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SIUE DREAM Collective Presents “Who’s on First? Student Athletes, Social Justice, Safety and Health”

4 August 2020, 8:28 AM

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The DREAM Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting a webinar, entitled “Who’s on First? Student Athletes, Social Justice, Safety and Health” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 4. 

Registration is available at https://siue.zoom.us/webinar
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College athletes, administrators, presidents and others are invited to join.

Former athletes, scholars and academics will discuss the impact of the unprecedented move...

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DREAM Collective at SIUE to Launch Podcast Series During Live Recording

29 July 2020, 8:49 AM


Blactivism in the Academy Headlines New Podcast Series

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The DREAM Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites the public to a live recording of its first podcast in a new series titled Blacktivism in the Academy.

“Sankofa, which in conventional translation means “go back and fetch it,” “return to your past,” and “it is not taboo to go back and retrieve what you have forgotten or lost,” has emerged as a Diasporan practice among Blacks...

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SIUE Upward Bound Program Ends Successful Summer with Food and Thanks

28 July 2020, 3:48 AM

UB-BEM1From learning more about COVID-19, to critical thinking regarding racism, to preparing for college, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s Upward Bound (UB) EC/BEM program students delved into these topics and more during Zoom sessions during the summer. 

The sessions, which began Monday, June 15, ended Friday, July 24 with program participants receiving complementary lunches and gift bags in a socially-distanced fashion at the East St. Louis Higher Educati...

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Willis Young, Retired SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Assistant Director, to Serve as Board’s New President

20 July 2020, 8:05 AM

WillisYoungSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) Board of Directors has elected a new president. Willis Young, who retired as assistant director of the East St. Louis Charter High School in July 2019, is heading up the 13-person board, effective July 9, 2020.

“I am honored and pleased to have been chosen as board of directors president for the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School,” said Young. “I have worked at the Charter High Scho...

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DREAM Collective to Host Webinar on Institutional Racism in U.S. Higher Education

8 July 2020, 11:00 AM

Jim ScheurichThe DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a webinar featuring Jim Scheurich, PhD, at 1 p.m. (CT) Thursday, July 16. Scheurich is an anti-racist, community activist scholar committed to addressing the institutional and structural inequities and injustices within educational and community contexts.

Scheurich formerly led the doctoral program in Urban Education Studies at Indiana University-Purdue U...

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SIUE’s Candace Hall Keeps Lines of Communication Open with Students

7 July 2020, 1:56 PM

CandaceHallTreated to lunch by your college professor? Why not? It’s 2020, and things certainly are different. 

In an attempt to continue caring for students during the pandemic, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Candace Hall, EdD, is meeting in person and online with her students over lunch, and at her expense. 

“It is crucial for me, both as their course instructor and program director, to acknowledge that the world is on fire,” said Hall, co-director of the ...

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SIUE and Madison CUSD 12 Partner to Prepare Teacher Mentors and Elevate Student Outcomes

1 July 2020, 1:20 PM

Brian Johnson, PhD, associate professor in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Teaching and Learning.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Madison ​Community Unit School District 12 have announced a new partnership beginning this summer. SIUE is providing a series of graduate courses aimed at preparing district teachers to engage in reflective practices improving their effectiveness and helping increase mastery of student learning. In turn, trained educators will be prepared to serve as professional teacher-mentors elevating student outcomes across the district.

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SIUE Advancement Bolsters Fundraising Staff

26 June 2020, 12:40 PM

Vice Chancellor for Advancement Rachel StackSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Advancement Rachel Stack has added seven development staff members during a time when development strategies have never been more important for higher education institutions contending with the economic implications from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through national searches, Stack named four directors of development (DOD) to manage fundraising and facilitate giving. Divah Griffin will assume the responsibilities for the School of Educatio...

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DREAM Collective to Host Webinar on Free Speech and Anti-Blackness in U.S. Higher Education

23 June 2020, 10:46 AM

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The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a webinar featuring LaWanda Ward, JD, PhD, at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, June 26.

Ward, an assistant professor of education and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Penn State College of Education, will speak on the topic “Still Searching for Justice: Free speech and anti-Blackness in U.S. Higher Education.”

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SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp Continues to Draw Students

22 June 2020, 10:44 AM

SIUEHealthcareDiversityCampHigh school students from Illinois and Missouri received valuable information that answered questions and solidified desires to pursue healthcare career choices during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual collaborative Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp, held virtually from Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19. 

The camp was hosted by the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON), the SIU School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), and the SIUE School of Education, Health and ...

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SIUE Faculty Activists Launch Collective Aimed at Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization

19 June 2020, 9:23 AM

Faculty activists from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) are building on decades of scholarship to conduct the important work of dismantling racism through the newly formed Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization (DREAM) Collective.

DREAM Collective members include the SEHHB’s Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, and education faculty Jennifer Hernandez, PhD, Jessica Krim, EdD, J.T. Snipes, PhD, and Nate William...

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SIUE SEHHB to Host Virtual Discussion on Dismantling Institutionalized Racism in Higher Ed

8 June 2020, 1:40 PM

SEHHB Dean Robin HughesCivil unrest has swept the globe as racial injustices and systemic oppression have again been brought to the forefront following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protests, action movements, and calls for listening and learning span the world.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) is responding with a significant opportunity for teaching and learning, as is its mission, by hosting the first in a series of virtual panels, po...

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SIUE Campus Recreation Hosts Exercise Science Summer 2020 Virtual Internships

4 June 2020, 12:00 PM

Campus Rec Summer Interns 2020Eighteen Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in both the undergraduate exercise science program and the graduate exercise physiology program have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving to a virtual environment to complete their graduation requirements as mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 

Erin Vanderbunt, exercise science/exercise physiology internship coordinator in the Department of Applied Health, and Natalie Haw...

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SIUE CSPA Students Make an Impact via Remote National Internships

4 June 2020, 10:25 AM


SIUE College Student Personnel Administration graduate students (L-R) Kayla Ward, Telayah Richards and Shelby Ireland are completing remote summer internships.

 
Internships are valuable development opportunities that allow students to apply their knowledge in an active work environment and strengthen skillsets for their future careers.

Unfortunately, in all sectors, including higher education, many summer internships have been canceled since the onset of COVID-19. However, some students from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) graduate program are fortunate to be able to complete their c...

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SIUE Researchers Receive $1.3M NIH Science Education Partnership Award

2 June 2020, 11:26 AM

SIUE’s Environmental Health Investigators research team includes co-principal investigators Georgia Bracey, PhD, Sharon Locke, PhD, and Ben Greenfield. (photo taken fall 2019)

Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the field of environmental health sciences, despite the need for diverse perspectives to ensure human health and well-being throughout all communities. To help address this disparity, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a five-year, $1,337,855 grant from its Science Education Partnerships Award (SEPA) program.

Through the project, “Environmental Health Inv...

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SIUE Alumnae Honored as 2020 Alton YWCA Women of Distinction

19 May 2020, 2:35 PM

Four SIUE alumnae are among the 2020 Alton YWCA Women of Distinction honorees. According to the YWCA, Women of Distinction are “dynamic women leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend and embody our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.”

SIUE alumnae included:

  • Wendy Adams, EdD, completed a bachelor’s and master’s in elementary education in 1998 and 2005, respectively. She later earned an education specialist degree in 2017 and a doctor of education...

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SIUE Virtually Confers Degrees Upon 2,400 Graduates

10 May 2020, 2:50 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy PembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook conferred degrees upon more than 2,400 graduates during the spring 2020 commencement exercises held virtually Saturday, May 9. Commencement is available at siue.edu/virtual-commencement.

Pembrook welcomed the graduates to the more than 112,000 SIUE alumni. “You represent a wide array of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and you’ve made SIUE a stronger institution,” he said. “Thank you for making...

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Changing Times Call for Creative Measures: SIUE Grad Proves Ready

5 May 2020, 9:51 AM

SIUE May 2020 graduate Megan Gugliotta, of Galesburg, aspires to be a kindergarten teacher. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville early childhood education major Megan Gugliotta knows the field of education is not typical right now as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic, rapid shift to online learning. But, as she prepares to celebrate the completion of her bachelor’s during the May 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, she remains firm in her desire to be involved and make a positive impact in current circumstances and the field’s bright future.

Gugliotta, of Ga...

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SIUE Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Complete Valuable Training as Classroom Opportunities Change

30 April 2020, 10:14 AM

Megan GugliottaFor many aspiring educators, student teaching offers an important test of their abilities and is an exciting step that further solidifies their passion. It’s their opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a classroom filled with eager learners, with the safe oversight of experienced cooperating teachers.

But, with schools across the country moving to an online learning environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, those student teaching experiences have been disrupted, much to the disappoin...

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SIUE Gopalan’s Research Links Obesity and Mental Fatigue

30 April 2020, 9:45 AM

Research findings of SIUE’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, indicate that excess weight may cause mental fatigue. Gopalan is an associate professor in the Departments of Applied Health and Primary Care and Health Systems.

Her research endeavor was highlighting in an article posted Thursday, April 30 on Hindustantimes.com.

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SIUE Alumni Get Social with Science Education

28 April 2020, 10:29 AM

Marie Gipson and Benjamin Scamihorn Among the major challenges educators across the country are facing are the inability to connect with students face-to-face and transitioning hands-on learning assignments to fit the virtual classroom.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni Marie Gipson and Benjamin Scamihorn are among the numerous educators creatively adjusting their communication and teaching to maintain relationships with their students and ensure positive learning experiences.

“I spend so much time with my s...

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SIUE Alumni Bravely Serve on the Front Lines of COVID-19

21 April 2020, 8:53 AM

Robert Ehrhardt“We came to work for you. Please stay home for us.” A recurring national headline, this plea from healthcare professionals reverberates across the country as the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic remains in full force. Among those courageously serving on the front lines are countless Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni.

The rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus has caused monumental challenges and daily changes across the public and private sector. Intertwined in COV...

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Surviving School at Home: STL Public Radio Features Expertise of SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School’s Dr. Gina Jeffries

13 April 2020, 11:40 AM

Parents, teachers and students locally and across the nation are trying their best to juggle the new normal of e-learning and completing school at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Director Gina Jeffries, EdD, reminds everyone to practice empathy, find structure, take a pause and redirect as they work through associated challenges.

Jeffries shared her expertise on Friday, April 10 on St. Louis Public Radio during St. Louis on the Air hosted by Sarah Fensk...

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Make the Most of Your Summer During SIUE’s Summer Session

23 March 2020, 9:32 AM

SIUE Summer Session 2020.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2020 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. SIUE offers nearly 1,000 summer classes in a variety of formats.

Register now at siue.edu/summer/apply-or-register.

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Classes begin Monday, May 11.

“SIUE’s summer session courses reflect the same quality and excellent instruction our stud...

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Remarkable and Extraordinary Influencers Named Phenomenal Women

19 March 2020, 12:00 PM

PhenomenalWomenSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is honoring 15 females as Phenomenal Women as part of its sixth annual observation in recognition of Women’s History Month. A closer look at this group reveals lives that are full of remarkable character, positive influence, tested strength and a commitment to a diverse and inclusive SIUE. 

“This year’s group represents women around the globe who are actively contributing to ...

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SIUE Graduate Admissions to Host Online Open House, March 31

12 March 2020, 4:50 PM

Prospective students are invited to learn more about graduate studies during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Graduate Admissions’ Online Open House being held Tuesday, March 31.

The Graduate Admissions Online Open House will be hosted from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at siue.edu/graduate-open-house.

During the Online Open House, prospective students can chat with an admission’s representative about SIUE’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certific...

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SIUE Alumnus Tron Young Named Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year

6 March 2020, 9:20 AM

SIUE alumnus Tron Young, EdD, celebrates being named 2020 Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year with students at Joseph Arthur Middle School.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Tron Young, EdD, has been named the 2020 Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year by Horace Mann and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA). Young is principal of Joseph Arthur Middle School in O’Fallon and is known for leading with purpose.

Upon learning of this statewide recognition, Young said, “I was completely shocked and surprised. I am honored to be selected as Middle School Principal of the Year. I do what I do because...

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SIUE’s Gopalan Named 2020 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year

3 March 2020, 1:40 PM

SIUE’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, has been named the 2020 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year.Hailed as an “exceptional mentor,” “highly-accomplished and adaptable educator,” and an “authority on implementing flipped classrooms methodology,” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Chaya Gopalan, PhD, has been named the American Physiological Society’s (APS) 2020 Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year.

Gopalan is an associate professor in both the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Applied H...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Offers Advice and Haircuts

27 February 2020, 8:59 AM

BarberIn between the buzz of his clippers, barber Kelvin Hardy listens and offers bits of advice to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students. 

Hardy returned to the CHS for the third year in a row to offer free haircuts, as part of Black Heritage Month events at the school. This year, Hardy trimmed a total of 25 heads from Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 24-25. 

“I love cutting hair, and I like cutting young people’s hair,” said Hardy, ...

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SIUE’s Fernandez del Valle Committed to Optimizing Women’s Health

27 February 2020, 8:40 AM

Which mode of exercise most effectively reduces cardiac fat in women? How can different modes of exercise improve cardiac function? These are among the questions Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Maria Fernandez del Valle, PhD, is asking through her research aimed at optimizing women’s health.

Fernandez del Valle is an assistant professor of exercise physiology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Applied Health. She is a prime exam...

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SIUE Speech Language Hearing Center Partners with Children’s Hospital to Provide Collaborative Care

26 February 2020, 9:00 AM

SIUE speech language pathology graduate student clinician Chelsey Short works with four-year-old Holden during a therapy session in the Speech Language Hearing Center on campus.Medical pioneers from St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute (CPCI) are collaborating with established clinicians and educators, and aspiring speech-language pathologists (SLP) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to offer high-caliber care for area children and adults.

Thanks to St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Collaborative Care for Speech Differences in Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders Continuing Education Program, client...

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Esports Arena at SIUE Bolsters Video Gaming Opportunities for Students

22 January 2020, 4:00 PM

With intense expressions and fast fingers, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were in multiplayer gaming heaven, engaging in both casual and competitive video play in the newly opened Esports Arena, located in Bluff Hall.

The Esports Arena was officially introduced during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event held Thursday, Jan. 16. A crowd of excited students, alumni, SIUE faculty, staff and administrators, and representatives from Scott Air Force Base toured the new space...

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SIUE Students Present Exercise and Sport Psychology at AASP Conference

6 November 2019, 8:35 AM

AASP Group ConferenceLast month, eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville exercise and sport psychology students attended and presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 34th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference is the largest of its kind worldwide, and features over 100 workshops, lectures and panels for students and professionals alike.

Lindsay Ross-Stewart, PhD, associate professor of exercise and sport psychology (ESP) and graduate program director in the SIUE Depart...

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SIUE’s Webb Travels to China to Coach Instructors of Future Personal Trainers

15 August 2019, 8:30 AM

SIUE’s Benjamin Webb, PhD, demonstrates Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation with at student during the ACSM Chinese CPT Course Instructor Training II in Quanzhou, China.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Benjamin Webb, PhD, brought his expertise in exercise psychology, personal training, and strength and conditioning to Quanzhou, China, Aug. 6-11, where he helped train 60 Chinese scholars and practitioners who will serve as instructors of a certified personal trainer (CPT) preparatory course.

Webb is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Applied Health. He was invited to participate in...

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SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Center Helps Fill Void in Transgender Access to Care

24 June 2019, 9:50 AM

SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Center client Billie Maupin (left) practices an exercise during a voice therapy session with graduate student clinician Tess Spengler.Transgender voice therapy is a much-needed service, but accessing treatment can be difficult.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accredited speech-language pathology and audiology program, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is doing its part to ensure transgender access to care by training its student clinicians to offer assessment and treatment services under the direct observation and supervision of clinical faculty in the Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH...

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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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