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SIUE School of Pharmacy Awarded $398,000 to Study Dietary Effects on the Brain

27 August 2015, 1:44 PM

Ken Witt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the SIUE School of PharmacySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) researchers have been awarded a $398,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the effects of various dietary fats on the brain vasculature in association with inflammation. 

The receipt of the R21 grant marks the second concurrent grant presented by the NIH to Ken Witt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. Witt is also currently working with...

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SIUE Students Explore Space and Encourage STEM Learning

27 August 2015, 8:39 AM

Noyce Interns at the Adler PlanetariumRebecca Krasny’s love of science started at a young age, fueled in part by field trips she took to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Now a sophomore biological sciences major, specializing in medical science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rebecca returned to the space exploration landmark this summer as a Noyce intern working with the Adler Teen Programs.

“Space science has always held a sort of elusive interest to me,” said Krasny. “It’s something I...

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SIUE Community Makes a Strong Showing in Giving the Gift of Life

26 August 2015, 4:23 PM

American Red Cross

It’s lunchtime and Sarah Goldammer is in a reclined position being prepped to give a much needed and crucial donation. Goldammer, educational training specialist at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Professional Development Center, was one of more than 80 people who gave blood on Wednesday. 

“I felt it was an important thing to do and a good way to help out,” said Goldammer. Drawing Goldammer’s blood was Jacqueline Couzart, co...

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Area Merchants Draw SIUE Students to Sample their Goods and Services

26 August 2015, 4:00 PM

Edisons the Cup
RoverTown

Hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students poured into the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge Wednesday to take advantage of the giveaways, prize drawings, entertainment and fun. 

The annual Merchants Fair was part of SIUE’s Welcome Week, which celebrates the return of students to campus for the fall semester. 

“Any kind of activity with free cupcakes is a great event,” said Josh Griffey, a senior majoring in e...

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Welcome Week Celebrations Continue with Annual Ice Cream Social

26 August 2015, 3:53 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Welcome Week celebrations continued Wednesday as hundreds of students, faculty and staff were treated to free ice cream and SIUE t-shirts.

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple and Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton handed out 700 Dairy Queen mini blizzards during the annual ice cream social held in the Morris University Center.

The fun event offered an opportunity for students and University leaders to in...

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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Tops Among Master’s Universities in Illinois

26 August 2015, 11:30 AM

WashingtonMonthlyFor the second-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 40 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE maintained its position as first among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list. This is the sixth-consecutive year that SIUE has been listed.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three bro...

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Whoosh Parking App Debuts on SIUE Campus

26 August 2015, 11:00 AM

Whoosh parking lotSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adding a free, new app to its array of parking services – Whoosh! 

Effectively immediately, those needing to pay for parking in SIUE Lots B (Morris University Center lot) and C (behind Rendleman Hall) will have an additional payment option. Students, faculty and staff will be able to use their cell phones, tablets and computers to pay for parking with the new system.

Whoosh! can be downloaded from the App Store onto an iPhone or the ...

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Collaboration and Program Development Lead CAS Dean’s Vision

25 August 2015, 2:18 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences Dean Gregory Budzban contends liberal arts are what provide the educational foundation that helps students deal with today’s complex problems.

As leader of the College and its diverse academic offerings, Budzban plans to further strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration, fundraising, program development and faculty research.

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Anxiety New Most Common Mental Health Concern Among College Students

25 August 2015, 10:07 AM

James Linsin, director of Counseling Services at SIUE

Depression is no longer the number one mental health concern among college students, according to a New York Times report. Now anxiety tops the list.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Counseling Services Jamie Linsin says it is estimated that only one-third of those suffering from anxiety disorders receive treatment. He emphasizes that even the most extreme anxiety symptoms are treatable and can be resolved.

“College students face a range of stressors, including try...

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Metro East SBDC Names AdvantaClean as Business Success Story

25 August 2015, 9:15 AM

Scott-Donna-Phil-GreenThe decision on whether or not to purchase a franchise can be complex.

The Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville equipped Donna and Phil Green, long-time business owners of a local remodeling and remediation business, with the information and contacts they needed to make that complex decision.

For nearly a decade, Phil Green owned and operated Green Home Solutions, a Collinsville-based residential remodeling and radon reduction company. In 20...

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KSDK Features SIUE’s New Rave Guardian Safety App

25 August 2015, 9:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students have a new safety app at their fingertips. SIUE is one of the first universities in the Midwest to offer its students the free Rave Guardian personal safety app.

The University’s use of the new technology was featured Monday in a KSDK news report.

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SIUE Welcome Week Introduces University Departments to Students

25 August 2015, 8:34 AM

Small Business Development Center
Sara Social Booth

Representatives from various departments within Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are set up in Morris University Center (MUC) to provide information to students. 

Approximately 33 units have booths in the MUC as part of the University Department Resource Fair, according to Michelle Welter, associate director of the Kimmel Student Involvement Center. The fair, which opened yesterday, ends today. 

“The fair is for students to ask questions and lea...

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SIUE Freshmen Don’t Let Storms Keep Them Away from Citizenship

24 August 2015, 3:00 PM

David Hagedorn Steve Hansen and LaVista staff
Jeffrey Waple Steven Hansen and SIUE admin

Hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshmen students loaded onto buses Saturday, amidst torrential rains to participate in The SIUE Experience. 

The goal of the SIUE Experience was to promote citizenship, one of the University’s values. Approximately 850 students braced the stormy conditions to take part. 

“We had a productive day despite the rain,” said David Hagedorn, assistant director of Campus Recreation. Hagedorn was ...

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Suzuki String Program Celebrates 50 Years at SIUE

24 August 2015, 11:31 AM

Children and youth learning and playing classical music through the Japanese-based Suzuki Method has been part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 50 years.

The public is encouraged to attend the Suzuki String Program’s anniversary open house on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus where Suzuki teachers will share details on the program, instruments used, teaching method and describe how students can get involved.

“I’m excited we are cel...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Launches International Placement Program

24 August 2015, 9:30 AM

Dan KettemanInterest in the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) new International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP) indicates it will be popular. Through spring and early summer, the new program accepted more than 330 applications for the six seats available during its inaugural year.

The IAPP is designed to enable qualified dentists, who have graduated from an acknowledged international dental school, to pursue a doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the SIU SDM. The de...

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The SIUE Experience: Cougar Class of 2019

21 August 2015, 4:23 PM

SIUE Class of 2019Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s class of 2019 gathered at the Vadalabene Center on campus Friday to meet their fellow classmates, learn what it means to be a student at SIUE and build their Cougar spirit.

The freshmen class, comprised of approximately 2,100 students, 275 of whom are Missourians, gathered around the iconic cougar statue on the quad for the traditional freshman class photo. Cougar Guides, faculty and staff hosted the SIUE Experience where students were welcomed ...

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SIUE Cougar Volleyball Team Mixes Sustainability with Recreation and Fun

21 August 2015, 4:03 PM

Volleyball bike share program Kristen Torre
Taylor Held Group with Kevin Adkins

Members of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar Volleyball Team donned homemade capes and took to two wheels Aug. 18 to utilize the University’s Bicycle Share Program. The cycling event built camaraderie and brought out their “inner hero.” 

“We had great fun on our Cougar Volleyball Pride Bike Ride,” said Leah Johnson, volleyball head coach. “Volleyball athletes endure a lot of stress on their bodies, so bicycling ...

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SIUE Launches New Online Scholarship Management and Application System

21 August 2015, 9:40 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students will find they now have an easier way to search and apply online for scholarships this fall. The SIUE Scholarship Task Force has launched siue.academicworks.com, where students can view all scholarships, sort by keyword, filter by area of interest, fill out an application and accept their scholarship awards.

This online system allows students to be considered for more than 450 internal and external scholarship opportunities utilizing a streamli...

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SIUE Welcomes 2,100 Freshmen on Move-In Day

20 August 2015, 4:58 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is now home to approximately 2,100 freshmen, of which 1,500 of the first-year students unpacked their vehicles and moved into the Bluff, Prairie and Woodland residence halls on campus Thursday.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff volunteered to help the newest Cougars get settled and feel welcome ahead of the start of the 2015-16 academic year. The fall semester begins Monday, August 24.

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Artwork of SIUE’s Dr. Joseph Page Goes on Display at Ohio State University’s Gallery

19 August 2015, 10:38 AM

Dr. Joseph Page, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design at SIUE, will have his artwork displayed at The Pearl Concord Gallery at The Ohio State University. 

Flow Chart will be on display from Aug. 25-Sept. 17.  Read more about Page’s exhibition in the Richland Source.

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SIUE Introduces Rave Guardian Personal Safety App

19 August 2015, 10:00 AM

Rave GuardianSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is consistently rated as one of the safest campuses in the nation. As the safety of its students, staff, faculty and guests is its top priority, SIUE and Parking Services are introducing SIUE-Safe – the free Rave Guardian personal safety app, as an additional component for individual security.

“SIUE-Safe is the perfect complement to the campus E-lert system, said Bob Vanzo, SIUE director of administrative services. “With E-lert, we pro...

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SIUE School of Engineering Solar Car Team Races in Annual Formula Sun Grand Prix

18 August 2015, 4:28 PM

Solar Car Solar C

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering solar car team achieved a new personal best at the 2015 Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) in Austin, Texas. 

The School’s Black Nova completed 66 laps and covered more than 226 miles, five times more than last year’s total. SIUE was one of 15 universities from the U.S. and Canada that competed July 26-31 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. 

This year’s team consisted of si...

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SIUE’s Yoon Presents Research on Lice Resurgence and Resistance to Treatment

18 August 2015, 1:51 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kyong Yoon, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is presenting his research on lice today at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Yoon will share his pioneering analysis that high levels of gene mutations in the pests are linked to a resistance to common treatments.

Phys.org elaborated on Yoon’s findings in an article posted today.

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SIUE Foundation Hosts Producers of “The Heroin Project”

17 August 2015, 4:35 PM

Seering-AshleyThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association will present Ashley Seering ’14 and Cory Byers, instructor in the Mass Communications Department of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, at its Third Thursday Networking Hour at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Birger Hall.

Seering and Byers will share their experiences in producing “The Heroin Project,” a documentary that depicts the heroin issue in and around Madison County. It focuses on the affects on not on...

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Latin American Film Festival to be Held at SIUE

17 August 2015, 1:42 PM

Five award-winning films will be shown Oct. 1-28 as part of the Latin American Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In Spanish with English subtitles, the films will interest a wide audience.  

The public is invited to attend the following films:

  • Aqui y Alla (Here and There) will open the Festival at 5 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Morris University Center. The film is an unexpected take on the traditional Mexican immigrant story as it captures the complex ho...

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SIUE VC for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple Eager for Students Arrival

14 August 2015, 10:35 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has exciting plans to enhance the student experience at SIUE.

Waple’s vision for SIUE includes enhancing services, facilities and activities to enrich the student experience. He also strives to build affinity to the institution by establishing programs of regional and national distinction and excellence. He emphasizes his open door policy and eagerness to welcome students to campus.

Waple sh...

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SIUE Continues its Progress in Innovative Studies by Promoting Dr. Erin Behnen

14 August 2015, 9:35 AM

Dr. Erin Behnen

Dr. Erin Behnen is looking forward to expanding and enhancing experiential learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in addition to helping programs use data for improvement. 

Behnen was promoted last month to the position of assistant provost for academic innovation and effectiveness in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She previously served as the SIUE School of Pharmacy Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessm...

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Hansen to Serve as SIUE Interim Chancellor

13 August 2015, 3:51 PM

Stephen Hansen, SIUE interim chancellorStephen Hansen, PhD, will serve as interim chancellor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville effective Saturday, Aug. 15. In a special session today at B. Barnard Birger Hall on the Edwardsville campus, the SIU Board of Trustees approved Hansen for a one-year appointment, during which a search for a new chancellor will be conducted.

Hansen just concluded serving as interim dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) from Jan. 2-July 31. He is a former dean of the SIUE Graduate...

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SIUE School of Engineering Showcases Facilities During Manufacturing Event

13 August 2015, 11:40 AM

SIUE School of Engineering buildingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Engineering and Technology (ENGTEC) partnered with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) to host the inaugural Manufacturing Matchmaking event for the Metro East Wednesday on the SIUE campus. Approximately 40 manufacturing professionals and suppliers participated in speed-networking meetings and toured the SIUE School of Engineering facilities while on campus.

“In today’s high tech environment, these types of exchanges are rare...

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SIU SDM Alum Earns National Dental Award

13 August 2015, 11:29 AM

Mark Hobbie DMD'15Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine alum Mark Hobbie DMD’15 is one of 19 dental school graduates nationwide to receive the 2015 Brian D. Stone Award. The award presented by the Dental Lifeline Network recognizes new dentists for their volunteerism and demonstrated efforts in helping people with special needs.

The American Dental Association announced the awardees and elaborated on their prestigious recognition in an article posted Monday.

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SIUE Alum Named Director of Workforce Development

12 August 2015, 1:23 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Scott Drachnik BS’85 has been appointed director of the St. Charles County Department of Workforce Development. Drachnik earned a bachelor's in mass communications/television-radio from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Drachnik’s leadership duties are detailed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's St. Charles County Suburban Journal.

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SIUE’s McDermott Honored with NACAS Legacy Award

12 August 2015, 10:53 AM

Jim McDermott, business manager of the Morris University Center at SIUEThe National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) has presented Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jim McDermott with its inaugural Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Legacy Award. McDermott has worked at the University for more than 20 years and is the business manager of the Morris University Center (MUC).

NACAS is a professional association for auxiliary services in higher education. The Legacy Award acknowledges McDermott’s leadership qualities and commitment to v...

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Students Humbled and Inspired by Jamaica Dental Mission Trip

11 August 2015, 11:10 AM

2015 Jamaica Dental Mission Trip Volunteers Tiffany Krimminger and Yasmyn KnightIn the span of one week, more than 1,000 underserved and underprivileged kids and adults in Jamaica received much-needed dental care and medical consultation from future dental and pharmacy professionals. Students from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) and the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) provided the care during the 16th annual Jamaica Dental Mission trip July 18-25.

“The days were long and sweating was extensive, but the reward in treating these people wa...

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SIUE CMIS Degree Programs Achieve Distinctive STEM Designation

10 August 2015, 8:52 AM

Clay Williams, associate professor in the Department of CMIS at SIUE.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is now the only accredited business school in the Metro East to offer both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Computer Management Information Systems (CMIS) as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

The STEM designation recognizes the importance of degrees that help students develop expertise in the sciences. It provides noteworthy advantages for both domestic and international students, and positions SIUE a...

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SIUE Student-Athletes Achieve OVC Medal of Honor

7 August 2015, 11:28 AM

OVC Medal of HonorNine Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student-athletes have received Medals of Honor from the Ohio Valley Conference for academic excellence.

The student-athletes were honored after achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2014-15 academic year.

SIUE’s Medal of Honor winners include:

  • Jack Desse, of Edwardsville, men’s tennis
  • Lindsey Fencel, of Bethalto, women’s soccer
  • Sierra Halverson, of Upsala, Minn., women’s tennis
  • Erin Kennedy, of Wilmington, women&#821...

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Former SIUE Upward Bound Student Strives to Unravel Life’s Difficulties

7 August 2015, 8:54 AM

Aza Walker
Walker and GESLCF winners

Former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) student Aza Walker welcomes complexity in life. In fact, the chemical engineering student thrives on it. 

“I’ve always wanted to learn about the more complicated things in life,” said Walker, a graduate of the ESLC Upward Bound EC (East St. Louis, Cahokia) high school program. “The more complicated something is, the more I want to find a solution. I figure one of th...

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SIUE Men’s Golf Honored as All-Academic Team

5 August 2015, 3:20 PM

2014-2015 SIUE Men's GolfThe Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has recognized the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s golf team as an All-Academic Team for the fifth consecutive year.

SIUE is one of three Ohio Valley Conference honorees, along with Belmont and Morehead State. Awards were presented to 90 NCAA Division I programs.

“Our student-athletes have put in a lot of time off the golf course and should be proud of receiving this award,” said Derrick Brown, director of golf at...

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SIUE School of Engineering Commitment to Diversity Acknowledged at White House Demo Day

5 August 2015, 1:57 PM

Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineerig

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) Dean Hasan Sevim has joined with more than 100 deans nationwide committing to enhance diversity and inclusion in engineering education. Sevim made the pledge on behalf of the SIUE SOE by signing a Diversity Initiative Letter spearheaded by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

The ASEE announced its commitment in conjunction with Tuesday’s first-ever White House Demo Day. The special event focused on i...

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SIUE’s IERC Named Coordinator of the Illinois P-20 Council

5 August 2015, 11:23 AM

Dr. Janet Holt

The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been selected to take a more active role in addressing the state’s preschool to workforce needs on the Illinois P-20 Council. 

Dr. Janet Holt, IERC executive director, was named as coordinator of the Illinois P-20 Council, a statewide initiative established by the legislature to bring together state agencies, educational institutions, community groups and others to ...

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SIU System President Dunn Discusses Higher Education on St. Louis Public Radio

3 August 2015, 3:15 PM

SIU System President Randy DunnSouthern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn spoke with host Don Marsh on St. Louis Public Radio's “St. Louis on the Air” Monday. Dunn reflected on his first year as system president and discussed challenges faced by institutions of higher learning.

The full interview is available on stlpublicradio.org.

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Innovative 3D Printing Adds Creative Spin to SIUE Ceramics Class

3 August 2015, 2:55 PM

Madalyn Burroughs works on the cup she created using the 3D printer.Art students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are moving beyond the pottery wheel; and instead, producing ceramic objects with the click of a button. For the first time, the SIUE Department of Art and Design is incorporating the pioneering technology of 3D printing in a summer ceramics course.

“We’re training students to draw parallels between the use of technology and how it informs our physical human experience,” said class instructor Dr. Joe Page, assistant prof...

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East St. Louis Students Research and Highlight City through SIUE Digital Project

3 August 2015, 9:39 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville researchers are engaging East St. Louis middle school students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-related research and activities through an $846,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Sixth through ninth grade students are conducting research and creating a website that highlights the city with materials such as digital walking tours and photographs of local landmarks.

Writer Teri Maddox highlights the three-year project and ...

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SIUE Partners with RideFinders to Offer Carpool Incentive Program

3 August 2015, 9:26 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has teamed with RideFinders to offer a new incentive to carpool to campus. Students and staff can now buy parking permits through the Cougar Carpool program that guarantee premium parking spots for half the cost of a typical permit.

The Belleville News-Democrat detailed the new program in an article posted on Sunday.

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SIUE Works to Shape Sustainability Literacy on Campus

31 July 2015, 11:46 AM

Victoria Peters

Sustainability literacy is critical knowledge that all incoming freshmen at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville need. Victoria Peters, SIUE Office for Sustainability intern, has created a literacy assessment instrument for the University. 

“‘I realized that there was no effort on our campus towards understanding if our students were sustainability literate, regardless of the events held year after year,” said Peters, who is SIUE’s first...

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SIUE Introduces Business Analytics Graduate Specialization

30 July 2015, 4:20 PM

Janice JoplinSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a master’s specialization in business analytics that will be available for the fall 2015 semester.

The specialization will be available for all School of Business graduate programs, including the MBA, accountancy, marketing research, CMIS, and economics and finance.

Business professionals who can make data-driven decisions are in high demand. According to a Graduate Management Admission Council 2013 survey, 98 percent of employers ...

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Creativity in Art and Science Flourishes at SIUE Art Lab

30 July 2015, 1:36 PM

Emily Pokojski, a teacher in Swansea, talks with Hunter Hicks of Edwardsville about his clean up robotMore than 70 first through 11th grade students attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new STEAM summer camp option July 20-31. The students participated in a special art lab during the University’s Odyssey Science Camp that encouraged creative thinking as it related art-making processes to the camp’s science content.

The STEAM model encourages interdisciplinary learning as it promotes the inclusion of art in the emphasis on science, technology, engineering and ma...

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Students Build Telescopes and More at SIUE’s Odyssey Science Camp

30 July 2015, 11:43 AM

Blake Katrina

Students simulated a moon landing, were given a fictitious budget of $1 million and got a chance to meet zombies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Odyssey Science Camp. These were just a few of the creative science-related projects that students, ages seven to 15, participated in July 20-31. 

“The summer camp is an opportunity for youths to experience STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning in an informal environment...

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SIUE Volleyball Earns AVCA Academic Award

30 July 2015, 9:05 AM

SIUEVBThe SIUE volleyball program is among the national recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season.

The award honors NCAA Division I institutions that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). SIUE is among 146 NCAA Division I schools to earn the award.

The Cougars finished the 2014-15 academic year with a 3.361 cumulative grade point...

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Illinois Research Commons Showcases Open Access Research at Public Universities

30 July 2015, 9:01 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois University (EIU) are pleased to announce the launch of the Illinois Research Commons. The Commons is a new Open Access portal that showcases research and academic scholarship conducted at public universities in Illinois.

It makes the academic works openly accessible to scholars around the world. It also features a real-time global readership map, highlighting the international reach and impact of research from Illinois public instit...

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SIUE Introduces Master’s in Integrative Studies

29 July 2015, 10:25 AM

Zenia Agustin, PhD and professor in SIUE’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a master’s in integrative studies that will be available for the fall 2015 semester. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the program during June.

“Our society’s quickly changing pace is creating new career opportunities for individuals trained in multiple disciplines,” said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “The master’s of integrative studies allows students...

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SIUE Students Build Advanced Water Treatment System

28 July 2015, 1:45 PM

ERTC Students

Students in the water treatment technology program at the Environmental Resources Training Center of the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recently installed an advanced wastewater treatment process at their training center.  

Under the guidance of their instructors Rick Lallish and Kurt Neuhaus, the students converted a 35-year old obsolete treatment system into an advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MB...

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SIUE Sponsors World IT Project During August in St. Louis

28 July 2015, 1:35 PM

TimJacksThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is bringing the World IT Project to St. Louis during August.

The World IT Project is a research initiative focused on learning about the impact of culture on information technology professionals around the world, including attitudes towards work, job satisfaction, techno-stress and job turnover.

The project began in 2013 and includes hundreds of global organizations representing more than 30 countries. The data collection effort ...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Represented in Walmart Scholars Program at AACP National Conference

24 July 2015, 10:15 AM

SOP-AACPThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy had four representatives invited to the Walmart Scholars Program at the annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) national conference July 11-15 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Clinical Associate Professors of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Lakesha M. Butler and Dr. Lisa Lubsch, along with 2015 pharmacy graduates Emily McMahill and HollyAnn Russell, were among 85 student/faculty pairs selected for the event. Butler teamed wi...

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SIUE Researcher in Nepal Capturing Native Stories after Devastating Earthquake

23 July 2015, 4:25 PM

Dr. Kristine Hildebrandt, associate professor of English Language and Literature in the SIUE College of Arts and SciencesA catastrophic earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the South Asian country of Nepal in April and May 2015. Media coverage of the country’s worst natural disaster has ensued, but it likely hasn’t included the perspectives of Nepali natives who live in remote villages and speak un- or under-documented languages.

With the help of a $70,287 RAPID award from the National Science Foundation, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville researcher Kristine Hildebrandt is in Nepal gather...

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East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts Summer Program Well Received after Hiatus

23 July 2015, 4:02 PM

sing Eye of Tiger three boys
student plays guitar Venezia and TaShayla

Within three days of opening its registration, more than 100 students had signed up for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts (ESLCPA) summer program. 

The summer classes will end with a production at 6 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Multipurpose Room of Building D at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus (ESLHEC), 601 James R. Thompson Blvd. in East St. Louis. The production is free. 

Six instructors ha...

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Free Dental Care at Annual Give Kids A Smile Day at SIU SDM

22 July 2015, 11:15 AM

Kadambari JainSouthern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine is urging parents of qualified children between the ages of 3 and 13 to bring their children to this year’s Give Kids A Smile Day from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 12 at the School’s main clinic in building 263, 2800 College Ave. in Alton.

Setting Give Kids a Smile Day apart is free comprehensive dental care, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. All services will be...

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Children Get Introduced to the World of Music at SIUE’s Kindermusik Summer Camp

22 July 2015, 11:14 AM

Ellen and little boy child with musical instrument
enjoying camp time enjoying camp time2

Melodies, rhymes and lyrics were measured out to young children on their level at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Kindermusik Summer Camp. 

Several children, ages two through five, enjoyed four days of music and learning at last week’s summer camp at SIUE Early Childhood Center (ECC). The workshop was led by Ellen Singh, licensed Kindermusik educator.

Kindermusik is a music and movement program with curriculum for children ages birth through seven y...

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ITA Tabs SIUE Tennis Programs for Academic Honors

22 July 2015, 10:55 AM

Eight SIUE tennis players have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as Scholar-Athlete award winners. The Cougars men’s and women’s teams each had four representatives.

Men’s players selected were Jack Desse, Matthew Hutchinson, Nicolas Vincent and Patrick Gaffigan, while Haley Ilcewicz, Kali Donner, Mia Frogner and Sierra Halverson were the Cougars’ women’s honorees.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must m...

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SIUE Music Department Hosts its Largest Musical Theatre Summer Workshop

22 July 2015, 10:50 AM

Young girls take a selfie Liah Neudecker
Brie Yarbrough Dr. Marc Schapman

Students ranging from seventh grade through college drew crowds last week as they sang, dance and acted in their final performance of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Music Department’s summer workshop. 

Forty students participated in the 2015 SIUE Musical Theatre Workshop. “Treble with a Cause: SIUE Musical Theatre” was the theme for the weeklong workshop. 

“The students received daily voice lessons, monologue coaching, dance ...

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Upward Bound Math and Science Students Experience College Life at SIUE

21 July 2015, 8:32 AM

Dr. Thomas Lavallee, chair of the Foreign Language and Literature Department at SIUE

Students in the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program spent part of their summer learning biology, algebra, Chinese and more while getting acclimated to college life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Forty ninth-graders from the SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Upward Bound Math and Science program came to the University on June 23 and will leave July 24. 

“Our Upward Bound Math and Science summer component is both popular and...

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SIUE Science and Engineering Research Challenge Awarded $20,000 from Monsanto Fund

20 July 2015, 10:56 AM

2015 Science and Engineering Research ChallengeThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) is the recipient of a $20,000 donation from Monsanto Fund.

The regional competition has been hosted on the SIUE campus since 1984. It provides local 5-12th graders an opportunity to showcase their skills and demonstrate enthusiasm in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“We thank Monsanto Fund for this generous gift that will allow the Challenge to continue for its 32...

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Middle School Students Feature Local Culture and History Through SIUE “Digital East St. Louis” Project

17 July 2015, 4:35 PM

Rachel Pehle works with two participants to upload photos for the walking tour of East St. Louis.East St. Louis middle school students are looking at their city through a camera lens, capturing images that help provide a deeper understanding of the culture and history embedded in their local streets. Their photographs will be one portion of a website that includes content-rich digital maps the students are creating through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Digital East St. Louis” project.

The three-year project, which began this summer, is using digital humanit...

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Kids Explore the Power of Science at SIUE Robotics Camp

17 July 2015, 1:41 PM

Sphero robotic ballStudents ages 11 to 13 were at the controls of Sphero robots during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s robotics camp held July 13-15 in Mascoutah. The camp encouraged creative learning and activity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through programming and design.

The three-day camp was hosted by the SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach at the Leu Civic Center. Students explored the inner working...

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Metro East SBDC Salutes Sweet Katie Bee’s as Delicious Success

17 July 2015, 8:50 AM

Hendrix-Beth-KateO’Fallon, Ill. residents Kate Hendrix and her daughter, Beth Hendrix, are nearing the third anniversary of their home-grown, home-baked business, Sweet Katie Bee’s Cupcake & Coffee Bar.

The idea to open a cupcake business was borne from the Hendrix women’s long-time love of baking and coffee brewing, according to Kate. “Our idea for the bakery/café also came from a wish to share our “Slow Food” commitment with the community,” she said. 

The i...

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SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE Construction Project and Computer Leasing Program

16 July 2015, 1:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Springfield campus Thursday, July 16, approved a construction contract and a computer leasing program for the Edwardsville campus.

The board approved a $558,883 contract to Christ Brothers Asphalt, Inc., of Lebanon to repair and replace sidewalks and inner roadway areas within Cougar Village. The project will be funded from the Housing Repair and Replacement Reserve fund.

The board also approved a 48-m...

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SIU Trustees Approve Budzban as SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Dean

16 July 2015, 12:40 PM

Gregory BudzbanThe Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved Gregory Budzban, PhD, as the new dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences. Budzban will assume his new duties effective Monday, Aug. 3.

Budzban (BUDS-ban) 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 at SIU...

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SIUE STEM Resource Center Supports Successful Summer Zone Program

16 July 2015, 10:40 AM

SIUE’s STEM Resource Center played a key role in the Edwardsville District 7 Summer Zone program for school children.

Representing the STEM Resource Center, Elisabeth Knierim directed six SIUE students who served as interns under a NOYCE grant.  STEM sessions took place during the morning hours twice per week.

Julia Biggs posted the story in the Edwardsville Intelligencer on July 15. Read it here.

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Weishaar Appointed as Executive Director of International Affairs at SIUE

15 July 2015, 8:26 AM

Dr. Mary Weishaar, SIUE executive director of International Affairs.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mary Weishaar, PhD and associate dean in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, has been named the executive director of International Affairs, effective July 15.

As executive director, Weishaar will provide University-wide leadership for all activities and initiatives that support the advancement of SIUE’s global mission. She will report directly to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Parviz Ansari.

“Dr. W...

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Popular Construction Leadership Institute 2016 Registration Opens

14 July 2015, 11:15 AM

CLISuccess in the highly competitive building industry requires exceptional leadership, management and communication skills. The innovative Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) has packaged those skills into a convenient, accelerated, nine-week program. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced today that it is now accepting registrations for the 2016 session of this highly popular program. 

Over the course of its 12-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 250 graduates ...

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Agustin Named Director of SIUE’s Innovative Integrative Studies Programs

13 July 2015, 11:58 AM

Zenia Agustin, PhD and professor in SIUE’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Zenia Agustin, PhD and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been appointed director of the University’s new integrative studies master’s program. She will also lead the undergraduate program.

“Dr. Agustin played a pivotal role in the development of the undergraduate integrative studies, and she brings her skilled knowledge of general education curriculum to this position,” said Parviz Ansari, pro...

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SIUE Awarded $1.08 Million Federal Grant for East St. Louis Clinic

13 July 2015, 7:50 AM

Kim WhiteThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has been awarded a three-year grant worth $1,085,903 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This interdisciplinary grant provides funding for the School of Nursing, along with the SIUE Schools of Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, and the SIUE Department of Social Work, to greatly expand the scope of services provided at the WeCare Clinic on the School’s East St. Louis campus.

“The population we serve ...

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Rooftop Garden Flourishes at SIUE

10 July 2015, 11:33 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville researchers are harvesting delicious produce that’s been grown in special mesh “GroSoxx” placed on a campus rooftop.

The goal of the rooftop garden is two-fold: to aid in research, as produce is being grown in three different types of soil, and to produce vegetables that are served and enjoyed on campus. The project is led by Bill Retzlaff, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at SIUE.

Filtrexx, the company that installe...

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SIUE Athletics Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class

10 July 2015, 10:10 AM

HallFame2015This year’s honorees include baseball Head Coach Gary Collins, women’s basketball’s second all-time leading scorer Terri Evans, wrestling national champions Kip Kristoff and Mark Kristoff, softball All-Americans Valerie McCoy and Erin Newman, men’s soccer’s fourth all-time leading scorer Joe Reiniger, and friend of the program Tim Tighe, a member of the inaugural 1967 men’s soccer team.

Two teams are inducted this year. The 1975 men’s soccer team took S...

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Lox Leads SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior with Energy and Enthusiasm

10 July 2015, 8:23 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Dean Curt Lox emphasizes the School’s diverse academic departments as its main strength. According to Lox, the School’s unique academic courses, combined with its long tradition of community outreach offer students a quality education.

Lox joined SIUE in 1996 as a faculty member and has held multiple positions prior to his current role as dean. He discusses the School and his vision for its futu...

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SIUE Women’s Golfers are WGCA All-American Scholars

9 July 2015, 5:15 PM

WGCAFive SIUE women’s golfers have been honored as All-American Scholars as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). Madison Frerking (Blue Springs, Mo.), Alison Gorman (Rockford), Molly Marcum (Leroy), Brittney Jostes (St. Charles, Mo.), and Ashton Stair (Milton, Wis.) were honored for their academic performance. 

Student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.5 and play in at least 50 percent of the team’s matches to be reco...

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SIUE Summer Showbiz SHREK the Musical Opens July 10

9 July 2015, 4:00 PM

The donkey, played by Chris Kernan, smiles broadly while Shrek, played by Zac Farmer, looks on.Everyone’s favorite ogre will be onstage at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dunham Hall Theater starring in SHREK the Musical! The hilarious fairy tale adventure opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10.

SIUE Summer Showbiz brings all the beloved characters you know from the Oscar-winning film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“This show offers wonderful fun-filled entertainment for all ages,” said director Peter Cocu...

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SIUE Science Building West Recognized with Technology Award

9 July 2015, 3:12 PM

SIUE Science Building WestSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s newly renovated Science Building West has earned a Technology Award from the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Coveted within the industry, ASHRAE Technology Awards celebrate efficient energy use in buildings and environmental system performance. The award recognizes both SIUE and BRiC Partnership, the engineering firm that designed the building’s heating, ventilati...

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SIUE School of Business Begins Exchange Program with Italy’s U. of Torino

9 July 2015, 2:35 PM

Torino GroupThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business (SOB) has added the University of Torino, Italy to its exchange partners. The first set of exchange students should arrive on the Edwardsville campus in Spring 2016. 

The exchange agreement is for students and faculty with the University of Torino School of Management and Economics, and the SOB. 

 “Providing School of Business students with access to international opportunities is significant in this era of g...

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SIUE Alumna Honored with Prestigious President’s Award

9 July 2015, 10:01 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Kathleen Dwyer is one of 108 teachers nationwide to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Dwyer earned a master of science in education from SIUE in 2001.

Dwyer teaches at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Maplewood, Mo. As part of this honor, she will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

Further details on Dwyer’s achievement were posted July 2 in the St. Louis ...

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Madison County Lawyers Make Contribution to Melucci Italian Fund at SIUE

8 July 2015, 1:15 PM

Melucci FundThe Madison County Bar Association has contributed $1,000 toward the Matt Melucci Fund for Italian Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The fund honors the late Matt Melucci.

 “The donation from the Madison County Bar Association to the Matt Melucci fund is a timely contribution that is much appreciated,” said Dr. Thomas Lavallee, chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at SIUE, which houses the fund for Italian Studies.  

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SIUE Program Educates Science Teachers, Enhances Student Learning

8 July 2015, 9:54 AM

Ashley Stefanisin, science teacher at Bartelso Elementary, demonstrates her work as participants study engineering design and composite materials.A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville project fostering professional development among teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) continues to thrive. The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has awarded $340,000 to the Students Learning Science Through a Sustained Network of Teachers project.

The project originally began more than 25 years ago and offered training for high school chemistry teachers. It has since expanded to include professional develo...

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SIUE’s SNAP Offers Support for Diverse Students Pursuing Nursing Degrees

6 July 2015, 4:08 PM

Forrest McClellan, junior in the SIUE School of Nursing and SNAP participantSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing student Forrest McClellan’s professional goal is to work as a registered nurse with the geriatric population. Helping support her ambitions is the School’s Student Nurse Achievement Program (SNAP).

“I like to be around the geriatric population, and I find them easy to talk to,” said McClellan, a Freeport native and junior in the SIUE School of Nursing. “To me, SNAP is like a sisterhood/brotherhood. Nursing...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Centers Achieve Gold Circle of Quality Designations

6 July 2015, 10:49 AM

Ms. G. Lynnie Bailey, program director, SIUE Head Start/Early Head StartSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Belleville, Bluffview, Cahokia and Lovejoy Centers have received Gold Circle of Quality designations from ExceleRate Illinois. The designation celebrates early learning providers who meet or go beyond the highest quality of early childhood education standards.

ExceleRate Illinois is a statewide quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers. The Gold Circle of Quality is the most prestigiou...

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GlobeTrade Founder Urges Illinois Companies to Export at World Trade Month Celebration

6 July 2015, 9:00 AM

GlobeTrade Founder Laurel DelaneySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty, staff, students and the regional business community gathered on the SIUE campus May 28 to hear from GlobeTrade Founder Laurel Delaney on how to prepare their organizations and clients to succeed in markets abroad.

The event, coordinated by Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) Director Silvia Torres Bowman, was in celebration of World Trade Month.

“Anyone can export. The world awaits,” said Delaney, a successful entrepreneur, a...

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SIUE Rooftop Garden Experiment Yields Sweet Veggies

6 July 2015, 8:57 AM

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are harvesting carrots from a rooftop garden as part of an experiment by the SIUE Department of Biological Sciences. The sweet-tasting vegetables are being grown in special mesh tubes with three different compost mixtures. Along with being used for research, they provide fresh produce for those eating at Fixins Restaurant on campus.

Writer Teri Maddox detailed the rooftop garden experiment Thursday in the Belleville News Democrat.

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Effective July 1, SIUE Adheres to Illinois Law Expanding Smoking Ban on State College and University Property

1 July 2015, 8:10 AM

As of Wednesday, July 1, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will implement the Illinois law that prohibits smoking and all tobacco related products into its policies and procedures.

SIUE will observe the Smoke Free Campus Act on its Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses.

“SIUE is ready to comply with state law as of July 1,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Kenneth Neher. “The Smoke Free Campus Act means that there can be no smoking or tobacco products...

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SIUE Safe Zone Participates in St. Louis LGBT PrideFest

30 June 2015, 4:37 PM

A group of SIUE faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends represent SIUE Safe Zone at the St. Louis LGBT PrideFest. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Safe Zone participated in the St. Louis LGBT PrideFest for the third year running, with its largest group yet of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. The event was held June 26-28 at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis.

“Our participation in this event sends an important message about how involved, connected and caring SIUE is when it comes to the surrounding community,” said Rex Jackson, assistant director of residence ...

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SIUE Alum Honored with National Graduate Fellowship

30 June 2015, 1:35 PM

Luke Settles, recipient of a National Graduate Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Luke Settles BA ’15 has been awarded a National Graduate Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP). He is one of 51 recipients nationwide to receive the competitive $5,000 award that honors those entering their first year of graduate or professional study.

Local chapters across North America and the Philippines selected a candidate to compete for one of the coveted Fellowships. Settles was SIUE’s representative among more...

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe Accepts VP of Instruction at CVTC

29 June 2015, 3:09 PM

SIUE Chancellor Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has resigned effective August 14. She has accepted the position of vice president of instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and will assume her new responsibilities on August 17.

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to lead SIUE during the past three years,” Furst-Bowe said. “I want to thank SIUE’s senior leadership team, the faculty, staff and students for a rewarding experience.&...

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SIUE Alum Named Health and Wellness Director of Morris Community YMCA

29 June 2015, 11:30 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Ian Stewart BS ’14 has been hired as the first Health and Wellness Director at the growing Morris Community YMCA. Stewart, a native of Champaign, earned his bachelor’s in exercise science from SIUE in 2014.

His new position and educational and professional background are featured in an article written by Kyle Nowaczyk in the Morris Herald-News.

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Premier Dental Partners Endows SIU School of Dental Medicine Scholarship

26 June 2015, 11:23 AM

Dr. Michelle Pavlak-Hawkins presents Dr. Bruce Rotter, dean of the SIU SDM, with a check for the scholarship endowment.The American Dental Partners Foundation and Premier Dental Partners have endowed a $15,000 scholarship at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM).

Dr. Michelle Pavlak-Hawkins, a partner at Premier Dental Partners, presented the SDM with the contribution on Tuesday, June 16. The Premier Dental Partners Scholarship Award will allow the School to present a significant annual financial award to a Year 3 or Year 4 SDM student in good academic standing.

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SIUE Digital Exhibit Features 19th Century Illinois County Atlases and Histories

25 June 2015, 4:08 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library & Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital collection featuring 19th century Illinois county atlases and illustrated histories.

Wesley Raymond Brink (1850-1902), entrepreneur and long-time resident of Edwardsville, compiled and published dozens of county atlases and county histories in the decades following the Civil War.The digital collection reproduces original volumes, preserved by Lovejoy Library, descriptive of Christian, Jack...

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SIUE Partners with Joyner-Kersee Foundation to Provide Performing Arts Program to Camp Participants

25 June 2015, 4:05 PM

United Way has awarded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation $25,440 to operate in partnership with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center. Through the partnership, the SIUE East St. Louis Center will provide its performing arts program to JJK’s summer camp participants.

Writer Carolyn Smith details the grant funding and partnership in an article posted Wednesday in the Belleville News Democrat.

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SIUE SBDC Salutes GeoGraph as Business Success Story

25 June 2015, 3:02 PM

Earl McDowell, Jr., owner of GeoGraph LLCEarl McDowell, Jr.’s company, GeoGraph LLC, is one of only two minority owned businesses within its market niche in Illinois. That niche is developing customized geographic profiles via a geographic information system (GIS).

A GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of spatial or geographic data.

“Geography is fun,” said McDowell. “It’s a wonderful time to be in the field. GIS modeling brings surveying, enginee...

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High School Students Consider a Career in Pharmacy during the SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp

25 June 2015, 2:39 PM

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With paper and pens in hand, high school students spent Thursday morning identifying various herbs. They later underwent hands-on CPR training during the fourth day of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp.   

High school students from St. Louis, Madison and St. Clair counties have spent the past four days at SIUE to participating in the University’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp. 

The summer camp began at...

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Pride and Healing Wrapped up in a Quilt for SIUE East St. Louis Project Success Program Students

25 June 2015, 1:50 PM

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Edna Patterson Petty ESLC quilting

Students in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s Project Success program eagerly work on their pieces of fabric. Some are cutting the outlines of their hands, while others are helping secure the shapes on the fabric. 

Sewing all the pieces together in a quilt will be Edna Patterson Petty of East St. Louis, noted multimedia and fabric artist and art therapist. Petty earned a bachelor’s of art and design in 1984 a master’...

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NCERC’s Caupert to Testify at EPA Public Hearing

25 June 2015, 8:50 AM

John Caupert, director of the NCERC at SIUEJohn Caupert, director of The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will testify Thursday at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing being held in Kansas City, Kan. Caupert will voice his opposition to the proposed levels of Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO’s) under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

According to Caupert, if the proposed levels are finalized, many sectors of the U.S. will be financially devastated. He asserts that lower RVO’s would cr...

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Students Explore SIU School of Dental Medicine During SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp

24 June 2015, 3:54 PM

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High school students spent Wednesday at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) as part of their weeklong SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp.   

Some of the day’s topics and activities that the students participated in were: anatomy and physiology experience, a laboratory exercise and a SIU SDM campus tour. 

SIUE School of Pharmacy: Today’s pharmacists improve patients’ lives through the medication and educati...

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SIUE Recycles Thousands of Pounds of Used Clothing Through USAgain

24 June 2015, 11:32 AM

Jerry Bartley of USAgain presents Mike Schultz, director of University Housing at SIUE, with a plaque celebrating the donation of 2,310 pounds of textiles.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Housing collected 2,310 pounds of used clothing during its end of the year textile drive in partnership with USAgain’s “Green Your Move Out” program.

“University Housing is committed to supporting sustainability, both through educating residents and by providing tangible opportunities for students to put sustainability into practice,” said Mike Schultz, director of University Housing.

The textile drive t...

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WSIE-FM Receives $5K Grant From Wells Fargo Advisors

23 June 2015, 4:55 PM

WSIE-FM, the 50,000-watt NPR affiliate radio station broadcasting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo Advisors (WFA) to support the station’s ongoing drive to upgrade its audio equipment.

The grant was awarded to The Jazz Station in recognition of its 44-year commitment to surrounding communities in providing daily access to news, public affairs programming, SIUE Cougar sports and modern American jazz.

“We’d like...

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Rep. Davis Joins Grant Partners for U.S. Dept. of Labor Partnership Celebration

23 June 2015, 10:55 AM

NCERC TAACCCTCongressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) joined Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Lewis and Clark Community College President Dale Chapman to celebrate the institutions’ ongoing partnership, the Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium Tuesday, June 23, at the NCERC at SIUE.

In October 2014, the Department of Labor awarded a nearly $10 million grant to SIUE as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCC...

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SIUE’s Navin Shares Vision as Dean of the School of Business

23 June 2015, 10:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Dean John C. Navin, PhD, is proud of the professional School’s accreditation and history of providing a quality education to thousands of students.

Navin has been part of the School since 1991. As his tenure as dean begins, Navin reflects on the successes of the School of Business and shares his vision for the School’s future in this video.

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SIUE Pharmacy Professor Participates in Systematic Review for Renowned Cochrane Collection

23 June 2015, 9:40 AM

Dr. Mckenzie Ferguson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the SIUE School of PharmacySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. McKenzie Ferguson has co-authored an update to a technical review on the topic of patient-controlled analgesia versus other methods of pain control after surgery. The review is part of the Cochrane Collaboration and will guide evidence-based decisions among clinicians.

“I had the pleasure of working with some of the best collaborators in the area of evidence-based medicine,” said Ferguson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Collaborates to Promote Developmental Screening

23 June 2015, 8:04 AM

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start has partnered with the Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone and other Metro East agencies to offer the first community-wide free developmental screening for children, ages one month through five years. 

The screenings are offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday through July 2 at Vivian D. Adams Early Childhood Center, 501 Katherine Dunham Place, East St. Louis. Other developmental screening pa...

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SIUE Draws High School Students to Weeklong Healthcare Diversity Camp

23 June 2015, 7:46 AM

SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp

High school students were encouraged to learn as much as they can about professions that can change people’s lives during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp. 

“The professions of pharmacy, nursing and dental medicine can relieve suffering and help ease the pain in people’s lives,” SIUE School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup told the group of students on Monday. 

Gupchup welcomed 22 high s...

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Patriotic Employer Award Goes to SIUE’s Kert MacLaughlin

19 June 2015, 11:50 AM

Kert MacLaughlin

The assistant superintendent of grounds at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville believes firmly that an employer should support the military. It is because of this sentiment, in part, that Kert MacLaughlin received the Patriotic Employer Award on Tuesday, June 16. 

“I think supporting service men and women is important,” said MacLaughlin. “They make a huge commitment to leave their family and risk their lives for their country.”

MacLaug...

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SIUE Partners with District 7 Summer Zone to Offer Interactive STEM Learning

18 June 2015, 11:28 AM

The Noyce interns and intern coordinator Elisabeth KnierimSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students are piquing the curiosity of local elementary students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during the District 7 Summer Zone program. The seven-week program runs through July 17 at Woodland Elementary School in Edwardsville.

The undergraduate students are participating through the Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and provide 14...

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Shakespeare’s Classic, The Comedy of Errors, Opens June 19 at SIUE Summer Showbiz

17 June 2015, 4:36 PM

Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare’s classic and shortest of his comedies, opens June 19 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Metcalf Theater. 

SIUE Summer Showbiz presents a trimmed down, all-ages farce that features sock puppets, mamba music and area actors, including local stand-up comedian Josh Funneman. 

The Comedy of Errors will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, and Friday, June 26 and Saturday...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Awarded $2.65 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

17 June 2015, 12:14 PM

Dr. Ken Witt, principal investigator and associate professor in the SIUE School of PharmacySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy researchers have been awarded a five-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Institute of Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen their efforts in combating Alzheimer’s disease.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans are battling Alzheimer’s disease, identified as the nation’s sixth leading cause of death with no cure and limited means of treatment. The enormous impact of this devas...

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SIUE School of Engineering Students Gain International Experience Through Summer Capstone Partnership

17 June 2015, 12:01 PM

SIUE and TU students collaborate during the Summer Capstone Design CampIn the span of just over a week, six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students expanded their practical knowledge of engineering software programs and added international travel and collaboration to their academic experience.

The mechanical engineering students, along with SIUE faculty members Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and H. Felix Lee, professor and chair of industrial engineering, traveled May 9-18 to Tongmyung University (TU) i...

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SIUE’s Huang Named Outstanding Reviewer by Engineering Society

17 June 2015, 11:25 AM

Jianwei Huang, assistant professor of civil engineering at SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jianwei Huang, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named a 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Reviewer. The achievement recognizes Huang’s service as a reviewer for the Journal of Bridge Engineering.

“I am proud of my services that allow me to contribute my expertise to the profession,” said Huang. “I feel honored to receive this award.”

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Anonymous Donors Create Opportunity for SIUE Adaptive Learning Environment

17 June 2015, 10:25 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has received $150,000 from anonymous donors for the development of an Adaptive Learning Environment (ALe).

CAS will work cooperatively with the the Office of the Provost, Information Technology Services (ITS) and Facilities Management to create an innovative classroom that meets the needs of today’s information age students. The space will be developed in Peck Hall and will be available for use during the 201...

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SIUE Students Learn about Sustainability up Close and Personal

16 June 2015, 1:46 PM

SIUE Sustainability Officer Kevin AdkinsIncoming Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students are learning about sustainability as part of their Springboard to Success orientation. 

Dr. Connie Frey Spurlock, SIUE sustainability fellow and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, defined sustainability for the group with a quote from Debra Rowe: “Sustainability is an updated, more accurate understanding of the world that can help us all make smarter decisions.”

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SIUE School of Engineering Welcomes Future Engineers

16 June 2015, 9:27 AM

Engineering Summer Camp Engineering Summer Camp

Building water filters, robotics and making computer apps and games are just a few things students got to do at last week’s School of Engineering Summer Camp. 

“The camp is designed to open up the world of engineering to students and also give them a taste of campus life at SIUE, said Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering and Engineering Summer Camp director.

Twenty-two students, from grades 9-12, participated in Session I of th...

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SIUE Alumna Named High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year

15 June 2015, 11:16 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Amy Heath has earned the High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award from the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society.

Heath earned her bachelor’s in chemistry from SIUE in 1991.

The society announced Heath’s award and detailed her career as an educator in this release.

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SIUE Alum Hightower to Retire as Leader of Edwardsville School District

15 June 2015, 11:03 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Edward Hightower has announced his retirement after serving as the superintendent of the Edwardsville School District for the past 19 years.

Hightower earned both a bachelor’s in physical education in 1974 and a master’s in education administration in 1977 from SIUE. He later earned a specialist degree from the SIUE School of Education in 1991. He served on the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees for 12 years.

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Multidisciplinary Lab Receives LEED Silver Designation

15 June 2015, 9:37 AM

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Laboratory has met green building leadership standards, which has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

The newly updated laboratory, with its energy and environmentally efficient design, has received a LEED Silver certificate. This most recent classification brings the total number of LEED certified buildings on the SIUE campus to six....

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SIUE Dining Services Gets Positive Review

15 June 2015, 9:10 AM

SIUE freshman Laura Wilmes provided a positive view of her experiences with Dining Services in the Morris University Center with this piece in thedailymeal.com.

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IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball to Speak at Walk to Stop Diabetes at SIUE

15 June 2015, 9:00 AM

Indy Car Driver Charlie Kimball

Charlie Kimball, the first licensed driver with diabetes to win a race in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will speak about his experiences September 19 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 

Kimball will be on Parking Lot A at SIUE for The Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at noon. 

Kimball, who began racing go-karts at age nine, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 ...

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SIUE Cougar Theater Camp Puts Students Front, Center and Back Stage

12 June 2015, 2:23 PM

Cougar Theater Camp Cougar Theater Camp
Cougar Theater Camp

The message for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s summer Cougar Theater Camp this summer is: “There is no ‘I’ in theater.” 

“Overall our students should take away the skill of collaboration,” said Ashley Melton, Cougar Theater Camp director. “Without collaboration, we could not put together a show in two weeks.” 

Approximately 65 students from grades K-12 have participated in the camp that conclud...

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SIUE Library Digital Exhibit Honors Dr. John Cushman Abbott, Founding Library Director

11 June 2015, 3:08 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library & Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital tribute to Dr. John Cushman Abbott (1921-2005).

Abbott, an academic librarian and scholar, joined SIUE in 1960 and guided the establishment of library services until 1981. He then became the head of special collections until he retired from the University in 1986.

Abbott played a major role in the design of SIUE’s Lovejoy Library. According to the Stephen Kerber, University archivis...

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SIUE’s David Hagedorn Receives Patriotic Employer Award

11 June 2015, 2:40 PM

Patriotic Award Winner David Hagedorn

Because David Hagedorn – assistant director of Campus Recreation at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – was part of a military family, it seemed only natural for him to show concern for a coworker whose husband is in the U.S. Navy Reserve. 

Hagedorn received the Patriotic Employer Award Tuesday from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Robert Kistler, ESGR representative, made the presentation, and said the Patriotic Employer Awa...

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SIUE Alum Named President and CEO of Visteon Corporation

11 June 2015, 2:08 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Sachin Lawande has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation, a leading global automotive supplier, effective June 29. Lawande will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

Lawande earned a master’s in electrical engineering from SIUE in 1992.

CNN Money detailed Lawande’s appointment in a news release posted Wednesday.

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Ward Repeats as All-American at NCAA Championship

11 June 2015, 8:10 AM

La'Derrick WArd competes at the NCAA ChampionshipSIUE track and field's La'Derrick Ward repeated as an All-American in the long jump Wednesday at the NCAA Championships.

Ward, competing in his third NCAA Championship, finished sixth to cap off his illustrious career as a Cougar.

Ward completed his first jump with a mark of 25-8, his third-best mark of the year. Despite fouling his next attempts, he remained in the finals and held his sixth-place position. This year's mark was a foot better than his attempts last season at the NCAA ...

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NCERC’s Caupert Receives Patriotic Employer Award

10 June 2015, 4:25 PM

Robert Kistler and John CaupertJohn Caupert, director of The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville received the Patriotic Employer Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) today in his NCERC office. The Office of the Secretary of Defense authorized the award.

The Patriotic Employer Award is dedicated to individuals, who through their employer, support members of the military. A former NCERC intern, Donnell Young nominated Caupert. Young is a captain in the Illinois Army Reserve National Gu...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Partners with New AmeriCorps Project for East St. Louis

10 June 2015, 4:24 PM

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today a first of-its-kind AmeriCorps project, and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center will be a principal partner. 

Operation AmeriCorps East St. Louis will assist schools and prepare students for academic and career success.

“This is a great day for East St. Louis, said CNCS Chief Executive Officer Wendy Spencer, Wednesday in a media c...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Partners with New AmeriCorps Project for East St. Louis

10 June 2015, 4:24 PM

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today a first of-its-kind AmeriCorps project, and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center will be a principal partner. 

Operation AmeriCorps East St. Louis will assist schools and prepare students for academic and career success.

“This is a great day for East St. Louis, said CNCS Chief Executive Officer Wendy Spencer, Wednesday in a media c...

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Ward Jumps at NCAA Championships Today

10 June 2015, 9:50 AM

La'Derrick Ward NCAA FinalSIUE men’s track and field senior La'Derrick Ward will compete in the long jump in his third NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

Ward will compete this evening at 7:15 p.m. (CT). The event will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN3.

This year’s Ohio Valley Conference Male Field Athlete of the Year, Ward enters the meet ranked No. 2 after a first-place jump of 26 feet, 8.5 inches at the NCAA West Preliminaries. O...

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SIUE Partners with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to Diversify its Workforce

10 June 2015, 9:22 AM

A partnership between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) aims to diversify the workforce at MSD. MSD is offering scholarships to minority students who receive their training through the SIUE Environmental Resource Training Center (ERTC) Water Quality Control Operations program.

Details on the scholarship opportunities and background on a career at MSD were featured in this KPLR 11 report.

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Students Explore the Universe at SIUE Astronomy Camp

10 June 2015, 8:00 AM

Students Explore the Universe with TelescopesMiddle and high school students gazed through homemade telescopes and learned about “Life in the Universe” at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s two-day astronomy camp held June 4-5 in Mascoutah. The SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach hosted the camp at the Leu Civic Center.

Ten students, grades 5-9, participated in activities on the topics of astronomy and biology. According to camp coordinator Nic...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Recognized by Delta Dental of Illinois

9 June 2015, 1:05 PM

Two Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) students have been awarded $2,500 grants respectively from Delta Dental of Illinois for their commitment to improve oral health in Illinois.

The non-profit dental service corporation honored Sarah Tien, of Darien, and Ashley McNealy, of Alton, through its 2015 student grants program. Tien and McNealy earned doctor of dental medicine degrees at the SDM commencement Saturday, June 6.

“Sarah Tien and Ashley McNealy are bot...

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Dr. Venessa Brown Speaks at the African American Advisory Council Institute

9 June 2015, 8:49 AM

Dr. Venessa Brown

Dr. Venessa Brown, associate chancellor for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, joined others last week at a conference dealing with removing obstacles for African American Youth Child Welfare. 

Brown presented at the 23rd Annual African American Advisory Council Institute symposium Saturday, June 6 in Chicago. The conference’s theme was “Breaking Barriers: Addressing Challenges to Permanency ...

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SIUE Police Department Carries Torch in Special Olympics Relay

8 June 2015, 5:35 PM

SIUE Police Torch RunThe SIUE Police Department today joined in a 34-year-old tradition of Law Enforcement agencies serving as Guardians of the Flame, carrying the torch and delivering the Flame of Hope to state and local Special Olympics. 

Five SIUE Police Department representatives supported the Special Olympics by helping deliver the Flame of Hope part of the way to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Summer Games. Officer Tom Poenitske, detective Brad Hershberger, officer Todd Schmidt, detective Phil Ragsdale a...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Honors 40th Class of Graduates

8 June 2015, 4:16 PM

SIU SDM Class of 2015The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) celebrated its 40th class of graduates at its commencement Saturday, June 6. Doctor of dental medicine degrees were bestowed upon 46 graduates during the hooding ceremony held in SIUE’s Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

“While higher education is promoted in today’s economy, an advanced professional degree is over and above the standard of achievement,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. &...

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Register Now for STEAM! SIUE Science Camp Offers Art Lab

8 June 2015, 10:13 AM

From STEM to STEAM, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Odyssey Science Camps will offer an optional art lab during the summer sessions being held July 20-July 31.

In addition to the camp’s exciting science programming made possible by the SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach, participants can register for an after-camp art experience hosted by the SIUE Department of Art & Design. They can also exchange a ca...

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NCERC at SIUE's Caupert Recognized with Award of Excellence

5 June 2015, 3:12 PM

John Caupert earns the Award of Excellence from BBI InternationalJohn Caupert, director of the NCERC at SIUE, was presented with the industry esteemed Award of Excellence at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo held June 1-4 in Minneapolis. The award, established by BBI International, honors the significant contributions Caupert has made to the fuel ethanol industry through his leadership of the NCERC.

“I was stunned and speechless when I learned I was receiving this highly respected award,” Caupert said. “I can think of no greate...

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SIUE East St. Louis Performing Arts Program Returns to the Metro East for a Summer Session

5 June 2015, 11:17 AM

Performing Arts West African dance Performing Arts dance
Performing Arts musicians

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center is reintroducing the East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts (ESLCPA) program, to the delight of its Metro East supporters. 

The highly acclaimed ESLCPA will resume its programming this summer at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus (ESLHEC), 601 James R. Thompson Blvd., in East St. Louis. 

“After a three year hiatus, I am pleased to announce the return of the Performing Arts...

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SIUE Jazz Camp Teaches Creativity and History through Music

4 June 2015, 11:57 AM

SIUE Jazz Camp with Rick Haydon
Students perform at Jazz Camp

Whether or not students become or want to become great musicians, the Jazz Camp at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is designed to teach self-esteem, imagination and music appreciation. 

      The Jazz Camp will conclude Friday with a concert from Noon-2 p.m. in Dunham Hall room 1109. The concert is free and open to the public.

       “We want to build confidence and encourage students to think innovativel...

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SIUE’s Xin Recognized for Research on Bosnian Refugees’ Mental Health

4 June 2015, 10:02 AM

Dr. Huaibo Xin receives the Vaughnie Lindsay AwardSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Huaibo Xin, assistant professor of kinesiology and health education, has been presented the Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award for FY16. The award recognizes individual programs of research or creative activities at SIUE.

Xin will receive a combined $12,500 from the SIUE Graduate School and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior to be used in a one-year period. The funding will support her research focused on using Community-Bas...

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SIUE’s Shimizu Researches Correlation Between Participation in Youth Sports and Higher Career Earnings

4 June 2015, 10:00 AM

Mitsuru Shimizu, assistant professor of psychology at SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mitsuru Shimizu, assistant professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, has collaborated with researchers from Cornell University to study how participation in high school sports affects career opportunities and late-in-life leadership skills and behavior.

An article posted in The Atlantic further details the study.

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SIUE’s Phi Kappa Phi Donates Thousands of Children’s Books and Wins “Little Free Library”

2 June 2015, 4:06 PM

More than 2,800 Books Donated to SIUE Head StartThousands of children in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Head Start/Early Head Start Program are enjoying new reading materials thanks to the generosity of SIUE and the surrounding community.

SIUE Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 203 partnered with Dr. Stephen Hupp, professor of psychology in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, to gather new and gently used books between February 1 and April 30. The collaboration began as part of the national Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) ...

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SIUE Health Informatics Degree Combines Computer Technology and Clinical Expertise

1 June 2015, 12:24 PM

Through its master’s in healthcare informatics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville partners with BJC Health Care to expand the knowledge of clinical professionals to include expertise in computer technology. As hospitals and health care organizations convert to electronic medical records, the need for Health Care informatics professionals has grown.

The SIUE program and the success of its alums were highlighted in an article written by Janice Denham in Sunday’s St. Louis Post...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Screens More Than 400 During Community Blood Pressure Event

1 June 2015, 11:22 AM

Robert Plumber, owner of RP Lumber, receives a blood pressure screeningSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students and faculty traveled to businesses in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Friday offering blood pressure checks to employees. The group, comprised of 12 faculty members and 32 students, conducted screenings on 426 individuals during the four-hour community service event.

“We reached people who don’t have the time or the inclination to visit traditional health fair events,” said Dr. Christopher Lynch, clinical progr...

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SIUE School of Engineering Researchers Receive National Recognition

1 June 2015, 8:34 AM

Ryan Fries, associate professor and graduate program director in the SIUE School of EngineeringSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering researchers are receiving national praise for their work to reduce fatalities and injuries involving roadside incident responders through the creation of safety training materials. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named their project, “Development of a Highway Incident Management Operational and Training Guide: Phase II,” a Sweet 16 High Value Research project for 2015.

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Ward Punches Ticket to NCAA Championship with First Place Finish

29 May 2015, 9:35 AM

LaDerrick Ward NCAASIUE senior La’Derrick Ward finished first in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Championship with the No. 1 mark in the country and a personal best 26 feet, 8.5 inches in the long jump. Ward will move on to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon, June 10-13.

Despite several lightning delays, Ward managed to best his former SIUE record and win by over six inches.

“La’Derrick had a terrific series,” said Head Coach Eileen McAllister. He w...

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SIUE’s Becherer Promoted to Director of Campus Recreation

29 May 2015, 8:50 AM

Keith Becherer promoted to director of Campus Recreation at SIUEKeith Becherer has been appointed director of Campus Recreation at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville after a national search led by Kelly Jo Karnes, director of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, and her search committee. Becherer has served as interim director of the department since January 2015.

“Keith brings a wealth of institutional knowledge along with familiarity of the needs of our campus community to the position,” said Narbeth Emmanuel, SIUE vice chanc...

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Rodney Davis to Join SIUE, L&C Leaders for Partnership Celebration

28 May 2015, 3:10 PM

Davis and CaupertCongressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) will join Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe and Lewis and Clark Community College President Dale Chapman to celebrate the institutions’ ongoing partnership Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the NCERC at SIUE.

In October 2014, the Department of Labor awarded a nearly $10 million grant to SIUE as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) ...

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SIUE Historian Reflects on Industrial Decline as U.S. Steel Corp. Lays Off 80

28 May 2015, 2:23 PM

Jeff Manuel, associate professor of historical studies at SIUEToday, United States Steel Corporation Granite City Works announced it will lay off approximately 80 workers. That number was drastically reduced from 2,080, as the company reversed its plan announced in March to temporarily idle the Granite City mill altogether.

Considering the economic and industrial trends of the 21st century, the threat of the demise of yet another steel-producing powerhouse, while unfortunate, is not surprising, says Jeffrey Manuel, associate professor of historical studie...

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Thousands to Attend SIUE Springboard to Success Orientation Programs

27 May 2015, 4:56 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted the first of ten Springboard to Success orientation programs on campus this week. More than 200 incoming freshman students and parents attend the two-day orientation and academic advisement event.

“Springboard to Success helps our incoming students accomplish their class registration and get acquainted with campus before they start in the fall,” said Ryan Downey, assistant director of Admissions. “A new beginning comes with m...

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SIUE Wrestling Lauded for Academics

27 May 2015, 11:50 AM

Jake TindleThe National Wrestling Coaches Association released its annual listing of the top All-Academic teams, and SIUE leaped into the top 10.

SIUE wrestlers Jake Tindle (Troy) and Jake Residori (Shorewood) also were among the 118 student-athletes nationwide to be selected for All-Academic honors.

“What’s extremely promising about the All-Academic standings for the teams and the individuals is there is a lot of competition for the top spots in these rankings,” said NWCA Executive Dir...

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SIUE Alumna Elected to Places for People Board of Directors

26 May 2015, 1:39 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Debbie Johnson will serve on the Places for People (PfP) Board of Directors. PfP provides mental health and primary care services in the St. Louis area.

Johnson earned her bachelor’s in mass communications and English from SIUE in 2003.

An article posted Saturday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights Johnson’s new post and her career achievements.

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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 Head...

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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.”...

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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. 

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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2015

8 May 2015, 9:00 PM

Nobby EmmanuelWatch the Full Commencement Videos
May 8 - 6:30 pm,
May 9 - 9 am, 1 pm, 5 pm

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

brown lab pit bull
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

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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 McAllister...

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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.
Read it here.

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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 leg...

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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 with...

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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

The ...

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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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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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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 sta...

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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 fo...

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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.

“Very little ...

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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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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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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...

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