SIU News

Alestle Earns 10 Awards from State College Media

February 21 2018

The Alestle is back among the top three college media organizations in Illinois for General Excellence among non-daily publications from schools of 4,000 or more. The Alestle editors received the third place honor at the annual Illinois College Press Association convention on Feb. 17 in Chicago. During the past 13 years, The Alestle has only...
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SIUE Student Organizations Collect Food Items for Homeless Shelter

February 21 2018

Two student organizations at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville collected more than 400 food items in a donation competition for the Community Hope Center in Bethalto.  The Lambda Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education and the Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity delivered the...
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Journal of Dental Ed Honors SDM’s Biethman for Research

February 21 2018

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s Rick Biethman, DMD, is among four honorees to receive the 2017 Olav Alvares Award for Early Career Scholars Who Published Outstanding Articles in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). His article “Screening for Diabetes in a Dental School Clinic to Assess...
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SIU to host annual science fair for area students

February 21 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale next month will host students from around the region for the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 8 Science Fair.
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SIBA Sponsors SIUE Constructor’s Club to National AGC Convention

February 20 2018

The Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) is co-sponsoring the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Constructor’s Club to attend the 2018 AGC (Associated General Contractors of America) Convention Feb. 26-28 in New Orleans. Cody Kruse, a senior from Highland and Constructor’s Club president, appreciates the...
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Print Treasures Find Digital Life: Madison Historical Shares Edwardsville Native's Letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt

February 20 2018

You never quite know what historical treasures you’ll find when you peruse Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Ill. Featuring oral history interviews, photographs, encyclopedia articles and more, the archive brings historical documents to digital life and offers the public unique access to...
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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Managers take part in National Head Start Association/Nike Leadership Summit

February 20 2018

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start program coordinators, along with approximately 50 other participants from across the nation, were selected to participate in the National Head Start Association (NHSA)/Nike Starting Block Leadership Summit, held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at the Tiger Woods Conference Center, Nike...
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SIUE Ranked Among Nation’s Safest Campuses

February 20 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is ranked 11th nationally among the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s 2018 Safest College Campuses in the U.S. among institutions with more than 10,000 students. SIUE was No. 1 in Illinois and ranked ahead of all institutions in Missouri. “We understand that when parents...
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Continental Who's Who Names SIUE Alumnus 2018 Professional of the Year

February 20 2018

Continental Who’s Who has recognized SIUE alumnus Rance Thomas as a 2018 Professional of the Year in the field of Education and Racial Relations. Thomas earned a master’s in sociology from SIUE in 1973. He was inducted to the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a past president of the SIUE Alumni Association Board of...
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Calling all vets: Spring Break 2018 River to River Veteran Adventures Backpacking Trip

February 20 2018

Service personnel past and present can enjoy a special weeklong spring break backpacking adventure courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Veteran Adventures.
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SIUE’s Sixth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Hosts Hundreds

February 19 2018

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 200 young girls during its sixth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, Feb. 17, in the SIUE School of Engineering building. Girls from grades 5-8 attended the daylong event that offered exposure to the...
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CAS Targeted Funding Initiative Contributes to 36 Innovative Faculty Projects

February 19 2018

Creativity and innovative thinking abounds at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, but during the Illinois budget crisis, it has been challenging to provide monetary support for numerous innovative and impactful faculty-proposed projects. That’s why College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Greg Budzban, PhD, launched the CAS...
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Record Retention Rate Highlights SIUE Spring Enrollment

February 19 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville improved freshmen retention from fall 2017 to spring 2018 by two percent to reach a record 92 percent. A 4.25 percent increase in African American retention led the way as African American retention matched overall student retention for the first time. Kevin Thomas, EdD, SIUE director of retention and...
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Hundreds of high school students will compete in SIU’s 2018 Accounting Challenge

February 19 2018

Scholarships, trophies and bragging rights are on the line as hundreds of high school students compete in the 20th annual Accounting Challenge at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Feb. 23.
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Theo Jamison, SIUE Alumnus and Former SIUE East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts Program Director, Wins International Award

February 16 2018

Theo Jamison, known around the world for his masterful work in dance, including being a certified Katherine Dunham Technique instructor, was honored at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s (LWDT) 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance held Jan. 23-28 in Los Angeles, Calif.  Jamison, SIUE alumnus and...
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A film festival 40 years in the making kicks off Monday

February 16 2018

As one of the nation's oldest student-run film festivals prepares to celebrate four decades, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Big Muddy Film Festival has not only brought the best independent national and international films and filmmakers to the region. It has also been a tale of dedication.
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Thank-A-Giver Initiative Underway at SIUE During Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month

February 15 2018

Throughout February, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in the organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) are joining hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month. SIUE STAT is hosting a Thank-A-Giver (TAG) social media-driven scavenger hunt across campus this...
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SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins Seven Collegiate Advertising Awards

February 15 2018

The SIUE University Marketing and Communications Department received seven awards from the 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition. SIUE matched its standing from a year ago when it also received seven total awards. With entries judged on creativity, layout/design, typography, production, quality and overall effectiveness, SIUE earned gold...
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SIUE Receives Prints of Original Buckminster Fuller Artworks

February 15 2018

The legacy of legendary 20th century architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller will take on even larger life at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability (CSS-Dome), located on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with the donation of a portfolio of the artist’s prints.  The Estate of...
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SIUE Students Provide Academic Support and Mentorship to Area Children through America Reads Program

February 15 2018

From future educators, accountants and social workers, to those still undecided about their future profession, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students involved in the Project Advance - America Reads program are gaining invaluable professional skills and developing as engaged, thoughtful citizens. Project Advance - America Reads is an...
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SIU health care management student named to rural health board

February 15 2018

Vicki Brown, a junior in health care management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been appointed to the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) board.
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'Security Dawgs' look to earn collegiate cybersecurity berth

February 15 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's "Security Dawgs" will host a section of the annual Illinois Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, Feb. 17.
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SIU's 'The Boys from Syracuse' is 'just pure fun'

February 15 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Department of Theatre will present "The Boys from Syracuse" Feb. 22-25 at McLeod Theater.
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Students Celebrate Valentine's Day at I Heart SIUE Event

February 14 2018

This Valentine’s Day, students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville shared what they love most about SIUE during the Campus Activities Board’s I Heart SIUE event held in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge Wednesday, Feb. 14. Written on hearts pinned to a festive backdrop, students love for SIUE included...
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Four SIUE Alumni Recognized Among STL BizJournal 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

February 14 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) is celebrating strong alumni representation on the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. Honorees include Jonathan Fowler of J.F. Electric, Devin Gates of Paric Corporation and Ryan Poettker of Poettker Construction Company. Also receiving...
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SIUE Men Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to Protest Violence Against Women

February 14 2018

Men crammed their feet into red high heels and walked on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Tuesday, Feb. 13 to support women and to bring attention to gender-based violence. It was the University’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes activity.  “This event was an opportunity for us to start having those...
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University Housing Recognizes Residents on Dean's List

February 14 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored University Housing residents who achieved the fall 2017 Dean’s List during a special reception attended by more than 130 students and their families. Campus administrators, faculty and staff celebrated the academic accomplishments of the remarkable students. The ceremony included remarks...
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SIU's online MBA program earns national recognition

February 14 2018

Once again, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's online MBA program has earned national recognition, claiming the No. 24 spot on the inaugural Poets & Quants Online MBA Ranking list.
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SIU's College of Business incorporates a focus on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence

February 14 2018

A College of Business research facility at Southern Illinois University has taken on a new, cutting-edge role and name: The Pontikes Center for Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
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'Left on Pearl' earns John Michaels Film honors

February 14 2018

"Left on Pearl," a documentary that highlights a little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement in the early 1970s, is the John Michaels Film Award winner for the 2018 Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Maple Syrup Festival 2018 coming to Touch of Nature Environmental Center Feb. 24-25

February 13 2018

Homemade maple syrup is one of nature's original comfort foods and the star of the show at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's annual Maple Syrup Festival Feb. 24-25.
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SIU earns national recognition for awarding scholarships

February 13 2018

For the second time in 2018, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has earned national recognition for the scholarships and financial aid assistance it provides to students.
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Area high schools prepare for competitions at SIU Engineering Day

February 13 2018

High school students from throughout the area will descend on Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month to learn more about engineering and how it impacts daily life.
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Tedrick gift expands research, creative opportunities for undergrads

February 12 2018

A gift from Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni Roger and Sally Tedrick will expand opportunities for SIU students to get involved with research and creative activities as part of a world-class undergraduate experience, according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.
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