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SIUE Police Team Up with Brother 2 Brother for Friendly Basketball Game

Members of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department engaged in friendly competition on the basketball court with students involved in Brother 2 Brother, an organization that brings together men of color who live in University Housing.

The Unity Basketball Game took place on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Student Fitness Center on campus. The Brother 2 Brother team proved victorious with a final score of 62-50. Brother 2 Brother facilitators James Horne and Iván Solis Cruz p.

A poor credit score can prevent you from buying a home or even getting a job. These are just a few aspects of understanding and properly managing money that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start parents learned in a 10-week Financial Literacy course, which concluded with a graduation on Wednesday, Dec. 13. 

Olympic legend and gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the featured speaker at the graduation, where Head Start parents were surprised with each .

SIUE alumnus F. Allen Smith, PE, SE, of TranSystems’ St. Louis office, has been promoted to vice president and senior associate.

Smith earned both a bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from SIUE in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

More information on Smith’s extensive project management and bridge engineering experience is available at TranSystems.com.

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus today, approved SIUE to move forward in developing plans and cost estimates for renovations to the Student Success Center on the Edwardsville campus. The board also approved a $1.3-million budget to replace the Prairie Hall roof.

The Student Success Center renovation will focus on expanding the Disability Support Services (DSS) office to accommodate the approximately 700 students that.

Care, support and holiday cheer came to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students in Christmas stockings and brightly colored, decorated boxes during CHS’s annual Angel Tree program giveaway on Thursday, Dec. 14. 

The program raised more than $1,555 in cash and collected needed items to help all 115 CHS students have a joyous holiday season. 

Each student received a CHS shirt and miscellaneous items, including hats, gloves, sc.

Food is a basic need, and as it relates to sustainability, it is the core concern, according to Sasikumar Balasundaram, PhD, assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Anthropology. 

“For me, sustainable food system involves challenging the growth-oriented capitalist project that undermines the close human and nature relationship over profit,” said Balasundaram. We have lost our food system, water resources and clean air to global capital.

A crowd of SIUE administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees attended the special event which honored Lazerson for the donation of his expansive collection of more than 2,000 books, comprising mathematics-focused mat.

Middle School Students Explore Local History and Culture through Digital Humanities Club

The afterschool program is coordinated by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center and Center for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Research, Education and Outreach, in partnership with the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Fo.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center programs, along with other area agencies, were on display during a Family Resource Fair held Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. The fair was designed to inform the public about the comprehensive services available to assist and bolster the lives of families and others in the Metro East. 

More than 30 participating agencies represented educational, vocational, financial, human, mental health and he.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) student organization was honored as Outstanding Student Branch of the Year during the St. Louis Section’s annual banquet held Saturday, Dec. 9 in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Section executive committee voted unanimously to recognize SIUE’s IEEE Student Branch with appreciation for “their deep involvement in various student activities hosted by the section and region.”

Approximately 640 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were treated to a hearty breakfast Sunday night, served by SIUE administrators, faculty and staff.

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, joined approximately 30 faculty and staff members to dish out a wide spread of food, and wish students well as the semester comes to an end. The menu included French toast sticks, sc.

The class broke into two teams at the start of the fall semester for an assignment in crowdfunding. Each team was tasked with implementing a business plan, and each has completed the semester having achieved their fundraising goals.

The teams created KOTERIE, a mobile application for college students, and 26, a team-ba.

When you stay at a hotel, do you get the warm comfortable feeling of a home?

When you choose to stay at The Tibbett’s House: Bed, Breakfast & Books in Highland, you are greeted with the smell of freshly baked cookies, and genuine hospitality from owners Brett and Mindy Casto. They even have their company mascots to greet you, too … their two dogs.

You have access to snacks, drinks and toiletries during your stay, as well as some time to connect with other gu.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) Dean Cem Karacal, PhD, welcomed a contingent from Tongmyong University (TU) of Busan, South Korea on Monday, Dec. 4, the first of the group’s three-day visit to the SIUE campus. Among the Korean visitors was TU’s School of Engineering Dean Kim Jung-In. 

Karacal stressed the value of the growing and important partnership between the two schools. This week’s trip was the fourth trip for TU visitors to SIU.

The DeShasier sisters will achieve a life milestone together as the three SIUE alumni will be inducted into the 2018 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame, along with two fellow alums. The Carrollton natives include Stosha DeShasier Flowers, Liz DeShasier Bray and Alicia DeShasier McDonnell.

Liz played SIUE Cougars Women’s Basketball from 1999-2003. She earned a bachelor’s in speech pathology and audiology from the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville emeritus music professor Johnetta Randolph Haley and one-time SIUE East St. Louis Center (ESLC) for Performing Arts instructor Keith Tyronne Williams will both be honored at the 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards on Jan. 22, 2018 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. 

Haley, who retired from SIUE as the ESLC executive director and who earned a master’s in music from SIUE in 1972, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Arts a.

The student speaker in the morning is Megan Gi.

The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) held an open house for the Alma Irene Aitch STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Center on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Edwardsville. A special program was held at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities at 2 p.m. in honor of Aitch and the new STEM hub for Madison County.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook and Dr. Sharon Locke, director of the SIUE Center for STEM Researc.

The incubator event brought together technology, design and early childhood innovators, and challenged them to “de.

SIUE Athletics Hall of Famer and men's basketball all-time leading scorer Jason Holmes is being honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Holmes is part of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 Silver Anniversary. The team honors individuals who achieved outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago. The native of New Castle, Ind., graduated New Castle High School as the fifth-leading scorer with 1,157 points.

SIUE Alumnae and Students Inspire Future Computer Scientists During SheCode

Alumnae and current female students in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) used their love for technology to inspire local middle and high school girls to consider a future in computer science during the SheCode event held Saturday, Dec. 2.

The SOE Department of Computer Science hosted participants from Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville, East St. Louis, Troy and other localities. During SheCode, participants worked with a team of peers and a mentor to creat.

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.

Housed in the SEHHB’s Department of Applied Health, SIUE’s program combines coursework in both the basic sciences and exercise sciences.

Susan Hackney was looking for a creative outlet as she eased her way into retirement. A lifelong learner, she decided the extra time on her hands provided the opportunity to learn new skills. Having an interest in growing her passion for jewelry making into a business, she learned about the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

She first attended the SBDC’s monthly workshop “Starting a Small Business” that was held earl.

“You feel relaxed. You’re calm. You’re ready. You’ve prepared. You’ve gone through your routine. You’re confident.”

After hearing these words repeatedly, and watching himself through 3D goggles walk through his game routine and smash his best hits, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville baseball player Dustin Woodcock has increased confidence in his abilities. He and 21 of his teammates participated in imagery-assisted virtual reality exercises as pa.

The Team Case Competition allowed 35 teams of business students to collaborate and provide a solution to a complex business scenario. Midden’s team won based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business ca.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Library and Information Services (LIS) has accepted the donation of a unique, extensive set of family scrapbooks dating from the 1940s and containing newspaper clippings that report on American participation in World War II.

Dorris William Wilton, of Alton, a manufacturing executive with McDonnell aircraft corporation, selected and assembled the clippings while his son, Dorris Wilbur Wilton, served as a soldier of the United States Army in North.

The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has published a new report that identifies the state’s top seven, four-year postsecondary institutions that are good investments for underserved students. 

How will the world end? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Theater and Dance offers several causes – including fire, ice and a zombie attack in its presentation of The End: An Apocalypse Anthology, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in the Metcalf Theater on the Edwardsville campus. 

 The production of eight one-act plays will continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 6-9 and at 2 .

Dr. Vance Thomas has been inducted into the International Educator’s Hall of Fame. Thomas achieved a master’s in sociology from SIUE in 1973 and was a lecturer of sociology and criminal justice from January 2005 through May 2006. He was a 2009 inductee of the SIUE Hall of Fame.

The Telegraph detailed Thomas’s impactful career and hall of fame induction in an article posted Wednesday, Nov. 29.

University Housing’s Sister Circle Program achieved the Outstanding Project Award. The award is given to a GLACUHO institution that has implemented an innovative approach to enhancing diversity awareness, understanding and education on campu.

“We are extremely pleased to celebrate the base’s 100 th anniversary,” SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook said.  “Scott Air Force Base and SI.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library and Information Services (LIS) invites campus and surrounding community members to a reception honoring Dr. Earl Lazerson’s donation of his expansive collection of mathematics books to SIUE and generous planned gift establishing the Lazerson Mathematical Symposium. The President Earl Lazerson Collection includes more than 2,000 books, comprising mathematics-focused materials that Lazerson collected for more than 65 years.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) is becoming more adept at reaching and preparing children for kindergarten because of the continued support of The Boeing Company. Boeing recently gave the ESLC a Kindergarten Readiness grant, which is the company’s second award to the Center. The five-week program will begin in summer 2018. 

“We are thrilled that Boeing is continuing to invest in this important community initiative,” said ESLC Exe.

SIUE’s Riza Demirer, PhD, professor and graduate program director in the Department of Economics and Finance, contributed his expertise on tax reform and stock market prices in a WalletHub article posted Monday, Nov. 20.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Adam Schneider has been connected to the University since he was an undergraduate studying biology and pitching for the Cougars baseball team. A Nokomis native, he first chose SIUE for its proximity, but it soon became his home away from home as he advanced through academia.

Schneider earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences with a specialization in medical science in 2008. He went on to achieve a bachelor’s in nursing in 2010 and .

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook and School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) Dean Gireesh Gupchup visited India in late October and early November to secure agreements that enhance SIUE’s international partnerships.

“We are in the process of increasing our efforts to recruit individuals to SIUE, in particular, Indian students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields seem like a good fit for our programs,” sa.

Eight SIUE men’s soccer student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

SIUE’s eight selections represent the second-most of any MAC institution. Western Michigan led the confe.

SIUE’s Kathy Mora, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, appeared on Show Me St. Louis Monday, Nov. 27 to share a nutritious muffin recipe that helps prevent food waste.

Mora also promoted SIUE’s new nutrition lab, which is providing enhanced teaching and learning opportunities for students in the University’s growing nutrition program. Watch the segment here.

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.

SIUE heads to the postseason for the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) and plays its first match Wednesday against Arkansas State at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

The Cougars, 23-6 this season and the automatic qualifier for the Ohio Valley Conference, will face Arkansas State (20-11), an at-large qualifier from the Sun Belt Conference, in the opening round at 3 p.m. CT. SIUE is led by first-year Head Coach Kendall Paulus.

SIUE Mourns Loss of CAS Student Courtney Littell

The SIUE community is mourning the loss of Courtney Littell, of Bloomington, who died Wednesday, Nov. 22 as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. She was 22.

A Bloomington native, Littell was a senior in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences, was well-known within the English department and applied her talents in the theater department. She was active in English Language & Literature Association (ELLA), ROTC, D&D club and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).

SIUE Introduces Online Organizational Talent Management Series

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing online organizational talent management courses that provide instruction and practical applications for incorporating industrial/organizational psychology into organizational decision-making. Enrollment is open now for the non-credit course modules that will begin in February. 

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

An afternoon of friendship and fellowship were the main items at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Meal Celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

“I thank God that my parents put me in this school,” said CHS junior Jamerson Williams, “and I thank God for all my friends here.” 

Jamerson’s heartfelt remarks brought tears to his eyes an.

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON) faculty were among the winners at the March of Dimes’ sixth annual Nurse of the Year Award Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

SIUE’s Mary Lee Barron, PhD, and Mary Ann Boyd, PhD, were among the more than 20 nurses honored by The March of Dimes for exemplifying an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their respective disciplines.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ranks 162nd out of 1,161 colleges nationally for the lowest student loan debt per borrower, according to LendEDU. Among public institutions, SIUE ranks 78 th nationally. Among all Illinois public institutions, SIUE is second.

The survey demonstrates that undergraduate SIUE students, who choose to borrow, carry a low amount of student debt ($22,277 average) at graduation and well below the average for a college student in Illinois ($29,589).

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a new series of non-credit courses on tap, catering to beer connoisseurs and microbrewers interested in the science of home brewing and distilling. 

SIUE is offering beer, wine and spirits 101 and 102, an online course and in-person lab, through a partnership between the NCERC at SIUE and faculty from the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. The online course, BWS 101, covers the basics of beer, wine and spirits history .

Investigating ways to increase awareness and education about opioid abuse in Highland is just one way Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) is partnering with the public to tackle important community issues to advance local resilience and livability. 

“The objective of the program is to focus SIUE’s most valuable resources, which are motivated students and experienced faculty on real-world issues facing communities,” said Ti.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is partnering with the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce to promote Small Business Saturday on November 25. Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses for their significant roles in the community. It comes at a time where shoppers can make their holiday purchases, while supporting local merchants.

SIUE Student is Grateful for School’s Pantry Outreach during Thanksgiving

Shirley Moore lives in Cougar Village at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with her husband and four children. The SIUE senior, majoring in social work, said she was grateful to learn about the University’s outreach efforts to food insecure students during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

“Sometimes things get a little tight as it relates to finances for us,” Moore said. “Receiving the Thanksgiving basket reminded me of the Luke 6:38 scripture which states: &#8216.

“SIUE’s consistent and steady growth over the past 20 years can be attributed to the ever-evolving nature of this campus and the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon area,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for .

SIUE competed against students from Missouri S&T in two categories: analog and digital. Senior.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Baja team finished seventh at the Backwoods Baja competition held by the University of Wisconsin-Stout in late October. 

SIUE competed against 20 other vehicles in the competition at Menomonie that included a timed lap event, as well as a four-hour endurance race. 

“Our team placing seventh was significant for a variety of reasons, because we finished in the top third of the field,” said Tim Koehler, a se.

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Celebrates Diversity of Thanksgiving Traditions

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.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and SSM Health today announced a new arrangement to offer two online Master of Science nursing degrees to SSM Health nurses, beginning in January.

Under the agreement, online Master of Science-Nurse Educator and Master of Science-Health Care and Nursing Administration cohort programs will be available to nurses at SSM Health across its four-state region, which includes Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

Madison Family’s Gift Helps The Gardens at SIUE Thrive

A heartfelt gift to The Gardens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will allow visitors places to relax, visit and take in the natural beauty of the sprawling 36-acre landscape.

This fall, Curt, Paul and Roger Madison presented a $25,000 gift to The Gardens in remembrance of their late parents and sister, Eldon Harold Madison, Grace Lenore Cubb Madison and Carol Ann Madison. The gift aligns with the family’s desire to help keep The Gardens thriving, as it holds a special place in.

With the addition of three new federally funded Upward Bound grants totaling more than $10 million over the next five years, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) has expanded its programs and services for low-income, first-generational college-bound students. 

According to ESLC Executive Director Jesse Dixon, the goal of the ESLC Upward Bound programs is to help people reach their educational and career objectives. “We have a long history of providin.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will soon house the first comprehensive motion capture and analysis system (MCAS) to serve the Southwestern Illinois and Eastern Missouri area, through a $185,358 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) program.

The innovative technology system will be a core research and educational platform for complex body movement analysis in medicine, sports and occupational safety.

SIUE Graduate School Announces Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Thesis Award Recipients

Newton has served as a graduate assistant for two semesters in biology 319, cell and molecular biology, under the guidance of Darron Luesse, PhD.

While it is commonly known that college students can experience many challenges in their academic and personal lives, it is not so obvious that many of them face food shortages. For this reason, the Southern Illinois University Sociology Club, led by senior Jalela Mitchell, hosted a Cougar Thanksgiving Drive to feed students in need.

Donations for the food drive conclude Friday, Nov. 10. Monetary gifts will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 15 to purchase grocery store gift cards, according t.

Twenty-three leather-bound scrapbooks featuring a historical record of World War II have been donated to SIUE. The well-preserved materials comprise the D.W. Wilton WWII Collection.

The St. Cloud Times detailed how the materials were collected and by whom in an article posted Wednesday, Nov. 8.  

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ice Hockey Club team will host its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day game against the Saint Louis University Billikens at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the East Alton Ice Arena.

SIUE will wear special camouflage jerseys during the game, and individuals will be able to acquire the jerseys through a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds from the jersey sales will benefit the USO of Missouri, Inc. Last year, the SIUE Ice Hockey Club team.

Mike Stith, owner of One LegacyⓇ, has been nominated for the 2018 RootsTech Family History Innovative Product of the Year for his Legacy Sharing program.

One LegacyⓇ collects and shares real stories from everyday people through Legacy Sharing, a guided story-sharing program for groups of all ages.

Stith is humbled by the recognition. “Receiving this nomination is a true honor, and provides added validation for guided story sharing programs,” he said. “Sharing stor.

Mike Stith, owner of One LegacyⓇ, has been nominated for the 2018 RootsTech Family History Innovative Product of the Year for his Legacy Sharing program.

One LegacyⓇ collects and shares real stories from everyday people through Legacy Sharing, a guided story-sharing program for groups of all ages.

Stith is humbled by the recognition. “Receiving this nomination is a true honor, and provides added validation for guided story sharing programs,” he said. “Sharing stor.

More than 800 people packed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to hear the riveting Arts & Issues presentation of former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. 

“Five Days in November: A Multimedia Presentation with Clint Hill,” based on the book Five Days in November written by Hill and McCubbin, included rare slides and video footage following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The presentation was.

SIUE continues to be Illinois’ top public institution in graduating student-athletes and among the top 20 public schools nationally, according to a report released Wednesday by the NCAA.

Four SIUE programs earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures. Women’s basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball all earned a perfect score.

The GSR for the group of SIUE student-athletes in the 2007-2010 cohort is 90 percent overall.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Lotter, of Edwardsville, has achieved a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (ISOPHE). The competitive award is granted annually to three public health students from across the state.

A first-generation college student, Lotter has always been interested in pursuing a health-related field. She says her interest in environmental health drew her to SIUE’s accredited public health progr.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership, service and overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Washington, a Chicago native, will receive the Academy’s esteemed Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, on behalf of SIUE, during the 43 rd Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony being held Satu.

The field of computer science is a rapidly growing field with a projected employment growth rate of 19 percent by 2026, but males greatly outnumber females in the industry.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SIUE SOE) aims to inspire more females to pursue computer science by sparking the interest of middle and high school students through interactive programming opportunities.

The SOE Department of Computer Science will host SheCode from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. .

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Startup Challenge (MESC), a regional business plan competition for entrepreneurs and startups, announced its three cash prize winners today with Alton-based Pint Perfect earning first place and the grand prize of $10,000.

Idea Factory Educational Services (IFES), founded by Nicole Grimm, a former employment relations major at SIUE, won the $6,000 second place prize. The mother-daughter team of Emma and Robyn Starkey grabbed the $4,000 thi.

A group of female students from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) ECM program got to hear honest, frank and uncensored remarks about life’s challenges and self-improvement from one of today’s popular actresses – Gabrielle Union.

Union talked to more than 300 women about her New York Times best-selling book, We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the St. Louis County .

Award winners Priyank Shah and Jijo Varghese each presented at the IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers) Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference in Orlando. Under the advisement of Emmanuel E.

SIUE School of Engineering’s Yan Qi, PhD, PE, assistant professor of civil engineering, was featured in the principal investigator spotlight of the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) November newsletter.

The article highlights her past research contributions, and details her current project, entitled “Design of Living Barriers to Reduce the Impacts of Snow Drifts on Illinois Freeways,” sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation and administered by the ICT.

This year, monies were raised through restaurant fundraisers, shirt sales, ticket sales and donations raised by all participants and active members of the fraternity. All proceeds go directly to Big Brothers Big.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has appointed Lydia Jackson as the interim dean of Library and Information Services (LIS), effective immediately. Jackson steps into the role for former Dean Regina McBride, who retired in early October.

“As interim dean, Prof. Jackson will lead the LIS faculty and staff in strategic planning, and most importantly, she will engage the campus community in these discussions as we wor.

The public is invited to engage in exciting, educational and authentic science activities that benefit the local environment by participating in the new community-based collaborative program, DANCES (Day and Night Citizen Environmental Science).

DANCES is hosted by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Center and the Watershed Nature Center, and is partially funded by the SIUE Meridian Society. Throughout the coming year, three cit.

Chief Judge David Hylla, of the third Judicial Circuit in Illinois, is the new chair of the state’s Conference of Chief Judges. An SIUE alumnus, Hylla will assume his new role effective Jan. 1, 2018.

He earned a bachelor’s in government from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 1981. Details on his professional background and duties as chair are available in an article posted Tuesday, Oct. 31 by Advantage News.

An article written by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Allison Keck, a senior majoring in nutrition, was featured in the October edition of St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine.

Keck’s article, entitled, “Coconut Oil – What’s the craze?” appears on pages 32-33, and offers educated responses to popular claims about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Four Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON) faculty are among the finalists for the March of Dimes’ sixth annual Nurse of the Year Award. The event is set for  Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

The March of Dimes will present approximately 20 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their respective disciplines.

SIUE’s Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Stacking up ACE Award Wins

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education has won its fourth consecutive Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award. The SIUE student group received the honor at the ACE Awards Program Saturday, Oct. 28 during the 51 st Biennial Convocation in Pittsburgh. 

This year, SIUE’s Lambda Theta was one of 24 ACE award winners out of the 600 KDP international chapters. 

SIUE Appoints Hampton and Holan as New Directors

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Rich Hampton as director of financial affairs and Craig Holan as director of facilities management. Hampton assumes the duties of Dave Heth, who is retiring from SIUE after 24 years of service. Holan takes over the responsibilities of Paul Fuligni, who left the University in June.

“For more than two decades, Dave Heth made a positive impact on SIUE and our students,” said Rich Walker, SIUE vice chancellor for administrati.

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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 .

The 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. &.

The evening of dance will display the artistry of nationally renowned choreographer Jon Lehrer, based in New York City; J. Calvin Jarrell, SIUE Department of Theater and Dance emerit.

In a rhythmical collision of drumming, dancing and music, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville closed out its exhibit of the legendary Katherine Dunham at Lovejoy Library, with a demonstration by members of the company she founded 50 years ago. 

The SIUE East St. Louis Center for Performing Arts, formerly known as the Performing Arts Training Center (PATC), gave a rousing tribute to Dunham on Monday, Oct. 23 that marked the end of the “Katherine Dunham: A Life of Dance, Activism.

A competitive card game and a mobile app for college students are the entrepreneurial creations of two groups of SIUE students studying organizational communication. The students are gaining real-world experience through a class project by using crowdfunding to support the marketing and development of their products.

Their business endeavors were featured in an article posted Friday, Oct. 27 in AdVantage News.

Telepresence is nothing new in today’s advanced technological environment, but there’s room for scholarly exploration and development when it comes to the effective use of telepresence robots in classrooms.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Mingshao Zhang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has received $56,304 from the Wailian Education Group to pursue the possibilities of this innovative techno.

SIUE alumna Lisa Peck has been named a “Woman of Achievement” by the Highland chapter of the Illinois Federation of Business Women.

Peck is assistant city manager in Highland. She earned a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration from SIUE in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

Details on Peck’s recognition are available in an article posted Thursday, Oct. 26 on bnd.com.

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will collaborate with the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to support veterans at a local event during National Veterans Small Business Week. 

 The Small Business Connect: Resources for Veterans and All Entrepreneurs Showcase will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.

Venerable Jue Huang will present Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library with a 20-volume set of The Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts donated by the Fo Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Center in Bridgeton, Mo.

A special presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Friends Corner of Lovejoy Library. All members of the campus community and the general public are invited to attend.

During the program, the Venerable will describe the challenges and rewards .

The fictitious college of Aurum University is not just a place where education happens, but where secrets are uncovered, where drama unfolds and the lives of some become unhinged. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will soon broadcast its first radio soap opera drama on WSIE 88.7 FM, The Sound.

“Academia Underground,” an original soap opera drama, is performed, directed, produced and written by SIUE students and staff. The first episode is expected to air at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Taking the SIUE value of citizenship to heart and following Chancellor Randy Pembrook’s call for high impact community engagement practices, SIUE offici.

They will be introducing the topic of “The Psychology of the Fitness Floor Layout. A view of our .

The Snyders sisters from Jerseyville have always been motivated to advance through higher education and achieve their career aspirations.

Together, they are attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and though one is an undergraduate and one a graduate student, their accelerated academic paths have them slated to graduate together in May 2019.

“Ellen’s always been my role model,” said 18-year-old Anne Snyders, a junior majoring .

Code 3 Spices owners Mike Radosevich and Chris Bohnemeier accepted the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award on Wednesday, Oct. 18 for the second straight year.

“Code 3 Spices is the perfect example of the kind of power a small business can generate with passion and ambition,” said Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director Jo Ann Di Maggio May. “The owners are dedicated to th.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) announced this week that its public health program has received accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

SIUE’s undergraduate public health program in the Department of Applied Health is among the first in the nation to be accredited as a stand-alone program, after a two-year application process. The program has experienced steady enrollment growth with stud.

Belasen offered advice on the best ways for college students to use a credit card and avoid credit issues. Wallethub posted the article on Friday, Oct. 20.

SIUE Students Use Spanish Course to Highlight Heritage in Fairmont City

Sixteen Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduates studying Spanish for Heritage Speakers expanded their knowledge and integrated it at the local level when they engaged in service learning throughout Hispanic Heritage Month at Fairmont City Public Library.

The students hosted a variety of educational activities for local patrons, ranging from lessons on famous Hispanic artists to showing family films and leading bingo games. Their high-impact community engagement practice demonst.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Serdar Celik PhD, associate professor in the School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is the 2018 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award recipient. He will receive the award Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Graduate School Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m.  in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom

The Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar award is presented to an SIUE faculty member who has .

SIUE has named Mike Reed as assistant director of financial analysis in the Office of Financial Affairs.  Reed is assuming the duties of Paula Birke, who has moved into the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office as the director of business operations. 

“We are grateful to Paula, an exceptional financial manager, for her 13 years of service,” said Dave Heth, SIUE director of financial affairs. “Mike and hard work are well-acquainted. He has developed strong techni.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is introducing a master’s of fine arts in creative writing beginning fall 2018. The MFA in creative writing is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.

A terminal degree for poets and fiction writers, the master’s of fine arts qualifies students for careers in academia and writing-related fields. Unlike most programs in the country, the MFA at SIUE includes a se.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) have established a reverse transfer agreement. The Reverse Transfer Credit Program adds a new student-centered feature to the institutions’ existing partnership. The program allows students who have transferred from SWIC to SIUE, without having completed their associate degree, an opportunity to transfer credits back to SWIC in order to obtain this initial credential.

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

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.

Southern 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.

While spending time with his ailing mother at nursing facilities, hospitals, and ultimately hospice, Mike Stith searched for a way to lift her spirits during her struggle with cancer. By asking targeted questions about people and events in her life, the conversations they had lifted her emotions and provided meaningful activity.

Upon finding that many other families and healthcare staff enjoyed participating and appreciated hearing such fascinating personal histories, Stith was inspired to foun.

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.

High school students have identified mental health as an important issue in their daily lives.

They will have an opportunity to identify problems and engage in solutions related to teens and stress during the 17 th annual Madison County Youth Forum being held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The public is invited to attend and join this important conversation.

Next SIUE Arts & Issues Presentation: Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Recounts Fateful Trip to Dallas and the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Rare slides and video footage following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will be presented and discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 during the next Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Arts & Issues production, featuring former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. 

“Five Days in November: A Multimedia Presentation with Clint Hill,” held in SIUE’s Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom, is being presented in observance of the 54 th ann.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior  College of Arts and Sciences student Heavenleigh Stonewall, who passed away after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Heavenleigh Stonewall’s family and friends as they cope with this tragic loss,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “Her time at SIUE was far too short. She will be missed by all of those who she encountered on our campus.&.

Hands-on research opportunities and real-world experiences are among the driving forces behind Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students’ motivation to achieve their career aspirations.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Shawn Bell has combined educational ambition and applied learning since high school, and is now achieving success as a city administrator, thanks in part to a resume filled with real-world experience.

Bell, a Glen Carbon native, earned a master’s in public administration from SIUE in 2012. Since then, he has enjoyed a blossoming career in city management, including becoming the youngest city administrator in South Carolina in 2014, at age .

SIUE’s Brady Dixon, a senior on the Cougars’ golf team, and his roommates did a trick shot video from their residence and watched it make ESPN’s Top 10 plays Sunday night and be seen on NBC’s Today Show Monday. You can watch the Today Show segment here.

Belleville News-Democrat writer Todd Eschman posted a story yesterday.  

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dean of Library Information Services Regina McBride, PhD, recently retired after serving the University and SIUE’s Lovejoy Library for the past 20 years. 

“On behalf of our University community, I wish her well in retirement and hope that she enjoys this next stage,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Dean McBride was a valued member of our academic community and leadership team. Her en.

Measured and planned growth will continue at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, including the campuses in Alton and East St. Louis.

“I am looking forward to beginning and completing several projects this academic year across all of our campuses,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker. “By the end of the semester, all blue emergency phones will be replaced on all campuses.”

The phones cannot be repaired because of outdated technology, according to W.

It is a proud, hard-working and educated pedigree that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professor Emeritus Johnetta Haley shared on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the University’s Elijah P. Lovejoy Library. The 94-year-old gave highlights of her life story to a roomful of more than 150 college students, included approximately 60 SIUE Johnetta Haley Scholars. 

Haley was the center piece in the presentation of “Sitting at the Feet of an Elder,” which was part of SIUE’.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been selected as the Region IV North site for the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) club soccer championship. The tournament will run from October 27-29, with games being held both at Ralph Korte Stadium and the Recreational Sports Complex.

“We are excited to bring this tournament to campus and continue to showcase SIUE to our professional organization,” said Keith Becherer, SIUE director of campus recreatio.

Southern 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 15 th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School of Medicine hosted the conference Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Springfield.

SIUE’s Hupp Produces Skeptical Film Premiering this Weekend

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is an executive producer of Science Moms, a documentary promoting critical thinking about parenting. The film premiers Saturday, Oct. 14 at the QED Conference (Question, Explore, Discover; QEDCon) in Manchester, England.

It’s no coincidence that this skeptical documentary, which features scientists and science communicators (who also .

Reading and hearing about a concept offers a strong foundation, but applying a concept through action offers powerful learning experiences that solidify student understanding and retention.

New Mental Health Service Coming to SIUE Counseling Services

TAO is an online platform that provides expanded counseling center services and mental health resources to students, both on and off campus. The platform expands access to treatment for students challenged by mild to moderate anxiety, depression and other behavioral health concerns, and will allow the counseling services staff to effectivel.

The City of Greenville invites local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs to meet the staff of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to participate in one-on-one counseling sessions. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 at the Greenville City Hall located at 404 S. Third Street.

Metro East SBDC Director Jo Ann Di Maggio May finds these open house events an effective way to connect with the l.

Conversations 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.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual Cougars Unleashed Homecoming Run saw more than 300 participants cross the finish line on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The run across SIUE’s expansive campus was followed by a delicious world-famous Chris Cakes pancake breakfast, and refreshments from locally-owned Recess Brewing. Proceeds from the event will benefit SIUE Alumni Association Scholarships for deserving students.

“We are thrilled with the level of participation and c.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2,660-acre campus features expansive natural beauty, enhanced by an array of beautiful student-generated artwork, each of which holds special meaning.

This year, 10 new large-scale sculptures were installed across campus through the Sculpture on Campus program. Student artists shared the inspiration behind their pieces on Friday, Oct. 6, as approximately 300 campus and surrounding community members attended the 17 th Annual Sculpture Walk.

Rick Lallish, program director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been nominated by the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO) for its Outstanding Operator of the Year award.

Lallish is one of five nominees for the award to be presented during the IAWPCO’s annual conference April 16-18, 2018. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Division of .

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) are fulfilling the University’s mission of shaping a changing world through their hands-on learning experiences.

CSPA students David Groves, Jr. and Jordyn Hale, both of Danville, are supporting the future success of first-generation students by facilitating and increasing college access and college persistence.

“My desire and passion to help the next generation outweighs any o.

Southern 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.

Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) treated 118 children between the ages of 3 and 13 at its 12 th annual Give Kids A Smile Day on Monday, Oct. 9 at the School’s main clinic in Alton.

Give Kids A Smile Day comprises free comprehensive dental care , including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. All dental services were provided by SIU SDM faculty, students and staff, members of the Madison and St. Clair distri.

More than 150 industry employers and graduate schools met strong student prospects from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the Career Development Center’s (CDC) Career Fairs held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 4-5.

“Our career fairs are growing tremendously,” said Carrie Smolar, assistant director for employer relations in the CDC. “We’re actively working to help students connect with employers and gain professional opportunities.”

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) first-year students, along with students in the International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP) received the traditional coat of medical professionals, during the School’s 17 th annual White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Oct. 6.

The first-year cohort of 51 students, and six IAPP students, took the professional oath of ethics and committed to uphold the School’s values of service, respect, integrity, compassion and competen.

Prospective college students can learn about available higher education opportunities when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts the Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Morris University Center.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC), in conjunction with SIUE. Attending high school students, transfer students and parents will have the ability to meet with college representatives from m.

The International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Commerce, present the program Made in America: Protecting our Business, Defending our Technology from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Birger Hall on the SIUE campus.

“Corporate espionage is very real and a big concern to companies,” ITC Director Silvia Torres-Bowman said. .

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Susanne James, PhD, associate professor and graduate program director in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s Department of Teaching and Learning, was presented the national Teaching with Technology Award on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) in St. Louis.

The award recognizes her use of technology and pedagogy in innovative and effective ways to actively engage students in the clas.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Arts & Issues will present The Wee Trio, an internationally known jazz band that includes SIUE alumnus Dan Loomis, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Dunham Hall Theater. 

The trio, which calls both Nashville and New York City home, tours around the world. Members include James Westfall on vibraphone, Jared Schonig on drums and Loomis, BA ‘02, on bass. As an added bonus, SIUE jazz faculty will open the show. 

SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Participates in Pre-Collegiate Program

More than 100 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students filed off buses on Wednesday, Oct. 4 and onto the SIUE campus for a day of gathering valuable information about college and their futures. 

“Your Future Starts Today is a pilot pre-collegiate program designed to give Charter High School students of all grades overall information about college,” said Makesha Harris, SIUE academic advisor and coordinator of the program with S.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 100 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be avail.

Mary Neighbour’s book about Dred Scott, the African American illiterate slave whose 1857 Supreme Court case for freedom struck at the foundation of race and slavery in the U.S., was analyzed and praised during a Sept. 22 book club discussion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

SIUE alumna Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, has earned an up to $50,000 Impact Research Grant from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Hetland achieved her bachelor’s in nursing from SIUE in 2010.

Her funded research project focuses on engaging family caregivers in the intensive care unit. Details on her research are posted AACN.org.

SIUE alumna Linda Neuman, MD, has been named vice president, clinical development for Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc., a leading gene therapy company.

Neuman earned a bachelor’s in biological sciences/medical science from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 1986.

SIUE Student’s Medical History Inspires Pursuit of Biology Degree

Carly Wheeler, of Murphysboro, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby, resulting in daily breathing treatments and multiple hospital visits throughout her life. Despite that diagnosis, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student has persevered.

“It’s progressive. There’s no cure,” Wheeler explained of cystic .

Twelve Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students spent their summer sharing their excitement and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with Illinois youth.

The students participated in the Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation and provide $2,500 summer scholarships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores, and local community college students w.

SIUE’s Kenzie Holzinger, of Highland, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Design, is using her artistic talents to commemorate the history of Grantfork.

KSDK News Channel 5 highlighted her involvement in the small town’s centennial celebration in a story posted Tuesday, Sept. 26.

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.

The significant rise comprises strong candidates who have identified the value of the education and clinical experiences the SIUE SON offers. SON graduate programs are all experiencing enrollment growth, with the most notable increases occurring in the DNP specializa.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.