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Free Dental Care at Annual Give Kids A Smile Day at SIU School of Dental Medicine

16 August 2018, 10:25 AM

Tooth FairySouthern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) invites parents of qualified children between the ages of 3-13 to attend the 13th annual Give Kids A Smile Day from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8 at the School’s main clinic in building 263, 2800 College Ave. in Alton.

Children qualified to participate in the event are those eligible for free and reduced-priced meal programs. Pre-registration is not required. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in th...

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SIU SDM’s Dr. Keith Dickey Honored with IU Distinguished Alumni Award

9 August 2018, 11:15 AM

Dr. Rob Eversole, president of the IUSD Alumni Association presented the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Keith Dickey.Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) Director for Continuing Education and Alumni Services Keith W. Dickey, DDS, MBA, has been presented the Indiana University (IU) School of Dental Medicine 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dickey accepted the award in May during the Indiana Dental Association/IU School of Dentistry Alumni Weekend in French Lick, Ind.

“I never expected to receive this tremendous honor,” Dickey said. “I received this award exactly 4...

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SIU SDM Kicks Off its Fall Semester with Entertaining Resource Fair

8 August 2018, 3:05 PM

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) students received a warm, upbeat welcome to campus for the fall semester during the School’s inaugural Resource Fair held Tuesday, Aug. 7.

SIU SDM students, faculty, staff and administrators were treated to free pizza, live DJ entertainment and massages. They also had the opportunity to visit with campus representatives who provided helpful information about resources available to them, such as Campus Recreation, the Caree...

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Delta Dental Donates $1-Million to SIU School of Dental Medicine

7 August 2018, 2:25 PM

SIU School of Dental MedicineThe Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has given $1 million to the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) to annually serve hundreds of additional southern Illinois children.

“Delta Dental of Illinois and Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation believe every Illinois child deserves a healthy smile and good oral health,” said Bernie Glossy, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Illinois and Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation. “Oral hea...

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SIUE to Induct Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

24 July 2018, 5:10 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor eight remarkable graduates at the 2018 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Sept. 28 in the Morris University Center. The impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

A cocktail reception in the Meridian Ballroom will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards presentati...

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SIU SDM Students Honored as Dean’s Scholars

2 July 2018, 8:40 AM

SIU SDM Dean’s Scholars (L-R) Jordan Ha, Tanner Brown, Brandon Cesario and Kelsie Vandergriff.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) has honored four distinguished students with its annual Dean’s Scholarship.

Recipients include Tanner Brown, of Bethalto, Brandon Cesario, of Naperville, Jordan Ha, of Bloomington, and Kelsie Vandergriff, of Granite City. Each has been awarded $5,000 for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Dean’s Scholarship was created with the goal of rewarding academic merit, assisting with financial need and increasing student dive...

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High School Students Explore the Possibilities of a Future in Healthcare during SIUE’s Collaborative Healthcare Diversity Camp

28 June 2018, 8:40 AM

Students had the opportunity to work in SIUE’s nutrition lab as they learned about the work of registered dietitians.Healthcare is an expansive and continuously evolving industry, which benefits from a diverse workforce. That’s why Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted 32 high school students from Illinois and Missouri during its collaborative Healthcare Diversity Camp held June 18-22.

Campers explored career possibilities in a variety of healthcare fields through hands-on activities and mentorship sessions hosted by the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON), the SIU School of Dent...

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SIUE Alumnus Timothy Staples Named Inaugural Director of Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

26 June 2018, 9:00 AM

Timothy Staples, EdD, director of the SIUE Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will welcome alumnus Timothy Staples, EdD, back to campus as director of its new Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Staples will assume his new role on Monday, July 16.

SIUE’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion will serve as a support and advocacy center for underrepresented students through programming, services, student retention initiatives and professional advocacy. The new center will raise awareness for the SIUE Community ab...

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SIUE Office of the Provost Initiative will Broaden Student Learning and Success through High Impact Practices

21 June 2018, 7:44 AM

Denise CobbIn an effort to reach more students and secure ways to make intense and accelerated learning experiences more equitable, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost sent an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional team to the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2018 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. 

 A five-member team, chaired by Interim Assistant Provost Jessica Harris, PhD, went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake Cit...

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Jamie Ball Named SIUE Director of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination

6 June 2018, 8:40 AM

Jamie Ball, JD, director of SIUE’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination.Following a comprehensive national search led by search committee chairs Phyleccia Cole and Kim Durr and involving numerous constituency groups, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Ball, JD, as director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Access and Title IX Coordination (EOA). Ball assumes her new duties effective Monday, June 18.

Ball arrives on campus after serving as the first institutional compliance officer/Ti...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Commencement Celebrates Class of 2018

5 June 2018, 3:50 PM

The SIU School of Dental Medicine Class of 2018.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) celebrated the achievements of 52 students with the bestowal of doctor of dental medicine degrees during its commencement ceremony held Saturday, June 2 in SIUE’s Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

The SIU SDM’s 43rd class of graduates received their doctoral hoods, including six students who completed the School’s inaugural Brittany Pham, DMD, was named class valedictorian and was presented the Alpha Omega Award during the SIU SDM commencement ceremony.International Advanced Placement Program, which began in 2016.

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SIUE’s Sustainability Group Ready for Action

5 June 2018, 3:02 PM

ConnieFreySpurlockWhen it comes to sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker believes it takes “a village” to raise awareness and improve and expand outcomes as it relates to what he sees as one of the world’s critical issues of the day. That is why he incorporated action into the group focused on the topic – literally. 

SIUE’s new Sustainability Action Group (SAG) is focused on updating self-reporting tools that...

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SBDC for the Metro East Celebrates Success of Strait Laced Boutique

1 June 2018, 9:10 AM

Strait Laced BoutiqueThe Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville has helped another entrepreneur transform her dream into reality.

Jamie Nixon, owner of Strait Laced Boutique, is a passionate entrepreneur who successfully launched her e-commerce women’s fashion store in March 2018, with the help of the SBDC.

SBDC Director and Small Business Specialist Jo Ann May offered expertise on creating a viable business plan and provided addit...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Women Inspired to Lead and Achieve Success

1 June 2018, 8:35 AM

(L-R) SIU SDM student Shawna Dudovitz, Dr. Nathalia Garcia, Silvana Regitano de Lima, SIU SDM Dean Dr. Bruce Rotter, Elzandi Oosthuizen, Dr. Sara Whitener and Roxanne Dudovitz.Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) female faculty, staff and students were encouraged to build confidence, pursue their desired work-life balance, negotiate and network to achieve professional success during a women’s empowerment presentation held Tuesday, May 29 on the SIU SDM campus.

“Getting Prepared to Succeed in the Market” was sponsored by Monsanto and featured speakers Elzandi Oosthuizen, vice president of Global Strategy at Monsanto and pr...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Commencement to Feature Speaker Leo Rouse

30 May 2018, 2:10 PM

Leo E. Rouse, DDS, will deliver the SIU SDM commencement address on Saturday, June 2.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) will celebrate its 43rd class of graduates during its commencement ceremony being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 in the SIUE Morris University Center (MUC) Meridian Ballroom.

Leo E. Rouse, DDS, will deliver the commencement address to 52 students receiving their doctor of dental medicine degrees. Rouse serves as a senior scholar-in-residence of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Washington, District of Colum...

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