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SIUE Welcomes Class of 2022 with Academic Convocation and Celebratory Parade

17 August 2018, 5:00 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed the class of 2022 in celebratory style on Friday, Aug. 17.

The future leaders who will contribute to SIUE’s mission to “shape a changing world,” attended an Academic Convocation ceremony at 11 a.m. hosted by Chancellor Randy Pembrook and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD.

“Class of 2022, this is an exciting time,” said Pembrook. “We welcome you to our campus and the beginnin...

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SIUE Welcomes New Students to their Home Away from Home on Move-in Day

16 August 2018, 4:50 PM

Move in DaySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville was full of new, smiling faces on Thursday, Aug. 16 as approximately 1,100 freshmen arrived on campus for Move-in Day. They are among the nearly 1,800 first-time freshmen comprising the Class of 2022.

“I’m excited to meet new people and make new friends,” said Clara Zabroac, of Springfield, after arriving at Woodland Hall. “I’m majoring in elementary education and met my roommate this summer.”

Approximately 500 stude...

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SIUE Summer Grad Ready for Next Steps after Complementing Degree with a High Impact Internship

15 August 2018, 4:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students spent their summer around the globe, studying, relaxing, working, serving others, and making a positive difference in their communities through high impact internship opportunities.

Summer graduate Graeme Huntley, of Edwardsville, did that and more, gaining valuable hands-on experience and making his positive mark in East St. Louis through an internship at SIUE’s WE CARE Clinic, located at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Have a Red Carpet First Day

13 August 2018, 11:55 AM

RedCarpet2With the looks of surprise, bewilderment, shyness and pleasure, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students walked down a red carpet on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 13, to the cheers and high fives of CHS and SIUE administrators, faculty and staff. 

“It’s an exciting day, and we wanted to begin the school year on a celebratory note,” said School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD. ...

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SIUE Workshop Helps Teachers Understand History Through a STEM Lens

6 August 2018, 4:45 PM

Matt Johnson, instructional design and curriculum specialist with the SIUE STEM Center, leads a group of teachers on a nature tour during the “STEM Notebooks: Understanding History Through a STEM Lens” workshop. Using the personal notes of some of the greatest scientific minds in history, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach has collaborated once again with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources program at SIUE to offer a unique workshop for educators from around the region.

During the two-day workshop, “STEM Notebooks: Understanding History through a STEM Lens,” tea...

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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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SIUE Instructor Michelle Catalano Recognized for her Critical Thinking Course

19 July 2018, 3:48 PM

Michelle CatalanoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Philosophy Instructor Michelle Catalano’s students take their critical thinking lessons outside the classroom to address important and controversial topics in caring and creative ways. 

Read more about Catalano’s critical thinking courses in Engaged Philosophy: Civic Engagement in Philosophy Classes

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SIUE Disability Support Services is Now ACCESS

19 July 2018, 9:30 AM

ACCESS staff members standing left to right are Andy Koch, Calandra Mitchell, Jim Boyle, Berthine Blanc, Michelle Nickerson and Dominic Dorsey.Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) is the new name for the former Disability Support Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“We changed the name to better reflect the services we provide,” said Dominic Dorsey, ACCESS director. “Our mission is to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that diverse learners have access to the University and its programs through proactive and intentional interventions, resources and programming d...

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SIUE Alumni Reflect on Life-Changing Experience, Mentorship by Professor of Adlerian Psychology

17 July 2018, 11:45 AM

SIUE’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD, (middle) attends ICASSI 2017 with then students (L-R) Andrew Pennock, Nicole Gaither, Katie Turek and Allan Ratkewicz, Jr.During the life-changing pursuit of higher education, great opportunities, challenges and personal and professional development are inevitable.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students who are now alumni have enjoyed personal growth under the mentorship of School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Psychology Professor Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD. According to these alumni, much of that growth occurred from their experiences learning about Adlerian Psychology and attending the Inte...

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SIUE CSPA Graduate Students Spread Nationwide this Summer to Complete Competitive Field Placements

28 June 2018, 3:50 PM

SIUE College Student Personnel Administration graduate student Chelsea Gilles stands (far left front) with fellow student orientation leaders during her summer field placement at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) graduate students are refining their leadership and organizational skills, building professional networks and developing personally as they take a step outside their comfort zones and complete competitive field placements in seven states across the nation.

“The CSPA program’s increased reach and reputation is related to a greater emphasis on professional preparation and the competitiveness of o...

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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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Roccia Named SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

14 June 2018, 10:05 AM

SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Miriam Roccia.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Miriam Roccia as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Roccia will assume her new role on Monday, July 2.

Roccia brings more than 18 years of professional experience in higher education to SIUE. Since 2012, she has been serving as assistant dean of students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She oversaw UMSL’s residential life and housing, recreation and wellness, Mil...

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SIUE Staff Senate Awards Summer Scholarships

13 June 2018, 8:35 AM

(L-R) SIUE Staff Senate Treasurer and Scholarship Chair Collin Van Meter, Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Maggie Haas, Stacey Haas, Taylor Hansen, Trish Hansen, Alexis Acoff, Fannie Acoff, Staff Senate President Gretchen Fricke, and SIU Board of Trustees Chair Amy Sholar.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Staff Senate has awarded its annual University Staff Senate Summer Scholarship to three students pursuing summer coursework to advance their academic career. Each of the students have a parent who works at the University.

Sophomore psychology major Maggie Haas, of Roxana, was awarded $1,000. Mascoutah native Taylor Hansen, a senior majoring in social work, earned $500. Senior biological sciences major Alexis Acoff, of O’Fallon, was presented $...

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SIUE Teacher Candidates Support East St. Louis Reading and Writing Project

12 June 2018, 11:10 AM

(L-R) SIUE’s Brian Johnson, PhD, stand alongside Gordon Bush Elementary’s Carmalita Neely, SIUE senior Abigail Cline, and Gordon Bush Elementary’s Gloria Oggero.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville teacher candidates are gaining hands-on experience while boosting reading fluency and comprehension in East. St. Louis elementary school students in kindergarten, first and second grades through the Everybody Reads and Writes Project at Gordon Bush Elementary School.

Spring and summer 2018 mark the first time the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) teacher education program and Gordon Bush Elementary’s partnership has in...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Hosts and Stars in LOVE of Music Event

6 June 2018, 2:22 PM

CHSLoveEventTunes from Chaka Khan, James Brown, Hezekiah Walker and more will help set the stage for a rhythmic, soulful and enlightening evening at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) LOVE of Music event, where CHS students will perform. 

The Legacy Opportunity Versed Empowerment (LOVE) event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 in the Multipurpose Room on the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. in East St. Lo...

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SIUE’s Dreikurs Ferguson Goes Global with Adlerian Approach to Parenting

6 June 2018, 11:30 AM

SIUE’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson in Bejing.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, PhD, professor and distinguished scholar in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), is traveling globally this summer to share her knowledge on the pioneering concepts of Adlerian Psychology, specifically as it relates to raising children.

The psychological approach, which places strong focus on counseling and social dynamics, is named for its founder, psychiatrist Alfred Adler. Upon Adler’s passi...

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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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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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SIUE Faculty and Doctoral Student to Serve on ISBE Professional Review Panel

30 May 2018, 10:40 AM

SIUE’s Vicki Van Tuyle, EdDSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vicki Van Tuyle, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Educational Leadership, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Review Panel. She was recommended for the panel by SIU President Randy Dunn, PhD.

“For over a decade in Illinois there have been many attempts to pass legislation that would provide equity in fundi...

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SIUE Students to Take Off for First Travel Study in Uganda

22 May 2018, 11:30 AM

Students participating in the Uganda travel study include (front L-R) Katherine Wilson, Cheyenne Durham, Chelsea Franklin, (back L-R) Brianna Reed, Lauren Pruitt, Mica Coleman, Sarah Geatley, Mikayla Colenburg (far back), Haley Adrian, Arné Burns and Brianna Bowles.A five-week trip to Uganda will offer the first passport stamp for many of the 11 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students participating in the University’s first student travel study in Eastern Africa from May 30 to July 4.

The international service experience is the finale of some of the students’ academic journeys, as they complete a bachelor’s in public health from the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) in August. Others are pursuing a bachelo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School 2018 Graduating Class Shows the World – their Scholarship Money

22 May 2018, 9:55 AM

LakeCrowellThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2018 Graduating Class made history with its cumulative earning power of nearly $4 million in scholarships. The 28 seniors were lauded for their scholastic accomplishments during CHS’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 18 at Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. 

“This Charter High School graduating class is an amazing one. The students have some staggering numbers,” said S...

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Illinois Education Association Names SIUE Alumna Outstanding Teacher

18 May 2018, 3:11 PM

SIUE alumna Christina Stamps has been recognized by the Illinois Education Association as an Outstanding Teacher. Stamps teaches sixth grade in Medora.

She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1986.

Details on her recognition are available in The Alton Telegraph.

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Global Academic Advising Organization Names SIUE’s Thomas Outstanding Advising Administrator

17 May 2018, 3:10 PM

SIUE Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): The Global Community for Academic Advising.

The organization also selected Thomas as a mentor for its 2018-20 Emerging Leaders Class. He is one of 10 selected internationally for this role in “engaging and inspiring diverse NACADA leaders.”

The Outstandin...

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SIUE Mourns Loss of SEHHB Student Kendall Douglas

14 May 2018, 2:10 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior School of Education, Health and Human Behavior student Kendall Douglas, who passed away early Monday, May 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 20.

An O’Fallon, Mo. native, Douglas was an elementary education major in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral ...

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SIUE Alumna, Local Educator Earns Two State Awards for Outstanding Work

10 May 2018, 2:50 PM

Tiffany FlintSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Tiffany Flint is being honored for her outstanding work as an educator who teaches, supports and empowers middle school students in Belleville.

Flint has received the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

“It doesn’t feel like work if you love what you are doing every day,”...

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SIUE Education Graduates Reflect on Inspiration Behind Career Choice during Teacher Appreciation Week

7 May 2018, 4:05 PM

SIUE special education graduate Kathryn Skaer stands alongside her cooperating teacher Amy Croxford of East Elementary in Alton.The nation is celebrating educators during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12. Among those applauding the wonderful, inspiring work of teachers are Spring 2018 graduates of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), who achieved a bachelor’s in early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education.

They each had a teacher growing up, or a cooperating teacher during their studies, who inspired them to be their best, offered a...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Superintendent of Distinction

7 May 2018, 3:55 PM

SIUE alumnus Mark Skertich has been named the 2018 Superintendent of Distinction by Kaskaskia Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Skertich is superintendent of Southwestern CUSD #9. He earned a master’s in education administration from SIUE in 2001.

Details on his notable achievement were posted Tuesday, May 1 in The RiverBender.

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SIUE Students Work Online for a Greener Godfrey

7 May 2018, 9:30 AM

SSCC-GreenerGodfreyIt is a Facebook following that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students worked hard for and are proud of, because they educated and aroused interest in recycling among many Godfrey residents. 

“Facebook is a great way to reach a large amount of people,” said Abbigayle Riedisser, a senior public health major. “We had initially wanted to reach 50 people, but when our project ended, we had 151 Facebook followers on the Greener Godfrey page. 

The students&#82...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Sends Class of 2018 into the World

5 May 2018, 7:25 PM

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2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony Videos 

May 4 - 10 am | 2 pm | 6:30 pm
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook oversaw the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 for 2,091 eligible graduates. All the ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook saluted the graduates for their community service and commitment to shaping a c...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Spotlights more than 2,000 Graduates

4 May 2018, 8:15 AM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is overseeing the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises today for 2,091 eligible graduates. The fourth of seven exercises began this morning in the Vadalabene Center on campus. All the ceremonies are streamed live on siue.edu/tv.

The exercises began Friday morning with School of Business students receiving their undergraduate degrees. Brian Watson, who earned a bachelor’s in business economics and finance, was the student ...

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SIUE Offers Abraham Lincoln Online Summer Graduate Course

3 May 2018, 11:50 AM

Lincoln Presidential MuseumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Teaching and Learning is offering a new three-credit online summer course “Teaching Lincoln, K-12,” in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Teachers and graduate students from across the country can plan their own trip anytime this summer and enroll in the course that spans July 2-August 4.

“Teachers or other individuals at the graduate level interested in teaching...

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SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase Spotlights Outstanding Research and Creative Activities

1 May 2018, 1:25 PM

Dressed in Lolita fashion, senior Haley Andrews presented her research on the From Lolita fashion to robotic prosthetics, sexual assault prevention to chemical risk exposure, and fair trade to race relations within sacred harp music, a wide array of research and creative activities were featured during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase.

The event, held Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center, highlighted the depth and variety of learning experiences offered through SIUE’s Senior Assignment and Undergraduate...

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SIUE's Farthing Takes Top Prize for STEM Education Research at Illinois State Academy of Science Annual Meeting

30 April 2018, 9:20 AM

SIUE senior Ashley Farthing earned first place in the STEM Education category for her poster presentation at the Illinois State Academy of Science's Annual Meeting in April.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Ashley Farthing can’t imagine a future doing anything but teaching. She’ll walk across the stage to receive her bachelor’s in elementary education during commencement on Saturday, May 5, knowing a classroom of first graders eagerly await her fall 2018 arrival.

Farthing has secured a teaching position at Lincoln Elementary in her hometown of Marion. Her journey at SIUE has featured solid academic coursework, experiential learning...

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Honors Celebration Features Increased Donor Support

25 April 2018, 8:15 AM

Public health major Mica Coleman was recognized at the SEHHB Honors Celebration with the Academic Achievement in memory of Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer and Riley William Zimmer scholarship.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) spotlighted student achievement and recognized generous donor support during its annual Honors Celebration on Saturday, April 21 in the Morris University Center.

Nearly $23,000 in scholarships and awards were presented, more than doubling last year’s total. More than 60 students studying in the Departments of Teaching and Learning, Applied Health, Educational Leadership, and Psychology wer...

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Students, Faculty and Community Members Honored at SIUE Kimmel Leadership Awards

24 April 2018, 10:38 AM

KimmelAwards-EglandBeing a good leader is not about power and position, but it is having the energy, charisma and character to convince people to do the right thing, make healthy choices and do their best, said Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Christopher Cole Egland. Egland was one of several honored at the University’s 28th Annual Kimmel Leadership Awards on Monday, April 23 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

The annual celebration recognizes outstanding students, ...

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SIUE Springfest Offers Fun and Fresh Air Ahead of Finals

24 April 2018, 8:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s longest running annual event on campus, Springfest, featured a week of fun traditions, entertainment and activities April 16-20. The 2018 theme was “Stranger Things.”

“Every year I look forward to Springfest,” said junior mass communications major Mollie Thompson. “There’s always so many different events that everyone can get involved in. It highlights our diverse community as we all have fun together.&#8221...

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SIUE Speech-Language Pathology Program Offers Free Community Hearing Screenings

17 April 2018, 2:30 PM

Karen File had her hearing screened by SIUE speech-language pathology graduate student Jenee' Brown.For homeschooling mother Mindy Jefferson, hearing screenings are not readily available for her family. That’s why Mindy, her four kids, mother and nephew traveled from Alhambra to take advantage of free hearing screenings being offered by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville speech-language pathology graduate student clinicians.

“We had not had our hearing checked in quite a while, so we loved this service,” Jefferson said after her kids, ages 7-12 were screened.

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SIUE Sustainability Supporters Take Aim at Plastic Straws During Earth Week

17 April 2018, 8:36 AM

PlasticStrawsWhenever Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior Sadie Spears eats out, she always requests that they hold the straw. That is because she carries a reusable one with her. 

Spears, SIUE Student Government vice president-elect, was one of several students who conducted the #EndPlasticPollution ball drop game on Monday, April 16 as part of SIUE’s involvement in Earth Week. 

Monday’s green activity gave participants the opportunity to learn about environmental proble...

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SIUE Celebrates Earth Week, April 16-21

12 April 2018, 8:48 AM

EarthWeekgraphicOne of the most critical issues of our time will be highlighted from Monday-Saturday, April 16-21, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Connie Frey Spurlock, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology. SIUE will join the worldwide observance of Earth Week with informational, enlightening and fun activities leading up to Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. 

 “We’ve worked intentionally to make sure we have a range of events that appeal to b...

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Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

11 April 2018, 5:05 PM

Sandra WeissingerThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Sandra Weissinger, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award for an SIUE faculty member. Three additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments with Teaching Distinction Awards, and seven more received Teaching Recognition Awards.

Weissinger, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology and ...

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SIUE Offers Enriching Mentorship to NAACP ACT-SO Program Participants

11 April 2018, 8:59 AM

ACT-SO1Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty, staff and student volunteers provided expert knowledge, confidence-boosting encouragement and inspiring advice to 32 of the 54 students from St. Clair County participating in the NAACP’s East St. Louis ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics) program.

Known as the “Olympics of the Mind,” ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural ...

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SIUE Graduate School Spring Symposium Showcases Student Research and Creative Activities, Highlights Faculty Achievement

9 April 2018, 1:52 PM

Jeremy JewellSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center was abuzz on Wednesday, April 4 as some of the University’s finest research and creative activities were showcased during the Graduate School Spring Symposium.

The annual event celebrates the research efforts and accomplishments of students and faculty, featuring research poster displays, creative exhibits and oral presentations. It began with a presentation by 2016-18 Hoppe Research Award recipient Jeremy Jewell, ...

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SIUE Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation

9 April 2018, 8:50 AM

Graduate students in SIUE's industrial-organizational psychology program surround faculty members (front center L-R) Elora Voyles, PhD, Catherine Daus, PhD, program director Joel Nadler, PhD, and Lynn Bartels, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology master’s program ranks among the top five in the nation for overall program quality, according to an objective study published by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

SIUE’s I/O psychology program, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), was tabbed fourth in the national ranking that concentrated on master’s-level programs and applied ...

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Record Number of Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visit SIUE Campus

6 April 2018, 1:16 PM

HBCU-Visit-JoinerThe Office of Graduate Admissions launched a new diversity recruitment initiative in hopes of introducing qualified students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and McNair Scholars to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Nearly 40 students participated in the HBCU Campus Visit on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5. The program was a multi-phased initiative focused on building relationships with HBCUs located in states n...

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Brianne Guilford Recieves SIUE's Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award

6 April 2018, 9:15 AM

(L-R) SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, 2018-19 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award recipient Dr. Brianne Guilford, Sandy Doreson, daughter of the late Dr. Vaughnie Lindsay, and Dr. Jerry Weinberg.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Brianne Guilford, PhD, has been recognized with the Graduate School’s 2018-19 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award for significant research contributions to her field, respective school and department, and SIUE as a whole.

Guilford is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Applied Health and the exercise physiology graduate program director. Chancellor Randy Pembrook pr...

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SIUE’s Sustained Dialogue Creates Safe Places, Develops Leaders, Promotes Peace

4 April 2018, 1:39 PM

Jessica-TarshaTalking, listening, understanding and connecting across seemingly wide chasms of race and color, sexual orientation, religion, class and socio-economic status, among other things, are taking shape at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the help of the Sustained Dialogue (SD) Campus Network. 

Sustained Dialogue seeks to transform relationships for the better through meaningful dialogue by creating a space for students to convey and exchange not just their opinions about co...

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Future Educators Enriched through Noyce Math & Science Scholarship Program

2 April 2018, 9:10 AM

2018 Noyce Math and Science Scholars Thirteen aspiring math and science educators are 2018 Noyce Scholars at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The undergraduates are participating in the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Program’s enhanced curriculum and engaging in professional learning communities.

“Noyce scholars are empowered to be leaders in their field, influencing, facilitating and inspiring the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, educators and critical thinkers,” said Jessica Krim, Ed...

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Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Amy Hunter Challenge to SIUE Audience – Talk to Each Other

29 March 2018, 12:59 PM

AmyHunterBreaking down barriers among those who differ is possible through developing better understanding and making intentional connections, according to diversity and inclusion speaker Amy Hunter. Hunter, known for her TEDx Talk “Lucky Zip Codes,” spoke at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Diversity Committee’s Diversity Workshop on Wednesday, March 28. 

Hunter gave her presentation, “#metoo: Unders...

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SIUE Early Childhood Center Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

28 March 2018, 11:35 AM

Libby Linhares teaches at the Early Childhood CenterThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Early Childhood Center (ECC) has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high quality early learni...

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SIUE Mission Trip to Costa Rica Provides Transformative Experiences

28 March 2018, 10:55 AM

SON student Kristen Highfill distributes shoes in Costa RicaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, introduced Central American Mission Projects (CAMP) to SIUE during 2017 as an active element of his focus on community service and the University’s mission to shape a changing world. During Spring Break 2018, a group of more than 30 students, faculty and staff from SIUE’s Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Education, Health and Human Behavior upheld the University’s mission, arriving in Costa Rica on Satur...

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SIUE Alumni Positively Impact Area Communities as Educational Leaders

27 March 2018, 10:25 AM

(L-R) Kelly Carpenter, EdD, Dupo School District superintendent and Casey Adam, Pana High School principal “The day I quit learning is the day I need to retire,” said Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Kelly Carpenter, EdD, emphasizing her strong belief in the value of continued learning.

She’s proven that commitment by completing her master’s in special education in 1998, specialist degree in educational administration in 2015 and doctorate in education leadership in 2017, all from SIUE. While soaking in new knowledge and strengthening her leadership skills, sh...

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SIUE International Student Earns Phi Kappa Phi Academic Scholarship

27 March 2018, 9:45 AM

SIUE senior Francesca Barbieri has earned Phi Kappa Phi's 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship.If you ask Francesca Barbieri what her career aspirations are, she’ll answer with a heartfelt, “to teach children with disabilities and give them hope for a bright future.” To achieve that worthy goal, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior is pursuing a bachelor’s in special education with a minor in Spanish.

“I want to be the person that changes a student’s life, by not only helping him or her succeed as a student, but also giving him or her h...

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