College of Arts and Sciences News

Holiday Greetings
New Fuller Dome Gallery Features Original Buckminster Fuller Artworks
Ethics Bowl Scheduled in January
Dr. Keeling's Curve to Take Arts & Issues Stage
Annual Art Auction Planned
SIUE Alumni Association News and Events
Cougar Athletics
Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

Holiday Greetings

As the year draws to a close, it is a wonderful time to look back at our achievements over the past year. The 2018 Dean’s Report for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.

The report will provide you with all of the details about:

  • The renovation and reopening of the original Science Building
  • New scholarships in the College
  • Some of our outstanding students and faculty
  • CAS alumni who were inducted this year into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

In addition, the Dean’s Report, along with the articles contained in this newsletter, will give you information on some of the upcoming events for 2019, such as the Lazerson Lecture Series, founded by former SIUE President Earl Lazerson and his wife Ann.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences, I want to thank you for your support of our programs. I hope this holiday season will be one filled with peace, comfort, and happiness for you and yours.

Gregory Budzban
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

New Fuller Dome Gallery Features Original Buckminster Fuller Artworks

Ribbon Cutting at Fuller Dome Gallery

Two generations of Buckminster Fuller’s family traveled to Edwardsville to celebrate a “Bucky Weekend” honoring the visionary inventor’s legacy in the region. The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability hosted an opening reception for its new Fuller Dome Gallery November 9. The exhibition space is located inside the Buckminster Fuller-designed Fuller Dome on the campus of SIUE.

Bucky Fuller’s daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder, his granddaughter Alexandra May, and her husband Sam May attended.

Read more about the gallery and orignal artworks on display.

Ethics Bowl Scheduled in January

The Department of Philosophy will host its 5th Annual High School Ethics Bowl at SIUE on January 26. Sponsored by the Lyceum student group, this competition involves teams of high school students who analyze realistic cases involving ethical issues.

SIUE philosophy faculty, students and alumni serve as judges in the competition. This is one of only two regional competitions being held in the state of Illinois, and teams in previous events have come from as far away as Tennessee.

Learn more about the ethics bowl. 

Dr. Keeling's Curve to Take Arts & Issues Stage

Dr. Keeling's Curve

Actor Mike Farrell, best known for portraying Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt for nine seasons on the TV series M*A*S*H, will depict the life of Dr. Charles David Keeling in Dr. Keeling’s Curve.

Keeling, whose lengthy research career centered on measuring carbon dioxide buildup in the earth’s atmosphere, was instrumental in demonstrating the occurrence of global warming.

The one-man show takes the stage Friday, March 1 in Dunham Hall Theater.

Read more and purchase tickets.

Annual Art Auction Planned

Country Road painting by Merrily Varone

The Friends of Art, along with the Department of Art and Design, will host its 42nd annual Art Auction on Friday, March 22, 2019. The site will be in the Art West Gallery located in the Art and Design West building on the SIUE campus.

The 2019 auction will offer original artworks donated by faculty, visiting artists, alumni, friends and advanced students. Doors open at 6 p.m., and Ahrens & Niemeier auctioneers will start the bidding at 7 p.m.  Additional work will be available in a silent auction. 

SIUE Alumni Association News and Events

SIUE Alumni Association

Stay updated and informed by connecting with the SIUE Alumni Association. 

Cougars on the Move in Jupiter, Fla.

  • Cardinals vs. Astros Spring Training Game
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 
  • Tickets for the game and access to SIUE tent - $25/person
  • Get more information

Homecoming 2019

  • Save the date for September 27-28

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Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

Check out the Educational Outreach website or contact the Office of Educational Outreach at 618-650-3210.