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SIUE Mourns Loss of Pharmacy Student Brad Brown

18 May 2016, 9:55 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of School of Pharmacy student Brad Brown, who passed away unexpectedly during the weekend.

Brown was a member of the Class of 2017, and he was scheduled to begin his senior clinical rotations this week. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A funeral service will follow at Gent Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Counseling services are available to students by ca...

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SIUE Revitalizes Honors Program

10 May 2016, 1:00 PM

ruckh-ericSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is redesigning its Honors Program starting with new freshmen, who are attending in fall 2016, and students who are transfers or continuing students in spring 2017.

“Our goal is to provide the best of liberal arts education at a vibrant University that has dynamic professional schools,” said Eric Ruckh, associate professor of historical studies and director of the SIUE Honors Program. “The honors program accelerates the transition of&#1...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2016

7 May 2016, 7:35 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated its 2016 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday as 1,850 students received their diplomas in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

After bestowing degrees Friday night upon Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students, Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen continued Saturday with the Graduate School, and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in the morning, with the College of Arts and Sciences in the afternoo...

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SIUE Undergraduate Research Experiences Fuel Student Success

29 April 2016, 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Graduates Attain Near Perfect Residency Match Rate

28 April 2016, 9:04 AM

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

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

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Holds Symbolic Pinning Ceremony

21 April 2016, 4:56 PM

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

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

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

20 April 2016, 9:30 AM

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

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

“This collabora...

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Fire Safety Video Honors SIUE Students

18 April 2016, 1:05 PM

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

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

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SIUE Pharmacists Assisting in Reducing Negative Outcomes of Opioid Overdose

7 April 2016, 3:00 PM

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

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

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Henry Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

28 March 2016, 2:47 PM

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

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

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SIUE’s Hansen Provides Congress Update to Campus

14 March 2016, 11:05 AM

Congress Update Slideshow PDF

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

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

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

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

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

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

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

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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

11 March 2016, 8:40 AM

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

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

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

9 March 2016, 9:01 AM

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

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

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Serves Community with Diabetes Education Program

8 March 2016, 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Teach Area Children about Poison Prevention

1 March 2016, 1:00 PM

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

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

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SIUE’s 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 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 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 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 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 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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