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SIUE’s Online Health Informatics Program Among Nation’s Top 25

11 January 2017, 2:20 PM

lyerla-frankThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 by bestcolleges.com.  

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The master’s in healthcare informatics emphasizes the application of state-of-the-art computing technologies to healthcare.

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Satellite Fitness Center Opens in Student Success Center

10 January 2017, 11:45 AM

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Campus Recreation and the Morris University Center (MUC) have partnered to create a satellite fitness facility for SIUE students in the Student Success Center (SSC). An open house in the SSC, Room 0206 on Monday, Jan. 9 featured the converted space that is now a small work-out facility, similar to the concept featured in SIUE residence halls. This allows expanded recreational opportunities for students, particularly during hours when the MUC is open and the Fitness Center i...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Earn National Honors

6 December 2016, 1:26 PM

(L-R) ASHP President Dr. Lisa M. Gersema, SIUE students Jessica Lorenson and Abby Buchman, and ASHP Vice President Dr. Barbara B. Nussbaum.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students received national accolades during the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting including all Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) held Dec. 3-4 in Las Vegas.

Fourth-year pharmacy students Abby Buchman, of Springfield, and Jessica Lorenson, of Chatham, earned third place in the Clinical Skills Competition among 129 teams from across the country. Competing teams were given a...

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SIUE’s Butler is Chair-elect for Pharmacy Practice Section of AACP

5 December 2016, 4:45 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lakesha Butler, PharmD and associate professor of pharmacy practice in the SIUE School of Pharmacy, will become the chair-elect for the pharmacy practice section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in Summer 2017.

The AACP is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. Butler was selected by pharmacy practice peers through a national election. She will serve in the chair-elect ca...

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SIUE Discusses Expanding Exchange with India’s JSS University

30 November 2016, 1:51 PM

(L-R) SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook, Vice Chancellor of JSS University Dr. B. Suresh and SIUE Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Denise Cobb.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues its exploration and integration of global partnerships throughout its academic disciplines. Expansion of an already successful pharmacy exchange program to include the University’s breadth of health sciences was the topic of discussion during a visit from the vice chancellor of India’s Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) University.

B. Suresh, MPharm, PhD, Sc.D., visited with SIUE administrators on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The leader...

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Future Health Professionals Gain Connections During SIUE Health Careers Fair

15 November 2016, 1:42 PM

Representatives from The Kroger Co. speak with fourth-year pharmacy student Kelly Korza during the 2016 Health Careers Fair at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students looking to pursue careers in health-related fields had the opportunity to network with more than 40 leading healthcare employers during the annual Health Careers Fair held Monday, Nov. 14. The event was hosted by SIUE's Career Development Center.

Students nearing completion of degrees within SIUE’s health-related disciplines, such as nursing, pharmacy and public health, shared resumes and learned more about available internship and employ...

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SIUE Receives Eighth Straight Military Friendly Designation

11 November 2016, 2:50 PM

Military Friendly 2017Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the eighth-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 Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

1 November 2016, 11:26 AM

SIUE joins the global GivingTuesday movementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, and celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, #GivingTuesday will be Nov. 29.

The effort is always held the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the holiday giving season begins. The movement inspires people to join together to improve their local communiti...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

25 October 2016, 9:50 AM

cobb-denisePlan now to enroll in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. Since the initial launch in 2014, the University has more than doubled the number of courses offered during the special session that runs Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

This year, more than 50 courses will be taught entirely online during the three-week session. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-...

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Hundreds Apply to Pursue an Advanced Degree During SIUE Graduate School Open House

25 October 2016, 8:45 AM

SIUE graduate student Adebanke Adebayo answers questions and offers advice to prospective students Mary Stanfield (L) and Melissa Britten (R).Leadership preparation through expanded critical thinking, a competitive advantage in the workplace and the excitement of discovery and creativity were among the reasons why prospective graduate students were encouraged to pursue an advanced degree from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School during its Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

More than 300 prospective students received information on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certifica...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Unveils Donor Tributes During Recognition Event

24 October 2016, 4:00 PM

School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Gireesh Gupchup announces the unveiling of the paver pathway along the School’s Medicinal Garden during the donor recognition event.A beautiful October evening was enjoyed by approximately 80 individuals on Friday, Oct. 21 during the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s unveiling of a newly-installed paver path and leadership donor wall, signifying the School’s successful Best and Brightest Paver Drive and Endowed Scholarship Campaign.

The School hosted a donor recognition event which showcased engraved pavers placed along the School’s Medicinal Garden. The pavers feature the name...

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SIU President Dunn Reinforces System’s Viability

18 October 2016, 2:15 PM

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Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn addressed the state of the system today in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

Dunn said Illinois seems to be in the midst of a grand reshaping of the state-university covenant, but he believes all campuses in the SIU system will remain viable for years to come. He pointed to instituting structural changes on campus rather than waiting to change, because a “new normal” is likely.

He e...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy to Host Paver Donor Recognition Event

18 October 2016, 9:25 AM

A group of volunteers, including School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup, members of SIUE’s Constructors Club, and members of the Rotary Club, installed engraved pavers at the School’s Medicinal Garden. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is hosting a special reception on Friday, Oct. 21, in celebration of its Best and Brightest Paver Drive and Endowed Scholarship Campaign. The effort raised more than $63,000 for new and continuing SIUE School of Pharmacy students.

The recognition event will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. in the School’s Student Learning Center, and outside at its Medicinal Garden, located behind the Pharmacy buildings. Newly-installed, engraved pa...

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Dunstan, Pembrook Establish SIUE/Community Task Force

17 October 2016, 9:00 AM

dunstan-prembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook and Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced the establishment of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Community Task Force, an entity charged with promoting the partnership between SIUE and the public/private sectors.

The task force will focus on three primary areas for collaboration:

  • Functional operations that are campus centric and capitalize on partnerships between SIUE and the public/private ...

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SIUE Students MAP Grants to be Covered for Spring Semester

11 October 2016, 5:10 PM

dunn-pembrook2Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn announced that both the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses will cover MAP grants for students for the spring 2017 semester.

The state’s Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants based on financial need to Illinois undergraduates who study at approved colleges and universities within the state. SIU covered the MAP grants throughout the 2015-16 academic year, and is doing so for the current semester as well.

At SIUE this...

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SIUE’s Herndon Named Illinois Pharmacist of the Year

4 October 2016, 10:53 AM

(L-R) SIUE School of Pharmacy student and IPhA scholarship recipient Scott Sexton, Educator of the Year Sneha Baxi-Srivastava, and Pharmacist of the Year Chris Herndon, PharmD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the SIUE School of Pharmacy.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Chris Herndon, PharmD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, has been named Pharmacist of the Year by the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA).

Herndon was recognized for his achievement during the IPhA Annual Conference, held Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Normal.

“I am incredibly honored by this amazing recognition,” Herndon said. “There are many wonderful pharmacists in this state who push th...

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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 19

28 September 2016, 8:55 AM

Clarke-PaulaThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19. 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 on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be availa...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Commit to Service-Focused Profession During White Coat Ceremony

27 September 2016, 12:06 PM

The SIUE School of Pharmacy Class of 2020.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) presented 82 students comprising its class of 2020, with their professional white coats during the 11th White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Sept. 23 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

The official garment acknowledges the students’ important entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. During the ceremony, the students expressed their commitment to the service-focused profession by reciting...

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Pembrook Seeks to Build on SIUE’s Momentum

22 September 2016, 2:20 PM

pembrook-podiumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook today focused on both recent and historical successes as building blocks toward continuing positive momentum for the institution while presenting his first annual chancellor’s address to the campus community. The first-year chancellor spoke for more than 30 minutes in a crowded Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center.

SIU President Randy Dunn introduced Pembrook, “We are excited about Dr. Pembrook&#821...

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2016 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

20 September 2016, 9:20 AM

bonfireSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2016 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 26, running through Sunday, Oct. 2 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Back to the E.” The schedule of student events will include: a comedy/magic show featuring Derek Hughes; a chalk mural contest; a screening of “Back to the Future;&#...

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SIUE is Most Affordable in Illinois

15 September 2016, 3:35 PM

onlinecollegesOnlineColleges.com ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the No. 1 most affordable four-year college in Illinois, among 69 institutions. See the rankings at onlinecolleges.com/Illinois.

“The more important aspect is the high quality education provided by SIUE for the investment,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “More families and employers are understanding that all of our schools, and the College of Arts and Sciences, ...

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PAINWeek Conference Features Scholarship of Multiple SIUE Faculty

14 September 2016, 9:20 AM

(L-R) Dr. Carrie Vogler with the SIUE School of Pharmacy, Dr. Kevin Rowland with the SIU School of Dental Medicine and Dr. Stacy Sattovia with the SIU School of Medicine presented their research at the 10th annual PAINWeek.Faculty from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP), and the SIU Schools of Dental Medicine (SDM) and Medicine (SOM) shared their scholarship on pain education with an audience of more than 2,300 at PAINWeek, the largest interdisciplinary pain conference in the U.S. The 10th annual event was held Sept. 6-10 in Las Vegas.

The oral presentations included the collaborative work of the SOP’s Drs. Chris Herndon and McKenzie Ferguson and the SIU SDM’s Drs. ...

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U.S. News Rates SIUE a Top 15 Midwest Regional Public University

13 September 2016, 7:40 AM

pembrook-randyU.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 13th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. SIUE is also rated among the top Midwest Regionals for least amount of student debt upon graduation. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2017” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 63 in this year’s rankings of 163 Regional Universi...

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Powerful ‘Send Silence Packing’ Exhibit Raises Awareness about Suicide Prevention

12 September 2016, 3:15 PM

The Send Silence Packing exhibit displayed 1,1000 backpacks on SIUE’s Stratton Quad on Monday, Sept. 12, in representation of the number of college students who die by suicide each year.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stratton Quad was blanketed with 1,100 backpacks on Monday, Sept. 12 to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The empty backpacks and the stories displayed on them offered an emotional representation of the number of college students who die by suicide each year.

The Send Silence Packing display is presented by Active Minds, the leading national nonprofit that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others a...

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SIUE Receives 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

11 September 2016, 2:50 PM

brown-venessaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third year that SIUE has earned the distinction.

 As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion— SIUE will be featur...

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SIUE’s Pembrook Officially Installed as Chancellor

8 September 2016, 4:05 PM

dunn-pembrookSouthern Illinois University President Randy Dunn hosted a scaled down event today for the Edwardsville campus’ new chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

A crowd of more than 300 SIUE faculty, staff and students, along with community members, higher education leaders from around the region and representatives of various political offices gathered to officially install Pembrook.

“We need to celebrate and mark this occasion, beca...

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New FAFSA Process to Benefit Students

7 September 2016, 9:35 AM

belobrajdic-scottCurrent and prospective Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students need to be aware of significant changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

Students will now begin annually filing their FAFSA on October 1, which is three months earlier than in the past. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, students will file their 2017-18 FAFSA using 2015 income and tax information.

FAFSA determines students’ eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid, inclu...

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Join the Conversation During International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

6 September 2016, 1:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville iCARE (Initiative to Create Awareness, Recognition, and Education on Suicide Prevention) will offer multiple opportunities to join in the conversation about mental health wellness during International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 5-11.

The initiative launched an awareness video this week to initiate this important dialogue.

“This video features members of the SIUE community promoting the shared goal of raising awareness regarding ...

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SIUE Records Third-Highest All-Time Student Enrollment

6 September 2016, 10:55 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has recorded its third-highest all-time enrollment with 14,142 students registered for fall 2016.

 “In the ultra-competitive higher education marketplace in which SIUE is competing and combined with other factors beyond our control, we are proud to maintain total enrollment above 14,000,” said Dr. Randy Pembrook, SIUE chancellor. “We have increases in all of our undergraduate schools and college which is a positive sign toward fut...

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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Among Top Master’s Universities in Illinois

1 September 2016, 3:20 PM

pembrook-randyFor the seventh-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 60 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is third among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: social mobility – educating low-income students; resea...

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SIUE Establishes Partnership with T-REX

1 September 2016, 1:25 PM

T-REXSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, today announced a new partnership with the T-REX Innovation Center located in downtown St. Louis. The partnership will provide new opportunities for SIUE faculty and students to connect with the burgeoning entrepreneurial community in the St. Louis region.  

SIUE expects to begin fully utilizing the T-REX facilities and programming in early September. Graduate students f...

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SIUE’s Lubsch Appointed President of Pharmacy Advocacy Group

1 September 2016, 9:40 AM

lubsch-lisaLisa Lubsch, PharmD, clinical associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been appointed president of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG). She had served as president-elect for the past year.

PPAG’s membership spans 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and is the primary resource for pediatric medication therapy in children. PPAG develops educational programs for practitioners and families to influence the safe and effective use of ...

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