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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.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration ...

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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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"The Washington Post" Features Research of SIUE’s Mares and Moffett

10 December 2015, 4:04 PM

SIUE's Dennis Mares and Ken MoffettThe research of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dennis Mares and Ken Moffett has reached a global audience with the publishing of their post, “Climate negotiators, listen up: A warmer world is a more violent world,” in The Washington Post Monkey Cage blog.

The article was featured Thursday as world leaders attended the World Climate Change Conference in France.

Mares is an associate professor of sociology and criminal justice studies, and Moffett is an associ...

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SIU Trustees Approve $3M Contract for SIUE Electrical System Improvements

10 December 2015, 2:20 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, Dec. 10, approved a contract totaling more than $3.5-million for electrical upgrades on the Edwardsville campus.

The board approved a contract worth $3,501,490 to Guarantee Electrical Co., of Granite City, to complete replacement and repairs to the electric distribution system at SIUE. This is phase two of an $11-million plan that was approved during 2013.

The project will i...

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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 Alum’s Saving Grace Beauty Wins First Round of InnovateHER Contest

9 December 2015, 1:35 PM

harriss-erikaMetro East resident and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate Erica Harriss has captured first prize in the local InnovateHER Business Challenge and hopes to vie for a spot in the national competition in early 2016.

InnovateHER is a business plan contest organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The national competition is open to entrepreneurs and small business owners with products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families.  

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SIUE Opera Theatre Presents “Scenes of Death and Daggers” Dec. 11

7 December 2015, 3:46 PM

Graduate students Amanda Furrow and Jon Garrett
Grace Yukiko Fisher

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Opera Theatre will present “Scenes of Death and Daggers” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in Abbott Auditorium.  

The performance is a collection of scenes from selected operas containing themes of murder, suicide, poison and daggers. Sprinkled throughout the unifying dark theme are bursts of comedic scenes.

Also included in the scenes will be singing in foreign languages. SIUE theater students will perform a...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy iCare Grant to Heighten Suicide Awareness

7 December 2015, 1:15 PM

Gable-KellyDecember is a difficult month for mental illness as individuals may struggle with depression and family strife during the holiday season, while college students across the country attempt to manage the stress and anxiety of fall semester final exams.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is committed to empowering students with steadfast safety and support. Further strengthening that promise is the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, and SIUE Counseling Services’ receipt of a 2015 C...

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SIUE Alum Named Best Oral Advocate at Regional Competition

7 December 2015, 9:32 AM

Matt McElwee, best oral advocate, National Moot Court Competition Region VIII tournament. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Matt McElwee was honored as best oral advocate at the National Moot Court Competition Region VIII tournament held in November at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wis.

McElwee is a third-year student in the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from SIUE in 2012.

The National Moot Court Competition is the nation’s oldest and largest appellate advocacy competition. ...

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SIU SDM Special Needs Patient Care Clinic Restores and Renews

4 December 2015, 3:08 PM

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) Special Needs Patient Care Clinic provides quality dental care to those who need it most. The Clinic, located in Alton, meets the needs and challenges of special needs children and adults in central and southern Illinois.

It provides much needed access to dental specialists for thousands of children and adults covered under Illinois Medicaid. Board certified pediatric dentists offer complete restorative treatment for those who...

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SIUE Alum Stahnke to Chair AADE Community of Interest Leadership for Pharmacy

4 December 2015, 11:35 AM

Amanda StahnkeCurrent and former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) faculty will be making an impact for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) during 2016.

Dr. Amanda Stahnke, an SIUE SOP alum and former faculty member, is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy and will chair the 2016 AADE Community of Interest (COI) Leadership for pharmacy.  

Dr. Jessica Kerr, associate professor of pharmac...

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My Journey from the ‘e’: School of Engineering Alum Leads as Campus President

3 December 2015, 2:24 PM

Dr. Robert Mock, president, Johnson & Wales University Charlotte CampusIf success is defined by the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, then Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Robert Mock, EdD has achieved that status.

The 1990 School of Engineering alumnus clearly fulfills the University’s mission of developing “professionals, scholars and leaders who shape a changing world.”

Mock became Charlotte campus president of Johnson & Wales University in North Carolina in September. The Urbana, Ill. native began his journey in higher educa...

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SIUE MUC Hosts Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

3 December 2015, 9:03 AM

Sanders and HoustonA candle that smells like cherry pie when lit, jewelry made from recycled and repurposed items and holiday wreaths, trinkets and articles galore are all part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s two-day Annual Arts and Crafts Fair.

The 44th annual fair is being held in the Morris University Center.

More than 30 vendors participated in this year’s event, which boasted such businesses as:

  • Crafty Lashy Creations
  • Hanna He...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

2 December 2015, 1:55 PM

Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for student affairsRegister now for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. The University has more than doubled the amount of courses offered during the special session that runs Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016. A complete list is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

Fifty three-week courses will be taught entirely online. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-division and graduate level.

“SIUE’s faculty is dedicated to providi...

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SIUE Celebrates Muslim Awareness Day

2 December 2015, 11:53 AM

Muslim Awareness Day

What is the most racially and ethnically diverse religious community in America? The answer was given at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Muslim Awareness Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge. 

“The answer is Islam,” said Stephen Tamari, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The Awareness Day was meant to provide SIUE students with the ...

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SIUE Sponsors Music Lovers Tour of Cuba

2 December 2015, 11:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Office of Educational Outreach is sponsoring the Music Lovers Tour of Cuba from May 14-21, 2016. The eight-day, seven-night deluxe excursion features premier hotel accommodations and dining, with private musical performances and dance recitals. 

A maximum of 20 tour participants will have a unique opportunity to experience Cuban music, ethnic art, dance and architecture.

The tour begins with an overnight stay in Miami. The group flies to C...

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National Residence Hall Honorary Welcomes New Members

2 December 2015, 9:40 AM

NRHH inductees (L-R) Sierra Ewing, Michael McGee and Anita JacksonSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Red Storm Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) inducted four University Housing residents on Sunday, Nov. 29 during a ceremony in Evergreen Hall. Keynote speaker Mallory Sidarous, University Housing staff member and honorary NRHH member, highlighted the NRHH values of service, recognition and student leadership.

Inductees included Sierra Ewing, of Champaign; Michael McGee, of Marion; Aaron Armstrong, of Altamont; and Anita Jack...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Alumni Hailed ‘Hometown Heroes’

2 December 2015, 9:22 AM

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine alumni Kevin Chapel, DMD’00 and J.R. Keller, DMD’13 have been honored with the Hometown Hero Award from the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club.

The Alton Telegraph announced the dentists’ achievement in an article posted Tuesday.

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SIUE’s Mares and Moffett: Climate Change and Crime Connected

1 December 2015, 4:10 PM

Mares-Dennis-Moffett-KenClimatic Change, the foremost climate change specific journal, has published the research of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dennis Mares and Ken Moffett regarding climate change and its relation to violence.

Their results show a roughly six percent worldwide increase in homicides for each degree Celsius warming. Their results also indicate poorer nations (especially in Africa, a nearly 18 percent increase) may get hit especially hard with increases in interpersonal violence w...

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SIUE Business Student Palkovic on Winning Team at Startup Weekend St. Louis

1 December 2015, 10:25 AM

palkovic-danImagine bringing a business startup idea into a roomful of strangers, spending 54 hours in one weekend solely focused on developing the idea, and emerging with nine new colleagues as the first-place winners of a region-wide pitch competition.

That’s exactly the experience Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Dan Palkovic had Nov. 13-15 at Startup Weekend St. Louis. The business idea pitching event was attended by 80 entrepreneurial thinkers from across the Midwest, including a...

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SIUE Music Student “On Cloud Nine” Playing for The Temptations

1 December 2015, 9:04 AM

Tim Chandler

More than 30 years ago, Tim Chandler remembers hearing the melodious hit tunes of “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” that came from his parent’s vinyl records. But the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville piano jazz performance student never thought he’d have the chance to play for that legendary Motown group – The Temptations.&#...

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Register Now for SIUE’s STEM Teacher Academy Engineering Workshop

1 December 2015, 8:44 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach is hosting an engineering workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 for future and current K-12 teachers in the Morris University Center.

Registration is available at stemideas.org.

“Engineering design is featured prominently in the news Illinois science standards and Next Generation Science Standards,” said Sharon Locke, director of ...

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SIUE Computer Science Program Proactively “Sprinkles Security” into Studies

30 November 2015, 2:47 PM

Thoshitha Gamage, PhD, assistant professor of computer science.In a world full of computerized information and rapid advances in technology, the need for cybersecurity is paramount for both personal privacy and national security. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is taking an innovative approach in training future computer scientists to combat this pressing concern.

With support from the SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach, Thoshitha Gamage, assistant professor of computer science...

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C-SPAN Features SIUE History Lecture

30 November 2015, 2:27 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Robert Paulett, PhD, associate professor of historical studies, shared his lecture, “Caribbean Sugar and the British Colonies,” with the world Saturday, Nov. 28 on C-SPAN3. The cable network featured the presentation on its series “Lectures in History” which airs lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

Paulett’s presentation can be viewed in its entirety on c-span.org.

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SIUE’s Poirier Named to National Oncology Specialty Council

30 November 2015, 2:25 PM

Terri PoirierSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Terri Poirier, PharmD, has been appointed to the Oncology Specialty Council for 2016-2018 by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

A professor of pharmacy and Senior Scholar in the SIUE School of Pharmacy, Poirier accepted the national appointment’s three-year term. Oncology pharmacy specialists recommend, design, implement, monitor and modify pharmacotherapeutic plans to optimize outcomes in patients with malignant diseases.

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Happy Thanksgiving from SIUE

25 November 2015, 11:35 AM

Happy ThanksgivingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville wishes students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members a Happy Thanksgiving!

“Thanksgiving is a time when we pause and reflect on our lives and the things for which we are thankful,” said SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen. “With the tragedies of violence, hunger and injustice around the world, we are indeed fortunate to live in a community that, while not perfect, values openness, justice, diversity, tolerance and forgivene...

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SIUE CHS Students Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Meal

25 November 2015, 9:21 AM

Gina Washington Willis Young

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) administrators and faculty treated students and their guests to a sit-down Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. 

Gina Washington, CHS director; Willis Young, CHS assistant director, and other CHS staff served more than 135 people on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the Multipurpose Room at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. The meal included turkey, ham, dressing, candied yams, strin...

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SIUE Engineering Duo Wins Best Paper at International Conference

24 November 2015, 5:55 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering graduate student Sheetal Bagga and recent graduate Rakeem Shelby (MS ’15) were awarded best paper at an international conference in Seattle.

 The 23rd Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL) International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems was held November 3-6.

Shelby’s and Bagga’s paper, entitled “Component Moving Region...

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Colin Powell to Visit SIUE Campus March 31

24 November 2015, 9:20 AM

powell-colinGeneral Colin L. Powell, one of the most respected leaders in American history, will appear at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom March 31, 2016, to launch a speaker series for the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCHF) in Edwardsville.

Powell will be the guest speaker at the MJCHF’s inaugural dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Center will open Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

“We are very pleased to be able to announce Gen. Colin Powell as our f...

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SIUE’s Hospice Volunteer Initiative Celebrates and Comforts

24 November 2015, 9:06 AM

The Hospice Volunteer Initiative, a student organization at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is demonstrating heartwarming volunteerism by helping hospice providers celebrate and comfort clients. The group began in 2013 as a class project, but has expanded into a campuswide organization. Now its mission is spreading to other college campuses.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer highlighted the group's compassionate efforts in an article posted Monday.

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Famed Piano Player George Winston Performs Dec. 13 at SIUE

23 November 2015, 2:28 PM

George Winston

George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Winston will perform his “Winter Show” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Winston’s performance will include some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts® pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano and the stride piano traditions. The pianist will also play new songs ...

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SIUE Attention and Behavior Clinic Offers Clarity and Guidance

23 November 2015, 11:46 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Attention and Behavior Clinic is dedicated to meeting the needs of children in the community by providing “best practice” psychological services at an affordable rate.

Licensed clinical psychologists and SIUE graduate students in the Clinical Child and School Psychology program conduct comprehensive assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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SIUE Alumna to Represent 99th House District

20 November 2015, 4:29 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Sara Wojcicki Jimenez will replace former state Rep. Raymond Poe in the 99th House District. Jimenez is the chief of staff to First Lady Diana Rauner.

She earned her bachelor’s in mass communications from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

The State Journal-Register detailed Jimenez’s appointment in an article posted Friday.

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SINCE AFRICA Rounds Out SIUE’s Fall Theater Season

20 November 2015, 1:47 PM

Culture clashes, social isolation and the need to belong are some of the themes to be displayed on stage in the presentation of SINCE AFRICA, opening Friday, Dec. 4 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

SINCE AFRICA, written by Chicago playwright, screenwriter and stand-up comedian Mia McCullough and directed by SIUE’s Kathryn Bentley, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4-Saturday, Dec. 5; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9-Saturday, Dec. 12; and 2 p...

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SIUE Freshman Emily Hampson Aims for U.S. Olympic Team

20 November 2015, 1:40 PM

Hampson-Emily-TrophySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville freshman Emily Hampson is aiming at some impressive goals. She sees a career in nursing, but before that she has her eyes set on the U.S. Olympic team for shotgun trap.

The 18-year-old St. Charles, Mo., native is a member of the USA Shotgun National Junior Team. She participated in her first Olympic trials for Olympic trap shooting during October in Tucson, Ariz. In a field of 36 competitors, she finished in the middle of the pack.

“It was incred...

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SIUE Student Engineers to Make Winters Warmer and Summers Cooler for Beverly Farm Residents

20 November 2015, 10:43 AM

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Residents of Beverly Farm in Godfrey will soon have a new heating and cooling system installed in their building, courtesy of the engineering prowess of students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

“We are upgrading the entire HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system in the Chappee Cottage in order to make it a more energy efficient and sustainable building,” said Paul Cefaratti, president of the student branch of the Americ...

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SIUE Alumna Finalist in STL Business Journal’s Catapult Competition

19 November 2015, 10:44 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Sonia Deal is one of four finalists in the St. Louis Business Journal’s Catapult Competition, a contest aimed at jump starting a business idea. Deal is founder of Diabetes Education Augmenting Lifestyles Center and Clinic (DEAL-C2).

Deal will advance to the final competition at the Business Journal’s Women’s Conference on Jan. 29. Should she win, she will receive professional coaching and $10,000 in technology services from Mast...

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SIUE Students Raise More Than $22,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

18 November 2015, 5:00 PM

More than 70 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students raised $22,397 during the St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn event, a fundraising program hosted nationally by colleges and universities to raise money for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The total raised was a record for the SIUE effort.

SIUE students joined their counterparts on campuses across the country Saturday, Nov. 7, and stayed up all night in the Morris University Center to help kids who are battling can...

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SIUE Student Honored to “Be The Match”

18 November 2015, 12:03 PM

Greg Pavelka donated bone marrowSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Greg Pavelka made a potentially life saving bone marrow donation on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for a person battling leukemia. The donation was coordinated through the Be The Match organization. When he was notified that his bone marrow was a perfect match for someone in dire need, Pavelka did not hesitate to help.

“I was shocked to hear the news, and excited to help,” Pavelka said. “There is no downside in my mind. A few days out of my l...

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Senator Bill Haine Visits SIUE School of Pharmacy

18 November 2015, 9:25 AM

Bill HaineState Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) visited the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy on Tuesday, Nov. 17. He spoke to SIUE’s student chapter of the American Pharmacist Association.

Haine updated the students on laws and regulations pertaining to pharmacists.

Read more about Haine’s visit in The Alton Telegraph.

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SDM Hosts Upward Bound Math and Science Students for a Day of Dentistry

18 November 2015, 9:16 AM

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After learning about the effects of sugar and bacteria on teeth at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM), 16-year-old Dylan Millitello dug out the candy from his pants pocket and threw it away.

“I like the workshop. I’m learning some good things about my teeth and my health,” said Millitello.

Millitello took part in the Friday, Nov. 13 workshop, ‘Dentists for a Day’ at SDM, along with 15 other youth from SIUE&...

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SIUE Alum Joins Transwestern as Chief Administrative Officer

17 November 2015, 4:32 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Kurt Emshousen is now the chief administrative officer of Transwestern, a privately held real estate firm. He will also serve on the company’s executive committee and board of directors.

Emshousen earned a bachelor’s from the SIUE School of Business in 2001.

The full announcement of his new position can be found on marketwatch.com.

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My Journey from the ‘e’: Teaching in Thailand

17 November 2015, 11:35 AM

Jennifer Roberts poses with a class of Thai teachers she taught while completing her TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification course in Chiang Mai.Through the words of an original poem she penned, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Jennifer Roberts expresses her deep love of Illinois. Her ode flows through the changing seasons, encapsulating her fondest memories.

“My Illinois is a blue house with a big yard in a neighborhood nestled between a freeway and a corn field. It’s a lullaby of rumble strips and rioting cicadas, a warm breeze through an open window bringing a softness in to help me sleep.”

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SIUE Students Peruse Employment Opportunities at Health Careers Fair

17 November 2015, 8:22 AM

Carlos Hurtado-Estrada, a fourth-year School of Pharmacy student, networked and distributed his resume to employers.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Health Careers Fair connected students with 31 leading healthcare employers Monday, Nov. 16 in the Morris University Center. The event provided students an opportunity to build relationships and inquire about job openings.

Students nearing completion of degrees within SIUE’s health-related disciplines shared resumes and some were provided an opportunity to interview for positions on site.

“My goal is to get some interviews, and idea...

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Metro East SBDC Plays Pivotal Role in Fast-Paced Madison Start-Up

16 November 2015, 1:15 PM

HB Coatings OwnersNinety days is not much time to set up a large machine shop, form a new company, find a location and retain large original equipment manufacturing (OEM) clients from a failed firm.

But that’s precisely what Madison-based HB Coatings LLC has done with support and expertise from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Metro East Small Business Development Center and a host of other organizations.

Through multiple connections and time-sensitive resources, the SBDC assisted HB Coat...

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New SIUE ROTC Commander Aims to Strengthen Program and Develop Student Character

16 November 2015, 12:18 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Commander, Lt. Col. Scott Reed, plans to continue in the program’s strong tradition, as well as meet bench marks of his own. 

Reed came to SIUE in July as the professor of Military Science, replacing Lt. Col. Dave Motes, who retired. Reed’s background in the Army is long and extensive. For the ROTC commander, his love of country and service began as boy.

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SIUE’s New ROTC Commander Reflects on Veterans Day

11 November 2015, 8:06 AM

Scott Reed

On this Veterans Day, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. (ROTC) Commander, Lt. Col. Scott Reed, recalls important times in his life when his father was absent and significant events in his family’s life when he was not there due to military service. 

“Veterans Day holds a lot of significance to me on both a personal and professional level,” Reed said. “Like many others, I come fr...

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SIUE Head Start Joins East St. Louis Early Childhood Advocates to Help Children

10 November 2015, 3:29 PM

Gail Nelson

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start is one of several area agencies that have joined to help improve the lives of children, including expectant parents and children birth through five years, throughout the Greater East St. Louis community. 

“We don’t have to compete for children. We need to align ourselves and our programs to meet the many needs of children and their families,” said Gail Nelson, Quality Rating Improv...

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SIUE Student Nurses Association Enjoys Explosive Growth

10 November 2015, 1:45 PM

SNA GroupThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Nurses Association (SNA) has more than tripled to become one of SIUE’s largest student organizations.

The Student Nurses Association is a pre-professional organization for the American Nurses Association (ANA). SIUE member students participate in the 10th District Illinois Nurses Association.

“In previous years, membership was typically around 100,” said Jean LaFollette, instructor in the SIUE School of Nursing, who has se...

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SIUE’s Alestle Wins National College Journalism Award

10 November 2015, 10:35 AM

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, won a national award during the 94th annual Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) / College Media Advisers National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.

The Alestle placed fourth in the ACP Best Of Show — Newspaper Special Edition category for its 2015 Back-to-School Survival Guide. The field was wide open and not broken down by school size or frequency. All schools and their news organizations competed in...

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Lincoln Academy Honors SIUE’s Pritsolas among Elite College Students

9 November 2015, 3:58 PM

Joshua Pritsolas is SIUE's 2015 Student LaureateSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Joshua Pritsolas, a senior geography major from Glen Carbon, has been honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for his excellence in curricular and extra curricular activities. He was among the state’s most outstanding students celebrated at the annual Student Laureate Convocation on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Old Sate Capitol in Springfield.

The Lincoln Academy’s Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Awards are presented to seniors from e...

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SIUE School of Engineering Adds Mechatronics and Robotics Degree

9 November 2015, 11:00 AM

Hasan SevimThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering is adding a bachelor’s program in mechatronics and robotics engineering. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the program earlier in August.

“Mechatronics and robotics engineering is a well-known discipline in many industrialized countries, but there are just a handful of programs in the U.S.,” said Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “With the endorsement of some regiona...

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SIUE Grabs First MVC Regular Season Soccer Title

8 November 2015, 3:10 PM

Devyn Jambga’s overtime game winner sent SIUE to its first Missouri Valley Conference men’s soccer regular season title Saturday, Nov. 7 as the Cougars defeated Loyola 1-0 at Korte Stadium.

The win was the eighth consecutive for the Cougars who will take the No. 1 seed into this week’s MVC Tournament hosted by SIUE. The Cougars improved to 12-3-1 overall and 5-1 in the MVC.

Jambga netted the game-winning goal with six minutes to play in the first overtime. The goal was th...

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City of Edwardsville Breaks Ground on New Fire Station at SIUE

8 November 2015, 2:50 PM

Fire StationThe City of Edwardsville broke ground Saturday, Nov. 7, on the new fire station planned on the SIUE campus.

Mayor Hal Patton along with Fire Chief Rick Welle and SIUE Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen were joined by a variety of officials for the ceremony.

The Edwardsville Public Safety Committee recommended the approval of L. Wolf Co., Inc.’s bid of $2,881,000 for the new SIUE fire station earlier in October.

Construction is expected to be completed in August 2016.

Photo (L-R): City Adm...

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Department of Theater and Dance Presents Dance in Concert 2015

6 November 2015, 2:40 PM

Dance in Concert 2015The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Theater and Dance will present Dance in Concert 2015, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Dunham Hall Theater on campus.

Audiences will be treated to a spectacular evening of dance and music as envisioned by the artistic leadership of Kristin Best Kinscherff, dance program head. 

The show continues at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 12-Satuday, Nov. 14. A matinee is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Under the creativ...

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H.S. Students Command Attention at Madison County Youth Forum

6 November 2015, 2:17 PM

A pair of students present to the panelists during the Madison County Youth Forum.Nearly 200 community members gathered in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 2 to discuss ways to combat substance abuse in Madison County high schools and communities. The Madison County Youth Forum offered an opportunity for high school students to share possible solutions to the dangerous use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs and heroin.

Student representatives from nine of the county’s 10 public schools previously discus...

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SIUE Alum Named Vice President of Federal Services at Continental Mapping

6 November 2015, 2:03 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Nathan Spangler brings his expertise in geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) to Continental Mapping where he will serve as vice president of federal services.

Spangler earned a master’s in geography from SIUE in 2002.

Directions Magazine shared the announcement of Spangler’s leadership role on Monday, Nov. 2.

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SIUE and Lewis & Clark Partner on Nursing Degree Track

6 November 2015, 9:00 AM

Roberta HarrisonThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing (SON) and Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) 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) after attending Lewis and Clark 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 themse...

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SIUE to Host 33rd Annual Hospice Conference Nov. 12

5 November 2015, 3:10 PM

downs-lorettaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is set to host the 33rd annual Hospice Conference of Southwestern Illinois Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. KSDK-TV featured the conference and the soothing tranquility harp during its Show Me St. Louis segment on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Conference is for all walks of life: family members and friends of those in hospice, volunteers and staff of hospices, nursing homes, assisted living centers, home health organizations ...

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SIUE Alumna Named President of Missouri American Water

5 November 2015, 1:12 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Cheryl Norton has been named president of Missouri American Water, the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.

Norton earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences in 1987 and a master’s in environmental studies in 1994, both from SIUE.

A media release posted Wednesday, Nov. 4 on MarketWatch.com details Norton’s professional background and new leadership position.

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U.S. District Court Awards Supplies to SIUE's Project Success

5 November 2015, 11:16 AM

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For Janina Turley, director for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Project Success program, Tuesday, Nov. 3 was better than Christmas Day. 

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois’ Joint Community Outreach Committee gave the program $500 worth of toys and school supplies. The items included board games, arts, crafts and healthy snacks, as well as playground items like jump ropes, baseball gloves, and basketballs as part of its ...

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SIUE Receives Seventh Straight Military Friendly Designation

5 November 2015, 10:00 AM

Military FriendlySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the seventh-consecutive year.

The premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is...

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SIUE Students Prep for St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn Sat., Nov. 7

5 November 2015, 8:20 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is once again participating in St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, a student-led fundraising program hosted nationally by colleges and universities to help kids who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

SIUE students will join their counterparts on campuses across the country beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m. to stay up all night in the Morris University Center to raise money for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital....

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SIUE Ranked Among National Leaders in NCAA Graduation Rates

4 November 2015, 4:10 PM

ncaaSIUE is among the top 10 public universities nationally and is Illinois’ top public institution in graduating student-athletes, according to a report released Wednesday, Nov. 4 by the NCAA.

Eight SIUE programs earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures. The men’s tennis, men’s track and field/cross country, women’s basketball, women’s golf, softball, women’s soccer, women’s tennis and volleyball teams all e...

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SIUE Alumna Named Executive Director of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois

4 November 2015, 1:03 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Ronda Sauget will serve as executive director of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, effective Tuesday, Dec. 1. Sauget earned a bachelor’s in finance and marketing in 1996 and an MBA in 1998, both from SIUE.

The St. Louis Business Journal detailed Sauget’s new position in an article posted Thursday.

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Arts & Issues Presents Peter Maer, Veteran White House Correspondent and SIUE Alum

4 November 2015, 11:53 AM

PeterMaer

Veteran White House Correspondent and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Peter Maer will discuss his experiences as a radio journalist covering the presidential beat for approximately 40 years. “My Journey from Granite City to the White House” is Maer’s presentation for the next Arts & Issues series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

Maer, who retired from CBS News in January, is a native...

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The Gardens at SIUE Featured among 50 Most Beautiful College Arboretums

4 November 2015, 8:50 AM

The Gardens at SIUEBest College Reviews has named The Gardens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a top 50 College Arboretum. The Gardens rank 43rd on the list of beautiful sanctuaries that are “conducive to study, contemplation, meditation and research.”  

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SIUE Among RideFinders 2015 Regional Sustainability Award Winners

3 November 2015, 9:00 AM

RideFindersRideFinders, the St. Louis region’s free rideshare program, announced that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Scott Air Force Base are recipients of the second annual Regional Sustainability Awards.

The Awards recognize the outstanding efforts that employers in the area have made to encourage staff or students to carpool or vanpool as they promote sustainable transportation, reduce traffi...

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SIUE Ice Hockey Club to Auction Jerseys for Military Appreciation Day

2 November 2015, 9:20 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ice Hockey Club will be hosting a Military Appreciation Day with a pair of games on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the East Alton Ice Arena. The Cougars entertain the Northern Illinois Huskies at 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. with the Division II squads facing off in the opener followed by the Division III teams in the second game. 

SIUE will wear special camouflage jerseys during the games, and individuals will be able to acquire the jerseys through a silent auc...

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SIUE’s Ibroscheva to Present Public Lecture on Women, Politics and Media

2 November 2015, 9:09 AM

Elza Ibroscheva, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences.With the current presidential campaigns of female candidates Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina in the U.S., and the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Conference in Bejing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Elza Ibroscheva’s pioneering research on gender representation in media and politics is particularly timely.

Ibroscheva is chair of the Department of Mass Communications in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and recipient of the William and Margaret Goin...

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Former LA Laker Motivates CHS Students to Make Right Choices

30 October 2015, 3:06 PM

AdrianBranch Championship Ring

The importance of making good choices is the message that former Los Angeles Laker player Adrian Branch brought to a group of students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center on Oct. 27.

“In your life, you are not born a winner or a loser,” said the 6-foot, 7-inch former guard/forward. “You are born a chooser. Your choices determine who you become.”

Branch, now a college basketball analyst for ESPN, came to the Center a...

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SIUE Pharmaceutical Experts Share Knowledge at Heroin Task Force Meeting

30 October 2015, 9:54 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Jessica Kerr and Kelly Gable, associate professors in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, shared their expertise on substance abuse at Thursday’s Madison County Heroin Task Force meeting in Edwardsville.

The pharmaceutical experts were joined by fourth-year pharmacy student Sean O’Bannon as they presented on reasons for substance abuse, risk factors and common paths to addiction, as well as the University’s ...

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SIUE Featured on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis

29 October 2015, 3:50 PM

campus-autumnSIUE Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen and Cougars men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris were featured in a piece aired during KSDK-TV’s Thursday (Oct. 29) edition of Show Me St. Louis. View it here.

SIUE is a participating sponsor in the Get to Know Metro East campaign, which was launched earlier this year to help everyone in the Metro East get to know their community better, embrace the people who live and work here, and promote the many attractions.

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Public Call-to-Action: Madison County Youth Forum to Identify and Offer Solutions to Substance Abuse

29 October 2015, 1:05 PM

Members of SIUE’s Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honor Society pose with faculty advisor Jennifer Caumiant. Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs and heroin – dangerous, deadly drugs that students from nearly every high school in Madison County say are accessible in their school or community. In an effort to identify the usage and influences contributing to substance abuse, the 16th annual Madison County Youth Forum will be held Monday, Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom.

The “Hugs not Drugs” public forum is coordina...

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SIUE Institute for Urban Research Co-Sponsors SLACO Regional Neighborhood Conference

29 October 2015, 10:30 AM

SLACOSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Institute for Urban Research (IUR) will co-sponsor the 20th annual Regional Neighborhood Conference. The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) hosts the event Saturday, Nov. 14, at Harris-Stowe State University.

“The Power of Neighborhoods” is the theme of this year’s conference. The gathering of residents and leaders will highlight what can be achieved through cooperation and empowerment at the neighborhood ...

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New Douglas Startup’s Burger Business Sizzling Thanks to SBDC

29 October 2015, 9:00 AM

Beckett-RachelLocal people and those passing through New Douglas, an Illinois town of approximately 300, are enjoying hand-patted burgers and Ski sodas without having to step out of their vehicles.

New Douglas resident and former educator Rachel Beckett opened the drive-thru of her new restaurant, Flyers Grill, during September. The eatery, named after the local school’s former mascot, is planning a grand opening on Friday, Oct. 30.

With expert, no-cost business startup assistance from the Metro East ...

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SIUE Music Department Presents the Highly Celebrated Godspell

28 October 2015, 12:39 PM

Godspell

Musical Theatre students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will present Stephen Schwartz’s famous Godspell, Thursday, Nov. 5-Sunday, Nov. 8 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville.  

Godspell was one of the first major musicals produced by Schwartz, a three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner. SIUE’s Marc Schapman, associate professor of music, directs the musical. Godspell is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew and on t...

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Shiloh Company is “Afloat” with Expertise from Metro East SBDC

28 October 2015, 11:40 AM

Cheri KoeneEquipped with expertise, connections and support from the Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Float Rooms USA, LLC will open its first Illinois location Sunday, Nov. 1. The company is one of only three in the U.S. to offer therapeutic floating as an alternative to traditional pain medication.

The company, co-owned by Cheri and Loek Koene, is the North American distributor for Ocean Float Rooms Ltd. and Float Rooms Nederland BV. Illinois nat...

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East St. Louis CHS Students Broaden Their Experience in SIUE College Course

27 October 2015, 3:47 PM

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Rambsy Miles

More than 25 young African American men sit at rapt attention, taking notes about an assignment due in a literature course on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. According to Howard Rambsy, PhD, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, it would be difficult to pick out the four high school students.

The following four SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) seniors are enrolled i...

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SIUE STEM Resource Center Open House Inspires Area Educators

27 October 2015, 1:28 PM

STEM Resource Center Manager Colin Wilson looks on as SIUE students Valerie Becker and Emily Chappel examine a high-resolution image of the surface of Mars. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach is energizing STEM educators across the region by sharing resources that stimulate the creativity and discovery inherent to science topics.

At the SIUE STEM Resource Center Open House held Thursday, Oct. 22, visitors enjoyed hands-on demonstrations, participated in energetic discussions and perused innovative resource options like the eye-catching Mag...

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SIUE Graduate School Announces Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Thesis Award Recipients

26 October 2015, 4:29 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has selected Drake Jensen as the University’s 2015 Outstanding Thesis Award recipient. His noteworthy thesis was titled, “Functional Analysis of Calmodulin’s Calcium Dependent Inactivation of Orial.”

“Extensions of his research clearly not only have relevant physiological implications, but also provide insights for structure-based drug discovery,” said Jensen’s thesis advisor Chin-Chuan Wei, ...

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Housing Residents Show Off Their Space in Room Decorating Contest

26 October 2015, 12:27 PM

University Housing Room Decorating Contest WinnersThroughout October, more than 50 University Housing residents participated in the annual room decorating contest. The contest is hosted on Facebook and features rooms from all over campus.

Residents from Cougar Village, Evergreen Hall and the residence halls participate by submitting their room photos, and voting for their favorite space in each category.

This year’s winners were: Kalli Hentis of Evergreen Hall (top photo); Allison Frank and Claire Mayfield representing the residence hal...

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SIUE will Attend State Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair Oct. 27

23 October 2015, 8:59 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will join with other public universities and business owners from Illinois to participate in the Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair Tuesday, Oct. 27 at SIU Carbondale. 

The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Dr. on the campus of SIUC. It is free and open to vendors who want to do business with state public universities. 

The event is designed to benefit minorities, women, disabled and mil...

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Enthusiastic Students Snack on Kettle Corn at First Midterm Check-In

22 October 2015, 1:45 PM

Midterm CheckinA variety of University administrators were on the Stratton Quad Thursday, Oct. 22 during mid-day to assist the Office of Student Affairs as they provided free kettle corn to students and hosted a midterm “check-in” with those students. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple introduced the event as a new tradition.

Photo (L-R): Freshman School of Nursing students Riley Sinclair, of Monticello, and Autumn Kerner, of Mackinaw, visit with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs ...

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SIUE’s Music Department Presents the Wind Symphony and University Concert Band Oct. 29

22 October 2015, 1:10 PM

Korak Bell

Folk songs from the United Kingdom and the U.S. will be featured during the Thursday, Oct. 29 Wind Symphony and University Concert Band performance in Dunham Hall Theater at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.    

“The audience will experience a wide range of music from different eras and different parts of the world,” said John Korak, DMA, professor of trumpet. “Each piece will be quite different than the one before.”

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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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EdGlen Chamber Awards SIUE’s McGeehon $1,000 Scholarship

21 October 2015, 11:35 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Zachary McGeehon has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce.

According to Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Desiree Bennyhoff, funding for the scholarship is made possible through beverage sales at the annual SIUE Block Party. The recipient is chosen through a team of scholarship committee volunteers who evaluate candidates based on their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, comm...

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SIUE Speech Language Hearing Center Opens Lines of Communication, Impacts Lives

20 October 2015, 11:46 AM

The ability to communicate effectively is often taken for granted. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Center is dedicated to those struggling with varying degrees of speech-language impairments.

SIUE students in the Speech-Language Pathology program provide diagnostic and speech-language therapy services to individuals of all ages as part of the student education program. The Center is unique to the Metro East, as it offers activities and treatment o...

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SIUE Alum Named Vice President and General Manager of WBGZ

20 October 2015, 11:40 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Nick Darr has been named vice president and general manager of WBGZ in Alton. Darr earned his master’s in mass communications from SIUE in 2003.

Darr’s new appointment is detailed on RiverBender.com.

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12 Cougar Men’s Basketball Games on TV

20 October 2015, 11:10 AM

FSMSIUE men’s basketball fans will see the Cougars on live television 10 times from the Vadalabene Center during the 2015-16 season and 12 times overall. FOX Sports Midwest (FSM) will have the call for eight of the games.

This is the fourth-consecutive year that the Cougars will appear on FSM, the regional sports network that also features St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.

“We are very proud of our relationship with FOX Sports Midwest,” said SIUE Director ...

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“Eugenius” on Display at SIUE’s Grand Opening for the Eugene B. Redmond Collection and Learning Center

20 October 2015, 10:47 AM

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Now there is a place to come and appreciate more than 60 years of chronicling of the artistic world, study cultural history from around the globe, and view the photographs and works of poetic legends and other noted wordsmiths. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville held the grand opening Monday, Oct. 19 of its Eugene B. Redmond Collection and Learning Center. 

“To have a home for all the many sundry and varied things that I have come across and often held ...

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SIUE’s Onal to Present at Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

20 October 2015, 8:16 AM

Sinan Onal, PhD, assistant professor of industrial engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sinan Onal, PhD, an assistant professor of industrial engineering in the School of Engineering, is one of “70 of the nation’s most innovative, young engineering educators.” He will present at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 7th Annual Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium to be held Oct. 25-28 in Irvine, Calif. 

“Dr. Onal took the pedagogy of senior design course to another level in th...

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SIUE Student Government Hosts Inaugural Diversity Week

19 October 2015, 3:52 PM

Justin Green writes describes diversity with the words, “Connects us all.”Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating its diverse campus community during the inaugural Diversity Week, hosted by SIUE Student Government, Oct. 19-23. The week’s events kicked off Monday with opening remarks by Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD.

Brown encouraged people to “expand their lens.”

“This is a campus community that welcomes all people,” Brown announced in the Morris University Center&#821...

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SIUE’s Greek Council Contributes to Make-A-Wish Foundation

19 October 2015, 3:10 PM

Make-A-Wish DonationSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Greek Council Wish Makers has donated $8,500 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cancer patient Stephen Burrows and his family appeared at the Cougars’ men’s soccer match Saturday, Oct. 17, against Evansville at Korte Stadium to officially accept the donation.

Burrows, a 17-year-old Fredricktown, Mo., high school student was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma Jan. 27, 2014, but is currently in remission from the blood cancer that aff...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Receives Grant to Assist Seniors

18 October 2015, 2:10 PM

Mark RuscinThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy has received a two-year grant valued at $329,862 for “Community-based VTE Care Transitions Coordinated through a Senior Services Organization.”

The grant is a collaboration between Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Meyers Squibb Independent Medical Education, who are providing all project funding, and The Joint Commission, who will provide administrative oversight for the program. ...

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SIUE’s Students for Justice in Palestine Stand with the Fallen

16 October 2015, 3:36 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) manned an informational booth Friday to memorialize the people killed in Palestine since Oct. 1.

Black cutouts in the shape of foot prints were taped to a portion of the floor in the basement of the Morris University Center. “We put down 30 foot prints last night, but as of this morning, there were three more people killed,” said Lara Jennings, former SJP student member and curr...

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SIUE Students Take Elementary School Children on a “Trip” to Germany and Latvia

16 October 2015, 3:25 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student Philipp Leyerer had kindergarteners and first-graders at Eagleview Elementary School in Columbia memorize the German names for witch, ghost, pumpkin and more.

Leyerer and Magdalena Sustere, an SIUE senior from Latvia, majoring in music performance cello, were the featured guests Thursday at an assembly at Eagleview. The assembly was the culmination of the International Literacy Day at the School.

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SBDC Seeking Innovative Products/Services for Women and Families

16 October 2015, 10:30 AM

InnovateHERThe Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is inviting entrepreneurs with viable products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families to compete in a national business plan competition: InnovateHER Business Challenge.

Microsoft sponsors the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition. The SBA will choose 10 competitors from across the nation who will travel to Washington, D.C. in March for a live pitch competition and compete...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Recognized Nationally with AADR Student Research Day Award

16 October 2015, 8:59 AM

Dr. Bruce Rotter, dean of the SIU School of Dental MedicineThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is one of 16 academic institutions nationwide to receive the inaugural American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Day Award. The award recognizes the School’s dedication to supporting and mentoring students conducting dental, oral and craniofacial research.

“The School of Dental Medicine is committed to providing students with a quality education,” said Bruce Rotter, dean of the SIU SDM....

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SIUE Graduate School Showcases Degree Programs at Annual Open House

16 October 2015, 8:27 AM

Shelley Williams with the SIUE School of Business (L) discusses the master’s in business administration with Paula Clarke, of Chicago.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School encouraged the pursuit of discovery and creativity through a graduate degree at its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Distinguished faculty and representatives from each of the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Nursing, Business, Engineering, and Education, Health and Human Behavior met with more than 250 prospective graduate students.

According to SIUE Graduate School Dean and Associate Prov...

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Annual SIUE Day Draws Community Leaders

15 October 2015, 10:30 AM

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Nearly 200 community leaders and business people attended the 10th annual SIUE Day community event Thursday, Oct. 15, at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus.

The Illinois Business Journal sponsored the breakfast affair. IBJ Editor and Partner Dennis Grubaugh, and President and Publisher Al Ortbals represented the publication, which has been a sponsor since the event’s inception. Grubaugh served as chair of this year’s event. Grubaugh and his three children are a...

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Arts & Issues Combines the Talents of SIUE, SIUC and Grammy-Award Winning Cellist for a Musical Night

15 October 2015, 9:13 AM

Sara SantAmbrogio

Audiences can expect a symphony of harmony and delight when three musical entities unite their talents on stage Monday, Oct. 26 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Arts & Issues will present SIUE and Southern Illinois University Carbondale Combined Orchestra, featuring Sara Sant’Ambrogio at 7:30 p.m. at Dunham Hall Theater. This concert is sponsored by the Scott Credit Union.

Michael Mishra, SIUE professor of music and director of orchestral ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Kerr is IPhA Educator of the Year

14 October 2015, 3:00 PM

Dr. Jessica KerrA Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) faculty member and an alumnus were honored at the Illinois Pharmacists Association’s (IPhA) annual conference in Chicago in late September. Dr. Jessica Kerr, assistant chair and associate professor in the SOP, received the Educator of the Year Award for her leadership in education and involvement in IPhA.

“I am honored to receive the inaugural Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Pharmacists Association,&#8...

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Proceed with Caution: SIUE Alum Opens Raven’s Curse Haunted House

14 October 2015, 1:59 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering alum Kip Polley has a cryptic knack for creating graphic effects and horrifying characters that can send chills down a person’s spine. The entrepreneur is frightening Southern Illinoisans at Raven’s Curse Haunted House, a new attraction located in Centralia.

The 2005 SIUE graduate founded Pale Night Productions, a special effects production company, while completing his bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering. Pol...

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SIUE Rallies for Breast Cancer Awareness During the Month of October

14 October 2015, 10:15 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is encouraging students and the community to “think pink” and join in the fight against breast cancer. Several SIUE athletics teams, club sports teams, and University Housing are hosting fundraising events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Beginning this weekend, in collaboration with SIUE Family Weekend, several athletics and club sport events will raise awareness and benefit health organizations. Pink t-shirts and SIUE gear will be for...

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SIUE’s White and Yancey are March of Dimes Nurses of the Year

14 October 2015, 8:30 AM

Dr. Kim WhiteSouthern Illinois University School of Nursing’s (SIUE SON) Dr. Kim White and Dr. Val Yancey were winners at the March of Dimes’ fourth annual Nurse of the Year Award ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.

The March of Dimes presented 20 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their respective disciplines.

Dr. Kim White, RN, PhD, MSN, CNS-BC and executive director of WeCare Clinic at the...

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Beth Henley’s The Miss Firecracker Contest Opens Oct. 21 at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater

13 October 2015, 1:50 PM

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The long-running, Off-Broadway success, The Miss Firecracker Contest, will open at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Dunham Hall Theater. 

The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 25. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday.  

The explosively funny play demonstrates Beth Henley’s unique gift for finding rich lodes of humor—and simple wisdom—in the zany activities of s...

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Interim Chancellor Hansen Introduces 9% Budget Realignment Plan

13 October 2015, 1:15 PM

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SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen today introduced a nine percent realignment spending plan for the remainder of fiscal 2016 during the annual chancellor’s address Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Approximately 500 faculty, staff, students and community representatives heard Hansen deliver a proactive approach to the budget issues hanging over the University system as the state of Illinois government remains in a budget stalemate.

“We cann...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Give Kids A Smile Day Serves More Than 160

13 October 2015, 8:50 AM

GKAS DaySouthern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine served 167 children at its 10th annual Give Kids A Smile Day Monday, Oct. 12 at the School’s main clinic. The total dental treatment provided was valued at $63,084.

Give Kids a Smile Day provides free comprehensive dental care, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. All services were provided by SIU School of Dental Medicine faculty, students and staff, members of the Madison ...

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SIUE Draws Over 1,000 People for its Annual Preview Program

12 October 2015, 4:00 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 1,300 guests on campus Monday for its annual Preview SIUE program. 

The Office of Admissions, in partnership with many in the SIUE community, coordinated the program that allowed students and their guests to experience the many opportunities available at SIUE. Of those attending today’s Preview, more than 550 were prospective students.

Pictured from left to right are Elisha Hall, a mother from Clarksv...

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Lovejoy Library Invites Digital Visitors to Tag Million Man March Photos

12 October 2015, 2:16 PM

Thursday, Oct. 16 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. On that day in 1995, African American men from across the U.S. marched to Washington as a demonstration of unity.

A digital exhibition of materials from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library recounts the story of the Million Man March and the 1998 book about the March by Redmond and his collaborators. The exhibition is accompanied by a digital collection of ...

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SIUE’s Kathryn Bentley Directs Drama Spotlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and His Mentor

12 October 2015, 2:10 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kathryn Bentley, associate professor of Theater and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences, is directing a story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his mentor, Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays. Only Just a Minute: Benjamin Mays and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – What Price Equality? will be depicted on stage beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16. 

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SIUE STEM Resource Center to Educate and Entertain at Oct. 22 Open House

12 October 2015, 8:38 AM

SIUE STEM Resource CenterSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach is inviting the public to its Resource Center Open House from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in room 1304 of the Vadalabene Center on campus.

The STEM Resource Center is an important resource for Southern Illinois, offering materials and written resources to educators and families in the area, free of charge.

 “Science and math topics are ...

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Metro East SBDC Joins in Grand Opening of Belleville Collaborative Work Space

11 October 2015, 5:10 PM

Chris OswaldSouthwestern Illinois’ first startup incubator/accelerator, Peer 151, celebrates its grand opening Friday, Oct. 16 in downtown Belleville. The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville plans to offer its business counseling services at Peer 151.

Peer 151 Executive Director Chris Oswald equates the new incubator/accelerator to a smaller-scale or “velociraptor” version of St. Louis’ successful T-REX innovation commun...

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SIUE to Participate in AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge

9 October 2015, 10:15 AM

Parviz AnsariSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will join the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP Challenge case study project.

The LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) challenge is about preparing students to advance their learning by solving complex problems through high-impact practices such as research, collaborative projects and experiential learning. Participating institutions will work with the AAC&U to develop a set of case studies underscoring how t...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Raising Scholarship Funds Through Paver Drive

9 October 2015, 10:11 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni and community members are invited to leave a legacy by participating in the Best and Brightest Paver Drive and Endowed Scholarship Campaign. Through the sale of pavers that will build a path around the School’s Medicinal Garden, monies raised will provide outstanding pharmacy education and financial aid opportunities for students across the region.

“The SIUE School of Pharmacy is an integral part of the commun...

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SIUE’s Perez Recognized as an Emerging Nurse Leader in Illinois

8 October 2015, 9:15 AM

Amelia PerezSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Amelia Perez has been named as a “40-Under-40 Emerging Nurse Leader.” Perez is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Simulation Learning Center for Health Sciences in the SIUE School of Nursing.

The Illinois Nurses Foundation and Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition presented the award on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Chicago. According to the American Nurses Association of Illinois, the 40-Under-40 award recognizes 40 nurses in ...

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SIUE Career Fair Connects Students with Nearly 150 Regional Businesses

7 October 2015, 3:06 PM

2015 SIUE October Career FairSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students have the opportunity to network with area employers during the University’s annual October Career Fair being held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center. Representatives from nearly 150 regional businesses are in attendance.

Today’s career fair catered to students within the School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, as well as all non-teaching majors. Thursday...

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Harry Gallatin, 1927-2015

7 October 2015, 12:50 PM

Harry GallatinNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin, SIUE's first director of athletics, has passed away at the age of 88.

The visitation will be Friday, Oct. 9 from 3–8 p.m. at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. The funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville.

At SIUE, Gallatin’s career included three seasons as the men’s basketball coach and 24 as the men’s golf coach. He served as the schoo...

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Latin American Film Festival Continues at SIUE

7 October 2015, 8:20 AM

The SIUE Latin American Film Festival continues through October 28. In Spanish with English subtitles, recent award-winning films will interest a wide audience. The public is invited to attend these free films at Woodland Hall:

  • Mr. Kaplan will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Jacob Kaplan fled Europe for South America because of World War II. Now 76 years old, he recruits a former police officer to investigative an elderly German, whom he suspects is a runaway Nazi.
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SIUE’s Upward Bound Comes to the Rescue for Students During East St. Louis Teacher’s Strike

6 October 2015, 4:27 PM

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Tuesday, while East St. Louis School District 189 teachers were walking the picket line, DaJanae Jackson was dissecting a frog for the very first time. She was able to because Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound Program is providing a safe place for students to come, learn and engage while teachers are out on strike.

“I hate the fact that our school is out because of a strike,” said Jackson, a junior at East St. Louis Senior High School and...

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Princeton Review Tabs SIUE School of Business Among Nation’s Best for 10th Consecutive Year

6 October 2015, 2:20 PM

John NavinThe Princeton Review has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business as one of the best in the country for the 10th-consecutive year. The education services company features the School in the 2016 edition of its book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.”

“The significance of being on this prestigious list for the 10th-consecutive year is that it reflects the experiences of the students who have been in the program,” said School of Business Dean...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Welcomed to the Profession at Annual White Coat Ceremony

6 October 2015, 2:14 PM

SIU School of Dental Medicine Class of 2019The 2019 class of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine was formally introduced to the profession of dentistry at the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony held Saturday, Oct. 3. With the acceptance of the traditional coat of medical professionals, the cohort of 52 students committed to uphold the School’s values of service, respect, integrity, compassion and competence.

Dr. Cissy K. Furusho, diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists and chair of the I...

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New SIUE Program Helps Students Battle the “Freshman 15” with Healthy Habits

6 October 2015, 11:10 AM

Randi Stark, of Worden; Instructor Emily Buelow, Margaret Popke, of East Peoria; Hannah Greenwalt, of Hoffman Estates; and Ryan Gueldener, of Moro.The new Fit into College program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is targeting the dreaded “Freshman 15” by educating first-year students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

For many freshmen students, college brings new responsibilities such as transitioning away from regular exercise through sports, making food choices independently and learning to balance new schedules, all of which can lead to a fluctuation in weight and the creation of unhealthy habits.

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SIUE’s Friends of Music to Host Classic Black and White Movie Event

5 October 2015, 11:28 AM

Take a trip back in time with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Friends of Music (FOM) and enjoy classic black and white films from the silent movie era. FOM will host its “Silents Are Golden” event beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Alfresco Arts Center in Granite City.

The fundraising event will feature a movie short, accompanied by SIUE music faculty, and a Buster Keaton double-feature, with movie scores performed by Jack Jenkins on a 1921 pipe organ....

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NASA Selects SIUE as Elite Science Education Partner for STEM Initiatives

5 October 2015, 9:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 27 organizations across the U.S. selected by NASA to partner in a new strategic approach dedicated to engaging learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities. The agency will now begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to implement the approach. “SIUE is extremely proud to be among an amazing group of institutions chosen to advance NASA’s STEM education mission,” said Jerry Weinberg, associate provost for research and dean of the SIUE Graduate School. “Through combining the power of the internet with the engagement of citizen science, this unique project propels the University’s mission of global engagement and communication of knowledge to a new level.” Supported activities will focus on Earth science, astrophysics, planetary science and heliophysics. SIUE’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is demonstrated in part by its innovative CosmoQuest virtual research facility, a second-generation citizen science facility. In its proposal, SIUE described a partnership with NASA that would allow CosmoQuest to produce a regular series of citizen science portals that support the agency’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) science and enable STEM education for students and the public through activities that support the CoSTEM National Education Goals. “CosmoQuest is ready to serve as a facility that enables NASA science to enter every computer and smart device in an interactive way,” said Pamela L. Gay, PhD, director of CosmoQuest and assistant research professor in SIUE’s STEM Center. “The virtual facility allows the general public worldwide to not just learn through classes and web content, but to also advance science through citizen science.” “Our published research confirms that the public can aid us in doing science, while we also improve U.S. scientific literacy. As a partner with NASA, our proposed programs will provide authentic engagement in research.” With a portfolio of approximately 100 science missions, NASA's commitment to education places special emphasis on increasing the effectiveness, sustainability and efficient utilization of SMD science discoveries and learning experiences. Goals also include enabling STEM education, improving U.S. scientific literacy, advancing national educational goals and leveraging science activities through partnerships. Agreement awards can run up to five years, with an additional five-year option. Final monetary awards are expected to be announced by the end of the year. By preparing the next generation of leaders in a knowledge-based economy, SIUE’s Graduate School fulfills the region’s demand for highly trained professionals. Graduate school offerings include arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, nursing and interdisciplinary opportunities. SIUE professors provide students with a unique integration of theoretical education and hands-on research experiences. Students can obtain graduate certificates or pursue master’s degrees, and be part of a supportive learning and rich intellectual environment that is tailored to the needs of adult learners. The Graduate School raises the visibility of research at SIUE, which ranks highest among its Illinois Board of Higher Education peers in total research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. Doctoral programs are available in the Schools of Education (Ed.D.) and Nursing (DNP). The School of Engineering and the Department of Historical Studies feature cooperative doctoral programs (Ph.D.). -SIUE- Photo: Pamela L. Gay, PhD, director of CosmoQuest and assistant research professor in SIUE’s STEM Center.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 27 organizations across the U.S. selected by NASA to partner in a new strategic approach dedicated to engaging learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities. The agency will now begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to implement the approach.

“SIUE is extremely proud to be among an amazing group of institutions chosen to advance NASA’s STEM education mission,” said J...

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SIUE Students Travel to See Pope Francis in Philadelphia

5 October 2015, 9:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Catholic Campus Minister Samantha Kennedy and seven SIUE students joined a contingent of Eastern Illinois University students in a pilgrimage to see Pope Pope FrancisFrancis during his visit to Philadelphia the weekend of Sept. 26-27.

The SIUE group joined 49 EIU students Friday, Sept. 25, for a 12-hour bus ride from Charleston to Philadelphia. Kennedy said the EIU connection came from being in the same Diocese of Springfield and having worked closely with them in ...

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SIUE Student Publicly Braves Stigma to Advocate for Mental Health Awareness

2 October 2015, 10:14 AM

Theresa San Luis is pursuing her master's in public administration at SIUEFirst impressions of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student Theresa San Luis may include adjectives like personable, driven, passionate and talented. After all, she holds two bachelors’, a master’s in communication, and is slated to graduate from SIUE in December with her master’s in public administration (MPA).

But there is more to Theresa than what meets the eye. Perhaps the best word to describe her is resilient.

Theresa has schizoaffective disorder, wh...

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SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

2 October 2015, 8:50 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored eight remarkable graduates at the 2015 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Friday, Oct. 2, in the Morris University Center. These alumni have achieved exploits in their respective fields, are role models and are testament to SIUE’s educational excellence.

The 2015 honorees listed by their college or school:

Julion-Wrenetha

School of Nursing: Dr. Wrenetha Julion, BS Nursing ’80 Dr. Wrenetha Julion is a professor in the Rush University Colleg...

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SIUE’s Homecoming Week Full of Festivities and Fun

1 October 2015, 2:01 PM

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Homecoming at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has held a bevy of activities that has helped buoy the Cougar spirit on campus.

Some of the activities included a chalking competition, a hot wing eating contest, a golf cart parade contest and more. 

    Several sporting games are also part of Homecoming.  Two events on tap:

  • Men’s Soccer versus Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. Saturday in Korte Stadium
  • SIUE Women’s Soccer...

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SIUE Engineering Students Capture Aerial Views of ‘e’ in Space

1 October 2015, 1:58 PM

SIU 'e' flies 20 miles above EarthStunning aerial images show Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s signature ‘e’ flying 20 miles above Earth. SIUE’s 2,660-acre campus, the city of St. Louis and more of the areas landscape are featured in the distance. Two GoPro cameras attached to a helium-filled weather balloon captured the photographs and video images.

Three SIUE engineering students launched the balloon and assorted instrumentation from campus. The project was spearheaded by Alex Anderson, Jona...

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Three SIUE Faculty are Finalists for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

1 October 2015, 9:20 AM

Amelia PerezThree Southern Illinois University School of Nursing (SIUE SON) faculty are among the finalists for the March of Dimes’ fourth annual Nurse of the Year Award. The event is set for  Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.

The March of Dimes will present 20 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their respective disciplines.

The SIUE candidates are:

Dr. Amelia Perez, RN, PhD, MSN, is an ass...

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SIUE’s Waple Selected for National Student Affairs Conference

30 September 2015, 11:30 AM

Jeffrey WapleSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jeffrey Waple will participate in the 2015 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Institute for Vice Presidents for Student Affairs sponsored by the James E. Scott Academy.

Waple, SIUE vice chancellor for student affairs, will attend the foundational three-day learning and networking experience Oct.11-14 in Alexandria, Va. It prepares student affairs administrators to be strategic decision-makers, highly effective manag...

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Free App Developed by SIUE Engineering Students Featured in Engineering News-Record

30 September 2015, 11:00 AM

SIUE School of Engineering students have combined with Mark Grinter and Anne Werner, assistant professors of construction in the School of Engineering, to develop an app that helps construction engineers avoid cracking from plastic concrete shrinkage.

Computer science seniors Bryan Allen, Daniel Grote and Zachary Smith created a publicly available tool useful to construction engineers. In their required two semester long senior assignment project, they were assigned to a client, Grinter and Wer...

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Dunstan, Kern Introduce Southwestern Illinois Trade & Investment Council

30 September 2015, 8:50 AM

SITIC Board MeetingMore than two dozen chief executives from public and private entities across the Metro East met on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the inaugural board meeting for the new Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council. 

Silvia Torres Bowman, director of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Trade Center, credited a slate of individuals - including Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern and others - for their long-term dedication in pl...

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Application Award Process Still Open for SIUE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon

29 September 2015, 2:24 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The Committee is still seeking applications for the award categories. 

Each year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon Committee holds contests in the areas of:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award
  • Essay, Poetry and Visual Arts, High School
  • Humanitarian, SIUE  Faculty and Staff Award
  • Humanitarian, Community Award

Guideline information and the ...

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Illinois’ New Policy for Principal Preparation Experiences Some Initial Successes and Challenges

29 September 2015, 2:17 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Illinois Education Research Council (IERC), in partnership with the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (Consortium), has released an interim report of research study examining the implementation of Illinois’ new principal preparation policy. 

Passed in June 2010, Illinois’ legislation requires all principal preparation programs to meet new requirements by June 2014 for preparing Illinois’ pre-K to ...

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SIUE SigEp Chapter Awards $1,500 in Scholarships to New Students

29 September 2015, 2:10 PM

Connor McClainThe Illinois Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at SIUE annually awards a $1,000 scholarship and two $250 scholarships to new students who exemplify the characteristics of the Balanced Man Program: Sound Mind and Sound Body.

Conner McClain is the recipient of the 2015 Balanced Man Scholarship. He graduated from Carlinville High School with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average. McClain was a member of Student Council, Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society, mathematics team, Worldwide ...

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Metro East SBDC to Host InnovateHER National Business Challenge

29 September 2015, 8:15 AM

InnovateHERThe U.S. Small Business Administration has selected the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a local host organization for its “Innovating for Women” business competition.

   InnovateHER 2016 is a business competition open to everyone with products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. The Illinois Metro East SBDC joins more than 70 other entities across the country servin...

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SIUE School of Engineering Receives ABET Reaccreditation

28 September 2015, 11:20 AM

Hasan SevimThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s programs have received continued accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) through as far as 2021.

The rigorous process requires years of data collection and continuous improvement based on self-assessment. The School and each program do a comprehensive self-study, which is followed by a campus visit from a highly trained team of experts.

“ABET accreditation for the SIUE Schoo...

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2015 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

28 September 2015, 8:30 AM

HomecomingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2015 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 28, running through Sunday, Oct. 4 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Turn Up the E.” The schedule of events will include: a comedy show featuring Mind Reader Eric Dittleman; a hot wing eating contest; a golf cart parade; a talent show; a ca...

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ICHP Honors SIUE Pharmacists Arnoldi and Sheley

26 September 2015, 3:15 PM

Jennifer ArnoldiSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Drs. Jennifer Arnoldi and Jared Sheley have been honored by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

A clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Arnoldi has been selected for the ICHP 2015 New Practitioner Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals whose early accomplishments distinguish them as future leaders in the profession. The candidates are individuals whose performance demonstrates ...

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Rigging Manufacturer Gains Valuable Market Intel from Metro East SBDC

26 September 2015, 1:40 PM

When the president of a family-owned rigging solutions and supplies company sought data about a prospective new market, the Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was there to Terry Driscollprovide it at no cost.

Terry Driscoll, president of Granite City-based John Sakach Company of St. Louis, oversees operations for a growing 25-employee business that fabricates and sells wire ropes and slings for steel mills, commercial contractors and others.

Driscoll co...

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SIUE’s Dr. Bill Retzlaff’s Sustainability Award Comes from Going Up on the Roof

25 September 2015, 4:08 PM

Dr. Bill Retzlaff

A longtime sustainability scholar at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has won the Research Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a not-for-profit association working to promote the industry throughout North America. 

Bill Retzlaff, PhD, and College of Arts and Sciences associate dean and research co-director of the St. Louis metropolitan area research collaboration (G.R.E.E.N. – Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network) based at ...

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Today's Sculpture on Campus Event to Showcase Grand Scale Works of Art

25 September 2015, 8:48 AM

Patrick Dougherty’s Birthday Palace (2014) National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, HI. Photo courtesy NTBG

Captivating outdoor sculptures pepper the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, ready for their artistic debut during the 15th Annual SIUE Sculpture Walk at 4 p.m. today. The 12 works of art were designed and installed by current students through the “Sculpture on Campus” (SoC) program.

“I don’t know of any other program like this in the country,” said Thad Duhigg, PhD, professor in the SIUE Department of Art and Design. “This year’s piece...

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SIUE’s Eugene B. Redmond Spotlighted with St. Louis Artist for Creative Social Justice Protests

24 September 2015, 10:54 AM

Eugene B. Redmond

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond, English language and literature emeritus professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was spotlighted on St.LouisPublic Radio for artistically addressing the social issues of the day, namely the protests in Ferguson.

Redmond, a former member of St. Louis’ Black Artist Group (BAG) and East St. Louis Poet Laureate, speaks about real life scenes and backdrops from where he and other colleagues take up artistic “arms” and f...

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SIUE Alum Wins St. Louis American’s 2015 Excellence in Education Award

24 September 2015, 10:31 AM

Bessie Bennett Peabody, a three-time alumna of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has won The St. Louis American’s 2015 Excellence in Education Award.

Peabody will be honored with other awardees at the 28th annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala Friday, Sept. 25 at the America’s Center Ballroom.  Peabody received a bachelor’s in 1963, master’s in 1967 and education specialist degree in 1971, all in elementary education from SIUE...

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SIUE College of Arts and Sciences to Host “Thinking about Community” Colloquium

24 September 2015, 10:25 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will host a “Thinking about Community” Colloquium from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Maple-Dogwood Room in the Morris University Center on campus.

The 11th annual event brings together faculty and staff from across the SIUE community, and experts from the region, to share their scholarship and research. It is free to the community, and will coincide with Arts & Issues, and the Greater St. Lo...

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SIUE Alum to Serve as Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress

24 September 2015, 9:21 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Tom Bober, a librarian at R.M. Captain Elementary School in Clayton, Mo., will serve as the 2015-16 Audio-Visual Teacher-in-Residence at the Library of Congress.

Bober earned his master’s in education in the area of instructional technology from SIUE in 2001. He will work with the Library’s Educational Outreach office to incorporate digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed his appoint...

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Pain Awareness Month: SIUE Fights to Reduce Pain and Opioid Drug Abuse

23 September 2015, 1:20 PM

Chris HerndonThe month of September serves as an annual reminder of a growing issue in America: chronic pain.

According to a recent analysis by the National Institute of Health (NIH), an estimated 23.4 million adults (approximately 10 percent of the population) experience severe pain, and 126 million Americans (approximately 55 percent of the population) have reported some degree of pain in the last three months. This has led to estimated medical expenditures of nearly $635 billion. 

“While we h...

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SIUE Students to Showcase Impactful Summer Spent Inspiring STEM Learning

23 September 2015, 11:12 AM

Students Use Telescopes During SIUE Astronomy CampSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students shared their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with students across the region this summer, laying the foundation for student learning in rapidly advancing STEM fields.

The students spread their knowledge by participating in STEM-related internships through the SIUE Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. They will present their experiences and accomplishments at the second annual Noyce Summer Inte...

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A Host of Subjects and Disciplines on Display at SIUE’s Hands-On Day and Majors Fair

22 September 2015, 3:07 PM

Dunn Budzban
Suzuki Shakespeare

Chances to better understand global warming, take a selfie with cardboard representations of President Barack Obama and William Shakespeare and play a note or two at the Instrumental Petting Zoo were afforded to students Tuesday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Hands-On Day and Majors Fair. 

“Sometimes we can be criticized for presenting our learning as too abstract,” said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Budzban. “This Ha...

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SIUE Graduate School Open House Set for Oct. 14

22 September 2015, 10:15 AM

Jerry WeinbergThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information about SIUE’s various graduate programs, graduate admission requirements, graduate student services and financing a graduate education, including graduate assistantships and competitiv...

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Metro East SBDC Assists BOCO Contracting in First Year of Business

22 September 2015, 9:50 AM

   Coggins-BollingerServing a military tour in Iraq is a distinction not many can claim. Returning from the war to launch a local business is yet another distinction achieved by BOCO Contracting & Construction LLC President Josh Coggins.

   To share these experiences with his brother, says Coggins, is pretty remarkable. Coggins and his half-brother, Jamey Bollinger, are partners in the construction company they began one year ago.

   Both Alton natives, the duo joined the U.S. mil...

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SIUE Campus LGBTQ Approval Rating Remains High

22 September 2015, 9:25 AM

Venessa BrownSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s institutional climate score for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community remains high and signifies its commitment to that campus population

For the second-consecutive year, SIUE’s LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Climate Index is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

“SIUE continues to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is positioned to be a model for the region,” said Dr. Venessa Brown, associate chancellor for ...

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Dunn Presents State of the System Address

22 September 2015, 8:15 AM

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn presented his “State of the System” address Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 22 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Approximately 600 SIUE campus community members attended.

Dunn titled his presentation as "Retrenchment as the New Normal for Public Higher Education." He advised that the issues to be dealt with in the near future include: state disinvestment, cost shifts particularly in regard to pensions and health insurance, ...

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Women’s Leadership Network Launches in Metro East

21 September 2015, 2:25 PM

Bowman-Harriss-SanguinettiIllinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti headlined a cadre of outstanding female executive presenters at the kick-off of a brand-new regional women’s leadership network.

The event, held in late August in Litchfield, served as the launch of The “W” Network of Downstate Illinois, a continuing education and networking organization where women leaders can engage and support each other.

Silvia Torres Bowman, director of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International T...

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SIUE Cougar Literacy Clinic Benefits Area Students and Education Specialists

18 September 2015, 3:51 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is home to the only certified Literacy Education Program in the region. The program offers teachers an opportunity to enhance their teaching abilities and achieve a specialized literacy certification.

Children in the community also benefit from the program through the University’s Cougar Literacy Clinic. Graduate students in the program help enhance the literacy skills of area students, K-12, by providing tutoring at the SIUE Cougar Literacy Cli...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony Celebrates Student Commitment to Pharmacy Profession

18 September 2015, 10:48 AM

SIUE School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony Class of 2019A new cohort of 82 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) students has proudly received their professional white coats, acknowledging their important entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. The first-year professional students were presented their garments at the 10th SOP White Coat Ceremony held September 11 in the Morris University Center at SIUE.

“The White Coat Ceremony conveys the School’s commitment to the hallmarks of the pharmacy prof...

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SIUE’s Bayless is Runner-up at ACUI 9-Ball Nationals

11 September 2015, 11:50 AM

Allie Bayless, a junior in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, placed second in the Association for College Unions International (ACUI) national 9-ball tournament held during late June at the University of Akron (Ohio). 

Eight women qualified for the finals after advancing from sectional tournament play.  A Paris, Ill. native, Bayless won three elimination matches to reach the finals against Briana Miller, a multiple junior national champion from Lindenwood Univer...

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Community Health Educators Demonstrate Versatility as Job Demand Soars

8 September 2015, 8:18 AM

Brianna Bland, BS’15 is the first Community Health Education program graduate to be accepted into the Peace Corps.Demand is increasing rapidly for graduates of a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville degree program that revolves around prevention education. Alumni of the Community Health Education program in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior can be found in all corners of the world sharing their unique knowledge and skill sets.

The program has formed such culturally competent individuals as Jacksonville native Brianna Bland, BS’15. As the first SIUE program graduate to be ac...

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“We Must Thrive”: SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen on Moving Forward

4 September 2015, 10:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen, PhD, has been wholeheartedly committed to the University since he and his wife first arrived in Edwardsville in 1984.

During his tenure at SIUE, Hansen has served in multiple roles, including dean of the SIUE Graduate School, history professor in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and interim dean of CAS. Hansen will serve a one-year appointment as interim chancellor while a search for a new chancellor is conduct...

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Suzuki String Program Celebrates 50 Years at SIUE

24 August 2015, 11:31 AM

Children and youth learning and playing classical music through the Japanese-based Suzuki Method has been part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 50 years.

The public is encouraged to attend the Suzuki String Program’s anniversary open house on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus where Suzuki teachers will share details on the program, instruments used, teaching method and describe how students can get involved.

“I’m excited we are c...

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Students and Leaders Share Why They Love SIUE

13 February 2015, 8:23 AM

There are many reasons to love Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. From the beautiful campus and diverse student body, to Eddie the Cougar and the opportunity to make lifelong friends, everyone has their own University favorite.

Students, along with Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel, share why they love SIUE in this video.

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lllinois Center for Transportation Shines Spotlight on SIUE Professor

6 February 2015, 8:03 AM

Ryan Fries

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

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

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