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SIUE Student Organizations Collect Food Items for Homeless Shelter

21 February 2018, 8:41 AM

KDPCannedFoodDriveTwo student organizations at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville collected more than 400 food items in a donation competition for the Community Hope Center in Bethalto. 

The Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education and the Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity delivered the donation to the homeless shelter on Feb. 10. 

“Makenzi Fee, Community Service vice president of Delta Sigma Pi, and I became aware of the ne...

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Thank-A-Giver Initiative Underway at SIUE During Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

15 February 2018, 3:30 PM

Members of SIUE's Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) organization stand on campus, as they promote the February Thank-A-Giver campaign.Throughout February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in the organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) are joining hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month.

SIUE STAT is hosting a Thank-A-Giver (TAG) social media-driven scavenger hunt across campus this month, representing the tangible impact donors have on the University. Additionally, STAT will host a weekly information table in the Morris University...

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SIUE Receives Prints of Original Buckminster Fuller Artworks

15 February 2018, 9:34 AM

ErinVigneau-DimickThe legacy of legendary 20th century architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller will take on even larger life at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability (CSS-Dome), located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with the donation of a portfolio of the artist’s prints. 

The Estate of Buckminster Fuller and Allegra Fuller-Snyder (Fuller’s daughter) donated “Twelve Around One” to the CSS, which Fuller designed.  

“These 13...

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SIUE Students Provide Academic Support and Mentorship to Area Children through America Reads Program

15 February 2018, 9:14 AM

SIUE senior accounting major and Project Advance - America Reads participant Tashawna Nash helps a fourth grade student with a math problem during a tutoring session in South Roxana.From future educators, accountants and social workers, to those still undecided about their future profession, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students involved in the Project Advance - America Reads program are gaining invaluable professional skills and developing as engaged, thoughtful citizens.

Project Advance - America Reads is an AmeriCorps program run through the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. SIUE has been a program partner since 1997, coordinating tutoring opportunitie...

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SIUE Black Heritage Month Puts a Spotlight on Health

13 February 2018, 5:14 PM

MythFactFact or fiction? African Americans have disproportionately higher rates of cardiovascular disease-related risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes. A group of students attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Black Heritage Month community health fair on Tuesday, Feb. 13 were split in their responses. The answer is true. 

“Studies show that African Americans are at a higher risk of hypertension, obesity and diabetes than someone of Caucasian descent ...

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SIUE Forges Connections for First Student Travel Study in Uganda

9 February 2018, 9:15 AM

SIUE's Kathy Brady, PhD, (far left) and Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, (far right) stand outside Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services in Uganda with social worker Jackie Amassee and director Olive Nabiryo, and Project Restore founder and director Catherine Keck (back middle).Twelve Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students will participate in a five-week travel study to Uganda in June 2018, marking the first experiential and service opportunity for SIUE students in Eastern Africa.

School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) faculty members Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, assistant professor of public health, and Kathryn Brady, PhD, associate professor of speech-language pathology and audiology, visited Uganda in January to finalize plans and discuss g...

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Collaborative SIUE Research Project to Positively Impact Students with Learning Disabilities

8 February 2018, 3:50 PM

SIUE's Dr. Sarah Conoyer (far left) stands with student researchers (L-R) Shelbi Simmons, Brenden Shelton, Tyler Simpson, Jennifer Robbins, DeAnna Scully, Nicole Ties, Bradley Peradotto and Gabrille Ellis.At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, hands-on learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty scholarship and student research opportunities are high priorities in the preparation of students who will shape a changing world.

A research project led by Sarah Conoyer, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Psychology, is hitting all of those marks, and when complete will positively impact teacher assessment of students with ...

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SIUE Nutrition Program Highlighted on Show Me St. Louis

7 February 2018, 1:10 PM

Kathy Mora and Taylor Aarns on the set of Show Me St. LouisThe Show Me St. Louis studio smelled great on Wednesday, Feb. 7 as SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition, shared three delicious slow cooker recipes. View the segment here.

Host Heidi Glaus highlighted the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s growing nutrition program. Senior nutrition major and URCA assistant Taylor Aarns went along to catch a behind the scenes look at a live cooking segment.

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SIUE Homework Hotline Expands Services to Assist More Area Students

7 February 2018, 1:05 PM

SIUE Homework HotineFor those who may be struggling with homework, help is just a phone call away thanks to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Homework Hotline.

In partnership with the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, and run through the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), the program has successfully assisted students and parents, with student tutors fielding nearly 1,350 calls since 2014.

Now, the Homework Hotline has expanded its services to offer face-to-face...

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Become Inspired: Public Invited to Explore Top Research and Creative Activities Featured at SIUE Showcase

2 February 2018, 10:35 AM

Nicholas Carter, of St. Charles, Mo., and Dan Ashbaugh, of Altamont, demonstrate the usability of their team's LED Learning Guitar.Outstanding research and creative activities are featured annually during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Scholars Showcase. The public is invited to attend this year’s event being held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Morris University Center.

More than 100 students, representing nearly 25 different programs, will present the University’s top senior projects through live performances and displays, readings, and multimedia and poster presentati...

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SIUE Celebrates Black Heritage Month with a View of “A Different World”

1 February 2018, 4:49 PM

Marissa-PembrookAt Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Black Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Black people, and for the University to recommit to challenges ahead, according to SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. 

Pembrook gave remarks Thursday, Feb. 1 at the SIUE Black Heritage Month Opening Ceremony in the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge. The SIUE Campus Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring the 18th annual observation, which has theme of &#...

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SIUE Leads Nation in Virtual Training Among Early Childhood Educators, $50,000 Grant Supports Innovative Pilot Program

29 January 2018, 9:35 AM

Standing in SIUE's virtual learning environment is Anni Reinking, EdD, assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior's Department of Teaching and Learning.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the first in the nation to implement the early childhood scenario in a Virtual Learning Environment with the goals of increasing early childhood workforce capacity and capital by providing teacher practice in classroom management, pedagogy and content.

A $50,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation is supporting SIUE’s pilot implementation and research of the scenario, under the direction of Anni Reinking, EdD, assistant professor in the School ...

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SIUE Mourns Loss of CAS Student Noah Hays

26 January 2018, 4:15 PM

The SIUE community is mourning the loss of Noah Hays, of Waterloo, who died Thursday, Jan. 25 in Monroe County. He was 19.

Hays was a freshman in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Noah Hays’ family and friends as they face this tragedy,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “It is heartbreaking for everyone who knew Noah.”

Visitation is from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Christ Community Lutheran Church in Columbia. A...

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SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative is Seeking Community Partner

26 January 2018, 11:36 AM

ConnieFreySpurlockCalling all municipalities, agencies or businesses with great sustainability projects in need of innovative, cutting-edge thinkers. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) is looking to collaborate with a community partner during its inaugural year, which will run from fall 2018 through spring 2019. 

The SSCC is accepting applications through Thursday, March 15 for a community partner in the Metro East or St. Louis area through Thursday, Ma...

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BND Features SIUE Research on Imagery-Assisted Virtual Reality

25 January 2018, 4:34 PM

The Belleville News-Democrat featured the innovative research of Lindsay Ross-Stewart, PhD, involving imagery-assisted virtual reality in an article posted today by Sports Editor Todd Eschman.

Now, Ross-Stewart has turned her focus to the medical arena to study the effects of imagery-assisted virtual reality on geriatric knee-replacement patients. She and James Daniels, MD, JD, professor in the Department of family and community medicine, and sports medicine fellowship director at the SIU Schoo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Learn About Maneuvering their First Year of College

23 January 2018, 2:06 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) seniors asked questions about admission requirements, financial aid, dorm roommates and social activities at SIUE’s Pre Collegiate Program, hosted by the University’s Office of Academic Advising. 

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“It’s important that the Charter High School students identify, understand and differentiate the various parts of the college acceptance and selection process,” said Makesha Harris,...

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SIUE’s Olivares Earns Scholarship from ILLCF

19 January 2018, 2:50 PM

SIUE’s Stephanie Olivares, a native of Highland, has earned a $2,000 scholarship from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville junior psychology major Stephanie Olivares, of Highland, has been awarded $2,000 from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF).

According to the ILLCF, scholarships are presented to “deserving young people of good character and high academic achievement … to help them achieve their educational objectives.”

“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity, which will help further my studies,” Olivares said. &#822...

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SIUE’s Harris Named Interim Assistant Provost

18 January 2018, 1:45 PM

Jessica HarrisSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Jessica Harris, PhD, as interim assistant provost, effective January 1, 2018.  She will serve in the role through next year or until the successful completion of a search to fill the position permanently. A full search for the permanent position will occur in spring 2019. 

Harris is an associate professor of historical studies in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences ...

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SIUE’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Emphasizes Education and Character

17 January 2018, 3:51 PM

“Education is a blueprint for success” was the motivating and reverberating message of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

“Education saved my life, because it provided me with options, opportunities, the capacity to think for myself, the ability to be strategic, the capability to position myself and wherewithal to tap into my po...

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SIUE Releases Diversity and Strategic Plan Goals

17 January 2018, 2:50 PM

Dr. Venessa BrownSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD, today introduced the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals for 2018-25 at the Morris University Center Conference Center.

“I am enthusiastic about and encouraged by the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, because it addresses issues and strategies that are crucial to SIUE’s future,” said Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “It represents a t...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School’s Roundtree Selected for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award

16 January 2018, 10:24 AM

ShawnRoundtreeShawn Roundtree, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) social worker and athletic director, was chosen to be the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. University staff humanitarian winner. 

Roundtree will receive his award at the University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Alison Reeves, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leade...

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SIUE Kicks Off Spring Semester with Warm Treat and Support for Students

8 January 2018, 2:50 PM

(L-R) Junior computer management and information systems major Shauna Yeager and sophomore biology major Nathan Smith talk to Ask Me! volunteers Stephanie Stookey and Kirsten Huene from Human Resources during the first day of the spring 2018 semester.With a projected high of 40 degrees, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring semester got off to a chilly start on Monday, Jan. 8. But, thanks to the Office of Student Affairs and campus community members, students were guided to their buildings efficiently and offered a hot chocolate treat for warmth.

Volunteers were spread throughout campus displaying “Ask Me!” signs and offering guidance. Others greeted students and hosted the third annual hot chocolate stand.

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SIUE Offers Personal Trainer Certification

4 January 2018, 11:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering a non-credit course beginning in February for individuals interested in becoming certified personal trainers.

The course will provide the knowledge, practice and experience required to be successful in this growing field. The fitness profession offers flexible hours, full- and part-time careers, and supplemental income.

The course will be offered on Saturday mornings beginning February 24 and will continue through April 7, 2018. To receive ...

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SIUE’s Xin Named Outstanding Immigrant Health Professional

3 January 2018, 3:20 PM

Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor in SIUE’s public health program.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor of public health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Applied Health, has achieved the 2017 Outstanding Immigrant Health Professional Award.

The non-profit organization Health for All presents the award annually. It recognizes the contributions of foreign-born individuals who have worked in the health field and served people of the United States thr...

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SIUE Criminal Justice Studies Adding Online Master’s Program

3 January 2018, 10:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will offer a new online master’s in criminal justice policy beginning fall 2018. The program will provide advanced study in the core areas of criminal justice operations for practicing professionals and those planning a career in criminal justice.  

The program combines a strong foundation in theory and methods with relevant courses in cybercrime, human trafficking and civil liability in criminal justice.  

“Many of our alumni who...

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SIUE Alum Ed Hightower Eligible for Naismith Hall of Fame

22 December 2017, 11:35 AM

Ed HightowerSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Ed Hightower is among the eligible candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced Thursday, Dec. 21. Hightower was a nationally recognized, award-winning NCAA basketball official for 36 years until retiring after the 2013-14 season.

A press conference announcing the finalists from the North American and Women’s committee for the Class of 2018 will be held during NBA All-Star Weekend, which is scheduled...

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Human Rights Advocate Naomi Tutu to Speak at MJCHF Fundraising Event

21 December 2017, 9:05 AM

Humanitarian and human rights activist Naomi Tutu.Humanitarian and human rights activist Naomi Tutu will be the special guest for the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF®) Annual Speaker Series and fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The highly anticipated annual event will be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom with a cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Naomi Tutu has dedicated her life’s work to social justice ...

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The Telegraph Features SIUE Alumnus for Paintings, Books Depicting Alton

20 December 2017, 1:10 PM

SIUE alumnus Michael Mossman was featured by The Telegraph for putting “his memories to canvas” as he has produced three books featuring his artwork of Alton sites, people and other happenings.

Mossman earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1970.

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SIUE Alumnus Verheyen Named President/CEO of Edwardsville YMCA

19 December 2017, 9:40 AM

SIUE alumnus Tom Verheyen has been named president and chief executive officer of the Edwardsville YMCA. Verheyen will transition to his new role in February 2018, officially taking the reins on March 1.

Verheyen earned a bachelor’s in kinesiology from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 2004.

Details on his promotion are available in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Parents Learn the Crucial Skills of Money Matters

14 December 2017, 4:04 PM

FinancialLiteracy1A poor credit score can prevent you from buying a home or even getting a job. These are just a few aspects of understanding and properly managing money that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start parents learned in a 10-week Financial Literacy course, which concluded with a graduation on Wednesday, Dec. 13. 

Olympic legend and gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the featured speaker at the graduation, where Head Start parents were surprised with each ...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Angel Tree Program

14 December 2017, 11:25 AM

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Care, support and holiday cheer came to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students in Christmas stockings and brightly colored, decorated boxes during CHS’s annual Angel Tree program giveaway on Thursday, Dec. 14. 

The program raised more than $1,555 in cash and collected needed items to help all 115 CHS students have a joyous holiday season. 

Each student received a CHS shirt and miscellaneous items, including hats, gloves, sc...

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Students Enjoy Delicious Late Night Breakfast to Kick Off Finals Week

11 December 2017, 1:05 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook serves junior Nicholas Haley, of Springfield, during the late night breakfast.Approximately 640 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were treated to a hearty breakfast Sunday night, served by SIUE administrators, faculty and staff.

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, joined approximately 30 faculty and staff members to dish out a wide spread of food, and wish students well as the semester comes to an end. The menu included French toast sticks, sc...

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Five SIUE Alumni to be Inducted into IBCA Hall of Fame

8 December 2017, 3:10 PM

(L-R) Liz Bray, Stosha Flowers, Alicia McConnell, Amber Allan and Sarah Larson.The DeShasier sisters will achieve a life milestone together as the three SIUE alumni will be inducted into the 2018 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame, along with two fellow alums. The Carrollton natives include Stosha DeShasier Flowers, Liz DeShasier Bray and Alicia DeShasier McDonnell.

Liz played SIUE Cougars Women’s Basketball from 1999-2003. She earned a bachelor’s in speech pathology and audiology from the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Bestows Degrees Upon Graduates

8 December 2017, 1:25 PM

Chancellor Randy Pembrook at Fall 2017 Commencement Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, oversaw the 2017 Fall Commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 16 in morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,257 eligible graduates in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Ceremony Videos - 9 a.m. | 1 p.m.

McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, associate professor in the School of Pharmacy and SIUE’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winner addressed the morning ceremony, which featured the Graduate School, and the Schools of Busines...

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SIUE Faculty, Alumni Achieve Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

6 December 2017, 11:45 AM

McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center in the SIUE School of Pharmacy.Thirteen SIUE alumni and the School of Pharmacy’s McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, were among 109 St. Louis area educators who received high praise for their contributions and dedication to the teaching profession and were honored with 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Ferguson is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center in the School of Pharmacy.

SIUE alumni honorees included graduates of the SIUE School of Education, Healt...

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SIUE’s Exercise Science Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

6 December 2017, 8:45 AM

College Choice has ranked the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) undergraduate exercise science program among the best in the nation. College Choice has ranked the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) undergraduate exercise science program among the best in the nation. SIUE landed 22nd in the 2017 Best Sports Medicine Degrees ranking, which included programs in exercise science, kinesiology and athletic training.

Housed in the SEHHB’s Department of Applied Health, SIUE’s program combines coursework in both the basic sciences and exercise sciences,...

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Scott Air Force Base to be Honored at SIUE Commencement

29 November 2017, 4:50 PM

Col. Marc Packler, commander, 375th Communications Group, Scott Air Force Base (SAFB), will address the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville fall 2017 commencement exercise at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Vadalabene Center.  Packler will be speaking to the graduating class in honor of SAFB’s 100th anniversary.

“We are extremely pleased to celebrate the base’s 100th anniversary,” SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook said.  “Scott Air Force Base and SI...

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SIUE’s Mora Shares Nutritious Recipe on Show Me St. Louis

27 November 2017, 4:30 PM

SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, appeared on Show Me St. Louis Monday, Nov. 27 to share a nutritious muffin recipe that helps prevent food waste.

Mora also promoted SIUE’s new nutrition lab, which is providing enhanced teaching and learning opportunities for students in the University’s growing nutrition program. Watch the segment here.

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SIUE Introduces Online Organizational Talent Management Series

22 November 2017, 9:55 AM

Joel NadlerSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing online organizational talent management courses that provide instruction and practical applications for incorporating industrial/organizational psychology into organizational decision-making. Enrollment is open now for the non-credit course modules that will begin in February. 

Topics include gathering high-quality survey data, analyzing and interpreting survey results, and designing structured interviews to improve the selection pro...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Gathers for another Turkey Day Dinner Affair

21 November 2017, 4:31 PM

CHSTurkeyDay1An afternoon of friendship and fellowship were the main items at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Meal Celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

“I thank God that my parents put me in this school,” said CHS junior Jamerson Williams, “and I thank God for all my friends here.” 

Jamerson’s heartfelt remarks brought tears to his eyes an...

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NSF Funds SIUE Acquisition of Cutting-Edge Motion Capture and Analysis System

9 November 2017, 2:00 PM

(L-R) Dr. Bryan Smith, Dr. Soyhung Cho and Dr. Sinan Onal.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will soon house the first comprehensive motion capture and analysis system (MCAS) to serve the Southwestern Illinois and Eastern Missouri area, through a $185,358 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) program.

The innovative technology system will be a core research and educational platform for complex body movement analysis in medicine, sports and occupational safety.

“Motion capture and anal...

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SIUE’s Lotter Earns Competitive Statewide Public Health Scholarship

8 November 2017, 2:35 PM

Amanda Lotter, a senior pursuing a bachelor’s in SIUE’s public health program.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Lotter, of Edwardsville, has achieved a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (ISOPHE). The competitive award is granted annually to three public health students from across the state.

A first-generation college student, Lotter has always been interested in pursuing a health-related field. She says her interest in environmental health drew her to SIUE’s accredited public health progr...

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SIUE’s Washington Named Among Esteemed Lincoln Academy Student Laureates

7 November 2017, 12:10 PM

SIUE’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership, service and overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Washington, a Chicago native, will receive the Academy’s esteemed Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, on behalf of SIUE, during the 43rd Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony being held Satu...

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SIUE Nutrition Student Featured Writer in St. Louis Magazine

31 October 2017, 2:00 PM

An article written by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Allison Keck, a senior majoring in nutrition, was featured in the October edition of St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine.

Keck’s article, entitled, “Coconut Oil – What’s the craze?” appears on pages 32-33, and offers educated responses to popular claims about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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SIUE’s Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Stacking up ACE Award Wins

30 October 2017, 3:25 PM

KDPGroupphotoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education has won its fourth consecutive Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award. The SIUE student group received the honor at the ACE Awards Program Saturday, Oct. 28 during the 51st Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh. 

This year, SIUE’s Lambda Theta was one of 24 ACE award winners out of the 600 KDP international chapters. 

“I am proud of the aw...

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SIUE’s Snyders Sisters Accelerated Education Helps Them Pursue Dreams Together

24 October 2017, 12:45 PM

The Snyders sisters from Jerseyville have always been motivated to advance through higher education and achieve their career aspirations.

Together, they are attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and though one is an undergraduate and one a graduate student, their accelerated academic paths have them slated to graduate together in May 2019.

View a video of their story here.

“Ellen’s always been my role model,” said 18-year-old Anne Snyders, a junior majoring ...

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SIUE’s Public Health Program Gains CEPH Accreditation

23 October 2017, 1:50 PM

Huaibo Xin, DrPH, program director and associate professor in SIUE’s public health program. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) announced this week that its public health program has received accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

SIUE’s undergraduate public health program in the Department of Applied Health is among the first in the nation to be accredited as a stand-alone program, after a two-year application process. The program has experienced steady enrollment growth with stud...

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SIUE and SWIC Introduce Reverse Transfer Credit Program

20 October 2017, 9:20 AM

Students study outdoors on SIUE’s campus.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program adds a new student-centered feature to the institutions’ existing partnership. The program allows students who have transferred from SWIC to SIUE, without having completed their associate degree, an opportunity to transfer credits back to SWIC in order to obtain this initial credential.

“The reverse transfer agreement e...

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Hundreds Aim to Boost Future Success, Apply for Advanced Degree from SIUE

20 October 2017, 8:43 AM

Haruka Kawata attended the SIUE Graduate School Open House to learn more about the art therapy counseling program and gain the perspective of current graduate students.In today’s aggressive professional environment, an advanced degree gives individuals a competitive edge as they boast enhanced leadership preparation, applied skills, and proven excitement for continuous learning and discovery.

Approximately 370 prospective students received information on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs during th...

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SIUE Adjusts 2018 Spring Commencement

20 October 2017, 8:40 AM

Vadalabene Center CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adjusting its Spring 2018 Commencement schedule to accommodate growth at the event and create an even better experience for the graduates and their guests.

“We are making a serious effort to ensure that all of the graduates’ family members and guests are able to see their graduate receive their degree in person, and have the most enjoyable experience possible,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “We had reached a state where...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

19 October 2017, 8:55 AM

Denise CobbEnrollment begins Monday, Oct. 30 for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. This special session runs Dec. 18, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018. More information is available
at siue.edu/winter-session.

More than 60 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 providing high quality learning opportunities that...

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Madison County Youth Forum at SIUE to Discuss Teen Mental Health

18 October 2017, 1:45 PM

A pair of students present to panelists at the 2016 Madison County Youth Forum.High school students have identified mental health as an important issue in their daily lives.

They will have an opportunity to identify problems and engage in solutions related to teens and stress during the 17th annual Madison County Youth Forum being held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The public is invited to attend and join this important conversation.

The “Stress Less” public f...

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SIUE Noyce Program Participants Inspired by Nationwide Learning Experiences

17 October 2017, 1:40 PM

Noyce scholar Breanna Blackwell poses in front of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Goldon, Colo.Hands-on research opportunities and real-world experiences are among the driving forces behind Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students’ motivation to achieve their career aspirations.

Participants in the University’s Robert Noyce Science and Math Scholarship Programs had the chance to gain both during summer 2017 when they traveled across the country to work at nationally-known research institutions. The students were chosen to participate in the Science Teacher and Resea...

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SIUE’s Hupp Produces Skeptical Film Premiering this Weekend

12 October 2017, 1:05 PM

Stephen HuppSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is an executive producer of Science Moms, a documentary promoting critical thinking about parenting. The film premiers Saturday, Oct. 14 at the QED Conference (Question, Explore, Discover; QEDCon) in Manchester, England.

It’s no coincidence that this skeptical documentary, which features scientists and science communicators (who also ...

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SIUE’s New Nutrition Lab Amplifies Experiential Learning in Growing Program

12 October 2017, 10:38 AM

Reading and hearing about a concept offers a strong foundation, but applying a concept through action offers powerful learning experiences that solidify student understanding and retention.

The new nutrition lab, which opened in Fall 2017 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), is providing enhanced teaching and learning opportunities for students in one of the University’s fastest growing programs.

“The nutrition l...

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SIUE Discusses Race and Ways to Improve its Racial Climate

10 October 2017, 4:29 PM

VenessaTerraConversations about race, building a more safe and equitable campus and the changing face of higher education were among the issues discussed Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Race Dynamics and Racism on Today’s Campus” conference, hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

“I read in The Chronicle of Higher Education that they reported 120 events of racial incidents across the country in the last quarter,&#8...

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Area Employers Connect with SIUE Students During October Career Fairs

9 October 2017, 12:00 PM

More than 150 industry employers and graduate schools met strong student prospects from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the Career Development Center’s (CDC) Career Fairs held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 4-5.

Lauren Hammel, a senior engineering student from Highland, explored employment opportunities during the Fall Career Fair.

“Our career fairs are growing tremendously,” said Carrie Smolar, assistant director for employer relations in the CDC. “We’re actively working to help students connect with employers and gain professional opportunities.”

“My progr...

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