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LCSI to Salute SIUE and Metro East Higher Ed Institutions

26 March 2015, 3:50 PM

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

The annual awards program salutes...

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

26 March 2015, 3:12 PM
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Every four minutes a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. That equals 15 persons an hour and 360 people a day, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Bailee Ronto.

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

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

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

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SIUE Pharmacy Students Win ICHP Awards

26 March 2015, 2:20 PM

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

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

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Fuchs Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

26 March 2015, 10:45 AM

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

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

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SIUE’s Forbringer Shares Instructional Strategies in Math Webinar Series

25 March 2015, 9:10 AM

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

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Higher Learning Commission Continues Accreditation for SIUE

24 March 2015, 3:55 PM

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

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

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

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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Water Conservationist Robert Glennon

24 March 2015, 3:02 PM

Robert Glennon

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

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

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

23 March 2015, 5:02 PM
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Three high school students are hoping their “trash” will win them praise from judges at the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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

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

23 March 2015, 3:19 PM

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

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

She w...

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

22 March 2015, 2:45 PM
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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual  “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, March 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building.

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

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts for SIUE Campus Renovations and Repairs

19 March 2015, 2:05 PM

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

The projects include:

  • Installing architectural metal panels, limestone and brick veneer on the Vadalabene Center (VC) external walls to repair chronic wa...
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SIU BOT Approves Contracts and Plans for School of Dental Medicine Upgrades

19 March 2015, 1:25 PM

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

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

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

19 March 2015, 11:50 AM

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

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

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SIUE University Housing Receives Certificate of Sustainability

18 March 2015, 4:31 PM

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

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

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

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SIUE Reaches 2+2 Agreement with Hong Kong University

18 March 2015, 1:40 PM

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

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

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SIUE’s Music Department Presents Faculty Chamber Music Showcase Concert

18 March 2015, 9:02 AM
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Audiences will enjoy a musical journey spanning the Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Faculty Chamber Music Showcase concerts on March 20 and March 22. 

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

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St. Louis Symphony Musicians Delights SIUE Audience

17 March 2015, 5:00 PM
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Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony played to an appreciative audience Monday in Dunham Hall Theater at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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

Photos:

Ann Choomack plays her flute.

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

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

17 March 2015, 4:40 PM

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

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

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

The Indian Student Association will...

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

17 March 2015, 10:40 AM

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

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

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SIUE SBDC Salutes O’Fallon Pharmacy Success Story

16 March 2015, 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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Experience Summer at SIUE! Register Now for Courses and Activities

16 March 2015, 8:35 AM

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

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

“Summer session provides an opportunity ...

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SIUE STEM Center Hosts 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge

15 March 2015, 1:20 PM

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

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

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SIUE Economic Impact Reaches $514 Million

13 March 2015, 9:23 AM

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

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

“SIUE's eco...

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

12 March 2015, 4:02 PM

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

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

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

11 March 2015, 2:45 PM

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

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

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US News Ranks SIUE Among Best Part-Time MBA Programs

11 March 2015, 10:35 AM

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

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

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

10 March 2015, 4:02 PM

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

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

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

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

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

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

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

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

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