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SIUE Salutes the Nation’s Servicemen and Women and Celebrates Student Veterans

22 May 2015, 2:02 PM

Richard Copple is a veteran of the U.S. Army.This Memorial Day, as the nation remembers those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville also joins in celebrating all veterans who have given their time and talents for that same purpose.

More than 650 veterans were enrolled at SIUE in academic year 2014-15. With them came a multitude of life experiences that have enhanced the diverse student body at SIUE.

“We are, indeed, most proud of our student veterans contributions, not on...

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Kick-Off Event Educates Those Impacted by Asthma

22 May 2015, 12:01 PM

Children Learn from SIUE School of Pharmacy studentsFamilies with children who suffer from asthma attended the East St. Louis Asthma Kick-Off event hosted by educators from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, in partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois and the City of East St. Louis on Thursday. Celebrated Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee spoke at the event held in the East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda.

The event served to engage and empower those impacted by asthma. The chronic lung disease ...

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SIUE’s Summer Showbiz 2015 Opens May 29 with Red Hot and Cole

22 May 2015, 9:16 AM

The production of Red Hot and Cole is a scintillating mixture of biography and song, celebrating the great American songwriter, Cole Porter. The musical opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Cole Porter brought style, elegance and sophistication to the stages and soundstages of Broadway and Hollywood, delighting the world with his devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unexpected melodies, and sassy, sexy sensibility. Red Hot and Cole is a musica...

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SIUE Alum Named Economic Development and Market Brand Director of Godfrey

22 May 2015, 9:06 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum William Catalano will lead the growth and development efforts in Godfrey. Catalano will serve as the economic development and market brand director, a newly created position.

Catalano earned a bachelor’s in economics and political science from SIUE in 2006. He achieved his master’s in economics and finance from the University’s School of Business in 2010.

An article detailing Catalano’s new role is posted on riverbender.com...

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SIUE’s Lubsch Appointed President-Elect of Pharmacy Advocacy Group

22 May 2015, 8:46 AM

Lisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the SIUE School of PharmacyLisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been appointed president-elect of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

PPAG’s membership spans 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and is the primary resource for pediatric medication therapy in children. PPAG develops educational programs for practitioners and families to influence the safe and effective use of medications in children.  

"I'm excited and ...

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SIUE Sports Information Director Honored with 25-Year Award

22 May 2015, 8:43 AM

Eric Hess, sports information director at SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sports Information Director Eric Hess has been saluted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for his long-time commitment to SIUE. The organization presented Hess with a 25-Year Award.

Hess’ career achievements were further detailed in an article posted Thursday on CoSIDA.com.

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SIUE Psychology Professor Named 2015 Mental Health Hero

21 May 2015, 4:34 PM

Jeremy Jewell, professor of psychologyJeremy Jewell, professor of psychology and program director of the Clinical Child and School Psychology graduate program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been named a 2015 Mental Health Hero by WellSpring Resources.

Jewell was awarded for his life-changing research, teaching and community work focused on child and adolescent mental health.

More information on this year’s recipients of the Mental Health Heroes Award can be found on RiverBender.com.

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NCAA Celebrates Academic Performance of Two SIUE Athletic Teams

21 May 2015, 10:28 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s tennis and men’s cross country teams have been recognized for top academic performance by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The teams are among 15 Ohio Valley Conference programs receiving honors.

Each year, the NCAA publicly recognizes selected Division I sports teams based on their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).

“We’re extremely pleased and excited two of our team...

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SIUE Upward Bound Students Inspired to Shine at Flawless Conference

21 May 2015, 9:36 AM

Austin and Allen

For 16-year-old Krissauna Austin, walking down a runway is one of the last things she would envision herself doing. But following the Flawless Young Ladies Conference, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s TRIO Upward Bound student strutted down the cat walk, wearing a big smile and exuding self-assurance. 

“My inner self gained a lot of confidence after Gina Walker’s class,” said Austin, a sophomore at Madison Senior High School. &...

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Dr. Pamela Zarkowski to Speak at SIU School of Dental Medicine Commencement

20 May 2015, 1:50 PM

Pamela Zarkowski, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at UDMForty-six students will receive a doctor of dental medicine degree at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine commencement being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, in the Meridian Ballroom of SIUE's Morris University Center.

Dr. Pamela Zarkowski, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), will be the keynote speaker.

Zarkowski is the former executive associate dean of the UDM School of Dentistry. She received a bachelor's, and a ...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Plants Roses for National Program’s 50th Anniversary Observance

19 May 2015, 3:55 PM

Belleville Head Start Discovery Center
Lovejoy Head Start Central Office

Dozens of little hands dug in the dirt on Monday, but it wasn’t just for fun. Preschoolers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start helped plant rose bushes at the St. Clair County centers. 

“We joined with all the Head Start Centers across the country in planting rose bushes on May 18,” said Carolyn Jason, program operations coordinator. “The rose bushes are to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Head Start.&#...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Student Awarded Coveted Scholarship

19 May 2015, 2:00 PM

Kimberly Baptist, a third-year student in the SIUE School of Dental MedicineKimberly Baptist, a third-year student in the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the 2015 Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award worth $1,000. The distinguished award comes from the Oral Health Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

“As a recipient of this award, Kimberly has demonstrated qualities of integrity, imagination and initiative,” said Gary Lowder, D.D.S., of the Foundation. “This scholarship has a proud tradition for it...

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SIUE Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy to Raise Asthma Awareness with May 21 Kick-Off Event in East St. Louis

19 May 2015, 10:33 AM

It’s an old problem that has gripped a vulnerable group of people for years, but Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy hope to breathe new energy into helping children manage asthma. SIUE health care educators are seeking to engage and empower those impacted, while consolidating efforts of those working to mitigate its effects.

“Asthma is the number one reason why children are hospitalized in the St. Louis Metro region,” said Dr. Lisa Lubsch...

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SIUE Engineering Alumna Awarded Engineer of the Year at Boeing

18 May 2015, 3:00 PM

Jessica Sorrill, SIUE alum is awarded Engineer of the Year at BoeingJessica Sorrill, a 2010 mechanical engineering alumna of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was awarded the 2014 Engineer of the Year/Engineering Excellence Award at Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in St. Louis. Sorrill received the award at a ceremony held during Engineers Week Feb. 23-27.

Sorrill was recognized for implementing new design and assembly methods on the Talon Hate Program, which led to a significantly reduced build cycle. In addition, she was integral to the ...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Graduates Encouraged to Remain Connected, Tenacious and Strong

18 May 2015, 1:46 PM

Gina Washington and Danice Brown Willis Young and Rickey Burris
Zaria Wicks Hope Rope Presentation
Jubilation We did it

One of the biggest classes of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) graduated Friday night at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. 

Thirty-three seniors, all wearing blue ribbons representing their classmate – AlexanderJohnson – who graduated posthumously, celebrated their academic accomplishments and resilience to the delight of a crowd of more than 400. 

“African...

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Family Revitalizes SIUE School of Nursing Scholarship in Mother's Honor

18 May 2015, 8:23 AM

Shirley Strohmeyer's son Whitney presents the scholarship in his mother's honorAs he applied to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing, a plaque hanging in the hallway caught the eye of Joseph Strohmeyer. Upon further inspection, the freshman student realized the plaque announced a scholarship that had been named in honor of his grandmother, Shirley Strohmeyer, back in 1996.

During her tenure as an advisor in the School of Nursing, Shirley Strohmeyer was endearingly referred to as “mother hen.” Her family always knew she was a committe...

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SIUE Women’s Golfer Awarded Lyons Memorial Scholarship

15 May 2015, 4:50 PM

Alison Gorman, junior, SIUE Women's Golf team

Rockford native, Alison Gorman, a junior in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and member of the 2014-15 SIUE Women’s Golf team, has been awarded the Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship worth $2,500 annually. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a cumulative total of $10,000.

The inaugural scholarship was established within the Rockford Park District Foundation. It is directed toward young women who enjoy playing golf and who are pursuing an und...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Alum to Graduate from Brandeis University

15 May 2015, 3:48 PM

Terrell Gilkey, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School graduate, will receive a bachelor’s degree in education studies on Sunday from Brandeis University. 

Gilkey, who graduated from Charter High School in 2010 and was the class president, is a native of East St. Louis. 

Read more about Gilkey and how he beat the odds in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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2015 Metro East Start-Up Challenge Expands to $25,000

15 May 2015, 1:40 PM

Metro East Challenge LogoEntrepreneurs and new business startups are invited to compete in the 2015 Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual regional business plan competition.

The $25,000 Challenge is organized by the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The purpose of the Challenge is to identify, encourage and support entrepreneurs and business startups across the SBDC’s nine-county service area.

The first-place wi...

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SIUE Pharmacy Students Encourage Healthy Habits and Literacy

15 May 2015, 1:29 PM

Pharmacy Students Participate in Community Service EventFirst-year professional pharmacy students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville promoted healthy habits and literacy to nearly 9,000 area children this spring. For the ninth consecutive year, 80 SIUE students participated in the community service event.

SIUE students visited nearly 500 pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms throughout Madison and St Clair counties. They prepared and delivered 30-minute presentations on topics like poison prevention, proper nutrition and physic...

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SIUE’s Ward Repeats as OVC Field Athlete of the Year

15 May 2015, 11:05 AM

La'Derrick WardSIUE track and field's La'Derrick Ward is the Ohio Valley Conference Male Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Ward currently holds the best mark in the OVC in the long jump at 25 feet, 2.75 inches. He also is No. 16 nationally as well as 11th in the NCAA West region.

Ward has competed in the Tom Botts Invitational and the SIUE Gateway Invite this season, winning the long jump in both meets.

“We’re very pleased with what he has done so far,” said He...

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SIUE’s Sierra Achieves Milestone as Minority Business Professor

15 May 2015, 10:50 AM

Greg Sierra, associate professor of accounting, SIUE School of BusinessSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Gregory Sierra, associate professor of accounting in the SIUE School of Business, is one of only 52, male Hispanic-American accounting business school professors in the U.S. The SIU Board of Trustees approved Sierra’s promotion to associate professor of accounting with tenure at its May meeting on the Carbondale campus.

As the son of Cuban immigrants, the Belleville native pursued his higher education degree while participating in the PhD ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Conducting Community Blood Pressure Event

15 May 2015, 8:27 AM

Students and faculty of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy are making blood pressure checks convenient by conducting screenings for employees at area businesses on Friday, May 29.

"It's estimated that more than half of people with high blood pressure are not aware that they have the disease," said Dr. Christopher Lynch, clinical programs director and professor at SIUE. "By going to places of business we are able to reach those who might never go to a health fair an...

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SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE Administrators

14 May 2015, 12:50 PM

Julie Furst-BoweThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus today extended SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe’s contract through June 30, 2017.

The board also approved contracts for John C. Navin, PhD, as dean of the School of Business; Curt Lox, PhD, as dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior; and Jeffrey Waple, PhD, as vice chancellor for Student Affairs.

Furst-Bowe’s tenure as SIUE’s eighth chancellor bega...

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SIUE’s Engineering Building Addition Receives LEED Silver Designation

13 May 2015, 4:21 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s engineering building addition has met green building leadership standards which has earned it a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

The addition, with its energy and environmentally efficient design, has received a LEED Silver certification. The U.S. Green Building Council LEED categories range from certified, silver, gold and platinum. This most recent classification bring...

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VC of Student Affairs Emmanuel Recaps 20 Years of Growth at SIUE

12 May 2015, 2:09 PM

Narbeth “Nobby” Emmanuel is retiring after a 20-year tenure as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s vice chancellor for Student Affairs. During his two decades of service, Emmanuel saw the University experience major growth and change.

In this video, Emmanuel tours the campus while recalling some of his favorite memories. He shares how SIUE has transformed from a small commuter college, into a vibrant, residence-based, highly respected academic University.

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SIUE’s Ilcewicz Stands Out in Tennis and School of Pharmacy

12 May 2015, 9:15 AM

Haley IlcewiczSIUE women’s tennis standout Haley Ilcewicz became the first Cougar student-athlete to complete her athletic eligibility while enrolled in the SIUE School of Pharmacy.

Head Coach Amanda Pratzel, who assisted in recruiting Ilcewicz, knew this wouldn’t be an easy task for the Lockport native, but was impressed at how she balanced school and tennis.

“Haley never once let the two affect each other,” said Pratzel. “She excelled in the classroom and on the court.&#822...

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Students to Learn About Language, Culture and More at SIUE’s Spanish Summer Camp

11 May 2015, 2:37 PM

Spanish Summer Day Camp

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Spanish Summer Day Camp for children will mix learning the language, being exposed to Latin culture, enjoying ethnic foods and more. 

The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, June 15-Friday, June 26. Children, ages six-12, will engage in a wide range of educational and recreational activities that will develop their communication skills in Spanish, according to Esther Herrera, lecturer in the Foreign Langu...

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SIUE’s Denkyirah to Teach Transition Planning in Ghana

11 May 2015, 1:21 PM

Anthony Denkyirah, associate professor in Department of Special Education and Communication DisordersSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Anthony Denkyirah, associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, will spend the summer in Africa sharing his knowledge of transition planning for individuals with special needs. A native of Ghana, Denkyirah will return to his birthplace as a scholar in the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) Program.

The distinguished program awards African-born academics currently living in the U.S. and Canada, w...

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SIUE Alum Named President of National Engineers Conference

11 May 2015, 12:12 PM

The National Association of County Engineers selected a Southern Illinois University alum to serve as president of its 2015 Annual Expo & Conference. 

Duane Ratermann, who received his bachelor’s in civil engineering from SIUE in 1988, presided over the convention held in April in Daytona Beach, Florida. The conference welcomed more than 1,000 county engineers, road officials, exhibitors and guests from across the country and Canada. 

Read more about Ratermann in The Register-M...

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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2015

8 May 2015, 9:00 PM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continued 2015 Spring Commencement exercises for the 2,212 eligible graduates Saturday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe bestowed degrees upon Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students Friday night, and followed Saturday morning with the Graduate School and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB).

Furst...

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$25,000 in Scholarships Awarded to SIUE School of Nursing Students

8 May 2015, 4:14 PM

SIUE School of Nursing Scholarship for Excellence RecipientsThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing awarded $25,000 in scholarships to students on Thursday, April 30, at its 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon in the Morris University Center.

Nearly 60 scholarship donors, recipients and faculty members were in attendance as 32 students were recognized for their achievements.

“The SIUE School of Nursing is extremely fortunate to have alumni, family of alumni, faculty and staff, emeriti faculty, and community residents and agenc...

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SIUE Named Kaskaskia College Partner of the Year

8 May 2015, 2:45 PM

Kaskaskia College (KC) has selected Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as its Education Partner of the Year for SIUE’s longtime and enriching collaboration with the Centralia school. 

“We are proud of our association with SIUE and the ease our graduates have in transferring to your institution,” wrote Kaskaskia College President Jim Underwood in a congratulatory note to SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “SIUE receives the preponderance of our graduates who tr...

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SIUE Library Debuts New Digital Mathematics Teaching Journal

8 May 2015, 2:31 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library & Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital collection featuring the Seedbed mathematics teaching journal.  

Originally, a print publication of Seedbed was produced by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior from 1979-1993. It functioned as an innovative, grassroots journal intended to facilitate the sharing of ideas regarding the teaching of mathematics among a network of school teachers.  

Dr. Thomas Cle...

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Arrangements for Taylor Clark

8 May 2015, 9:30 AM

Visitation for School of Engineering student Taylor Clark, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Richeson Funeral Home, in Troy and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy.

Funeral services will follow immediately at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Black Jack.

Richeson Funeral Home is managing the arrangements.

A complete obituary is available in the Belleville Ne...

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SIUE Grad Aims to Connect Children Worldwide with Quality Medical Care

7 May 2015, 11:19 AM

Brittany Kaiser works with children in GhanaIt was the medical care Brittany Kaiser received as a child at St. Louis Children’s Hospital that first ignited her passion for helping children. Kaiser, a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will graduate at Saturday’s commencement with a bachelor’s in community health education.

With her degree, the Freeburg native plans to focus her life’s work on helping children across the world receive quality medical care.

“I have always loved working with ...

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SIUE Mourns Loss of Engineering Student Taylor Clark

6 May 2015, 12:30 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of sophomore School of Engineering student Taylor Clark, who was found dead yesterday in Hazelwood, Mo. Clark had been missing since late Monday morning. The St. Jacob resident was 19.

“Our hearts and minds are with Taylor Clark’s family and friends as they cope with this tragic loss,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “At a time of the year when the new spring season brings the promise of ...

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SIUE Celebrates Metro East Through “Get to know m.e.” Campaign

6 May 2015, 10:45 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating the many reasons people love living and working in the Metro East with its support of the newly launched “Get to know m.e.” campaign. Several area businesses and organizations are sponsoring the regional image campaign.

More details about the campaign, including a list of sponsors, are available on stltoday.com.

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Record Attendance at SIUE Meridian Derby

6 May 2015, 10:14 AM

Best Hat Winner Biggest Hat Winner
Julie and group SIUE Alumni

To the casual observer who saw colored straw, swirled netting, laced bows and other stylish adornments perched atop the heads of hundreds of women, it may have just looked like a day of fine hat wearing. But for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Meridian Society, it was also a time for philanthropy while having fellowship and fun.   

“As an auxiliary organization of the SIUE Foundation, the Meridian Society promotes women’s leadership ...

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SIUE Researchers Examine Innovative Way to Reduce Anxiety Among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

6 May 2015, 8:37 AM

SIUE Researchers Dr. Elizabeth McKenney, Alyssa Golike and Jennifer Garland

Stop, take a deep breath, recite a positive, soothing mantra, repeat – it’s a behavioral pattern that researchers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hope may reduce heightened levels of anxiety among adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Statistics show approximately 40 percent of children with ASD experience high levels of the emotion.

Elizabeth McKenney, assistant professor of psychology at SIUE, and Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) Assist...

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First Generation College Student Grateful for Opportunity to Attend SIUE

5 May 2015, 4:19 PM

Mitch Morecraft, first generation college graduateWhen Mitch Morecraft walks across the stage to receive his diploma at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s May commencement, it’s his parents that will be forefront in his mind. As a first generation college student, the achievement is what his parents have always wanted for him, and one he’s worked hard for.

“My whole family is coming,” Morecraft said. “Their support has been the most important thing to me, whether it's financial support or moral supp...

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Therapy Dogs’ Visit to SIUE Featured on KTVI-TV

5 May 2015, 4:00 PM

KTVI-TV (Fox) reporter Patrick Clark visited SIUE’s campus Monday, May 4, to highlight how therapy dogs relieve student stress during finals week.

View the story here.

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SIUE Student Receives James R. Anderson Scholarship

5 May 2015, 3:14 PM

Whitney Cates

Whitney Cates, resident in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar Village, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2016 James R. Anderson Housing Scholarship.

Cates, a native of Mount Vernon, is studying accounting and plans to earn a master’s degree and become a certified public accountant.

The Anderson Housing Scholarship was created in memory of Anderson, a former associate director of University Housing at SIUE.  Recipients receive a $1,0...

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SIUE Alum Dust Receives AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award

5 May 2015, 1:20 PM

Lora DustSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Lora Beth Dust BS ‘14 is one of 60 winners nationwide of the Elijah Watt Sells Award. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) made the announcement in mid-April.

This award is a high honor given to candidates who obtain the following criteria: a cumulative average score of 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed each section on their first attempt and completed the testing in 2014. This pas...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Conduct Screenings at Special Olympics

5 May 2015, 11:40 AM

SIU SDM Conducts Screenings at Special OlympicsThird year dental students in the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) provided dental screenings, patient education and nutritional counseling to athletes participating in the Special Olympics Area 12 Spring Games held May 2 at SIUE’s Korte Stadium.

The 13 students conducted exams on 85 athletes through the Special Olympics Special Smiles program. SIU SDM has participated in the program for more than a decade.

“The dental students did a wonderful job ed...

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SIUE’s Zachary Schaefer Featured in WalletHub Study

4 May 2015, 5:35 PM

Zachary SchaeferSIUE’s Zachary Schaefer, PhD and assistant professor of speech communication in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Applied Communication Studies, was featured in WalletHub’s study examining the best and worst states for working moms.

Schaefer was included in the Ask the Experts section of the online report. He spoke to increasing workplace gender equality and easing the burden on working parents. Launched by Evolution Finance in 2012, Wallet Hub provides financial...

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Pet Therapy Helps Soothe SIUE Students During Finals Week

4 May 2015, 5:10 PM

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terrier students get pet therapy

Gathered around Batman is a group of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students, some talking in soothing tones, some smiling and others just silently petting. 

“I liked Batman quite a bit. I especially liked his eyes. They are so attentive,” said Taylor Cook, a junior majoring in exercise science. 

Cook was one of approximately 300 students who came Monday to Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge for &#82...

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SIUE Students Receive Complimentary Breakfast During Finals Week

4 May 2015, 4:46 PM

Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe Provost Parviz Ansari
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple SIUE administrators

A good breakfast is recommended to start out the day, and students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville were treated to a big spread to help prepare them for Finals Week. 

SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Parviz Ansari and other University administrators and staff served a free breakfast to hundreds of students Sunday night at the annual late night breakfast. 

Some items on the menu included: pancakes...

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Industrial Engineering Students Win SIUE’s “TheOther40” Competition

4 May 2015, 12:33 PM

TheOther40 First Place WinnersFuture business leaders and entrepreneurial hopefuls at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville pitched business plans to a panel of enterprise professionals in hopes of winning the fifth annual “TheOther40” competition. The event resembled the hit show “Shark Tank,” in which the creators of seven businesses worked to prove the future success of their start-up.

The Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition. Since statistics show that around 60 percent of...

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SIUE’s Mueth Receives Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship

4 May 2015, 10:50 AM

Lauren MuethSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lauren Mueth is the recipient of a $6,000 undergraduate scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma (PES), a national honor society.

Mueth is a biological sciences major with a medical sciences specialty in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Smithton native is a PES member who met the minimum qualification of a 3.5 grade point average. Other criteria included participation in local chapter activities, evidence of creative ability and potential for success...

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David and Kay Werner Serve as SIUE Spring Commencement Speakers

4 May 2015, 8:40 AM

Commencement ExercisesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will oversee the 2015 Spring Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9. Chancellor emeritus David Werner and Kay Werner will serve as the speakers for the ceremonies for the 2,212 eligible graduates. The first of four exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

David Werner will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Werner served as SIUE’s sixth chancellor fro...

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CAS Honors Day Recognizes More Than 200 Students

3 May 2015, 3:20 PM

CAS CrowdMore than 200 students were recognized for outstanding achievement, and scholarships totaling more than $110,000 were awarded at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Convocation at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A crowd of nearly 600 students, faculty, family, friends and award sponsors were on hand at the Morris University Center on Sunday, April 19.

   The achievements of 222 individual students within 20 CAS departments and programs were noted. A total of ...

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SIUE Students Compare the West Bank to Ferguson in Research Project

1 May 2015, 2:58 PM

West Bank and Ferguson West Bank and Ferguson

The perceived similarities between the violence and unrest in the West Bank, and Ferguson, Missouri caused two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to make it the subject of their research project. 

“The pictures of tear gas, the unrest and police militarization all looked like it could have been photographed in the West Bank,” said Isabel Gonzales of the aftermath of the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by former police officer ...

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SIUE Academic Advisors Receive National Recognition

1 May 2015, 2:11 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville academic advisors Maureen Bell-Werner and Mary Beth Overby have received national recognition for their outstanding contributions to student success.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has awarded Bell-Werner, assistant director for first-year services at SIUE, a Certificate of Merit for the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role.

The NACADA also awarded Overby, advisor, with a Certificate of Merit for the Outstanding...

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Annual Chancellor's Walk Encourages Exercise and Builds Camaraderie

1 May 2015, 11:08 AM

More than 100 people joined Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe for the annual Chancellor's Walk.

Members of the SIUE community enjoyed a beautiful spring day while walking on the Edwardsville campus, as well as in Alton at the SIU School of Dental Medicine, and on the East St. Louis campus.

The event was held in conjunction with the Employee Benefits Fair.

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SIUE Employees Enjoy Annual Benefits and Wellness Fair

1 May 2015, 8:43 AM

Benefits and Wellness Fair Benefits and Wellness Fair
Chancellor's Walk

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville employees participated Thursday in an annual Benefits and Wellness Fair designed just for them. 

“I love this,” said Debbie Brown-Thompson. “I learn about new exercise classes. It’s a lot of fun and the door prizes are great. I look forward to the Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair every year.”

 More than 50 vendors set up in the Morris University Center to offer information about their...

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“I Have Hope”: SIUE Graduate Aspires to Let Voices Be Heard

1 May 2015, 8:19 AM

Victoria Mizel Graduates with a Bachelor's in Secondary English EducationIt’s the current scenes in Ferguson and Baltimore that further fuel Victoria Mizel’s drive to use English to facilitate connections and healing. Mizel will graduate in May with a bachelor’s in secondary English education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She plans to use her education to teach in an urban area, where she says voices are often stifled.

“Our society makes it really easy for us to ignore certain voices,” Mizel said. “I really appre...

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SIUE’s Lallish Elected to IAWPCO Executive Board

30 April 2015, 9:40 AM

Rick LallishSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ricky Lallish, program director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) in the School of Engineering, has been elected to serve as third vice president for the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO).

The organization was founded as the Illinois Sewage Works Association in 1935 and incorporated as the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators in 1972. The pu...

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SIUE Track and Field Accepts Humane Society Award

30 April 2015, 8:55 AM

SIUE Track TeamsSIUE men’s and women’s track and field accepted the Educational Group Award Saturday from the Metro-East Humane Society for their volunteer work with the program.

SIUE track and field has been volunteering at the MEHS Wag ‘N’ Walk since 2009, serving as course marshals and finish line workers. The award recognizes their support and commitment to the organization.

“We are honored to be recognized by and associated with MEHS,” said Head Coach Eileen McAllist...

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China’s Northwest Normal University Highlights SIUE Visit

30 April 2015, 8:25 AM

SIUE’s Gretchen Fricke and Bob Skorczewski visited Northwest Normal University in mid-April. Fricke represented the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, while Skorczewski represented the Office of Admission. Read the summary on the NWNU website.  

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First SIUE MBA Graduate Returns to Campus to Share Business Knowledge

29 April 2015, 4:09 PM

Larry Heitz, MBA'69In 1969, Lawrence “Larry” Heitz became the first person to graduate with a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Now a business executive and investor, Heitz has achieved great success by combining his education with a palpable work ethic and passion for business.

Heitz pursued his MBA at SIUE after receiving his bachelor’s in engineering from Purdue University. After earning his advanced degree, Heitz began applying fo...

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SIUE to Host Hundreds of Special Olympics Athletes for Spring Games

29 April 2015, 12:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host some 500 Special Olympics athletes Saturday, May 2, for the annual Spring Games. The competition is the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern/Area 12.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch further details the event in this article.

 

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International Trade Center Equips Businesses to “Go Global” May 28

29 April 2015, 10:05 AM

Laurel DelaneyIn tune with World Trade Month, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting “Go Global in the Digital Age: Taking on the International Market” from 12-2 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at SIUE’s Barnard Birger Hall.

Laurel Delaney, founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com, is the guest presenter. According to ITC Director Silvia Torres Bowman, the session will educate business...

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Record Amount Raised for Science Education & Research During “Hangoutathon”

28 April 2015, 3:01 PM

The CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville raised more than $37,000 for science education and research during the 2015 Hangoutathon and Global Star Party April 25-26.

Pamela Gay, SIUE research assistant professor, co-designed CosmoQuest as a way to engage the public in science, particularly after governmental funding cuts affected science education and research.

“We often say, it takes a village to raise a child, and a global community to raise ...

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SIUE Kimmel Leadership Awards Celebrate Those Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

28 April 2015, 11:59 AM

Neil Abegg Accepts Kimmel Leadership Awards CeremonyA Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student’s recent trip to a poverty stricken country to help give children recreational play is one reason why he won this year’s Kimmel scholarship.

Neil Abegg, a junior majoring in Human Resource Management, received the scholarship Monday night at the Kimmel Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Abegg, of New Athens, will receive free tuition for one year, according to Michelle Welter, associate director for the Kimmel Student Inv...

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SIUE Engineering Students to Study in South Korea

28 April 2015, 8:52 AM

Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of mechanical engineeringSix mechanical engineering students and two faculty members from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will travel May 9-18 to Tongmyung University (TU) in Busan, South Korea for a Summer Capstone Design Camp.

At the camp, students will perform mechanical engineering capstone design projects, and learn skills in computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis, computer aided design (CAD) software and other manufacturing related topics, such as 3D printing.

Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of me...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Research Addresses Effective Communication with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients

28 April 2015, 8:15 AM

A study conducted by researchers in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy addresses effective communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) patients.

The study, published in the “Journal of the American Pharmacists Association,” indicates pharmacists’ ability to communicate with the deaf and HOH population will impact medication adherence and errors.

An article written by Rachel Lutz on PharmacyTimes.com further highlights the research.

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Madigan Brings Sexual Assault Summit to SIUE Campus

27 April 2015, 4:07 PM

IL Attorney General Lisa MadiganIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan continued a statewide tour with a stop today at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to generate support for more stringent efforts to prevent campus sexual assaults. The summit was titled “Strengthening Campus Responses to Sexual Violence.”

More than 100 representatives from regional universities and colleges, and law enforcement agencies filled the Hickory/Hackberry rooms in the Morris University Center.

Madigan is promoting the legisla...

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SIUE Engineering Students Place in Regional Ethics Competition

27 April 2015, 1:33 PM

Engineering Students Daniel Bugger and Samuel Baker Engineering students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville took part in a regional conference designed to help students compete in an increasingly demanding world. The competitions were held April 18 in New Orleans at the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Conference. Three SIUE teams competed in the categories of circuit design, robotics and ethics.

"The competition definitely helped prepare me for some ethical dilemmas I could encounter in my...

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SIUE Alums Robert and Donna Plummer Chair Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

27 April 2015, 1:07 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums Robert and Donna Plummer have committed to help Stop Diabetes® by assuming the roles of corporate recruitment chairs for the 2015 Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event. The couple will host a corporate recruitment reception at the Holiday Inn Express in Edwardsville at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, to enlist support from other area business leaders.

Robert Plummer is president, and Donna Plummer is vice president of R.P. Lumber Co...

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Rolla Regional Robotics Wins 2015 Greater St. Louis Regional Botball Tournament at SIUE

27 April 2015, 8:55 AM

Cheyenne Dalton and Rachel HickleThe Rolla Regional Robotics team from St. James, Mo., won the 2015 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament on Saturday, April 25, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Nineteen teams competed in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom before a crowd of more than 150 throughout the day.

Botball teams score equally in three categories of documentation, seeding rounds and the double elimination tournament. In each category, teams earn a score of 0.0 to 1.0. The Rolla Regional Ro...

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Telegraph Profiles SIUE Alum Akers as New Wood River Mayor

26 April 2015, 12:48 PM

SIUE alum Fred Akers was sworn in as Wood River’s new mayor on Monday, April 20. Alton Telegraph writer Nathan Grimm featured Akers in a story posted April 25.
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The Alestle Wins American Scholastic Press Association Award

26 April 2015, 12:45 PM

The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, won second place in the annual awards given by the American Scholastic Press Association.

The ASPA’s annual review and contest for scholastic newspapers, yearbooks and magazines compares student publications at colleges, universities and high schools around the nation. Judges base their scores on page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, style, advertising and photography, content, creativity and edit...

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SIUE Accounting Professor Achieves Milestone

24 April 2015, 4:35 PM

According to The PhD Project, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Gregory Sierra, assistant professor of accounting in the SIUE School of Business, is one of just 52 male Hispanic-American accounting business school professors in the nation.

Pending approval from the SIU Board of Trustees, Sierra will be promoted to associate professor of accounting with tenure at SIUE.

Further details on Dr. Sierra’s accomplishments and involvement with The PhD Project were posted in this news...

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SIUE Alumni Association Distributes Nearly $30K in Scholarships

23 April 2015, 5:20 PM

SIUE Alumni AssocThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association annually awards scholarships totaling nearly $30,000. Fourteen students will take advantage of the association’s scholarship opportunities.

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship covers one-year of tuition and fees for an incoming freshman and a current SIUE student. Children, grandchildren, siblings and spouses of SIUE alumni are eligible for the scholarship.

The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors annually awards two l...

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Delta Sigma Pi Partners with University Housing to Beautify SIUE Cougar Village

23 April 2015, 1:14 PM

Cougar Village Clean Up

Members of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity partnered with University Housing Facilities Management (UHFM) to help prepare Cougar Village grounds at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for the spring season. 

Among other things, five members of this year’s pledge class worked together to rake the basketball and tennis courts and distribute sand in the Cougar Village family playground. 

Volunteering were Matthew Wiley, Patrick Miller, Colae Johnson, ...

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SIUE Digital Exhibit "Rivers of America" Displays Regional Portrait of America

23 April 2015, 8:28 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) is featuring a new digital exhibit that describes and celebrates the Rivers of America series of books. The series was one of the most successful publishing ventures of the 20th century.

“The series adapted a fine press printing aesthetic to a mass market product,” said Matthew Paris, education librarian at SIUE. “Each volume includes original maps and illustrations. The original editor ensured th...

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SIUE’s Annual Springfest Draws Hundreds for Food, Fun and Freebies

22 April 2015, 4:35 PM

Two friends enjoying ice cream Students wait in line at Student Government's table
crowd scene Students juggle

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus community on Wednesday observed its longest running annual event – Springfest. 

The outdoor fair featured such traditions as a giant banana split in a canoe (sponsored by TheBANK of Edwardsville), Cougar karaoke and a cake walk (sponsored by University Housing). 

This year's Springfest theme was Evengers. Springfest Week is sponsored by SIUE’s Campus Activities Board (CAB). For more information...

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SIUE School of Business Students Honored at Awards Luncheon

22 April 2015, 1:30 PM

John Navin, dean of the SIUE School of BusinessSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 11th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program on Tuesday, April 21 in the Morris University Center.

Scholarships totaling $90,000 were awarded to 77 students pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing.

“Today we celebrate the exceptional academic achievemen...

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SIU President Randy Dunn’s Budget Address

22 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn visited the SIUE campus Tuesday, April 21. He delivered a budget update in the Morris University Center.

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SIUE’s Gorlewicz to Present at Renowned Engineering Summit

22 April 2015, 8:29 AM

Gorlewicz, JennaJenna Gorlewicz, PhD, and assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been invited to present at the 2015 Engineering Disruption Leadership Summit. The Summit will be held September 28-29 in Arlington, Va.

“This invitation recognizes Dr. Gorlewicz’s contribution to the field of engineering,” said Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “The invitation came personally from the executive direct...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Bergman Partners on IDPH Campaign

21 April 2015, 4:55 PM

Scott BergmanDr. Scott Bergman, associate professor in the Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy, is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health on a new statewide initiative to promote appropriate use of antibiotics in outpatient health care settings.

Antibiotics are often misused in outpatient and other health care settings, contributing to reduced effectiveness of these important drugs and making even common infections more difficult to treat.

The Precious Drugs & Scary Bu...

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SIUE Computer Engineering Demonstrates Robots at Worden Elementary

21 April 2015, 2:20 PM

WordenGary Mayer, PhD and assistant professor of computer science in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering, along with engineering students, visited Edwardsville’s Worden Elementary School in late March for its annual Space Day.

Worden hosts Space Day each spring to give fifth-grade students a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences. 

Mayer and his students provided three separate groups of approximately 20 Worden students w...

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Huffstutler Named Interim Chief Information Officer at SIUE

21 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Steven HuffstutlerSteven Huffstutler, director of Academic and Client Support Services, has been named interim chief information officer (CIO) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Huffstutler will officially assume his new duties on Monday, May 4.

Among his many achievements in 23 years of serving SIUE, Huffstutler helped choose and implement SIUE’s first learning management system. His professional accomplishments at the University include:

  • Chair of eLearning Task Force for New Reality
  • Member...

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SIUE “Taking Back Research” with Launch of Institutional Repository

21 April 2015, 8:44 AM

The implementation of a publishing platform at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is allowing the University to preserve and provide access to more of its faculty’s research. The initiative will aid in reducing the ongoing million-dollar expense of gaining access to research that’s been conducted at SIUE, but published by an outside company.

SPARK, Scholarly Publications and Repository of Knowledge, is an institutional repository that provides a central location to gather the...

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SIUE Dept. of Social Work and School of Pharmacy Hold Drug Abuse Workshop

20 April 2015, 6:00 PM

Dr. Kelly GableAn audience of 100 local social workers, probation officers, police officers, teachers and Drug Enforcement Agency representatives attended “Hooked by Prescription: The Rx Drug Epidemic,” a continuing education workshop on April 10 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Coordinated by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Social Work, speakers from the SIUE School of Pharmacy presented on prescription drug abuse and dependence. 

“This was a gre...

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SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE Campus Projects

20 April 2015, 1:15 PM

FirestationThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus Thursday, April 16, approved four contracts to complete repairs and renovations on the Edwardsville campus. It also approved the City of Edwardsville to build a fire station on the SIUE campus.

The projects include:

  • Resurfacing Circle Drive on the SIUE campus
  • Piping and insulation services as needed for the NCERC at SIUE
  • Asbestos abatement and hazardous materials removal

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SIUE Upward Bound Seniors Instructed to Apply Tenacity and Focus When Headed to College

20 April 2015, 12:44 PM

Senior Dinner
Senior Dinner

High School seniors in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s TRIO Upward Bound celebrated their graduation from the program during a dinner Friday, April 24, at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

“For many of you, going off to college will be one of the most important times in your life,” said Yusuf Haqq, who holds a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration, both from SIUC. Haqq was the k...

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SIUE Alumni Bringing Anthropology to Real Life

20 April 2015, 12:28 PM

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville anthropology graduates are showing how applicable and important anthropology is in the “real world.” 

Read more about Erin Finney and Miranda Yancey-Bailey in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

 

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Budzban to be Dean of SIUE College of Arts and Sciences

20 April 2015, 11:55 AM

Greg BudzbanGregory Budzban, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences. Budzban’s permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Budzban brings more than 25 years of academic experience, along with six years of professional experience from Martin Marietta Aerospace, to SIUE. He most recently served as chair of the department of mathematics and acting director of the STEM Education Research Center a...

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SIUE’s Luesse has NASA Research Featured on KETC-TV

20 April 2015, 9:45 AM

Darron LuesseAfter returning from a trip to space aboard a NASA rocket, the research of Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences, was featured on Science Matters.

Luesse’s research focuses on how plants sense gravity, and how they respond to growing in its absence.

Science Matters is produced and hosted by Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network of Public Media, and features the latest scientific research in ...

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SIUE’s Annual Botball Tournament Showcases Creative Young Minds

19 April 2015, 2:50 PM

Gary MayerMiddle and high school students will engage their minds and their robots when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts its annual Botball tournament on Sat., Apr. 25.

This is the 18th Botball season and the 13th year that SIUE will host the region’s tournament. Sixteen teams will be coming to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom for the competition.

The event, coordinated through the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, pits teams against one another in two-min...

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SIUE Students Push for More Sustainability Participation on Campus

17 April 2015, 3:51 PM

Students Sustainability Petition

A petition pledging Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to recycle and requiring more from administration regarding sustainability goals was presented Friday by members of SIUE’s Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS).  

SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel received the petition, totaling 1,185 signatures.

“I, ... hereby commit to engaging in sustainable practices and to become more knowledgeable about sustai...

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SIUE Administration Addresses State Senate Appropriations Committee Regarding Budget Cuts

17 April 2015, 3:45 PM

SIUE administratorsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville leaders today told Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee members that the proposed state budget cuts will have a significantly negative impact on the Metro East. The conversation took place during a meeting in the Morris University Center on campus.

 “The 31.5 percent reduction in state funds proposed by the Governor’s budget would have a devastating effect on students, employees and our region,” said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE cha...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Excel in Residency Program Matches

16 April 2015, 2:35 PM

Zac VinsonThough all students graduating from the Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy obtain a doctorate of pharmacy, some, such as fourth-year student Zak Vinson of Clinton, seek to advance their educations and careers through a residency program. Vinson has been accepted into the residency program at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, while 18 of his classmates have also received assignments. 

“I decided to do a residency, because I see the progress that pharmacy, as ...

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SIUE Fee Changes Approved by SIU Board of Trustees

16 April 2015, 1:05 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved fee-related changes for the Edwardsville campus for the fall and spring terms of the 2015-16 academic year. The changes made during the board’s meeting on the Edwardsville campus included housing occupancy rates and the student fees for Information Technology, Textbook Rental and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Other fee changes were approved for the Student Welfare and Activity Fee (SWAF), Facilities, the Morris University Cent...

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SIU Board of Trustees Approves SIUE 2015-16 Tuition Increase

16 April 2015, 12:45 PM

Cougar statueThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a five percent tuition increase for the 2015-16 Academic Year that will result in a $366 increase over last year for newly entering, in-state undergraduates on the Edwardsville campus. The board met on the Edwardsville campus.

With the increase, the annual tuition rate will be $7,662 for new, in-state full-time undergraduate students (15 hours per semester) entering fall 2015. Undergraduate students currently in a guaranteed tuit...

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Young Black Males Convene at SIUE for Leadership Conference

16 April 2015, 9:01 AM

Tuskegee University President
Black Leadership Conference

Young black men were selected to attend a two-day leadership conference on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The first day of the conference involved 35 high school students from Edwardsville, East St. Louis, and St. Louis. The second day involved 45 college students from SIUE.   

“The purpose was to bring black men together and get their views about the SIUE campus climate, to build relationships with black SIUE faculty an...

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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods on Stage at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater

16 April 2015, 8:24 AM

Into the Woods play

The Broadway play, Into the Woods, which is based on a book by James Lapine and includes a score by Stephen Sondheim, will open Wednesday, April 22 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Into the Woods, which has also won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical, will run through Sunday, April 26 at SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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SIUE Employees Enjoy Carnival Fare, Food and Fun on Appreciation Day

15 April 2015, 5:08 PM

Employee Appreciation Day Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day Employee Appreciation Day

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville employees enjoyed a time of face painting, pig races, basketball pop-a-shot, free food and more at the annual Employee Appreciation Day on Wednesday.

More than 800 on the SIUE campus participated in festivities designed for their pleasure. Employees were treated to free food that included hamburgers, corn dogs, nachos, watermelon, popcorn and soft drinks in a carnival-type atmosphere.

“It seems very nice. I’m impress...

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SIUE Fencing Club’s Gatlin Featured in Intelligencer

14 April 2015, 4:40 PM

SIUE freshman Jessica Gatlin is revitalizing the Fencing Club on campus. Edwardsville Intelligencer writer Matthew Gabalis wrote of Gatlin’s efforts in a story published Saturday, April 11. Read it here.

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Jordan Mendez is SIUE Student Employee of the Year

14 April 2015, 4:15 PM

Jordan Mendez

Whether it’s providing excellent customer service or spearheading an off-campus fundraiser to benefit a coworker, Jordan Mendez demonstrates stellar qualities, which earned her the Student Employee of the Year Award at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Mendez, a sophomore majoring in accounting in the SIUE School of Business, has worked in the Bursar’s Office since fall 2013. Some of the student worker’s office responsibilities include as...

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ERTC Training Center at SIUE Provides Jobs Training

14 April 2015, 4:10 PM

ERTC CenterWith its year-long Water Quality Control Operations Program, the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is poised to assist people facing uncertain employment situations.

“The water treatment industry is quite stable, and layoffs are rare,” said Paul Shetley, ERTC director. “People who enter the career usually stay until they retire. This is a great option for people impacted by downsizing and layoffs like those at U.S. Stee...

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Phantom of the Opera Highlights SIUE Alumni Association Trip to NYC

14 April 2015, 8:55 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is partnering with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach to present a travel opportunity to New York City during August 2015.

The trip begins Tuesday, Aug. 4, with departure from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and returning Saturday, Aug. 8. Tour participants will see three Broadway productions during their stay: “The Lion King,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” and “The Phant...

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IERC Study Finds Most New Illinois Teachers Stick Close to Home

13 April 2015, 5:35 PM

High quality teaching substantially contributes to the success of students and schools, but there has been a great deal of recent debate about how to attract and retain high-quality educators. A new study by the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville adds to this discussion by examining relationships between the characteristics of new Illinois teachers and the distances they travel for teaching employment.

Eric Lichtenberg and Bradford White of t...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Recognized by Honor Society

10 April 2015, 10:55 AM

Miranda WilhelmLast week, 16 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students were inducted into the National Pharmacy Honor Society Rho Chi. Additionally, Dr. Miranda Wilhelm, clinical associate professor for the School, received the Rho Chi Faculty Achievement Award from SIUE’s Chapter of Rho Chi, Delta Beta.


The Rho Chi Society seeks to advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership. Membership in the Rho Chi Society is accorded to the few who distinguish themselves by academic...

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SIUE Digital Exhibit Honors Photography of Charlie Cox

9 April 2015, 2:15 PM

Charlie CoxSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital tribute to long-time SIUE campus photographer Charles Howard “Charlie” Cox, who passed away during December 2014. 

Cox served as campus photographer from 1961-86, a period of time that encompassed the construction and opening of the Edwardsville campus, included the era of the Mississippi River Festival (1969-80), and spanned the University presidencies of John Rendleman...

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SIUE School of Nursing Hosts Health and Career Fair for East St. Louis Charter High School Students

9 April 2015, 8:49 AM

Blood Pressure Health Fair


Different ways to prevent obesity in teens was among the information presented Wednesday at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Health and Career Fair designed for the East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS). 

“We want to bring awareness to the students about healthy BMI (body mass index),” said Abigail Wooley, SIUE nursing student. “If they have problems when they’re younger, it will lead to adulthood. We want them to make lifestyle chang...

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SIUE Students Talk Ferguson with Sociology Panel

9 April 2015, 8:24 AM

Weissinger Weissinger
Weissinger


Much conversation was directed at how to improve attitudes and conditions in light of last year’s Ferguson controversy during a panel discussion Tuesday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

About 30 people, including SIUE student groups, gathered for the “#LetsTalkFerguson: Understanding What is Happening” panel discussion led by Dr. Alyson Spurgas and Dr. Sandra Weissinger, both assistant professors in the Department of Sociology and Crimi...

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SIUE Joins “Bells Across the Land - a Nation Remembers Appomattox”

8 April 2015, 5:25 PM

On Thursday, April 9, at 2:15 p.m. CDT, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville carillon will chime in celebration of freedom and remembrance of the fallen. SIUE will join historic sites, public buildings, city halls, temples, schools, churches and others across the country to commemorate the symbolic end of the American Civil War. “Bells Across the Land - a Nation Remembers Appomattox” is an initiative coordinated by the National Park Service.

On April 9, 150 years ago, ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Student Community Service Recognized Nationally

8 April 2015, 12:25 PM

GenRXawardSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students received national recognition at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) conference in San Diego, March 28. The School’s student chapter of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) received an award for “Best Implementation of Generation Rx activities for Region 4.” 

The Generation Rx Initiative is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and...

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SIUE Department of Civil Engineering Awarded Over $275,000 in Grants

8 April 2015, 9:15 AM

Department of Civil Engineering faculty within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering have been awarded four new research grants, totaling more than $275,000.

“These successful grants have brought further recognition to our faculty members for their excellence in research, and have enhanced the reputation of the Department of Civil Engineering,” said Jianpeng Zhou, PhD and department chair. “In addition to supporting the expansion, development...

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Jon Harris Formally Introduced as Head Men's Basketball Coach

6 April 2015, 3:15 PM

Jon Harris
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – In front of a packed house of media and supporters, Jon Harris was formally introduced as SIUE's eighth men's basketball head coach.

Joined by his wife Heidi and children Hailey, Leah, and Jaxson, Harris addressed the room and answered questions from media members. Both Jon and Heidi were presented with custom Cougar jerseys by SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt.

"You hire someone because you like them, because you trust them, you know they are going to repre...

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SIUE School of Nursing Partners with HSHS Medical Group

2 April 2015, 2:30 PM

Roberta HarrisonThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has recently partnered with Hospital Sisters Health Systems (HSHS) to implement a fully online educational offering. HSHS nurses will be able to advance their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing in as little as one year.

This online, accelerated RN to BS nursing program will be offered to all HSHS employees through a corporate partnership agreement with SIUE, allowing HSHS students to maximize their tuition ...

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Navin to be SIUE School of Business Dean

2 April 2015, 9:05 AM

John NavinJohn C. Navin, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business. Navin has served as interim dean since June 2013, and his permanent appointment as dean is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

“Dr. Navin’s long-time service and excellent leadership will be critically important to the University moving forward,” said Parviz Ansari, SIUE provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Navin&#821...

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Alternative Spring Break: A Vacation of Helping Others

1 April 2015, 4:15 PM

SIUE Students in Jamaica. While most Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students took advantage of spring break to travel home and unwind or take exotic vacations, three groups of student ambassadors from hit the road and participated in alternative spring break. Sponsored by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center, the crews set out to perform community service work in Kansas City, Negril, Jamaica, and Roanoke, Va. 

In Roanoke, the group’s work included demolition of a home, painting...

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Alternative Spring Break: A Vacation of Helping Others

1 April 2015, 4:15 PM

SIUE Students in Jamaica. While most Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students took advantage of spring break to travel home and unwind or take exotic vacations, three groups of student ambassadors from hit the road and participated in alternative spring break. Sponsored by the Kimmel Student Involvement Center, the crews set out to perform community service work in Kansas City, Negril, Jamaica, and Roanoke, Va. 

In Roanoke, the group’s work included demolition of a home, painting...

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SIUE Student Marketing Chapter Wins AMAICC Awards

31 March 2015, 5:15 PM

SIUE AMA ICC Award2Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) won two awards during the 37th Annual American Marketing Association’s International Intercollegiate Conference (AMAICC) in New Orleans, March 19-22.

SIUE’s AMA chapter was recognized among the 207 chapters attending the conference by winning an award for “Outstanding Planning” and for “Outstanding Membership.”

SIUE’s AMA sent eight SIUE stu...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Announces Teachers of the Year, Scholarship Awards

31 March 2015, 4:10 PM

Gupchup, Schober, Lynch, Crider.Dr. Gireesh Gupchup, dean of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, announced winners of the Teachers of the Year and Scholarship Awards at the school’s annual awards ceremony March 18. The recognition comes as a result of votes cast by current students of the School.

“Teaching and scholarship endeavors are truly appreciated as the School of Pharmacy moves to greater heights,” said Gupchup.

Dr. Mike Crider, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Scie...

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12th Annual Center for Spirituality and Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner

31 March 2015, 3:30 PM

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will hold its 12th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville.

The Center bestows two awards: Spiritual Leadership and Leadership in Sustainability. The dual awards reflect the Center’s mission to promote humanity’s sacred connectio...

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Waple to be SIUE’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

30 March 2015, 3:05 PM

Jeffrey WapleJeffrey Waple, PhD, has been recommended as the new vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Pending approval by the SIU Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled May 14 meeting, Waple’s projected start date is Wednesday, July 1.

“Dr. Waple will provide outstanding leadership to our award-winning student affairs division,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “The depth of his experience in student affairs at a variety of ...

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Young Scientists Descend Upon SIUE Campus with Science Projects

30 March 2015, 12:35 PM

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More than 250 students, grades 5-12, attended the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition Saturday on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

The students displayed 205 projects in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. They were joined by more than 600 people, which included parents, teachers and volunteer judges. 

One of the exhibits was presented  by Jeremiah Krebs, a seventh grader from Sh...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Announces its 2015 Summer Food Program

30 March 2015, 12:09 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. 

Meals will be provided to all SIUE East St. Louis Center Summer Program enrolled children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Any person who believes that he or she has been ...

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SIUE Joins U.S. Engineering Schools to Meet Grand Challenges

30 March 2015, 9:05 AM

Chris GordonIn a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair Monday, March 23, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was among more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announcing plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

The “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as the White House Strategy for American I...

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A World of Fun and Culture Awareness at SIUE Students’ Finger Tips

27 March 2015, 2:25 PM

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Students participated in sporting activities, many from a slightly different approach, Tuesday on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the Student Fitness Center. 

SIUE students enjoyed taking part in the 8th Annual Cougar World Games and the Great Disability Challenge. 

“The students participated in activities which they may never had the opportunity to do so before,” said Natalie Rosales, intramural and aquatics coordinator ...

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University Business Honors SIUE as a Model of Excellence

27 March 2015, 8:50 AM

Kara ShustrinSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Spring 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program.

Sponsored by Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., the Models of Excellence program recognizes innovative approaches to encouraging and nurturing student success on campus.

“Too often, univer...

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LCSI to Salute SIUE and Metro East Higher Ed Institutions

26 March 2015, 3:50 PM

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois will honor Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among five higher educational institutions at its 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Awards Dinner. Set for Thursday, April 2, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, the celebration will pay tribute to the universities and colleges for their collective impact on the workforce and the economy along with their exceptional growth during the past decade.

The annual awards program salutes...

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SIUE Campus Takes a Swing at Cancer with Donor Drive in Honor of Missouri State University Softball Player

26 March 2015, 3:12 PM

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Every four minutes a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. That equals 15 persons an hour and 360 people a day, according to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Bailee Ronto.

That dire statistic is what caused Ronto to organize the SIUE chapter of Be The Match on Campus (BTMOC), which are college groups affiliated with the national Be The Match.

People between the ages of 18-44 make the best potential marrow donors.

Ronto, president of the SIUE chapter of BTM...

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SIUE Pharmacy Students Win ICHP Awards

26 March 2015, 2:20 PM

Megan LeBaronTwo Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students earned awards at the Spring Meeting of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists/Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. More than 200 hospital pharmacists, faculty members, pharmacy technicians and students from Illinois and Missouri gathered at the event in St. Charles, Mo. 

The students created posters as their senior capstone projects. Megan LeBaron’s poster tied for first plac...

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Fuchs Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

26 March 2015, 10:45 AM

Wendy FuchsThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Wendy Fuchs, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award that a faculty member can receive at SIUE. Six additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments.

Fuchs is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorder within the School of Education, Health an...

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SIUE’s Forbringer Shares Instructional Strategies in Math Webinar Series

25 March 2015, 9:10 AM

Linda ForbringerLinda Forbringer, PhD, associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, presented to educators around the world in mid-March on the topic of supporting students who struggle with mathematics. Launched on March 16, the Voyager Sopris Learning Spring 2015 webinar series shares proven strategies, as well as new research, to guide educators and administrators in transforming student achievement in literacy and math.

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Higher Learning Commission Continues Accreditation for SIUE

24 March 2015, 3:55 PM

The North Central Association’s (NCA) Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has notified Southern Illinois University Edwardsville of its continued accreditation.

The final decision by the Institutional Actions Council was made March 9 and was officially delivered to SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe on March 16.

“We look forward to enhancing our ever-growing reputation for delivering the highest quality education,” said Furst-Bowe. “The HLC has highlighted SIUE’s cultu...

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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Water Conservationist Robert Glennon

24 March 2015, 3:02 PM

Robert Glennon

Many Americans don’t value water and think that it is infinite, according to a professor of law and best-selling author who will speak on April 2 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Robert Glennon is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, which was published in April 2009 by Island Press. He will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. 

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Upward Bound Math and Science Students Take their Project to SIUE’s STEM Center Regional Competition

23 March 2015, 5:02 PM

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Three high school students are hoping their “trash” will win them praise from judges at the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) regional competition on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Math and Science students will submit their entry, “Trash Can Ethanol,” for the March 28 competition hosted by the STEM Center. The young scientists are Mikiyah Bell, Martell Cotton and Pari...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Staff Recognized at State Conference

23 March 2015, 3:19 PM

Lisa Tate and Carolyn Jason were among some of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start staff members who were acknowledged at a recent state conference in Springfield, Ill. 

Tate, program operations and instructional services coordinator, spoke at an Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) conference luncheon as a Head Start alum. She shared both her experiences as a Head Start student and her current role as an employee of the federal program. 

She w...

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SIUE’s Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Attracts 120

22 March 2015, 2:45 PM

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual  “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, March 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building.

“We help young girls see that they can do in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, and that it’s not just a male-oriented field,” said Sofia Chkautovich, a senior civil engineerin...

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts for SIUE Campus Renovations and Repairs

19 March 2015, 2:05 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, March 19, approved contracts worth more than $4.1 million to complete repairs and renovations for two projects on the Edwardsville campus. It also approved planning for repairs in a third project estimated at $3.2 million

The projects include:

  • Installing architectural metal panels, limestone and brick veneer on the Vadalabene Center (VC) external walls to repair chronic wa...

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SIU BOT Approves Contracts and Plans for School of Dental Medicine Upgrades

19 March 2015, 1:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus Thursday, March 19, approved a contract to remodel the student lab in the SIU School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dental Clinic Building on the Alton campus. It also approved planning for development of an Edwardsville campus dental clinic. 

The SIU SDM student lab renovation will replace existing dental casework including provisions for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Ac...

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Lox to be Dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health & Human Behavior

19 March 2015, 11:50 AM

Curt LoxCurt Lox, PhD, has been recommended as the new dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Lox has served as interim dean since May 2014, and his permanent appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Lox brings more than 20 years of academic experience with 19 of those at SIUE. The Orange County, Calif., native joined the School’s faculty in 1996. He served as associate dean from 2003-09 and as chairperson in the...

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SIUE University Housing Receives Certificate of Sustainability

18 March 2015, 4:31 PM

University Housing residents at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville donated 3,256 pounds to USAgain and the program awarded them with a Certificate of Sustainability. 

Last spring, University Housing partnered with USAgain (pronounced "use-again"). USAgain provides consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to dispose of excess clothing, which is diverted from landfills and used for resale in the U.S. and abroad. 

This spring, University Housing is once again partnerin...

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SIUE Reaches 2+2 Agreement with Hong Kong University

18 March 2015, 1:40 PM

HKU MOU SigningSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe signed an agreement with Hong Kong University’s (HKU) SPACE Community College on Tuesday, March 17, to collaborate on 2+2 programs in business. It is the first international 2+2 partnership for SIUE’s School of Business (SOB).

“The new articulation agreement with Hong Kong University signifies our commitment to the internationalization initiative,” said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Ac...

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SIUE’s Music Department Presents Faculty Chamber Music Showcase Concert

18 March 2015, 9:02 AM

Marta Simidchieva Kris Pineda

Audiences will enjoy a musical journey spanning the Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Faculty Chamber Music Showcase concerts on March 20 and March 22. 

The first concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Dunham Hall Theater on the campus of SIUE, according to Dr. Lenora-Marya Anop, professor in the Department of Music and coordinator of the Faculty Chamber Music Showcase.  A repeat p...

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St. Louis Symphony Musicians Delights SIUE Audience

17 March 2015, 5:00 PM

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Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony played to an appreciative audience Monday in Dunham Hall Theater at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 The featured artists included Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

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Ann Choomack plays her flute.

Musicians featured from left to right: Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

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India Week 2015 at SIUE to Features Culture, Art and Great Food

17 March 2015, 4:40 PM

Steve and Sandra TamariThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Indian Student Association is holding its annual Indian Week. 

Monday, the Indian Student Association created a rice art display in the Morris University Center. 

Today, a mock Indian wedding was held in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Steve Tamari, associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies, was wed to his wife, Sandra Tamari, specialist in International Affairs. 

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Interface Construction’s Spurgeon is 2015 CLI Alumni Leadership Award Winner

17 March 2015, 10:40 AM

Becky SpurgeonBecky Spurgeon, president and chief financial officer of Interface Construction of St. Louis, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2015 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The presentation was Friday, March 13, as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and graduation celebration in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

“CLI’s mission is to produce accomplished leaders to improve the processes and outcomes of construction,” sai...

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SIUE SBDC Salutes O’Fallon Pharmacy Success Story

16 March 2015, 10:45 AM

Melissa EppsWhen a career pharmacist and an MBA think in tandem, it may well produce a successful entrepreneurial venture.

It has with Melissa and David Epps. Retail pharmacist Melissa Epps and her spouse, David Epps, worked hard to achieve Melissa’s goal of owning an independent pharmacy.

Thanks to expertise from the Metro East Small Business Development Center, the Epps’ venture came to fruition in July 2014. Melissa Epps and her business partners – pharmacy technician Deann Rallo and ...

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Experience Summer at SIUE! Register Now for Courses and Activities

16 March 2015, 8:35 AM

Advance your education, while still enjoying the summer sun, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Enroll in convenient summer classes, or participate in one of many exciting camps and activities on campus. Registration is now open for Summer Session 2015.

SIUE offers more than 700 summer courses, with more online instruction than ever before. Most summer classes meet for five weeks or less, leaving plenty of time for other summer plans.

“Summer session provides an opportunity ...

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SIUE STEM Center Hosts 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge

15 March 2015, 1:20 PM

Nearly 200 budding scientists will be visiting the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus Saturday, March 28. The STEM Center is hosting the regional competition for the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

The regional SERC event brings 5-12th graders from 10 counties together to present their experimental results. Students are eligible for a number of awards as well as a chance to move up to th...

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SIUE Economic Impact Reaches $514 Million

13 March 2015, 9:23 AM

Historic student enrollment numbers, significant job growth and a substantial increase in regional expenditures are among the notable findings in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2015 economic impact report.

The University continues to thrive, boasting a total economic impact on the region of more than $514 million, a nine percent increase since 2010. For every state dollar spent on the University, SIUE generates $8.60 of economic impact in the local economy.

“SIUE's eco...

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Petersen/Siddall Families and Law Firms Present Fire Prevention Gift to SIUE

12 March 2015, 4:02 PM

Petersen-Siddall Families and Law Firms Present GiftThe families of Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall along with their attorneys Ted Gianaris of Simmons Hanly Conroy and Tom Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC, have partnered with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to produce a fire safety video in memory of SIUE students Lauren and Lacy.

The two women passed away from their injuries after their off-campus apartment caught fire in April 2012. The video will share the girls’ stories and emphasize the importance of fire safety f...

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SIU SDM Provides Services to More Than 200 Children During National Dental Health Month

11 March 2015, 2:45 PM

SDM patientThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) provided free oral exams to 216 children during February as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The SDM Community and Preventive Dentistry Program invited local elementary school children to the Alton campus throughout February for free exams and comprehensive, fun and interactive oral health education. In total, 253 students attended from three elementary schools – Lovejoy, Roxana Central and Sout...

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US News Ranks SIUE Among Best Part-Time MBA Programs

11 March 2015, 10:35 AM

John C. NavinThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business part-time master’s of business administration program is ranked in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools. SIUE improved 31 slots in the rankings to No. 153 from a year ago. 

SIUE tied with seven other institutions at 153: Iowa State University, New Mexico State University, Providence College, University of Nevada-Reno, New Hampshire University, University of Tulsa and University of Washington-T...

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U.S. News Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Among Top Graduate Schools

10 March 2015, 4:02 PM

Laura BernaixThe SIUE School of Nursing is ranked among the top nursing schools in U.S. News & World Reports 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools. It is the first time that SIUE’s growing School of Nursing (SON) has broken into this particular rating.

“It is an honor to be included among the top 25 percent of nursing graduate schools, and the credit goes to our extremely dedicated leadership and faculty,” said Dr. Laura Bernaix, interim dean of the SIUE School of Nursing. “As the Sc...

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SIUE ICorps Team Receives NSF Top Team Award

9 March 2015, 6:30 PM

SIUE NSF ICorps TeamSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Science Foundation (NSF) “I-Corps™ for Learning” team received the Top Team Recognition Award in late February at the final meeting of the 24 teams in California.

The team is comprised of Jenna Gorlewicz, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering, team mentor Dan Harres and Corrine Mueller, graduate assistant in the SIUE Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A re...

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Experience Summer at SIUE! Register Now for Courses and Activities

9 March 2015, 3:48 PM

Advance your education, while still enjoying the summer sun, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Enroll in convenient summer classes, or participate in one of many exciting camps and activities on campus. Registration is now open for Summer Session 2015.

SIUE offers more than 700 summer courses, with more online instruction than ever before. Most summer classes meet for five weeks or less, leaving plenty of time for other summer plans.

“Summer session provides an opportunity fo...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Celebrates Black History

6 March 2015, 5:12 PM

Leon Gillespie II, CHS student, performs “Disappointed.” Kim Allen
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Willis Young

Words of encouragement, songs of inspiration and dances of praise were offered Friday as part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) black history program.

More than 30 CHS students presented various acts as part of the program. Also, a longtime Charter High School staff person was honored for his service. Special acknowledgements were made for Willis Young, assistant CHS director, who has worked at school fo...

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SIUE’s Art and Design West Building Recognized in Local Media for its Green Accomplishments

6 March 2015, 11:14 AM

Art and Design West
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Art and Design West Building was featured in last month’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch for being one of many reasons Illinois again tops the country in being environmentally responsible and resource efficient in construction.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch pictured SIUE’s Art and Design West Building and noted that it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council....

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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Nationally Renowned Author Dave Barry

6 March 2015, 10:47 AM

Dave BarryDave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, columnist and humorist, will be on stage at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday, March 18.

Barry, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983-2005, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

One of Barry’s many quotes: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential...

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Information and More Presented at SIUE’s First Water Conservation Fair

5 March 2015, 2:37 PM

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Most of the world’s population must walk for how long to fetch water? The answer: three hours.

Participants learned helpful, interesting and pertinent information at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first Water Conservation Fair on Wednesday, March 4.

The campus community had the opportunity to visit the booths of: Office of Sustainability, Sociology Club, Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC), SIUE Fitness Center, Bike Share Program, Edwardsville Wa...

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SIUE Marketing & Communications Receives 8 Educational Advertising Awards

5 March 2015, 10:49 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Marketing and Communications Department received eight awards in the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards announced February 25. Higher Education Marketing Report sponsors the awards.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, over 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and severa...

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

The Alestle won 13 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference in February. The Alestle earned four first-place awards, placed in six other categories and earned three honorable mentions in competition with 37 Illinois colleges and universities.

The Alestle competed in 18 categories against 13 non-daily student newspapers on campuses with more than 4,000 students including Columbia College in Chicago, Loyola University, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul Universit...

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Alestle Wins 13 Illinois College Media Awards

4 March 2015, 5:02 PM

The Alestle won 13 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference in February. The Alestle earned four first-place awards, placed in six other categories and earned three honorable mentions in competition with 37 Illinois colleges and universities.

The Alestle competed in 18 categories against 13 non-daily student newspapers on campuses with more than 4,000 students including Columbia College in Chicago, Loyola University, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul Universit...

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SIUE Candlelight Vigil Honors Slain Muslim Students

4 March 2015, 3:22 PM

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A candlelight vigil, to honor three slain Muslim American students, was held Monday night on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The SIU School of Dental Medicine and SIUE sponsored the event that commemorated the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu –Salha, who were killed at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Feb. 11.

“SIUE students wanted to show that all lives matter, and that no one should be judged based on ...

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Former SIUE Wrestlers Inducted into Halls of Fame

2 March 2015, 4:36 PM

Five former SIUE student-athletes have been lauded for their efforts as prep and collegiate wrestlers.

Mark Kristoff, Kip Kristoff and Don Stevens will be inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in March. Stevens, Mark Hattendorf and Al Sears were welcomed into the Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame in late February.

Mark Kristoff was a national champion at 167 pounds in 1988 and was a four-time All-American with the Cougars.

Kip Kristoff was a national champion for the Cougars...

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SIUE Campus Kitchens Raises Money in its First Online Fundraiser

2 March 2015, 2:43 PM

Raise the DoughCampus Kitchens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville raised more than $1,000 in its recent online Raise the Dough campaign.

SIUE received $1,072 through the national online fundraiser from Feb. 20-27, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement in SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The money will be used, among many other things, to prepare and deliver meals to those in need in the area.

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SIUE Alum Named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at John A. Logan College

2 March 2015, 11:08 AM

SIUE alum Amanda Buldtman Shelby is the new women’s basketball head coach at John A. Logan College. She will assume her new duties April 1. The 35-year-old Metropolis native played four years for the Cougars before graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s in biological sciences. Read more about Shelby in the Southern Illinoisan.

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SIUE Dance Marathon Raises Thousands of Dollars for Sick Children

2 March 2015, 11:08 AM

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Eddie Dance Four Students Dancing

Hundreds of participants joined in dance marathon Saturday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to help raise funds and awareness for St. Louis children’s hospitals.

Approximately $43,000 was raised at SIUE’s Third Annual Dance Marathon, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The community project raised money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glen...

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Truth-Telling and Reconciliation Dialogue Held Friday at SIUE

27 February 2015, 4:23 PM

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Five educators/activists discussed ways to openly and honestly engage in truth-telling and reconciliation across racial, cultural and economic lines Friday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The scholars on the panel included:

  • Dr. Jennifer Logue, assistant professor, Educational Leadership and Women’s Studies at SIUE, moderator of the panel
  • Dr. Alyson K. Spurgas, assistant professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at SIUE
  • Dr. David Ragland, co-director of the Tru...

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SIUE to Host its First Water Conservation Fair March 4

27 February 2015, 4:15 PM

Because every drop of water is precious, student organizations and faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, along with other groups, will host a Water Conservation Fair on Wednesday, March 4.

The fair, which will kick off the #siueonedrop contest, will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Goshen Lounge at SIUE.

“The contest encourages students to find creative ways to take a ‘selfie’ at the SIUE water refill stations located on the first floor of SIUE buildings,...

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SIUE Alum Sholar Named to SIU Board of Trustees

27 February 2015, 3:48 PM

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Alton’s Amy Sholar to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees. Sholar earned a bachelor’s in business administration/management from SIUE in 1998 and currently practices law in Alton. Read more in the Alton Daily News.

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SIUE Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy Conduct Interdisciplinary Educational Simulation

27 February 2015, 1:11 PM

Health Sciences Students
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy collaborated to hold a simulation event on Thursday, Feb. 26. The event educated more than 200 students on the topic of medical error disclosure.

The unique interdisciplinary effort was supported by a $7,425 Excellence in Undergraduate Education (EUE) grant through the University. The EUE program funds projects that contribute to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education.

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Musicians from the Grammy-Award Winning St. Louis Symphony in Concert at SIUE

27 February 2015, 10:40 AM

Ann Choomack on flute

Allegra Lilly Chris Tantillo

Three musicians from the Grammy-Award winning St. Louis Symphony will be performing a free concert on Monday, March 16, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Performing at 7 p. m. in Dunham Hall Theater will be Ann Choomack on flute, Allegra Lilly on harp and Chris Tantillo on viola.

The musicians will perform the following pieces:

  • Jeff Beal’s Fear of Falling in Love
  • Persichetti’s Serenade No. 10
  • Debussy’s Sonate

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SIUE School of Nursing Honored with Arcus Award

27 February 2015, 10:16 AM

Laura BernaixThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing received the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s 2014 Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment at the St. Louis Hyatt Regency on Thursday, Feb. 26. The School was one of 12 finalists for the award, which was presented by RubinBrown LLP.

“We are extremely proud of our nursing program and receiving the Arcus Award further validates the significance of the program for our region, the Midwest and beyond,” said D...

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SIUE Selected as Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs

27 February 2015, 8:55 AM

Narabeth Emmanuel
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been selected as one of the 15+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) in 2015. The Center for Higher Educational Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University conducted the national study.

The study is a collaborative project among CHEE, the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – College Student Educators International. It is the second-consecutive year...

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Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps

26 February 2015, 1:02 PM

Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps
The Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery presented a $20,000 check to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Phillips 66 is sponsoring SIUE’s Engineering Summer Camp by providing support for equipment, activities and 10 scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need.

The scholarships cover the $400 cost of attendance, including housing, food and field trip transportation, along with materials and supplies. Equipment sponsorship will ...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe Named to Illinois Performance Excellence Board

26 February 2015, 9:27 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has been named to the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) board of trustees. Furst-Bowe was notified February 23 of her unanimous selection to the 12-member board.

ILPEx partners with Illinois leaders to build organizational knowledge and capability to achieve performance excellence and contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the state. ILPEx offers training and feedback reports based on the proven ...

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SIUE Dance Marathon Will Help Raise Money for Sick Children

25 February 2015, 4:52 PM

Students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will dance most of the day and night away to help raise funds and awareness for St. Louis children’s hospitals.

SIUE’s Third Annual Dance Marathon will be from noon Saturday, Feb. 28, through midnight, Sunday, March 1, according to Sarah Laux, assistant director for Community Engagement at SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

The community project will raise money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardin...

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SIUE Seeks to Improve Standing in 2015 RecycleMania

25 February 2015, 9:49 AM

Recycle Mania 2015
The national RecycleMania competition is now in progress and participating students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are hoping this year’s recycling numbers will be higher than last year’s.

“RecycleMania is a competition among colleges and universities across the nation,” said Kevin Adkins, SIUE sustainability officer. “The purpose is to encourage students and the University community who are not recycling to do so, and to encourage those who are to do...

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SIUE Fitness Instructor Promotes the Psychology of Exercise

24 February 2015, 8:49 AM

Emily Buelow
A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville kinesiology student doesn’t just want to get people’s bodies moving and heart rates climbing. She also wants to motivate their minds and keep them coming back for more.

Emily Buelow, graduate assistant in SIUE’s Campus Recreation, helps direct group fitness for the Student Fitness Center. Buelow wants to spread her brand of fitness psychology to others.

The graduate assistant has returned from Dayton, Ohio, where she presented: &#8220...

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SIUE’s Africa Night Delivers on Good Food and Entertainment

24 February 2015, 8:40 AM

Africa Night
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville African Students Association (A.S.A.) concluded their African Week this weekend with food and festivities.

A.S.A held its annual African Night on Saturday. Participants were treated to an evening of entertainment, culture and dishes inspired by Africa.

Photo: A group of SIUE’s African Students Association held its annual Africa Night on Saturday.

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SIUE Professors Debunk Popular Child Development Myths

24 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Stephen Hupp
Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville psychology professors are setting the record straight when it comes to common misconceptions related to child development.

Myth busters Stephen Hupp, associate professor of psychology in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and Jeremy Jewell, professor of psychology and clinical child and school program director, detail 50 commonly believed claims in their book Great Myths of Child Development.

“Parents are exposed to co...

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SIUE Women’s Basketball Raises $7,400 at Pink Zone Game

23 February 2015, 8:32 PM

2015 Pink Zone
The SIUE women’s basketball team raised more than $7.400 at its 2015 Pink Zone game Saturday, Feb. 21, against UT Martin at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher, her basketball staff and the Cougars annually raise awareness and funds for the St. Louis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

A variety of fundraising activities included Pledge the Runners for Remembrance. Individuals such as SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt ran or wa...

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School of Business Interim Dean Navin Weighs in on St. Louis Economic Recovery

23 February 2015, 9:41 AM

John Navin
SIUE School of Business Interim Dean John Navin was quoted extensively in the Belleville News-Democrat in a story regarding the St. Louis region’s economic recovery in comparison to other metropolitan areas. Writer Will Buss posted the story on Sunday, Feb. 22. Read it here.

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SIUE Looking for a Lift to Help Feed Those in Need

19 February 2015, 3:08 PM

If The Campus Kitchen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wants to feed more people this year, and it does, then it will have to procure more money to do so.

“That’s where the SIUE community comes in and can help us make a greater impact in our area,” said Sarah Laux, assistant director of Community Engagement in SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

Raise the dough

Beginning tomorrow through Feb. 27, Campus Kitchen at SIUE (CKSIUE) will participate in the national onlin...

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Edwardsville Native Receives Enterprise Holdings Leadership Award

19 February 2015, 3:04 PM

SIUE Assistant Professor Andrea Hester; SIUE School of Business student Joshua House; Enterprise Holdings representative Scott King; and SIUE Assistant Professor Tim Jacks.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business named Edwardsville native Joshua House as the recipient of the fall 2014 Enterprise Holdings Student Organization Leader of the Semester Award.

The scholarship is awarded to student leaders who participate in events, show a willingness to take on responsibility, promote innovative ideas and effectively involve others in the organization.

“Joshua has demonstrated an intense aspiration to learn and eager involvement in extracur...

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Africa Week at SIUE Seeks to Bring Blacks Together

19 February 2015, 12:06 PM

Speaking on the panel were (from left to right) Wells; Pamela Kodjoe, president of the SIUE African Student Association and graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program; and Dr. Isaac Blankson, associate professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies.Many black students, faculty and staff at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville gathered Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen relationships between Africans and African Americans.

Prince Wells, associate professor in the Department of Music and director of the SIUE Black Studies Program, moderated a panel discussion on “Bridging the Gap Between Africans and African Americans.”

The discussion, which was held in the Lovejoy Library Friends Corner, was part of SIUE’s Africa...

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SIUE Hosts Educator’s Workshops for 2015 Botball Tournament

18 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Gary Mayer
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host 16 teams during the Botball® Educator’s Workshop set for February 21-22 in the Morris University Center (MUC) Conference Center. This year marks the 18th season for Botball® and the 13th year SIUE has hosted the Greater St Louis regional tournament. Teams of middle and high school students from Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Arkansas are participating.

Dr. Gary Mayer, an assistant professor of computer science at SIUE, is lead...

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SIUE Alum Named St. Clair County Associate Judge

17 February 2015, 11:44 AM

SIUE alumnus Thomas B. Cannady BS’78 will be the next St. Clair County Associate Judge. Cannady earned his bachelor of science in business administration from SIUE.

Cannady is currently a partner at Cannady and AuBuchon, a Belleville law firm.

Read more about Cannady’s new position in this Belleville News-Democrat article, posted Feb. 13.

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Dr. David Werner to Receive SIUE Honorary Degree

17 February 2015, 8:35 AM

David Werner
Dr. David Werner will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at its May 2015 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Edwardsville campus.

“David Werner has over 40 years of experience and expertise in higher education, and his achievements while at SIUE are pivotal to the University’s history,” SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe said. “Dr. Werner has c...

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SIUE’s Music Department Holding its First Alumni Concert Feb. 28

17 February 2015, 12:12 AM

Mark LavertyAn award-winning pianist and a celebrated accordion player are among the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums who will perform in SIUE’s first Alumni Concert on Feb. 28.

Approximately 20 alumni will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Dunham Hall Theater as part of a production by the SIUE Department of Music. The concert is under the direction of music instructor Daniel Smithiger.

Dr. Mark Laverty is an award-wining artist who has performed on the piano in the U.S. and Eu...

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Girls at SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Take Time Out to Love Themselves

13 February 2015, 4:36 PM

Several young women from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) received words of affirmation and pointers on dating, self-love and self-respect at a Friday Valentine’s Luncheon.

“If a man says he loves you, then he will treat you like a queen,” said Dr. Kareem Mateen, keynote speaker at the “Loving Ourselves and the Skin We Are In” CHS luncheon.
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Mateen is the Family and Student Support Services Director at East St. Loui...

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School of Pharmacy’s Kerr Has Diabetes Research Featured on healio.com

13 February 2015, 11:03 AM

SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Jessica Kerr, PharmD, led a survey of American Association of Diabetes Educators members to determine their knowledge of regulations concerning insulin use in commercial driver’s license holders. Writing for healio.com, author Amber Cox posted the story Thursday, Feb. 12.  Kerr is assistant chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and an associate professor.

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SIUE Wrestling Tradition Highlighted in STL Post-Dispatch

13 February 2015, 10:01 AM

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Joe Lyons profiled SIUE’s tradition-rich wrestling program in a story published Friday, Feb. 13. Read it here. The feature focuses on the Cougar program’s impact on the sport in the region.

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Students and Leaders Share Why They Love SIUE

13 February 2015, 8:23 AM

St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Joe Lyons profiled SIUE’s tradition-rich wrestling program in a story published Friday, Feb. 13. Read it here. The feature focuses on the Cougar program’s impact on the sport in the region.

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“The Adding Machine” on Stage Now

12 February 2015, 3:06 PM

Kat Silvero shares her thoughts with Bryan Arnold
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Experimental Theater Organization (SET) is performing the play “The Adding Machine.”

Curtain times remaining for the play: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Adding Machine,” written by Elmer Rice in 1922, is being directed by SIUE senior theater major Kourtnee Brenner. The play explores deeper questions about humanity and technology, without answering them for the audience.

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SIUE and Friends of Art Host 38th Annual Art Auction

12 February 2015, 2:57 PM

John DenHouter 2The Friends of Art, along with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art & Design, invite the public to the 38th Annual Art Auction on March 19.

This year’s auction will be held in the Art West Gallery, located in the Art & Design West building on SIUE’s campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview, and Ahrens & Niemeier auctioneers will start the bidding at 7 p.m.

The 2015 auction will offer original artworks donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumni, friend...

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University Housing Celebrates Residents on Dean’s List

12 February 2015, 12:02 PM

Dean's ListAcademic successes of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were highlighted at the University Housing Dean’s List Reception on Feb. 4 in Evergreen Hall.

The annual recognition event recognizes University Housing residents who made the fall semester Dean’s List. The criterion for making the Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Approximately 150 Dean’s List recipients and their guests attended the reception. Campus administrators, faculty m...

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SIUE Alum Named College of Arts and Sciences Dean at Maryville U.

12 February 2015, 8:44 AM

SIUE alum Cherie Fister has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Maryville University in St. Louis. She earned an MFA from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1995. After serving as the interim dean since June 2014, Fister will assume her new role effective June 1. Read more about Fister here.

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SIUE Students Create Picket Signs for Peace

11 February 2015, 10:52 AM

Hearts and peace signs, coupled with words of harmony and good will, were inscribed on white boards by students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

The arts and crafts activity was called Picket Signs for Peace and was part of SIUE’s Black Heritage Month. Students had a chance to stop by the Goshen Lounge Tuesday, Feb. 10, and create their own posters demonstrating peace. Signs will be displayed in the Free Speech Zone in the Quad during the month of February.

picket signs for peace 02-10-15 Megan LokerSome of the signs...

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Space Travel: SIUE Research Returns to Earth Aboard NASA Rocket

11 February 2015, 9:14 AM

Dr. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences.

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville research project has returned to Earth aboard NASA’s SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, after spending 29 days at the International Space Station. The research focuses on how plants sense gravity, and how they respond to growing in a “microgravity” environment.

The research is being conducted through a two-year, nearly $400,000 NASA grant to Ohio University and SIUE. Darron Luesse, associate professor of biological sciences within the SIUE Co...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Celebrates National Dental Health Month

11 February 2015, 9:04 AM

Dental MedicineThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is providing free oral exams as part of its month-long celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).

The SDM Community and Preventive Dentistry Program invites local elementary school children to the Alton campus throughout the month of February for free exams and comprehensive, fun and interactive oral health education. The SDM has conducted the program for more than 20 years. School children will come to ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Receives ACPE Reaccreditation

10 February 2015, 4:11 PM

Gireesh Gupchup

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program has received continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The accreditation is valid for a full eight years until 2023.

“The eight-year ACPE accreditation of the doctor of pharmacy program at SIUE manifests the excellence of this program and our commitment to exceeding national standards in pharmacy through the dedicated wo...

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SIUE Arts & Issues Presents Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour March 7

10 February 2015, 1:58 PM

Arlo Guthrie

Audiences will be served a Thanksgiving favorite from “Alice’s Restaurant,” when folk musician Arlo Guthrie brings his North American tour to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the 50th anniversary of the iconic song by the same name.

Guthrie, whose brand of musical storytelling is known the world over, will perform “Alice’s Restaurant: 50th Anniversary Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom....

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SIUE Encourages STEM Education at Regional Science Olympiad Event

10 February 2015, 12:09 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is proud to host the Science Olympiad regional tournament and enrich students’ education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The hands-on, team-based event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The tournament is similar to a track meet, but with an academic focus. SIUE will host 300 student participants, grades 6-12, from across the region.

“This competition gives students a chance to pursue STE...

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SIUE Biological Sciences Professor Publishes Research on Toad Locomotion

9 February 2015, 3:50 PM

A team of international researchers, including Dr. Richard Essner, Jr., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has published a study on toad locomotion.

The study, published in Functional Ecology, may explain why Cane Toads are such successful invaders.

“We show that toads save energy by doing a bounding gait, rather than stringing together individual hops,” Essner explained. “Regular use of this type of gait...

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SIUE Biological Sciences Professor Publishes Research on Toad Locomotion

9 February 2015, 3:50 PM

A team of international researchers, including Dr. Richard Essner, Jr., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has published a study on toad locomotion.

The study, published in Functional Ecology, may explain why Cane Toads are such successful invaders.

“We show that toads save energy by doing a bounding gait, rather than stringing together individual hops,” Essner explained. “Regular use of this type of gait...

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Kay Werner to Receive SIUE Distinguished Service Award

9 February 2015, 1:23 PM

Kay Werner

Kay Werner will receive Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2015 SIUE commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting on the Edwardsville campus.

Werner retired as the manager of Information Technology at the SIUE East St. Louis Center. She is the wife of David Werner, chancellor emeritus and fellow community leader.

“Kay Werner has left an indelible mark on SIUE and its community serving...

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SIUE Pharmacy Professor named Fellow with American Pharmacists Association

9 February 2015, 10:53 AM

Fred Gattas

Dr. Fred Gattas, clinical assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

“I am honored that my peers, fellow APhA nuclear pharmacists, thought I would be a good candidate to be recognized as an APhA Fellow,” said Gattas. “To be associated in the same group as so many other pharmacists whom I admire is exciting. Pharmacy is such a small world, and being around o...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Hosts More Than 200 at Diabetes Patient Education Symposium

9 February 2015, 10:17 AM

Diabetes Patient Education Symposium

On Saturday, Jan. 24, more than 200 members of the Metro East community gathered in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center to participate in the 9th annual Diabetes Patient Education Symposium.

The program was hosted by the SIUE School of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. They partnered with Novo Nordisk, American Diabetes Association and Alton Memorial Hospital.

This year’s program offered an expert panel of s...

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SIUE Alumni Association Hosts “Launching Your Career Search” Event

7 February 2015, 1:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is hosting a professional development event to help jumpstart your career search. “Launching Your Career Search” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Birger Hall at SIUE.

The event will feature accomplished presenters, who are all SIUE alumni, on the topics of writing an effective resume, LinkedIn secrets and tricks and current interviewing strategies.

Participants will also be offered free professional h...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Wilhelm Appointed to Journal of the American Pharmacists Association Editorial Advisory Board

6 February 2015, 3:41 PM

Miranda Wilhelm

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Miranda Wilhelm was recently appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA)Her duties will take effect on March 27, beginning at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego.

A clinical associate professor, Wilhelm will serve a three-year term and provide vision for the JAPhA within her areas of e...

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SIUE Appoints St. Louis Native as Director of Counseling Services

6 February 2015, 1:50 PM

Jamie Linsin

James (Jamie) Linsin, PhD, is the new director of Counseling Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The St. Louis native emerged from a national search as the top candidate to lead the University to a higher level of excellence by promoting the personal, social, emotional and cognitive growth of SIUE students.

“Dr. Linsin comes to SIUE with considerable experience and knowledge of the challenges and complexities of students’ emotional and psychological attributes,&...

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SIUE Alum Wins Investment Outlook Contest

6 February 2015, 9:12 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Terry Daniels was recently awarded the 2014 Chartered Financial Analyst® Society St. Louis (CFA-STL) Bulls Eye for Crude Oil Spot Price.

Daniels is a senior research analyst with Pension Consultants, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s in physics at SIUE in 1989.

Learn more about Daniels’ achievement in a release posted by Pension Consultants, Inc. on Wednesday.

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llinois Center for Transportation Shines Spotlight on SIUE Professor

6 February 2015, 8:03 AM

Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries, associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is being recognized by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

Fries’ project efforts and achievements are featured in an Investigator Spotlight, published by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

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SIUE Special Education Professor Phillip Weishaar is Appointed Fulbright Specialist Reviewer

5 February 2015, 10:20 AM

Dr. Phil Weishaar

Dr. Phillip Weishaar, associate professor in Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was named last month as a Fulbright Specialist Reviewer.

His responsibility includes evaluating applications of those seeking to become a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in the area of special education. The Specialist program awards grants to U.S. faculty in several disciplines to work collaboratively on short-term projects at international institutions and to p...

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Business Transitions Program Lays Foundation for SIUE Student Success

5 February 2015, 8:48 AM

School of Business Business etiquette Melenie Broyles 01-23-15From the beginning of their collegiate studies in business, to their first steps into the professional world, students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are benefiting from the Business Transitions Program.

The goal of the program is to give SIUE students a competitive edge in the professional workforce by helping mold them into successful business leaders during their college career.

“Our primary objective is to enhance their professionalism,” said Tim Schoenecker, as...

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Great Rivers Math Teachers’ Circle Aims to Ignite Love of Mathematics

5 February 2015, 8:43 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty invite middle school math teachers to enrich their knowledge and build meaningful partnerships with other area teachers and mathematicians by attending the Great Rivers Math Teachers’ Circle (MTC).

The Math Teachers’ Circle Network is a project of the American Institute of Mathematics. SIUE’s Tammy Voepel, associate professor of mathematics and statistics; Adam Weyhaupt, chair of the department of mathematics and statistics; an...

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SIUE Student Displays “Ferguson Unrest” Exhibit

4 February 2015, 2:58 PM

Christian Lee

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student presented photos he took of the aftermath following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Christian K. Lee, a senior in the School of Business, displayed his exhibit: “Ferguson Unrest” in the Goshen Lounge on Tuesday.

The exhibit was part of SIUE’s Annual Black Heritage Month.

For a complete listing of events, visit SIUE Black Heritage Month.

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SIUE Program Gives Working Individuals Opportunity to Pursue New Career

4 February 2015, 8:11 AM

Martha Latorre

How do you pursue a degree toward your dream career if you’re already working full-time? It’s a question many individuals are stuck trying to answer. A program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is opening doors for those people: enhancing their education, and in turn, positively affecting the lives of area children.

The Early Childhood On-Site (EChOS) program at SIUE offers a part-time degree program in Early Childhood Education, focusing on the advancement of already w...

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Information Session: Advance your Career with a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration

4 February 2015, 8:07 AM

Find out how a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career in higher education at an upcoming information session.

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9-11 a.m. on the first floor of Alumni Hall at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration program provides an educational opportunity for student...

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SIUE Dance Alumni Help Arts and Issues Celebrate 30th Anniversary

3 February 2015, 3:31 PM

Dance Theatre

Three innovative dance companies, all founded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni, will deliver captivating performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in Dunham Hall Theater.

MILLS/works, Compulsion Dance Theatre and the Modern America Dance Company (MADCO) in St. Louis, are expected to delight audiences with a variety of entertaining and inspiring dance works. Their performances are part of SIUE’s Arts & Issues 30th anniversary celebration and are sponsored by Commerce...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe is Speaker/Panelist at ASEE Conference

3 February 2015, 7:00 AM

Julie Furst-Bowe

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe will be a speaker and panel member at the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) 40th Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) this week in Palm Springs, Calif.

The conference theme is “Engineering Education: Past, Present and Future.”

“The invitation to speak at the ASEE conference is testimony to the SIUE School of Engineering’s successful corporate connections and...

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SIUE Engineering’s Celik Earns International Best Presentation Award

2 February 2015, 5:30 PM

Serdar Celik

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Serdar Celik earned Best Presentation Award for his research “Effect of Cooling on Solar Panel Performance” at the 6th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in Paris, France.

An SIUE School of Engineering associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME), Celik faced 66 competitors among the more than 200 engineering professionals attending the conference from around the world.

The present...

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SIUE Opens its Black Heritage Month with Singing, Tumbling and Introductions

2 February 2015, 4:18 PM

Zuzu 1

A rousing A capella rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and rhythmic acrobats drew a crowd to the opening ceremony of Black Heritage Month in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Goshen Lounge.

The SIUE Gospel choir sang two songs: The Negro National Anthem and “He’s Still Alive.” Turning the Goshen into a gymnasium of sorts were the impressive, tumbling feats of the Zuzu African Acrobats from Mombasa, Kenya. The program closed with introduc...

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SIUE Alumni Association Trivia Night Feb. 21

2 February 2015, 2:08 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association will be host its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Feb. 21. The event will be held at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will assist the University in supporting student scholarships, funding travel programs and supporting local alumni programming.

The event promises to be entertaining with several prizes to be won throughout the evening. The first place team will receive $500. The runner-up team will recei...

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SIUE Mass Communications Professor Earns Competitive Going Award

2 February 2015, 1:28 PM

Dr. Elza IbroschevaIncreasingly recognized as a leader in the research of gender representation in media and politics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Elza Ibroscheva has been awarded the William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award. Ibroscheva is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

“Dr. Ibroscheva has emerged as one of the foremost authorities on gender issues in the post-Soviet era,” said Gary Hicks, ...

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SIUE Campus Kitchens Program Featured in Belleville News-Democrat

2 February 2015, 8:40 AM

SIUE’s Campus Kitchens program was featured in the Belleville New-Democrat on Saturday, Jan. 31. BND writer Patrick Kuhl spent a day with the SIUE students preparing food. Read the story.

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SIUE Closes in on HLC Accreditation Reaffirmation

2 February 2015, 8:40 AM

The North Central Association’s (NCA) Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has recommended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The University awaits the final decision from the Institutional Actions Council.

In all previous reviews, SIUE met all of the accreditation and compliance standards required. The HLC conducts Quality Checkup visits to institutions during the fifth or sixth year in eve...

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SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Four Collegiate Advertising Awards

31 January 2015, 1:55 PM

SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Four Collegiate Advertising Awards

The SIUE University Marketing and Communications Department received four awards from the 2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition.

SIUE earned gold awards for two categories: The SIUE Chancellor’s Report in the annual report category and The Gardens at SIUE Calendar in the calendar category.

The SIUE “SMART” television spot earned a silver award in the TV/Video Advertising/PSA-single category.

The SIUE Undergraduate Recruitment Package, which includes the ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Climbs to Record High

30 January 2015, 1:47 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring 2015 semester has grown by 300 students from spring 2014 and full-time spring enrollment has reached an all-time high.

With 10,153 full-time and 13,178 total students enrolled, this is the best spring enrollment picture on record for the institution. The increase over last year is based on several factors including a two percent increase in continuing undergraduates, a 12 percent increase in international enrollment, a 75 percent increase i...

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SIUE Upward Bound Student’s Regional Talent Show Win Strengthens His Academic Ambitions

30 January 2015, 10:30 AM

Sergio Gomez
In person, the 16-year-old seems low-key, but on stage the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound student brought a crowd of 200 to its feet and won first place in a regional talent show competition.

Sergio Gomez is a student in SIUE’s East St. Louis Center TRIO Upward Bound Program. He was selected to attend the TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) Pre-College Student Leadership Conference in October 2014.

The experience and ex...

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SIUE Artists’ Work Displayed at Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition

30 January 2015, 9:49 AM

SIUE Artists’ Work Displayed at Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design students have displayed their work at the Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition.

Today is the last day for the exhibit on display in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building, The exhibit celebrates and shares the artistic accomplishments of the graduate students, said Joe Page, assistant professor in Ceramics in the Art and Design Department. Page is also the spring semester Art West Gallery coordinator.

The stude...

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SIUE Provost Ansari Joins Academy of Science-St. Louis Board

30 January 2015, 9:48 AM

Parviz AnsariSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been selected for the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees.

The Academy is an independent science organization supported entirely through community contributions. It is the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years. Its purpose is advancing public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to s...

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SIU SDM Alum Greenwood Assumes Command of Fort Benning Dental Clinic

30 January 2015, 8:44 AM

SIU School of Dental Medicine alum Col. William J. Greenwood has assumed command of the U.S. Army Dental Activity at Love Dental Clinic at Fort Benning, Ga. The appointment became official during October 2014.

Greenwood is honored to serve as the new commanding officer.

“He is going to be a great fit down here at Fort Benning,” said Col. Lemuel Covington, Southern Regional Dental Command, Fort Gordon, Ga. “This is an important DENTAC.  This (DENTAC) is one of the biggest in ...

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SIUE Alumni Promoted within TheBANK of Edwardsville

29 January 2015, 2:47 AM

Four alumni from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business have received promotions to assistant vice president/commercial banking within TheBANK of Edwardsville.

Justin Chapman BS’04 earned his bachelor’s in business administration, economics and marketing from SIUE. He began his career with TheBANK in 2008. Prior to his recent promotion, Chapman held positions as bank services consultant, assistant commercial lender and commercial banking officer.

Kyle David BS...

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SIUE Displays Area Business and Organizations at its Spring Cougar Fest

28 January 2015, 2:01 PM

Cougar Spring Fest

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted its second annual Spring Cougar Fest on Tuesday.

Hundreds of SIUE students, staff and faculty enjoyed a fair that combined area merchants and volunteer organizations, said Michelle Welter, associate director of the Kimmel Student Involvement Center.

More than 60 businesses and non-profits were on display at Cougar Fest.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for...

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SIUE Friends of Theater and Dance Presents Dinner Theater Production of Box and Cox

28 January 2015, 11:58 AM

FOTAD

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD) will present its annual dinner theater, Box and Cox, on Sunday, Feb. 8.

FOTAD’s major fundraiser for the year, presenting the Victorian farce written by John Maddison Morton in 1846, will take place in the SIUE Morris University Center’s Fixins’ Restaurant. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The cast and the director are SIUE Theater and Dance alumni, returning for one night...

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School of Dental Medicine to Increase Care for Children with Special Needs

27 January 2015, 5:08 PM

Dr. Bell

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is proud to announce that starting immediately, the School will increase dental services offered to children with special needs.

Through a partnership with the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) and Touchette Regional Hospital, SIU SDM will have access to the hospital in Centreville to provide dental services to children with special needs who require sedation for completion of care. Additionally, SIU SDM will begi...

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SIUE Tabs Mario Sanchez as Men’s Soccer Head Coach

27 January 2015, 10:27 AM

SIUE Tabs Mario Sanchez as Men’s Soccer Head Coach

SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt has announced Mario Sanchez as the new Cougars men’s soccer head coach. Sanchez becomes the seventh head coach in program history.

“We were fortunate in our candidate pool,” Hewitt said. “We had applicants from every major soccer conference in the country. Ultimately, we felt Mario was the best fit for the program.”

Sanchez comes to SIUE after most recently serving as the associate head coach at the University of Louisville...

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SIUE Alumni Association Hosts “Launching Your Career Search” Event

27 January 2015, 8:29 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is hosting a professional development event to help jumpstart your career search. “Launching Your Career Search” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Birger Hall at SIUE.

The event will feature accomplished presenters, who are all SIUE alumni, on the topics of writing an effective resume, LinkedIn secrets and tricks and current interviewing strategies.

Participants will also be offered free professional h...

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Virtual Classroom Prepares SIUE Students for Real-Life Instruction

27 January 2015, 8:25 AM

Virtual Classroom Prepares SIUE Students for Real-Life Instruction

At first glance, it looks like a video game: five avatars sitting at desks, carrying on conversations and demonstrating a multitude of behaviors. But these animations are not as robotic as one may expect. Each avatar is precisely programmed to act and react as students would in a live classroom setting.

At the controls of this virtual classroom are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students pursuing a degree in education. The technology is called TeachLivE™ and employs the idea of...

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SIUE Alum Camacho Named President of Greater Phoenix Economic Council

26 January 2015, 9:38 PM

SIUE alum and former men’s soccer student-athlete Chris Camacho, a veteran economic developer at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, has been named the group’s next president and CEO, replacing Barry Broome.

Broome resigned to take a similar position in Sacramento after leading economic development in Maricopa County for nine years.

Camacho earned a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 2003, and achieved a ma...

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SIUE Student Crowned Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

23 January 2015, 2:36 PM

SIUE undergraduate Sadie Gassmann is the new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.

Gassmann is a junior pursuing a degree in elementary education in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

More information can be found in an article in The Southern.

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Innovative Library Services Draw Increased Traffic Among SIUE Students

23 January 2015, 1:50 PM

Innovative Library Services Draw Increased Traffic Among SIUE Students

Often referred to as the intellectual center of campus, the number of students exploring the expanded and enhanced Library and Information Services (LIS) at Lovejoy Library has grown substantially.

Unlike national trends in academic libraries, Lovejoy Library’s gate count indicates a 15 percent increase in visits annually over the past five years. On average, that results in more than 454,000 visits per year.

“Physically, we’re built as a warehouse, but we are not warehousi...

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Information Session: Advance your Career with a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration

23 January 2015, 8:51 AM

Find out how a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career in higher education at an upcoming information session.

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9-11 a.m. on the first floor of Alumni Hall at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration program provides an educational opportunity for student...

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Eugene B. Redmond Poetically Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SIUE’s Awards Luncheon Celebration

21 January 2015, 5:15 PM

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond

They were words of tribute and honor, fit for a King, and masterfully crafted and delivered by regal poets in their own right at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. Watch video here.

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond, SIUE emeritus professor of English, East St. Louis poet laureate and co-founder of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the 32nd Annual MLK Award Celebration.

Redmond – a former Alestle...

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Award Recipients Recognized at Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

21 January 2015, 4:42 PM

MLK High School Awardees

Awards were presented at the 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Award Celebration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The University recognized six recipients for their actions, talents and achievements, which exemplified the principles and ideals of King.

More than 25 essays, poems and visual arts entries were submitted from six area high schools for the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Essay, Poetry and Visual Arts Contest.

The words written by Brett Harris, a fre...

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SIUE Student-Athletes Compile 17 Straight Semesters of Cumulative 3.0 GPA

21 January 2015, 7:00 AM

SIUE student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and have now posted a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of better than 3.0 for 17-consecutive semesters.
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SIUE student-athletes completed the 2014 fall semester with a 3.089 grade point average. Among the 253 SIUE student-athletes, 63.2 percent completed the term with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and 29.6 percent finished the fall semester as members of the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or more.

“Our student-athletes continue t...

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SIUE Student Groups March and Protest Against Violence

20 January 2015, 5:36 PM

More than 125 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students marched silently, all with black tape across their mouths and wearing the nametags of dead black men.

The students walked from Lovejoy Library to the Morris University Center to protest police killings of black men across the country. The group, all donned in black, stood silently in the Goshen Lounge. Then in unison, the students laid down in a “Die-In” for a symbolic four minutes to emphasize the death of Michael Bro...

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U.S. News Tabs SIUE Among Top Midwest Regional Universities For 11th Consecutive Year

29 May 2014, 12:00 AM

US News U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 11th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2015” issue that was released today.

SIUE remained in the top 50 of the Regional Universities Midwest category at 47 in this year’s rankings. SIUE is 11th overall among public universities in that category. The U.S. ...

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