, ammunition logistics specialist, presentation specialist, information...

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Kimmel Leadership Awards Ceremony Applauds Commitment to Service

26 April 2016, 1:55 PM

Jeffrey Waple, vice chancellor for student affairs at SIUE celebrates the achievement of Kimmel Scholarship recipient Jaelen Deters.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2016 Kimmel Leadership Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April 25 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom, recognized students, faculty, staff and community members for their outstanding contributions in leadership and service.

More than 150 individuals and organizations were honored with such accolades as outstanding student leader and emerging student leader, rotary student leader of the month and organization, program and advisor of the yea...

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SIUE’s Second Black Lives Matter Conference Addressed Microaggressions


26 April 2016, 1:00 PM

Reed-BrianaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Black Lives Matter Reloaded – A Community Dialogue on Microaggressions” drew approximately 200 SIUE students, staff, faculty and other community members Monday, April 25, to the Morris University Center Conference Center. The SIUE Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion presented the event.


“The conference was an opportunity for open campus community dialogue,” said Venessa Brown, associate chanc...

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West Belleville Deli Slices up Success with Expertise from Metro East SBDC

26 April 2016, 9:25 AM

Nick RenfroThe loyal support of West Belleville patrons is a welcome sight for long-time resident Nick Renfro, owner of Nick & Vito’s Meat & Deli.

As Nick & Vito’s prepares to celebrate two years in business in mid-May, Renfro says the support from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has also been a factor in his small business’ success.

 “I make everything from scratch,” said Renfro, who opened the deli...

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SIUE School of Nursing Partners with Baptist Health Madisonville

26 April 2016, 8:25 AM

Roberta HarrisonThanks to a new partnership with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON), Baptist Health Madisonville (Kentucky) nurses can obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing in as little as one year from the comfort of their own homes and on a schedule that fits their lives.

“We are excited to work with Baptist Health to offer our online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree,” said Dr. Roberta Harrison, assistant dean for undergraduate programs at SIUE Sc...

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Hosts Honors Celebration

25 April 2016, 2:04 PM

Claire Maciejewski was presented the award for Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) spotlighted student achievement and recognized its generous donors at its Honors Celebration, held Saturday, April 23 in the Morris University Center Conference Center.

Approximately 200 students, parents, donors, sponsors, faculty and staff were in attendance as more than $15,000 in awards and scholarships were presented.

“I always look forward to this day, because it really is a fun eve...

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SIUE School of Nursing Recognizes Student Achievement and Donor Support

25 April 2016, 8:31 AM

The SIUE School of Nursing hosts its 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SON) hosted its 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 21 in SIUE’s Morris University Center. The event celebrated exceptional student achievement and recognized the impactful support of the School’s sponsors.

Scholarships and awards totaling more than $35,000 were presented to 37 deserving students.

“We want to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to our donors who make this su...

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SIUE Claims First OVC Women’s Tennis Title and NCAA Bid

25 April 2016, 7:55 AM

OVC Women's Tennis ChampsSIUE earned its first Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament championship and NCAA Division I tournament berth with a 4-1 victory over UT Martin Sunday, April 24 in Nashville.

The win was the Cougars' 11th straight victory, redeeming their last loss March 18 against UT Martin.

SIUE lost the doubles point to fall behind 1-0 in three matches that were at one point each tied 5-5. It was just the third time all season that the Cougars gave up the doubles point.&#...

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Local Media Highlight Student Rally to Support Illinois Higher Ed

22 April 2016, 5:20 PM

Higher ed rallySIUE student leaders organized a demonstration that drew a crowd of approximately 300 to support Illinois higher education and SIUE Friday afternoon in downtown Edwardsville.

Staff writer Madeline Gerard wrote this account for the Riverbender.com.

KMOX Radio reporter Brett Blume filed this report for KMOX Radio.

Alton Telegraph writer Kelsey Landis posted this story.

Reporter John Sommerhof wrote this story for the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

Photo: SIUE students, faculty, staff, alumni and...

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SIUE Students Clean Up Campus on Earth Day

22 April 2016, 11:43 AM

ESG member Love Adantor helps beautify campus on Earth Day.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students from Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the community health education student organization, celebrated Earth Day by collecting trash and debris from the SIUE bike trails.

“As health educators, environmental health and protection is part of what we do,” said Corinne Goodall, president of ESG and senior majoring in community health. “It’s gorgeous out today, and we thought this would be a fun, simple way to help keep our campus beaut...

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Center for Spirituality and Sustainability Leadership Honors SIUE Campus Kitchen Project

22 April 2016, 9:50 AM

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability will be holding its 13th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville.

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Each year the Center bestows two awards, one for Spiritual Leadership and one for Leadership in Sustainability. These dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to “promote humanity’s sacred connection to the Earth and each other.”

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State Department Diplomat in Residence Visits SIUE, Talks Global Impact

22 April 2016, 8:25 AM

Robert NeusSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted Foreign Service Officer Robert Neus, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, on campus on Tuesday, April 19. Neus spoke to approximately 50 students and faculty about the mission of the U.S. Foreign Service and its internship, fellowship and career opportunities.

According to its mission statement, the U.S. Department of State strives to “create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benef...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Holds Symbolic Pinning Ceremony

21 April 2016, 4:56 PM

SIUE School of Pharmacy year three students at their Pinning Ceremony.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) year three students marked the next step toward becoming pharmacists at the School’s Pinning Ceremony, held Thursday, April 21 in SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom.

Pins were presented to 73 students, with approximately 40 faculty, staff and other guests looking on. The receipt of their pin signifies the completion of the didactic portion of the curriculum and serves as a symbol of accomplishment as the students embark on the...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center to Participate in Give STL Day on May 3

21 April 2016, 4:16 PM

Jesse Dixon, executive director of the SIUE East St. Louis CenterThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (SIUE ESLC) is participating in Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 3. Give STL Day is part of a national fundraising event called Give Local America (GLA). During the 24-hour nationwide crowd funding event, individuals can make online donations in support of the SIUE ESLC and hundreds of other nonprofits by visiting givestlday.org.

“Giving to the SIUE East St. Louis Center on Give STL Day is an opportunity to support success fr...

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Hack the Arch 2016 to be Held at SIUE

21 April 2016, 2:59 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is co-sponsoring a unique event aimed at testing and expanding cyber-security skills and awareness.

Hack the Arch 2016, presented by The Military Cyber Professionals Association – St. Louis, will be held from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 in SIUE’s Morris University Center Conference Center.

According to MCPA-STL, participants will compete in a digital capture the flag event in which ...

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City of Edwardsville to Lease SIUE Cougar Lake Pool

21 April 2016, 8:35 AM

Cougar Lake PoolMembers of the Edwardsville City Council have approved a lease agreement with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to operate Cougar Lake Pool and make it available to members of the community. The Village of Glen Carbon is considering an Intergovernmental Agreement in order to make the pool available to its residents.

The pool sits adjacent to the Cougar Lake and includes lockers, restrooms and a concession area as well as a small splash pad for the youngest visitors.  Directional si...

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Springfest 2016: Welcome to the Jungle

20 April 2016, 2:42 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating Springfest, the longest running annual event on campus, April 18-22. This year’s theme is Welcome to the Jungle.

The week-long event features a giant banana split in a canoe, games, music, a student organization fair, glow run and lip sync competition. Jay Pharoah, SNL cast member, will perform on stage in the Meridian Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Tickets can be purchased on ticketreturn.com.

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SIUE School of Nursing Gala Celebrates Success and Growth

20 April 2016, 10:05 AM

bernaix-lauraNearly 300 alumni, faculty, staff, students, community partners and friends gathered at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s 2016 special alumni reunion and campaign recognition gala Saturday, April 16. The event took place in the Saint Louis Zoo Living World and included a reception, dinner and featured speakers.

Attendees were welcomed by Patti McDonald, the School's senior director of development, along with Saundra Spilotro ’69 and Cody Gowler &#8217...

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SIUE SOP Students and Metro East Humane Society to Host Unique Health Event

20 April 2016, 9:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Class of 2018 students are collaborating with the Metro East Humane Society to ensure the health of both pets and their owners.

A Pet Vaccination Clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23 at the Metro East Humane Society. Low-cost vaccinations will be provided for pets, and free blood pressure screenings will be offered for their owners. Funding for the activity is provided by the Meridian Society.

“This collabora...

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SIUE to Host Second Black Lives Matter Conference April 25

19 April 2016, 4:30 PM

fatima-sabaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host “Black Lives Matter Reloaded – A Community Dialogue on Microaggressions” Monday, April 25, in the Morris University Center Conference Center. The SIUE Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will present the event.

“Microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups,” said Ve...

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SIUE Alumnus Leaves Respected Mark as First Woman to Earn Coveted Medal

19 April 2016, 4:10 PM

Connie Borror earns the 2016 Shewhart MedalSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Connie M. Borror, PhD, has been awarded the 2016 Shewhart Medal, the highest award granted by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). She is the first woman to have received the award in its 67-year history.

The coveted industry award recognizes “outstanding leadership in the field of modern quality control.” The ASQ presented Borror with the medal at a ceremony in Arizona this spring.

Since the announcement of this historic accompl...

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SIUE Collegiate Entrepreneurs Announce “TheOther40” Winners

19 April 2016, 3:40 PM

Other 40A team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville industrial engineering students led by senior Mert Gover captured first place in SIUE’s “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition for 2016. The Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition for the sixth year and held its final pitch event Monday, April 11 at the SIUE Morris University Center.

“TheOther40” Business Plan Competition offers SIUE students an opportunity to take their business ideas through th...

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SIUE Hosts Illinois State Academy of Science

19 April 2016, 8:33 AM

SIUE senior Jhunnelle Walters, a biological sciences major, presents her research to fellow student Luke Brown.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 240 individuals at the 108th Annual Meeting of the Illinois State Academy of Science (ISAS) held Friday-Saturday, April 15-16 in the Science West Building.

The event was open to the public and featured more than 130 research posters and more than 40 oral presentations from students representing 18 public and private academic institutions around the state. Many of SIUE’s presenters were either in the Undergraduate Research and Crea...

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Fire Safety Video Honors SIUE Students

18 April 2016, 1:05 PM

Four years after the tragic loss of two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in an off-campus apartment fire, the victims’ families and attorneys are releasing a fire safety video to more than 200 universities nationwide. Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall lost their lives in an off-campus apartment fire on April 22, 2012.

The Petersen and Siddall families and their attorneys, Ted Gianaris, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Thomas Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., set o...

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SIU SDM Research Day Highlights Impact of Exploration and Investigation

18 April 2016, 11:07 AM

Dr. Sharon Gordon, the inaugural associate dean for research and chair of foundational sciences at the East Carolina School of Dental MedicineThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) emphasized the significant, global impact of research and scholarship for practitioners and patients at its 2016 Research Day held Tuesday, April 12.

The event began with a presentation on “The Role of the Astute Clinician in Therapeutic Innovation” by guest speaker Dr. Sharon Gordon, the inaugural associate dean for research and chair of foundational sciences at the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine.

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CAS Honors Day Celebrates Student Achievement

18 April 2016, 9:50 AM

Gregory Budzban, PhD, CAS deanThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) recognized 210 outstanding students with 244 scholarships and awards at its 2016 Honors Day Convocation. The celebrated students are pursuing degrees within the College’s nearly two dozen departments and programs.

The event, held Sunday, April 17 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom, is the largest single gathering recognizing student achievement at SIUE, outside of commencement.

“CAS Hono...

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Astronaut Jim Lovell’s Arts & Issues Appearance Featured in the Telegraph

18 April 2016, 8:25 AM

lovell-jimAs part of SIUE’s Arts & Issues series, retired astronaut Jim Lovell spoke to a sold-out crowd in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom Friday, April 15. Alton Telegraph reporter Kelsey Landis covered the event. Read the story.

KTVI reporter Alex Fees also posted this video story.

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SIUE Dogwood Trees: A Budding History of Prestige

15 April 2016, 9:33 AM

Blooming dogwoods beautify SIUE’s campus.The thick, vibrant foliage on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2,660-acre campus is a natural beauty in which visitors and the campus community delight.

Beginning in 1962 and spanning well into the 1970s, SIUE horticultural staff worked tirelessly to create a meticulously planned landscaping design that allowed for campus growth and emphasized the natural aesthetics of the campus environment. The landscaping was a booming success, and current University staff remain committed t...

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Creativity on Display at the 6th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit at SIUE

14 April 2016, 3:25 PM

ECC students (L to R) Dylan Garrett, Jucia Harlan and Cordelia Bush admire the creative work featured at the exhibit.Students from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Early Childhood Center (ECC) admired their creative work being displayed at the 6th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit this week. The young artists’ creations are featured in the Morris University Center Gallery through noon on Friday, April 15.

The exhibit is in connection with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ ...

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SIUE’s Jewell Receives the Hoppe Research Professor Award

14 April 2016, 11:54 AM

Dr. Jeremy Jewell, professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented Jeremy Jewell, PhD, with the 2016-2018 Hoppe Research Professor Award. Jewell, a professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is being recognized for his contributions to his field of study.

Jewell’s project, “Investigating the Effectiveness of Compassion Meditation with Behaviorally Disruptive Youth,” will work to understand the impact of a compassion meditation ...

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Walker Named SIUE Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration

14 April 2016, 11:35 AM

Rich Walker, SIUE interim vice chancellor for administration.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen has appointed Rich Walker as interim vice chancellor for administration. The appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Walker steps into the role as Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA) Kenn Neher has announced his intention to retire at the end of May 2016. Walker currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor for administration for planning and budgeting, a position to which he was appointe...

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Experience the Excitement of STEM: Register for SIUE’s Odyssey Science Camps

14 April 2016, 9:55 AM

SIUE Odyssey Science CampsRegistration is now open for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Odyssey Science Camps being held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 18-29.

The SIUE STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Center offers seven different focus groups, designed for students entering grades 2-9.

The camps provide children an opportunity to experience the excitement of science firsthand. Activities range from introducing scientific principles, building math skills, simple “crime s...

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Capt. John Tipton is SIUE’s First ROTC Hall of Fame Member

13 April 2016, 2:55 PM

The Tipton family, Kaitlyn, Austin and Susie, pose with (L-R) SIUE's Jeffrey Waple, John Navin, Stephen Hansen, and Lt. Col. Scott Reed.The late Captain John E. Tipton today became the first Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ROTC graduate to be inducted to the United States Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The enshrinement took place in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge and also served as celebration of the Army ROTC’s 100th anniversary.  

 “A U.S. Army officer is a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It’s plainly obvious that Captain Tipton filled all of those roles admirably,...

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City Leaders Demonstrate SIUE Support During Admissions Visit

13 April 2016, 12:47 PM

The counselors and SIUE admissions staff visited with city leaders at 222 Artisan Bakery in Edwardsville.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions hosted nine Chicago-area high school counselors on Friday, April 8, to offer a glimpse of the beautiful campus and an opportunity to meet and converse with Edwardsville community leaders.

During the visit, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton, Director of Police Jay Keeven and Economic/Community Development Director Walter D. Williams shared details on the valued partnership between SIUE and the community.

“We are appreciative o...

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SIUE’s Luesse Receives Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award

13 April 2016, 8:24 AM

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen presents the Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award to Dr. Sarah Luesse, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sarah Luesse, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award for FY17. The SIUE Graduate School granted the award in recognition of Luesse’s outstanding research and scholarly activities.

Luesse will receive a combined $12,500 from the SIUE Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences to be used in a one-year period. The funding w...

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Young Scientists Earn Prizes and Prestige at SIUE’s Research Challenge

12 April 2016, 4:36 PM

Science and Engineering Research ChallengeSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted approximately 200 budding scientists at the 32nd Annual Science and Engineering Research Challenge held April 2. Multiple trophies and monetary awards were doled out to local 5-12th grade students who excelled in the research, experimental and written components of the event.

The Science and Engineering Research Challenge is a day dedicated to celebrating science and achievement, and encourages science, technology, engineering and mathematics (ST...

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DeShazer Named SIUE Student Employee of the Year

12 April 2016, 3:50 PM

Jennifer Hoxsey helps Ramon DeShazer celebrate his recognition as Student Employee of the Year.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior vocal performance major Ramon DeShazer, of Edwardsville, has been honored by the Office of Student Financial Aid as the 2016 Student Employee of the Year. The award recognizes DeShazer’s tremendous contributions and dedication to his position as mail clerk in University Housing’s Cougar Village.

April 10-15 has been declared National Student Employee Week by the National Student Employment Association. As part of the celebratory week,...

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Karacal Named Dean of SIUE School of Engineering

11 April 2016, 1:40 PM

karacal-cemCem Karacal, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering after a national search. Karacal has served as interim dean since December 2015. His permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Karacal, professor and former associate dean in the School of Engineering, replaces Hasan Sevim, who retired in December 2015 after serving as dean for 10 years.  

 “I am impressed by Dr. Karacal&#8...

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SIU SDM’s Eapen Earns Coveted Investigator Award for Cancer Research

11 April 2016, 1:10 PM

SIUE Interim Chancellor Dr. Stephen Hansen presents the FY17 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award to Dr. Asha Eapen.Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s Assistant Professor Asha Eapen, PhD, has been presented the Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award from the SIUE Graduate School for FY17. The award recognizes Eapen’s research and it’s promise of making significant contributions to her field of study, the School and the University.

Eapen will receive a combined $12,500 from the SIUE Graduate School and the SIU School of Dental Medicine to be used in a one-year period. ...

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SIUE Selects Monahan as Dir. of Graduate and International Admission

11 April 2016, 8:45 AM

monahan-jimSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Jim Monahan as director of graduate and international admission. Monahan assumes his SIUE responsibilities beginning Monday, May 16.

Susan Morgan, PhD, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the SIUE Graduate School led the search committee.

“Jim has a strong history of working collaboratively with colleagues across two institutions to lead highly successful student recruitment efforts, including developing and implementing...

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Bernaix Named SIUE School of Nursing Dean

8 April 2016, 4:30 PM

bernaix-lauraDr. Laura Bernaix has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing. Bernaix has served as interim dean since June 2014, and her permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Bernaix is an alumnus of SIUE and brings 27 years of academic experience as a faculty member at the University. During those years, she has provided significant service to the School and to the University in a variety of roles. She served as c...

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SIUE Pharmacists Assisting in Reducing Negative Outcomes of Opioid Overdose

7 April 2016, 3:00 PM

kerr-jessicaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy faculty members Drs. Kelly Gable, Chris Herndon and Jessica Kerr have worked with the Illinois Pharmacists Association to develop and administer online training for pharmacists to help prevent opioid overdose.  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid overdoses in the state of Illinois is increasing. Prescription pain relievers and heroin are the primary cause for these increasing rates.

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Advance your Career with an Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics

7 April 2016, 12:40 PM

Find out how a master’s in healthcare informatics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career. Register today for an information session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in SIUE Founders Hall, Room 2300, and learn more about this fully online program.

“With increasing demand for electronic health records and professionals qualified to lead industry change, it’s a great time to pursue a degree in healthcare informatics,” said F...

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Audience to Delight in Harmonious Nostalgia of SIUE’s I Do! I Do!

6 April 2016, 1:59 PM

Musical talents Brandon Jansen and Sarah Paitz practice for their delightful rendition of I Do! I Do!The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Music will present an adapted rendition of the comedic and nostalgic production I Do! I Do!, opening April 14 in Abbott Auditorium on campus.

The musical will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17.  

In its original form, Harvey Schmidt’s I Do! I Do! follows the marriage of Agnes and Michael Snow from their wedding night in 1895 to their eventual “retirement”...

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New Nutrition Program at SIUE Offers “Taste” of Culture

6 April 2016, 8:32 AM

Ciera Bryant, a sophomore majoring in nutrition makes sushi during the Food and Culture course.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Applied Health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior now offers a bachelor’s in nutrition, an academic program that places emphasis on the relationships between nutrients and human health.

A class students are finding especially unique is the program’s Food and Culture course. It’s a health experience elective that offers students a special “taste” of diversity in food.

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SIUE’s Durr Named Chair-Elect of National Presidential Assistants Association

6 April 2016, 8:25 AM

Kim Durr, chief of staff in the SIUE Office of the ChancellorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kim Durr, chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, has been appointed chair-elect of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) Board of Directors. Durr will assume the chair post beginning Summer 2017.

The mission of the NAPAHE is to enhance the profession of its more than 650 members and “address the broad range of roles fulfilled by presidential assistants in service to presidential leadershi...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Executive Director of Edwardsville Community Foundation

5 April 2016, 11:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Patty Navin will serve as the first executive director of the Edwardsville Community Foundation. As executive director, Navin aims to accelerate the Foundation’s growth and enhance its community impact.

Navin earned a bachelor’s in business administration, specializing in professional accounting, from the SIUE School of Business in 1982.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Navin’s new role and longstanding history with the...

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Classic Greek Drama, The Trojan Women, Opens April 20 at SIUE

5 April 2016, 11:14 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Theater and Dance will present The Trojan Women at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24 in Dunham Hall Theater on campus.

Written by Euripides, with a new translation by Nicholas Rudall, The Trojan Women presents a bleak and agonizing portrait of war's brutality inspired by a barbaric act of retribution committed on the Isle of Melos during the war between Athens and Sparta.

The Tr...

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SIUE Track and Field to Hold Fundraiser for Teammate Battling Leukemia

5 April 2016, 9:42 AM

Derek Drew, SIUE Men’s Track and FieldSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville men's and women's track and field will hold the Derek Drew Mile Saturday, April 16, to help their teammate's battle with leukemia. The event will be held at 12 p.m. at Ralph Korte Stadium the day of the SIUE Gateway Classic.

Drew is a senior sprinter and hurdler from Oswego, Ill. He was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) less than one week after competing in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships and placing third in the 400 meters. Dre...

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Art Gecko Creative Studio Opens in Downtown O’Fallon, Illinois

4 April 2016, 1:22 PM

Cory Hollerbach and her mother, Robin Springer, both SIUE alumni, have opened Art Gecko Creative Studio, in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating along with its clients, a mother-daughter team who has opened a creative studio in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.

Art Gecko Creative Studio, 125 East State Street, is the brainchild of retired art teacher Robin Springer and her daughter and fellow designer, Cory Hollerbach, both SIUE alumni. Their new business is the culmination of a dream for the duo that has already shar...

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4 April 2016, 1:22 PM

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SIUE’s Hartnagel and Wesley Champions of College Fishing Kentucky Lake Open

4 April 2016, 11:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Bass Master Club members Zach Hartnagel, of Edwardsville, and Dalton Wesley, of Worden, both civil engineering majors in the School of Engineering, snagged first place in the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College Fishing Kentucky Lake Open held April 1-2 in Gilbertsville, Ky.

Their championship guarantees them a spot to compete in the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

Four teams from SIUE’s Bass Master Club competed in the Kentucky...

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SIUE and SIU School of Medicine Research Project Earns Inaugural Concept Commercialization Award

4 April 2016, 9:29 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sohyung Cho, PhD, associate professor of industrial engineering in the School of Engineering, has received the University’s inaugural Concept Commercialization Award in conjunction with a corresponding School of Medicine Concept Development Award, both aimed at supporting innovation and encouraging industry investment.

The winning project, “Novel Syringe System for Isolation of Lipoaspirate,” is a collaborative effort between C...

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AT&T Names SIUE Alumnus VP and GM in New York and New Jersey

1 April 2016, 2:52 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Bryan Gonterman has been named AT&T’s vice president and general manager in New York and New Jersey. In his new role, Gonterman will manage more than 2,250 employees and oversee business at nearly 200 retail locations.

Gonterman earned a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from SIUE in 1999. He was also a member of the SIUE baseball team from 1992-1995.

Details on Gonterman’s new position are available on marketw...

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SIUE’s De Meo Receives Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award

1 April 2016, 9:43 AM

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen, PhD, presents the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award to Christina De Meo, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Cristina De Meo, professor in the Department of Chemistry in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, was presented the 2016 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Paul Simon Luncheon held Tuesday, March 29, during the 20th Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium.

The award, named in honor of famed Illinois politician Paul Simon, recognizes significant achievements in research, and the integration of that research into teachi...

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Colin Powell Speaks at SIUE for Mannie Jackson Center Dinner

1 April 2016, 9:01 AM

General Colin PowellGeneral Colin L. Powell, one of the most respected leaders in American history, appeared in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom Thursday, March 31.

Powell spoke to an audience of more than 200 at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities’ (MJCHF) inaugural dinner. His appearance marked the launch of a speaker series for the MJCHF in Edwardsville.

Powell was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 and secreta...

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SIUE Alumnus Named STL Business Journal 2016 CFO of the Year

31 March 2016, 11:32 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Jennifer Harres, chief financial officer of the First National Bank of Waterloo, has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a 2016 CFO of the Year in the small corporations division.

She earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1993. She is one of 13 area CFO’s being touted for “helping their companies grow beyond the bottom line.”

Each honoree will be featured in the May 13 is...

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SIUE Alumnus Receives Fellows Award from Academy of Science-St. Louis

31 March 2016, 8:34 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Thomas Burris, PhD, is a recipient of the Fellows Award presented by the Academy of Science-St. Louis for his outstanding achievement in science.

Burris earned a bachelor’s in chemistry and medical science from SIUE in 1989. He is a William Beaumont professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Details on Burris’ scholarship and scientific accomp...

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SIUE Finalist in Scripps International Innovators Cup

30 March 2016, 1:35 PM

Team members (L-R) Anthony Psihramis, Brent Lallish and Kimberly Hicks work on their project, Fresh StartSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is among eight schools competing in the second annual Scripps International Innovators Cup. A team of five students from SIUE’s media management course met the challenge of using their entrepreneurial skills to develop an innovative idea that solves a media-related issue.

The SIUE team comprised of Lindsay Buente, Kimberly Hicks, Brent Lallish, Nicolle Patton and Anthony Psihramis designed Fresh Start, a location-based app that will serve food des...

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SIUE’s Weishaar Earns Prestigious Fulbright International Education Award

30 March 2016, 8:33 AM

Mary Konya Weishaar, PhD, SIUE executive director of International AffairsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Executive Director of International Affairs Mary Konya Weishaar, PhD, is one of 10 higher education professionals in the U.S. selected for a Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award to Japan. The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board present the award.

“The opportunity to engage with universities and other educational institutions in Japan is incredibly exciting,” said We...

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SIUE STEM Center Outreach Opportunities Expand Community Knowledge

29 March 2016, 10:46 AM

Colin Wilson, manager of SIUE’s STEM Resource Center, leads a chemistry lab experience.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is sharing its extensive resources and experts’ knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with community members through innovative learning opportunities.

This Spring, the Center is providing a diverse range of STEM-related outreach programming, including:

  • Teaching science lessons to students in the homeschool network Metro East Catholic Homeschool Educators (M...

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St. Louis Currents Reaches 30th Year of Publication

29 March 2016, 9:15 AM

STL Currents CoverThe publication St. Louis Currents: The Fifth Edition is now available. The 30-year-old publication started in 1986 as a way to disseminate critical essays from local St. Louis leaders on issues facing the entire region. 

Thirty years later, Currents is still shaping the St. Louis region’s thinking. The fifth edition addresses a wide variety of topics. 

Currents features strong essays on the region’s historical experience and economic outlook, which are common t...

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SIUE Students Rank Second in Illinois CPA Exam Results

28 March 2016, 4:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ranked second among Illinois’ 12 public universities in the annual Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam results. Scoring well above state and national averages, SIUE accounting graduates were runners-up to graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 “Our students did extremely well to place second in such a highly competitive environment,” said John Navin, PhD and dean of the SIUE School of Business. “C...

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Henry Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

28 March 2016, 2:47 PM

Dayna Henry, PhD, assistant professor in the community health education program in the Department of Applied Health in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost has presented Dayna Henry, PhD, with the Teaching Excellence Award, the most prestigious teaching award that a tenure-line faculty member can receive at the University. Three additional faculty members were commended for their exceptional teaching skills and accomplishments.

Henry is an assistant professor in the community health education program in the Department of Applied Health in SIUE’s School of Education, Health a...

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Record Attendance at SIUE Transfer Visit Day

28 March 2016, 11:58 AM

Photo: Brittany Vordtriede, of O’Fallon, Mo., and her parents speak to an SIUE representative during the Transfer Visit Day Student Services Fair.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed a record 140 prospective students to campus on Friday, March 25 for Transfer Visit Day. This was nearly triple the number of students who attended the special event one year ago.

“We were incredibly enthused to welcome so many students to campus for Transfer Visit Day,” said Jennifer Harbaugh, associate director of Admissions at SIUE. “Forty percent of new students each fall are transfer students. These students provide a rich...

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Pacidose Inventor Places in Top Three in National InnovateHER Competition

25 March 2016, 10:00 AM

scoville-checkDr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, captured third place in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Business Challenge.

Scoville competed as one of 10 finalists in a live business pitch on Thursday, March 17, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national business plan competition. InnovateHER was organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft to unearth innovative products and services that impact a...

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Professionals Pursue SIUE’s Online Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education

25 March 2016, 9:58 AM

Caroline Pryor, EdD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new online master’s program option in adult and continuing education is expanding the University’s reach by offering a unique range of online courses, catered toward working individuals.

The program option is a series of online courses available in the master’s in curriculum and instruction through the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Teaching and Learning. It is designed to integrate th...

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SIUE’s Alestle Wins 13 Awards at State College Media Conference

25 March 2016, 9:14 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper The Alestle earned 13 awards at the 33rd Annual Illinois College Press Association convention held Feb. 19-20 in Chicago.

The Alestle achieved three first-place awards, placed in five other categories and earned four honorable mentions, including recognition for general excellence in the large-school division. Photographer Brian Munoz placed second in the Shoot Chicago on-site photography competition in which most schools acros...

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SIUE School of Business Celebrates Student Achievement

25 March 2016, 8:36 AM

Members of Delta Sigma Pi accept a $1,000 award for being named the Enterprise Holdings Student Organization of the Year.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 12th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 23 in the Morris University Center.

Nearly $100,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to more than 75 of the School’s best and brightest students, pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing...

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SIU Board of Trustees Approves SIUE 2016-17 Tuition Increase

24 March 2016, 2:20 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a tuition increase for the 2016-17 Academic Year that will result in a $690 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 $8,352 for new, in-state full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) entering fall 2016. Undergraduate students currently in a guaranteed tuition plan will...

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SIU Trustees Approve $3.5M in Contracts for SIUE Improvements

24 March 2016, 1:50 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus Thursday, March 24, approved contracts totaling more than $3.5-million for four projects on the Edwardsville campus. The projects include:

  • Development of an Edwardsville Campus Dental Clinic for the SIU School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM)
  • Replace damaged brick pavers in the Stratton Quadrangle
  • Replace the roof on the Woodland Residence Hall
  • Select exterior concrete repairs

Th...

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SIUE Fee Changes Approved by SIU Board of Trustees

24 March 2016, 1:35 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 2016-17 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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Camille Emig-Hill to Receive Distinguished Service Award from SIUE

23 March 2016, 2:35 PM

emig-hill-camilleSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville double alum Camille Emig-Hill, a communications expert, business and financial services professional, and community and youth supporter, will receive the University’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2016 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting.

Emig-Hill achieved a bachelor’s in mass communications and journalism in 1972 and a master’s in business administration in ‘77....

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Rolla Regional Robotics Wins 2016 Regional Botball Tournament

22 March 2016, 1:50 PM

klette-koltonThe Rolla Regional Robotics team from St. James, Mo., won the 2016 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament on Saturday, March 19 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Fifteen teams competed in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom before a crowd of more than 150 throughout the day.

This year’s theme was a Mars Mission crewmember rescue. Students’ robots worked to assist Botnaut in surviving on the surface of Mars until a rescue mission could be sent. The student...

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SIUE Sophomores Win Inaugural eHacks Event

22 March 2016, 11:05 AM

ehacks competitorsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Zach Anderson and John Bentley earned first place at the first annual eHacks competition in SIUE’s Technology and Management Center during the weekend of March 11-13. The sophomore computer science majors created Handy, an interactive sign-language tutor that uses a Leap Motion Controller device supplied by Major League Hacking (MLH) during the hack-a-thon.

A hack-a-thon is essentially an “invention competition,” with less emph...

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“Is St. Louis a Welcoming Region?” SIUE’s VanSlette to Present at Missouri History Museum

22 March 2016, 10:08 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sarah VanSlette, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be a featured presenter at the Missouri History Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17. She will contribute to a free panel discussion titled “High School and Beyond: Is St. Louis a Welcoming Region?”

VanSlette is involved with the ongoing Missouri Historical Society Exhibition “Where Did You Go to H...

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Science and Engineering Research Challenge at SIUE to Foster STEM Exploration

22 March 2016, 9:05 AM

Science and Engineering Research ChallengeSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host approximately 400 local 5-12th grade students at the regional Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) on campus Saturday, April 2. The 32nd annual competition will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center, located in the Student Fitness Center.

The event features the finest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused student projects from a 10-county area. The projects promote independent criti...

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SIUE’s Pelekanos Earns Distinguished Research Professor Distinction

21 March 2016, 2:23 PM

 George Pelekanos, PhD, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the SIUE College of Arts and SciencesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s George Pelekanos, PhD, professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has achieved the rank of Distinguished Research Professor for his significant scholarly contributions to inverse scattering.

The distinction is the highest academic rank a faculty member at SIUE can achieve. It is awarded to a prestigious group of tenured faculty members in recognition of outsta...

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SIUE’s Bouvier Recognized for Research in Computer Science Education

21 March 2016, 10:56 AM

Dennis Bouvier, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science in the SIUE School of EngineeringSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dennis Bouvier, PhD, chair of the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering, and colleagues, earned Best Paper at the 47th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education held March 2-5 in Memphis.

The paper, titled “A Multi-Institutional Study of Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing,” is the result of a multi-institutional study of the practice of teaching computer...

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SIUE’s Hospice Volunteer Initiative Captures and Shares Beloved Memories

18 March 2016, 8:58 AM

volunteer hospice

Carrying out its mission to “Give Together, Care Together,” members of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Hospice Volunteer Initiative have created a way to capture and share the cherished memories of individuals in hospice care. The group’s latest outreach project involves the creation of memory books.

“Our goal is to raise awareness about hospice care and engage students in volunteerism,” said Maddie VanDaele, president of S...

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SIUE’s Eneyo Receives NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award

17 March 2016, 3:41 PM

Emmanuel S. Eneyo, PhD, professor of industrial engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering.The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has presented Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professor Emmanuel S. Eneyo, PhD, with a 2016 Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia.

A professor of industrial engineering, Eneyo has served the SIUE School of Engineering for more than 25 years. He joined the SIUE faculty in 1989 as an assistant professor in industrial engineering. He served as the program director of industrial engineering from 1999 to 2005. He also success...

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SIUE’s Brown Elected to National Diversity Officers Board of Directors

17 March 2016, 8:43 AM

Venessa A. Brown, PhD, associate chancellor for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Venessa A. Brown, PhD, associate chancellor for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has been elected to the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Board of Directors. Brown will serve a three-year term.

NADOHE’s vision is “to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation.” Through her service on the board, Brown intends to ensure that dive...

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SIUE Alumni Honored with Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community Awards

17 March 2016, 8:39 AM

Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community at the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Annual Community Awards Gala and Auction. The event, sponsored by the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, was held Saturday, March 12 in SIUE’s Morris University Meridian Ballroom.

Dale Keller, president and founder of Keller Construction, received the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement. Keller ea...

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Rescue from Mars is Theme of SIUE’s Annual Botball Tournament

16 March 2016, 10:00 AM

Rolla Botball TeamMiddle and high school students will engage their minds and their robots when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts its annual Botball tournament on Sat., March 19. This year’s theme is “Rescue from Mars.”

This is the 19th Botball season and the 14th year that SIUE will host the region’s tournament. Seventeen teams will be coming to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom for the competition.

The event, coordinated through the KISS Institute for...

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SIUE’s Kutan Recognized as Distinguished Research Professor

16 March 2016, 8:58 AM

Ali Kutan, PhD, professor of economics and financeSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ali Kutan, PhD, professor of economics and finance in the School of Business, has received the rank Distinguished Research Professor for his significant scholarly contributions to international financial markets.

The accolade is an academic rank awarded to tenured faculty members in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to research and creative activities.

“I am honored to have received such a special award,” Kutan ...

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SIUE School of Engineering Holds 10th Annual Awards Banquet

16 March 2016, 8:20 AM

SIUe School of Engineering 10th Annual Awards BanquetThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering celebrated its exceptional students, faculty and alumni at its 10th Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 25. The School recognized an outstanding junior, senior, graduate student, teacher and alumnus from each of its six degree programs.

The banquet exemplified the School’s core values, which emphasize innovative curricula and an educational environment that fosters intellectual excitement, high quality leading-edge research b...

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SIUE Head Start Children Enjoy Robotics, Courtesy of the SIUE Math and Science Program

15 March 2016, 3:41 PM

Lara and children Head Start children

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start students enjoyed a day of playing and learning about robotics on Tuesday, March 8 from the SIUE Upward Bound Math and Science Center staff. 

At the invitation of the Discovery Center Head Start, the Math and Science staff visited approximately 30 students ages three-five and taught robotics while conducting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities. 

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SIUE Spanish Camp to Engage and Immerse Students in Language and Culture

15 March 2016, 9:02 AM

SIUE Spanish CampThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will host a Spanish Camp for students ages six to 12 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13-24. Students will engage in a wide range of exciting educational and recreational activities that will develop their Spanish communication skills.

“This is a unique and impactful opportunity, because children who learn a foreign language at an early age demonstrate certain cognitive advantages...

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SIUE and Lake Land College Partner on Nursing Degree Track

15 March 2016, 8:25 AM

SIUE SON-LakeLandThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing (SON) and Lake Land College have announced a new partnership. The Bachelor of Science in nursing degree track enables community college students to rapidly achieve their baccalaureate degree from the (SON). Students must have previously attended Lake Land College to complete an associate degree and the majority of the general education requirements.

“This is going to benefit students who may not have originally seen th...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Teams Up with Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone to Help Children Succeed

14 March 2016, 3:57 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Program will take part in a community-wide professional development session from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 to help educators and home visitors better educate children in Greater East St. Louis. 

The Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone will host the first community-wide professional development session at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd, Building D in East St. Louis. ...

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Scoville & Co. in Finals of InnovateHER National Business Competition

14 March 2016, 2:15 PM

pacidoseDr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, was selected from more than 200 companies across the United States as a finalist in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2016 InnovateHER Business Challenge. 

InnovateHER, a national business plan competition organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft, was created to unearth innovative products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and ...

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SIUE’s Hansen Provides Congress Update to Campus

14 March 2016, 11:05 AM

Congress Update Slideshow PDF

In the wake of the on-going state of Illinois budget crisis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the campus community Monday in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. He discussed the progress made by the SIUE congress that was established last fall to successfully plan for an SIUE that will thrive in the future.

Hansen believes that the University is at an important juncture where resources, growth an...

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

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

summer session 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2016 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. More than 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever before.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 9.

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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S.M. Wilson’s Lauren Williams Named 2016 Distinguished CLI Alumna

14 March 2016, 8:10 AM

williams-laurenLauren Williams, building information modeling (BIM) manager for S.M. Wilson, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2016 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 11 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.

Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, presented the award.

The CL...

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SIUE Department of Music Presents The Magic Flute

11 March 2016, 11:18 AM

Magic Flute

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Music will present one of the most widely performed opera’s in the world, The Magic Flute, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 in the Dunham Hall Theater on campus.

The SIUE Opera Theatre is producing The Magic Flute directed by Marc Schapman, PhD, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music. The opera, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is performed in two acts to a German l...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Representatives Among Founding Officers of Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists

11 March 2016, 8:40 AM

Chris Herndon, PharmD, associate professor in the SIUE School of PharmacyThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Chris Herndon, PharmD, associate professor, and third-year (P3) student Scott Sexton, of Waterloo, are among the founding officers of the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP). Herndon will serve as treasurer, and Sexton as student trustee for the newly formed national pharmacy organization.

The mission of the SPCP is to “promote exceptional patient care by advancing palliative pharmacists through education, ...

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eHacks Competition at SIUE to Award $3,000 in Prizes

10 March 2016, 9:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts eHacks, a 36-hour invention competition, in the Technology and Management Center from Friday evening, March 11 through Sunday morning, March 13. Sixty-five pre-registered contestants will vie for more than $3,000 in prizes to be distributed across multiple categories

 “eHacks is a great event to gain exposure to the St. Louis tech industry and network with our sponsors’ engineers,” said Dennis Bouvier, PhD, associate profess...

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SIUE Student Project Leads to Innovative, Cost-Effective Course Offering

10 March 2016, 9:06 AM

Kalisha Turner, with SIUE Academic Advising, presents on stress management to a room full of students.In line with its commitment to a student-centered educational community, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to expand its program offerings to meet the needs and demands of students through innovative, cost-effective avenues.

One such offering is being coordinated by Dr. Kevin Thomas, director of retention and student success at SIUE, and a senior project team from the Department of Applied Communication Studies. Student Academic Success Sessions (SASS) are providing students a...

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SIUE Marketing & Communications Receives 7 Educational Advertising Awards

9 March 2016, 2:50 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Marketing and Communications Department received seven awards in the 31st annual Educational Advertising Awards announced March 1. 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 several fo...

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NASA Awards SIUE $11.5 Million to Expand Citizen Science Education

9 March 2016, 9:51 AM

Pamela Gay, PhD, assistant research professor in SIUE's STEM CenterNASA has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $11.5 million to expand its citizen science and educational activities through CosmoQuest, a second-generation citizen science facility. CosmoQuest Project Director Dr. Pamela Gay, assistant research professor in the SIUE STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Center, will lead the initiative as principal investigator.

“SIUE is excited and extremely proud to be among an amazing group of institutions chosen to advance...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Graduates Board Pass Rate Tops Illinois and Missouri

9 March 2016, 9:01 AM

School of Pharmacy Class of 2015Graduates of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Pharmacy class of 2015 have exceeded both state and national averages, boasting a first-attempt board pass rate of 97.26% on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX). The graduates’ combined score was the highest board pass rate of any program in Illinois or Missouri.

“We are extremely proud of our graduates’ remarkable accomplishment,” said Gireesh Gupchup, PhD, dean of the SIUE School...

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Retired Air Force Info Specialist Launches Business with SBDC Help

9 March 2016, 8:20 AM

Dettmann-DwightAfter 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, O’Fallon resident Dwight Dettmann was ready for a change. With the help of the Illinois Metro East Small Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, he made the transformation from a trained expert in information security to small business owner by launching his own handyman business.

Bright Ideas & More, LLC, incorporated in November 2015, provides home improvement services, including installation of ceiling fans and light fixtur...

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SIUE’s Laux is ACPA Double Award Winner

8 March 2016, 11:50 AM

laux-sarahSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sarah Laux received two awards from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International at its annual convention Monday, March 7 in Montreal, Canada.

An assistant director of civic engagement with SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, Laux’s responsibilities include developing and coordinating community service opportunities for students though various avenues and creating opportunities for...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Serves Community with Diabetes Education Program

8 March 2016, 10:45 AM

hartman-cindySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) continued its commitment to community service by holding a Diabetes Education Program Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Morris University Center. The event drew more than 100 interested individuals seeking more insight into diabetes.  

The program included speaker sessions, a vendor fair, diabetes screenings and one-on-one counseling with healthcare professionals.

Chris Lynch, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and direct...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class of International Program

7 March 2016, 4:21 PM

SIU SDM IAPP Inaugural ClassThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) has expanded to meet the demands in the international dentist community through its International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP). The inaugural class of six students began the 27-month program on the Alton campus in February.

The IAPP enables qualified dentists who have graduated from an acknowledged international dental school to pursue a doctor of dental medicine (DMD) degree at the SDM. Program graduates will be able to ...

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Capt. John Tipton is SIUE’s First ROTC Hall of Fame Member

7 March 2016, 11:00 AM

ROTC LogoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville announced that the late Captain John E. Tipton will be the first inductee from SIUE to the United States Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The enshrinement will take place in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 and also serve as celebration of the Army ROTC’s 100th anniversary.  

“Captain Tipton is remembered by those who served with him as a dedicated individual, an outstanding leader and a consummate profes...

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Packed Vadalabene Center Hosts Bernie Sanders on SIUE Campus

4 March 2016, 1:25 PM

Thousands of people filed into the Vadalabene Center Friday, March 4 to hear Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speak on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A crowd of more than 4,000 jammed the facility, while hundreds stood outside in the cold where Sanders briefly addressed them before going inside.

 “I got here at 4:30 a.m., and I’m ecstatic,” said Cole Preston, an SIUE graduate student majoring in public administration. “Ber...

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Career Fairs Offer SIUE Students Opportunities for Professional Success

3 March 2016, 3:22 PM

SIUE Spring Career FairsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students networked and discussed potential job opportunities with representatives from more than 150 major companies during three career fairs held on campus March 1-3.

“SIUE is our best producing relationship for our college campus recruiting,” said J.R. Maxfield, lead talent acquisition specialist with Enterprise Holdings and SIUE School of Business alum. “We’re recruiting software engineers for our information technology depar...

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Sanders Visits SIUE

3 March 2016, 12:50 PM

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Illinois Friday, March 4. The Democratic Party presidential candidate will host a rally in SIUE’s Vadalabene Center.

Sanders is expected to speak at 10:30 a.m. and will discuss a wide range of issues.

Doors open at 8 a.m.

-       Access will be from the east entrance only.

-       West VC entrance will be locked down Friday until noon

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First Recycle Bowl at SIUE Helps Spread the Green Message

2 March 2016, 3:58 PM

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Students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville made an environmentally friendly trade off on Wednesday, March 2 in the school’s first annual Recycle Bowl.

“For every plastic bottle, aluminum can or paper cup that a student brought in, we gave them an SIUE reusable bottle in return,” said Sydney Jackson, a junior in Interpersonal Communication Speech, taught by Diane Hayes, applied communication studies established instructor. “In our class,...

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SIUE’s Butts, Moore Tabbed for Top OVC Awards

2 March 2016, 11:30 AM

Butts-MooreSIUE seniors Shronda Butts and CoCo Moore have been tabbed for two top awards during the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball season.

Butts was named the OVC Player of the Year and a first-team All-Conference member. Moore was selected as the co-Defensive Player of the Year. Both players became members of SIUE’s 1,000-point club this season.

The players were honored at a banquet Tuesday, March 1 preceding the OVC Tournament.

Butts, who ranks 11th nationally in scoring w...

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Arts & Issues Presents the Life and Work of R. Buckminster Fuller

2 March 2016, 11:19 AM

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The life and ideas of a grandfather of sustainability, a futuristic designer and utopian thinker will be performed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. 

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability and Arts & Issues will present “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the University,” written, directed and performed by D.W. Jacobs.

The March 31st show is sold out, but seats are available ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Teach Area Children about Poison Prevention

1 March 2016, 1:00 PM

School of Pharmacy Service LearningSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) first-year (P1) students are teaching more than 5,000 Pre-K through third grade students from Madison and St. Clair counties how to stay safe from potentially harmful items. Forty teams of SOP students are involved in the School’s annual service learning experience, presenting age-appropriate lessons on poison prevention Feb. 22-March 11.

“The health and well-being of the community is improved by information and prev...

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SIUE’s Pryor to Serve on Archeological Society Education Committee

1 March 2016, 9:05 AM

Dr. Caroline Pryor, associate profession in the SIUE Department of Teaching and Learning.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Caroline Pryor, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to serve on the Archeological Society of Saint Louis’ (ASSTL) Education Committee.

Pryor will focus her committee work on aligning resources, such as historic sites and artifacts, with states’ K-12 content area of learning standards.

“I’m incredibly excited to serve on the ASSTL Education Committee and join other region...

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SIUE Friends of Art to Hold 39th Annual Auction March 16

29 February 2016, 4:33 PM

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Original pieces of art will be on sale March 16 at the 39th Annual Art Auction March, sponsored by Friends of Art Southern Illinois University and the Department of Art & Design at SIUE.

The auction will be held in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building on the SIUE campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Ahrens & Niemeier auctioneers will start the bidding at 7 p.m.  

Original artworks have been donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumn...

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SIUE Dance Marathon Raises $29K for Children's Charities

29 February 2016, 12:47 PM

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

SIUE's Fourth Dance Marathon raised approximately $29,000 according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The community project raised money for Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis, which provides s...

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SIUE Adds Bachelor’s of Environmental Sciences

29 February 2016, 8:30 AM

lin-zhiqingThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is introducing a bachelor’s program in environmental sciences to begin fall 2016.

“There is strong demand for environmental scientists as public interest in the hazards facing the environment has grown dramatically,” said Zhi-Qing Lin, PhD and director of the environmental sciences program. “The increasing pressure placed on the environment and natural resources due to population growth is a...

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SIUE Reduces Two Varsity Sports

28 February 2016, 4:55 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville today announced that it is reducing its intercollegiate athletic programs from 18 to 16 effective June 30, 2016. Men’s tennis and women’s golf will be removed from SIUE’s sport program roster.

The decision impacts eight men’s tennis student-athletes and eight women’s golf student-athletes currently on the rosters. Men’s tennis head coach Jason Coomer will continue his responsibilities as senior associate director of a...

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RecycleMania 2016 Underway at SIUE

26 February 2016, 4:26 PM

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The national RecycleMania competition is now in progress at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and the University’s sustainability officer is hoping that more people are making recycling part of their lives and not simply seeing it as an event. 

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 w...

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SIUE Eugene B. Redmond Learning Center Wins Arcus People’s Choice Award

26 February 2016, 3:03 PM

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The St. Louis Regional Chamber honored Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Eugene B. Redmond Learning Center Thursday night with its inaugural Arcus People’s Choice Award. 

The Center won as a result of receiving a majority of the popular vote from individuals across the region. The Arcus People’s Choice Award, sponsored by RubinBrown LLP, was one of 11 honors that the Chamber bestowed on the region’s top leaders and companies for hel...

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SIUE School of Nursing Partners with Baptist Health of Kentucky

26 February 2016, 12:08 PM

Dr. Laura Bernaix, interim dean of the SIUE School of NursingThanks to a new partnership with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON), Baptist Health (Kentucky) nurses can obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing in as little as one year from the comfort of their own homes and on a schedule that fits their lives. The joint venture was announced today at a noon press conference at Baptist Health in Paducah.

“We are excited to work with Baptist Health to offer our online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree," sai...

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SBDC Helps SIUE Grad with RunWell Grand Opening Feb. 27th

25 February 2016, 12:50 PM

 RunWell LogoFor Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate and small business owner Jen Schaller, it has always been about sharing her passion for running. Starting on Saturday, Feb. 27, Schaller will have three times the amount of space to conduct her business of connecting with runners from across the St. Louis region.

     Schaller developed her love for running in a freshman jogging class at SIUE. After graduating in 1999 with a bachelor’s in accounting from SIUE...

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Little Rock Nine’s Thelma Mothershed Wair to Receive SIUE Honorary Degree

25 February 2016, 9:18 AM

Thelma Mothershed Wair

Thelma Mothershed Wair will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at its May 2016 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Carbondale campus.

The SIUE alumna has spent her life championing diversity efforts. In 1957, Wair attended Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., as one of the Little Rock Nine. This followed the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education decision in...

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SIUE Again Selected as Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs

25 February 2016, 9:00 AM

Jeffrey WapleSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has been selected as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) for the second-consecutive year. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education will publish the listing in the February 25, 2016 edition of the magazine.

The study is a collaborative project among Diverse, the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)—College Student Educators Interna...

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SIUE’s Black Theater Workshop Portrays Justice Too Long Delayed

23 February 2016, 4:04 PM

The play will be on stage at 11 a.m. at the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. Admission is free.

The BTW, along with A Call to Conscience, a St. Louis-based theater company, collaborated on the writing and producing of the play that presents a cutting-edge interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s response to the critics of his presence in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963.

“With recent events of police brutality and social injustices, w...

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SIUE SBDC Helps OneLegacy Find Business Partners

23 February 2016, 3:35 PM

stith-mikeOneLegacy, a client of the Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has expanded its local business relationships. Founder Mike Stith, an Edwardsville resident, has announced OneLegacy will partner with Meridian Village, a Lutheran Senior Services Community in Glen Carbon, and Hitz Home Rehab in Alhambra to offer its Legacy Sharing Story Therapy Workshops.

The workshops are designed for caregivers, families or anyone interested in family history...

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Area Math Teachers’ Circle Now Part of National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force

23 February 2016, 8:52 AM

Great Rivers Math Teachers' CircleSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is serving the needs of community educators through the Great Rivers Math Teachers’ Circle (MTC). The program is part of a network that seeks to grow and enrich the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching force by engaging teachers in problem-solving and collaborative brainstorming, and building a community of mathematics professionals.

The MTC Network is a project of the American Institute of Mathematics. S...

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SIUE’s Hartnagel and Wesley to Compete for Bass Fishing Championship

23 February 2016, 8:45 AM

Hartnagel-WesleySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Bass Master Club members Zach Hartnagel and Dalton Wesley will compete in the 2016 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee in Seneca, S.C. during March 17-18.

To qualify for the championship, 194 teams competed in last year’s Kentucky Lake FLW College Fishing Open. Ten teams qualified during the two-day tournament, including the SIUE duo.

Hartnagel is a junior majoring in civil engineering in the School...

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SIUE Artists Celebrate African American Poets and Musicians

23 February 2016, 8:44 AM

Original verses unveiling the “Elephants in the Room” and lamenting gun violence were intermingled with melodious tunes about Summertime and requests for strength. Several Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students displayed their conscience, minds and talents on Monday, Feb. 22 during the University’s Black Heritage Month’s History of Black Poetry and Music. 

Racism and privilege were addressed in Kenneth Coleman’s poem, “Elephants in the Room.&...

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African Food, Dance and Drama Make for a Cultural Night at SIUE

22 February 2016, 2:35 PM

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ololade Tomi and Nwadiuto

Some of the food, attire and customs from African countries were transported Saturday, Feb. 20 to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The SIUE African Student Association (ASA) hosted Africa Night in the Morris University Center as approximately 130 people enjoyed music, food, dance and drama. 

“I loved the food,” said Leslie Boudouris, a teaching assistant in the Department of English Language and Literature. “All of the activities were aut...

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SIUE School of Business Alumni Earn “Top Lawyer” Distinction

22 February 2016, 1:53 PM

Six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business alumni are being hailed among the best lawyers in the Metro East. The counselors were voted upon by their peers through a survey conducted by Leading Lawyers. The distinction is held by fewer than five percent of lawyers licensed in Illinois.

SIUE alumni on the list include:

  • Edward Blake, MBA 1977
  • Mary Lopinot, bachelor’s in accountancy, 1995
  • Kevin Richter, bachelor’s in finance, 1980
  • Kurt Schroeder, bachelor&#82...

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SIUE’s Fourth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Draws Hundreds

22 February 2016, 11:10 AM

SWE-IGE_2016The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted its fourth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, Feb. 20, in the SIUE School of Engineering building

More than 200 girls from grades 5-8 attended the daylong event that offered exposure to the engineering field. Participants completed a total of five activities, covering the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer science engineering.

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Celebrates Children’s Dental Health Month

22 February 2016, 9:54 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is placing special emphasis on community outreach to a young audience throughout February for National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The SDM has invited elementary students from area schools to campus to learn about oral health from third year dental students.

“This is a practical application of what we learn in class — oral health,” said Dr. Poonam Jain, professor and director of community ...

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Black Women’s Natural Hair Styles on Display at SIUE

19 February 2016, 9:44 AM

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Black hair – in all of its glory and natural styles – was on display Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

A series of nine display panels highlighted images of various natural hairstyles worn by multi-generations of African American women and was presented by Howard Rambsy, PhD, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.   

“The goal was to raise awareness about the defining ways that...

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Campus Kitchen at SIUE “Raises the Dough” for Community Outreach

19 February 2016, 9:12 AM

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Campus Kitchen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville performs community service by donating food to those in need. However, it is in need of public support to purchase items required for food preparation and more. 

Campus Kitchen at SIUE will begin its second annual Raise the Dough fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 19.  Support the Campus Kitchen at SIUE through Friday, Feb. 26.

The University is competing with 21 other Campus Kitchens throughout the U.S. to s...

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SIUE Senior Named National Award Winner in Health Education

18 February 2016, 1:22 PM

Corinne Goodall, SIUE senior majoring in health education.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Corinne Goodall has achieved the Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year award through the University’s Health Education program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

“Corinne is extremely deserving of this national recognition as she has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills as president...

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Esteemed SIUE Alumnus Receives Living Legend Award

18 February 2016, 11:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Edward Hightower, PhD, is the recipient of a 2016 Madison County Living Legends Community Service Award. The award acknowledges those who have significantly contributed to the community.

Hightower has earned multiple degrees from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, including a bachelor’s in physical education in 1974, a master’s in educational administration in 1977 and a specialist degree in educational administ...

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SIUE’s Neath Receives Distinguished Going Award, Explores Belief vs. Evidence

17 February 2016, 2:57 PM

Dr. Andrew Neath, professor of mathematics and statistics in the SIUE College of Arts and SciencesWhen is something proven? When has truth been established? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Andrew Neath, PhD, is using his statistical expertise to answer those questions.

Neath, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is the 2016 recipient of the SIUE College of Arts and Science’s distinguished William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award. The coveted achievement supports his scholarship, which holds implications in scientific research, and ...

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SIUE Alumna Leads by Example, Promotes Interest in Structural Engineering

17 February 2016, 1:48 PM

Stephanie Spann, P.E., SIUE Civil Engineering AlumnaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Stephanie Spann’s passion for building and creating began at a young age. As she matured, she continued to develop a love for buildings, architecture and structures — a feeling she has never outgrown.

Her pursuit of an engineering degree was solidified when a friend asked whether she was more interested in the skeleton or the skin of a building. Spann said skeleton, to which the friend replied, “Now that sounds like an engineer!...

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NCERC Biofuels Team Takes Research Message on the Road

17 February 2016, 1:30 PM

caupert-johnThe NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville team will crisscross the country in coming months, networking with biofuels industry leaders and identifying new research collaborators.

In March, NCERC Director John Caupert and a team of researchers will travel to the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory in Emeryville, Calif., to identify future research directions. Caupert, Research Engineer Terry Lash, Postdoctoral Fellows Arun Athmanathan, PhD, and P...

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African Week Opens at SIUE

16 February 2016, 4:16 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s African Students Association (ASA) held its opening ceremony for African Week on Tuesday in the Morris University Center. 

“We want to raise consciousness about Africa and take out the misconceptions,” said Ololade Mustafa, ASA vice president. “Some people think that Africa is ravished with poverty. Some people do not seem to consider the beauty and abundance that is in the continent. Ever...

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Science Olympiad at SIUE Boasts Increased Participation, Student Success

16 February 2016, 2:19 PM

Pontiac Junior High students Cameron Jackson (front) and Aiden Toohey participate in the Elastic Launch Glider event.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was abuzz on Saturday, Feb. 13, as more than 450 students from 21 area schools demonstrated their advanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills at the annual Science Olympiad regional tournament.

This year’s tournament boasted one of the highest levels of participation in the region’s history. Participating students traveled from as far north as Mount Pulaski and south as Carbondale to compete in the day’s interact...

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Frederick Douglass’ Numerous Renditions of His Narrative Displayed at SIUE

15 February 2016, 8:34 AM

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Several publications of a critical work from one of the country’s most notable social reformers, orators, abolitionists and ex-slaves were displayed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

“I thought it was important to highlight some images of multiple editions of Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave from my personal collection,” said Howard Rambsy, PhD, associate professor in the Departm...

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Eddie the Cougar Spreads the #SIUELove

12 February 2016, 2:38 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s beloved mascot Eddie the Cougar spread the #SIUELove around campus ahead of Valentine’s Day!

Eddie surprised students, faculty and staff with handmade valentine’s, thanking them for being wonderful members of the campus community.

Share what you love about SIUE using #SIUELove on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ralph Axtell Series to Mark Darwin Day at SIUE

12 February 2016, 10:29 AM

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A professor of anatomy hopes to resurrect dinosaurs – flesh and all – in the minds of audiences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD, Chang Ying-Chien Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, will present “Fleshing Out Dinosaurs! From Darwin’s Bulldog to advanced 3D modeling” at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 in the Morris U...

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SIUE Nominated for Three Awards Celebrating the Best in the Region

11 February 2016, 2:53 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has once again captured the attention of the St. Louis Regional Chamber for its innovativeness and excellence in programming and special units. 

The University was nominated for the Chamber’s Arcus Awards in the following three areas: the SIUE East St. Louis Center (ESLC) for educational attainment; the SIUE Eugene B. Redmond Learning Center for achievement in inclusion and talent attraction; and the SIUE Metro Eas...

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Leo Chears’ Jazz Music Legacy Lives On at SIUE’s Lovejoy Library

11 February 2016, 1:50 PM

chears-leo“Travel with me musically and discover new melodies as old as time …” began the late Leo Chears as he eloquently shared a poem during one of his jazz radio programs on WSIE (88.7 FM) in the 1990s.

Chears, known as the “Man in the Red Vest,” broadcast at WSIE from 1987 until shortly before his death in 2006. During his nearly 40 years working in radio, he acquired an extensive collection of jazz recordings, most of which he stored in the basement of his East St. Lou...

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SIUE Alum Named Executive of the Year in Manufacturing

11 February 2016, 9:57 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus James Riley has been named a Worldwide Branding Executive of the Year in Manufacturing. Riley is president and chief executive officer of Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company LLC.

Riley earned a master of business administration from SIUE in 1982. His achievement was detailed on military-technologies.net on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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“Backward Thinking” Encouraged at SIUE Black Heritage Month Activity

11 February 2016, 9:00 AM

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“Black history is important to know, not just because I’m African American,” said Tavis Burton, a freshman majoring in business. “The past shapes who we are now and, in some cases, what we do. I know some of my history, but I’d like to know more. Black history has positively impacted the country and world.” 

Burton and friends, Darius Allen, a freshman majoring in electrical engineering, and freshman Karah Anthony, nursing maj...

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NRHH Members Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

10 February 2016, 11:15 AM

NRHH members volunteer at Ronald McDonald HouseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville members of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis on Saturday, Feb. 6. The volunteers prepared dinner and dessert for the guests of the house.

“Taking time out of my day to do something for someone, so they have one less thing to worry about felt great,” said Marcus Powell, NRHH member and resident assistant in SIUE’s Evergreen Hall. “Nothing at that moment was more impor...

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International Trade Center at SIUE Works with Trade and Investment Council to Promote Region

10 February 2016, 8:20 AM

The Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville continues to advocate for international trade and foreign investment in the region. The ITC has further emphasized that mission by joining the newly formed Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council.

At the council’s first 2016 meeting at MidAmerica Airport near Belleville, members collaborated to formalize the structure of the new council, according to Frank Miles, administrator of communit...

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Higher Ed Coalition Makes Funding Push at SIUE

9 February 2016, 4:06 PM

Local members of the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education presented what’s at stake in the ongoing state budget stalemate during a press conference Tuesday afternoon before nearly 200 in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center.

Senior Dillon Santoni, SIUE’s student trustee, served as the master of ceremonies and urged state legislators to resolve the budget impasse.

“Every day, our campus and many others around the state are maki...

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SIUE Pink Zone Effort Raises $8,500

8 February 2016, 11:15 AM

PinkZone2016The SIUE women’s basketball team raised more than $8,500 at its 2016 Pink Zone game Saturday, Feb. 20, 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 Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen and Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt ran or...

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Two SIUE Students Receive Get to Know Metro East Scholarships

8 February 2016, 9:50 AM

glushko-annaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Anna Glushko and Heidi Quiggle were among eight winners in The Get to Know Metro East $2,000 scholarship essay contest. Award-winning essays highlighted why students love living in the Metro East.

Glushko, a teaching assistant for the Department of Psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, lives in Godfrey. She is a graduate student studying industrial-organizational psychology. Glushko wove a Wizard of Oz theme into her ...

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A Lesson in Global Project Management: SIUE Undergraduate Leads International Film Project

8 February 2016, 8:23 AM

URCA Assistant James Moss and Mark Poepsel, assistant professor of mass communicationsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore James Moss is making a Nigerian screenwriter’s dream a reality. A film critic hopeful, Moss is using globally available resources to produce the man’s screenplay and learn the production side of filmmaking.

Moss, a native of Belleville, is pursuing degrees in mass communications and applied communication studies from SIUE. The international undertaking is the work of his URCA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) assista...

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SIUE Promotes STEM Education as Host of Science Olympiad Tournament

5 February 2016, 8:43 AM

Science OlympiadSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host approximately 450 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) –motivated students, grades 6-12, at the annual Science Olympiad regional tournament being held from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 on campus. Students from 21 different schools across the region will compete in the day’s interactive, hands-on events.

Teams of 15 students will investigate events ranging from concepts in life, earth and physical science...

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SIUE School of Business Alum Appointed to AMRI Board of Directors

5 February 2016, 8:35 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Anthony Maddaluna has been elected to the AMRI (Albany Molecular Research Inc.) Board of Directors. Maddaluna is the executive vice president of Pfizer Inc. and president of Pfizer Global Supply.

He earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1979. His appointment was announced in an article posted Thursday, Feb. 4 on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Five Collegiate Advertising Awards

4 February 2016, 3:45 PM

The SIUE University Marketing and Communications Department received five awards from the 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition.

With entries judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness, SIUE earned gold awards in four categories:

  • The SIUE Chancellor’s Report in the annual report category  
  • SIUE Research and Creative Activities in the Direct Mail – Single category
  • SIUE Cougars Fall Sports Schedule Poster in the Po...

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SIUE Health and Fitness Clinic Helps People Discover Their Potential

4 February 2016, 2:31 PM

“Enjoy life to the fullest,” “live a healthier lifestyle” and “lose weight” are the top three New Year’s resolutions made in the year 2016, according to a survey by Time Magazine.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Health and Fitness Clinic, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is helping people along their journey to conquer all three of those goals by offering affordable, comprehensive body composition, aerobic fitn...

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Fourth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Set for Feb. 20

4 February 2016, 1:10 PM

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting its fourth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the SIUE School of Engineering building

Approximately 250 girls from grades 5-8 are expected 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 co...

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SIUE Library Adds New Teaching Tool to Digital Collection: Meanderings

4 February 2016, 12:28 PM

Robert Williams

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital collection, featuring work done as part of the Illinois River Project (IRP) and the vision of emeritus professor, Robert A. Williams, PhD. 

Meanderings is an environmental teaching journal dedicated to the study of rivers in American culture and of the environmental health of rivers. It originated as a print publication of the SIUE School of Education, Health...

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Proof Opens at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater Feb. 17

3 February 2016, 2:43 PM

Proof Play Peter Cocuzza

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Proof, by David Auburn, will open Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dunham Hall Theater. 

The play will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 17-20 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Peter Cocuzza, professor of performance in the Department of Theater and Dance, directs the production. His artistic crew consists of Roger Speidel, scenic designer; Nina Reed, costume de...

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SIUE’s Butler Featured for “Making Black History in St. Louis”

3 February 2016, 1:09 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lakesha Butler, PhD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in SIUE’s School of Pharmacy, and her husband were featured by St. Louis radio station Old School 95.5 FM as people who are “Making Black History in St. Louis.”

Butler’s scholarship and community outreach activities were highlighted in a posting on Monday, Feb. 1.

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SIUE Departmental Name Changes Reflect Program Depth and Diversity

2 February 2016, 4:36 PM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is emphasizing the breadth of its academic offerings with the reorganization of two departmental units. The units are now classified with more comprehensive titles: the Department of Applied Health, and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

“Departmental names are important features of the cultural identity for faculty, staff and students,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, provost and vice chan...

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SIUE Alumni Honored by RiverBend Growth Association

2 February 2016, 11:11 AM

Three SIUE alumni were recognized for their impact on the region at the RiverBend Growth Associational Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday, Jan. 28.

Pat Schwarte was named Ambassador of the Year for the second straight year. Schwarte earned a bachelor’s in business administration at SIUE in 1988.

School of Business alum Steve Thompson received a Chairman’s Award. Thompson achieved a bachelor’s in accountancy at SIUE in 1993.

SIUE alumna Karen Wilson was also recognized as she...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Adds Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences

2 February 2016, 9:50 AM

crider-mikeThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) is introducing a master’s program in pharmaceutical sciences to begin fall 2016. The SOP is the only school in Illinois and the metro St. Louis area to offer this degree.

“We have developed a strong Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program because of our internationally recognized faculty with their many years of academic and pharmaceutical industry experience, ensuring the overall quality of our department,” s...

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SIUE Alum Named Regional President of Carrollton Bank

2 February 2016, 9:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Steve Thompson has been named regional president of Carrollton Bank. Thompson earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1993.

The Alton Telegraph shared the announcement and featured Thompson in an article posted Monday, Feb. 1.

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SIUE Kicks Off Black Heritage Month

1 February 2016, 5:05 PM

Black Heritage KickoffThe SIUE Campus Activities Board and the Black Heritage Month committee hosted opening ceremonies for students, faculty and staff at the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge
 Monday afternoon, Feb. 1.

Among the speakers were Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen, Venessa Brown, associate chancellor in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, junior Ricky Rush, president of the Collegiate 100, and senior studio art major Kiarya Glover, whose work was on display. Free Black Heritage Month...

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SIUE STEM Center and Community Partners Boost STEM Education among At-Risk Youth

1 February 2016, 10:51 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is partnering with the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) and the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) to provide after-school programming in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to young girls in Madison and Venice.

The joint effort aims to create and sustain interest in STEM. It will be offered every other week January through May at Meachum Crossing Ap...

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SIUE Congress Forwards Action Items to Chancellor

29 January 2016, 2:40 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the final session of three meetings of the SIUE congress Friday morning, Jan. 29, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Hansen opened the session by urging the faculty, staff and student attendees to remember what SIUE is – “a master’s comprehensive university.”

Considering the budget crisis in Illinois, Hansen established the congress in November. He believed that the Uni...

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SIUE’s Koester and McClellan Receive Hammonds Scholarship from Mathews-Dickey

29 January 2016, 2:20 PM

koester-mcclellanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville seniors Emily Koester and Kimberly McClellan have received the Dr. Cleveland Hammonds Jr. Memorial Scholarship for 2015-2016. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the students met with Mrs. Yvonne Hammonds, widow of Dr. Hammonds, at the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club of St. Louis.

Koester and McClellan each received $1,000 in memory of Hammonds, a former SIUE instructor and past superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools. They are in the Teacher ...

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KTVI-TV Highlights SIUE Students’ Operation Water for Flint

29 January 2016, 8:25 AM

KTVI-TV, the Fox affiliate in St. Louis, focused on SIUE students Thursday, Jan. 28, as they collected cases of water in Operation Water for Flint. The students collected approximately 200 cases of water to send to Flint, Mich., where the water supply has been poisoned.  

View reporter Alex Fees’ story here.

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SIUE Head Start Parent Wins State and Regional Awards

28 January 2016, 2:38 PM

Valerie Young Sandy and Valerie

The goal is to never stop learning – that goes for her two small children and herself, said Valerie Elizabeth Young, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start parent, who won one of the program’s highest state and regional awards. 

Young, SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Home Based parent, was chosen as the Illinois Head Start Parent of the Year and the Region V Parent of the Year for 2015. Region V consists of Illinois, India...

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Campus Kitchen at SIUE Multiplies its Giving

28 January 2016, 2:30 PM

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Campus Kitchen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has expanded its efforts to help feed the community and those in need.

“The Community Care Center in Granite City is providing a good community service and needs donations,” said Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center. “The Center serves lunch to the community, which includes more than 80 people. They also provide clothing and sp...

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SIUE STEM Center’s Sharon Locke Shares Expertise in WalletHub Study

27 January 2016, 1:40 PM

Sharon Locke, director of the SIUE STEM CenterSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sharon Locke, PhD and director of the SIUE STEM Center, was included in the Ask the Experts section of a WalletHub study examining 2016’s best and worst metro areas for STEM professionals.

She spoke to how the U.S. can attract and train the best STEM professionals to stay ahead of other countries, as well as how government, employers and educators can increase the number of women and minorities in STEM fields.

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ITC, Woman-Owned Business Pair with SIUE Researchers to Gain Market Intel

27 January 2016, 10:45 AM

zeng-yupingA successful domestic cosmetic broker has returned to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Trade Center (ITC) for additional expertise to break into global markets with her U.S.-manufactured brand lines.

Sherry Brianza, managing partner and founder of Carlinville-based Brianza Bella LLC, first contacted the ITC at SIUE in 2009 for exporting expertise specific to her company. In 2015, Brianza returned to seek additional assistance from the ITC and Assistant Professor Y...

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SIUE Alum First African to Win International Award

27 January 2016, 10:15 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Kolawole Olatubosun has achieved international distinction as the first African to win the Premio Ostana International Award for Scriptures in the Mother Tongue, 2016.

Olatubosun, a native of Nigeria, earned a master’s in English, Teaching English as a Second Language specialization, from SIUE in 2012.

His international recognition and professional accomplishments are featured in an article posted Monday, Jan. 25 in The Cable.

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French Film Series Held at SIUE

27 January 2016, 10:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will present seven films as part of its French Film Series throughout the spring semester. All of the films will be presented in French with English subtitles at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights in Peck Hall room 2315B.

The seven featured films include:

• Jan. 28: Chocolat [Chocolate] (dir. Hallstrom, 2000)
• Feb. 11: Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] (dir. Chom...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Hits All-Time High

27 January 2016, 8:30 AM

SIUEClass2019Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,346 students is the largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment is up 281 students or 2.6 percent over last spring. The University has never enrolled more full-time students (10,214) for a spring semester.

 “Considering the highly competitive higher education marketplace, I’m proud of the tireless effort by the enrollment, advising and marketing staffs...

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SIUE Head Start Teacher Wins State and Regional Awards

26 January 2016, 9:00 AM

Chea and students Chea and Marcia and Kathleen

While in jest, one Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start teacher has two supervisors both wanting her for their centers, and not because of her recent accolades. 

Chea Wyatt, child development supervisor at Bluffview Head Start Center, was chosen as the Illinois Head Start Teacher of the Year and the Region V Teacher of the Year for 2015. Region V consists of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The recognition ...

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SIUE Alumna Recognized as “Pinnacle Professional”

25 January 2016, 2:44 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Marilyn Margiotta is being celebrated by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of mental health. Margiotta earned a master’s in clinical psychology from SIUE in 1982.

Margiotta’s professional background and accomplishments were highlighted by MarketWatch on Friday, Jan. 22.

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SIUE Alumna Named Director of Programming at Watershed Nature Center

25 January 2016, 9:41 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Eve Drueke aims to expand the educational offerings at Watershed Nature Center in her new role as director of programming. Drueke earned a bachelor’s from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2003.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Drueke’s new position in an article posted January 21.

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SIUE’s Severit Receives Blue Light Award

22 January 2016, 11:49 AM

Sgt. Adam Severit and SIUE Chief of Police Kevin SchmollThe Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission (SILEC) and the Southern Illinois Police Chief’s Association (SIPCA) selected Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Adam Severit for its “Blue Light Award” at the group’s annual awards banquet Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The annual event recognizes outstanding leaders, officers, correction officers, telecommunicators and citizens in Southwestern Illinois. The board of directors for both entities decides the winners...

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

22 January 2016, 11:00 AM

SIUE Graduate School Open HouseFind 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 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Maple-Dogwood Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center at SIUE.

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Interim Chancellor Hansen Excited for Spring Semester and SIUE’s Future

22 January 2016, 10:07 AM

Stephen Hansen, PhD, SIUE Interim ChancellorAs the 2016 spring semester began with two weeks of crisp winter weather, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen is upbeat and optimistic about the spring term and SIUE’s bright future.

“The energy that is percolating through campus as the semester gets underway is tangible,” Hansen said. “Although we won’t have the specific numbers until the 10-day census, our overall enrollment for the 2016 spring semester will increase from a...

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SIUE Executive Education offers Professional Development Workshops

21 January 2016, 3:30 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Executive Education program has set its project management courses and workshops for 2016. Registration is now open.

Spring 2016 Foundations of Project Management

Fridays, Feb. 26; March 4, 18, 25; and April 1

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall

Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification. Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for ...

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SIUE International Trade Center Helps Industry Leader Go Global

21 January 2016, 1:30 PM

PRIFor three decades, Progressive Recovery, Inc. in Dupo has been designing and manufacturing equipment to help customers recycle and/or process hazardous waste. In support of its global expansion strategy, the firm chose to pursue ISO certification – a seal of approval that signifies a firm’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

PRI Director of Engineering Tim Giddens said the company turned to the International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville fo...

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SIUE Alum Named Chairman of Statewide Advocacy Group for Hospitals

21 January 2016, 8:31 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Edgar Curtis will become chairman of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s board of trustees, beginning in 2017. Curtis earned a bachelor’s in nursing from SIUE in 1975 and is now CEO of Memorial Health System.

The State Journal-Register detailed his leadership roles in an article posted Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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SIUE Black Lives Matter Conference Draws Hundreds

20 January 2016, 4:34 PM

Dr. Brown Jessica Harris
Melvina Chaney student panel

More than 300 people attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first Black Lives Matter Conference from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Morris University Center Conference Center. 

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion hosted the session under the direction of Venessa Brown, PhD, associate chancellor. The morning was spent, in part, addressing the reason for the Black Lives Matter movement that came to prominence in the aft...

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SIUE Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday with Annual Awards

20 January 2016, 2:10 PM

emmanuel-nobbySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville recognized seven individuals today during the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Award Celebration in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The award recipients exemplified King’s ideals and principles through their actions, talents and achievements.

Political science major Dillon Santoni, an SIUE senior and student representative to the SIU Board of Trustees, served as master of ceremonies.

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SIUE Boasts State-of-the-Art Amenities in Newly Expanded Free Weight Room

19 January 2016, 4:26 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has further enhanced its Student Fitness Center with the expansion of its free weight room. The facility has doubled in size, now spanning approximately 7,000 square feet. It features state-of-the-art equipment and fitness amenities.

“We’re extremely excited to add this space for our students,” said Keith Becherer, director of Campus Recreation. “We continually saw on our assessments, surveys and feedback forms from students that...

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SIUE’s Jon Harris is Mount Joy’s MLK Day Keynote Speaker

19 January 2016, 1:10 PM

harris-jonSIUE Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jon Harris was the keynote speaker at the Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration.

Edwardsville Intelligencer writer Steve Horrell posted this story on Monday, Jan. 18.

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SIUE Music Department Presents Jazz Combo Concert January 26

19 January 2016, 11:00 AM

Jazz Combo

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Music will present a Jazz Combo Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Dunham Hall Theater on campus. 

Audiences will be treated to the musical talents of approximately 30 students, divided into five combo groups, said Jason Swagler, director of Jazz Studies.  

The students will play music made famous by greats such as Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, in addition to standards from the Great America...

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SIUE Faculty Author Text on Patient Communication

15 January 2016, 3:20 PM

liu-min-newSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty members Min Liu and Lakesha Butler have co-authored the textbook “Patient Communication for Pharmacy: A Case-Study Approach on Theory and Practice.” The book was officially published Friday, Dec.18, 2015 by Jones and Bartlett Learning (www.jblearning.com). 

Liu, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies within SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences. Butler, PharmD, is a clinical as...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Spotlighted in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Publication

15 January 2016, 1:43 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s East St. Louis Center (ESLC) was noted for its work in preparing Metro East youth for school, college and career readiness in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ bridges.

The article is written by Johanna Strong Wharton, director of special projects at the ESLC.   Read more about the successes of the Center in bridges.

SIUE East St. Louis Center: With a focus on empowering people and strengthening communities, the SIUE E...

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SIUE’s Bilyeu Selected in MLS SuperDraft First Round

14 January 2016, 3:45 PM

bilyeu-justinSIUE men’s soccer standout Justin Bilyeu was selected by the New York Red Bulls with the 18th overall pick in Thursday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

“I’m very excited,” Bilyeu said. “The meeting with (the Red Bulls) was probably the best I had at the combine.”

Bilyeu becomes SIUE’s second first-round draft pick, following Matt Polster, who was drafted with the No. 7 overall pick last season.

“We felt like we needed some depth in th...

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Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience: SIUE Researcher Transforms Introductory Course

14 January 2016, 1:24 PM

Kelly Barry, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s introductory biology courses are diverging from the common “cookbook” layout to offer students an authentic lab experience at the undergraduate level. SABRE, SIUE Authentic Biology Research Experience, is an initiative led by Kelly Barry, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences.

This academic year, Barry is working as a faculty fellow with the SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engin...

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SIUE and Public Library Team to Offer Free Tutoring to Area Students

13 January 2016, 4:25 PM

SIUE students are providing free tutoring at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library through a community partnership now in its fifth year. Organizers say the tutors have expertise in multiple academic subjects and are available to help local students throughout the week.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer featured the community offering in an article posted Wednesday.

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U.S. News Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Online Programs Among Elite

13 January 2016, 3:51 PM

Dr. Laura Bernaix, interim dean of the SIUE School of NursingThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has been nationally recognized, ranking among the top schools in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs 2016 edition.

The School experienced a nearly 25 percent jump up the list, ranking 76th for its online graduate nursing programs. Its pioneering RN to BS program was also tabbed among the nation’s top online bachelor’s programs for the first time.

“It is an honor to be recognized among the top online...

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SIUE Alum Simmons Named Illinois Super Lawyer

13 January 2016, 2:58 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum John Simmons, chairman of the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, has been hailed an Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

Simmons earned a bachelor’s in political science from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 1991. Details on Simmons’ professional achievements and access to the full list of the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers are available online.

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Innovation and Imagination Create Unique Classroom Experiences at SIUE

12 January 2016, 1:45 PM

Ashley Jabs, instructor of biological sciences in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, prepares to lead an anatomy and physiology course in the newly renovated Dunham Hall Theater.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues its commitment to excellence and innovation with the launch of two enhanced learning spaces during the spring semester.

Dunham Hall Theater was transformed into a “smart classroom,” making it the largest classroom space on campus, with seating for up to 372 students. Additionally, classes have begun in the University’s first Adaptive Learning Environment (ALe) classroom.

“SIUE continues to experience positive enrollmen...

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SIUE Research to Recommend Strategic Placement of Natural Snow Barriers

12 January 2016, 10:55 AM

Yan Qi, PhD, assistant professor in the SIUE Department of Civil Engineering.Rain has been the Achilles heel of the area as of late, but should flurries begin to fall, a hazardous problem on freeways can be snow drifting that creates slippery driving conditions.

Now, in collaboration with Washington State University, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville transportation engineer will use funding from a $225,000 Illinois Center for Transportation (ITC) grant to recommend the specific design and placement of natural barriers to combat the issue.

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Devraj Named to National Health Literacy Panel

11 January 2016, 5:00 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Radhika Devraj, PhD, has been selected to the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention Expert Panel on Health Literacy. The associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) will Devraj-radhikaserve a five-year term on the volunteer panel.  

USP’s mission is to create a world in which all have access to quality, safe and beneficial medicines and foods. The expert panel’s purpose will be to develop recommendations ...

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SIUE Student Affairs Serves Hot Chocolate on a Chilly First Day of Classes

11 January 2016, 4:36 PM

Today marked a chilly first day of spring semester classes for students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE Student Affairs and members of the campus community offered free hot chocolate to the dedicated students as they made their way across campus in 25-degree temperatures.

Along with the warm drink, volunteer servers enthusiastically welcomed students back and wished them continued success for the semester.

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Alumna Keys Named Director of Graduate Education at SIUE

11 January 2016, 12:13 PM

Tessa Keys, director of graduate education in the SIUE Graduate SchoolAlumna Tessa Keys is the new director of graduate education in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School. Keys has proven her dedication to student success through her previous work in the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) where she developed academic enrollment plans and aided in policy development for student progression.

“Ms. Keys’ background in higher education administration and her excellent work in supporting student success in the School of Pharmacy provide h...

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Polster Joins U.S. Men’s Soccer National Team

7 January 2016, 3:25 PM

polster-mattSIUE men’s soccer alum Matt Polster has earned another call-up from the United States Men’s National Team. Polster has been selected by Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann to join the 23-man roster for the senior side’s first 2016 training session.

The camp takes place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., from Jan. 11 – Feb. 6 and features friendlies against Iceland (Jan. 31) and Canada (Feb. 5).

“The SIUE soccer family and athletic department are extremely proud ...

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SIUE Teacher Education Unit Receives National Reaccreditation

7 January 2016, 11:14 AM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) has achieved accreditation through 2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

Twenty teacher, administrator and school personnel preparation programs within the SEHHB and the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences were nationally recognized by their specialized professional associations. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher pr...

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SIUE’s Harris to Present Keynote Address at King Program

6 January 2016, 9:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Program. The program will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church in Edwardsville.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Harris’ personal and professional accomplishments in an article posted Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Innovative SIUE Award to Move Inventions and Discoveries to Marketplace

6 January 2016, 8:27 AM

Stephen Hansen, PhD, interim chancellorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen has announced the creation of the Concept Commercialization Award to support University innovation and encourage industry investment. The University Park Board of Trustees provided funding to develop the award, keeping in the spirit of University Park’s mission.

“The purpose of the Concept Commercialization Award is to stimulate interest in and involvement with intellectual property development and commer...

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KSDK Features Inventive Final Exam App Created at SIUE

5 January 2016, 4:03 PM

An innovative project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was featured on KSDK’s Today in St. Louis on Dec. 23. The report highlighted the use of AR (Alternative Reality) Exam, a final exam app created by Mark Poepsel, assistant professor of mass communications in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of computer science students.

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SIUE Alumna and Family Impact Community with Alzheimer’s Organization

5 January 2016, 10:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Amy Sobrino’s dedication to supporting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease stems from her childhood experience of caring for her grandmother. After participating in a Walk to End Alzheimer’s event during her first year at SIUE, she formulated the idea for Effingham Area Alzheimer’s Awareness (EAAA).

Sobrino earned a bachelor’s in social work in 2013 from SIUE. She and her mother now run EAAA, a non-profit organizati...

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SIUE’s Healthcare Informatics Program in Keeping With its Pioneer Pace Will Soon Offer Degree Online

4 January 2016, 1:14 PM

Frank Lyerla, PhD, RN, director of SIUE's Master's of Healthcare InformaticsBecause the demand for healthcare professionals to be adept in information technology is increasing in scope and complexity, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will offer its established Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program online in August 2016.

“As healthcare facilities work to meet government mandates concerning the use of electronic health records and other information technologies, the need for healthcare professionals with advanced education in informatics is a...

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Happy Holidays from SIUE!

23 December 2015, 9:32 AM

cougarWishing you and yours a very Happy Holidays from SIUE.

The offices of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will observe winter break beginning Dec. 24 and continue through Jan 1. Offices will re-open Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Students will remain on a semester break through Jan. 10, with classes resuming Monday, Jan. 11.

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SIUE Student Engineers Dig Deep to Help Community in Need

22 December 2015, 3:53 PM

Members of the travel team, including SIUE students (L-R) Julian Chastain, Alejandro Alvarez, Sarah Lepp, Caleb Mau and Mustard Seed Peace Project President Terri Cranmer.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students are on a mission to build a sustainable water distribution system and provide access to clean drinking water in a remote Guatemalan village. Students in the University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) organization will travel to the community of Virginia Dec. 30-Jan. 7 to assess the viability of digging a deep well to accommodate the village’s needs.

“The community does not have any running water,”...

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SIUE’s York Wins Prestigious IEEE Award

22 December 2015, 3:50 PM

Timothy York, PhD, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineeringSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Timothy York, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has earned the coveted 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award. The award recognizes York, and a number of exemplary co-authors, for their paper on the topic of bioinspired polarization imaging sensors.

IEEE is the top place for publishing for many of the fields within electrical and computer engineering,” said York. “To be considered the b...

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SIUE School of Nursing Honor Society Nationally Recognized

22 December 2015, 2:50 PM

The SIUE School of Nursing’s honor society of nursing has received its eighth chapter key award for excellence in chapter-related activities. The Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) was honored at the 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas in mid-November.

Chapter key awards honor STTI chapters that excel in chapter-related activities such as membership recruitment and retention, publicity and programming, professional and leadership development, and local, national...

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SIUE Filmmakers’ Documentary Receives International Attention

22 December 2015, 10:22 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Ashley Seering and mass communications instructor Cory Byers are receiving international attention for their documentary, “Renewed.”

The two are finalists in the International Fusion Documentary Challenge. Their documentary will be screened at the Slamdance Film Festival on Jan. 24.

Seering earned a bachelor’s in mass communications from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2014.

The duo, and their documentary “Renew...

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SIUE Students Got a Chance to Study Round the Clock for Finals Thanks to Lovejoy Library

22 December 2015, 9:13 AM

Molly and Ciera Lily and Alison
Adam and Carl group study

More than 1,950 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville showed up from 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 to 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, not for a concert or merely social enjoyment, but to study for finals during the Elijah P. Lovejoy Library’s extended hours. 

For the first time, Lovejoy Library kept its doors open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist SIUE students studying for finals. The extended hours began at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 and ended at 9 p.m. Frida...

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Nursing in 1954-1960: Professor Emerita Offers History Lesson in Replica Attire

22 December 2015, 8:37 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing Professor Emerita Gloria Perry, PhD, took students back in time for a glimpse into the nursing profession during the “cusp of change.” Donned in a homemade 1954 replicate uniform, Perry recalled her journey through nursing school with humor and sincerity.

“I was 17 in 1954, straight out of high school and in a diploma program in St. Louis,” Perry said. “There was rigid socialization. Students were primaril...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Students Perform Holiday Musical Greats

21 December 2015, 1:35 PM

Little Drummer BoyStudents from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Discovery Center for Little Scholars and East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) delighted their audience Friday, Dec. 18 with tunes from “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and more. 

Students, ranging from ages of infants through 17, presented the 2nd annual Winter Wonderland program at the Discovery Center for Little...

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Karacal Named Interim Dean of SIUE School of Engineering

21 December 2015, 10:30 AM

karacal-cemSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has appointed Cem Karacal, PhD, professor and associate dean in the School of Engineering, as interim dean beginning January 1, 2016. Karacal steps in for Dean Hasan Sevim, who is retiring effective December 31, 2015. 

Sevim joined SIUE in 2006 as the Dean of the School of Engineering (SOE) after beginning his career in 1983 at the SIU Carbondale campus as an assistant professor. He eventually rose to associate dean of the SIUC School of Engineerin...

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SIUE’s Jesse Dixon among St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

21 December 2015, 8:32 AM

Jesse Dixon, executive director of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC), was chosen out of nearly 650 nominations to be one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 . 

Jesse Dixon

For the past 21 years, the newspaper has recognized the best and brightest businessmen and businesswomen, ages 40 and under, in the St. Louis region.  

“It is an honor to be recognized as part of such an accomplished gro...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,100 Graduates

19 December 2015, 9:25 AM

Hansen CommencementVideo9 am Ceremony, 1 pm Ceremony

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen oversaw the 2015 Fall Commencement exercises today. Two ceremonies for the 1,101 eligible graduates began in the morning and concluded this afternoon in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Hansen focused on the value of an education by quoting Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” He also told the graduates that their “investmen...

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SIUE Mourns Passing of CAS Student James Hudson

17 December 2015, 4:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Community today is mourning the death of James R. Hudson, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15. The 20-year-old Granite City native was a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

”Our hearts and minds are with the Hudson family,” said SIUE Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen. “We know that James will be missed by everyone with whom he interacted on campus. Our entire SIUE community sends its condolences to James’ family and frie...

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Future Engineers Travel Internationally to Present at SIUE

17 December 2015, 11:14 AM

Lim, Jun O, a junior mechanical engineering student at Tongmyong University presents his senior design project.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed engineering faculty and students from Tongmyong University (TU) in Busan, South Korea, to campus Dec. 7-9. The visiting students and SIUE engineering students presented their senior design projects to each other, offering a unique view into the variation of experiences and projects within the engineering discipline.

“By seeing other schools’ senior design projects, the students and faculty of both schools participating in this excha...

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Non-Traditional Graduate Exhibits Boundless Strength and Potential

16 December 2015, 1:43 PM

Brandi JacksonWhat does it take for a wife, mom of three and first generation college student to achieve a bachelor’s? One might say expert juggling skills. But more than that is dogged motivation, undeniable strength and relentless passion for achieving dreams and influencing others.

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dec. 18 commencement ceremony, Brandi Jackson, a woman possessing all these attributes, will move her tassel from right to left and celebrate the completion of a bachel...

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SIUE Alum Accepts Leadership Role in IHSA

16 December 2015, 1:13 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Kraig Garber will assume the position of assistant executive director with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) in January. Garber earned a bachelor’s in history in 2002 and a master’s in education administration in 2008, both from SIUE.

The IHSA details Garber’s appointment and his distinguished background in education and athletics on its website.

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SIUE Engineering Students Take First in IEEE Black Box Contest

16 December 2015, 1:00 PM

Meuth-CobianSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students Frank Cobian and Curtis Meuth took first place in the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Saint Louis Section Black Box competition held in mid-November at Saint Louis University. Fellow SIUE students Daniel Crockett and Kristen Collins were runners-up.  

Three teams representing SIUE’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department competed in the contest where stude...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Student Earns Elite Air Force Scholarship

16 December 2015, 11:05 AM

Michael Johnson and Sgt. Kevin Alvarado with the U.S. Air ForceSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy student Michael Johnson, of Pittsfield, raised his right hand and took the U.S. Air Force’s oath of office today, affirming his official appointment as a second lieutenant.

Johnson is one of 10 pharmacy students nationwide to receive a coveted Health Professions Scholarship from the U.S. Air Force this year. Upon his graduation from SIUE in May and completion of his boards, Johnson will undergo Commissioned Officer Training (COT...

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SIUE Head Start Children Receive Gifts of Toys Just in Time for Christmas

15 December 2015, 5:16 PM

Discovery Center

The Gateway Chapter of The Links gave Christmas gifts of dolls, balls, books, blocks and more to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start children on Tuesday, Dec. 15. 

Approximately 60 toys were delivered to the Discovery Center for Little Scholars at the SIUE East St. Louis Center.

“Every year we have a huge party at the Ritz Carlton. This year, I said that we should forgo a party in lieu of donating the money to others,” said Jo Anne Parks, pr...

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SIUE School of Engineering Dean Sevim Reflects on Distinguished Tenure

15 December 2015, 1:28 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Hasan Sevim, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering (SOE) since 2006, is retiring at the close of the semester. During his notable tenure, the School has experienced exponential growth and development.

“I came to SIUE, because I found an interesting challenge here,” Sevim recalled. “I was asked to help with the transition to a teacher-scholar model on this campus. I realized that I could significantly contribute if I found...

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SIUE Student Volunteers Support Snowball Express

15 December 2015, 10:30 AM

Snowball ExpressMore than 180 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students volunteered Saturday, Dec. 12 at Lambert International Airport to assist with Snowball Express, an event presented by American Airlines. The students helped connect the children and surviving spouses of fallen military men and women with others going through the same experience.

The families were on their way to the annual holiday-themed event in Dallas/Ft. Worth. American Airlines pilot Captain Richard Williams coordinates the St...

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Philanthropic SIUE Alumni Honored at Legacy Awards Ceremony

15 December 2015, 8:08 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni who have made an extraordinary impact on the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities were honored at the First Annual Legacy Awards by the Edwardsville Community Foundation.

Charles Al Wentz received the Philanthropist of the Year Legacy Award. Wentz earned his MBA from SIUE in 1984.

Edwardsville Neighbors in Need, founded by SIUE alums Chad and Kathie Opel, was also recognized for its generous contributions to the community. Chad earned his ba...

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SIUE’s Skorczewski is Chair-Elect for Study Illinois

14 December 2015, 3:10 PM

skorczewski-bobBob Skorczewski, a coordinator of international and graduate recruitment in the SIUE Office of Admissions, has been named chair-elect for Study Illinois. The position is a three-year cycle with Skorczewski assuming the chair’s responsibilities during 2016-17. This past year, he served as the organization’s secretary.

Study Illinois is a non-profit Illinois International Education Consortium dedicated to welcoming international students to the state. The organization is composed of m...

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Students Enjoy Delicious Late Night Breakfast to Kick Off Finals Week

14 December 2015, 2:52 PM

Interim chancellor Stephen Hansen serves scrambled eggs during the late night breakfast.More than 740 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were treated to a hearty breakfast Sunday night, served by SIUE administrators, faculty and staff.

Randy Dunn, SIU System president, Stephen Hansen, SIUE interim chancellor and Jeffrey Waple, vice chancellor for student affairs, along with faculty and staff, dished out a wide spread of food and wished students well at the start of finals week. The menu included French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, hash browns, turkey sausage, baco...

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SIUE Alum Brings Business Experience and Expertise to Scottrade Center

14 December 2015, 8:49 AM

Eric George, director of hospitality at Scottrade Center.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Eric George has returned to his Midwestern roots as director of hospitality at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. From Blues games and other sporting events to concerts, major shows and more, George is responsible for ensuring a quality service environment at the venue.

George achieved his MBA from SIUE in 2005. While pursuing his advanced degree, the Ohio native worked as a graduate assistant in campus recreation. The combined educational and manageme...

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Campus Kitchen at SIUE Celebrates Holiday Season with Pie-Giving

11 December 2015, 4:21 PM

AllisonCampus Kitchen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (CKSIUE) is adding a little more sweetness to the holiday season by providing homemade baked goods to those in need. 

“This is Campus Kitchen at SIUE’s second annual Pie-Giving event,” said Allison Menchak, Community Engagement graduate assistant with SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.  “Our goal is to deliver 100 pies and cakes to area food pantries and shelters.”  

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SIUE to Host Black Lives Matter Conference Jan. 20

11 December 2015, 10:30 AM

Jessica HarrisSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host “Black Lives Matter – Inside the Movement” Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the Morris University Center Conference Center. The SIUE Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will present the event.

“Our goal is to provide an educational morning that will provide insight to understanding the Black Lives Matter movement,” said Venessa Brown, PhD and SIUE associate chancellor.

Jessica C. Harris, PhD and an assist...

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Innovative Final Exam App Created at SIUE Provides Unique Academic Experience

11 December 2015, 8:30 AM

SIUE student Mikaela Cotter completes a portion of her final exam using the AR Exam app.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mark Poepsel, assistant professor of mass communications in the College of Arts and Sciences, is constantly looking for innovative ways to teach students and provide experiential learning in a rapidly changing field.

Keeping with the 21st century mindset of ‘there’s an app for that,’ Poepsel dreamed up an app through which his mass communications students could take a portion of their final exam. With the help of Dennis Bouvier...

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SIU BOT Approves Cobb as SIUE Interim Provost

10 December 2015, 2:10 PM

Denise Cobb, PhD, SIUE provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs.The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved Denise Cobb, PhD, as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Edwardsville campus. The board held its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus.

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen appointed Cobb to the interim provost role in October 2015. Since June 2012, she has served as assistant provost for academic innovation and effectiveness and then associate provost for academic affairs. &#160...

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SIUE School of Engineering Earns ASC National and Regional Awards

22 October 2015, 11:15 AM

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering construction management competition teams placed in the top three during the Associated Schools of Construction Region III conference held in Downer’s Grove October 14-17. 

“Our students continued their tradition of excellent performance at the regional and national open construction management competitions,” said Chris Gordon, chair of the Department of Construction.  “We see from these and ot...

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