SIU News

SIUE’s Harris Receives Leadership Award from her Alma Mater, Dillard University

May 25 2018

For Jessica Harris, PhD, associate professor of historical studies and interim assistant provost at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, it is all about payback. The education, mentorship and love Harris received at Dillard University in New Orleans, is what has prepared and propelled her to be an educator and administrator at SIUE who pours...
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SIU Honorary Degree recipient Richard Peck dies

May 25 2018

Award-winning author Richard Peck, who received an honorary doctor of literary arts degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale on May 12, passed away at his home in New York City on May 23. He was 84.
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Sunset Concert Series 40th birthday season to feature music, giveaways and more

May 25 2018

The 40th season of Carbondale’s favorite summer tradition – the Sunset Concerts – kicks off on June 14 and the anniversary celebration includes special giveaways, an additional venue and, of course, great music!
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SIU and the Chicago Field Museum unite to bring a monarch butterfly workshop and listening session to Carbondale

May 25 2018

Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in decline across the nation, but scientists say there is still hope to reverse this trend.
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Changes at SIU’s Saluki Express benefit riders

May 24 2018

Students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale will soon be able to ride Saluki Express to St. Louis, Evansville, Indiana, and numerous new local destinations at no additional cost.
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Local Stars Fill the Night with Music

May 24 2018

Join the Friends of McLeod Summer Playhouse for Singing with the Stars, a “no talent desired” competition featuring local celebrities. They will pair with professional talent for an entertaining evening of song and dance in support of the McLeod Summer Playhouse.
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Political/Social Activist Dr. Cornel West Speaks at the SIUE East St. Louis Center, Calling for “Love Warriors”

May 23 2018

In his trademark gripping, combustible and yet reverential way, Dr. Cornel West, well-known political and social activist, Harvard University professor, best-selling author and theologian, called on people to continue in the tradition of the great African Americans who fought for justice and equality by becoming “love...
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SIUE Alumnus Clayton Hinton Named Partner of West & Company, LLC

May 23 2018

SIUE alumnus Clayton Hinton has been named a partner of West & Company, LLC. He will be the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Employee Benefits Department. Hinton earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 2007. Details on his new role were posted in the Journal Gazette & Times Courier on...
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Servicewomen and female veterans sought for SIU service project

May 23 2018

Women have long been a vital part of the United States military and a service and research project at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is underway to preserve their stories.
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Emma Rients to join innovative beef research summer program

May 23 2018

Coming from a Pre-Veterinary background, Emma Rients’ plan did not originally include research in Beef Production. But after starting her educational career at Southern Illinois University, Rients found a new passion.
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SIU’s Student Recreation Center offers two adult sports programs this summer

May 23 2018

Two special summer programs, both open to the public and university community, are proof that fun and fitness go hand in hand all year long at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services.
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SIUE’s Couch and West Appointed to Edwardsville YMCA Board

May 22 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Couch and Kevin West Jr. have been appointed to the Edwardsville YMCA Board of Directors for three-year terms. Couch has served as a fitness coordinator in SIUE Campus Recreation since 2013. In her current role, the Rochester native has many opportunities to be involved in fitness...
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Centralia to Host SIUE Small Business Development Center on June 13

May 22 2018

Local business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the region are invited to meet Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Small Business Development Center staff and participate in one-on-one counseling sessions from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Centralia City Hall, 222 S. Poplar St. The SBDC Community Day will include a 90-minute...
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SIUE Students to Take Off for First Travel Study in Uganda

May 22 2018

A five-week trip to Uganda will offer the first passport stamp for many of the 11 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students participating in the University’s first student travel study in Eastern Africa from May 30 to July 4. The international service experience is the finale of some of the students’ academic...
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School 2018 Graduating Class Shows the World – their Scholarship Money

May 22 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) 2018 Graduating Class made history with its cumulative earning power of nearly $4 million in scholarships. The 28 seniors were lauded for their scholastic accomplishments during CHS’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 18 at Morris University...
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Learn how to start or expand a business at SIU workshop on June 12

May 22 2018

Got an idea for a great business? Want to take your current small business to the next level? Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering an informational workshop you’ll want to attend.
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Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours to showcase SIU Career Development

May 22 2018

Local employers can partner with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Career Development Center to help recruit well-qualified employees and promote their businesses. The center provides career and professional development services to students and alumni and connects them with employers for internships and post-graduate employment.
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SIUE School of Pharmacy Dedicates Clinical Training Center

May 21 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) dedicated its new Clinical Training Center in late April. The SOP hosted a dedication reception and demonstration after a meeting of the Pharmacy Advisory Board with board members, faculty and staff in attendance.  “It is important for our pharmacy students...
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SIU SDM Students Awarded for Research Excellence

May 21 2018

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) prides itself on providing a high-quality, service-focused education that is built on a foundation of research and clinical experiences that form the basis for professional practice. Two SIU SDM students have gained national attention for their research excellence. Second year...
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Global Trade Representatives “Discover Southwest Illinois” with Stop at SIUE

May 21 2018

The International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed consuls and trade commissioners of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) representing countries worldwide for a luncheon and special introduction to the economically flourishing development hot spot that is southwestern...
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SIU Women’s Club awards three scholarships

May 21 2018

Three Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are the recipients of scholarships from the Southern Illinois University Women’s Club. Mary McGee, Vicki L. Brown and Mikayla Stanfield received a total of $5,000 in financial assistance from the organization.
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Illinois Education Association Names SIUE Alumna Outstanding Teacher

May 18 2018

SIUE alumna Christina Stamps has been recognized by the Illinois Education Association as an Outstanding Teacher. Stamps teaches sixth grade in Medora. She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1986. Details on her recognition are available in The Alton...
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SIUE STEM Center Hosts Star Spectacle During District 7’s NASA Day

May 18 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach shared its Star Lab Inflatable Planetarium and astronomy expertise with 8th grade students participating in the Edwardsville School District 7’s NASA Day on Friday, May 18. NASA Day...
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SIU’s Hanna Netisingha chosen as 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

May 18 2018

Hanna Netisingha, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale scholar-athlete has earned national recognition as a 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
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Schubert and Davis are SIU RSS Student Employees of the Month

May 18 2018

Ashley Davis, of Festus, Mo., and Hayden Schubert, of Du Quoin, have been selected as the most recent winners of the Student Employee of the Month honors by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services.
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Global Academic Advising Organization Names SIUE’s Thomas Outstanding Advising Administrator

May 17 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Retention and Student Success Kevin Thomas, EdD, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): The Global Community for Academic Advising. The organization also selected Thomas as a mentor for its 2018-20...
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SIUE’s Brown Appointed to IBHE’s Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Board

May 17 2018

As a recently selected member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) board, Venessa A. Brown, PhD, associate chancellor for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and chief diversity officer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will work to improve minority...
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Edwardsville High School Students Present their Geography Projects at SIUE

May 17 2018

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, Edwardsville High School (EHS) students solved complex spatial problems and presented their findings to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geography and other interested faculty, students and administrators on Friday, May...
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Explore the region past and present through Morris Library’s new online map collection

May 17 2018

Did you know there was once a proposal floated to create a Thebes Lake in Southern Illinois?
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Emily Buice is excited about U.S. government agency internship

May 17 2018

Emily Buice will gain valuable experience this summer toward her goal of working in public affairs for a governmental agency.
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Edwardsville NAACP Honors SIUE’s Schmoll for Hiring Practices

May 16 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Chief Kevin Schmoll will be honored for his minority hiring practices at the Edwardsville NAACP annual banquet at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Schmoll has implemented the University’s commitment to a diverse work force and an...
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SIUE East St. Louis Learning Resource Center Offers Healthy Eating on the Go

May 16 2018

Lore’al Perkins, a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS), has packed celery, carrots, broccoli and peppers, in an array of yellow, red and orange, into her glass mason jar.  She is waiting patiently in line for the cucumbers, cranberries, sunflower seeds and spinach....
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SIUE Undergraduate Earns National Research Scholarship

May 15 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences senior Sydni Rubio’s ultimate goal is to achieve a PhD and join a pediatric oncology research team. But, the Troy native knows she needs to take her academic journey one step at a time, gaining knowledge and research experience along the way, beginning as an...
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SIUE Student, Budding Entrepreneur Perfects Skills Through Pitch Competitions

May 15 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering senior Eli Ball is strengthening his entrepreneurial skills and making important professional connections through his involvement in local business pitch competitions. In April, Ball earned second place in SIUE’s “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition,...
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