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Robin Hughes Named Dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

11 June 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Dean Robin L. Hughes, PhD.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Robin L. Hughes, PhD, as dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) after a national search. The appointment is subject to SIU Board of Trustees approval, with Hughes slated to assume her new role on Thursday, August 1.

Hughes arrives on campus after serving as professor of higher education and student affairs, a...

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SIUE Alumna Named Exec. Dir. of Humility Homes and Services

4 June 2019, 8:30 AM

SIUE alumna Ashley Velez has been named executive director of Humility Homes and Services, Inc., which provides housing and support services.

Velez earned a bachelor’s in social work with a minor in psychology in 2008, and a master of public administration in 2012, both from SIUE.

Details on her leadership role are available on qctimes.com.

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SIUE Introduces New Military Tuition Discount

3 June 2019, 11:05 AM

SIUE Director of Military and Veteran Services Kevin Wathen (far left) stands alongside SIUE students and active military members (L-R) Nathan Peery, Mackenzie Gould, Marcus Hahn, Joseph Arcilla, Madeline Stack and Colin Arnold. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Military Tuition Rate offers active duty military, drilling reservists and drilling National Guard, the opportunity to receive a high-quality education at a discounted price.

SIUE’s Military Tuition Rate is equal to the maximum allowable benefit provided by the Department of Defense’s Military Tuition Assistance Program, currently set at $250 per credit hour. The reduced tuition rate, combined with waived fees and SIUE’s co...

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SEHHB Brings History Alive for SIUE East St. Louis Center Project Success Students

28 May 2019, 9:36 AM

Torie HayStudents are engrossed in the story, but some of their little faces are pinched as they listen to New Shoes by Lynn Meyer.  

“Oh, we’ll do something different, Ella Mae, she says. We will make a picture for Mr. Johnson. Pencil and paper are over there, gal, Mr. Johnson says to momma,” reads Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Torie Hay to SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Project Success students during a Wednesday, May 22 session in the Multipurpose Ro...

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SIUE’s Online Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology Ranked Among Most Affordable in Nation

23 May 2019, 8:35 AM

SIUE’s online master’s of science in education with a major in instructional technology degree program has been nationally ranked among the Most Affordable Online programs.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s online master’s of science in education with a major in instructional technology degree program is ranked 23rd in the nation and 2nd in Illinois for affordability, according to leading education research publisher SR Education Group.

The 120 Most Affordable Rankings lists featured on OnlineU.org represent online schools across the nation that are committed to providing affordable, economical options for students. The tuition rates of every...

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SIUE Students Bring CALM to Local Middle and High School Students

22 May 2019, 10:50 AM

SIUE senior psychology majors Ashley Monier (front) and Abigail Haloftis (back) taught the importance of forgiveness at the Conversation Toward a Brighter Future conference.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville psychology students taught the importance of forgiveness to middle and high school students at the Conversation Toward a Brighter Future conference held April 20 and May 2, and hosted by the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF).

Seniors Ashley Monier, of Troy, and Abigail Haloftis, of Waterloo, led a short lesson and interactive exercise on forgiveness using the principles of the Compassion Approach to Learning Meditation (CALM) p...

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For the SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Graduating Class – the Chase is On

20 May 2019, 3:39 PM

Valedictorian-SalutatorianThe life instructions were clear, concise and motivational – chase your dreams. 

It was the sage advice given by 18-year-old Radricka Kelly-Oden, valedictorian and graduation speaker at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2019 commencement ceremony held Friday, May 17 in SIUE’s Morris University Center, Meridian Ballroom. 

“It is imperative that you chase your dreams, because you didn’t choose your dreams, you...

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SIUE SBDC Hosts Informational Meeting for $15 Million Available for Minority Businesses

20 May 2019, 8:49 AM

Derrick ChampionHilary Scott-Ogunrinde, of St. Louis, was one of more than 60 people attending the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment’s informational meeting on funding opportunities for minority-owned businesses. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted the session on Tuesday, May 14 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

The informationa...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Seniors Present their Accomplishments

15 May 2019, 10:43 AM

AvantaeGullyThe audience was attentive, questioning and supportive even to tears during the annual senior portfolio presentations of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students. 

Twenty-four graduating seniors shared the highs and lows of their high school careers on Thursday, April 25. Taking note were SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD; School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Interim Dean Paul Rose, PhD; English Language and Literature Professo...

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Sixteen Attain Doctorates in Educational Leadership at SIUE

13 May 2019, 3:40 PM

Educational Leadership EdD GraduatesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Educational Leadership graduated its seventh and most diverse class as 16 students earned the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership on Friday, May 10. The graduates received their doctoral hoods at a ceremony held earlier that day at the Morris University Center prior to the Graduate School commencement ceremony Friday night at the Vadalabene Center.

“The EdD in educational leadership program at SIUE is designed...

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SIUE Confers Degrees Upon 2,600 Graduates

10 May 2019, 10:15 AM

Pembrook-McCarroll 2019 Spring Commencement

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, conferred degrees upon 2,601 graduates during the spring 2019 commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 at the Vadalabene Center. All ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

Pembrook congratulated the graduates on their hard work, persistence, and focus that propelled them to degree completion. “Your wide array of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives have made SIUE a better institution during you...

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SIUE Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

6 May 2019, 9:40 AM

It’s not a 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday job. It pulls at the heart-strings, bringing abundant highs and difficult lows. Teaching is a worthy professional calling for those who want to do good, be a support system and develop learners into leaders.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11. It’s a time to honor the incredible difference educators make in their daily...

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SIUE Alumna Golley is Among YWCA Women of Distinction

6 May 2019, 9:35 AM

SIUE alumna Amy Golley is among the 2019 YWCA of Alton Women of Distinction honorees.

An Alton native, Adams earned a bachelor’s in special education in 2002 from SIUE. She has served the community through her work with a number of organizations, including the Elijah P. Lovejoy committee and the Empowered 2B Me program at Alton High School.

Alton Telegraph writer Vicki Bennington posted this story on April 28.

The YWCA of Alton hosts its 29th annual Women of Distinction recognition cere...

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SIUE Alumna Shares Value of Industrial/Organizational Psychology on National Platform

3 May 2019, 8:55 AM

SIUE alumna Shanique Brown, PhD, presents as part of the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center’s 2019 Black History Month program.Perhaps it was the silent ‘p’ of psychology that made it seem like a magical area of study and first sparked the educational interest of a young Shanique Brown, jokes the now accomplished industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologist and academic.

Brown, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna of the I/O psychology master’s program, turned that magical inspiration into a successful career after her passion for the discipline’s tremendous impact was solidified m...

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SIUE and Local Author Team for “Linking Literacy and STEM” Conference

2 May 2019, 9:00 AM

Local children’s book author Jennifer Ward presented at the CIRP Conference held at SIUE.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Department of Teaching and Learning hosted the state-wide College Instructors of Reading Professionals (CIRP) Early Career Conference on Saturday, April 27.

CIRP members and Early Career Award winners attended the conference that centered on the topic of “Linking Literacy and STEM: Incorporating Trade Books with Oral, Written and Visual Strategies.” Conference organizer Stephanie McAndrews, ...

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Outstanding Student Research Spotlighted at Undergraduate Scholars Showcase

30 April 2019, 8:45 AM

A team of nursing students researched how to reduce the number of hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients as their Senior Assignment (L-R) Grant Herring, Allison Buchmiller, Anna Hagnauer and Ben Reilly.More than 180 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students from 30 degree programs showcased their Senior Assignments and Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) to the campus community during the annual Undergraduate Scholars Showcase held Thursday, April 25 in the Morris University Center (MUC).

The showcase highlighted the depth and variety of SIUE’s Senior Assignment, the culminating undergraduate experience, and URCA programs. Outstanding research and creative act...

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SIUE Abuzz During Springfest 2019 Under the Big Top

26 April 2019, 8:40 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Springfest 2019, held April 22-25, offered students an upbeat opportunity to get involved and celebrate camaraderie as the spring semester draws to a close.

The annual celebration is coordinated by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center’s Campus Activities Board. This year’s theme was Under the Big Top, and featured camel rides, a fortune teller, juggling competitions, trivia night, cotton candy and more.

“The goal of Springf...

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SIUE Graduate School Presents Research Grants to Outstanding Students

25 April 2019, 2:25 PM

Previous RGGS award recipient Chiagozie Obuekwe presents his research that benefitted from the funding.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School is pleased to announce the spring 2019 Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) award recipients.

The awards, valued at up to $500 each, will support the research and creative activities of 43 graduate students studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Schools of Engineering; Pharmacy; and Education, Health and Human Behavior.

A complete list of the spring 2019 RGGS recipients is available at siue.edu/graduate-students/a...

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SIUE Introduces New Master’s of Public Health Degree Program

23 April 2019, 9:50 AM

MPH Graduate Program Director Michelle Cathorall, DrPH, MPH, MCHES.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a new master of public health (MPH) degree program offered through the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s (SEHHB) Department of Applied Health. The first cohort will begin in fall 2019.

The MPH is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the health of worldwide populations, covering the five core areas of public health, including biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and managemen...

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Graduate School Research Symposium Showcases Student Research, Inspires Future Scholars

4 April 2019, 9:10 AM

A team of social work master’s candidates discuss their research on the effect of child behavior related to parental stress during the Graduate School Research Symposium.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge was overflowing with scholarly excitement as students from SIUE Graduate School’s myriad programs showcased their research at the Graduate School Research Symposium on Monday, April 1.

The annual event celebrates the research efforts and accomplishments of students, featuring research poster displays, creative exhibits and oral presentations.

“SIUE and its faculty are committed to embodying...

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SIUE Speech-Language-Hearing Center Brings Impactful Screening Services to the Community

3 April 2019, 11:10 AM

SIUE speech-language pathology graduate students Maren Valyo (left) and Hannah Greeling (right) lead a speech and language screening with a child at the Metro East Montessori School. Speech and language skills are vital for social and academic competence. Early detection and intervention are key to ensuring children receive the help they need to achieve academic success and maintain successful relationships.

That’s why the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) Center, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is bringing its screening resources into the community to benefit preschool and school-age children...

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Inclusive, Capable, Tenacious: Phenomenal Women Shine at SIUE

28 March 2019, 8:55 AM

The 2019 Phenomenal Women awardees were celebrated at the 5th annual Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fifth annual Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon held Tuesday, March 26, honored 15 women, comprising faculty, staff, students and community members, for their incredible positive impact as people and leaders.

In honor of Women’s History Month, and hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the annual event honors women from all walks of life who have made contributions to diversity and inclusion at SIUE, the region, nati...

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SIUE URCA Program Celebrates Excellent Faculty Mentors and Students

25 March 2019, 4:05 PM

(L-R) SIUE URCA faculty awardees Dr. James Panico and Dr. Sarah Conoyer.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s unique Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program is celebrating the extraordinary work of faculty mentors and students through four awards.

The URCA program encourages, supports and enables students to participate in research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. URCA Associates work one-on-one with faculty mentors to lead their own research projects or creative activities. URCA Assistants work on faculty-led sc...

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Air Fryer vs. Instant Pot: SIUE’s Mora and Student Feature Each on Show Me St. Louis

22 March 2019, 12:50 PM

SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, RD, assistant professor of nutrition, and her Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities student Allison Lutz shared a glimpse into their research on Show Me St. Louis Thursday, March 21.SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, RD, assistant professor of nutrition, and her Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities student Allison Lutz shared a glimpse into their research on Show Me St. Louis Thursday, March 21.

The two are researching the versatility and effectiveness of two popular pieces of cooking equipment: the air fryer and the Instant Pot. They shared a recipe for BBQ chicken by demonstrating how it could be prepared in each appliance. View the segment here.

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Aspiring Educators Connect with Record Number of Prospective Employers During SIUE Education Career Fair

22 March 2019, 8:15 AM

SIUE early childhood education major Jami Gibbs (R) smiles alongside Tracee Wells (L) while learning about the East St. Louis District 189 Urban Education Teacher Residence Program.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Education Career Fair, hosted by the Career Development Center (CDC), featured a record 47 prospective employers from the bi-state area on Tuesday, March 19 in the Morris University Center Conference Center. Employers were eager to meet with young educators ready to make a difference.

“The Career Development Center works to continuously create engagement and networking opportunities between SIUE students and prospective employers,” s...

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Play in the Sun and Shine in Class During SIUE’s Summer Session

20 March 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE Summer Session 2019.Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Advancing in your studies and soaking in some summer sun are both possible via Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Summer Session.

SIUE offers nearly 1,000 summer classes, including more online courses than ever! Registration begins Monday, March 25 at siue.edu/summer/apply-or-register.

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five...

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Explore the Possibilities at Graduate Admissions Open House and Become Inspired at Graduate School Research Symposium, April 1

19 March 2019, 11:15 AM

Haruka Kawata previously attended the SIUE Graduate Admissions Open House to learn more about the art therapy counseling program and gain the perspective of current graduate students.Prospective students and the general public are invited to learn more about graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s joint Graduate Admissions Open House and Graduate School Research Symposium on Monday, April 1.

The Graduate Admissions Open House will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pre-Function Room, adjacent to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The Graduate School Research Symposium will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge.

At ...

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Fun, Learning and Pie Marked SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School’s First Pi Day

15 March 2019, 11:35 AM

PiDay3The room was full of excitement and energy of the learning kind, as groups of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students gathered around tables with activities centered around pi. 

The William Graebe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab at the CHS held its first Pi Day Festival on Thursday, March 14, the internationally known day of pi. 

 “Pi is the mathematical constant that has the worldwide symbol o...

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SIUE Spring Events Boost Enrollment Optimism

14 March 2019, 10:25 AM

SIUE CampusAttendance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Spring Previews for prospective students have administrators and admissions personnel optimistically looking at fall 2019 as a stabilizing impact upon overall enrollment.

Since the all-time enrollment of 14,265 in fall 2015, SIUE has dropped 984 students during the course of the state of Illinois budget crisis. However, the fall 2018 enrollment of 13,281 still ranks 17th all-time at the University

Total attendance at Preview SIUE ...

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2018 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

21 September 2018, 4:25 PM

SIUE HomecomingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Monday-Saturday, Sept. 24-29. The University will host a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, beginning with the Homecoming Kickoff at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

The week will feature Uber Eddie, a chalk mural contest, royalty voting booth, karaoke, Cosmic Cougar Bowling, the 17th annual Chili Cook-Off, a golf cart parade, Homecoming bonfire and...

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SIUE Introduces Online Organizational Talent Management Series

27 February 2018, 11:25 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 are underway. 

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

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SIUE Chancellor Pembrook Oversees First Commencement

16 December 2016, 2:40 PM

pembrook-commencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook oversaw the fall 2016  commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17. Morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,229 eligible graduates were in the Vadalabene Center on campus. To view the ceremonies, visit siue.edu/commencement/.

In his first commencement since assuming the chancellor’s role in August, Pembrook encouraged the graduates to become ambassadors for SIUE. “You should always represent SIUE with profe...

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SIUE’s Jewell Combats Heroin Addiction in Madison County

22 September 2016, 3:20 PM

(L-R) SIUE graduate student Allison Benware, Nancy Cooper, chief probation officer in the MCSCDT, Dr. Jeremy Jewell, and SIUE graduate student Janna Belgard.President Obama has declared the week of Sept. 19-23, Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, acknowledging the rise in drug overdose deaths across the country. Locally, heroin has infiltrated Madison County, contributing to 44 confirmed overdose deaths in 2015, a 50-percent increase compared to the prior year.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jeremy Jewell, PhD, professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is working tirelessly...

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New Nutrition Program at SIUE Offers “Taste” of Culture

6 April 2016, 8:32 AM

Ciera Bryant, a sophomore majoring in nutrition makes sushi during the Food and Culture course.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Applied Health in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior now offers a bachelor’s in nutrition, an academic program that places emphasis on the relationships between nutrients and human health.

A class students are finding especially unique is the program’s Food and Culture course. It’s a health experience elective that offers students a special “taste” of diversity in food.

“Our goal...

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

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

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

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

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

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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SIUE Speech Language Hearing Center Opens Lines of Communication, Impacts Lives

20 October 2015, 11:46 AM

The ability to communicate effectively is often taken for granted. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Center is dedicated to those struggling with varying degrees of speech-language impairments.

SIUE students in the Speech-Language Pathology program provide diagnostic and speech-language therapy services to individuals of all ages as part of the student education program. The Center is unique to the Metro East, as it offers activities and treatment o...

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SIUE Graduate School Open House Set for Oct. 14

22 September 2015, 10:15 AM

Jerry WeinbergThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information about SIUE’s various graduate programs, graduate admission requirements, graduate student services and financing a graduate education, including graduate assistantships and competitiv...

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