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SIUE Faculty, Alumni Achieve Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

6 December 2017, 11:45 AM

McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center in the SIUE School of Pharmacy.Thirteen SIUE alumni and the School of Pharmacy’s McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, were among 109 St. Louis area educators who received high praise for their contributions and dedication to the teaching profession and were honored with 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Ferguson is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center in the School of Pharmacy.

SIUE alumni honorees included graduates of the SIUE School of Education, Healt...

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SIUE URCA Program Celebrates Extraordinary Mentors and Students

27 November 2017, 1:25 PM

(L-R) Dr. Maria Kontoyianni and Mr. Brigham Dimick were honored by SIUE’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program for their extraordinary mentorship of research and creative activities.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program is recognizing excellent mentorship and student work through four awards.

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

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Celebrates Diversity of Thanksgiving Traditions

15 November 2017, 10:12 AM

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Taking advantage of the season and using the opportunity to promote diversity, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) celebrated various cultural traditions at its annual SOP Thanksgiving Potluck on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The event was hosted by the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the SOP Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Lined on several tables were crockpots and containers of cuisine that included Italian, Polish, Japanese, Lebanese, Bulga...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Gives Free Blood Pressure Screenings in Edwardsville

30 October 2017, 2:03 PM

BPScreening1Sixty-year-old Kimberly Winkler thrust a victory fist in the air and exclaimed, “awesome,” in response to her blood pressure reading of 126/60. The Edwardsville Police Department administrative assistant was one of approximately 400 people who took part in Blood Pressure Blitz 2017. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) and the City of Edwardsville hosted the citywide wellness event from Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27. 

The good numbers, however, s...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Young Receives NCPA Outstanding Student Chapter Member Award

30 October 2017, 9:55 AM

Rachel YoungSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy student Rachel Young has been named as an Outstanding Student Chapter Member of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). She received the honor at the NPCA 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando.

Young, a Chester native, was among 21 pharmacy students selected after being nominated by their peers and faculty at their respective schools.

The award is meaningful to Young. “It reassures me that I am ...

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SIUE Police and School of Pharmacy Partner to Take Back 39 lbs. of Prescription Drugs

27 October 2017, 5:20 PM

SIUE Drug Takeback ProgramThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department and School of Pharmacy (SOP) collected 39.4 lbs. of prescription drugs in a drug takeback program Thursday, Oct. 26 on the Alton, Edwardsville and East St. Louis Center campuses. It was the largest amount collected this year in the program.

“This is an extremely important service to our community as prescription drugs are the number one abused controlled substance in our country,” said SIUE Police Chief Kevin Schmoll. &...

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Hundreds Aim to Boost Future Success, Apply for Advanced Degree from SIUE

20 October 2017, 8:43 AM

Haruka Kawata attended the SIUE Graduate School Open House to learn more about the art therapy counseling program and gain the perspective of current graduate students.In today’s aggressive professional environment, an advanced degree gives individuals a competitive edge as they boast enhanced leadership preparation, applied skills, and proven excitement for continuous learning and discovery.

Approximately 370 prospective students received information on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs during th...

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SIUE Adjusts 2018 Spring Commencement

20 October 2017, 8:40 AM

Vadalabene Center CommencementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is adjusting its Spring 2018 Commencement schedule to accommodate growth at the event and create an even better experience for the graduates and their guests.

“We are making a serious effort to ensure that all of the graduates’ family members and guests are able to see their graduate receive their degree in person, and have the most enjoyable experience possible,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “We had reached a state where...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

19 October 2017, 8:55 AM

Denise CobbEnrollment begins Monday, Oct. 30 for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. This special session runs Dec. 18, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018. More information is available
at siue.edu/winter-session.

More than 60 three-week courses will be taught entirely online. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-division and graduate level.

“SIUE’s faculty is dedicated to providing high quality learning opportunities that...

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SIUE Pharmacy Alumna, Student, Faculty Present at 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference

12 October 2017, 4:25 PM

Hannah RandallSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumnus Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and fourth-year student Jennifer Huggins, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, PharmD, educated healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School of Medicine hosted the conference Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Springfield.

SIU’s Women’s Health Conf...

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SIUE Discusses Race and Ways to Improve its Racial Climate

10 October 2017, 4:29 PM

VenessaTerraConversations about race, building a more safe and equitable campus and the changing face of higher education were among the issues discussed Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Race Dynamics and Racism on Today’s Campus” conference, hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

“I read in The Chronicle of Higher Education that they reported 120 events of racial incidents across the country in the last quarter,&#8...

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SIUE’s Vahlkamp is Student Trustee for Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists

10 October 2017, 8:10 AM

Danielle VahlkampSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville third-year pharmacy (P3) student Danielle Vahlkamp has been elected as student representative on the board of trustees for the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP). Vahlkamp follows in the footsteps of fellow SIUE School of Pharmacy (SOP) student Scott Sexton, who served as student trustee last year for the national pharmacy organization.

“I am truly honored to have been selected to serve as an SPCP student representative,” said Vah...

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SIUE Inducts Nine to Alumni Hall of Fame during A Night Among the Stars

6 October 2017, 10:20 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored nine remarkable graduates at the 2017 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Morris University Center (MUC). These impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

The School of Dental Medicine honorees will be recognized at the Saturday, Oct. 28 Dean’s Scholarship Gala...

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2017 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

28 September 2017, 8:50 AM

Students enjoy the annual Woodland Bowl bonfire during Homecoming 2016.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2017 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Oct. 2, running through Sunday, Oct. 8 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Once a Cougar, Always a Cougar.” The schedule of student events will include: a chalk mural contest; the 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off; the traditional golf cart parade followed by t...

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Diversity Awareness Partnership Conducts Unconscious Bias Training for SIUE Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing

27 September 2017, 8:57 AM

UnconsciousBias1The regionally acclaimed Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) discussed ways to lessen prejudice at the Unconscious Bias Training workshop held Thursday, Sept. 21 for faculty and staff in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON). 

The SOP and SON Diversity and Inclusion Committees collaborated to offer the training for healthcare faculty and staff. 

Among other things, DAP used real-world examples to demystify the elusive concept of u...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Vogler Receives ICHP President’s Award

24 September 2017, 3:45 PM

Carrie Vogler-Charlene HopeThe Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) has presented its President’s Award to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Carrie Vogler, PharmD, clinical associate professor
in the SIUE School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) Department of Pharmacy Practice. Vogler received the award at the ICHP’s annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 16 at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook.

The President’s Award recognizes an ICHP member for contributions to t...

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SIUE’s Pembrook Urges Growth and Change Through New Challenges During University Address

21 September 2017, 3:30 PM

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook presented his second annual State of the University Address to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 21 with the theme of “Big Questions.” Pembrook highlighted the University’s many successes, motivated future progress, and in light of two racially motivated incidents on campus last week, emphasized SIUE’s strong stance against hate crimes.

“We’re in a higher education setting, and that mea...

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Illinois Pharmacists Association Honors Multiple SIUE School of Pharmacy Faculty and Alumni

20 September 2017, 11:01 AM

Pharmacy Honors

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) faculty and alumni received multiple accolades during the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) conference held Sept. 7-10 in St. Louis.

Jessica Kerr, PharmD, assistant chair and professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, was honored with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award and the NCPA Leadership Plaque. She was also sworn in as president of the IPhA.

Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD, clinical associate profess...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Presents White Coats to Class of 2021

18 September 2017, 11:05 AM

SOP 2017 White Coat CeremonyThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) presented 84 students comprising its class of 2021, with their professional white coats during the 12th White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Sept. 15 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

The official garment acknowledges the students’ important entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. During the ceremony, the students expressed their commitment to the service-focused profession by reciting...

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SIUE Explore Days Help Connect Students with their Ideal Academic Program

15 September 2017, 3:10 PM

A prospective student considers the academic programming available at SIUE.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fall Explore Days are offering current and prospective students opportunities for in-depth interaction with representatives from specific academic areas, as they work to decide which program will best foster their growth and prepare them to achieve their future aspirations.

“With more than 280 areas of study, SIUE is equipped to offer students a robust educational experience with diverse programming that will prepare them for successful ca...

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SIUE Study Abroad Fair Inspires Students to Pursue Global Experiences

15 September 2017, 2:35 PM

(L-R) Freshmen Ciara Marold and Hayleigh Lutz listen intently to a representative at the SIUE Study Abroad Fair.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students explored a breadth of cultural immersion opportunities during the Study Aboard Fair held Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Morris University Center.

“It’s important to leave the country to get a broader world view,” said Katie Murphy, a sophomore studying speech pathology, as she explored the Study Abroad Fair. “When you’re in college, your horizons are expanding. That’s why now is the perfect time to travel.”

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SIUE School of Pharmacy to Host Blood Pressure Blitz for Area Businesses

13 September 2017, 2:06 PM

Blood Pressure BlitzThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) and the City of Edwardsville will host Blood Pressure Blitz 2017, a citywide wellness event, during the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 27.

Sixteen teams of third and fourth-year pharmacy students, paired with a faculty pharmacist, will travel to local businesses to perform blood pressure screenings for employees at no cost.

Businesses wishing to participate should contact the SOP’s Jennifer Koehne at 618-650-5164 or jekoeh...

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U.S. News Rates SIUE a Top 15 Midwest Regional Public University

12 September 2017, 9:40 AM

US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 14th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. SIUE is also rated among the top Midwest Regionals for least amount of student debt upon graduation. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2018” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 70 in this year’s rankings of 165 Regional Unive...

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Record School of Nursing and Online Enrollment at SIUE

7 September 2017, 9:45 AM

SIUE Freshman Class of 2021.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recorded its ninth largest all-time enrollment as the School of Nursing (SON) posted record enrollment and online enrollment reached a record 854 students for the fall 2017 semester. SIUE saw its overall student enrollment drop slightly (2.4 percent) to 13,796 students registered for fall 2017, but it still lands among the institution’s all-time top 10 enrollment figures.

The SIUE SON has 1,435 students (increase of 100 students or 7 percent) enro...

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Student Organization and Volunteer Fairs Promote SIUE Values

31 August 2017, 1:30 PM

Kassie Jeralds, of pre-pharmacy major from Royalton, signs up to learn more about G.I.R.L., a new student organization founded by junior mass communications major Dejanee Callahan.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were presented with ample opportunities to add value and purpose to their higher education experience during the Student Organization and Volunteer Fairs held Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 28-30.

The Student Organization Fair showcased a sampling of the University’s more than 300 student organizations. According to Michelle Welter, associate director of SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, student organizations are the most popular wa...

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SIUE to Host Fresh Check Program for Student Mental Health

29 August 2017, 8:45 AM

Lisa Thompson-GibsonSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will host Fresh Check Day, an event designed to bring the campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of college students. SIUE’s Fresh Check Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, when the Stratton Quadrangle will be transformed into an expo-like atmosphere to bring together interactive exhibits combined with food, prizes and giveaways.

“Fresh Check Day will bring together our campus commu...

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SIUE Police and School of Pharmacy Partner to Take Back 24 lbs. of Prescription Drugs

16 August 2017, 10:20 AM

SIUE Drug Takeback ProgramThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department and School of Pharmacy (SOP) collected 24.2 lbs. of prescription drugs in a drug takeback program Saturday, Aug. 12 during Edwardsville’s Goshen Market. It was the largest amount collected this year in the program.

“This is an extremely important service to the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon community as prescription drugs are the number one abused controlled substance in our country,” said SIUE Police Chief Kevin Sch...

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Gupchup Leads SIUE School of Pharmacy’s Commitment to Education, Scholarship and Service

7 August 2017, 3:15 PM

Under the leadership of Dean Gireesh Gupchup, PhD, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) is educating and inspiring healthcare professionals to think across disciplines and make a difference.

On Monday, Aug. 7, the School welcomed its latest cohort of students into its interprofessional community that values education, scholarship and service.

Gupchup highlights the School’s mission and vision in this video.

“The SIUE School of Pharmacy has devel...

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SIUE First Day of Classes and Solar Eclipse Events

2 August 2017, 2:20 PM

solar eclipseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first day of classes and the total solar eclipse coincide on Monday, Aug. 21. Classes will be held as scheduled. The solar event will begin at 11:50 a.m. and end at 2:44 p.m. with 99.5 percent totality occurring at 1:18 p.m.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to experience this scientific phenomenon during your mid-day break or by arranging a convenient time with your manager or supervisor. 

For the University community, telescope ...

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